O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) Poster


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Version of 

Ulysses (1954)
Odissea (1968) (TV Mini-Series)
Ulysses 31: Vengeance of the Gods (1981) (TV Episode)
The Odyssey (1997) (TV Mini-Series)



The Birth of a Nation (1915)
Burning cross is a direct nod to the movie.
The River (1938) (Short)
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Everett, Pete and Delmar disguise themselves as Klansmen to rescue Tommy as a reference to the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion disguising themselves as Winkies to save Dorothy.
Sullivan's Travels (1941)
Among the many episodes experienced by the "undercover" screenwriter researching for his sceenplay of the same name that then appear in "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?" are a little boy helping the main character escape a posse via roadster; nighttime escape by scaling a wall with sheets tied into a rope; hopping a freight car; a chain gang being shown a movie; and, at the very end, the question of the permanance of a marriage.
The Ox-Bow Incident (1942)
Three nooses hung for three people who shouldn't be executed; the song "Lonesome Valley" sung in both incidents.
The Searchers (1956)
Moby Dick (1956)
The coffin that bobs to the surface during the flooding scene is a reference to Queequeg's coffin floating to the surface after the Pequod sinks
The Beverly Hillbillies (1962) (TV Series)
The Graduate (1967)
The Evil Dead (1981)
Crossroads (1986)
Down by Law (1986)
The three fugitives walking around in the swamp of the Mississippi like the fugitives in Jim Jarmusch's movie
Raising Arizona (1987)
When Delmar tries to fight with Big Dan, Dan spins him around on his shoulders & throws him off.
Barton Fink (1991)
In both films, John Goodman's character is a salesman who claims to sell "peace of mind"
Amos & Andrew (1993)

Referenced in 

The Last Kiss (2001)
poster in house
Spin City: O Mother, Where Art Thou? (2002) (TV Episode)
title reference
Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (2002) (Video Game)
The Division: Oh Mother, Who Art Thou? (2003) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Intolerable Cruelty (2003)
Clooney's look after waking up; also, obsessed with teeth as his character in OBWAT with hair
The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2003)
Farm workers producing a sound which sounds like music
Scrubs: My Brother, Where Art Thou? (2003) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Big Fish (2003)
Steve Buscemi, long time Coen Bros. collaborator, robs small-town bank in similar fashion.
A Journey to 'Cold Mountain' (2003) (TV Short)
mentioned once
Dinner for Five: Episode #3.3 (2004) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue; Stephen Root is attributed to working on this film.
Crossing Jordan: Oh, Brother Where Art Thou? (2004) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Film Geek (2005)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Hope & Faith: O' Sister, Where Art Thou? (2005) (TV Episode)
title reference
Do You Like Hitchcock? (2005) (TV Movie)
poster in store
Being Ian: O Brother Where Art Thou? (2005) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
My Name Is Earl: O Karma, Where Art Thou? (2006) (TV Episode)
Title Reference
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody: Lost in Translation (2006) (TV Episode)
Maddie calls London "dumber than a sack of hammers"
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (2006) (Video Game)
A mission in GTA:VCS is named 'O Brothel, Where Art Thou?' parodying the name of this title.
Veronica Mars: Weevils Wobble But They Don't Go Down (2007) (TV Episode)
"I'm bonafide."
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
DVD is shown.
Numb3rs: Atomic No. 33 (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name
Gossip Girl: O Brother, Where Bart Thou? (2008) (TV Episode)
Title Reference
Cleanflix (2009)
Onscreen crawl of movies edited by Cleanflix
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.5 (2009) (TV Episode)
Used as category title
Summertime (2009) (Short)
Arthur and Sara are watching a little part of the movie, when Sara falls asleep in his lap.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Men Who Stare at Goats/A Christmas Carol/Precious (2009) (TV Episode)
Kai Collins compares George Clooney's goofiness in this movie to "The Men Who Stare At Goats"
The Simpsons: Oh Brother, Where Bart Thou? (2009) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Bones: The Couple in the Cave (2010) (TV Episode)
Hodgins comments that the male victim looks like George Clooney. Then says "Oh Victim, Who Art Thou."
Pair of Kings: Oh Brother, Where Arr Thou? (2010) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Dog the Bounty Hunter: Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? (2011) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Lying Game: O Twin, Where Art Thou? (2012) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Special Collector's Edition: La última noche del Titanic (2012) (TV Episode)
release mentioned
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.191 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jay says the film is Mitt Romney's favorite
The Rep (2012)
There's a poster of it in a movie theatre.
The Dirties (2013)
Video case is shown in Matt's room.
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
The recording session for "Please, Mr. Kennedy" recalls the scene in "O Brother" where the Soggy Bottom Boys record "I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow".
At the Movies: Cannes Film Festival 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Margaret Pomeranz in a discussion on Inside Llewyn Davis as another movie directed by Joel and Ethan Coen where music is endemic to the movie.
The Big Review: Heroes and Villains, Part 2 (2013) (TV Episode)
The film was reviewed and the trailer was shown.
Ben 10: Omniverse: O Mother, Where Art Thou? (2013) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Mitt (2014)
The Romneys discuss a scene from the film.
One Hit Wonderland: How Bizarre by OMC (2014) (TV Episode)
Still from the movie is shown.
The Exes: Oh Brother Here Art Thou (2014) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Graham Norton Show: George Clooney/Britt Robertson/Hugh Laurie/Dwayne Johnson/Jessica Hynes/Snoop Dogg (2015) (TV Episode)
George Clooney talks about the songs in this movie and his awful singing
Pretty Little Liars: O Brother, Where Art Thou (2015) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Fargo: Rhinoceros (2015) (TV Episode)
"Man of Constant Sorrow" played in both
Supernatural: O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2015) (TV Episode)
title reference
Hail, Caesar! (2016)
In "Hail, Caesar: A Tale of the Christ" Baird Whitlock (George Clooney) plays Autolycus Antoninus. In the Coen Brothers' earlier movie "O Brother, Where Art Thou", which is loosely based on Homer's Odyssey, George Clooney plays Ulysses Everett McGill. In Greek mythology Autolycus was Ulysses' grandfather.
The Late Late Show with James Corden: Allison Janney/Bradley Whitford/Bibi Bourelly/Gwen Stefani (2016) (TV Episode)
George Clooney repeats a line from this film.
Cry Wolfe: Oh Sister Where Art Thou (2016) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.6 (2016) (TV Episode)
correct response in "George Clooney Film Roles" category
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.103 (2017) (TV Episode)
the film's soundtrack album is a correct response in "Country Music Albums" category
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman: You Be the Newsman, I'll Be Liz Taylor (2018) (TV Episode)
George refers to David's new look as the Soggey Bottom Boys look.
Star vs. the Forces of Evil: Butterfly Trap/Ludo, Where Art Thou? (2018) (TV Episode)
Segment title reference
Bunk'd: O Sister, Where Art Thou? (2018) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Raven's Home: Oh Father, Where Art Thou? (2018) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Killjoys: O Mother, Where Art Thou (2018) (TV Episode)
Title reference
The Conners: O Sister, Where Art Thou? (2018) (TV Episode)
title reference
Films Under Constant Critique: Batman Forever (1995) and Batman & Robin (1997) (2019) (TV Episode)
"I enjoyed him in O Brother Where Art Thou... Imagine if he just acted like that as Bruce Wayne."
Really Me: Oh Brody, Where Art Thou? (TV Episode)
Title reference.


