Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) Poster


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Version of 

Guess Who (2005)

Remade as 

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1975) (TV Movie)
Unsold 30 minute TV pilot

Edited into 

Starring Katharine Hepburn (1981) (TV Movie)
The Loving Story (2011)
archive footage included and credited on screen as 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner - 1967'


The Defiant Ones (1958)
The father of Prentice stated "the two of you were behaving llke a coupIe of escaped Iunatics" is a clear reference to Portier's role in The Defiant Ones.

Referenced in 

Green Acres: Guess Who's Not Going to the Luau? (1968) (TV Episode)
title reference
Hogan's Heroes: Guess Who Came to Dinner? (1968) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Ghost & Mrs. Muir: Love Is a Toothache (1968) (TV Episode)
This film and Sidney Poitier are mentioned.
It Takes a Thief: Guess Who's Coming to Rio (1969) (TV Episode)
title reference
Bewitched: Cousin Serena Strikes Again: Part 1 (1969) (TV Episode)
Samantha quotes the title of the film when talking about Serena spending time with them
The Mothers-In-Law: Guess Who's Coming Forever (1969) (TV Episode)
title reference
Angel, Angel, Down We Go (1969)
The Flying Nun: Guess Who's Coming to Picket (1969) (TV Episode)
Title reference
The Courtship of Eddie's Father: Guess Who's Coming for Lunch (1969) (TV Episode)
Title and scenario are drawn from the Poitier-Hepburn film.
The Landlord (1970)
Watermelon Man (1970)
Phrase spoken by Jeff Gerber
Nancy: Guess Who's Coming to the White House? (1970) (TV Episode)
Movie title used in title
I Drink Your Blood (1970)
Rollo mentions it.
The Partridge Family: Guess Who's Coming to Drive? (1971) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Sanford and Son: Here Comes the Bride, There Goes the Bride (1972) (TV Episode)
Fred mentions this film and compares Lamont to Sidney Poitier.
Here's Lucy: Kim Finally Cuts You-Know-Whose Apron String (1972) (TV Episode)
After constant interruptions during their date, Kim cautions Sue Ann and Uncle Herb that she's having Ronnie over again tomorrow night and "guess who's NOT coming to dinner."
The New Scooby-Doo Movies: Guess Who's Knott Coming to Dinner? (1972) (TV Episode)
Title is spoof of motion picture.
Here's Lucy: Goodbye, Mrs. Hips (1973) (TV Episode)
Lucy mentions the film as being on TV
Happy Days: Guess Who's Coming to Visit (1974) (TV Episode)
title reference
Sanford and Son: Matchmaker, Matchmaker (1974) (TV Episode)
Grady asks this when he opens the door and sees Lamont's date is white.
Happy Days: Guess Who's Coming to Christmas (1974) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Lucille Ball (1975) (TV Special)
Nipsey Russell makes a joke about Lucy and him doing a remake of the film.
Lisa Meets Mr. Big (1977)
Lisa Meets Mr. Big is a take off on the vintage film.
Welcome Back, Kotter: Has Anyone Seen Arnold? (1977) (TV Episode)
Washington calls it, "Guess Whose Out To Lunch."
The Love Boat: Lost and Found/The Understudy/Married Singles (1977) (TV Episode)
referenced by Theodore
All in the Family: The Family Next Door (1979) (TV Episode)
Edith says, "Guess who's coming to breakfast?"
Leave It to Charlie: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1979) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Skatetown, U.S.A. (1979)
Movie mentioned by name.
Taxi: Guess Who's Coming for Brefnish (1980) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Cuckoo Waltz: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? (1980) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Too Close for Comfort: Guess Who's Coming to Burp? (1981) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Urgh! A Music War (1981)
Black Uhuru performs a song called "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?"
The Jeffersons: Guess Who's Not Coming to Dinner? (1982) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Facts of Life: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? (1983) (TV Episode)
The episode title is based on the title of this film
Who's the Boss?: Guess Who's Coming Forever? (1985) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Golden Girls: Guess Who's Coming to the Wedding? (1985) (TV Episode)
title reference
Chance in a Million: Guess Who's Not Coming to Dinner (1986) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
DuckTales: Master of the Djinni (1987) (TV Episode)
Huey says, "Guess who's comin' to dinner?"
The Real Ghostbusters: Play Them Ragtime Boos (1987) (TV Episode)
The phrase is mentioned by Winston.
Designing Women: There's Some Black People Coming to Dinner (1988) (TV Episode)
Suzanne keeps getting this film's name wrong.
Growing Pains: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? (1988) (TV Episode)
title reference
Mama's Family: Guess Who's Going to Dinner (1990) (TV Episode)
title reference
Doogie Howser, M.D.: Guess Who's Coming to Doogie's (1990) (TV Episode)
Title reference
The Real Ghostbusters: Guess What's Coming to Dinner (1990) (TV Episode)
Title Reference
Empty Nest: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? (1991) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Guess Who's Coming to Marry? (1991) (TV Episode)
title reference
Night Court: Guess Who's Listening to Dinner? (1991) (TV Episode)
title reference
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
