NYPD Blue (TV Series 1993–2005) Poster



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Public Morals (1996) (TV Series)
The character of John Irvin originally appeared on NYPD Blue

Referenced in 

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Radar Secret Service (1993) (TV Episode)
Servo: Iowa P.D. Blue.
Boy Meets World: Once in Love with Amy (1994) (TV Episode)
Shawn asks Cory and Eric if they have ever seen "NYPD Blue".
Picket Fences: Remote Control (1994) (TV Episode)
Spoken of by the mayor at a press conference.
The Nanny: The Nanny-Napper (1994) (TV Episode)
Fran refers to actor David Caruso in relation to being a New York City police officer.
Boy Meets World: Wake Up, Little Cory (1994) (TV Episode)
Shawn refers to the series when Mr. Turner asks for a modern example with as much love, sex, and slander as "Much Ado About Nothing".
The Nanny: A Fine Friendship (1995) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned by name.
Platypus Man: NYPD Nude (1995) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Married with Children: Something Larry This Way Comes (1995) (TV Episode)
Peggy: "Shop at Home Network? I'd like to order your 'NYPD Blue' naked-butt salt and pepper shakers."
The Larry Sanders Show: I Was a Teenage Lesbian (1995) (TV Episode)
Phil mentions that he's working on a sketch about the show
Roseanne: The Last Thursday in November (1995) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned
Cybill: The Odd Couples (1995) (TV Episode)
When Zoey sees the cops she comments, "It's just like NYPD Blue except they have their pants on."
Roundhouse: Endings (1995) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as 'NYPD Blew It'
The Simpsons: Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield (1996) (TV Episode)
Homer says he wishes he were Detective Sipowicz.
Muppets Tonight: Michelle Pfeiffer (1996) (TV Episode)
One of the programs listed on the KMUP station line-up chart is "NYPD Green"
3rd Rock from the Sun: Assault with a Deadly Dick (1996) (TV Episode)
Harry mentions the show after first meeting Don.
Kid Cop (1996) (Video)
Mentioned in dialogue.
The Simpsons: Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious (1997) (TV Episode)
Krusty says that his "NYPD Shoe" segment is much the same as his "Mad about Shoe" sketch.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1997) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Later, on 'NYPD Grey'"
Austin Powers' Electric Pussycat Swingers Club (1997) (TV Movie)
Austin mentions 'NYPD Shag'
The Drew Carey Show: New York and Queens (1997) (TV Episode)
Det. James Martinez appears
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Riding with Death (1997) (TV Episode)
"Does this mean we have to see Dennis Franz's butt"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Prince of Space (1997) (TV Episode)
Mike: I can't believe they're showing Dennis Franz's butt.
Caroline in the City: Caroline and the Reception (1997) (TV Episode)
Charlie (awkwardly shaking his camera while filming): "I got a great shot of the limo pulling away - very 'NYPD Blue'!"
Millennium: The Hand of Saint Sebastian (1997) (TV Episode)
Sipowicz mentioned. The German cop is a fan of the show.
Boy Meets World: If You Can't Be with the One You Love... (1998) (TV Episode)
When Squad Car 72 pulls up beside them, Shawn says, "It's Sipowicz."
Chairman of the Board (1998)
"NYPD Blue-berry pie..."
Student Bodies: Mags' Secret Admirer (1998) (TV Episode)
Cody refers to the series.
Friends: The One with the Cop (1999) (TV Episode)
While impersonating a cop, Phoebe has to name another cop she works with and the only name she can think of is "Sipowicz"
Big Wolf on Campus: Stage Fright (1999) (TV Episode)
Merton says, "And I thought Ricky Schroder on NYPD Blue (1993) was weird casting."
Duck! The Carbine High Massacre (1999) (Video)
mentioned when talking about David Caruso
The Sopranos: Big Girls Don't Cry (2000) (TV Episode)
Furio mentions watching "PD Blue" on Italian TV.
Popular: All About Adam (2000) (TV Episode)
Lily calls Harrison detective Sipowicz.
Relic Hunter: Fertile Ground (2000) (TV Episode)
Jor calls Tony "Sipowicz".
Roswell: Surprise (2000) (TV Episode)
Courtney calls Alex "NYPD blue."
Dawson's Creek: The Unusual Suspects (2000) (TV Episode)
Dawson asks Principal Peskin and Mitch why they're working the NYPD Blue angle a little hard.
Sugar & Spice (2001)
Kiss My Act (2001) (TV Movie)
The Making of 'Dressed to Kill' (2001) (Video)
Tru Confessions (2002) (TV Movie)
Mentioned by Tru
Dog Eat Dog (2002) (Short)
Auf Wiedersehen, Pet: Another Country (2002) (TV Episode)
Moxey mentions the show.
Spéciale New York Police Blues (2002) (TV Movie)
dedicated documentary
Phone Booth (2002)
'Law & Order': The Beginning (2002) (Video)
referenced in documentary
Saturday Night Live: Ray Liotta/The Donnas (2003) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in Live with Regis and Kelly
I Love the '70s (2003) (TV Series)
Entourage: Entourage (2004) (TV Episode)
mentions parts (not actually) played by character Johny Drama (while it's performer Kevin Dillon did)
