Dawson's Creek (TV Series 1998–2003) Poster



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Sternenfänger (2002) (TV Series)


Young Americans (2000) (TV Series)
Rodney Scott, William 'Will' Krudski from Dawson's Creek appears as a main character in this show

Referenced in 

The Nanny: The Best Man (1998) (TV Episode)
Grace mentions the show by name.
Urban Legend (1998)
Malibu, CA: Welcome to Malibu (1998) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by principal.
The Nanny: California, Here We Come (1999) (TV Episode)
C.C. mentions the show by name.
Big Wolf on Campus: The Bookmobile (1999) (TV Episode)
The Librarian asks Stacey if she is suffering from "Dawson's Creek (1998) withdrawal."
Big Wolf on Campus: Cat Woman (1999) (TV Episode)
Becky refers to Merton as "Dawson's Freak."
The Simpsons: They Saved Lisa's Brain (1999) (TV Episode)
"Dawson's Creek, NC" is listed as #298 on Comic Book Guy's list of "America's 300 Most Livable Cities."
Teenage Alien Avengers (1999) (TV Movie)
mentioned in dialogue
Muppets from Space (1999)
In a cameo, Katie Holmes and Joshua Jackson reprise their roles from the show as Joey Potter and Pacey Witter.
Big Wolf on Campus: Scary Terri (1999) (TV Episode)
Referring to Scott O'Donnell, Merton says, "That little tyke's using his James Van Der Beek-ish facade to mask his Brian Austin Green-ish intentions."
Family Guy: Death Is a Bitch (2000) (TV Episode)
Peter has to kill the kids from this show
Will & Grace: There But for the Grace of Grace (2000) (TV Episode)
Jack is worried that Van Der Beek is off the show.
Big Wolf on Campus: Blaim It on the Haim (2000) (TV Episode)
Merton says, "I haven't seen a cuter on screen couple since Dawson met Joey...not that I ever watch 'The Creek'."
God, the Devil and Bob: Bob's Father (2000) (TV Episode)
Meagan names her dog Dawson after the show.
Scary Movie (2000)
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (2000) (TV Movie)
the show is referenced in the business meeting about 11 min into the film.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Out of My Mind (2000) (TV Episode)
Spike (talking to the TV): "Oh, Pacey! You blind idiot. Can't you see she doesn't love you?"
Grosse Pointe: Halloween (2000) (TV Episode)
Hope says she bets they are not making Dawson's Creek go supernatural on Halloween.
Cruel Intentions 2 (2000) (Video)
Hang Time: Secrets and Lies (2000) (TV Episode)
Eugene refers to the series.
King of the Hill: I Don't Want to Wait ... (2000) (TV Episode)
The episode title is made up of the lyrics of this show's theme song.
South Park: Trapper Keeper (2000) (TV Episode)
Kyle & Cartman get Dawnson's Creek trapper keepers with pictures from the show on them.
Queer as Folk: Premiere (2000) (TV Episode)
Brian asks Justin, "So, Dawson, how're things down at the creek?"
Queer as Folk: Queer, There and Everywhere (2000) (TV Episode)
Brian calls Justin "Dawson", asking him about the creek.
Grosse Pointe: Star Wars (2000) (TV Episode)
Brady tells Johnny and Dave he has taken a little dip in Dawson's Creek.
Dawson's Crack (2000) (Video)
similar title
Frontline: The Merchants of Cool (2001) (TV Episode)
Promo seen during segment "The Giant Feedback Loop".
Gilmore Girls: The Third Lorelai (2001) (TV Episode)
Louise refers to the series.
Buck Naked Arson (2001)
referred to as "Dawson's"
Lizzie McGuire: Random Acts of Miranda (2001) (TV Episode)
Lizzie mentions how thirty year old actors get cast as teenagers on "Dawson's Creek".
Six Feet Under: Crossroads (2001) (TV Episode)
Claire sarcastically asks 'Do you think Sandra Bullock will play her in the movie?' And Topher responds with 'She can't get that good. Probably someone from Buffy or Dawson's Creek.'
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
Jay refers to James Van Der Beek as "the Dawson."
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Show No. 315 (2001) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Wayne in "Party Quirks".
Malcolm in the Middle: Poker #2 (2002) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Chandra
TV's Most Censored Moments (2002) (TV Special)
Farscape: A Constellation of Doubt (2003) (TV Episode)
"You get more juice from Dawson's Creek"
Will & Grace: 24 (2003) (TV Episode)
Jack says that he didn't watch Dawson's Creek that season and now the show is gone.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chosen (2003) (TV Episode)
