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Went the Day Well? (1942)
Mrs Collins axe scene
King of the Rocket Men (1949)
Anne talks about going to the chapter play serials at the movies.
X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963)
Video on display in the General Store.
The Collector (1965)
Harper (1966)
Video (2 copies!) on display in the General Store.
Barry Lyndon (1975)
VHS visible in the general store display
Family Feud (1976) (TV Series)
Roots (1977) (TV Mini-Series)
Video seen in display in the General Store, which also contains a scene where the main character is "hobbled"
Bobby Deerfield (1977)
Video Rental Case is Shown inside the General Store. Ironically, that film starred Al Pacino's Godfather brother, James Caan.
The Shining (1980)
It is referenced.
Outland (1981)
Video on display in the General Store.
Purple Hearts (1984)
Video on display in the General Store.
Say Anything... (1989)
The "manuscript" that was burned in the BBQ pit was a critic's review of this movie.
When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
VHS visible in the general store display.

Referenced in 

Knots Landing: A Sense of Urgency (1991) (TV Episode)
Kate asks Steve if he has seen Misery (1990).
T.Bag and the Rings of Olympus: Rats (1991) (TV Episode)
T. Shirt hits T. Bag's foot with a large hammer while she's in bed.
At the Movies: Oscar Nomination Surprises for 1990 (1991) (TV Episode)
Siskel and Ebert mention many of the year's Oscar-nominated movies, including this one.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: John Larroquette/Anthony Griffith/Roy Blount Jr. (1991) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the Snivelling Weasel's Choice Awards
The Art of Dying (1991)
Title of this film is shown on a theater marquee.
Zombie Cop (1991)
Who's the Boss?: Misery (1991) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Patrick Duffy/Jeff Foxworthy/Animal Logic (1991) (TV Episode)
Johnny displays the actual sledgehammer used in the movie, available from a movie memorabilia dealer
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Teenagers from Outer Space (1992) (TV Episode)
"This is like Misery" during car crash on mountain road
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Indestructible Man (1992) (TV Episode)
Tom (as Annie Wilkes): "How'd they get off the cock-a-doodie cliff?!"
Bobby's World: Misery Loves Company (1992) (TV Episode)
Title reference, also Gordon acts like Annie Wilkes and he says to Bobby "I'm your number one fan".
Rock and Roll Fantasy (1992)
Mentioned in dialogue
Martin: I'm Not Your Superwoman (1993) (TV Episode)
Martin says that Gina is trying to choke him like the lady in this movie when she tries to take his temperature
The Dark Half (1993)
The protagonist, an author, is kidnapped and forced to write a book he doesn't want to write. Also, Thad strikes George with a typewriter, just as Paul defends himself against Annie in "Misery."
At the Movies: The Dark Half/Who's the Man?/Indian Summer/Boling Point/Wide Sargasso Sea (1993) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "The Dark Half" review.
Serial Mom (1994)
Video case is shown in a video store.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Will's Misery (1994) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Friends: The One After the Superbowl: Part 1 (1996) (TV Episode)
When Monica asks Chandler about Joey's stalker, he says, "well, you remember 'Kathy Bates' in Misery? Well, she looks the exact opposite of that."
Beautiful Girls (1996)
At the reunion Tracy tells Gina that she looks like Kathy Bates in Misery.
The Nanny: The Rosie Show (1996) (TV Episode)
Val says that she loved Rosie in Misery with James Caan.
The Tony Danza Show: The Milk Run (1997) (TV Episode)
Dawson's Creek: Boyfriend (1998) (TV Episode)
Poster seen on Dawson's wall when Billy is first in his room.
Dawson's Creek: Uncharted Waters (1999) (TV Episode)
Poster on Dawson's wall.
V.I.P.: K-Val (1999) (TV Episode)
Val mentions the film.
Spaced: Gatherings (1999) (TV Episode)
The music played when Daisy starts working on her typewriter.
Audition (1999)
the final reel has a girl removing her victims feet so he can't escape. this was in the original novel, but changed in the film version.
The Simpsons: Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner? (1999) (TV Episode)
Homer has to use a typewriter with a missing "e".
