The Graduate (1967)
Edited into a spoof with Anne Robinson
In the video for "Too Funky," the audio starts off with the lines from Mrs. Robinson: "I am not trying to seduce you. Would you like me to seduce you? Is that what you want?"
scenes are taken from this film
The asignation in the hotel is a direct reference to Dustin Hoffman meeting Anne Bancroft in a hotel in the Graduate. The same movie is rented by Adam when he spends the evening with his family.
The exact shot of Hoffman as seen through Anne Bancroft's leg was lifted from 5 Against The House. That film featured Kim Novak's leg with Guy Madison in the background.
Simon Templar drives past a cinema sign advertising the film.
Raquel performs The Sound of Silence
After she seduces him with (what the viewers see as quick flashes of) her large breasts, Simon asks the Filing Room Girl if she saw that film, but she simply says no and proceeds with her actions
The famouse scene with Hoffmann and Bancroft, where she ist undressing her stockings, is repeated with Hoffmann and Dunaway.
A poster of Ben Braddock is on a wall.
Billy calls forty year old Ann "Mrs. Robinson" when he learns twenty-two year old Peter has asked her to marry him.
song from movie in title
mentioned by members of the Honeybees
Title mentioned in superimposed text running under Buck Henry's monologue
Referenced in Speaking of Fashion
Brad Davis and Karen Allen leave the Orson Welles Cinema in Cambridge after seeing The Graduate. They discuss the film briefly.
When Ruth asks to speak to Henry alone, Kip and Amy start singing, "Mrs. Robinson."
The advice regarding "computerchips" references the "plastics" advice from The Graduate
Hinted at by Mrs. Brent when trying to seduce Skip by the pool. Also, the ending scene is a very direct tribute.
Fay says she feels like Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate.
"Is this some sort of Mrs. Robinson thing?"
title reference, title mentioned, plot
In both films, a naive male character is given a secret word, and the word in both cases is "plastics."
Diane mentions the character of Mrs. Robinson in reference to a younger man being attracted to her.
Song in title in movie
Older woman seduces younger man with similar style.
Large glass window scene.
Referenced by Crow
Re-creation of the famous through-the-legs shot of Mrs. Robinson seducing Hoffman
When Jun and Mitsuko kiss at one point, Mitsuko still has cigarette smoke in her mouth, á la Mrs. Robinson in the Graduate.
"Koo-koo-ka-choo, Mrs. Robinson."
Ed tells Joel to pursue Elaine like Dustin Hoffman does...which he later does in a dream sequence.
Title reference; the plot centers around Parker's attraction to a female teacher at Santo Domingo.
The elderly woman who flirts with Slater is named Mrs. Robinson.
In the opening shot, Buck Henry (who wrote the screenplay to "The Graduate") pitches a sequel set 25 years later in which Ben and Elaine are married and living with Mrs. Robinson, who has had a stroke.
Helen asks Ty if he's seen the movie.
Mentioned by Rob Morrow
The first shot of Mary O'Brian is one of her legs, akin to the famous one of Mrs. Robinson in "The Graduate."
Mel Brooks mentions Buck Henry wrote this film
Joel: "One word, Ben: plastics."
the scene over the end credits is a direct reference to "The Graduate" - Jackie plays Mrs. Robinson for David
Fran mimics the church scene with Benjamin yelling "Elaine".
The popping toaster at the end of the sequence where Ben Braddock tells his parents about his wedding plans is referenced in scene where Butch kills Vincent. Also, Jules' "Believe it now!" dialogue is inspired by dialogue from this film.
A character mentions Mrs. Robinson who is a character from The Graduate
Mike: Mrs. Robinson, are you trying to seduce me?
Squit says, "Coo-coo-ca-choo, Mrs. Robinson!"
Frasier calls Roz "Mrs. Robinson" because she is interested in an 18-year-old.
characters talk about it
"Mr. Wrestler, are you trying to seduce me?"
