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12th Annual Grammy Awards At the 12th Annual Grammy Awards on March 11, 1970, Harry Nilsson won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Vocal Performance, Male for "Everybody's Talkin' ."
44 Inch Chest In 44 Inch Chest , Ray Winstone plays a thug named Colin Diamond. In the first scene, Diamond lies prone on the floor of his living room in a pile of broken furniture while Harry Nilsson's recording of "Without You " plays on his hi-fi. 44 Inch Chest  
500 Santas In late 1990 and early 1991, Harry Nilsson sent proposals to TV network executives outlining a movie idea of his called 500 Santas .   According to Alyn Shipton in Nilsson: The Life of a Singer-Songwriter , in Harry's script ...   [..] Two homeless men contrive to receive lavish Christmas gifts ...
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A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night is a BBC Two TV special which originally aired on June 10, 1973. It features Harry Nilsson performing songs from the A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night album with a live orchestra.   A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night  
A Very Lovely Party A Very Lovely Party is a short documentary included as a bonus feature on the 2013 Blu-Ray reissue of the Paul McCartney and Wings concert tour film Rockshow . The documentary includes footage of Harry Nilsson and Ringo Starr and others hanging out backstage with McCartney.   In 1975 and 1976, ...
ABC Movie of the Week ABC's "Movie of the Week" was a weekly series featuring original 90-minute movies produced especially for television. It first aired in 1969.   Harry Nilsson's The Point! originally aired as an ABC Movie of the Week.
Access All Areas Harry Nilsson appears (as himself) in this short (27-minute) film directed by Jenny Sullivan . Sullivan created the film for the Directing Workshop for Women at the American Film Institute . Nilsson also received a "music" credit in the film.   The film was presented onscreen during the AFI ...
All That Jazz Harry Nilsson's "Perfect Day " is heard in All That Jazz .
Around the Bend Around the Bend is a 2004 film starring Michael Caine and Christopher Walken . Harry Nilsson's "Daddy's Song " is heard in the film.
Attack of the 50 ft. Woman Debra Hill , producer of The Fisher King asked Harry Nilsson to record a song called "She's Tall " for the 1993 TV remake of "Attack of the 50 ft. Woman." The song was not in the film and may never have been recorded. [1]     [1] Citation Needed.
AWESOM-O In an episode of the animated TV series "South Park " entitled "AWESOM-O," Cartman disguises himself as a robot to learn Butters's secrets. Butters believes the robot is his new best friend and sings a song obviously inspired by Harry Nilsson's "Best Friend :"   Hey there, have you heard about my ...
Beat Club A short film of Harry Nilsson performing "Everybody's Talkin' " was shown on the TV show Beat Club in 1969. The film has more recently appeared on VH1 .
Better Call Saul {Fun and Games} Harry Nilsson's "Perfect Day" is sung by Dresage and Slow Shiver in the opening scene of this episode of "Better Call Saul."   "Perfect Day" from Better Call Saul
Big Daddy Harry Nilsson's "Best Friend " is used in a public service TV ad produced by the National Fatherhood Initiative in cooperation with the Ad Council and volunteer work by the Campbell-Ewald ad agency.   The commercial shows Godzilla playing with his son Godzuki (from the 1967 film Son of Godzilla ...
Boat Trip Sprung Monkey's cover of Harry Nilsson's "Coconut " is in the soundtrack of the film Boat Trip .  
Bones {The Body in the Bag} Harry Nilsson's "Coconut " is heard in several episodes of the TV show "Bones ."   "Coconut" is the favorite song of the character Vincent Nigel-Murray (played by Ryan Cartwright ). Another character, Lance Sweets ( John Francis Daley ) refers to the song as his "jam."   "The Body in the Bag," ...
Bones {The Hole in the Heart} The second time that "Coconut " is heard in the TV show "Bones " is in season six, episode twenty-two.   The song is sung by multiple characters as the body of Vincent Nigel-Murray (played by Ryan Cartwright ) is loaded into a hearse.    
Bones {The Lance to the Heart} The last of three episodes of the TV show "Bones " in which "Coconut " is heard is in season ten, episode two. It is sung as the ashes of a deceased character are spread.   Wait a second. One more thing. Right? Sweets had this song, remember he had that jam. Brother had a coconut...  
Borat!: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan Harry Nilsson's recording of "Everybody's Talkin' " is heard in the 2007 film Borat!: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan .  
Breakfast on Pluto Neil Jordan adapted Patrick McCabe's 1992 novel Breakfast on Pluto into a darkly funny film. The title comes from a 1970s song by Don Partridge .   The film's soundtrack features three songs by Harry Nilsson , "Me and My Arrow ," "The Moonbeam Song ," and "You're Breaking My Heart ."  
Bridget Jones's Diary Harry Nilsson's recording of "Without You " appears on the soundtrack CD from the film Bridget Jones's Diary .  
