Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series 1999– ) Poster


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Spun-off from 

Law & Order (1990) (TV Series)
Abbie Carmichael appears in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Payback (1999).


Conviction (2006) (TV Series)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Ghost (2005) sets up the premise.

Referenced in 

Homicide: The Movie (2000) (TV Movie)
The character of Det. Munch was a regular on this show at the time. Munch also explains how he ended up on L&O.
Law & Order: Entitled (2000) (TV Episode)
SVU helps the 27th investigate a salesman's murder in a two-part episode that begins on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Entitled (2000).
Law & Order: Fools for Love (2000) (TV Episode)
Elliot Stabler and Olivia Benson are guest characters.
The Beat: They Say It's Your Birthday (2000) (TV Episode)
Det. John Munch appears
3rd Rock from the Sun: Dick'll Take Manhattan: Part 1 (2000) (TV Episode)
Seen on the NBC lineup calendar
3rd Rock from the Sun: Dick'll Take Manhattan: Part 2 (2000) (TV Episode)
Seen on the NBC lineup calendar
The Sopranos: University (2001) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Len Tannenbaum with regard to producer Dick Wolf.
Saturday Night Live: Seann William Scott/Sum41 (2001) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned in Law & Order: Parking Violations Unit
Saturday Night Live: Adrien Brody/Sean Paul & Wayne Wonder (2003) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned at the start of in Live Regis & Kelly sketch.
Law & Order: Bounty (2003) (TV Episode)
SVU mentioned
SVU: The Beginning (2003) (Video)
Discusses creation and 1st year of series
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Police Sketch: Dann Florek (2004) (Video)
Florek discusses his work on the series.
Late Night with Conan O'Brien: Episode #11.129 (2004) (TV Episode)
Referenced during Ice T's interview.
Neighbours: Keeping Mum (2004) (TV Episode)
Stingray mentions he got an idea from this show to search for clues
Saturday Night Live: Cameron Diaz/Green Day (2005) (TV Episode)
Referenced Extreme makeover home edition
Law & Order: Trial by Jury: Skeleton (2005) (TV Episode)
SVU's Munch appears in this episode, and his own unit is mentioned.
Law & Order: Trial by Jury: Day (2005) (TV Episode)
Elliot Stabler, Olivia Benson and Casey Novak appear in a crossover that begins on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Night (2005).
Law & Order: Flaw (2005) (TV Episode)
Benson and Tutuola help the 27th deal with mother-daughter con artists who slipped through the system in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Design (2005).
George Carlin: Life Is Worth Losing (2005) (TV Special)
title mentioned in passing
Arrested Development: Exit Strategy (2006) (TV Episode)
Det. Munch appears.
The Sopranos: Luxury Lounge (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Christopher Moltisanti during the film pitch to Ben Kingsley.
The TV Set (2006)
seen on TV schedule
Stephanie March: 'Conviction' (2006) (Video)
March mentions her departure from that series.
The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2006) (TV Special)
Series is mentioned
Saturday Night Live: Jake Gyllenhaal/The Shins (2007) (TV Episode)
referenced in "Law & Order" Master Class
30 Rock: SeinfeldVision (2007) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown of this show in "Seinfeld-Vision"
Nip/Tuck: Joyce and Sharon Monroe (2007) (TV Episode)
comment that Mariska Hargitay won a TV award
Nip/Tuck: Candy Richards (2008) (TV Episode)
Candy Richards says she had a role on both Law & Order SVU and Law & Order Trial by Jury
Saturday Night Live: Tina Fey/Carrie Underwood (2008) (TV Episode)
Promo shown for 'The Apprentice Special Victims Unit'
The Love Guru (2008)
After Pitka makes the 'Mariska Hargitay' greeting, she herself actually receives it. He then presents Mariska with a "Law and Order" themed ashram miniature.
The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2009) (TV Special)
Announced as nominee.
500 Days of Summer (2009)
DVD is shown in a video store.
Flight of the Conchords: The Tough Brets (2009) (TV Episode)
Dave says Mos Def is on "Law & Order: SUV."
Psych: He Dead (2009) (TV Episode)
Shawn and Gus discuss a series of "Law & Order" D.A.s, including Angie Harmon and Mariska Hargitay.
Robot Chicken: President Hu Forbids It (2009) (TV Episode)
Referenced by one of the NBC executives