Video box on shelf in Karl's Video Store
Khadijah says she is looking forward to turning 30 because of "20-year-old men looking for Mrs. Robinson."
A take from the movie is shown during the Quantum Freak montage opening.
Cory says, "Missy Robinson, you're trying to seduce me!" William Daniels played Mr Braddock in the film.
Mansfield says "unless, you mean, you would like me to seduce you." Paraphrasing Mrs Robinson.
Mike: "Mrs. Robinson, I got the room."
"Oh god, no Mrs. Robinson"
Albert returns to the apartment only to get his toothbrush, as he says it is all he'll need where he is going. In The Graduate (also directed by Mike Nichols), Benjamin's only piece of luggage is a toothbrush when he stays at the hotel for the first time (with Mrs. Robinson).
Maxwell refers to Fran as "Mrs. Robinson" in reference to her dating a younger man.
John Thaw toasts Julia with the words, "Here's to You, Mrs. Robinson."
Mike: Mrs. Robinson, are you trying to seduce me?
Crow hums the song Mrs. Robinson.
Mr. Feeny refers to it as a good film. This is an inside joke as William Daniels played the father of Benjamin Braddock in the movie.
Ca. 3 minutes into the film, Shelly talks about the film and says, that it's her mother's favorite movie.
Nick: "Mr. Robertson..." Crow: "Are you trying to seduce me?"
The opening shot of Pam Grier moving along an airport conveyor belt is a direct lift from the opening shot from this film.
Tamara: Where would I find The Graduate?
photo on wall of video store
Mike: Plastics, Benjamin.
Keile mentions the movie.
Tom: "See you next week, Mrs. Robinson."
Hyde mentions it.
"Whoa Miss Grady, are you trying to seduce us?"
James and Ms. Paterno recreate the famous seduction scene from the movie.
Mrs. Robinson reference
Trip Fontaine floating on the pool like Ben Braddock
"Sir, are you trying to seduce me?"
mentioned in dialogue
The scene beteween Finch and Mrs. Stiffler is a direct reference.
Mike: Sir, are you trying to seduce me?
While talking to Dan, Casey says, "Well, then, here's to you Mrs. Robinson."
Munch mentions Mrs. Robinson
Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 1 features many clips and references from movie and television history.
As Lois shaves her legs in the car, Hal looks at her and says, "Are you trying to seduce me?"
"Are you going to Scarborough fair" plays over an overhead shot of Paul sitting by a large fountain looking melancholy.
"Are you trying to seduce me, Mrs. Bouvier?"
Buffy: "Are you planning to seduce me, Mr. Finn?"
a revamped version of "Mrs. Robinson" is heard towards the end of the movie.
dustin hoffman interview
copies famous camera under leg shot of Anne Bancroft and Dustin Hoffman
The shots filmed beneath the surface of a pool directly reference 'The Graduate'.
"Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me."
Referenced by name
Christopher gives Lorelai a gift basket that includes a DVD copy of the film.
Alludes to the cliché of Dustin Hoffman banging on the glass at the wedding.
Darcy and Chloe see a production at a local theatre
Lilah: "Looks like Connor's gonna need someone who cares, like a big sister...or...a Mrs Robinson, if that's what he's into."
Alan quotes the line "Are you trying to seduce me?" as a reference to the film.
A scene of that movie is mentioned (the one in the wedding)
referenced as part of the documentary
characters talk about his girlfried being like the girl in the graduate
The song that play in Frank's dream and when he falls into the pool is the intro song to The Graduare with Dustin Hoffman
"Here's to you, Mrs. Robinson"
Burt mentions he was offered the lead in this film
When Mandy undresses, there's a shot of Colin through the arch of her leg, echoing the famous shot from "The Graduate," which was also based on a Charles Webb novel. The Beginning of the movie is a reference to the movie as well when Colin Ware walks through the airport just like Ben Braddock did.
Tom bangs on the window in one of the closing scenes, in a comedic moment that is meant to echo a similar scene in the Graduate
"You're trying to seduce me".