Buffy to Angel "Are you just gonna come here and go all Dawson on me every time I have a boyfriend?"
One Tree Hill: Pilot (2003) (TV Episode)
Haley: Actually, I found it. Not that I was looking for something specifically, which implies some hideous sort of "Joey loves Dawson " scenario and completely creep me out, but, you know, we saw it, and...
Dinner for Five: Episode #2.11 (2003) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue; Katie Holmes is attributed to working on this series.
Kid Notorious: French Take Woodland (2003) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Kid at the final card game.
Torque (2004)
The Perfect Score (2004)
Character names from Dawson's Creek are referenced in the film
Freak Out (2004)
mentioned in dialogue
Night of the Dog (2005)
Referenced at the end of Doug on the Rocks
2005 Glitter Awards (2005) (Video)
Mentioned by host.
Dead Like Me... Again (2005) (Video)
mentioned once
South of Nowhere: Girls Guide to Dating (2005) (TV Episode)
mentioned in conversation between Ashley and Spencer
Inexchange (2006)
Poster seen in dorm room
Hooked (2006) (Short)
Ed mentions the show in conversation wirth Scotty
Hatchet (2006)
When Misty's cell phone rings her ring tone is the Dawson's Creek theme song.
Bottoms Up (2006) (Video)
WB dramedy called "Pete's Pond"
Skins: Tony (2007) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
House: One Day, One Room (2007) (TV Episode)
House asks two patients if they've ever seen Dawson's Creek.
One Tree Hill: Pictures of You (2007) (TV Episode)
Haley does an imitation of Joey from Dawson's Creek ("I'm sorry Dawson, I just, I love Pacey.")
Californication (2007) (TV Series)
Production company for the series is "Aggressive Mediocrity Inc.", which was also the name of a band Joey sang in in Dawson's Creek (Tom Kapinos, Californication series creator was a writer for Dawson's Creek).
100 Greatest Songs of the 90s (2007) (TV Mini-Series)
This show is mentioned.
Saturday Night Live: Jonah Hill/Mariah Carey (2008) (TV Episode)
Referenced on Weekend Update
The Office: Dinner Party (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jim during charades
American Dad!: 1600 Candles (2008) (TV Episode)
The song from this TV show is played by the band at the ball, and Steve sings a line from it
Rifftrax Shorts: Toward Emotional Maturity (2009) (TV Episode)
"We've all read about Bluebeard's Closet and Pandora's Box..." Mike: "And 'Dawson's Creek'."
90210: Unmasked (2009) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Sasha
QI: Gardens (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Alan
Rifftrax: Wide World of Shorts (2010)
"We've all read about Bluebeard's Closet and Pandora's Box..." Mike: "And 'Dawson's Creek'."
United States of Tara: To Have and to Hold (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Pacey-Con (2010) (Video)
title reference to Jackson's character in this show
Broken Hearts (2010)
mentioned in dialogue
Bad Movie Beatdown: 10,000 B.C. (2010) (TV Episode)
"So after twenty minutes of prehistoric Dawson's Creek..."
Saturday Night Live: Anne Hathaway/Florence and the Machine (2010) (TV Episode)
In "The Miley Cyrus Show," Miley (Vanessa Bayer) asks Katie Holmes (Anne Hathaway) about her role on "Dawson's Creek."
Psych: Yang 3 in 2D (2010) (TV Episode)
On the videotape, Mary says, "What is the deal with 'One Tree Hill'?! It's like a poorly executed 'Dawson's Creek'!"
Non-Union (2011) (Short)
Corey thinks about scenes from Dawson's Creek to cry on command.
Scream: The Inside Story (2011) (TV Movie)
Poster is shown.
Movie Nights: Cursed (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned when discussing Joshua Jackson
After Lately: The PA Hole (2012) (TV Episode)
James Van Der Beek talks about playing Dawson.
Forget About It: Batman: Part II (2012) (TV Episode)
Panda mentions that Batman stole Dawson's girlfriend
Being Human: All Out of Blood (2012) (TV Episode)
Dawson/Pacey/Joey mentioned
Conan: The Douche Who Lost His Bag (2012) (TV Episode)
Title mentoined during interview with Ken Marino
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.68 (2012) (TV Episode)
Chelsea mentions the show by name.
Holliston: Weekend of Horrors: Part 1 (2012) (TV Episode)
Adam refers to Katie Holmes as "the chick from Dawson's Creek" and mentions having watched the series while on the phone with the mysterious caller.
