Old Yeller (1957) Poster



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Followed by 

Savage Sam (1963)

Edited into 


Lady and the Tramp (1955)
The sounds of Old Yeller growling and snarling after he becomes rabid are the same as Tramp when he fights the rat

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Buck Henry/The Band (1976) (TV Episode)
Referenced in The Omen Sketch
Stripes (1981)
During his speech to the platoon on the morning before graduation, Winger asks them if they cried during the movie.
The Cosby Show: How Ugly Is He? (1984) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name
Throw Momma from the Train (1987)
While Margaret is having sex with Mr. Lopez and engaging in a phone call with her agent, she explains away Mr. Lopez' barking by saying that "Old Yeller" is on TV.
K-9 (1989)
Dooley mentions it to Jerry Lee in the kitchen
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Robot vs. the Aztec Mummy (1989) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Just like when Old Yeller got shot."
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Carl Reiner/Jennifer Grey/Kathy Mattea (1990) (TV Episode)
Johnny mentions the Disney movie
Tiny Toon Adventures: Starting from Scratch (1990) (TV Episode)
Buster says, "The pooch is an old yeller."
Roseanne: PMS, I Love You (1990) (TV Episode)
Roseanne makes a birthday speech for Dan: "You are the ink in my pen. You are the paper on which I write. We've been married for 17 years. We've had many wonderful times. We've had many many bad times. Happy birthday honey. You know like that one time when we went to see Old Yeller, and you cried and cried and remember you made me promice that I'd never tell anybody you cried like that? And I never have in all these years, and I never will."
Designing Women: And Now, Here's Bernice (1990) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name.
The Wonder Years: Buster (1991) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Paul
The Golden Girls: Questions and Answers (1992) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned by name.
The Simpsons: Dog of Death (1992) (TV Episode)
Homer tells Bart and Lisa that Old Yeller and "about eight Lassies" are in doggy heaven.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hercules and the Captive Women (1992) (TV Episode)
Joel: "There's Old Yeller!"
Designing Women: Love Letters (1992) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name.
Rugrats: Feeding Hubert/Spike the Wonder Dog (1993) (TV Episode)
mentioned during theme song of Oodles the Poodle
Roseanne: The Mommy's Curse (1993) (TV Episode)
Roseanne to Nancy that her mother thought "Old Yeller had it coming."
Home Improvement: The Colonel (1994) (TV Episode)
Jill jokes that when the movie came out, her family thought it was about her father.
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man: A Civil War (1994) (TV Episode)
Bernice bet that Duckman would laugh to see Old Yeller die after he fired Cornfed.
The Mask (1994)
As the Mask is pretending to be dying, he says, "Tell Auntie Em to let Old Yeller out."
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Grumpy Young Men (1994) (TV Episode)
Carlton & Will watch this on their double date.
Friends: The One Where Old Yeller Dies (1996) (TV Episode)
Phoebe sees the real end of the film for the first time and realizes that her mother shut it off early when she was a child to sheild her "from the pain and sadness."
Married with Children: Breaking Up Is Easy to Do: Part 1 (1997) (TV Episode)
Al: "I do not cry at movies. Except, of course, 'Old Yeller', because we know it was very sad."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1997) (TV Episode)
Crow: "This is going to be really sad, like the end of 'Old Yeller,' isn't it?"
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction: The Couch Potato (1997) (TV Episode)
Brad is watching Old Yeller on television
RocketMan (1997)
Annabelle's Wish (1997) (TV Movie)
Ears mentions Lassie or Old Yeller once he dreamed of being famous.
The Curse of Monkey Island (1997) (Video Game)
Guybrush refers to the famous twist at the end of this movie when he tries to guess what the Secret of Monkey Island is ("That they had to shoot the dog in the end?").
WCW Monday Nitro: Episode #3.20 (1998) (TV Episode)
Kevin Nash compares the Giant to "the scene" from "Old Yeller"
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Doppelgangland (1999) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the dialogue: "That's Old Yeller."
Rated X (2000) (TV Movie)
Becker: Old Yeller (2000) (TV Episode)
title reference
Gilmore Girls: The Breakup: Part 2 (2001) (TV Episode)
List of movies to cry over
The Lone Gunmen: Eine Kleine Frohike (2001) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue.
The Simpsons: Road Rage (2001) (Video Game)
A tombstone at the cemetery in the Springfield Mountains level is inscripted with "Old Yellow."
Bark! (2002)
The husband of the mentally ill woman who barks all the time says it's like being married to Old Yeller.
101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure (2002) (Video)
Thunderbolt says, "I'll kick bigger than Old Yeller!"
That '70s Show: Black Dog (2002) (TV Episode)
When Kelso tells Hyde to shoot him, Hyde reacts with "Just like old yeller."
The Simpsons: Old Yeller-Belly (2003) (TV Episode)
Title Reference
Justice League: Hearts and Minds (2003) (TV Episode)
Flash shows a tape of it to Kilowog.
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines (2004) (Video Game)
Mentioned by Damsel in the Downtown Plague Quest.
Justice League Unlimited: Wake the Dead (2004) (TV Episode)
