The Poseidon Adventure (1972) Poster


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Version of 

The Poseidon Adventure (2005) (TV Movie)
Poseidon (2006)

Edited into 

Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)
several shots of the engine room and all of the exterior explosion shots are all from "The Poseidon Adventure"


Titanic (1953)
Mike Rogo suggests if things get worse to start singing "Nearer my God to Thee".
Batman: The Joker Is Wild (1966) (TV Episode)
The 'Man Riding Dolphin' statue from musuem was reused in the Poseidon ballroom.

Referenced in 

The Bob Newhart Show: Bum Voyage (1973) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jerry while in Bob and Emily's stateroom.
Columbo: Forgotten Lady (1975) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Johnny Carson in "The Tonight Show" clip
Inside 'The Swarm' (1978) (TV Movie)
mentioned once
Divine Madness (1980)
Bette does an imitation of Shelley Winters in this movie
A Fine Romance: How to Avoid Bankruptcy (1981) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Phil.
Quantum Leap: Disco Inferno - April 1, 1976 (1989) (TV Episode)
Chad attended the wrap party dressed as Aquaman.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Castle of Fu Manchu (1992) (TV Episode)
"And now back to the Posidon Adventure"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Crash of Moons (1992) (TV Episode)
Joel (singing): "There's got to be a morning after."
The Simpsons: Whacking Day (1993) (TV Episode)
"I played Panicky Idiot #2 in The Poseidon Adventure"
Nunsense (1993) (TV Movie)
When the Rev. Mother Superior sniffs Rush, she pretends to be Shelley Winters in The Poseidon Adventure
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
When Tick meets his wife, Marion, in the casino, he mentions to her that he can now fit in her one piece bathing suit, and they both do an impression of Shelly Winters swimming in the underwater engine room scene from Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Swimming with Sharks (1994)
Title mentioned when Shelley Winters is mistaken for Martha Raye
Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge: Episode #1.4 (1994) (TV Episode)
Alan says he watched in his hotel room dubbed in French.
Bottom: Hole (1995) (TV Episode)
Realising they're trapped, Richie says "This is just like The Poseidon Adventure!"
Homicide: Life on the Street: The Old and the Dead (1995) (TV Episode)
Giardello compares the overflowing toilets to the film.
Animaniacs: A Hard Day's Warners/Gimme a Break/Please Please Please Get a Life Foundation (1995) (TV Episode)
Once she boards the boat, Slappy asks, "This isn't the 'Poseidon'?"
Saturday Night Live: Quentin Tarantino/Smashing Pumpkins (1995) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during Leg Up
Coach: There's Got to Be a Mourning After: Part 1 (1995) (TV Episode)
The episode's title references lyrics from the film's Song from the Poseidon Adventure.
Coach: There's Got to Be a Mourning After: Part 2 (1995) (TV Episode)
The episode's title references lyrics from the film's Song from the Poseidon Adventure.
Daylight (1996)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Deadly Mantis (1997) (TV Episode)
Servo (singing) There's got to be a morning after...
Friends: The One Without the Ski Trip (1997) (TV Episode)
Chandler tells Ross that he was "being Shelley Winters from the Poseidon Adventure" when he did the goofy dance at the rest stop.
Muppets Tonight: Rick Moranis (1997) (TV Episode)
A Pigseidon Adventure poster is visible on the commisary wall
Melrose Place: The Light at the End of the Tumble (1997) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Titanic (1997)
Pinky and the Brain: Brainy Jack (1997) (TV Episode)
Pinky sings, "There's got to be a morning after."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Space Mutiny (1997) (TV Episode)
Mike: There's the cast of The Poseidon Adventure coming the other way.
The New Batman Adventures: You Scratch My Back (1997) (TV Episode)
The Poseidon is listed on a roster of ships
Dawson's Creek: Hurricane (1998) (TV Episode)
Reference to the movie
3rd Rock from the Sun: Portrait of Tommy as an Old Man (1998) (TV Episode)
Norman and Tommy discuss the film.
Father Ted: Speed 3 (1998) (TV Episode)
Father Ted and some priests talk about it and then watch it.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Pumaman (1998) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Apparently, the house capsized, and he and Shelley Winters had to climb up through the basement."
Xena: Warrior Princess: Tsunami (1998) (TV Episode)
The basic premise of passengers trapped in an upside-down ship underwater is "borrowed" from the movie.
Seinfeld: The Puerto Rican Day (1998) (TV Episode)
In a DVD featurette, episode director Andy Ackerman says that the scene of Elaine leading the parade-goers to safety is an homage to "The Poseidon Adventure."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gorgo (1998) (TV Episode)
Crow makes a reference to Shelley Winters' famous swim in this film.
Sunset Beach: Shockwave (1998) (TV Movie)
The entire storyline of the capsized ship turned upside down heavily borrows from the film.
Pokémon: Pokémon Shipwreck (1998) (TV Episode)
