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Edited into 

Apaga y vámonos: Episode #1.6 (2013) (TV Episode)
actors heads are changed with politician heads

References 

Un Chien Andalou (1929) (Short)
Singin' in the Rain (1952)
Cary Grant whistles title song while hiding in Eva Marie Saint Chicago hotel room.

Referenced in 

What's My Line?: Episode dated 7 September 1958 (1958) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name in connection with Mystery Guest Eva Maria Saint. She was shooting this film.
Kala Bazar (1960)
a scene outside a theater shows posters for this film
Bombay Ka Chor (1962)
The crop duster episode is copied with Kishore Kumar doing a Cary Grant
13 Frightened Girls! (1963)
The famous microfilm 'MacGuffin' is also used in this film.
Charade (1963)
Telescope: A Talk with Hitchcock (1964) (TV Episode)
Referenced in conversation during interview
The Invaders: The Innocent (1967) (TV Episode)
The drunk driving scene is imitated.
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
"Singin' in the Rain" in the bathroom.
The Dick Cavett Show: Alfred Hitchcock (1972) (TV Episode)
Cavett mentions the scene where Cary Grant is being chased by an airplane.
McCloud: Bonnie and McCloud (1976) (TV Episode)
McCloud and Broadhurst are attacked by a plane in a field of crops
Silver Streak (1976)
Barocco (1976)
Sweeney! (1977)
both john thaw & cary grant's characters are force fed a bottle of liquor by the villains and put back into their vehicles to drive away and have an 'accident'
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Dreyfuss and Dillon climbing the rock with Dreyfuss slipping, arms stretched out, hands touching
The Rockford Files: South by Southeast (1978) (TV Episode)
In addition to the title reference, both plots concern an ordinary person who gets confused with a Government agent who then finds himself in the middle of international intrigue.
Someone's Watching Me! (1978) (TV Movie)
The opening titles are a distinct reference to the 1959 Hitchcock film; with an animated grid fading into the face of a large building.
Flying High: South by Southwest (1978) (TV Episode)
Episode title.
Remington Steele: Steele Waters Run Deep (1982) (TV Episode)
Both stories center around an elusive person named George Kaplan. To emphasize the point, near the end Steele points to a spot on a map and says the target is "two miles north by northwest."
Still of the Night (1982)
Scene set during auction in auction house, also house in Glen Cove, Long Island with name at gate
House of the Long Shadows (1983)
A character mentions the film.
Un genio en apuros (1983)
A poster of this film can be seen
Dreamscape (1984)
Remington Steele: Forged Steele (1985) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the dialogue.
Remington Steele: Corn Fed Steele (1985) (TV Episode)
When Steele and Laura are standing by a corn field and a crop duster approaches them, he mentions this movie.
Moonlighting: North by North DiPesto (1986) (TV Episode)
title reference
Memories of Videodisc (1986) (Video)
Outrageous Fortune (1987)
The film's finale references the famous Mount Rushmore scene in Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest.
The Brave Little Toaster (1987)
The radio directs the group by saying "North by northwest" then cautions them to "watch out for low-flying aircraft". A reference to the iconic scene in North by Northwest in which Cary Grant is chased by a low-flying biplane.
thirtysomething: South by Southeast (1988) (TV Episode)
title reference
Moonlighting: Between a Yuk and a Hard Place (1988) (TV Episode)
Features "On the Rocks" track from Bernard Herrmann's score for North by Northwest
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Jungle Goddess (1990) (TV Episode)
"North by northeast" Tom: "That was a good movie."
Popcorn (1991)
A photograph of Cary Grant is shown on a movie collage in a theater.
The Hard Way (1991)
Hudson Hawk (1991)
Boris and Natasha (1992) (TV Movie)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Teenagers from Outer Space (1992) (TV Episode)
In list of Hitchcock movies
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Indestructible Man (1992) (TV Episode)
Joel: "They're watching 'North by Northwest.'"
Arizona Dream (1992)
Paul runs away from Elaine's plane, just like Cary Grant did in North by Northwest, and says to himself that he hates that film. In another scene, Paul says he'll watch that film and kill himself during the plane scene, and that he hates that film.
Victim of Love (1992) (Video)
The title is mentioned.
Tango (1993)
when Vincent attack the lover of his wife with the plane the movie copies North by Northwest (plane against man near a cornfeld...) [sorry for bad english]
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Painted Hills (1993) (TV Episode)
Tom (as Roger Thornhill): "This is no good; we're on top of the monument!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Atomic Brain (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow: (as Cary Grant) This is no good, we're on top of the monument.
Timecop (1994)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Violent Years (1994) (TV Episode)
"What's his name again?" Mike: "George Kaplan"
Exit to Eden (1994)
Oliver's Travels: Land of My Fathers (1995) (TV Episode)
