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Dateline NBC (TV Series 1992– ) Poster

(1992– )

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Referenced in 

Melrose Place: State of Need (1993) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Mitchell (1993) (TV Episode)
Joel: This must be Dateline NBC.
Saturday Night Live: Alec Baldwin/Tori Amos (1996) (TV Episode)
Title referenced during Weekend Update
The Late Shift (1996) (TV Movie)
Muppets Tonight: Michelle Pfeiffer (1996) (TV Episode)
One of the programs listed on the KMUP station line-up chart is "Dateline KMUP"
Saturday Night Live: Robert Downey Jr/Fiona Apple (1996) (TV Episode)
Audio clips are edited into TV Funhouse: Fun with Real Audio
Caroline in the City: Caroline and the Free Cable (1997) (TV Episode)
When Caroline shows up at the cable company's office to pay for her illegal cable, Victor suspects it's a set up, like on 'Dateline': "You're not framin' me, Stone Phillips!"
Scream 2 (1997)
Will & Grace: Head Case (1998) (TV Episode)
Harlin mentions it
The Faculty (1998)
Mrs. Connor refers to the series.
Law & Order: Punk (1998) (TV Episode)
Danielle Melnick to McCoy and Carmichael: "I'll have everyone from Amnesty International to 'Dateline' beating down your door".
She's All That (1999)
At school, Jesse asks Laney if she watched last night's "Dateline."
The Simpsons: Marge Simpson in 'Screaming Yellow Honkers' (1999) (TV Episode)
Marge talks about watching Dateline.
Friends: The One with the Cop (1999) (TV Episode)
Ross says he saw on Dateline how movers check out your stuff and come back later to steal it.
Caroline in the City: Caroline and the Return of the Sudsy Guy (1999) (TV Episode)
Annie says Del is "a Dateline story waiting to happen."
3rd Rock from the Sun: Dick's Big Giant Headache: Part 1 (1999) (TV Episode)
The Big Giant Head introduces himself as "Stone Phillips," and Mrs. Dubcek replies, "Like that guy on 'Dateline'?"
The Price of a Broken Heart (1999) (TV Movie)
Dot gets an offer to appear on the show.
28 Days (2000)
Family Guy: He's Too Sexy for His Fat (2000) (TV Episode)
Stewie says he first heard of an ultra violet scanning light from Maria Shriver, who contributes high-tech investigative pieces for this show
The Outer Limits: Revival (2000) (TV Episode)
Ezra refers to the series.
Law & Order: Turnstile Justice (2000) (TV Episode)
Nora Lewin is invited to appear on the series and be interviewed by Stone Phillips.
3rd Rock from the Sun: Dick'll Take Manhattan: Part 1 (2000) (TV Episode)
Seen on the NBC lineup calendar
3rd Rock from the Sun: Dick'll Take Manhattan: Part 2 (2000) (TV Episode)
Seen on the NBC lineup calendar
Saturday Night Live: Julia Stiles/Aerosmith (2001) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Arnold Swarzenegger on Weekend Update
The Simpsons: Trilogy of Error (2001) (TV Episode)
Chief Wiggum says, "Save it for 'Dateline' Tuesday!"
The West Wing: 18th and Potomac (2001) (TV Episode)
Toby suggests that Bartlet discloses his MS on a Dateline special.
Family Guy: Family Guy Viewer Mail #1 (2002) (TV Episode)
Louis says Peter's lack of bones is like a story on Dateline
Showtime (2002)
Brilliant But Cancelled (2002) (TV Movie)
a still is shown
Just Shoot Me!: There's Something About Allison (2003) (TV Episode)
Jack appears on this show.
Late Night with Conan O'Brien: Episode #11.67 (2004) (TV Episode)
Referenced.
The West Wing: The Birnam Wood (2004) (TV Episode)
Leo and C.J. discuss appearing on the show.
The West Wing: The Dover Test (2004) (TV Episode)
Donna is asked to appear on the show.
Family Guy: Fat Guy Strangler (2005) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
The Ringer (2005)
it was mentioned that Jimmy appeared on this show.
The TV Set (2006)
Seen on TV schedule board.
Saturday Night Live: Julia Louis-Dreyfus/Paul Simon (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in MySpace Seminar
30 Rock: The Baby Show (2007) (TV Episode)
Liz mentions it.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Philadelphia (2007) (TV Episode)
Novak mentions releasing tape to Dateline.
Knocked Up (2007)
Pete asks Debbie "How much Dateline NBC can you watch?"
My Name Is Earl: G.E.D. (2007) (TV Episode)
Joy says, "You better hope that 'To Catch a Predator' guy doesn't come in here and see you with all these kids."
Live! (2007)
mentioned in dialogue
