Of Mice and Men (1939) Poster


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Version of 

TV de Vanguarda: De Ratos e Homens (1953) (TV Episode)
based on the same novel
Bonanza: Destiny's Child (1966) (TV Episode)
based on the same novel
Of Mice and Men (1968) (TV Movie)
based on the same novel
Fareler ve insanlar (1975) (TV Movie)
based on the same novel
Möss och människor (1977) (TV Movie)
based on the same novel
Hiiriä ja ihmisiä (1977) (TV Movie)
based on the same novel
Of Mice and Men (1981) (TV Movie)
based on the same novel
Of Mice and Men (1992)
based on the same novel
Of Mice and Men (2013) (Short)
based on the same novel

Remade as 

Bonanza: Destiny's Child (1966) (TV Episode)
Dick Peabody and Walter Burke in the roles played by Lon Chaney Jr.and Burgess Meredith


Zenobia (1939)
The title is shown on a small theatre playbill that Candy's wife holds.
Captain Fury (1939)
The title is shown on a small theatre playbill that Candy's wife holds.
A Chump at Oxford (1940)
The title is shown on a small theatre playbill that Candy's wife holds (though the title is actually a working title [Chumps at Oxford] for the film, which was in production at the same time).

Referenced in 

Of Fox and Hounds (1940) (Short)
The Heckling Hare (1941) (Short)
The dog's voice, interest in rabbits and and lines like "I done a bad thing" echo Lennie (Lon Chaney Jr).
Boot Hill Bandits (1942)
Glenn Strange plays his role as Chaney's Lennie
Casanova's Big Night (1954)
Lon Chaney Jr. again plays a mentally challenged character carrying a mouse in his pocket to pet.
The Twilight Zone: Time Enough at Last (1959) (TV Episode)
In Rod Serling's closing monologue, he mentions "Of Mice and Men." Perhaps not coincidentally, both star Burgess Meredith.
Hatari! (1962)
The Monkees: Monkees in a Ghost Town (1966) (TV Episode)
Lon Chaney Jr once again plays a dim witted sidekick called Lenny
All in the Family: Gloria's Boyfriend (1974) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
M*A*S*H: Of Moose and Men (1975) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Raging Bull (1980)
excerpts from soundtrack as stated in the credits
Hill Street Blues: Of Mouse and Man (1982) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Purely Physical (1982)
Charlie talks about this film.
The Outsiders (1983)
Ponyboy (the smarter one) promises Johnny (the slower one) that things will be better in the country, and once they actually get to the country, there are several shots of rabbits. In Of Mice and Men, George (the smarter one) is always telling Lennie (the slower one) a story about how great things will be once they get out to a farm in the country and raise rabbits.
The Transformers: The Movie (1986)
Kup relates a story about petrorabbits to Grimlock, mirroring a scene from "Of Mice and Men".
Raising Arizona (1987)
Leonard Smalls named after Lenny Small
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Mad Monster (1989) (TV Episode)
Tom (as Lenny): "Tell me about the rabbits again, George."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Sidehackers (1990) (TV Episode)
Joel: Tell me about the rabbits, George.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Catalina Caper (1990) (TV Episode)
Servo: Tell us about the rabbits, Joel
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Mighty Jack (1991) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Then tell us about the rabbits, George."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Teenagers from Outer Space (1992) (TV Episode)
Joel (as Lenny): "I will pet him and keep him and call him George."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Bride of the Monster (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow (as Lenny): "I will love him and feed him and call him mine."
Melrose Place: Of Bikes and Men (1993) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Wild World of Batwoman (1993) (TV Episode)
Tom (as Lenny): "I will pet her and keep her and call her George."
Animaniacs: Of Nice and Men/What a Dump/Survey Ladies (1993) (TV Episode)
Lenny and George appear in "Of Nice and Men"; title reference.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Radar Secret Service (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow: Tell me about the rabbits again.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Bloodlust! (1994) (TV Episode)
Mike: John Steinbeck in Of Mice and Murder.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Beast of Yucca Flats (1995) (TV Episode)
Mike: "The fifth-grade production of 'Of Mice and Men'"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Thing That Couldn't Die (1997) (TV Episode)
"Maybe there's rabbits in there, George"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Space Mutiny (1997) (TV Episode)
"Tell me about the Rabbits"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Overdrawn at the Memory Bank (1997) (TV Episode)
Servo: And George said he'd tell me about the rabbits.
Animaniacs: Hooray for North Hollywood: Part 1 (1998) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the "Variety Speak" song
Memento (2000)
Everybody Loves Raymond: Tissues (2002) (TV Episode)
"Tell us about the tissues, Ray".
High Hopes: Of Mice and Men (2004) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Hope & Faith: Of Rice and Anchor Men (2005) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Veronica Mars: Of Vice and Men (2006) (TV Episode)
title reference
College (2008)
Carter mentions it
Marley & Me (2008)
"It's like 'Of Mice and Men'."
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.68 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $2,000 clue in the category "Compose Yourself"
Happy Endings: Of Mice & Jazz-Kwon-Do (2011) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Son of Frankenstein (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned among hit movies from 1939
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (2011) (Video Game)
Cutter says, "Next thing I know you'll be putting a gun to the back of my head and telling me about the rabbits."
Ringer: Maybe We Can Get a Dog Instead? (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Saturday Night Live: Emma Stone/Coldplay (2011) (TV Episode)
The cold open parodies the end of this film.
Nostalgia Critic: A.I: Artificial Intelligence (2013) (TV Episode)
Critic (imitating Lon Chaney Jr. as Lennie): "Tell me about the rabbits, George."
Phineas and Ferb: The Return of the Rogue Rabbit/Live and Let Drive (2013) (TV Episode)
Doofenshmirtz refers to Norm as "Lenny" because of his interest in how soft and furry Dennis the Rabbit is.
Conan: Of Mice & Men & Their Mutant Offspring, Mice-Men (2013) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
And the Oscar Goes To... (2014) (TV Movie)
poster shown, mentioned as one of the classic Best Picture nominees of 1939
A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)
Clinch takes the glove off his hand and says to Anna "I've been keeping it soft"
X-Rated: The Greatest Adult Movies of All Time (2015) (TV Special)
Casey Calvert mentions John Steinbeck's original novel.
Archer: Achub y Morfilod (2015) (TV Episode)
Daffyd is a reference to Lennie Small (Archer mentions that he would probably strangle a puppy).
TruInside: Tommy Boy (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialog

