The Producers (1967) Poster



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Version of 

The Producers (2005)

Remade as 

The Producers (2005)
The musical is based on the Mel Brooks movie of the same name and was taken to Broadway and taken to the big screen.


City Lights (1931)
To pour champagne into the violin player's pant.
Tugboat Annie (1933)
Flying Down to Rio (1933)
title song played
Kismet (1955)
Anastasia (1956)
Roger de Bris explains his wearing a dress with the fact that he is going to the choreographers' ball and he is supposed to be the grand duchess Anastasia.

Referenced in 

The Debbie Reynolds Show: The Producer (1970) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Blazing Saddles (1974)
Right before the "I'm Tired" scene, after Jim tells Bart about Lili Von Shtupp, the tune that is playing in the background is the theme from the fictional play Springtime For Hitler which appears in Mel Brooks' first film The Producers. Other references to the previous film include when Governor Le Petomane echoes Max Bialystock's line "Hello Boys!"
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Mel Brooks/Susan Blakely/Bob Rosefsky (1975) (TV Episode)
Mel Brooks recalls filming a scene in his earlier movie
When Things Were Rotten: The French Dis-connection (1975) (TV Episode)
When Renaldo impersonates a German, he says 'Baby' exactly like LSD in the Producers
I'm Not Feeling Myself Tonight (1976)
Trampas B. Hildebrand repeats Leo Bloom's line "I'm wet and I'm hysterical"
The Bette Midler Show (1976) (TV Special)
In the original HBO version, Bette says she stole a line about "dirty, rotten, flithy, stinking birds" from the movie.
Happy Days: Prisoner of Love (1983) (TV Episode)
Title is song used in movie
An Audience with Mel Brooks (1983) (TV Special)
Mel starts to sing 'Springtime for Hitler'.
Mel Brooks: To Be or Not to Be - The Hitler Rap (1983) (Video)
"Heil myself" and "Don't be a stupid, be a smarty" recycled from an earlier movie, also by Mel Brooks.
Remington Steele: Springtime for Steele (1985) (TV Episode)
Steele mentions the plot similarity between the crime he is trying to solve and the general plot of this film.
Spaceballs (1987)
Cassette tape on the Mel Brooks video shelf
Video Violence 2 (1988) (Video)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Murphy Brown: Kyle (1989) (TV Episode)
Murphy rents this movie to watch at home
Lobster Man from Mars (1989)
Basic plot of film producer trying to create a flop to create a tax loss.
Matlock: The Critic (1991) (TV Episode)
Makes reference to Mel Brooks' movie The Producers
Talk Live: John Metzger (1991) (TV Episode)
Christopher Hitchens says that in some places in the world it seems to be "Springtime for Hitler".
Wayne's World (1992)
"I fell on my keys"
Terror 2000 - Intensivstation Deutschland (1992)
Peter Kern sings "Springtime For Hitler" to entertain his mistress.
Matlock: The Play (1993) (TV Episode)
The film critic in this episode declares that Ben Matlock's amateur performance in the play is so bad that he made the production the best piece of camp theater since Mel Brooks's "Springtime For Hitler", the play produced by the characters in the movie The Producers (1967).
Mad About You: Married to the Job (1993) (TV Episode)
Paul mimics Leo Bloom rocking back and forth muttering "No way out" after he realizes Jamie's boss heard him complaining about Jamie's job and insulting his wife.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Night of the Blood Beast (1995) (TV Episode)
Crow sings "Springtime for Hitler"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Night of the Blood Beast (1996) (TV Episode)
"Springtime for Hitler"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996)
Crow: Oh, I fell on my keys.
Mousehunt (1997)
When Lars and Ernie talk about how much they hate each other, Ernie says, "Double, double!" Nathan Lane, the actor who played Ernie, also played Max Bialystock in the stage musical version of "The Producers" and later the 2005 version.
Xena: Warrior Princess: The Play's the Thing (1999) (TV Episode)
Gabrielle is duped by two down-on-their-luck producers who turn one of her scrolls into a play, hoping that it fails so they can make off with the money. Gabrielle even jokingly suggests changing the title of her play to "Springtime for Warlords", a reference to "Springtime for Hitler", the play in The Producers.
The Nanny: The Producers (1999) (TV Episode)
title reference
Bamboozled (2000)
Curb Your Enthusiasm: Trick or Treat (2001) (TV Episode)
Larry whistles a few notes from "Springtime For Hitler" from this movie.
The 100 Greatest Films (2001) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Back in the Saddle (2001) (Video)
mentioned once
Spider-Man (2002)
When Uncle Ben drops Peter off to go to the library, a bus can be seen driving by with a promotional advertisement
