Brian's Song (TV Movie 1971) Poster

(1971 TV Movie)


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Remade as 

Brian's Song (2001) (TV Movie)


Knute Rockne All American (1940)
James Caan's character makes mention of the "Win one for the Gipper" speech in "Knute Rockne, All American."

Referenced in 

Mork & Mindy: Drive, She Said (1982) (TV Episode)
In an attempt to "depress the clutch" of the jeep, Mork asks it if it's ever seen Brian's Song.
Hill Street Blues: Buddy, Can You Spare a Heart? (1983) (TV Episode)
J.D. says: "What is this, Brian's Song?"
River's Edge (1986)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Cave Dwellers (1991) (TV Episode)
Joel: Hey, isn't this a scene from Brian's Song?
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Star Force: Fugitive Alien II (1991) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Crow while reading Leonard Maltin's movie guide
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Bride of the Monster (1993) (TV Episode)
Joel: And then Brian died, and he was such a good football player, and Gale Sayers was all alone in the world.
Frasier: Burying a Grudge (1994) (TV Episode)
Martin tells Frasier that he cried during this movie while his best friend, Artie, was present. Artie made fun of that and since then, the two had no contact anymore.
Friends: The One with the Stoned Guy (1995) (TV Episode)
Phoebe mistakenly believes Monica is quoting from the made-for-TV movie.
Friends: The One Where Old Yeller Dies (1996) (TV Episode)
Phoebe rents the movie after she finds out that her mother would shut off sad movies early when she was a child.
Just Shoot Me!: Puppetmaster (1998) (TV Episode)
Jack, Elliot and Dennis watch this film.
That '70s Show: Water Tower (1999) (TV Episode)
Jackie mentions Brian Piccolo and Gayle Sayers, two characters from it.
South Park: Kenny Dies (2001) (TV Episode)
Cartman's speech is based on Gale Sayers' speech.
Zilch (2002) (Short)
King of the Hill: Hank's Back (2004) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Boonhauer.
Gilmore Girls: We Got Us a Pippi Virgin (2004) (TV Episode)
Brian writes a new song with the working title "Brian's Song", leading to talk about the film.
Film Geek (2005)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Family Guy: Movin' Out (Brian's Song) (2007) (TV Episode)
episode title reference
Desperate Housewives: Smiles of a Summer Night (2007) (TV Episode)
referenced by name
Good Eats: Popover Sometime (2008) (TV Episode)
Alton fails to elicit tears when he references this movie as a stimulus.
House M.D.: Lucky Thirteen (2008) (TV Episode)
House mentions playing this movie to make a patient cry
Rita Rocks: The Crying Game (2008) (TV Episode)
One of Jay's favorite movies.
Saturday Night Live: Rosario Dawson/Fleet Foxes (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Diane Sawyer during cold opening
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.1 (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in a $400 clue in the category "Touchdown!"
Archer: Mole Hunt (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Archer
Two and a Half Men: Gorp. Fnark. Schmegle. (2009) (TV Episode)
Charlie thinks about it.
Going the Distance (2010)
mentioned in dialogue
The Cinema Snob: Satan's School for Girls (2010) (TV Episode)
"I'll stick with real made-for-TV movies, like Brian's Song, thank you very much."
Suburgatory: Ryan's Song (2012) (TV Episode)
title reference
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 4 September 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
memorable line from film is heard
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 12 February 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned in discussion of the greatest characters in sports movies
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 20 February 2015 (2015) (TV Episode)
mentioned in discussion of favorite sports movies
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 21 April 2015 (2015) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Mike Greenberg
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 25 September 2015 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Rob Lowe during interview
Hemlock Grove: Brian's Song (2015) (TV Episode)
Title reference
The Ben Shapiro Show: Trump Wins Big on the NFL (2017) (TV Episode)
Ben recommends this TV movie.

Featured in 

Sports on the Silver Screen (1997) (TV Movie)
Entourage: Exodus (2005) (TV Episode)
Turtle and Drama watch it
I Love the '70s: Volume 2: 1971 (2006) (TV Episode)
Shown as part of the 1971 episode of the show on VH1.
The Goldbergs: Happy Mom, Happy Life (2015) (TV Episode)
Erica and the JTP crew watch Brian's Song.

Spoofed in 

Pinky and the Brain: Brain's Song (1996) (TV Episode)
Pinky and the Brain make a parody of the film to get the whole world to cry.
The King of Queens: Inner Tube (2001) (TV Episode)
Doug dreams he and Deacon are Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers in the movie

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