Mission: Impossible (TV Series 1966–1973) Poster



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Mission: Impossible (1988) (TV Series)

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Mission: Impossible (1988) (TV Series)

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Mission: Impossible: The Mercenaries (1968) (TV Episode)
The opening sequence from "Echo of Yesterday" is reused in this episode

Referenced in 

The Monkees: Monkees Chow Mein (1967) (TV Episode)
referenced by Peter
The Avengers: Mission... Highly Improbable (1967) (TV Episode)
Title reference
That Girl: Mission Improbable: Part 1 (1969) (TV Episode)
Title is a play on that of the popular spy series.
That Girl: Mission Improbable: Part 2 (1969) (TV Episode)
Title is a play on that of the popular spy series.
That Girl: Nobody Here But Us Chickens (1969) (TV Episode)
Lew Marie refers to Ann's job promoting a fried chicken chain as "Mission: Inedible."
Here's Lucy: Lucy and Liberace (1970) (TV Episode)
Sneaking into Liberace's mansion through the back door, Harry's shoes squeak! Lucy says "You'd sure be a goofball on 'Mission: Impossible.'"
The Debbie Reynolds Show: Mission: Improbable (1970) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Pussycat, Pussycat, I Love You (1970)
Mission Impossible theme plays during typewriter scene.
The Strawberry Statement (1970)
Simon says the way he and Linda have to enter and exit the occupied president's office by ladder is like Mission: Impossible
Here's Lucy: Lucy the Crusader (1970) (TV Episode)
When Harry says that "The Flying Nun" self destructs in five seconds.
Hochwürden drückt ein Auge zu (1971)
When the kids try to block the busses, they are talking via walkie-talkies and use the codeword "Kobra, take over", the german title of "Mission Impossible"
Hasamba (1971)
Zorkin mentions it.
Nearest and Dearest: Cindernellie (1972) (TV Episode)
Eli mentions the series as Lily and Walter arrive.
The Brady Bunch: Top Secret (1974) (TV Episode)
Bobby mentions watching the show.
The Immoral Three (1975)
The title is mentioned.
Hustle (1975)
theme tune playing from a TV
Cilla's World of Comedy: Who's Your Friend? (1976) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by title
The George Burns Special (1976) (TV Special)
Burns mentions the show.
Are You Being Served?: Take-Over (1977) (TV Episode)
When Mr. Rumbold says that what he is about to tell the staff is absolutely top secret, Mr. Humphries jokingly suggests that he will then "self destruct in a puff of smoke", which is what the messages always used to do on Mission: Impossible.
Welcome Back, Kotter: Meet Your New Teacher: Batteries Not Included (1978) (TV Episode)
After they sabataged the computer Epstein says it worked on Mission: Impossible.
Just Tell Me You Love Me (1978)
TV series mentioned by actor Robert Hegyes.
Mission: Possible: Part A: Finding Main Themes (1978) (TV Episode)
Menashe mentions it.
When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? (1979)
A character talks about watching "Mission Impossible."
Knots Landing: Squeezeplay (1981) (TV Episode)
When FBI Agent Bonners delivers the cassette that Abby received in the mail, she jokingly asks him if it's going to be explode.
Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)
Theme song used.
Blue Thunder (1983)
The A-Team: The Rabbit Who Ate Las Vegas (1983) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jilly.
The Jeffersons: Mission: Incredible: Part 1 (1983) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Jeffersons: Mission: Incredible: Part 2 (1983) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Jeffersons: Mission: Incredible: Part 3 (1983) (TV Episode)
title reference
D.C. Cab (1983)
As the cabbies play their game in the opening sequence, they listen to and hum the Mission Impossible theme.
Meatballs Part II (1984)
"Your mission, if you choose to accept it..."
The Littlest Hobo: Lucky (1984) (TV Episode)
Tyrone tells Benedetti, "Not another one of your kamikaze, mad dog, hare-brained, suicidal Mission Impossibles."