Camp Candy "Camp Candy" was an animated TV series starring John Candy as the head counselor of a summer camp for kids. The show's theme song was written by Harry Nilsson and sung by Nilsson and Candy. The series originally aired on NBC from September 2, 1989 to September 7, 1991.   Camp Candy    
Caroline Patrick Ahearn's animated short film Caroline uses Harry Nilsson's recording of "Caroline " as the film's entire soundtrack.   The film was shown on April 2, 1994, at the Palace of Fine Arts/Exploratorium's McBean Theatre in San Francisco, California , as part of an ASIFA ( Association In ...
Carte D'Or Carte D'Or ("Gold Card") is a French forty-minute made for TV movie.
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Citizen Kane A short clip from the film Citizen Kane is used near the end of Harry Nilsson's "In Concert " TV special.   We ended the first show with something that was absolutely his idea. [Harry] said, "There’s a scene in Orson Welles' Citizen Kane where the lady’s singing on stage." She was supposed to ...
Clarkson's Farm {Harvesting} The eight episode of the first season of the Amazon Prime TV series, Clarkson's Farm , makes reference to the film Goodfellas using Harry Nilsson's "Jump into the Fire ."
Coke, You Nut Coca-Cola launched its new Coke with Lime with a 30-second television spot called "Coke, You Nut" which debuted during the March 7, 2005, broadcast of "American Idol " on Fox . The ad was voted "Best of the Month" for March, 2005, by Adweek .   The ad shows a Coca-Cola scientist inventing ...
Crank One of the most surprising uses of Harry in a movie in recent memory was in Crank . Did you guys see that? At one point Jason Statham escapes from a hospital insanely high on adrenaline and coke and I don't know what else, and he's on this kind of psychotropic experience while riding a motorcycle ...
Daddy Day Care In one scene in Daddy Day Care , Phil ( Jeff Garlin ) tries to entertain a group of children by singing and playing guitar. One of the songs he performs is Harry Nilsson's "Coconut ."  
Days of Our Lives Starting in the mid-1980s, the TV soap opera "Days of Our Lives" has used Harry Nilsson's recording of "Always " as "the song" for the show's characters Tom and Alice Horton.  
Dick Harry Nilsson's "Coconut " is heard in the 1999 comedy Dick .  
Did Somebody Drop His Mouse? Article By Curtis Armstrong   Unearthing the "lost" Nilsson Documentary   The existence of a lost Nilsson documentary was completely unknown to me until early last year [1997]. I had called legendary producer Richard Perry to discuss with him the possibility of his involvement in a short film ...
Digital UK Commercial Harry Nilsson's recording of "Everybody's Talkin' " is used in a commercial for Digital UK .   Produced by Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO Ltd , the commercial features an animated robot character named "Digit Al," and aims to raise awareness of the UK's switch to digital broadcast TV.   Digital ...
Don Pablos Combo Commercial In 2002, Don Pablos, a chain of Mexican restaurants, used the tune of Coconut as the music for a TV commercial. The following lyrics are sung to the tune of Coconut : I get tamales and a taco When I eat them both up. Or I can add an enchilada To make it even better. Or maybe a rellonos Or soft taco ...
Drive My Car PSA Harry Nilsson appeared in a music video of the song "Drive My Car" created by RADD ("Recording Artists, Actors, and Athletes Against Drunk Driving "). The video debuted on the American Music Awards on February 7, 1994 during the third hour of the television show.   Appearing in the video are Paul ...
Dungeon Siege III Harry Nilsson's "Best Friend " was used in a national commercial for the Dungeon Siege III video game.   Dungeon Siege III Commercial   In the commercial, Nilsson's song "Best Friend," plays as two teens, brandishing medieval swords, hunt down orcs.   The spot aired on G4 , Spike TV , Cartoon ...
Dusty and Sweets McGee Dusty and Sweets McGee is a "docudrama" featuring real addicts re-living their lives on-screen. The film was released in 1971 to mostly enthusiastic reviews. But after a Time Magazine review saying the film was "too much absorbed by the mechanics of addiction," the studio pulled the film from ...
Ellen Foster When it first aired on American television on December 14, 1997, the film Ellen Foster had Harry Nilsson's performance of "Remember (Christmas) " playing during the opening titles. The song does not, however, appear in the home video release of the film.    
Euphoria {Trying to Get to Heaven Before They Close the Door} Season 2, Episode 1 of "Euphoria" ("Trying to Get to Heaven Before They Close the Door") includes Harry Nilsson's "Jump Into the Fire ."
Everybody Loves Raymond During a 2001 episode [1] of the TV series "Everybody Loves Raymond," Raymond's brother, Robert Barone, quotes Harry Nilsson's "One ":   Hey, why don't you get one of those big "number one" foam fingers and wave it in the air? 'Cause you're number one, Raymond, YOU'RE NUMBER ONE! But remember ...
First Impressions In 1988, Brad Garrett starred in the short-lived CBS comedy TV series First Impressions in which he played "Frank Dutton", a divorced father who amuses his daughter with impressions and makes a living doing commercial voice-overs. The show aired weekly from August 27 to October 1, 1988.   Harry ...
