King Kong (1976) Poster



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Followed by 

Version of 

King Kong (2005)

Remake of 

King Kong (1933)

Remade as 

Kong: Skull Island (2017)

Edited into 

Death Ship (1980)
King Kong Lives (1986)
The movie starts with the final scenes from King Kong (1976).


The Wizard of Oz (1925)
Dwan's name; the uniquely-named leading actress in the early W.O.O. film had that oddly-spelled last name --- "Dwan"; she also was actually named "Dorothy", the same as the character she played.
Deep Throat (1972)
Dwan: "Did you ever meet anyone before whose life was saved by 'Deep Throat'?"

Referenced in 

1976 World Series: Game 4 (1976) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Phil Rizzuto at the top of the fourth inning.
Saturday Night Live: Ruth Gordon/Chuck Berry (1977) (TV Episode)
Discussed on "Tomorrow".
What's Happening!!: The Sunday Father (1977) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Bill Thomas and Dee Thomas
Good Times: A Stormy Relationship (1977) (TV Episode)
JJ refers to movie
Rhoda: Nick Lobo, Superstar (1977) (TV Episode)
Gary says that the new King Kong and the old King Kong are playing on a double bill.
Saturday Night Live: Steve Martin/The Kinks (1977) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on "Hollywood Bingo".
Good Times: Love Has a Spot On Its Lung: Part 1 (1977) (TV Episode)
Florida mentions movie by name, JJ gives description
Saturday Night Live: Julian Bond/Tom Waits, Brick (1977) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Amy Carter.
Raw Footage (1977)
Film's poster is seen on wall.
Bye Bye Monkey (1978)
The body of the oversized ape is left over from the 1976 version.
Closed Circuit (1978) (TV Movie)
Film is advertised on a truck.
The Incredible Hulk: Terror in Times Square (1978) (TV Episode)
The Hulk runs past film poster on side building
These Sorcerers Are Mad (1978)
Poster visible in Picard's apartment.
Manbeast! Myth or Monster? (1978)
In the fun fair, the camera zooms in a roller-coaster with King Kong, holding Dwan as seen on the film's poster, painted on the wall.
Three's Company: Jack the Ripper (1979) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Dr. Prescott
On the Air Live with Captain Midnight (1979)
A poster is visible in Ziggy's room.
Giger's Alien (1979) (Short)
H.R. Giger mentions the new version of "King Kong".
Me olvidé de vivir (1980)
Julio shows Claudia the World Trade Center telling her that King Kong had a paw on each tower.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Martin Mull/James Woods/Peter Billingsley (1981) (TV Episode)
James Woods comments on Rick Baker having played the title role
Home Sweet Home (1981)
The poster is shown in a room.
The Facts of Life: Next Door (1984) (TV Episode)
Jo mentions the title, after Natalie mentions the leading lady Jessica Lange
Strangler vs. Strangler (1984)
Poster is shown in Spiridon Kopicl's room.
Una donna allo specchio (1984)
Fabio reads in a newspaper about King Kong returning, and compares himself to the ape.
Night Court: Bull Gets a Kid (1984) (TV Episode)
Harry says, "I think I now where that big ape is going." when he looks at a model of a building and then heads his way to the roof.
King of Snakes (1984)
Features a giant snake
No 73: Ding-Dong (1985) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Fred Darrington.
Saturday Night's Main Event: Episode #1.4 (1986) (TV Episode)
Vince McMahon compares the interaction between George "The Animal" Steele and Elizabeth to "King Kong and Jessica Lange."
Night Court: Monkey Business (1986) (TV Episode)
An orangutan appears in the courtroom and Mac tells a person over the phone "some clown tried to climb the Empire State Building again"
King Kong! The Living Legend (1986) (TV Special)
Looks at making of that film
Video Violence 2 (1988) (Video)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
The poster for the film is on Deacon's bedroom wall.
Speed Zone (1989)
Charlie references the film by name when talking to Tiffany.
The Siskel & Ebert 500th Anniversary Special (1989) (TV Special)
Gene Siskel (in an archive clip): "Jessica Lange told us she was really roughed up working on this mechanical monster movie."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Magic Sword (1992) (TV Episode)
Joel: "Is she doing a Fay Wray or Jessica Lange?"
Magic Kid (1993) (Video)
The King Kong ride at Universal Hollywood.
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: The Rival (1994) (TV Episode)
Perry says, "The best we've got is your editor-in-chief hanging from the top of the World Trade Center in a gorilla outfit."
Kicking and Screaming (1995)
Mentioned as a movie that features monkeys prominently.
Cybill: Pal Zoey (1996) (TV Episode)
Cybill says she auditioned for the movie.
1999 (1997)
Poster in Rufus's room
Monster Mania (1997) (TV Movie)
Poster is shown.
Monstervision: One Million Years B.C./King Kong Lives (1998) (TV Episode)
Joe Bob briefly talks about this movie which King Kong Lives is a sequel to.
At the Movies: Remembering Gene Siskel (1999) (TV Episode)
Gene Siskel (in an archive clip): "Jessica Lange told us she was really roughed up working on this mechanical monster movie."
Dogma (1999)
Jay talks about the World Trade Center scene.
Johnny Bravo: Johnny and the Beanstalk/A Boy and His Bird/Ape Is Enough (1999) (TV Episode)
The line, "I'm a Libra. What sign are you?" is a spoof of that line?
Hamlet (2000)
Video box seen in Blockbuster Video during "To Be Or Not to Be".
