The King of Comedy (1982) Poster


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The Cocoanuts (1929)
I Cover the Waterfront (1933)
Masha shouts at Rupert, "I cover the waterfront", in one of street scenes.
Duck Soup (1933)
Mississippi (1935)
Gone with the Wind (1939)
Image of Gable appears in De Niro's makeshift home TV set.
The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) (TV Series)
Rupert tells Jerry that he watched his guest appearances on "Sullivan"
The Seven Year Itch (1955)
Images of Marilyn appear in De Niro's makeshift home TV set.
Bus Stop (1956)
Large cutout of Monroe from the movie is in Rupert's house.
The Misfits (1961)
Referenced by name
Taxi Driver (1976)
An Unmarried Woman (1978)
Movie poster in Daniel Laurent Films building.
Norma Rae (1979)
Movie poster in Daniel Laurent Films building.
Randy (1980)
Marquee of "Randy, the Electric Lady" in scene where Rupert and Masha argue in the street.
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Movie poster in Daniel Laurent Films building.
On the Right Track (1981)
Movie poster in Daniel Laurent Films building.
Bustin' Loose (1981)
Marquee visible in scene where Rupert and Masha argue in the street.
Death Hunt (1981)
Movie poster in Daniel Laruent Films building.
Zorro: The Gay Blade (1981)
Movie poster in Daniel Laurent Films building.
Blade Runner (1982)
A marquee of Blade Runner playing at a movie theater is visible in Times Square
TRON (1982)
Marquee of Tron visible in Times Square.

Referenced in 

What Is Brazil? (1985) (TV Short)
Going Places: Queen of Comedy (1990) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Beavis and Butt-Head: Plate Frisbee (1993) (TV Episode)
Referenced in a song Beavis and Butt-Head listen to
The Fan (1996)
De Niro impersonates himself from that film
The Fifth Element (1997)
Just after Leeloo drops into Dallas' cab, he is talking to his computer Control and addresses it as "ya daffy bastard". This is a direct and rather unique quote from Jerry Lewis in "King of Comedy".
Fight Club (1999)
Edward Norton's character visits self-help groups using various Robert De Niro character names. The first one he uses is "Rupert", a direct reference to The King Of Comedy.
The Sopranos: D-Girl (2000) (TV Episode)
Christopher references this title
Nurse Betty (2000)
15 Minutes (2001)
The Score (2001)
New York at the Movies (2002) (TV Movie)
Inside the Actors Studio: Martin Scorsese (2002) (TV Episode)
Dinner for Five: Episode #2.1 (2003) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Filming for Your Life: Making 'After Hours' (2004) (Video)
Film referenced.
Howard Stern on Demand: Artie Gambles/Sandra Bernhard (2006) (TV Episode)
Bernhard's movie is briefly mentioned
50 Films to See Before You Die (2006) (TV Movie)
Makes the countdown, is talked about.
I Think I Love My Wife (2007)
Richard works at a law firm called Pupkin & Langford. In the older film Robert DeNiro played a character named Rupert Pupkin and Jerry Lewis played Jerry Langford.
JCVD (2008)
News report-style epilogue pays homage to the film.
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 25 June 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Dennis Miller makes reference to this film in the 'Miller Time' segment.
Entourage: Berried Alive (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioned by E
The Stepfather Chronicles (2009) (Video)
mentioned once
Na plovárne: Episode dated 21 November 2010 (2010) (TV Episode)
Thelma Schoonmaker talks about it.
At the Movies: 25 Years of Margaret & David (2011) (TV Episode)
In the opening segment, after Geoffrey Rush jokingly suggests that he and Kate have gagged Margaret and David and gaffered them to a couple of chairs in the dressing room, he compares it to Jerry Lewis in The King of Comedy.
Uvda: Episode #20.1 (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Ilana Dayan
Christmas Cruelty! (2013)
Pride and Joy cards
Neighbors (2014)
A Delta is dressed up as Rupert Pupkin for the Robert De Niro party.
RuPaul's Drag Race: Drag Queens of Comedy (2014) (TV Episode)
RuPaul calls the girls his "drag queens of comedy" and the episode title also references the film.
Half in the Bag: Nightcrawler and Birdman (2014) (TV Episode)
title is mentioned
The Americans: I Am Abassin Zadran (2015) (TV Episode)
Oleg reads a transcript, from a bug in the FBI Building, of someone saying that her husband wants to see "The King of Comedy", described as "some Jerry Lewis movie"
Veep: East Wing (2015) (TV Episode)
Jonah says the film is underrated.
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.103 (2017) (TV Episode)
all Double Jeopardy! category names allude to Robert De Niro, including "The King of Comedy"; also referenced in a clue in that category


Featured in 

Scorsese on Scorsese (2004) (TV Movie)
Clips are used in the documentary.
50 Films to See Before You Die (2006) (TV Movie)
A clip is shown.
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2010) (TV Special)
Clips shown in a Martin Scorsese Tribute
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Hot Tub Time Machine/Chloe/How to Train Your Dragon (2010) (TV Episode)
Edward Norton's #2 Favorite Film
Marty & Bobby (2011) (Video)
Clips featured.
Marty on Film (2011) (Video)
Clips featured.
Rock Center with Brian Williams: Episode #1.60 (2013) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Chuck Norris vs. Communism (2015)
Clips shown


Spoofed in 

Chasing Kevin (2000) (Short)
The Venture Bros.: Hate Floats (2006) (TV Episode)
Gary's mom yelling at him offscreen is similar to Rupert's mom yelling at him
Family Guy: Barely Legal (2006) (TV Episode)
the scene where Brian is wrapped in tape is recreated

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