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* The first print versions of ''[[VideoGame/{{Shinobi}} The Revenge of Shinobi]]'' for the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis featured Franchise/SpiderMan, Franchise/{{Batman}}, The Franchise/{{Terminator}}, and Franchise/{{Godzilla}} as some of Joe Musashi's adversaries. To avoid any potential lawsuits, Sega released a revision of the game which replaces Godzilla with a metal skeletal dinosaur and Batman with a winged bat-like creature. Spider-Man was kept as an official cameo (with a new copyrights screen acknowledging Marvel Comics' ownership of the character), since Sega had the Spider-Man license for a couple of other games (namely the ''Spider-Man'' arcade game and the Genesis game ''Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin''). In the Virtual Console rerelease, Spider-Man is now colored pink (Due to Sega losing the rights to use Spider-Man to Activision). Ironically, The Terminator has appeared in all versions of ''The Revenge of Shinobi''.

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* The first print versions of ''[[VideoGame/{{Shinobi}} The Revenge of Shinobi]]'' for the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis featured Franchise/SpiderMan, Franchise/{{Batman}}, The Franchise/{{Terminator}}, and Franchise/{{Godzilla}} as some of Joe Musashi's adversaries. To avoid any potential lawsuits, Sega released a revision of the game which replaces Godzilla with a metal skeletal dinosaur and Batman with a winged bat-like creature. Manga/Devilman like creature Spider-Man was kept as an official cameo (with a new copyrights screen acknowledging Marvel Comics' ownership of the character), since Sega had the Spider-Man license for a couple of other games (namely the ''Spider-Man'' arcade game and the Genesis game ''Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin''). In the Virtual Console rerelease, Spider-Man is now colored pink (Due to Sega losing the rights to use Spider-Man to Activision). Ironically, The Terminator has appeared in all versions of ''The Revenge of Shinobi''.
25th Apr '16 9:16:55 PM Pegase
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* The titular game in the ''Westernanimation/Batman Beyond'' episode "Sentries of the Last Cosmos" is clearly modeled off of the Star Wars franchise. The "save the distant universe" like plot, the rabid fanboys, and their lightsaber-like flaming swords are subtle enough, but the villain du jour is straight up wearing jedi robes, and has the hood up for the climax like Emperor Palpatine. To seal the deal there is this gem of dialogue:

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* The titular game in the ''Westernanimation/Batman Beyond'' ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' episode "Sentries of the Last Cosmos" is clearly modeled off of the Star Wars franchise. The "save the distant universe" like game plot, the rabid fanboys, imposing armor for the "sentries," and their lightsaber-like flaming swords are subtle enough, but relatively generic enough. However, there is no way of getting around the fact that the villain du jour is straight up wearing jedi robes, robes and furthermore has the hood up for the climax like Emperor Palpatine. To seal the deal there is this gem of dialogue:
25th Apr '16 9:01:44 PM Pegase
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*The titular game in the ''Westernanimation/Batman Beyond'' episode "Sentries of the Last Cosmos" is clearly modeled off of the Star Wars franchise. The "save the distant universe" like plot, the rabid fanboys, and their lightsaber-like flaming swords are subtle enough, but the villain du jour is straight up wearing jedi robes, and has the hood up for the climax like Emperor Palpatine. To seal the deal there is this gem of dialogue:
-->'''Terry''': They said they were sent on a sacred mission by "the wise one."
-->'''Max''': "The wise one..." that's what Corey calls Simon Harper! [...] Do you think there is a connection?
-->'''Terry''': Is JarJar lame?
25th Apr '16 8:44:17 PM Pegase
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* "Tomato from the Black Lagoon", an episode of the ''Film/AttackOfTheKillerTomatoes'' animated series, has one scene where Chad Finletter waits in line to get on a plane, with one of the people ahead of him being [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk an angry and impatient man who becomes green and muscular as his rage worsens]].



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'', an episode spoofing ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' has the Munchkins (here, giant beetles) greet Lydia (as Dorothy) with "Welcome to the Land of PublicDomain!"
** Let's make this very clear: you do ''not'' have to write around any copyrights to use characters from the first book (and a few others, all the ones written before about 1923) of the ''Oz'' series (it's in the public domain now) ...the ''movie'', on the other hand, is copyrighted. No ruby slippers for you.
* One of the episodes of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' has [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Konohamaru's team]] appear in the background. In another, an orange-haired girl dressed like Sakura is on screen briefly.



