Bananas (1971) Poster



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Battleship Potemkin (1925)
A pram is seen rolling down a set of steps.
Duck Soup (1933)
Frequently acknowledged as a tribute to the older movie where a comedian takes over a small country in a bloodless slapstick coup d'etat.
Modern Times (1936)
Woody Allen pays homage to Chaplin's eating-machine scene when he plays a guinea pig testing a machine that allows office employees to get exercise without leaving their desks. As in Modern Times, the machine goes crazy.
Wild Strawberries (1957)
A dream is described similar to one in this film.
Casino Royale (1967)
The Incident (1967)

Referenced in 

Sleeper (1973)
the rebellion anthem
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Chevy Chase/Siskel & Ebert/Al Jarreau (1986) (TV Episode)
Gene Siskel recalls that Woody Allen insisted on critics seeing the movie alone because he was so confident in how funny it was
Leisure Suit Larry 3: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals! (1989) (Video Game)
One of the possible answers to the question "Which of the following is not a Woody Allen film?" in the age verification test is "Bananas".
Quantum Leap: Play It Again, Seymour - April 14, 1953 (1989) (TV Episode)
Woody Allen tells Sam that his mother drives him bananas.
Mad About You: Married to the Job (1993) (TV Episode)
referenced by Lou
Apontes (1996)
Andreas mentions a quote from this film
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies (1997) (TV Episode)
Crow: They're recreating Woody Allen's parking dream.
Rushmore (1998)
Max's green corduroy suit is similar to the one worn by Woody Allen at the end of "Bananas." In the film, Allen trains with a rebel group, led by a man named Esposito. Esposito is a character in Max's play "Heaven and Hell."
Antz (1998)
The Simpsons: Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo (1999) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Woody Allen in his TV commercial
A Decade Under the Influence (2003)
mentioned in documentary
Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream (2005)
It is mentioned in a magazine.
Strictly Background (2007)
still shown
Have I Got News for You: Episode #33.6 (2007) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
The Informant! (2009)
Right before Whitacre tells his bosses that he is cooperating with the fbi, the music with the kazoo from Bananas is played. Marvin Hamlisch scored both films.
Beautiful Darling (2010)
ad seen in paper
The Good Wife: Foreign Affairs (2011) (TV Episode)
Will refers to it during video conference with Venezuelan president.
The Cinema Snob: Blood Rage (2011) (TV Episode)
"Louise Lasser from Woody Allen's
Miles to Go (2012)
Poster on Miles' wall.
At the Movies: Episode #10.1 (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by David in a review of the classic movie Annie Hall as another movie made by Woody Allen.
Psych: Juliet Takes a Luvvah (2013) (TV Episode)
The character Fielding Mellish is a reference to Woody Allen's character in "Bananas."
Böcek (2013)
The poster behind Ugur's back, shows his state of mind.
Blunt Talk: It's Been Months Since I Kidnapped You (2016) (TV Episode)
The bedroom scene between Celia and Jim is a takeoff on a similar scene in Bananas between Woody Allen and Louise Lasser except the roles are reversed.
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017)
A VHS of the film is seen.

Featured in 

Scene by Scene: Woody Allen (2000) (TV Episode)
Clip shown.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs: America's Funniest Movies (2000) (TV Special)
This film is #69 on the list.
Woody Allen: A Life in Film (2002) (TV Movie)
I Am Woody (2003) (Short)
Clips shown.
American Masters: Woody Allen: A Documentary (2011) (TV Episode)
clips shown (translation scene)
Casting By (2012)
fragment with Woody Allen
71st Golden Globe Awards (2014) (TV Special)
Woody Allen, Cecil B. DeMille award presentation.


The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
Woody acted as prosecutor and witness simultaneously in the court scene as Everett Sloane did in "The Lady from Shanghai"
ABC's Wide World of Sports (1961) (TV Series)
Eyewitness News (1968) (TV Series)
Roger Grimsby appears in his role as the host of the show.

Spoofed in 

Wiener-Dog (2016)
The movie poster for Dave's movie "Apricots" is a spoof of the movie poster for "Bananas".

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