30 Rock: What Will Happen to the Gang Next Year? (2012) (TV Episode)
Liz asks Criss if he named his van "Van Der Beek" after the guy from "Dawson's Creek"
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.100 (2012) (TV Episode)
Ben mentions the show by name.
Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23: A Reunion... (2012) (TV Episode)
James's reunion with the series cast.
Tosh.0: Gingers Have Souls (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Tosh
Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23: The Leak... (2013) (TV Episode)
Chloe's expose video embarasses James: "Dawson's Creek springs a leak."
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.82 (2013) (TV Episode)
Ben mentions the show by name.
House of Lies: Middlegame (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
twenties: the series (2014) (TV Series)
A comparison is made between Ryan and Pacey Witter.
Californication: Dicks (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Job Lot: Episode #2.6 (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Trish
Chris Stuckmann Hilariocity Reviews: Jaws: The Revenge (2015) (TV Episode)
Photograph is shown.
Chasing Life: Bottle of Secrets (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue as one of the TV shows 'Katie Holmes' played in.
Significant Mother: Home Is Where the Lamp Is (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
The Chase Australia: Episode #1.56 (2015) (TV Episode)
A question about who James Van Der Beek played is asked to Rob during his Cash Builder round.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Tyler Perry/Wagner Moura/Iliza Shlesinger (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jimmy before Abbi Jacobson performs "I Don't Want to Wait"
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Goes to a Hotel! (2016) (TV Episode)
There are several references to Joey's, Dawson's and Pacey's relationships between Kimmy, Dong, and Purvis (played by Joshua Jackson).
The Chase Australia: Episode #2.76 (2016) (TV Episode)
Eva is asked a question about the character Joshua Jackson played on the series during her Cash Builder round.
The Chase Australia: Episode #2.81 (2016) (TV Episode)
Issa Schultz is asked a question about which star was once married to Tom Cruise during the Final Chase.
Single by 30: Too Fast, Too Thirteous (2016) (TV Episode)
Mark mentions it to Peter in the bar.
Honest Trailers: The Flash (TV) (2016) (TV Episode)
Honest title: "Dawson's Streak"
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Hometown Heroes Week 5 (2016) (TV Episode)
Referenced in question.
Honest Trailers: Batman Begins (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
Honest Trailers: Logan (2017) (TV Episode)
'Dawson's Streak'
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Katie Holmes/Marc Maron/Shania Twain (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the Pop Culture segment
The Cinema Snob: Halloween H20 (2017) (TV Episode)
Also from Kevin Williamson.
Fresh Off the Boat: We Need to Talk About Evan (2018) (TV Episode)
Two girls talking about the show they watched.
The Split: Episode #1.3 (2018) (TV Episode)
Ruth says Rose, at age 9, had a complete terror after Nina told her Dawson from this show could see her change from under the bed.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Mindy Kaling/Andy Cohen/Lil Pump (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the Barack Obama sketch
Bob's Burgers: I Bob Your Pardon (2018) (TV Episode)
Louise says they are getting James Van Der Beek, the turkey, back to his creek
The $100,000 Pyramid: Hill Harper vs. Mary Lynn Rajskub and Sara Haines vs. James Van Der Beek (2019) (TV Episode)
The announcer says that James was on this show.
Hollywood Game Night: Whatcha Hough To? (2019) (TV Episode)
It is mentioned that Oliver was on this show.
Hollywood Game Night: Kiss Me in Lamorne-ing (2019) (TV Episode)
Referenced during "Block This Way" game.
Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 3 October 2019 (2019) (TV Episode)
Andi reminds everyone that he appeared in Dawson's Creek.
BoJack Horseman: The Face of Depression (2019) (TV Episode)
Diane and Guy talk about when it 'got bad'.
The Cinema Snob: ThanksKilling (2019) (TV Episode)
The Snob mentions it.

