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The Truman Show (1998) Poster

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References 

I Love Lucy (1951) (TV Series)
The Crimson Pirate (1952)
Main character sings a song from the Pirate movie.
Moby Dick (1956)
Persona (1966)
The Prisoner (1967) (TV Series)
Paper Moon (1973)
Truman looking through a cigar box at old photos is an almost-perfect reproduction of a similar scene involving the young protagonist, Addie, in Paper Moon (1973).
Chinatown (1974)
When Truman coughs to conceal that he is ripping a page from the fashion magazine in his office, this references when Gittes coughs to conceal that he is ripping a page out of book with a list of the names of the grove owners in the valley.
The Howling (1981)
Red Dwarf (1988) (TV Series)
Powaqqatsi (1988)
Groundhog Day (1993)
True Romance (1993)
Forrest Gump (1994)

Referenced in 

Dark City (1998)
2nd Annual Mystery Science Theater 3000 Summer Blockbuster Review (1998) (TV Short)
Characters talk about this movie
Pleasantville (1998)
Blood II: The Chosen (1998) (Video Game)
Caleb quotes Truman's catchphrase: 'Good morning, and in case I don't see ya, good afternoon, good evening, and good night!'
The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
SPOILER: Douglas and Jerry reach the edge of the constructed reality, like Truman.
This Morning with Richard Not Judy: Episode #2.10 (1999) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
The Muse (1999)
Sarah says she loves The Truman Show.
My Family: All Roads Lead to Ramon (2001) (TV Episode)
Ben asks, "What is this The Truman Show?!"
Futurama: Leela's Homeworld (2002) (TV Episode)
Leela: "Am I a game to you? Or some kind of even more boring Truman Show?"
Iris TV (2003) (TV Movie)
Bruce Almighty (2003)
the scene on the water with God
This Girl's Life (2003)
A man is hired to have sex with a woman and have it broadcast live over the internet. She tells him it'll be "sorta like 'The Truman Show.'"
Andra sidan (2003) (Short)
Jeopardy!: Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1, Game 37 (2005) (TV Episode)
category about Harry Truman is named "The Truman Show"
The Making of 'Lord of War' (2006) (Video)
mentioned once
Don't Worry, I'm Fine (2006)
When Thomas drops Lili off at her parents house, she compares the neighborhood to the one in the Truman Show.
Strictly Background (2007)
poster seen on wall
Shrek the Third (2007)
As the stage production is beginning, a voice says, "Cue the sun!"
Lost in Austen: Episode #1.1 (2008) (TV Episode)
Amanda wonders if she's live on cable and asks if it's like the Jim Carey thing, but period?
Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy: A Scottsman Who Still Can't Watch a Movie Without Shouting at the Screen (2008) (TV Episode)
The Scotsman shouts at Truman for being stupid enough not to notice cameras filming his life.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Bolt (2008) (TV Episode)
Hewy compares the premise of "Truman Show" to "Bolt"
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.78 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $16,000 question
Catfish (2010)
The song "Megan" sends to Nev titled "Truman Sleeps" is actually from the movie "The Truman Show" and is played while Truman (Jim Carrey) sleeps.
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios Part 13 (2010) (TV Episode)
AniMat says the story in Bolt reminds him of this film.
Shameful Sequels: Ace Ventura Jr. (2010) (TV Episode)
After reviewing 3 sequels of movies starring Jim Carey, Mike J asks if "Truman Show 2" and "Man on the Moon 2" are coming next.
Shameful Sequels: Christmas Vacation 2: Part 1 (2010) (TV Episode)
"And they end up on a set that looks worse than the one in The Truman Show."
Smallville: Collateral (2011) (TV Episode)
Chloe refers to the VR as 'This Little Truman Show'.
Mad: Pooh Grit/Not-a-Fan-a-Montana (2011) (TV Episode)
Miley Cyrus learns that her private life has been filmed for a TV show.
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.22 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip of Roger's original review of the film is shown
Bad Movie Beatdown: Half Past Dead 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD seen in video store
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.15 (2011) (TV Episode)
Kevin Lee mentioned that he showed the film to his students when he taught English in China
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.16 (2011) (TV Episode)
Ignatiy mentions that Andrew Niccol wrote the film
Conan: Santa Claus is Coming to Town, But Only to Visit His Mistress Danielle (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during Seth MacFarlane interview
Southland: Wednesday (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Watchman Video Broadcast: Astrology and Observing Times (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike.
Smiley (2012)
Mentioned in dialogue
Talking Dead: Home (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during the discussion.
The Cinema Snob: In Search of the Wow Wow Wibble Woggle Wazzie Woodle Woo (2013) (TV Episode)
"This is when he realizes he's actually in the Truman Show."
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.12 (2013) (TV Episode)
Billy Crystal says he doesn't want to always be "on" for the paparazzi as though he were in the film
Girls: Incidentals (2014) (TV Episode)
Shoshanna says she sometimes thinks she is in The Truman Show.

Features 

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)
Music at the climactic moment at the very end of the movie is taken from a climactic moment in Mishima, also composed by Philip Glass

Featured in 

2nd Annual Mystery Science Theater 3000 Summer Blockbuster Review (1998) (TV Short)
features clips from this film
The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1999) (TV Movie)
clips
The 71st Annual Academy Awards (1999) (TV Special)
Getaway: Found 2 (2006) (TV Episode)
Some clips from this movie are shown in a story about its location, Seaside, Florida.
Getaway: Golden Getaway: Getaway Goes to the Movies (2007) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a story on Seaside, Florida, where it was filmed.
20 to 1: 50 to 01: Great Movie One Liners (2007) (TV Episode)
Some clips from this movie are shown in a segment on the line "Good morning ... good afternoon, good evening and good night."
Inside the Actors Studio: Laura Linney (2009) (TV Episode)
footage courtesy of: Scenes from "The Truman Show" courtesy of Paramount Pictures
The Hour: Episode #7.78 (2011) (TV Episode)
Footage shown during Peter Weir's bio segment.
The Nostalgia Critic: Baby Geniuses (2011) (TV Episode)
clip is shown
The Nostalgia Critic: The Grinch (2011) (TV Episode)
clip shown
De wereld draait door: DWDD University (2012) (TV Episode)
A fragment featuring Jim Carrey is shown.
How Video Games Changed the World (2013) (TV Movie)
Short clip is shown
The Sugarcube Critic: The Ticket Master (2014) (TV Episode)
Shows the raining hole scene.

Spoofed in 

Boy Meets World: And in Case I Don't See Ya (1998) (TV Episode)
There are numerous allusions made to the movie, The Truman Show, including the episode title, which is Truman's catchphrase. Eric dresses himself as Christoff, the director, and Jack and Rachel are plagued by a centralized storm that follows them around the apartment.
The Qui-Gon Show (1999) (Short)
Family Guy: Fore, Father (2000) (TV Episode)
Christof seen after Peter says the world may have been created just for him
The Even Stevens Movie (2003) (TV Movie)
The Trumouse Show (2003) (Short)
The title is an obvious reference to this film.
The Simpsons Movie (2007)
Tv news announcer Kent Brockman says "Day 37 under the Dome!" on Moe's Bar television set. This brief sequence actually spoofs the way Truman's days of his life tick away on the reality Tv show, which in Peter Weir's movie is being watched by many people in a similar bar.

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