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Mission: Impossible (TV Series 1966–1973) Poster

(1966–1973)

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Mission: Impossible (1988) (TV Series)

Version of 

Remade as 

Mission: Impossible (1988) (TV Series)

Edited into 

Mission: Impossible: The Mercenaries (1968) (TV Episode)
The opening sequence from "Echo of Yesterday" is reused in this episode

Referenced in 

The Monkees: Monkees Chow Mein (1967) (TV Episode)
referenced by Peter
That Girl: Mission Improbable: Part 1 (1969) (TV Episode)
Title reference
That Girl: Mission Improbable: Part 2 (1969) (TV Episode)
Title reference
The Strawberry Statement (1970)
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
The Barefoot Executive (1971)
Raffles correctly predicts "Mission Improbable" to be a top-rated TV show.
Hasamba (1971)
Zorkin mentions it.
Nearest and Dearest: Cindernellie (1972) (TV Episode)
Eli mentions the series as Lily and Walter arrive.
The Brady Bunch: Top Secret (1974) (TV Episode)
Bobby mentions watching the show.
The Immoral Three (1975)
The title is mentioned.
Hustle (1975)
theme tune playing from a TV
Cilla's World of Comedy: Who's Your Friend? (1976) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by title
The George Burns Special (1976) (TV Special)
Burns mentions the show.
Are You Being Served?: Take-over (1977) (TV Episode)
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.
Just Tell Me You Love Me (1978)
TV series mentioned by actor Robert Hegyes.
Mission: Possible: Part A: Finding Main Themes (1978) (TV Episode)
Menashe mentions it.
When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? (1979)
A character talks about watching "Mission Impossible."
Blue Thunder (1983)
The A-Team: The Rabbit Who Ate Las Vegas (1983) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jilly.
The Jeffersons: Mission: Incredible: Part 1 (1983) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Jeffersons: Mission: Incredible: Part 2 (1983) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Jeffersons: Mission: Incredible: Part 3 (1983) (TV Episode)
title reference
D.C. Cab (1983)
As the cabbies play their game in the opening sequence, they listen to and hum the Mission Impossible theme.
Meatballs Part II (1984)
"Your mission, if you choose to accept it..."
My Science Project (1985)
Vinnie sings the theme song.
Rambone: The First Time (1985) (Video)
The line "your mission, should you choose to accept it, is... " is used.
X: The Unheard Music (1986)
The "Mission: Impossible" theme song is played on a xylophone.
River's Edge (1986)
mentioned by one of the characters
Terror Squad (1988)
Mentioned in dialogue by Rawlings.
Neighbours: Episode #1.769 (1988) (TV Episode)
Jim quotes the "Your mission, should you choose to accept it" line
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Episode #1.8 (1988) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Cosmic Princess (1989) (TV Episode)
Crow askes if Martin Landau was on this show
Mystery Science Theater 3000: SST: Death Flight (1989) (TV Episode)
Joel: "Peter Graves, from 'Mission: Impossible'"
Urinal (1989)
cited as a secret surveillsnce operation
Superboy: War of the Species (1989) (TV Episode)
After sneaking into the lab, T.J. says, "Eat your heart out, Peter Graves."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Million Eyes of Sumuru (1989) (TV Episode)
Servo hums the "Mission: Impossible" theme.
Friends, Lovers, & Lunatics (1989)
Theme song heard.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Crawling Hand (1989) (TV Episode)
Joel (as a tape recorder is turned on): "Good morning, Mr. Phelps."
The Simpsons: Krusty Gets Busted (1990) (TV Episode)
The theme music to the TV series plays in the scene where Bart and Lisa go to the Kwik-E-Mart.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Ring of Terror (1990) (TV Episode)
"My assignment" Crow: "Should I decide to accept"
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Kiss My Butler (1990) (TV Episode)
Will was triyng to find a girl for Geoffrey and Carlton says: "The words "Mission Impossible" come to mind."