Mo drunkenly talks about this film to a stranger in the nightclub.
The scene when Sam bangs on the glass and yells "Joanna!"
overhead shot at the very end of the movie of Zach's friend floating in the pool on an air mattress, just like the shots of Benjamin in The Graduate
Lorelai implies that Jason is seeing both her and her mother, asking if her mother is his Mrs. Robinson.
Actors turn down roles: Doris Day - "The Graduate"
Eric wonders if Pam Burkhart would like to watch the movie with him.
a man says he was an extra in this movie
Robin rushes to Starfire's wedding and shouts her name from a balcony to stop the ceremony, just as Benjamin did for Elaine.
Ma (in wedding dress) in back of bus with Wil is homage to Elaine (in wedding dress) in back of bus with Ben
after an intense scene, the main character jumps in a pool and sinks to the bottom to get away from the world
Mrs. Robensenito based on Mrs. Robinson.
Mentioned in connection with the appearance of Mike Nichols
"Here's to you, Mrs. Echolls."
Title of this film is shown on a theater marquee.
Capt. Brass says, "Hello, Mrs. Robinson," alluding to one of the principal characters from that movie.
Josh mentions Mrs. Robinson after Will confesses to a childhood crush on the mom from Eight is Enough.
"You came runnin' to me like that chick in 'The Graduate'."
Scene with Ed and neighbor in back of bus based on final shot of The Gratuate
Mentioned by Jack Jaffers in an early scene in the Baa Bar.
Referenced by name
correct response in "You're Just 'Gr'eat" category
referenced in clue in "Hit Songs" Final Jeopardy! category
One character mentions this film.
referenced in clue in "Memorable Roles" category
all Jeopardy! round categories are inspired by movie catch phrases, including "Just One Word ... Plastics"
A clip from The Player shown where a man pitches a sequel to The Graduate.
The characters discuss Anne Bancroft's nude scenes in The Graduate.
Dustin Hoffman dives into pool -- again
"Are you trying to seduce me?"
Poster on the wall
The game has a challenge called, "Here's to you, Ms. Phillips."
Title refers to the Simon and Garfunkel song "Mrs. Robinson" used in the movie.
Miles picks up the DVD and performs the theme at Blockbuster
After Larry has told the he has a relationship with an "older woman" Dave refers to her as "Mrs. Robinson", the female lead character in The Graduate.
Gabe calls Lex "Mrs. Robinson" for seducing a younger man..
Russell: "It's great to see you, Constance ... or, should I call you Mrs Robinson?"
dialogue lifted from a scene in the graduate
Dell and Naomi talk about the film.
"Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me."
Poster featuring Linda Gray's legs, is shown
Norman Jewison mentions title as nominee for Best Picture Oscar.
"Are you trying to seduce me, Mr. Turner?"
When Julia and Homer are alone in the living room, she undresses and Homer can be seen between her legs, she gives the same speech as Mrs. Robinson saying that he can have her at anytime he wants
Diane poses her legs in front of Max like Mrs. Robinson does in this movie
Banging on a large glass window in protest of a kiss
Amanda mentions Mrs. Robinson and this film when talking about her "Mom"
When Royalton tells Speed the names of the old men who first ran professional racing, the first name he mentions is Benjamin Braddock. This was the name of Dustin Hoffman's character in The Graduate.
"One word, Benjamin: Plastics."
Referenced in the score when Dave is running at the end.
The first lines in the series are the same first lines from The Graduate (1967), over shots of a plane flying towards and above Downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, LAX, you can hear the voice of the pilot saying, quote: "Ladies and gentlemen, we are about to begin our decent into Los Angeles..."
Characters discuss it repeatedly.
mentioned by Eric Lax
Vanessa tells Nate she is not comfortable with him seeing both her and "Mrs. Robinson"
Mentioned as the perfect Valetine's day movie
Included in a $4,000 question
The gang plays a celebrity guessing game, and Barb says the phrase 'Here's..' indicating 'Johnny Carson' is the correct answer. However, Richard and New Christine doesn't get the 'Johnny' reference, and instead comes up with, among other, ridiculous suggestions, 'The Graduate' leading to Dustin Hoffman as the correct answer.