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
"Remind me to give me back my copy of 'Home Alone' and 'King Kong' remake back."
Gilmore Girls: Richard in Stars Hollow (2002) (TV Episode)
The movie is seen in the background at the video store.
Spider-Man (2002)
Mentioned in dialogue.
The 'Alien' Saga (2002) (TV Movie)
Who Killed 'Winter Kills'? (2003) (Video)
Jeff Bridges refers to this film has being a selling point for him to do this movie. Bridges said that writer-director William Richert said to him: "You can be my Kong!".
I Love the '70s (2003) (TV Mini-Series)
Superior Firepower: The Making of 'Aliens' (2003) (Video)
Mentioned once.
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
The film's soundtrack is tossed at zombies.
That '70s Show: Squeeze Box (2004) (TV Episode)
When Donna grabs Mitch and shoves him out of her room, he says that he feels like Jessica Lange in the movie.
King Kong (2005)
Kong places Ann on his shoulder when he has to move fast just as he did to Jessica Lange in the 1976 remake.
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 2 February 2006 (2006) (TV Episode)
The remakes of King Kong are referenced.
Recreating the Eighth Wonder: The Making of 'King Kong' (2006) (Video)
Mentioned a few times.
Night at the Museum (2006)
When Larry frees himself from the hog-tie, the miniature cowboys scatter and yell about the giant breaking free.
My Name Is Bruce (2007)
Poster seen hanging on a wall.
View from the Overlook: Crafting 'The Shining' (2007) (Video)
Mentioned once.
Just Broke Up (2008)
Mary speaks about this movie
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Godzilla Vs. Megalon (2008) (TV Episode)
James compares the American poster of Godzilla Vs. Megalon to the poster of this movie.
Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus (2009) (Video)
There is mention of a company named Petrox. The expedition in "King Kong" (1976) was sponsored by the Petrox Corporation
Micmacs (2009)
DVD is shown in a video store.
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.25 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $400 clue in the category "Movie Debuts"
The Blind Side (2009)
"Jessica Lange and King Kong" mentioned
Nostalgia Critic: Old vs. New: King Kong (2010) (TV Episode)
poster shown
Bad Movie Beatdown: D-War (2010) (TV Episode)
Buck says he would rather watch this than D-War
Take Me Home Tonight (2011)
Video case is shown in a video store.
The Big Box: Christmas Evil (2011) (TV Episode)
Video case is shown.
Public Domain Horror VHS Art (2012) (Video)
James Rolfe mentions that Kaijû sôshingeki was probably inspired by final scene of that movie.
Toy Hunter: Live and Let Play (2014) (TV Episode)
Jordan buys a King Kong board game based on the 1976 movie.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Mighty Kong (2014) (TV Episode)
Hewy mentions the other King Kong films that we're spin-offs; he also thinks it's worst than the Mighty Kong toward the end of his review.
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 15 May 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
Mike Greenberg says this is his favorite monster movie
Sled Pirani (2014) (TV Series)
Hollywood Mouth 2 (2014)
figurine on coffee table depicts the title character.
The Graham Norton Show: Meryl Streep/James McAvoy/Mark Ruffalo/Hozier (2015) (TV Episode)
Meryl Streep talks about auditioning for Dino De Laurentiis Sr. for a role in this movie
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Louis C.K./Questlove/Rufus Wainwright (2016) (TV Episode)
Louis C.K. mentions the Jessica Lange movie
The BFG (2016)
The BFG holds Sophie under a waterfall so that Sophie can rinse herself off after being inside the snozzcumber during their unexpected encounter with the gluttonous Bloodbottler giant, just as Kong does for Dwan after acccidentally dropping her in the mud when he has to fight off the ferocious dinosaur
Die schlechtesten Filme aller Zeiten: Der Koloss von Konga (2016) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Rütten, recalling other King Kong remakes
Big Fan: Big Fan Matthew McConaughey (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialog
King Kong-A-Thon: King Kong (1976) - Review (2017) (TV Episode)
Film is Mentioned.
Kong: Skull Island (2017)
Kong destroys early in the film are UH-1 Iroquois, the same type of choppers that seemingly killed Kong in the climax of the 1976 remake.
Honest Trailers: Kong: Skull Island (2017) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown
Chicago Fire: The Whole Point of Being Roommates (2018) (TV Episode)
Brian mentions this as one of the versions of King Kong
Giant Monster Movie Reviews!: King Kong (1976) - Review! (2018) (TV Episode)
Film is Mentioned.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Big Bird's Big Break (2018) (TV Episode)
Brought up in discussion.
The Alec Baldwin Show: Ricky Gervais, Jeff Bridges (2018) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned and photograph shown.
For the Love of Kong (2019) (Short)
Film is Mentioned.
The Cinema Snob: Gotti (2019) (TV Episode)
The Snob mentions it.
There's Something About Movies: Episode #2.4 (2019) (TV Episode)
Alan Carr says Meryl Streep was told she was too ugly while auditioning for this movie.
Jeopardy!: Episode #36.166 (2020) (TV Episode)
Referenced in clue in category "Her Major Movie Debut".
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020)
Cutout of Kong seen in Halloween Highway store window.