Chekov asks rhetorically: "Guess who's coming to dinner?" in reference to Klingons dining aboard the Enterprise.
L.A. Law: Guess Who's Coming to Murder (1992) (TV Episode)
title reference
Murphy Brown: Guess Who's Coming to Luncheon (1992) (TV Episode)
title reference
California Dreams: Guess Who's Coming to Brunch (1992) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Dinosaurs: Swamp Music (1993) (TV Episode)
Robbie says to Fran 'Guess who's coming to dinner?' as he brings a different species home
Harts of the West: Guess Who's Coming to Chow? (1993) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Frasier: Guess Who's Coming to Breakfast (1994) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Weinerville Chanukah Special (1995) (TV Movie)
Boney - "Guess who's coming to dinner!"
Step by Step: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? (1996) (TV Episode)
title reference
Sisters: Guess Who's Coming to Seder (1996) (TV Episode)
title reference
Grace Under Fire: Guess Who's Not Coming to Lunch? (1996) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Independence Day (1996)
Referenced by name (Special Edition only)
Baywatch: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1996) (TV Episode)
Title is referenced in the episode's title.
This Life: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? (1997) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
USA High: Giuseppe's Coming to Dinner (1997) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Big Hit (1998)
Morton Shulman mentions it.
Will & Grace: Guess Who's Not Coming to Dinner (1999) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Simpsons: Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner? (1999) (TV Episode)
title reference
3rd Rock from the Sun: Dick, Who's Coming to Dinner (1999) (TV Episode)
title reference
Dawson's Creek: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1999) (TV Episode)
title reference
Friends: The One Where Ross Got High (1999) (TV Episode)
Chandler alludes to the film when he answers that Sidney Poitier is coming to dinner in response to Monica's question on the possible guest for Thanksgiving dinner.
Malibu, CA: Guess Who's Coming to Malibu (1999) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
A Wake in Providence (1999)
She mentions the film.
The West Wing: Lord John Marbury (2000) (TV Episode)
Bartlet compares himself to Spencer Tracy at the end of the film.
One World: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (2000) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Titans: Guess Who's Chumming for Dinner? (2000) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Yes, Dear: Guess Who's Not Coming to Dinner (2001) (TV Episode)
title reference
Jim Brown: All American (2002) (TV Movie)
The Brothers Garcia: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? (2002) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Just Shoot Me!: Guess Who's Coming to Blush (2002) (TV Episode)
title reference
George Lopez: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, Honey (2002) (TV Episode)
title reference
Party Monster (2003)
Film title mentioned
In My Country (2004)
part of a sarcastic, ironic joke
Arrested Development: Marta Complex (2004) (TV Episode)
The movie is about a woman bringing a black man home to meet her parents.Lucille Bluth says this line as she introduces Carl weathers to Lucille Austero.
Suzie Gold (2004)
Characters watched it
The Joe Schmo Show: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (2004) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Story Behind Baadasssss!: The Birth of Black Cinema (2004) (Video)
still from movie is seen
According to Jim: Guess Who's Cooking Your Dinner? (2005) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Guess Who (2005)
The 1967 Comedy "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner" has a white couple who has trouble accepting her daughter's marriage to a black fiancee. The 2005 Comedy "Guess Who?" has a black couple who has trouble accepting their daughter's marriage to a white fiancee. Basically the same concept, reversed.
The Boondocks: Guess Hoe's Coming to Dinner (2005) (TV Episode)
the title is a reference
Aída: Adivina quién no viene a cenar esta noche (2005) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Planting the Seeds of Evil (2006) (Video)
This film is refereced by name.
The Venture Bros.: Guess Who's Coming to State Dinner? (2006) (TV Episode)
Episode title reference.
South of Nowhere: Guess Who's Coming 'Out' to Dinner (2006) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Veronica Mars: Charlie Don't Surf (2006) (TV Episode)
Logan says "You were expecting Sidney Poitier?" when he arrives for dinner with Keith and Veronica.
The Holiday (2006)
DVD is shown in Amanda's house.
My Name Is Earl: Guess Who's Coming Out of Joy (2007) (TV Episode)
Title reference
The Best Years: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (2007) (TV Episode)
Title references the film
Private Screenings: Norman Jewison (2007) (TV Episode)
Norman Jewison mentions title as nominee for Best Picture Oscar.
1968 with Tom Brokaw (2007) (TV Movie)
Mentioned in narration
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates the Ninth-Grade Dance (2008) (TV Episode)
Caruso gives Chris a tape of the film
Battlestar Galactica: Guess What's Coming to Dinner (2008) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates the English Teacher (2008) (TV Episode)
