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Fargo (1996) Poster

(1996)

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Followed by 

Fargo (2014) (TV Series)

Spin-off 

Fargo (2003) (TV Movie)
Proposed spin-off TV series

References 

Rashomon (1950)
Tonight! (1953) (TV Series)
Psycho (1960)
Seven Days in May (1964)
The name of character Reilly Diefenbach, heard only on the telephone, is a reference to two of the chiefs of staff serving at the Pentagon, Reilly and Diefenbach.. They are only mentioned by name; neither is seen or heard on screen.
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
References the old "in and out"
Taxi Driver (1976)
Paris, Texas (1984)
"I can be silent too you know!"
Blood Simple. (1984)
Brazil (1985)
Woodchipper Massacre (1988) (Video)
Mystery Train (1989)

Referenced in 

Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 13 April 1996 (1996) (TV Episode)
"In Current Release" segment
Guy (1996)
The name of the movie that Guy and his date go to see.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Deadly Mantis (1997) (TV Episode)
Mike: Ice Station Fargo.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Undead (1997) (TV Episode)
Mike: If this were a Coen brothers film, he'd be in the wood chipper by now.
Saturday Night Live: Mike Myers/Aerosmith (1997) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in Coffee Talk
Twin Town (1997)
ReBoot: To Mend and Defend (1997) (TV Episode)
A binome version of Chief Marge Gunderson appears.
100 Years of Comedy (1997) (Video)
Mentioned in film.
Drawn to the Flame (1997)
A movie script is described as being "Leaving Las Vegas meets Fargo."
Animaniacs: Hurray for North Hollywood: Part 1 (1998) (TV Episode)
"Fargo 2" is mentioned in the "Variety Speak" song
Saturday Night Live: Steve Buscemi/Third Eye Blind (1998) (TV Episode)
mention in the monologue
A Simple Plan (1998)
Clay Pigeons (1998)
Siskel & Ebert: Palmetto/Senseless/Dangerous Beauty/Mrs. Dalloway/Nil by Mouth/Live Flesh (1998) (TV Episode)
In his review of "Palmetto" (1998), Gene Siskel mentions two movies that have similar plots, including this one.
South Park: Prehistoric Ice Man (1999) (TV Episode)
In the ice-man's 1996 habitat, a Fargo poster is on the wall.
Happy, Texas (1999)
William H. Macy's character has a discussion on the phone where he complains he cannot read a smudgy fax, and the message should be mailed, not faxed. This is exactly like a conversation his character has in Fargo.
Siskel & Ebert: Remembering Gene Siskel (1999) (TV Episode)
Gene Siskel praises the movie (in an archive clip).
Kaizokuban Bootleg Film (1999)
Character is asked if he has seen Fargo
Movie Stars: Bittersweet Seventeen (1999) (TV Episode)
"I didn't realize that was his leg sticking out of the wood-chipper in Fargo."
A Slight Case of Murder (1999) (TV Movie)
Bringing Out the Dead (1999)
The final shot of the film, with Cage and Arquette in bed, resembles 'Fargo' very closely.
The Best of Film Noir (1999) (Video)
Poster shown.
Loser (2000)
Paul's roommates laugh at his hat and say "Did the producers of Fargo have a garage sale?"
Invader ZIM: Planet Jackers/Rise of the Zitboy (2001) (TV Episode)
"Would it... kill you to say something?"
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
Steve Buscemi's character threatens to put somebody into a wood shredder, which was the fate of his character in Fargo.
The 100 Greatest Films (2001) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Schlock! The Secret History of American Movies (2001)
It is mentioned in a newspaper article.
About Schmidt (2002)
The Movie Hero (2003)
The song that Peter Stormare sings during the closing credits is listed as being performed by "Blonde from Fargo." Peter Stormare played a character with bleached blonde hair in Fargo.
The Simpsons: Brake My Wife, Please (2003) (TV Episode)
Upon meeting Steve Buscemi Homer says "Hey you're that guy who got fed into the wood chipper in Fargo!".
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Cheri Oteri (2004) (TV Movie)
Debbie Reynolds (Cheri Oteri) talks about Frances McDormand's performance in "Fargo."
The Venture Bros.: Past Tense (2004) (TV Episode)
This episode's villian, Mike Sorayama is based on the Mike Yanagita character from "Fargo". Aside from sharing similar names, both are Asian-Americans with Minnesota accents who are obsessed with an indifferent woman to the point that they have restraining-orders against them. Furthermore, they are both played by Steve Park.
Dialing Up 'Cellular' (2004) (Video)
This title is referenced.
Hostage (2005)
One of the DVDs visible in Mr. Smith's collection
En la cama (2005)
mentioned once
The Office: The Fire (2005) (TV Episode)
referenced in dialogue
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Richard's agent Stan Grossman is a reference to a character in Fargo by the same name, both of whom are responsible for the main character's plans not working out the way they'd like.
Jeopardy!: 2006 Tournament of Champions Semifinal Game 3 (2006) (TV Episode)
incorrect response in "Memorable Movies" category
American Dad!: Four Little Words (2007) (TV Episode)
Stan destroys Melinda's corpse in a chipper
No Country for Old Men (2007)
The film features a shot looking over the hotel front desk as Llewelyn runs past it, discovering that the clerk is dead. A similar shot is used in the Coen Brother's earlier film, where Jerry Lundergaard drives past the ticket booth after the botched exchange, to find the clerk dead.