Still is shown.
Jeremy has a poster of this film and Jemma goes to watch it in the beginning of the film.
The line "Why Mrs. Tangerine, you're trying to seduce me!"
Gossip Girl calls Rachel "Mrs. Robinson" in reference to her tryst with Dan.
Mentioned by Mika
It is mentioned that Doris Day was up for the part of Mrs. Robinson.
Ellen says Adventureland is 'The Graduate for the people that liked Juno'
Subject of a $16,000 question
"You have the hair of Bancroft--Mrs. Robinson."
the "Mrs. Robinson" comment
Dialog reference as Kitty seduces Hyde
A still from this movie is seen on the wall of the "Reel Quotes" game show.
Matt is called Benjamin Braddock
Story was inspired by The Graduate and references to it are made throughout the film.
Harvey does an impression of Ben Braddock.
Subject of a $1,200 clue in the category "Directors & Their Films"
Before-and-After puzzle "And Here's To You Mrs. Robinson Crusoe"
Adam calls Shawna "Mrs. Robinson".
Shawn says, "Ms. Tucker, are you trying to seduce me?"
Trudy (mockingly, as she seduces Gadget): "Mrs. Robinson, are you trying to seduce me?"
Johnny Galecki mentions this movie during interview
"Mrs. Robinson" mentioned
Marti mentions "Dustin Hoffman busting up the wedding in 'The Graduate'."
Jay says that Taylor Swift's song "Speak Now" about interrupting a wedding reminds him of the film
Cleaver refers to his son's teacher/lover as "Mrs Robinson".
"I dreamed I was in TGIF limbo with the dad from The Graduate"
Mentioned in dialogue.
referenced by Steven Spielberg when he presented Best Picture
Selina is compared to Mrs. Robinson by Maggie for her cougar-like behavior.
The Doctor refers to River Song as "Mrs. Robinson".
"Is it the end of the Graduate?"
Scene where River "I feel so mature" and then puts leg up on the debris and says "Hello Benjamin".
"Dustin Hoffman and Mrs. Robinson" mentioned by Adam
Brad quotes the famous "Plastics" line.
Kingsley says his first time "was like a Mrs. Robinson thing".
Movie being watched in theater
Iliza calls one candidate "Mrs. Robinson".
reference point for a relationship
Title mentioned during clip from Young Adult shown during Patton Oswald interview
Dustin Hoffman movie and the Alfa Romeo Spider mentioned during news segment
Rufus says to Dan: This whole thing is probably a distraction from any "Graduate" thoughts you might have
Mrs. Robinson mentioned
Annie mentions the movie
Harvey compares Zoe to Anne Bancroft. Zoe says she is younger and hotter then her. Harvey says he is hotter then Dustin Hoffman.
The infamous finale was inspiration to Felix and Caroline at the wedding scene
Discuss casting with Buck Henry and Lynn Stalmaster
the narrator refers to cougar Colleen as "Mrs. Robinson".
Mrs. Robinson mentioned
seen in newspaper
Mrs. Robinson mentioned
Jay says he saw Dustin Hoffman campaigning for Eugene McCarthy in 1968 and recognized him as the guy from the film
Scotty mocks Michelle that 'even Mrs. Robinson is giving you a weird look' after being introduced to Godot.
Video case is shown.
The episode title is taken from a quote in the movie, namely "Mrs. Robinson, are you trying to seduce me?".
Gleason mentions a car in the film being used as a product placement.
Pierce breaks up Jeff's graduation ("wedding") ceremony by banging on a glass door, which references Ben breaking up Elaine's wedding in "The Graduate."
Jonah wonders how much alcohol would be needed for him to have "a little Mrs. Robinson moment" with Selina.
Mrs. Robinson mentioned
The road Elliot runs down is the same Dustin Hoffman runs down in The Graduate.
