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Take this information very seriously. Media slouches will be mercilessly nagged and bombarded with confusing references. This information is '''''very serious'''''. Media slouches will be mercilessly nagged and bombarded with confusing references.

This page contains:

  • general lists of things you should watch in order to understand RAP lab jokes
  • person-specific media recommendations.

This information is very serious. Media slouches will be mercilessly nagged and bombarded with confusing references.

Page Development Note: Ari tried to make this page based on Dr. Matt's word-cloud of recommendations, so it should probably be reviewed by Dr. Matt.

General List of Media that People Need to Watch

Media You, As a Human Being, Must Consume


  • Airplane!
  • Princess Bride
    • I mean come on, if you haven't seen Princess Bride what are you doing with your life?!?

First tier pre-requisites for all RAP lab workers

  • Anchorman
  • Archer
  • Arrested Development
  • Community
  • Dodgeball
  • Futurama
  • Letterkenny
  • Napoleon Dynamite
  • The Other Guys
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Simpsons (The Golden Years)
  • Star Wars: Episodes IV-VIII; Rogue One (suggested); Prequels are negative points
  • Zoolander

Second tier must-watch list

  • 30 Rock
  • Back to the Future
  • Better Off Ted (also Better Off Dead...)
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Blazing Saddles
  • Breaking Bad
  • Grosse Pointe Blank
  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (similar to The League, only for terrible people)
  • The League (caution: 18+, pervs only)
  • Mr. Robot
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
  • Scrubs
  • Spaceballs
  • Talladega Nights
  • Top Secret!
  • UHF
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • Wet Hot American Summer

Seventeenth tier maybe-watch-someday to catch occasional random references list

  • Pootie Tang

Movies that are not needed to catch references per se, but which are still underrated classics that everyone should see

  • Defending Your Life

Person-Specific Recommendations

These do not include things already on the general list

Dr. Cheng

  • freakin everything I mean good grief there's just a swarm of recommendations in this pic
  • A Christmas Story (are you kidding me, Cheng??)
  • Jurassic Park (this one I didn't see til like last year so I can't judge)
  • Office Space
  • The Other Guys
  • [Everything else]
  • Idiocracy
  • Austin Powers


  • Dirty Work
  • Groundhog Day
  • War Games
  • Helvetica
  • Tucker + Dale
  • King of Kong
  • Son of Zorn
  • The Game


  • (Mr. Robot -- now on general list)
  • The Game


  • (Big Lebowski -- now on general list)

Dr. Matt

  • Son of Zorn
  • Sherlock
  • Superstore
  • Lady Dynamite
  • Zardoz
  • High-Rise
  • Virtuosity
  • Johnny Mnemonic
  • Big Trouble in Little China


  • Stuff that's on the general list
  • Good job, you don't have any specific recs


  • Young Frankenstein


  • Also only the general list
  • Here, have a second bullet.


  • Gen list


  • Gen list


  • Fight Club

rapwiki: MediaPeopleNeedToWatch (last edited 2021-01-12 22:31:53 by HannahRoss)