In the Heat of the Night (1967) Poster


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Version of 

In the Heat of the Night (TV Movie)
TV show based on this feature film.

Referenced in 

Doctor Who: The Web of Fear: Episode 6 (1968) (TV Episode)
There is a poster for the film in the London Underground, although the title has been changed to "Block Busters"
Laugh-In: Episode #1.9 (1968) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name by Jo Anne Worley in the Party scene
Remington Steele: Small Town Steele (1984) (TV Episode)
Remington relates his method of catching the murderer to that of the film.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Wild Rebels (1990) (TV Episode)
Joel: "They call me Mr. Tibbs!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Cave Dwellers (1991) (TV Episode)
Servo: They call me Mister Tibbs.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Magic Sword (1992) (TV Episode)
"They call me Esther Krebs"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hercules (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow: "They call me Mr. Tibbs!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Magic Voyage of Sinbad (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow: "They call me Mr. Tibbs!"
The Lion King (1994)
Pumbaa yells "They call me MISTER pig!" when he charges into the cave wearing the Hawiian outfit.
Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)
When Guido is arrested he calls Det. Justice "Mr. Tibbs".
Liberty Street: In the Heat of the Night (1995) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Spin City: In the Heat of the Day (1997) (TV Episode)
title reference
South Park: Mecha-Streisand (1998) (TV Episode)
A poster can be seen for "In the Heat of the Night 5" (a ficticous sequel).
NYPD Blue: In the Still of the Night (2001) (TV Episode)
title reference
Saturday Night Live: Drew Barrymore/Macy Gray (2001) (TV Episode)
Referenced in Willie Wonka Anniversary skit
Schlock! The Secret History of American Movies (2001)
It is mentioned in a newspaper article.
Dinner for Five: Episode #1.4 (2002) (TV Episode)
Title appears on screen when Rod Steiger is in shot.
Full Frontal (2002)
The character played by Blair Underwood quotes, "call me Mr. Tibbs"
The Story Behind Baadasssss!: The Birth of Black Cinema (2004) (Video)
still from movie / mentioned by Michael Mann
Strange Fruit (2004)
William Boyals says, in an agry loud voice, they call me Mr. Boyals!
The Boondocks: The Garden Party (2005) (TV Episode)
Granddad is called "Sidney Poitier" and "Mr. Tibbs"
The Passion: Films, Faith & Fury (2006) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Another Gay Movie (2006)
on shelf in video store
Flushed Away (2006)
"In the Heat of the Fridge" in Roddy's DVD collection
Las Vegas: Delinda's Box: Part 1 (2006) (TV Episode)
At the start of the episode, the kidnapper says "Call me Mr. Chips" and Ed replies, "The line is, 'Call me Mr. Tibbs.'"
Psych: He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not, He Loves Me, Oops He's Dead (2007) (TV Episode)
Shawn and Gus talk about which characters they get to "be" in In the Heat of the Night, and Gus says he wants to be Sidney Poitier.
Talk to Me (2007)
Petey repeatedly calls Dewey "Mr. Tibbs" in one scene
Sam and Max: What's New Beelzebub (2008) (Video Game)
When Sam speaks in the karaoke machine in the sewers, he says "They call me...Mr. Tibbs".
Psych: Gus Walks Into a Bank (2008) (TV Episode)
Shawn tells Gus that he is "looking all Poitier" and says, "Tell me they call you Mr. Tibbs."
Kevin Smith: Sold Out - A Threevening with Kevin Smith (2008) (Video)
Kevin refers to Sidney Poitier as Mr. Tibbs
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates the English Teacher (2008) (TV Episode)
Ms. Rivera and Chris discuss the movie
Soul Men (2008)
"They call me Mister Tibbs"
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.111 (2009) (TV Episode)
Main character is included in a $2,000 question
L'âge d'or de la musique de film 1965-1975 (2009) (TV Movie)
LP Cover.
Cop Out (2010)
Paul quotes from it in the interrogation room
The Boondocks: Pause (2010) (TV Episode)
Granddad is shown auditioning for the film
IMDb's 20th Anniversary Star of the Day: Blair Underwood (2010) (TV Episode)
Blair Underwood mentions this movie during interview
Burn Notice: Exit Plan (2013) (TV Episode)
Sam introduces Jesse to the Russian colonel as Virgil Tibbs.
Burn Notice: All or Nothing (2013) (TV Episode)
Jesse introduces himself as Detective Tibbs to Cody Ward.
The Butler (2013)
Mentioned by Gloria.
The Butler: An American Story (2013) (TV Short)
This movie is referred to in a film clip.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.64 (2014) (TV Episode)
Mekhi Phifer mentions the movie by name.
Face Off: Off with Their Heads (2014) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned
The Frogmarch (2015)
Main character constantly chewing gum.
Sausage Party (2016)
Riff on the famous line "They call me Mister Tibbs".
Film '72: Episode #45.10 (2016) (TV Episode)
This movie and its importance are discussed

