The Stepford Wives (1975) Poster


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Followed by 

Revenge of the Stepford Wives (1980) (TV Movie)
The Stepford Children (1987) (TV Movie)
The Stepford Husbands (1996) (TV Movie)

Version of 

The Stepford Wives (2004)
based on the same novel by Ira Levin

Remade as 

The Stepford Wives (2004)
the 2004 version of the stepford wives is a remake of the original 1975 movie, "The Stepford Wives"

Edited into 

Bride of Monster Mania (2000) (TV Movie)
30 Even Scarier Movie Moments (2006) (TV Mini-Series)
One of the movies shown.


Metropolis (1927)
The Big Sleep (1946)
Green Acres (1965) (TV Series)
Persona (1966)
Sesame Street (1969) (TV Series)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
In the kitchen scene where Joanna chats with her new friend Bobbi Marco, Prentiss's character makes an in-joke reference to Ross's famous role in 'Butch Cassidy': "I can't figure this burg out - it's like maids have been declared illegal, and the housewife with the neatest place gets Robert Redford for Christmas."
MASH (1970)
The "oh Frank scene" is a homage to the "Hot Lips" scene, with the characters eavesdropping by accident an intercourse.

Referenced in 

Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains the Same (1976)
Seen on marquee at movie theater in Time Squares
3 Women (1977)
Millie imitates purposefully the Stepford Wives in some scenes
Blade Runner (1982)
Newhart: The Stratford Wives (1983) (TV Episode)
title reference
Zombie High (1987)
The Last of the Gladiators (1988)
Evel Knievel mentions The Stepford Wives.
Big Business (1988)
WHen they meet their twins, said says that they are robots and are going to kill and replace them. It is an obvious refference to the original "Stepford Wives."
American Rampage (1989)
a sarcastic comment about some people being from Stepford in Connecticut
ALF: Baby Love (1989) (TV Episode)
ALF refers to Kate's unborn baby as "a Stepford Baby".
Designing Women: The Junies (1989) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name.
3 Men and a Little Lady (1990)
After touring Pileforth Academy, Michael refers to it as "a Stepford school."
Tiny Toon Adventures: Music Day (1992) (TV Episode)
Buster refers to Ruffee's audience as "Stepford Kids"
Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge: Episode #1.4 (1994) (TV Episode)
Alan says to two women "You're like the Steptoe Wives", she replies "I think you mean The Stepford Wives".
Safe (1995)
The Last Supper (1995)
Mention in dialouge by 'Luke'
The Crew: The Operation (1995) (TV Episode)
A passenger refers to Maggie as a "Stepford Stewardess."
The Craft (1996)
Mitt refers to Chris as a Stepford because he completely submits to Sarah's will.
Married with Children: The Stepford Peg (1997) (TV Episode)
title reference
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Ted (1997) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the dialogue: "Like Stepford."
Dawson's Creek: Decisions (1998) (TV Episode)
Stepford family mentioned
Sports Night: Smoky (1999) (TV Episode)
Dan refers to Sally as a "Stepford producer".
Charmed: That '70s Episode (1999) (TV Episode)
A film marquee in the '70s says "Stepford Wives"
Two Ninas (1999)
Mumford (1999)
The Factory for Female Surrogates at Panda Modem
Bride of Monster Mania (2000) (TV Movie)
Donnie Darko (2001)
Hannibal (2001)
Six Feet Under: Crossroads (2001) (TV Episode)
Stepford mentioned
Pumpkin (2002)
Carolyn tells Jeanine that she is "like some sort of Stepford wife"
The Frightening (2002)
some guys are referred to as Stepford kids
Searching for Debra Winger (2002)
Rosanna describes how all executives want Stepford Wives for women
Demonlover (2002)
Malcolm in the Middle: Garage Sale (2003) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Hal in the flashback to his college days
Angel: Sacrifice (2003) (TV Episode)
Lorne: Does anyone else feel like the last fiesty wife in Stepford?
Gilmore Girls: Say Goodnight, Gracie (2003) (TV Episode)
Lane describes her mother's behavior as "Stepford."
Nip/Tuck: Pilot (2003) (TV Episode)
Julia says that she does not want to be a Stepford Wife
Casa de los babys (2003)
One of the women asks the name of the movie where "the housewives become perfect clones". No one answers, but it's a clear enough reference to _The Stepford Wives_.
The Black & Whites: I'm in the Kitchen (2004) (Video)
Poster on the wall
Raise Your Voice (2004)
Ca. 12 min into the film Paul calls his sister "A Stepford daughter out of a mailorder magazine."
