The Apartment (1960) Poster



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Version of 

Adventures in the Sin Bin (2012)
based on the same plot

Remade as 

Raaste Kaa Patthar (1972)
Hindi remake
Salon (2005)
the main premise is same as The Apartment
Life in a Metro (2007)
the main story of life in a metro is same as the apartment


The Crowd (1928)
Grand Hotel (1932)
Baxter sits down to watch the movie on TV
The Lost Weekend (1945)
Kirkeby says that Baxter and Miss Kubelik are probably not at work due to a "lost weekend"
The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) (TV Series)
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (1948) (TV Series)
Naughty Arlette (1949)
The "Theme from the Apartment" was originally titled "Jealous Lover", which was first used in the film The Romantic Age.
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (1956) (TV Series)
The Untouchables (1959) (TV Series)
Sylvia complains to Kirkeby that switching the night of their date will cause her to miss the show

Referenced in 

What's My Line?: Van Johnson (3) (1960) (TV Episode)
Bennett Cerf mentions this film.
Bandstand: Episode dated 8 October 1960 (1960) (TV Episode)
Brian Henderson mentions the film will soon be out.
Viridiana (1961)
It is referenced.
The Jack Benny Program: Jack Going Back Into Pictures (1962) (TV Episode)
One of three Billy Wilder films mentioned by Jack.
That Girl: The Apartment (1967) (TV Episode)
Title same as movie
The Devil Rides Out (1968)
You fool, you damn fool
Happy Days: The Apartment (1977) (TV Episode)
title reference
The 50th Annual Academy Awards (1978) (TV Special)
Same Time, Next Year (1978)
Still photo of Bud Baxter in transitional montage
Are You Being Served?: The Apartment (1979) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Taxi: The Apartment (1979) (TV Episode)
title reference
The 52nd Annual Academy Awards (1980) (TV Special)
Are You Being Served in Australia?: The Apartment (1980) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Three's Company: The Apartment (1983) (TV Episode)
title reference
The 55th Annual Academy Awards (1983) (TV Special)
Un genio en apuros (1983)
A poster of this film can be seen
Night Court: The Apartment (1986) (TV Episode)
Movie title used in title
The Facts of Life: The Apartment (1986) (TV Episode)
title reference
RoboCop (1987)
Lobster Man from Mars (1989)
Tony Curtis's character J.P. Shelldrake is an homage to Fred MacMurray's character of the same name in The Apartment, which Curtis starred in.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Hellcats (1990) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Tell Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine I want 'em out!"
Seinfeld: The Apartment (1991) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Mad About You: The Apartment (1992) (TV Episode)
title reference
Full House: The Apartment (1993) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
For Love or Money (1993)
It is referenced.
Step by Step: The Apartment (1993) (TV Episode)
title reference
All-American Girl: The Apartment (1995) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Mallrats (1995)
There is a running joke in which one of the men who C. C. Baxter lends his apartment to complains of having to have sex with his mistress in a Volkswagon. Obviously, Mallrats also uses this joke in reference to an "uncomfortable" place.
The Apartment (1996)
Except for the similar title there's also the reference of a compact that gets broken and now reflects a fractured image of the viewer.
Portraits chinois (1996)
This Movie is mentioned verbally briefly
Spin City: The Apartment (1996) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Newsroom: Meltdown: Part 1 (1997) (TV Episode)
A nuclear technician doing what seems like an impression of Jack Lemmon from The China Syndrom reminds the editor of how much he hates Jack's movies including this one.
Running Time (1997)
The name of Bruce Campbell's character comes from a supporting role in this film.
Yes Boss (1997)
Frogs for Snakes (1998)
Eva recites Fran's monologue from The Apartment for Zip before he leaves.
Everybody Loves Raymond: The Apartment (1998) (TV Episode)
title reference
American Beauty (1999)
Lester's office was designed as an homage to C.C. Baxter's office.
It's Like, You Know...: The Apartment (1999) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Providence: The Apartment (2000) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Loser (2000)
This film shares various similarites to this.
Backstory: The Seven Year Itch (2000) (TV Episode)
documentary features movie poster
Almost Famous (2000)
Spin City: The Apartment (2001) (TV Episode)
title reference
Runaway: A Road Adventure (2002) (Video Game)
Mentioned in the game's dialogue
Magic Time: A Tribute to Jack Lemmon (2002) (Video)
mentioned once
A Decade Under the Influence (2003)
mentioned in documentary
NCIS: Left for Dead (2004) (TV Episode)
Gibbs explains the letters LASER etched on to the Key to Tony
The Incredibles (2004)
The wide shot of Insuricare's offices stretching into the distance is an homage to a famous shot in The Apartment.
Sin City (2005)
Quote "You fool. You damn fool."
Aurora Borealis (2005)
Explicitly mentioned by a character
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.96 (2006) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "Filmographies" category
50 Films to See Before You Die (2006) (TV Movie)
Makes the countdown, is talked about.
The Holiday (2006)
DVD is shown in a video store.
Life in a Metro (2007)
just like in a movie Rahul also give his flat to his office clients for sex and love
Mad Men: Long Weekend (2007) (TV Episode)
Characters discuss seeing the movie
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.75 (2009) (TV Episode)
Categories in Jeopardy! round are based on Shirley MacLaine movie titles
Players: Krista's Mom (2010) (TV Episode)
According to Ken, his desk is the same model that Jack Lemmon used in The Apartment.
United States of Tara: The Full F**k You Finger (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Alice
10 pelis (2011)
Talked about
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.53 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jason Reitman mentions directing a live reading of the film's screenplay
Rewind This! (2013)
Video case is shown.
Barbie: The Pearl Princess (2014) (Video)
Title Reference
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The Apartment (2014) (TV Episode)
Title reference
While We're Young (2014)
A VHS copy of the film is seen.
Only Connect: Episode #11.7 (2015) (TV Episode)
Features as a clue to a sequence in the sequences round.
The Outs: Cookie-wise (2016) (TV Episode)
A quote from the film is referenced, and used in the episode's title
Blue Bloods: Erasing History (2018) (TV Episode)
The last line is, "Shut up and deal."
Endeavour: Quartet (2018) (TV Episode)
Although he is heartbroken when Claudine dumps him, Morse puts on a brave face to Joan Thursday and says, "You know me - easy come, easy go" - exactly like Jack Lemmon in the 1960 film after the Shirley Maclaine character has left his apartment.
Stranger Things: Chapter Eight: The Battle of Starcourt (2019) (TV Episode)
Robin lists it as one of her three favorite movies.


