Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) Poster


Jump to: References (2) | Referenced in (100) | Featured in (25) | Spoofed in (13)


Animal Crackers (1930)
Grandpa repeats Groucho's "I shot an elephant in my pajamas" joke.
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
According to Dick Van Dyke, Ragdoll is based on the Scarecrow from this movie, an idol of his.

Referenced in 

Starlet! (1969)
The title is displayed in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre.
Smile (1975)
The Water Babies (1978)
Jock has his claw trapped in a lobster cage and says to Tom as the cage is being pulled up "The lobster snatcher".
The Young Ones: Interesting (1982) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the horseriders
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Droves of liberated children running down the palace steps and out int the freedom of the big wide world.
Happy Families: Cassie (1985) (TV Episode)
Guy claims that none of the films that the tour guide mentions are half as good as it.
On the Waterfront: Episode #1.8 (1988) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on newly dubbed version of The Flashing Blade
Rugrats: Reptar on Ice/Family Feud (1992) (TV Episode)
DiDi says that Betty never saw a movie since Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, which she responds "I like Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!"
Invasion of the Scream Queens (1992)
Elizabeth Kaitan mentions loving the movie as a child.
Arizona Dream (1993)
The Simpsons: Brother from the Same Planet (1993) (TV Episode)
The Itchy and Scratchy episode is called "Kitty Kitty Bang Bang," a pun on the name of this film.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Warrior of the Lost World (1993) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Chitty Chitty Kill Kill"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Eegah (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow, Joel, and Tom sing the theme song.
Just a Minute: Episode #1.5 (1994) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge: Episode #1.5 (1994) (TV Episode)
Alan says if his show was a car it would be "Chatty Chatty Bang Bang".
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Kitten with a Whip (1994) (TV Episode)
Crow: "He's gotta get back to the set of 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.'"
Weird Science: Hot Wheels (1995) (TV Episode)
Wyatt compares the 1977 Ford Pinto that his parents bought him to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
The Ferals: Ratty Ratty Bang Bang (1995) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #1.1 (1996) (TV Episode)
During "Vinyl Justice", the record of the soundtrack from this film is found in Cerys Matthews' house.
Seinfeld: The Dealership (1998) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name when talking about flying cars
Caroline in the City: Caroline and the Rotten Plum (1998) (TV Episode)
when Caroline suggests to throw more pillows onto the extra desk and call it a day bed, Richard says it will still be a desk, even if she sticks wheels on it and calls it "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang".
Family Guy: Chitty Chitty Death Bang (1999) (TV Episode)
Episode title "Chitty Chitty Death Bang" is a play on the title of this film.
Popular: Lord of the Files (2000) (TV Episode)
Lily mentions the movie's soundtrack.
Ken Adam: Designing Bond (2000) (Video)
Filmographical reference re Ken Adam
South Park: It Hits the Fan (2001) (TV Episode)
Mr. Garrison sings a song to the tune of "Hey there Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" from this movie.
My Wife and Kids: Jr. Gets His License (2002) (TV Episode)
Kady mentions that Junior's car looks like the car from the movie
The Ring (2002)
Film is mentioned by video cleark in movie store.
Extreme Ops (2002)
I'm Alan Partridge: Never Say Alan Again (2002) (TV Episode)
A listener on Alan's radio show says they'd like to watch this movie with Sting as part of a phone-in.
Gilmore Girls: Swan Song (2003) (TV Episode)
Lorelai tells Rory to come "toot sweet" and adds, "And I don't mean the candy!"
Bad Boys II (2003)
Little Britain: Bath of Beans (2003) (TV Episode)
When looking at plays to go to for Andy's birthday, Lou says "What about Chitty Chitty Bang Bang? You liked the film"
The 100 Greatest Scary Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Makes the countdown, is talked about. (Children catcher)
Mr. Bean: The Animated Series: Bean in Love (2003) (TV Episode)
In "Double Trouble," Mr. Bean shops at a candy store called Toot Sweets.
The Girl Next Door (2004)
the name on the penis award in Hugo's home says "Chitty Chitty Gang Bang"
NYPD Blue: Chatty Chatty Bang Bang (2004) (TV Episode)
title reference
Black Books: Moo-Ma and Moo-Pa (2004) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue by Bernard
EastEnders: Episode dated 27 September 2004 (2004) (TV Episode)
Billy asks Rosie to name the first film Keith saw at the cinema. Rosie correctly answers, "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang".
Shitty Shitty Bang Bang (2004) (Video)
title pun
Comic Relief Does University Challenge (2005) (TV Special)
Referenced by name
Australian Pie (2005)
"Shitty shitty bang bang"
War of the Worlds (2005)
The song "Hushabye Mountain" is sung by Fanning.
Herbie Fully Loaded (2005)
Herbie trembles with fear at the prospect of being scapped, then is rescued and rebuilt back into a race car again.
Numb3rs: Obsession (2005) (TV Episode)
Megan mentions the older film, when admiring Larry's classic automobile.
Veronica Mars: Cheatty Cheatty Bang Bang (2005) (TV Episode)
title pun
The 100 Greatest Family Films (2005) (TV Movie)
Makes the countdown, is talked about in detail.
World's Most Extreme Homes: Haunted English Country Home/Brazilian Tree House, Junk Decor (2006) (TV Episode)
Title is mentioned by Brett Harman as his favorite movie
