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Follows 

The China Shop (1934) (Short)

Version of 

Niña bonita (1955)

Remade as 

Glückskinder (1936)
Lelki klinika (1941)
Eve Knew Her Apples (1945)
stated in several sources including Turner Classic Movies; plot is the same, and it's made by the same studio (Columbia)
The Runaround (1946)
Chori Chori (1956)
exact same plot
Laylat Shetaa Dafe'a (1981)
Egyptian remake in Arabic
Hudugaata (2007)
Jab We Met (2007)
Indian remake in Hindi language

References 

Three Little Pigs (1933) (Short)
Big Bad Wolf song

Referenced in 

365 Nights in Hollywood (1934)
Clarence imitates Gable trying to thumb a ride.
The E-Flat Man (1935) (Short)
raising skirt to stop a car in the hitchiking scene
Collegiate (1936)
Whoops, I'm an Indian! (1936) (Short)
While trying to hitch a ride, Curly flashes his leg.
Living on Love (1937)
copies the donut dunking lesson .
Rodeo Dough (1940) (Short)
Sally lifts her skirt above her knee to hitch a ride, she says like she saw in a movie.
A-Haunting We Will Go (1942)
Parodies the hitchhiking scene.
Prairie Chickens (1943)
Clark pulls up his pantleg while trying to hitch a ride.
William Comes to Town (1948)
Douglas mimics the hitchhiking scene he saw in a movie, evidently this one.
With a Song in My Heart (1952)
Susan Hayward says she had to do the Claudette Colbert routine of raising her dress to get a cab
You Bet Your Life: Episode #5.24 (1955) (TV Episode)
Answer to quiz question.
I Love Lucy: Ricky Needs an Agent (1955) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Lucy when she suggests they remake it for Ricky as "It Happened One Noche"
You Bet Your Life: Episode #6.12 (1955) (TV Episode)
Answer to quiz question.
Bourbon Street Beat: Woman in the River (1959) (TV Episode)
In one scene, Kenny and Melody Lee are in a room that is divided in half by a blanket, and Kenny comments that it's like 'that old movie'.
Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Claudette Colbert (1962) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as part of Claudette Colbert's filmography.
Muscle Beach Party (1964)
Dee Dee puts up the "Walls of Jericho" separating the boys and the girls sleeping rooms.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Thor Affair (1966) (TV Episode)
This was twice referenced when they divide the hotel room into two sections with a clothes line and when Nellie lifts her skirt to stop a car.
Pinto Pink (1967) (Short)
Hitch-hiking Pink Panther pulls Ellie's trick to get a ride, but with disastrous results.
Thriller: Color Him Dead (1974) (TV Episode)
Suzy Buckley stops a car by showing her leg, just as Claudette Colbert does in a classic scene in this movie.
Chosen Survivors (1974)
One of the survivors watched this movie in the bunker.
Ginger in the Morning (1974)
Ginger and Joe discuss the film
Harry O: Material Witness (1974) (TV Episode)
When no cars will stop, Noelle suggests Harry try "the old Claudette Colbert number."
Alice Goodbody (1974)
Alice mentions the title.
M*A*S*H: It Happened One Night (1975) (TV Episode)
title reference
The 48th Annual Academy Awards (1976) (TV Special)
Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976)
Madeline Kahn tries to stop a car by showing her leg
The Love Boat: The Old Man and the Runaway/The Painters/A Fine Romance (1977) (TV Episode)
Franklyn mentions this film along with Clark Gable
The Bob Newhart Show: It Didn't Happen One Night (1978) (TV Episode)
title reference
M*A*S*H: The Billfold Syndrome (1978) (TV Episode)
When Charles has put up a separation drape in the Swamp, Hawkeye says he remembers it from this movie.
All Creatures Great and Small: Pups, Pigs and Pickle (1978) (TV Episode)
Daphne says they'll be late for the big picture.
1941 (1979)
When Sitarski tries and fails to flag down a ride, Maxine says "Oh honey, I saw that movie, watch this" and hitches up her skirt, Claudette Colbert style.
The Scarlett O'Hara War (1980) (TV Movie)
Mentioned by David O. Selznick.
The Taming of the Scoundrel (1980)
hitchiking scene. (raising skirt to stop a car)
Hi-de-Hi!: All Change (1983) (TV Episode)
Ted: "Did you ever see that film with Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert where they have to spend the night in the same room?" Spike: "It was called 'It Happened One Night'."
Remington Steele: Red Holt Steele (1983) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the dialogue.
Newhart: It Happened One Afternoon: Part 1 (1983) (TV Episode)
title reference
Newhart: It Happened One Afternoon: Part 2 (1983) (TV Episode)
title reference
At the Movies: Dune/Starman/Mass Appeal/Runaway (1984) (TV Episode)
