Sophie's Choice (1982) Poster


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Referenced in 

Knots Landing: Abby's Choice (1982) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Saturday Night Live: Joan Rivers/Musical Youth (1983) (TV Episode)
referenced on Saturday Night News
Tayna chyornykh drozdov (1983)
There is a shot of a poster of Sophie's Choice by a movie theater
Saturday Night Live: Michael Douglas/Deniece Williams (1984) (TV Episode)
Title referenced in Price/Waterhouse sketch.
Mama's Family: Fly Naomi (1986) (TV Episode)
Mama complains that she doesn't want to see a Meryl Streep movie, since she doesn't like foreign actresses coming to America and winning Academy Awards, and Naomi corrects her by saying that Streep is an American, and Mama wonders how Streep does all those foreign accents.
Amazon Women on the Moon (1987)
Jerry tells Karen that he is taping Sophie's Choice (1982) and refers to its star Meryl Streep.
Who's the Boss?: Nineteen Again (1988) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mona
Roseanne: Becky's Choice (1989) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Golden Girls: Sophia's Choice (1989) (TV Episode)
The episode title is a pun on the title of this film
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Woody Harrelson/Peter MacNicol/Sunni Black (1989) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Johnny as he introduces Peter MacNicol
Siskel & Ebert: Presumed Innocent/Chicago Joe and the Showgirl/Mo' Better Blues/Cinema Paradiso (1990) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Presumed Innocent" review.
Growing Pains: Mike's Choice (1990) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Get a Life: Neptune 2000 (1991) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
The Wonder Years: Pfeiffer's Choice (1991) (TV Episode)
title reference
Oscar's Greatest Moments (1992) (Video)
Mad About You: Sofa's Choice (1992) (TV Episode)
title reference
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Crash of Moons (1992) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Joel as a woman is seen holding a baby
The Nanny: Frannie's Choice (1994) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Full House: D.J.'s Choice (1995) (TV Episode)
episode title reference
VR.5: Simon's Choice (1995) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Room 101: Episode #2.2 (1995) (TV Episode)
One of Frank Skinner's choices to go into Room 101, because he once watched this on video with his Catholic parents and felt very embarrassed during a scene featuring bawdy language.
Dream On: Toby's Choice (1995) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Ellen: Ellen's Choice (1995) (TV Episode)
title reference
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Laserblast (1996) (TV Episode)
Colonel Farley says "Hobson's choice," after which Tom comments, "You know, with Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, and all."
Captain Simian & The Space Monkeys: Splitzy's Choice (1996) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Just Shoot Me!: Back Issues (1997) (TV Episode)
"It was like Sophie's Choice but with pants."
Bean (1997)
Over the Top: Acting Out (1997) (TV Episode)
Hadley Says "We're talking Sophie's Choice all the way"
Friends: The One with Phoebe's Uterus (1998) (TV Episode)
Phoebe is deciding whether to carry a baby for someone else and giving the child up after 9 months; Rachel says it's like Sophie's Choice; Monica says she never saw that and Rachel replies that it was only OK.
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Sabrina's Choice (1998) (TV Episode)
title reference
Saturday Night Live: Bill Murray/Lucinda Williams (1999) (TV Episode)
Title referenced during Bill Murray's Oscar picks on Weekend Update
Melrose Place: Ryan's Choice (1999) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: No Place Like Home (1999) (TV Episode)
Zelda suggests that she and Hilda go see the film.
The Simpsons: Beyond Blunderdome (1999) (TV Episode)
Edward says, "This was gonna be the studio's prestige picture, like 'Howards End' or 'Sophie's Choice.'"
Frasier: Out with Dad (2000) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
The Junkies (2000) (Short)
Norm: Norm and Wiener Dog vs. Fatherhood (2001) (TV Episode)
Laurie says, "Oh, Norm, this is breaking my heart. This is like watching Sophie's Choice on Animal Planet."
Human Nature (2001)
Gabrielle asks Nathan if he's seen the movie when forcing him to make a choice.
Daria: One J at a Time (2001) (TV Episode)
Daria says: "You pick, Mom. It will be like Sophie's Choice"
George Stevens: The Filmmakers Who Knew Him (2001) (Video)
mentionned once
Eisai to tairi mou: Episode #1.4 (2001) (TV Episode)
That '70s Show: Jackie Says Cheese (2002) (TV Episode)
When Jackie says that Kelso much choose between his relationship with her or money, Eric says that it is "like Sophie's Choice for morons".
New York at the Movies (2002) (TV Movie)
Black Books: A Nice Change (2002) (TV Episode)
Fran gets very emotional choosing which shoes to take on holiday.
Gilmore Girls: Teach Me Tonight (2002) (TV Episode)
Lorelai suggests it as a Movie in the Square Night contender.
Becker: MisSteaks (2002) (TV Episode)
Linda shouts out the title of this movie as an answer during the game of charades.