Boston Legal: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (2006) (TV Episode)
title reference
Doctor Who: Rise of the Cybermen (2006) (TV Episode)
Jake refers to the Child Catcher when talking about Cybus taking people away.
Saxondale: Episode #1.1 (2006) (TV Episode)
Saxondale talks about "The pedo from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" ie. The children catcher.
Brothers & Sisters: Game Night (2007) (TV Episode)
Charades phrase.
iCarly: iStage an Intervention (2008) (TV Episode)
When Spencer is playing the game he says "A little bang bang to the chitty chitty." This is a reference to the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday: Episode #1.3 (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Amy Poehler
Being Human: Another Fine Mess (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Saturday Night Live: Seth Rogen/Phoenix (2009) (TV Episode)
One of Seth Myer's proposed nicknames for Rod Blagojevich is Chitty Chitty Bangs Bangs
My Boys: The Boyfriend Hat (2009) (TV Episode)
Brendan considers naming his bar Chitty Chitty Bar Bar
Family Guy: 420 (2009) (TV Episode)
The song "A Bag of Weed" is set to the tune of "Me Ol' Bam-boo" from this film.
The Inbetweeners: Exam Time (2009) (TV Episode)
Neil refers to Will as "Shitty Shitty Bang Bang."
Sons of Anarchy: Eureka (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Office: Niagara: Part 1 (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Michael during his 'stand up routine'
Melrose Place: Windsor (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Simpsons: Boy Meets Curl (2010) (TV Episode)
The Simpsons are seen driving a flying car like Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang in the opening.
Skins: Everyone (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Nostalgia Critic: Flubber (2010) (TV Episode)
Listed among the other films that have a breakfast serving machine similar to the one in Flubber.
Saturday Night Live: Gabourey Sidibe/MGMT (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Seth on Weekend Update
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Episode #6.182 (2010) (TV Episode)
When Howie Mandell gets from "carpooling" to "flying" in an instant, Craig asks if Howie flies in a car and then sings the theme song of "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"
Animation Lookback: Hanna-Barbera Part 5 (2010) (TV Episode)
A film with songs by the Sherman Brothers.
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2011) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Mickey Rourke/Miss Piggy/Mutemath (2011) (TV Episode)
Rove McManus puts on an old-fashioned hat and says, "'Ello, Mary Poppins! Let's go chim-chim-cheroo on Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, guv'nor!"
House: The Confession (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Have I Got News for You: Episode #43.1 (2012) (TV Episode)
Grace Dent compares George Osborne to the child catcher.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.75 (2012) (TV Episode)
Chelsea's book "Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang" is discussed, its title which is in reference to the movie.
Nostalgia Critic: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (2012) (TV Episode)
"Most likely taken by this man" and shows a picture of the Child Catcher
The Middle: Last Whiff of Summer: Part 1 (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
The Inbetweeners: Crystal Springs (2012) (TV Episode)
Jay refers to a porn star as "Titty Titty Bang Bang."
Face Off: Live Reunion (2012) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
The Motel Life (2012)
Mentioned in dialogue
RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars: The Grand Finale (2012) (TV Episode)
Cheri Oteri calls Chad Michaels runway look "chitty chitty Chad Chad."
Great Night Out: Episode #1.1 (2013) (TV Episode)
Kath says Hodge sounds like the Child Catcher when he raises his voice.
Austenland (2013)
Elizabeth asks, "Do you think this is the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car?"
Bob's Burgers: My Fuzzy Valentine (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Psych: Deez Nups (2013) (TV Episode)
"Chitty Chitty Gang Bang" is one of the adult movies referenced by Stumpy.
The PoseidonGodofWater20 Show: Actual Version: London (2013) (TV Episode)
The sweet making machine makes an appearance
2 Broke Girls: And the Kitty Kitty Spank Spank (2013) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Simpsons: Labor Pains (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the opening credits.
Ride Along (2014)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Tina Fey/Randy Newman (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Tina Fey as a movie shot in Pinewood Studios
Awkward.: Touched by an Angel (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The PoseidonGodofWater20 Show (2014) (TV Series)
The sweet machine can seen on display at Ripley's Believe it or Not? in episode 12 of season 10
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Megan Fox/Nick Cannon/Wiz Khalifa (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jimmy during the Screen Grabs segment
Pinewood: 80 Years of Movie Magic (2015) (TV Movie)
Title is written on a wall
Only Connect: Episode #11.6 (2015) (TV Episode)
Victoria Coren-Mitchell recounts a dream she had that was inspired by this film.
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #6.23 (2015) (TV Episode)
Part of poster shown
Bob's Burgers: The Cook, the Steve, the Gayle, & Her Lover (2016) (TV Episode)
"Chitty Chitty Bangs Bangs"
Coronation Street: Episode #1.8831 (2016) (TV Episode)
Sally calls Jenny the "Child Catcher".
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Jonathan Mangum (2016) (TV Episode)
Referenced in "Props"
Are You Being Served? (2016) (TV Movie)
Mr. Grace mentions the film.