Oliver says they can't go north by northwest because that would take him into the Irish Sea but mentions it as a "Homage" to Hitchcock.
Oliver's Travels: The Farquhar Connection (1995) (TV Episode)
Alludes to the crop duster attack on Cary Grant when I helicopter attacks them.
Harrison Bergeron (1995) (TV Movie)
Freakazoid!: The Chip: Part 2/Freakazoid Is History (1995) (TV Episode)
A take from the movie is shown during the Quantum Freak montage opening.
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Ad above the main entrance of the theater.
East by Eastwest (1995) (Short)
Family Portraits: Alfred Hitchcock (1995) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Robert F. Boyle
The Apartment (1996)
dresses of secratary and waiter, restaurant scene, hotel room scene, person on ledge going into another room
The Pandora Directive (1996) (Video Game)
Day 6 of the game is titled "South by Southeast."
Murder, She Wrote: South by Southwest (1997) (TV Movie)
Second half of movie title is take-off on Hitchcock movie.
The Making of 'Psycho' (1997) (Video)
Buffalo '66 (1998)
Killing Tartu (1998)
The airplane chasing scene is referenced in Tappev Tartu
The Odd Couple II (1998)
Felix and Oscar are crop-dusted by a bi-plane.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Space Children (1998) (TV Episode)
"The guy from North by Northwest married Ruth Batter Ginseberg"
Train Birds (1998)
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys: Norse by Norsevest (1998) (TV Episode)
Sub-title is parody of Hitchcock film.
Saturday Night Live: Vince Vaughn/Lauryn Hill (1998) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Alfred Hitchcock during the monologue
Like Night and Day (1998)
As an homage, there is a character named Kaplan whose face is never revealed
The Simpsons: I'm with Cupid (1999) (TV Episode)
Apu and Elton John are attacked by a biplane in a shot that mimics the one in "North by Northwest."
X-Men (2000)
Common Wealth (2000)
Dune (2000) (TV Mini-Series)
'Torn Curtain' Rising (2000) (Video)
poster shown
Double Take (2001)
Plotting 'Family Plot' (2001) (Video)
mentioned once
V.I.P.: South by Southwest (2001) (TV Episode)
title reference
Race to Space (2001)
William Devane's character, Roger Thornhill has the same name as Cary Grant's North by Northwest character.
New York at the Movies (2002) (TV Movie)
Panic Room (2002)
Minority Report (2002)
Spielberg mentioned the reference in several interviews. In addition, the airport scene shares similarities to a scene in MR, and both have similar plots about men wrongly accused trying to discover the truth.
S1m0ne (2002)
Phone Booth (2002)
Dark Side of the Moon (2002) (TV Movie)
The name "Thornhill" of a character is taken from the referenced movie
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: A Night at the Movies (2003) (TV Episode)
An advertisement can be seen for it on the pink flier.
Kangaroo Hitchcock: The Making of 'Road Games' (2003) (Video)
The title is mentioned.
Lost in Translation (2003)
(Shaving scene)
Paycheck (2003)
Ben Affleck's character being chased by a subway train just like Cary Grant and the cropduster in North by Northwest.
The Simpsons: Bart-Mangled Banner (2004) (TV Episode)
Scene of Bart in cornfield being pursued by Dr Hibbert in a cropduster.
Silentium (2004)
Scene with the model plane
Team America: World Police (2004)
Spies on Mt. Rushmore.
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (2004) (Video Game)
Para-Medic mentions this film in a conversation with Snake after you save. There are also many similar plot devices throughout.
Himalaya with Michael Palin: North by Northwest (2004) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Film Geek (2005)
Video case is shown in a video store.
South by Southeast (2005)
Title reference. (Jug jugoistok means South by Southeast translated on English).
Do You Like Hitchcock? (2005) (TV Movie)
poster in store
Adam's Apples (2005)
The dialogue between Adam and Ivan about what the "O." in Adam's name stands for is a direct reference of the famous dialogue between Roger and Eve in "North by Northwest" (-"what does the 'O' stand for?" -"Nothing")
Three Dollars (2005)
Crop duster scene
Destroy All Humans! (2005) (Video Game)
One of the missions is titled "South by Southwest"
Jarhead (2005)
Visual reference to the crop-dusting sequence.
North by Northwest by Northwest (2005) (Video)
Making of
Snow Cake (2006)
discussing sex on a full stomach
Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
Ben Kingsley's character mentions this film.
OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006)
Scene where informant is stabbed before telling OSS 117 his secret mirrors scene at the UN where Townsend is stabbed while speaking to Thornhill
Mini's First Time (2006)
a fake Jackie Chan movie is mentioned as having a fight scene at the end of the movie on the faces of Mount Rushmore
50 Films to See Before You Die (2006) (TV Movie)
Makes the countdown, is talked about.
Eureka: Purple Haze (2006) (TV Episode)
A crop dusting helicopter swoops down over Fargo in an imitation of the famous airplane scene in North by Northwest.
Homestarrunner.com: Everything Else, Volume 2 (2006) (Video)
According to the program for "A Decemberween Pageant", the second act involves a fight to the death on Mount Rushmore
Metallica: The Videos 1989-2004 (2006) (Video)
the plane chase is recreated in "I Disappear"
The Holiday (2006)