The Wonder Years: The Sixth Man (1990) (TV Episode)
Kevin asks Paul if he wants to watch "Mission: Impossible" with him.
New Jack City (1991)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster (1991) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Good morning, Godzilla. Your mission, should you decide to accept it: Save the two Japanese guys."
Hudson Hawk (1991)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Stranded in Space (1991) (TV Episode)
"Mission Impossible music"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: It Conquered the World (1991) (TV Episode)
Crow: "'Mission: Impossible', yeah! That sounds great!"
Married with Children: Cheese, Cues, and Blood (1991) (TV Episode)
While rambling senselessly Al says: "This tape will self-destruct in five seconds."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Viking Women vs. the Sea Serpent (1991) (TV Episode)
Tom: "It's the opening from 'Mission: Impossible.'"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Star Force: Fugitive Alien 2 (1991) (TV Episode)
Tom: "I think they swiped this music from 'Mission: Impossible.'"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Killer Shrews (1992) (TV Episode)
Crow, Joel, and Tom hum/sing the "Mission: Impossible" theme music.
The Simpsons: Homer the Heretic (1992) (TV Episode)
The violin trill as the fire traces the lamp cord like a fuse
The Wonder Years: Politics as Usual (1992) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jeff.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Attack of the the Eye Creatures (1992) (TV Episode)
Tom (as a character opens a briefcase): "Good morning, Mr. Phelps."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Human Duplicators (1992) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Were you on 'Mission: Impossible'?"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Bride of the Monster (1993) (TV Episode)
Servo: Your mission, Jim...
Designing Women: Wedding Redux (1993) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Secret Agent Super Dragon (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow (as a tape recorder is played): "Good morning, Mr. Phelps."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Operation Double 007 (1993) (TV Episode)
Servo: This is even better than Mission: Impossible.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Mitchell (1993) (TV Episode)
"The secretary will give you their names and addresses." Servo: And disavow any knowledge of their actions.
Animaniacs: Of Nice and Men/What a Dump/Survey Ladies (1993) (TV Episode)
Wakko's tape self-destructs, and Yakko refers to it as "Mission: Implausible."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Atomic Brain (1993) (TV Episode)
Servo Hums the show's theme.
Beach Babes from Beyond (1993)
theme song heard
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Village of the Giants (1994) (TV Episode)
Mike: Jim Begg and the IM force.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Dead Talk Back (1994) (TV Episode)
theme music hummed
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Bloodlust! (1994) (TV Episode)
Crow: The secretary will disavow any knowledge of our actions.
Married with Children: Business Still Sucks: Part 2 (1994) (TV Episode)
Officer Dan: "And then sometimes late at night I like to pretend I'm Barney from 'Mission Impossible'."
The Simpsons: Bart's Girlfriend (1994) (TV Episode)
A "Mission: Impossible"-like theme plays as Bart is caught in Skinner's sting.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: High School Big Shot (1994) (TV Episode)
"Theme Song hummed"
The Nanny: I've Got a Secret (1994) (TV Episode)
Fran mentions it by name.
Melrose Place: Melrose Impossible (1995) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Individual Responsibility (1995) (TV Episode)
Lois: Did you bring your Mission: Impossible toolbox?
ER: A Shift in the Night (1996) (TV Episode)
"Your mission, should you choose to accept it..."
Freakazoid!: Mission: Freakazoid (1996) (TV Episode)
The beginning of the episode is a take from the opening of the tv show,