Baghead (2008)
movie on shelf
Breaking Bad: A No-Rough-Stuff-Type Deal (2008) (TV Episode)
the episode's title is a reference to a quote from this movie
True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet (2008) (TV Movie)
Mentioned by Claudia
Burn After Reading (2008)
Osborne Cox (John Malkovich) chases and attacks Ted (Richard Jenkins) in a similar fashion to Gaear Grimsrud (Peter Stormare) chases and attacks Carl Showalter (Steve Buscemi) in "Fargo", albeit the scene is cut short in the later mentioned scenario.
Shrink (2009)
Watching "Fargo" at the cinema
The Shock Doctrine (2009)
music from the film used
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.165 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $16,000 question
The Dark House (2009)
The movie refers to "Fargo" many times, from the topic of greed and senseless violence to the character of a pregnant policewoman.
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.13 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of an $800 clue in the category "Steve Buscemi Films"
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Zombieland/A Serious Man/Whip It (2009) (TV Episode)
Ellen compares this movie to "A Serious Man"
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 3 (2010) (TV Episode)
Included in a $2,000 question
Supernatural: Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Jeopardy!: 2010 Tournament of Champions Semifinal 2 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $600 clue in the category "McActors"
Brief Film Reviews: My DVD/Blu-Ray Collection (2010) (TV Episode)
DVD cover shown.
Animation Lookback: DreamWorks Animation Part 6 (2010) (TV Episode)
Roger Deakins, the visual consultant of How to Train Your Dragon worked on this Coen brothers film.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
poster seen
The Lawyer (2010) (Short)
A copy of the DVD is on Mary's bedroom shelf
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.111 (2010) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Steve Buscemi was in the film
Fallout: New Vegas (2010) (Video Game)
'Heck Gunderson' is a take on Jerry's line "The heck do you mean?" and Frances McDormand's character, Marge Gunderson
The Graham Norton Show: Episode #8.6 (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by John Waters.
Disposable Income (2010) (Short)
Jesse suggests they dispose of the body in a woodchipper, al la Fargo
Who Do You Think You Are?: Steve Buscemi (2011) (TV Episode)
A still of Steve Buscemi in "Fargo" is shown.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.109 (2011) (TV Episode)
Rizwan Manji says it was his favorite movie
Rio (2011)
The main character in Rio, Linda Gunderson, is a play on the Fargo characters Marge Gunderson and Linda Kooksey. The story also begins in the small town of Moose Lake, Minnesota, which was the location of the cabin from the famous wood chipper scene.
In Plain Sight: Crazy Like a Witness (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mary.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The ANTI-Social Network (2011) (TV Episode)
The name of one of Catfish's online aliases, to whom Dee sent some of her hair, is Carl Lundegaard. Carl Lundegaard is a combination of the character names of the two main actors in Fargo, Carl Showalter (Steve Buscemi) and Jerry Lundegaard (William H. Macy).
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Sisterhooves Social (2011) (TV Episode)
Rarity's parents are based off of Marge Gunderson and Jerry Lundegaard.
This Means War (2012)
Cover seen on shelf in DVD-store
The Unholy Manipulator (2012) (Short)
Re-enacts Tree Shredder scene.
This Is 40 (2012)
Mentioned in dialogue
Saturday Night Live: Jennifer Lawrence/The Lumineers (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Anthony Crispino on Weekend Update
Rewind This! (2013)
Video case is shown.
Hellhounds (2013)
The triple homicide scene in the bar is an homage to the triple homicide scene from Fargo
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The Slump (2013) (TV Episode)
Amy mentions "Fargo" as one of her top 3 cop movies.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Ralph Fiennes/Allison Williams/Mike Birbiglia (2014) (TV Episode)
Mike Birbiglia refers to the film as a documentary that doesn't end well
Fargo: Eating the Blame (2014) (TV Episode)
Stavros find a satchel full of cash buried in the snow. This is the same satchel buried by Carl Showalter in the film.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.71 (2014) (TV Episode)
In reference to the television show of the same name, Chelsea mentions putting a dead body into a wood chipper.
Fargo: Who Shaves the Barber? (2014) (TV Episode)
The Fargo Syndicate is located in a building titled "The Showalter Block". "Carl Showalter" was one of the original kidnappers in the 1996 film.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.89 (2014) (TV Episode)
Chelsea mentions Fargo and woodchippers.
Fargo: Morton's Fork (2014) (TV Episode)
The music used at the end of the episode is taken from Carter Burwell's score for the Fargo movie. In both cases, it's played over the main characters watching television as life returns to normal.
Undateable: Daddy Issues (2014) (TV Episode)
Danny calls Justin "Fargo".

