The Grapes of Wrath (1940) Poster


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John Ford: The Man Who Invented America (2019) (TV Movie)
Clips shown

Referenced in 

Citizen Kane (1941)
It is referenced.
The Fall (1969)
A photo of Henry Fonda as Tom Joad is visible on a wall.
Julia: The Dates of Wrath (1970) (TV Episode)
Title reference
The American West of John Ford (1971) (TV Movie)
still shown
Boxcar Bertha (1972)
some quotes from this movie are used
Letter to Jane: An Investigation About a Still (1972)
Mentioned by the narrator. A still can be seen as well.
Adam-12: Foothill Division: Mac's Boots (1973) (TV Episode)
Wells refers to title
Fedora (1978)
Fedora mentions it when Henry Fonda visits to give her an honorary Oscar
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Suzanne Pleshette/Dick Cavett (1981) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Johnny as Ed discusses his cross-country trip
The Best of Sex and Violence (1982)
John Carradine mentions The Grapes of Wrath.
Perfect Strangers (1984)
Mentioned in a conversation
Movers & Shakers (1985)
Title mentioned by Vincent Gardenia during flashback
Froutopia: Ziteitai protagonistria (1985) (TV Episode)
Referenced on a poster
Psychos in Love (1987)
Humorously referenced by name: Joe and Kate hate grapes and get angry when somebody mentions these fruits.
Memories of Me (1988)
Abe: "Let's say I lost The Best Years of Our Lives, I harvested The Grapes of Wrath, and I Inherited the Wind."
Feds (1988)
Zuckerman mentions "Grapes of Wrath" as a favorite movie.
The Dream Team (1989)
Billy watches the movie and tears up during the scene where Fonda talks about being everywhere where injustice exists.
Designing Women: There She Is (1989) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
Casey Jones mentions it.
The Simpsons: The Crepes of Wrath (1990) (TV Episode)
Title Reference
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Unearthly (1991) (TV Episode)
Joel mentions John Carradine's work in the movie.
Parker Lewis Can't Lose: Obscene and Not Heard (1991) (TV Episode)
Nick fills up a glass with "Grapes of Wrath juice" for Parker's dad.
Fonda on Fonda (1992) (TV Movie)
mentioned in narration
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Giant Gila Monster (1992) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Meanwhile, back at the Joad house."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Manhunt in Space (1992) (TV Episode)
Crow: "The Joads had a depressing enough life as it was, and then they filmed it in black-and-white."
The Making of 'The Quiet Man' (1992) (Video)
mentioned once
Mystery Science Theater 3000: I Accuse My Parents (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow: "He's able to pick up a ride with the Joad family."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Radar Secret Service (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow: The Joads pull a heist.
Sunny Side Up (1994)
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man: Gripes of Wrath (1994) (TV Episode)
The title of the episode is a take on the movie.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Girls Town (1994) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Loved you in 'Grapes of Wrath'!"
The Simpsons: Lisa's Rival (1994) (TV Episode)
Nelson's Project is called the grapes of wrath, he literally has grapes and the wrath is him smashing the grapes with a sledgehammer.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Creeping Terror (1994) (TV Episode)
Mike: Rose of Sharon's having a baby.
To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995)
Noxeema says, "Who is their art director? Ma Joad?"
Hang Time: The Candidate (1995) (TV Episode)
Samantha refers to the film.
The TV Wheel (1995) (TV Movie)
Characters talk about this movie.
American Experience: The Battle Over Citizen Kane (1996) (TV Episode)
It is mentioned in a newspaper article.
Frasier: Where There's Smoke, There's Fired (1996) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Grace Under Fire: Grace of Wrath (1997) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Simpsons: The Twisted World of Marge Simpson (1997) (TV Episode)
The Frank Ormand Pretzel Wagon territory speech to Marge is a play on Tom Joad's famous lines.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Revenge of the Creature (1997) (TV Episode)
Servo: "Good thing they enlisted the help of the Joads."
Captain Simian & The Space Monkeys: Apes of Wrath (1997) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Hey, Hey, It's the Monkees (1997) (TV Movie)
Mike does the closing scene to the Grapes of Wrath
Hidden Hollywood II: More Treasures from the 20th Century Fox Vaults (1999) (TV Movie)