Infinity Limited: The Missing Possums Bureau (1984) (TV Episode)
Vortex tells Plankton in their home, "Yes, well, don't remind me of that, Plankton. This, this is different. This is Mission Impossumbubble."
Otto - Der Film (1985)
When Otto is stealing cement a parody of the main theme of "Mission Impossible" is played
My Science Project (1985)
Vinnie sings the theme song.
Saturday Night Live: Tom Hanks/Sade (1985) (TV Episode)
Lalo Schifrin's Mission Impossible theme plays at the start of Weekend Update
Rambone: The First Time (1985) (Video)
The line "your mission, should you choose to accept it, is... " is used.
Diff'rent Strokes: The Front Page (1986) (TV Episode)
The opening music is played during Arnold and Dudley's entrance to the gym
X: The Unheard Music (1986)
The "Mission: Impossible" theme song is played on a xylophone.
Nudes at Eleven (1986) (Video)
The host interviews a US-Agent called Peter Phelps, a reference to Jim Phelps and his actor Peter Graves
River's Edge (1986)
mentioned by one of the characters
The Love Boat: Who Killed Maxwell Thorn? (1987) (TV Episode)
Peter Graves refers to previous employment as a government operative
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: James Galway/Myrtle Young (1987) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the monologue
Clue II: Murder in Disguise (1987) (Video)
The colonel receives a self destructing tape recorded message with instructions on his next spy mission. During the scene the soundtrack references the Mission: Impossible theme.
Terror Squad (1988)
Mentioned in dialogue by Rawlings.
Neighbours: Episode #1.769 (1988) (TV Episode)
Jim quotes the "Your mission, should you choose to accept it" line
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Episode #1.8 (1988) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Cosmic Princess (1989) (TV Episode)
Crow askes if Martin Landau was on this show
Press Gang: Deadline (1989) (TV Episode)
When Lynda asks "Mission accomplished?", Colin replies, "Mission impossible."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: SST: Death Flight (1989) (TV Episode)
Joel: "Peter Graves, from 'Mission: Impossible'"
Urinal (1989)
cited as a secret surveillsnce operation
Superboy: War of the Species (1989) (TV Episode)
After sneaking into the lab, T.J. says, "Eat your heart out, Peter Graves."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Million Eyes of Sumuru (1989) (TV Episode)
Servo hums the "Mission: Impossible" theme.
Friends, Lovers, & Lunatics (1989)
Theme song heard.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Crawling Hand (1989) (TV Episode)
Joel (as a tape recorder is turned on): "Good morning, Mr. Phelps."
Valerie: A Matter of Principal (1990) (TV Episode)
Burt sings the theme music and refers to Jim Phelps as they break into the school
The Simpsons: Krusty Gets Busted (1990) (TV Episode)
The theme music to the TV series plays in the scene where Bart and Lisa go to the Kwik-E-Mart.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Ring of Terror (1990) (TV Episode)
"My assignment" Crow: "Should I decide to accept"
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Kiss My Butler (1990) (TV Episode)
Will was triyng to find a girl for Geoffrey and Carlton says: "The words "Mission Impossible" come to mind."
The Wonder Years: The Sixth Man (1990) (TV Episode)
Kevin asks Paul if he wants to watch "Mission: Impossible" with him.
New Jack City (1991)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster (1991) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Good morning, Godzilla. Your mission, should you decide to accept it: Save the two Japanese guys."
Hudson Hawk (1991)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Stranded in Space (1991) (TV Episode)
"Mission Impossible music"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: It Conquered the World (1991) (TV Episode)
Crow: "'Mission: Impossible', yeah! That sounds great!"
Married with Children: Cheese, Cues, and Blood (1991) (TV Episode)
While rambling senselessly Al says: "This tape will self-destruct in five seconds."
Motormouth: Episode #4.8 (1991) (TV Episode)
Imposible mission briefing referenced by Paul.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Star Force: Fugitive Alien II (1991) (TV Episode)
Tom: "I think they swiped this music from 'Mission: Impossible.'"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Killer Shrews (1992) (TV Episode)
Crow, Joel, and Tom hum/sing the "Mission: Impossible" theme music.
