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  • In Shtum, Georg lets Ben's autistic son Jonah watch Casablanca and asks Ben, "It's okay, Ben? The video? Better than Schindler's List? I don't have much of a collection."
Live-Action TV
  • The Daily Show: On the December 10, 2019 show, during a Back in Black segment, Lewis Black mentions the film when reporting on Amazon being forced to stop selling Holocaust-themed holiday items.
    Black: This is crazy! Christmas has nothing to do with the Holocaust! Santa's list and Schindler's list are very different lists!
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  • MADtv produced an unaired parody dubbed "Schindler's Lost". All the Schindler Jews are deported to Auschwitz because Schindler and his wife made a wrong turn while driving to the factory. Unsurprisingly, it got a Dude, Not Funny! response.
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000: While watching The She-Creature, Mike imitates Oskar and says "I could have done more. I could have saved more people."
  • Seinfeld: In "The Raincoats", Jerry and his girlfriend go to a theater to see Schindler's List and make out during the movie, unaware that Newman was in there watching them and that he (never one to miss a chance to see Jerry suffer) proceeded to tell their parents about what he saw. In addition, the scene where Aaron laments not having done more to show Jerry's parents a good time in New York spoofs Oskar's anguish.
    Jerry: I couldn't help it! We hadn't been alone together in a long time and we just kinda started up a little during the coming attractions and, the next thing we knew, the war was over!
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  • Grey's Anatomy: When Seattle Grace hospital is going through the merger with Mercy West hospital, Cristina thinks she sees the Chief preparing a list of staff who get to stay, and that she needs to be on it, calling it Schindler's List. Humorously, she tries to achieve this by sucking up to Arizona Robbins, someone she believes will always be on the "Schindler's List", though she doesn't like Arizona's specialty; made more funny by the fact Arizona is played by Jessica Capshaw, Steven Spielberg's stepdaughter.
  • The Vicar of Dibley: Geraldine's comments on Owen filming Hugo and Alice's wedding service from the church rafters.
    Vicar: Owen, it's a wedding video! It's not Schindler's List!

Web Video

  • The Nostalgia Critic:
    • In his review of Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2, the Critic watches a scene where Kahuna rescues a bunch of kids from a prison camp and asks if Disney Channel is airing their production of Schindler's List.
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    • In his editorial "Can an Ending Ruin a Film?", the Critic mentions an alternate ending to Thank You for Smoking, which chooses a definite ethical side, and compares it to an alternate version of Schindler's List where someone says "Ehh, maybe Hitler was right".
  • In one of adamwestlapdog's The Legend of Zelda: The Abridged Series Majora's Mask episodes:
    Link: They must be friendly aliens like in that Steven Spielberg movie; Schindler's List.
  • In the CollegeHumor video "Nicolas Cage's Agent", Nicolas Cage decides to star in two different remakes of Schinder's List (Schindler's Fist and Schindler's Pissed), both of them turning Schindler into a Nazi Hunter hollywood action hero.

Western Animation

  • American Dad!:
    • In "Delorean Story-an", Steve tells Stan that he found the last remaining part for his homemade DeLorean on Craigslist, and Stan wonders if it's related to Schindler's list. "Somebody ought to tell Craig the Jews are doing just fine now, excelling even."
    • At the beginning of "American Stepdad", Greg and Terry believe they heard Stan say "Ralph Fiennes" and run out so he can autograph the film's poster for them. When Stan tells them he actually said "straight lines", the two dejectedly walk back into their house while the film's theme plays and the scene turns black-and-white (except Terry's red shirt).
  • Family Guy: In "Family Goy", Peter tries to shoot Lois (who recently found out she was Jewish) in a way similar to Goeth, right down to the way he picks up a cigarette.
  • The Simpsons:
    • In "A Star is Burns", Mr. Burns hires Steven Spielberg's "non-union Mexican equivalent" to direct a biopic about him and tells him to do for him "what Spielberg did for Oskar Schindler".
      Burns: Listen, Spielbergo- Schindler and I are like peas in a pod! We're both factory owners! We both made shells for the Nazis! But mine worked, dammit!
    • In "Funeral for a Fiend", Marge mentions that she was running out of space on her TiVo and didn't know whether to delete Sophie's Choice or Schindler's List.
    • In "Thanksgiving of Horror", during the segment A-Gobble-ypto, a rabbit makes a Throat-Slitting Gesture to Turkey!Homer as he is carried off to be become Thanksgiving dinner.
  • South Park: In "The Death Camp of Tolerance", the scenes at the titular camp are a spoof of this film.
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: In "Just One Bite", SpongeBob calls the Krabby Patty "an absolute good".

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