Living Hell (2000)
Gilmore Girls: Star-Crossed Lovers and Other Strangers (2001) (TV Episode)
Lorelai thinks her mother becoming Kathy Bates when she sees many figurines on a side table at her Emily's house
The King of Queens: Papa Pill (2001) (TV Episode)
Arthur, "You had to hobble me, like that fat broad in Misery."
Gilmore Girls: Red Light on the Wedding Night (2001) (TV Episode)
Luke says that marriage isn't as bad as hobbling. This is the 2nd reference to this film, the first comes up in Season 1.
Code of Conduct (2001) (Video)
Remembering 'Hearts in Atlantis' (2002) (Video)
This earlier film adaptation of another Stephen King story is referred to by Anthony Hopkins who stars in Stephen King's "Hearts in Atlantis".
About Schmidt (2002)
Scene of Nicolson in bedroom with Bates meant to echo earlier film,
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Showtime (2003) (TV Episode)
Buffy to Andrew: "Did you ever see the movie Misery?"
Dreamcatcher (2003)
A car crash in the snow.
The Simpsons: Dude, Where's My Ranch? (2003) (TV Episode)
Moe asks David Byrne if he's seen this film.
The 100 Greatest Scary Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Makes the countdown and is talked about.
Red Riding Hood (2003)
Jenny tells her grandmother she'll have her watch Misery.
Riding the Bullet (2004)
Nurse Annie Wilkes is named after the main character from this other Stephen King-based work.
The Incredibles (2004)
Incrediboy saying, "I'm you're number one fan."
My Life in Film: The Shining (2004) (TV Episode)
Art thinks about writing very similar story...
Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)
Character Joe references plot from the movie Misery
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.5 (2005) (TV Episode)
correct response in "My Fear Lady" category
Pastewka: Die Preisverleihung (2005) (TV Episode)
Pastewka tells Regina that a passenger looks like Kathy Bates in "Misery"
Horror Business (2005) (Video)
It is mentioned in a magazine.
Gilmore Girls: Driving Miss Gilmore (2006) (TV Episode)
Logan wonders if Paris and Doyle plan to reenact their favourite scenes from "Misery".
Desperation (2006) (TV Movie)
"I'm your number one fan" said in both Stephen King films
Film Noir: Bringing Darkness to Light (2006) (Video)
William Goldman is credited as the Writer of this film.
Gray Matters (2006)
Evil Women in Film discussion
Drawn Together: Unrestrainable Trainable (2006) (TV Episode)
Princess Clara hobbles Wooldoor by breaking his ankles with a sledehammer just like Annie does to Mr. Sheldon in Misery.
Miracles and Mystery: Creating 'The Green Mile' (2006) (Video)
mentioned once
The Nines (2007)
When Gary (Ryan Reynolds) is lying on the bed, Margaret (Melissa McCarthy) threatens to use a sledgehammer on his feet.
The Making of 'Stupid Teenagers Must Die!' (2007) (Video)
Mentioned by cast member as a favorite horror film.
Ugly Betty: How Betty Got Her Grieve Back (2007) (TV Episode)
Santos says he feels like he's "turning into that woman from 'Misery'...except hotter"
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Paddy's Pub: The Worst Bar in Philadelphia (2008) (TV Episode)
The gang kidnaps and holds hostage a writer and makes him rewrite a better review of their bar
Saturday Night Live: Paul Rudd/Beyoncé (2008) (TV Episode)
Plotline recounted by Lorenzo McIntosh
How I Met Your Mother: Little Minnesota (2008) (TV Episode)
To repel Barney, Ted invites him to a marathon of every Kathy Bates movie except Misery.
Saturday Night Live: Bradley Cooper/TV on the Radio (2009) (TV Episode)
Johnny Lawrence (Bradley Cooper) mentions that one of next week's guests will be "the lady from 'Misery.'"
Supernatural: The Monster at the End of This Book (2009) (TV Episode)
Chuck Shurley asks "Is this some kind of Misery thing?"