Myrt and Marge (1933)
While hiding in a movie theatre, a company of convicts enter and sit behind our heroes. "Myrt & Marge" is playing on the screen.

Featured in 

2001 MTV Movie Awards (2001) (TV Special)
George Clooney, John Turturro and Tim Blake Nelson are nominated for "Best On-Screen Team" and for "Best Musical Sequence" for "Man of Constant Sorrow"
Lost Highway (2003) (TV Mini-Series)
America: Freedom to Fascism (2006)
Extract from
The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) (TV Special)
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The American/Going the Distance/Machete (2010) (TV Episode)
'George Clooney in 3 Minutes or Less' segment
Hollywood's Top Ten: Super Soundtracks (2011) (TV Episode)
Side by Side (2012)
Clip of baptism scene
WatchMojo: Top 10 Fairy Tale and Fantasy Movie Adaptations with a Twist (2013) (TV Episode)
O Brother, Where Art Thou? is #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Coen Brothers Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
O Brother, Where Art Thou? is #6.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Eyepatch-Wearing Characters in Movies and TV (2015) (TV Episode)
Big Dan Teague gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Soundtracks (2015) (TV Episode)
The soundtrack for O Brother, Where Art Thou? is #6.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Memorable Movie Campfire Scenes (2015) (TV Episode)
What Are You Gonna Do? is #7.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Most Memorable Movies of 2000 (2015) (TV Episode)
O Brother, Where Art Thou? is #9.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Convicts (2015) (TV Episode)
Ulysses Everett McGill is #7.
Renegade Cut: O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2016) (TV Episode)
movie is discussed and analyzed
Being George Clooney (2016)
clip shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Comedic Performances by Serious Actors (2016) (TV Episode)
George Clooney as Ulysses Everett McGill gets an honorable mention.
Nostalgia Critic: Should Bad Singers Be Dubbed? (2017) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 John Goodman Performances (2018) (TV Episode)
Big Dan Teague is #9.
Louder with Crowder: We're Demonetized! (2019) (TV Episode)
Side-by-side comparison of Crowder's spoof and the original scene.


The Searchers (1956)

Spoofed in 

The Ladykillers (2004)
Homer Stokes speaks of "all those smart-ass folks say we come descended from monkeys". Professor G.H. Dorr: "I was a positive lemur."
Oh Brother What Art Though? (2012) (Short)
The Simpsons: Opposites A-Frack (2014) (TV Episode)
"Oh Glacier, Where Art Thou?" documentary
We Bare Bears: Shush Ninjas (2015) (TV Episode)
Spoofed during Grizz's speech
Carmilla: Blood, Where Art Thou? (2015) (TV Episode)
Episode title
The Psycho Series: O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2016) (TV Episode)
Episode title
Bob's Burgers: Larger Brother, Where Fart Thou? (2016) (TV Episode)
Episode title
Louder with Crowder: Debunking 'Universal Income' Scam (2019) (TV Episode)
Crowder with his crew in the recording studio.

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