O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) Poster


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Version of 

Ulysses (1954)
Odissea (1968) (TV Mini-Series)
Ulysse 31: Vengeance of the Gods (1981) (TV Episode)
The Odyssey (1997) (TV Series)



The River (1938) (Short)
Sullivan's Travels (1941)
Among the many episodes experienced by the "undercover" screenwriter researching for his sceenplay of the same name that then appear in "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?" are a little boy helping the main character escape a posse via roadster; nighttime escape by scaling a wall with sheets tied into a rope; hopping a freight car; a chain gang being shown a movie; and, at the very end, the question of the permanance of a marriage.
The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
Three nooses hung for three people who shouldn't be executed; the song "Lonesome Valley" sung in both incidents.
The Searchers (1956)
Moby Dick (1956)
The Beverly Hillbillies (1962) (TV Series)
The Graduate (1967)
The Evil Dead (1981)
Crossroads (1986)
Down by Law (1986)
The three fugitives walking around in the swamp of the Mississippi like the fugitives in Jim Jarmusch's movie
Raising Arizona (1987)
When Delmar tries to fight with Big Dan, Dan spins him around on his shoulders & throws him off.
Barton Fink (1991)
In both films, John Goodman's character is a salesman who claims to sell "peace of mind"
Amos & Andrew (1993)

Referenced in 

L'ultimo bacio (2001)
poster in house
Spin City: O Mother, Where Art Thou? (2002) (TV Episode)
title reference
Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (2002) (Video Game)
The Division: Oh Mother, Who Art Thou? (2003) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Intolerable Cruelty (2003)
Clooney's look after waking up; also, obsessed with teeth as his character in OBWAT with hair
The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2003)
Farm workers producing a sound which sounds like music
Scrubs: My Brother, Where Art Thou? (2003) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Big Fish (2003)
Steve Buscemi, long time Coen Bros. collaborator, robs small-town bank in similar fashion.
A Journey to 'Cold Mountain' (2003) (TV Short)
mentioned once
Dinner for Five: Episode #3.3 (2004) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue; Stephen Root is attributed to working on this film.
Crossing Jordan: Oh, Brother Where Art Thou? (2004) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Film Geek (2005)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Hope & Faith: O' Sister, Where Art Thou? (2005) (TV Episode)
title reference
Ti piace Hitchcock? (2005) (TV Movie)
poster in store
Being Ian: O Brother Where Art Thou? (2005) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
My Name Is Earl: O Karma, Where Art Thou? (2006) (TV Episode)
Title Reference
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (2006) (Video Game)
A mission in GTA:VCS is named 'O Brothel, Where Art Thou?' parodying the name of this title.
The Suite Life of Zack and Cody: Lost in Translation (2006) (TV Episode)
Maddie calls London "dumber than a sack of hammers"
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
DVD is shown.
Numb3rs: Atomic No. 33 (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name
Gossip Girl: O Brother, Where Bart Thou? (2008) (TV Episode)
Title Reference
Cleanflix (2009)
Onscreen crawl of movies edited by Cleanflix
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.5 (2009) (TV Episode)
Used as category title
Summertime (2009) (Short)
Arthur and Sara are watching a little part of the movie, when Sara falls asleep in his lap.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Men Who Stare at Goats/A Christmas Carol/Precious (2009) (TV Episode)
Kai Collins compares George Clooney's goofiness in this movie to "The Men Who Stare At Goats"
The Simpsons: Oh Brother, Where Bart Thou? (2009) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Bones: The Couple in the Cave (2010) (TV Episode)
Hodgins comments that the male victim looks like George Clooney. Then says "Oh Victim, Who Art Thou."
Pair of Kings: Oh Brother, Where Arr Thou? (2010) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Dog the Bounty Hunter: Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? (2011) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Lying Game: O Twin, Where Art Thou? (2012) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.191 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jay says the film is Mitt Romney's favorite
The Rep (2012)
There's a poster of it in a movie theatre.
The Dirties (2013)
Video case is shown in Matt's room.
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
The recording session for "Please, Mr. Kennedy" recalls the scene in "O Brother" where the Soggy Bottom Boys record "I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow".
At the Movies: Cannes Film Festival 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Margaret Pomeranz in a discussion on Inside Llewyn Davis as another movie directed by Joel and Ethan Coen where music is endemic to the movie.
The Big Review: Heroes and Villains, Part 2 (2013) (TV Episode)
The film was reviewed and the trailer was shown.
Ben 10: Omniverse: O Mother, Where Art Thou? (2013) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Mitt (2014)
The Romneys discuss a scene from the film.
One Hit Wonderland: How Bizarre by OMC (2014) (TV Episode)
Still from the movie is shown.
The Exes: Oh Brother Here Art Thou (2014) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Graham Norton Show: George Clooney/Britt Robertson/Hugh Laurie/Dwayne Johnson/Jessica Hynes/Snoop Dogg (2015) (TV Episode)
George Clooney talks about the songs in this movie and his awful singing
Pretty Little Liars: O Brother, Where Art Thou (2015) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Fargo: Rhinoceros (2015) (TV Episode)
"Man of Constant Sorrow" played in both
Supernatural: O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2015) (TV Episode)
title reference
Hail, Caesar! (2016)
In "Hail, Caesar: A Tale of the Christ" Baird Whitlock (George Clooney) plays Autolycus Antoninus. In the Coen Brothers' earlier movie "O Brother, Where Art Thou", which is loosely based on Homer's Odyssey, George Clooney plays Ulysses Everett McGill. In Greek mythology Autolycus was Ulysses' grandfather.
The Late Late Show with James Corden: Allison Janney/Bradley Whitford/Bibi Bourelly/Gwen Stefani (2016) (TV Episode)
George Clooney repeats a line from this film.
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.6 (2016) (TV Episode)
correct response in "George Clooney Film Roles" category
Bob's Burgers: Larger Brother, Where Fart Thou? (2016) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.103 (2017) (TV Episode)
the film's soundtrack album is a correct response in "Country Music Albums" category
Really Me: Oh Brody, Where Art Thou? (TV Episode)
Title reference.


Myrt and Marge (1933)
While hiding in a movie theatre, a company of convicts enter and sit behind our heroes. "Myrt & Marge" is playing on the screen.

Featured in 

Lost Highway (2003) (TV Mini-Series)
America: Freedom to Fascism (2006)
Extract from
The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) (TV Special)
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The American/Going the Distance/Machete (2010) (TV Episode)
'George Clooney in 3 Minutes or Less' segment
Hollywood's Top Ten: Super Soundtracks (2011) (TV Episode)
Side by Side (2012)
Clip of baptism scene
Renegade Cut: O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2016) (TV Episode)
movie is discussed and analyzed
Being George Clooney (2016)
clip shown


The Searchers (1956)

Spoofed in 

The Ladykillers (2004)
Homer Stokes speaks of "all those smart-ass folks say we come descended from monkeys". Professor G.H. Dorr: "I was a positive lemur."
The Simpsons: Opposites A-Frack (2014) (TV Episode)
"Oh Glacier, Where Art Thou?" documentary

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