Roger Ebert compares "Starman" (1984) to this film.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Charles Grodin/Kevin Nealon/Linda Thorson (1985) (TV Episode)
Johnny points out Clark Gable's Oscar for the movie
Who's the Boss?: It Happened One Summer: Part 1 (1985) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Who's the Boss?: It Happened One Summer: Part 2 (1985) (TV Episode)
Title reference
At the Movies: Something Wild/The Mission/Hoosiers/Sky Bandits (1986) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Something Wild" review.
Family Ties: Keaton vs. Keaton (1987) (TV Episode)
Steven and Elyse mention several movies they both liked
Deathstalker II (1987)
Director Wynorski said this film's premise was the main plot outline for this film.
The Golden Girls: Grab That Dough (1988) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned by name.
Sledge Hammer!: It Happened What Night? (1988) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Mystic Pizza (1988)
Scene with Roberts and Storke trying to hitch a ride when they have car trouble.
Family Ties: It Happened One Night (1988) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Dallas: Wedding Bell Blues (1989) (TV Episode)
Don says to Cliff, "Reminds me of my favourite film, It Happened One Night (1934), except you're no Claudette Colbert."
No Holds Barred (1989)
Includes a homage to this film's famous Walls of Jericho scene.
Working It Out: It Almost Happened One Night (1990) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Valerie: It Happened One Night... Or Did It? (1990) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
At the Movies: Green Card/Almost an Angel/Hamlet/Come See the Paradise/Alice (1990) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Green Card" review.
The Making of 'It's a Wonderful Life' (1990) (TV Short)
mentioned once
Keeper of the City (1991) (TV Movie)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Knots Landing: Do You Love Me? (1992) (TV Episode)
Alex tells Kate that he was watching It Happened One Night (1934) on tape.
The Ray Bradbury Theatre: The Anthem Sprinters (1992) (TV Episode)
Title on theater marquee, and mentioned in dialogue.
Home Improvement: Heavy Meddle (1992) (TV Episode)
Jill mentions seeing it in the cinema
Wings: It May Have Happened One Night (1992) (TV Episode)
The title is a reference to the title of the movie.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Monster A-Go Go (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow: "This is like 'It Happened One Night,' except it makes me want to kill myself."
Family Matters: It Didn't Happen One Night (1993) (TV Episode)
title reference
Grace Under Fire: It Happened One Week (1994) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Sister, Sister: Love Strikes (1994) (TV Episode)
Ray mentions this movie
The Haunted World of Edward D. Wood Jr. (1995)
The title is mentioned.
Ned and Stacey: It Happened One Night (1996) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Mother (1996)
The Incredible Hulk: Doomed (1996) (TV Episode)
She-Hulk surprises Bruce with the hitchhiking leg showing trick from It Happened One Night.
Step by Step: It Didn't Happen One Night (1997) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Long Way Home (1998) (TV Movie)
When the two lead characters discuss how to stop cars to hitchhike, Jack Lemmon's character describes nearly same plan used in "It Happened One Night"and mentions Claudette Colbert by name.
Spin City: It Happened One Night (1998) (TV Episode)
title reference
Italians in America (1998) (TV Movie)
Still highlights Frank Capra.
7th Heaven: It Happened One Night (1999) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Girl in Gold Boots (1999) (TV Episode)
Hitchhiking scene reference: 'You should show more leg'
Dharma & Greg: It Never Happened One Night (1999) (TV Episode)
title reference
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Final Justice (1999) (TV Episode)
"It's It Happened One Night, Only gay."
Frank Capra Jr. Remembers: It Happened One Night (1999) (Video)
The film is mentioned by Frank Capra, Jr.
Wind at My Back: All This and Heaven Too (2000) (TV Episode)
Grace mentions seeing the movie while she was in New York.
The Three Stooges (2000) (TV Movie)
Harry Cohn mentioned that Frank Capra has Claudette Colbert for 21 days to finish a picture on schedule, a reference to "It Happened One Night" where Claudette Colbert starred in
In July (2000)
George Stevens: The Filmmakers Who Knew Him (2001) (Video)
mentionned once
Bandits (2001)
Gilmore Girls: The Fundamental Things Apply (2003) (TV Episode)
Lorelai questioning Luke on what movies he's seen
Pirated Copy (2004)
A street vendor recommends the DVD to his customer.
