The Producers (1967) Poster



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Version of 

The Producers (2005)

Remade as 

The Producers (2005)
The musical is based on the Mel Brooks movie of the same name and was taken to Broadway and taken to the big screen.


City Lights (1931)
To pour champagne into the violin player's pant.
Tugboat Annie (1933)
Flying Down to Rio (1933)
title song played
K (Metamorphosis) (1954) (Short)
Max Bialystock considers staging Kafka's Metamorphosis, but it's too good.
Kismet (1955)
Anastasia (1956)
Roger de Bris explains his wearing a dress with the fact that he is going to the choreographers' ball and he is supposed to be the grand duchess Anastasia.
The Idiot (1958)
Bialystock refers to Bloom as "Prince Mishkin" at the beginning. Prince Mishkin is the title character of Fyodor Dostoevsky's "The Idiot", implying that Bloom is an idiot.

Referenced in 

Blazing Saddles (1974)
Right before the "I'm Tired" scene, after Jim tells Bart about Lili Von Shtupp, the tune that is playing in the background is the theme from the fictional play Springtime For Hitler which appears in Mel Brooks' first film The Producers. Other references to the previous film include when Governor Le Petomane echoes Max Bialystock's line "Hello Boys!"
I'm Not Feeling Myself Tonight (1976)
Trampas B. Hildebrand repeats Leo Bloom's line "I'm wet and I'm hysterical"
Happy Days: Prisoner of Love (1983) (TV Episode)
Title is song used in movie
Remington Steele: Springtime for Steele (1985) (TV Episode)
Steele mentions the plot similarity between the crime he is trying to solve and the general plot of this film.
Spaceballs (1987)
Cassette tape on the Mel Brooks video shelf
Video Violence 2 (1987) (Video)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Murphy Brown: Kyle (1989) (TV Episode)
Murphy rents this movie to watch at home
Lobster Man from Mars (1989)
Basic plot of film producer trying to create a flop to create a tax loss.
Wayne's World (1992)
Matlock: The Play (1993) (TV Episode)
The film critic in this episode declares that Ben Matlock's amateur performance in the play is so bad that he made the production the best piece of camp theater since Mel Brooks's "Springtime For Hitler", the play produced by the characters in the movie The Producers (1967).
Terror 2000 - Intensivstation Deutschland (1994)
Peter Kern sings "Springtime For Hitler" to entertain his mistress.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Night of the Blood Beast (1995) (TV Episode)
"Springtime for Hitler"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Night of the Blood Beast (1996) (TV Episode)
"Springtime for Hitler"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996)
Crow: Oh, I fell on my keys.
Xena: Warrior Princess: The Play's the Thing (1999) (TV Episode)
Gabrielle is duped by two down-on-their-luck producers who turn one of her scrolls into a play, hoping that it fails so they can make off with the money. Gabrielle even jokingly suggests changing the title of her play to "Springtime for Warlords", a reference to "Springtime for Hitler", the play in The Producers.
The Nanny: The Producers (1999) (TV Episode)
title reference
Bamboozled (2000)
Curb Your Enthusiasm: Trick or Treat (2001) (TV Episode)
Larry whistles a few notes from "Springtime For Hitler" from this movie.
The 100 Greatest Films (2001) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Back in the Saddle (2001) (Video)
mentioned once
Spider-Man (2002)
When Uncle Ben drops Peter off to go to the library, a bus can be seen driving by with a promotional advertisement
Doc: The Producers (2002) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Making of 'The Producers' (2002) (Video)
Making of
Curb Your Enthusiasm: Mel's Offer (2004) (TV Episode)
Mel Brooks mentions something Andréas Voutsinas said when they were filming The Producers: "Or you got it, or you ain't"
Curb Your Enthusiasm: Opening Night (2004) (TV Episode)
It turns out Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft want the show to fail, which is part of the premise of this movie and the Broadway show it's based on.
Jersey Girl (2004)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Broadway: The American Musical: Putting It Together: 1980-Present (2004) (TV Episode)
Julie Andrews mentions the movie as the basis for the stage musical.
House: Kids (2005) (TV Episode)
After Dr. Petra Gilmar's interview, Wilson says, "That's our Hitler!" in reference to a line from this film.
Spaceballs: The Documentary (2005) (Video)
Video seen in clip from Spaceballs, twice
Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream (2005)
It is mentioned in a magazine.
Paid to Play (2005)
A quote from The Producers is used in the narration of the film.
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films (2006) (TV Movie)
Makes the countdown, is talked about.
Wordplay (2006)
crossword puzzle hint: "Max's partner in 'The Producers' "
The Dick Cavett Show with Mel Brooks (2006) (TV Movie)
mentioned during the conversation
Hitler: The Comedy Years (2007) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Abridged Movie (2007) (TV Movie)
Yami: "Argh, I fell on my keys!"
Kabluey (2007)
a broke, down on his luck character references his "cardboard belt"
Role Model: Gene Wilder (2008) (TV Movie)
Robson Arms: Wrong and Wronger (2008) (TV Episode)
Jason mentions "Springtime for Hitler" from the movie.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.39 (2008) (TV Episode)
Included in a $100 question
Jeopardy!: Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational Quarterfinal 7 (2010) (TV Episode)
Incorrect guess on an $800 film-related clue in the category "Broadway Musicals"
Brief Film Reviews: My DVD/Blu-Ray Collection (2010) (TV Episode)
DVD cover shown.
The Cinema Snob: Hitler: Dead or Alive (2011) (TV Episode)
"The Nazis show up before their auditions for The Producers..."
The Cinema Snob: Elves (2011) (TV Episode)
"Great, now I have to return that DVD of The Producers I got for him."
Brows Held High: Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (2012) (TV Episode)
Oancitizen hopes that the keeper of the pigeon coop is Kenneth Mars
Casting By (2012)
Met Stuart cites as part of Gene Wilder's past credits
Nostalgia Critic: Kickassia: DVD (2013) (TV Episode)
"When Nazis help produced one of the funniest muscials of all time"
Rewind This! (2013)
It is referenced on the back cover of a video movie.
Nostalgia Critic: Catwoman (2013) (TV Episode)
Critic says this movie would be ideal for The Producers crew to make
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 20 November 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
Mike Greenberg mentions title
The Story of the Swimmer (2014) (Video)
mentioned once
Blaze of Glory: Mel Brooks' Wild, Wild West (2014) (Video)
mentioned once
Perfect Therapy 3: Dawn of the Bite (2014) (Short)
Movie on the computer screen, while Tate is on Netflix.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Young Frankenstein (2014) (TV Episode)
another Mel Brooks/Gene Wilder collaboration
Countdown: Episode #72.78 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Nick.
The Cinema Snob: Black Is Beautiful (2015) (TV Episode)
"This is also most definitely not a quote from the movie The Producers."
TruInside: Heathers (2016) (TV Episode)
VHS copy is shown

