Steel Magnolias (1989) Poster


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Followed by 

Steel Magnolias (1990) (TV Movie)

Remade as 

Steel Magnolias (2012) (TV Movie)
Remake with an African-American cast


Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)
Shirley MacLaine's character recalls dressing up as a whiskey-drinking nun, which she did in Two Mules.

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary (1989) (TV Special)
Mentioned by Wayne and Garth
Intimate Stranger (1991)
Mentioned in voiceover.
Married with Children: Just Shoe It (1992) (TV Episode)
Al is bedridden and is forced to watch this instead of the Super Bowl when Buck changes the channel by sitting on the remote.
Parker Lewis Can't Lose: Civil Wars (1992) (TV Episode)
Movie poster at Mondo Video
The Player (1992)
Married with Children: Banking on Marcy (1993) (TV Episode)
When Al is watching a rap video Marcy changes the channel to this film and Al mistakes Shirley MacLaine for Boris Karloff.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Alien from L.A. (1993) (TV Episode)
Tom: I wouldn't talk, Mrs. Nelson! I saw you take 'Steel Magnolias' off of Crow's Sally Field shelf. Hahaha!
NewsRadio: Smoking (1995) (TV Episode)
Bill watches this movie and cries
Jeff Foxworthy: Totally Committed (1998) (TV Special)
title mentioned
Runaway Bride (1999)
Maggie's first groom refers to her as his sugar magnolia. Roberts starred in Steel Magnolias.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Something Blue (1999) (TV Episode)
Willow (wanting to have a girl's night with Buffy): "You know, eat sundaes, and watch Steel Magnolias, and you could tell me how at least I don't have diabetes."
The Red Green Show: Lady in Red (1999) (TV Episode)
This is one of the movies Anne-Marie asked Dalton to get her
The X-Files: Je Souhaite (2000) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Heart of the Matter (2000) (TV Episode)
Salem says he wants to rent the film and watch it with Sabrina on Saturday night.
The 73rd Annual Academy Awards (2001) (TV Special)
In Full Bloom (2002) (Video)
Documentary about the making of this film
Even Stevens: Hardly Famous (2002) (TV Episode)
Tawny's audition scene is from "Fried Green Magnolias." This is an allusion to the films Fried Green Tomatoes and Steel Magnolias.
The Ring (2002)
Video box is shown in cabin, when Rachel finds the cursed tape.
Creating 'The Upside of Anger' (2005) (Video)
mentioned once
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.76 (2005) (TV Episode)
character referenced in clue in "Movie Star by Roles" category
The IT Crowd: Aunt Irma Visits (2006) (TV Episode)
One of the films at the start of the girly night out.
The King of Queens: Hartford Wailer (2006) (TV Episode)
Danny and Spence find a ticket for Steel Magnolias in Doug's Crew only jacket.
Family Guy: Chick Cancer (2006) (TV Episode)
Peter makes a chick flick named "Steel Vaginas"
Scrubs: My Cold Shower (2007) (TV Episode)
Todd refers to a patient as a "Steel Magnolia."
Weeds: Release the Hounds (2007) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Celia
Spring Breakdown (2009)
mentioned in dialogue
Greek: The Day After (2009) (TV Episode)
Cappie and Wayne discuss the film.
Melrose Place: Gower (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Weeds: Bliss (2010) (TV Episode)
Doug says this is really his favorite movie
The Cleveland Show: Cleveland Live! (2010) (TV Episode)
referenced by Julia
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.72 (2011) (TV Episode)
the film is cited as a tear-jerking movie
Traffic Light: Pilot (2011) (TV Episode)
Ethan quotes from it.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.165 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay says Sarah Palin said her favorite movie is "Steel Mongolians"
Warehouse 13: Trials (2011) (TV Episode)
Pete says "Pink is my signature color."
Side by Side (2012)
A director talks about watching the film on his phone and crying
Bad Education: Parents' Evening (2012) (TV Episode)
Alfie mentions that Stephen knows all the words to "Steel Magnolias".
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.191 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jay says that women's films such as this need to have a story
Bob's Burgers: Topsy (2013) (TV Episode)
"Squeal Magnolias"
After Lately: All Dogs Go to Heather (2013) (TV Episode)
Jiffy mentions the movie by name.
Orphan Black: Effects of External Conditions (2013) (TV Episode)
Alison tells Felix that she was formerly cast in the Daryl Hannah role for the Theater play, "Steel Magnolias". Which doesn't convince Felix that she can impersonate Sarah.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.73 (2013) (TV Episode)
Ross mentions the movie by name.
RuPaul's Drag Race: RuPaul's Big Opening: Part 2 (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Michelle Visage.
The Story of the Swimmer (2014) (Video)
mentioned once
Playing House: Let's Have a Baby (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.126 (2014) (TV Episode)
Chloë Grace Moretz mentions the movie by name.
Gone Girl (2014)
"You look like hammered shit."
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 17 December 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
Mike Greenberg quotes a line from the movie
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 19 December 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
Mike Greenberg quotes a line from the movie
RuPaul's Drag Race: Born Naked (2015) (TV Episode)
Michelle Visage says, "it's like two pigs fighting under a blanket," about Trixie Mattel's fall runway look.
Raised by Wolves: Little Orphan Mannie (2015) (TV Episode)
Germains says the DVD case for "Mr Popper's Penguins" had "Steel Magnolias" in it.
Mom: Sick Popes and a Red Ferrari (2015) (TV Episode)
Jill brings the film over for Bonnie to watch.
Rizzoli & Isles: Deadly Harvest (2015) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Chasing Life: The Ghost in You (2015) (TV Episode)
Leo: ''How did the puppet reenactment of Sally Field's breakdown in "Steel Magnolias" go over?"
Difficult People: The Children's Menu (2015) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned
The Big Bang Theory: The Opening Night Excitation (2015) (TV Episode)
Leonard mentions the movie by name.
The Soup: Episode #12.48 (2015) (TV Episode)
Angry Old Young Man wants to interview Paul Feig about his all female reboot of Steel Magnolias
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Sally Field/Jemima Kirke/Aubrie Sellers/Stanton Moore (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Seth as he introduces Sally Field
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #15.79 (2016) (TV Episode)
Included as a possible answer to question.
The Flash: Cause and Effect (2017) (TV Episode)
Cisco sarcastically refers to Barry as "Steel Magnolias."

Featured in 

The 62nd Annual Academy Awards (1990) (TV Special)
The 76th Annual Academy Awards (2004) (TV Special)
Memorial tribute: Ray Stark
I Love the 80's 3-D: 1989 (2005) (TV Episode)
They showed clips of it.
Biography: Dolly Parton (2006) (TV Episode)
archive footage
20 to 1: Girls on Film (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment.
Rich Hall's the Dirty South (2010) (TV Movie)
trailer shown
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World/Eat Pray Love/The Expendables (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip of Julia Roberts' role in the movie

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