As Good as It Gets (1997) Poster


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An American in Paris (1951)
In one scene, Greg Kinnear is listening to the music from An American in Paris. He even mentions the composer of that music-Gershwin.
Life of Brian (1979)

Referenced in 

Siskel & Ebert: The Postman/Mr. Magoo/Jackie Brown/An American Werewolf in Paris/Afterglow/The Education of Little Tree (1997) (TV Episode)
A still is shown in the "Now in Theaters" bumper. Two thumbs up.
Melrose Place: As Bad as It Gets (1998) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Movie Stars: Mothers & Brothers (1999) (TV Episode)
Jacey claims that she deserved the Oscar that Helen Hunt won for "As Good As It Gets."
La donna lupo (1999)
Appears in a stack of videos
Barend en Van Dorp: Episode dated 6 December 1999 (1999) (TV Episode)
Porsius compares her obsessive-compulsive disorder with that of Jack Nicholson's character.
Cast Away (2000)
The Pledge (2001)
Black Books: The Entertainer (2002) (TV Episode)
Sadistic Piano Teachers in both films.
Dawson's Creek: Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) (2002) (TV Episode)
Audrey tells Joey that she makes Charlie want to be a better man, like in that movie.
Dinner for Five: Episode #2.1 (2003) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Film Geek (2005)
DVD and video case are shown in a video store.
American Dreamz (2006)
"You make me want to make myself a better person."
Howard Stern on Demand: Cuba Gooding Jr. (2006) (TV Episode)
Gooding mention he was in the movie
Naturally, Sadie: As Bad as It Gets (2007) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Baghead (2008)
movie on shelf
(500) Days of Summer (2009)
DVD is shown in a video store.
Family Guy: Family Gay (2009) (TV Episode)
"You make me want to be a gayer man"
Family Guy: 420 (2009) (TV Episode)
"All I'm saying is, what if this is As Good As It Gets?"
Sonny with a Chance: Guess Who's Coming to Guest Star (2009) (TV Episode)
Tawni says, "You make me want to be a better Tawni"
Cop Out (2010)
mentioned in the interogation room
Jeopardy!: Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational Semifinal 2 (2010) (TV Episode)
Reference in a $600 clue in the category "'M' & Emmys"
Community: Accounting for Lawyers (2010) (TV Episode)
Ted tells Jeff, "You make me want to be a worse man"
Elvira's Movie Macabre: The Terror (2010) (TV Episode)
Elvira mentions it while hosting a film starring Jack Nicholson.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.103 (2011) (TV Episode)
Betty White says she turned down a role in the film because of a scene where a dog gets thrown down a laundry chute
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.22 (2011) (TV Episode)
Christy quotes the line "You make me want to be a better man" from the film
Not Another Not Another Movie (2011)
mentioned in dialogue
Family Guy: Screams of Silence: The Story of Brenda Q (2011) (TV Episode)
"I'm not done drawing you yet!"
Last Man Standing: Take Your Daughter to Work (2012) (TV Episode)
Mandy: "You make me want to be a better dresser."
The Nostalgia Chick: What Women Want (2012) (TV Episode)
claims Helen Hunt plays the same character in everything she does.
Who Do You Think You Are?: Helen Hunt (2012) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the opening narration
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.160 (2012) (TV Episode)
Penélope Cruz says her superstitions used to make her compulsive like Jack Nicholson's character in the film
Bob's Burgers: Lindapendent Woman (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Bob's Burgers: The Unnatural (2013) (TV Episode)
"As Gouda As It Gets"
The Heat (2013)
Mullins uses the (modified) famous quote, "You make me want to be a better (wo)man."
Absence (2013)
"You make me want to be a better man."
Suits: I Want You to Want Me (2013) (TV Episode)
Louis to Mike: "No, I'm quoting my cinema hero, the character of Melvin Udall, expertly portrayed by Jack Nicholson in 'As Good As It Gets.'"
The Comfort Zone: 6.5 Million Species Fit in the Ark? (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mark.
BoJack Horseman: Yesterdayland (2015) (TV Episode)
"You make me want to be a better man"
BoJack Horseman: Start Spreading the News (2016) (TV Episode)
The Greg Kinglear monologue includes the film's title.
This Is Us: Career Days (2016) (TV Episode)
Kate and Marin talk about the movie.
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.54 (2016) (TV Episode)
correct response in "1990s Movie Quotes" category


I Dream of Jeannie (1965) (TV Series)

Featured in 

Siskel & Ebert: The Best Films of 1997 (1998) (TV Episode)
Siskel's #10 pick.
The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1998) (TV Special)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Academy of Robots' Choice Awards Special (1998) (TV Special)
features clips from this film
The 70th Annual Academy Awards (1998) (TV Special)
Saturday Night Live: Greg Kinnear/All Saints (1998) (TV Episode)
Clip shown during the monologue
If We Picked the Winners (1998) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown for all the major Oscar nominees.
The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003) (TV Special)
Best! Movies! Ever!: Restaurants (2006) (TV Episode)
clips are shown to illustrate the best restaurant scenes in films
The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) (TV Special)
Strictly Background (2007)
still photo & clip shown
De wereld draait door: Episode #4.113 (2009) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Cop Out/The Crazies/A Prophet (2010) (TV Episode)
Worst Best Actress nominee.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.119 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Helen Hunt films

Spoofed in 

Fallout 2: A Post-Nuclear Role-Playing Game (1998) (Video Game)
In Vault City, when the Chosen One talks to the religious man, they can end the conversation by saying "Go sell crazy somewhere else - we're all stocked up here."
Family Guy: E. Peterbus Unum (2000) (TV Episode)
The scene in which Peter insists on drawing the repairman nude
Ass Good Ass It Gets (2006) (Video)
porn spoof

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