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Edited into 

Amérique, notre histoire (2006) (TV Movie)
excerpt

References 

The Blue Angel (1930)
Diana mentions it when speaking to Max.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
an obituary for Sidney Buchman mentioning that he wrote the film is shown on screen
Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)
an obituary for Sidney Buchman mentioning that he co-wrote the film is shown on screen
The Talk of the Town (1942)
an obituary for Sidney Buchman mentioning that he co-wrote the film is shown on screen
Jolson Sings Again (1949)
an obituary for Sidney Buchman mentioning that he wrote the film is shown on screen
Singin' in the Rain (1952)
When Max and Diana are arguing in their apartment, a Singin' in the Rain poster can be seen in the background in the bathroom
The Magical World of Disney (1954) (TV Series)
Ben Casey (1961) (TV Series)
Cleopatra (1963)
an obituary for Sidney Buchman mentioning that he co-wrote the film is shown on screen
The Group (1966)
an obituary for Sidney Buchman mentioning that he produced and wrote the film is shown on screen
The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970) (TV Series)
Mentioned in conjuction with its ratings
All in the Family (1971) (TV Series)
Mentioned in conjuction with its ratings
Kojak (1973) (TV Series)
Mentioned in conjuction with its ratings
The Six Million Dollar Man (1974) (TV Series)
the narrator says that the show ranked #1 in the Nielsen ratings
Little House on the Prairie (1974) (TV Series)
Laureen Hobbs says that the show is scheduled against her show
Tony Orlando and Dawn (1974) (TV Series)
Laureen Hobbs says that the show is scheduled against her show
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt: Episode dated 15 July 1974 (1974) (TV Episode)
Howard Beale's on-air suicidal tendencies and later on-air assassination is partly based on commentator's real-life on-air suicide.
Female Trouble (1974)
A person is shot to death in a television studio.
Phyllis (1975) (TV Series)
Mentioned in conjuction with its ratings
The Bionic Woman (1976) (TV Series)
Laureen Hobbs says that the show is scheduled against her show
Bloodsucking Freaks (1976)
An individual is ruthlessly murdered in front of an audience.

