Valley of the Dolls (1967) Poster


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Version of 

Jacqueline Susann's Valley of the Dolls (1981) (TV Mini-Series)

Edited into 

Intimate Portrait: Patty Duke (2001) (TV Episode)


Sunset Blvd. (1950)
The Helen Morgan Story (1957)
The scene in the bar where destitute and drunk Helen hears one of her old recordings playing and the bar patrons laugh at her when she declares that the recording is her, was imitated in Valley of The Dolls with Patty Duke. The subsequent scene where Helen is experiencing the DT's and is placed in a steaming tub, was also imitated in Valley of The Dolls.

Referenced in 

What's My Line?: Jacqueline Susann & Judy Garland (1967) (TV Episode)
Judy Garland mentions that she is to star in the film.
Here's Lucy: Lucy and Eva Gabor (1968) (TV Episode)
Valley of the Puppets is a pun on this.
Get Smart: Valerie of the Dolls (1969) (TV Episode)
title reference
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)
Previous movie mentioned in a disclaimer at the beginning
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Bob Hope/Carol Burnett/Joe Flynn/Dr. William A. Nolen (1972) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Johnny as he comments on sequels
Electra Glide in Blue (1973)
In the beginning of the movie, Jolene asks Big John if he has seen Valley of the Dolls.
Outrageous! (1977)
Robin compares a party he is hosting to the movie.
Manson Family Movies (1984) (Video)
Patty Duke (star of the film) is heard singing the movie's theme song. Also, the soundtrack album cover is shown.
Married... with Children: Alley of the Dolls (1987) (TV Episode)
title reference
Troop Beverly Hills (1989)
Vicki says, "This looks like a scene out of 'Valley of the Dolls.'"
The Simpsons: Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy (1994) (TV Episode)
The name of the doll section of the toy store is named after the film.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Sinister Urge (1994) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Good night, Neely O'Hara."
The Nanny: Kindervelt Days (1995) (TV Episode)
Fran mentions the title by name.
Wings: Boys Just Wanna Have Fun (1995) (TV Episode)
Lowell brings a movie to the bachelor party called "Valley of the Vixens"
High Society: Family Val's (1995) (TV Episode)
Ellie mentions it.
Mother (1996)
Caroline in the City: Caroline and the Reception (1997) (TV Episode)
Annie: "Welcome to the Valley of the Dolls!"
Teen Angel: Living Doll (1997) (TV Episode)
Cindi refers to the Valley of the Dolls.
Sex and the City: Valley of the Twenty-Something Guys (1998) (TV Episode)
'Valley of the Twenty-Something Guys' is a play on this title.
Beefcake (1998)
V.I.P.: Vallery of the Dolls (1998) (TV Episode)
title reference
Scandalous Me: The Jacqueline Susann Story (1998) (TV Movie)
Patty Duke pull Susan Hayward wing at the studio set
15 Minutes (1999) (Short)
Fight Club (1999)
theme song sung by Marla
Forever Fabulous (1999)
Numerous references to both the film and the source novel.
Gilmore Girls: Cinnamon's Wake (2000) (TV Episode)
Lorelai says that Cinnamon's medications are "like a scene from the kitty version of Valley of the Dolls."
The Simpsons: Road Rage (2001) (Video Game)
A shop has the same name
Queer as Folk: You Say It's Your Birthday! I Couldn't Care Less! (2002) (TV Episode)
Emmett says he is in the "valley of the dulls" and Ted calls him Neely.
Inside the Actors Studio: Martin Scorsese (2002) (TV Episode)
Die, Mommie, Die! (2003)
Edith asks Angela how many dolls she took
Charmed: Valhalley of the Dolls: Part 1 (2003) (TV Episode)
title reference
Charmed: Valhalley of the Dolls: Part 2 (2003) (TV Episode)
title reference
The West Wing: No Exit (2004) (TV Episode)
Leo sees Abbey take anxiety medication and in the course of their discussion Abbey says to Leo, "if you think you're going to talk me out of it with some Valley of the Dolls cautionary tale, you have picked the wrong girl."
Queer as Folk: Starting a Whole New Life (2004) (TV Episode)
Emmett cries, "Sparkle, Neely, sparkle!", imitating a line from the film.
Helter Skelter (2004) (TV Movie)
When announcing Sharon Tate's murder, a reporter mentions that she was the star of Valley of the Dolls (1967).
Hard Candy (2005)
After looking in Jeff's medicine cabinet, Hayley is disappointed that there is "no Valley of the Dolls stuff at all"
Falling in Love with the Girl Next Door (2006) (TV Movie)
Scene where James Connolly (Patrick Duffy) and Bridget Connolly (Patty Duke) discuss caterers, James says to Bridget, "Why don't we use the caterer Neely O'Hara used for her wedding." Neely O'Hara was Patty Duke's character's name in "Valley of the Dolls" (1967).
Will & Grace: The Mourning Son (2006) (TV Episode)
Jordy mentions it
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.199 (2006) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Pop Culture" catgory
Cinematic Titanic: The Oozing Skull (2007) (Video)
Mary Jo: "I've got a 'Valley of the Dolls' callback in fifteen minutes."
The Curse of Lizzie Borden 2: Prom Night (2008) (Video)
French poster seen
Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Contract (2008) (TV Episode)
When Logan find a pill collection belonging to T.K., he refers to the find as "Valley of the Dolls",a very "old school" collection of prescription pills.
Under the Salt (2008)
a videotape titled "Revenge of the Valley of the Dolls"
The Six Degrees of Helter Skelter (2009)
Reference is made of Sharon Tate and Patty Duke knowing each other from this film.
RuPaul's Drag Race: Extra Special Edition (2009) (TV Episode)
RuPaul says that one of Jade's runway looks is "very Valley of the Dolls."
Nurse Jackie: Pilot (2009) (TV Episode)
Use of the Valley theme-song by Dionne Warwick, aswell as a character also bearing the last-name; O'hara.
Glee: The Rhodes Not Taken (2009) (TV Episode)
April shows up drunk at the Invitational performance and is replaced by Rachel, her understudy. Much like Neely, in "Valley of the Dolls," blows her chance on the opening night of her Broadway comeback by getting high on pills and is replaced by her understudy.
RuPaul's Drag Race: Once Upon a Queen (2010) (TV Episode)
RuPaul calls the queens his "Valley of the dolls."
Gossip Girl: Rhodes to Perdition (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Lily
Anatomy of a Nurse Film (2012) (Video)
Poster shown
BFF's (2012) (Video)
The title is mentioned.
Rewind This! (2013)
It is referenced on the back cover of a video movie.
The Cinema Snob: Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (2013) (TV Episode)
mentions that Beyond the Valley of the Dolls is NOT a sequel to this
RuPaul's Drag Race: Oh No She Betta Don't! (2014) (TV Episode)
Bianca says her runway look was inspired by the film.
Veep: Clovis (2014) (TV Episode)
In his video, Jonah says Selina has gone to the "Silicon Valley of the Dolls".
RuPaul's Drag Race: Glitter Ball (2014) (TV Episode)
RuPaul says "Sparkle, Neely, sparkle!"
RuPaul's Drag Race: Spoof! (There It Is) (2015) (TV Episode)
RuPaul references the film.
Modern Family: Knock 'Em Down (2015) (TV Episode)
"Alley of the Dolls"
The Neon Demon (2016)
Is credited as an inspiration for the film.
The Post (2017)
A poster on the wall appears.
Mixed Nuts (2017) (Short)
wig ripping scene
Family Guy: Send in Stewie, Please (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Stewie as a romance film with a comfortable age gap.
Elementary: Uncanny Valley of the Dolls (2018) (TV Episode)
Title reference
The Haunting of Sharon Tate (2019)
Mentioned in dialogue
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019)
Discussed with Sharon Tate about her appearance in the film
Pose: Revelations (2019) (TV Episode)
Pray Tell and Ricky watch this movie and Pray talks about Judy Garland being fired.