Saved by the Bell: The New Class: To Tell the Truth (1996) (TV Episode)
Maria refers to the midterms as "Midterms: Impossible."
Star Trek: Voyager: Future's End: Part 2 (1996) (TV Episode)
Rain tells Tom that she's seen every episode of Mission Impossible.
Biography: Leonard Nimoy: Spock and Beyond (1996) (TV Episode)
This series is mentioned in this "Biography" episode. At least one still photo was also included.
NYPD Blue: Emission Impossible (1997) (TV Episode)
title reference
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Agent for H.A.R.M. (1997) (TV Episode)
Crow: "It's 'Mission: Impossible' language."
Dexter's Laboratory: Dee Dee Locks and the Ness Monster/Backfire/Book 'Em (1997) (TV Episode)
In "Book 'Em," Dexter and Dee Dee break into the library to a "Mission: Impossible"-like theme.
Diagnosis Murder: Discards (1997) (TV Episode)
Cinnamon Carter is one of Dane Travis' colleagues.
Ernest in the Army (1998)
Ernest imitates the the famous "tape scenes" when we first see him at the Golf Course.
FernGully 2: The Magical Rescue (1998) (Video)
Batty refers to Mr Phelps
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Phantom Planet (1998) (TV Episode)
Servo: (as a tape is played) Good morning, Mr. Oddface.
Ballykissangel: The Waiting Game (1998) (TV Episode)
Theme music during Donal's "covert operations"
That '70s Show: The Keg (1998) (TV Episode)
When Eric sneaks away from his house with the tap, the music of "Mission: Impossible" is played in the background.
Stepmom (1998)
Delta Team - Auftrag geheim! (1999) (TV Movie)
Angel: Lonely Hearts (1999) (TV Episode)
Cordelia says Doyle's visions would be cooler if they self-destructed in five seconds etc.
Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 2 (1999) (TV Special)
"Hollywood Screen Tests, Pt. 2" features many movies and tv shows in reference to the stars featured.
The Directors: The Films of Wes Craven (1999) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Craven.
An Extremely Goofy Movie (2000) (Video)
Bobby says "Mission: Possible" to inspire Max before the final competition.
The Tribe: Episode #3.10 (2000) (TV Episode)
Bray describes Ebony's plan as "mission impossible".
Good Eats: Mission: Poachable (2001) (TV Episode)
Title Reference
Belphégor - Le fantôme du Louvre (2001)
mentioned in dialogue
No Man's Land (2001)
High Heels and Low Lifes (2001)
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.
Max Keeble's Big Move (2001)
After Max learns about his mission via pager, the pager self-destructs.
Family Guy: Emission Impossible (2001) (TV Episode)
Episode title.
Gilmore Girls: Lost and Found (2002) (TV Episode)
Lorelai accuses Jess of breaking into their house, asking if he "pulled a Mission Impossible."
Dharma & Greg: Mission: Implausible (2002) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Perfect Pitch (2002) (TV Movie)
Soldier's Girl (2003) (TV Movie)
"Your mission, if you choose to accept it..." said
Dead Like Me: Pilot (2003) (TV Episode)
"Your mission, should you choose to accept it, ..."
The Fairly OddParents: The Big Scoop/Pipe Down (2003) (TV Episode)
Similar music during the heist sequence.
TV in Black: The First Fifty Years (2004) (Video)
stills
Veronica Mars: Meet John Smith (2004) (TV Episode)
"You might want to take a look at that" "Why? Is it going to self-destruct in five seconds?"
The Incredibles (2004)
The device that Mirage gives Bob contains a message that self-destructs.
World of Warcraft (2004) (Video Game)
Master Mathias Shaw ends Rogue quest instructions with "should you be discovered, SI:7 will disavow all knowledge of your existence."
The Bench: Life Before 'Seinfeld' (2004) (Video)
mentioned once
Barefoot (2005)
The german title of the series is mentioned by Til Schweiger
Red Dwarf: Identity Within (2005) (Video)
Referenced by name
City of Men: A Fila (2005) (TV Episode)
"Like Mission Impossible in the hospital"
QI: Cleve Crudgington (2005) (TV Episode)
Buzzer sound is the theme song
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.55 (2005) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "Spice Girls (and Boys)" category