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Jack Burns/Santana (1977) (TV Episode)
Jane Curtin predicts Faye Dunnaway will win best actress at the oscars on Weekend Update
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Movie name on a cinema marquee.
The 50th Annual Academy Awards (1978) (TV Special)
Visions (1978) (Short)
Mentioned once in relation to Faye Dunaway with 'Eyes of Laura Mars' (1978) being her first feature film since winning the Best Actress Oscar (Academy Award) for 'Network' (1976).
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Charlton Heston/Johnny Yune/Jack Douglas/Blair Brown (1979) (TV Episode)
Johnny mentions Paddy Chayefsky's previous movie
Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
"Network" talks about television's ability to distort, exploit and condition its audience. In a different way, "Cannibal Holocaust" alludes to it too.
The Stockard Channing Show: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Unemployment Office (1980) (TV Episode)
The film and its famous one-liner are discussed.
Mork & Mindy: Old Muggable Mork (1981) (TV Episode)
After Cora gets mugged, Mork sticks his head out the window and shouts, "I'm mad as hell and I'm not gonna take it anymore!"
Visiting Hours (1982)
UBS used as the name of a TV network.
The Making of 'The Verdict' (1982) (Video)
This title is mentioned / referred to.
Videodrome (1983)
Dallas: Thrice in a Lifetime (1986) (TV Episode)
Cliff says to Marilee, "Now you're mad as hell and you're not gonna take it anymore." Ken Kercheval, who played Cliff on "Dallas," played Merill Grant in "Network."
At the Movies: Power/Down and Out in Beverly Hills/Hannah and Her Sisters/The Best of Times (1986) (TV Episode)
Gene Siskel compares "Power" (1986) to this other Sidney Lumet movie.
Deathrow Gameshow (1987)
A person is murdered in a live television program in front of the public and the cameras.
At the Movies: Wall Street/Throw Momma from the Train/Broadcast News/Empire of the Sun (1987) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Broadcast News" review.
Valerie: Mother Poole's Visit (1988) (TV Episode)
Mrs. Poole quotes Howard Beale
At the Movies: Funny Farm/Rambo III/Big/Call Me/Crocodile Dundee II (1988) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Funny Farm" review.
Terminal City Ricochet (1990)
References the line "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore."
Jetsons: The Movie (1990)
George says, "George Jetson is mad, and he's not gonna take it anymore!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: King Dinosaur (1990) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Run to your window and shout, 'I'm really cheesed, and I'm not gonna hang around 'til this thing gets better.'"
Beetlejuice: Beetle Geezer (1991) (TV Episode)
When Lydia's grandmother decides that she had enough of being treated like a child she says "I'm as mad as heck and I won't take naps anymore"
JFK (1991)
Portrait of the functioning and practices of television world and the mass media.
Killer Nerd (1991)
Harold says the line "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore" after being taunted one too many times.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hercules and the Captive Women (1992) (TV Episode)
Joel: "He is as mad as heck, and he's not gonna take it anymore."
Dinosaurs: Network Genius (1992) (TV Episode)
Many allusions are made to the film.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Wild World of Batwoman (1993) (TV Episode)
"I'M AS MAD AS HELL."
NewsRadio: Negotiation (1995) (TV Episode)
Jimmy: "Is she as sharp as she was in that Network movie?"
Sick: The Life & Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist (1997)
Bob mentions having sex with Sheree while Network was on TV and then subsequently quotes it.
Saturday Night Live: Mike Myers/Aerosmith (1997) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Sprockets
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The She-Creature (1997) (TV Episode)
Mike: "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not gonna take it anymore."
Contact (1997)
Wag the Dog (1997)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: I Only Have Eyes for You (1998) (TV Episode)
Xander says, "This was 'I'm dead as hell, and I'm not gonna take it anymore.'"
Bulworth (1998)
WWE Raw: Episode #6.21 (1998) (TV Episode)
As part of The Oddities' debut, their manager The Jackyl gets Crackhead Bob to say, "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore."
At the Movies: Godzilla/Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas/Bulworth/The Horse Whisperer (1998) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Bulworth" review.
Out of Sight (1998)
From Washington to Hollywood ...And Back (1998) (Video)
This film is discussed mainly by producer Jane Rosenthal.
Holy Man (1998)
Fallout 2: A Post-Nuclear Role-Playing Game (1998) (Video Game)
Angered NPC's will sometimes say: "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore."
The Big Day (1999)
ditto
Johnny Bravo: Man with the Golden Gut/Welcome Back, Bravo/Aunt Katie's Farm (1999) (TV Episode)
Johnny uses the "mad as hell" line
Magnolia (1999)
That Moment: Magnolia Diary (2000) (Video)
Paul screens Network for members of the production team.
Bamboozled (2000)
Howard Beale rant.
Mike, Lu & Og: Money/Repeat After Me (2001) (TV Episode)
Mike, frustrated by her money experiment, shouts "I'm mad as heck and I'm not gonna take it anymore!"
RoboCop: Prime Directives (2001) (TV Series)
Dog Eat Dog (2002) (Short)
S1m0ne (2002)
Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism (2004)
movie is mentioned and quoted
Blade: Trinity (2004)
Blade said "I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!"
Making 'Murder on the Orient Express' (2004) (Video)
mentioned once
This Revolution (2005)
poster seen on wall
Two for the Money (2005)
Al Pacino is shouting like Peter Finch
Gilmore Girls: Bridesmaids Revisited (2006) (TV Episode)
Logan compares Rory's look to Faye Dunaway in "Network".
I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With (2006)
mentioned in dialogue
Entourage: I Wanna Be Sedated (2006) (TV Episode)
