The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series 1974–1978) Poster


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The Six Million Dollar Man (1973) (TV Movie)

Followed by 

The Bionic Woman (1976) (TV Series)
Bionic Ever After? (1994) (TV Movie)

Remade as 

Edited into 


The Bionic Woman (1976) (TV Series)
"The Bionic Woman" features Jaime Sommers, the former fiancee of Steve Austin on "The Six Million Dollar Man".

Referenced in 

Good Times: The Encyclopedia Hustle (1974) (TV Episode)
JJ mentions the six million dollar man by name
All in the Family: Edith's Night Out (1976) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Wanted ... Ded or Alayb (1976)
This TV series is mentioned in the movie.
Network (1976)
Rhoda: Man of the Year (1976) (TV Episode)
Sally mentions the title character.
Sanford and Son: Here Today, Gone Today (1976) (TV Episode)
Fred would rather stay home and watch this show than go out for the evening.
The Brady Bunch Variety Hour: Episode #1.1 (1977) (TV Episode)
Lee Majors guest stars; numerous references to the show are made.
The Sonny and Cher Show: Episode #2.17 (1977) (TV Episode)
The Announcer refers to Sonny as the Six and a half dollar man
Good Times: A Stormy Relationship (1977) (TV Episode)
Michael mentions the six million dollar man
Ieder zijn deel: Episode #1.7 (1977) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Willem
The Brady Bunch Variety Hour: Episode #1.7 (1977) (TV Episode)
Peter pretends he's the Six Million Dollar Man.
Charlie's Angels: Angels on the Air (1977) (TV Episode)
Kelly mentions 'The Bionic Man'
Good Times: Bye, Bye, Bookman (1977) (TV Episode)
JJ refers to TV series
The George Burns One-Man Show (1977) (TV Special)
Bob Hope jokes about the show.
Saturday Night Live: Art Garfunkel/Stephen Bishop (1978) (TV Episode)
Oscar Goldman doll visible in 'Looking for Mr. goodbar leepy time playset' ad
De Mike Burstyn show: Episode #1.2 (1978) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike while reading the newspaper headlines
The Muppet Show: Sylvester Stallone (1979) (TV Episode)
Otto the robot is called the 'six million dollar funny man'.
Last of the Summer Wine: The Flag and Its Snag (1979) (TV Episode)
Foggy says of Compo: "We have the technology. We shall rebuild him", paraphrasing Oscar Goldman's opening words about Steve Austin.
The Incredible Hulk: Broken Image (1980) (TV Episode)
mentioned by woman with dog
The Goodies: War Babies (1980) (TV Episode)
When injured in the parachute drop, Tim gets repaired with various items and the theme is played in relations to Tim after he is repaired
Metal Mickey: Metal Mickey Lives (1980) (TV Episode)
Steve says We can rebuild him... we have the empty bean tins.
Knight Rider: Fright Knight (1986) (TV Episode)
K.I.T.T. ends up in the Rotating ice cave from this show during chase on Universal lot
Perfect Strangers: Snow Way to Treat a Lady: Part 1 (1987) (TV Episode)
Balki says his ski boots "kind of make you walk like Lee Majors", and asks how he looks; Larry replies, "like six million bucks".
The Charmings: The Man Who Came to Dinner (1988) (TV Episode)
"I can rebuild it -- I have the technology!"
Newhart: One and a Half Million Dollar Man (1989) (TV Episode)
title reference
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Last Chase (1989) (TV Episode)
Servo: "Once you've been bionic, there's no taming you."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Legend of Dinosaurs (1989) (TV Episode)
Servo: "Isn't that Steve Austin's bionic noise?"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Master Ninja I (1992) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Then there's Vincent, who is truly abysmal in 'Apple's Way' and 'Three for the Road' and then became the bionic boy."
Class Act (1992)
Mentioned by Popsicle
Forever Knight: False Witness (1992) (TV Episode)
Schanke refers to the series.
Nemesis (1992)
