5 Stages in Popular Media

The “5 Stages” concept is extremely well-ingrained within society and popular media. The Stages and references to Dr. Kübler-Ross are used on a daily basis throughout television, feature films, video clips, radio, cartoons, music, and more.

  • 30 Rock - YouTube video clip - 5 stages mentioned in three episodes
  • A Fall From Grace
  • After Life w/Ricky Gervais - On Netflix
  • American Dad - YouTube video clip
  • Blackadder - Season 3
  • Breaking Bad
  • BrooklynNineNine - "Ding Dong" Episode
  • Buffy The Vampire Slayer - Season 6, Episode #1 (Named after 3rd stage)
  • Castle
  • Dead Like Me - YouTube video clip
  • Community
  • Council of Dad's - episode 4, Robin goes through the stages of grief -  Link
  • Dead Like Me
  • Dr. Who - Episode "The End of Time"
  • Frasier - Season 6, Episode #1
  • General Hospital - Drew Cain (Billy Miller) goes through stages after son dies.
  • Grey’s Anatomy - YouTube video clip
  • Jimmy Kimmel - Used in multiple episodes incl. this one, YouTube video clip
  • House - YouTube video clip
  • The Kosinski Method, Season 2, Episode 6
  • Law and Order
  • Monk
  • The Nanny
  • Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide
  • New Girl - YouTube video clip
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Popular
  • Pushing Daisies - Season 1, Episode #7
  • OC - YouTube video clip
  • On My Block (Netflix) - Season 2
  • One Tree Hill - YouTube video clip
  • Ramy - May Calamawy, Episode 5, 3riana grande
  • Rizzoli & Isles - YouTube video clip
  • Roswell, New Mexico - Episode 7, Liz talks about the 5 stages
  • Scorpion
  • Scrubs - YouTube video clip
  • Sesame Street - "Good-Bye Mr. Hooper" episode
  • SEX Education, Aimee Lou Wood, season 2
  • Sorry For Your Loss, played by Elizabeth Olsen
  • Star Trek, Next Generation
  • Star Trek Voyager - "Imperfection" episode
  • Stephen Colbert, used Multiple shows
  • The Simpsons - YouTube video clip
  • Supernatural - "In my Time of Dying" episode
  • Teen Titan Go! - YouTube video clip
  • Tenacious D
  • That 70’s Show - YouTube video clip
  • The Flash, Season 6
  • Trying - Link
  • Wings
  • A Simple Favor
  • All That Jazz
  • Avengers: Endgame - LInk
  • The Bucket List
  • Deadpool 2
  • Eep Allay Ooo, India
  • Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America
  • In This Life by Bat-Sheva Guez, The Five Stages explored through dance
  • Inside Out - YouTube video clip link
  • Janaan - YouTube video clip link
  • Lenny
  • Look Both Ways
  • Love and Honor
  • Maps to The Stars
  • Man Up?
  • Somebody's Mother - by Gabriela Tollman & Evelyne Tollman
  • The Penguins of Madagascar
  • The Rundown
  • We Bought a Zoo
  • A White, White Day - Link
  • "Kübler-Ross" on Hollow Voices by Chuck Wilson
  • "Elisabeth Kubler-Ross" on Amateur Sketches of Famous and Important People by Dominic Moore
  • "Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Has Died" on II by the Gnomes
  • "Kübler-Ross Model" on Rotten Soup - Single by Unexpected Fidelity
  • "The Kübler-Ross Model" on Kaapin by Kaapin
  • "The Kübler-Ross Model" on Howling Songs by Matt Elliott
  • "Victims of Victimless Crimes" on So Low Remixes - Single by Kübler-Ross (A Swedish Band)
  • "Kübler-Ross" on Christian House of Girls by Elephant Rifle
  • "Kubler Ross" on Good Grief by Mic Lanny & James Rock
  • "Kübler Ross" on The Colour of Television by Rhutz
  • "Five Stages of Grief" on Shape of Things to Come by Perfect Pill
  • The 5 Stages of Grief" on The Burning by Nick Vasallo
  • "Dealing With It: Five Stages of grief (Quintet)" on Realized by Henny Kupferstein
  • "The Five Stages of Grief" on Grey Sky Town by Erdpol
  • "The First of Many Dreams About Monsters" (Elisabeth Kübler-Ross actual voice used three times within song) by Spring Offensive
  • "The Five Stages of Grief: A Composition For Brass Ensemble" by Christopher R. Hango
  • "5 Stages" on Sunday by Ryan from Sunday