Nowhere to Hide (2009)
The character name of Sheldon Wilkes was a reference to the character names of Paul Sheldon and Annie Wilkes.
Neighbor (2009)
Quotes the film.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Ugly Truth/G-Force/Orphan (2009) (TV Episode)
Ellen says "Orphan" is for people who liked movies like this movie.
The Thick of It: Episode #3.5 (2009) (TV Episode)
Phil compares Terri to Annie Wilkes and then asks Peter if he has seen the film.
20 to 1: Adults Only 20 to 1: Movie Monsters (2010) (TV Episode)
A poster for this movie is shown when a segment on Cujo looks at other horror movies written by Stephen King.
Copacabana (2010)
Babou mentions the movie by name.
The Office: Whistleblower (2010) (TV Episode)
Kathy Bates make a slight pun on her famous role from Misery when she finds Toby's book on one of his computer and tells him how he should fix it.
Party Down: Not on Your Wife Opening Night (2010) (TV Episode)
Lydia (to Jillian Armenante's character): "I loved you in 'Misery'!"
Mike & Molly: First Date (2010) (TV Episode)
Molly says she looks like Kathy Bates in "Misery".
Haven: Resurfacing (2010) (TV Episode)
Nathan uses the alias Sheldon, for character Paul Sheldon
House: Unwritten (2010) (TV Episode)
Dr. House calls Alice a dirty birdy.
Forget About It: Fight Club (2011) (TV Episode)
Misery's poster is shown when Panda talks about misery (not the movie)
A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King (2011) (TV Movie)
still picture/mentioned by Stephen King
Supernatural: Defending Your Life (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Dean
11-11-11 (2011)
mentioned in dialogue
Bag of Bones (2011) (TV Mini-Series)
"I'm your biggest fan"/Annie Wilkes mentioned
Shameless: I'll Light a Candle for You Every Day (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Frank
Hart of Dixie: Snowflakes & Soulmates (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Didi
Californication: The Party (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Hank
On the Road (2012)
Blocked writer typing "fuckfuckfuckfuckfuck" on a typewriter.
Santa's Blotto (2012) (Short)
end credits drawing
Happy Endings: Cazsh Dummy Spillionaires (2012) (TV Episode)
Penny (calling Ken for help): "Max is Misery-ing me! He's like Kathy Bates, only way fatter!"
The Cinema Snob: I Spit on Your Grave: Part 2 (2013) (TV Episode)
Snob alludes to it.
Ida, Be Thy Name: The Frightful Females of Fear (2013) (Video)
mentioned once
Castle: Number One Fan (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue by Det. Grant 'Sully' Sullivan: "Or maybe she's just some crazed fan, like Kathy Bates in 'Misery'. You should be happy you didn't get hobbled."
The Eric Andre Show: James Van Der Beek/Steve-O (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Eric.
Scorned (2013)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Jordan calls Venice a "dirty little birdy" in a flashback. "Misery" director Rob Reiner is also featured in a supporting role.
Cougar Town: Mystery of Love (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue
Caddicarus: The Worst Game Ever Made (2014) (TV Episode)
seen in Caddy's Blu-Ray collection
Hot in Cleveland: Stayin' Alive (2014) (TV Episode)
Victoria mentions the Kathy Bates film based on the Stephen King novel
Taxi Brooklyn: Love Hurts (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Leo
The Sugarcube Critic: Look Before You Sleep (2014) (TV Episode)
"I keep half-expecting her to start breaking Applejack and Rarity's ankles with a sledgehammer!"
Veep: New Hampshire (2014) (TV Episode)
Ben says Gary's behaviour with the shoe "is like Kathy Bates in Misery."
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Stephen King's It (2014) (TV Episode)
a good adaptation of a Stephen King book
73 Questions: 73 Questions with Victoria Beckham (2015) (TV Episode)
Victoria says Kathy Bates is the definition of "misery."
No Solicitors (2015)
Sean references Misery before smashing a victim's knee with a sledgehammer.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Tom Hanks/Jessica Chastain/Pentatonix (2015) (TV Episode)
Jessica Chastain says that it was one of three DVDs she kept in her trailer as she was preparing for Crimson Peak (2015)
Limitless: When Pirates Pirate Pirates (2015) (TV Episode)
Grady, "You don't want her to go all Misery on you."
