The Sting (1973)
As in Harper, Paul Newman's character awakes, and plunges his face into ice and water. In Harper he dumps an ice cube tray from his refrigerator. In The Sting, he chops ice with an ice pick from a block of ice.
Murray needs to know the movie's plot as an alibi.
movie poster seen in front of cinema next to robbed jewelery store
Referenced in sketch
The title is a play on that of this contemporary film.
Mentioned by the Muppets
Title seen on theater marquee.
referenced by Marvin Hamlish during cold opening
Lizzie Birdsworth declares a fondness for Robert Redford - although not in this film, which she found confusing.
A discussion of the film inspires Judy Bryant to initiate a sting on prison bookie Kay White.
When Bunny first meets Grégoire, he says he's about to go to Saint-Tropez for a movie. She asks "What kind ?" and he answers "Butch Cassidy, The Sting ..."
Title mentioned by Raheem Abdul Mohammed on SNL Newsbreak
Major inspiration for the film. Similar plot, setting, use of jazz score and conmen communicating with each other by touching their ears.
Mentioned by Gumby during The Uncle Tom Show
David Ward winning an Oscar for writing this movie is mentinoed.
Episode is based on this film.
Mentioned by Laura as the guide for their next move.
Gene Siskel contrasts the original film with the new sequel.
The ragtime theme is used during the plot twist near the end, which is the same as in The Sting.
Title reference, similar music, the FLAG personnel puts on an elaborate scam
Title mentioned during 'Movie Talk' sketch
Henry brands the people involved amateurs compared to his scheme
This episode contains a con game with many similarities to the con game in The Sting, which also starred Dana Elcar.
The stock con Myra describes to Roy when they first meet is a variation on the "Wire" con used in The Sting.
George whistles the main theme after the successful swindle.
The music of this film can be heard when a cat "plays" piano.
Rev. Lovejoy tries to play on organ the music of this film.
Sipowicz mentions this movie
The movie title was written on the answer board of Jigen's crossword puzzle.
Title on poster indicating Jaws smashing all previous records
One of Leonard's stories about his "life" is really from
Dougal says how what he and Ted are doing is a bit like the sting, then he says which characters they are.
In a street interview, a theatergoer cites this as his all-time favorite film.
When K is in the diner for the first time with James, the scene starts with the punchline of a joke that K is telling; the rest of the joke is likely some variation on the following: A farmer decided to go into town to see a movie along with his pet rooster. Noticing that no animals were allowed inside the cinema, he smuggled the rooster into the theater in his front overall pocket and unzipped it once the lights had dimmed and the movie had started so the rooster could see. The woman sitting next to him eventually noticed, and nudged her husband. "I think this man is a pervert. He's got his thing out." Her husband replies, "So? It's nothing you haven't seen before." to which she says "But honey, this one's eating my popcorn!" This joke was use in "The Sting" by the burlesque house comedian played by Leonard Barr (Dean Martin's Uncle). As Hooker (Robert Redford)is talking to his girlfriend back stage, you can hear and see the comedian giving the punch line in the background.
Caroline: "The Marvin Hamlisch? Who did 'The Sting'? And 'A Chorus Line'?"
Mulder shuffles a deck of cards exactly as Paul Newman's character did, right after saying that an injury he got "stings a bit"
Rory suggests it as a Movie in the Square Night contender.
Rita tells Monk she learned the 'nose-swipe' from the film.
referenced as part of the documentary
Robert Shaw and Gabriel Byrne both say "Ya Falla?"
mentioned by a character
Video case is shown in a video store.
opening con job, kid has same mustache as paul newman and there's a fake death
Title of this film appears on screen.
referenced in clue in "This Movie Is a Disaster!" category
An old man hums the music from this film.
When they are planning their big con the dvd cover for this movie can be seen.
Eric Bana walks past the poster of this film in London
The gang's nose-swipe is a reference to the nose-swipe in The Sting
The "David Holtz"-character mentions "the Sting" as his favourite movie
Among the movies that Bob Ryan produced
The narrator mentions the film by name when introducing "The Sure Thing" hustle.
In his interview with the contestants, Daryl Somers compares James Courtney to Robert Redford in The Sting, and suggests that he is trying to con the judges.
"Who the fuck is Marvin Hamlisch?" -- "He wrote the music for The Sting" -- "Good movie"
Reference in the Terminals in Vault 92
Included in a $4,000 question
mentioned during a game of charades
Touching finger to nose to signal "the Con is on"
Subject of an $800 clue in the category "Scott Joplin"
Mentioned as a favorite con movie.
A picture of Paul Newman from the movie is in their conference room where Drama, Eric, Lloyd and Roger discuss a new project
Referenced in the celebrity birthdays segment
Tim Roth talks about this movie during interview
Michael, Dwight, and Jim discuss the movie "The Sting" and decide to set up a sting of their own.
Henry says that Lassiter was "setting up a sting, Shawn. Do you have any idea what that involves?" Shawn replies, "Newman, Redford."
Neil and Peter plan a con, which Peter makes a point of calling a "sting". Later they call each other Butch and Sundance, invoking the most famous characters played by the stars of The Sting.
A victim of the "old man" describes losing his wallet and watch a year before, and it is an almost exact re-creation of a scene from early in the movie. Lindsay then asks the victim if he'd ever seen the movie. He says yes, but usually halfway through; she then recommends watching it from the beginning.
When Neal and Peter leave to pull off their con, Elizabeth asks who of them is Newman and who is Redford.
Larry and Jeff mention The Sting and The Sting II in conversation.
correct response in "Playing the Ponies" category
Mentioned in dialogue.
Mention the name of the movie when doing the finger on nose gesture.
also produced by Michael Phillips
Manny prepares to watch it as Jay reluctantly leaves for one of Gloria's parties
The wallet that Jimmy & his new friend find has a driver's license that bears the name Henry Gondorff, one of the characters in The Sting, who's also a hustler like Jimmy.
Mentioned by Jimmy
Ranked #19 in the list of the all-time top-grossing movies in the USA, adjusted for inflation, read by Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic.
Theme is played during the swindle.
mentioned by Mike Greenberg
on Mike Greenberg's list of his favorite movies
Daniel and Lauren go to see a dubbed version of the film in Venice under its Italian title "La Stangata". Like A Little Romance (1979), The Sting (1973) was directed by George Roy Hill.
Featured in Best Picture montage.
Shown during In Memoriam montage
Clips shown in a segment.
fragment with Robert Shaw, Charles Durning, Eileen Brennan
"In Memoriam" tribute to Charles Durning.
film clip shown
Film's title ("The Bite") and plot are take offs on "The Sting".
This episode spoofs the then-popular movie, even using faux-Scott Joplin music in its soundtrack
Touching your finger to your nose as a signal
When the mark has been successfully conned, the dialog is modeled on dialog from the final scene of "The Sting." Then a strain from "The Entertainer" is briefly heard.
Spoofs a scene from that movie.
As House passes Alvie after House "takes" his medication. House shows Alvie the pills on his tongue. Alvie responds by giving him the Sting salute.
After Kensi reveals how she tagged Benelli, Nate makes a few gestures. One of gestures was the Sting salute.
This entire episode is a spoof of "The Sting" and features Scott Joplin's "The Entertainer" throughout.