The episode is very much like this movie, in which Ash and his freinds are trapped in a capsized ship
Free Enterprise (1998)
Mentioned by guest at Mark's party.
South Park: The Succubus (1999) (TV Episode)
A character sings the theme tune to this movie several times.
Deep Blue Sea (1999)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders (1999) (TV Episode)
Servo: (describing an Ernest Borgnine film)...Ernest also leads a bunch of people out of a huge capsized ocean liner...
Intrepid (2000)
a capsizing ship
Gilmore Girls: The Fundamental Things Apply (2003) (TV Episode)
Lorelai alludes to the film and talks about Shelly Winters drowning.
Garth Marenghi's Darkplace: The Creeping Moss from the Shores of Shuggoth (2004) (TV Episode)
One of the great tragedies listed by Garth at the start.
High Chaparall: Robert Englund (2004) (TV Episode)
Robert mentions that his later co-star Pamela Sue Martin starred in it.
Angel: Time Bomb (2004) (TV Episode)
Gunn: "This place just went Poseidon on my ass. I don't know which way is up."
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy (2004) (Video)
The movie poster is shown.
Saturday Night Live: Ben Affleck/Nelly (2004) (TV Episode)
The song from the Poseidon Adventure is heard at the end of 'The Escalator'
Bollywood and Vine (2004) (Video)
character compares himself and another character with Gene Hackman and Carol Lynley in Poseidon
The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse (2005)
One character says what's happenning is like in the Poseidon Adventure.
Ride the Wild Side (2005) (Video)
mentioned once
Little Britain: Episode #3.4 (2005) (TV Episode)
Travel agent tells a lady he can get her on the ship where they filmed the movie
How I Met Your Mother: Nothing Good Happens After 2 AM (2006) (TV Episode)
Korean Elvis sings the song "The Morning After" from the movie.
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.202 (2006) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "Seasonal Acting" category
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.219 (2006) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "Better 'Red'" category
Nancy Nancy (2006)
Nancy Nancy mentions Shelly Winters role in this film
Destination Truth: Ri/Iguanodon (2007) (TV Episode)
After being unable to launch their boats, and getting soaked in the process, host Josh Gates, via narration, calls the group's attempt "our own personal Posideon Adventure."
Family Guy: Peter's Daughter (2007) (TV Episode)
Meg swimming through the house corridors like Shelley Winters in ship.
Doctor Who: Voyage of the Damned (2007) (TV Episode)
The voyage through the ship
The Wrecking Crew! (2008)
One of the numerous movies listed in which Tommy Tedesco played guitar.
One, Two, Many (2008)
mentioned in dialogue
Moonlight: Click (2008) (TV Episode)
Mick recalls telling a reporter about an adventure aboard a ship, the reporter wrote a book about it, eventually becoming the movie.
Milk (2008)
Movie marquee seen in background when Milk mounts a soap box to give a speech.
Screenwipe: Review of the Year 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Brooker.
Uncomfortably Personal (2009) (Short)
Shares a character name, both are female swimming champions
90210: Zero Tolerance (2009) (TV Episode)
A question about whether this was filmed where Prom is being held
Bad Movie Beatdown: Meteor (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioning the disaster movies of the 1970s
2012 (2009)
Cruise ship capsizes after being struck by monster wave
Bad Movie Beatdown: 2012: Part 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
The ship disaster is said to resemble the one in this movie
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Classics from the Vault: Movies that Changed the Movies (2011) (TV Episode)
a still from the disaster film is shown
Charlie Brooker's 2011 Wipe (2011) (TV Movie)
mentioned offhand when discussing phone-hacking scandal
Community: The First Chang Dynasty (2012) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Abed while posing as a plumber
The Glades: Poseidon Adventure (2012) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
RuPaul's Drag Race: RuPaullywood or Bust (2013) (TV Episode)
RuPaul says, "girl, you're gonna put Shelley Winters out of work" and "Poseidon Adventure, darling," while Penny Tration is in the water tank.
Rewind This! (2013)
It is referenced on the back cover of a video movie.
The Graham Norton Show: Matthew McConaughey/Julianne Moore/Alan Davies/Sheryl Crow (2014) (TV Episode)
Julianne Moore compares this movie to her upcoming movie Non-Stop (2014)
Top Gear: Burma Special: Part 1 (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue by Jeremy Clarkson.
Wogan: The Best Of: Oscar Winners (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during Gene's interview.
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #6.10 (2015) (TV Episode)
Answer to a question; still shown
Coronation Street: Episode #1.8829 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mary and Dev discuss Shelley Winters' character's fate in the film.
The Cinema Snob: Death Wish II (2016) (TV Episode)
also written by Wendell Mayes, who wrote the original Death Wish
Hollywood Mouth 3 (2017)
Mentioned by Berlyn.

