Catch-22 (1970) Poster



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Version of 

Catch-22 (1973) (TV Movie)
based on the same book "Catch-22"

Remade as 

Catch-22 (2019) (TV Mini-Series)
Both adapted from the same source novel.


Dumbo (1941)
Yossarian's B-25 is called Dumbo
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Music tribute: When Yossarian first sees Luciana, the dramatic "Thus Spoke Zarathustra" popularized by Kubrick's 2001 plays, signifying a transcendent moment for the character. Kubrick had been considered to direct, so I'm sure it's a tip of the hat from Nichols.

Referenced in 

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Lorne Greene/Charles Grodin/Dub Taylor/Gabriel Kaplan/Patty Lynch (1973) (TV Episode)
Charles Grodin comments on his character in the movie
And When She Was Bad... (1973)
Sharon walks past a theater advertising the film.
Dynasty: Catch 22 (1989) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Simpsons: Principal Charming (1991) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Patty.
Article 99 (1992)
the title
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Invasion USA (1994) (TV Episode)
At one point, Crow quotes a line from this movie.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Paradise Lost (1996) (TV Episode)
Sisko reads names of recently transferred officers with whom he served: Daneeka, McWatt, Snowden, Orr, Moodus. All are WWII officers' names in Catch-22.
Boogie Nights (1997)
Title referenced.
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Mike Myers (1998) (Video)
Referenced by Middle-Aged Man
Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (2002) (Video Game)
A Decade Under the Influence (2003)
mentioned in documentary
The Simpsons: Barting Over (2003) (TV Episode)
Grandpa Simpson is shown in bed, when a male nurse switches his urine bag with his drip bag, thus avoiding the work of emptying the former and re-filling the latter. This routine was featured in Catch-22.
Dawson's Creek: Catch-22 (2003) (TV Episode)
title reference
Sex and the City: Catch-38 (2004) (TV Episode)
title reference
The 100 Greatest War Films (2005) (TV Movie)
Referenced by title
The Office: The Fight (2005) (TV Episode)
referenced in dialogue
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.40 (2005) (TV Episode)
correct response in "World War II Movies" category
Edge of Outside (2006)
still photographs
Saxondale: Episode #1.2 (2006) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Lost: Catch-22 (2007) (TV Episode)
title reference
Last Man Standing: Attractive Architect (2013) (TV Episode)
Vanessa: "It's a Catch-22."
Elementary: The Red Team (2013) (TV Episode)
Col. Clarke is given the code name of "Yossarian", the protagonist from the movie.
Rizzoli & Isles: Phoenix Rising (2014) (TV Episode)
Korsak and Maura are discussing that they need to investigate the locked up evidence to get the DA's permission, but they need the DA's permission to get to that evidence, which Maura calls a typical Catch-22 situation
CSI: Cyber: Heart Me (2015) (TV Episode)
DB remarks that they need to prove the website owner is doing something illegal so they can look at his devices, but to look at his devices, they first need to proof the website owner is doing something illegal, which DB thinks is a nice Catch-22
The Good Wife: Restraint (2015) (TV Episode)
In court Diana claims that she is in a Catch 22 situation as she needs the evidence they have to get to the evidence they have
The Chase Australia: Episode #2.105 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Andrew O'Keefe as a possible answer to a question about the film that Trapper John, M.D. is a spin-off from asked when Trish and the Chaser go head to head.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
Star-Lord refers to his unspoken romance with Gamora as a "Catch-22," a term originally from the book then movie of the same name.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: The Beast of Hollow Mountain (2017) (TV Episode)
Tom: "This is a real 'Catch-Veinte y Dos.'"
Talking Dead: Eye of the Beholder/The New Frontier (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in writing during the "Inside The Dead" segment.
Freelancers: Power Outage (2019) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Devin

Featured in 

Film Extra: Richard Benjamin (1973) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
100 Years of Comedy (1997) (Video)
Clips shown.
The 100 Greatest War Films (2005) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The A-Team/The Karate Kid/Winter's Bone (2010) (TV Episode)
Alan Arkin's "Why Are You in This Movie" career
Naples '44 (2016)
Excerpts are shown
They'll Love Me When I'm Dead (2018)
Clip of Orson Welles as Dreedle shown.


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