Seen on the shelf in the DVD store
Flatland (2007) (Video)
direction a fugitive has fled
Chuck: Pilot (2007) (TV Episode)
Movie poster in Chuck's room
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Psycho (2007) (TV Episode)
The poster of this movie was shown.
Have I Got News for You: Episode #34.3 (2007) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
The Key to Reserva (2007) (Short)
The handkerchief shows R.O.T. inscription, like Cary Grant's one.
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
A customer wants to rent it.
Eli Stone: Freedom (2008) (TV Episode)
Eli Stone, wearing a suit and carrying a briefcase, is chased by a biplane.
Elegy (2008)
At one point, in bed, David says she sounds like Cary Grant in North by Northwest.
Heroes Unmasked: Travelling in Style (2008) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
The Replacements: Hollywoodn't (2008) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Dick Daring while he's freaking out
NCIS: Dagger (2008) (TV Episode)
DiNozzo: "North by Northwest... [in a 'Cary Grant' impression] I'm talking about espionage, Judy, Judy, Judy... 'Cary Grant', Leo G. Carroll... sound familiar?"
The 39 Steps (2008) (TV Movie)
Hannay is pursued by a plane across land, in a direct homage to North by Northwest's famous cropdusting sequence
NCIS: South by Southwest (2009) (TV Episode)
episode title
Paul Merton Looks at Alfred Hitchcock (2009) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: The Descent of Man (2009) (TV Episode)
title mentioned by TV news anchor
OSS 117: Lost in Rio (2009)
Musical theme hinted at during climax scene. This is a fight on the Christ the Redeemer of the Andes statue which evokes the fight on Mt Rushmore from this Hitchcock film. Also, we see a car entering in a tunnel when Hubert evokes a relationship with her partner, in the same way the train is entering a tunnel in North by Northwest.
Saturday Night Live: Charles Barkley/Alicia Keys (2010) (TV Episode)
A still from this movie is seen on the wall of the "Reel Quotes" game show.
Psych: Mr. Yin Presents (2010) (TV Episode)
The clue left by Mr. Yin on Mary's doorstep mentions the film.
Midsomer Murders: The Made-to-Measure Murders (2010) (TV Episode)
Jones wants a suit that looks like the one Grant wore in the film tailored to him.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Knight and Day/I Am Love/The Killer Inside Me (2010) (TV Episode)
Justin Chang says "Knight and Day" tries to recapture some of the romance and suspense of this movie
Attack of the Octopus People (2010) (Video)
When asked why he is wearing sunglasses indoors, Daniel exclaims that his eyes "are allergic to questions!"
Findher (2010) (Video)
When Kobi Wait for the finder in the Harbor
NCIS: Enemy on the Hill (2011) (TV Episode)
Referenced by DiNozzo when the team realized that "George Kaplan" was a fictitious identity.
NCIS: Safe Harbor (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by DiNozzo
The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
The plane scene
Nostalgia Critic: Ri¢hie Ri¢h (2012) (TV Episode)
Theme from this movie played during the climax of Richie Rich.
The Glades: Public Enemy (2012) (TV Episode)
Being chased by crop duster in an empty field
Looper (2012)
Chase in the Cane Fields
Hitchcock (2012)
The opening scene is at the 1959 premiere of the film
Person of Interest: Zero Day (2013) (TV Episode)
Lead character Roger O. Thornhill is taken for a spy and pursued across the country famously being attacked with a plane. The same thing happens to Edward Thornhill in this episode.
Castle: The Human Factor (2013) (TV Episode)
The scene where the drone is attacking Beckett and Castle resembles to the plane attack scene in North by Northwest. After this Castle mentions the film.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.96 (2013) (TV Episode)
Chelsea mentions the movie by name.
Black Ribbon (2013) (Short)
The story's setting (Thornhill Manor) and the character name "Eve" are both nods to North by Northwest.
Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
One of the rodeo guys mistakenly state that Rock Hudson appeared in North by Northwest.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Pilot (2013) (TV Episode)
Boyle refers to the film.
Videoclub (2013)
Video case is shown ("Intriga Internacional").
The Blacklist: Anslo Garrick (No. 16): Conclusion (2013) (TV Episode)
Red tells Liz to meet someone named Kaplan at a hotel
Midsomer Murders: The Flying Club (2014) (TV Episode)
a man is chased through a cornfield by a low-flying light aircraft
Bob's Burgers: The Frond Files (2014) (TV Episode)
North by North Vest store
Eva Marie Saint: Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival (2014) (TV Movie)
discussed, stills shown
TCM: Twenty Classic Moments (2014) (TV Movie)
mentioned, still shown
Candlestick (2014)
Elements of the title sequence are influenced by the work of Saul Bass, including North by North West.
Bones: The 200th in the 10th (2014) (TV Episode)
When the cop is stabbed, Booth digs out the weapon and the little girl takes a picture, like the movie
Night City (2014)
Roger asks Eve "How does a girl like you get to be a girl like you?" and she replies "Lucky, I guess." which is referenced in the dialogue between Angel and her pimp Nick: "How does a girl like you end up being a girl like you?" - "Bad luck, I guess."