The Simpsons: Homer the Heretic (1992) (TV Episode)
The violin trill as the fire traces the lamp cord like a fuse
The Wonder Years: Politics as Usual (1992) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jeff.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Attack of the Eye Creatures (1992) (TV Episode)
Tom (as a character opens a briefcase): "Good morning, Mr. Phelps."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Human Duplicators (1992) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Were you on 'Mission: Impossible'?"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Bride of the Monster (1993) (TV Episode)
Servo: Your mission, Jim...
Designing Women: Wedding Redux (1993) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name.
Ninja Scroll (1993)
Kawajiri has stated that the themes of treachery and one-upmanship present in this show were influential on the concept of his film.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Secret Agent Super Dragon (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow (as a tape recorder is played): "Good morning, Mr. Phelps."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Operation Double 007 (1993) (TV Episode)
Servo: This is even better than Mission: Impossible.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Mitchell (1993) (TV Episode)
"The secretary will give you their names and addresses." Servo: And disavow any knowledge of their actions.
Animaniacs: Of Nice and Men/What a Dump!/Survey Ladies (1993) (TV Episode)
Wakko's tape self-destructs, and Yakko refers to it as "Mission: Implausible."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Atomic Brain (1993) (TV Episode)
Servo Hums the show's theme.
Beach Babes from Beyond (1993)
theme song heard
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Village of the Giants (1994) (TV Episode)
Mike: Jim Begg and the IM force.
Family: Nicola (1994) (TV Episode)
Theme song heard
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Dead Talk Back (1994) (TV Episode)
theme music hummed
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Bloodlust! (1994) (TV Episode)
Crow: The secretary will disavow any knowledge of our actions.
All-American Girl: Submission: Impossible (1994) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Married with Children: Business Still Sucks (1994) (TV Episode)
Officer Dan: "And then sometimes late at night I like to pretend I'm Barney from 'Mission Impossible'."
The Simpsons: Bart's Girlfriend (1994) (TV Episode)
A "Mission: Impossible"-like theme plays as Bart is caught in Skinner's sting.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: High School Big Shot (1994) (TV Episode)
"Theme Song hummed"
The Nanny: I've Got a Secret (1994) (TV Episode)
Fran mentions it by name.
Melrose Place: Melrose Impossible (1995) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Individual Responsibility (1995) (TV Episode)
Lois says to Clark, "Did you bring your Mission: Impossible (1966) toolbox?"
ER: A Shift in the Night (1996) (TV Episode)
"Your mission, should you choose to accept it..."
At the Movies: Eddie/DragonHeart/The Arrival/Mission: Impossible/Spy Hard (1996) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Mission: Impossible" review.
Freakazoid!: Mission: Freakazoid (1996) (TV Episode)
The beginning of the episode is a take from the opening of the tv show,
Hang Time: The Sure Thing (1996) (TV Episode)
Music inspired by the theme tune of Mission: Impossible (1966) plays plays while Danny and Vince are spying on Tracy.
Saved by the Bell: The New Class: To Tell the Truth (1996) (TV Episode)
Maria refers to the midterms as "Midterms: Impossible."
Melrose Place: Mission: Interpersonal (1996) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Star Trek: Voyager: Future's End: Part II (1996) (TV Episode)
Rain tells Tom that she has seen every episode of Mission: Impossible (1966).
Biography: Leonard Nimoy: Spock and Beyond (1996) (TV Episode)
This series is mentioned in this "Biography" episode. At least one still photo was also included.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1997) (TV Episode)
"It's really Martin Landau in disguise."
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: As Westbridge Turns (1997) (TV Episode)
Music similar to the show's theme tune plays while Jenny crawls through the air ducts.
NYPD Blue: Emission Impossible (1997) (TV Episode)
title reference
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Parts: The Clonus Horror (1997) (TV Episode)
"I'm gonna have Barney rough ya up."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Agent for H.A.R.M. (1997) (TV Episode)
Crow: "It's 'Mission: Impossible' language."
