Tootsie (1982) Poster



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Remade as 

Sabaniye (1984)
Turkish remake


Guys and Dolls (1955)
John Van Horn sings "I'll Know" outside Michael's window.
The Entertainer (1960)
Poster in Michael's bedroom
Evita Peron (1981) (TV Movie)
Displayed as a bus advertisement in Tootsie
Cat People (1982)
A poster for the film briefly appears on the side of a movie theater in one scene where Micheal is rushing up the street.
Amadeus (1984)
At the party halfway through the film a poster of Amadeus is shown.

Referenced in 

Fame: U.N. Week (1983) (TV Episode)
When Danny talks about playing a female part he says 'If it's good enough for Dustin Hoffman'
Saturday Night Live: Joan Rivers/Musical Youth (1983) (TV Episode)
referenced on Saturday Night News
CHiPs: Things That Go Creep in the Night (1983) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Poncherello
Saturday Night Live: Jamie Lee Curtis/The Fixx (1984) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned in Jake's Video Hut
Every Woman Has a Fantasy (1984)
When John Leslie was disguised as a woman and complaining, his wife said that it would be ok because Dustin Hoffman did it.
Special Effects (1984)
There is a scene in which Bogosian, looking through a stack of black-&-white glossies, comes across a picture of Dustin Hoffman as his TOOTSIE character, Dorothy Michaels.
Babylon Nights (1984)
Joy (Dorothy Onan) refers to Dustin Hoffman's character Tootsie while putting on disguise makeup.
Just One of the Guys (1985)
Buddy mentions the movie when learning of Terry's plan
Nice n' Tight (1985)
In an attempt to impress the maid cleaning his motel room Paul, on the phone to his manager Jackie says, "Tell Dustin,'No thanks necessary for the part', I always told him he had great legs."
At the Movies: Is Hollywood Selling War to Kids? (1986) (TV Episode)
Gene Siskel reports the view of the child psychiatrist, Elva Poznanski, who believes that movie characters such as Rambo may be a reaction to more feminized portrayals of men, such as we see in this movie.
The 58th Annual Academy Awards (1986) (TV Special)
Crocodile Dundee (1986)
"Dundee walking in crowd" shoot, copy of the classic "Dorothy walking in crowd" shoot
ALF: Pennsylvania 6-5000 (1986) (TV Episode)
ALF: "Well, last week we all watched 'Tootsie' on HBO. Isn't HBO scrambled?"
Saturday Night Live: Steve Guttenberg/The Pretenders (1986) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during 'Movie Talk' sketch
The 59th Annual Academy Awards (1987) (TV Special)
Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Growing Pains: The Mom Who Knew Too Much (1988) (TV Episode)
Mike says that Dustin Hoffman is the guy from the movie where he "dressed up as a chick and kissed a guy."
Prettig geregeld: Zoiets doen mijn dochters niet (1989) (TV Episode)
Someone refers to Trees as 'Tootsie'
Night Court: A Family Affair: Part 2 (1990) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Oi treis harites: Tootsie - Part 1 (1991) (TV Episode)
Siskel & Ebert: Soapdish/What About Bob?/Hudson Hawk/Only the Lonely (1991) (TV Episode)
Gene Siskel compares "Soapdish" (1991) to this movie.
Siskel & Ebert: The Doors/My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys/Iron & Silk/Superstar (1991) (TV Episode)
Andy Warhol meets with Dustin Hoffman in makeup as Dorothy in a clip from "Superstar" (1990).
Parker Lewis Can't Lose: Geek Tragedy (1992) (TV Episode)
Videotape at Mondo Video
Full House: Silence Is Not Golden (1993) (TV Episode)
Jesse and Steve discuss the film.
Saturday Night Live: Charlton Heston/Paul Westerberg (1993) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in David Spade's Hollywood Minute
The Critic: Marty's First Date (1994) (TV Episode)
the movie's title is printed on one of Jay's socks
Animaniacs: Variety Speak/Three Tenors and You're Out/Bingo (1995) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the "Variety Speak" song
Men Behaving Badly: Jamie Needs a Kid (1997) (TV Episode)
Video on shelf at video store
The Nanny: From Flushing with Love (1997) (TV Episode)
Niles and Fran talk about him dressing up as Tootsie for last Halloween.
Pitch (1997)
Spencer compares their script to the movie in its gender switching aspect.
Whipped (2000)
Texas Chain Saw Massacre: The Shocking Truth (2000) (Video)
Title of this film appears on screen.
Grosse Pointe: Barenaked in America (2001) (TV Episode)
Courtney's agent imparts her a film is Striptease meets Tootsie.
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
Quotes Dustin Hoffman's line "I can be taller"
Saturday Night Live: Ian McKellen/Kylie Minogue (2002) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Donatella Versace in Versace Oscar Party
Home Movies: Improving Your Life Through Improv (2002) (TV Episode)
Coach McGuirk mentions it in dialogue
The Another World Reunion (2003) (TV Movie)
it is mentioned after a clip of one of the actors in a dress that he got help from the costume designer from Tootsie
Capital City (2004) (TV Movie)
Paige is said to look like Jessica Lange in "Tootsie".
Jersey Girl (2004)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Aída: Tootsie que vales (2005) (TV Episode)
Title reference. Luisma disguises himself as a woman to get a job
The Dying Gaul (2005)
Used as an example by Campbell Scott's character
Fear of the Flesh: The Making of 'The Fly' (2005) (Video)