Featured in 

Film Review: Film Review (1967) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
The 40th Annual Academy Awards (1968) (TV Special)
The 53rd Annual Academy Awards (1981) (TV Special)
Precious Images (1986) (Short)
The 70th Annual Academy Awards (1998) (TV Special)
The Spirit of America (2001) (Short)
The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003) (TV Special)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes & Villains (2003) (TV Special)
Virgil Tibbs is #19 on the "Heroes" list.
Century of Black Cinema (2003) (Video)
Clips shown.
Macked, Hammered, Slaughtered and Shafted (2004)
Footage of this movie is shown.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movie Quotes: America's Greatest Quips, Comebacks and Catchphrases (2005) (TV Special)
The quote "They call me Mister Tibbs!" is #16 on the list.
The 78th Annual Academy Awards (2006) (TV Special)
SexTV: Shafted: The Story of Blaxploitation Cinema (2006) (TV Episode)
Clip from the movie is used in this doc about blaxploitation cinema.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies (2006) (TV Movie)
This film is #21 on the list.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: 10th Anniversary Edition (2007) (TV Movie)
This film is #75 on the list.
Private Screenings: Norman Jewison (2007) (TV Episode)
The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008) (TV Special)
Featured in Best Picture montage.
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 14 March 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Features #5 in Bill's list of top movie scenes
Coming Attractions: The History of the Movie Trailer (2009)
Part or all of the trailer is shown and discussed.
Nostalgia Critic: Bebe's Kids (2010) (TV Episode)
A clip of Mr. Tibbs addressing his name was shown.
Rich Hall's the Dirty South (2010) (TV Movie)
footage shown
Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood: Peepshow Pioneers: 1889-1907 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip shown during intro: Virgil slaps Endicott.
These Amazing Shadows (2011)
Clips from this film are shown in These Amazing Shadows.
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.21 (2011) (TV Episode)
clips are shown during Kartina Richardson's segment
Side by Side (2012)
Clip of Sidney Poitier at table
Casting By (2012)
fragment with Rod Steiger, Sidney Poitier
Birth of the Living Dead (2013)
It is mentioned and discussed. Also, footage of this movie is shown.
Nostalgia Critic: Ghost Dad (2014) (TV Episode)
"They call me MISTER Tibbs!"
The 86th Annual Academy Awards (2014) (TV Special)
Ordinary heroes presentation.
Anthony James: Acting His Face (2015) (Video)
Clips shown
The EE British Academy Film Awards (2016) (TV Special)
Footage shown.
I Am Not Your Negro (2016)
Clips shown
Film '72: Episode #45.10 (2016) (TV Episode)
Footage shown

Spoofed in 

In the Pink of the Night (1969) (Short)
King of the Hill: High Anxiety (2000) (TV Episode)
The rivalry between the Sheriff and the Texas Ranger
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Charlie Gets Crippled (2006) (TV Episode)
The stuffed elephant, named Mr Tibbs is a reference to Sidney Potier's character in the movie In the Heat of the Night. Sweet Dee's monologue also references the famous line "They call me Mister Tibbs"

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