Annie (1982) Poster



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Followed by 

Annie: A Royal Adventure! (1995) (TV Movie)

Version of 

Little Orphan Annie (1932)
The film is based on the same musical.
Little Orphan Annie (1938)
The film is based on the same musical.
The Wonderful World of Disney: Annie (1999) (TV Episode)
The film is based on the same musical.
Annie (2014)
The film is based on the same musical.


Little Caesar (1931)
Daddy Warbucks says that Miss Hannigan is "Dancing in [her] shanties/ with some old geezer/ called Little Caesar."

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Danny DeVito/Sparks (1982) (TV Episode)
Upcoming premier mentioned on Weekend Update and 'Sandy' interviewed by Mary Gross
Saturday Night Live: Olivia Newton-John (1982) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during SNL Newsbreak
Saturday Night Live: Ron Howard/The Clash (1982) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Mary Gross during SNL News
Family Ties: Oops (1982) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned by name.
10 to Midnight (1983)
Poster is shown in a video store.
Gimme a Break!: Nell and the Kid (1983) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned by name.
Risky Business (1983)
When Joel revs the Porsche engine at the girls in front of the movie theater, an Annie movie poster can be seen in the background.
A Christmas Story (1983)
When Grover Gill is bullying the kids, he says, "Alright, who's next?" in exactly the same way that Annie did when fighting the boys over the dog Sandy. This is tie-in with the "Little Orphan Annie" radio subplot in A Christmas Story.
Growing Up on Broadway (1984) (Short)
Evil Laugh (1986)
Featured on back cover of magazine read by Barney.
Full House: Knock Yourself Out (1987) (TV Episode)
Joey: "The sun will come out tomorrow."
ALF: Isn't It Romantic? (1987) (TV Episode)
ALF has seen the film.
Oliver & Company (1988)
Jenny's dress that she wears at the end of the film resembles the dress that the title character wears in Annie.
Full House: Star Search (1989) (TV Episode)
Stephanie sings "Tomorrow" from the film.
Paura nel buio (1989)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Full House: Mr. Egghead (1990) (TV Episode)
Stephanie sings some of the song "Tomorrow" from the film.
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Episode #2.14 (1990) (TV Episode)
'Annie the Orphan' title suggested in 'Authors'.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Catalina Caper (1990) (TV Episode)
Joel: Okay, Daddy Warbucks.
Cheers: Veggie-Boyd (1990) (TV Episode)
When Woody says "tractor" at the end, Lilith starts singing "Tomorrow" from the musical, reacting to a post-hypnotic suggestion planted by Frasier.
Tiny Toon Adventures: Whale's Tales (1990) (TV Episode)
The octopus pirate says, "Would you rather they do the theme from 'Annie'?"
The Golden Girls: Even Grandmas Get the Blues (1991) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned by name.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Amazing Colossal Man (1991) (TV Episode)
"I'm a huge Daddy Warbucks"
Cool World (1992)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hercules Against the Moon Men (1992) (TV Episode)
Crow (to the tune of "Tomorrow"): "I love you, Samara."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Fire Maidens of Outer Space (1992) (TV Episode)
Dr. Forrester refers to himself as "Daddy Warbucks Forrester."
Dave (1993)
Shop-stopping song sung.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Swamp Diamonds (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow burns the score to "Annie."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Teen-Age Strangler (1993) (TV Episode)
Tom: "I love you, tomorrow."
Saved by the Bell: The College Years: A Thanksgiving Story (1993) (TV Episode)
Alex sings, "Tomorrow."
Serial Mom (1994)
Mrs. Jenson buys it at the video store.
The Neverending Story III (1994)
A poster of Annie and Sandy hangs in the school library.
Saturday Night Live: Sarah Jessica Parker/R.E.M. (1994) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the monologue
Chiquititas: Episode #1.1 (1995) (TV Episode)
"It's A Hard Knock Life" is referenced when the girls perform "Hasta Diez" in the manor.
Law & Order: Humiliation (1995) (TV Episode)
Lennie sarcastically refers to Roscoe as Daddy Warbucks.
Boy Meets World: Shallow Boy (1996) (TV Episode)
Eric and Corinna sing "Tomorrow."
Hey Arnold!: Weird Cousin/Baby Oskar (1999) (TV Episode)