Letters to Santa 2 (2015)
Title is referenced
Love in Paradise (2016) (TV Movie)
Avery mentions the movie by name.
11.22.63: The Truth (2016) (TV Episode)
Johnny refers to Sadie as a "dirty bird".
W: Two Worlds: Episode #1.1 (2016) (TV Episode)
The title is mentioned by name when Oh Yeon-joo wonders if her father was abducted by a fan
Z Nation: No Mercy (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
24x36: A Movie About Movie Posters (2016)
DVD cover shown
Cold Feet: Episode #6.4 (2016) (TV Episode)
Jen says Sheila is like Kathy Bates in Misery.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Tusk (2016) (TV Episode)
is compared to Tusk
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Top 20 Bronze Age Horror (2016) (TV Episode)
among good '90s horror movies
The Goldbergs: Stefan King (2016) (TV Episode)
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Kathy Bates/Laura Jane Grace/Against Me!/Atom Willard (2016) (TV Episode)
Kathy Bates comments on her earlier movie
The Cinema Snob: The Magic Christmas Tree (2016) (TV Episode)
"Relax Santa. I'm your number one fan."
The Cinema Snob: Dear Santa (2016) (TV Episode)
"When you feel like Miracle on 34th Street wasn't enough like Misery."
Brain Dump: How Jokery is the Lego Joker? (2017) (TV Episode)
Main villain shown to talk about psychopaths.
Talking with Chris Hardwick: Jordan Peele (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jordan Peele when talking about his own film "Get Out"..
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 14 September 2017 (2017) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Mike Greenberg in discussion of horror movies
Misery: Interview with Director Rob Reiner (2017) (Video)
Clips, making of, Interviews, etc.
Alone Together: Nurse Esther (2018) (TV Episode)
Benji asks Esther how long she'll be able to sustain herself from trying to break his sick brother's legs.
Disneycember: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2018) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: A Tale of Two Bandits (2019) (TV Episode)
Terry mentions Kathy Bates in "Misery" as an example of a "bad nurse."
Ma (2019)
Several parallels between Annie Wilkes and "Ma." Annie is a former nurse, Ma is a veteranarian. Annie keeps Paul Sheldon captive and sedated using medicine she stole from work, just as Ma does to her daughter. Later, Ma ties Ben to the bed in order to inflict injury upon him, just as Annie does to Paul (breaking his ankles). Ma keeps the children tied up in the basement to hide them from a visiting police officer; she subsequently kills that officer when her captives attract his attention. The children also learn about Ma's past by finding her yearbook clippings; Paul finds out about Annie through her newspaper clippings. Ma is alerted to the childrens' presence and snooping around because her ceramic cats have changed position. Annie is alerted to Paul's wandering because her ceramic penguins have been moved.
The Detour: The Sister (2019) (TV Episode)
Nate compares Claude's situation to the one from the movie.


Family Feud (1976) (TV Series)
On TV.
Love Connection (1983) (TV Series)
On TV.

Featured in 

At the Movies: Misery/Hidden Agenda/Cyrano de Bergerac (1990) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown. Movie is reviewed. Two thumbs up.
The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1991) (TV Special)
At the Movies: Breakthrough Stars of 1991 (1991) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
The 63rd Annual Academy Awards (1991) (TV Special)
At the Movies: Doc Hollywood/Return to the Blue Lagoon/Hot Shots!/Paris Is Burning/Another You (1991) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown in the teaser for the next episode: "Breakthrough Stars of 1991".
Oscar's Greatest Moments (1992) (Video)
At the Movies: They'll Do It Every Time: Part Two (1992) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
Hollywood vs. Religion (1994) (Video)
Zero Effect (1998)
The 70th Annual Academy Awards (1998) (TV Special)
Misery Loves Company (2002) (Video)
Documentary on the making of this film
Marc Shaiman's Musical Misery Tour (2002) (Video)
Documentary on the making the music of this film
The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003) (TV Special)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes & Villains (2003) (TV Special)
Annie Wilkes is the #17 villain.