Featured in 

Adventures of the Queen (1975) (TV Movie)
Stock footage and unused special effects footage of the miniature oceanliner were used in this TV-movie.
Invisible Adversaries (1977)
Scenes from "The Poseidon Adventure" are shown on a television set.
Precious Images (1986) (Short)
Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (1988) (Short)
shown in a montage
20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (1997) (TV Movie)
main title shown
Beyond Titanic (1998) (TV Movie)
Chump Change (2000)
A script writer goes to see "The Poseidon Adventure" and gets re-energized as to what movie-making is all about.
Backstory: The Poseidon Adventure (2000) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
Boom! Hollywood's Greatest Disaster Movies (2000) (Video)
footage is shown from this film
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies (2001) (TV Special)
This film is #90 on the list.
Backstory: The Poseidon Adventure Backstory (2001) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
The 74th Annual Academy Awards (2002) (TV Special)
I Love the '70s: 1972 (2003) (TV Episode)
Hollywood Science: Disasters at Sea (2006) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
The Poseidon Adventure: The Cast Looks Back (2006) (Video)
Making of Featurette
The Poseidon Adventure: The Heroes of the Poseidon (2006) (Video)
Making of Featurette
The Poseidon Adventure: R.M.S. Queen Mary (2006) (Video)
History of the Ship
The Poseidon Adventure: Conversations with Ronald Neame (2006) (Video)
Making of Featurette
The Girls Next Door: Hot Chocolate (2008) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown when Bridget thinks about falling during her trapeze act
30 Greatest Disaster Movies (2015) (TV Movie)
Number 4 in the countdown

Spoofed in 

Drive-In (1976)
ship capsizes
The Sonny and Cher Show: Episode #2.5 (1976) (TV Episode)
spoofed in "The Towering Poseidon Quake Port Hinden Jaws Follies '78"
Airplane! (1980)
Maureen McGovern appears as Sister Angelina. She es singing the Oscar-winning theme song "The Morning After" from this film
Dead End (1985)
Ernist Borgnine zombie in upside down room
Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire (1990) (Video Game)
One of the books in Aziza's library is titled "The Poseidon Adventure".
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man: Apocalypse Not (1996) (TV Episode)
Roddy McDowall returns as Akers, a parody of his character from this movie.
The Simpsons: The Wettest Stories Ever Told (2006) (TV Episode)
The third story in the episode is a direct spoof of the 1972 film.
Spaceballs: The Animated Series: Deep Ship (2008) (TV Episode)
This episode starts off spoofing Titanic but turns into the Poseidon Adventure
Flashback (2011)
Poster seen for movie called The Poseidon Dentures.
Mad: The Blunder Games/The Poop-seidon Adventure (2012) (TV Episode)
The Poop-seidon Adventure skit is a spoof of this movie.

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