Pleasantville (1998) Poster



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Citizen Kane (1941)
I Love Lucy (1951) (TV Series)
I Married Joan (1952) (TV Series)
Father Knows Best (1954) (TV Series)
The sign at the end of the movie points the way to Springfield which was the setting of this idyllic 1950s television series
The Honeymooners (1955) (TV Series)
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
The courtroom scene mirrors exactly that of To Kill a Mockingbird
Blue Velvet (1986)
The Simpsons (1989) (TV Series)
The bus that Mary-Sue gets on near the end is going to Springfield.
Stay Tuned (1992)

Referenced in 

Melrose Place: Unpleasantville (1999) (TV Episode)
Title reference
The Sims (2000) (Video Game)
Gilmore Girls: Rory's Dance (2000) (TV Episode)
Lorelai argues with Emily that "this is a life. It has a little color which you might not recognize".
Spider-Man (2002)
Seabiscuit (2003)
The Work of Director Spike Jonze (2003) (Video)
Poster Seen in Praise You
True Blue Beauty (2003) (Short)
A flower is in color amidst black and white
Jersey Girl (2004)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Charmed: It's a Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad World: Part 2 (2004) (TV Episode)
When they're in a world where everybody is seemingly good and friendly, but breaking rules is severely punished, Paige says: "So we're starring in the little movie called 'Pleasantville'?"
Weeds: Suburban Shakedown (2005) (TV Short)
mentioned once
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.7 (2005) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "Filmographies" category
Gilmore Girls: Go, Bulldogs! (2006) (TV Episode)
Lorelai says that the grass at Yale is too green and likens it to Pleasantville.
Peace & Purpose (2006) (Short)
Mix of Black & White and color
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
It is listed as one of the "sweded" movies. Also, video case is shown.
Baghead (2008)
movie on shelf
Fast & Furious (2009)
"What is this Pleasantville?"
The Troop: Unpleasantville (2010) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Vampire Diaries: Unpleasantville (2010) (TV Episode)
title reference
Hollywood's Top Ten: Fantasy Lands (2010) (TV Episode)
Lynda was surprised it did not make the list
Special Collector's Edition: Supercop (2011) (TV Episode)
Appears on the list of Blu-ray releases of February/March
After Lately: A-list BFF (2011) (TV Episode)
Reese Witherspoon appearing in the movie is implied.
Supernatural: Mommy Dearest (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Dean
Nostalgia Critic: Reefer Madness: DVD (2012) (TV Episode)
"They are going to make Pleansantville look like the fucking gentoo"
Losing My Religion (2014) (Short)
The orange dress amongst the desaturated tone of the film is an homage to the general concept behind 'Pleasantville'.
The Christmas Parade (2014) (TV Movie)
Hayley refers to Carver Bend as Pleasantville
Comix from the Underground: Psycho Comics #1 (2015) (TV Episode)
"I don't know if you'd call Pleasentville a tragedy"
Person of Interest: M.I.A. (2015) (TV Episode)
Reese refers to Maple, New York as Pleasantville.


I Love Lucy (1951) (TV Series)
Good Table Manners (1951) (Short)
a scene from this movie is seen on the television set in Parker's house in Pleasantville
I Married Joan (1952) (TV Series)
Make Room for Daddy (1953) (TV Series)
The Honeymooners (1955) (TV Series)

Featured in 

Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 24 October 1998 (1998) (TV Episode)
Reviewed, clips shown
Siskel & Ebert: Beloved/Happiness/Practical Magic/Love Is the Devil/The Cruise (1998) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown in the teaser for the next episode.
SexTV: SexTV's Most Memorable Moments in Masturbation History (2005) (TV Episode)
Clip from film is used in this episode.
My Sister's Keeper (2009)
Can be seen on the TV screen Brian and Sara are watching as Kate comes back from her first date with Taylor.
2011 MTV Movie Awards (2011) (TV Special)
Clip editied into MTV Generation award montage
Beyond Clueless (2014)
Clips shown

Spoofed in 

Pleasureville (1999) (Video)
porn parody
Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
The cheerleader with tourettes during her tryout used language from the movie. And her dress.

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