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  • The Pedro Almodóvar film All About My Mother (or Todo Sobre Mi Madre) revolves around the play in a few ways. To start with, the main character reveals she was in a school production of it as a child and takes her son to see a production of it, which sets off a short chain of events that result in his death. When she goes back to Madrid, she befriends some of the cast from the play that she saw beforehand and ends up filling in for a cast member at one point.

Live Action TV

  • The Big Bang Theory: Penny attends acting classes, and she performs as Blanche in their school production. This episode proves that she has some genuine talent as an actress and that she is not absolutely hopeless.
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch's Season 4 episode "She's Baaack" has Sabrina trying to discourage Amanda's crush on Harvey. So she turns him into a Stanley Expy.
  • The Modern Family episode 'Door to Door' has Cam and Gloria looking for the dog called Stella, finding her with a girl called Blanche.
    Cam: I can't believe I'm saying this, but sometime you have to rely on the kindness of strangers.
  • Grace and Frankie: At one point, Joseph's mishap with Mal is describe as him going "Stanley Kowalski".



Western Animation

  • There is a musical production of Streetcar Named Desire in Springfield, with Marge playing Blanche and Ned Flanders playing Stanley. Of course, they spoofed the Say My Name scene for all its worth: "STTTELLLLAAA! Can you hear me YELLLLAAAHHH?!"
  • In Over the Hedge, when Stella runs away from her new cat-friend, Tiger, he screams "STELLAAAAAAAA!"
  • Bojack Horseman: In season 2, Bojack and Wanda visit a 50's style diner. The barman, who wear a tight white t-shirt, screams "STEELLLAAA!" whenever he serves a beer of that brand.
  • Big Mouth: When Jessie asks Connie about how a kiss should feel, she describes it as "Like Stanley Kowalski picking you up and thrusting you against a kitchen counter like you weigh nothing!" and later, when Jessie admits it sounds good, she briefly refeers to the tile "there was a reason they named that streetcar 'Desire'."


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