mentioned once in extended version
Most Extreme Elimination Challenge: Box Office Bombs vs. NASCAR (2006) (TV Episode)
"Loves Tootsie Rolls"
30 Rock: Blind Date (2006) (TV Episode)
Liz is compared to Tootsie
Neighbours: A Tale of Lou's Pretties (2006) (TV Episode)
Janelle remarks that Mishka looks like the title character
The Holiday (2006)
DVD is shown in a video store.
Ugly Betty: I'm Coming Out (2007) (TV Episode)
Betty gives it to Daniel to watch it
Ugly Betty: Brothers (2007) (TV Episode)
referenced in dialogue
The Dialogue: An Interview with Screenwriter Billy Ray (2007) (Video)
Ray discusses the film.
30 Rock: Fireworks (2007) (TV Episode)
Character mentions it.
Butch Jamie (2007)
Jamie, a butch lesbian actress, gets cast as a man in a film. When Jamie pitches this idea to Lola as a script Jamie's writing, Lola says, "Oh, it's like Tootsie, but in reverse."
American Dad!: The Vacation Goo (2007) (TV Episode)
Roger mentions this movie to Haley, Francine and Stever
Ghost Town (2008)
Homages the Dustin Hoffman line "I was a better man with you as a woman than I ever was with any woman as a man"
Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy: A Scottsman Who Can't Watch a Movie Without Shouting at the Screen (2008) (TV Episode)
The Scotsman shouts at Michael Dorsey disguising himself as Dorothy Michaels to get an acting job.
The New Adventures of Old Christine: Rage Against the Christine (2008) (TV Episode)
The gang plays a celebrity guessing game, and Barb says the phrase 'Here's..' indicating 'Johnny Carson' is the correct answer. However, Richard and New Christine doesn't get the 'Johnny' reference, and instead comes up with, among other, ridiculous suggestions, 'Tootsie', leading to Dustin Hoffman as the correct answer.
30 Rock: Flu Shot (2009) (TV Episode)
Tracy says that Liz looks like "Tootsie"
Oh, My Girl!: A Laugh Story... (2009)
A man dresses like a woman to be close to his loved one, a famous star.
Power, Privilege & Justice: Billionaire on the Run (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Lisa DePaulo.
Cleanflix (2009)
DVD cover
The Rebound (2009)
A fledgling actor says "I was a big, juicy...juicy Beefsteak tomata. I did an evening of vegetables that knocked the critics all on their asses."
Greek: The Dork Knight (2009) (TV Episode)
Ashleigh says she's seen it
Cougar Town: I Won't Back Down (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.79 (2010) (TV Episode)
Main character is included in a $1,000 question
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
"O god, no just me" line
The Big Lebowski: A XXX Parody (2010) (Video)
Bunny mentions 'Footsie' starring Bustin Hoffman
IMDb's 20th Anniversary Star of the Day: Jennifer Todd (2010) (TV Episode)
Jennifer Todd mentions this movie during interview
30 Rock: Gentleman's Intermission (2010) (TV Episode)
when Liz's father doesn't recognize her in a bar, she introduces herself as "Dorothy Michaels" like Dustin Hoffman's pseudonym in the film
30 Rock: Christmas Attack Zone (2010) (TV Episode)
Liz invites Jack to watch the film with her on Christmas Eve
Psych: Yang 3 in 2D (2010) (TV Episode)
Gus says, "What does Lassie think this is - 'Shutter Island'?" Shawn remarks, "Either that, or 'Tootsie.'"
Pretty Little Liars: Careful What U Wish 4 (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Spencer
Mr. Sunshine: Heather's Sister (2011) (TV Episode)
Ben (to Stephanie): " I don't have any plans... I was just gonna go home, remove my pants and watch 'Tootsie' again."
Portlandia: Baseball (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
Dustin Hoffman's role mentioned
Hot in Cleveland: Love Thy Neighbor (2011) (TV Episode)
Victoria says she's going to go "all Tootsie" to land an acting role
Vamos a por vosotros (2011) (TV Movie)
poster shown
Conan: A Watched Pot Never Boils, & Other Total Lies (2012) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Ted Turner as played by Will Forte
Suits: Sucker Punch (2012) (TV Episode)
Zoe says that Harvey isn't hotter then Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie.
The Out List (2013)
Lady Bunny mentioned the movie
Uvda: Episode #20.1 (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as a Sydney Pollack film and poster is shown
Parks and Recreation: Ann and Chris (2014) (TV Episode)
Leslie promises to call Ann during "every single viewing of 'Tootsie.'"
2 Broke Girls: And the Free Money (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Max.
Hot in Cleveland: Bucket: We're Going to New York (2014) (TV Episode)
Victoria was up for the role that Jessica Lange got
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: James Franco/Chadwick Boseman/Jenny Lewis (2014) (TV Episode)
A wrong guess by Jimmy in the 5-Second Summaries game
The Graham Norton Show: Dame Judi Dench/Dustin Hoffman/Jennifer Aniston/Jason Bateman/Olly Murs (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Graham in his opening monologue when he talks about Dustin Hoffman
500 Questions: Episode #1.1 (2015) (TV Episode)
correct answer in "'80s Films" category
Back in Time (2015)
A movie poster is shown.
Cook & Banks (2015)
The movie Cook & Kathleen go to see
The Chase Australia: Episode #1.46 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as a possible answer to a question about the movie in which Dustin Hoffman says "I'm walkin' here!" when Mark and the Chaser go head to head.

