Working Girl (1988) Poster



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Edited into 

The Linda McCartney Story (2000) (TV Movie)
footage from this fox film was edited into this tv movie


Working Girl (1990) (TV Series)


Referenced in 

Kate & Allie: Working Women (1988) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Who's the Boss?: Working Girls (1989) (TV Episode)
title reference
Saved by the Bell: Fatal Distraction (1989) (TV Episode)
Jessie mentions going to see the film on a date with Billy Bostwick.
Mama's Family: Mama's Medicine Show (1989) (TV Episode)
Vint tells Naomi that she sounds like 'Melanie Griffith' in "Working Girl"
Full House: Working Girl (1991) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Melanie Griffith/Tim Allen/William Wegman (1992) (TV Episode)
Johnny mentions Melanie Griffith's earlier hit
Wings: The Customer's Usually Right (1992) (TV Episode)
Brian mentions that 'Melanie Griffith' vacuums topless in the film
Dinosaurs: Working Girl (1994) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Simpsons: A Star Is Burns (1995) (TV Episode)
Mr. Burns says "I like that film biography idea. A slick Hollywood picture to gloss over my evil rise to power, like Bugsy or Working Girl."
Law & Order: Working Mom (1997) (TV Episode)
title reference
The X-Files: Chinga (1998) (TV Episode)
The ship is called Working Girl, the name of David Duchovny's film debut.
The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper: NYPD BOO/Three Cool Ghouls/Working Ghouls (1998) (TV Episode)
Title reference in "Working Ghouls."
If We Picked the Winners (1998) (TV Special)
Gene Siskel mentions that Joan Cusack was nominated before for this movie.
Everybody Loves Raymond: Working Girl (1999) (TV Episode)
title reference
Gilmore Girls: Emily in Wonderland (2001) (TV Episode)
Lorelai: (to Emily, who is wearing sneakers and white socks with her suit) What's up, working girl?
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Show No. 336 (2001) (TV Episode)
Drew says "I have a head for business and a bod for sin." in the intro.
Lizzie McGuire: Working Girl (2002) (TV Episode)
title reference
Dawson's Creek: After Hours (2002) (TV Episode)
Amy compares Dawson to Harrison Ford in Working Girl, and Dawson replies that he'd rather be him in Raiders.
The 'Alien' Saga (2002) (TV Movie)
Nikki: Working Girl (2002) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Friends: The One with the Donor (2003) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Rachel.
Jersey Girl (2004)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Little Black Book (2004)
Continuing references: Stacey talks about the movie, has the poster in her office, theme song prominently featured
Gilmore Girls: We've Got Magic to Do (2005) (TV Episode)
Paris says she watched Working Girl to prepare for her first job.
The Ten (2007)
title on videotape
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 1 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $200 question
Modern Family: Moon Landing (2010) (TV Episode)
Claire mentions her life before marriage was "very Working Girl"
The Exes: Working Girl (2011) (TV Episode)
title reference
Happy Endings: The Marry Prankster (2013) (TV Episode)
Brad: "Call me Melanie Griffith - 'cause I'm gonna be workin', girl!"
Glee: Girls (and Boys) on Film (2013) (TV Episode)
when discussing the perfect movie song, Tina mentions "'Let the River Run' from 'Working Girl'."
Psych: 1967: A Psych Odyssey (2014) (TV Episode)
Scarlett tells Lassiter that she has "a bod for sin."
Suits: Buried Secrets (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name
Modern Family: Halloween 3: AwesomeLand (2014) (TV Episode)
Alex dresses up as Tess McGill for Halloween
The Newsroom: Contempt (2014) (TV Episode)
Sloan references Melanie Griffith's character discovering a business idea through a magazine, the Staten Island Ferry, the young Alec Baldwin and Carly Simon's song.
It Takes a Choir: Bringin' Back Berwick (2014) (TV Episode)
Gareth mentions the movie by name.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Dakota Johnson/Anthony Anderson/Mark Ronson feat. Mystikal (2015) (TV Episode)
Jimmy mentions the movie which starred Dakota Johnson's mother Melanie Griffith
Coronation Street: Episode #1.8582 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Sean.
Weekend: Episode #2.32 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Aled and Little Boots.
General Hospital: Episode #1.13432 (2015) (TV Episode)
Nina mocks her fashion knowledge by saying, "My last frame of reference is the movie Working Girl.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: America Ferrera/Oliver Platt/Judah Friedlander/Brian Chase (2015) (TV Episode)
Oliver Platt mentions his early movie directed by Mike Nichols
Coronation Street: Episode #1.8842 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Carla.
Supergirl: Better Angels (2016) (TV Episode)
Cat tells Kara that Kara is having an "end of Working Girl (1988) moment."
The Real O'Neals: The Real Move (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: All Signs Point to Josh... Or Is It Josh's Friend? (2016) (TV Episode)
Paula mentions the movie by name.
Fifty Shades Darker (2017)
Upon being promoted, Ana's conversation with her new secretary is the exact same conversation 'Melanie Griffith' (Dakota Johnson's mother) had in Working Girl.
Love: Shrooms (2017) (TV Episode)
Bertie and Gus talk about it.
Veep: Judge (2017) (TV Episode)
Dan complains that Jonah threw Dan's phone off the Staten Island Ferry while pretending to be Melanie Griffith in the film.
The Family Chase: The O'Hare Family (2017) (TV Episode)
Correct answer.
Detectorists: Episode #3.4 (2017) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Andy and Lance
A.P. Bio: Burning Miles (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Younger: Girls on the Side (2018) (TV Episode)
In the ferry scene with Diana, the soundtrack reminds you of something and you wonder what. It is the main theme music from Working Girl (1988) and Melanie Griffith takes the ferry back and forth to the city often: same music, same visuals. The music is, "Let The River Run," by Carly Simon. Go listen to it now.
The Cinema Snob: Hellraiser (2019) (TV Episode)
The Snob mentions it.
The Simpsons: Go Big or Go Homer (2019) (TV Episode)
the song played at the end is the theme from this film


