The Jazz Singer (1927)
Footage used to make this short film
Clip of Al Jolson was shown
There are reference to the movie. Apart from the character that Al Jolson performed in the climax, Oswald quotes a line from that movie: The iconic, "You ain't seen nothing yet" line.
After Larry sees Moe in blackface, which was a result of Curly smashing a bottle of ink in his face, he drops to one knee, spreads his arms, and exclaims, "Mammy!".
included within this Jolson biography
Seeing Moe's face covered with black exhaust soot, Larry jokingly asks him to sing 'Mammy'.
The plot of Singin' in the Rain concerns Hollywoods switch from silent movies to "talkies", sparked by the release of The Jazz Singer, which is mentioned a few times.
The narrator references this film when discussing "Svengali".
George suggests that the coal-dust-covered miners in Jim Boardman's stage play get down on one knee and sing "Mammy".
Irving Thalberg enthuses over the film.
This is parodied in the 'We Love a Movie' sequence
called out during a game of charades
Neil, on his knees, says he'll sing 'Mammy' for Rob
Mrs Mainwaring refused to ever attend the cinema again after seeing this film, as it gave her a headache.
When Philip Marlowe is detained and fingerprinted, he wipes some of the ink on his face and begins to mimic Al Jolson's character Jakie Rabinowitz in The Jazz Singer. The detective sees this and mentions Al Jolson's name.
Archie refers to this movie when discussing Lionel's relationship with George.
Mr. Humphries, Mr. Lucas and Mr. Grainger perform Al Jolson's "Mammy" number from this film. Mr. Grainger even blackens his face to resemble Jolson.
Poster outside the hall
Hawkeye says, "Who got down on one knee and sang 'Mammy'?"
A poster for the film is shown.
The 1927 film "The Jazz Singer" is paid tribute to towards the end of "American Pop."
A man mentions Al Jolson and quotes him from this movie: "You ain't heard nothin' yet!"
Father says "I saw the Jazz Singer"
The film is advertised in Variety.
The sequence from Curtain Razor spoofing Al Jolson is edited into this film
The movie name is shown in a drawing of the exterior of a cinema.
When Huey Walker becomes itchy from poison ivy, John Buckner convinces him to cover his face and hands with mud by claiming it is an old folk remedy. When he does so, John tells Huey to put one hand over his heart and the other hand in the air, and sing "Mammy".
Mentioned by Woody.
Crow (as Jakie): "Mammy, it's your boy!"
Joel (as Jakie): "Mammy! Mammy!"
Crow (as Jakie): "Mammy! Mammy!"
Joel (as Jakie): "Mammy!"
Movie is mentioned.
Flagg does the 'you ain't seen nothing yet' line to Henreid when he's in jail.
Mike: (singing) Mammy, I'd walk a million miles...
Billboard helps highlight Zanuck's career with Warners
Modern poster of Jolson in pose from movie is on hotel wall.
The theme of Jewish entertainers in homage to Jazz Singer is re-used from Like Father Like Clown
footage shown from premiere
A dildo called "The Jazz Singer"
Cited for Jewish mother character
John Travolta mentions film in presenting Sound awards
"Wait a minute, wait a minute. You ain't heard nothin' yet!"[
Referenced by name
Albert mentions the song "Mammy" originally being sung in this movie
Tom tells his parents that the first movie shown at the Studio 60 theatre was "The Jazz Singer".
Referenced by name
the monster thunder storm says "you haven't seen anything yet" (echoing Al Jolson's "you ain't heard nothin' yet")
First mentioned movie
Referenced by name
Included in a $100 question
Dr. Silver saying "You ain't seen nothin' yet" almost exactly copies Al Jolson saying "You ain't heard nothin' yet"
the other versions are talked about
Poster shown while Ellen discusses the 1980 remake
Poster is shown while discussing the remake
Subject of a $1,000 clue in the category "That's Handy"
Poster of the original shown when Ellen discusses the 1980 remake
Mentioned by name.
Image from the movie is shown
mentioned and a picture of Jolson shown
Danny refers to Maggie, whose face is covered in mud, as "Al Jolson."
DVD poster shown
"As the big finale, he sings Mammy."
"But during the big premiere of...Kermit the Frog in "The Jazz Singer,""
Stacy refers to Al Jolson as "the Mammy guy."
Dragoon dresses in black face and The Alchemist calls him Al Jolson.
mentioned as a turning point in film history, thanks to the innovative use of sound
The director has stated that "You haven't seen the best of it" is a reference to the famous line "You ain't heard nothing yet."
Mentioned in dialogue
Still frame seen
"That would be like coming out of The Jazz Singer and saying 'this would be less offensive if it were Bing Crosby in blackface."
wax figure of Al Jolson is shown.
Mentioned by LadySpaz.
Taran Killam refers to Al Jolson's blackface
Features Jolson saying "You ain't heard nothin' yet!"
A scene is presented.
Clips of the film are shown.
The film is identified and clips are shown.
clips shown of Al Jolson
Making of film discussed
The black-and-white movie Karen watches on television in her house
Movie scene can be seen
Dialogue scene about moving to the Bronx with Jolson and mother
This film is #90 on the list.
Footage of this movie is shown.
Clips are shown of Al Jolson singing "Blue Skies" and "Mammy".
A clip from the movie is shown.
The scene of Al Jolson singing "Toot, Toot, Tootsie" is shown.
clip illustrates whistling's place in culture
The quote "Wait a minute, wait a minute. You ain't heard nothin' yet!" is #71 on the list.
Clips featured and discussed
Wendy and Jon screen the film for their father at his nursing home.
clips are shown
multiple clips shown/behind the scenes
Clips included in documentary
Clip shown during intro: Jolson's first lines - "Wait a minute..."
NChick recalls the black stereotype in early cinema
Al Jolsen saying "You ain't heard nothin' yet!"
a clip is shown of Al Jolson speaking on-screen
a clip from the technical achievement award winner is shown
Clips seen and discussed
movie is reviewed
The central conflict between the father and son is given a wacky twist.
Krusty's Jewish heritage, his relationship with his father, and desire to be an entertainer rather than follow in his Rabbi father's footsteps, parallel Al Jolson in the film.