Saturday Night Live: Jude Law/Ashlee Simpson (2004) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by 'Peter O'Toole' (Jude Law)
Frontline: The Persuaders (2004) (TV Episode)
Cast on stage at an upfront gathering.
NCIS: Forced Entry (2004) (TV Episode)
Tony recalls dating a girl who used to wear his police uniform and let him call her 'Detective Sipowicz'.
Dinner Time (2005) (Short)
Shelly makes mention of the show
The Karate Dog (2005) (TV Movie)
"Looks like NYPD Blue"
Veronica Mars: Leave It to Beaver (2005) (TV Episode)
"How many episodes of NYPD Blue did you have to watch..."
Gilmore Girls: A House Is Not a Home (2005) (TV Episode)
Lorelai talks about a plotline from the show involving Sipowicz's son.
The Comeback: Valerie Bonds with the Cast (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the writers.
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.13 (2005) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Arresting Television" category
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.38 (2005) (TV Episode)
correct response in "TV D.O.A." category
Funny Money (2006)
NYPD Blue is mentioned
Will & Grace: Whatever Happened to Baby Gin? (2006) (TV Episode)
"NYBD Cribs"
Shark: LAPD Blue (2006) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Black Lagoon: Greenback Jane (2006) (TV Episode)
Jane complains that all of them are just a bunch of gunmen that all they do is watch this TV Show
Dexter: Love American Style (2006) (TV Episode)
"Yo, check you, all "MPD Blue'."
Natasha (2007)
"I like 'NYPD Blue'."
The Big Fat Anniversary Quiz (2007) (TV Special)
Referenced by name
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 3 March 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Bill references this show because of a controversial episode in the 1990's.
Make or Break TV: EZ Streets (2008) (TV Episode)
Listed as one of Debrah Farentino's credits.
Castle: Nanny McDead (2009) (TV Episode)
Martha says that she appeared on this show
CSI: NY: Communication Breakdown (2009) (TV Episode)
Flack is sprinkled with blue dust from the Indian Color Festival. He notes it by saying "NYPD Blue".
Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Summer Edition: Episode #2.3 (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Seth in connection with Dennis Franz
Jeopardy!: Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational Quarterfinal 2 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $1,600 clue in the category "TV Sole Dads"
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.27 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $1,200 clue in the category "The Comeback Kids"
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.63 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $500 question
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.92 (2010) (TV Episode)
Included in a $10,000 question
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.104 (2010) (TV Episode)
Reference to Dennis Franz's role in a $500 question
CSI: NY: Uncertainty Rules (2010) (TV Episode)
When Messer and Flack talk to Rufus, Rufus calls Flack "Sipowicz". Andy Sipowicz ('Dennis Franz') was the central character on "NYPD Blue".
Gylne tider: Episode #4.4 (2010) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Mad Love: Little Sister, Big City (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue by Connie Grabowski.
Conan: An Atheist Named Faith (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned while introducing Mark-Paul Gosselaar
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.11 (2012) (TV Episode)
Chelsea mentions the show by name.
Psych: Santabarbaratown (2012) (TV Episode)
Shawn refers to Henry as "Sipowicz."
Home & Family: Episode dated 12 April 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
Jon likens Castle to NYPD.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Old School (2013) (TV Episode)
Brogan's article is entitled "NYPD Blech".
16mm: The Continuing Story of Ssgt. Raymond Shaw (2014) (Short)
"Angela, I thought we had a breakfast plan, but you didn't show. Oh well, maybe I got mixed up. Ok, same message on your cell. Call me when you get this.:
Rizzoli & Isles: If You Can't Stand the Heat (2014) (TV Episode)
Korsak calls the dog "Sipowicz."
The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story (2014) (TV Movie)
Dustin refers to the series.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Christian Slater/Priyanka Chopra/Luke Bracey/Hannah Welton (2016) (TV Episode)
Priyanka Chopra mentions watching the series
The Task: Pilot (2016) (TV Episode)
It is referenced.
Talking with Chris Hardwick: Cast of "Silicon Valley" (2017) (TV Episode)
Zach Woods says he grew up watching the show and would have loved to have played a corpse in it.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Sterling K. Brown/Jack Antonoff/Bleachers (2018) (TV Episode)
Sterling K. Brown mentions that Dennis Franz won Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG awards in the same year for the series
Ghosted: The Wire (2018) (TV Episode)
One of the shows Leroy has finished watching