Damages: Get Me a Lawyer (2007) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
South Park: Le Petit Tourette (2007) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
American Masters: Carol Burnett: A Woman of Character (2007) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned by name.
Otis (2008)
"Then we get on...a 'Dateline' special"
Drillbit Taylor (2008)
"Did anyone see 'To Catch a Predator' on 'Dateline'?"
30 Rock: Subway Hero (2008) (TV Episode)
Lemon calls Dennis the Dateline predator and reminds him of his apearance on that show
Baby Mama (2008)
Caroline says she saw a segment on surrogate mothers on Dateline
Supernatural: Long Distance Call (2008) (TV Episode)
Dean's "jailbait/Chris Hansen" comment
The Office: Job Fair (2008) (TV Episode)
Michael laments that no kids trust Dunder Mifflin enough to visit their booth, then adds, "Thank you, 'Dateline.'"
Bill Burr: Why Do I Do This? (2008) (TV Special)
Burr jokes about "To Catch a Predator"
Sex Drive (2008)
"don't you watch 'Dateline'?"
My Name Is Earl: Quit Your Snitchin' (2008) (TV Episode)
Joy says, "Saw this thing on 'Dateline' about thyroids."
He's Just Not That Into You (2009)
Gigi mentions this show as she leaves a phone message
The Simpsons: No Loan Again, Naturally (2009) (TV Episode)
The news show apparently did an expose on Moe's bar some time ago - d'oh!
The Big Bang Theory: The Work Song Nanocluster (2009) (TV Episode)
Referencing Leonard's Web page, Howard says, "'Dateline' could use it to attract predators."
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.15 (2009) (TV Episode)
Jay says it's a good thing the man accused of extorting David Letterman wasn't a producer for "To Catch a Predator"
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.17 (2009) (TV Episode)
Jay says a producer from the show tried to blackmail him
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.25 (2009) (TV Episode)
Jay says he can't interview children in school because of the "Dateline Predator thing"
The League: The Draft (2009) (TV Episode)
"To Catch a Predator" mentioned
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.49 (2009) (TV Episode)
Mikey Day says that a man is a "Dateline: To Catch a Predator" fan
30 Rock: Dealbreakers Talk Show #0001 (2009) (TV Episode)
Jack mentions that the studio for Liz's talk show was used for "To Catch a Predator"
30 Rock: Floyd (2010) (TV Episode)
Liz gives Kaitlin a wallet with the show's logo
Saturday Night Live: Tina Fey/Justin Bieber (2010) (TV Episode)
Sarah Palin (Tina Fey) promotes "Dateline: To Catch Levi Johnston" in the Sarah Palin Network segment.
Glee: Britney/Brittany (2010) (TV Episode)
Santana asks Rachel if anyone ever told her that she dresses like the bait girls on "To Catch a Predator".
Modern Family: The Kiss (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Raising Hope: Say Cheese (2010) (TV Episode)
Sabrina: "Maybe I should go before we all end up on Dateline."
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.18 (2010) (TV Episode)
Jay says the engineers at the Chilean mine rescue have saved more "minors" (miners) than anyone since Chris Hansen on "Dateline: To Catch a Predator"
Supernatural: Weekend at Bobby's (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Bobby
Red State (2011)
"To Catch a Predator" mentioned
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.82 (2011) (TV Episode)
when Jay Mohr talks about wanting to join Justin Bieber's posse, Justin mentions Chris Hansen from the show
Just Go with It (2011)
mentioned in dialogue
Shameless: Frank Gallagher: Loving Husband, Devoted Father (2011) (TV Episode)
"To Catch a Predator" mentioned
Rules of Engagement: Jeff Day (2011) (TV Episode)
Reference by Timmy to the "To Catch A Predator" segment
Workaholics: Piss & S**t (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Scream 4 (2011)
A character states that they are having a Dateline special based on the Woodsboro Murders (which is based on the events of Scream).
Raising Hope: Don't Vote for This Episode (2011) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Virginia
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.158 (2011) (TV Episode)
during the "Headlines" segment, Jay reads an episode description for the show
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.177 (2011) (TV Episode)
