The Fugitive (TV Series 1963–1967) Poster



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Version of 

Eine Frau wird gejagt (1995) (TV Series)
Feature film is based on this TV show.
The Fugitive
Feature film is based on this TV show.

Remade as 

Run, Joe, Run (1974) (TV Series)
Joe represents Dr. Richard Kimble who is accused as the murderer of his wife, tried and convicted. On his way to be executed, he escapes.
Hot Pursuit (1984) (TV Series)
A female version of this TV series.
The Fugitive (1993)
The Fugitive (2000) (TV Series)

Referenced in 

Gilligan's Island: Diamonds Are an Ape's Best Friend (1965) (TV Episode)
Mrs. Howell says Mr. Howell is so clever that, if he was the detective, she's sure he would have caught "The Fugitive" by now.
The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Ugliest Dog in the World (1965) (TV Episode)
When Laura says that a dog running free will be caught by the dog catcher, Rob mentions that David Jannsen has managed to evade capture.
The Bob Hope Show: "15 of My Leading Ladies" or "Richard Burton Eat Your Heart Out". (1966) (TV Episode)
Hope mentions the series in his opening monologue.
Operación cabaretera (1967)
Mentioned by title.
Sleeper (1973)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Frank Sinatra/David Janssen/Olivia Newton-John/Ray Johnson (1976) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Johnny as he introduces David Janssen
The Love Boat: Best of Friends/Aftermath/Dream Boat (1979) (TV Episode)
Dr. Akers says he'd like to watch a rerun of the Fugitive so he can root for the One Armed Man.
Lou Grant: Samaritan (1979) (TV Episode)
Jim mentions the murderer of Dr. Kimble's wife.
Family Ties: The Fugitive: Part 1 (1983) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Family Ties: The Fugitive: Part 2 (1983) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Remington Steele: Stronger Than Steele (1985) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Laura as a possible guide to the case. Later, when Max gets a job as a security guard, he goes by the name of Mr. Kimble.
ALF: Looking for Lucky (1986) (TV Episode)
ALF: "Like David Janssen in The Fugitive, I will travel the country in a desperate attempt to clear my name by finding the one-armed man."
Night Court: New Year's Leave (1986) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Repossessed (1990)
In the TV station, the name of the show with words "the new" in front of the title is written on the weekly program schedule board.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Stranded in Space (1991) (TV Episode)
Crow: "It's 'The Fugitive' meets 'Logan's Run,' with 'Please Don't Eat the Daisies' sprinkled in."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Fugitive Alien (1991) (TV Episode)
not to be confused with
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Teenage Caveman (1991) (TV Episode)
Tom: "For Richard Kimble, hunted man, there is no rest."
Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers (1991) (Video Game)
According to the hint book that Roger can buy at Software Excess, the third answer to the question "I can't seem to find the one-armed man anywhere" is "You made it all up, Kimball. Turn yourself in" - referring to Dr. Richard Kimble and the murderer he seeks.
Rin Tin Tin: K-9 Cop: The Fugitive (1991) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Space Travellers (1992) (TV Episode)
Crow: "The one-armed man is chasing me!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Attack of the Eye Creatures (1992) (TV Episode)
Joel: "Richard and Mary Kimble, fugitives"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Rebel Set (1992) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Richard Kimble!"
At the Movies: The Fugitive/The Meteor Man/Manhattan Murder Mystery/The Secret Garden/The Wedding Banquet (1993) (TV Episode)
Siskel and Ebert refer to the TV series in the review of the movie remake.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Atomic Brain (1993) (TV Episode)
Servo: Green Acres' Hank Kimball is the Fugitive.
Melrose Place: The Young Men and the Sea (1994) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Boy Meets World: The Fugitive (1994) (TV Episode)
title reference
That's Showbusiness: Episode #6.11 (1994) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned and opening narration heard.
Blown Away (1994)
The Mask (1994)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Creeping Terror (1994) (TV Episode)
Crow: Richard Kimbel; man on the run.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Red Zone Cuba (1994) (TV Episode)
"Coleman Francis is Curly Horward in The Fugitive"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Danger!! Death Ray (1995) (TV Episode)
Mike: "Jack LaLanne is 'The Fugitive.'"
The Nanny: Dope Diamond (1995) (TV Episode)
Upon discovering that Dr. Kimball is a wanted felon, Fran remarks, "Dr. Kimball is a fugitive? What are the odds!?"
Saturday Night Live: Mariel Hemingway/Blues Traveler (1995) (TV Episode)
Johnnie Cochran mentions a one-armed man during the cold opening
Mike & Angelo: The Fugitive (1996) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996)
Mike: Regis and Kathie Lee are The Fugitive.
Dear God (1996)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Undead (1997) (TV Episode)
Mike: The Fugi-witch.
Men Behaving Badly: The Sting (1997) (TV Episode)
Steve says 'Compared to me, the Fugitive had it easy.'
Pinky and the Brain: But That's Not All, Folks! (1997) (TV Episode)
The corporal says, "Just like when they aired the final episode of 'The Fugitive.'"
Behind the Planet of the Apes (1998) (TV Movie)
Mentioned by James Naughton
Dead End (1998)
Comment about proverbial one-armed man.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: It Lives by Night (1999) (TV Episode)
Mike: "The Fugi-Bat."
The Outer Limits: Better Luck Next Time (1999) (TV Episode)
the names Kimble and Gerard (who constantly chase each other) are homages to the classic series
Dead or Alive (1999)
Both the movie and the series are mentioned
American Dreams: Black and White (2002) (TV Episode)
Jack is a big fan of the series.
1st to Die (2003) (TV Movie)
Cindy says that the murderer could be a one-armed serial killer.
Game k n b?: Episode dated 12 October 2006 (2006) (TV Episode)
mentioned in the question.
The Nines (2007)
mentioned in dialogue
Life on Mars: Episode #2.2 (2007) (TV Episode)
Chris refers to David Janssen in the sixties TV series.
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.132 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $1,200 clue in the category "Watching the Detectives"
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time/Sex and the City 2/MacGruber (2010) (TV Episode)
Ellen says "The Fugitive" is based on this series
Castle: Secret's Safe with Me (2012) (TV Episode)
Main character and plot mentioned
The Fugitive: Thrill of the Chase (2013) (Short)
mentioned once
Justified: Raw Deal (2014) (TV Episode)
Kemp introduces himself as Dr. Kimble to the marshal.
Finding Carter: The Fugitive (2014) (TV Episode)
title reference
Svengoolie: Duel (2016) (TV Episode)
Conviction: Past, Prologue & What's to Come (2017) (TV Episode)
Hayes's defense in the case in question is referred to as the "one-armed man" defense.
MacGyver: Compass (2017) (TV Episode)
Maddie calls Jack "the one-armed man,"
Rick and Morty: The Rickshank Rickdemption (2017) (TV Episode)
Rick says the McDonald's Szechuan sauce is his one armed man.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: The Beast of Hollow Mountain (2017) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Horatio Sanz is 'The Fugitive.'"
Line of Duty: Episode #4.6 (2017) (TV Episode)
While questioning Roz's husband, Hargreaves makes the sarcastic comment "So, 'it wasn't me, it was the one-armed woman', eh? Is that is?"
Kevin (Probably) Saves the World: Solo (2018) (TV Episode)
Kevin tells Yvette a story about being framed for his wife's murder by a one-armed man.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Party Monster: Scratching the Surface (2018) (TV Episode)
Rev. Wayne mentions Dr. Richard Kimble.
Hawaii Five-0: Ke Kanaka I Ha'ule Mai Ka Lewa Mai (2018) (TV Episode)
Danny mentions the series.
Captain Sharif: Parole Contre Parole (2019) (TV Episode)
Deborah Atlan compares a case she's working on to The Fugitive
The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs: The Stuff (2019) (TV Episode)
Joe Bob discusses the show while talking about the career of writer Larry Cohen.