Featured in 

Hera Pheri (1976)
In a song sequence, Amitabh Bachchan passes a wall with poster of this movie
Radio Flyer (1992)
Troldspejlet: Episode #21.8 (1999) (TV Episode)
VHS release reviewed + footage used
Cubby Broccoli: The Man Behind Bond (2000) (TV Short)
Features clips from this film.
Inside 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' (2000) (Video)
Includes footage / clip(s) from
I Love Christmas (2001) (TV Special)
Uptown Girls (2003)
The 100 Greatest Scary Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown.
The 100 Greatest Musicals (2003) (TV Movie)
SexTV: Remote Control: Romancing the Robot/Hajime Sorayama (2005) (TV Episode)
Clip from film is used in this episode.
The 100 Greatest Family Films (2005) (TV Movie)
Clips shown.
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Scariest Nostalgic Moments (2007) (TV Episode)
The Child Catcher is at spot number 5.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Book of Eli/The Spy Next Door/Fish Tank (2010) (TV Episode)
Brendan Fraser's #5 Favorite Film
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.144 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip of Dick Van Dyke; in the show's open, Van Dyke is seen sitting in the car on the studio lot
Breakfast: Episode dated 11 May 2011 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip shown to introduce today's guests Joe Maddalena and Brian Chanes.
Breakfast: Episode dated 17 May 2011 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip shown to introduce today's guest Frank Cottrell Boyce.
Hollywood's Top Ten: Cool Cars (2011) (TV Episode)
Nostalgia Critic: Simon Sez (2011) (TV Episode)
The song plays as Rodman and Cook's car flies over the sea.
Hollywood's Top Ten: Flying to New Heights (2011) (TV Episode)
Honorable Mention
19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013) (TV Special)
Clips shown during Dick Van Dyke Life Achievement Award presentation.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Megan Fox/Nick Cannon/Wiz Khalifa (2014) (TV Episode)
Screenshot of a character in the movie who looks like Jimmy
Film 2016: Episode dated 26 November 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
Footage shown
Pinewood: 80 Years of Movie Magic (2015) (TV Movie)
Clip shown
Kent Hovind: An Atheist's Worst Nightmare (2016) (Video)
A clip is shown.

Spoofed in 

Pink Pistons (1966) (Short)
Features a magically-transforming car with an attitude.
From Hong Kong with Love (1975)
The main characters dress like the Potts family and chase after a train in a very bad replica of Chitty
MacGyver: Silent World (1986) (TV Episode)
"Hydro-car" racing into shore and transforming into a regular land-vehicle.
Titty Titty Bang Bang (1992)
The titles.
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)
When Ace and Fulton are first driving through the jungle, Ace sings the theme song.
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)
"Kyle's Mom is a Bitch" is sung to the same melody as the main theme from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Show No. 215 (2000) (TV Episode)
Title spoof during "Greatest Hits": "Bitty Bitty Chang Chang".
The Polar Express (2004)
Santa's air-crane with the huge striped ballonets and big fabric propellers looks a lot like Baron Bomburst's airship transport.
Family Guy: Peter's Got Woods (2005) (TV Episode)
Peter is excited about his new friend, James Woods, and parodies the song "You Two"
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)
Jack Frost is a singer on a rotating platform, just like Truly Scrumptious when she was posing as a singing doll for Baron Bombburst's birthday party.
American Dad!: 100 A.D. (2010) (TV Episode)
Jeff transforms his van into the titular flying car.
Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #19.96 (2012) (TV Episode)
From "Top Ten Other Movies about Mitt Romney": "9.Mitty Mitty Bang Bang."
Family Guy: Take a Letter (2016) (TV Episode)
Peter is captured by the Peter Catcher

See also

Trivia | Goofs | Crazy Credits | Quotes | Alternate Versions | Soundtracks

Contribute to This Page