When Oskar and Suzzy are fighting Oskar says that Tomorrow is only a day away like that little Orphan Girl
Saturday Night Live Christmas (1999) (Video)
Mr. Robinson sings 'Tomorrow'
Twice in a Lifetime: It's a Hard Knock Life (2000) (TV Episode)
Song in title in movie
Saturday Night Live: Dana Carvey/The Wallflowers (2000) (TV Episode)
Ching Chang performs 'Tomorrow', twice
Saturday Night Live: Lucy Liu/Jay-Z (2000) (TV Episode)
Robert Goulet sings 'A hard knock life'
In Bad Taste (2000) (TV Special)
The Zack Files: The Talented Mr. Talisman (2001) (TV Episode)
Gwen refers to Daddy Warbucks. Spence attempts to comfort her by saying that the Sun'll come out tomorrow.
That's My Bush!: Eenie, Meenie, Miney, MURDER! (2001) (TV Episode)
George sings "It's the Hard Knock Life"
Saturday Night Live: Mother's Day Special (2001) (TV Special)
Referenced by Jimmy Fallon's Mother
Chiquititas: Rincón de luz (2001)
"It's A Hard Knock Life" is referenced when the orphans perform "Hasta Diez".
Friends: The One with the Tea Leaves (2002) (TV Episode)
Chandler has two CDs of this film.
Like Mike (2002)
Law & Order: Shangri-La (2002) (TV Episode)
Jack refers to Little Orphan Annie.
School of Rock (2003)
a character sings the film's theme song
The Simpsons: Margical History Tour (2004) (TV Episode)
In the Henry the VIII segment, Anne Boleyn's card reads: "A Son'll Come Out Tomorrow."
Scrubs: My Tormented Mentor (2004) (TV Episode)
In a flashback, young Todd listens to the "Annie" soundtrack.
Shrek 2 (2004)
Donkey sings, "The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow"
Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical (2005) (TV Movie)
The line about the little orphan girl who told FDR that "the sun will come out tomorrow."
Gilmore Girls: Say Something (2005) (TV Episode)
Rory tells Lorelai that Michel sang a medley of songs from "Annie."
Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) (Video)
It is mentioned in a magazine.
Vecinos: El ataque de las cucarachas (2005) (TV Episode)
Benito is having an audition for the role of Annie.
Twitches (2005) (TV Movie)
"You're not about to break into a chorus of 'Hard Knock Life', are you?"
EastEnders: Episode dated 4 November 2005 (2005) (TV Episode)
When the police question Stacey about what film she watched the night Den Watts was murdered she replies, "Annie".
Life After Tomorrow (2006)
It is mentioned that two of the interviews appeared in the film version; Additionally, Jon Merrill's collection includes a large selection of movie memorabilia from this film.
Smallville: Fade (2006) (TV Episode)
Lois refers to Graham Garrett as "Daddy Warbucks."
Smallville: Static (2006) (TV Episode)
Jimmy refers to Lionel as "Devious Daddy Warbucks."
30 Rock: Jack Meets Dennis (2006) (TV Episode)
Liz is singing along to the song 'Maybe' from Annie when Jack walks in on her.
Saturday Night Live: Jeremy Piven/AFI (2007) (TV Episode)
mentioned by the two A-holes
30 Rock: Hard Ball (2007) (TV Episode)
Tracy and Kenneth sing "Tomorrow".
Smallville: Noir (2007) (TV Episode)
Jimmy refers to Lionel as "Daddy Warbucks."
King of the Hill: The Courtship of Joseph's Father (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008)
video visible at video store
Igor (2008)
Eva dresses up and preforms skits
Smallville: Plastique (2008) (TV Episode)
Lois refers to Bette as "Little Orphan Annie."
House M.D.: Emancipation (2008) (TV Episode)
House refers to an orphaned 16 year old patient as Annie.
Saturday Night Live: Neil Patrick Harris/Taylor Swift (2009) (TV Episode)
It is referred to in the Broadway meeting segment, with Taylor Swift singing "Tomorrow" as Annie.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.137 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $300 question
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Ugly Truth/G-Force/Orphan (2009) (TV Episode)
Ellen says "Orphan" is for people who liked movies like this movie.
Law & Order: Just a Girl in the World (2009) (TV Episode)
Mike sarcastically refers to Emma Kim as "Little Orphan Annie."
Hollywood's Top Ten: Musicals (2010) (TV Episode)
Honorable mention for the top movie musicals
Despicable Me (2010)
Title gets mentioned by Edith.
Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010)
It is mentioned in a magazine.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.117 (2010) (TV Episode)
Kristen Bell says she went by the name "Annie" for several years, influenced by the film
RTL Film: Episode #9.12 (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the narrator
