The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
still picture with Reggie Nalder, who later appeared in Salem's Lot (1979) (TV)
The poster of this movie was shown.
Subject of a $15,000 question
Subject of a $1,600 clue in the category "Oscar-Winning Song Lyrics"
In the cutscenes set in Mexico the General and the Governor frequently reference the phrase "Que sera, sera" which means "whatever will be". It was made popular by the song of the same name by Doris Day which was the title song to Alfred Hitchcock's "The Man Who Knew Too Much".
Mentioned by Huw.
The whole idea of the plot taking place in a music hall and the shot of the man falling off the balcony is a reference to the assassin falling off the balcony.
"Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)" is heard in one scene.
Alma jokingly suggests that they adapt the novel into a musical starring Doris Day.
Towards the end, everyone sings the "Cira" song from this movie.
Mentioned by Tom
The name of the CIA agent in this episode-Ambrose Chapel-is a reference to the earlier film. In both cases, the name used is a false one. In the film, it is revealed to be the name of a church and not a person. In this episode, it is used as an alias by the Alien Bounty Hunter in disguise.
Willard and Carlton sing "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)" from the film.
Remington relates a solution for the case to the film, and Donald remembers that Doris Day sang "Que Sera, Sera" in the film.
Fran mentions the name of the song "Que Sera, Sera".
Servo sings Que Sera Sera.
A character sings "Que Sera, Sera."
on theater marquee
Featured on theater marquee.
One of the agents says "Do you like movies? How about 'The Man Who Knew Too Much'?", to which Jack Dalton replies "I was thinking more of 'Three Days of the Condor'."
Lorelai and Sookie talk about Doris Day singing "Que Sera Sera."
"Que Sera Sera, Whatever Will Be Will Be" is listed in the closing credits.
Introduction makes joking reference.
It is mentioned in a magazine.
Poster shown when Patricia Hitchcock says J.M. Hayes went on to write 4 films for her father.
A priest is called "Ambrose Chapel" which is the name of the church in the referenced movie.
The title is mentioned.
Title is a reference.
Movie poster on a wall.
The musical cue used in the finale of Hitchcock's film is cearly referenced.
Doris and Arthur sing a chorus of "Que Sera Sera."
Jerome plays "Que Sera, Sera" on the jukebox.
Reference to "Que Será Será".
The great assassination scene pays homage to the one in "The Man Who Knew Too Much": In both scenes, (1) there is a sharpshooter at a huge, full, indoor arena, (2) the film audience has been told exactly what point in time the marksman is to fire, (3) the protagonist runs to try to locate the marksman before he shoots, (4) he finds him just after he fires, (5) the marksman dies a few seconds later, (6) the target lives.
clip shown in trailer
Clips are shown.
clip with James Stewart and Doris Day
A clip from the movie is shown.
Clips of this film are shown during the interview with Jeanne Wolf about the film career of Doris Day.
clips shown of Bruce Dern's performance
The song "Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)" is #48 on the list.
Clip of the trailer is shown.
the 'Ode to Joy' ending in a bang - i.e. someone getting killed when the orchestra hits a particular note/crescendo