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Goodfellas Harry Nilsson's "Jump Into the Fire " is used to good effect in Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas .  
Group Madness Group Madness is a documentary about the filming of Yellowbeard . "Men At Sea ," a song Harry Nilsson wrote for Yellowbeard is heard at the end of the documentary. Group Madness
Handgun In Handgun (aka Deep in the Heart ) a young woman is raped at gunpoint. Her intense anger drives her to seek revenge, and she becomes a hunter on a vengeful mission.   Harry Nilsson recorded "Lay Down Your Arms " for the film. It plays during the closing credits.  
Harry and Ringo's Night Out Harry and Ringo's Night Out , starring Harry Nilsson and Ringo Starr was to be a mixed live-action and animated film based on Harry and Ringo taking in the nightlife od L.A. . Filming began in October 1974 but it was never completed or released.   Harry and Ringo's Night Out   The budget for the ...
Harry and the Hendersons According to screenwriter Bill Martin , "Harry" - the friendly "bigfoot" creature in the film Harry and the Hendersons - is named after Harry Nilsson . The film makers modeled the look of the creature after Bill Martin.    
Head The Monkees performed "Daddy's Song " for their 1968 film Head . It appears on the soundtrack album. "Daddy's Song" by The Monkees
High Fidelity Harry Nilsson's "The Moonbeam Song " is heard about one hour into the film High Fidelity during a scene where "Rob" ( John Cusack ) realizes that "Ray" ( Tim Robbins ) is in the record store and shouts at him to leave.
Home Improvement {Flying Sauces} The Season 1, Episode 8, episode of the TV series "Home Improvement " (titled "Flying Sauces ") ends with Tim Taylor surprising his wife, Jill, by remembering the song that played during their first dance together:   Tim: Well ... [Tim kisses Jill.] Tim: I think the master tormentor has done his ...
I Spy {Sparrowhawk } Season 2, episode 7 of the TV show "I Spy" (titled "Sparrowhawk ") includes a snippet of a song sung by Nilsson. The songs plays on a record player sitting on a pool's diving board. Harry Nilsson in "I Spy"   Nilsson sings "you gave me back the ring you were wearing ..." as the scene switches ...
In Concert {The Music of NIlsson} "The Music of Nilsson " is a 1971 episode (Season 4, Episode 8) of the BBC TV series "In Concert." It actually aired on January 1, 1972.   Nilsson performs the following songs in front of a non-existent studio audience:   Mr Richland’s Favourite Song / One Gotta Get Up Walk Right Back / ...
In God We Trust (or Gimme That Prime Time Religion) In God We Trust (or Gimme That Prime Time Religion) is a 1980 film written, directed, and starring Marty Feldman . The theme song for the film is Harry Nilsson's recording of his "Good For God " from Duit on Mon Dei .      
Jack Poet Volkswagen Commercials In 1969, Jack Poet , a Los Angeles Volkswagen dealer. hired Firesign Theater to create a series of television ads for his auto dealership. Six commercials were filmed which aired on KMET .   Jack Poet got in trouble with Volkswagen and its ad agency, because they didn’t care for us wearing ...
Jenny Harry Nilsson's song "Waiting " appears in the movie Jenny .   In the film, a convenience marriage is arranged between an unmarried pregnant girl ( Marlo Thomas ) and a young man who wants to avoid the draft ( Alan Alda ).
Jeopardy {July 5, 2022} Harry Nilsson was the topic of a clue during the July 5, 2022, episode of Jeopardy.   Harry Nilsson, born Harry Edward Nelson III, memorably sang "Everybody's Talkin"' for this 1969 Voight-Hoffman film   Unfortunately, the clue incorrectly states that Nilsson was born "Harry Edward Nelson III ." ...
John and Yoko: A Love Story This made-for-television movie tells the story of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's lives together. David Gilliam portrays Harry Nilsson in the film.   John and Yoko: A Love Story    
Johnny Blood In 1979 or 1980, Terry Southern met with Lewis Allen to discuss a musical called "Johnny Blood" that Southern had conceived about the Cotton Club . Southern had enlisted Brendan Gill to help with the writing and Harry Nilsson to compose the music. [1]   [1] Lee Hill (2001) "A Grand Guy: The ...
Joker's Wild In a 1975 interview, Alice Cooper discussed his fondness for watching TV game shows.   I don't know why. I just do. I love them. Do you want me to name the ones I like in order? I always start out by watching "Joker's Wild" then go from there. [...] A lot of my friends are the same way. Harry ...
King Dong! A Sophisticated New Musical Comedy Terry Southern and Harry Nilsson created a musical parody of King Kong called King Dong . [1]   A 69-page draft of "King Dong! A Sophisticated New Musical Comedy" is in the New York Library's archive of Terry Southern's papers along with a few excerpts and updates. [1] Lee Hill (2001) "A Grand ...