Mission Possible (2005) (Video)
title reference
That's So Raven: Vision Impossible (2006) (TV Episode)
title reference
Top Gear: Episode #8.5 (2006) (TV Episode)
Theme song heard when James is on the track
Bottoms Up (2006) (Video)
A variation of the theme plays as Owen runs around
Vincent: Episode #2.1 (2006) (TV Episode)
Robert use the "If you choose to accept this assignment..." quote, and whistling the theme music.
The New Adventures of Old Christine: Mission: Impossible (2006) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Year Without a Santa Claus (2006) (TV Movie)
mentioned.
Shaun the Sheep: Bathtime (2007) (TV Episode)
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.
The Weakest Link: 'Doctor Who' Special (2007) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
The Film Crew: Hollywood After Dark (2007) (Video)
Kevin: "Meanwhile, on Mission: Impossible..."
QI: Espionage (2007) (TV Episode)
Jo's buzzer is the M:I themesong
Steel Trap (2007)
"Our next mission, should we choose to accept it..."
My Name Is Earl: Midnight Bun (2007) (TV Episode)
mentioned in the introduction by the narrator
Cruel Restaurant (2008) (Video)
musical cue used (theme song)
The Office: Goodbye, Toby (2008) (TV Episode)
Dwight says 'Your mission, if you choose to accept it'
Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild! (2008)
music like theme from Mission: Impossible
TOC TOC (2008) (TV Movie)
theme hummed by Vincent and version of famous line "should you or any of... will destruct in five seconds"
Nostalgia Critic: Good Burger (2009) (TV Episode)
"The Mondo Burger people partake in Mission Implausible..."
Supernatural: The Curious Case of Dean Winchester (2009) (TV Episode)
"Mission: Pathetic"
The Thick of It: Episode #3.4 (2009) (TV Episode)
Emma informs Phil that he is not in Mission: Impossible.
Pioneers of Television: Crime Dramas (2011) (TV Episode)
Bruce Geller is a pioneer of television crime dramas with "Mission: Impossible".
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Seduction Impossible (2011) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
V: Birth Pangs (2011) (TV Episode)
Erica says, "That's very 'Mission: Impossible.'"
Face Off: Family Plot (2011) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
Face Off: Twisted Tales (2011) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
Copycats: Episode #2.49 (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as an incorrect answer by one of the contestants.
Fast Five (2011)
"Mission impossible" comment
Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.27 (2011) (TV Episode)
The theme song is played during the intro.
The Biggest Loser: Episode #12.8 (2011) (TV Episode)
Becky mentions the show by name.
Phineas and Ferb: Quietest Day Ever/Doonkleberry Imperative (2012) (TV Episode)
In "Doonkleberry Imperative," Perry's message from Major Monogram self-destructs, just as in "Mission: Impossible."
Moone Boy: Bunch of Marys (2012) (TV Episode)
The theme tune plays while Linda moves the poster.
El Santos VS la Tetona Mendoza (2012)
The theme song was heard.
Suits: Blind-Sided (2013) (TV Episode)
Harvey says, "Your next assignment, should you choose to accept it..." to which Mike replies with a quip about a self-destructing message.
Castle: The Human Factor (2013) (TV Episode)
Castle quotes the famous line "The Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your activities."
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Passed Pawns (2013) (TV Episode)
Yeager says, "What is Homeless Man doing with a Mission: Impossible briefcase?"
Up Late with Alec Baldwin: Episode #1.4 (2013) (TV Episode)
Alec mentions the show by name.
American Dad!: Vision: Impossible (2014) (TV Episode)
Title reference
The Tomorrow People: Endgame (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Parks and Recreation: Moving Up: Part 1 (2014) (TV Episode)
At the Unity Concert planning meeting, Andy says, "Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to accept the following missions."
Falling Skies: Space Oddity (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue

