West Side Story

West Side Story

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  • Type: Movie
  • Genres: Drama, Musical, Romance
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West Side Story is a 1961 film adaptation of the Broadway musical of the same name, adapted from William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

It is based on these musicals...

West Side Story
composed by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim; written by

This Musical is the basis of West Side Story

It plays these songs...

Pop Culture Connections - Incoming

It is the basis of these television episodes...

The State:
Season:  1  / Episode:  2 
102

This Television Episode parodies West Side Story
The "Gang Fight" skit parodies West Side Story, but it uses a street gang against and Amish group and later a group of nuns.

Glee:
Season:  3  / Episode:  5 
The First Time

This Television Episode is inspired by West Side Story
The Glee club is preparing for a performance of 'West Side Story' and sings several songs from the musical and movie in this episode.

It is referred to by these television episodes...

Orange is the New Black:
Season:  2  / Episode:  4 
A Whole Other Hole

This Television Episode refers to West Side Story
In Morello's flashback to her life before prison, there is a 'West Side Story' poster on her bedroom wall.

Bob's Burgers:
Season:  1  / Episode:  10 
Burger Wars

This Television Episode refers to West Side Story
Bob is upset that Tina likes Jimmy Pesto, Jr., the son of his restaurant rival. Linda tells Bob, "It's kind of romantic though. Two familes at war, a budding romance...it's like West Side Story!".

Family Guy:
Season:  1  / Episode:  3 
Chitty Chitty Death Bang

This Television Episode refers to West Side Story
When Peter talks to Meg about not fitting in, a reference is made to West Side Story, and their finger snapping fight scenes

The Simpsons:
Season:  22  / Episode:  1 
Elementary School Musical

This Television Episode refers to West Side Story
At Arts Camp, the counselors teach the campers the importance of learning to deal with hecklers. They demonstrate this as the campers perform a scene from "West Side Story".

Six Feet Under:
Season:  1  / Episode:  4 
Familia

This Television Episode refers to West Side Story
David is talking to the dead Paco at his funeral, about it being a gang funeral. Paco tells him that his funeral is the same as any other - no Sharks, no Jets.

Modern Family:
Season:  1  / Episode:  19 
Game Changer

This Television Episode refers to West Side Story
Mitchell asks his father if he remembers trying to teach him how to fight when he was younger. His father remembers that Mitchell quit because he learned everything he needed to know about fighting from the musical 'West Side Story'.

The Simpsons:
Season:  11  / Episode:  3 
Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner?

This Television Episode refers to West Side Story
The song Homer sings upon being given the food critic job is set to the tune of "I Feel Pretty" from the musical West Side Story.

The Simpsons:
Season:  22  / Episode:  10 
Mom's I'd Like to Forget

This Television Episode refers to West Side Story
After the mention of the rumble, Millhouse is excited, thinking it will be like that movie where the Jets fight the Sharks.

Modern Family:
Season:  1  / Episode:  12 
Not In My House

This Television Episode refers to West Side Story
Mitchell mentions West Side Story while explaining that he was a Dramatical Theater Major in college.

The Simpsons:
Season:  23  / Episode:  13 
The Daughter Also Rises

This Television Episode refers to West Side Story

The Office:
Season:  2  / Episode:  6 
The Fight

This Television Episode refers to West Side Story
Michael brags about being a tough guy who has beat up several black belts. Jim agrees that he sounds tough, and then snaps his fingers and says "When you're a Jet, you're a Jet all the way." Michael doesn't get the West Side Story reference.

Mad Men:
Season:  2  / Episode:  7 
The Gold Violin

This Television Episode refers to West Side Story
Harry brags about having a meeting with Mr. Cooper. He tells the guys that Mr. Cooper asked to meet with him and only him. Kinsey teases Harry by asking "Isn't that from West Side Story?".

New Girl:
Season:  1  / Episode:  13 
Valentine's Day

This Television Episode refers to West Side Story
Jess asks Schmidt is "Officer Krupke", when he tells her not to go home with her potential one night stand from the bar.

It is referred to by these television commercials...

ABC Commercial for Black-ish

This Television Commercial refers to West Side Story

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West Side Story
composed by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim; written by

 

King of the Hill:
Season:  1  / Episode:  7 
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