Doc: The Producers (2002) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Making of 'The Producers' (2002) (Video)
Making of
Curb Your Enthusiasm: Mel's Offer (2004) (TV Episode)
Mel Brooks mentions something Andréas Voutsinas said when they were filming The Producers: "Or you got it, or you ain't"
Jersey Girl (2004)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Curb Your Enthusiasm: Opening Night (2004) (TV Episode)
It turns out Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft want the show to fail, which is part of the premise of this movie and the Broadway show it's based on.
Broadway: The American Musical: Putting It Together: 1980-Present (2004) (TV Episode)
Julie Andrews mentions the movie as the basis for the stage musical.
House: Kids (2005) (TV Episode)
After Dr. Petra Gilmar's interview, Wilson says, "That's our Hitler!" in reference to a line from this film.
Spaceballs: The Documentary (2005) (Video)
Video seen twice in clip from Spaceballs
Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream (2005)
It is mentioned in a magazine.
Paid to Play (2005)
A quote from The Producers is used in the narration of the film.
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films (2006) (TV Special)
Makes the countdown, is talked about.
Wordplay (2006)
crossword puzzle hint: "Max's partner in 'The Producers' "
The Dick Cavett Show with Mel Brooks (2006) (TV Special)
mentioned during the conversation
Hitler: The Comedy Years (2007) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Abridged Movie (2007) (TV Movie)
Yami: "Argh, I fell on my keys!"
Kabluey (2007)
a broke, down on his luck character references his "cardboard belt"
Role Model: Gene Wilder (2008) (TV Movie)
Robson Arms: Wrong and Wronger (2008) (TV Episode)
Jason mentions "Springtime for Hitler" from the movie.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.39 (2008) (TV Episode)
Included in a $100 question
Jeopardy!: Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational Quarterfinal 7 (2010) (TV Episode)
Incorrect guess on an $800 film-related clue in the category "Broadway Musicals"
Brief Film Reviews: My DVD/Blu-Ray Collection (2010) (TV Episode)
DVD cover shown.
The Cinema Snob: Hitler: Dead or Alive (2011) (TV Episode)
"The Nazis show up before their auditions for The Producers..."
The Cinema Snob: Elves (2011) (TV Episode)
"Great, now I have to return that DVD of The Producers I got for him."
Brows Held High: Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (2012) (TV Episode)
Oancitizen hopes that the keeper of the pigeon coop is Kenneth Mars
Casting By (2012)
Met Stuart cites as part of Gene Wilder's past credits
Nostalgia Critic: Kickassia: DVD (2013) (TV Episode)
"When Nazis help produced one of the funniest muscials of all time"
Rewind This! (2013)
It is referenced on the back cover of a video movie.
Nostalgia Critic: Catwoman (2013) (TV Episode)
Critic says this movie would be ideal for The Producers crew to make
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 20 November 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
Mike Greenberg mentions title
The Story of the Swimmer (2014) (Video)
mentioned once
Blaze of Glory: Mel Brooks' Wild, Wild West (2014) (Video)
mentioned once
Perfect Therapy 3: Dawn of the Bite (2014) (Short)
Movie on the computer screen, while Tate is on Netflix.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Young Frankenstein (2014) (TV Episode)
another Mel Brooks/Gene Wilder collaboration
Countdown: Episode #72.78 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Nick.
The Cinema Snob: Black Is Beautiful (2015) (TV Episode)
"This is also most definitely not a quote from the movie The Producers."
TruInside: Heathers (2016) (TV Episode)
VHS copy is shown
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 30 August 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
mentioned in discussion of Gene Wilder's films
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.32 (2016) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "From Screen to Stage" category
JonTron: Howling II: Your Sister Is a Werewolf (2016) (TV Episode)
Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom's names appear in the fake end credits.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Wizards of the Lost Kingdom II (2017) (TV Episode)
Jonah: "Looks like 'Springtime for Maynard G. Krebs'"
Mel Brooks Attacks Political Correctness, Claims It Is Anathema to Comedy (2017) (Video)
Styx mentions the film in a discussion of Mel Brooks.
Curb Your Enthusiasm: Foisted! (2017) (TV Episode)
Poster for The Producers musical he did.
Paddington 2 (2017)
Homage to theater production in prison
Judd Apatow: The Return (2017) (TV Special)
'Springtime for Hitler' song mentioned.
Rotten Tomatoes Will Look Into Anyone Who Criticizes Black Panther on Their Site (2018) (Video)
Styx mocks the idea that the Black Panther is greatest movie ever made, even better than this one.

