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(1972–1975)

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Followed by 

Kung Fu: Pilot (1972) (TV Episode)
Kung Fu: The Movie (1986) (TV Movie)
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1992) (TV Movie)
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1993) (TV Series)

Referenced in 

Sanford and Son: A House Is Not a Pool Room (1973) (TV Episode)
Fred says he fought the burglars just like that guy on this television program.
The Muppets Valentine Show (1974) (TV Special)
Kermit says, "I never missed an episode of 'Kung Fu.'"
All in the Family: Gloria's Boyfriend (1974) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Buddy Rich/Gabe Kaplan/Cindy Williams/Kreskin (1974) (TV Episode)
Gabe Kaplan comments on the series in his stand-up routine
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Bob Hope/Michael Landon/Freddie Prinze/Don Rickles/Carol Wayne (1974) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Johnny after Don Rickles presents an indecipherable saying
El televisor (1974) (TV Movie)
Sex o no sex (1974)
Paco uses the expression "Little grasshopper".
Sanford and Son: Home Sweet Home (1974) (TV Episode)
Fred claims to know kung fu, adding that he never misses an episode of this series.
Una abuelita de antes de la guerra (1975)
Mentioned by Pirri.
Hababam Sinifi Tatilde (1977)
Badi Ekrem mentions in dialogue
Lucy Moves to NBC (1980) (TV Movie)
Lucy's lawyer Mickey mentions the show.
Knots Landing: Possibilities (1982) (TV Episode)
Eric refers to Diana as "Chef Kung Fu." In response, she refers to him as "Grasshopper."
Knots Landing: Sacred Vows (1983) (TV Episode)
Eric refers to Diana as "Chef Kung Fu." In response, she refers to him as "Grasshopper."
Cheers: Cliff's Rocky Moment (1984) (TV Episode)
In response to Cliff's claim of being a black belt in karate, Victor sarcastically calls him "Kung Fu".
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Million Eyes of Sumuru (1989) (TV Episode)
Servo: "Snatch the pebble from my hand."
Future Force (1989)
When Marion comes out of the bedroom to read Tucker's note, she is wearing Caine's priest robe from "Kung Fu"; the hand design on the back of this robe is also on the back of Tucker's denim jacket.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Women of the Prehistoric Planet (1990) (TV Episode)
referenced as part of Joel & the Bots' comments
ALF: Stayin' Alive (1990) (TV Episode)
ALF refers to Brian as "Grasshopper."
Acropolis Now: Carmen I'm Too Bizet (1990) (TV Episode)
Jim talks about this show.
Acropolis Now: Shakespeare Was a Greek (1990) (TV Episode)
Jim impersonates Kung Fu.
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures: A Job, a Job, My Kingdom for a Job (1990) (TV Episode)
Bill says, "I think I saw this on an old episode of 'Kung Fu.'"
Roseanne: Home-Ec (1991) (TV Episode)
Darlene tells Roseanne that she learned her job is important in a home-ec field trip. Roseanne replies "Ah, the student surpasses the teacher, grasshopper"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Unearthly (1991) (TV Episode)
Joel: John Carradine, that was Kung-Fu right?
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993)
Bruce and Bill are thinking of a script for this future project.
The Day My Parents Ran Away (1993) (TV Movie)
In class, Leo answers a question with "that old, blind guy from 'Kung Fu.'"
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Towards the end, Jules says he'll "walk the earth" like Caine.
Freddy Pharkas, Frontier Pharmacist (1994) (Video Game)
In Chester Field's store there is a wanted poster of Kwai Chang Caine alias "The Grasshopper".
Bruce Lee: The Lost Interview (1994) (Video)
Bruce talks of the pre-production stage of the show
Bandwagon (1996)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Laserblast (1996) (TV Episode)
"Hey, Kung Fu got a van."
Spin City: Dog Day Afternoon (1996) (TV Episode)
Stuart calls Janelle "grasshopper," while talking to her like he's Master Po.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Mole People (1997) (TV Episode)
Crow: Kwai Chang Caine's last journey.
Plump Fiction (1997)
"What are you gonna do? Walk the earth?"
One Eight Seven (1997)
