Nanook of the North (1922) Poster


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Referenced in 

Shuffle Off to Buffalo (1933) (Short)
White Christmas (1954)
Danny Kaye's character is referred to as "Nanook of the north" once.
Letter from Siberia (1957)
The narrator mentions Nanook of the North.
When Comedy Was King (1960)
narrator makes a joke about this film
Petticoat Junction: Dear Minerva (1965) (TV Episode)
Kate mentions the movie by name.
Doctor Who: The Tenth Planet: Episode 1 (1966) (TV Episode)
Ben refers to Polly as "Nanook of the North."
Batman: The Duo Defy (1967) (TV Episode)
Gordon refers O'Hara as Nanook in his snow gear.
Petticoat Junction: Wings (1968) (TV Episode)
Uncle Joe mentions the movie by name.
Grierson (1973)
The Day of the Locust (1975)
Harry Greener introduces some of his guests as having been brought down for a remake of this film.
Nanook Taxi (1977)
The first sequence of Ed Folger's "Nanook Taxi", shot it Cape Dorset, Nunavut, uses title cards in a tribute to Flaherty's documentary.
M*A*S*H: Baby, It's Cold Outside (1978) (TV Episode)
Hawkeye guesses that the film the camp receives is "Nanook of the North."
Scum (1979)
It is referenced.
Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985)
Maj. Fleming tells Chiun, "You just stand there like 'Nanook of the North.'"
The Lost Boys (1987)
Arizona Dream (1992)
Sabu: The Elephant Boy (1993)
Posters shown
Due South: Pilot (1994) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Kabloonak (1994)
The Incredible Hulk: Man to Man, Beast to Beast (1996) (TV Episode)
Bruce Banner refers to himself as Nanook of the North.
Caroline in the City: Caroline and the Reluctant Father (1998) (TV Episode)
when Annie shows up wearing a parka with a fur trimmed hood, Richard calls her Nanook.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: His Way (1998) (TV Episode)
Vic Fontaine gives Odo the nickname "Nanook" due to his icy demeanor.
Road Kill (1999)
The male lead and the female lead cite this classic when they discuss about documentary making.
Homicide: Life on the Street: Forgive Us Our Trespasses (1999) (TV Episode)
Meldrick says, "Yeah, and I'm Nanook of the North."
Snow Dogs (2002)
Mentioned by Rupert as Ted prepares to leave for Alaska
Discovering 'Evil Dead' (2002) (Video)
Gilmore Girls: Help Wanted (2002) (TV Episode)
Lorelai says that Richard has been "Nanooking" the thermostat in his office to make it so cold.
Evil Con Carne: No No Nanook/Teenage Idol (2004) (TV Episode)
Title reference
The Last Trapper (2004)
Nanook was a presented as a 'documentary' on an Inuit man named Nanook, but was actually all planned and arranged. The pet dog in The Last Trapper was named Nanook.
The 50 Greatest Documentaries (2005) (TV Movie)
One of the items on the list
Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)
Nanuk has a fur hat and it is mentioned that she is from the North Pole
The Kovak Box (2006)
joke about a fictional son, who is an Eskimo, named Nanook
Golden Sixties: Otakar Vávra (2009) (TV Episode)
Otakar Vávra mentioned it.
Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (2009)
mentioned in dialogue
Detroit 1-8-7: Ice Man/Malibu (2011) (TV Episode)
Longford calls Mahajan "Nanook" because of the fur cap and winter jacket he's wearing.
The Simpsons: Adventures in Baby-Getting (2012) (TV Episode)
"The Nook of the North"
Masters of Sex: Love and Marriage (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Lester
Shameless: Liver, I Hardly Know Her (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Mel B (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced in "Living Scenery"
While We're Young (2014)
Josh's PowerPoint was going to have a still from this
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Chelsea Handler/John Slattery/Shakey Graves (2015) (TV Episode)
Seth mentions the film which inspired John Slattery's "Documentary Now!" segment
Norm of the North (2016)
Title reference.

Featured in 

Historia del cine: Epoca muda (1983) (Video)
in part II
Precious Images (1986) (Short)
100 Years at the Movies (1994) (TV Short)
Unzipped (1995)
Great North (2001)
The 50 Greatest Documentaries (2005) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
Screenwipe: Episode #4.1 (2007) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
Hung: Doris Is Dead or Are We Rich or Are We Poor? (2009) (TV Episode)
Tanya watches it on TV
The Story of Film: An Odyssey: The Hollywood Dream (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
Brows Held High: Häxan (2012) (TV Episode)
clip shown

Spoofed in 

Frigid Hare (1949) (Short)
Documentary Now!: Kunuk Uncovered (2015) (TV Episode)
It is a parody of Nanook of the North (1922).

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