Alex is a cyborg and he is rebuilt with cybernetic limbs when he is shot to pieces and when his arms are pulled off by Farnsworth.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Operation Double 007 (1993) (TV Episode)
Steve Austin is mentioned during close-up in operating scene
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Girl in Lovers' Lane (1993) (TV Episode)
Joel: "Why is she singing the theme to 'The Six Million Dollar Man'?"
Saturday Night Live: Patrick Stewart/Salt-N-Pepa (1994) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during the monologue
The Simpsons: Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy (1994) (TV Episode)
Stacy says she dated Steve Austin from the show.
The Simpsons: Burns' Heir (1994) (TV Episode)
Marge imagines herself with Lee Majors and his "bionic" sounds.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Kitten with a Whip (1994) (TV Episode)
Mikes gives Crow and Tom "really cool Bionic Man/Bionic Woman noises."
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Metallo (1995) (TV Episode)
Johnny: Like the Six Million Dollar Man!
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Amazing Transparent Man (1995) (TV Episode)
"Do you take this Bionic man"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Incredible Melting Man (1996) (TV Episode)
Mike: We can repair her. She'll be better, faster, stronger.
Tromeo and Juliet (1996)
Future Fantastic: I, Robot (1996) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in documentary.
Boy Meets World: Sixteen Candles and Four-Hundred-Pound Men (1996) (TV Episode)
Cory asks Shawn, "You have the technology?"
Eddie Izzard: Glorious (1997) (Video)
Trance (1998)
A character quotes the opening narration from this tv show.
South Park: Prehistoric Ice Man (1999) (TV Episode)
Kyle says "He looks kinda like Steve Austin from The 6 Million Dollar Man"
Just Shoot Me!: Lies & Dolls (1999) (TV Episode)
Elliot had an action figure from this show.
Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko (1999) (Video Game)
Some bullets make the famous "whooshing" sound from this series.
Dogma (1999)
After God heals Bethany, Metatron says, She can rebuld you, She has the technology. She can make you better, stronger, faster... , a reference to the "The Six Million Dollar Man".
Mystery Men (1999)
sound effect during display of physical strength
Freaks and Geeks: Tricks and Treats (1999) (TV Episode)
Bill mentions Steve Austin while dressing as the Bionic Woman.
The Tao of Steve (2000)
Used as an example of a "Steve;" theme music is played.
The Outer Limits: The Beholder (2000) (TV Episode)
Dr. Lennox refers to Patrick as the real life Six Million Dollar Man.
Whipped (2000)
Stargate SG-1: Double Jeopardy (2001) (TV Episode)
The robot O'Neill describes himself as "better...stronger...faster", which is how the partly bionic main character of The Six Million Dollar Man is described in the show's opening narration.
Stargate SG-1: Wormhole X-Treme! (2001) (TV Episode)
One of the characters use the alias "Steve Austin". Most likely a reference to the lead character in The Six Million Dollar Man, and not to the popular wrestler.
Zoolander (2001)
The Omen Legacy (2001) (TV Movie)
Snow Dogs (2002)
referenced by Nichelle Nichols
Big Fat Liar (2002)
Odyssey 5: Trouble with Harry (2002) (TV Episode)
Harry runs with Steve Austin's characteristic "bionic" sound and slow motion effect.
The Nugget (2002)
"Mr. Four Million Dollar Man"
Scrubs: My Nightingale (2002) (TV Episode)
Another song by Ted's "band".
Eddie Izzard: Circle (2002) (Video)
Naked Movie (2002)
Lee Majors is introduced as the star of this show
Miss Entebbe (2003)
kids are watching and quoting the intro; fighting over a six million dollar man t-shirt; the girl asks the arab boy if arabs like the show too
Moby Presents: Alien Sex Party (2003)
Character Dean gives a speech about the relevance of TV in our culture and mentions this show
That '70s Show: Trampled Under Foot (2003) (TV Episode)