Featured in 

Brother Can You Spare a Dime (1975)
Still of Lenny and George walking down the road.
Raging Bull (1980)
The 56th Annual Academy Awards (1984) (TV Special)
1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year (2009) (TV Movie)
Contains a scene from the film.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Man Made Monster (2014) (TV Episode)
recalling one of Lon Chaney Jr.'s earlier acting gigs
TruInside: Tommy Boy (2016) (TV Episode)
Still of movie is shown


Grand Hotel (1932)
One girl is introduced as "Greta Garbo" and recites her famous line from Grand Hotel "I want to be alone" in Garbo's heavy accent

Spoofed in 

Of Fox and Hounds (1940) (Short)
Wabbit Twouble (1941) (Short)
Two characters mimic the Mice & Men characters
Falling Hare (1943) (Short)
Lonesome Lenny (1946) (Short)
Henpecked Hoboes (1946) (Short)
Hound Hunters (1947) (Short)
Red Hot Rangers (1947) (Short)
Half-Pint Pygmy (1948) (Short)
Hoppy-Go-Lucky (1952) (Short)
Cat-Tails for Two (1953) (Short)
Of Rice and Hen (1953) (Short)
Of Mice and Menace (1954) (Short)
The Abominable Snow Rabbit (1961) (Short)
Abominable Snowman keeps referring to George and pet rabbits.
Spaced Out Bunny (1980) (TV Short)
Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
Two of the gremlins are named Lenny and George.
Robot Chicken: Papercut to Aorta (2013) (TV Episode)
parody skit

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