The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
A clip of Alec Guinness is cut into the film as Gilbert Wooley (Jerry Lewis) watches the workers building an ornamental bridge
The train crash at the end uncannily mirrors the finale from Buster Keaton's The General.
A man obsessed with building something forgets the true sense of it.
Mentioned by name.
Bennett Cerf mentions this film.
Jack mentions the film in a rant about Academy Award winners.
When Lucy expresses frustration at not being able to reach an island by boat, Ida says "How do you expect us to get over there, have Alec Guinness build us a bridge?"
After Hilda assigns several chores to Peter, he complains that when he gets done she'll want him to build a bridge over the River Kwai.
Theme music played while The Beavers approach Jack's home.
Hancock says that he is not Alec Guinness, just prior to leading the others in whistling the 'Colonel Bogey March'.
Raoul Lévy mentions the film
Soldiers whistle the title tune as they march out of the cave
Sally refers to she and Buddy constantly having to leave the office as a march on the river Kwai
The whistling theme from the film plays at the end of the movie.
Mentioned in connection with Mystery Guest Sam Spiegel.
In a homage to the movie, the prisoners march into camp whilst whistling the theme song.
Among the movie themes mentioned by Dick Dashing in first cartoon.
Gregory Peck mentions the movie when they are crawling on the brigde at the end of the movie!
The scene with Blondie and Tuco, mistaken for prisoners of war, being marched into the Union prison camp is reminiscent of the Col. Bogey March sequence. Also, both movies have a scene with a bridge being destroyed.
Pike's line "I wouldn't have it any other way" is taken from this film.
When discussing which tune to play to let Antoine know that Christine's student has left, one suggestion is 'River Kwai'.
The student are march to the school as a protest, while whistling a tune, just like the soldiers whistling the "River Kwai"-March in the earlier movie
In the "Scott of the Sahara"-Trailer it says: "From the team that brought you 'Lawrence of Glenmorgan' and 'Bridge Over the River Trent'..."
On the street there is a musician playing Colonel Bogey's theme from the Bridge on the River Kwai on an accordion.
John Hay says, regarding President Roosevelt's use of force in Morocco: "Madness! Madness! Utter madness!"
mentioned at the theater
"All work no play makes Jack a dull boy" is a line spoken by Colonel Saito in the aforementioned film.
The matchstick bridge model Higgins is building is a version of the bridge built by British POWs in this movie, and Higgins claims to have been part of the army unit that built the real bridge the movie is based on. Magnum blowing up the model bridge also mirrors the end of the movie.
mentioned by Murdock and Face
The Pink Windmill Kids whistle the Colonel Bogey March
A shot of the sky filled with bats pays homage to a similar scene in The Bridge on the River Kwai.
The boys whistle Colonel Bogey's march as they go off fishing
The Breakfast Club whistle 'Colonel Bogey'.
Johnny 5 whistles the theme song.
Ben compares himself to Alec Guinness's character Colonel Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957).
mentioned by Crow
Mentioned in the song
the line "What have I done?"
"We saw all the great war movies" (one of the list)
Joel and the Bots whistle the 'Colonel Bogey March'"
Bart makes up a song to the tune of "Colonel Bogey's March."
Joel: "It's 'Bridge on the River Kwai' over there."
The welcome speech that Kirk, McCoy, and the others receive on arriving on Rura Penthe is an homage to the speech made by Colonel Saito to the British POW's.
The "Colonel Bogey March" plays as Jerry moves his things into Parker's home.
Dutch whistles the theme
Seen on video store shelf in 'Video Review'
Tom: "Bridge on the River Wow"
The marching band plays the "Colonel Bogey March."
Crow, Mike, and Tom whistle "Colonel Bogey's March."
The gang whistles the theme
Edgar claims that an example of an educational movie is this one, when the bridge blew up and the train crashed into the river
Bren mentions the movie by name.
Conan O'Brien says, "What have I done?"
Mentioned in the closing credits as one of the movies Michael Wilson went on to work in.
Theme song is played on kazoo during "military preperations"
Mission 5: The Bridge over the River Kwai, where the player must blow up the bridge.
Mentioned by Kevin Costner.
McNulty mentions the film
Referenced by name.
While a prisoner, Crichton whistles the Colonel Bogey March made popular by the POWs in The Bridge on the River Kwai.
Mentioned in Murphy's list of prison films (sub-genre: escape films).
Mentioned by narrator and a still image from the movie is shown.
