Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
The opening sequence from "Echo of Yesterday" is reused in this episode
referenced by Peter
Simon compares it to the way Linda and him have to climb a ladder in order to enter and exit the taken over dean's office
Raffles correctly predicts "Mission Improbable" to be a top-rated TV show.
Zorkin mentions it.
Eli mentions the series as Lily and Walter arrive.
Bobby mentions watching the show.
The title is mentioned.
theme tune playing from a TV
Mentioned by title
Burns mentions the show.
When Mr. Rumbold says that what he is about to tell the staff is absolutely top secret, Mr. Humphries jokingly suggests that he will then "self destruct in a puff of smoke", which is what the messages always used to do on Mission: Impossible.
TV series mentioned by actor Robert Hegyes.
Menashe mentions it.
A character talks about watching "Mission Impossible."
Mentioned by Jilly.
As the cabbies play their game in the opening sequence, they listen to and hum the Mission Impossible theme.
"Your mission, if you choose to accept it..."
Vinnie sings the theme song.
The line "your mission, should you choose to accept it, is... " is used.
The "Mission: Impossible" theme song is played on a xylophone.
mentioned by one of the characters
Mentioned in dialogue by Rawlings.
Jim quotes the "Your mission, should you choose to accept it" line
Referenced by name
Crow askes if Martin Landau was on this show
Joel: "Peter Graves, from 'Mission: Impossible'"
cited as a secret surveillsnce operation
After sneaking into the lab, T.J. says, "Eat your heart out, Peter Graves."
Servo hums the "Mission: Impossible" theme.
Theme song heard.
Joel (as a tape recorder is turned on): "Good morning, Mr. Phelps."
The theme music to the TV series plays in the scene where Bart and Lisa go to the Kwik-E-Mart.
"My assignment" Crow: "Should I decide to accept"
Will was triyng to find a girl for Geoffrey and Carlton says: "The words "Mission Impossible" come to mind."
Kevin asks Paul if he wants to watch "Mission: Impossible" with him.
Crow: "Good morning, Godzilla. Your mission, should you decide to accept it: Save the two Japanese guys."
"Mission Impossible music"
Crow: "'Mission: Impossible', yeah! That sounds great!"
While rambling senselessly Al says: "This tape will self-destruct in five seconds."
Tom: "It's the opening from 'Mission: Impossible.'"
Tom: "I think they swiped this music from 'Mission: Impossible.'"
Crow, Joel, and Tom hum/sing the "Mission: Impossible" theme music.
The violin trill as the fire traces the lamp cord like a fuse
Mentioned by Jeff.
Tom (as a character opens a briefcase): "Good morning, Mr. Phelps."
Crow: "Were you on 'Mission: Impossible'?"
Servo: Your mission, Jim...
Mentioned by name.
Crow (as a tape recorder is played): "Good morning, Mr. Phelps."
Servo: This is even better than Mission: Impossible.
"The secretary will give you their names and addresses." Servo: And disavow any knowledge of their actions.
Wakko's tape self-destructs, and Yakko refers to it as "Mission: Implausible."
Servo Hums the show's theme.
theme song heard
Mike: Jim Begg and the IM force.
theme music hummed
Crow: The secretary will disavow any knowledge of our actions.
Officer Dan: "And then sometimes late at night I like to pretend I'm Barney from 'Mission Impossible'."
A "Mission: Impossible"-like theme plays as Bart is caught in Skinner's sting.
"Theme Song hummed"
Fran mentions it by name.
Lois: Did you bring your Mission: Impossible toolbox?
"Your mission, should you choose to accept it..."
The beginning of the episode is a take from the opening of the tv show,
Maria refers to the midterms as "Midterms: Impossible."
Rain tells Tom that she's seen every episode of Mission Impossible.
This series is mentioned in this "Biography" episode. At least one still photo was also included.
Crow: "It's 'Mission: Impossible' language."
In "Book 'Em," Dexter and Dee Dee break into the library to a "Mission: Impossible"-like theme.
Cinnamon Carter is one of Dane Travis' colleagues.
Ernest imitates the the famous "tape scenes" when we first see him at the Golf Course.
Batty refers to Mr Phelps
Servo: (as a tape is played) Good morning, Mr. Oddface.
Theme music during Donal's "covert operations"
When Eric sneaks away from his house with the tap, the music of "Mission: Impossible" is played in the background.
Cordelia says Doyle's visions would be cooler if they self-destructed in five seconds etc.
"Hollywood Screen Tests, Pt. 2" features many movies and tv shows in reference to the stars featured.
Mentioned by Craven.
Bobby says "Mission: Possible" to inspire Max before the final competition.
Bray describes Ebony's plan as "mission impossible".
mentioned in dialogue
After a technically skillful heist, it is said that the security system of the bank wasn't good enough because a "mission impossible" wasn't expected.
