Ironside (TV Series 1967–1975) Poster



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Ironside (1967) (TV Movie)

Followed by 

Split Second to an Epitaph (1968) (TV Movie)
Sarge (1971) (TV Series)

Remake of 

87th Precinct: Line of Duty (1961) (TV Episode)
The 1968 episode "All in a Day's Work" is a remake of this episode, also scripted by Ed McBain.

Remade as 

Ironside (2013) (TV Series)


Sarge (1971) (TV Series)
Father Samuel Cavanaugh is introduced on Ironside: The Priest Killer (1971).

Referenced in 

The Mary Tyler Moore Show: Second Story Story (1971) (TV Episode)
Officers Jackson and Tully argue about "acting like Ironside"
The Red Skelton Hour: Ironside Spoof (1971) (TV Episode)
title reference
All in the Family: Edith's Accident (1971) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Edith
Sanford and Son: The Great Sanford Siege (1972) (TV Episode)
Lamonts says Fred will have to be wheeled into the courtroom like Ironside.
Five Fingers of Death (1972)
The theme from Ironside is heard in The Five Fingers of Death.
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors: Five Days in the Death of Sgt. Brown: Part II (1972) (TV Episode)
Robert T. Ironside appears in the second part of a two-part crossover with The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (1969) that begins on Ironside: Five Days in the Death of Sgt. Brown (1972).
Raw Meat (1972)
The Mary Tyler Moore Show: Operation: Lou (1972) (TV Episode)
Lou says he feels like he should be solving crimes when he's sitting in a wheelchair.
Sanford and Son: Fred Sanford, Legal Eagle (1974) (TV Episode)
Fred tells Grady's lawyer he should get himself a wheelchair and a television series.
The Mary Tyler Moore Show: The Co-Producers (1974) (TV Episode)
Ted makes a joke about the famour wheelchair-bound character.
Harry and Tonto (1974)
Sam Two Feathers mentions having watched the show, thinking it was about a Native American
Porridge: Happy Release (1975) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Godber.
Saturday Night Live: Lily Tomlin (1975) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Weekend Update
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Raymond Burr/Robert Klein/Tom Burnam/Maude Tull (1976) (TV Episode)
Raymond Burr talks about his former series
Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman: Episode #1.43 (1976) (TV Episode)
Charlie wishes he could buy Loretta a motorized wheelchair like Ironside's.
Beautiful Troubles! (1976)
When Moussayov tries to push Dina who is tied to an office chair with wheels, she asks "what am I, Ironside"?
Rhoda: Five for the Road: Part 2 (1978) (TV Episode)
Ida mentions the show by name.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Charles Nelson Reilly/Pete Barbutti/Victor Buono/Tom Brokaw (1980) (TV Episode)
Victor Buono refers to his new movie's spoofing of the series
Saturday Night Live: Billy Crystal/Ed Koch/Edwin Newman/Father Guido Sarducci/Betty Thomas/The Cars (1984) (TV Episode)
Title referenced by Dr. Jack Badofsky on Saturday Night News.
St. Elsewhere: Bye, George (1985) (TV Episode)
When Tshalla tells him that he saw Old Ironsides, Luther replies, "Oh, yeah. I've seen that show, with the big guy in the wheelchair."
St. Elsewhere: After Life (1986) (TV Episode)
Ehrlich wonders whether the woman who was trying to shoot her cheating husband wanted to put him in a wheelchair like Ironside (1967).
Cheers: The Godfather: Part 3 (1987) (TV Episode)
When Joyce mentions that she'd like to see Old Ironsides, Woody replies that he doesn't know if Raymond Burr lives in Boston.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: SST: Death Flight (1989) (TV Episode)
"Isn't she from Ironside"
Cheers: Hot Rocks (1989) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Woody.
The Beachcombers: The Syndicate (1989) (TV Episode)
Jesse mentions watching reruns of the show on television.
Friends, Lovers, & Lunatics (1989)
Mentioned in a line of dialogue.
Drop the Dead Donkey: The Trevorman Cometh (1991) (TV Episode)
Damien refers to Henry as Ironside after he develops leg problems.
The Golden Girls: Beauty and the Beast (1991) (TV Episode)
The girls want to watch "The Nun's Story," but Sophia and her nurse insist on watching "Ironside".
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Master Ninja I (1992) (TV Episode)
Crow: "'Ironside,' in color"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Rebel Set (1992) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Tom
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Atomic Brain (1993) (TV Episode)
Mike: Tonight on a very special Grandma Ironside.
This Is Your Life: David Cassidy (1994) (TV Episode)
Michael Aspel mentions this show in connection with David Cassidy.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Last of the Wild Horses (1994) (TV Episode)
Theme tune hummed by Frank
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Sinister Urge (1994) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Just like 'Ironside'"
Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge: Knowing Me Knowing Yule with Alan Partridge (1995) (TV Episode)
