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Hill Street Blues (TV Series 1981–1987) Poster

(1981–1987)

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Followed by 

Beverly Hills Buntz (1987) (TV Series)

Referenced in 

The Facts of Life: Fear Strikes Back (1981) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned by name.
Gimme a Break!: Glenlawn Street Blues (1983) (TV Episode)
The episode title is a pun on the title of this TV series
The Facts of Life: Take My Finals, Please (1983) (TV Episode)
Mrs. Garrett quotes the show's catch phrase: "Hey, let's be careful out there."
Gimme a Break!: Nell and the Kid (1983) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned by name.
Night of 100 Stars II (1985) (TV Movie)
Part of the "TV Stars" segment
Fortress (1985) (TV Movie)
mentioned in a line of dialogue
Auf Wiedersehen, Pet: No Sex Please, We're Brickies (1986) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987)
Mentioned by Mrs. Feldman.
Super Gran: Chisleton Street Blues (1987) (TV Episode)
Variation on theme tune plays as the title Chisleton Street Blues appears on screen
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Episode #1.4 (1988) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Heart and Soul (1988)
Mentioned by Peter as his favorite TV show
Cop Rock: Cop-a-Felliac (1990) (TV Episode)
Lt. Howard Hunter appears
Parker Lewis Can't Lose: Randall Without a Cause (1991) (TV Episode)
Sgt. Melman says, "Ever since I heard it on 'Hill Street,' I always wanted to say it."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Daddy-O (1991) (TV Episode)
Tom: "What, 'Hill Street Blues'?!"
The Commish: In the Best of Families (1991) (TV Episode)
Tony mentions he was a fan of the show
Laura Bow 2: The Dagger of Amon Ra (1991) (Video Game)
Among the notices in the police station there is "Let's be careful out there" - the line which seargent Phil Esterhaus always says in the end of his briefings.
Cop and ½ (1993)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Invasion USA (1994) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Let's be careful out there."
Biography: Mary Tyler Moore: All American-Girl (1995) (1995) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Laserblast (1996) (TV Episode)
Mike (as policemen leave the police station): "Hey, let's be careful out there."
Policías, en el corazón de la calle: La memoria desfallecida (2000) (TV Episode)
Lola mentions the show as her inspiration ot become a cop.
Evolution (2001)
Dog Eat Dog (2002) (Short)
Naked Movie (2002)
porn called "Hill Street Blacks"
Brilliant But Cancelled (2002) (TV Movie)
a still is shown
Wonderland (2003)
In montage of TV Guide listings
Joan of Arcadia: Requiem for a Third Grade Ashtray (2004) (TV Episode)
Will refers to the series.
High Chaparall: Charlene Tilton (2004) (TV Episode)
A newspaper article about Hill Street Blues can be seen in this episode
Law & Order: The First 3 Years (2004) (Video)
Noth mentions his work on HSB prior to his being cast on L&O.
Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) (TV Movie)
The title is visible in a magazine article.
The Last Shot (2004)
Fanny Nash says she used to date one of the black guys on the show.
100 höjdare: Världens roligaste ögonblick 90-81 (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name
The Dark Side of Porn: Debbie Does Dallas Uncovered (2005) (TV Episode)
Robert Kerman mentions that he got a role on this television series.
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.13 (2005) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Arresting Television" category
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.85 (2006) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Street-Wise TV" category
Barnyard (2006)
At the end of the meeting near the start of the film, Ben says "Be Careful out There."
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: The Focus Group (2006) (TV Episode)
Jordan says that focus groups were unreliable when it came to 'All in the Family', 'Seinfeld', and 'Hill Street Blues'.
Psych: Meat Is Murder, But Murder Is Also Murder (2007) (TV Episode)
Uncle Burton mentions it.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.43 (2008) (TV Episode)
Included in a $16,000 question
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.115 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $500 question
The Game: Hill Street Blues (2009) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.33 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of an $800 clue in the category "TV Casts"
30 Rock: Let's Stay Together (2010) (TV Episode)
a page applicant sings a song that mentions the show
80's Dan: The McDLT (2011) (TV Episode)
80's Dan remarks how he just came back from a "Hill Street Blues" marathon.
White Collar: Quantico Closure (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Jones

Featured in 

Lige min type (1986) (TV Movie)
footage used in the documentary
Influences: From Yesterday to Today (1999) (TV Movie)
clips from this show are used in this special
Frequency (2000)
NBC 75th Anniversary Special (2002) (TV Special)
TV Guide's 50 Best Shows of All Time: A 50th Anniversary Celebration (2002) (TV Special)
"Hill Street Blues" is #14.
TV's Most Censored Moments (2002) (TV Special)
Screenwipe: Screenwipe USA (2006) (TV Episode)
Clip shown.
Confessions of Captain Freedom (2006) (Video)
DVD Special Features
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.
18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012) (TV Movie)
Clips featured as part of Mary Tyler Moore tribute.
Best in TV: The Greatest TV Shows of Our Time (2012) (TV Movie)
"Hill Street Blues" is the #5 Best Cop or Legal Show.
20/20: Best in TV: The Greatest TV Show of Our Time (2012) (TV Episode)
features clips of the show when discussing what was voted #5 Best Cop/Legal TV Show

Spoofed in 

Saturday Night Live: Daniel J. Travanti/John Cougar (1982) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in Hill Street Blues skit
Canción triste de... (1989)
This is a spoof of "Hill Street Blues."
The Simpsons: The Springfield Connection (1995) (TV Episode)
The show's theme song is spoofed.
Dead Like Me: Send in the Clown (2004) (TV Episode)
Scene with Metermaids (featuring secondary character "Roxy") is a direct spoof of the opening Roll Call scenes from Hill Street Blues, down to the style of camera work, a balding cop running the meeting (finishing it with Hill Street Blues' Character Phil Esterhaus's signature line "be careful out there"), and finishing with the meter maid mini-trucks leaving the station ala the squad cars from Hill Street Blues (while the Hill Street Blues theme plays in the background).
Family Guy Presents: Seth & Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show (2009) (TV Short)
Spoofed as "Hill Street Jews".
The Other Guys (2010)
The Captain ends his briefing at Bed Bath and Beyond with, "Let's be careful out there", just like Sgt Esterhaus in Hill Street Blues.

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