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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) Poster

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Remade as 

Edited into 

High Hopes: The Capra Years (1981) (TV Movie)

Spin-off 

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1962) (TV Series)

References 

Tarzan the Ape Man (1932)
Someone says, "Uh-Oh, Tarzan." He is referring to Jefferson Smith as Tarzan.

Referenced in 

The Haunted Mouse (1941) (Short)
Sign: "Mr. Smith Ghost to Washington."
Hollywood Steps Out (1941) (Short)
Topper: Topper Goes to Washington (1954) (TV Episode)
From the title
The FBI Story (1959)
The Jack Benny Program: Jack Directs Film (1963) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the TV host interviewing Jimmy Stewart.
Take Her, She's Mine (1963)
Frank (James Stewart) says he's mistaken for a movie star ever since "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" came out (James Stewart being the protagonist of that movie, of course).
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage (1983)
Academy Award nominee for best actor read by Spencer Tracy
The Stepfather (1987)
The stepfather quotes the character Jefferson Smith as being "a believer in lost causes".
Mr. Miller Goes to Washington Starring Dennis Miller (1988) (TV Movie)
title is a reference
Which Side Are You on Billy Bragg? (1988) (Video)
Title is parody of Capra's film.
The Cosby Show: Mrs. Huxtable Goes to Kindergarten (1989) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Making of 'It's a Wonderful Life' (1990) (TV Movie)
mentioned once
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera (1991) (TV Episode)
Gamera: "With Kenny at my side, I look like Jimmy Stewart in 'Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.'"
The Simpsons: Mr. Lisa Goes to Washington (1991) (TV Episode)
The plot about Lisa discovering corruption in Washington
Murphy Brown: The Smiths Go to Washington (1991) (TV Episode)
title reference
Bob Roberts (1992)
dialogue
Dave (1993)
Mr. Bill Goes to Washington (1993) (Short)
title reference
The Critic: Eyes on the Prize (1994) (TV Episode)
a poster of the film is seen in Jay's office
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man: Gripes of Wrath (1994) (TV Episode)
Duckman says: "You think I'm licked. You all think I'm licked. Well I'm not licked!"
Beverly Hills, 90210: Mr. Walsh Goes to Washington (1994) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Critic: Dr. Jay (1994) (TV Episode)
a poster for the film is seen in Jay's office
Women of the House: Miss Sugarbaker Goes to Washington (1995) (TV Episode)
Numerous references throughout the episode.
The Critic: Lady Hawke (1995) (TV Episode)
a poster for the film is seen in Jay's office
The Critic: All the Duke's Men (1995) (TV Episode)
a poster for the film is seen in Jay's office
The American President (1995)
mentioned by name in conversation with Sydney and gate security guard.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Deadly Mantis (1997) (TV Episode)
Mike: Mr. Mantis goes to Washing-death.
Dharma & Greg: Mr. Montgomery Goes to Washington (1997) (TV Episode)
title reference
Dawson's Creek: Hurricane (1998) (TV Episode)
Mrs. Ryan: I used to be a big fan of motion pictures. Frank Capra, "It's a Wonderful Life", "Mr. Smith Goes to Washinton", "Pocket Full of Miracles." Simple desires fulfilled, aspirations realized.
Will & Grace: Head Case (1998) (TV Episode)
Jack mentions it
JAG: Mr. Rabb Goes to Washington (1998) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Terror Firmer (1999)
"Lost causes are the only ones worth fighting for."
Action: Mr. Dragon Goes to Washington (1999) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Futurama: A Head in the Polls (1999) (TV Episode)
the scene on the steps of the presidential memorial
Mr. Smithereen Goes to Washington (2001)
title reference
Family Guy: Mr. Griffin Goes to Washington (2001) (TV Episode)
title reference
Shawshank: The Redeeming Feature (2001) (TV Movie)
Mentioned by Frank Darabont, and the movie poster is shown.
Mr. Dreyfuss Goes to Washington (2001) (TV Movie)
title reference
The Simpsons: Mr. Spritz Goes to Washington (2003) (TV Episode)
title of the episode is similar to the one of the movie
The West Wing: Freedonia (2005) (TV Episode)
During a conversation about the influence of the Dover Herald, Josh says "Frank Capra eat your heart out".
Destroy All Humans! (2005) (Video Game)
The level titles are takes on movies. One level was called Mr. Crypto Goes to Capitol City.
Thank You for Smoking (2005)
near the end when Nick is about to enter the Senate to testify, and gets mobbed by reporters, someone says something to the effect of "Do you still feel like Jimmy Stewart?"
Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore? (2006)
Title inspired by
Brothers & Sisters: Valentine's Day Massacre (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
A poster for this film appears at the movie theater across the street from Mary Jane's apartment.
Smallville: Prototype (2007) (TV Episode)
Chloe says, "Mrs. Kent goes to Washington...Well if anyone can give Jimmy Stewart a run for his money..."
Mr. Schneider Goes to Washington (2007)
title reference
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 23 January 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Dennis Miller references this film.
Mr. Firth Goes to Washington (2008)
title reference
Warner at War (2008) (TV Movie)
title mentioned by narrator; poster seen
Samuel 17 (2009) (Short)
Contains a similar, political story that also carries a populist David vs Goliath story.
Mrs. Washington Goes to Smith (2009) (TV Movie)
Title refers to the 1939 classic
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.88 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $600 clue in the category "Movie Politicians"
Tomorrow, Yesterday, and Today (2010) (Video)
mentioned by Peter Bogdanovich
Saturday Night Live: Jim Carrey/The Black Keys (2011) (TV Episode)
The fortune teller imitates Jimmy Stewart as Mr. Smith.
Neighbours: Episode #1.6203 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jim mentions this
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Son of Frankenstein (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned among hit movies from 1939
A Ghost of a Chance (2011)
Japanese DVD has dialogue from the film
Glee: The Break-Up (2012) (TV Episode)
Emma: "Oh my goodness, Mr. Schuester goes to Washington!"
The Cinema Snob: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2013) (TV Episode)
"Doesn't every director want to make films like Mr. Smith Goes to Washington"
Anna Nicole (2013) (TV Movie)
In the Today clip, Matt Lauer says "Mrs. Smith went to Washington and won."
Saints Row IV (2013) (Video Game)
Quest title "The Boss Goes to Washington" is a reference to this movie
Scandal: Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington (2013) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Tosh.0: Ben's Video Resume (2014) (TV Episode)
"Mr. Tosh Goes to Washington"