Among the movies that Bob Ryan produced
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: Pilot (2006) (TV Episode)
Wes' rant is compared to "Network" many times.
Wedding Wars (2006) (TV Movie)
"gay equivalent of 'I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore'."
Rocky Balboa (2006)
The line "mad as hell and not going to take it anymore" appears at the end of the Mason Dixon fight at the beginning of the movie.
Screenwipe: Episode #3.1 (2007) (TV Episode)
Reviewed.
The Dialogue: An Interview with Screenwriter Billy Ray (2007) (Video)
Ray cites the film as one reason that 1976 was "the greatest movie year of all time."
Shooter (2007)
Ned Beatty's speech "there are no sides"
Mediated: The 21st Century Lifestyle (2007)
Television network IBS in Mediated is inspired by the UBS network in Network.
Write & Wrong (2007) (TV Movie)
Byrdie refers to the movie, mentioning Howard Beale's classic line ("I'm as mad as hell...") and that it won Peter Finch an Oscar
The Onion Movie (2008)
The scenes where Norm Archer storms through the TV station's office are take directly from Network. Towards the ending, Archer also mentions that he was about to say "I'm mad as hell and I can't take it anymore" before his monologue was interrupted.
Boston Legal: Tabloid Nation (2008) (TV Episode)
Alan Shore uses the movie as an example in his closing.
The Replacements: Hollywoodn't (2008) (TV Episode)
Riley storms off spouting a censored version of Peter Finch's "Mad as Hell" catch-phrase
Californication: Blues from Laurel Canyon (2008) (TV Episode)
porn version discussed
Archie's Final Project (2009)
"I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore!"
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.160 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $16,000 question
Garfield's Pet Force (2009) (Video)
One of the characters says 'I'm mad as heck and I'm not going to take it any more'
Shooting the Hollywood Stars (2011) (TV Movie)
Rankin recreates the famous photograph taken of Faye Dunaway the morning after her Oscar win for the film.
Smallville: Booster (2011) (TV Episode)
Lois tells Jaime to say that he is mad as hell and he is not going to take it any more.
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Classics from the Vault: Changing Sex Roles (2011) (TV Episode)
Roger refers to the film as depicting a woman taking charge
Rich Hall's Continental Drifters (2011) (TV Movie)
Mentioned by Rich Hall.
Rap Critic Reviews: Top 8 Rap Songs of 2011 (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
General Hospital: Episode #1.12559 (2012) (TV Episode)
"I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore"
Killing Them Softly (2012)
Cogan's closing monologue on the illusory nature of political systems and the merger of corporations and the state is nearly identical to network chairman Arthur Jensen's speech to televangelist Howard Beale.
Argo (2012)
The Vietnam veteran Jack Stroup refers to the film when being interviewed about the crisis.
The Thick of It: Episode #4.7 (2012) (TV Episode)
Peter Finch mentioned by Adam during Glenn's resignation speech.
General Hospital: Episode #1.12793 (2013) (TV Episode)
Quoted by Tracy
The Fifth Estate (2013)
Julian Assange is referred to by a journalist as the "Mad Prophet" which is a reference to Howard Beale.
Birth of the Living Dead (2013)
Poster and photographs are shown.
Mad As Hell (2014)
The title refers to the famous line uttered by Howard Beale "I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!"
The Film that Changed the World (2014)
Scenes from the movie.
Half in the Bag: Nightcrawler and Birdman (2014) (TV Episode)
title is mentioned
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 24 December 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Adnan Virk in discussion of Nightcrawler
Better Call Saul: Uno (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
By Sidney Lumet (2015)
The film is listed as part of Sidney Lumet's filmography.
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: My First Thanksgiving with Josh! (2015) (TV Episode)
Javier recites the "I'm as mad as hell..." speech.
Christine (2016)
Lights and shadows of television world.
Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall (2016)
mentioned by Joel Schumacher
The Chase Australia: Episode #2.12 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Andrew O'Keefe as a possible answer, and the correct answer, to a question about the 70's movie with the quote "I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not gonna take this anymore!" asked when Daniel and the Chaser go head to head.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Jodie Foster/Daveed Diggs/Graham Nash (2016) (TV Episode)
Jimmy compares Jodie Foster's movie "Money Monster" (2016) to "Network."
Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens (2016) (TV Movie)
Newscaster Howard Beale and "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore."
Real Time with Bill Maher: Episode #14.35 (2016) (TV Episode)
mentioned in Bill's final monologue
Documentary Now!: Mr. Runner Up: My Life as an Oscar Bridesmaid, Part 1 (2016) (TV Episode)
Referenced in Faye Dunaway's interview
Half in the Bag: La La Land and Bye Bye Man (2017) (TV Episode)
title is mentioned
Sharknado 5: Global Swarming (2017) (TV Movie)
Newscaster named Howard Beale in both.
The Graham Norton Show: Jane Fonda/Nicole Kidman/Colin Farrell/Bryan Cranston/Matt Lucas/Niall Horan (2017) (TV Episode)
Bryan Cranston discuss the stage adaptation of the movie.
Cinematic Excrement: Mommie Dearest (2018) (TV Episode)
Smeghead brings it up as a film Faye Dunaway was in.
Daredevil: Reunion (2018) (TV Episode)
One of the protestors during Fisk's speech is holding a sign saying "We're mad as hell and we're not going to take it anymore."
Die schlechtesten Filme aller Zeiten: Captain America (2019) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Kalkofe, recalling Ned Beatty's career
Sorry You Missed Me (2019) (Short)
Brenda references iconic line
The Public Space: The Godfather I: A Complete Analysis (TV Episode)
The movie comes up in discussion.