Ironside is included in Alan's list of heroic disabled people.
The Royle Family: Making Ends Meet (1998) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Denise and Jim.
Friends: The One with the Ride Along (1999) (TV Episode)
The theme music is heard when Joey throws himself onto Ross when the car backfires.
Der Kopp (1999) (TV Movie)
Becker: Hate Thy Neighbor (1999) (TV Episode)
Becker refers to his wheelchair-bound neighbour as "Ironside".
The David Cassidy Story (2000) (TV Movie)
There is a reference to this show.
Malcolm in the Middle: Francis Escapes (2000) (TV Episode)
Mentioned with regards to Stevie's wheelchair.
Phoenix Nights: Episode #1.1 (2001) (TV Episode)
Alan has Brian's name as "Ironside" on his phone.
Phoenix Nights: Episode #1.4 (2001) (TV Episode)
Alan refers to Brian as "Ironside".
The Job: Pilot (2001) (TV Episode)
A suspect in a wheelchair is referred to as "Ironsides".
Futurama: Time Keeps on Slipping (2001) (TV Episode)
The theme song from this show can be heard when Zoidberg is watching TV.
Monarch of the Glen: Episode #3.4 (2001) (TV Episode)
Molly mentions watching the program.
Phoenix Nights: Episode #2.1 (2002) (TV Episode)
Paddy has Brian's name as "Ironside" on his phone.
Phoenix Nights: Episode #2.4 (2002) (TV Episode)
Den Perry refers to Brian as "Ironside".
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
A score excerpt from 'Ironside''s theme music is used when The Bride sees one of her attackers.
The Simpsons: Milhouse Doesn't Live Here Anymore (2004) (TV Episode)
At the museum, Milhouse takes a ride on an "Ironside" display.
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
The same excerpt of 'Ironside''s theme song heard in 'Vol. 1' is heard when The Bride first sees Elle Driver.
Family Guy: The Cleveland-Loretta Quagmire (2005) (TV Episode)
During charades, Peter guesses that Joe is Ironside.
Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector (2006)
when larry is asking jack for a good restaurant to take jane too. he calls him "ironside"
Hollywood Greats: Harrison Ford (2006) (TV Episode)
Jonathan Ross mentions this series
Music Within (2007)
man in wheelchair called Ironside
House: Needle in a Haystack (2007) (TV Episode)
Wilson calls House "Dr. Ironside" when he comes in the bathroom in a wheelchair.
The Sopranos: Remember When (2007) (TV Episode)
Tony references the show in a joke about his wheelchair bound friend
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Sizzling Shrimp (2007) (TV Episode)
Casey: "Put down the book, Ironside."
Burn After Reading (2008)
George Clooney refers to a moss as Ironside.
L'âge d'or de la musique de film 1965-1975 (2009) (TV Movie)
American: The Bill Hicks Story (2009)
Bill offers to do his impression of Ironside while doing stand-up on crutches.
Supernatural: The Curious Case of Dean Winchester (2009) (TV Episode)
Dean's nickname for wheelchair-bound Bobby
Breaking Bad: Open House (2011) (TV Episode)
When Detective Roberts asks for Hank's help on a case, Hank replies, "You want my help on a case? What, am I Ironside?".
Life's Too Short: Episode #1.4 (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Warwick.
The Office: Night (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Dov
Up Late with Alec Baldwin: Episode #1.4 (2013) (TV Episode)
Alec mentions the show by name.
Fargo: Rhinoceros (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Ed Blumquist.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Ghost Rider: The Good Samaritan (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Shot on Shitteo (2016)
Seymour calls Jonny "Ironside."
Line of Duty: Lying Nest (2017) (TV Episode)
Jimmy Lakewell calls Steve after the character due to his being in a wheelchair
Family Guy: Three Directors (2017) (TV Episode)
Peter's car alarm is the theme from the television show Ironside.
The Cinema Snob: Mr. No Legs (2017) (TV Episode)
"I've seen Ironside!"
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Show Me Going (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jake.

Featured in 

The Universal Story (1996) (TV Movie)
main tile shown
Britain's Favourite Detectives (2014) (TV Movie)
Number 39 in the Countdown

Spoofed in 

Get Smart: Leadside (1969) (TV Episode)
Smart Meets "Leadside," a parody of Ironside
The Benny Hill Show: Show 15 (1972) (TV Episode)
Parodied in segment of "Portable TV Set" musical number.
The Benny Hill Show: Show 19 (1973) (TV Episode)
Parodied (by episode title "The Case of the Stolen Sheep") within "Bo Peep Variations" sketch.
The Benny Hill Show: Show 27 (1976) (TV Episode)
Title character parodied in "Murder on the Oregon Express" sketch.
Murder Can Hurt You! (1980) (TV Movie)
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Show No. 102 (1998) (TV Episode)
In Props, Colin plays the title character saying, "Mark, we've got a crime to solve!"
English, English, English: One, One, One (TV Episode)
In the police line-up sketch, Steve Byk sits in a wheelchair, dressed like Ironside.

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