Kojak Harry Nilsson wrote and recorded a song called "Kojak Columbo " - basically a love song about TV.   "Kojak" was a TV series which aired from October 24, 1973, to April, 1978, on the CBS television network. The series starred Telly Savalas as a police detective.
Kottan ermittelt: Rien ne va plus Johannes Krisch , as "Paul Schremser" performs "Coconut " in this Austrian film based on a mid-1970s crime/comedy TV series.  
La Mortadella Harry Nilsson's "I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York City " is heard in the film La Mortadella .   In the film, Maddalena ( Sophia Loren ) is in love with a married man, Michel ( Gigi Proietti ) who has moved to the United States. She follows him to the US, but is held up by Customs because she ...
Lawrence Welk "Nobody Cares About the Railroads Anymore " is performed in an episode ("Salute to Our Senior Citizens") of the Lawrence Welk TV show which originally aired on March 21, 1981. Ken Delo sings the song. Lawrence Welk
Let's Put Harry in the Hall L A Recording Session More than thirty musicians, actors, artists, friends, and family gathered on August 10, 2015, to sing an anthem supporting a grassroots movement to get Harry Nilsson inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum .   Among those who participated are Evie Sands , Syd Straw , Steve Barton , ...
Life on Mars {The Man Who Sold the World} Harry Nilsson's "Spaceman " is heard in an episode of the ABC TV series "Life on Mars " titled "The Man Who Sold the World."  
Little Man Harry Nilsson's "Best Friend " appears in the Wayans brother's film Little Man . A version of the song by Penfifteen Club plays during the film's closing credits.   Scenes from Little Man    
Lucky {???} Harry Nilsson's recording of "Early in the Morning " is heard in an episode of the short-lived 2003 TV series, "Lucky."
Magnolia Aimee Mann's recording of "One " was used in the film Magnolia .   I know exactly where I was when I heard the Aimee Mann version. I was in a studio to meet Michael Penn and Jon Brion while they were recording Fiona Apple's first record to discuss doing the score for my first film. And when I ...
Malibu Film Festival Ad Josh Caplan , associate creative director at McCarthy Mambro Bertino , and Backyard Productions produced a 90-second black-and-white film to advertise the 2004 Malibu Film Festival . The film was shown in theaters before movies and set to Harry Nilsson's recording of "Everybody's Talkin' ." It ...
Me, Myself and I Harry Nilsson wrote and sang Me Myself And I which plays during the opening credits of Me, Myself and I .   "Me, Myself and I" by Harry Nilsson  
Midnight Cowboy Midnight Cowboy is a film by John Schlesinger which won the Oscar for "Best Picture" in 1969. The film features Harry Nilsson's performance of "Everybody's Talkin' ."   The movie studio wanted an original song written for the film, so Schlesinger used "Everybody's Talkin'" just as a placeholder ...
Midnight Special {November 4, 1977} Harry Nilsson made an appearance in episode 8 of season 6 of The Midnight Special which aired on November 4, 1977.
Midnight Special {November 28, 1975} The tenth episode of season four of The Midnight Special which aired on November 28, 1975, included a segment described as "a special tribute to Harry Nilsson" hosted by Helen Reddy and featuring an exclusive interview.
Mr. Corman {Action Adventure} In episode 5 of season 1 of "Mr. Corman," one of the characters, Josh ( Joseph Gordon-Levitt ), dresses as "Arrow " from The Point! .   Harry Nilsson's "P.O.V. Waltz " is heard in the episode as well as in the trailer produced for the show. Mr. Corman
Music Scene {September 27, 1969} The second episode of ABC's short-lived prime-time series, Music Scene, included a clip from Midnight Cowboy featuring Harry Nilsson singing "Everybody's Talkin' ."  
Mutts Harry Nilsson wrote the theme song for "Mutts," a 1988 TV series for which only a pilot episode was filmed. Rick Riccio sang the theme.   "Mutts " was about a boy ("Eric" played by Stephen Dorff ) and his talking dog ("Mike"). The show was also known as "Conversations With My Dog ."   A story ...
My Name is Earl {Stole Beer From A Golfer} The seventh episode of the TV show "My Name is Earl" used a long portion of Harry Nilsson's recording of "Everybody's Talking " while the character "Earl" rode in a bus. The episode, entitled "Stole Beer From A Golfer," first aired on November 11, 2005.  
My Name is Earl {Something To Live For} A couple of verses of Nilsson singing "Joy " are heard in the fifteenth episode of the series as a character (played by guest star Adam Goldberg ) recalls watching Earl's ex-wife, Joy, hanging clothes. The episode, "Something To Live For," originally aired on February 2, 2006.
Obits Obits Screenplay by Harry Nilsson and Terry Southern Based on the Screenplay for Obituaries by Roger Watkins   History   A talk with a bartender about the screenplay he had just written led Roger Watkins to a meeting with Harry Nilsson . Nilsson had recently become interested in making films. ...