The 100 Greatest Scary Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Voted as a scary moment (Leg hammering sequence)
The 100 Scariest Movie Moments: Part V: 20-1 (2004) (TV Episode)
Number 12 on the list
I Love the '90s: Part Deux: 1990 (2005) (TV Episode)
Footage from this is featured.
20 to 1: Memorable Movie Characters (2006) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on Annie Wilkes.
Best! Movies! Ever!: Rants (2007) (TV Episode)
clips are shown to illustrate the best rants in films
The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) (TV Special)
20 to 1: Movie Heroes & Villains (2007) (TV Episode)
Some clips from this movie are shown in a segment on Annie Wilkes.
Misery: Diagnosing Annie Wilkes (2007) (Video)
clips as the film is discussed
Cinemania: Stephen King: O vasilias tou tromou (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown
20 to 1: Adults Only 20 to 01: World's Most Daring Movies (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment.
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Scariest Performances (2010) (TV Episode)
Annie Wilkes is #9.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Thriller Movie Villains (2010) (TV Episode)
Annie Wilkes is #6.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.81 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip is included in a montage of Kathy Bates films
Hollywood's Top Ten: Let Me Go! (2011) (TV Episode)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.45 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip shown in montage of Kathy Bates films
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Psychopaths (2013) (TV Episode)
Annie Wilkes is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Book to Film Adaptations (2013) (TV Episode)
Misery is #9.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Stephen King Adaptations (2013) (TV Episode)
Misery is #4.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Heart Stopping Movie Moments (2013) (TV Episode)
Captive is #5.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Unconventional Movie Weapons (2014) (TV Episode)
The typewriter gets an honorable mention.
1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
Clip is presented
And the Oscar Goes To... (2014) (TV Movie)
Clip shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Murderous Women in Film (2014) (TV Episode)
Annie Wilkes is #5.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Greatest Female Movie Villains of All Time (2014) (TV Episode)
Annie Wilkes is #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Satisfying Villain Deaths in Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
The death of Annie Wilkes is #4.
Sleeping with Other People (2015)
Jake says "You went Kathy Bates in Misery in the middle of Central Park" and it is watched on TV, and called "the greatest movie ever made."
WatchMojo: Top 10 Horror Movies: 1990s (2015) (TV Episode)
Misery gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Kidnapping Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
Misery is #9.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Most Memorable Movies of 1990 (2015) (TV Episode)
Misery is #6.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Misery (2015) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
WatchMojo: Top 10 Most Faithful Movie Adaptations (2015) (TV Episode)
Misery is #6.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Villain Meltdowns (2016) (TV Episode)
Annie Wilkes is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Stephen King Movie Characters (2016) (TV Episode)
Annie Wilkes is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Villains Inspired by Actual People (2016) (TV Episode)
Annie Wilkes is #7.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Psychological Thrillers (2016) (TV Episode)
Misery gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Amazing Books that Don't Actually Exist (2016) (TV Episode)
The "Misery" series is #5.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Smartest Decisions in Horror Movies (2017) (TV Episode)
Burning the Book gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Greatest Moments from Stephen King Movies (2017) (TV Episode)
The Hobbling is #2.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Biggest Differences Between Stephen King Books and Movies (2017) (TV Episode)
The #4 difference is the hobbling scene being much more gruesome in the novel Misery.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Stephen King Movie Villains (2017) (TV Episode)
Annie Wilkes is #2.
WatchMojo: Top 50 Influential Horror Films of All Time (2017) (TV Episode)
Misery is #46.
Rob Reiner Directs a Thriller (2017) (Video)
Greg Nicotero: Practical Effects (2017) (Video)
WatchMojo: Another Top 10 Smartest Decisions in Horror Movies (2018) (TV Episode)
Burning the Book as a Distraction is #8.
The Oscars (2018) (TV Special)
Featured in Best Actress montage.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Scary Moments From Stephen King Movies (2018) (TV Episode)
The Hobbling is #2.
