King Kong (1976) Poster



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Version of 

King Kong (2005)

Remake of 

King Kong (1933)

Edited into 

Death Ship (1980)
King Kong Lives (1986)
The movie starts with the final scenes from King Kong (1976).


The Wizard of Oz (1925)
Dwan's name; the uniquely-named leading actress in the early W.O.O. film had that oddly-spelled last name --- "Dwan"; she also was actually named "Dorothy", the same as the character she played.
Deep Throat (1972)
Dwan: "Did you ever meet anyone before whose life was saved by 'Deep Throat'?"

Referenced in 

1976 World Series: Game 4 (1976) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Phil Rizzuto at the top of the fourth inning.
Saturday Night Live: Ruth Gordon/Chuck Berry (1977) (TV Episode)
Discussed on "Tomorrow".
Good Times: A Stormy Relationship (1977) (TV Episode)
JJ refers to movie
Rhoda: Nick Lobo, Superstar (1977) (TV Episode)
Gary says that the new King Kong and the old King Kong are playing on a double bill.
Saturday Night Live: Steve Martin/The Kinks (1977) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on "Hollywood Bingo".
Good Times: Love Has a Spot on His Lung: Part 1 (1977) (TV Episode)
Florida mentions movie by name, JJ gives description
Saturday Night Live: Julian Bond/Tom Waits, Brick (1977) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Amy Carter.
Goliathon (1977)
Raw Footage (1977)
Film's poster is seen on wall.
Bye Bye Monkey (1978)
The body of the oversized ape is left over from the 1976 version.
The Incredible Hulk: Terror in Times Square (1978) (TV Episode)
The Hulk runs past film poster on side building
These Sorcerers Are Mad (1978)
Poster visible in Picard's apartment.
Manbeast! Myth or Monster? (1978)
In the fun fair, the camera zooms in a roller-coaster with King Kong, holding Dwan as seen on the film's poster, painted on the wall.
On the Air Live with Captain Midnight (1979)
A poster is visible in Ziggy's room.
Giger's Alien (1979) (Short)
H.R. Giger mentions the new version of "King Kong".
Me olvidé de vivir (1980)
Julio shows Claudia the World Trade Center telling her that King Kong had a paw on each tower.
Home Sweet Home (1981)
The poster is shown in a room.
Una donna allo specchio (1984)
Fabio reads in a newspaper about King Kong returning, and compares himself to the ape.
Night Court: Bull Gets a Kid (1984) (TV Episode)
Harry says, "I think I now where that big ape is going." when he looks at a model of a building and then heads his way to the roof.
No 73: Ding-Dong (1985) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Fred Darrington.
Saturday Night's Main Event: Episode #1.4 (1986) (TV Episode)
Vince McMahon compares the interaction between George "The Animal" Steele and Elizabeth to "King Kong and Jessica Lange."
Night Court: Monkey Business (1986) (TV Episode)
An orangutan appears in the courtroom and Mac tells a person over the phone "some clown tried to climb the Empire State Building again"
King Kong! The Living Legend (1986) (TV Movie)
Looks at making of that film
Video Violence 2 (1987) (Video)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
The poster for the film is on Deacon's bedroom wall.
Cannonball Fever (1989)
Charlie references the film by name when talking to Tiffany.
The Siskel & Ebert 500th Anniversary Special (1989) (TV Movie)
Gene Siskel (in an archive clip): "Jessica Lange told us she was really roughed up working on this mechanical monster movie."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Magic Sword (1992) (TV Episode)
Joel: Is she doing a Fay Wray or Jessica Lange?
Magic Kid (1993) (Video)
The King Kong ride at Universal Hollywood.
Kicking and Screaming (1995)
Mentioned as a movie that features monkeys prominently.
Cybill: Pal Zoey (1996) (TV Episode)
Cybill says she auditioned for the movie.
Monster Mania (1997) (TV Movie)
Poster is shown.
Siskel & Ebert: Remembering Gene Siskel (1999) (TV Episode)
Gene Siskel (in an archive clip): "Jessica Lange told us she was really roughed up working on this mechanical monster movie."
Dogma (1999)
Jay talks about the World Trade Center scene.
Johnny Bravo: Johnny and the Beanstalk/A Boy and His Bird/Ape Is Enough (1999) (TV Episode)
The line, "I'm a Libra. What sign are you?" is a spoof of that line?
