The Jazz Singer (1927) Poster


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Version of 

Broadway Television Theatre: The Jazz Singer (1952) (TV Episode)
Based on the same play.
The Jazz Singer (1952)
Based on the same play.
The Jazz Singer (1980)
Based on the same play.

Remade as 

Edited into 

Okay for Sound (1946) (Short)
Footage used to make this short film
Bugs Bunny Superstar (1975)
Clip of Al Jolson was shown


Referenced in 

The Jazz Fool (1929) (Short)
Moritz macht sein Glück (1931)
Moritz Meier (Siegfried Arno) does an imitation of the Al Jolson character from 'The Jazz Singer'.
The Merry Old Soul (1933) (Short)
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.
Studio Highlights (1934) (Short)
mentioned for Al Jolson's performance and the start of talkies
Three Pests in a Mess (1945) (Short)
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!".
The Jolson Story (1946)
included within this Jolson biography
Vida en sombras (1949)
Carlos and Luis listen in the radio a song performed by Al Jolson
Slaphappy Sleuths (1950) (Short)
Seeing Moe's face covered with black exhaust soot, Larry jokingly asks him to sing 'Mammy'.
Singin' in the Rain (1952)
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.
When the Talkies Were Young (1955) (Short)
The narrator references this film when discussing "Svengali".
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show: Company for Christmas (1955) (TV Episode)
George suggests that the coal-dust-covered miners in Jim Boardman's stage play get down on one knee and sing "Mammy".
Man of a Thousand Faces (1957)
Irving Thalberg enthuses over the film.
Island of Love (1963)
Steve mentions the movie by name.
Swingers' Paradise (1964)
This is parodied in the 'We Love a Movie' sequence
The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Death of the Party (1964) (TV Episode)
called out during a game of charades
The Dick Van Dyke Show: Stretch Petrie vs. Kid Schenk (1964) (TV Episode)
Neil, on his knees, says he'll sing 'Mammy' for Rob
Dad's Army: The Big Parade (1970) (TV Episode)
Mrs Mainwaring refused to ever attend the cinema again after seeing this film, as it gave her a headache.
The Long Goodbye (1973)
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.
All in the Family: Lionel the Live-In (1974) (TV Episode)
Archie refers to this movie when discussing Lionel's relationship with George.
Are You Being Served?: The Father Christmas Affair (1976) (TV Episode)
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.
The Picture Show Man (1977)
Poster outside the hall
The Jazz Singer (1977) (TV Movie)
The title is an introduction to a television screening of TJS (1927).
M*A*S*H: Last Laugh (1977) (TV Episode)
Hawkeye says, "Who got down on one knee and sang 'Mammy'?"
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Jane Fonda/Orson Bean/Skip Stephenson/Dr. Michael Fox (1977) (TV Episode)
Johnny comments on the movie's 50th anniversary
The 50th Annual Academy Awards (1978) (TV Special)
The Silent Lovers (1980) (TV Movie)
A poster for the film is shown.
American Pop (1981)
The 1927 film "The Jazz Singer" is paid tribute to towards the end of "American Pop."
The Funhouse (1981)
A man mentions Al Jolson and quotes him from this movie: "You ain't heard nothin' yet!"
M*A*S*H: Identity Crisis (1981) (TV Episode)
Father says "I saw the Jazz Singer"
Voyagers!: Destiny's Choice (1983) (TV Episode)
The film is advertised in Variety.
Daffy Duck's Movie: Fantastic Island (1983)
The sequence from Curtain Razor spoofing Al Jolson is edited into this film
Glykia symmoria (1983)
Poster can be seen
Gimme a Break!: Baby of the Family (1984) (TV Episode)
Joey sings the song "Toot Toot Tootsie (Goodbye)" from "The Jazz Singer", wanting to look and sound like Al Jolson
The 58th Annual Academy Awards (1986) (TV Special)
The Sid Saga Part 2 (1987) (Short)
The movie name is shown in a drawing of the exterior of a cinema.
Flashback (1990)
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".
Cheers: Mr. Otis Regrets (1990) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Woody.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera vs. Barugon (1991) (TV Episode)
Crow (as Jakie): "Mammy, it's your boy!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Earth vs. the Spider (1991) (TV Episode)
Joel (as Jakie): "Mammy! Mammy!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera vs. Zigra (1991) (TV Episode)
Crow (as Jakie): "Mammy! Mammy!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Operation Double 007 (1993) (TV Episode)
Joel (as Jakie): "Mammy!"
The Unknown Marx Brothers (1993) (TV Movie)
poster shown
Northern Exposure: Mite Makes Right (1994) (TV Episode)
Movie is mentioned.
The Stand (1994) (TV Mini-Series)
Flagg does the 'you ain't seen nothing yet' line to Henreid when he's in jail.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Bloodlust! (1994) (TV Episode)
Mike: (singing) Mammy, I'd walk a million miles...
Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (1995) (TV Mini-Series)
Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood: Opportunity Lost (1995) (TV Episode)
poster shown
Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood: End of an Era (1995) (TV Episode)
poster shown
20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (1997) (TV Movie)
Billboard helps highlight Zanuck's career with Warners
Kavanagh QC: Diplomatic Baggage (1997) (TV Episode)
Modern poster of Jolson in pose from movie is on hotel wall.
Busby Berkeley: Going Through the Roof (1998) (TV Movie)
footage shown from premiere
Mr. Show with Bob and David: Show Me Your Weenis! (1998) (TV Episode)
A dildo called "The Jazz Singer"
The Opera Ghost: A Phantom Unmasked (2000) (Video)
mentioned once
Mamadrama: The Jewish Mother in Cinema (2001)
Cited for Jewish mother character
Chicago (2002)
Chaplin Today: City Lights (2003) (TV Short)
mentioned once
The 76th Annual Academy Awards (2004) (TV Special)
John Travolta mentions film in presenting Sound awards
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
"Wait a minute, wait a minute. You ain't heard nothin' yet!"[
Movie Music Mania (2005) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2005)
Albert mentions the song "Mammy" originally being sung in this movie
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: The Wrap Party (2006) (TV Episode)
Tom tells his parents that the first movie shown at the Studio 60 theatre was "The Jazz Singer".
Behind the Tunes: One Hit Wonders (2006) (Video)
Referenced by name
Ben 10: Monster Weather (2007) (TV Episode)
the monster thunder storm says "you haven't seen anything yet" (echoing Al Jolson's "you ain't heard nothin' yet")
Paul Merton Looks at Alfred Hitchcock (2009) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 1 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $100 question
Royal Pains: Pilot (2009) (TV Episode)
Dr. Silver saying "You ain't seen nothin' yet" almost exactly copies Al Jolson saying "You ain't heard nothin' yet"
Bad Movie Beatdown: The Jazz Singer (2009) (TV Episode)
the other versions are talked about
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Michael Jackson's This Is It/The House of the Devil/Gentlemen Broncos (2009) (TV Episode)
Poster shown while Ellen discusses the 1980 remake
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Best of the Worst in Movies - Part 1 (2010) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown while discussing the remake
Jeopardy!: Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational Finals: Game 1 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $1,000 clue in the category "That's Handy"
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Best of Music in the Movies (2010) (TV Episode)
Poster of the original shown when Ellen discusses the 1980 remake
Ces amours-là (2010)
Mentioned by name.
American Pickers: Smooth Operators (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on screen as a fun fact
Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?) (2010)
mentioned and a picture of Jolson shown
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Dee Reynolds: Shaping America's Youth (2010) (TV Episode)
Image from the movie is shown
Just Go with It (2011)
Danny refers to Maggie, whose face is covered in mud, as "Al Jolson."
Edición Especial Coleccionista: Especial redoblajes (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD poster shown
Midnight Screenings: The Green Lantern/Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011) (TV Episode)
"As the big finale, he sings Mammy."
Nostalgia Critic: Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2012) (TV Episode)
"But during the big premiere of...Kermit the Frog in "The Jazz Singer,""
Vamps (2012)
Stacy refers to Al Jolson as "the Mammy guy."
The Venture Bros.: A Very Venture Halloween (2012) (TV Episode)
Dragoon dresses in black face and The Alchemist calls him Al Jolson.
Edición Especial Coleccionista: Christine (2013) (TV Episode)
Blu-ray release
Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot (2013)
mentioned as a turning point in film history, thanks to the innovative use of sound
Pride & Prejudice & Zombies (2013) (Short)
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."
Bonnie & Clyde: Justified (2013) (Video)
Mentioned in dialogue
Life Itself (2014)
Still frame seen
The Cinema Snob: The Conqueror (2014) (TV Episode)
"That would be like coming out of The Jazz Singer and saying 'this would be less offensive if it were Bing Crosby in blackface."
Hollywood Mouth 2 (2014)
wax figure of Al Jolson is shown.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Taran Killam/Hugh Dancy/Kacey Musgraves/Jon Theodore (2015) (TV Episode)
Taran Killam refers to Al Jolson's blackface
Slnko v sieti 2016 (2016) (TV Movie)
Mentioned by Gabriela Marcinková.
Hollywood Mouth 3 (2018)
Original Warner Bros. studio (where the movie was made) is shown.

