The Last Picture Show (1971) Poster


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Followed by 

Texasville (1990)


Red River (1948)
"Red River" is the final presentation at the town cinema in "The Last Picture Show" (1971). The featured scene from the movie is the "Yee-Haw Scene" mentioned and re-enacted in "City Slickers" (1991)
White Heat (1949)
There is a poster for the film at the theatre.
Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)
There is a poster for the film at the theatre.
Wagon Master (1950)
There is a poster for the film, which starred Ben Johnson, at the theatre.
Winchester '73 (1950)
There is a poster for the film at the theatre. It is also advertised on the marquee.
The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950) (TV Series)
The series is mentioned by the TV announcer.
The Steel Helmet (1951)
There is a poster for the film at the theatre.
Strike It Rich (1951) (TV Series)
The series is mentioned by the TV announcer.

Referenced in 

The Bob Newhart Show: Last TV Show (1973) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Sneak Previews: A Star Is Born/King Kong/The Seven-Per-Cent Solution/The Enforcer/Network/Rocky/Nickelodeon/Silver Streak (1976) (TV Episode)
When discussing "Nickelodeon" (1976), Roger Ebert mentions other Peter Bogdanovich movies, including this one.
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda (1978) (TV Special)
Mentioned in conversation
A Country Practice: The Last Picture Show: Part 1 (1984) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
A Country Practice: The Last Picture Show: Part 2 (1984) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Growing Pains: The Last Picture Show: Part 2 (1992) (TV Episode)
title reference
Growing Pains: The Last Picture Show: Part 1 (1992) (TV Episode)
title reference
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Killer Shrews (1992) (TV Episode)
"Jim Henson's Last Picture Show Babies"
There Goes the Neighborhood (1992)
Lyle discovers videotapes of "Gone with the Wind," "The Last Picture Show," and "Casablanca" in the Rutledges' basement.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Beatniks (1992) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Suddenly, it's 'The Last Picture Show.'"
Cheers: The Last Picture Show (1993) (TV Episode)
title reference
True Romance (1993)
Clarence's line "Beer's about all I ever eat" is taken from 'The Last Picture Show'.
Northern Exposure: Rosebud (1993) (TV Episode)
Movie is mentioned.
Cinefile: Made in the USA (1993) (TV Movie)
this film is mentioned in an interview
Sunny Side Up (1994)
Clerks (1994)
Video case is shown in a video store.
King of the Hill: The Company Man (1997) (TV Episode)
Mr. Holloway comments that the jukebox in the diner looks like the one from this movie.
Suddenly Susan: The First Picture Show (1999) (TV Episode)
title reference
Recess: The First Picture Show (1999) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Freak (1999)
Who Killed 'Winter Kills'? (2003) (Video)
William Richert refers to this film as having being a then recent movie of actor Jeff Bridges which inspired him to cast Bridges.
'Targets': An Introduction by Peter Bogdanovich (2003) (Video)
mentioned once
Film Geek (2005)
Video case is shown in Scotty's apartment.
Charmed: The Lost Picture Show (2005) (TV Episode)
The title is a reference to the title of the movie.
The Thing Called Love: A Look Back (2006) (Video)
mentioned a few times
The Hottest State (2006)
Seen on movie marquee.
Casino Jack (2010)
The film's title is written on Jack's blackboard when he is seen teaching a screenwriting class in prison.
Laserdisc Memories: America Lost and Found (2010) (TV Episode)
Film is mentioned in Episode
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011)
Title of this film appears on screen.
By Bogdanovich (2011)
mentioned in discussion of Bogdaovich's filmography
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.202 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jeff Bridges mentions that his appearance on "The Dating Game" was before he made the film
Raising Hope: Throw Maw Maw from the House, Part Two (2012) (TV Episode)
The nursing home attendant says to another attendant that Maw Maw said she won an Oscar, which of course Cloris Leachman won for Last Picture Show.
Lovelace (2013)
It is mentioned in a magazine article.
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mel Brooks (2013) (TV Special)
mentioned by Cloris Leachman
La última película (2013)
Scenes are homage
Birth of the Living Dead (2013)
Poster is shown.
Unfriended (2014)
The argument that breaks out between Blaire, Mitch and Adam with Jess watching in crying recreates the infamous love triangle of this movie and the pity car comment.
The Cinema Snob: At Long Last Love (2014) (TV Episode)
also directed by Peter Bogdanovich
Documentary Now!: Mr. Runner Up: My Life as an Oscar Bridesmaid, Part 1 (2016) (TV Episode)
Referenced in Peter Bogdanovich's interview
Riverdale: Chapter Four: The Last Picture Show (2017) (TV Episode)
Title name


Red River (1948)
This is the final film shown at the theatre before it is closed.
Your Show of Shows (1950) (TV Series)
A clip is shown on television.
Father of the Bride (1950)
The film is shown at the theatre.
Strike It Rich (1951) (TV Series)
A clip is shown on television.
Name That Tune (1953) (TV Series)
A clip is shown on television.

Featured in 

The Last Picture Show Re-Release Promo (1971) (Short)
Documentary About the Making
Precious Images (1986) (Short)
Hollywood Mavericks (1990)
last night of the theater
Siskel & Ebert: Pacific Heights/King of New York/Miller's Crossing/Texasville (1990) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown for the video recommendation.
Picture This: The Times of Peter Bogdanovich in Archer City, Texas (1991)
Clips are shown. Also behind the scenes clips.
Cinéma! Cinéma! The French New Wave (1992) (TV Movie)
a clip from this film is shown
Siskel & Ebert: The Seventies (1993) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.
100 Years at the Movies (1994) (TV Short)
A shot of the royal theater from The Last Picture Show is featured in this montage.
The 70th Annual Academy Awards (1998) (TV Special)
Dawson's Creek: The Kiss (1998) (TV Episode)
Watched at movie theatre
Dawson's Creek: The Longest Day (2000) (TV Episode)
Dawson is watching this movie and discusses the plot with Joey
The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003) (TV Special)
TCM Guest Programmer: Tom Ford (2006) (TV Episode)
One of the films selected by the co-host
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: 10th Anniversary Edition (2007) (TV Movie)
This film is #95 on the list.
TCM Guest Programmer: Todd Oldham (2007) (TV Episode)
One of the films selected by the co-host
Indie Sex: Censored (2007) (TV Movie)
Clips from the film are featured in this documentary
Indie Sex: Teens (2007) (TV Movie)
A clip is shown; the film is discussed.
Indie Sex: Extremes (2007) (TV Movie)
A clip is shown
Zomergasten: Episode #22.4 (2009) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
Brian Wilson: Songwriting 1961-1969 (2010) (Video)
A clip is shown.
These Amazing Shadows (2011)
Clips from this film are shown in These Amazing Shadows.
Casting By (2012)
fragment with Cybil Sheppard
Rich Hall's You Can Go to Hell, I'm Going to Texas (2013) (TV Movie)
Clips seen and discussed
And the Oscar Goes To... (2014) (TV Movie)
a clip from the film is shown

Spoofed in 

Cybill: Cybill's Fifteen Minutes (1995) (TV Episode)
Cybill's eldest Daughter shows her a picture published in a newspaper of Cybill's nude scene in a movie. Cybill responds that it was an art film, and was 25 years ago. Cybill Shepard had a nude scene in a pool in the Last Picture Show, released 1971.
Friends: The One with the Flashback (1996) (TV Episode)
The moment when Phoebe and Ross try to have sex spoofs the scene where Jacy and Abilene do so in the film.

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