Obituaries Obituaries is a screenplay by Roger Watkins which was acquired in 1985 by Harry Nilsson and Terry Southern . Later that year, they assigned the rights to the newly formed company Hawkeye Entertainment .   Nilsson and Southern refined the screenplay and changed its name to Obits . Obits is a black ...
Only Fools and Horses {"The Jolly Boys Outing"} Harry Nilsson's recording of "Everybody's Talkin' " is heard in the episode 7 of season 6 ("The Jolly Boys' Outing") of the BBC TV show "Only Fools and Horses ." "Everybody's Talkin'" in Only Fools and Horses  
Only You Ringo Starr produced a a promotional film for his recording of "Only You ". For the film, a giant flying saucer and robot were lifted by helicopter to the top of the Capitol Records building in Los Angeles, California . Ringo and Harry Nilsson are on top of the building with the props as Ringo ...
Pardon Us "Lazy Moon " was written in 1901. Harry Nilsson first heard it sung by Oliver Hardy in the film Pardon Us . From the time it appeared in that film until Harry Nilsson recorded it in 1973, there is no record of anyone else recording the song.   Pardon Us was Laurel and Hardy's first feature-length ...
Passions {"Unknown Episode"} Harry Nilsson's performance of "Remember (Christmas) " was used in an episode of the TV show "Passions" during a montage in memory of the late "Timmy Lenox" and the actor who played him, Josh Ryan Evans .  
Playboy After Dark {Harry Nilsson} In an appearance on the TV show Playboy After Dark in 1969, Harry Nilsson performed "Good Old Desk ." A straight-faced Harry Nilsson told the host, Hugh Hefner , that the meaning of the song "Good Old Desk " was in its initials - "GOD."   Years later Nilsson admitted, "I bullshitted him. I thought ...
Popeye Released in 1980 by Walt Disney and Paramount Directed By Robert Altman Written by Jules Feiffer and E. C. Segar Starring Robin Williams and Shelley Duvall Music by Harry Nilsson   "Popeye" is a live action film which features Robin Williams and Shelley Duvall as Popeye and Olive Oyl . In the ...
Practical Magic Harry Nilsson's recording of "Coconut " is heard in the film Practical Magic .  
Private School Harry Nilsson's "You're Breaking My Heart " is heard in the film Private School .  
Punch-Drunk Love Adam Sandler plays "Barry Egan," a small business owner with seven sisters whose abuse has kept him alone and unable to fall in love. When a mysterious woman (played by Emily Watson ) enters his life, his romantic journey begins.   Shelley Duvall's performance of Harry Nilsson's "He Needs Me " ...
Ray The cast biographies included in the DVD release of Ray mention that actor Curtis Armstrong , who plays Ahmet Ertegun in the film, is a fan of Harry Nilsson and has produced re-issues of Nilsson's CDs.   Harry Nilsson was a fan of Ray Charles .  
Real Life "Jump Into the Fire " is heard playing on a radio during a scene in Albert Brooks' film Real Life .
Red Dog The Australian film Red Dog contains a montage set to Harry Nilsson's "Jump Into the Fire ."
Remember "Tribute: Celebrating New York City " was a museum exhibit by local New York artists exploring the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the city and the city's vitality and spirit as it recovered.   The centerpiece of the exhibit was a 15 minute video "Remember ." The video, created by film ...
Reservoir Dogs Nilsson's "Coconut " is heard during the closing credits of the film Reservoir Dogs .  
Resident Alien {An Alien in New York} Season 2, Episode 6 of the TV series Resident Alien ends with a scene set to Harry Nilsson's "Everybody's Talkin' showing the main character, Harry, walking the streets while tripping on LSD
Riding In Cars With Boys Portions of "Me And My Arrow " and "Everything's Got 'Em " are heard in the film Riding In Cars With Boys .    
Road to Australia Ringo and Harry Nilsson will revive the old Hope / Crosby road-film genre in Road to Australia , with Ringo's wife, Barbara Bach , playing the Dorothy Lamour role, -- Playboy, February 1985 [1]   No such film was ever produced.   [1] "Fast Tracks" Playboy (1985-02)
Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind "Jump Into the Fire " and "I Yam What I Yam " are heard in this documentary looking at the life and career of Robin Williams .   We're just waiting for Popeye 2 , the nude version. That would be scary. The Nude Naps. It eats the spinach. Oh. Olive , you got no tits and a tight box. Did you just ...
Rosebud Rosebud is a 1975 film directed by Otto Preminger from a screenplay by Erik Preminger .   In one scene, Kim Cattrall , as "Joyce," an American taken hostage by a terrorist group, does sit-ups and sings Harry Nilsson’s "I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York City " in an attempt to keep her body ...
Russian Doll Russian Doll premiered on Netflix on February 1, 2019. In the show, Nadia Vulvokov, a game developer, dies repeatedly and relives the same night in an ongoing time loop. Harry Nilsson's "Gotta Get Up " is used throughout the series to indicate that Nadia's life has "reset."   Russian Doll is about ...
