The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) Poster


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Edited into 

The Clock (2010)


Safety Last! (1923)
Country boy comes to big city; ends up hanging from clock
Metropolis (1927)
Aside from having 12 hours instead of 10, the clock face is identical.
The Informer (1935)
The paper with the "O" follows Norville on the street and blows against his leg as the wanted poster did to Gypo Nolan.
Remember the Night (1940)
The line "That gag's so old it's got whiskers" spoken by the same character-type.
His Girl Friday (1940)
Jennifer Jason Leigh imitates Rosalind Russell throughout the movie. This was the writers/directors' idea.
The Lady Eve (1941)
The two cab drivers in "The Hudsucker Proxy" comment on Amy's attempts to attract Norville's attention and guess what she's saying like Jean in "The Lady Eve" when several women successively try to attract the attention of Charles.
Meet John Doe (1941)
Citizen Kane (1941)
Sullivan's Travels (1941)
The comment of the two cab drivers ("Enter the dame." - "There's one in every story.") on Amy entering the coffee shop paraphrases Sullivan's line "There's always a girl in the picture".
Saboteur (1942)
The splitting of his pant leg as Mussburger dangles in midair mimics Norman Lloyd's splitting sleeve on the Statue of Liberty.
The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1943)
Basically equally named naive male main character (Norval/Norville). Norval sees spots when he gets excited, Norville is preoccupied with circles.
Executive Suite (1954)
Clock can be heard from the executive suite ringing loudly
Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
character name Buzz Gunderson
The Apartment (1960)
Psycho (1960)
Hud (1963)
Putney Swope (1969)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
When Norville is hunted by a mob, a drunk lies on the side of the alley (much resembling the tramp beaten up by Alex and his droogs in a subway tunnel) cheerfully singing "ring out the old, ring in the new" reminding of "the old in-out".
The Wiz (1978)
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
At the end of the first clock scene, the sound effect of the carbonite machine is heard.
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
The final shot of Raiders of the many top secret crates is similar to the shot of the the many hula hoops in the storage room.
Rocky III (1982)
Barnes looking at his statue same as Rocky did
Brazil (1985)
Crimewave (1985)
Bruce Campbell is described as a "smooth-talking heel," and Hudsucker is mentioned in both.
Raising Arizona (1987)
Both films mention Hudsucker Industries and the line "Yeah, and if a frog had wings, it wouldn't bump it's ass a-hoppin", The kidnappers' song is sung by the "angel."
Evil Dead II (1987)
Hudsucker Proxy was an "evil incantation" in the script of ED2 that never made it to the final film.
Barton Fink (1991)
In the newsreel montage, Karl Mundt, the bad guy from Barton Fink, is briefly seen.

Referenced in 

Friends: The One Where Monica and Richard Are Just Friends (1997) (TV Episode)
Video poster seen in the video store
100 Years of Comedy (1997) (Video)
Mentioned in film.
Dark City (1998)
At the Movies: U.S. Marshals/Hush/The Big Lebowski/Twilight/Men with Guns (1998) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "The Big Lebowski" review.
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)
Conan O'Brien jumps out of a building.
Eminem: The Way I Am (2000) (Video)
In a sequence inspired by the Coen brothers film The Hudsucker Proxy, in which the hero also falls slowly from a skyscraper window.
The Powerpuff Girls: The Headsuckers Moxie/Equal Fights (2001) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Secretary (2002)
Southland Tales (2006)
One of Krysta Now's catch phrases ("The Future Is Now") is from the company's tagline.
Hot Fuzz (2007)
The council choruses "the greater good" everytime a principle character mentions the greater good. This is directly lifted from the "Long live The Hud" scene in the Hudsucker board room meeting.
Speed Racer (2008)
Royalton tells Speed how Joel Goodman, CEO of Iodyne, Inc, arranged for his driver, Carl Potts, to throw the '43 Prix, forcing down the price of Iodyne stocks, so Goodman could buy them up cheaply.
Robot Chicken: I'm Trapped (2008) (TV Episode)
The studio boss's leap from the board room out of the window, including his laughing on the way down, mimics Waring Hudsucker's jump in "The Hudsucker Proxy."
Burn Notice: Hot Spot (2009) (TV Episode)
Sam (Bruce Campbell) says "You know, for the kids." This is a direct reference to "The Hudsucker Proxy," in which Campbell plays a supporting role. The line is a slightly different version of the movie's famous, oft-uttered line: "You know, for kids."
Jeopardy!: Episode #27.62 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clue: "In this Coen Brothers movie, Charles Durning jumps out a window during a board meeting."
L.A. Noire (2011) (Video Game)
During a case in the Hall of Records there is an entry for Suckerhud Industries with character names listed: Norville Barnes, Sidney J. Mussburger, and Waring Suckerhud (read: Hudsucker).
Men in Black 3 (2012)
Agent J falls down the skyscraper (and lands) in the same way as the Coen Brothers film
Saturday Night Live: John Goodman/Kings of Leon (2013) (TV Episode)
John Goodman says he was in 36 Coen brothers movies during his monologue.
The Alec Baldwin Show: Ricky Gervais, Jeff Bridges (2018) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Alec Baldwin.
Captain Marvel (2019)
Video case is shown in a Blockbuster store.


Featured in 

At the Movies: Angie/China Moon/Greedy/Sirens/The Chase (1994) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown in the teaser for the next week's show.
At the Movies: Guarding Tess/Lightning Jack/The Hudsucker Proxy/The Ref/Belle Epoque/Germinal (1994) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown for the review. Two thumbs down.
JonTron: Top 10 Boss Battles (2010) (TV Episode)
Footage is shown
Great Movie Mistakes 2: The Sequel (2011) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
Special Collector's Edition: Especial redoblajes (2011) (TV Episode)
clip shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Coen Brothers Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
The Hudsucker Proxy gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Bruce Campbell Performances (2015) (TV Episode)
Smitty is #10.
Nostalgia Critic: Cats Don't Dance (2017) (TV Episode)
Critic recalls the origin of his "you know, for kids" line


The Lady Eve (1941)
The scene about them meeting in a former life as an Ibex (while at the party on the ship) is straight out of The Lady Eve (Fonda, 1941).
The Karate Kid (1984)
Norville does the crane kick technique in the dream sequence

Spoofed in 

Spider-Man (2002)
The Venture Bros.: The High Cost of Loathing (2018) (TV Episode)
Rusty jumps on the conference room table and runs to the window to jump through like in this movie. The result is different, though.

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