Shayara says John's favorite movie is Old Yeller.
Haunted House (2004) (Video)
Mentioned in dialog
Justice League Unlimited: Hunter's Moon (2005) (TV Episode)
Mari mentions it when discussing John's movie preferences.
Cake (2005)
Heather says "Saddle up Old Yeller..." and someone tells her that's a dog
The Breed (2006)
dogs called "Old Yellers"
Sam and Max: Situation Comedy (2006) (Video Game)
Sam & Max had to reenact the ending of the movie.
My Dad, Walt Disney (2006) (Video)
How It Should Have Ended: How Spider-Man 3 Should Have Ended (2007) (TV Episode)
Venom lists the movie as one that kills off the main character at the end
American Dad!: Surro-Gate (2007) (TV Episode)
Jason's handshake reminds Stan of the kid from this movie
Las Vegas: Three Weddings and a Funeral: Part 1 (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by DeLinda.
WrestleMania XXIV (2008) (TV Special)
Referenced during the Shawn Michaels-Ric Flair match
Good Eats: Popover Sometime (2008) (TV Episode)
Alton fails to get a response from the high-protein flour character when he tries, "Remember the last five minutes of Old Yeller?"
Saturday Night Live: Rosario Dawson/Fleet Foxes (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Diane Sawyer during cold opening
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.90 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $500 question
The Best of RiffTrax Shorts: Volume One (2009) (Video)
Would Old Yeller be as beloved if he had been a racist who got done in by poster paint?
G-Force (2009)
A character mentions Old Yeller.
Tosh.0: Reh Dogg (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.160 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $2,000 clue in the category "Disney Dogs"
Deadliest Catch: Blown Off Course (2010) (TV Episode)
Plot referenced by Andy
The Virginity Hit (2010)
mentioned in dialogue
Battle of the Blades: Episode #2.11 (2010) (TV Episode)
Ron MacLean mentions movie by name.
American Dad!: The People vs. Martin Sugar (2010) (TV Episode)
Old Yeller is Stan's #3 Fictitious Dog.
Nostalgia Critic: Rover Dangerfield (2010) (TV Episode)
"Just go Old Yeller on his ass and get it over with already!"
No Country for Old Yeller (2010) (Short)
Title Reference
Scream XXX: A Porn Parody (2011) (Video)
Title is referenced.
Midnight Screenings: The Hangover, Part II/Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jerrid as a guy-cry film.
The Theatre Bizarre (2011)
Mentioned in "The Accident"
Warehouse 13: The 40th Floor (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Claudia.
Division III: Football's Finest (2011)
mentioned in dialogue
Desperate Housewives: What's to Discuss, Old Friend (2012) (TV Episode)
Tom rented the movie
Shameful Sequels: Beethoven's 5th (2012) (TV Episode)
Jeavons says they should have remade this with Beethoven.
Supernatural: Trial and Error (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Dean
The Cinema Snob: E~3: The Extra Testicle (2013) (TV Episode)
"That's like saying you were the first person to catch rabies by sticking Old Yeller's chew toy up your ass."
Planes (2013)
Mentioned in film
Breaking Bad: Rabid Dog (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
13/13/13 (2013)
Mentioned in dialogue
Bob's Burgers: Seaplane! (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Awkward.: Old Jenna (2013) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Rick and Morty: Lawnmower Dog (2013) (TV Episode)
When Snuffles and his army of dogs leave to another dimension, Jerry cries and says this reminds him to the ending of the movie.
Mom: Fireballs and Bullet Holes (2014) (TV Episode)
Christy and Bonnie watch the film.
Tosh.0: Boomer the Dog (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Tosh
Supernatural: Bloodlines (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Studio C: Episode #4.5 (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the "To Kill a Mockingbird" sketch
Modern Family: Three Turkeys (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Saturday Night Live: James Franco/Nicki Minaj (2014) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned on Weekend Update
WTFiWWY: Bizarro Old Yeller (2015) (TV Episode)
title reference
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Love in the Time of Hydra (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Inside Out (2015)
Joy and Sadness mention a movie "where the dog dies" a few times.
Gravy (2015)
mentioned in dialogue
Bones: The Resurrection in the Remains (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Good Dinosaur (2015)
And at one point, Arlo suggests Spot should be called "Spike," the name of the dog that played Old Yeller.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Jennifer Hudson/Jennifer Jason Leigh/Zella Day/Matt Sorum (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the Venn Diagrams segment
The Vampire Diaries: Somebody That I Used to Know (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Night Shift: By Dawn's Early Light (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Paranormal Action Squad: From Tusk Til Dawn (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Eddie.
Phelous & the Movies: Noel (2016) (TV Episode)
"And I'm always saying they should remake Old Yeller with a Christmas tree."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: The Land Time Forgot (2017) (TV Episode)
"Why'd you have to go and get rabies?"
Phelous & the Movies: Fortunate Fawn (2017) (TV Episode)
"The story is pretty much Old Yeller, but with a deer."
Splitting Up Together: Pilot (2018) (TV Episode)
Lena: "We're shootin' Old Yeller."

