Dreamgirls (2006) Poster



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Edited into 

Dreamgirls: T4 Movie Special (2007) (TV Movie)


Citizen Kane (1941)
Curtis and Deena's tense dinner on opposite sides of a long table.
American Bandstand (1952) (TV Series)
A producer from the show is a character in the film.
Carmen Jones (1954)
Deena is dressed as Dorothy Dandridge from this film during "When I First Saw You" number.
Cleopatra (1963)
A potential remake of this film is a major plot element.
Soul Train (1971) (TV Series)
Mahogany (1975)
The photoshoot scene during "When I First Saw You" mirrors the photoshoot scene in this film.
Sparkle (1976)
The "Dreamgirls" sequence is designed to mirror the "Something He Can Feel" sequence from "Sparkle": the dresses, the cinematography, the presence of the villain watching the perofrmance with the lead singer's mother.
Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever (1983) (TV Special)
References to Motown 25 are present during a 10th anniversary special for Rainbow Records in the film, particularly the Dreams performance, which mirrors that of The Supremes on Motown 25)

Referenced in 

Be My Baby: The Girl Group Story (2006) (TV Movie)
Reference to this particular Beyoncé Knowles film
Ugly Betty: Four Thanksgivings and a Funeral (2006) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue; also, Marc and Amanda do a routine and sing the title song.
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (2006) (TV Special)
Poster shown.
Saturday Night Live: Jake Gyllenhaal/The Shins (2007) (TV Episode)
referenced during the monologue
Dancing with the Stars: Episode #6.2 (2007) (TV Episode)
After Daryl says that Sonia Kruger could have strolled the red carpet with the Oscars gang, this movie is mentioned in their subsequent dialogue.
Building the Dream (2007) (Video)
making of documentary
Ugly Betty: Don't Ask, Don't Tell (2007) (TV Episode)
Marc mentions it
Dancing with the Stars: Round 6 (2007) (TV Episode)
Host announces that the cast of Dreamgirls will be in the audience tomorrow night
What the Buck?!: The Pussycat Dolls Pick New Pussy (2007) (TV Episode)
Michael says in Dancing with the Stars they kept showing Actors and Acteresses from this film but that it wasn't really the Actors or Acteresses.
What the Buck?!: Beyonce Threatens to Lick Jennifer Hudson for Winning Oscar! (2007) (TV Episode)
Michael says this film has been in the news a lot that week. Beyonce is referenced throughout as is the film
At the Movies: Shrek the Third/Once/Even Money/The Wendell Baker Story/Provkoed (2007) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Once" review.
The Sopranos: Made in America (2007) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Entourage: The WeHo Ho (2007) (TV Episode)
Lloyd mentions it when talking to Tom on the phone
Darfur Now (2007)
A poster is visible when Don goes to New York
Weeds: Grasshopper (2007) (TV Episode)
Marvin mentions watching this movie
'Til Death: The Tale of the Tape (2007) (TV Episode)
Jeff thinks he and Steph are going to watch Dreamgirls when she mentions wanting to watch a "racy video"
The Beyoncé Experience: Live (2007) (Video)
posters are shown, and Beyoncé performs the theme song
I exafanisi: Episode #1.1 (2008) (TV Episode)
Poster in Nefeli's room
One-Eyed Monster (2008)
"Wet Dream Girls" is the title of a porn movie
Starz Inside: Fashion in Film (2008) (TV Movie)
Mentioned in film. Still photo shown.
United States of Tara: Work (2009) (TV Episode)
a girl auditions with the song "And I am Telling You I'm Not Going"
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List: Kathy at the Apollo (2009) (TV Episode)
Kathy mentions the film to Tiffany and Tom before she performs.
Cleanflix (2009)
seen on shelf
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Princess and the Frog (2009) (TV Episode)
Hewy says the actress who voices Tiana starred in this movie
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios Part 13 (2010) (TV Episode)
Jennifer Hudson and Anika Noni Rose, the top contenders for the voice of Tiana both stared in this film.
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios Part 8 (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as one of four films to earn three Oscar nominations for Best Original Song.
Death at a Funeral (2010)
Frank says he and Edward attended its premiere in drag
Hollywood's Top Ten: Musicals (2010) (TV Episode)
Honorable mention for the top movie musicals
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.149 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $15,000 question presented by Anika Noni Rose
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.163 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $10,000 question
Dance Your Ass Off: Sum-Sumatime (2010) (TV Episode)
Fatina Robinson's association with the movie is mentioned.
Huge: Movie Night (2010) (TV Episode)
a camper suggests it for movie night
30 Rock: Christmas Attack Zone (2010) (TV Episode)
The Tracy storyline was a parody of the Eddie Murphy Dreamgirls Oscar nom situation where he allegedly didn't get due the release of Norbit.
Dancing with the Stars: Episode #11.3 (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Daniel MacPherson during Jennifer Hudson's introduction.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.72 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Jennifer Hudson won an Oscar for the film
Blackcatloner Reviews: Norbit (2013) (TV Episode)
Blackcatloner mentions that Eddie Murphy was nominated for an Oscar for this movie and blamed his involvement with Norbit for why he lost.
Arrested Development: A New Attitude (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Tony
Jeopardy!: Episode #30.33 (2013) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "The New York Times Movie Reviews" category
RuPaul's Drag Race: Shade: The Rusical (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced throughout the episode.
Honest Trailers: The Wolf of Wall Street (2014) (TV Episode)
Jennifer Hudson's Oscar win mentioned
BoJack Horseman: Our A-Story Is a 'D' Story (2014) (TV Episode)
The news of Beyonce's accident is headlined "Dreamgirl Disaster."
RuPaul's Drag Race: Prancing Queens (2015) (TV Episode)
Carson Kressley sings "half a dream girl," when Kennedy Davenport hits the runway.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Amy Schumer/Ian McKellen/Alan Jackson (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jimmy and Ian McKellen as one of Mr. Holmes (2015) director Bill Condon's other movies
Blackcatloner: How You Doin'? (2016) (TV Episode)
Blackcatloner mentions that Eddie Murphy was nominated for an Oscar for this movie and blames his involvement in Norbit for why he lost.
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.20 (2016) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "Jen-der" category
Talk Show the Game Show: National Treasure (2017) (TV Episode)
Pandora Boxx mentions this movie by name
The Cinema Snob: Sex and the City (2017) (TV Episode)
"as Jennifer Hudson gives her a DVD of 'Dreamgirls'"
The Question Jury: Episode #2.19 (2017) (TV Episode)
The Ben Shapiro Show: Hillary's Big Blame Game (2017) (TV Episode)
Ben compares Hillary Clinton to Jennifer Holliday in this movie.
The Ben Shapiro Show: How Prevalent Is Sexual Harassment? (2017) (TV Episode)
Ben Shapiro compares Roy Moore to Jennifer Holliday in this movie.
Black-ish: Christmas in Theater Eight (2018) (TV Episode)
Named as an example of a movie about African Americans directed by a white person.
Lights Out with David Spade: Episode #1.2 (2019) (TV Episode)
David Spade talks about Jennifer Hudson winning an oscar for her first movie.
Show Offs: The Conqueror (2019) (TV Episode)
Casey: "It's like 'Dreamgirls,' but instead of Beyoncé, we've got Joe Gatto."
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: HBO Max is Awesome! BUT... (2019) (TV Episode)
Brought up in Bill Condon's filmography.