Chris mentions that Jim Brown was up for the lead role in the movie
House of Payne: Guess Who Is Coming to Dinner (2008) (TV Episode)
title reference
Kyle XY: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (2009) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Supernatural: Lucifer Rising (2009) (TV Episode)
Ruby says the title
Rescue Me: Disease (2009) (TV Episode)
Bart compares himself to Poitier in this movie
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.111 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $1,000 clue in the category "Who Played 'Em?"
18 to Life: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (2010) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Big Box: Deep Throat (2010) (TV Episode)
Vic Dealio alludes to it.
The Vampire Diaries: The Dinner Party (2011) (TV Episode)
"Guess who's coming to dinner?"
Outsourced: Guess Who's Coming to Delhi (2011) (TV Episode)
title reference
Ice Road Terror (2011) (TV Movie)
Title phrase said
Pretty Little Liars: Surface Tension (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Spencer
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Classics from the Vault: Changing Attitudes Toward Homosexuality (2011) (TV Episode)
Roger says one could call "Making Love" the "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" of gay films
Last Man Standing: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (2011) (TV Episode)
title reference
Brave (2012)
Fergus says, "Guess who's coming to dinner?"
Kendra on Top: Guess Who's Coming to Calabasas (2012) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Suburgatory: The Wishbone (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
The Houstons: On Our Own: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (2012) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Arrested Development: Colony Collapse (2013) (TV Episode)
"A Jew Came to Dinner" film promo
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.84 (2013) (TV Episode)
The phrase "guess who's coming to breakfast" is used in reference to a Cheerios commercial featuring an interracial family.
The Cinema Snob: My Baby Is Black! (2013) (TV Episode)
"So let's go have dinner with your parents, Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn..."
DVD-R Hell: Cavemen (2013) (TV Episode)
"But think less Guess Who's Coming to Dinner and more Guess Who."
Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)
Referenced by Charlie
Scandal: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (2013) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Beauty and the Beast: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? (2013) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Guess Who's Coming to Christmas (2013) (TV Movie)
Title reference.
The Unwritten Rules: Guess Who's Coming to the Fundraiser (2014) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Ladies of London: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (2014) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Good People (2014)
When Jack shows up at the Wright's house to collect the money he says "Guess who's come to dinner?"
Mum, Dad, Meet Sam (2014)
The story is an homage to the film
Chasing Life: Guess Who's Coming to Donate (2015) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
iZombie: Brother, Can You Spare a Brain? (2015) (TV Episode)
"Guess who's never coming to dinner?"
iZombie: Dead Rat, Live Rat, Brown Rat, White Rat (2015) (TV Episode)
segment title reference
Cedar Cove: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (2015) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Grey's Anatomy: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (2015) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Truth Be Told: Guess Who's Coming to Decorate (2015) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Cinema Snob: Tyler Perry's a Madea Christmas (2015) (TV Episode)
"The movie is also Guess Who's Coming to Dinner and Meet the Parents."
The Chase Australia: Episode #2.81 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Issa Schultz after Katharine Hepburn is revealed as the correct answer to a question about the Hollywood legend who won consecutive Best Actress Oscars® asked when he and Camelia go head to head as one of the movies for which she won them.
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.84 (2017) (TV Episode)
correct response in "A Film Classic" category
Talking with Chris Hardwick: Elijah Wood (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Elijah Wood when talking about Get Out (2017).
The Cinema Snob: Zombies on Broadway (2017) (TV Episode)
"I'm not saying Guess Who's Coming to Dinner wouldn't work as a forties horror film..."
Cash Trapped: Episode #2.24 (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Bradley.
Scandal: Adventures in Babysitting (2017) (TV Episode)
"Guess who's coming to Ramadan?"
The Middle: Guess Who's Coming to Frozen Dinner (2018) (TV Episode)
Title pun
Riverdale: Chapter Twenty-Six: The Tell-Tale Heart (2018) (TV Episode)
The Lodge's have a plan named after this movie.
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman: You Be the Newsman, I'll Be Liz Taylor (2018) (TV Episode)
George talks about Spencer Tracey looking at his mark in this movie
I'm Dying Up Here: Call Me a Ham (2018) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Ralph