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.8 (2009) (TV Episode)
Jay says that "Law & Order" was on preceding his show tonight ("Special Victims Unit" was the specific edition shown)
Seth & Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show (2009) (TV Short)
mentioned in dialogue
Jeopardy!: Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational Quarterfinal 4 (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in Christopher Meloni's introduction
Scrubs: Our New Girl-Bro (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.92 (2010) (TV Episode)
Category entitled "Law & Order SUV"
Tosh.0: The Average Homeboy (2010) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue
Law & Order: Boy on Fire (2010) (TV Episode)
Anita refers to the Special Victims Unit and, obliquely, to Olivia Benson.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.61 (2010) (TV Episode)
Kathy Griffin mentions that she did a guest role on the show
Luther: Episode #1.5 (2010) (TV Episode)
DCI Luther asks for a suspects details to be sent to Detective Munch at New York Police's Special Victim's Unit.
Entourage: Dramedy (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Drama as "SVU"
The Client List (2010) (TV Movie)
On Samantha's first day on her new job, the women talk about the show, how much they like Mariska Hargetay and how they can tell, that her breasts are "real".
Janeane Garofalo: If You Will - Live in Seattle (2010) (Video)
Mariska Hargitay on this show mentioned by Janeane.
Gossip Girl: The Undergraduates (2010) (TV Episode)
Blair mentions "Law & Order: SVU"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.13 (2010) (TV Episode)
the show's logo is seen before people flip the channel from NBC to Fox
Conan: Zeus Was Framed (2010) (TV Episode)
Sarah Silverman mentions this show
Tosh.0: Bed Intruder (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
30 Rock: Operation Righteous Cowboy Lightning (2011) (TV Episode)
Jack says his telethon got NBC's best ratings since an episode of the show where the detectives watched "American Idol"
30 Rock: ¡Qué Sorpresa! (2011) (TV Episode)
Jack tunes to an episode of the show on his voice-activated remote control television
Saturday Night Live: Dana Carvey/Linkin Park (2011) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Ice-T (Fred Armisen) in the "Celebrity Teen Crisis Center" segment
CSI: NY: Do or Die (2011) (TV Episode)
Mac mentions the NYPD sex crimes unit
Conan: Quoth the Raven, 'No Comment' (2011) (TV Episode)
Conan mentions it while introduing Ice-T, mispronounces it as Law & Order SUV
Atop the Fourth Wall: Gameboy #1 (2011) (TV Episode)
Responding to Herman complaining there being no law and order, Linkara quips: "Oh, come on, 'Criminal Intent' and 'Special Victims Unit' are still on."
Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen (2011) (TV Special)
series mentioned
Modern Family: Phil on Wire (2011) (TV Episode)
"Law and Order: Special Parking Unit"
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.14 (2011) (TV Episode)
Ignatiy says that "Texas Killing Fields" is not that different from an arty episode of the show
After Lately: Heather's Hickey (2012) (TV Episode)
Heather mentions the show Law & Order and actors Mariska Hargitay, Ice-T and Richard Belzer.
Conan: Mr. Gorbachev, Put Up Some Drapes! (2012) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by John Mulaney during stand up
John Mulaney: New in Town (2012) (TV Special)
John loves watching Ice-T on Law & Order.
Saturday Night Live: Zooey Deschanel/Karmin (2012) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Seth on Weekend Update
30 Rock: Alexis Goodlooking and the Case of the Missing Whisky (2012) (TV Episode)
Kenneth is assigned to review a script for the show for offensive content
Raising Hope: Inside Probe (2012) (TV Episode)
Virginia says, "I watch a lot of 'CSI,' 'SVU,' 'NCIS.'"
Saturday Night Live: Josh Brolin/Gotye (2012) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the "Piers Morgan Tonight" segment
Atop the Fourth Wall: Daredevil vs. Vapora #1 (2012) (TV Episode)
"Why bother having an episode of Law & Order: Daredevil Unit..."
Nostalgia Critic: Heavy Metal (2012) (TV Episode)
"...as soon as it turned into Law & Order: Avengers Unit..."
Happily Divorced: Cesar's Wife (2012) (TV Episode)
Cesar says that Teresa "dozes off after 'Law & Order: SUV'."
Bunheads: Blank Up, It's Time (2012) (TV Episode)
Conor mentions that he tried out for a role on the show.
The Mindy Project: Pilot (2012) (TV Episode)
title mentioned by Mindy while in jail
