The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) Poster


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Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Number Twenty-Two (1957) (TV Episode)
Introduction makes joking reference.
Greedy for Tweety (1957) (Short)
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
The great assassination scene pays homage to the one in "The Man Who Knew Too Much": In both scenes, (1) there is a sharpshooter at a huge, full, indoor arena, (2) the film audience has been told exactly what point in time the marksman is to fire, (3) the protagonist runs to try to locate the marksman before he shoots, (4) he finds him just after he fires, (5) the marksman dies a few seconds later, (6) the target lives.
Take Her, She's Mine (1963)
Reference to "Que Será Será".
Monitor: Huw Wheldon Meets Alfred Hitchcock (1964) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Huw.
The Disorderly Orderly (1964)
Jerome plays "Que Sera, Sera" on the jukebox.
The Glass Bottom Boat (1966)
Doris and Arthur sing a chorus of "Que Sera Sera."
The Avengers: The Bird Who Knew Too Much (1967) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Girl Who Knew Too Much (1969)
Title reference
The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (1975)
The musical cue used in the finale of Hitchcock's film is cearly referenced.
Taxi Driver (1976)
Travis' rescue of Iris borrows several shots of Ben and Jo's rescue of Hank.
Queen Kong (1976)
Doris Day and the song "Que Sera Sera" she sings in this movie are mentioned in dialogue.
The Muppet Show: Vincent Price (1977) (TV Episode)
A character sings "Que Sera, Sera."
Three's Company: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do (1983) (TV Episode)
Jack mentions "Que Sera Sera" which is a song from the 'Alfred Hitchcock' film.
Remington Steele: Steele Sweet on You (1984) (TV Episode)
Remington relates a solution for the case to the film, and Donald remembers that Doris Day sang "Que Sera, Sera" in the film.
Pole Position: The Chicken Who Knew Too Much (1984) (TV Episode)
Title is a reference
Mr. Belvedere: Sweet Charity (1985) (TV Episode)
Mr. Belvedere sings "Que Sera Sera" as "Clay Sera Sera"
Screen Two: The McGuffin (1986) (TV Episode)
Sidekicks: The Boy Who Saw Too Much (1987) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
MacGyver: Dalton, Jack of Spies (1987) (TV Episode)
One of the agents says "Do you like movies? How about 'The Man Who Knew Too Much'?", to which Jack Dalton replies "I was thinking more of 'Three Days of the Condor'."
Raising Arizona (1987)
The scene where H.I. tries to reassure Ed that they are going to get Nathan Jr. back while Ed sits and stares in silence is similar to a scene in which Jimmy Stewart does the same to Doris Day's character while she stares in silence.
Growing Pains: The Mom Who Knew Too Much (1988) (TV Episode)
title reference
Frantic (1988)
Quantum Leap: Genesis: Part 1 - September 13, 1956 (1989) (TV Episode)
When he leaps in, Sam hears Doris Day singing "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)" on the radio.
Quantum Leap: Genesis: Part 2 - September 13, 1956 (1989) (TV Episode)
Peg sings, "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)" while drunk.
Inspector Morse: Masonic Mysteries (1990) (TV Episode)
A woman's screaming drowns out the high notes of an opera singer in this story, just as in Hitchcock's film.
DuckTales: The Duck Who Knew Too Much (1990) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Perfect Strangers: The Men Who Knew Too Much: Part 1 (1990) (TV Episode)
title reference
Perfect Strangers: The Men Who Knew Too Much: Part 2 (1990) (TV Episode)
title reference
Empty Nest: The Dog Who Knew Too Much (1991) (TV Episode)
title reference
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Rebel Set (1992) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Tom
Victim of Love (1992) (Video)
The title is mentioned.
Cluedo: The Man Who Knew Too Much (1992) (TV Episode)
Referenced in episode title.
Animaniacs: The Warners' 65th Anniversary Special (1994) (TV Episode)
"Que Sera Sera, Whatever Will Be Will Be" is listed in the closing credits.
The Simpsons: Bart's Comet (1995) (TV Episode)
Towards the end, everyone sings the "Cira" song from this movie.
Due South: The Man Who Knew Too Little (1995) (TV Episode)
Title reference
The X-Files: Colony (1995) (TV Episode)
The name of the CIA agent in this episode-Ambrose Chapel-is a reference to the earlier film. In both cases, the name used is a false one. In the film, it is revealed to be the name of a church and not a person. In this episode, it is used as an alias by the Alien Bounty Hunter in disguise.
The Nanny: Danny's Dead and Who's Got the Will? (1997) (TV Episode)
Fran mentions the name of the song "Que Sera, Sera".
The Man Who Knew Too Little (1997)
Title is a reference.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Deadly Bees (1998) (TV Episode)
Servo sings Que Sera Sera.
Apt Pupil (1998)
Dussander/Denker sings "Que Sera Sera" from this movie.
L.A. Without a Map (1998)
Movie poster on a wall.
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Sabrina the Matchmaker (1999) (TV Episode)
Willard and Carlton sing "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)" from the film.
The Matrix (1999)
E! True Hollywood Story: Alfred Hitchcock (1999) (TV Episode)
Stills Shown
'Rear Window' Ethics: Remembering and Restoring a Hitchcock Classic (2000) (Video)
Poster shown when Patricia Hitchcock says J.M. Hayes went on to write 4 films for her father.
'Torn Curtain' Rising (2000) (Video)
poster shown
Monk: Mr. Monk and the Billionaire Mugger (2002) (TV Episode)
on theater marquee
Les mercredis de l'histoire: Dark Side of the Moon (2002) (TV Episode)
The character Ambrose Chapel evokes the center of the spy network in the movie.
The Simpsons: The Dad Who Knew Too Little (2003) (TV Episode)
title reference
Gilmore Girls: Say Goodnight, Gracie (2003) (TV Episode)
Lorelai and Sookie talk about Doris Day singing "Que Sera Sera."
Monk: Mr. Monk and the 12th Man (2003) (TV Episode)
Featured on theater marquee.
Dream Team: The Man Who Knew Too Much (2005) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Alfred Hitchcock: More Than Just a Profile (2005)
described in Hitchcock's history
The Simpsons: The Girl Who Slept Too Little (2005) (TV Episode)
title reference
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006)
It is mentioned in a magazine.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Psycho (2007) (TV Episode)
The poster of this movie was shown.
King of the Hill: The Minh Who Knew Too Much (2007) (TV Episode)
Title reference
The Key to Reserva (2007) (Short)
The whole idea of the plot taking place in a music hall and the shot of the man falling off the balcony is a reference to the assassin falling off the balcony.
Mary and Max (2009)
"Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)" is heard in one scene.
The Open Road (2009)
several references to the song "Que Sera Sera"
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.96 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $1,600 clue in the category "Oscar-Winning Song Lyrics"
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 3 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $15,000 question
Red Dead Redemption (2010) (Video Game)
In the cutscenes set in Mexico the General and the Governor frequently reference the phrase "Que sera, sera" which means "whatever will be". It was made popular by the song of the same name by Doris Day which was the title song to Alfred Hitchcock's "The Man Who Knew Too Much".
Raytrospektiva (2010)
"Que Serra Serra (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)" song re-used.
Supernatural: The Man Who Knew Too Much (2011) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King (2011) (TV Movie)
still picture with Reggie Nalder, who later appeared in Salem's Lot (1979) (TV)
Hitchcock (2012)
Alma jokingly suggests that they adapt the novel into a musical starring Doris Day.
The Simpsons: The Man Who Grew Too Much (2014) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Mr. Holmes (2015)
The London taxidermist's which Ann Kelmot pauses in front of so as not to be seen is called Ambrose Chapelle as in this movie
WPC 56: The Wayward Wind (2015) (TV Episode)
Tommy asks Gloria if she wants to go see the new Hitchcock film.
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)
The assassination plot of shooting the Austrian Chancellor is reminiscent to the plot to kill the ambassador in Albert Hall Sequence.
The Chase Australia: Episode #1.61 (2015) (TV Episode)
Andrew O'Keefe uses this title to describe Issa Schultz after he is revealed as the Chaser.
500 Questions: Episode #2.5 (2016) (TV Episode)
referenced in question in "Cinema Facts" category