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Stephen King Movies (2018) (TV Episode)
The movie is ranked 7th
WatchMojo: Top 50 Scariest Horror Movie Scenes of ALL TIME (2018) (TV Episode)
Hobbling is #47.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Can't Look Away Scenes (2019) (TV Episode)
Hobbling Paul gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Greatest Psychological Horror Movies (2019) (TV Episode)
Misery is #5.

Spoofed in 

Saturday Night Live: Roseanne Barr/Deee-lite (1991) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as 'Misery 2'
In Living Color: Homey the Sellout: Part 2 (1991) (TV Episode)
A sketch about Rick James comitting a criminal kidnapping spoofs the film as a sequel, Misery II
Ecstacy (1991)
Porn comedy version of mainstream thriller.
All's Well Ends Well (1992)
Maggie Cheung wears the Kathy Bates outfit from the movie.
French and Saunders: Misery (1993) (TV Episode)
A sketch spoofing the film.
The Critic: Miserable (1994) (TV Episode)
Jay's girlfriend ties him to the bed and is obsessed with him
The Silence of the Hams (1994)
Annie Wilkes is among the asylum inmates.
Good Eats: This Spud's for You Too (2002) (TV Episode)
Alton is "rescued" and then held captive by a maniacal fan.
Good Eats: Ill Gotten Grains (2003) (TV Episode)
Alton's "Number One Fan" rescues him from car crash.
Aachi & Ssipak (2006)
Jimmy made a movie based on this (we can see a poster); later he reenacts a scene when he smashes another character's leg, while drugged.
30 Rock: Hiatus (2007) (TV Episode)
Tracy is held captive by an obesessed fan.
Robot Chicken: Robot Chicken's Half-Assed Christmas Special (2007) (TV Episode)
In the "Peanuts" segment, Sally kidnaps and tortures Linus, much in the same way that Annie Wilkes captures Paul Sheldon.
Muchachada nui: Episode #2.6 (2008) (TV Episode)
Spoofs plot and characters.
Family Guy: Three Kings (2009) (TV Episode)
The second segment spoofs this movie.
The People vs. George Lucas (2010)
Some fan-made clips parody the film with George Lucas and an obsessed fan filling the roles
Matzav Ha'Uma: Episode #1.14 (2010) (TV Episode)
Etgar Keret is tied to bed while Orna Banai is hitting him with a hammer
Mega64: Mega64! (2010) (TV Episode)
Marcus comedically breaks Sean's legs in the same fashion Annie Wilkes does to Paul Sheldon
iCarly: iPsycho (2010) (TV Episode)
The plot is a spoof from Misery as Carly, Sam and Freddie (celebrity web show hosts) get trapped by their psycho number one fan. Also, it is indicated that Nora owns a pet chicken, as Annie owned a pet pig.
Suburgatory: Sweet Sixteen (2011) (TV Episode)
While George is incapacitated, Sheila keeps him captive under the pretense of nursing him back to health. He begins to believe she is going to kill him so he attempts to escape, mimicking the plot of Misery.
Brickleberry: That Brother's My Father (2014) (TV Episode)
Connie kidnapping Pat Sajak and forcing him to play Wheel of Fortune spoofs the film's plot.
Littlest Pet Shop: Littlest Pet Shop of Horrors (2015) (TV Episode)
Pepper's story is a parody of Misery.
The Goldbergs: Stefan King (2016) (TV Episode)
This episode is a spoof.
Gotham: A Dark Knight: They Who Hide Behind Masks (2017) (TV Episode)
In the scene where Nygma wakes to find himself stuck with needles to supposedly help with his recuperation, Myrtle refers to herself as "The Riddlette", to which Ngyma remarks that he thinks "rehashing someone else's idea isn't very original". That's a self-referential joke from the writers, referring to the similarity between the sequences involving Nygma recovering in Myrtle's room and the plot of the movie Misery (1990) (based on the Stephen King book of the same name).
Louder with Crowder: Bernie Sanders Hosts Louder with Crowder! (2019) (TV Episode)
Bernie teaches Crowder a lesson misery-style.

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