Dexter's Laboratory: Dee Dee Locks and the Ness Monster/Backfire/Book 'Em (1997) (TV Episode)
In "Book 'Em," Dexter and Dee Dee break into the library to a "Mission: Impossible"-like theme.
The Magic School Bus: Goes on Air (1997) (TV Episode)
The "your mission, should you choose to accept it" line is referenced
Diagnosis Murder: Discards (1997) (TV Episode)
Cinnamon Carter is one of Dane Travis' colleagues.
The Incredible Hulk: Mission: Incredible (1997) (TV Episode)
Title reference, title mentioned and variation on theme tune heard
Five Men and a Limo (1997) (Short)
The theme from the show plays.
Daria: Arts 'n' Crass (1998) (TV Episode)
Daria mentions it.
Ernest in the Army (1998)
Ernest imitates the the famous "tape scenes" when we first see him at the Golf Course.
FernGully 2: The Magical Rescue (1998) (Video)
Batty refers to Mr Phelps
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Phantom Planet (1998) (TV Episode)
Servo: (as a tape is played) Good morning, Mr. Oddface.
Ballykissangel: The Waiting Game (1998) (TV Episode)
Theme music during Donal's "covert operations"
Police Academy: The Series: Angel on My Back (1998) (TV Episode)
Music at start of episode is a variant of the "Mission: Impossible" theme.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Devil Fish (1998) (TV Episode)
"Good morning, Mr. European."
That '70s Show: The Keg (1998) (TV Episode)
When Eric sneaks away from his house with the tap, the music of "Mission: Impossible" is played in the background.
Stepmom (1998)
Pocket Dragon Adventures: Mission: Indigestible (1998) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Delta Team - Auftrag geheim! (1999) (TV Movie)
Diagnosis Murder: Trash TV: Part 2 (1999) (TV Episode)
Garth Zand and Mark Sloan talk about the old Mission Impossible show.
I Am Weasel: Mission: Stupid (1999) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Angel: Lonely Heart (1999) (TV Episode)
Cordelia says Doyle's visions would be cooler if they self-destructed in five seconds etc.
Popular: Slumber Party Massacre (1999) (TV Episode)
Harrison quotes a famous line from the show.
Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 2 (1999) (TV Special)
"Hollywood Screen Tests, Pt. 2" features many movies and tv shows in reference to the stars featured.
The Directors: The Films of Wes Craven (1999) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Craven.
An Extremely Goofy Movie (2000) (Video)
Bobby says "Mission: Possible" to inspire Max before the final competition.
The Tribe: Episode #3.10 (2000) (TV Episode)
Bray describes Ebony's plan as "mission impossible".
Good Eats: Mission: Poachable (2001) (TV Episode)
Title Reference
Daria: Art Burn (2001) (TV Episode)
Jane designs a spy-like ploy, and Daria mentions Mr. Phelps in response
Belphegor: Phantom of the Louvre (2001)
mentioned in dialogue
Yamakasi (2001)
No Man's Land (2001)
High Heels and Low Lifes (2001)
After a technically skillful heist, it is said that the security system of the bank wasn't good enough because a "mission impossible" wasn't expected.
Max Keeble's Big Move (2001)
After Max learns about his mission via pager, the pager self-destructs.
Family Guy: Emission Impossible (2001) (TV Episode)
Episode title.
Gilmore Girls: Lost and Found (2002) (TV Episode)
Lorelai accuses Jess of breaking into their house, asking if he "pulled a Mission Impossible."
The Fairly OddParents: Action Packed/Smarty Pants (2002) (TV Episode)
"This message will self-destruct in five seconds"
Dharma & Greg: Mission: Implausible (2002) (TV Episode)
title reference
Cryptz (2002) (Video)
Mentioned in dialogue
Kim Possible: Bueno Nacho (2002) (TV Episode)
Kim says she's on a "Mission: Possible."
