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Citizen Kane (1941)
A snow globe used as a powerful symbol.

Referenced in 

Cheers: Little Sister, Don't Cha (1983) (TV Episode)
Carla is having her baby at St. Eligius Hospital.
Gimme a Break!: Herbie (1984) (TV Episode)
When Julie hears a baby's cry in the house, she says "Nell must be watching St. Elsewhere"
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Suzanne Pleshette/Michael Davis/Ed Begley Jr. (1984) (TV Episode)
Ed Begley Jr. talks about his series
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Mr. T (1984) (TV Special)
Title mentioned by Ann Jillian
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Miss Piggy/Howie Mandel/John McCosker (1984) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Johnny as he introduces Howie Mandel
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Kate Capshaw/Bobby Kelton/Ed Begley Jr. (1984) (TV Episode)
Ed Begley Jr. talks about his series
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Howie Mandel/Mimi Kennedy/Calvin Trillin (1984) (TV Episode)
Johnny mentions Howie Mandel's series
Night of 100 Stars II (1985) (TV Special)
Part of the "TV Stars" segment
Benson: Katie's Cousin (1985) (TV Episode)
Benson mentions the show.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Arnold Schwarzenegger/Ed Begley Jr./Ginger McLamb (1985) (TV Episode)
Johnny congratulates Ed Begley Jr. on his Emmy nomination for the series
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Jeff Daniels/Vijay Amritraj/Rufus Hussey (1986) (TV Episode)
Johnny mentions Mark Harmon's series in the monologue
Super Password: Episode #2.89 (1986) (TV Episode)
Title reference by Bert Convy regarding Kim Miyori's work on the show
The Golden Girls: Blind Ambitions (1986) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned by name.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Charles Grodin/Dom Irrera/Tommy Walton (1986) (TV Episode)
Johnny shows a series-themed hospital gown
Webster: McGruff (1986) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name.
Degrassi High: Nothing to Fear (1987) (TV Episode)
Doctors Donald Westphall, Annie Cavanero, Philip Chandler, Roxanne Turner, Seth Griffin, Carol Novino, David Domedion and Bruce Paltrow and Nurse Shirley Daniels are paged at St. Michael's Hospital.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Paul Sorvino/Jon Lovitz/Abbe Jaye (1987) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Johnny as he announces Christina Pickles as the following night's guest
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Christina Pickles/John Mendoza/Ed Gillette (1987) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Johnny as he introduces Christina Pickles
Boys Will Be Boys: Hot Wheels (1988) (TV Episode)
After imitating Doc Weinberger over the phone, Booch says, "Good thing I watch St. Elsewhere (1982)."
Degrassi High: Sealed with a Kiss (1988) (TV Episode)
Dr. Donald Westphall is paged at St. Michael's Hospital.
I'm Telling!: Episode #1.22 (1988) (TV Episode)
Host Laurie Faso mentions Chad Allen's guest spots on this show
Live! From London (1988) (TV Special)
Slaying the Dragon (1988) (TV Movie)
Night Court: The Trouble Is Not in Your Set (1989) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Red Dwarf: Camille (1991) (TV Episode)
Lister says he's not a qualified surgeon but he has seen every episode of this.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Master Ninja II (1992) (TV Episode)
Crow: "I need to be on the set of 'St. Elsewhere' by four."
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Community Action (1992) (TV Episode)
Hilary: "I've see every episode of 'St. Elsewhere'."
The Ben Stiller Show: ZooTV at Night (1995) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Howie Mandel
Biography: Mary Tyler Moore: All American-Girl (1995) (1995) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name.
Homicide: Life on the Street: Sniper: Part 1 (1996) (TV Episode)
Tim's doctor is Dr. Victor Ehrlich.
Boy Meets World: I Ain't Gonna Spray Lettuce No More (1996) (TV Episode)
While looking at $18.00 socks, Mr. Feeny says, "I'm a teacher, not a heart surgeon!" William Daniels, who plays Mr. Feeny, played heart surgeon Dr. Mark Craig on St. Elsewhere.
Afterlife (1996) (Video Game)
One of the Pride punishments is a hospital called "St. Elsescare",
Homicide: Life on the Street: Mercy (1998) (TV Episode)
Alfre Woodard reprises her role as Dr. Roxanne Turner.
Anatomy of a 'Homicide: Life on the Street' (1998) (TV Movie)
Mentioned as one of Fontana's prior credits.
Saturday Night Live: Gwyneth Paltrow/Barenaked Ladies (1999) (TV Episode)
mentioned during the monologue
Oz: The Truth and Nothing But... (1999) (TV Episode)
St. Elsewhere's management company, Weigert, took over Oz's hospital
Homicide: The Movie (2000) (TV Movie)
Ed Begley Jr. appears as his Dr. Victor Ehrlich character from Fontana's "St. Elsewhere" series.
Dharma & Greg: Protecting the Ego-System (2002) (TV Episode)
Teensy says she loved Ed Begley, Jr. on St. Elsewhere.
Scrubs: My Sacrificial Clam (2002) (TV Episode)
The four doctors J.D. treats all played roles on "St. Elsewhere."
Brilliant But Cancelled (2002) (TV Movie)
a still is shown
Saturday Night Live: Ray Liotta/The Donnas (2003) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during Top 'O the Morning
Oz: A Day in the Death... (2003) (TV Episode)
Nurse Carol worked at St. Elsewhere
Beyond Borders (2003)
line of dialogue: "where do you think you are, St. Elsewhere?"
I Love the '80s Strikes Back: 1988 (2003) (TV Episode)
The final revelation made in this series' final episode was a topic of the 1988's ''What The F*ck Moment''.
Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Diff'rent Strokes' (2006) (TV Movie)
This show is one of the squares on the network schedule board.
John's Arm: Armageddon (2008)
The ending of the movie is a reference to the ending of the St. Elsewhere series
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.196 (2012) (TV Episode)
Howie Mandel talks about meeting a fan who mentions that he was on the show
Atop the Fourth Wall: The Next 15 Missed Opportunities of AT4W (2013) (TV Episode)
Linkara asks Phelous if he died and everyone else was a figment of his imagination "in some kind of Tommy Westphall-like scenario"
Bum Reviews: The Lego Movie (2014) (TV Episode)
"Oh my God, it's the ending to St. Elsewhere again!"
Movie Nights: Barney's Night Before Christmas (2014) (TV Episode)
"St. Elsewhere was a weird show, huh?"
NCIS: Blast from the Past (2015) (TV Episode)
Gibbs dresses up as a doctor. Mark Harmon played a doctor in St. Elsewhere
Supernatural: Safe House (2016) (TV Episode)
The name of the hospital, St. Eligius, is the same
The Simpsons: The Town (2016) (TV Episode)
Theme song heard
The Cinema Snob: Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan: Part 2 (2017) (TV Episode)
"While they're hanging out in Purgatory from St. Elsewhere..."
The Oscars (2017) (TV Special)
Jimmy Kimmerl said to Denzel Washington that he was on St. Elsewhere
You Can't Do That on Television: Illness (TV Episode)
The opening segment.