Featured in 

The Disney Family Album: Fess Parker and Buddy Ebsen (1985) (TV Episode)
film clip shown
Disney Sing-Along-Songs: The Bare Necessities (1987) (Video)
One of the songs featured is the title song
Troldspejlet: One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1995) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelman looks at dogs featured in Disney productions + clip shown
'Old Yeller': Remembering a Classic (2002) (Video)
clips shown
Garfield (2004)
Garfield watches a bit of Old Yeller on TV.
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 1 April 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips of this film were featured during a segment on dangerous pets.
$5 a Day (2008)
Film Ritchie watches on television
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Saddest Nostalgic Moments (2008) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown when The Nostalgia Critic demonstrates it's creepy to put happy birds after a traumatic scene.
Hollywood's Top Ten: Dog Movies (2010) (TV Episode)
Marmaduke (2010)
Marmaduke watches Old Yeller on a TV screen.
Hollywood's Top Ten: You're an Animal (2011) (TV Episode)

Spoofed in 

Sunset Limousine (1983) (TV Movie)
John Ritter does a take-off of a scene from the film.
When Nature Calls (1985)
There is a scene where the dad has to shoot the family dog that mimics a scene in Old Yeller.
The Kids in the Hall: Episode #3.18 (1992) (TV Episode)
The end of the movie is spoofed.
Animaniacs: The Warner's Lot Song/The Big Candy Store/Bumbie's Mom (1993) (TV Episode)
Skippy watches a spoof of this movie in the cinema at the end.
Animaniacs: Hello Nice Warners/La Behemoth/Little Old Slappy from Pasadena (1993) (TV Episode)
The movie starring the Animaniacs "Old Screamer" is a parody of this film.
Lost & Found (1999)
The movie Spade's character shows the dog is very similar to this, though more exaggerated.
Family Guy: He's Too Sexy for His Fat (2000) (TV Episode)
We see a clip spoofing this movie with a talking Yella.
Bark! (2002)
The husband of the mentally ill woman who barks all the time has a dream in which he has to shoot a mad dog, (played out like it did in "Old Yeller") and when the dog is revealed we see it's his wife.
Family Guy: Inside Family Guy (2016) (TV Episode)
Brian's version of the movie.

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