Featured in 

Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982) (TV Movie)
Leo (Gene Wilder) gets upset that Max (Zero Mostel) is handling his blue blanket.
Precious Images (1986) (Short)
At the Movies: Our Favorite Scenes (1993) (TV Episode)
Leo Bloom acting hysterical is one of Roger's picks.
100 Years of Comedy (1997) (Video)
Clips shown.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs: America's Funniest Movies (2000) (TV Special)
The Producers is #11.
When Brendan Met Trudy (2000)
Brendan watches this movie on TV
The 100 Greatest Films (2001) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
New York at the Movies (2002) (TV Movie)
The Making of 'The Producers' (2002) (Video)
clips shown
The 100 Greatest Musicals (2003) (TV Movie)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs: America's Greatest Music in the Movies (2004) (TV Movie)
Springtime for Hitler is #80.
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films (2006) (TV Special)
Clips are shown.
50 Most Shocking Comedy Moments (2006) (TV Movie)
Clips featured and discussed
Empire: The World's Best Movie Quiz (2006) (Video Game)
Clips used
Hitler: The Comedy Years (2007) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
Role Model: Gene Wilder (2008) (TV Movie)
Clips shown
Nostalgia Critic: Dungeons and Dragons (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip of musical scene
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Dumbest Spiderman Moments (2011) (TV Episode)
clip is shown
DVD-R Hell: Heil Honey, I'm Home (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as example of funny satire of Nazism.
Brows Held High: Jubilee (2011) (TV Episode)
Ken Mars' Nazi talking about Hitler.
18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012) (TV Special)
Clip featured in the Memoriam section for Kenneth Mars
Nostalgia Critic: Dunston Checks In (2012) (TV Episode)
Zero Mostel splashes Gene Wilder with water
Mel and His Movies (2012) (Video)
clips shown, film discussed
American Masters: Mel Brooks: Make a Noise (2013) (TV Episode)
Multiple clips are featured.
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mel Brooks (2013) (TV Special)
film clips shown
Mel and His Movies (2013) (Video)
clips shown
The Comix Scrutinizer: American Icon #3 Against the Evil Nazis (2013) (TV Episode)
"Springtime for Hitler"
Music Movies: The Producers (2014) (TV Episode)
Clips shown; Paw calls this one of his favorite films of all time.
1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
Clip is presented
Brows Held High: Richard III (2014) (TV Episode)
"Springtime for Hitler" is played during the credits.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Comedy Movies: 1960s (2014) (TV Episode)
The Producers is #4.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Fictional Nazis in Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
Franz Liebkind is #9.
20 Moments That Rocked Comedy (2015) (TV Movie)
Clips seen and discussed
TCM Guest Programmer: Nathan Lane (2015) (TV Episode)
One of the films selected by the co-host
WatchMojo: Top 10 Gene Wilder Performances (2016) (TV Episode)
Leo Bloom is #4.
Elementary: Dead Man's Tale (2017) (TV Episode)
A clip of the movie is shown to Lars in the police station.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Most Controversial Comedy Movies of All Time (2017) (TV Episode)
The Producers is #9.
Honest Trailers: The Room (2017) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
The Andrew Klavan Show: The Great Conservative Mistake (2017) (TV Episode)
Clip: Leo Bloom gets hysterical.
The Andrew Klavan Show: Episode #1.436 (2017) (TV Episode)
Clip: Leo Bloom in hysterics.
The Andrew Klavan Show: Who Killed Reality (2018) (TV Episode)
Clip: Leo Bloom gets hysterical.
WatchMojo: Top 20 Funniest Film Title Translations (2019) (TV Episode)
"Please, Do Not Touch the Old Women" (Italian title) is #4.


War and Peace (1956)
Max and Leo go watch a play called "War and Piece".

Spoofed in 

Glitch! (1988)
Briefly spoofed towards the end of the film.
The Seducers (1992) (Video)
Title, premise, chracters get porn treatement.
Bob's Burgers: The Quirk-ducers (2016) (TV Episode)
Essentially a retelling of the basic plot, right down to the title

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