At the end of the Konquest Mode, Shujinko asks himself "What have I done?" like Col. Nicholson did.
Title parodied in one of Bilzarbra's conversations.
Para-Medic mentions this film during a conversation with Snake after you save.
Referenced by name
"We saw all the great war movies" (one of the list)
DVD is shown in a video store.
One of the films on the list
Colonel Boogie March is hummed by Mr. Wonka's bike-messengers
Pops claims he played an army officer in the film.
paraphrases the title, except the fifth word
Lorelai lists it as one of the films she and Rory can watch during their Asia-themed party.
Desmond, Charlie, Hurley, and Jin whistle the "Colonel Bogey March" as they march across the beach
referenced by name.
Poster is shown in a theater.
mentioned in dialogue
Playing March & showing clips
Colonel Bogey March is whistled when we first see the bridge to California
Butchers wants to watch the video in the dorm
The soldiers whistle the "Colonel Bogey March"
Referenced during a discussion of the work of David Lean and Alec Guinness.
Bridge detonation sequence
My god, what have I done
Dialogue while drinking beer and waiting for the pizza
Mentioned in a dialogue
Subject of a $50,000 question
The Narrator rant mentions the death railway and the Alec Guiness film
Lane mentions the movie by name.
Mentioned by Jeremy when the Colonel Bogey March is played
The description of the things that will get toys put in "the box" is quoted almost verbatim.
Appears on the list of Blu-ray releases of December/January
Appears on the list of DVD releases of January/February
Cleveland tells Chet, "Welcome to the Bridge on the River 'Die'."
Mark says he feels like Alec Guinness at the end of this ("What have I done?").
Ron says, "I've seen three movies in my life: 'Bridge on the River Kwai,' 'Patton,' and 'Herbie: Fully Loaded.'"
Lassiter says, "It's like we're in 'The Bridge on the River Kwai,' but you get to be Bill Holden."
A recorded VHS tape of this movie is seen in Katie's parents' room.
Commissioner Reagan discusses the film with the department's new inspector general
mentioned regarding its Oscar win for Best Adapted Screenplay (during the blacklist era)
mentioned in Cloris Leachman's "Guest Programmer" clips, stills shown
The protagonists are looking for a bridge to cross the Kwai river
Referenced by acapella band Skety.
Jonah: "This is the original ending to 'Bridge on the River Kwai.'"
Filmmaker Matt Reeves said this film was an inspiration for the film, particular the relationship between Colonel Nicholson (Alec Guinness) and Colonel Saito (Sessue Hayakawa).
Alice mentions watching the movie.
Morty is whistling the song "Hitler Has Only Got One Ball," as he is being followed by the squirrels.
Film discussed and bridge visited.
One of the main inspirations for this film according to director Rian Johnson.
The novel is visible on Loa's nightstand. Her final line is the same said by Alec Guinness.
Mentioned in dialogue.
Joey Boca watches the film on TV
Fred Savage's character watches it on TV.
The Video Pick of the Week.
Clips are shown.
This film is #13 on the list.
This film is #58 on the list.
seen several times on TV
Seen on a TV set at the hospital at the start of the episode.
On the television in Beckett's hotel room.
illustrates whistling in the face of fear
Clips are shown
Clips are shown
This film is #14 on the list.
bad guys watch it on TV
This film is #36 on the list.
Featured in Best Picture montage.
Clips shown when a story on Kanchanaburi, Thailand visits the bridge of its title.
playing on TV in bar
Ron watches "The Bridge on the River Kwai."
Jesse Stone is watching the end scene on TV
Hector is seen watching this movie on TV in his nursing home.
Clip is presented
a clip from the film is shown
Number 10 in the Countdown
Seen in 90 Years of Oscars montage
Mr. Sikita (Sessue Hayakawa) is shown observing the construction of a minature version of the bridge while the workers whistle The Bridge on the River Kwai theme song
Flashback scene of a tall tale spun by Dobie, in which his father escapes from a Japanese POW camp and blows up the bridge.
The melody ("Colonel Bogey March") of "The Bridge on the River Kwai" is used in a satirical context.
Setting dynamite for blowing up the bridge.
This film is among those spoofed in this episode.
soldiers whistle the famous song from the movie while working under a little stone bridge
The Dinks melody is from the Colonel Bogey March, which is prominently featured as a march in Bridge on the River Kwai (featuring Alec Guinness, who was of course also Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars).
their famous spoof of this film is used to show how they liked to spoof old movies