Features 

Let's Make a Deal (1963) (TV Series)
An episode is seen playing on a TV screen behind Diana.

Featured in 

The 34th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1977) (TV Special)
clips
Sneak Previews: The Top Ten Films of 1976 (1977) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown. #2 on Gene Siskel's top ten list; #5 on Roger Ebert's.
The 53rd Annual Academy Awards (1981) (TV Special)
Precious Images (1986) (Short)
Words (1987) (Short)
Clips shown
Oscar's Greatest Moments (1992) (Video)
MGM: When the Lion Roars (1992) (TV Mini-Series)
clips/title shown
100 Years at the Movies (1994) (TV Short)
The 70th Annual Academy Awards (1998) (TV Special)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies (1998) (TV Special)
Network is #66.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: Against the Grain (1998) (TV Movie)
Cited as one of best 100 movies in last 100 years
New York at the Movies (2002) (TV Movie)
A Decade Under the Influence (2003)
film clip shown in documentary
The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003) (TV Special)
The 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005) (TV Special)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movie Quotes: America's Greatest Quips, Comebacks and Catchphrases (2005) (TV Special)
The #19 movie quote is "I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!"
'Network': By Walter Cronkite (2006) (Video)
clips shown
'Network': The Cast, the Characters (2006) (Video)
clips shown
'Network': The Experience (2006) (Video)
clips shown
'Network': The Style (2006) (Video)
clips shown
The 78th Annual Academy Awards (2006) (TV Special)
Featured in a clip show
I Love the '70s: Volume 2: 1976 (2006) (TV Episode)
clips; discussed
Best! Movies! Ever!: Rants (2007) (TV Episode)
clips are shown to illustrate the best rants in films
Screenwipe: Episode #3.1 (2007) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) (TV Special)
Blvd. of Broken Dreams: Frey/Chubbuck (2007) (TV Episode)
segments presented
Zeitgeist (2007) (Video)
Scenes are used.
Zeitgeist: Addendum (2008) (Video)
A fragment featuring Ned Beatty is shown.
Newswipe: Episode #1.3 (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Year One/Whatever Works/The Proposal (2009) (TV Episode)
"How To Be a Lady Boss" segment.
The Bob Wilkins Lost Film Collection (2009) (Video)
The "I'm as mad as hell" clip shown
Huckabee: Episode dated 6 November 2010 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip of Howard Beale edited into commentary
These Amazing Shadows (2011)
Clips from this film are shown in These Amazing Shadows.
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.14 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown during David Poland's segment
TCM Guest Programmer: Conan O'Brien (2011) (TV Episode)
One of the films selected by the co-host
Hollywood's Top Ten: Movie Speeches (2011) (TV Episode)
Honorable mention
Die Ware Wahrheit und der mediale Widerstand im Internet (2011)
Clip with Peter Finch is shown.
TCM Guest Programmer: James L. Brooks (2012) (TV Episode)
One of the films selected by the co-host
Big Guns, Bigger Heroes: The 1980's and the Rise of the Action Film (2012) (Video)
Film still with Howard Beale is presented.
Everything Wrong with...: Everything Wrong with CinemaSins in 3 Minutes or Less (2013) (TV Episode)
"I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore!".
1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
Clip is presented
And the Oscar Goes To... (2014) (TV Movie)
Clip shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Rants (2014) (TV Episode)
Mad as Hell is #5.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Getting Fired Movie Scenes (2015) (TV Episode)
The scene where Max Schumacher gets fired is #5.
By Sidney Lumet (2015)
Clips shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies That Make You Want to Quit Your Job (2016) (TV Episode)
Network gets an honorable mention.
MsMojo: Top 10 Supporting Female Characters in Comedy Films (2016) (TV Episode)
Louise Schumacher gets an honorable mention.
9/11: 15 Years of Lies An Cover-up (2016)
Clip is shown
MsMojo: Top 10 Most Powerful Female Movie Characters (2016) (TV Episode)
Diana Christensen is #7.
American Masters: By Sidney Lumet (2017) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
Faye Dunaway: Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival (2017) (TV Special)
clips shown and film is discussed
MsMojo: Top 10 Most Satisfying Movie Breakups (2017) (TV Episode)
The breakup between Diana Christensen & Max Schumacher is #9.
Dirty Money: The Confidence Man (2018) (TV Episode)
Scenes are shown.
The Oscars (2018) (TV Special)
Best Actor montage
The Corporate Coup D'État (2018)
Clips shown