Featured in 

It's Garry Shandling's Show.: The Fugitive (1987) (TV Episode)
theme song played, clip shown
Coupe de Ville (1990)
shown on a hotel room's TV
At the Movies: Holiday Video Gift Guide (1993) (TV Episode)
The 30th anniversary twin pack is one of their picks.
Influences: From Yesterday to Today (1999) (TV Movie)
clips from this show are used in this special
Television: The First Fifty Years (1999) (Video)
Clips shown.
TV Land Moguls (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
shows it on the 60s' part
Big Love: The Noose Tightens (2011) (TV Episode)
watched on TV
Smashing UK Top 10: Top 10 Thrillers (2013) (TV Episode)
WatchMojo: Top 10 Greatest TV Prisoners (2016) (TV Episode)
Dr. Richard Kimble gets an honorable mention.
The Andrew Klavan Show: Trump's Best Worst Week Ever (2017) (TV Episode)
Andrew Klavan briefly talks about the series, in response to a reference made in an episode of "Rick and Morty".

Spoofed in 

The Jack Benny Hour (1965) (TV Special)
Va-Room Service (1966) (TV Short)
Richard Kimble becomes Wilbur the Wanted; the One-Armed Man, the Bent-Eared Rabbit.
Get Smart: Don't Look Back (1968) (TV Episode)
Max is wrongly convicted of a crime committed by a "One-Handed Man" and goes on the run to find him
St. Elsewhere: The Last One (1988) (TV Episode)
Dr. Kimble is treating a one-armed fugitive named Mr. Mirkin.
Daria: Murder, She Snored (2000) (TV Episode)
Jane thinks Trent was murdered by a one-armed man
Curb Your Enthusiasm: Car Periscope (2011) (TV Episode)
Larry searches for a one-armed man whose misdeeds he's been blamed for

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