America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back (TV Series 1988–2013) Poster


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Australia's Most Wanted (1989) (TV Series)
Version of same show concept from different country or time.
Wanted (2013) (TV Series)
Version of same show concept from different country or time.


Springfield's Most Wanted (1995) (TV Short)

Referenced in 

Day by Day: Trading Places (1988) (TV Episode)
A PBS executive says he has an idea for a show called "America's Most Wanted Library Books."
Cheers: I Kid You Not (1989) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Carla.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Robert Klein/Kevin Spacey/Mary Peyton Meyer (1990) (TV Episode)
Reference in the segment on failed pilots
Saved by the Bell: Blind Dates (1990) (TV Episode)
Zack says, "I'm the only kid on 'America's Most Wanted.'"
Perfect Strangers: Black Widow (1990) (TV Episode)
Jennifer: "You've got to stop watching 'America's Most Wanted.'"
Columbo: Caution: Murder Can Be Hazardous to Your Health (1991) (TV Episode)
"Crime Alert" is based on the series.
Tiny Toon Adventures: Here's Hamton (1991) (TV Episode)
Second segment title reference: "America's Least Wanted"
The Golden Girls: Witness (1991) (TV Episode)
Sophia says the Cheeseman has been featured on the show at least six times.
Late Night with David Letterman: Episode dated 7 June 1991 (1991) (TV Episode)
From "Top Ten Rejected Prom Themes: 8.America's Most Wanted"
Perfect Strangers: The Wedding (1991) (TV Episode)
Jennifer: "I'll think of you whenever I watch 'America's Most Wanted.'"
Cool as Ice (1991)
Tommy says, "I saw it on 'America's Most Wanted.'"
Saved by the Bell: Wicked Stepbrother: Part 1 (1991) (TV Episode)
Lisa jokes that she "called 'America's Most Wanted' and gave them (Eric's) description."
Beetlejuice: The Neitherworld's Least Wanted (1991) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992)
Joe's mom claims to have seen someone on "America's Most Wanted."
Basic Instinct (1992)
Catherine Tramell mentions that Hazel Dobkins wants to be home in time to watch America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back (1988).
The Fear Inside (1992) (TV Movie)
The in-film show "At Large" is styled after this show.
The Larry Sanders Show: The Warmth Episode (1992) (TV Episode)
Larry says he's seen everyone in the focus group on the show.
Married... with Children: The Old College Try (1992) (TV Episode)
Al about Bud: "His cheques are bouncing all over town and even if he didn't see himself on 'America's Most Wanted', Kelly did."
Roseanne: Lose a Job, Winnebago (1993) (TV Episode)
Rosanne Conner mentions this television show by name
Roseanne: Homecoming (1993) (TV Episode)
Becky mentions it.
Problem Child: Junior's Doomsday Debacle (1993) (TV Episode)
Sherrif Ben mentions that if Junior did have a twin brother, he would have caught him on America's Most Wanted.
The X-Files: Lazarus (1994) (TV Episode)
Scully mentions this show
Clarissa Explains It All: Dear Clarissa (1994) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Clarissa about Ferguson on "Americas least wanted"
The Simpsons: Lisa's Rival (1994) (TV Episode)
Bart says "Remember how I got Milhouse's picture on America's Most Wanted?"
Who Do I Gotta Kill? (1994)
Corona's agent mentions the show as an example of a reallife crime show
The Nanny: The Nanny-Napper (1994) (TV Episode)
Niles implies that Maxwell and Fran appeared on the show while he was watching it.
Married... with Children: Sleepless in Chicago (1994) (TV Episode)
When somebody says he'd be prepared to pay 10,000 Dollars for a Barbie, Al replies: "And I'm prepared to call 'America's Most Wanted'."
The Santa Clause (1994)
Mentioned by Scott
Weird Science: Quantum Wyatt (1995) (TV Episode)
Tori refers to Gary as "America's Most Wanted."
Freakazoid!: Five Day Forecast/Dance of Doom/Hand Man (1995) (TV Episode)
Dexter's mom says, "Would you like to watch 'America's Most Wanted'?"
Springfield's Most Wanted (1995) (TV Short)
The show is a special edition of America's Most Wanted
Freakazoid!: Hot Rods from Heck/A Time for Evil (1995) (TV Episode)
Dexter says, "He's on 'America's Most Wanted' about every other week."
The Rockford Files: If the Frame Fits... (1996) (TV Movie)
After seeing Jim on the TV news as being wanted, Angel says "Now that you're on America's Most Wanted..."
Big Bully (1996)
Rick Moranis's character says that his kid is hanging out with the cast of America's Most Wanted
Sliders: In Dino Veritas (1996) (TV Episode)
The poacher is concerned about appearing on the series after being spotted by the ranger.
Homicide: Life on the Street: Work Related (1996) (TV Episode)
Herb Sobel refers to the series.
Kenan & Kel: Diamonds Are for Roger (1996) (TV Episode)
Kenan and Kel watch a show called America's Criminals. John Walsh makes a cameo as the show host.
Freakazoid!: Hero Boy (1996) (TV Episode)
America's Most Hated is a take on this show and even features a John Walsh look alike.
