Patch Adams (1998) Poster



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Remade as 


Dead Poets Society (1989)
Robin Williams is fond of Walt Whitman in both movies.

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Gwyneth Paltrow/Barenaked Ladies (1999) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during E skit
Smart Guy: It Takes Two (1999) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mo
Siskel & Ebert: Message in a Bottle/My Favorite Martian/Children of Heaven/Blast from the Past/God Said, 'Ha!' (1999) (TV Episode)
Roger Ebert contrasts the way this movie treats its themes, such as illness and dying, with the way "God Said, 'Ha!'" (1998) treats them.
Saturday Night Live: Bill Murray/Lucinda Williams (1999) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during Morning Late
Saturday Night Live: Jackie Chan/Kid Rock (2000) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Nick Burns, Your Company Computer Guy
Beethoven's 3rd (2000) (Video)
VHS seen in the video store
That Moment: Magnolia Diary (2000) (Video)
Mentioned in a press interview with Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Texas Chain Saw Massacre: The Shocking Truth (2000) (Video)
On theater marquee.
Universal Studios Theme Parks Adventure (2001) (Video Game)
One of Winnie Woodpecker's questions in her trivia game askes the name of the patient who founded an industry in Patch Adam's ward.
According to Jim: The Empty Gesture (2003) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jim.
Hope & Faith: Madam President (2004) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Tricks of the Trade: Making 'Matchstick Men' (2004) (Video)
poster on the wall
Simon (2004)
Simon says to Camiel "Hello Patch Adams."
Drawn Together: Gay Bash (2004) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Will & Grace: Partners (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jack
Film Geek (2005)
In a video store, two female customers talk about this film.
RV (2006)
Similar line about dying, and being buried upside down to provide a bike parking space.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Dennis and Dee Get a New Dad (2006) (TV Episode)
Bruce wears a red clown nose while visiting sick children at a hospital, and Dee says "who does he think he is, Patch Adams?"
The Holiday (2006)
DVD is shown in a video store.
Penn & Teller: Bullshit!: Breast Hysteria (2007) (TV Episode)
Penn refers to the surgeon as "Robin Williams from Patch Adams"
House M.D.: Ugly (2007) (TV Episode)
House says to the camera that he became a doctor because of the movie Patch Adams
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
Video case is shown.
Hamlet 2 (2008)
Mentioned by Dana
30 Rock: Flu Shot (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Tracey
Best Worst Movie (2009)
Dr. Hardy is compared to Patch Adams.
Cleanflix (2009)
videos shown on shelf
Peep Show: The Test (2009) (TV Episode)
Jeremy says he stopped being a nurse because they couldn't handle his "Patch Adams approach".
Robin Williams: Weapons of Self Destruction (2009) (TV Special)
Robin mentions a pornographic parody of the film
Gavin and Stacey: The Out-Takes (2010) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Bad Movie Beatdown: Evan Almighty (2010) (TV Episode)
Tom Shadyac's works without Jim Carrey were not as successful
Nostalgia Critic: Flubber (2010) (TV Episode)
Poster of the movie is shown among movies with Robin Williams.
Tosh.0: World's Worst Comedian (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue, and a still is shown
Conan: Dragonpuncher 3: The Punchening (2011) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the Michele Bachmann History Channel sketch
Saturday Night Live: Jonah Hill/The Shins (2012) (TV Episode)
On Weekend Update, Stefon mentions the "Soul Patch Adams" club.
Community: Contemporary Impressionists (2012) (TV Episode)
Abed hires a celebrity impersonator to reenact Robin Williams' scenes from "Patch Adams."
Family Guy: Viewer Mail #2 (2012) (TV Episode)
The Robin Williams clones that wear a doctor's outfit with a red nose. Also namechecked by Peter. And when he's trying to get the Robin Williamses to leave, Peter says "The hospital is closing"
Saturday Night Live: Edward Norton/Janelle Monae (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the cold opening
The Cinema Snob: Basket Case (2013) (TV Episode)
"...especially when he tells kids they've got cancer, then he puts on a clown nose."
Nostalgia Critic: When Is a Movie Just a Movie? (2014) (TV Episode)
poster shown
Midnight Screenings: Sabotage/Noah/God's Not Dead (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Suburgatory: The Ballad of Piggy Duckworth (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Animation Lookback: The Best of Stop Motion - Ray Harryhausen 1/2 (2014) (TV Episode)
The 1998 Mighty Joe Young remake was in competition with this film.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Finds Her Mom! (2016) (TV Episode)
Kimmy's mom was planning to take her to see "Patch Adams" in '98
The Flash: Versus Zoom (2016) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
The Loud House: Heavy Meddle/Making the Case (2016) (TV Episode)
Luan dresses up as Hunter Patch Adams in one scene from the episode
The Simpsons: The Caper Chase (2017) (TV Episode)
Homer says that John Keating is Patch Adams minus Mork.
The Cinema Snob: God's Not Dead 2 (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the Snob.


Duck Soup (1933)

Featured in 

Siskel & Ebert: The Worst Films of 1998 (1999) (TV Episode)
One of their picks.
The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1999) (TV Special)
The 71st Annual Academy Awards (1999) (TV Special)
The Medicinal Value of Laughter (1999) (Video)
clips shown
Super Secret Movie Rules: Tear Jerkers (2004) (TV Episode)
The show feutures clips from Patch Adams
Nostalgia Critic: Patch Adams (2012) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Nostalgia Critic: Dunston Checks In (2012) (TV Episode)
Does a call-back to this movie for good measure.
Nostalgia Critic: The Top 11 Nostalgia Critic Fuck-ups: Part 3 (2012) (TV Episode)
clips shown as the Critic corrects a mistake he made when reviewing the film
Nostalgia Critic: Jack (2012) (TV Episode)
Critics puts together all the dramatic speeches Robin Williams made at the ends of his movies.
Nostalgia Critic: The Top 11 Best Nostalgia Critic Moments (2012) (TV Episode)
This review takes #11
Pioneers of Television: Robin Williams Remembered (2014) (TV Episode)
archive footage
Nostalgia Critic: The Matrix (2015) (TV Episode)
Patch is being reprimanded by the dean

Spoofed in 

Futurama: Bendin' in the Wind (2001) (TV Episode)
A robot in the hospital is called "Patchcord Adams" and he attempts to heal Bender just like in this film. His voice is also an impression of the character.
Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude (2004) (Video Game)
Adult movie at store: "Crap Adams"
The Auteur (2008)
features a porno called "Snatch Adams"
Family Guy: Baby Not on Board (2008) (TV Episode)
Robin Williams stand up is made fun of.
Snatch Adams (2011) (Short)
Funny or Die Comedy

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