Eight Is Enough (TV Series 1977–1981) Poster



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Followed by 

An Eight Is Enough Wedding (1989) (TV Movie)

Referenced in 

The Magical World of Disney: Mickey's 50 (1978) (TV Episode)
Dicl Van Paten and Adam Rich appear
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Bob Hope/Dick Van Patten/Gil Fates (1978) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Johnny as he introduces Dick Van Patten
All-Star Family Feud Special (1978) (TV Series)
Battle of the Network Stars VII (1979) (TV Special)
Referenced in contestant introductions.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: John Davidson/Charles Nelson Reilly/Joyce Van Patten/O.J. Simpson (1979) (TV Episode)
Johnny comments on the hit series starring Joyce Van Patten's brother Dick
Battle of the Network Stars IX (1980) (TV Special)
Referenced in contestant introductions.
WKRP in Cincinnati: Bah, Humbug (1980) (TV Episode)
Venus says he wants his grandmother to watch the show in color before she dies.
One Day at a Time: Caveat Emptor (1981) (TV Episode)
Schneider mentions this show when talking about his old TV set
Famous T & A (1982) (Video)
Title mentioned by Sybil Danning while introducing Joan Prather and Laurie Walters
The Golden Girls: Strange Bedfellows (1987) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned by name.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Stranded in Space (1991) (TV Episode)
"Adam Rich from Eight is Enough"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Master Ninja I (1992) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Dick explodes across the television screen with shows like 'The New Dick Van Dyke Show,' 'The Partners,' 'When Things Were Rotten,' and 'Eight Is Enough.'"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Master Ninja II (1992) (TV Episode)
Crow: [speaking for Van Patten]: "Tonight? I was gonna watch my dad's show."
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Mama's Baby, Carlton's Maybe (1992) (TV Episode)
Carlton: "Eight is Enough"
Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?: VIII Is Enough (1992) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Roundhouse: TV on Trial (1992) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in "TV Dinners" sketch.
Saturday Night Live: Helen Hunt/Snoop Doggy Dogg (1994) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during Helen Hunt's monologue
Roseanne: Nine Is Enough (1994) (TV Episode)
title reference
Roundhouse: Materialism (1994) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Saturday Night Live: John Goodman/Everclear (1996) (TV Episode)
Title referenced by Gary MacDonald
7th Heaven: Seven Is Enough (1997) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Beautician and the Beast (1997)
Joy says, "I think it's the little kid from 'Eight Is Enough' all grown up."
Just Shoot Me!: Two Girls for Every Boy (1998) (TV Episode)
According to Maya, Dennis was the original Nicolas.
Big Wolf on Campus: Invisible Merton (1999) (TV Episode)
Dean watches the series on television.
E! True Hollywood Story: Eight Is Enough (2000) (TV Episode)
Story tackles the tv series.
Will & Grace: New Will City (2000) (TV Episode)
Will: "I'm not the youngest brother on Eight Is Enough."
The X-Files: Sunshine Days (2002) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue.
Friends: The Last One: Part 1 (2004) (TV Episode)
When Chandler is shocked by being a father to twins, Monica says: "I don't care if the entire cast of 'Eight Is Enough' comes out of there."
The West Wing: Things Fall Apart (2005) (TV Episode)
Josh jokes that the Republicans are boiling their commentary down to the title of a bad tv show.
Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story (2005) (Video)
The actor Grant Goodeve who played the eldest son is mentioned.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.17 (2008) (TV Episode)
Included in an $8,000 question
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.169 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $1,000 question
American Dad!: My Morning Straitjacket (2009) (TV Episode)
My Morning Jacket band tries to fix a pinball machine dedicated to this TV Show
American Dad!: You Debt Your Life (2011) (TV Episode)
A pinball machine dedicated to this TV Show is seen
Awake: Kate Is Enough (2012) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
DVD-R Hell: Bibleman (2012) (TV Episode)
Brad mentions that Willie Aames was also on this show.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.34 (2013) (TV Episode)
The show's name is shown.
Saturday Night Live: Edward Norton/Janelle Monae (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Hank
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 1 April 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
Mike & Molly: Eight Is Enough (2014) (TV Episode)
Title reference
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Harrison Ford/Seth MacFarlane/JoJo (2015) (TV Episode)
After Jimmy shows a photo, Seth MacFarlane comments that his mother apparently cut his hair like Nicholas' on the show
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Harry Styles/Jenny Slate/The Who (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the segment Good Name, Bad Name, Great Name
This Is Us: Toby (2018) (TV Episode)
Kate hangs a poster of the show on her refrigerator.
Sextuplets (2019)
Mentioned in dialogue.

Featured in 

America's Teenagers Growing Up on Television (1998) (TV Movie)
clips from the show are used here
Television: The First Fifty Years (1999) (Video)
Clips shown.
I Love the '80s Strikes Back: 1980 (2003) (TV Episode)
Clips from the television series are shown in this episode, even though the series first aired in 1977.
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 1 February 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips of this show are featured during the interview with Willy Aames.
The Americans: A Roy Rogers in Franconia (2016) (TV Episode)
Paige and Elizabeth watch the show on television.

Spoofed in 

Family Guy: Brian: Portrait of a Dog (1999) (TV Episode)
The family watches an episode of Eight is Enough in which Tom Bradford slaps his daughter Nancy more than eight times.
Johnny Bravo: Johnny and the Beanstalk/A Boy and His Bird/Ape Is Enough (1999) (TV Episode)
The title, "Ape is Enough" is a spoof of "Eight is Enough."

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