Nurse Jackie: Mitten (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Jackie
Bad Teacher (2011)
The school puts on a production of the show the film is based on. Amy later questions the disappearance of the Annie wig used for the show and says: "The sun will not come out tomorrow."
Conan: Dragon Tamer 3: Dungeon War 2: The Prequel (2011) (TV Episode)
Louis C.K. starts to sing 'Tomorrow' during his Shindler's List story
Saturday Night Live: Melissa McCarthy/Lady Antebellum (2011) (TV Episode)
Referenced in "Rock's Way"
The Big Bang Theory: The Speckerman Recurrence (2011) (TV Episode)
Raj mentions the movie by name.
Nostalgia Critic: Dunston Checks In (2012) (TV Episode)
Annie appears next to the word "tomorrow."
24/7 in Love (2012)
In Pokwang-Sam Milby Episode: "The Sun will come out tommorow" that is in the lyrics of Annie song "Tommorow" was mentioned by John Lapus
Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot (2013)
mentioned during tour of backlot
Veep: Signals (2013) (TV Episode)
Mike says "Roger Furlong trying to play nice is like Brando trying to play Annie."
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.131 (2013) (TV Episode)
Stephen Amell says that when he and his sister watched the film, he tried to convince her that Carol Burnett was one of their relatives
The Office: A.A.R.M. (2013) (TV Episode)
Andy sings part of "You're Never Fully Dressed without a Smile."
The Venture Bros.: Sphinx Rising (2013) (TV Episode)
Sphinx Commander sarcastically uses the code name "Daddy Warlord Of The Children Of The Corn."
We're the Millers (2013)
David mentions the street thugs that rob him as being "the cast of Annie"
Mom: Six Thousand Bootleg T-Shirts and a Prada Handbag (2013) (TV Episode)
Christy says the sun is coming out, to which Bonnie replies: "Thank you, Annie."
Modern Family: The Big Game (2013) (TV Episode)
Phil quotes it, saying: "As my favorite red head once sang, the sun will come out tomorrow."
Mom: Fireballs and Bullet Holes (2014) (TV Episode)
Christy calls herself "little orphan Christy".
Girls: Beach House (2014) (TV Episode)
Elijah calls Marnie a "mean, skinny Miss Hannigan".
Lab Rats: Not So Smart Phone (2014) (TV Episode)
Leo is made to wear an Annie wig.
Mom: Broken Dreams and Blocked Arteries (2014) (TV Episode)
Bonnie calls Alvin "Daddy Douchebucks".
Saturday Night Live: Andrew Garfield/Coldplay (2014) (TV Episode)
Reviewed by Jebediah Atkinson on Weekend Update
The Goldbergs: A Wrestler Called Goldberg (2014) (TV Episode)
Beverly mentions the play this movie is based off of
Midnight Screenings: Moms' Night Out (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Faking It: Lying Kings and Drama Queens (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Comeback: Valerie Tries to Get Yesterday Back (2014) (TV Episode)
Mickey says that in the sun without his sombrero, he will look like little orphan Annie.
Atari: Game Over (2014)
Mentioned in magazine article that appears onscreen.
Mom: Crazy Eyes and a Wet Brad Pitt (2014) (TV Episode)
When she reads that Jill's rehab facility's slogan is "The sun comes out tomorrow", Christy says: "I guess this is where Annie got sober."
Chasing Life: Life, Actually (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Raised by Wolves: Little Orphan Mannie (2015) (TV Episode)
Yoko suggests watching it to cheer Grampy up.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Johnny and Dora (2015) (TV Episode)
Boyle talks about playing Daddy Warbucks in the musical.
Only Connect: Episode #11.3 (2015) (TV Episode)
Victoria Coren-Mitchell mentions that Daddy Warbucks appears in this film.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Carol Burnett/Colin Hanks/Baio/Abe Laboriel Jr. (2015) (TV Episode)
Carol Burnett talks about filming the movie
The Goldbergs: Lainey Loves Lionel (2016) (TV Episode)
Beverly recommends Adam should watch it instead of Porky's.
The Chase Australia: Episode #2.32 (2016) (TV Episode)
Andrew O'Keefe sums up the fate of the first two contestants by saying "It's been a hard knock life so far", and later adds "But the sun will come out tomorrow" before he chats with Nick.
The Chase Australia: Episode #2.39 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Andrew O'Keefe as a possible answer to a question about the film in which Robin Williams plays U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower asked when David and the Chaser go head to head.
Powerless: Emily Dates a Henchman (2017) (TV Episode)
Van says, "They're orphans. It's a hard-knock life."