Stagecoach (1939)
Baxter flips to the movie while channel surfing
Angel and the Badman (1947)
Baxter flips to the movie while channel surfing
Fort Apache (1948)
Baxter flips to the movie while channel surfing
Naughty Arlette (1949)
The "Theme from the Apartment" was originally titled "Jealous Lover", which was first used in the film The Romantic Age.

Featured in 

Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982) (TV Movie)
Jack Lemmon tossing back a drink and holding his neck in pain
Precious Images (1986) (Short)
Disclosure (1994)
Brilliant Lies (1996)
Susy is watching this when Katy visits her.
Jack Lemmon: America's Everyman (1996) (TV Movie)
clips shown
Fred MacMurray: The Guy Next Door (1996) (TV Movie)
footage of Fred MacMurray shown
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies (1998) (TV Special)
The Apartment is #93.
Scene by Scene: Woody Allen (2000) (TV Episode)
Clip shown.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs: America's Funniest Movies (2000) (TV Special)
The Apartment is #20.
New York at the Movies (2002) (TV Movie)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Passions: America's Greatest Love Stories (2002) (TV Special)
The Apartment is #62.
The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003) (TV Special)
The 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005) (TV Special)
Billy Wilder Speaks (2006) (TV Movie)
excerpt of film used in documentary on director
50 Films to See Before You Die (2006) (TV Movie)
Clips shown.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: 10th Anniversary Edition (2007) (TV Movie)
The Apartment is #80.
Inside 'The Apartment' (2008) (Video)
making-of featurette
The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008) (TV Special)
Featured in Best Picture montage.
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.12 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown during Nell Minow's segment
The Story of Film: An Odyssey: The Hollywood Dream (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
Smashing UK Top 10: Top 10 Film Directors (2013) (TV Episode)
WatchMojo: Top 10 Comedy Movies: 1960s (2014) (TV Episode)
The Apartment is #9.
TCM Guest Programmer: Richard Kind (2016) (TV Episode)
One of the films selected by the co-host
MsMojo: Top 10 Best Romance Movies of the 1940s - 1960s (2017) (TV Episode)
The Apartment gets an honorable mention.
The Oscars (2017) (TV Special)
Clips are shown when Charlize Theron talks about it.
MsMojo: Top 10 Unforgettable Movie Couples of the 1960s (2017) (TV Episode)
Bud Baxter & Fran Kubelik are #3.
Scope (2017) (Video)
clips shown
Venom On The Shelf: The Apartment (1960) (2017) (TV Episode)
Topic of review.
A Letter to Castro (2017) (Video)
clips shown
The Keys to 'The Apartment' (2017) (Video)
The Flawed Couple (2017) (Video)
An Informal Conversation with Billy Wilder (2018) (Video)
Documentary about this film's director
The Oscars (2018) (TV Special)
Seen in 90 Years of Oscars montage
Discovering Christmas Films (2018) (TV Special)
Clips shown; introduced as # 9

Spoofed in 

The Perfect Position (1975)
Plot is a spoof of the plot of The Apartment.
Buddy Buddy (1981)
Breasts and Beyond (1991)
Porn rendition of 1960's Jack Lemmon comedy.

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