Featured in 

The 42nd Annual Academy Awards (1970) (TV Special)
The Men Who Made the Movies: Alfred Hitchcock (1973) (TV Movie)
film clips shown
Marlene (1984)
Movie scene from this Movie can be seen here
thirtysomething: South by Southeast (1988) (TV Episode)
Shown on TV
Alfred Hitchcock: The Art of Making Movies (1990) (Short)
clip shown during the pre-show.
Arizona Dream (1992)
When Paul during his audition reenacts the scene where Cary Grant is running away from the plane, scenes from the original film are featured to clarify his actions.
Ri¢hie Ri¢h (1994)
100 Years at the Movies (1994) (TV Movie)
Due South: Victoria's Secret: Part 1 (1995) (TV Episode)
Victoria and Fraser watch the film on TV
Northern Exposure: Balls (1995) (TV Episode)
on screen as Ed and Heather make out
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies (1998) (TV Special)
This film is #40 on the list.
Glorious Technicolor (1998) (TV Movie)
Clip shown
Hitchcock: Shadow of a Genius (1999) (TV Movie)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies (2001) (TV Special)
This film is #4 on the list.
SexTV: On Blondes/Walter Kundzicz/The Art of Flirting (2004) (TV Episode)
Clips from film are used in this episode.
Masters of Production: The Hidden Art of Hollywood (2004) (TV Movie)
Discusses Production Design
Hitchcock and Dial M (2004) (Video)
A clip is shown of Hitchcock's cameo from the film.
Personal History: Foreign Hitchcock (2004) (Video)
Clips are shown. Music is used.
3D: A Brief History (2004) (Video)
excerpt from trailer shown
The Hitchcocks on Hitch (2004) (Video)
(scene from)
The Pervert's Guide to Cinema (2006)
featured in documentary
50 Films to See Before You Die (2006) (TV Movie)
Clips shown.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: 10th Anniversary Edition (2007) (TV Movie)
This film is #55 on the list.
The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008) (TV Special)
Seen in opening montage
AFI's 10 Top 10: America's 10 Greatest Films in 10 Classic Genres (2008) (TV Movie)
This film is #7 on the "Mystery" list.
20 to 1: Hollywood's Hot List (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on Cary Grant.
Dans le labyrinthe de Marienbad (2009) (Video)
shows images from "North by northwest"
A Night at the Movies: The Suspenseful World of Thrillers (2009) (TV Movie)
clips with Cary Grant; Martin Landau; Eva Marie Saint; James Mason
The Master's Touch: Hitchcock's Signature Style (2009) (Video)
contains clips from this movie
Great Movie Mistakes (2010) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
Vamos a por vosotros (2011) (TV Movie)
clip shown in opening credits
The Mentalist: Red Sails in the Sunset (2012) (TV Episode)
Jane and Stiles watch "North by Northwest" in a movie theater.
Moyers & Company: Living Outside Tribal Lines (2013) (TV Episode)
poet Alexie opines on Mt. Rushmore from indigenous American perspective
Smashing UK Top 10: Top 10 American Films (2013) (TV Episode)
Clips
Smashing UK Top 10: Top 10 Thrillers (2013) (TV Episode)
Clips
Person of Interest: 4C (2014) (TV Episode)
This movie is showing on the plane.
True Detective: Form and Void (2014) (TV Episode)
Playing on TV
Top 40 Ultimate Action Movies (2014) (TV Movie)
Number 36 in the Countdown
Dallas: Where There's Smoke (2014) (TV Episode)
Auction scene featuring Cary Grant visible on Sue Ellen's TV set
Dallas: Denial, Anger, Acceptance (2014) (TV Episode)
Several clips visible on TV screen during Sue Ellen's flashbacks