a fake headline says "Chris Hansen Announces New Show: 'To Catch a Predator Catcher'", referring to the show's frequent segment
The D-Pad: 5 Days a Stranger (2011) (TV Episode)
Verbal reference.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.194 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Chris Hansen was the host of the show's segment "To Catch a Predator"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.203 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay Mohr says he loves the show
Tosh.0: Season 3 Web Reflection (2011) (TV Episode)
"To Catch a Predator" mentioned
The Middle: Thanksgiving III (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
This Means War (2012)
Lauren asks, "Do you watch 'Dateline'?"
The Cleveland Show: The Men in Me (2012) (TV Episode)
"To Catch a Predator" mentioned on screen
Drop Dead Diva: Home (2012) (TV Episode)
Teri says that ten years of watching the show made her suspicious.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.102 (2012) (TV Episode)
Heather mentions the show by name.
Tosh.0: Army Mom Prank (2012) (TV Episode)
To Catch a Predator is mentioned in dialogue
Bigfoot: The Lost Coast Tapes (2012)
"To Catch a Predator" mentioned
Family Guy: Ratings Guy (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Peter
Tosh.0: Bryan Adams Guy (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.32 (2012) (TV Episode)
After having a woman invite a young man into the photo booth who turns out to be 15, the booth worries that Chris Hansen will show up
The Middle: Thanksgiving IV (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Guys with Kids: Christmas (2012) (TV Episode)
Emily tells Marny and Gary that spending their Friday nicghts watching people get murdered on "Dateline" is not actually a date.
30 Rock: Florida (2013) (TV Episode)
Liz suspects that Jack's mother's housekeeper is pulling a scam like the kind depicted on the show
Family Guy: Valentine's Day in Quahog (2013) (TV Episode)
watched on TV
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.93 (2013) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Lester Holt anchors the show
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.109 (2013) (TV Episode)
Jay Mohr talks about watching the show
Psych: Cirque du Soul (2013) (TV Episode)
Shawn to Gus: "That's your audition for 'Catch a Predator'?"
Gone Home (2013) (Video Game)
Listed on the TV listing.
Lockup: Tulsa, OK: Extended Stay - Two Degrees of Murder (2013) (TV Episode)
Dateline is given special thanks in episode credits
Family Guy: Life of Brian (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Saturday Night Live: Lena Dunham/The National (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the "What Are You Even Doing?" sketch
A Haunted House 2 (2014)
Mentioned in dialogue
Blended (2014)
Jim says, "What is this, 'Dateline NBC'?"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Dave Chappelle/Body Count (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jimmy in his opening monologue
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Megan Fox/Nick Cannon/Wiz Khalifa (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jimmy when introducing Lester Holt, who sits in with The Roots
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Jason Statham/Demi Lovato/Chef David Chang (2014) (TV Episode)
Both Jimmy and Demi Lovato say that this is their favorite show
Faking It: The Morning Aftermath (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Modern Family: The Long Honeymoon (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Simpsons: Clown in the Dumps (2014) (TV Episode)
"To Catch a Predator" mentioned
The Houses October Built (2014)
"To Catch a Predator" mentioned
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Emma Stone/Logan Lerman/Sam Smith (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jimmy in his opening monologue
Late Night with Seth Meyers: David Hyde Pierce/Senator Elizabeth Warren/Matt Jones (2014) (TV Episode)
Seth says Keith Morrison of the show is depressed over the decline in the murder rate
Tosh.0: Wheel of Fortune (2014) (TV Episode)
"To Catch a Predator" mentioned
Bad Judge: Face Mask Mom (2014) (TV Episode)
Face Mask Mom: "This feels like the beginning of a 'Dateline' story."
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Martin Freeman/Megan Mullally/Yusuf (2014) (TV Episode)
Jimmy mentions the title and Lester Holt