The Perfect Pitch (2002) (TV Movie)
Soldier's Girl (2003) (TV Movie)
"Your mission, if you choose to accept it..." said
The Room (2003)
Recording of telephone conversations scenes.
Dead Like Me: Pilot (2003) (TV Episode)
"Your mission, should you choose to accept it, ..."
The Fairly OddParents: The Big Scoop/Pipe Down (2003) (TV Episode)
Similar music during the heist sequence.
TV in Black: The First Fifty Years (2004) (Video)
Parallax: Martinmania (2004) (TV Episode)
Betti says, "Your mission - and you will choose to accept it - is to find Katherine Raddic and Ben Johnson."
Veronica Mars: Meet John Smith (2004) (TV Episode)
"You might want to take a look at that" "Why? Is it going to self-destruct in five seconds?"
The Incredibles (2004)
The device that Mirage gives Bob contains a message that self-destructs.
Max & Paddy's Road to Nowhere: Episode #1.1 (2004) (TV Episode)
When Max and Paddy try to steal the plasma TV, a Mission Impossible-like theme is played.
World of Warcraft (2004) (Video Game)
Master Mathias Shaw ends Rogue quest instructions with "should you be discovered, SI:7 will disavow all knowledge of your existence."
The Bench: Life Before 'Seinfeld' (2004) (Video)
mentioned once
Mission Possible (2005) (Video)
title reference
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Show No. 7015 (2005) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Colin in "Questionable Impressions" while he impersonated Peter Graves.
Barfuss (2005)
The german title of the series is mentioned by Til Schweiger
Red Dwarf: Identity Within (2005) (Video)
Referenced by name
City of Men: A Fila (2005) (TV Episode)
"Like Mission Impossible in the hospital"
QI: Cleve Crudgington (2005) (TV Episode)
Buzzer sound is the theme song
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.55 (2005) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "Spice Girls (and Boys)" category
Masterminds: Money Maker (2005) (TV Episode)
Wesley describes his high school break-in as a "Mission: Impossible style robbery".
Scrubs: My Rite of Passage (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
That's So Raven: Vision Impossible (2006) (TV Episode)
title reference
Top Gear: Episode #8.5 (2006) (TV Episode)
Theme song heard when James is on the track
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series: Everybody Hates Mako (2006) (TV Episode)
opening theme plays when Mokuba escapes Pegasus's castle
Bottoms Up (2006) (Video)
A variation of the theme plays as Owen runs around
Vincent: Episode #2.1 (2006) (TV Episode)
Robert use the "If you choose to accept this assignment..." quote, and whistling the theme music.
The New Adventures of Old Christine: Mission: Impossible (2006) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Year Without a Santa Claus (2006) (TV Movie)
Shaun the Sheep: Bathtime (2007) (TV Episode)
A "Mission: Impossible"-like theme is heard as the sheep prepare the hose that they use to divert hot water out of the farmer's tub.
The Weakest Link: 'Doctor Who' Special (2007) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
The Film Crew: Hollywood After Dark (2007) (Video)
Kevin: "Meanwhile, on Mission: Impossible..."
QI: Espionage (2007) (TV Episode)
Jo's buzzer is the M:I themesong
Steel Trap (2007)
"Our next mission, should we choose to accept it..."
My Name Is Earl: Midnight Bun (2007) (TV Episode)
mentioned in the introduction by the narrator
Zankoku hanten (2008) (Video)
musical cue used (theme song)
The Office: Goodbye, Toby (2008) (TV Episode)
Dwight says 'Your mission, if you choose to accept it'
Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild! (2008)
music like theme from Mission: Impossible
TOC TOC (2008) (TV Movie)
theme hummed by Vincent and version of famous line "should you or any of... will destruct in five seconds"
Nostalgia Critic: Good Burger (2009) (TV Episode)
"The Mondo Burger people partake in Mission Implausible..."
Before You Say 'I Do' (2009) (TV Movie)
George and Jane mention the show and Mr. Phelps.