Featured in 

CBS at 75 (2003) (TV Special)
The Great Buck Howard (2008)
A clip from Peter Graves on "Mission: Impossible" is shown during the opening credits.
MythBusters: Mission Impossible Mask (2011) (TV Episode)
clips featuring scenes Mythbusters are testing (using facial masks to fool guards) are shown
Nostalgia Critic: The Top 11 Awesome Movie Themes (2012) (TV Episode)
Critic compares the show's theme to the movies'.

Spoofed in 

The Monkees: Art for Monkees' Sake (1967) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as 'Mission Ridiculous'
Get Smart: The Impossible Mission (1968) (TV Episode)
Various scenes, as well as the title itself, are spoofs of the series.
Here's Lucy: Lucy's Impossible Mission (1968) (TV Episode)
The entire episode is a spoof, including theme and incidental music and Bob Johnson as the voice of the self-destructing tape.
Don't Drink the Water (1969)
On the hayrack the tape recorded message concludes with a warning the tape will self destruct in five seconds.
Get Smart: Physician Impossible (1969) (TV Episode)
The title 'physician impossible' is a spoof of the title 'mission impossible'
The Carol Burnett Show: Episode #3.15 (1970) (TV Episode)
Parodied as "Mission: Improbable".
Green Acres: Uncle Fedor (1970) (TV Episode)
Fedor's note claims it will "self-destruct in five seconds." It does.
While the Cat's Away... (1972)
A variation of the vintage TV show's theme song is used during a caper spoof.
Lupin the Third: Strange Psychokinetic Strategy (1974)
Joke featuring the line, "This tape will self destruct".
Sanford and Son: The Hawaiian Connection: Part 1 (1976) (TV Episode)
The theme music plays as Greg Morris' character sneaks into Fred's hotel room to switch suitcases.
Lupin the 3rd: Lupin's Toughest Battle Ever (1979) (TV Episode)
Line: "This tape will self-destruct in five seconds".
Los energéticos (1979)
Self-destructing tape gag.
On the Waterfront: Episode #2.1 (1989) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as Mission: a bit complicated
On the Waterfront: Episode #2.10 (1989) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as Mission: a bit complicated
Otto - Der Außerfriesische (1989)
this telephone will destroy itself in 5 seconds
Pee-wee's Playhouse: Playhouse for Sale (1990) (TV Episode)
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.
Wayne's World (1992)
Rugrats: Regarding Stuie/Garage Sale (1992) (TV Episode)
A soundalike of the main theme is played when the Babies remove stuff from the house for the Garage Sale
Dexter's Laboratory: Dexter's Rival/Dial M for Monkey: Simion/Old Man Dexter (1996) (TV Episode)
A send-up of the "Mission: Impossible" theme is heard as Dexter enters his laboratory.
Spy Hard (1996)
Fired Up: Mission: and A-Hopin' (1998) (TV Episode)
The bulk of this episode is a dream sequence spoofing the classic show.
The Simpsons: The Trouble with Trillions (1998) (TV Episode)
The narrator of the top-secret film Homer watches says, "This film will self-destruct . . . if not properly stored."
Kiss My Act (2001) (TV Movie)
Finding Nemo (2003)
Rugrats: The Bravliest Baby/Gimme an 'A' (2003) (TV Episode)
A Pastiche of the theme song plays when the babies climb the mountain
Shrek 2 (2004)
lighting a fuse as the theme starts
Jimmy Neutron: Win, Lose and Kaboom (2004) (TV Movie)
theme music and multi-framed action segment mimics the classic television series
Keloglan vs. the Black Prince (2006)
when talking about a quest, the king says "Your next mission, should you decide to accept it..."
The Loop: The Phantom (2007) (TV Episode)
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.
College (2008)
sneaking into the frat as music similar to the Mission Impossible theme plays
America's Next Top Model: Do You Light the Way I Look? (2009) (TV Episode)
Tyra gives a mission to the Jay's in the style of MI
Castle: A Deadly Game (2010) (TV Episode)
Castle finds a pen with a secret recorded message that then self destructs at the end of the recording.
Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #19.96 (2012) (TV Episode)
From "Top Ten Other Movies about Mitt Romney": "6.Mittion Impossible."
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The Slump (2013) (TV Episode)
Amy's "Mission Possible" video is a parody of its opening theme.

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