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A Fish Called Wanda (1988) Poster

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Edited into 

Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012)
Footage from this movie is used.

References 

Fawlty Towers (1975) (TV Series)
The lady with all the little dogs lives on "Basil Road".
Halloween (1978)
Fright Before Christmas (1979) (TV Short)
First Blood (1982)
Wanda says that Otto is "like Rambo without a jockstrap."
'Allo 'Allo! (1982) (TV Series)
Otto says 'Hello!' like the Brittish Airmen in 'Allo 'Allo

Referenced in 

Out of This World: Evie's Birthday Wish (1988) (TV Episode)
Buzz refers to Wanda as "a dish called Wanda."
Charles in Charge: A Fish Called Buddy (1989) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Unbelievable Truth (1989)
Posters are visible in the lobby of the movie theater.
Che ora è? (1989)
A poster is shown on a cinema marquee.
Doogie Howser, M.D.: A Stitch Called Wanda (1989) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Nutt House: A Frick Called Wanda (1989) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Saturday Night Live: Woody Harrelson/David Byrne (1989) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during Weekend Update
In Living Color: Bigger Brother (1990) (TV Episode)
Blaine Edwards says that Pretty Woman (1990) "should have been called A Fish Called Julia."
Full House: A Fish Called Martin (1991) (TV Episode)
episode title
Dave (1993)
Kevin Kline mentions fish in robotic arms scene.
Killing Zoe (1993)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Laserblast (1996) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike during the closing credits of "Laserblast."
Very Important Pennis: Very Important Pennis: Part 2 (1996) (TV Episode)
Dennis asks Jamie Lee Curtis what it was like to see John Cleese naked while filming this.
Siskel & Ebert: Fierce Creatures/Metro/In Love and War/Prefontaine/The Relic (1997) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the "Fierce Creatures" review.
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
Bad guy run over by a steamroller
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys: Stranger in a Strange World (1997) (TV Episode)
Kevin Sorbo shouts "Disappointed!" in imitation of Kevin Kline in A Fish Called Wanda.
The John Cleese Interview (1998) (Video)
Referenced by name
Happy, Texas (1999)
Human Nature (2001)
That's So Raven: A Fish Called Raven (2003) (TV Episode)
title reference
Something Fishy (2003) (Video)
DVD Supplement
Jolly Roger: Massacre at Cutter's Cove (2005)
In the lawyers office the pirate eats a goldfish. The lawyer proclaims "He just ate Wanda"
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films (2006) (TV Movie)
Makes the countdown, is talked about.
Wali, the Fun Way to ABC (2006) (Video)
One of the characters here, a fish, is named Wanda.
What the Pythons Did Next... (2007) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Comedy Connections: Ripping Yarns (2008) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Nostalgia Critic: Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (2009) (TV Episode)
The Critic imitates Otto when he learns Sonic SATAM was cancelled after a promising cliffhanger.
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.60 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $400 clue in the category "Movie Name Droppers"
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.146 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $2,000 clue in the category "Costly Breakups"
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010) (Video)
It is mentioned in a magazine.
Portal 2 (2011) (Video Game)
At times, Wheatley seems to act like Otto, where calling him stupid makes him go berserk.
Tosh.0: Tosh.0 Marathon (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Tosh.
Saturday Night Live: Katy Perry/Robyn (2011) (TV Episode)
On Weekend Update, Stefon mentions "A Fish Called Kwanzaa."
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.107 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Jamie Lee Curtis was in the film
The Lone Ranger (2013)
Archie's line "I used to box for Oxford" during a fight is paraphrased.
My Time with Terror with Jamie Lee Curtis (2013) (Video)
mentioned once
Weaverfish (2013)
Mentioned during the "fish puns in film titles" scene
Film '72: Episode dated 19 November 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Antonia Quirke when reviewing My Old Lady
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 10 December 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
Mike Greenberg says that Kevin Kline the hockey player is not the Kevin Kline who appeard in "A Fish Called Wanda"
Helt ind til benet (2014) (Short)
Title is referenced
Nostalgia Critic: Can Hype Kill a Good Movie? (2015) (TV Episode)
uses the same cast as Fierce Creatures
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 10 August 2015 (2015) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Mike Greenberg
iZombie: Max Wager (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Deadpool (2016)
The ice resurfacer chase scene is a reference to the steamroller chase scene.
Finding Dory (2016)
Marlin tells Dory that "Mr. Ray doesn't have time to worry about 'fish who wander.'"
Nostalgia Critic: I'll Be Home for Christmas (2016) (TV Episode)
picture of Otto shown as the Critic talks about famous jerks
Talking Dead: Rock in the Road (2017) (TV Episode)
Greg Nicotero mentions Kevin Kline and the film's title.
Cine Terapia: Cine Terapia - Kenneth Müller (2017) (TV Episode)
Recommended by one of the characters.

Featured in 

Siskel & Ebert: The Best Films of 1988 (1988) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown. #6 on Roger Ebert's top-ten list.
The 61st Annual Academy Awards (1989) (TV Special)
Harry Måneskin: Episode #1.1 (1990) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Harry Måneskin: Episode #1.2 (1990) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Metsolat: Minkä taakseen jättää... (1995) (TV Episode)
Erkki Metsola watching the movie on TV
100 Years of Comedy (1997) (Video)
Clips shown.
Charlie Rose: Episode dated 11 May 1999 (1999) (TV Episode)
Clip shown
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs: America's Funniest Movies (2000) (TV Special)
This film is #21 on the list.
CinéMagique (2002) (Short)
I Love the '80s Strikes Back: 1988 (2003) (TV Episode)
Clips from the film are shown while the cast comment on it.
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films (2006) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown.
What the Pythons Did Next... (2007) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
20 to 1: Funny Films (2007) (TV Episode)
Some clips from this movie are shown when it is the subject of a segment.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Best of Music in the Movies (2010) (TV Episode)
"Hairy Chests" segment
Charlie Rose: Episode dated 2 August 2010 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip shown
John Cleese: The Alimony Tour (2011) (Video)
Features clips from the film.
Nostalgia Critic: Ponyo (2012) (TV Episode)
clip shown
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.136 (2013) (TV Episode)
Clip of Otto smelling a boot
Some Jerk with a Camera: The Haunted Mansion Movie Part 2 (2016) (TV Episode)
Seen in "Shut Up!" montage
Richard E. Grant on Ealing Comedies: Passport to Success (2016) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown
Nostalgia Critic: Balto (2017) (TV Episode)
Clip of Otto saying Fuck You!! is shown.

Spoofed in 

A Pussy Called Wanda (1992) (Video)
Video's title is a takeoff on the mainstream film's title.
The Simpsons: A Fish Called Selma (1996) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Wild Wild West (1999)
As Kevin Kline is riding his cycle and speeds past Will Smith, he shouts out "Ice-hole!" This parodies Kline's own Oscar-winning role as Otto, wherein he repeatedly causes traffic chaos while driving and shouts a cuss word that sounds like the sanitized thing he says in Wild Wild West -- with identical inflection.

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