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South Pacific (1958)
The song "Bali Ha'i" is mentioned by Susie.
The Newlywed Game (1966) (TV Series)
Mentioned by Susie.
Camelot (1967)
Mentioned by Frank.
Casino Royale (1967)
Susie and the Bakers perform "The Look Of Love" from this movie.
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
When Jennifer Tilly's character auditions, she sings "The Candy Man"
Winter Kills (1979)
The character of Nick Kegan (Jeff Bridges) is seen playing the piano at one point in this movie. Bridges, along with his brother Beau Bridges, would about a decade later portray brother lounge jazz pianists in 'The Fabulous Baker Boys' (1989). 'Winter Kills' is also about the relationship of two brothers, as Nick seeks to solve the mystery of his half-brother's assassination.

Referenced in 

At the Movies: Pretty Woman/Blind Fury/A Shock to the System/The Fourth War/Lambada (1990) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Pretty Woman" review.
Who's the Boss?: The Fabulous Robinson Sisters (1990) (TV Episode)
Title reference
At the Movies: Rocky V/Child's Play 2/Home Alone/The Nasty Girl (1990) (TV Episode)
Gene Siskel praises the up-in-the-air ending.
Saved by the Bell: The Fabulous Belding Boys (1990) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Dallas: The Fabulous Ewing Boys (1990) (TV Episode)
title reference
Home and Away: Episode #1.722 (1991) (TV Episode)
Rachel mentions this at dinner with Blake and Ailsa
Baywatch: The Fabulous Buchannon Boys (1991) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: I Accuse My Parents (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Michelle Pfeiffer in: 'The Fabulous Baker Boys'"
Evening Shade: The Fabulous Frazier Girls (1994) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Police Academy: Mission to Moscow (1994)
Callahan sings while lying atop a grand piano.
Empire of the Censors (1995) (TV Movie)
Video case is shown.
Will & Grace: Tea and a Total Lack of Sympathy (2000) (TV Episode)
Karen tells Will to do "the Michelle Pfeiffer" on a piano
The Directors: The Films of Terry Gilliam (2000) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Gilliam.
Six Feet Under: In Place of Anger (2002) (TV Episode)
Mitzi calls Nate and David "the fabulous Fisher boys", a reference to the film.
Conversation with J.K. Rowling and Steve Kloves (2003) (Video)
Referenced by name
100 Greatest Sexy Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Will & Grace: The Fabulous Baker Boy (2005) (TV Episode)
title reference
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.31 (2005) (TV Episode)
correct response in "He Shoots, He Scores!" category
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.198 (2006) (TV Episode)
incorrect response in "'80s Movies" category
Om Shanti Om (2007)
Deepika's/Sandi's audition is like Michelle Pfeiffer's (coming late, chewing gum)
Get Smart (2008)
At the Disney Hall in L.A., the metal detector attendent calls the CONTROL team "the fabulous bakery boys."
Eastwick: Mooning and Crooning (2009) (TV Episode)
During a conversation with Daryl, Kat makes a reference to the film and it's star, Michelle Pfeiffer. Coincidentally, Pfeiffer starred in The Witches of Eastwick (1987), on which this series is based, in the role that Kat is based upon.
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (2010) (TV Special)
Mentioned by Michelle Pfieffer
Modern Family: Hit and Run (2011) (TV Episode)
Mitchell says that he used fake id to get into the Fabulous Baker Boys
The Simpsons: The Fabulous Faker Boy (2013) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Workaholics: The Fabulous Murphy Sisters (2016) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Fresh Off the Boat: The Day After Thanksgiving (2017) (TV Episode)
Eddie says it was the first R-rated movie he saw.
Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 28 March 2019 (2019) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Dickie.

Featured in 

At the Movies: The Fabulous Baker Boys/Breaking In/Crimes and Misdemeanors/Look Who's Talking (1989) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown for the review. Two thumbs up.
At the Movies: The Best Films of 1989 (1989) (TV Episode)
Siskel's #8 pick.
At the Movies: Oscar Nomination Surprises for 1989 (1990) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
The 62nd Annual Academy Awards (1990) (TV Special)
Fassbinder in Hollywood (2002)
a segment is shown
100 Greatest Sexy Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
20 to 1: Sexiest Movie Moments (2007) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on Michelle Pfeiffer singing Making Whoopee from the top of a piano.
20 to 1: Adults Only 20 to 01: Sexiest Movie Scenes (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on Michelle Pfeiffer singing Making Whoopee on top of a piano.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.51 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Jeff Bridges films
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.86 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip is included in a montage of Jeff Bridges films
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.137 (2012) (TV Episode)
Clip included in montage of Michelle Pfeiffer films
76th Golden Globe Awards (2019) (TV Special)
Footage is shown.

Spoofed in 

Hot Shots! (1991)
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: She's Baaaack! (2000) (TV Episode)
Amanda, wearing a red dress, lying on a grand piano, singing (although not "Makin Whoopee" but "Call Me Irresponsible")
Shrek 2 (2004)
Fairy God Mother's performance on the Piano during the grand ball
Bob's Burgers: Nice-Capades (2015) (TV Episode)
The performance for "The Brothers Fischoeder" starts with Felix singing on Calvin's piano
Modern Family: Spanks for the Memories (2018) (TV Episode)
The girl on the piano scene.

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