Features 

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) (TV Series)
As Carl and Gaear watch TV with the prostitutes at the motel, the "Tonight Show" theme is heard

Featured in 

The Oprah Winfrey Show: Summer Movie Reviews (1996) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown in order to spotlight Steve Buscemi.
The 69th Annual Academy Awards (1997) (TV Special)
Siskel & Ebert: Memo to the Academy (1997) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown. Gene Siskel believes William H. Macy should be nominated for an Oscar - even though Siskel doesn't believe it can happen.
Siskel & Ebert: Best of '96 (1997) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown. Siskel and Ebert both pick the film as the best of 1996.
The 70th Annual Academy Awards (1998) (TV Special)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies (1998) (TV Special)
This film is #84 on the list.
Siskel & Ebert: Best of the '90s (2000) (TV Episode)
#4 on Ebert's list.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs: America's Funniest Movies (2000) (TV Special)
This film is #93 on the list.
The 100 Greatest Films (2001) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003) (TV Special)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes & Villains (2003) (TV Special)
Marge Gunderson is #33 on the "Heroes" list.
This Is a True Story (2003) (TV Movie)
Doco discusses an urban legend connected with "Fargo"
Minnesota Nice (2003) (Video)
The Slanted Screen (2006)
clip
20 to 1: Movie Saints and Sinners (2007) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on Marge Gunderson.
Cleanflix (2009)
Marge Gunderson interviewing two female witnesses in bar
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 5 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip featured in a $3,000 video question
The Nostalgia Critic: Secret of NIMH 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
clips shown
Hollywood's Top Ten: Let Me Go! (2011) (TV Episode)
#2
The Nostalgia Critic: When Is a Movie Just a Movie? (2014) (TV Episode)
clips shown

Spoofs 

The Shining (1980)

Spoofed in 

Troops (1997) (Short)
The Simpsons: Virtual Springfield (1997) (Video Game)
The travel guide "Hats Off to Fargo"
Animaniacs: Hooray for North Hollywood: Part 2 (1998) (TV Episode)
Dot parodies Marge Gunderson in their film "Hooray for North Hollywood".
Jane Austen's Mafia! (1998)
in the end with the planeticket
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XIX (2008) (TV Episode)
Krusty the Klown is killed by being sucked into the wood chipper.
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil (2010)
Woodchipper scene.

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