Featured in 

Valley of the Dolls: A World Premiere Voyage (1967) (TV Special)
Clips shown & discussed.
Film Review: In Cold Blood/Glossies (1968) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
Jacqueline Susann and the Valley of the Dolls (1968) (TV Movie)
Clips shown & discussed.
Unzipped (1995)
Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 2 (1999) (TV Special)
"Hollywood Screen Tests, Pt. 2" features many movies and tv shows in reference to the stars featured.
Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 1 (1999) (TV Movie)
Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 1 features many clips and references from movie and television history.
Backstory: Valley of the Dolls (2001) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
X-Rated (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
footage shown
Shadowboxer (2005)
watched on TV
The Divine Ms. Susann (2006) (Video)
DVD documentary on Jacqueline Susann, author of the original novel
The Dish on Dolls (2006) (Video)
DVD documentary on the various film versions of the novel
Gotta Get Off This Merry Go Round: Sex, Dolls and Showtunes (2006) (Video)
DVD documentary on the making of the film
Best! Movies! Ever!: Fashion (2007) (TV Episode)
clips shown to illustrate the best films about the fashion industry
Laserdisc Memories: Valley of the Dolls (2010) (TV Episode)
Film is reviewed in this episode
Laserdisc Memories: Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (2010) (TV Episode)
film is Mentioned in Episode
A Mind in Quicksand: Life with Huntington's (2012)
Clip from Valley of the Dolls explaining Huntington's
Too Young to Die: Sharon Tate - Das Ende der Unschuld (2012) (TV Episode)
Documentary about this title's star

Spoofed in 

Orgy of the Dolls (1973)
Film's title is a takeoff on the mainstream film's title.
Showgirls (1995)
Because Showgirls (1995) spoofs, the older/younger star conflict, and trying to move up in the entertainment industry, the conflicts of a young woman in showbusiness.
Discworld II: Mortality Bytes! (1996) (Video Game)
The imp trainer mentions making Valley of the Trolls.
Pee-wee's Big Holiday (2016)
Parodied with the farmer's daughters.

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