Mr. Van Horn tells his wife during the first scene: "Mrs. Van Horn, are you trying to seduce me?".
Sebastian calls Vicky "Mrs. Robinson".
Poster is shown.
Danny calls Mindy "Mrs. Robinson".
One of the many films the Djinn quotes.
The famous shot through the leg is mirrored.
The final shot of Mason Jr. sitting with Nicole, facing the audience, is an homage to the final shot of Ben and Elaine on the bus.
"It's not the same when Benjamin tries seducing Mrs. Robinson."
Jason Sudeikis and Jane Lynch both mention this movie by name as Clockwork Orange during the game Picture Pirrfect
Trish mentions being old enough to be LJ's mother, and that she's not Mrs Robinson
"It's basically The Graduate, but without Mrs. Robinson."
"By the way, Mrs. Robinson is totally trying to seduce him."
Nancy does an impersonation of Dustin Hoffman from The Graduate.
Peter: "Coo coo ca choo, Mrs. Robinson."
Miss Camila's last line at the bar
The title card spoofs the "Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me" scene.
Scene at police station with Jake is an homage to this classic film
Christian had his first BDSM relationship with one of his mother's friend. Anastasia called her Mrs. Robinson.
Seth says that the original title was How I Met Your Mother
Title is referenced in the opening theme "Moving Pictures"
Mentioned during Anne's interview.
Playing on the Robinsons' TV when Benjamin arrives for his date with Elaine
Matt and Kitty see this film at the local theater.
a clip of Norman Fell's appearance in the film is shown
Clip is shown comparing the image when letterboxed and when not.
"Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me" clip shown.
This film is #7 on the list.
A fragment of this film is shown in this episode
This film is #9 on the list.
trailer clip shown
Clips are shown
The song "Mrs. Robinson" is #6 on the list.
Discusses Production Design
Two characters hold the "Graduate" DVD.
The quotes "Plastics." and "Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you?" are #42 and #63 on the list.
Rory watches the film. The scene with Dustin Hoffman scuba diving in a pool can be seen.
Clips are shown
scene set in movie theater showing The Graduate
clips are featured to illustrate the best movie wedding scenes
Rosie watches it on TV
This film is #17 on the list.
Clips shown in a segment on Mrs. Robinson's seduction scene.
Clips of this film are shown during the interview with Jeanne Wolf about the film career of Doris Day (she was the original choice to play Mrs. Robinson).
Tom and Summer watch the film. Also, "The Graduate" is mentioned in the beginning.
Part or all of the trailer is shown and discussed.
Jake and Jane watch this movie in one scene with their kids
Taking #3 worst wedding in movies
Footage of this movie is shown.
Clips of mistakes shown
Clip shown in montage of Dustin Hoffman films
Honorable mention, clips shown
fragment with Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancrift, norman Fell, Murray Hamilton, William Daniels, Elizabeth Wilson, Walter Brooke
A poster is shown in Matt's room.
Mrs. Robinson is #16.
This movie and it's ambiguous ending are the subject for this editorial
The famous "leg" shot is spoofed here.
Parodied within "Salute to Movie Bad Girls" sketch.
The scene where Lum interrupts Ataru's forced marriage by pounding on the window of the church and shouting "Darling" is a nod to the iconic and often-parodied wedding sequence in The Graduate.
An erotic version of Mrs. Robinson who starts her seduction by plain out breaking into her younger neighbor's house and bedroom and forcing herself on him
When Lane gets home from the dance, he opens his brother's door to find lovely ladies in his room, the camera angle is a classic scene from The Graduate (1967) - the lady's legs are spread so we can see the boy in the doorway admiring her.
Mrs. Robinson as an aunt who gets her younger nephew in his sleep
Spoofed in cold opening
Guybrush crashes Elaine and LeChuck's wedding and shouts "Elaine!" as they are about to exchange vows.
The wedding scene: Homer runs to his house and stops outside in front the window and yells "Margie".