Featured in 

I Love the '90s: 1998 (2004) (TV Episode)
Footage from this TV show was edited into this mini-series.
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009)
the opening credits are seen on TV
Creek Daze: A Conversation with Kevin Williamson (2009) (Video)
Clips featured.
Great TV Mistakes (2010) (TV Movie)
same extra keeps reappearing/radio mic visable
Visionado obligado: Bienvenidos a Belleville (2012) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Phelous & the Movies: Emoticonly (2013) (TV Episode)
theme plays when Shane Dawson appears
WatchMojo: Top 10 Decade Defining TV Shows: 1990s (2014) (TV Episode)
Dawson's Creek gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 TV Love Triangles (2015) (TV Episode)
Dawson, Joey & Pacey are #1.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Coming Out of the Closet Scenes (2015) (TV Episode)
Jack McPhee coming out is #6.
WatchMojo: Top 10 TV Co-Stars Who Dated in Real Life (2015) (TV Episode)
Katie Holmes & Joshua Jackson get an honorable mention.
MsMojo: Top 10 Dramatic Teen Shows (2016) (TV Episode)
Dawson's Creek is #3.
MsMojo: Top 10 TV Couple Breakup Scenes (2016) (TV Episode)
The breakup between Joey Potter and Pacey Witter is #5.
WatchMojo: Top 10 TV Scenes that Became Memes (2016) (TV Episode)
Dawson Crying is #4.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Oldest Actors to Play Teenagers on TV (2016) (TV Episode)
James Van Der Beek, who played Dawson Leery, gets an honorable mention.
MsMojo: Top 10 Heartbreaking Moments on Teen Dramas (2016) (TV Episode)
Jen's Video to Her Daughter is #5.
Honest Trailers: The Flash (TV) (2016) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
The Flash: Paradox (2016) (TV Episode)
In 1998, an episode of Dawson's Creek (1998) is playing on the TV in the diner. John Wesley Shipp played Dawson Leery's father Mitch on the series.
The Nineties: The One About TV (2017) (TV Episode)
clips shown
MsMojo: Top 10 Cutest Teen Drama Couples (2017) (TV Episode)
Pacey & Joey are #6.
MsMojo: Top 10 TV Couples with Ridiculous Age Gaps (2018) (TV Episode)
Pacey & Tamara are #6.
MsMojo: Top 10 Beloved TV Characters Who Are Actually Big Jerks (2018) (TV Episode)
Dawson Leery is #5.
MsMojo: Top 10 Memorable Graduation TV Scenes (2018) (TV Episode)
Quite the Speech gets an honorable mention.
MsMojo: Top 10 Best Friends Who Fall in Love in TV Shows (2018) (TV Episode)
Dawson Leery & Joey Potter are #10.
MsMojo: Top 10 Most Satisfying TV Kisses (2018) (TV Episode)
The kiss between Pacey Witter & Joey Potter is #10.
MsMojo: Top 10 Amazing Alternate TV Endings (2018) (TV Episode)
Joey Ends Up with Dawson is #9.
MsMojo: Top 10 TV Reunions We NEED (2018) (TV Episode)
Dawson's Creek is #10.
MsMojo: Top 10 Greatest Primetime Soap Operas (2018) (TV Episode)
Dawson's Creek gets an honorable mention.
MsMojo: Top 10 Iconic TV Couples of the 2000s (2019) (TV Episode)
Pacey Witter & Joey Potter are #5.
MsMojo: Top 10 Most Iconic TV Kisses of All Time (2019) (TV Episode)
The kiss between Jack McPhee & Ethan is #5.
WatchMojo: Top 10 TV Shows That Didn't Age Well (2019) (TV Episode)
Dawson's Creek is #1.

Spoofed in 

Family Guy: Death Is a Bitch (2000) (TV Episode)
Pacey's teacher corrects his grammar while they are in bed
Scary Movie (2000)
James Van Der Beek climbs through Cindy's window by mistake as Paula Cole's "I Don't Want to Wait" plays in the background.
The Simpsons: Insane Clown Poppy (2000) (TV Episode)
An episode of a show about a character named Dawson is on television.
Saturday Night Live: Katie Holmes/Dave Matthews Band (2001) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in Mr. Peepers sketch
South Park: I'm a Little Bit Country (2003) (TV Episode)
Cartman sings a modified version of the TV show's theme song "I Don't Wanna Wait"
Kim Possible: Bad Boy (2005) (TV Episode)
Kim & Ron admit to each other that they watch a show called "Agony County" just to stay current.
Family Guy: Peterotica (2006) (TV Episode)
Peter and Carter star in "Quahog Creek".
Not Another High School Show (2007) (TV Movie)
Lawson Goldstein and Charlie are parodies of Dawson Leery and Joey Potter.
Sonny with a Chance: West Coast Story (2009) (TV Episode)
Mackenzie Falls is a parody of Dawson's Creek. It's very clear, due to the titles, and other similarities: Their lead characters are blonde males, and brunette females with androgynous names. They both air on Wednesdays at 8:00.

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