New Girl: Fluffer (2012) (TV Episode)
Shelby wants to watch the show.
Joan Rivers: Don't Start with Me (2012) (TV Special)
Mentioned by Rivers.
DVD-R Hell: The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentions that Lincoln is played by the same actor who plays Capt. Krager.
Teenape Vs. The Monster Nazi Apocalypse (2012) (Video)
The opening sequence is like the one in law and order
30 Rock: Hogcock!/Last Lunch (2013) (TV Episode)
Jenna is hired to play a role on the show
2 Broke Girls: And the Extra Work (2013) (TV Episode)
TV series is referenced.
The Roast of the Angry Video Game Nerd (2013) (Video)
Mentioned by Newt Wallen.
Saturday Night Live: Lady Gaga (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Cecily on Weekend Update
Raising Hope: Adoption (2013) (TV Episode)
Burt says that his and Virginia's specialty is in "cases with special victims, criminals with intent"; Virginia adds, "Ripped from the headlines."
Awkward.: Karmic Relief (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Saturday Night Live: Jimmy Fallon/Justin Timberlake (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the "Celebrity Family Feud" sketch
Chicago P.D.: Conventions (2014) (TV Episode)
Amanda Rollins and Fin Tutuola come to Chicago in a crossover that begins on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Comic Perversion (2014).
Jim Gaffigan: Obsessed (2014) (TV Special)
Referenced in Jim's act
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Seth MacFarlane/Thandie Newton/Rascal Flatts (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jimmy when introducing Ice-T
Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.117 (2014) (TV Episode)
Ryan mentions the show by name.
Chicago Fire: Nobody Touches Anything (2014) (TV Episode)
Amanda Rollins appears in a crossover that continues on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Chicago Crossover (2014).
Tosh.0: Gay Restaurant (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Tosh
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Drew Barrymore/Peter and Bobby Farrelly/Johnny Marr (2014) (TV Episode)
In his opening monologue, Jimmy mentions the crossover episode between this series and "Chicago Fire"
Chicago P.D.: They'll Have to Go Through Me (2014) (TV Episode)
Nick Amaro, Amanda Rollins and Olivia Benson come to Chicago in the conclusion of a crossover that begins on Chicago Fire: Nobody Touches Anything (2014) and continues on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Chicago Crossover (2014).
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Ice T/Andrew Rannells/Lupe Fiasco (2015) (TV Episode)
Ice-T talks about his series, and Andrew Rannells notes his many failed auditions for roles including a kiddie porn director
Superfast! (2015)
Referenced by Curtis
DVD-R Hell: Tequila and Bonetti: Street Dogs (2015) (TV Episode)
"...is the cross between Look Who's Talking Now, Turner & Hooch, and Law and Order: SVU that was desperately needed."
Chicago Fire: We Called Her Jellybean (2015) (TV Episode)
Olivia Benson comes to Chicago in a crossover that concludes on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Daydream Believer (2015).
Chicago P.D.: The Number of Rats (2015) (TV Episode)
Special Victims Unit helps Intelligence investigate an unsolved rape/murder case in a crossover that concludes on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Daydream Believer (2015).
The Mysteries of Laura: The Mystery of the Deceased Documentarian (2015) (TV Episode)
Laura talks about wannabe PIs watching a couple of SVU's and then think they're experts
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Amy Schumer/Pablo Schreiber/Anderson East (2015) (TV Episode)
Pablo Schreiber mentions his role as a serial rapist on the series
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Ice T/Bella Thorne/Ms. Lauryn Hill (2015) (TV Episode)
Ice-T mentions being on the series for 17 years
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Viola Davis/Allison Tolman/The Scottos/Emily Armstrong (2015) (TV Episode)
Fake clip in the Hidden Credits segment
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Will Ferrell/Alicia Vikander/Twenty One Pilots (2015) (TV Episode)
Will Ferrell gives Jimmy the season eight box set as a gift for his one-year-old daughter
Honest Trailers: Agents of SH.I.E.L.D. (2016) (TV Episode)
Show is called 'Law & Order: Super Victims Unit'
Chicago P.D.: The Song of Gregory Williams Yates (2016) (TV Episode)