Hamlet (2000)
Video box seen in Blockbuster Video during "To Be Or Not to Be".
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
"Remind me to give me back my copy of 'Home Alone' and 'King Kong' remake back."
Gilmore Girls: Richard in Stars Hollow (2002) (TV Episode)
The movie is seen in the background at the video store.
Spider-Man (2002)
Mentioned in dialogue.
The 'Alien' Saga (2002) (TV Movie)
Who Killed 'Winter Kills'? (2003) (Video)
Mentioned once.
Saturday Night Live: Dan Aykroyd/Beyonce (2003) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Weekend Update.
I Love the '70s (2003) (TV Series)
Superior Firepower: The Making of 'Aliens' (2003) (Video)
Mentioned once.
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
The film's soundtrack is tossed at zombies.
That '70s Show: Squeeze Box (2004) (TV Episode)
When Donna grabs Mitch and shoves him out of her room, he says that he feels like Jessica Lange in the movie.
King Kong (2005)
Kong places Ann on his shoulder when he has to move fast just as he did to Jessica Lange in the 1976 remake.
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 2 February 2006 (2006) (TV Episode)
The remakes of King Kong are referenced.
Recreating the Eighth Wonder: The Making of 'King Kong' (2006) (Video)
Mentioned a few times.
Night at the Museum (2006)
When Larry frees himself from the hog-tie, the miniature cowboys scatter and yell about the giant breaking free.
My Name Is Bruce (2007)
Poster seen hanging on a wall.
View from the Overlook: Crafting 'The Shining' (2007) (Video)
Mentioned once.
Just Broke Up (2008)
Mary speaks about this movie
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Godzilla Vs. Megalon (2008) (TV Episode)
James compares the American poster of Godzilla Vs. Megalon to the poster of this movie.
Micmacs (2009)
DVD is shown in a video store.
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.25 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $400 clue in the category "Movie Debuts"
The Blind Side (2009)
"Jessica Lange and King Kong" mentioned
Nostalgia Critic: Old vs. New: King Kong (2010) (TV Episode)
poster shown
Bad Movie Beatdown: D-War (2010) (TV Episode)
Buck says he would rather watch this than D-War
Take Me Home Tonight (2011)
Video case is shown in a video store.
The Big Box: Christmas Evil (2011) (TV Episode)
Video case is shown.
Public Domain Horror VHS Art (2012) (Video)
James Rolfe mentions that Destroy All Monsters (1968) was probably inspired by final scene of that movie.
Toy Hunter: Live and Let Play (2014) (TV Episode)
Jordan buys a King Kong board game based on the 1976 movie.
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 15 May 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
Mike Greenberg says this is his favorite monster movie
Sled Pirani (2014) (TV Series)
Hollywood Mouth 2 (2014)
figurine on coffee table depicts the title character.
The Graham Norton Show: Meryl Streep/James McAvoy/Mark Ruffalo/Hozier (2015) (TV Episode)
Meryl Streep talks about auditioning for Dino De Laurentiis Sr. for a role in this movie

Featured in 

SPFX: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) (TV Movie)
Scenes are featured.
Behind the Bike Sheds: Episode #2.3 (1985) (TV Episode)
Clip shown during Jim Raving's Newsround
Sometimes They Come Back (1991) (TV Movie)
Saturday Night Live: Drew Barrymore/Macy Gray (2001) (TV Episode)
Clips edited into WUUB skit
I Love the '70s: Volume 2: 1976 (2006) (TV Episode)
clips; discussed
20 to 1: Adults Only 20 to 1: Movie Monsters (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on its title monster.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Son of Kong (2014) (TV Episode)
clip shown

Spoofed in 

Ape (1976)
made to cash on the release
Tisoy! (1977)
Tisoy apes the moves King Kong. He also says that he has yet to watch King Kong
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996)
The scene in Butthead's dream where he grabs a screaming woman from a building is similar to a scene from this movie.
Saturday Night Live: Drew Barrymore/Macy Gray (2001) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in WUUB skit
Kinky Kong (2006) (Video)
The film is a comic porno version of "King Kong".

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