Shanghai Knights Harry Nilsson's recording of "One " plays during a scene in which Owen Wilson's character "Roy O'Bannon" is separated from Jackie Chan's "Chon Wang."  
Shrek 2 Donkey ( Eddie Murphy ) sings a line from Harry Nilsson's "One " at the beginning of Shrek 2 .  
Singer & The Song Singer & The Song is Classic Pictures's DVD of German television appearances from "some of the world's most well known singers performing some of the all time classic songs at the very pinnacle of their careers."   The DVD includes 22 TV performances (with a choice of 5.1 Dolby Digital or DTS ...
Skidoo In Skidoo , an ex-gangster is called out of retirement by a mob kingpin to carry out a hit on a fellow mobster.   As well as making a cameo appearance in the movie, Harry Nilsson composed the songs and score for Skidoo . Nilsson actually sang the closing credits for the film.   Blond, pug-nosed ...
Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour Harry Nilsson appeared on the July 8, 1970, episode of the Smothers Brothers's television show, "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour ."   Tommy Smothers introduced Harry by singing "I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York City ." Harry demonstrated the basics of songwriting by performing "Poli High ." ...
So You Think You Can Dance {Season 9, Week 8} Eliana Girard and Alex Wong danced to Harry Nilsson's performance of "Without You ."    
Son of Dracula Count Down ( Harry Nilsson ), the son of Dracula, is "into just about every kind of music there is." The Count is about to be crowned the "Overlord of the Netherworld" when he has a change of heart. Dr. Van Helsing ( Dennis Price ) proposes an operation which will make the Count mortal and give him ...
South Park {AWESOM-O} In an episode of the animated TV series South Park" entitled "AWESOM-O," Cartman disguises himself as a robot to learn Butters's secrets. Butters believes the robot is his new best friend and sings a song obviously inspired by Harry Nilsson's "Best Friend ":   Hey there, have you heard about my ...
Super Season "Super Season" was one of six short films Albert Brooks created for the first season of NBC's Saturday Night Live . "Super Season" is a parody of network promotional spots for new TV shows.   According to Brooks: [...] Newsweek said it was a great little film. But the review credited the Not Ready ...
Swami In 1968, an article in Billboard started that Harry Nilsson was slated to play an "inept musician" in a "still-pending TV pilot" and that a TV special about him was planned for July, 1969. [1] [1] Billboard , Ed Ochs (1968-11-30) "Nilsson High-Rated Writer"
Ted (Trailer) Harry Nilsson's "Best Friend " is heard in the trailer for the film Ted . In the film itself, is a song called "Everybody Needs a Best Friend" performed by "Norah Jones." The song, with lyrics written by Seth MacFarlane , was nominated for an Academy Award .   Ted Trailer
That 70s Show {Eric's Buddy} Harry Nilsson's "Best Friend " is heard in an episode of "That 70s Show " titled "Eric's Buddy." The episode, aired in the first season of the series, is about Eric Forman acquiring a new "best friend" (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt ). That 70s Show
That'll Be the Day Directed by Claude Whatham with a screenplay by Ray Connolly , the 1973 film That'll Be the Day is loosely based on Harry Nilsson's song "1941 ."   One day in the early-Seventies I had a huge stroke of beginners’ luck. Going over to a friend’s house to borrow a book, I was asked, over a cup of ...
The Beach Boys: An American Band Harry Nilsson crashed the Beach Boys July 4, 1982, concert on The National Mall in Washington, D. C. . Ringo Starr played drums during the concert. Harry can be briefly spotted in the film of the event as shown in the documentary, The Beach Boys: An American Band. Harry is sitting on the s ...
The Courtship of Eddie's Father In The Courtship of Eddie's Father , Bill Bixby played Tom Corbett, a widower raising a young son played by Brandon Cruz . The show aired for three seasons on ABC from September of 1969 through March of 1972.   Harry Nilsson wrote and performed the show's theme song, "Best Friend ." During the ...
The Doobie Brothers - Listen to the Music Hawkeye entertainment produced this retrospective of The Doobie Brothers which was released in 1999 on VHS by Vestron and on Laser DIsc by Image Entertainment . It was released on VHS and DVD in the UK by Legend Music Group . It was produced by Flattery/Yukich Inc. (FYI).   The production of this ...
The First Lady {"That White House"} In the first episode of the Hulu TV series, Harry Nilsson's "Coconut " is heard.   Harry Nilsson’s "Coconut" accompanies a playful daytime cocktail-making session and this party-for-one is about to get rudely interrupted by a White House administration embroiled in scandal.  [1] Michelle ...
The Fisher King Terry Gilliam's The Fisher King received five Oscar nominations.   Harry Nilsson sings "How About You " during the closing credits of the film.
The Fresh Prince of Bel Air In "Mistaken Identity " (Season 1, Episode 6) of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air , Will Smith and Carlton Banks are accused of stealing cars and are detained in jail. In one scene, another prisoner sings a few lines of Harry Nilsson's "One ."    
