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It Happened One Night (1934) Poster

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Follows 

The China Shop (1934) (Short)

Version of 

Niña bonita (1955)

Remade as 

Glückskinder (1936)
Lelki klinika (1941)
The Runaround (1946)
Chori Chori (1956)
Hudugaata (2007)

References 

Three Little Pigs (1933) (Short)
Big Bad Wolf song

Referenced in 

Collegiate (1936)
Whoops, I'm an Indian! (1936) (Short)
While trying to hitch a ride, Curly flashes his leg.
Rodeo Dough (1940) (Short)
Sally lifts her skirt above her knee to hitch a ride, she says like she saw in a movie.
A-Haunting We Will Go (1942)
Parodies the hitchhiking scene.
Prairie Chickens (1943)
Clark pulls up his pantleg while trying to hitch a ride.
With a Song in My Heart (1952)
Susan Hayward says she had to do the Claudette Colbert routine of raising her dress to get a cab
You Bet Your Life: Episode #5.24 (1955) (TV Episode)
Answer to quiz question.
You Bet Your Life: Episode #6.12 (1955) (TV Episode)
Answer to quiz question.
Bourbon Street Beat: Woman in the River (1959) (TV Episode)
In one scene, Kenny and Melody Lee are in a room that is divided in half by a blanket, and Kenny comments that it's like 'that old movie'.
Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Claudette Colbert (1962) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as part of Claudette Colbert's filmography.
Chosen Survivors (1974)
One of the survivors watched this movie in the bunker.
Ginger in the Morning (1974)
Ginger and Joe discuss the film
Alice Goodbody (1974)
Alice mentions the title.
M*A*S*H: It Happened One Night (1975) (TV Episode)
title reference
The 48th Annual Academy Awards (1976) (TV Special)
Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976)
Madeline Kahn tries to stop a car by showing her leg
The Love Boat: The Old Man and the Runaway/The Painters/A Fine Romance (1977) (TV Episode)
Franklyn mentions this film along with Clark Gable
The Bob Newhart Show: It Didn't Happen One Night (1978) (TV Episode)
title reference
M*A*S*H: The Billfold Syndrome (1978) (TV Episode)
When Charles has put up a separation drape in the Swamp, Hawkeye says he remembers it from this movie.
The Scarlett O'Hara War (1980) (TV Movie)
Mentioned by David O. Selznick.
The Taming of the Scoundrel (1980)
hitchiking scene. (raising skirt to stop a car)
Hi-de-Hi!: All Change (1983) (TV Episode)
Ted: "Did you ever see that film with Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert where they have to spend the night in the same room?" Spike: "It was called 'It Happened One Night'."
Remington Steele: Red Holt Steele (1983) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the dialogue.
Newhart: It Happened One Afternoon: Part 1 (1983) (TV Episode)
title reference
Newhart: It Happened One Afternoon: Part 2 (1983) (TV Episode)
title reference
At the Movies: Dune/Starman/Mass Appeal/Runaway (1984) (TV Episode)
Roger Ebert compares "Starman" (1984) to this film.
The Sure Thing (1985)
It is referenced.
The Golden Girls: Grab That Dough (1988) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned by name.
Mystic Pizza (1988)
Scene with Roberts and Storke trying to hitch a ride when they have car trouble.
Family Ties: It Happened One Night (1988) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Dallas: Wedding Bell Blues (1989) (TV Episode)
Don says it's his favourite movie.
Working It Out: It Almost Happened One Night (1990) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Making of 'It's a Wonderful Life' (1990) (TV Movie)
mentioned once
Home Improvement: Heavy Meddle (1992) (TV Episode)
Jill mentions seeing it in the cinema
Wings: It May Have Happened One Night (1992) (TV Episode)
The title is a reference to the title of the movie.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Monster A-Go-Go (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow: "This is like 'It Happened One Night,' except it makes me want to kill myself."
Family Matters: It Didn't Happen One Night (1993) (TV Episode)
title reference
Sister, Sister: The Birthday (1994) (TV Episode)
Ray mentions this movie
The Haunted World of Edward D. Wood Jr. (1995)
The title is mentioned.
Mother (1996)
The Incredible Hulk: Doomed (1996) (TV Episode)
She-Hulk surprises Bruce with the hitchhiking leg showing trick from It Happened One Night.
Step by Step: It Didn't Happen One Night (1997) (TV Episode)
title reference
Spin City: It Happened One Night (1998) (TV Episode)
title reference
Italians in America (1998) (TV Movie)
Still highlights Frank Capra.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Girl in Gold Boots (1999) (TV Episode)
Hitchhiking scene reference: 'You should show more leg'
Dharma & Greg: It Never Happened One Night (1999) (TV Episode)
title reference
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Final Justice (1999) (TV Episode)
"It's It Happened One Night, Only gay."
Frank Capra Jr. Remembers: It Happened One Night (1999) (Video)
The film is mentioned by Frank Capra, Jr.
Wind at My Back: All This and Heaven Too (2000) (TV Episode)
Grace mentions seeing the movie while she was in New York.
In July (2000)
George Stevens: The Filmmakers Who Knew Him (2001) (Video)
mentionned once
Bandits (2001)
Gilmore Girls: The Fundamental Things Apply (2003) (TV Episode)
Lorelai questioning Luke on what movies he's seen
Pirated Copy (2004)
A street vendor recommends the DVD to his customer.
Film Geek (2005)
Video case is shown in Scotty's apartment.
Brick (2005)
In both movies, the hero argues with a guy who can only retort "Oh, yeah?"
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.12 (2005) (TV Episode)
three Double Jeopardy! category titles allude to Clark Gable, including "It Happened One Knight"
Baciami piccina (2006)
scene discussed by characters
The Best Years: It Happened One Night (2007) (TV Episode)
Title references the classic Capra film
Cinematic Titanic: The Oozing Skull (2007) (Video)
Mary Jo says the title.
Changeling (2008)
title mentioned by character; also seen on theater marquee
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)
Advertisement on the wall when Kit finds the dog
Starz Inside: Fashion in Film (2008) (TV Movie)
Photos and posters shown.
Spring Breakdown (2009)
mentioned during The Movie Numbers Game
Loving Leah (2009) (TV Movie)
Leah says, "This is like that movie 'It Happened One Night.'"
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 5 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in an $8,000 question
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Miss March/Race to Witch Mountain/Sunshine Cleaning (2009) (TV Episode)
Brett says that bad films remind us of good films he gives this film as an example of a good classic road trip film
Heartbreaker (2010)
The closing wedding ceremony is an homage to Frank Capra's romantic comedy.
Sex and the City 2 (2010)
In the market-place, Carrie gets a cab by exposing her leg, like she saw in the other film earlier
Pretty Little Liars: The Jenna Thing (2010) (TV Episode)
Ezra, Aria and Ella see it at the movies (title visible on theater marquee).
Gossip Girl: It-Girl Happened One Night (2011) (TV Episode)
title reference
Conan: Hell Hath No Cell Phone Reception (2011) (TV Episode)
Poster visible in Friends with benefits clip
Friends with Benefits (2011)
Poster in Jamies apartment
Jefferson Anderson: Non, je ne regrette rien (2012) (TV Episode)
Movie poster on a wall in Peter von Schnabel's home
Pretty Little Liars: It Happened 'That Night' (2012) (TV Episode)
title reference
Get a Horse! (2013) (Short)
Clarabelle Cow stands by the side of the road and raises her skirt slightly to hitch a ride. This is the same thing Ellie does to stop a car, and it is framed in the same way.
Drop Dead Diva: Cheers & Jeers (2014) (TV Episode)
Grayson offers Jane to bring the movie to the date they are going to have.