Trevor calls a student "Grasshopper" who is playing his flute
Eddie Izzard: Glorious (1997) (Video)
Law & Order: Castoff (1998) (TV Episode)
Eddie Chandler refers to the series.
The Larry Sanders Show: As My Career Lay Dying (1998) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by a character.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Werewolf (1998) (TV Episode)
Tom: "And now, back to 'Kung Fu.'"
The X-Files: Mind's Eye (1998) (TV Episode)
Mulder says "She caught Little Monster trying to snatch the pebble from her hand."
Farscape: Throne for a Loss (1999) (TV Episode)
John - "Kung Fu! Never carried a gun!"
Big Wolf on Campus: Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow (1999) (TV Episode)
Mr. Dunleavy refers to Tommy as "Grasshopper."
PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal: Sacrifices (1999) (TV Episode)
Matt quotes the famous "Patience Grasshopper"r line.
Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! (1999) (Video Game)
In the first caveman level, one of the task-giving caveman calls Spyro grasshopper in the same way they did on the show.
Toy Story 2 (1999)
Hamm: You heard of Kung Fu? Well, get ready for Pork Chop!
Stargate SG-1: Maternal Instinct (2000) (TV Episode)
O'Neil tells Jackson to "Slow down, grasshopper".
That '70s Show: Cat Fight Club (2000) (TV Episode)
Hyde calls Jackie "small grasshopper" while he teaches her how to be zen. Similiar to the teacher of the young Cain on Kung Fu.
Popular: Baby, Don't Do It! (2000) (TV Episode)
Nicole quotes the famous line "You've learned well, Grasshopper" from the show.
Just Shoot Me!: Brandi, You're a Fine Girl (2000) (TV Episode)
Dennis and Burt share a photo of 'David Carradine (I)' from this show.
Wet Hot American Summer (2001)
Grab the pebble from my hand
Daria: Lucky Strike (2001) (TV Episode)
Daria calls Quinn "grasshopper" - Kwai Chang Caine's famous nickname
Lizzie McGuire: Between a Rock and a Bra Place (2001) (TV Episode)
David calls Mat ''grasshopper'' a few times.
The Lone Gunmen: All About Yves (2001) (TV Episode)
The hacker quotes the show.
Max Payne (2001) (Video Game)
Reflex Action (2002) (Video)
photo of David Carradine as Kwai Chang Caine
Farscape: Into the Lion's Den: Part 2 - Wolf in Sheep's Clothing (2002) (TV Episode)
Crichton calls Scorpius "Grasshopper".
Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (2002) (Video Game)
The West Wing: Election Night (2002) (TV Episode)
Sam calls Will "Grasshopper" whilst doing an impression of Master Po.
Dinotopia: Contact (2002) (TV Episode)
Karl calls Zippo "Grasshopper".
Farscape: Mental as Anything (2003) (TV Episode)
Chrichton calls Scorpius "Grasshopper".
Farscape: Prayer (2003) (TV Episode)
Chrichton calls Scorpius "Grasshopper".
Farscape: We're So Screwed: Part 1: Fetal Attraction (2003) (TV Episode)
Crichton calls Scorpius "Grasshopper".
Charlie Rose: Quentin Tarantino 2003 (2003) (TV Episode)
Show is talked about.
Paycheck (2003)
Shorty says, "Show me what you got, Grasshopper." Grasshopper is the nickname of Kwai Chang Caine in the show Kung Fu.
From Grasshopper to Caine: The Making of 'Kung Fu' (2003) (Video)
This is a 'making of' documentary about the referenced work
Zen and Now: A Dinner with David Carradine & Friends (2004) (Video)
The show is talked about throughout.
Blood and Steel: Making 'Enter the Dragon' (2004) (Video)
talked about
The Office: Pilot (2005) (TV Episode)
Michael calls himself the Master and Jim 'Grasshopper'
Joan of Arcadia: Spring Cleaning (2005) (TV Episode)
Ms. Lischak refers to Joan as "Grasshopper."
American Dad!: It's Good to Be the Queen (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Two Tickets to Paradise (2006)
someone is called "grasshopper"
Malcolm in the Middle: Cattle Court (2006) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Craig
The Wire: Refugees (2006) (TV Episode)
"Soft eyes, Grasshopper."
Warriors of Terra (2006)
"It's like Caine from Kung Fu."
Friday Night Lights: Little Girl I Wanna Marry You (2007) (TV Episode)
When Herc is giving Jason advice about Lyla and her Dad, he says "Listen to me grasshopper".
Hot Fuzz (2007)
The priest calls Nicholas "Grasshopper", the nickname for Kwai Chang Caine.
Drive Thru (2007)
person referred to as "Grasshopper"