Featured in 

The 40th Annual Academy Awards (1968) (TV Special)
Black History: Lost, Stolen or Strayed (1968) (TV Movie)
several scenes are used
Precious Images (1986) (Short)
100 Years at the Movies (1994) (TV Short)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies (1998) (TV Special)
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner is #99.
Classified X (1998) (TV Movie)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Passions: America's Greatest Love Stories (2002) (TV Special)
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner is #58.
The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003) (TV Special)
A Century of Black Cinema (2003) (Video)
Clips shown.
The 76th Annual Academy Awards (2004) (TV Special)
Katharine Hepburn Tribute
SexTV: Shafted: The Story of Blaxploitation Cinema (2006) (TV Episode)
Clip from the movie is used in this doc about blaxploitation cinema.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies (2006) (TV Movie)
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner is #35.
TCM Guest Programmer: TCM Employee Picks (2011) (TV Episode)
One of the films selected by the co-host
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.21 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown during Kartina Richardson's segment
TCM Guest Programmer: Reggie Miller (2013) (TV Episode)
One of the films selected by the co-host
Birth of the Living Dead (2013)
It is mentioned and discussed. Also, footage of this movie is shown.
And the Oscar Goes To... (2014) (TV Movie)
a clip from the film is shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Awkward Meeting the Parents Movie Scenes (2015) (TV Episode)
Mom, This Is John gets an honorable mention.
I Am Not Your Negro (2016)
Clips shown

Spoofed in 

The Carol Burnett Show: Episode #1.22 (1968) (TV Episode)
Movie parody.
Guess Who's Coming (1973)
Film's title is a takeoff on the mainstream film's title.
The Critic: Dukerella (1995) (TV Episode)
Jay shows a clip of the remake starring Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy: One Crazy Summoner/Guess What's Coming to the Dinner (2005) (TV Episode)
Second segment is titled "Guess What's Coming to the Dinner"
Flashback (2011)
Poster seen for a movie called Guess Who's Eating Dinner.
Doc Martin: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (2013) (TV Episode)
Title parody.
Black Dynamite: Sweet Bill's Badass Singalong Song or Bill Cosby Ain't Himself (2014) (TV Episode)
Sidney Poitier says the movie's title before shooting at Moms Mabley.

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