Films & TV
Explore films and television series referenced throughout Season Three of The Plot Thickens. Below you can view the complete list of films and shows listed alphabetically or sort by year.
Chronological list of Films
A movie actress is constantly placed into predicaments by her press agent.
A movie star on a publicity tour continues to get into trouble because of her press agent.
A cosmetician invents a face cream and starts a prosperous beauty business bankrolled by her former fiancé’s new wife.
A military school cadet invites a movie star to the prom.
A busboy loves and cares for an ungrateful paralyzed nightclub performer.
A theater critic insists on reviewing a play written by his wife.
Two dancers – one a talented ballerina and the other a showgirl who possesses much desired “oomph” – bond and clash in the world of burlesque.
A private eye’s secretary helps him when he is framed for murder.
A newly rich nightclub hatcheck attendant dreams he is Louis XV and the woman he loves is Madame Du Barry.
An aging football star risks his health when his greedy wife won’t let him retire.
A newspaperman enlists his fiancée and a charming former employee to entrap an heiress who is suing his paper for libel.
Thrown together without their spouses on vacation, longtime neighbors fall in love and attempt to continue their newfound relationship when they return home.
An actor posing as a butler takes a job working for a nouveau riche family in 1905 New Mexico.
After their plane crashes, eleven people are stranded in a South American jungle, but only five can return to civilization safely.
A pair of sailors on shore leave romance two sisters.
A woman in a troubled marriage receives help from her guardian angel.
A fired switchboard operator tries her hand at selling cosmetics door-to-door and winds up the lead suspect in a murder investigation.
A stuffy boss tries to steal his secretary from her sailor boyfriend.
An inept bank teller is inadvertently kidnapped by robbers and is pursued by the police, who wrongly think he committed the crime, and his wife.
A New York girl finds love at a summer resort.
An ad man fights off his wife’s attempts to help him market an embalming fluid that doubles as a hair remover.
A struggling composer is troubled when the music business is more interested in his new wife’s singing abilities than his compositions.
The heir to an $77 million fortune runs into trouble when he goes to Egypt to collect his inheritance.
Honeymooners travel the country in a 40-foot trailer.
A radio star plans to build an airplane plant in a sleepy small town.
An American taxi dancer in London works with Scotland Yard to capture a serial killer who meets his victims through the newspaper personal column.
The son of a murdered Middle Eastern caliph avenges his father’s death.
A free spirit becomes the guardian of her orphaned nephew and teaches him how to live life to the fullest.
In 1940, the Central American cocoa plantation owned by American Joan Grant needs protection from bandits led by El Vengador.
A fading stage star tries to revive her career by taking a job in a shipyard.
A secretary for a real estate agency does not realize that her office is the front for a bookie operation.
An heiress with a foreign fiancé marries a common American so she can gain her inheritance.
Stranded in Panama, a cabaret dancer takes a job working for a hard-drinking oilman after she attempts to rob him.
An American former football player inherits a Parisian fashion house and receives help from the shop’s designer, a bandleader, and a phony countess.
A small-town delivery man fantasizes about life in Ancient Rome.
A team of theatrical producers attempt to mount a play while avoiding eviction from their hotel.
A serviceman has one week to wed an heiress and inherit $100,000.
A bookie cares for a little girl left as a marker after her father does not return.
Young actresses try for success while living at a theatrical boardinghouse.
A band leader has to overcome a film studio head’s hatred to make it on the big screen.
An irresponsible heiress attends a small New Mexico college with four football stars as her bodyguards.
A model on holiday in Europe thinks the man pursuing her is her friend’s husband.
An investigative reporter sets out to clear his girlfriend’s brother who has been accused of murder.
In New Orleans, lady crook tries to steal a con man’s hidden loot.
A government spy goes after a crooked Indian agent in Arizona.
A World War II housing shortage inspires a widow to propose a marriage of convenience with an inventor.
A neglected housewife turns herself into a glamour girl to win her husband back.
A widow with eight children marries a widower with ten of his own.
Legendary showman Flo Ziegfeld imagines the kind of Follies he could produce with MGM’s musical stars.
Chronological list of TV
The wife of an orchestra leader dreams of stardom.
Lucy Ricardo continues to get into predicaments at home and abroad.
Federal agent Elliot Ness and his team enforce the law in Prohibition era Chicago.
Widow Lucy Carmichael shares a house with her divorced best friend and their children. Later, she moves to Los Angeles and works as a bank secretary.
In 23rd Century space, the starship Enterprise boldly goes where no man has gone before.
The Impossible Mission Force engage in espionage work throughout the world.
Widow Lucy Carter raises two children while working for her brother-in-law’s employment agency.
Shortly before their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary, a couple decides to divorce and set out to improve themselves.
Newly divorced after twenty-three years of marriage, a middle-aged woman attempts to start a new life on her own.
An Indiana housewife calls President Jimmy Carter about a local civic matter, which he agrees to come to her home to discuss. Naturally, all her family and friends want to meet the president.
An elderly homeless woman thinks a naive social worker is also living on the streets and teaches the young woman how to survive.
A grandmother lives with her daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren, as well as her son-in-law’s father, with whom she co-owns a hardware store.