The General Insurance Commercial Harry Nilsson's "Best Friend " is heard in a series of 2022 commercials for The General Insurance called "Wish." The commercials star Shaquille O’Neal and were produced by ad agency Highdive of Chicago, Illinois .   "Wish"  
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir {The Folk Singer} Harry Nilsson guest starred as a singer named "Tim Seagirt [1] " in an episode of the NBC television series, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir titled "The Music Maker ". Harry performs two songs, "Without Her " and "If Only ."   The Ghost and Mrs. Muir   The episode with Harry, "The Music Maker," aired on ...
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The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy In a 2004 interview, Maxwell Atoms , the creator and executive producer of animated TV series "The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy," was asked "Who is the voice actor you would most like to work with, that you haven't yet?" He answered, "I've been itching to try to get Ringo Starr for something ...
The Ice Storm Ang Lee's film focuses on self-obsession within two New England families in 1973. The Ice Storm won the best-screenplay award at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997.  
The King of Queens {Wedding Presence} The January 8, 2001, episode of the TV sitcom The King of Queens entitled "Wedding Presence " ended with a homage to The Courtship of Eddie's Father as Arthur ( Jerry Stiller ) and Spence ( Patton Oswalt ) run along the beach while Harry Nilsson's performance of ' Best Friend " plays.   The King ...
The King of Queens {Buggie Nights} In an episode titled "Buggie Nights," the CBS TV series "The King of Queens " used Harry Nilsson's recording of "Everybody's Talkin' ."
The Monkees {Monkees On The Wheel} "Monkees On The Wheel," an episode of the Monkees's TV series, features Davy Jones singing Harry Nilsson's "Cuddly Toy ." The episode aired during the second season of the TV show.   The version of "Cuddly Toy " in this episode is an alternate mix of the version heard earlier in the episode titled ...
The Monkees {Mijacogeo} Harry Nilsson played keyboards for the song "Zor and Zam ."  
The Monkees {Everywhere a Sheik, Sheik} Davy Jones sings Harry Nilsson's "Cuddly Toy " in the "Everywhere a Sheik, Sheik" episode of The Monkees .  
The Muppets The song "Man or Muppet" from the film, The Muppets , won the Academy Award for "Original Song" in 2012.   Bret McKenzie ( Flight of the Conchords ) composed the Oscar-winning song. In an interview with Terry Gross on NPR's Fresh Air , McKenzie describes his inspiration for the song:   For 'Man ...
The Never Ending Adventures of Oblio and Arrow According to their web site, Fred Wolf Films is planning a new animated TV series called "The Never Ending Adventures of Oblio and Arrow " based on the character's from The Point! .
The Paradise Hat On January 8, 1970, the Los Angeles Times reported that Harry Nilsson's Nilsson House Productions purchased the film rights to "The Paradise Hat," an original short story by Kurt Vonnegut . [1]   "The Paradise Hat" was never filmed,   Some have suggested that the story may have served as an ...
The Point! Once upon a time in the town of Point, everything - all the buildings, trees, and even the people were pointed. Except for one little round-headed kid named Oblio .   The Point! is a wonderful adventure, enchanting both children and adults since 1971.   Harry Nilsson's The Point! tells the story ...
The Point: The Definitive Collector's Edition   Directed by Academy Award-winner Fred Wolf, "The Point " tells the story of Oblio , a round-headed boy living in the land of "Point," where everything and everybody has one. Oblio, along with his trusty dog, Arrow , is banished to the Pointless Forest . The tale is narrated by Ringo Starr and ...
The Quiet Family Harry Nilsson's "Jump Into the Fire " is featured quite prominently on the soundtrack in two different scenes in the South Korean film The Quiet Family (Choyonghan Kajok) .   (Source: Terry Thome )  
The Rules of Attraction
The Serpent {Episode #1.4} Harry Nilsson's "Jump Into the Fire " is heard in Season 1, Episode 4 of the BBC One / Netflix TV series "The Serpent ,"    
The Simpsons The long-running animated TV series, The Simpsons , has referred to Harry Nilsson on several occasions.   This Little Wiggy ("Best Friend")   In "The Little Wiggy " (Season 9, Episode 18), Marge Simpson arranges a playdate for Bart and Ralph Wiggum and the two become friendly (for the duration of ...
The Simpsons {Mom and Pop Art} Homer Simpson sings a variation of "Coconut" at the beginning of this episode (Season 10, Episode 19) of the long-running animated series:   You put the beer in the coconut ....   The Simpsons "Beer in the Coconut"
The Simpsons {To Cur, with Love} Nilsson's "Me and My Arrow " is heard in "To Cur, with Love" (Season 24, Episode 8) of The Simpsons during a flashback of a young Homer Simpson playing with his dog, Bongo.   The Simpsons - Me and My Arrow
The Story of Eric The Story of Eric is a 34-minute color documentary which follows a young mother through her first childbearing experience to help educate parents about the Lamaze method of prepared childbirth.   Producers: Carol and Winter Horton Writer and Director: David Seltzer , Centre Films (1972)   Harry ...