Weird Science: Boys on the Hide (1997) (TV Episode)
Wyatt refers to himself and Gary as "Farber's Most Wanted."
7th Heaven: America's Most Wanted (1997) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Red Green Show: The Good Old Hockey Game (1997) (TV Episode)
Mike claims that watching this show is the same as spending time with his family
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show: Honey, Meet the Barbarians (1998) (TV Episode)
Nick mentions a kidnapping plot he saw on AMW.
Homicide: Life on the Street: Abduction (1998) (TV Episode)
"This Week's Wanted" is based on the series while Jeffrey Andrews is based on its host John Walsh as both
South Park: Cartman's Mom is Still a Dirty Slut (1998) (TV Episode)
This show comes to South Park to report a murder.
Sports Night: Mary Pat Shelby (1998) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Dana
Wrongfully Accused: Featurette (1998) (Video)
Hosted like an edition of this TV show.
The Montel Williams Show: Episode dated 9 October 2001 (2001) (TV Episode)
John Walsh discusses the show.
Family Guy: Screwed the Pooch (2001) (TV Episode)
The Hotel Brian and Seabreeze hide in says "As seen on America's Most Wanted" on the sign
Friday After Next (2002)
The Elizabeth Smart Story (2003) (TV Movie)
Ed Smart appears on "America's Most Wanted."
The Shield: What Power Is... (2004) (TV Episode)
"Treasury's Most Wanted"
Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Silver Lining (2004) (TV Episode)
referenced in episode
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody: To Catch a Thief (2005) (TV Episode)
Mr. Moseby: "Carey, please join us in the lounge for a staff meeting, as soon as you're through parenting America's least wanted."
Your World w/ Neil Cavuto: Episode dated 9 February 2006 (2006) (TV Episode)
This tv show is referenced during the segment with Jon Leiberman.
Smallville: Fade (2006) (TV Episode)
Lois says, "I seem to be magnet for guys who end up on 'America's Most Wanted'."
Dead & Deader (2006) (TV Movie)
The Man from Earth (2007)
Mentioned in dialogue
'Futurama' Returns (2007) (Video)
America's Most Corrugated poster shown.
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 11 April 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
This TV show is referenced during the segment with Ed Miller.
Crime Stories: The Doctor of Death (2009) (TV Episode)
Jon Perkins mentions that he appeared on America's Most Wanted three times in relation to this case.
The Good Wife: Fixed (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioned by James McCloon
The Stepfather Chronicles (2009) (Video)
mentioned once
The Stepfather (2009)
mentioned in dialogue
The Canyon (2009)
"I think I saw him on 'America's Most Wanted' ".
The Killing Jar (2010)
The waitress tells the deputy he only knows serial killers from watching AMW.
Jeopardy!: 2010 College Championship Finals: Game 2 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $600 clue in the category "Let's Visit a Museum"
30 Rock: Floyd (2010) (TV Episode)
Liz says she once appeared in a reenactment on the show
The Booth at the End: Start. See What Happens (2010) (TV Episode)
Jenny suggests to The Man that she watch the show to get bank-robbing advice.
Road to Nowhere (2010)
mentioned in dialogue
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Hitting for the Cycle (2011) (TV Episode)
Kevin says he saw Ray on America's Most Wanted
Conan: Fuzzy Wuzzy, or Fuzzy Wuzzn't He? (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned and joked about during Conologue update of the last two years
Private Practice: Life Support (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Charlotte
Castle: The Lives of Others (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned by name
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.121 (2013) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Lifetime has cancelled the show
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.55 (2013) (TV Episode)
The round table talk about the show's cancellation.
The Cinema Snob: The Stepfather (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned when discussing John List.
Revenge: Two Graves (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Nolan
From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series: Attack of the 50-ft. Sex Machine (2015) (TV Episode)
"Latin America's Most Wanted"
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Walks Into a Bar! (2016) (TV Episode)
Titus says, "I once played a straight corpse on 'America's Most Wanted.'"
The Hunt with John Walsh: Confessions of a Killer (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialog
The Cinema Snob: Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (2017) (TV Episode)
"Tutti recognizes someone from America's Most Wanted."
American Crime Story: Manhunt (2018) (TV Episode)
The deli clerk that calls 9-1-1 mentions he saw Andrew on this show
Radio Free America: Multicultural Musings (2019) (TV Episode)
Dustin Gold mentions the series.

