20/20 (TV Series 1978– ) Poster

(1978– )


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Edited into 

And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
clips from this show are featured


Downtown (1999) (TV Series)
Best in TV: The Greatest TV Shows of Our Time (2012) (TV Movie)
"Best in TV: The Greatest TV Shows of Our Time" is a special edition of "20/20".

Referenced in 

Filthy Rich: The Country Club (1983) (TV Episode)
Mother B talks excessively about her fears that "Geraldo Rivera from '20/20' is doing an exposée on our family."
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Bob Newhart/James Stephens/Ronnie Porter (1983) (TV Episode)
Johnny mentions that Oklahoma police chief Ronnie Porter was recently featured on the program
Weekend at Bernie's (1989)
Larry says, "I watch '20/20.' I know the statistics."
Repossessed (1990)
Possessed Nancy quotes the opening line of the show.
Doogie Howser, M.D.: A Life in Progress (1991) (TV Episode)
Vinnie mentions the show.
Caged Fear (1991)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Parker Lewis Can't Lose: Rock 'n' Roles (1991) (TV Episode)
Parker's mom says, "I thought we agreed to reason with her, like on '20/20.'"
Saturday Night Live: Roseanne & Tom Arnold/Red Hot Chili Peppers (1992) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Coffee Talk
Seinfeld: The Junior Mint (1993) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Saturday Night Live: Christopher Walken/Joan Osborne (1996) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during the monologue
Saturday Night Live: Robert Downey Jr/Fiona Apple (1996) (TV Episode)
Audio clips are edited into TV Funhouse: Fun with Real Audio
Gravesend (1997)
Scream 2 (1997)
A Simple Plan (1998)
Saturday Night Live: Cameron Diaz/Smashing Pumpkins (1998) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Barbara Walters on the View
Anatomy of a 'Homicide: Life on the Street' (1998) (TV Movie)
Referenced as Homicide's ABC time-slot competition
Saturday Night Live: David Spade/Eagle-Eye Cherry (1998) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in 'Monica's interviewers'
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Mike Myers (1998) (Video)
Mentioned on Coffee Talk
Siskel & Ebert: Remembering Gene Siskel (1999) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown with Lynn Sherr interviewing Siskel and Ebert.
The Price of a Broken Heart (1999) (TV Movie)
Dot gets an offer to appear on the show.
Mumford (1999)
SNL: 25 Years of Music (1999) (TV Movie)
Mentioned by Cheri Oteri
Boy Meets World: How Cory and Topanga Got Their Groove Back (2000) (TV Episode)
Cory refers to the series.
Saturday Night Live: Charlie Sheen/Nelly Furtado (2001) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Weekend Update
Saturday Night Live: Jennifer Lopez (2001) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Weekend Update
The West Wing: The Fall's Gonna Kill You (2001) (TV Episode)
Babish suggests that the President will give an interview to Barbara Walters.
Max Keeble's Big Move (2001)
Robe uses the news magazine to warn Max about car-jacking in Chicago.
Pipe Dream (2002)
Brilliant But Cancelled (2002) (TV Movie)
a still is shown
Mass Murder (2002) (Video)
Mentioned by Genene Jones.
Saturday Night Live: Matthew McConaughey/Dixie Chicks (2003) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned on Weekend Update concerning Michael Jackson interview.
Saturday Night Live: Dan Aykroyd/Beyonce (2003) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Weekend Update
Mayor of the Sunset Strip (2003)
an ad for the show is seen
Saturday Night Live: Elijah Wood/Jet (2003) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Weekend Update
Saturday Night Live: Megan Mullally/Clay Aiken (2004) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Weekend Update
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Cheri Oteri (2004) (TV Special)
Mentioned by 'Barbara Walters'
Cruel World (2005)
mentioned in dialogue
Thank You for Smoking (2005)
when nick is at the poison label meeting the senator from vermont refers to the tv show 20/20
The West Wing: The Ticket (2005) (TV Episode)
In the campaign strategy meeting, there is a suggestion that Leo do a mea culpa on Nightline or 20/20.
The TV Set (2006)
Seen on TV schedule board.
Interview (2007)
mentioned in dialogue
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 25 June 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
This show is referenced during the segment with John Stossel.
Spring Breakdown (2009)
mentioned in dialogue
United States of Tara: Inspiration (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Private Practice: Ex-Life (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Charlotte
Nostalgia Critic: Full House (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioned as a jar back to reality after ABC's TGIF lineup which included "Full House"; the Critic then gripes "Thank you, Hugh Downs."
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.31 (2009) (TV Episode)
Reference in a $2,000 clue in the category "I Think I Love Hugh"
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.42 (2009) (TV Episode)
Howie Mandel says he can't display his new book now because he is scheduled to promote it on "20/20"
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.82 (2010) (TV Episode)
Elizabeth Vargas mentions her series before presenting the celebrity question
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.86 (2010) (TV Episode)
Jay says the show had a report on teenagers being hit on at work
Shoot the Hero (2010)
Mentioned by name
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.133 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $10,000 question presented by Elizabeth Vargas
10 Things I Hate About You: Great Expectations (2010) (TV Episode)
Bianca watches "20/20" at Joey's house and says that she misses Ted Koppel.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.168 (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Elizabeth Vargas as she presents a question
Melissa & Joey: Spies & Lies (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mel.
American Dad!: Best Little Horror House in Langley Falls (2010) (TV Episode)
Roger asks Francine Smith to not wear his Barbara Walters costume
Better with You: Better with Flirting (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
The Dilemma (2011)
mentioned in dialogue
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.104 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Charlie Sheen was on the show
Scandal: Enemy of the State (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Scandal: Grant: For the People (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Mad: Betty White & the Huntsman/Ancient Greek Mythbusters (2012) (TV Episode)
20/80 was made by the makers of 20/20.
Workaholics: The Lord's Force (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.117 (2012) (TV Episode)
Gary mentions the show by name.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.34 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jay says that people think Diane Sawyer might have gone from ABC's "20/20" to Mad Dog 20/20
Gone Home (2013) (Video Game)
Listed on the TV listing.
True Detective: The Long Bright Dark (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Catch Hell (2014)
Mentioned in dialogue
Making a Murderer: Eighteen Years Lost (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
O.J.: Made in America (2016)
mentioned on Nightline
Modern Family: Thunk in the Trunk (2016) (TV Episode)
Cameron refers to a cult they saw on 20/20
Designated Survivor: The Interrogation (2016) (TV Episode)
Governor Rivera mentions the show by name.
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.83 (2017) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "Interviews" category

