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The Music Man (2003) (TV Movie)

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Critic's Choice (1963)
Referenced in animated title sequence
Please Don't Eat the Daisies: Trouble Right Here in Ridgemont City (1966) (TV Episode)
Song parody in title from movie
This Is Your Life: Shirley Jones (1971) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name.
The Doris Day Show: The Music Man (1972) (TV Episode)
Title reference
The Brady Bunch Variety Hour: Episode #1.4 (1977) (TV Episode)
The Bradys sing "76 Trombones."
Mork & Mindy: Mork vs. the Necrotons: Part 1 (1979) (TV Episode)
When Orson tells Mork "We've got trouble," Mork asks, "Right here in Boulder City?"
Diff'rent Strokes: The Music Man (1982) (TV Episode)
The episode title is based on the title of this film
Joysticks (1983)
The film is set in River City.
The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo: To All the Ghouls I've Loved Before (1985) (TV Episode)
Flim-Flam makes a veiled reference to the song "Trouble."
Girls on Top: Skankin' (1985) (TV Episode)
Shelley sings "76 Trombones."
The Facts of Life: The Lady Who Came to Dinner (1986) (TV Episode)
A song from this musical is sung.
Pound Puppies: Wagga-Wagga (1986) (TV Episode)
In one scene, Whopper says that Penelope is trouble "With a capital T that rhymes with P and that stands for Penelope."
Mathnet: The Problem of the Passing Parade (1987) (TV Episode)
the con men's song is called 75 Trombones
Quantum Leap: The Americanization of Machiko - August 4, 1953 (1989) (TV Episode)
Al says, "Trouble in River City!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Project Moonbase (1990) (TV Episode)
Crow: "The Wells Fargo racket is comin' down the street."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Sidehackers (1990) (TV Episode)
"Trouble" Servo: Right here in River City.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Rocket Attack U.S.A. (1990) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Goodnight, my someone."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: King Dinosaur (1990) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Trombone; must be 76 of them, because 110 cornets are right behind."
Parker Lewis Can't Lose: The Undergraduate (1991) (TV Episode)
Parker, Mikey, Jerry, and Frank audition for the part of Harold Hill in "The Music Man."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Mighty Jack (1991) (TV Episode)
Crow, Joel, and Tom sing "Yabuki" to the tune of "Shipoopi."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera vs. Zigra (1991) (TV Episode)
Crow, Joel, and Tom sing "Kikuchi" to the tune of "Shipoopi."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hercules Unchained (1992) (TV Episode)
"Wells Fargo...Wells come on everybody!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Fire Maidens of Outer Space (1992) (TV Episode)
A character in the film mentions the word "trouble," after which Tom adds, "Right here in River City."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Beatniks (1992) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Shipoopi!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: 'Manos' the Hands of Fate (1993) (TV Episode)
Master: There's been enough trouble. Servo: Right here in River City.
Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)
In the TV version of the film In Captain Doyle's office Luger spins a wheel-of-fortune to find out how long he's got to solve the case. The wheel passes through 76 Trombones, 9 1/2 Weeks, High Noon and Seven Days in May before finally stopping on 48 Hours.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Swamp Diamonds (1993) (TV Episode)
Joel (singing): "Oh, the Wells Fargo wagon is . . ."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Atomic Brain (1993) (TV Episode)
Servo: We're talking about trouble right here in River City.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Village of the Giants (1994) (TV Episode)
Crow: (singing) The Wells Fargo wagon is a...
True Lies (1994)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Code Name: Diamond Head (1994) (TV Episode)
Tom sings "Pick-a-Little, Talk-a-Little."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Violent Years (1994) (TV Episode)
Mike: "We got trouble, right here in River City."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Last of the Wild Horses (1994) (TV Episode)
Tom sings part of "The Wells Fargo Wagon."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: High School Big Shot (1994) (TV Episode)
Crow (to the tune of "The Wells Fargo Wagon"): "Oh, a big heroin shipment is a-comin' down the street"
The Beatles Anthology: March '63 to February '64 (1995) (TV Episode)
Mention before preforming "Til There Was You"
Iron Man: Hulk Buster (1996) (TV Episode)
Julia says there's "trouble in River City".
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Undead (1997) (TV Episode)
Smolken sings 76 Trombones.
Saturday Night Live: Mike Myers/Aerosmith (1997) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Sprockets
Mystery Science Theater 3000: I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1997) (TV Episode)
Tom: "She's dressed to dance the 'Shipoopi.'"
The Nanny: The Wedding (1998) (TV Episode)
The song, "Pick a Little, Talk a Little" is playing in the background during a flashback sequence.
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Good Will Haunting (1998) (TV Episode)
Bellevuedere mentions starring in a production of it.
Bowfinger (1999)
'White Christmas': A Look Back with Rosemary Clooney (2000) (Video)
Referenced by name
Friends: The One with the Holiday Armadillo (2000) (TV Episode)
Chandler gets tickets for he and Monica to go and see the show the film is based on.
Gilmore Girls: That Damn Donna Reed (2001) (TV Episode)
Taylor Doosie, talking about fading paint to Luke, says "You got trouble, my friends". Lorelai continues "Right here in River City"
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Once More, with Feeling (2001) (TV Episode)
Spike's line about "seventy-six bloody trombones" is a music man reference.
Analyze That (2002)
Billy Crystal mentions playing Meredoth Wilson's hero in the classic musical when he was in school
Sex and the City: Pick-A-Little, Talk-A-Little (2003) (TV Episode)
title comes from a song line
Monk: Mr. Monk and the Sleeping Suspect (2003) (TV Episode)
Agent Grooms once refers to Monk as "Marian the Librarian."
School of Rock (2003)
Both films feature a music con man who starts up a band for children and is eventually chased by the kids parents - and then forgiven.
Sons of Provo (2004)
Jill says that she and Kirby met while performing together in this musical during high school.
Reefer Madness: Grass Roots (2005) (TV Movie)
mentioned once
Family Guy: Patriot Games (2006) (TV Episode)
Peter gets the audience to sing "Shipoopi"
The Second Chance (2006)
(said sarcastically) "The Music Man has come to River City"
Gilmore Girls: French Twist (2006) (TV Episode)
Olivia says that Stars Hallow is the kind of town that Professor Harold Hill should move to and sucker everybody into buying musical instruments.
Pittsburgh (2006)
This movie features a stage version of the movie by the same name.
Daniel Tosh: Completely Serious (2007) (TV Movie)
"Trouble in River City"
Halo 3 (2007) (Video Game)
A marine says, "Oh, there's trouble, right here in River City!"
Weeds: The Two Mrs. Scottsons (2007) (TV Episode)
"The Music Man of Agrestic"
Sex and the City (2008)
the "76 trombones" comment
The Gamers: Dorkness Rising (2008)
quotes the song "Pick a Little, Talk a Little"
Saturday Night Live: Neil Patrick Harris/Taylor Swift (2009) (TV Episode)
It is referred to in the Broadway meeting segment.
Royal Pains: It's Like Jamais Vu All Over Again (2009) (TV Episode)
Hank suggests Evan's southern outfit might spark "trouble in River City"
Phineas and Ferb: Rollercoaster: The Musical! (2011) (TV Episode)
Referenced in Phineas's "Hey Ferb (I Know What We're Gonna Do Today)" song
Modern Family: The Musical Man (2011) (TV Episode)
title reference
Bernie (2011)
Bernie participates in a "Music Man" production.
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000 (2012) (TV Episode)
The Flim Flam brothers try to sell their apple cider to the entire town, singing a song like Harold Hill did in "Ya Got Trouble".
Bob's Burgers: Food Truckin' (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot (2013)
mentioned during tours of costume department and backlot
New Girl: A Father's Love (2013) (TV Episode)
Professor Harold Hill from The Music Man used the scheme of "Fake trombones for a fake band" like Jess mentions.
RuPaul's Drag Race: Shade: The Rusical (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced by RuPaul.
The Simpsons: Pay Pal (2014) (TV Episode)
Ear Poison performs "Till There Was You" from "The Music Man."