Featured in 

Bad to the Bone (1997) (TV Movie)
Wrongfully Accused: Featurette (1998) (Video)
Shows title footage from this TV series.
The Lone Gunmen: Diagnosis: Jimmy (2001) (TV Episode)
Jimmy watches the show at the hospital.
Prison Break: Brother's Keeper (2006) (TV Episode)
fake episode shown on a TV set
Screenwipe: Screenwipe USA (2006) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
Nostalgia Critic: Double Dragon (2008) (TV Episode)
The Critic puts himself on as a quacking fugitive.
2011 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards (2011) (TV Special)
clips from the show are shown
FOX 25th Anniversary Special (2012) (TV Special)

Spoofed in 

Not Necessarily the News: Not Necessarily the Year in Review 1988 (1989) (TV Episode)
Includes a promo for the show featuring President Reagan's former chief of staff, Michael Deaver.
Debbie Does Em' All #3 (1989) (Video)
Porn take-off of manhunting series.
The Simpsons: Some Enchanted Evening (1990) (TV Episode)
America's Most Armed and Dangerous, is a take-off of the FOX show America's Most Wanted.
The Ben Stiller Show: With Dennis Miller (1992) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in "America's Most Suspicious," hosted by Danny Bonaduce
Beavis and Butt-Head: True Crime (1993) (TV Episode)
Beavis and Butt-Head watch a parody of this show, entitled 'America's Most Hated'.
Roundhouse: Trouble (1993) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as 'America's Least Wanted'
The Flintstones (1994)
Spoofed as "Bedrock's Most Wanted"
The Weird Al Show: Al Gets Robbed (1997) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in the "America's Most Reality-Based Cops" segment on TV
Mr. Show with Bob and David: It's Insane, This Guy's Taint (1998) (TV Episode)
Car Wash Change Thief Action Squad sketch very similar to layout to this crime documentary show.
Bandits (2001)
Darren Head, the host of "Criminals at Large" is based on John Walsh from this show,
John Doe: Idaho (2002) (TV Episode)
Episode starts off with John being in an episode of America's Most Wanted.
Mad: The Straight A-Team/Gaming's Next Top Princess (2011) (TV Episode)
"Cops Most Wanted" is a take on this show.

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