Featured in 

Hollywood: The Great Stars (1963) (TV Movie)
Hitchhiking scene
High Hopes: The Capra Years (1981) (TV Movie)
Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982) (TV Movie)
Claudette Colbert demonstrates to Clark Gable how easy it is to get a car to stop for them.
Party of Five: Worth Waiting For (1994) (TV Episode)
Shows in the last scene when Charlie is talkin on the phone
100 Years at the Movies (1994) (TV Movie)
Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen: Censored (1996) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
100 Years of Comedy (1997) (Video)
Clips shown.
Frank Capra's American Dream (1997) (TV Movie)
Includes clips from the film
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies (1998) (TV Special)
This film is #35 on the list.
V.I.P.: Good Val Hunting (1999) (TV Episode)
Kay is watching it on TV.
Frank Capra Jr. Remembers: It Happened One Night (1999) (Video)
Scenes from this film are shown.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs: America's Funniest Movies (2000) (TV Special)
This film is #8 on the list.
Joan of Arcadia: Shadows and Light (2005) (TV Episode)
Joan and Helen watch the film on television.
The 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005) (TV Special)
Joan of Arcadia: Spring Cleaning (2005) (TV Episode)
Joan watches the film on television.
Shepperton Babylon (2005) (TV Movie)
Clips featured and discussed
Wanderlust (2006) (TV Movie)
Clips are featured.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: 10th Anniversary Edition (2007) (TV Movie)
This film is #46 on the list.
The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008) (TV Special)
Featured in Best Picture montage.
The Good, the Bad, the Weird (2008)
The Bad (character) is watching 'It Happened One Night' in the movie theatre.
AFI's 10 Top 10: America's 10 Greatest Films in 10 Classic Genres (2008) (TV Movie)
This film is #3 on the "Romantic Comedy" list.
The House Bunny (2008)
It's playing on a TV in the nursing home when Shelley comes to volunteer.
Grey's Anatomy: Invasion (2009) (TV Episode)
Meredith watches this movie.
Coming Attractions: The History of the Movie Trailer (2009)
Part or all of the trailer is shown and discussed.
90210: Clark Raving Mad (2010) (TV Episode)
Movie Gia and Adrianna are watching
Sex and the City 2 (2010)
John and Carrie watch the famous hitchhiking scene at the hotel.
Hollywood et les hommes (2013)
Clips featured
And the Oscar Goes To... (2014) (TV Movie)
a clip from the film is shown
Drop Dead Diva: Cheers & Jeers (2014) (TV Episode)
Jane and Grayson watch it while making out.
The Moviemakers: The Films of Frank Capra (TV Episode)
Clips with Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert

Spoofed in 

Porky's Road Race (1937) (Short)
Way Out West (1937)
To stop the stagecoach, Stan parodies "It Happened One Night" by showing his leg to the stagecoach driver.
1941 (1979)
Spaceballs (1987)
Lone Starr gives up his reward, and only takes recovery of expenses. In It Happened One Night, Peter also gives up on his reward, and takes only accomodation recovery. In both cases, this is a sign for the female character of his love
Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation (1992) (Video)
Pokes fun at the hitch-hiking scene.
Daria: It Happened One Nut (1999) (TV Episode)
The episode title is a pun on the film.
Bandits (2001)
Bottle Shock (2008)
When Bo can't get a car to stop for him while stranded, Sam stops one (a cop car) by lifting her shirt
God Bless America (2011)
Roxy says "Behold the walls of Jericho!" just like Peter Warne in the 1934 movie while putting a barrier dividing the bed (as well as the other one dividing the room with a blanket)

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