Featured in 

Hollywood Musicals of the 60's (2000) (TV Movie)
Several clips are shown.
The 76th Annual Academy Awards (2004) (TV Special)
Memorial Tribute: Buddy Hackett
Broadway: The American Musical (2004) (TV Series)
Featured in Episodes One and Five
Broadway: The American Musical: Give My Regards to Broadway: 1893-1927 (2004) (TV Episode)
A musical number from the movie is shown.
Broadway: The American Musical: Tradition: 1957-1979 (2004) (TV Episode)
The musical number 'Seventy-six Trombones' is shown.
Ira & Abby (2006)
Ira watches The Music Man on TV.

Spoofed in 

The Outlaws Is Coming (1965)
The Stooges lead the outlaws in a parody of "Ya Got Trouble".
Hysterical (1983)
The Simpsons: Marge vs. the Monorail (1993) (TV Episode)
Lyle Lanley's support-winning song is a spoof of a musical number from this film.
The Simpsons: All Singing, All Dancing (1998) (TV Episode)
The song "Monorail" is a spoof of a song from this movie.
3rd Rock from the Sun: The Physics of Being Dick (1998) (TV Episode)
Dick's pitch speech for Physics spoofs Harold Hill's speech: "Inertia! With a capital 'I' and that rhymes with 'pie' and that starts with 'P' and that stands for 'Physics!'"
The Simpsons: Trash of the Titans (1998) (TV Episode)
Homer walks in front of the band in the parade in "The Garbage Man" musical number, spoofing Henry Hill in "The Music Man."
Animaniacs: Wakko's Wish (1999) (Video)
The song at the train station parodies "The Wells Fargo Wagon" from this musical.
Family Guy: Brian Wallows and Peter's Swallows (2002) (TV Episode)
The scene where Lois and Brian are speaking along to a tune on the piano mirrors that of Marian's piano-teaching scene from "The Music Man", right down to the melody used.
That's Easy for You to Say! (2005) (Video)
brandon sees himself as the Music Man in his dream

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