Film Geek (2005)
Video case is shown in Scotty's apartment.
Brick (2005)
In both movies, the hero argues with a guy who can only retort "Oh, yeah?"
Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya (2005)
In the end, the bride leave the marriage and run towards her lover.
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.12 (2005) (TV Episode)
three Double Jeopardy! category titles allude to Clark Gable, including "It Happened One Knight"
Baciami piccina (2006)
scene discussed by characters
Girl 27 (2007)
Title of Vanity Fair magazine article about Patricia Douglas.
Namastey London (2007)
in the end bride leave the marriage,run towards her lover
The Best Years: It Happened One Night (2007) (TV Episode)
Title references the classic Capra film
Cinematic Titanic: The Oozing Skull (2007) (Video)
Mary Jo says the title.
Changeling (2008)
title mentioned by character; also seen on theater marquee
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)
Advertisement on the wall when Kit finds the dog
Starz Inside: Fashion in Film (2008) (TV Movie)
Photos and posters shown.
Spring Breakdown (2009)
mentioned during The Movie Numbers Game
Loving Leah (2009) (TV Movie)
Leah says, "This is like that movie 'It Happened One Night.'"
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 5 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in an $8,000 question
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Miss March/Race to Witch Mountain/Sunshine Cleaning (2009) (TV Episode)
Brett says that bad films remind us of good films he gives this film as an example of a good classic road trip film
Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani (2009)
In the end, the bride leave the marriage and run towards her lover.
Heartbreaker (2010)
The closing wedding ceremony is an homage to Frank Capra's romantic comedy.
Sex and the City 2 (2010)
In the market-place, Carrie gets a cab by exposing her leg, like she saw in the other film earlier
Pretty Little Liars: The Jenna Thing (2010) (TV Episode)
Ezra, Aria and Ella see it at the movies (title visible on theater marquee).
Gossip Girl: It-Girl Happened One Night (2011) (TV Episode)
title reference
Friends with Benefits (2011)
Poster in Jamies apartment
Conan: Hell Hath No Cell Phone Reception (2011) (TV Episode)
Poster visible in Friends with benefits clip
A Night at the Movies: Merry Christmas! (2011) (TV Movie)
title referenced and poster shown
Stars of the Silver Screen: Clark Gable (2011) (TV Episode)
The film is discussed.
Jefferson Anderson: Non, je ne regrette rien (2012) (TV Episode)
Movie poster on a wall in Peter von Schnabel's home
Pretty Little Liars: It Happened 'That Night' (2012) (TV Episode)
title reference
Get a Horse! (2013) (Short)
Clarabelle Cow stands by the side of the road and raises her skirt slightly to hitch a ride. This is the same thing Ellie does to stop a car, and it is framed in the same way.
Rush (2013)
The hitchhiking scene is a direct reference
Drop Dead Diva: Cheers & Jeers (2014) (TV Episode)
Grayson offers Jane to bring the movie to the date they are going to have.
Masters of Sex: Below the Belt (2014) (TV Episode)
Poster in Lester's office
Listen to Me Marlon (2015)
(clip shown)
Minions (2015)
Stuart tries to teach the others how to hitchhike much like 'Clark Gable'.
Debbie Macomber's Dashing Through the Snow (2015) (TV Movie)
Dash and Ashley talk about the movie.
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 6 May 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mike Greenberg reads from RottenTomatoes.com's list of top movies
Triple Feature (2016)
Tomorrow's Headline's main poster
American Dad!: Father's Daze (2016) (TV Episode)
Stan tries to use his sex appeal to hitch a ride.
Timeless: Last Ride of Bonnie & Clyde (2016) (TV Episode)
The title of that movie and the names of its major players are shown on a movie theater marquee.
Five Came Back: The Mission Begins (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as Frank Capra's first Oscar win.
The Cinema Snob: Sex and the City 2 (2017) (TV Episode)
"Thanks movie. I, as well, would rather be watching It Happened One Night"
C.B. Strike: The Cuckoo's Calling: Part 3 (2017) (TV Episode)
listed on Lady Bristow's TV screen as 'recently watched'
9JKL: It Happened One Night (2017) (TV Episode)
title reference
Talking Dead: Laura (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jenna Elfman as the one film she would watch over and over again during the zombie apocalypse.
Hollywood Mouth 3 (2018)
Photo of bus scene is shown.
The Souvenir (2019)
"Walls of Jericho" scene mentioned
Fear the Walking Dead: Here to Help (2019) (TV Episode)
John Dorie finds a VHS tape of the film.