Characters talk about watching this show several times
Justice League: Only a Dream: Part II (2003) (TV Episode)
The movie sound-effect is heard in the climactic scene of the movie being watched.
The Red Green Show: The String Ball (2003) (TV Episode)
When "Cartoon Gord" tosses the bucket of sand onto the fire, the classic metallic "bionics clatter" sound is heard.
Jake 2.0: Double Agent (2003) (TV Episode)
In the end scene, while Jake lists dream cars and mentions Mercedes Benz SLR Coupe, Dick (Lee Majors' character) says he "could run faster than that heap". This is then followed by extracts of the theme from "The Six Million Dollar Man", in which Lee Majors played the lead character.
Chasing Liberty (2004)
A character in the movie distributes "Six Million Dollar Man" stickers.
Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Charlie's Angels' (2004) (TV Movie)
Mentioned several times
South Park: Up the Down Steroid (2004) (TV Episode)
poster in Jimmy's room
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law: Grape Juiced (2004) (TV Episode)
The famous sound effect is heard as Grape Ape lifts weights
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
The mechanical "ch-ch-ch-ch" sound effect at the Zoo when the News Team jumps in with the bears is from The Six Million Dollar Man tv show.
G.O.R.A. (2004)
movie about a robot called ''6 Million Dollar Man.''
Lucky Luke and the Daltons (2004)
The famous "bionic" sound effect from the series was used in "Les Dalton"
Tripping the Rift: Extreme Chode (2004) (TV Episode)
Bob says 'We can rebuild him, we have the technoligy'.
The Office: Pilot (2005) (TV Episode)
This shows name is mentioned in this episode.
The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)
Action figures shown, characters mentioned
Kronk's New Groove (2005) (Video)
when rudy skateboards down the street he cuts a corner and slow motion and sound effect are the same that were used in the tv series
Smallville: Cyborg (2006) (TV Episode)
Lex tells Victor that the cost of turning him into a cyborg was "a lot steeper than six million dollars."
The Fairly OddParents in Fairy Idol (2006) (TV Movie)
The slow-motion sound effect from "The Six Million Dollar Man" is heard as the scientists' hair grows back.
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.202 (2006) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "Seasonal Acting" category
Saturday Night Live: Dane Cook/The Killers (2006) (TV Episode)
mentioned by 'Farrah Fawcett'
South Park: Make Love, Not Warcraft (2006) (TV Episode)
Poster in Jimmy's room of parody "The Six Billion Dollar Man"
Extras: Sir Ian McKellen (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the A-team conversation.
An Evening with Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder (2006) (Video)
Mentioned by Kevin.
TV: The Movie (2006)
Lee Majors character calls XXXL an "XXX million dollar man"
Screenwipe: Episode #3.2 (2007) (TV Episode)
Spider-Man 3 (2007) (Video Game)
Bruce Campbell says that you will strong, faster and better, well, stronger and faster anyway
Entourage: The WeHo Ho (2007) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
The Kingdom (2007)
Al Ghazi mentions it in the car w/ Fleury
Summerslam (2007) (TV Special)
The "Gentlemen, we can rebuild him" quote was used to hype Triple H's return.
Team Fortress 2 (2007) (Video Game)
After drinking the speed enhancing Bonk Atomic Punch, Scout sometimes does the "Wanananana" noise
Power Rangers Operation Overdrive: Way Back When (2007) (TV Episode)
Mack refers himself as $6 million DVD player
Wieners (2008)
In the wienermobile, the three friends discuss this TV show.
Garfield's Fun Fest (2008) (Video)
As Garfield trips and falls, the bionic sound from "The Six Million Dollar Man" can be heard.
South Park: Fishsticks (2009) (TV Episode)
"The Six Billion Dollar Man" poster
Deadliest Catch: Shipwrecked (2009) (TV Episode)
Bionic sound effect used when Josh (Time Bandit) throws the final hook