Featured in 

Brother Can You Spare a Dime (1975)
archival footage
The 57th Annual Academy Awards (1985) (TV Special)
The Statue of Liberty (1985)
features clip
Siskel & Ebert: Who Framed Roger Rabbit/Aria/The Great Outdoors (1988) (TV Episode)
A clip of the climactic Senate speech is shown in the segment about the Film Preservation Act.
The Congress (1988) (TV Movie)
clips shown
100 Years at the Movies (1994) (TV Movie)
It's right after the clip of "San Francisco", when Jimmy Stewart turns his head to the camera
Frank Capra's American Dream (1997) (TV Movie)
Includes clips from the film
Siskel & Ebert: Men in Black/Wild America/Out to Sea (1997) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown for the segment on James Stewart.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies (1998) (TV Special)
This film is #29 on the list.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: Against the Grain (1998) (TV Movie)
Cited as one of best 100 movies in last 100 years
Dawson's Creek: The Reluctant Hero (1998) (TV Episode)
Pacey and Dawson are watching this in Dawson's room
The Spirit of America (2001) (Short)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes & Villains (2003) (TV Special)
Jefferson Smith is #11 on the "Heroes" list.
Joan of Arcadia: The Fire and the Wood (2003) (TV Episode)
Joan watches the film on television.
The 78th Annual Academy Awards (2006) (TV Special)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies (2006) (TV Movie)
This film is #5 on the list.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: 10th Anniversary Edition (2007) (TV Movie)
This film is #26 on the list.
Casino Jack and the United States of Money (2010)
includes film clip
Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost (2011) (TV Movie)
Jesse Stone watches this on television, scenes from it are shown.
Hollywood's Top Ten: Movie Speeches (2011) (TV Episode)
Honorable mention
Side by Side (2012)
Jimmy Stewart during filibuster scene
The Untold History of the United States: Chapter 1: World War Two (2012) (TV Episode)
features clips from the film while discussing Henry A. Wallace
The Untold History of the United States: Chapter 2: Roosevelt, Truman and Wallace (2012) (TV Episode)
features clips when discussing Henry Wallace's loss of the Democratic 1944 Vice Presidential Nomination
Moyers & Company: Fighting for Filibuster Reform (2013) (TV Episode)
clip of "Jefferson Smith" filibustering on Senate floor compared to present obstructionist usage
The Moviemakers: The Films of Frank Capra (TV Episode)
Clips with James Stewart and Others

Spoofed in 

Animaniacs: The Flame/Wakko's America/Davey Omelette/Four Score and Seven Migraines Ago (1993) (TV Episode)
Yakko's speech (imitating Jimmy Stewart) to Lincoln spoofs Mr. Smith's climactic speech and filibuster to Congress.
The Simpsons: Beyond Blunderdome (1999) (TV Episode)
The remake of this film with Gibson turns into an ultraviolent film thanks to Homer
Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #19.96 (2012) (TV Episode)
From "Top Ten Other Movies about Mitt Romney": "3.Mr. Romney Doesn't Go to Washington."

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