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References 

Hoi Polloi (1935) (Short)
Two rich guys are arguing about what matters most: breeding or upbringing. One bets the other they can take any bum off the street and make him a gentleman.
Man with a Million (1954)
2 old men bet on the effect of making a poor man rich for a month.
Auntie Mame (1958)
Gloria Upson's/Bunny's story ending with "...and she stepped on the ball."
Porgy and Bess (1959)
In one scene, Billy Ray Valentine is riding around on a soapbox with wheels, as Porgy usually does in productions of "Porgy and Bess", but in this case Valentine is only pretending to be disabled. He tries to pick up a woman who ignores him. Calling after her, he says, "I know what you're thinkin' man, - you seen "Porgy and Bess'?"
Silver Streak (1976)
The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)
Propoganda from John Landis's fake movie "See You Next Wednesday" are seen in both films
The Blues Brothers (1980)
The restaurant has the same background music from the Chez Paul.
Rocky III (1982)
Rocky's statue seen

Referenced in 

Jeopardy!: Episode #1.1 (1984) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $200 clue in the category "Actors & Roles", it was the first-ever clue to deal with film.
Hell (1984) (Video)
Cagney & Lacey: Trading Places (1988) (TV Episode)
title reference
Coming to America (1988)
Randolph and Mortimer Duke appear homeless and Eddie Murphy gives them a large amount of money to get them off the streets.
There's Nothing Out There (1991)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Wings: The Customer's Usually Right (1992) (TV Episode)
Brian and Helen discuss the nudity in this movie.
Step by Step: Trading Places (1993) (TV Episode)
episode title
Caroline in the City: Caroline and the Movie (1996) (TV Episode)
Caroline tells Richard that the movie shot in front of her house is directed by John Landis and then explains that he also directed Animal House, The Blues Brothers and Trading Places.
Scream (1996)
Family Matters: Trading Places (1997) (TV Episode)
title reference
20 Dates (1998)
Happy, Texas (1999)
Behind the 'Scream' (2000) (Video)
Money Is Not Everything (2001)
presents the clash of the rich and the poor
Shrek (2001)
Chappelle's Show: Episode #1.7 (2003) (TV Episode)
"This ain't Trading Places, nigga!"
ER: Foreign Affairs (2003) (TV Episode)
Open reference by a character
Undeclared: God Visits (2003) (TV Episode)
Marshall says that his nude scenes compilation tape includes Jamie Lee Curtis's nude scenes from the film.
Tripping the Rift: Power to the Peephole (2004) (TV Episode)
Gus wears the same disguise as Jamie Lee Curtis
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films (2006) (TV Movie)
Makes the countdown, is talked about.
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Father's Day (2006) (TV Episode)
Rochelle takes the children to the movie
Knocked Up (2007)
The boys talk about Jamie Lee Curtis and when she is showing her boobs in the movie
High School Musical 2 (2007) (TV Movie)
scene in dining room opens with Mr. Evans finishing a story for the entire table with "and she stepped on the ball". This is a reference to the country club scene from "Trading Places".
WWF Raw: Raw Roulette (2008) (TV Episode)
Features the "Trading Places" match with Carlito dressed as Hardcore Holly and Hardcore Holly dressed as Carlito.
iCarly: iPromote Techfoots (2008) (TV Episode)
Carly and Freddie quote the last lines of Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy after their newfound fortune
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.168 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $2,000 question
Bad Movie Beatdown: Beverly Hills Cop III (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioned as another film John Landis made with Eddie Murphy
Cleanflix (2009)
DVD cover
Peep Show: The Party (2009) (TV Episode)
Jeremy refers to the bit where a woman dances topless during a party.
Party Down: Precious Lights Pre-School Auction (2010) (TV Episode)
Ron says he's Dan Aykroyd to Henry's Eddie Murphy.
How I Met Your Mother: Robots Vs. Wrestlers (2010) (TV Episode)
The song sung by the quartet is from the movie.
WWF Raw: 2010 Raw Roulette (2010) (TV Episode)
Features the "Trading Places" match with Goldust dressed as William Regal and William Regal dressed as Goldust.
IMDb's 20th Anniversary Star of the Day: Dulé Hill (2010) (TV Episode)
Dulé Hill mentions this movie during interview
Psych: Dead Bear Walking (2010) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Lassiter
Family Guy: Trading Places (2011) (TV Episode)
title reference
30 Rock: Plan B (2011) (TV Episode)
Jack says he was going to "Trading Places" Devon
Scream: The Inside Story (2011) (TV Movie)
Matthew Lillard alludes to it.
Duke Nukem Forever (2011) (Video Game)
"I'm gonna rip your eye out and piss on your brain, you alien dirtbag!"
I soliti idioti: Il film (2011)
One character makes a bet, and at the end it is revealed that it was for a paltry sum (1EUR as opposed to 1$).
Suits: Discovery (2012) (TV Episode)
Mike to Louis - "Looking good Louis. You're supposed to say feeling good Billy Ray.You know, Trading Places, movie quotes, it's what we do."
The Exes: Trading Places (2013) (TV Episode)
title reference
My Time with Terror with Jamie Lee Curtis (2013) (Video)
mentioned once
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 18 December 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic discuss their lists of the best Christmas movies
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 6 June 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned in discussion of Eddie Murphy comedies

Features 

Sunset Blvd. (1950)
TV version only includes clip from Sunset Blvd.
To Catch a Thief (1955)
As Winthorpe and Valentine are discussing what is to be done, Ophelia is watching TV. A brief clip of the costume ball is shown, just before the newsflash.

Featured in 

At the Movies: The Man with Two Brains/Superman III/Trading Places/Psycho II (1983) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown. Movie is reviewed.
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
Twin Peaks re-uses a shot of the Philidelphia bell from this film.
HBO First Look: The Making of 'Dr. Dolittle 2' (2001) (TV Episode)
clips shown
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films (2006) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown.
Inside the Actors Studio: Eddie Murphy (2006) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
Prince-ipal Photography: The Coming Together of America (2007) (Video)
Features a clip from this film.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Up in the Air/Everybody's Fine/Brothers (2009) (TV Episode)
Beware of Santa segment
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Last Exorcism/Piranha 3D/Vampires Suck (2010) (TV Episode)
Ice Cube's #4 Favorite Film
Special Collector's Edition: Underground (2013) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Pauw & Witteman: Episode #8.79 (2013) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
Greatest Ever Christmas Movies (2013) (TV Movie)
Number 25 in the Countdown
The Greatest 80s Movies (2014) (TV Movie)
Number 20 in the Countdown

Spoofs 

The Shining (1980)
"Here's Johnny" line when Ophelia opens the door to a customer
Terror Train (1980)

Spoofed in 

Space Quest, Chapter 1: The Sarien Encounter (1986) (Video Game)
On the keycard Roger obtains aboard the Arcada it is written "Beek and Hinder Security Systems" - a parody on Beek Security company.
Next Friday (2000)
Kronk's New Groove (2005) (Video)
29:48 "Looking jiggy Burt, Feeling jiggy Kronk"

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