The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) (TV Series)
archival footage of Sullivan from his show is seen during a montage (meant to depict The Dreams being on "The Ed Sullivan Show"). THis footage is credited at the conclusion of the film.

Featured in 

HBO First Look: The Making of 'Dreamgirls' (2006) (TV Episode)
Inside the Actors Studio: Eddie Murphy (2006) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2007) (TV Special)
Wetten, dass..?: Wetten, dass..? aus Friedrichshafen (2007) (TV Episode)
a trailer of the movie was presented
13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007) (TV Special)
Nominee clips.
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Episode dated 12 February 2007 (2007) (TV Episode)
A clip of Dreamgirls is played during the show.
The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) (TV Special)
2007 MTV Movie Awards (2007) (TV Special)
2007 MTV Video Music Awards (2007) (TV Special)
brief clip of Beyonce in this movie
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History (2008) (Video)
clip(s) shown, film discussed
I Love the New Millennium: 2006 (2008) (TV Episode)
Shown on the 2006 episode
Hollywood Singing & Dancing: A Musical History - 1980s, 1990s and 2000s (2009) (Video)
features clips from this film.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.1 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Jamie Foxx's films
Great Movie Mistakes (2010) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.56 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Eddie Murphy films
20 to 1: Megastars with Megabucks (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on Beyonce Knowles.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: President Barack Obama/Yo-Yo Ma & Friends (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Eddie Murphy films
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.27 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Eddie Murphy films
One Hit Wonderland: Party All the Time by Eddie Murphy (2013) (TV Episode)
Clips used in review.
And the Oscar Goes To... (2014) (TV Movie)
a clip from the Best Supporting Actress winner is shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Eddie Murphy Performances (2015) (TV Episode)
Thunder Early is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Dramatic Performances by Comedic Actors (2015) (TV Episode)
Eddie Murphy as James 'Thunder' Early is #6.
Lorraine: Episode dated 29 March 2017 (2017) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
MsMojo: Top 10 Best Modern Movie Musicals (2017) (TV Episode)
Dreamgirls gets an honorable mention.
The Oscars (2018) (TV Special)
Clip shown in 90 Years montage

Spoofed in 

MADtv: Episode #12.10 (2007) (TV Episode)
They do a parody trailer
2007 MTV Movie Awards (2007) (TV Special)
Sarah Silverman interacts with Jennifer Hudson's character in the movie
Dance Flick (2009)
"You're Gonna Love Me"
The Cleveland Show: Harder, Better, Faster, Browner (2010) (TV Episode)
Cleveland starts to sing "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" and he is told to leave so he does
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Josh Has No Idea Where I Am! (2016) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned, and one of the production numbers spoofs the issue of black girl groups of the 1960s.

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