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Followed by 

Donahue (2002) (TV Series)

Edited into 

Cathode Fuck (1986) (Video)
Parts of different episodes of this show are edited in.

Referenced in 

Sanford: The Benefit (1980) (TV Episode)
Sammy mentions he's scheduled to appear on this show.
Saturday Night Live: Bill Murray/Delbert McClinton (1981) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during Bill Murray's Annual Oscar Predictions.
Mork & Mindy: Mama Mork, Papa Mindy (1981) (TV Episode)
Mork, tied to a chair, says, "It's the only way I can sit through 'Phil Donahue.'"
Deathtrap (1982)
Sidney refers to Phil Donahue.
Night Shift (1982)
Family Ties: Not with My Sister You Don't (1982) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jennifer
Hill Street Blues: No Body's Perfect (1982) (TV Episode)
Joe Coffey suggests that Phil Donohue may be a good partner for Lucy.
Cheers: Power Play (1983) (TV Episode)
Carla mentions the show by name.
Silver Spoons: St Louis Blues (1984) (TV Episode)
Rick talks about an episode he saw about divorce
Murder, She Wrote: The Murder of Sherlock Holmes (1984) (TV Episode)
Grady tells Jessica that her editors booked her on Donahue.
Family Ties: Hotline Fever (1984) (TV Episode)
Alex: "This is not a college course; it's a 'Phil Donahue Show.'"
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Steven Wright/Marilyn Horne/Isabel Campbell (1984) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Johnny during the Christmas specials segment
Night Court: Battling Bailiff (1985) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Night Court: Mac and Quon Le: Together Again (1985) (TV Episode)
Title referenced
Moonlighting: Next Stop Murder (1985) (TV Episode)
Agnes says "According to Donahue, I am at my physical and sexual peak...right now"
Weird Science (1985)
Gary: "This could mean a guest shot on 'Phil Donahue'..."
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Gary Busey/Roseanne Barr/Steve Trotter (1985) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Roseanne Barr in her stand-up routine
Hill Street Blues: Two Easy Pieces (1986) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Norman Buntz
Diff'rent Strokes: Bulimia (1986) (TV Episode)
Kimberly says Maggie's been watching to much Donahue
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Don Ameche/America Morris (1986) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the monologue
Who's the Boss?: Angela's New Best Friend (1986) (TV Episode)
Diane tells she doesn't want to miss it
Deadtime Stories (1986)
When 'Mama' Baer is late in picking up her husband and son, one of the reasons is that she was watching Donahue.
Saturday Night Live: Jimmy Breslin and Marvin Hagler/Level 42/E.G. Daily (1986) (TV Episode)
Title referenced during Weekend Update
St. Elsewhere: Brand New Bag (1986) (TV Episode)
Dr. Craig refers to the series.
Mama's Family: Mama and Dr. Brothers (1986) (TV Episode)
Mama screams about making Phil Donahue blush
Life with Lucy: Lucy and Curtis Are Up a Tree (1986) (TV Episode)
When Lucy tells Curtis they've been competing for the childrens' love, Curtis says she's been "watching Phil Donahue again."
Growing Pains: Thank You, Willie Nelson (1987) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Ed
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: George Carlin/Susan Sullivan/Sheryl Lee Ralph (1987) (TV Episode)
Johnny comments on Donahue's week of shows in the Soviet Union
Designing Women: And Justice for Paul (1987) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name
Morgan Stewart's Coming Home (1987)
Morgan's mother tells him that he can't come home for Thanksgiving because she and his father "have to tape 'The Phil Donahue Show.'"
Forever, Lulu (1987)
cited as a tv talk show for the writer to appear on
Prom Night II (1987)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Dan Aykroyd/Bobby Kelton/Helen Shaver (1987) (TV Episode)
Johnny mentions that Jessica Hahn was a guest on the show earlier in the day
Boys Will Be Boys: Handy Boy (1987) (TV Episode)
Chazz refers to the series.
Family Ties: The Spirit of Columbus (1988) (TV Episode)
Nick: "Is this what Phillip Donahue would call a bonding moment?"
Sesame Street, Special (1988) (TV Movie)
Hot to Trot (1988)
One of the talk shows Don says he'd like to appear on
ALF: Changes (1988) (TV Episode)
...Phil, ....
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Danny DeVito/Richard Benjamin (1988) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the Naughty or Nice segment
Night Court: The Trouble Is Not in Your Set (1989) (TV Episode)
Show reference
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Martin Short/Isabella Rossellini/Gene Fleming (1989) (TV Episode)
Johnny refers to Donahue's frequent shows about cross-dressing
Growing Pains: Show Ninety: Who Knew? (1989) (TV Episode)
Ben says that it's "sons who date their mothers" week on Donahue.
Night Court: Pen Pal (1989) (TV Episode)
"Any place I don't have to watch Harry give me that Phil Donahue look."
Night Court: Amore or Less (1990) (TV Episode)
Title reference
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Harry Anderson/Bobby Slayton/Eugene Fodor (1990) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Bobby Slayton in his stand-up routine
Roseanne: April Fool's Day (1990) (TV Episode)
