The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) Poster


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Bonanza (1959) (TV Series)
Title mentioned by character
Sesame Street (1969) (TV Series)
son has Sesame Street lunchbox
NFL Monday Night Football (1970) (TV Series)
Title mentioned by character
The Love Boat (1977) (TV Series)
Title mentioned by character
Raging Bull (1980)
Sign on roof of cab
Inside Moves (1980)
A poster for the movie can be seen at a bus stop during one part of the film.
The Simpsons (1989) (TV Series)
Alan Frakesh (Dan Castellaneta) says, "Would someone like to bring me a donut?" referencing the well-known fondness for donuts of his other character, Homer Simpson.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990) (TV Series)
The scene with the Rubik's cube is similar to a scene in "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air", when Will Smith solves a Rubik's cube and is inadvertently admitted to Princeton University.

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Rainn Wilson/Arcade Fire (2007) (TV Episode)
'reviewed' by Aunt Linda on Weekend Update
Gilmore Girls: Gilmore Girls Only (2007) (TV Episode)
Emily, Lorelai, and Rory decide to watch The Pursuit of Happyness in their hotel room.
HBO First Look: I Am Legend (2007) (TV Episode)
mentioned once
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross: Episode #13.14 (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Will Smith
JCVD (2008)
Poster can be seen when Bruges leaves the backroom of the video store after the discussion with the head of the swat team
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross: Episode #14.23 (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during interview with Will Smith.
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 16 September 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
This film is referenced during "The Great American Culture Quiz" segment.
Yes Man (2008)
DVD is shown in a video store.
The Cleveland Show: Brotherly Love (2010) (TV Episode)
Kenny says he sells bone density machines to support his family
Mad: I Am Lorax/Modern Family Circus (2012) (TV Episode)
Listed as one of Will Smith's movies with explosions.
Honest Trailers: After Earth (2013) (TV Episode)
'The Pursuit of Crappyness'
FanboyFlicks, Bad Movies!: What's Wrong with After Earth??? (2013) (TV Episode)
Mark alludes to it. Also, poster is shown.
Top Five (2014)
Andre mentions this kind of homelessness as opposed to the kind that scared him


Asteroids (1979) (Video Game)
son seen playing this game in a store

Featured in 

The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2007) (TV Special)
13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007) (TV Special)
Nominee clips.
The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) (TV Special)
Making Pursuit: An Italian Take on the American Dream (2007) (Video)
This is a "making of" documentary on the film
The Man Behind the Movie: A Conversation with Chris Gardner (2007) (Video)
takes a look behind the scenes
Inside the Rubik's Cube (2007) (Video)
Footage from Pursuit of Happyness of Will Smith in car with Rubik's Cube
Father and Son: On Screen and Off (2007) (Video)
takes a look behind the scenes
2007 MTV Movie Awards (2007) (TV Special)
Bad Movie Beatdown: Seven Pounds (2010) (TV Episode)
detailing Will Smith's past film and Oscar nomination
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Robin Hood/Letters to Juliet/Just Wright (2010) (TV Episode)
Best rapper turned actor performance: Will Smith. Clips shown when mentioning his Academy Award
Great Movie Mistakes 2: The Sequel (2011) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown

Spoofed in 

2007 MTV Movie Awards (2007) (TV Special)
Sarah Silverman interacts with Will Smith's character in the movie
Robot Chicken: Celebutard Mountain (2007) (TV Episode)
A parody of The Pursuit of Happyness feature Fonzie and Chachi from Happy Days.

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