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Followed by 

The New Avengers (1976) (TV Series)

Remade as 

The Avengers (1998)

Referenced in 

Yellow Submarine (1968)
In the pop-art room of The Beatles' mansion.
The Saint: The Man Who Gambled with Life (1969) (TV Episode)
"Keep your voice down, Mrs Peel!" says Simon Templar when Stella confesses to learning her martial arts from television, accompanied by a hint of "The Avengers" theme on the score.
Doctor Who: Spearhead from Space: Episode 1 (1970) (TV Episode)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Hellcats (1990) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Diana Rigg taught her that. Thank you, Emma Peel."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Castle of Fu Manchu (1992) (TV Episode)
"Mrs. Peel were needed"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Master Ninja II (1992) (TV Episode)
Crow asks Servo about pets for the title characters.
Sunny Side Up (1994)
The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.: Stagecoach (1994) (TV Episode)
Brisco meets a martial-arts-expert British spy named Emma Steed, combining the names Emma Peel and John Steed.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Vincent names Emma Peel as one of the women who he fantasized about beating him up when Mia asks if he had ever fantasized about being beaten up by a woman before.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Girls Town (1994) (TV Episode)
Tom: "That move is pure Emma Peel."
Married with Children: Shoeway to Heaven (1994) (TV Episode)
Al mistakenly names the show as an example of what was great about the 70's.
Married with Children: Kelly Breaks Out (1994) (TV Episode)
Al and Jefferson are extremely excited about ordering an Emma Peel video, because her outfit is so revealing and she kicks so high. Al is apalled when an episode featuring Linda Thorson is delivered instead.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: San Francisco International (1994) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Sounds like the Avengers are here."
To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995)
Noxeema mentions Miss Emma Peel.
Duke Nukem 3D (1996) (Video Game)
In the locker room there is a distinctive bowler hat and black umbrella hanging on the wall, along with the name 'J. Steed'. John Steed wore these in the TV series.
Trainspotting (1996)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Escape 2000 (1996) (TV Episode)
"The Avengers never had a cute kid"
Nash Bridges: Blackout (1997) (TV Episode)
Harvey references Emma Peel and the show, to Evan.
The Simpsons: The Cartridge Family (1997) (TV Episode)
The episode closes with the theme music after Marge handles the gun.
Frasier: Radio Wars (1999) (TV Episode)
Martin mentions that Frasier and Niles loved the series when they were young.
Lukas: Urinella (1999) (TV Episode)
Lukas mentions the series as "Mit Schirm, Charme und Schwarzwaldhütchen".
Inside 'A View to a Kill' (2000) (Video)
Title mentioned in relation to Patrick Macnee and still shown
Good Eats: Flat Is Beautiful (2001) (TV Episode)
Peel (pizza paddle) named Emma, bowler hat, nod to opening of theme song
Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased): Two Can Play at That Game (2001) (TV Episode)
A mannequin is dressed as John Steed, pointing up the "Avengers"-ish plot.
Welcome to Eltingville (2002) (TV Movie)
Demonlover (2002)
Grounded for Life: Cuts Like a Knife (2003) (TV Episode)
Claudia's running outfit reminds Sean of Emma Peel.
American Dreams: High Hopes (2003) (TV Episode)
Patty has a The Avengers (1961) lunchbox.
100 Greatest Sexy Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Queer as Folk: How Far You Can Go (2004) (TV Episode)
Brian calls Justin and Cody "the gay avengers."
The Burly Man Chronicles (2004) (Video)
mentioned once in extended version
Red Dwarf: Back from the Dead - Series VII (2005) (Video)
Reference to Emma Peel
Doctor Who: Origins (2006) (Video)
The show is mentioned during a discussion of Sydney Newman's career.
18.15 Uhr ab Ostkreuz (2006)
Emma Peel gets mentioned in the dialog while the showdown.
Comedy Connections: To the Manor Born (2006) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Mammoth (2006) (TV Movie)
Agent Powers mentions the older show in dialog with Frank.
The Paul O'Grady Show: Episode #4.38 (2006) (TV Episode)
This is mentioned in a conversation about old Tv.
This Man Is the One (2006) (Video)
Title mentioned several times
Extras: Daniel Radcliffe (2006) (TV Episode)
"Hae you still got that cat suite from The Avengers?"
Destroy All Humans! 2 (2006) (Video Game)
Ponsonby, with his outfit and umbrella gun, reference the show's protagonist, John Steed.
The O.C.: The Avengers (2006) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Cult of...: Adam Adamant Lives! (2006) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Stripped for Action: The First Doctor (2008) (TV Episode)
A TV Comics front cover is shown featuring the Avengers.
How TV Changed Britain: Women (2008) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Drama Trails: 'Footballer's Wives' to 'Brideshead Revisited' (2008) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
(500) Days of Summer (2009)
DVDs are shown in a video store.
Dennis Spooner: Wanna Write a Television Series? (2009) (Video)
Features on list of Dennis Spooner's credits used as a backdrop.
Girls! Girls! Girls! The 1960s (2009) (Video)
Honor Blackman talks about her role as Cathy Gale.
War Zone: The End of an Era (2009) (Video)
Terrance Dicks mentions his work on the show.
Good Eats: Flat Is Beautiful V (2010) (TV Episode)
Peel (pizza paddle) named Emma ("Emma. Peel.? You youngsters are just going to have to look that one up.")
Leverage: The Inside Job (2010) (TV Episode)
Sophie and Hardison use the aliases "Emily Peel" and "Jonathan Steed"
Tomorrow's Times: The Second Doctor (2010) (Video)
Francis Hope is quoted as mentioning the show.
Leverage: The 10 Li'l Grifters Job (2011) (TV Episode)
A pair of guests at Beck's party are dessed as John Steed and Emma Peel.
Nostalgia Critic: The Avengers (2011) (TV Episode)
Critic discusses the original show
The Village That Came to Life (2012) (Video)
Nicholas Briggs mentions this series
The Lost Giants (2012) (Video)
Deborah Watling says that being allowed to use a gun made her feel like Emma Peel.
Fire and Ice (2012) (Video)
Sylvester McCoy mentions this series
Gossip Girl: The Revengers (2012) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Remembering Nicholas Courtney (2013) (Video)
Nicholas Courtney mentions this series
Diabolical Masterminds: Working on 'The Avengers' (2013) (Short)
supporting material
Scotch Mist in Sussex (2013) (Video)
Robert Banks Stewart mentions writing for this series
An Adventure in Space and Time (2013) (TV Movie)
Sydney Newman tells William Hartnell that he came up with the show.
The Culture Show: Me, You and Doctor Who (2013) (TV Episode)
Matthew Sweet mentions this series
Filmed in Supermarionation (2014)
Lady Penelope is described as the Emma Peel of Thunderbirds
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Colin Firth/Jack McBrayer & Triumph the Insult Comic Dog/The Weeknd (2015) (TV Episode)
Colin Firth compares his upcoming movie Kingsman: The Secret Service to the series
The Chase Australia: Episode #1.46 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mark as his (incorrect) answer to a question about the TV series in which Dame Diana Rigg plays Olenna Tyrell during the Final Chase.
Endeavour: Prey (2016) (TV Episode)
When Dr. DeBryn returns from his fishing holiday, only to be collected by Morse for immediate police duties, he is crisply told, "You're needed!", a variant on the line (more usually, "We're needed!") used by Steed and Emma Peel as a catch-phrase at the start of each episode in the first color series of "The Avengers" - which appeared during the period depicted in this "Endeavour" story.
The Simpsons: Much Apu About Something (2016) (TV Episode)
John Steed and Mrs. Peel rob the Quick & Fresh.
Beyond the Gates (2016)
VHS tape on video store shelf, outside of the office.
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #10.4 (2017) (TV Episode)
Subject of a question
Loose Women: Episode #22.3 (2017) (TV Episode)
Brian Capron mentions this series
DuckTales: From the Confidental Casefiles of Agent 22! (2018) (TV Episode)
The way Scrooge and Mrs. Beakley are dressed in the flashback scenes (a top hat and catsuit respectively).