Supernatural: The Curious Case of Dean Winchester (2009) (TV Episode)
"Mission: Pathetic"
The Thick of It: Episode #3.4 (2009) (TV Episode)
Emma informs Phil that he is not in Mission: Impossible.
Degrassi: Minis: Forgetting Sav Bhandari Part 1 (2009) (TV Episode)
When Holly J. says that their mission is to get Anya back together by morning, Chantay replies, "Mission: Impossible."
Pioneers of Television: Crime Dramas (2011) (TV Episode)
Bruce Geller is a pioneer of television crime dramas with "Mission: Impossible".
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Seduction Impossible (2011) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
V: Birth Pangs (2011) (TV Episode)
Erica says, "That's very 'Mission: Impossible.'"
Face Off: Family Plot (2011) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
Face Off: Twisted Tales (2011) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
Copycats: Episode #2.49 (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as an incorrect answer by one of the contestants.
Fast Five (2011)
"Mission impossible" comment
Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.27 (2011) (TV Episode)
The theme song is played during the intro.
The Biggest Loser: Episode #12.8 (2011) (TV Episode)
Becky mentions the show by name.
Phineas and Ferb: Quietest Day Ever/Bully Bromance Breakup (2012) (TV Episode)
In "Doonkleberry Imperative," Perry's message from Major Monogram self-destructs, just as in "Mission: Impossible."
Girl in Progress (2012)
One of the movie's characters is nicknamed Mission Impossible.
Moone Boy: Bunch of Marys (2012) (TV Episode)
The theme tune plays while Linda moves the poster.
El Santos vs la Tetona Mendoza (2012)
The theme song was heard.
The True Story: Star Trek (2013) (TV Episode)
It is mentioned that Herb Solow produced this series.
Suits: Blind-Sided (2013) (TV Episode)
Harvey says, "Your next assignment, should you choose to accept it..." to which Mike replies with a quip about a self-destructing message.
Castle: The Human Factor (2013) (TV Episode)
Castle quotes the famous line "The Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your activities."
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Passed Pawns (2013) (TV Episode)
Yeager says, "What is Homeless Man doing with a Mission: Impossible briefcase?"
Up Late with Alec Baldwin: Episode #1.4 (2013) (TV Episode)
Alec mentions the show by name.
American Dad!: Vision: Impossible (2014) (TV Episode)
Title reference
The Tomorrow People: Endgame (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Parks and Recreation: Moving Up: Part 1 (2014) (TV Episode)
At the Unity Concert planning meeting, Andy says, "Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to accept the following missions."
Falling Skies: Space Oddity (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Bats of the Round Table (2014) (Short)
Mentioned by name.
Modern Family: Valentine's Day 4: Twisted Sister (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Arrow: Nanda Parbat (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Revenge: Bait (2015) (TV Episode)
"Mission Em-possible"
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: The Cutie Map: Part 1 (2015) (TV Episode)
The theme briefly plays.
Bones: The Eye in the Sky (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue by Angela Montenegro.
Bugsplat! (2015) (TV Movie)
Theme music used in one scene.
The Credibles (2015) (Short)
Theme music featured
Neighbours: Episode #1.7241 (2015) (TV Episode)
Aaron aays snooping through Paul's emails is like Mission Impossible
Talking Dead: No Way Out (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in writing during the Dead Live Quiz.
NCIS: New Orleans: Second Chances (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue by Sebastian Lund: "So, here's where we get all 'Mission: Impossible'. I just need to enter in the coordinates of our little gator eatery. And Yahtzee."
Fuller House: Our Very First Show, Again (2016) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Ramona
El ministerio del tiempo: Tiempo de magia (2016) (TV Episode)
Salvador says "Your next mission, should you accept it..."
The Flash: Flash Back (2016) (TV Episode)
Cisco asks Hartley, "Trying to go all Mission: Impossible (1966) on us?"
General Hospital: Episode #1.13597 (2016) (TV Episode)
Nina tells Curtis, "Your mission, if you choose to accept it ..."