Friends: The One Where Chandler Gets Caught (2004) (TV Episode)
Ross says that trying to choose whether to give up dinosaurs or sex is like Sophie's choice.
Gilmore Girls: The Incredible Sinking Lorelais (2004) (TV Episode)
Sookie says, "Who's making that choice, Sophie?"
The Girl Next Door (2004)
Eli's direction: Think Meryl Streep, Sophie's Choice
Jiminy Glick in Lalawood (2004)
Kevin Kline talks about Sophie's Choice in the movie
Seinfeld: How It Began (2004) (TV Movie)
mentioned once
The Amateurs (2005)
mentioned in dialogue
Scrubs: My Quarantine (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Comeback: Valerie Stands Out on the Red Carpet (2005) (TV Episode)
Mickey mentions the film.
Gilmore Girls: Let Me Hear Your Balalaikas Ringing Out (2005) (TV Episode)
After exiting the bar, Colin climbs up a lamp post, throws his glass and shouts "To Stingo!".
Monk: Mr. Monk and the Big Reward (2006) (TV Episode)
When in the store at the checkout Monk has to put back some of his groceries, Nathalie tries to let him decide which can of soup can be returned. Monk can't choose and says "It's like Sophie's Choice...exept...it's soup"
Pepper Dennis: Poker Clubs and Boob Cams (2006) (TV Episode)
Pepper and Kathy watch the film at the end of the episode.
The Closer: Head Over Heels (2006) (TV Episode)
Brenda says "Come now... this is hardly Sophie's Choice"
Meet Mick Taylor: An Interview with John Jarratt (2006) (Video)
John Jarratt refers to this film and Meryl Streep's Polish accent in this film.
Ugly Betty: Sofia's Choice (2007) (TV Episode)
Title reference
30 Rock: Up All Night (2007) (TV Episode)
Tracy's wife calls the hooker 'Sophie's Choice'
Robson Arms: Mr. Lonely (2007) (TV Episode)
Pamela compares choosing between teddy bears and cats to the choice in the movie.
2007 MTV Movie Awards (2007) (TV Special)
mentioned by Sarah Silverman
The Simpsons: Funeral for a Fiend (2007) (TV Episode)
Marge mentions it.
The Big Bang Theory: The Nerdvana Annihilation (2008) (TV Episode)
Leonard mentions it sarcastically when mentioning the time machine
The Starter Wife: The French Disconnection (2008) (TV Episode)
Rodney says the choice of going shopping with Liz or spending a day with Felix is like "Sophie's Choice."
Comeback: Simonina volba (2008) (TV Episode)
Referenced by title.
The Apprentice: Cupcake Challenge (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Melissa
30 Rock: The Ones (2009) (TV Episode)
Tracy says he has to make a choice like Sophie's.
The Office: Casual Friday (2009) (TV Episode)
Michael mentions having to choose between renting "The Devil Wears Prada" and "Sophie's Choice" at the video store as a tough choice that he has made.
Glee: Showmance (2009) (TV Episode)
Terri says, "It's my very own 'Sophie's Choice'."
Modern Family: The Bicycle Thief (2009) (TV Episode)
Cameron says that Meryl Streep is perfection "whether she's divorcing Kramer, whether she is wearing Prada - don't even get me started on Sophie's Choice" - listing 3 movies she starred in.
The Ministers (2009)
on movie marquee
The Cleveland Show: Cleveland Jr. Cherry Bomb (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Cleveland
Gossip Girl: The Debarted (2009) (TV Episode)
Gossip Girl's blog in the opening has the headline: "Serena's choice"
NCIS: Jet Lag (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by DiNozzo as he's trying to figure out which Paris photos he needs to delete.
The Big Bang Theory: The Excelsior Acquisition (2010) (TV Episode)
Howard mentions the movie by name.
United States of Tara: Dept. of F'd Up Family Services (2010) (TV Episode)
Tara mentions it when talking to Lynda P. Frazier in the comic book store
Gossip Girl: Double Identity (2010) (TV Episode)
Blair asks Serena if she's made her "Sophie's Choice" between Brooklyn and the Upper East Side.
Glee: Grilled Cheesus (2010) (TV Episode)
Rachel says she found the most perfect spiritual song to sing, but it's been torn away from her like Sophie's daughter.
The Simpsons: The Fool Monty (2010) (TV Episode)
When it is revealed that only one child per family may receive a vaccine for the cat flu, Mayor Quimby urges the crowd to "'Sophie's Choice' your child!"
Saturday Night Live: Paul Rudd/Paul McCartney (2010) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the "Meryl Streep on Ice" segment
Portlandia: Farm (2011) (TV Episode)
movie called "Daniel's Choice"
Grey's Anatomy: P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) (2011) (TV Episode)
When Cristina tells Meredith that she's facing "Sophie's choice" with the decision between her mother's diabetes study and Derek's Alzheimer's study, Lexie says she's never seen the movie.
Shameless: Father Frank, Full of Grace (2011) (TV Episode)
Veronica (to Fiona): "Answering phones at some office in Cermak or sambaing in Rio? That's the Sophie's Choice you're agonizing over?"
The Ricky Gervais Show: Art (2011) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Ricky
Rookie Blue: Heart & Sparks (2011) (TV Episode)
Dov: "It's like 'Sophie's Choice' - only different."
Happily Divorced: I Wanna Be Alone (2011) (TV Episode)
Fran: "Oh my God, this is like 'Sophie's Choice'!"
Hot in Cleveland: Elka's Choice (2011) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
