Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb is a 1964 black comedy directed by Stanley Kubrick and satirizng Cold War fears and mutually assured destruction. It starred Peter Sellers in three different roles, including the title character (a deranged German scientist who figures significantly but mainly on the periphery).
The movie received four Academy Award-nominations and elements entered pop culture iconography (notably a scene where Major "King" Kong exuberantly rides a nuclear warhead like a bronco).
- The name of Dr. Strangepork is a reference to Dr. Strangelove.
- In The Muppet Show episode 219, guest star Peter Sellers reprises his Dr. Strangelove accent as a crazed masseur, even briefly referring to himself as Dr. Merkwürdigliebe (literal German translation of "Strangelove," mentioned in the film as the scientist's original name).
- In the first season Dog City episode "Rocketship K-9," Leon Burger enthusiastically rides Rottweiler's doomsday rocket, complete with "Yeehaw," referencing the movie's bomb ride.
- James Earl Jones played Lt. Lothar Zogg
- Slim Pickens played Major T. J. "King" Kong
- Shane Rimmer played Captain "Ace" Owens
- George C. Scott played General "Buck" Turgidson
- Peter Sellers played Group Captain Lionel Mandrake, President Merkin Muffley, and Dr. Strangelove
- Reg Thomason played an official in the war room