Featured in 

The Siskel & Ebert 500th Anniversary Special (1989) (TV Movie)
Clip is shown with Lynn Sherr interviewing Siskel and Ebert.
My Kid Could Paint That (2007)
A segment hosted by John Stossel is shown.
I Am an Animal: The Story of Ingrid Newkirk and PETA (2007)
Clip shown of animal activists.
20 to 1: Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips from a 2002 interview with Macaulay Culkin are shown when he is the subject of a segment.
Conan: What the Rowboat Saw (2010) (TV Episode)
A clip of this show is shown in a joke that Conan O'Brien was telling at the beginning of the show
Soul Surfer (2011)
clip used
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.132 (2011) (TV Episode)
Altered clip of commercial for royal wedding special with Barbara Walters
Vito (2011)
Clips featured.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.34 (2013) (TV Episode)
A segment on polyamory from the show is shown.
Life Itself (2014)
Footage shown.
30 for 30: The Gospel According to Mac (2015) (TV Episode)
A clip is featured.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Viola Davis/Allison Tolman/The Scottos/Emily Armstrong (2015) (TV Episode)
Altered clip in the Hidden Credits segment

Spoofed in 

Saturday Night Live: Blythe Danner/Rickie Lee Jones (1982) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in 20/20 skit
The Real Ghostbusters: Egon on the Rampage (1987) (TV Episode)
News program "20/40/60"
All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! (1994) (TV Special)
Barbara Walters hosts "25/25"
Saturday Night Live: John Goodman/Everclear (1996) (TV Episode)
Spoofed during the cold opening
Saturday Night Live: David Alan Grier/Snoop Doggy Dogg (1997) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in 20/20 skit
Saturday Night Live: Neve Campbell/David Bowie (1997) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in 20/20 skit
Looney Tunes: Reality Check (2003) (Video)
one of the toons menu show a comercial for 50/50
Saturday Night Live: Andy Roddick/Dave Matthews (2003) (TV Episode)
Spoofed during cold opening
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Cheri Oteri (2004) (TV Special)
Spoofed in the "20/20" segment of the Barbara Walters clip montage
South Park: The Magic Bush (2014) (TV Episode)
Fictional episode airs

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