  • "5 Stages" on Grief by Crux
  • "5Stages" on OverManUnderGod by Relix the UnderGod
  • "Stages of Grief" by Kevin MacLeod on album, Asiring
  • "Stages of Grief" (Feat. Acumen Nation) by Cyanotic on album, Worst case Scenario, Vol. 1 &2
  • "Stages of Grief" by Mark A. Wood on Stages of Grief - Single
  • "Stages of Grief" by Anna Kilmartin on album, Stages of Grief
  • "Stages of Grief" (Continuous Mix) by Fritof on album, 5 Stages of Grief
  • "Stages of Grief" by Fredrik Emilson on album, Blondie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • "Stages of Grief" by Storytelling on album, Imaginary Letters
  • "Stages of Grief" by Streamline on album, Full Circle
  • "Stages of Grief" by Harold Bernhardt on album, Telling Tales
  • "Stages of Grief" by Crim on album, Immortal Tales of an Innocent Criminal
  • "The Stages of Grief" by Awaken I Am - on EP, The Beauty of Tragedy
  • "Five Stages of Grief" by Darko on, Five Stages of Grief - Single
  • "5 Stages of Grief" by Tyra J. on, 5 Stages of Grief - Single
  • "The Five Stages of Grief, Parts 1-5" by Kames Harvey on, The Bald Face of Truth
  • "The Five Stages of Grief" featuring Delirium by T. O. Tourette on The Five Stages of Grief (featuring Delirium) - Single
  • "Stage V. Depression" by Time Lost on, VII Stages of Grief and Loss
  • "Stages" from the album, "Blood" by Steve Smyth - Link
  • Umair Jaswal, Chal Raha Hoon, from Coke Studio 12, sings about stages of grief
  • Kübler Ross - EP (each song is named after a stage) by Centego
  • Album, Five Stages of Grief by Leonard Hummer
  • EP Album, The Five Stages of Grief by Miss Myi
  • EP Album, The Five Stages of Grief by Sheevaa
  • EP Album, The Five Stages EP by Skittish
  • EP Album, The Five Stages of Grief by Himlens Solitudevej
  • EP Album, Stages of Grief by Frankie Orella
  • EP Album, Love Me With Me by Sahre Gure
  • EP Album, Post Traumatic Express (The Five Stages of Grief) by Doug de Jong
  • EP Album, Open Heart (The V Stages of Grief) by Booda
  • Album, The Five Stages of Grief by Himlens Solitudevej
  • Album, VII Stages of Loss and Grief by Time Loss
  • Album, Wheel of Life by Sadao Watanabe
  • Album, Love & Fear by Marina Diamandis. Idea for record came from musicians admiration of EKR theories.
  • Album, Sta7ges by FRANKIE
  • Album, Sevens by Tom Taylor-Biggs, based on 7 stages of grief - Link
  • Album Project by Raye - explaining the 7 stages of Grief, 2020 - Link
  • Album, Heart Theory by Lindsay Ell, Songs explore stages of grief, 2020
  • Album, Gaslighter by the Chicks 2020, Link
  • Album, In The Violet Hour, by Saint Clair, Explores the 5 Stages, Link
  • Album, Sweet Nothings, by Kisos, Explores the 5 Stages of Grief, Link
  • Album, Grief, by Hemiisphers, David Hodges & Whakaio Taahi with David Ryan Harris, Link
  • Music Video, "The Aftermath" by Amara, shows learning by exploring the 5 Stages
Plays
  • 'Death Valley: A Love Story'
  • Everything Will be Fine, Prism Movement Theater by director, Kwame David Lilly
  • Memento Mori by Julie Rada (Denver) - Link
  • Night Mother, Rogue Theater Company Production
  • 'The Five Stages of Grief'
  • 'The Five Stages of Isolation' by Michael Healey
  • 'The Lady From Dubuque'
  • 'The Only Coffee Shop in the City' - Hudson Guild Theater, 2019 by Cassidy Potts
  • 'The Shadow Box' - By Michael Christofer, starring: Marlo Thomas & Mercedes Ruehl
  • 'Stages'
  • Games (PlayStation & Xbox) - Paradise Lost - Journeys through 5 stages
  • Digital Art Program, at the Shed, NYC, Passing Notes, by Troy Anthony & Jerome Ellis, 2020
  • Painting - Stages of Grief #1 by Michelle Zhang, Gold metal award: National Scholastic Art & Writing Award, NYC, 2020
  • Comedy - "Dirty Girl Comedy", by Nikki Gour, May, 2020 - Show based on 5 Stages

For More example of the “Five Stages” in popular media please see this website:

The Five Stages in Assorted Popular Media

 

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