Blackface Killer (2009)
Mentioned by name.
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.20 (2009) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that the show's star Lee Majors does an ad for a hearing aid
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.30 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $2,000 clue in the category "Oscar Worthy?"
Supernatural: The Real Ghostbusters (2009) (TV Episode)
Sound effect when Chuck hit the ghost child with the mic stand.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.99 (2010) (TV Episode)
Included in a $12,500 question
Cop Out (2010)
Paul mentions it while arguing with Dave after they're suspended
Jeopardy!: 2010 Tournament of Champions Finals: Game 2 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of an $800 clue in the category "1970s TV Casts"
Watchman Video Broadcast: What Is the Singularity? (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike.
Sex & the City: The Original XXX Parody (2010) (Video)
Miranda mentions Steve's Six Million Dollar Man doll
The Cinema Snob: Satan's School for Girls (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned when discussing Pamela Franklin.
30 Rock: Brooklyn Without Limits (2010) (TV Episode)
Steve Austin says in one of his campaign commercials, "If you're senile, yes, I am the Six Million Dollar Man"
The Graham Norton Show: Episode #8.6 (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jack Black.
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: A Dog and Pony Show (2011) (TV Episode)
In Spike's fantasy, the Diamond Dogs attack with the characteristic slow motion leap and 'bionic' sound effect from The Six Million Dollar Man.
Parks and Recreation: Harvest Festival (2011) (TV Episode)
Donna refers to Chris as "the bionic man."
Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.1 (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike.
Parks and Recreation: The Bubble (2011) (TV Episode)
Donna refers to Chris as "The Six Million Dollar Man."
Watchman Video Broadcast: UFO's: Chariots of the Beast (2011) (TV Episode)
Mike mentions that it was one of his favorite shows.
Super 8 (2011)
Six Million Dollar Man figure (in orange jumpsuit) seen in background in Joe's Room
Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.8 (2011) (TV Episode)
The theme song is played during the intro.
UFOs: Chariots of the Beast (2011) (Video)
Mike mentions that it was one of his favorite shows.
Nostalgia Critic: The Tommyknockers (2011) (TV Episode)
"He's the Six Million Dollar Asshole!"
The Simpsons: Replaceable You (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD seen
Eureka: Smarter Carter (2012) (TV Episode)
Upon determining they have all the required know how to build an artificial body, Zane says "We can build it. We have the technology." which is a reference to the Six Million Dollar man opening: We have the technology. We can rebuild him.
Futurama: The Six Million Dollar Mon (2012) (TV Episode)
title reference
Pastor Mike Online: News, Current Events and Questions (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike.
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Just for Sidekicks (2013) (TV Episode)
When Spike throws his last jewel to stop Angel at the end of the episode, the sound effect from this film is heard.
Stick 10: Temporal Robot Adventure (2013) (Short)
When Eon is turned into the Synthroid, the sequence parodies the classic show.
Up Late with Alec Baldwin: Episode #1.4 (2013) (TV Episode)
Alec mentions the show by name.
The Avengers Badly Animated Adventures (2013) (Video)
The sound during the theme when Nick Fury and Agent Coulson beam down and during the scene transition wipes are the jumping sound effects from The Bionic Man TV show.
Matzav Ha'Uma: Episode #7.16 (2014) (TV Episode)
Ilan Dar says Rani Rahav is Steve Austin's PR person
Grey's Anatomy: Got to Be Real (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue

Featured in 

The Six Million Dollar Man: Target: Steve Austin (1977) (TV Episode)
("Task Force" episode) Transporting a bomb along a road, travelling through a rough-floored tunnel, knock-out gas used in tunnel, etc.
Science Fiction: A Journey Into the Unknown (1994) (TV Movie)
scenes from the series are shown here
The Cable Guy (1996)
Clip from an episode is shown
Zomergasten: Episode #17.3 (2004) (TV Episode)
A fragment of this series is shown in this episode
Bigger Stronger Faster* (2008)
Brief clip
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 22 May 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Various clips of this TV show are featured during the segment with Ed Marinaro.
Animation Lookback: Hanna-Barbera Part 3 (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as a popular superhero TV series after the first cancelation of Super Friends. Clips briefly shown.

Spoofed in 

Tunnel Vision (1976)
Spoofed in The Pregnant Man and Get Head
The Benny Hill Show: The Bionic Baby (1977) (TV Episode)
Main character parodied in "The Bionic Baby" sketch.
The Senator's Daughter (1978)
porn parody (bionic penis)
Sykes: Six Million Dollar Sykes (1979) (TV Episode)
Eric is bionically rebuilt.
Animalympics (1980)
Happy Families: Cassie (1985) (TV Episode)
"The Man Who Cost a Lot" is a parody of the series.
Dead End (1985)
parody of "bionic sounds" in slow motion
Dexter's Laboratory: Techno Turtle/Surprise!/Got Your Goat (1997) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in the "Techno Turtle" segment
Just Shoot Me!: Lies & Dolls (1999) (TV Episode)
Dennis pulls out a cinder block and throws it in slow-motion with sound effects and music from this show.
Heat Vision and Jack (1999) (TV Short)
the plot is a parody
Family Guy: Running Mates (2000) (TV Episode)
Peter stars in low-budget version of this show
That '70s Show: Trampled Under Foot (2003) (TV Episode)
In a flashback sequence, the characters remodel Fez in surgery (in the style of The Six Million Dollar Man) to forget about breaking up with his girlfriend Nina.
Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Total Re-Carl (2003) (TV Episode)
Meatwad says, "Gentlemen, we have the technology..."
Chappelle's Show: Episode #2.5 (2004) (TV Episode)
Tyrone's superhuman abilities parody Steve Austin's from this show.
The Venture Bros.: Home Insecurity (2004) (TV Episode)
In the woods, Brock meets Col. Steve Summers (spoof of Steve Austin, the 6Million Dollar Man), a former astronaut who was rebuilt after a crash with a bionic body and abilities like Austin's.
Tracy Beaker Parties with Pudsey (2004) (TV Movie)
In 'Tracy Beaker Parties with Pudsey', the "ch-ch-ch-ch" sound effect from "The Six Million Dollar Man" can be heard at one point.
Duck Dodgers: The Six Wazillion Dollar Duck (2005) (TV Episode)
Steve Boston parodies Steve Austin; opening theme is spoofed
Robot Chicken: Suck It (2006) (TV Episode)
"The Six Million Peso Man"
A Child's Play Story II: Father Son Fury (2006) (Short)
Features the iconic 'jumping' sound effect
Corner Gas: Kids Stuff (2006) (TV Episode)
Wearing a leisure suit from the 1970s, Brent jumps with the "bionic" sound effects playing in the background.
TV: The Movie (2006)
parody show: "The Six Million Year Old Man"
Shrek the Third (2007)
When Gingerbread Man is shown with his legs attached, he runs as in this series and the series theme plays
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The Gang Solves the North Korea Situation (2007) (TV Episode)
When Frank runs into the way of the spray of water, we see it in slow motion, accompanied by the iconic Six Million Dollar Man sound effect.
Robot Chicken: Love, Maurice (2009) (TV Episode)
As part of the "Bionic Woman" sketch
The Venture Bros.: Blood of the Father, Heart of Steel (2009) (TV Episode)
While recovering, Brock stayed with Steve Austin and Bigfoot.
T.U.F.F. Puppy: Dog Daze/Internal Affairs (2010) (TV Episode)
As The Chief breaks down the Chameleon's brain with his bionic foot, you see him do it in slow-motion with the bionic noise
Pound Puppies: The Road to Empawerment (2013) (TV Episode)
Slow-motion sound when one of the characters is jumping

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