Featured in 

NBC 75th Anniversary Special (2002) (TV Special)
TV Guide's 50 Best Shows of All Time: A 50th Anniversary Celebration (2002) (TV Special)
"St. Elsewhere" is #20.
TV's Most Censored Moments (2002) (TV Special)
Retrosexual: The 80's (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
The 100 Most Memorable TV Moments (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
I Love the 80's 3-D: 1983 (2005) (TV Episode)
in 1983 episode
St. Elsewhere: The Place to Be (2006) (Video)
DVD Special Features
Who Is Norman Lloyd? (2007)
DVD-R Hell: How Can I Tell If I'm Really in Love? (2011) (TV Episode)
"Is Ed Begley, Jr. gonna jump out of my snowglobe?"
18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012) (TV Special)
Clips featured as part of Mary Tyler Moore tribute.
The Eighties: Raised on Television (2016) (TV Episode)
clips shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Shocking Series Finale Plot Twists (2019) (TV Episode)
The twist in St. Elsewhere: The Last One (1988) that reveals the whole series to be in Tommy Westphall's head is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Endings That Caused Major Fan Backlashes (2019) (TV Episode)
The ending of St. Elsewhere gets a dishonorable mention.

Spoofed in 

Tummy Trouble (1989) (Short)
The name of the hospital is "St. Nowhere".
Boy Meets World: Me and Mr. Joad (1994) (TV Episode)
Mr. Feeny, looking wistfully out the window, says "Ah, St. Eligius," a reference to the hospital William Daniels' character Dr. Mark Craig in "St. Elsewhere" worked at. Additionally, the music mimics the series' theme.

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