As the World Turns (TV Series 1956–2010) Poster



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Our Private World (1965) (TV Series)

Referenced in 

To Tell the Truth: Episode dated 2 December 1958 (1958) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during the introduction of contestant Irna Phillips, a writer for the series.
The Carol Burnett Show: Episode #1.21 (1968) (TV Episode)
"As the Stomach Turns" title a play on long-running soap.
The Magic Mirror (1970)
A television announcer mentions "As the Earth Spins".
Closed Mondays (1974) (Short)
Good Times: The Gang: Part 2 (1974) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Willona Woods.
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Sonny tells a TV reporter that people are going to be watching him getting shot on television instead of the show
Country Girl's Hollywood Adventure (1975)
The title is mentioned.
Alice: The Principal of the Thing (1978) (TV Episode)
Mentioned twice.
Good Times: Blood Will Tell (1979) (TV Episode)
Sweet Daddy mentions TV series by name
The Nude Bomb (1980)
KAOS broadcast interrupts 'As the Earth Turns', Max' favorite soap
The Jeffersons: As Florence Turns (1981) (TV Episode)
title reference.
Hee Haw: Episode #19.24 (1988) (TV Episode)
The television show is mentioned.
Gumby Adventures: As the Worm Turns (1988) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Tiny Toon Adventures: Weirdest Story Ever Told (1991) (TV Episode)
Robin Hare hosts an "As the Wheel Turns" game show.
Night Court: With a Little Help from My Friends (1991) (TV Episode)
"But tune in tomorrow for our next steamy episode of 'As the Gavel Pounds.'"
JFK (1991)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Crash of Moons (1992) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Joel as an image of the Earth is shown
Beavis and Butt-Head: At the Sideshow (1993) (TV Episode)
"As the World Sucks"
Aladdin: As the Netherworld Turns (1994) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: As the Will Turns (1995) (TV Episode)
Title reference
The X-Files: El Mundo Gira (1997) (TV Episode)
Chris Carter was attracted to the soap-opera-like aspects of the episode, and the title means "The World Turns" in Spanish.
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: As Westbridge Turns (1997) (TV Episode)
The episode title is named for this soap.
Friends: The One That Could Have Been: Part 1 (2000) (TV Episode)
When Joey speaks to Rachel, his speech references the show's title.
Saturday Night Live: Salma Hayek/Christina Aguilera (2003) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Tina Fey
Life After Tomorrow (2006)
It is mentioned that Martha Byrnes acted on this show
Naturally, Sadie: As the Whirly Turns (2007) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Late Show with David Letterman: Robin Williams/Lupe Fiasco (2008) (TV Episode)
Writer Melissa Salmons from the show is one of ten striking WGA writers presenting the 'Top Ten List' with topic 'Top Ten Demands of the Striking Writers'.
Mad Men: A Night to Remember (2008) (TV Episode)
Joan mentions watching the show.
Soap: Wie is er niet groot mee geworden? (2009) (TV Movie)
Mentioned by Sophie Hilbrand
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.129 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in an $8,000 question
30 for 30: The Legend of Jimmy the Greek (2009) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Brent Musburger
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.89 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $400 clue in the category "Soap Operas"
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.157 (2010) (TV Episode)
Included in a $3,000 question
Dirty Soap: As the Ex Returns (2011) (TV Episode)
title reference
The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards (2012) (TV Special)
Referenced by announcer.
Soap Life (2012)
Subject of Documentary
Switched at Birth: The Awakening Conscience (2013) (TV Episode)
Kathryn: "Welcome to the next installment of 'As the Kennish World Turns'."
Nostalgia Critic: Pearl Harbor (2013) (TV Episode)
Title card: "As the Pearl Turns."
30 for 30: The Price of Gold (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Tony Kornheiser.
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #6.17 (2015) (TV Episode)
Answer to a question
The Graham Norton Show: Julianne Moore/Ant & Dec/Rebel Wilson/Little Mix (2016) (TV Episode)
Julianne Moore talks about her first role in this soap opera

Featured in 

The 15th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards (1999) (TV Special)
Clips from series shown as nominees announced.
The 26th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (1999) (TV Special)
The 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (2006) (TV Special)
Clips are shown
Zomergasten: Episode #19.1 (2006) (TV Episode)
A fragment of this series is shown in this episode
Try Before You Die: Episode #2.4 (2006) (TV Episode)
Ruben has a guest appearance in ATWT
The 34th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (2007) (TV Special)
Nominee clips.
The 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (2008) (TV Special)
Nominee clips.
The 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (2009) (TV Special)
Nominee clips.
JFK: 3 Shots That Changed America (2009) (TV Movie)
The opening credits and a scene from this are featured.
De wereld draait door: Episode #5.72 (2009) (TV Episode)
A fragment featuring Ruben Nicolai is shown.
The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (2011) (TV Special)
Nominee clips.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.48 (2012) (TV Episode)
Clip of Marisa Tomei and Phyllis Diller

Spoofed in 

The Carol Burnett Show: Episode #1.21 (1968) (TV Episode)
"As the Stomach Turns" sketch.
The Bad News Bears: Emily Loves Morris (1979) (TV Episode)
Rudi talks about a storyline on "As The Earth Turns".
Saturday Night Live: Tony Danza/John Hiatt (1989) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as 'As World Turns'
Muppet Babies: The Green Ranger (1989) (TV Episode)
"As the Toast Burns"
Clarissa Explains It All: Sick Days (1991) (TV Episode)
"As The World Turns" is spoofed in a scene called "As the Tank Turns"
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes: The Tomato Worms Turn (1991) (TV Episode)
Title spoof.
Hang Time: Midnight Basketball (1997) (TV Episode)
Danny suggests that Mary Beth call her soap opera "As the Phone Rings".
Stevie TV: Episode #1.4 (2012) (TV Episode)
"As the World Whatevers" skit
Stevie TV: Episode #1.5 (2012) (TV Episode)
"As the World Whatevers" skit

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