Over the decades, the Green Bay Packers have appeared in various forms of popular culture. References to the football team have appeared in TV shows, movies, animations, video games, and songs. Here is a look at some of the most memorable Packers appearances in pop culture.
Ralph Malph Should Have Bet the Other Way in Happy Days
In an episode of Happy Days, Ralph bets that the Packers will lose their Thanksgiving Day game at odds of 10:1. Much to Ralph Malph’s annoyance, the Packers are victorious, which leads to him owing a lot of money.
The Packers Are Playable Characters in Madden Video Games
The Green Bay Packers themselves have appeared in the Madden series of video games. Based on the National Football League, Madden NFL 09 features quarterback Brett Favre on the cover. He is also a playable character in the game. The latest Madden video game, Madden NFL 21, features playable characters such as David Bakhtiari, Davante Adams, and Aaron Jones. If you enjoy playing football and sports games, there are various fantastic sports-based slot games available at an online casino.
Louie Meets Lombardi in Life with Louie
The 1990s animated sitcom Life with Louie is based on the childhood of the stand-up comedian Louie Anderson, who grew up in Wisconsin. In an episode of the show called “Go Packers,” Louie and his dad attend a Green Bay Packers game, where they meet coach extraordinaire Vince Lombardi. From that moment on, Louie becomes a die-hard fan of the Packers.
There’s Something About Mary… and Her Boyfriend
In the hugely successful romantic comedy movie, There’s Something About Mary, the title character played by Cameron Diaz, continually talks about her boyfriend Brett, as other men vie for her affections. At the end of the film, it is discovered that her boyfriend is none other than Packers’ star Brett Favre.
Lil Wayne Is Such a Fan of the Packers that he Released a Song About the Team
Rapper Lil Wayne is clearly a massive fan of the Green Bay Packers. In 2015, he took the Pittsburgh Steelers song Black and Yellow and remixed it as a track to support the Packers. The song was called Green and Yellow.
An Evil Villain Is a Packers’ Fan in Danny Phantom
The Annie Award-nominated animated TV series Danny Phantom follows a teenage boy who becomes a human-ghost hybrid. By using supernatural powers, it is his task to save his hometown from ghost attacks. The main villain in the show is Vlad Plasmius, and he is a Green Bay Packers fanatic. His lifelong ambition is to own the Packers, but he obviously cannot because shareholders own the team. Plasmius’ prized possession is a ball autographed by middle linebacker Ray Nitschke.
According to Jim, the Packers Suck!
The sitcom According to Jim starred Jim Belushi as a father in suburbia. In the 2001 episode called Andy’s Girlfriend, Jim’s brother-in-law Andy begins dating a piano teacher. When Jim and his wife and the other couple double date, Jim discovers the piano teacher is everything he despises. She is a feminist and a vegetarian. But worst of all for Chicago Bears supporter Jim is finding out she is a massive Green Bay Packers fan. Jim’s buttons are pushed during their dinner date, to say the least. The Packers are also referenced in another episode of the sitcom called The Packer Ball, in which Jim’s son Kyle has a Green Bay Packers football. Being a die-hard Bears fan, Jim is far from happy.
The All-singing All-dancing Packers in Pitch Perfect 2
In the popular 2015 musical comedy movie Pitch Perfect 2, outside linebacker Clay Matthews appears with David Bakhtiari, TJ Lang, Josh Sitton, and Don Barclay, as one of the competing acapella teams at the singing competition. The Packers group sing and dance to Destiny’s Child’s Bootylicious in a very memorable and funny scene.