What's Up, Doc? (1972) Poster


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Followed by 

What's Up Doc (1978) (TV Series)

Edited into 

The Clock (2010)
Howard standing in airport


Seven Chances (1925)
Battleship Potemkin (1925)
In chase scene where they ride the bike down the steps is a reference to the "Odessa Steps" sequence of Battleship Potemkin where a baby carriage careens down the steps
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
A scene nearly identical to the one where Susan rips the back center seam of David's coat where Judy does the same to Howard's coat.
Casablanca (1942)
Journey Into Fear (1943)
Madelin Kahn's opening cry of "Howard! Howard Bannister!" is a direct mimicry of the way Ruth Warrick says "Howard! Howard Graham!" at the start of this film.
The Caine Mutiny (1954)
Judge Maxwell brings out the steel balls, a la Cmdr. Queeg
Bullitt (1968)
The beginning of the chase scene is clear homage to the beginning of the iconic chase scene in Bullitt, complete with hubcaps flying off the cars.

Referenced in 

Evil Come Evil Go (1972)
Seen on Grauman's Chinese Theatre marquee approximately twelve minutes into the film.
Screwball Comedies... Remember Them? (1972) (Short)
Documentary about this film
M*A*S*H: What's Up, Doc? (1978) (TV Episode)
title reference
Hop - a je tu lidoop (1978)
Poster on the wall.
Time After Time (1979)
When H. G. Wells gets in the cab, the cab driver asks him "What's Up, Doc?" before racing perilously up and down San Franciscos's hills, alluding to this comedy that is also set in San Francisco and features a wild chase through the streets of San Francisco
A.D.A.M. (1988)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Mighty Jack (1991) (TV Episode)
Tom: "It's like 'What's Up, Doc?' all of a sudden."
Night Court: Looking for Mr. Shannon (1991) (TV Episode)
"We can catch Miranda's act in the 'The Butt's Up Doc review.'"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Master Ninja I (1992) (TV Episode)
Crow: "They're just trying to keep away from the set of 'What's Up, Doc?'"
The Nanny: Ode to Barbra Joan (1994) (TV Episode)
Fran says that she's seen all of Barbra Streisand's movies 25 times each.
The Simpsons: Grampa vs. Sexual Inadequacy (1994) (TV Episode)
The car chase in San Francisco in the Troy McClure film references What's Up Doc?
Outbreak (1995)
Family Matters: What's Up Doc? (1995) (TV Episode)
title reference
Ellen: What's Up, Ex-Doc? (1995) (TV Episode)
title reference
Stealing Sinatra (2003)
mentioned in connection with Ryan O'Neal
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.140 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $100 question
By Bogdanovich (2011)
mentioned in discussion of Bogdaovich's filmography
Lovelace (2013)
It is mentioned in a magazine article.
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
Younger: What's Up, Dock? (2016) (TV Episode)
title reference


Air Force (1943)
What's Up Doc? (1950) (Short)

Featured in 

Screwball Comedies... Remember Them? (1972) (Short)
Shows footage clips from
Precious Images (1986) (Short)
Siskel & Ebert: Barbra Streisand (1988) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
A Night of Comic Relief 2 (1989) (TV Special)
Clip shown as part of The Barry Awards
Siskel & Ebert: They'll Do It Every Time: Part Two (1992) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
100 Years of Comedy (1997) (Video)
Clips shown.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs: America's Funniest Movies (2000) (TV Special)
This film is #61 on the list.
Nostalgia Critic: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (2012) (TV Episode)
"I am you"


Love Story (1970)

Spoofed in 

Butt's Up, Doc (1992) (Video)
title parody

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