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Followed by 

The Return of Mod Squad (1979) (TV Movie)

Remade as 

The Mod Squad (1999)

Referenced in 

The Odd Couple: Oscar, the Model (1970) (TV Episode)
When Felix uses some of Rudy's hipster lingo, Oscar askes whether Felix has been watching The Mod Squad.
The Barefoot Executive (1971)
Raffles correctly predicts "The Mad Squad" to be a top-rated TV show.
Sanford and Son: The Kid (1973) (TV Episode)
Fred mentions having recently watched this program.
All in the Family: The Taxi Caper (1973) (TV Episode)
Archie asks a long-haired, scruffy police detective if he's one of the "Mod Squad" referring to this series.
Finders Keepers (1984)
mentioned by Standish
Saturday Night Live: John Lithgow/Mr. Mister (1985) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Dennis Miller on Weekend Update
Mr. Belvedere: The Teacher (1986) (TV Episode)
Mr. Belvedere says, "Joining the Mod Squad?"
Remington Steele: Steele Spawning (1986) (TV Episode)
Referenced as a television program popular in Russia.
The Twilight Zone: Gramma/Personal Demons/Cold Reading (1986) (TV Episode)
Rockne S. O'Bannon wrote for the series.
Newhart: Chimes They Are a Changin' (1987) (TV Episode)
Jim and Chester were watching it.
The Twilight Zone: Song of the Younger World/The Girl I Married (1987) (TV Episode)
Valerie refers to the series.
The Wonder Years: Pilot (1988) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Kevin(Narrator).
Off Limits (1988)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Humanoid Woman (1989) (TV Episode)
Servo: "It's the Mod Squad!"
In Living Color: Spike's Joint (1990) (TV Episode)
Magenta Thompson says that the show's motto should have been, "One White, One Black, and One Incompetent Little Slut."
Parker Lewis Can't Lose: Deja Dudes (1990) (TV Episode)
Mr. Lewis and his friends refer to themselves as "the Mod Squad."
Saturday Night Live: Catherine O'Hara/R.E.M. (1991) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Sprockets
Get a Life: Psychic 2000 (1991) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
The Rod Squad (1991) (Video)
Title spoofs 1960s series.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Castle of Fu Manchu (1992) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Master Ninja II (1992) (TV Episode)
Joel asks Servo about pets for the title characters.
Nurses: Catch a Fallen Star (1992) (TV Episode)
Sandy talks about watching "The Mod Squad" when she was young.
Eerie, Indiana: The Hole in the Head Gang (1992) (TV Episode)
"Listen, junior Mod Squad."
Sister Act (1992)
When Deloris learns that her nun's name is to be Sister Mary Clarence, she says, "Like Clarence Williams III?" and references his role on "The Mod Squad."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Being from Another Planet (1992) (TV Episode)
Joel: "'Mod squad reunion"
The Simpsons: Marge in Chains (1993) (TV Episode)
Lisa says to Mr. Hutz: "You're a latter-day Clarence Darrow." Hutz asks: "Was he the black guy on The Mod Squad?"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Warrior of the Lost World (1993) (TV Episode)
"Mod Squad: the Next Generation"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Operation Double 007 (1993) (TV Episode)
Servo: The Sod Squad. Julie! Peg! Eb!
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Atomic Brain (1993) (TV Episode)
Mike: Pete, Linc, Julie and...Steve?
Police Quest: Open Season (1993) (Video Game)
The man at the check-in window of the impound lot asks Carey "You ever see Link from Mod Squad down there at Parker Center?".
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Village of the Giants (1994) (TV Episode)
Servo hums the theme.
Above the Rim (1994)
Mentioned in dialogue
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Bloodlust! (1994) (TV Episode)
Mike: Linc. Julie. Over there.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Racket Girls (1994) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Crow
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Red Zone Cuba (1994) (TV Episode)
Crow: "They've stumbled into the end of 'Mod Squad.'"
To Die For (1995)
The Nanny: Franny and the Professor (1995) (TV Episode)
C.C. mentions the show by name.
Dave's World: Leave a Mystery at the Beep (1995) (TV Episode)
Shel references it by title.
The Nanny: That's Midlife (1996) (TV Episode)
Fran mentions the show by name.
The Cable Guy (1996)
Space Ghost Coast to Coast: Glen Campbell (1996) (TV Episode)
Zorak mentions a program that rhymes.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Mole People (1997) (TV Episode)
Crow: Linc, Julie, Load.
Friends: The One with Joey's New Girlfriend (1997) (TV Episode)
The soundtrack plays when Chandler chases after Kathy