Camille (1936)
Annie, Daddy Warbucks, Grace, Punjab and Sandy go to see the film at the Radio City Music Hall.

Featured in 

Lights, Camera, Annie! (1982) (TV Movie)
This special is a making-of documentary on the film.
Precious Images (1986) (Short)
Serial Mom (1994)
Mrs. Jenson rents and watches this film.
I Love the '80s Strikes Back: 1982 (2003) (TV Episode)
Clips from the film are shown while the cast comment on it.
The 100 Greatest Musicals (2003) (TV Movie)
The 76th Annual Academy Awards (2004) (TV Special)
Memorial tribute: Ray Stark
American Masters: Carol Burnett: A Woman of Character (2007) (TV Episode)
A clip from the movie is shown.
Music Movies: Annie (2011) (TV Episode)
movie's soundtrack is reviewed
The Goldbergs: Lainey Loves Lionel (2016) (TV Episode)
Adam watches it at the theater.

Spoofed in 

Saturday Night Live: Robert Culp/The Charlie Daniels Band (1982) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in James Brown is Annie
Muppet Babies: This Little Piggy Went to Hollywood (1987) (TV Episode)
"Little Orphan Piggy"
The Best of Eddie Murphy: Saturday Night Live (1989) (Video)
Spoofed in James Brown is Annie
The Critic: Dukerella (1995) (TV Episode)
When trying to cover up his baldness, one of Jay's wigs is reminiscent of Annie's from this film and upon revealing the wig, he proclaims "Leapin' Lizards!" which was her catchphrase.
It's Tough to Be a Bug (1998) (Short)
Parodies the song "Tomorrow"
Family Guy: Peter, Peter, Caviar Eater (1999) (TV Episode)
"This house is freaking sweet", the song sung by Peter and the Cherrywood servants, parodies the song "I think I'm gonna like it here".
Popular: Promblems (2001) (TV Episode)
A scene spoofs the Hard-Knock Life scene from the musical with Mary Cherry as Annie.
Grand Theft Auto 3 (2001) (Video Game)
A stage show called "Fannie" is mentioned on the Lips 106 radio station.
Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)
Dr. Evil's "Hard Knock Life" song
Robot Chicken: Tell My Mom (2009) (TV Episode)
Little Orphan Annie fails to grasp the true meaning of a hard knock life
Robot Chicken: Maurice Was Caught (2009) (TV Episode)
Little Orphan Annie's life is changed by money
Family Guy: Brian's Got a Brand New Bag (2009) (TV Episode)
Unwanted DVDs in the rental store sing "Someday", longing for the day when someone will "adopt" them (take them home).
Robot Chicken DC Comics Special II: Villains in Paradise (2014) (TV Movie)
Luthor's daughter Lena refers to him as "Daddy Warbald."
Hay que Hacer un Musical (2014) (Short)
song spoofed
Tosh.0: The Family Friendly Episode (2014) (TV Episode)
Spoofed by Tosh
The Big Bang Theory: The Maternal Combustion (2015) (TV Episode)
Howard, Raj and Stuart sing "It's a Hard Knock Life" while cleaning the kitchen.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Gives Up! (2016) (TV Episode)
"Gangly Orphan Jeff" spoofs the musical "Annie."

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