2 Broke Girls: And the Upstairs Neighbor (2012) (TV Episode)
Sophie's cleaning company is called "Sophie's Choice".
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.42 (2012) (TV Episode)
Josh Gad mentions the movie by name.
Melissa & Joey: I Can Manage (2012) (TV Episode)
Mel: "It's like 'Sophie's Choice'... if Sophie were renovating her kitchen."
Bullet in the Face: Drug of Choice (2012) (TV Episode)
Gunter mentions the movie.
Peep Show: Jeremy Therapised (2012) (TV Episode)
When asked to choose her meal, Dobby says she feels like Meryl Streep in this.
Wedding Band: Get Down on It (2012) (TV Episode)
Roxie: "At least Sophie had a choice."
Bunheads: Channing Tatum Is a Fine Actor (2013) (TV Episode)
Sasha's mom: "You have a choice, Sophie."
Edición Especial Coleccionista: Serpico (2013) (TV Episode)
Blu-ray release
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.91 (2013) (TV Episode)
Ryan mentions the movie by name.
Veep: Running (2013) (TV Episode)
Selina mentions the film.
We're the Millers (2013)
When getting robbed, the robber tells David if he didn't give the bag himself, he would stab him and take it. David then replies him that it was a real Sophie's choice.
Ragin' Cajun Redneck Gators (2013)
Mentioned in dialogue
Saturday Night Live: Tina Fey/Arcade Fire (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the "New Cast Member or Arcade Fire?" sketch
The Middle: The Potato (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Fresh Meat: Episode #3.6 (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Sabine
Broad City: Working Girls (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Ilana.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.90 (2014) (TV Episode)
Arden mentions the movie by name.
Hot in Cleveland: Bucket: We're Going to New York (2014) (TV Episode)
the movie title and Meryl Streep mentioned numerous times
The Little Death (2014)
One of the films Rowena brings home to make her husband cry
Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie (2014)
Title mentioned.
Brickleberry: In Da Club (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
About a Boy: About a Duck (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Will
Santa Con (2014)
mentioned by Pastor Ruth
The Simpsons: The Man Who Came to Be Dinner (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Bart
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Michael Strahan/Olivia Munn/Mark & Jay Duplass (2015) (TV Episode)
Mark & Jay Duplass mention movies they watched as kids when HBO showed R-rated movies in the afternoon
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Psycho Pete Returns (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Saturday Night Live: J.K. Simmons/D'Angelo (2015) (TV Episode)
Referenced during Cinema Classics: Casablanca sketch
Nostalgia Critic: Mamma Mia! (2015) (TV Episode)
"Meryl is shocked to find that in a bizarre way, she's reliving Sophie's Choice..."
Nostalgia Critic: The Haunted Mansion (2015) (TV Episode)
"...or putting Sarah Silverman in Sophie's Choice."
Supernatural: Book of the Damned (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
iZombie: Maternity Liv (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Schitt's Creek: Estate Sale (2016) (TV Episode)
Roland mentions the movie by name.
Grandma Q&A with Lily Tomlin, Sam Elliott and Paul Weitz (2016) (Video)
Actress Lily Tomlin refers Meryl's Streep's acting in this film.
Bob's Burgers: The Gene and Courtney Show (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Teachers: Sex Ed (2016) (TV Episode)
A.J. refers to the film.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Meets a Drunk Lady! (2016) (TV Episode)
Titus says, "It's like 'Sophie's Choice' without Streep chewing the scenery."
The Americans: The Day After (2016) (TV Episode)
A VHS tape is seen while Elizabeth Jennings searches the Seong's house.
RiffTrax Live: MST3K Reunion (2016) (Video)
Mentioned by Bill
Impractical Jokers: Training Day (2016) (TV Episode)
Joe must decide between his wife and his daughter, so Sal tells him it's a Joe-phie's choice.
The Flash: Untouchable (2017) (TV Episode)
When Joe is asked to bet on the race between Wally and Barry, he can't choose, calling it a "Sophie's Choice."
NCIS: A Many Splendored Thing (2017) (TV Episode)
Referenced several times during the episode.
The Oscars (2017) (TV Special)
mentioned by Jimmy Kimmel while talking about Meryl Streep
Notions (2017) (TV Series)
Valerie scolds Eoghan for taking too long to order between coffees "This isn't Sophie's Choice, Eoghan!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Avalanche (2017) (TV Episode)
Jonah: "Tonya Harding in: 'Sophie's Choice on Ice'"
The Simpsons: Dogtown (2017) (TV Episode)
When Homer is trying to choose whether to hit Santa's Little Helper or Gil, he calls it a Snoopy's Choice.
Loaded: Josh's Mum and Dad (2017) (TV Episode)
Watto calls cutting some of the 14 kinds of teas as a "Sophie's Choice".
Tvoje tvár má známý hlas: Episode #4.1 (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jakub Kohák.
Eastsiders: Our Own Private Idaho (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Cal.
Kovy: Kovy vs Halina (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Kovy.
Superior Donuts: Sofia's Choice (2018) (TV Episode)
Title reference