Featured in 

Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982) (TV Movie)
Leo (Gene Wilder) gets upset that Max (Zero Mostel) is handling his blue blanket.
Precious Images (1986) (Short)
100 Years of Comedy (1997) (Video)
Clips shown.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs: America's Funniest Movies (2000) (TV Special)
This film is #11 on the list.
When Brendan Met Trudy (2000)
Brendan watches this movie on TV
The 100 Greatest Films (2001) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
New York at the Movies (2002) (TV Movie)
The Making of 'The Producers' (2002) (Video)
clips shown
The 100 Greatest Musicals (2003) (TV Movie)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs: America's Greatest Music in the Movies (2004) (TV Movie)
The song "Springtime for Hitler" is #80 on the list.
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films (2006) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown.
50 Most Shocking Comedy Moments (2006) (TV Movie)
Clips featured and discussed
Empire: The World's Best Movie Quiz (2006) (Video Game)
Clips used
Hitler: The Comedy Years (2007) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
Role Model: Gene Wilder (2008) (TV Movie)
Clips shown
Nostalgia Critic: Dungeons and Dragons (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip of musical scene
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Dumbest Spiderman Moments (2011) (TV Episode)
clip is shown
DVD-R Hell: Heil Honey, I'm Home (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as example of funny satire of Nazism.
Brows Held High: Jubilee (2011) (TV Episode)
Ken Mars' Nazi talking about Hitler.
Nostalgia Critic: Dunston Checks In (2012) (TV Episode)
Zero Mostel splashes Gene Wilder with water
American Masters: Mel Brooks: Make a Noise (2013) (TV Episode)
Multiple clips are featured.
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mel Brooks (2013) (TV Movie)
film clips shown
Mel and His Movies (2013) (Video)
clips shown
Comix from the Underground: American Icon #3 Against the Evil Nazis (2013) (TV Episode)
"Springtime for Hitler"
Music Movies: The Producers (2014) (TV Episode)
Clips shown; Paw calls this one of his favorite films of all time.
Brows Held High: Richard III (2014) (TV Episode)
"Springtime for Hitler" is played during the credits.
20 Moments That Rocked Comedy (2015) (TV Movie)
Clips seen and discussed


War and Peace (1956)
Max and Leo go watch a play called "War and Piece".

Spoofed in 

Glitch! (1988)
Briefly spoofed towards the end of the film.
The Seducers (1992) (Video)
Title, premise, chracters get porn treatement.

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