A Night at the Opera (1935) Poster


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Remade as 

Brain Donors (1992)

Edited into 

Apaga y vámonos: Episode #1.5 (2013) (TV Episode)
actors heads are changed with politician heads


The Cameraman (1928)
Stateroom sequence based on Buster in changing room---stateroom sequence probably choreographed by Keaton.
Grand Hotel (1932)
When Driftwood tells Henderson, "I want to be alone," Groucho is imitating Greta Garbo's famous line from this film.
Speak Easily (1932)
Harpo swinging on rope across stage a reference to Keaton in Speak Easily.

Referenced in 

99 River Street (1953)
on marquee of Gotham Theater (1567 Broadway at 47th St.) as Ernie is driving Pauline to work in his cab
You Bet Your Life: Episode #4.16 (1953) (TV Episode)
Answer to quiz question.
You Bet Your Life: Episode #6.12 (1955) (TV Episode)
Answer to quiz question.
Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Marx Brothers (1962) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as part of The Marx Brothers' filmography.
Car 54, Where Are You?: Toody & Muldoon Meet the Russians (1963) (TV Episode)
Mistaking Groucho Marx for Karl Marx, Toody mentions some of his favorite movies.
The Projectionist (1970)
The Projectionist has a poster of this film in his apartment.
The Bob Newhart Show: Bum Voyage (1973) (TV Episode)
Well wishers keep crowding into Bob and Emily's tiny oceanliner cabin, leading Howard to ask, "Has anyone here seen 'A Night at the Opera?'"
Love and Death (1975)
The scene where Boris and Sonia meet Napoleon, with the bowing and the "It is a greater honour for me," exchange is a reference to when Groucho introduces Mrs Claypool to Gotlieb at the start of the film
Grey Gardens (1975)
Big Edie and one of the filmmakers mention the film.
M*A*S*H: Your Hit Parade (1978) (TV Episode)
Hawkeye: (imitating Groucho) "Hello, Room Service? Send up a larger room."
Are You Being Served?: A Bliss Girl (1978) (TV Episode)
When Mrs. Slocombe is showing the fur coat to the lady customer, she says it's perfect for a night at the opera and Mr. Humphries remarks he remember Groucho Marx wearing it.
Never the Twain: A Night at the Opera (1981) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
At the Movies: Stinkers of 1982 (1983) (TV Episode)
Roger Ebert alludes to the movie when he says that the ill-conceived opera pic, "Yes, Giorgio" (1982), needed one of the Marx Brothers.
El donante (1985)
The stateroom scene from this film is mentioned
Newhart: Harris Ankles PIV for Web Post (1987) (TV Episode)
Stephanie misinterprets Michael's invitation.
American Masters: The Ten-Year Lunch: The Wit and Legend of the Algonquin Round Table (1987) (TV Episode)
George S. Kaufman's work on film is mentioned
The Real Ghostbusters: A Fright at the Opera (1987) (TV Episode)
Title Reference
The Freshman (1990)
Night Court: A Night Court at the Opera (1990) (TV Episode)
title reference
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Pod People (1991) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Make that three hard-boiled eggs."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Teenage Caveman (1991) (TV Episode)
"...And two hard-boiled eggs." *Honk* "Make that three hard-boiled eggs."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1991) (TV Episode)
Servo: Hooray for Sanity Claus.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Master Ninja II (1992) (TV Episode)
"And two hard-boiled eggs. Make that three hard-boiled eggs."
Aquesta nit o mai (1992)
An ad for this film can be seen in a theatre
Press Gang: Day Dreams (1992) (TV Episode)
There is a poster for the film in the Junior Gazette offices.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Being from Another Planet (1992) (TV Episode)
Crow: "And get me two hard-boiled eggs. . . . Make that three hard-boiled eggs!"
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: A Night at the Oprah (1992) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Mystery Science Theater 3000: I Accuse My Parents (1993) (TV Episode)
Joel (as a loud buzzer sounds): "Oh, it's the three hard-boiled eggs we ordered."
Animaniacs: Distasterpiece Theatre/Hercule Yakko/Home on De-Nile/A Midsummer Night's Dream (1993) (TV Episode)
Wakko opens a door on the boat and the Marx. Bros fall out of it, in reference to the scene from this film. Dot then says "They had to do the Night at the Opera bit"
Cyndi Lauper: 12 Deadly Cyns... and Then Some (1994) (Video)
The ending of "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" with Cyndi's father opening the door and everyone falling out is an homage to the stateroom scene
The Critic: A Day at the Races and a Night at the Opera (1994) (TV Episode)
Episode title is a reference to this and another Marx Brothers movie.
All-American Girl: A Night at the Oprah (1995) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
A Personal History of British Cinema by Stephen Frears (1995) (TV Movie)
Mentioned by Stephen Frears.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Deathstalker and the Warriors from Hell (1996) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Is my Aunt Minnie in there?"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Revenge of the Creature (1997) (TV Episode)
Servo: "Can't you see what I'm trying to tell you, Mrs. Claypool - I love you!"
Seinfeld: The Pothole (1997) (TV Episode)
The scene where the four main characters are in the janitors closet is an homage to this movie
Caroline in the City: Caroline and the Blind Date (1997) (TV Episode)
Caroline: "I don't hate opera... I love 'A Night at the Opera', I saw 'Phantom of the Opera'... and I watch a lot of 'Oprah'!"
El crimen del cine Oriente (1997)
Poster seen at the movie theater
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hobgoblins (1998) (TV Episode)
Tom (after a hobgoblin honks a horn): "Make that three hard-boiled eggs."
Just Shoot Me!: A Night at the Plaza (2000) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
2001: A Space Travesty (2000)
Man dressed up like Groucho Marx at the Opera
Queer as Folk: The Ties That Bind (2001) (TV Episode)
Ted and Melanie walk out of the cinema after watching the movie.
That's So Raven: A Fight at the Opera (2003) (TV Episode)
title reference
Star Trek: Enterprise: Similitude (2003) (TV Episode)
Sim says the film will be shown that evening during the crew's movie night.
Remarks on Marx (2004) (Video)
Documentary about this film
Duck Dodgers: Of Course You Know, This Means War and Peace: Part 1 (2004) (TV Episode)
The title references Groucho's line, "Of course, you know this means war!".
The Devil's Rejects (2005)
Otis B. Driftwood was also Groucho Marx's character's name in A Night at the Opera
50 Films to See Before You Die (2006) (TV Movie)
Makes the countdown, is talked about.
Groucho (2007) (Short)
The movie is mentioned by name.
NCIS: Heartland (2008) (TV Episode)
Ducky: "You never heard of a night at the opera?" DiNozzo: "Sure! Groucho as Otis B. Driftwood, the Marx Brothers at their most hilarious. Love the part where they rip up the contract..." Ducky: "'That's no gooda for you, it's no gooda for me.'"
Project Runway All Stars: A Night at the Opera (2012) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Modern Family: A Slight at the Opera (2013) (TV Episode)
title reference
Pretty Little Liars: Welcome to the Dollhouse (2015) (TV Episode)
The prom theme is based on the movie.
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 6 May 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
on Mike Greenberg's list of his favorite movies
Younger: A Night at the Opera (2016) (TV Episode)
title reference