Featured in 

SP FX: Special Effects - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) (TV Movie)
Scenes are featured.
Behind the Bike Sheds: Episode #2.3 (1985) (TV Episode)
Clip shown during Jim Raving's Newsround
Sometimes They Come Back (1991) (TV Movie)
Saturday Night Live: Drew Barrymore/Macy Gray (2001) (TV Episode)
Clips edited into WUUB sketch.
I Love the '70s: Volume 2: 1976 (2006) (TV Episode)
clips; discussed
20 to 1: Adults Only 20 to 1: Movie Monsters (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on its title monster.
American Masters: Jeff Bridges: The Dude Abides (2011) (TV Episode)
Features references and clips
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Son of Kong (2014) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Loose Canon: King Kong (2015) (TV Episode)
Featured and discussed
WatchMojo: Top 10 Snake Scenes in Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
The Wrath of Kong is #7.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Worst Movies of All Time 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
A clip of the movie is used.
The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2019 (2019) (TV Special)
Footage is shown.
Eli Roth's History of Horror: Monsters (2020) (TV Episode)
Discussed and clips shown

Spoofed in 

Ape (1976)
made to cash on the release
Tisoy! (1977)
Tisoy apes the moves King Kong. He also says that he has yet to watch King Kong
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996)
The scene in Butthead's dream where he grabs a screaming woman from a building is similar to a scene from this movie.
Ed, Edd n Eddy: Urban Ed/Stop, Look and Ed (2000) (TV Episode)
Various shot of Johnny 2X4 climbing up the building is spoofing it.
Saturday Night Live: Drew Barrymore/Macy Gray (2001) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in WUUB sketch.
Kinky Kong (2006) (Video)
The film is a comic porno version of "King Kong".
DuckTales: The Shadow War! (2018) (TV Episode)
The Stolen Shadows under Magica's control surrounding the Money Bin attempt to swing at Launchpad in his plane.
DuckTales: The Dangerous Chemistry of Gandra Dee! (2019) (TV Episode)
Mega Beaks parodies King Kong by climbing to the top of Waddle Tower with Huey and Webby in one hand.

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