Featured in 

The Movies March On (1939) (Short)
Okay for Sound (1946) (Short)
Let's Go to the Movies (1949) (Short)
The Twentieth Century: The Movies Learn to Talk (1959) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
Hollywood: The Golden Years (1961) (TV Movie)
Features Jolson saying "You ain't heard nothin' yet!"
Hollywood and the Stars: The Immortal Jolson (1963) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
Hollywood and the Stars: The Fabulous Musicals (1963) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
The 40th Annual Academy Awards (1968) (TV Special)
Omnibus: The Hollywood Image-The Silent Era (1970) (TV Episode)
Clip shown
Hollywood on Trial (1976)
A scene is presented.
Hollywood (1980) (TV Mini-Series)
Hollywood: Pioneers (1980) (TV Episode)
Clips of the film are shown.
Hollywood: End of an Era (1980) (TV Episode)
The film is identified and clips are shown.
Precious Images (1986) (Short)
Ethnic Notions (1986)
clips shown of Al Jolson
Talking Pictures: The Coming of Sound (1988) (TV Episode)
Making of film discussed
Goodfellas (1990)
The black-and-white movie Karen watches on television in her house
Myrna Loy: So Nice to Come Home to (1991) (TV Movie)
Movie scene can be seen
100 Years at the Movies (1994) (TV Short)
Biography: Darryl F. Zanuck: 20th Century Filmmaker (1995) (TV Episode)
Dialogue scene about moving to the Bronx with Jolson and mother
Sports on the Silver Screen (1997) (TV Movie)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies (1998) (TV Special)
This film is #90 on the list.
Glorious Technicolor (1998) (TV Movie)
Clip shown
Classified X (1998) (TV Movie)
Footage of this movie is shown.
The 71st Annual Academy Awards (1999) (TV Special)
Bamboozled (2000)
The 100 Greatest Musicals (2003) (TV Movie)
Broadway: The American Musical (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
Clips are shown of Al Jolson singing "Blue Skies" and "Mammy".
Broadway: The American Musical: Give My Regards to Broadway: 1893-1927 (2004) (TV Episode)
A clip from the movie is shown.
Broadway: The American Musical: Syncopated City: 1919-1933 (2004) (TV Episode)
The scene of Al Jolson singing "Toot, Toot, Tootsie" is shown.
The Aviator (2004)
Pucker Up (2005)
clip illustrates whistling's place in culture
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movie Quotes: America's Greatest Quips, Comebacks and Catchphrases (2005) (TV Special)
The quote "Wait a minute, wait a minute. You ain't heard nothin' yet!" is #71 on the list.
Shepperton Babylon (2005) (TV Movie)
Clips featured and discussed
The Savages (2007)
Wendy and Jon screen the film for their father at his nursing home.
The Brothers Warner (2007) (TV Movie)
clips are shown
The Dawn of Sound: How Movies Learned to Talk (2007) (Video)
multiple clips shown/behind the scenes
Warner at War (2008) (TV Movie)
Paul Merton Looks at Alfred Hitchcock (2009) (TV Movie)
Clips included in documentary
Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood: Peepshow Pioneers: 1889-1907 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip shown during intro: Jolson's first lines - "Wait a minute..."
Birth of Hollywood: Episode #1.3 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
The Nostalgia Chick: Song of the South (2012) (TV Episode)
NChick recalls the black stereotype in early cinema
Side by Side (2012)
Al Jolsen saying "You ain't heard nothin' yet!"
Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot (2013)
a clip is shown of Al Jolson speaking on-screen
Sound of Cinema: The Music That Made the Movies: The Big Score (2013) (TV Episode)
clips shown and title/theme music discussed
And the Oscar Goes To... (2014) (TV Movie)
a clip from the technical achievement award winner is shown
Sound of Song: The Recording Revolution (2015) (TV Episode)
excerpts shown
See Hear: Film Casting & Portrayal (2015) (TV Episode)
Clips seen and discussed
Rap Critic Reviews: The Jazz Singer (2015) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Tähdet, tähdet: Elokuvamusiikki (2016) (TV Episode)
Features clip of the film.
Independent Lens: Birth of a Movement (2017) (TV Episode)
Several clips from the film are shown.
Lost L.A.: Dream Factory (2017) (TV Episode)
Clip shown

Spoofed in 

I Love to Singa (1936) (Short)
The central conflict between the father and son is given a wacky twist.
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show: Episode #4.17 (1960) (TV Episode)
A sketch titled "The Jazz Fighter" parodies the Jolson classic.
The Simpsons: Like Father, Like Clown (1991) (TV Episode)
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.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Invasion USA (1994) (TV Episode)
During "A Date With Your Family": "I have no son"

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