The Sunshine Boys (1975) Poster

(I) (1975)


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Version of 

The Sunshine Boys (1977) (TV Movie)
Sonny Boys (1982) (TV Movie)
Sonny Boys (1995) (TV Movie)
The Sunshine Boys (1996) (TV Movie)
Sonny Boys (2001) (TV Movie)

Referenced in 

The Lion Roars Again (1975) (Short)
Welcome Back, Kotter: One Flu Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1976) (TV Episode)
Horshack mentions seeing this movie many times,
Sneak Previews: Taxi Driver/The Man Who Would Be King/Hester Street/Manson/The Story of Adele H. (1976) (TV Episode)
Siskel and Ebert discuss the recently Oscar-nominated movies, including this one.
The George Burns Special (1976) (TV Special)
Burns and Walter Matthau discuss and perform a partial routine from the film.
Dear Phone (1976) (Short)
on movie marquee
The 50th Annual Academy Awards (1978) (TV Special)
George Burns in Concert (1982) (TV Movie)
Xiao jiang (1985)
George Burns' 90th Birthday Party: A Very Special Special (1986) (TV Special)
Walter Matthau discusses making the movie.
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Episode #1.1 (1988) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Perfect Strangers: The Sunshine Boys (1990) (TV Episode)
title reference
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Cave Dwellers (1991) (TV Episode)
Crow: Again with the finger!
Tiger Claws (1991)
The Secrets of Dick Smith (1991) (TV Short)
Mr. Saturday Night (1992)
Buddy says an upcoming opportunity could do for his career what "The Sunshine Boys" did for George Burns.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Attack of the Eye Creatures (1992) (TV Episode)
Crow (as Willy Clark): "Again with the finger!"
No Time (1994) (Short)
George Burns in this movie guessed in the charades game
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Invasion of the Neptune Men (1997) (TV Episode)
The bots do a kabuki version of the Sunshine Boys.
These Old Broads (2001) (TV Movie)
Same basic plot, screenwriter Carrie Fisher has cited it as an inspiration.
Hollywood Remembers Walter Matthau (2001) (TV Movie)
Neil Simon and Richard Benjamin talk about working with Matthau in The Sunshine Boys.
V.I.P.: Sunshine Girls (2002) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)
Poster of this seen in one of the stock footage shots of cinema fronts in the 70s.
NCIS: Identity Crisis (2007) (TV Episode)
Tony: "That's a lot of K's. K's are funny. Agent rieger, ever see The Sunshine Boys"?
Cinematic Titanic: The Oozing Skull (2007) (Video)
Joel: "They're doing the doctor sketch from 'The Sunshine Boys.'"
Yes Man (2008)
DVD is shown in a video store.
Jeff Dunham: Minding the Monsters (2012) (TV Special)
Walter remarks that after his being in Jeff's show for 24 years, he and Jeff will soon become "the stinkin' Sunshine Boys"
The Simpsons: The Kids Are All Fight (2015) (TV Episode)
Homer looks at an old playbill of "The Sunshine Boys" that starred the Sea Captain and Chief Wiggum in the title roles.


General Hospital (1963) (TV Series)
Willie watches this show on TV in his apartment

Featured in 

The Sunshine Boys (1975) (Short)
This documentary is a "behind the scenes" of that movie.
Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982) (TV Movie)
Walter Matthau and George Burns argue about freshening up the act.
George Burns' 90th Birthday Party: A Very Special Special (1986) (TV Special)
A clip is shown.

Spoofed in 

Animaniacs: The Carpool/The Sunshine Squirrels (1998) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in "The Sunshine Squirrels" segment

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