Featured in 

Brother Can You Spare a Dime (1975)
archival footage
That's Entertainment, Part II (1976)
featured in film
Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982) (TV Movie)
Margaret DuMont pages Otis B. Driftwood, and the crowded stateroom scene is shown.
Precious Images (1986) (Short)
Classic Comedy Teams (1986) (Video)
Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow (1987) (TV Mini-Series)
Histoire(s) du cinéma: Toutes les histoires (1989) (TV Episode)
Footage of this movie is shown.
Siskel & Ebert: Hail, Hail, Black and White (1989) (TV Episode)
Clip shown to demonstrate the benefits of filming in black and white
The Unknown Marx Brothers (1993) (TV Movie)
100 Years at the Movies (1994) (TV Short)
100 Years of Comedy (1997) (Video)
Clip shown.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs: America's Funniest Movies (2000) (TV Special)
This film is #12 on the list.
Inside the Marx Brothers (2003) (Video)
Clips shown
So Funny It Hurt: Buster Keaton & MGM (2004) (TV Movie)
excerpt shown
Irving Thalberg: Prince of Hollywood (2005) (TV Movie)
scenes shown
50 Films to See Before You Die (2006) (TV Movie)
Clips shown.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: 10th Anniversary Edition (2007) (TV Movie)
This film is #85 on the list.
Groucho (2007) (Short)
Enrique and Groucho are watching the movie on television.
The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008) (TV Special)
Shown during In Memoriam segment (Kitty Carlisle Hart)
Birth of Hollywood: Episode #1.3 (2011) (TV Episode)
Poster and clips shown
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.19 (2011) (TV Episode)
an audio clip is included as part of the clip from "Histoire(s) du cinéma"
In Our Nature (2012)
Movie playing on TV
Discovering Music: Queen (2013) (TV Episode)
Clip shown

Spoofed in 

Cyndi Lauper: Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1983) (Video)
The ending when Cyndi's father opens the door and everyone falls out is an homage to the stateroom scene.
Brain Donors (1992)
The Suite Life of Zack and Cody: Odd Couples (2006) (TV Episode)
The scene in "Suite Life" when everyone falls out of the closet is a lift from the scene in the stateroom in "A Night at the Opera"
Caption Fail Movies: Una noche en la ópera (2014) (TV Episode)
scene recreated and spoofed with "caption fail".

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