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Charlie Day/Jeff Musial/Darius Rucker (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jimmy during the In Reply To segment, and Higgins imitates Keith Morrison
Portlandia: The Fiancée (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Ellen DeGeneres/Neil Young (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jimmy during the Pros and Cons segment
The DUFF (2015)
Principal Buchanan cites the show as an example of cyberbullying and the modern schoolyard being a prison when talking to Mr. Arthur in his office.
Superfast! (2015)
Referenced by Rock Johnson
Schitt's Creek: Little Sister (2015) (TV Episode)
Ted mentions the show by name.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Ethan Hawke/Willie & Korie Robertson/Alt-J (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jimmy in his opening monologue
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Michael Douglas/Kat Dennings/St. Vincent (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jimmy during the Picture This segment
The Middle: Two of a Kind (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Late Night with Seth Meyers: James Spader/Jane Krakowski/The Wombats/Jack Antonoff (2015) (TV Episode)
Seth refers to the show in his opening monologue
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Kerry Washington/Jesse Tyler Ferguson/Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds (2015) (TV Episode)
In the Superlatives segment, Jimmy says that Dan Boyle of the Rangers looks like he appears in reenactments for the program
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Johnny and Dora (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Heidi Klum/Richard Lewis/Matt Fraction (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the Ya Burnt segment
Modern Family: Phil's Sexy, Sexy House (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Undateable: An Origin Story Walks Into a Bar (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Candace and Danny
Late Night with Seth Meyers: America Ferrera/Oliver Platt/Judah Friedlander/Brian Chase (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Seth during the segment A Closer Look
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Ryan Reynolds/Katie Holmes/Thomas Rhett (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the Pros and Cons segment
American Crime Story: The Dream Team (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Castle: The Blame Game (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue by Simon: "I've seen stuff like this on 'Dateline,' and it never ends well."
Honest Trailers: The Oscars (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
The Middle: The Wisdom Teeth (2016) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Marlene
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Don Cheadle/Saoirse Ronan/Iggy Azalea (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the Pros and Cons segment
Schitt's Creek: Happy Anniversary (2016) (TV Episode)
David mentions the show by name.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Susan Sarandon/John Cena/Michael Stipe (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the Pros and Cons segment
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Cameron Diaz/Jon Favreau/Alessia Cara (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jimmy during the Popular Mathematics segment
73 Questions: 73 Questions with Taylor Swift (2016) (TV Episode)
Taylor Swift says this is her favorite current TV show.
TruInside: Groundlings (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialog
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Lester Holt/Alia Shawkat/Jade Chang/Keith Carlock (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Seth as he introduces Lester Holt
Lethal Weapon: Fashion Police (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Roger.
Fun Mom Dinner (2017)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Nostalgia Critic: The WEIRDEST Jack and the Beanstalk (2017) (TV Episode)
"Thus Chris Hansen's number was put on speed dial!"
Austin Found (2017)
Leanne complains that they cut the best part out of her Dateline segment.
On Your Marc (2017)
Summers' interview on Dateline NBC
Mom: Fancy Crackers and a Nashville Minute (2017) (TV Episode)
Christy asks whether Natasha ever watched Dateline

