Films With References To The Comedy Of Errors:
- High School Big Shot (1958) with Tom Pittman, Virginia Aldridge, Howard Veit. The first scene after the opening credits is a classroom scene. On the blackboard behind the teacher, several of Shakespeare’s plays are listed, including The Comedy Of Errors. (see also Hamlet, Twelfth Night, As You Like It, Macbeth, Shakespeare)
Television Programs With References To This Play:
- Hart To Hart (1979-1984) with Robert Wagner, Stefanie Powers, Lionel Stander. In the third season episode “Hartless Hobby,” a man is trying to steal a stamp worth a million dollars. His henchmen continue to fail him, and he gets frustrated and tells them, “You two are a comedy of errors and the joke’s gone stale.”
- Slings & Arrows (2003-2006) with Paul Gross, Martha Burns, Stephen Ouimette. The show's title is obviously a reference to Hamlet, and while the first season focuses on a production of Hamlet, there are many references to other plays by Shakespeare, including The Comedy Of Errors. Actually, the reference is to a play based on The Comedy Of Errors. In the show's second episode, titled, "Geoffrey's Return," there is a funeral which is held at the theatre. One of the speakers at the funeral says, "Looks a bit like Act I of The Boys From Syracuse up here."