Featured in 

Precious Images (1986) (Short)
At the Movies: Previews of Coming Attractions (1987) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.
The Siskel & Ebert 500th Anniversary Special (1989) (TV Special)
Clip of the trailer is shown.
Home Stories (1990) (Short)
Clip shown.
Doris Day: A Sentimental Journey (1991) (TV Movie)
At the Movies: Villains: So Bad, They're Good (1995) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.
The Making of 'Psycho' (1997) (Video)
Biography: Doris Day: It's Magic (1998) (TV Episode)
Hitchcock: Shadow of a Genius (1999) (TV Movie)
Plotting 'Family Plot' (2001) (Video)
clips shown of Bruce Dern's performance
Living Famously: Alfred Hitchcock (2003) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs: America's Greatest Music in the Movies (2004) (TV Movie)
Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera) is #48.
Hitchcocked! (2006) (TV Movie)
Clips featured.
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 22 February 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips of this film are shown during the interview with Jeanne Wolf about the film career of Doris Day.
In the Master's Shadow: Hitchcock's Legacy (2008) (Video)
clips shown
What a Difference a Day Made: Doris Day Superstar (2009) (TV Movie)
A clip from the movie is shown.
TCM Guest Programmer: 15 Fan Programmers (2009) (TV Episode)
One of the films selected by the co-host
A Night at the Movies: The Suspenseful World of Thrillers (2009) (TV Movie)
clip with James Stewart and Doris Day
Special Collector's Edition: Comparativa: Psicosis (2011) (TV Episode)
clip shown in trailer
Alfred Hitchcock: Master of Suspense (2013)
clips from the trailer
WatchMojo: Top 10 Alfred Hitchcock Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
The Man Who Knew Too Much gets an honorable mention.
Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015)
Clips shown; poster; preview
78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene (2017)
Clips shown.
IMDb Originals: Doris Day: In Memoriam (2019) (TV Episode)
extract of the film
CTV National News: Episode dated 13 May 2019 (2019) (TV Episode)
Footage is shown.

Spoofed in 

Foul Play (1978)
Awesome Lotus (1983)
The credits lists a sequel as "The Basset Who Knew Too mUch"
WCW Fall Brawl: War Games (1995) (TV Special)
During the Harlem Heat-Stud Stable match, Bobby "The Brain" Heenan sings, "Que sera, sera/Whatever will be, will be/So meet me in my pickup sweetie/We're off to Bucksnort, Tennessee"
The Man Who Knew Too Little (1997)
Title spoof.
Get Smart (2008)
the 'Ode to Joy' ending in a bang - i.e. someone getting killed when the orchestra hits a particular note/crescendo
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Carnival Magic (2017) (TV Episode)
Jonah quotes lyrics from the song "Que Sera, Sera".

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