The Hammer (2007)
Jerry calls someone "grasshopper"
Ping Pong Playa (2007)
"Ok, game over, grasshoppers!"
Weeds: Grasshopper (2007) (TV Episode)
someone is called Grasshopper
Big Stan (2007)
'David Carradine (I)' as The Master trains Stan in self defence
Never Back Down (2008)
"Your 'grasshopper' speech."
The Sensei (2008)
Character says that television show "Kung Fu" is what generated interest in Martial Arts in the USA.
My Name Is Earl: Girl Earl (2008) (TV Episode)
Billie refers to Earl as "Grasshopper."
Life: Find Your Happy Place (2008) (TV Episode)
Captain Tidwell refers to Crews as Kung Fu.
Californication: No Way to Treat a Lady (2008) (TV Episode)
people are called "grasshoppers"
(500) Days of Summer (2009)
DVD is shown in a video store.
Spock: The Early Years (2009) (Video)
mentioned once
Hellbinders (2009)
"Still walking the earth after all this time, huh Cain?"
Supernatural: Free to Be You and Me (2009) (TV Episode)
When Sam is working at the bar, a fellow employee refers to him as Kung Fu.
Smallville: Echo (2009) (TV Episode)
Lois refers to Clark as "Grasshopper."
Castle: Vampire Weekend (2009) (TV Episode)
Castle tells his daughter, "I have taught you well, Grasshopper."
The Pool Boys (2009)
mentioned by Alex
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Pink Slip (2010) (TV Episode)
Casey calls Chuck "grasshopper" and says he has much to learn.
Shoot the Hero (2010)
Mentioned by name
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.136 (2010) (TV Episode)
Alex Trebek imitates Master Po in pronouncing "grasshopper" on a $1,200 clue in the category "Breaking the Phonics Rules"
Penn & Teller: Bullshit!: Martial Arts (2010) (TV Episode)
Penn mentions TV series.
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Episode #6.183 (2010) (TV Episode)
Craig mentions the beginning of the old TV-Series "Kung Fu" while talking to Rebecca Mader.
My Boys: Extreme Mike-Over (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Two and a Half Men: A Pudding-Filled Cactus (2010) (TV Episode)
Charlie greets Alan as 'Grasshopper' with an oriental bow.
White Collar: Power Play (2011) (TV Episode)
Mozzie tells Peter to "try to take the pebble from my palm."
Revenge: Betrayal (2011) (TV Episode)
"Watch and learn, Grasshopper."
Donner Pass (2011)
"Watch and learn, Grasshopper."
Sanctuary: Untouchable (2011) (TV Episode)
Will tells Magnus that if she starts calling him "Young Grasshopper", he's going to quit.
Supernatural: Adventures in Babysitting (2012) (TV Episode)
Frank calls Dean "Grasshopper"
House of Lies: Mini-Mogul (2012) (TV Episode)
"Grasshopper"
Naked As We Came (2012)
Ted says to Elliot "Well done, grasshopper."
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.172 (2012) (TV Episode)
Wanda Sykes says that viewers were able to suspend their disbelief with regard to David Carradine's race on the show
Bunheads: Movie Truck (2012) (TV Episode)
Michelle refers to a student as "grasshopper."
The Dirties (2013)
Matt mentions it.
Jodorowsky's Dune (2013)
mentioned when referring to David Carridine
Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards: Reloaded (2013) (Video Game)
Eve tells Larry "Patience, grasshopper".
Orange Is the New Black: Lesbian Request Denied (2013) (TV Episode)
Someone is called "Grasshopper" and threatens to go "all Kung Fu on you!"
RED 2 (2013)
Han Cho Bai says "No Grasshopper, it is not" just like Master Po in the TV series calling Kane "Grasshopper."
Digging Up the Marrow (2014)
"Grasshopper"
Lab Rats: Bionic House Party (2015) (TV Episode)
Adam calls Sebastian "grasshopper."
Daredevil: Nelson v. Murdock (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Supernatural: Book of the Damned (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Copycat (2016)
Mentioned multiple times by Dean.
Black Mirror: Nosedive (2016) (TV Episode)
"Walk the Earth."
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.34 (2016) (TV Episode)
correct response in "TV Guides" category
Supergirl: The Darkest Place (2016) (TV Episode)
J'onn tells Kara that he learned a meditation technique from a Shaolin monk in the late 1800s.
Talking Dead: Close Your Eyes (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mercedes Mason.