Desperate Housewives: Pilot (2004) (TV Episode)
"Mayor of Stepford"
A Perfect World: The Making of 'The Stepford Wives' (2004) (Video)
mentioned a few times
Stepford: A Definition (2004) (Video)
mentioned once
Stepford: The Architects (2004) (Video)
mentioned once
Queer as Folk: Episode #5.1 (2005) (TV Episode)
Brian tells Michael that if he and Ben move to the suburbs, they will be the "Stepford Fags".
Queer as Folk: Episode #5.2 (2005) (TV Episode)
Brian calls Michael and Ben's new street "Stepford Avenue".
Queer as Folk: Episode #5.5 (2005) (TV Episode)
Brian says he failed to save Michael from becoming one of "the Stepford Fags."
The Closer: Pilot (2005) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Queer as Folk: Episode #5.7 (2005) (TV Episode)
Brian says "the Stepford Husbands turn in early" about Michael and Ben.
Queer as Folk: Anything in Common (2005) (TV Episode)
Brian tells Michael that if being a "Stepford fag" makes him happy, then he should go for it.
Queer as Folk: Mr. Right (Never Broke a Promise) (2005) (TV Episode)
Michael mentions Brian calling him a "Stepford fag".
Weeds: Suburban Shakedown (2005) (TV Movie)
mentioned once
How I Met Your Mother: Cupcake (2006) (TV Episode)
Robyn uses the term "Stepford" to describe a male/female relationship situation.
Stargate: Atlantis: Irresistible (2006) (TV Episode)
Sheppard refers to a bunch of the Atlantis crew as "Stepford Wives"
Diggers (2006)
someone is called a "Stepford wife"
Glass House: The Good Mother (2006) (Video)
"Actually, I'm not really into that whole Stepford Wives look."
Heroes: Chapter Eleven 'Fallout' (2006) (TV Episode)
Claire says, "It's like the 'Stepford Body Snatchers' or something."
Supernatural: Croatoan (2006) (TV Episode)
"A little too Stepford?"
Gossip Girl: Chuck in Real Life (2008) (TV Episode)
After Lily and Bass establish new family rules, Serena says whenever Lily gets a new guy "she Stepfords out and lets him make all the rules".
United States of Tara: Transition (2009) (TV Episode)
Kate calls some customers "Stepford bitches"
Supernatural: Lucifer Rising (2009) (TV Episode)
Dean says, "It's a lot better than being some Stepford bitch in paradise."
True Blood: Frenzy (2009) (TV Episode)
Maryann's followers have black eyes like the wives when they are exposed as robots, and Jane brandishes a knife like Bobbie before she attacks Joanna.
Grey's Anatomy: I Always Feel Like Somebody's Watchin' Me (2009) (TV Episode)
Izzie is called a Stepford Wife
Heroes: Chapter Four 'Hysterical Blindness' (2009) (TV Episode)
Gretchen compares Claire's sorority to "The Stepford Wives."
Secret Diary of a Call Girl: Episode #3.2 (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Stephanie.
Richard Roeper & the Movies: The Joneses (2010) (TV Episode)
Roeper says "The Joneses" has a little bit of this movie
Desperate Housewives: Epiphany (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Royal Pains: In Vino Veritas (2010) (TV Episode)
Evan says he gets a weird Stepford feeling
White Irish Drinkers (2010)
seen on marquee
NCIS: Dead Air (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by DiNozzo
House M.D.: A Pox on Our House (2010) (TV Episode)
"Stepford doctor"
Private Practice: Home Again (2011) (TV Episode)
referenced by Sam
The Secret Circle: Medallion (2012) (TV Episode)
"Stepford ghoul"
Community: Urban Matrimony and the Sandwich Arts (2012) (TV Episode)
Britta fears that she's conforming to society's norms and says, "I'm one of the Steppenwolf wives!"
Shameless: Fiona Interrupted (2012) (TV Episode)
Stepford mentioned
Ritual (2012)
The main character makes reference to both the original and remake of "The Stepford Wives".
Big Time Rush: Bel Air Rush (2012) (TV Episode)
There are a few references to the movie in this episode.
Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.95 (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike.
Won't Back Down (2012)
Nona calls herself "the first black Stepford wife."
Airborne (2012)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Other Woman (2014)
Carly accuses Kate of going back to being a "Stepford" wife.
RuPaul's Drag Race: Queens of Talk (2014) (TV Episode)
Shane Jenek says that he knows he can be "a little Stepfordy."

Featured in 

The Stepford Life (2001) (Video)
this is an anniversary documentary for the film

Spoofed in 

Her Total Response (1977)
Plot of mainstream film spoofed. Stepford is now "Stepville".
The Breastford Wives (2007) (Video)
erotic spoof, in addition to title

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