Olivia Benson and Odafin Tutuola come to Chicago in a crossover that begins on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Nationwide Manhunt (2016).
Unsung Hollywood: New York Undercover (2016) (TV Episode)
Promo image from this spin-off show is seen.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Sees a Sunset! (2016) (TV Episode)
guest star Ice-T refers to a recently deceased man as a "very special victim"
Late Night with Seth Meyers: J.K. Simmons/Caitriona Balfe/The Wild Feathers/Will Calhoun (2016) (TV Episode)
J.K. Simmons refers to playing Emil Skoda on three different "Law & Order" series
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Leslie Jones/Carlo Mirarchi/Atom Willard (2016) (TV Episode)
Reference during the monologue
Loose Canon: 9/11 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as having its intro edited post-9/11.
The Night Of: Ordinary Death (2016) (TV Episode)
The copy guy assumes Stone's copies are props for the show.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Hoda Kotb/Pedro Pascal/Tahereh Mafi/Allison Miller (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Seth in the Couple Things segment
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Ice T/Clark Gregg/Glass Animals/Elaine Bradley (2016) (TV Episode)
Ice T talks about his series
Studio C: Episode #7.2 (2016) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the date sketch
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Joel Edgerton/Evan Rachel Wood/Ina Garten/Allison Miller (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the segment A Closer Look
The Task: Pilot (2016) (TV Episode)
It is referenced.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Mariah Carey/Colin Quinn/Megadeth/Dave Lombardo (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the segment Ya Burnt
Sweet/Vicious: Fearless (2017) (TV Episode)
Ophelia calls Harris "Olivia Benson" when he tells her he's researching crimes.
Stalked: Dia Does Her Own Investigative Work (2017) (TV Episode)
Title is referenced
Portlandia: Friend Replacement (2017) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the meninist movie reviews sketch
Powerless: I'ma Friend You (2017) (TV Episode)
Van: "Law & Order: IBS"
Brockmire: Kangaroo Court (2017) (TV Episode)
Charles mentions the show.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Carnival Magic (2017) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Law & Order: Carnival Crimes Unit"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Paul Giamatti/Gisele Bündchen/Pete Lee (2017) (TV Episode)
During his stand-up routine, Pete Lee recalls auditioning for a role in the series
The Andrew Klavan Show: Real Housewives of the Swamp (2017) (TV Episode)
Klavan mentions the show.
Golic and Wingo: Episode #1.55 (2018) (TV Episode)
Jason Fitz says he is addicted to the original "Law & Order", but not to this series
I Be Geniusen Stuff: Law & Order: SVU S18 (2018) (TV Episode)
All About Nina (2018)
Mentioned in dialogue
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Is... Little Girl, Big City! (2018) (TV Episode)
SVU mentioned by Mikey.
Dietland: Y Not (2018) (TV Episode)
Plum mentions the series in voice-over.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Pierce Brosnan/Deepak Chopra/Pusha T feat. 070 Shake (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the Trump News Network sketch
Claws: Crossroads (2018) (TV Episode)
Dean says he knows what an unmarked police car looks like because he watches this show.
Greenleaf: Closing Doors (2018) (TV Episode)
Zora says she is listening to Ice-T's music from before he was on this show
The Simpsons: Krusty the Clown (2018) (TV Episode)
One of the hundreds of shows seen on TV screens.
Jimmy Kimmel Live!: Claire Foy/Michael Irvin/Disturbed (2019) (TV Episode)
Referenced in monologue (as "Law & Order: Trump VU")
Will & Grace: Dead Man Texting (2019) (TV Episode)
Grace explains that in order to determine whether someone is dead, she used a technique she saw on SVU
Isn't It Romantic (2019)
The doctor says to Nat they are shooting the show in the hospital today.
Good Girls: I'd Rather Be Crafting (2019) (TV Episode)
Ruby and Annie discuss evidence transport on various shows
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The Therapist (2019) (TV Episode)
Sheena: "I was on 'SVU.'"
Honest Trailers: Captain Marvel (2019) (TV Episode)
"Law In Orbit: S Kree U"
The Good Place: A Girl from Arizona, Pt. 1 (2019) (TV Episode)
Eleanor mentions the show by name but then admits she never saw it.