After Max learns about his mission via pager, the pager self-destructs.
Lorelai accuses Jess of breaking into their house, asking if he "pulled a Mission Impossible."
"Your mission, if you choose to accept it..." said
"Your mission, should you choose to accept it, ..."
Similar music during the heist sequence.
"You might want to take a look at that" "Why? Is it going to self-destruct in five seconds?"
The device that Mirage gives Bob contains a message that self-destructs.
Master Mathias Shaw ends Rogue quest instructions with "should you be discovered, SI:7 will disavow all knowledge of your existence."
The german title of the series is mentioned by Til Schweiger
Referenced by name
"Like Mission Impossible in the hospital"
Buzzer sound is the theme song
referenced in clue in "Spice Girls (and Boys)" category
Wesley describes his high school break-in as a "Mission: Impossible style robbery".
Theme song heard when James is on the track
A variation of the theme plays as Owen runs around
Robert use the "If you choose to accept this assignment..." quote, and whistling the theme music.
A "Mission: Impossible"-like theme is heard as the sheep prepare the hose that they use to divert hot water out of the farmer's tub.
Referenced by name
Kevin: "Meanwhile, on Mission: Impossible..."
Jo's buzzer is the M:I themesong
"Our next mission, should we choose to accept it..."
mentioned in the introduction by the narrator
musical cue used (theme song)
Dwight says 'Your mission, if you choose to accept it'
music like theme from Mission: Impossible
theme hummed by Vincent and version of famous line "should you or any of... will destruct in five seconds"
"The Mondo Burger people partake in Mission Implausible..."
Emma informs Phil that he is not in Mission: Impossible.
Bruce Geller is a pioneer of television crime dramas with "Mission: Impossible".
Erica says, "That's very 'Mission: Impossible.'"
Mentioned as an incorrect answer by one of the contestants.
"Mission impossible" comment
The theme song is played during the intro.
Becky mentions the show by name.
In "Doonkleberry Imperative," Perry's message from Major Monogram self-destructs, just as in "Mission: Impossible."
The theme tune plays while Linda moves the poster.
The theme song was heard.
Harvey says, "Your next assignment, should you choose to accept it..." to which Mike replies with a quip about a self-destructing message.
Castle quotes the famous line "The Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your activities."
Yeager says, "What is Homeless Man doing with a Mission: Impossible briefcase?"
Alec mentions the show by name.
Mentioned in dialogue
At the Unity Concert planning meeting, Andy says, "Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to accept the following missions."
Mentioned in dialogue
A clip from Peter Graves on "Mission: Impossible" is shown during the opening credits.
clips featuring scenes Mythbusters are testing (using facial masks to fool guards) are shown
Critic compares the show's theme to the movies'.
Spoofed as 'Mission Ridiculous'
Various scenes, as well as the title itself, are spoofs of the series.
The entire episode is a spoof, including theme and incidental music and Bob Johnson as the voice of the self-destructing tape.
On the hayrack the tape recorded message concludes with a warning the tape will self destruct in five seconds.
The title 'physician impossible' is a spoof of the title 'mission impossible'
Parodied as "Mission: Improbable".
Fedor's note claims it will "self-destruct in five seconds." It does.
A variation of the vintage TV show's theme song is used during a caper spoof.
Joke featuring the line, "This tape will self destruct".
The theme music plays as Greg Morris' character sneaks into Fred's hotel room to switch suitcases.
Line: "This tape will self-destruct in five seconds".
Self-destructing tape gag.
Spoofed as Mission: a bit complicated
Spoofed as Mission: a bit complicated
this telephone will destroy itself in 5 seconds
Pee-wee says on his tape that it will "self-destruct in three seconds". In then smokes, accompanied by a musical parody of the theme song.
A soundalike of the main theme is played when the Babies remove stuff from the house for the Garage Sale
A send-up of the "Mission: Impossible" theme is heard as Dexter enters his laboratory.
Spoofed in "A Christmas Peril."
The bulk of this episode is a dream sequence spoofing the classic show.
The narrator of the top-secret film Homer watches says, "This film will self-destruct . . . if not properly stored."
A Pastiche of the theme song plays when the babies climb the mountain
lighting a fuse as the theme starts
theme music and multi-framed action segment mimics the classic television series
when talking about a quest, the king says "Your next mission, should you decide to accept it..."
After Russ has wrecked Sam's car, he gets an idea, then the Mission: Impossible theme kicks in for a montage where we are shown how Russ erases all evidence of his involvement.
sneaking into the frat as music similar to the Mission Impossible theme plays
Tyra gives a mission to the Jay's in the style of MI
Castle finds a pen with a secret recorded message that then self destructs at the end of the recording.
From "Top Ten Other Movies about Mitt Romney": "6.Mittion Impossible."
Amy's "Mission Possible" video is a parody of its opening theme.