Featured in 

The 55th Annual Academy Awards (1983) (TV Special)
Precious Images (1986) (Short)
Zomergasten: Episode #7.4 (1994) (TV Episode)
A fragment of this film is shown in this episode
The Siskel & Ebert Interviews (1995) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown of various Meryl Streep movies, including this one.
The Universal Story (1996) (TV Movie)
clip shown
Death Dreams of Mourning (1997) (Video)
Many clips are included.
Siskel & Ebert: Babe: Pig in the City/Home Fries/Ringmaster/Very Bad Things/Savior (1998) (TV Episode)
One of the Video Picks of the Week.
Siskel & Ebert: The Bill Clinton Interview (2000) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.
The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003) (TV Special)
Super Secret Movie Rules: Tear Jerkers (2004) (TV Episode)
The show feutures clips from Sophie's Choice
The 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005) (TV Special)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: 10th Anniversary Edition (2007) (TV Movie)
This film is #91 on the list.
Charlie Rose: Episode dated 2 August 2010 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip shown
Aktorka (2015)
Clips shown
The 74th Golden Globe Awards (2017) (TV Special)
Cecil B. DeMille Award presentation for Meryl Streep.
The Oscars (2018) (TV Special)
Best Actress montage

Spoofed in 

The Simpsons: Selma's Choice (1993) (TV Episode)
Episode title spoofs the title of this film.
The Kevin Bishop Show: Episode #1.1 (2008) (TV Episode)
"Sophie's Choice: The Musical"
The Simpsons: Postcards from the Wedge (2010) (TV Episode)
When the ground shakes and the Quick-E-Mart's two Squishee machines begin to fall apart, Apu says, "Which flavor do I save? Curse this 'Squishee's Choice'!"
Life in Pieces: Tailgate Spiral Souvenir Seating (2017) (TV Episode)
One skit is called Sophia's choice

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