Featured in 

Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993)
Bruce and his wife are watching it.
Office Space (1999)
Dick (1999)
The Making of 'Kill Bill: Volume 2' (2004) (TV Movie)
clip shown
The Sopranos: The Fleshy Part of the Thigh (2006) (TV Episode)
Tony watches it
Protagonist (2007)
A man talks about how the TV show sparked his interest in martial arts.
De zomer draait door: Episode #2.4 (2009) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.108 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip of Don Johnson's appearance on the show is shown
The Beaver (2011)
watched on TV
Half in the Bag: Slender Man (2018) (TV Episode)
clips from the TV show are featured when Mike talks about a possible Kung Fu reference in Slender Man

Spoofed in 

The Carol Burnett Show: Episode #7.1 (1973) (TV Episode)
Parodied as "Yung Fool".
You Must Be Joking!: Episode #1.1 (1975) (TV Episode)
Several comedy sketches of silly Grasshopper situations
Ban jin ba liang (1976)
Kwok (Sam Hui) snatches candy out of Yuk's (Michael Hui) hand a la David Carradine.
Saturday Night Live: David Carradine/Linda Ronstadt/Cast of 'The Pirates of Penzance' (1980) (TV Episode)
Spoofed during the monologue, Kung Fu fashions, Kung Fu Christmas and Welfare Counseling sketch.
Beavis and Butt-Head: Dream On (1995) (TV Episode)
Beavis dreams he's the "grasshopper" being taught by the old master
Weird Science: Genie Junior (1998) (TV Episode)
When he returns from China, Chett is a parody of Kwai Chang Caine.
Kung Phooey! (2003)
Art crosses desert in David Carradine attire
NCIS: Jeopardy (2006) (TV Episode)
Tony tries to lift Ziva's spirit by doing the pebble scene with Master Po and Cain.
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006)
KG's "snatch the remote from my hand" scene
Good Eats: Stew Romance (2007) (TV Episode)
Following a series of rhetorical cooking questions, Alton instructs "Patience, grasshopper."
Balls of Fury (2007)
parody of the "snatching insect from instructor's hand" scene
Good Eats: Kinda Blue (2007) (TV Episode)
For the second time in the season, Alton invokes Master Po's instruction to young Kwai Chang Caine, "Patience, grasshopper."
Detention (2010)
performance by students
Tosh.0: Lightning Bolt LARPer (2010) (TV Episode)
Parodied in Redemption
Tosh.0: Tisha UnArmed (Cewebrity Profile) (2012) (TV Episode)
"Canadian Kung Fu".
Detectorists: Episode #1.3 (2014) (TV Episode)
Lance to Andy" "Patience, grasshopper."
Tosh.0: Where Are They Now? Pt. 3 (2015) (TV Episode)
"Snatch this pebble from my hand"

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