"Mrs. Krabappel, you're trying to seduce me." The famous "through the woman's legs" camera angle is spoofed. Additionally, in both cases, the seductee is played by Dustin Hoffman.
When Homer's father and Marge's mother get out of the church, they take the bus and go in the back of it, just like in the final scene of The Graduate.
Wayne drives a red Alfa Romeo and "Mrs. Robinson" is playing while he is trying to find his girlfriend, same as Dustin Hoffman in 'The Graduate'.
Based on "older woman trying to seduce younger man" premise. Names are similar as well - "Mrs Robertson/Mrs Robinson"
Grampa appears in an upstairs booth in the church at the wedding and yells: "MRS. BOUVIER!" while banging the glass, in an attempt to stop it, spoofing the famous scene from the film.
in a flashback, Jay gets advice in a parody of the "Plastics" scene
Grampa breaks up Mr. Burns's and Marge's mother's wedding, spoofing the scene from "The Graduate."
In the cold opening/"Previously, on 'Animaniacs,'" Mrs. Robinson tries to seduce Wakko.
Ned has an affair with an older woman
Fran strikes a pose reminiscent of Mrs. Robinson, and asks Dr. Miller if he thinks she's trying to seduce him.
Daria's story of Kevin running away with Jane spoofs the end of The Graduate
Silent yelling at the wedding interuption
When Zed and Abel interrupt Veronica's wedding
Scene where Stifler's Mom seduces Paul Finch is virtually identical to that of Anne Bancroft with Dustin Hoffman
Scene in Deuce Bigalow with Schneider and Thomas clearly spoof of scene in The Graduate with Bancroft and Hoffman at hotel where it's Hoffman's first time.
Billy Crystal's Opening Skit
The wedding scene from the graduate is spoofed
Jimmy crashes the wedding in a church with a glass facade.
"Are you trying to seduce me?"
Bernie quotes the "Are you trying to seduce me line" and Wanda poses in the style of Mrs Robinson
the segment featuring lesbian characters
An erotic variation in which the mother is more harassing with her seduction
Spoofing that famous shot when Hoffman (here Arthur) is seen through between woman legs in stockings.
The entire wedding sequence at the end of the film.
Running "slowly" along desolate road to get to love interest in time
Shrek bangs on the glass and screams "Fiona" much like Benjamin at the end of the Graduate yelling "Elaine" while banging on the glass in the church
Mrs Bobo tries to seduce 'Benjamin' Whip
In one scene, Nick is banging on a window yellling for Elaine, much like the wedding scene in the movie.
A shot of Kronk through Yzma's tail early in the film parodies the shot of Ben through Mrs. Robinson's leg in the "You're trying to seduce me" scene of The Graduate.
(old man says this to young man) "Are you trying to seduce me?"
a kid (also named Benjamin) jumps in a pool to escape his dad and grandpa's arguing but they see him and think he's drowning
When the Ugly Stepsister attempts to block a group of guards, she reveals one leg to seduce them. That pose is the infamous scene from 'The Graduate' immortalized on its poster, DVD/VHS, etc.
In the small town, a midget dressed as a bellboy greets Billy, calling him Mr. Gladstone.
Mr. Monk interrupts a wedding exactly like Ben Braddock did in the film.
The swimming pool scene where Barry contemplates his future
"Mrs. Goldfarb, are you trying to seduce me?"
crazy credits: poster "The Gradumutt - Nominated for 7 Dogcademy Awards"
Sheila's bare leg (bent at an angle over the other) frames Dale, just as Mike Nichols shot Dustin Hoffman's shocked face through Anne Bancroft's leg, prompting the famed line "Are you trying to seduce me, Mrs. Robinson?"
"Mrs. Archer, you're trying to seduce me."
Barry and Katya ride away from her wedding with Archer in the back of a bus, their expressions changing from happy to sad.
parodies the "through the legs" shot with Bart and Shauna's arm
a clip from a "Saturday Night Live" Stefon sketch featuring Bill Hader parodying the film is shown