When Roseanne is at the tax office, she spouts facts, that she believes she heard on "Donahue".
Designing Women: Working Mother (1990) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name.
Growing Pains: Jason Flirts, Maggie Hurts (1990) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Jason
In Living Color: The Black Man's Guide to Understanding the Black Woman (1990) (TV Episode)
The announcer says that we have seen Shahrazad Ali on the show.
Wings: There's Always Room for Cello (1990) (TV Episode)
Roy's son RJ mentions watching a Donahue episode on homosexuality.
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Episode #3.13 (1991) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike McShane
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Sylvester Stallone/Max Alexander/Orson Bean (1991) (TV Episode)
Orson Bean talks about watching an episode of the show
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Jay Leno/Jaleel White/The Oak Ridge Boys (1991) (TV Episode)
Johnny comments on a same-sex wedding televised on the show earlier in the day
Parker Lewis Can't Lose: Rock 'n' Roles (1991) (TV Episode)
Parker's dad says, "What about Donahue's show on reviving old-fashioned discipline?"
High Strung (1992)
Hi Honey, I'm Home: Elaine Takes a Wife (1992) (TV Episode)
Faye mentions the show.
Designing Women: Sex and the Single Woman (1992) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name.
Roseanne: Ladies' Choice (1992) (TV Episode)
Roseanne also mentions the show.
Designing Women: Trial and Error (1992) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: 'Manos' the Hands of Fate (1993) (TV Episode)
Servo: "...on the next Donahue."
Trauma (1993)
Arnie says that he watches this show
At the Movies: Hollywood's Fear of Love (1993) (TV Episode)
Freaked (1993)
Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993)
It is one of the talk shows that Dexter says he would like to appear on.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Warrior of the Lost World (1993) (TV Episode)
Joel: "Today, on 'Donahue'"
For Love or Money (1993)
In his ticket-swapping meeting with the other concierges, Doug throws away tickets to "Donahue."
Ernest Rides Again (1993)
Show is referenced.
Grumpy Old Men (1993)
Max says, "It's like one of them 'Fatal Attraction' things that they show on the 'Donahue' show."
Roseanne: Don't Make Room for Daddy (1994) (TV Episode)
Roseanne tells Jackie there are only two good men in the world - Dan and Donahue.
Eek!stravaganza: Eekstremely Dull/Lord of the Fleas (1994) (TV Episode)
Elmo is watching it on TV.
Married... with Children: User Friendly (1995) (TV Episode)
The cable company's "Guy Package" blocks this show on the Bundy's TV.
To Die For (1995)
mentioned in film
Saturday Night Live: Gabriel Byrne/Alanis Morissette (1995) (TV Episode)
Title referenced by Phil Donahue on Weekend Update
The Right to Remain Silent (1996) (TV Movie)
Mentioned by Buford Lowry.
The Late Shift (1996) (TV Movie)
Dave says his audience was probably told that they're there to see Donahue.
Animaniacs: One Flew Over the Cuckoo Clock (1996) (TV Episode)
Slappy watches "Donahue" on TV.
Married... with Children: Requiem for a Chevyweight: Part 1 (1996) (TV Episode)
the old talk show is refered by Peggy in the 1974 flashback
Nightwatch (1997)
That '70s Show: The Career Day (1999) (TV Episode)
Red says since he works half-days, he watches a lot of Donahue.
Murder Most Likely (1999) (TV Movie)
In the movie's epilogue, it is mentioned that in the real life case, April Trent appeared on the Phil Donahue Show in 1993 to recant her court provided testimony.
Freaks and Geeks: The Garage Door (2000) (TV Episode)
Bill mentions an episode that he saw about husbands who cheat.
That '70s Show: The Relapse (2001) (TV Episode)
Hyde says he prefers to watch "Donahue".
That '70s Show: Bring It on Home (2003) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Kitty.
That '70s Show: Crazy Little Thing Called Love (2006) (TV Episode)
Red mentions it.
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Gretzky (2008) (TV Episode)
Drew says he saw Wayne Gretzky on "Donahue"
Lymelife (2008)
Mentioned in dialogue by Brenda and Mickey.
30 Rock: Season 4 (2009) (TV Episode)
posing as a page, Lenny claims to be assigned to "Donahue"
Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.69 (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike.
The Goldbergs: The Greatest Musical Ever Written (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Barry.
Cover Story: The Press Your Luck Scandal (2018) (TV Episode)
a TV Guide listing for the show is shown
Three Identical Strangers (2018)
Clip shown
American Woman: Liberation (2018) (TV Episode)
Kathleen mentions a nudist couple that appeared on this show
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Glenn Close/Topher Grace/Low Cut Connie (2018) (TV Episode)
Topher Grace mentions this show
Best of the Worst: Black Spine Edition #2 (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in Table Manners: Tots to Teens.
Deadly Class: Saudade (2019) (TV Episode)
Chester says he has to make killing of Marcus spectacular so he can be on this show.
Deadly Class: Stigmata Martyr (2019) (TV Episode)
Chester films himself killing two people to send in to this show
Deadly Class: Rise Above (2019) (TV Episode)
Chico asks Chester if he wants to make it on this show.