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'', an episode spoofing ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' has the Munchkins (here, giant beetles) greet Lydia (as Dorothy) with "Welcome to the Land of PublicDomain!"
** Let's make this very clear: you do ''not'' have to write around any copyrights to use characters from the first book (and a few others, all the ones written before about 1923) of the ''Oz'' series (it's in the public domain now) ...the ''movie'', on the other hand, is copyrighted. No ruby slippers for you.
* One of the episodes of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' has [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Konohamaru's team]] appear in the background. In another, an orange-haired girl dressed like Sakura is on screen briefly.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow''
** In the pilot "Big House Blues" dog versions of Fred Flintstone and George Jetson can be seen at the pound.
** The episode "I Was a Teenage Stimpy" features Stimpy inviting a few friends over; although not named they are obvious parodies of Archie Andrews and Jughead Jones. Jughead can be seen tattooing Archie's back with their high school graduation years which date back to the 1950's to the 90's referring to the fact that [[NotAllowedToGrowUp the characters never age]].



* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow''
** In the pilot "Big House Blues" dog versions of Fred Flintstone and George Jetson can be seen at the pound.
** The episode "I Was a Teenage Stimpy" features Stimpy inviting a few friends over; although not named they are obvious parodies of Archie Andrews and Jughead Jones. Jughead can be seen tattooing Archie's back with their high school graduation years which date back to the 1950's to the 90's referring to the fact that [[NotAllowedToGrowUp the characters never age]].



* "Tomato from the Black Lagoon", an episode of the ''Film/AttackOfTheKillerTomatoes'' animated series, has one scene where Chad Finletter waits in line to get on a plane, with one of the people ahead of him being [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk an angry and impatient man who becomes green and muscular as his rage worsens]].
25th Apr '16 8:22:55 PM Pegase
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* In the episode "Living Legends" from ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', WesternAnimation/KimPossible and Ron make a cameo.
** Kim also [[http://phineasandferb.wikia.com/wiki/File:Kim_Possible%27s_Spot_the_Diff_cameo.jpg showed up]] in the Spot-The-Diff event for ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''.
* During the first two seasons of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', Franchise/WonderWoman was deemed [[ExiledFromContinuity off-limits due to the notoriously convoluted legal red tape regarding the character's media rights]]. The creators were able to give Wondy a cameo in a {{Flashback}} sequence by only showing her from behind, thus avoiding any of her trademarked iconography (such as her tiara or W crest).
* An early episode of ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks'' contains a background character who, despite modern attire, is clearly modeled after Jin, from ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo''. [[OneOfUs Cowen's a fan. It shows]].
** In another episode, "Guess Ho's Coming To Dinner", there's a girl in the beginning who looks remarkably like ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'''s Will Vandom.
* ''WesternAnimation/BountyHamster'' has a [[WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadRunner carefully unnamed coyote]] show up and recommend that the eponymous hamster try a better catalogue than AcmeProducts.



* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'', Shaggy and Velma from ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' can be clearly seen in the backdrop of a school hallway.



* The ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'' short "Attack of the Drones" was written by Eric Kaplan and directed by Rich Moore, both of whom worked regularly on ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''; thus, Zoidberg is clearly visible at the council early on.
** Same scene had a Klingon and The Great Gazoo in the council. Not to mention the Langoliers.
** There's also [[WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack Samurai Quack]] and the evil wizard Achoo.
*** And the Cheshire Cat as the alarm clock.
* After his fallout with Creator/MarvelComics, SteveGerber wrote the Comicbook/ManThing character into an episode of the ''WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons'' television series, for which he was a head writer.
* Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, while a very prominent holiday figure, hasn't appeared in many Christmas specials lately because he is a registered trademark of The Rudolph Company and using him would entitle The Rudolph Company to royalties. Nevertheless, the ChristmasEpisode of WesternAnimation/EarthwormJim features a brief appearance by an unnamed red-nosed reindeer who complains about Santa barring him from the reindeer games and only needing his help because of his nose.



