Pleasantville (1998) Poster



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Citizen Kane (1941)
I Love Lucy (1951) (TV Series)
I Married Joan (1952) (TV Series)
Father Knows Best (1954) (TV Series)
The sign at the end of the movie points the way to Springfield which was the setting of this idyllic 1950s television series
The Honeymooners (1955) (TV Series)
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
The courtroom scene mirrors that of the film.
The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966)
There is a poster of the film in David's bedroom.
Blue Velvet (1986)
The Simpsons (1989) (TV Series)
The bus that Mary-Sue gets on near the end is going to Springfield.
Stay Tuned (1992)

Referenced in 

Melrose Place: Unpleasantville (1999) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Fatboy Slim: Praise You (1999) (Video)
Poster seen at movie theatre.
The Sims (2000) (Video Game)
Dawson's Creek: Future Tense (2000) (TV Episode)
Drue compares Capeside to Pleasantville.
Gilmore Girls: Rory's Dance (2000) (TV Episode)
Lorelai argues with Emily that "this is a life. It has a little color which you might not recognize".
Spider-Man (2002)
Seabiscuit (2003)
The Work of Director Spike Jonze (2003) (Video)
Poster Seen in Praise You
True Blue Beauty (2003) (Short)
A flower is in color amidst black and white
Jersey Girl (2004)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Charmed: It's a Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad World: Part 2 (2004) (TV Episode)
When they're in a world where everybody is seemingly good and friendly, but breaking rules is severely punished, Paige says: "So we're starring in the little movie called 'Pleasantville'?"
Weeds: Suburban Shakedown (2005) (TV Short)
mentioned once
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.7 (2005) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "Filmographies" category
Gilmore Girls: Go, Bulldogs! (2006) (TV Episode)
Lorelai says that the grass at Yale is too green and likens it to Pleasantville.
Peace & Purpose (2006) (Short)
Mix of Black & White and color
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
It is listed as one of the "sweded" movies. Also, video case is shown.
Baghead (2008)
movie on shelf
Fast & Furious (2009)
"What is this Pleasantville?"
The Troop: Unpleasantville (2010) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Vampire Diaries: Unpleasantville (2010) (TV Episode)
title reference
Nostalgia Critic: Bio-Dome (2010) (TV Episode)
Critic says Rose McGowan looks like something out of this movie.
Hollywood's Top Ten: Fantasy Lands (2010) (TV Episode)
Lynda was surprised it did not make the list
Special Collector's Edition: Supercop (2011) (TV Episode)
Appears on the list of Blu-ray releases of February/March
After Lately: A-list BFF (2011) (TV Episode)
Reese Witherspoon appearing in the movie is implied.
Supernatural: Mommy Dearest (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Dean
Nostalgia Critic: Reefer Madness (2012) (TV Episode)
"They are going to make Pleansantville look like the fucking gentoo"
Losing My Religion (2014) (Short)
The orange dress amongst the desaturated tone of the film is an homage to the general concept behind 'Pleasantville'.
The Christmas Parade (2014) (TV Movie)
Hailee refers to Carver Bend as Pleasantville
The Comix Scrutinizer: Psycho Comics #1 (2015) (TV Episode)
"I don't know if you'd call Pleasentville a tragedy"
Person of Interest: M.I.A. (2015) (TV Episode)
Reese refers to Maple, New York as Pleasantville.
The Bearstream: How Hollywood Stole Your Future (2019) (TV Episode)
Owen Benjamin says the movie rejects logos.
The Oscars (2019) (TV Special)
It's mentioned.


I Love Lucy (1951) (TV Series)
A clip from the opening credits is shown.
Good Table Manners (1951) (Short)
A clip is shown on the Parkers' television when David is channel surfing.
The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952) (TV Series)
A clip from the opening credits is shown.
I Married Joan (1952) (TV Series)
A clip from the opening credits is shown.
The Danny Thomas Show (1953) (TV Series)
A clip from the opening credits is shown.
The Honeymooners (1955) (TV Series)
A clip from the opening credits is shown.

Featured in 

Fiona Apple: Across the Universe (1998) (Video)
The music video takes place in the diner-looting scene from Pleasantville, the film the cover was made for.
At the Movies: Beloved/Happiness/Practical Magic/Love Is the Devil/The Cruise (1998) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown in the teaser for the next episode.
At the Movies: The Best Films of 1998 (1999) (TV Episode)
Siskel's #3 pick; Ebert's #2 pick.
At the Movies: Memo to the Academy - 1999 (1999) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
SexTV: SexTV's Most Memorable Moments in Masturbation History (2005) (TV Episode)
Clip from film is used in this episode.
My Sister's Keeper (2009)
Can be seen on the TV screen Brian and Sara are watching as Kate comes back from her first date with Taylor.
2011 MTV Movie Awards (2011) (TV Special)
A clip from the film is edited into MTV Generation award montage.
1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
Clip is presented
Beyond Clueless (2014)
Clips shown
Renegade Cut: Pleasantville (2017) (TV Episode)
movie is discussed and analyzed
MsMojo: Top 10 Reese Witherspoon Performances (2017) (TV Episode)
Jennifer is #6.

Spoofed in 

Pleasureville (1999) (Video)
porn parody
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show: Honey, We're on TV! (1999) (TV Episode)
This episode is a spoof of said movie
Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
The cheerleader with tourettes during her tryout used language from the movie. And her dress.

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