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Little Miss Sunshine (2006) Poster

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References 

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)
In the restaurant, Richard tells Olive to "Never apologize, it's a sign of weakness." This quote was repeated by Nathan Brittles (John Wayne) throughout "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon".
1984 (1956)
The drawing on Dwayne's T-shirt is the face of Big Brother from the 1956 film version of George Orwell's "1984".
Sesame Street (1969) (TV Series)
Dwayne has bed sheets with sesame street characters.
National Lampoon's Vacation (1983)
A grandparent dies accompanying a family on a cross-country trip, is wrapped in a bed sheet, and the familiy continues to harbor the corpse
Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)
The drawing on Dwayne's T-shirt is the face of Big Brother
Fargo (1996)
Richard's agent Stan Grossman is a reference to a character in Fargo by the same name, both of whom are responsible for the main character's plans not working out the way they'd like.
See Spot Run (2001)
videotape next to TV
Living Dolls: The Making of a Child Beauty Queen (2001) (TV Movie)
In one driving scene, Olive plays with the same happy face puzzle that the main contestant played with in this documentary.
Ici et là (2005) (Short)
Sugarman's licence plate reads "lost time," part of the title of this pivotal Marcel Proust novel.

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Drew Barrymore/Lily Allen (2007) (TV Episode)
mentioned on 'the Dakota Fanning Show'
The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) (TV Special)
Van chase recreated in Pilobolus dance sequence.
Film Noir (2007)
Movie title on theatre marquee during opening credits.
Strictly Background (2007)
mentioned
2007 MTV Movie Awards (2007) (TV Movie)
"makes Tony Soprano look like Little Miss Sunshine"
Screenplay Series with Syd Field (2007)
Discussed at length
Meet the Spartans (2008)
Nicole Parker as Britney Spears is wearing a shirt which reads this movie title
An Afghan Night (2008) (Short)
Homage, When the officer goes to open the trunk
Saturday Night Live: Ben Affleck/David Cook (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during Zolesky Brothers pitch
ER: Age of Innocence (2008) (TV Episode)
Morris refers to Neela as "Little Miss Sunshine"
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Amy Poehler (2009) (TV Movie)
Dakota (Amy Poehler) mentions it in "The Dakota Fanning Show" segment.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Inglourious Basterds/Post Grad/World's Greatest Dad (2009) (TV Episode)
Nick Rutherford calls "Post Grad" a watered down version of "Little Miss Sunshine"
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.17 (2009) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Abigail Breslin was Oscar-nominated for the film
Main Zindagi Hoon (2009) (Short)
Aayur watches the movie on the DVDplayer
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.72 (2010) (TV Episode)
Jonah Hill compares the tone of "Cyrus" to the film
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.96 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Abigail Breslin was Oscar-nominated for the film
Hollywood's Top Ten: Cool Cars (2011) (TV Episode)
Honorable mention
Movie Poster Contract (2011) (Short)
Poster on wall is mentioned by name
Brows Held High: Me and You and Everyone We Know (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned when discussing "hipster porn."
10 pelis (2011)
Talked about
Hollywood's Top Ten: Movies to Warm Your Heart (2011) (TV Episode)
Honorable mention
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.47 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Abigail Breslin was in the film
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.49 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Abigail Breslin was in the film
Rich Hall's Continental Drifters (2011) (TV Movie)
Rich Hall talks about the similarites between this film and The Grapes of Wrath. Poster and still is shown.
Bob's Burgers: Moody Foodie (2012) (TV Episode)
Referenced with Bob's burger of the day.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.14 (2012) (TV Episode)
Ben Affleck mentions that Alan Arkin won an Oscar for the film
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.104 (2013) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Steve Carell was in the film
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.105 (2013) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Abigail Breslin was nominated for an Oscar for the film
Words with Warwick: Kathleen Kennedy (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Kathleen.
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013)
Irving's "granddaughter" repeats the stripper routine in a real beauty pageant
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.23 (2013) (TV Episode)
a still of Abigail Breslin in the film is shown
Bum Reviews: Ender's Game (2013) (TV Episode)
"...I'm not relying on Little Miss Sunshine to save me."
Misfits: Episode #5.7 (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Jess

Features 

77th Miss America Pageant (1997) (TV Special)
Olive is watching a videotape of this show on tv.

Featured in 

Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 5 August 2006 (2006) (TV Episode)
Clips shown for the review.
The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2007) (TV Special)
clips
13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007) (TV Movie)
Nominee clips.
The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) (TV Special)
clips
Best! Movies! Ever!: Hospitals (2007) (TV Episode)
clips are featured to illustrate the best hospital scenes in movies
Best! Movies! Ever!: Road Trips (2007) (TV Episode)
clips featured to illustrate the best road movies
2007 MTV Movie Awards (2007) (TV Movie)
clips
The Sopranos: Made in America (2007) (TV Episode)
seen on TV
Best! Movies! Ever!: Fashion (2007) (TV Episode)
brief clip shown when discussing Abigail Breslin
I Love the New Millennium: 2006 (2008) (TV Episode)
Shown on the 2006 episode
15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009) (TV Movie)
Clips featured during montage.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Miss March/Race to Witch Mountain/Sunshine Cleaning (2009) (TV Episode)
Footage shown when woman is comparing Little Miss Sunshine with Sunshine Cleaning
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Year One/Whatever Works/The Proposal (2009) (TV Episode)
"Ode to the Indy Movie" segment.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Best of Music in the Movies (2010) (TV Episode)
"Ode to the Indy Movie" segment
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The A-Team/The Karate Kid/Winter's Bone (2010) (TV Episode)
Alan Arkin's "Why Are You in This Movie" career
Hollywood's Top Ten: Critics' Choice Nominees: Comedy (2011) (TV Episode)
Steve Carel's Movie Moments segment

Spoofed in 

2007 MTV Movie Awards (2007) (TV Movie)
"Little Miss Squirtgun" parody
Indie (2008) (Short)
Ubie's secret shame is revealed when he is seen dressed up and dancing like Little Miss Sunshine
Dance Flick (2009)
parodies the stripper routine

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