* Nearly every episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' has this with characters appearing in a CutAwayGag.
* In ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFourWorldsGreatestHeroes'', Johnny hires a freelance photographer to take pictures of him and make him look good to the media. The photographer is cut off right before he introduces himself, but he resembles another [[Franchise/SpiderMan freelance photographer of superheroes Marvel was not allowed to use due to a contract with]] Creator/{{Sony}} [[Film/SpiderManTrilogy at the time]].



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'' loves "The guy who hits stuff with mallets". He's obviously talking about 80s comedian Gallagher, who's main schtick was to hit watermelons with giant mallets. But he's referred to as "Gulliver".
* The opening of one episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' has a HumongousMecha that looks a hell of a lot like a turquoise [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion EVA Unit 01]].
** An episode in ''Justice League Unlimited'' begins with Supergirl, Stargirl, S.T.R.I.P.E., and Green Lantern saving Japan from [[Main/{{Gamera}} a giant turtle monster]].



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' gets away with this all the time since said cameos are ''[[FanNickname ponified]]''. So far we've had Karl Lagerfeld, Anna Wintour, the entire cast of ''Film/TheBigLebowski'', Franchise/IndianaJones, [[Franchise/MetalGear Big Boss]], [[Film/TopGun Mike 'Viper' Metcalf]], and although they won't admit it was intentional, Braeburn looks an awful lot like [[Film/ShanghaiNoon Roy O'Bannon]].
** An accidental example that has since become AscendedFanon is the pony named Time Turner, AKA "Doctor Whooves", who strongly resembles [[Series/DoctorWho the Tenth Doctor]]. In addition to further appearances of Time Turner since then, there have been occasional background cameos of other ponies who resemble other incarnations of the Doctor.
** The comics have even more examples. You can find Mario and Luigi, Monkey D. Luffy from Anime/OnePiece, Loki from The Avengers, and tons of others. The comics also imply that Discord actually is [[ActorAllusion Q from Star Trek.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' episode "Knock It Off", has the villain of the episode sell Powerpuff Girls knockoffs to Japan and when he does, the camera pans to find expies of Anime/GreatMazinger, Manga/GetterRobo, and Series/{{Ultraman}} bowing their heads in defeat, along with a giant, face always obscured somehow, Wally Gator. Another episode features a montage of The Mayor calling the girls to stop various crimes, includinga bank being robbed y "two barefoot criminals" resembling [[TheFlintstones Fred and Barney]].



* Speaking of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Creator/WarnerBrothers managed to drop Bart Simpson in episodes of both
* Various ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' characters make appearances as background characters in Leone Middle School in ''WesternAnimation/ElTigre''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow''
** In the pilot "Big House Blues" dog versions of Fred Flintstone and George Jetson can be seen at the pound.
** The episode "I Was a Teenage Stimpy" features Stimpy inviting a few friends over; although not named they are obvious parodies of Archie Andrews and Jughead Jones. Jughead can be seen tattooing Archie's back with their high school graduation years which date back to the 1950's to the 90's referring to the fact that [[NotAllowedToGrowUp the characters never age]].
* Speaking of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Creator/WarnerBrothers managed to drop Bart Simpson in episodes of both
* Various ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' characters make appearances
both ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' and the ''Western/TinyToonAdventures Spring Break Special''. The former case was in the episode "Hooray for North Hollywood Part 1," in which he appears, albeit only through his hair, during a song by Dot Warner referencing the Simpsons. The latter case is a bit more exposed; he appears as background characters in Leone Middle School in ''WesternAnimation/ElTigre''.one of the animals caught by Elmyra Duff, but he doesn't speak and only appears for a few seconds.



* An episode of the 70s Franchise/SpiderMan cartoon had Peter Parker out of good places to change into costume, so he tried ducking into a phone booth, only to find someone already in it: [[Franchise/{{Superman}} a mild-mannered gentleman with an unlikely build and glasses.]]
* Various ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' characters make appearances as background characters in Leone Middle School in ''WesternAnimation/ElTigre''.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/SuperTed'' had a villain who tries to hijack a musical performance by tying up the celebrities who were supposed to sing. The BoundAndGagged musicians seen backstage resembled Music/JohnnyCash, [[HeeHaw Minnie Pearl]], Loretta Lynn, Music/WillieNelson, and Music/DollyParton. None of the entertainers were named, but all had [[WholeCostumeReference very recognizable outfits]].