Hidden Hollywood II features scores of scenes from past movies, some in passing reference and many clips from various movies.
Hitchcock: Shadow of a Genius (1999) (TV Movie)
Female Company (1999)
Mentioned in a dialogue
Jack of All Trades: The Morning After (2000) (TV Episode)
The name of the wine the Bonaparte's have created
Spin City: The Burgers of Wrath (2000) (TV Episode)
title reference
Dawson's Creek: Self Reliance (2000) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mr. Brooks
Gilmore Girls: Emily in Wonderland (2001) (TV Episode)
Emily refers to The Grapes of Wrath while commenting on her daugher's empty refrigerator.
Backstory: Gentleman's Agreement (2001) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown.
The Majestic (2001)
Title mentioned by Jim Carrey at the bar.
A Decade Under the Influence (2003)
mentioned in documentary
Angel: Life of the Party (2003) (TV Episode)
Lorne: "It's Grapes of Wrath in outer space."
5th World (2005)
in dialogue
The Dry Spell (2005)
Referenced in the divorce party scenes, and in the monologue at the end
A Streetcar in Hollywood (2006) (Video)
Rudy Behlmer mentions this film.
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.222 (2006) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Movies' Last Lines" category
The Plague (2006) (Video)
main character is named Tom and has just been released from prison, shot of Tom walking along dirt road intentionaly recreates a shot from Ford's film
Grindhouse (2007)
References the character "Tom Joad".
Mad Cow (2008) (Video)
Mentioned in dialogue
Gene Simmons: Family Jewels: Grapes of Wrath (2009) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Tomorrow, Yesterday, and Today (2010) (Video)
mentioned by Peter Bogdanovich
RiffTrax Live: Reefer Madness (2010) (Video)
Bill: "They truck all these people in from 'The Grapes of Wrath'?"
The Real Housewives of D.C.: The Grape Stomp of Wrath (2010) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (2011) (TV Special)
mentioned by Steven Spielberg when he presented Best Picture
Post Mortem with Mick Garris: John Carpenter (2011) (TV Episode)
Carpenter calls it a terrific film
Psych: True Grits (2012) (TV Episode)
Shawn discusses the plot of "The Grapes of Wrath," which Gus then identifies.
RiffTrax: Curse of Bigfoot (2012)
Kevin: "Well, we're all set to go if 'The Grapes of Wrath' suddenly breaks out."
Conan: The Overpriced Organic Grapes of Wrath (2012) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Cinema Snob: Turkish Casper (2012) (TV Episode)
Snob adds the subtitle: "Wherever there's a Casper beating up on a broad, I'll be there."
Robot Chicken: Papercut to Aorta (2013) (TV Episode)
referenced in dialogue
The Dirties (2013)
Matt mentions John Steinbeck's original novel.
Parks and Recreation: Emergency Response (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Ron
Pastor Mike Online: Viewer Question Day (2013) (TV Episode)
Mike says that it's one of his favorite movies.
Showreel: Ol' MacDonald Had a Show (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in "Showreel News"
Private Screenings: Robert Osborne (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Osborne.
God's Not Dead (2014)
it is mentioned
Blaze of Glory: Mel Brooks' Wild, Wild West (2014) (Video)
mentioned once
Midnight Screenings: Neighbors/Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Little Boy (2015)
Seen on a theater marquee
Shields of Justice (2016)
Crash's speech in the crime scene is a direct parody of Tom Joad's speech in The Grape's Of Wrath.
Going Postal: February (2017) (TV Episode)
John Steinbeck
Five Came Back: The Mission Begins (2017) (TV Episode)
Discussed by Paul Greengrass; mentioned as John Ford's third Oscar nomination.
Five Came Back: Combat Zones (2017) (TV Episode)
discussed as part of John Ford's career
Godard Mon Amour (2017)
The poster of the film, with Henry Fonda in it, appears briefly on the cover of the Steinbeck's novel that Anne is reading.
U.S. World War II Strategy (2017) (TV Movie)
To illustrate the confidence that people used to have in government institutions, Professor Kennedy mentions the scene where the Joads finally feel safe when they see the sign for the "government camp".
Superior Donuts: Grades of Wrath (2018) (TV Episode)
Title reference
The Royals: Seek for Thy Noble Father in the Dust (2018) (TV Episode)
List of movies Robert and Cassandra mention
Die schlechtesten Filme aller Zeiten: Der Polyp - Die Bestie mit den Todesarmen (2018) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Rütten, recalling Henry Fonda's career
Fahrenheit 451 (2018)
The book is featured
Studio C: Episode #9.7 (2018) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the traffic stop sketch