Features 

A Taste of Evil (1971) (TV Movie)
Featured in an 2008 episode of Dateline; Shadow of Suspicion. Girls were watching this movie before one was murdered.

Featured in 

Billabong Odyssey (2003)
A clip is shown.
The Jane Pauley Show: Episode dated 7 October 2004 (2004) (TV Episode)
Clips from episode "To Catch a Predator"
Fuck (2005)
A clip of Stone Phillips interviewing Howard Stern is shown.
Screenwipe: Screenwipe USA (2006) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
30 Rock: The Break-Up (2006) (TV Episode)
Dennis is in the segment, "To Catch A Predator."
I Love the New Millennium: 2005 (2008) (TV Episode)
Shown while talking about "To Catch a Predator", which originated on this show
30 for 30: No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson (2010) (TV Episode)
Allen Iverson is interviewed on "Dateline."
TV!TV!TV!: Undersøgende journalistik (2011) (TV Episode)
They showed clip from the show
Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #19.3 (2011) (TV Episode)
Altered clip of interview with Dick Cheney
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.204 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip of Dick Cheney on the show is shown
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.90 (2012) (TV Episode)
A clip featuring correspondent Keith Morrison is shown.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.47 (2012) (TV Episode)
Altered clip of a "To Catch a Predator" segment, depicting Chris Hansen confronting Elmo
JonTron: Home Alone Games (2014) (TV Episode)
"Where's Chris Hansen and that suspiciously benign plate of cookies when you need him?"
Making a Murderer: Indefensible (2015) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
Zoolander 2 (2016)
A clip is featured.
Conan: Alexander Skarsgård/Bo Burnham/School of Rock (2016) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in "What Am I Watching?"
Conan: Jeff Bridges/Jeff Ross/Brent Sullivan (2016) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown during "What Conan's Watching".

Spoofed in 

Saturday Night Live: Alec Baldwin/Paul McCartney (1993) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in cold opening
Pinky and the Brain: The Pinky Protocol (1997) (TV Episode)
The TV show Dateline is spoofed with "Punchline"
Futurama: The Problem with Popplers (2000) (TV Episode)
Leela, Fishy Joe, and Free Waterfall Jr. go on "Datenight".
Saturday Night Live: Rob Lowe/Eminem (2000) (TV Episode)
Spoofed with Rob Lowe as Stone Phillips
Saturday Night Live: Ashton Kutcher/50 Cent (2003) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in Dateline event with Madonna
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: The Christmas Show (2006) (TV Episode)
One sketch spoofs the "To Catch a Predator" segment of this show.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Mac Is a Serial Killer (2007) (TV Episode)
The gang tries To Catch a Predator who arrives for a blind date
Saturday Night Live: Tim McGraw/Ludacris/T-Pain (2008) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in Dateline NBC sketch
Saturday Night Live: Tracy Morgan/Kelly Clarkson (2009) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in Dateline NBC Real-Life Crime sketch
Robot Chicken: President Hu Forbids It (2009) (TV Episode)
In trying "to catch a predator," Chris Hansen is himself caught in a trap.
Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday: Episode #2.2 (2009) (TV Episode)
In the opening segment, Keith Morrison (Bill Hader) interviews Barack Obama (Fred Armisen) on "Dateline."
The 41-Year-Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It (2010) (Video)
Chris Hansen parody character and his "To Catch a Predator" show
The Boondocks: A Date with the Booty Warrior (2010) (TV Episode)
the "To Catch a Predator" segment is parodied
The Simpsons: Loan-a Lisa (2010) (TV Episode)
Chris Hansen's show "To Catch a Credit Whore"
Saturday Night Live: Steve Buscemi/The Black Keys (2011) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in the "Dateline" segment
Arrested Development: A New Start (2013) (TV Episode)
"To Entrap a Local Predator"
The Simpsons: Specs and the City (2014) (TV Episode)
"Firstline"
Family Guy: The Book of Joe (2014) (TV Episode)
A clip of this show as "Dateline" is shown as a spoof
Family Guy: Hot Pocket-Dial (2015) (TV Episode)
Parody episode

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