Aquarius: While My Guitar Gently Weeps (2016) (TV Episode)
Sam Hodiak says to Joe Wilson: "This is your mission. Please choose to accept it.
Who's Doing the Dishes?: Sean Wilson (2016) (TV Episode)
The show's theme song is played.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Halloween IV (2016) (TV Episode)
Theme song heard
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.91 (2017) (TV Episode)
correct response in "The Emmys 1967" category
Dina (2017)
Dina says she watched Peter Graves in this show
Talking Dead: Rock in the Road (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Andrew Lincoln when talking about filming the walker slicer dicer highway scene.
12 Monkeys: Causality (2017) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Jennifer while she is explaining her plan for a heist that keeps causality intact.
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #10.18 (2017) (TV Episode)
Answer to a question
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Grandmaster says "the mission, if you choose to accept it."
Cherif: Mauvaises rencontres (2018) (TV Episode)
Joël says "your mission should you choose to accept it" and refers tp Cherif as Jim Phelps
Cherif: Week-end mortel (2018) (TV Episode)
Cherif leaves Adeline a "This is your mission should you choose to accept it" message and refers to her as Cinnamon Carter
Bob's Burgers: Mission Impos-Slug-Ble (2018) (TV Episode)
Title reference

Featured in 

Television: The First Fifty Years (1999) (Video)
Clips shown.
CBS at 75 (2003) (TV Special)
The Great Buck Howard (2008)
A clip from Peter Graves on "Mission: Impossible" is shown during the opening credits.
MythBusters: Mission Impossible Mask (2011) (TV Episode)
clips featuring scenes Mythbusters are testing (using facial masks to fool guards) are shown
The Paperboy (2012)
Seen on a TV
Nostalgia Critic: The Top 11 Awesome Movie Themes (2012) (TV Episode)
Critic compares the show's theme to the movies'.
To Be Takei (2014)
clip shown
De Palma (2015)
Clip shown.

Spoofed in 

The Monkees: Art for Monkees' Sake (1967) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as 'Mission Ridiculous'
Get Smart: The Impossible Mission (1968) (TV Episode)
Various scenes, as well as the title itself, are spoofs of the series.
Here's Lucy: Lucy's Impossible Mission (1968) (TV Episode)
The entire episode is a spoof, including theme and incidental music and Bob Johnson as the voice of the self-destructing tape.
Don't Drink the Water (1969)
On the hayrack the tape recorded message concludes with a warning the tape will self destruct in five seconds.
Get Smart: Physician Impossible (1969) (TV Episode)
The title 'physician impossible' is a spoof of the title 'mission impossible'
Here's Lucy: Lucy and Johnny Carson (1969) (TV Episode)
Ed leaves Johnny a box containing a small tape recorder that leaves a message from Ed vowing to go on the wagon. During the playback, the "Mission: Impossible" music plays on the soundtrack. The message concludes with "This tape will self-destruct in five seconds."
The Carol Burnett Show: Episode #3.15 (1970) (TV Episode)
Parodied as "Mission: Improbable".
Green Acres: Uncle Fedor (1970) (TV Episode)
Fedor's note claims it will "self-destruct in five seconds." It does.
The Barefoot Executive (1971)
Raffles correctly predicts "Mission Improbable" to be a top-rated TV show.
While the Cat's Away... (1972)
A variation of the vintage TV show's theme song is used during a caper spoof.
Rupan Sansei: Nenriki chin sakusen (1974)
Joke featuring the line, "This tape will self destruct".
Sanford and Son: The Hawaiian Connection: Part 1 (1976) (TV Episode)
The theme music plays as Greg Morris' character sneaks into Fred's hotel room to switch suitcases.
C B Bears (1977) (TV Series)
In the "Undercover Elephant" segment the Elephant is always informed about the next task through self-destructing messages.
Lupin the 3rd: Lupin's Toughest Battle Ever (1979) (TV Episode)
Line: "This tape will self-destruct in five seconds".
