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(1962–1986)

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Referenced in 

Hello Down There (1969)
Merv Griffin himself appears in the movie & the teen characters are "filming" for his show.
All in the Family: Gloria Poses in the Nude (1971) (TV Episode)
Discussed by Archie and Edith
All in the Family: Mike's Friend (1974) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
All in the Family: Too Good Edith (1979) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Archie
Serial (1980)
A character in "Serial" mentions that she and her husband usually watch the Merv Griffin show before playing "hide the salami."
Sanford: The Benefit (1980) (TV Episode)
Sammy lists this show among the many on which he's scheduled to appear.
Gimme a Break!: Nell's Ex (1982) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned by name.
Deathtrap (1982)
The A-Team: There's Always a Catch (1983) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Faceman
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Mr. T (1984) (TV Special)
Title referenced by Bob Hope
Saturday Night Live: Mr. T and Hulk Hogan/The Commodores (1985) (TV Episode)
Referenced in Billy Crystal's comedy film
When Nature Calls (1985)
The dad mentions the Gabor sisters performing on the show.
Making It Huge (1985) (Video)
"The Merv Griffin Show" sign
Light of Day (1987)
Saturday Night Live: Kathleen Turner/Billy Joel (1989) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Plug Away with Harvey Fierstein
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Being from Another Planet (1992) (TV Episode)
Tom: "That's about the time he started showing up on 'The Merv Griffin Show' with his electric guitar."
The Larry Sanders Show: The Promise (1992) (TV Episode)
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.
Family Dog: Family Dog Goes Homeless (1993) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Danger! Death Ray (1995) (TV Episode)
"Tonight, Merv's guests.."
The Nanny: A Fine Family Feud (1995) (TV Episode)
Fran mentions the show by name.
The Late Shift (1996) (TV Movie)
Seinfeld: The Merv Griffin Show (1997) (TV Episode)
Kramer finds the studio set from this show
Freaks and Geeks: Girlfriends and Boyfriends (2000) (TV Episode)
Neal tells Sam, "Hey, Merv Griffin - nice interview."
The Simpsons: The Blunder Years (2001) (TV Episode)
The Pimento Grove emcee says that Mesmerino has appeared on "The Merv Griffin Show."
Wonderland (2003)
In montage of TV Guide listings
The Bench: Life Before 'Seinfeld' (2004) (Video)
mentioned once
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jon Lovitz (2005) (TV Movie)
Mentioned in Plug Away
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Episode dated 3 May 2006 (2006) (TV Episode)
Ellen and her guest Merv Griffin talks about the DVD release for this series.
Running with Scissors (2006)
Mentioned in voice-over by Augusten.
Conan: Hickory Dickory Danger (2010) (TV Episode)
Andy Richter (while talking with Conan O'Brien) mentions Merv Griffin as being host of a late night show
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.89 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Merv Griffin had a popular TV show
Stiller & Meara: Jerry & Anne (2011) (TV Episode)
Stiller and Meara mention they were on the show.
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)
Referenced by Rance Holloway in his video
Mad Men: The Flood (2013) (TV Episode)
Harry mentions the show by name.

Featured in 

E! True Hollywood Story: Karen Carpenter (1997) (TV Episode)
Karen Carpenters' appearance on the Merv Griffin Show is shown in this documentary
Man on the Moon (1999)
Contains a meticulous re-creation of the former show.
Whitney Houston: The Greatest Hits (2000) (Video)
performance clip
Primetime Wednesday: Episode dated 4 December 2002 (2002) (TV Episode)
clip of Whitney on the 29 April 1985 episode
The Dream Studio (2004) (Video)
clip shown
Life After Tomorrow (2006)
Features a segment highlighting the cast of "Annie."
My Amityville Horror (2012)
A clip is shown of the Lutzs' on The Merv Griffin show.
Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic (2013)
clips from
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.30 (2013) (TV Episode)
a clip of Mariska Hargitay as a child on the show is shown
John Denver: Country Boy (2013) (TV Movie)
excerpt shown: "Your Friendly Neighborhood Ku Klux Klan"

Spoofed in 

SCTV Network: One on the Town (1981) (TV Episode)
A sketch (a fake promo) parodies the Merv Griffin Show, with Rick Moranis playing Merv.
Garfield and Friends: First Class Feline/U.S. Acres: Hamelot/How to Be Funny (1989) (TV Episode)
A griffin hosts a medieval talk show, which is undoubtedly a pun on Merv Griffin.

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