Featured in 

A Matter of Sex (1984) (TV Movie)
Clip shown of dramatized version of the appearance by the actual women from "The Wilmar 8" who appeared on "Donahue" in 1978.
Sun City: Artists United Against Apartheid (1985) (Video)
Footage from "Donahue" is shown.
Sex Violence & Values: Changing Images (1986) (TV Special)
Clip from TV series seen with Phil Donahue.
Making Mr. Right (1987)
Ulysses watches an episode of "Donahue" on TV.
One Nation Under God (1993)
A clip of Elizabeth Moberly is taken from her appearance on this show.
Lucky Numbers (2000)
Inside Deep Throat (2005)
Linda Lovelace with her new book.
SexTV: Teenage Sexuality in Japan/From Cop to Call Girl/A Moment with... Olivia Judson (2005) (TV Episode)
Clip from show is used in this episode.
Life After Tomorrow (2006)
Archival clip of an interview
Stardust: The Bette Davis Story (2006) (TV Movie)
American Swing (2008)
Clips from the show are featured.
Shooting Michael Moore (2008)
A clip is featured.
Killer Legends (2014)
Clips from the "Donahue: Texas Death Row" special are shown while discussing "the candy man."
Show Me a Hero: Episode #1.5 (2015) (TV Episode)
Footage shown.
The Eighties: Raised on Television (2016) (TV Episode)
clips shown
Voyeur (2017)
clips shown
Jane Fonda in Five Acts (2018)
Clips are shown.
Billy Graham: An Extraordinary Journey (2018) (TV Movie)
Clip Shown.
Death of a Nation (2018)
A clip is featured.
Reversing Roe (2018)
Clips shown of 1991 episode featuring Randall Terry and Faye Wattleton.

Spoofed in 

Saturday Night Live: Malcolm-Jamal Warner/Run-DMC (1986) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in Donahue skit
Saturday Night Live: Bill Murray/Percy Sledge (1987) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in Donahue sketch
Saturday Night Live: Angie Dickinson/Buster Pointdexter/David Gilmour (1987) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in Donahue skit
It Came from Somewhere Else (1988)
This tv show is spoofed by an actor portraying Phil Donahue.
Saturday Night Live: Bruce Willis/Neil Young (1989) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in Donahue promo's
Killer Tomatoes Strike Back! (1991)
Prof. Grangreen runs a talk show called Jeronahew, a spoof of the Phil Donahue.
Mathnet: The Case of the Bermuda Triangle (1992) (TV Episode)
Talk show host named M.P. Donnawhy
Breast Men (1997) (TV Movie)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman (1998) (TV Special)
Spoofed with Phil H. as Phil D.

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