Hairspray (2007) Poster



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Version of 

Hairspray (1988)
based on the same Broadway musical
Hairspray Live! (2016) (TV Movie)
based on the same Broadway musical


The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)
the tango on th rooftop shot in monocrome colour (like the re-edited silent) and the costumes
Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937)
Link singing to Tracy's photograph during "Without Love" is an homage to Judy Garland's performance of "You Made Me Love You"
Lassie (1954) (TV Series)
Dialogue: "They do it all the time on 'Lassie'!"
Peyton Place (1957)
"Peyton Place after midnight" (song lyrics)
The Twilight Zone (1959) (TV Series)
"It's like a living Twilight Zone" (song lyrics)
Candid Camera (1960) (TV Series)
Edna catches Velma on camera saying to Amber that she rigged the pageant. She then say "Smile, you're on Candid Camera".
Bye Bye Birdie (1963)
Velma Von Tussle reads the title of one of the scripts the agents have before the Miss Hairspray contest
Gidget Goes to Rome (1963)
"Now I'm just like Gidget and I gotta get to Rome" (song lyrics)
A Chorus Line (1985)
During Mrs. Von Tussel's dance sequence in "Miss Baltimore Crabs" the pagent girls stand in leotards on a dark stage much like the famous shot from A Chorus Line
Pulp Fiction (1994)
he does the dance move from it. Also the line "If you want to be famous, learn to take blood out of car upholstery. That you can take to the bank." is a reference to the "cleaner" in Pulp Fiction.

Referenced in 

This Filthy World (2006)
John Waters talks about casting John Travolta for the film.
The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) (TV Special)
2007 MTV Movie Awards (2007) (TV Special)
mentioned by Sarah Silverman
Phineas and Ferb: Jerk De Soleil/Toy to the World (2008) (TV Episode)
The Har 'D' Har Hut is the same store name as the one in the movie
The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008) (TV Special)
Referenced by Jon Stewart
Sex Drive (2008)
mentioned on message board during end credits
Starz Inside: Fashion in Film (2008) (TV Movie)
Still photos shown.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Bolt (2008) (TV Episode)
Hewy says John Travolta starred in this movie
30 Rock: Señor Macho Solo (2009) (TV Episode)
Tracy's wife says "If Tracy runs away with the chunky chick from Hairspray..."
Saturday Night Live: Neil Patrick Harris/Taylor Swift (2009) (TV Episode)
In a news story, Seth mentions that this musical is closing.
(500) Days of Summer (2009)
DVD is shown in a video store.
Dancing with the Stars: Round Ten: Finals (2009) (TV Episode)
Judges mention the film after Mýa's dance to one of the songs
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.56 (2009) (TV Episode)
John Travolta says his daughter has seen the movie
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.64 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $600 clue in the category "Celebrity Cards"
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Dancing with the Stars 1 (2010) (TV Episode)
Included in a $10,000 question
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.135 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $7,500 question
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.159 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $200 clue in the category "John Travolta Films"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.89 (2010) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Zac Efron was in the film
Unsolved Suburbia (2010) (Video)
poster seen
Todd's Pop Song Reviews: Top Ten Worst Hit Songs of 1976 (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned when discussing John Travolta.
Half-Share (2011) (Short)
Ito says to Lex, "Wow, I loved you in Hairspray."
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.203 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Allison Janney was in the film
Nostalgia Critic: Moulin Rouge (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned among movies looking to bring back the movie musical.
Saturday (2013) (Short)
Paul and Clark are seen dressed as the characters, Link and Edna, from this film, during the ending credits.
Please Like Me: French Toast (2013) (TV Episode)
Josh reminds Tom that he called the movie "their movie".
Hell's Kitchen: 15 Chefs Compete (2013) (TV Episode)
Film mentioned when Adam Shankman is introduced
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.193 (2013) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Allison Janney was in the film
The Neighbors: September Fools (2013) (TV Episode)
Empire and Hairspray are cited as Max's favorite movies.
Blood and Guts with Scott Ian: Tony Gardner and Alterian Inc (2013) (TV Episode)
The poster from Hairspray is displayed prominently behind Tony while he and Scott talk about fat suits.
Todd's Pop Song Reviews: "Dear Future Husband" by Meghan Trainor (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Zac Efron/Joe Piscopo/Chris Stapleton/Jimmy Chamberlin (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Seth as he introduces Zac Efron
Geeks Who Drink: Retta vs. Robert Buckley (2015) (TV Episode)
listed as a Christopher Walken film
Jew Girl #2 (2015) (Short)
The film is an homage to Hairspray. It revolves around a Jewish high school's production of the play.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Queen Latifah/Rashida Jones/Chef Daniel Humm (2015) (TV Episode)
Queen Latifah mentions her earlier movie with the producers of The Wiz Live! (2015)
BoJack Horseman: The BoJack Horseman Show (2016) (TV Episode)
Poster 'Bearspray' seen.
An Anxious Mind (2016) (Short)
Photo of Michael Mantsourani Jr. as Edna Turnblad.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Jake Gyllenhaal/Paris Jackson/Julia Michaels (2017) (TV Episode)
Paris Jackson mentions that Zac Efron missed the High School Musical live tour because he was filming a movie
The Question Jury: Episode #2.19 (2017) (TV Episode)

Featured in 

2007 MTV Movie Awards (2007) (TV Special)
Getaway: Episode #16.31 (2007) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a celebrity interview with Michelle Pfeiffer.
Troldspejlet: Episode #38.9 (2007) (TV Episode)
reviewed + footage used
Step by Step: The Dances of 'Hairspray' (2007) (Video)
Clips featured.
Hairspray: Inside the Recording Booth (2007) (Video)
Clips featured.
It's 'Hairspray'! (2007) (Video)
Clips featured.
Playing Tracy (2007) (Video)
Clips featured.
The Search for Tracy Turnblad (2007) (Video)
Clips featured.
Transforming Travolta to Turnblad (2007) (Video)
Clips featured.
'Hairspray' Extentions (2007) (Video)
Clips featured.
The O'Reilly Factor: Miller Time! (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips are featured during a discussion of how some homosexual's are going to boycott the film due to Scientoglist Travolta's involvment.
14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008) (TV Special)
Nominee clips.
15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009) (TV Special)
Clips featured during montage.
20 to 1: Hollywood's Hot List (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on Zac Efron.
Hollywood Singing & Dancing: A Musical History - 1980s, 1990s and 2000s (2009) (Video)
features clips from this film.
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Most Awkward Christopher Walken Moments (2010) (TV Episode)
Any of his dancing sequences takes #6
Great Movie Mistakes (2010) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
The Hour: Episode #7.29 (2010) (TV Episode)
Footage shown during John Waters's bio segment.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.64 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Queen Latifah films
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.131 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of John Travolta films
Hollywood's Top Ten: Hit the Dance Floor (2011) (TV Episode)
Runner-Up segment.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.137 (2012) (TV Episode)
Clip included in montage of Michelle Pfeiffer films


The Buddy Deane Show (1957) (TV Series)
The Corny Collins show is a direct spoof

Spoofed in 

Dance Flick (2009)
The Nikki Blonsky character
Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Boston (2015) (TV Episode)
The cast of the musical Hairspray represent Baltimore.

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