Los energéticos (1979)
Self-destructing tape gag.
Y a-t-il un pirate sur l'antenne? (1983)
One of the characters is givin an assingment with a recored message that self destructs.
The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries: Mission Un-Doo-Able/The Bee Team (1984) (TV Episode)
Segment "Mission: Un-Doo-able" is a non-canon, full-blown parody of Mission: Impossible.
On the Waterfront: Episode #2.1 (1989) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as Mission: a bit complicated
On the Waterfront: Episode #2.10 (1989) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as Mission: a bit complicated
Otto - Der Außerfriesische (1989)
this telephone will destroy itself in 5 seconds
Missy Impossible (1989) (Video)
Video's title is a takeoff on the one for the TV series.
Pee-wee's Playhouse: Playhouse for Sale (1990) (TV Episode)
Pee-wee says on his tape that it will "self-destruct in three seconds". In then smokes, accompanied by a musical parody of the theme song.
Wayne's World (1992)
Rugrats: Regarding Stuie/Garage Sale (1992) (TV Episode)
A soundalike of the main theme is played when the Babies remove stuff from the house for the Garage Sale
Dexter's Laboratory: Dexter's Rival/Dial M for Monkey: Simion/Old Man Dexter (1996) (TV Episode)
A send-up of the "Mission: Impossible" theme is heard as Dexter enters his laboratory.
Weird Science: Lisa's Childhood Memories (1996) (TV Episode)
Fred Bullet sends Lisa a self-destructing letter.
Spy Hard (1996)
Fired Up: Mission: and A-Hopin' (1998) (TV Episode)
The bulk of this episode is a dream sequence spoofing the classic show.
The Simpsons: The Trouble with Trillions (1998) (TV Episode)
The narrator of the top-secret film Homer watches says, "This film will self-destruct . . . if not properly stored."
Histeria!: The Teddy Roosevelt Show (1999) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in the Mount Rushmore sketch.
Kiss My Act (2001) (TV Movie)
Finding Nemo (2003)
Rugrats: The Bravliest Baby/Gimme an 'A' (2003) (TV Episode)
A Pastiche of the theme song plays when the babies climb the mountain
The Powerpuff Girls: 'Twas the Fight Before Christmas (2003) (Video)
Princess sneaks around with sound-alike music from this show's theme song.
Shrek 2 (2004)
lighting a fuse as the theme starts
Jimmy Neutron: Win, Lose and Kaboom (2004) (TV Movie)
theme music and multi-framed action segment mimics the classic television series
Keloglan Karaprens'e Karsi (2006)
when talking about a quest, the king says "Your next mission, should you decide to accept it..."
40 Inch Plus: Corner Pocket Ass (2006) (TV Episode)
The introduction for this vignette is a parody, including a burning tape measure fuse and title, "Inchin': Impossible"
The Loop: The Phantom (2007) (TV Episode)
After Russ has wrecked Sam's car, he gets an idea, then the Mission: Impossible theme kicks in for a montage where we are shown how Russ erases all evidence of his involvement.
The Da Vinci Coed (2007) (TV Movie)
"-Your mission..." "-We know, we know, should be decide to accept it."
College (2008)
sneaking into the frat as music similar to the Mission Impossible theme plays
America's Next Top Model: Do You Light the Way I Look? (2009) (TV Episode)
Tyra gives a mission to the Jay's in the style of MI
Castle: A Deadly Game (2010) (TV Episode)
Castle finds a pen with a secret recorded message that then self destructs at the end of the recording.
Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #19.96 (2012) (TV Episode)
From "Top Ten Other Movies about Mitt Romney": "6.Mittion Impossible."
The Lorax (2012)
One parody scene with same melody.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The Slump (2013) (TV Episode)
Amy's "Mission Possible" video is a parody of its opening theme.
The Other Woman (2014)
When they spy on Mark, the Mission Impossible theme song plays.
Penguins of Madagascar (2014)
numerous tropes spoofed

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