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Inna-Gadda-Sabrina (1997) (TV Episode)
Salem watches the show.
Law & Order: Castoff (1998) (TV Episode)
Eddie Chandler refers to the series.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Final Sacrifice (1998) (TV Episode)
Servo: "Check out the Linc Hayes topiary!"
Charmed: That '70s Episode (1999) (TV Episode)
There is a Tv with the show on.
Made Men (1999)
The Bone Collector (1999)
Denzel Washington's character Lincoln Rhyme references Clarence Washington III's character Linc Hayes
Saturday Night Live: Heather Graham/Marc Anthony (1999) (TV Episode)
Referenced in The Ladies Man
The David Cassidy Story (2000) (TV Movie)
There is a reference to this show.
That '70s Show: Parents Find Out (2000) (TV Episode)
Eric, Kelso and Fez refer to themselves as The Mod Squad
Daria: Fire! (2000) (TV Episode)
Quinn mentions "Mod Squad of the 60's" to the detectives
The Beatles Revolution (2000) (TV Movie)
Will & Grace: Star-Spangled Banter (2001) (TV Episode)
Will: "That was Linc and Julie from the Mod Squad."
Scrubs: My Student (2002) (TV Episode)
Dr. Cox refers to Elliot, J.D., and Turk as "The Mod Squad."
The Order (2003)
Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Charlie's Angels' (2004) (TV Movie)
Mentioned by Leonard Goldberg
Thank You for Smoking (2005)
Nick hangs out with a group of friends called "the Mod Squad." In this case it is a pun on their derogatory nickname Merchants of Death.
Roll Bounce (2005)
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.59 (2005) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "The Smithsonian Jazz Band" category
Dancing with the Stars: Episode #7.8 (2007) (TV Episode)
Andrew Peters mentions this title when he calls for the judges' scores for Anh Do and Luda Kroitor's disco dance.
Corner Gas: Buzz Driver (2007) (TV Episode)
When Wanda starts to come down after her energy-drink high, Brent says, "You're crashing ... I saw this on Mod Squad."
Cinematic Titanic: The Oozing Skull (2007) (Video)
Joel: "The Mod Squad! In color!"
Wrangler: Anatomy of an Icon (2008)
Jack refers to an audition he attended for an episode of The Mod Squad.
House M.D.: Adverse Events (2008) (TV Episode)
House refers to the troika of experimental drugs his patient is on as The Mod Squad
Life on Mars: Home Is Where You Hang Your Holster (2009) (TV Episode)
"this ain't the Mod Squad"
Parks and Recreation: Canvassing (2009) (TV Episode)
Leslie mentions it in her filibuster speech at the meeting.
30 for 30: The Legend of Jimmy the Greek (2009) (TV Episode)
Phyllis George compares the "NFL Today" team to the Mod Squad.
Supernatural: Hammer of the Gods (2010) (TV Episode)
"the God Squad"
Bones: The Finder (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialog
Supernatural: Plucky Pennywhistle's Magical Menagerie (2012) (TV Episode)
Dean mentions "the God Squad"
The Lords of Salem (2012)
"The Odd Squad"
Honest Trailers: Mission Impossible (2015) (TV Episode)
Reboot is mentioned
The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story (2015) (TV Movie)
Mentioned by name.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Rashida Jones/Khloé Kardashian/Rachel Bloom/Glenn Kotche (2016) (TV Episode)
Seth mentions Peggy Lipton's former series as he notes that she plays Rashida Jones' mother on her new series
The Cinema Snob: 3 Dev Adam (2016) (TV Episode)
"Now I know for sure this is the Turkish M.O.D. Squad."
Modern Family: Brushes with Celebrity (2017) (TV Episode)
Claire (to Phil): "What's up with the outfit, Mod Squad?"

Featured in 

The Cable Guy (1996)
I Love the '70s: 1970 (2003) (TV Episode)
Footage from this TV series was edited into this mini-series.
TV in Black: The First Fifty Years (2004) (Video)
TV Land Moguls (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
shown in Aaron Spelling segment
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.18 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip alleged to be of Harrison Ford on the show is shown
EW Reunites: The Cast of Twin Peaks (2017) (TV Episode)
clip is shown

Spoofed in 

Mud Squad (1971) (Short)
The Simpsons: Who Shot Mr. Burns? Part Two (1995) (TV Episode)
The racing in Smithers' dream spoofs the show.
Muppets Tonight: Rick Moranis (1997) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as The Muppet Odd Squad
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Inna-Gadda-Sabrina (1997) (TV Episode)
Salem has a dream in which the characters from the show act like The Mod Squad.
Kim Possible: The Fearless Ferret (2003) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in TV Trash Heap cable channel Kim's brothers are watching

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