Featured in 

AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Ford (1973) (TV Special)
Clip shown in honorary montage
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda (1978) (TV Special)
See in montage and/or clip.
The 53rd Annual Academy Awards (1981) (TV Special)
Henry Fonda: The Man and His Movies (1982) (TV Movie)
Farewell speech to Ma
Precious Images (1986) (Short)
Words (1987) (Short)
Clips shown
The Dream Team (1989)
The movie that Michael Keaton's character is watching in his room.
Hollywood Mavericks (1990)
Qualen eviction
Fonda on Fonda (1992) (TV Movie)
clip with Jane Darwell
Beverly Hills, 90210: Mexican Standoff (1992) (TV Episode)
Watched on TV
Visions of Light (1992)
Footage of this movie is shown.
Omnibus: John Ford: Part One (1992) (TV Episode)
John Ford (1993) (TV Movie)
100 Years at the Movies (1994) (TV Short)
Homeward Bound (1994) (TV Movie)
Biography: Darryl F. Zanuck: 20th Century Filmmaker (1995) (TV Episode)
Sebveral scenes including farewell scene and "We're the people!"
20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (1997) (TV Movie)
Numerous scenes with Fonda including farewell with Darwell
Hidden Hollywood: Treasures from the 20th Century Fox Film Vaults (1997) (TV Movie)
Hidden Hollywood features scores of scenes from past movies, some in passing reference and many clips from various movies.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies (1998) (TV Special)
The Grapes of Wrath is #21.
In America (2002)
Clip of movie is shown on TV screen in their apartment
The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003) (TV Special)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes & Villains (2003) (TV Special)
Tom Joad is the #12 hero.
Biography: The Fondas (2004) (TV Episode)
Roma (2004)
The two main characters watch this movie on the theater.
Sideways (2004)
Tom Joad's monologue is audible on the motel room TV
The 78th Annual Academy Awards (2006) (TV Special)
Bones: Two Bodies in the Lab (2006) (TV Episode)
Plays on the TV in the last scene with Henry Fonda saying "... I'll be there".
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies (2006) (TV Movie)
The Grapes of Wrath is #7.
Wanderlust (2006) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: 10th Anniversary Edition (2007) (TV Movie)
The Grapes of Wrath is #23.
Becoming John Ford (2007) (Video)
clips shown
Elvis Mitchell: Under the Influence: Richard Gere (2008) (TV Episode)
As a clip of the movie is shown, Richard Gere mentions Henry Fonda appearing in it.
TCM Guest Programmer: Anthony Hopkins (2009) (TV Episode)
One of the films selected by the co-host
These Amazing Shadows (2011)
Clips from this film are shown in These Amazing Shadows.
Rich Hall's Continental Drifters (2011) (TV Movie)
Clips shown, Rich Hall discusses this film, describing it as the first true road movie.
Stars of the Silver Screen: Henry Fonda (2013) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
And the Oscar Goes To... (2014) (TV Movie)
Clip shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies of the 1940s (2014) (TV Episode)
The Grapes of Wrath is #5.
Sosialismi (2014)
Clip of the film is shown
Five Came Back: The Mission Begins (2017) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
Five Came Back: The Price of Victory (2017) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
Jane Fonda in Five Acts (2018)
Clips are shown.
The Week Of (2018)
Rose watches the movie on TV.
Le roman de la colère (2019) (TV Movie)
Clips shown

Spoofed in 

Gorilla My Dreams (1948) (Short)
Apes of Wrath (1959) (Short)
SCTV: The Grapes of Mud (1977) (TV Episode)
Parodied as "The Grapes of Mud".
Three's Company: Dates of Wrath (1981) (TV Episode)
The episode title is a pun on "The Grapes of Wrath".
Married... with Children: Where's the Boss? (1987) (TV Episode)
Al's resignation speech parodies Tom Joad's closing speech.
VeggieTales: God Wants Me to Forgive Them!?! (1994) (Video)
first half of cartoon is a spoof of GoW
Galaxy Quest (1999)
Daria: My Night at Daria's (2001) (TV Episode)
Sick Sad World announcer mentions "The Apes of Wrath"
Veronica Mars: The Rapes of Graff (2006) (TV Episode)
Title spoof.
I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007)
Adam's final "You Go Girl" speech is a play on Tom Joad's "I'll be there" speech
South Park: Over Logging (2008) (TV Episode)
The Marsh family's migration to "Californy" in search of internet parodies "The Grapes of Wrath."
The Simpsons: Coming to Homerica (2009) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in the black-and-white scenes of the residents of Ogdenville packing up and leaving their town.
Family Guy: Excellence in Broadcasting (2010) (TV Episode)
Rush Limbaugh's closing "I'll be there" speech spoofs Tom Joad's concluding speech.
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
One of Earl and Greg's movies ("The Prunes of Wrath")
The 19th Annual the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor: Celebrating Bill Murray (2016) (TV Special)
Bill Murray in NBA spot spoofs Tom Joad's "I'll be there" speech
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Avalanche (2017) (TV Episode)
Jonah parodies the "I'll be there" monologue from this movie.

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