The Telephone The Telephone was directed by Rip Torn from a screenplay written by Harry Nilsson and Terry Southern . Hawkeye Entertainment produced the film.   Whoopi Goldberg stars as an eccentric out-of-work actress, disconnected from reality, who ignores the threatening calls from her many creditors, ...
The Wacko Saturday Morning Preview and Other Good Stuff Special Harry Nilsson made a cameo appearance in this 1977 prime time special directed by Stanley Dorfman .  
The Woody Woodbury Show {1968-05-22} Harry Nilsson appeared on the May 22, 1968, episode of comedian Woody Woodbury's talk/variety show.
The World's Greatest Lover Harry Nilsson performed "Ain't It Kinda Wonderful " for the Gene Wilder film The World's Greatest Lover .      
The Worst Person in the World With its hipster vibe, eclectic soundtrack - Cymande , Harry Nilsson , Todd Rundgren , Art Garfunkel , Chassol - and attractive images from Danish cinematographer Kasper Tuxen , The Worst Person in the World stands a very good chance of international success after its Cannes debut.  -- The ...
The Wrecker's Ball: Three Dances by Paul Taylor This one-hour film captures a performance by the Paul Taylor Dance Company on October 1, 1996. The company performed "Company B" (to songs sung by the Andrews Sisters ), "Funny Papers," and "A Field of Grass " (to songs sung by Harry Nilsson ).  
This is Spinal Tap According to Harry's friend, Michael Macaluso , while the two were grabbing a bite to eat at Martoni's they ran into Rob Reiner who invited then to be a part of a concert he was filming for a rock movie. They didn't go because of a previous commitment. Later they learned that the film was This is ...
Tonight Show Harry Nilsson wrote "Tonight Song " as a possible new theme for the Tonight Show when Jay Leno became the host.   On the June 15, 1998, episode of The Tonight Show Ringo Starr was Jay Leno's first guest.   My (soon to be) wife and I visited Los Angeles to attend Harryfest 1998 . Before we left ...
Tribute: A Rockumentary Tribute is a documentary which features the members and fans of several "tribute" bands including The Missing Links , a Monkees tribute band. In one scene, Danny Lopez , of The Missing Links, points out a photograph of himself with Harry Nilsson .
Two and a Half Men {Taterhead is Our Love Child} "Two and a Half Men" is a TV comedy starring Charlie Sheen as "Charlie." In an episode titled "Taterhead is Our Love Child," Charlie finds out he may be the father of an eight-year-old boy. The episode includes a montage set to Harry Nilsson's "Best Friend ."  
Unison Ad In 2004, a £1.4 million TV advertising campaign by the England's largest trade union was used to recruit new members. The TV advertisements featured a woman walking through the streets of Liverpool , being joined by more and more workers to the tune of Harry Nilsson's "One ."   Unison Ad  
Vacation {2015} In this sequel to / remake of the 1983 film starring Chevy Chase , Rusty Griswold takes his own family on a road trip to "Walley World."   Harry Nilsson's performance of "Without You " is heard in the film.  
Val Val is a 2021 documentary centering on the daily life of actor Val Kilmer based mainly on home video the actor recorded over a span of 40 years.  
Way Out West Harry Nilsson's "thumb-as-lighter" cover photo for A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night is based on a gag in the Laurel and Hardy film, Way Out West .   Laurel and Hardy Thumb-As-A-Lighter Gag  
Wedding Ringer
Who is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?) Based on an original idea by Curtis Armstrong , Chuck Harter , and Alan Boyd , LSL Productions produced this documentary about Harry Nilsson . The documentary explores the enigmatic life and music of Harry Nilsson in an attempt to answer the question, "Who is Harry Nilsson?"   The film ...
Wiener Stampede In 2019, Steve Johnson of the Chicago Tribune picked "Wiener Stampede" as one of the "5 Greatest Super Bowl Commercials of Modern Times."   In 2016, ketchup giant Heinz turned Harry Nilsson’s “ Without You ” on and delivered a deceptively simple, appealingly goofy, disarmingly elegant and ...
Yellowbeard Harry Nilsson wrote and performed "Men At Sea " for the film Yellowbeard . The song was not used in the film, but does appear at the end of Group Madness , a documentary about the filming of Yellowbeard .
You've Got Mail You've Got Mail is a 1998 film. The romantic comedy reunites "Sleepless in Seattle " stars Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan with director and writer, Nora Ephron . The film contains four songs performed by Harry Nilsson .   The plot of "You've Got Mail" centers on Joe Fox (Tom Hanks) and Kathleen Kelly (Meg ...
Ziggy's Gift Ziggy , from Tom Wilson's comic strip, has a Christmas adventure in the Emmy -winning TV special, Ziggy's Gift . When he becomes a streetside Santa for charity, Ziggy doesn't realize the donations are really lining the boss's pockets.   Harry Nilsson wrote and sang the song "Give, Love, Joy " for ...