Featured in 

The 55th Annual Academy Awards (1983) (TV Special)
Precious Images (1986) (Short)
100 Years at the Movies (1994) (TV Short)
The 68th Annual Academy Awards (1996) (TV Special)
M*A*S*H, Tootsie & God: A Tribute to Larry Gelbart (1998) (TV Special)
uses clips from film
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies (1998) (TV Special)
This film is #62 on the list.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs: America's Funniest Movies (2000) (TV Special)
This film is #2 on the list.
Hollywood Remembers Dustin Hoffman (2000) (TV Movie)
trailer clip shown
New York at the Movies (2002) (TV Movie)
I Love the '80s Strikes Back: 1982 (2003) (TV Episode)
Footage from this film was edited into this mini-series.
20 to 1: Memorable Movie Characters (2006) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on its title character.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: 10th Anniversary Edition (2007) (TV Movie)
This film is #69 on the list.
14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008) (TV Special)
Clips shown during Charles Durning tribute.
A Better Man: The Making of Tootsie (2008) (Video)
documentary about the making of the film.
15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009) (TV Special)
Clips featured during In Memoriam segment.
Zomergasten: Episode #22.4 (2009) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Surrogates/Pandorum/Fame (2009) (TV Episode)
"You're Not Going to Get Away With This" segment
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (2010) (TV Special)
clip shown during In Memoriam montage
Best in Film: The Greatest Movies of Our Time (2011) (TV Movie)
Tootsie is the #5 Best Comedy.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.152 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip shown in montage of Dustin Hoffman films
Hollywood et les hommes (2013)
Clips featured
The Greatest 80s Movies (2014) (TV Movie)
Number 37 in the Countdown
The Americans: Stingers (2015) (TV Episode)
Stan and his Soviet charge watch the film in a theater.


General Hospital (1963) (TV Series)
"Southwest General" is a parody of "General Hospital", even referencing the "Sally Armitage is Max Hedges!" storyline plot twist.

Spoofed in 

Bootsie (1985)
Porn parody
Family Guy: Jungle Love (2005) (TV Episode)
Stewie is told by his agent that no one in town will hire him, so he dresses like a woman like Tootsie.
Family Guy: Go, Stewie, Go! (2010) (TV Episode)
The A story with Stewie is a spoof of Tootsie. "It might be you" even plays over the end credits.

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