Merv Griffin himself appears in the movie & the teen characters are "filming" for his show.
Discussed by Archie and Edith
Mentioned in dialogue
A character in "Serial" mentions that she and her husband usually watch the Merv Griffin show before playing "hide the salami."
Sammy lists this show among the many on which he's scheduled to appear.
The show is mentioned by name.
Mentioned by Faceman
Title referenced by Bob Hope
"The Merv Griffin Show" sign
Referenced in Billy Crystal's comedy film
The dad mentions the Gabor sisters performing on the show.
Mentioned on Plug Away with Harvey Fierstein
Tom: "That's about the time he started showing up on 'The Merv Griffin Show' with his electric guitar."
Larry says he started his career as a stand-up comedian on Merv's show, but then went to Carson's Tonight Show, and excuses it was ok since they were on at different times of the day.
The show is mentioned.
"Tonight, Merv's guests.."
Fran mentions the show by name.
Kramer finds the studio set from this show
Neal tells Sam, "Hey, Merv Griffin - nice interview."
The Pimento Grove emcee says that Mesmerino has appeared on "The Merv Griffin Show."
In montage of TV Guide listings
Mentioned in Plug Away
Ellen and her guest Merv Griffin talks about the DVD release for this series.
Mentioned in voice-over by Augusten.
Andy Richter (while talking with Conan O'Brien) mentions Merv Griffin as being host of a late night show
Jay mentions that Merv Griffin had a popular TV show
Stiller and Meara mention they were on the show.
Harry mentions the show by name.
Karen Carpenters' appearance on the Merv Griffin Show is shown in this documentary
Contains a meticulous re-creation of the former show.
clip of Whitney on the 29 April 1985 episode
Features a segment highlighting the cast of "Annie."
A sketch (a fake promo) parodies the Merv Griffin Show, with Rick Moranis playing Merv.
A griffin hosts a medieval talk show, which is undoubtedly a pun on Merv Griffin.