Featured in 

The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (1995) (TV Special)
The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1999) (TV Special)
Influences: From Yesterday to Today (1999) (TV Movie)
clips from this show are used in this special
TV's Most Censored Moments (2002) (TV Special)
Love on NYPD Blue (2003) (Video)
Featured in documentary about this show
ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration (2003) (TV Special)
A clip from this show appears.
101 Biggest Celebrity Oops (2004) (TV Special)
Oops called: David Caruso: Adieu to "NYPD Blue" (1993)
I Love the '90s: 1994 (2004) (TV Episode)
Footage from this TV show was edited into this mini-series.
Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class (2005) (Video)
cop show distortion and tropes
Fuck (2005)
Features clip from the movie
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 21 May 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Various clips from this show are featured in the interview segment with Gosselaar.
My Name Is Earl: The Magic Hour (2008) (TV Episode)
A clip is featured in the opening credits of Buddy's film.
Gylne tider: Episode #4.4 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips are used
America in Primetime: The Crusader (2011) (TV Episode)
Andy Sipowicz is an example of the "Crusader".
The Cinema Snob: Basket Case (2013) (TV Episode)
Snob alludes to it. Also, footage of this television series is shown.
The Nineties: The One About TV (2017) (TV Episode)
clips shown

Spoofed in 

The Simpsons: Bart of Darkness (1994) (TV Episode)
The cover of the MAD magazine that Bart reads has an "NYPD Blue" spoof on it that reads "NYPD Blech."
Weird Science: Quantum Wyatt (1995) (TV Episode)
Wyatt "leaps" into a police station with similar camera work and a Sipowicz-esque character.
Father Ted: Kicking Bishop Brennan up the Arse (1998) (TV Episode)
The episode's cold open recap sequence is a parody of NYPD Blue's "shaky camera" technique.
Pinky and the Brain: You'll Never Eat Food Pellets in This Town Again! (1998) (TV Episode)
NYDP Blues is a parody of this show,
Family Guy: I Never Met the Dead Man (1999) (TV Episode)
Andy Sipowicz shows a suspect his ass in order to get him to talk
Dilbert: The Virtual Employee (2000) (TV Episode)
The policeman is based on the main character from NYPD Blue.
Ed: Better Days (2000) (TV Episode)
Phil uses shakey camera shots like in the show when making the commercial.

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