Take Off (1978)

Featured in 

At the Movies: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels/Tequila Sunrise/Twins/My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown in the teaser for the next week's show.
At the Movies: The Best Films of 1988 (1988) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown. #10 on Gene Siskel's top-ten list.
At the Movies: Oscar Surprises for 1988 (1989) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.
The 61st Annual Academy Awards (1989) (TV Special)
Carly Simon: Let the River Run (1989) (Video)
Clips shown
The Spirit of America (2001) (Short)
New York at the Movies (2002) (TV Movie)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Passions: America's Greatest Love Stories (2002) (TV Special)
Working Girl is #91.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs: America's Greatest Music in the Movies (2004) (TV Movie)
Let the River Run is #91.
Backstory: Working Girl (2005) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Year One/Whatever Works/The Proposal (2009) (TV Episode)
"How To Be a Lady Boss" segment.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Best of Music in the Movies (2010) (TV Episode)
"Hairy Chests" segment
20 to 1: 80's Good, Bad & Ugly (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on power dressing.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.18 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Harrison Ford films
Weekend Weekend: Episode #1.4 (2011) (TV Episode)
They show a clip from the film
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us: Masters of the Universe (2013) (TV Episode)
Features footage from the movie.
The Greatest 80s Movies (2014) (TV Movie)
Number 31 in the Countdown
Late Night with Seth Meyers: David Schwimmer/Margaret Cho/Sir the Baptist/Allison Miller (2016) (TV Episode)
Audio of Tess is used in a fake Donald Trump commercial
WatchMojo: Top 10 WTF Hairstyles in Movies (2017) (TV Episode)
Cynthia's hairstyle gets an honorable mention.

Spoofed in 

Zhu ba da lian meng (2002)
Spoof scenes from the movie.
The Office: Dwight K. Schrute, (Acting) Manager (2011) (TV Episode)
Dwight calling Mose from the manager's office and saying "You'll never guess where I am right now," to sounds of Mose screaming into the phone, is a parody of the final scene in Working Girl.
Lost Girl: Waves (2014) (TV Episode)
Here's your mail, working girl.
Bob's Burgers: Work Hard or Die Trying, Girl (2014) (TV Episode)
"Working Girl: The Musical"

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