Spoofed in 

Welcome Back, Kotter: Sweatwork (1977) (TV Episode)
The movie was parodied, using the same voice over narration and Arnold's recreation of the famous scene where he tells his listeners to go to the window and yell out that they're fed up and we don't care who knows it.
Rabbit Test (1978)
The scene where Lionel's mother yells out the window and gets a neighborhood response is a spoof of the Howard Beale telling his viewers to yell "I'm as mad a hell and I'm not going to take it anymore".
The Master and Ms. Johnson (1983)
Robert Bullock does a variation of Peter Finch's dialogue from Network.
Night Court: The Computer Kid (1984) (TV Episode)
After Billie shouts out, "Look at me, New York." and procedes to moon out of Harry's chamber window, people in the city do the same.
UHF (1989)
"These floors are dirty as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!"
Animaniacs: De-Zanitized/The Monkey Song/Nighty-Night Toon (1993) (TV Episode)
The scene where Dr. Scratchansniff meets with the Chairman of the Board is a parody of the famous scene where Howard Beale meets with CCA chairman Arthur Jensen.
The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper: Spooking Bee/Fugedaboudit/The Flew (1996) (TV Episode)
Spoof of famous scene in "Spooking Bee."
Pinky and the Brain: The Mummy/Robin Brain (1996) (TV Episode)
Brain and his followers chant, "I'm mad as all get-out, and I'm not gonna take it anymore!"
Discworld II: Mortality Bytes! (1996) (Video Game)
"I'm as dead as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!"
Holy Man (1998)
Bamboozled (2000)
South Park: Grey Dawn (2003) (TV Episode)
old people are "mad as hell" and "not going to take this anymore" but they forget what they are mad about
Good Eats: Major Pepper (2006) (TV Episode)
Once again, Alton channels Howard Beale and exhorts his viewers to vent their anger, "I want you to go over to the window, open the window, and yell, 'I'M MAD AS ...'. On second thought..."
Pretty Cool (2006)
"I'm horny as hell and I can't take it anymore!"
Musical Hell: Lost Horizon (2012) (TV Episode)
a scene of Peter Finch singing earns the comment "I'm as bored as hell and I won't take this anymore!"
The Simpsons: Let's Go Fly a Coot (2015) (TV Episode)
The "you have meddled with the primal forces of nature" speech is spoofed.
Dietland: Monster High (2018) (TV Episode)
Plus says she is "Fat as hell and not going to take it anymore".

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