Featured in 

Without Walls: The Avengers (1992) (TV Episode)
Clips and subject of film
The 100 Greatest TV Moments (1999) (TV Special)
Television: The First Fifty Years (1999) (Video)
Clips shown.
Avenging the Avengers (2000) (Video)
The Unforgettable Arthur Lowe (2000) (TV Movie)
archive footage
Funny Turns: Penelope Keith (2000) (TV Episode)
Features footage from the series.
The Unforgettable Joan Sims (2002) (TV Special)
Dyskoloi apohairetismoi: O babas mou (2002)
"Avengers, The" (1961) is seen on the family's TV set.
Ride the Wild Side (2005) (Video)
clip shown
Crumpet! A Very British Sex Symbol (2005) (TV Movie)
Comedy Connections: To the Manor Born (2006) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown
Screenwipe: Screenwipe USA (2006) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
How TV Changed Britain: Women (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown
Timeshift: Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting: The Rise of Martial Arts in Britain (2013) (TV Episode)
Clips of Diana Rigg doing martial arts
Animation Lookback: Pixar Animation Studios Part 3 (2013) (TV Episode)
AniMat mentions how he confuses the Marvel film "The Avengers" with the British TV series of the same name. Clip shown.
Troldspejlet: Troldspejlet julespecial (2013) (TV Episode)
Peter Jackson mentions the film + clip shown
The Sound of ITV: The Nation's Favourite Theme Tunes (2015) (TV Movie)
Number 4 in the Countdown

Spoofed in 

Get Smart: Run, Robot, Run (1968) (TV Episode)
Snead and Neal are a spoof of Steed and Peel and are dressed like them
French and Saunders: Episode #1.2 (1987) (TV Episode)
"Avengers 4: The Brand New Avengers"
Bill Nye, the Science Guy: Chemical Reactions (1994) (TV Episode)
"The Reactors" segment is a direct spoof of The Avengers.
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
Vanessa Kensington and her mother both wear leather catsuits like Emma Peel's.
Spice World (1997)
The Venture Bros.: Dr. Quymn, Medicine Woman (2008) (TV Episode)
Colonel Gentleman's wife is a parody of Emma Peel from this spy show.
T.U.F.F. Puppy: Kid Stuff/Super Duper Crime Busters (2011) (TV Episode)
Kitty dressed in her black jump suit is immitating Emma Peel from the British cult show from the 1960's.

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