Tea and Sympathy (1956)
Movie marquee shown during opening titles
Maynard mentions the movie as one playing at the local cinema.
Johnny: "Years from now when you talk about this - and you will - be kind."
Barbara: Alex, when you speak of this - and you will - be kind.
Ruth repeats the famous line, "Years from now when you talk about this - and you will - be kind."
Quote from movie
quoted and referenced
Dai suggests the "kiss" in Tea and Sympathy as the test for his own homosexuality.
When George quits his job, Mr. Belvedere gave Marsha tea and said, "Here's your tea. You already have my sympathy"
Virginia mentions it ("Té y simpatía").
It is mentioned by filmmaker J. Lee Thompson in a newspaper article.
Near the end of the movie, when Will Ferrell's character is saying goodbye to Grumpy the Tyrannosaurus Rex, he says, "When you talk about this, and you will, please be gentle." which is almost the same as what Deborah Kerr's character says to John Kerr's character near the end of Tea and Sympathy.
When Benson brings in tea to the Corporate Counsel Attorney, whose husband was arrested, she sarcastically said, "What is this, Tea and Sympathy?"
Source for parody sketch.