Featured in 

The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2005) (TV Special)
Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class (2005) (Video)
exception of a prominent role for Asian-American character
TV Land Confidential: Locations (2007) (TV Episode)
30 Rock: SeinfeldVision (2007) (TV Episode)
one of the shows Jerry Seinfeld is digitally inserted into
The Hour: Episode #7.104 (2011) (TV Episode)
Footage shown during Adam Beach's bio segment.
20/20: Best in TV: The Greatest TV Shows of Our Time (2012) (TV Episode)
"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" is the #1 Best Cop or Legal Show.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.30 (2013) (TV Episode)
a clip from the show starring Mariska Hargitay is shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 TV Detectives (2013) (TV Episode)
Olivia Benson is #10.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.20 (2014) (TV Episode)
A clip of the show featuring guest Mariska Hargitay is shown.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Best TV Spin-Offs (2014) (TV Episode)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, spun off from Law & Order (1990) is #10.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Goes to the Doctor! (2015) (TV Episode)
Kimmy watches it on TV.
Honest Game Trailers: Half-Life 3 (2015) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Bruce Willis/Sienna Miller/Børns (2015) (TV Episode)
Altered clip depicting graffiti in jail cell
Adam Ruins Everything: Adam Ruins Sex (2015) (TV Episode)
Clip shown
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Ice T/Allison Williams/Gabriel Iglesias (2016) (TV Episode)
Jimmy shows a clip from Ice-T's series, renewed for its 18th season
MsMojo: Top 10 Female Detectives in TV Shows (2016) (TV Episode)
Olivia Benson is #1.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Shows We Secretly Wish Would Be Cancelled (2017) (TV Episode)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit gets a dishonorable mention.
Saturday Night Live: Awkwafina/Travis Scott (2018) (TV Episode)
Edited clip shown during Weekend Update.
WatchMojo: Top 20 TV Show Anniversaries in 2019 (2019) (TV Episode)
The 20th anniversary of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" is #6.

Spoofed in 

Sesame Street: Abby Cadabby Comes to Sesame Street (2006) (TV Episode)
"Special Letters Unit" segment shows detectives searching for the missing letter M.
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien: Norm MacDonald/Jim Gaffigan/Neko Case (2009) (TV Episode)
"Law & Order: Tonight" depicts NBC turning the cop show into a talk show format
Penn & Teller: Bullshit!: Criminal Justice (2010) (TV Episode)
Besides having intermid scenes played out like in your typical L&O series, Penn holds a sign reading "Penn & Teller: Bullshit Unit" (same style and font as the 'Law & Order: SVU' logo) at the camera while Teller plays its theme song.
Community: Basic Lupine Urology (2012) (TV Episode)
The first lines by the narrator spoofs SVU's opening.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Matthew McConaughey/Charles Barkley/Lyle Lovett (2014) (TV Episode)
the show's opening credits are altered to show Justin Bieber under the title "Law and Order: Special Douchebag Unit"
Saturday Night Live: Kit Harington/Sara Bareilles (2019) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as "Game of Thrones: Special Victims Unit" featuring Mariska Hargitay and Ice-T.

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