Featured in 

Hollywood: The Great Stars (1963) (TV Movie)
Hitchhiking scene
Film Extra: Frank Capra (1974) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
High Hopes: The Capra Years (1981) (TV Movie)
Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982) (TV Movie)
Claudette Colbert demonstrates to Clark Gable how easy it is to get a car to stop for them.
The Moviemakers: The Films of Frank Capra (1985) (TV Episode)
Clips with Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert
Precious Images (1986) (Short)
Words (1987) (Short)
Clips shown
Party of Five: Worth Waiting For (1994) (TV Episode)
Shows in the last scene when Charlie is talkin on the phone
100 Years at the Movies (1994) (TV Short)
At the Movies: Chain Reaction/Matilda/Emma/Stonewall (1996) (TV Episode)
One of the Video Picks of the Week.
Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen: Censored (1996) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
100 Years of Comedy (1997) (Video)
Clips shown.
Frank Capra's American Dream (1997) (TV Movie)
"Walls of Jericho" sequence
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies (1998) (TV Special)
It Happened One Night is #35.
V.I.P.: Good Val Hunting (1999) (TV Episode)
Kay is watching it on TV.
Frank Capra Jr. Remembers: It Happened One Night (1999) (Video)
Scenes from this film are shown.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs: America's Funniest Movies (2000) (TV Special)
It Happened One Night is #8.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Passions: America's Greatest Love Stories (2002) (TV Special)
It Happened One Night is #38.
Joan of Arcadia: Shadows and Light (2005) (TV Episode)
Joan and Helen watch the film on television.
The 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005) (TV Special)
Joan of Arcadia: Spring Cleaning (2005) (TV Episode)
Joan watches the film on television.
Shepperton Babylon (2005) (TV Movie)
Clips featured and discussed
Wanderlust (2006) (TV Movie)
Clips are featured.
Frank Capra: Collaboration (2006) (Video)
clips shown
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: 10th Anniversary Edition (2007) (TV Movie)
It Happened One Night is #46.
The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008) (TV Special)
Featured in Best Picture montage.
The Good the Bad the Weird (2008)
Chang-yi (The Bad) is watching 'It Happened One Night' in the movie theatre.
AFI's 10 Top 10: America's 10 Greatest Films in 10 Classic Genres (2008) (TV Special)
It Happened One Night is the #3 romantic comedy film.
The House Bunny (2008)
It's playing on a TV in the nursing home when Shelley comes to volunteer.
Grey's Anatomy: Invasion (2009) (TV Episode)
Meredith watches this movie.
Coming Attractions: The History of the Movie Trailer (2009)
Part or all of the trailer is shown and discussed.
90210: Clark Raving Mad (2010) (TV Episode)
Movie Gia and Adrianna are watching
Sex and the City 2 (2010)
John and Carrie watch the famous hitchhiking scene at the hotel.
Stars of the Silver Screen: Clark Gable (2011) (TV Episode)
Footage shown.
Hollywood et les hommes (2013)
Clips featured
1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
Clip is presented
And the Oscar Goes To... (2014) (TV Movie)
a clip from the film is shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies of the 1930s (2014) (TV Episode)
It Happened One Night is #8.
Drop Dead Diva: Cheers & Jeers (2014) (TV Episode)
Jane and Grayson watch it while making out.
One Rogue Reporter (2014)
Clip shown of Clark Gable.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Comedy Movies: 1930s (2014) (TV Episode)
It Happened One Night is #1.
A Stroke of Luck (2016)
Movie scenes are projected and poster appears several times.
Five Came Back: The Mission Begins (2017) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
The Oscars (2018) (TV Special)
Seen in 90 Years of Oscars montage
Timeless: The Kennedy Curse (2018) (TV Episode)
Lucy Preston and Garcia Flynn watch the hitchhiking scene on TV
The Blacklist: Sutton Ross (No. 17) (2018) (TV Episode)
Movie seen in theatre
MsMojo: Top 10 Underrated Rom-Com Couples (2018) (TV Episode)
Peter Warne & Ellie Andrews are #4.

Spoofed in 

Porky's Road Race (1937) (Short)
Way Out West (1937)
To stop the stagecoach, Stan parodies "It Happened One Night" by showing his leg to the stagecoach driver.
Spaceballs (1987)
Lone Starr gives up his reward, and only takes recovery of expenses. In It Happened One Night, Peter also gives up on his reward, and takes only accomodation recovery. In both cases, this is a sign for the female character of his love
Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation (1992) (Video)
Pokes fun at the hitch-hiking scene.
Daria: It Happened One Nut (1999) (TV Episode)
The episode title is a pun on the film.
Bandits (2001)
Bottle Shock (2008)
When Bo can't get a car to stop for him while stranded, Sam stops one (a cop car) by lifting her shirt
Knucklehead (2010)
Mary sticks out a bare leg to stop a car and hitch a ride.
God Bless America (2011)
Roxy says "Behold the walls of Jericho!" just like Peter Warne in the 1934 movie while putting a barrier dividing the bed (as well as the other one dividing the room with a blanket)

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