Spoofed in 

The Prize (1963)
High Anxiety (1977)
Foul Play (1978)
Sesame Street Presents: Follow that Bird (1985)
Ernie and Bert's biplane went after Big a la the crop duster going after Roger Thornhill (Cary Grant).
Sledge Hammer!: Comrade Hammer (1987) (TV Episode)
The airplane sequence at the beginning of the episode
Moving (1988)
The famous scene where Cary Grant is attacked by the airplane is spoofed in Moving
The Simpsons: Homer vs. Lisa and the Eighth Commandment (1991) (TV Episode)
Homer stops a truck and is almost run over by it in the process, just like Cary Grant's character in the movie.
Arizona Dream (1992)
During a talent show Paul doesn't find anything better to reenact than the scene where Cary Grant is being chased by a plane.
Dinosaurs: Scent of a Reptile (1994) (TV Episode)
While researching for the MacGuffin flower, Charlene reads directions off her map, including North by Northwest.
The Simpsons: Fear of Flying (1994) (TV Episode)
Marge has a flashback which parodies the famous scene in this movie in a cornfield where a bi-plane chases the characters whilst shooting at them.
Ri¢hie Ri¢h (1994)
The Cable Guy (1996)
Wrongfully Accused (1998)
He runs through a cornfield with a toy biplane chasing him.
The Simpsons: Homer Simpson in: 'Kidney Trouble' (1998) (TV Episode)
Homer is almost run over by a car
That '70s Show: Too Old to Trick or Treat, Too Young to Die (2000) (TV Episode)
Kelso gets chased down by the paper boy's bi wing plane.
Stuart Little 2 (2002)
Stuart's plane flies towards the boys in a similiar manner as the plane in North by Northwest
Scrubs: My Unicorn (2004) (TV Episode)
Murray chases JD with the remote controlled byplane in a similar manner to the famous cropduster scene.
Family Guy: North by North Quahog (2005) (TV Episode)
cropduster and Mount Rushmore scenes
Tom and Jerry: The Fast and the Furry (2005) (Video)
Tom uses a yellow remote-controlled plane to chase Jerry while a slightly modified version of the North by Northwest theme plays.
The King of Queens: Move Doubt (2005) (TV Episode)
Doug runs from the plane like Cary Grant
Death's Wearing High Heels (2009)
Spanish title spoofed
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XX (2009) (TV Episode)
Bart pushes an Alfred Hitchcock-like character off of the top of Mount Rushmore.
Robot Chicken: Dear Consumer (2009) (TV Episode)
At one point, the angels chase the Atheist Mayor
Psych: Mr. Yin Presents (2010) (TV Episode)
In the park, Lassiter is chased by a toy airplane in a shot reminiscent of the famous one in the cornfield in "North by Northwest."
Raising Hope: Murder, She Hoped (2013) (TV Episode)
dramatic theme music

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