* The opening of one episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' has a HumongousMecha that looks a hell of a lot like a turquoise [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion EVA Unit 01]].
** An episode in ''Justice League Unlimited'' begins with Supergirl, Stargirl, S.T.R.I.P.E., and Green Lantern saving Japan from [[Main/{{Gamera}} a giant turtle monster]].
* During the first two seasons of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', Franchise/WonderWoman was deemed [[ExiledFromContinuity off-limits due to the notoriously convoluted legal red tape regarding the character's media rights]]. The creators were able to give Wondy a cameo in a {{Flashback}} sequence by only showing her from behind, thus avoiding any of her trademarked iconography (such as her tiara or W crest).
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'', Shaggy and Velma from ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' can be clearly seen in the backdrop of a school hallway.
* ''WesternAnimation/BountyHamster'' has a [[WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadRunner carefully unnamed coyote]] show up and recommend that the eponymous hamster try a better catalogue than AcmeProducts.

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* The opening of one "Tomato from the Black Lagoon", an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' the ''Film/AttackOfTheKillerTomatoes'' animated series, has one scene where Chad Finletter waits in line to get on a HumongousMecha plane, with one of the people ahead of him being [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk an angry and impatient man who becomes green and muscular as his rage worsens]].
* A slight subversion of this occurs in ''Franchise/TransformersGeneration1''; Jetfire was based upon ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''' VF-1 fighter. While this proved no issue for Hasbro (who licensed it from Bandai themselves), it did for Takara and the character wound up being redesigned (and renamed) so
that looks a hell of a lot like a turquoise [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion EVA Unit 01]].
** An episode in ''Justice League Unlimited'' begins with Supergirl, Stargirl, S.T.R.I.P.E., and Green Lantern saving Japan
he could be shown on the show. And even then, [[{{Bowdlerise}} Takara did whatever they could to prevent him from [[Main/{{Gamera}} a giant turtle monster]].
* During
appearing in the first two seasons Japanese version of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', Franchise/WonderWoman was deemed [[ExiledFromContinuity off-limits due to the notoriously convoluted legal red tape regarding show]]. Hasbro and Creator/{{Toei|Animation}} on the character's media rights]]. The creators other hand, were able to give Wondy use a cameo robot similar to the VF-1 in a {{Flashback}} sequence by only showing her [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OEEncGeu8s Jetfire's first appearance.]]
** Similarly, ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''[='s=] Starscream has Isamu Alva Dyson's YF-19 "Alpha One"
from behind, thus avoiding any of her trademarked iconography (such ''Anime/MacrossPlus'' as her tiara or W crest).
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'', Shaggy and Velma from ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' can be clearly seen in
his vehicle mode, but this time the backdrop of a school hallway.
* ''WesternAnimation/BountyHamster'' has a [[WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadRunner carefully unnamed coyote]] show up and recommend that the eponymous hamster try a better catalogue than AcmeProducts.
staff got away with it.



* The ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'' short "Attack of the Drones" was written by Eric Kaplan and directed by Rich Moore, both of whom worked regularly on ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''; thus, Zoidberg is clearly visible at the council early on.
** Same scene had a Klingon and The Great Gazoo in the council. Not to mention the Langoliers.
** There's also [[WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack Samurai Quack]] and the evil wizard Achoo.
*** And the Cheshire Cat as the alarm clock.
* An early episode of ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks'' contains a background character who, despite modern attire, is clearly modeled after Jin, from ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo''. [[OneOfUs Cowen's a fan. It shows]].
** In another episode, "Guess Ho's Coming To Dinner", there's a girl in the beginning who looks remarkably like ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'''s Will Vandom.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'' loves "The guy who hits stuff with mallets". He's obviously talking about 80s comedian Gallagher, who's main schtick was to hit watermelons with giant mallets. But he's referred to as "Gulliver".



* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' episode "Knock It Off", has the villain of the episode sell Powerpuff Girls knockoffs to Japan and when he does, the camera pans to find expies of Anime/GreatMazinger, Manga/GetterRobo, and Series/{{Ultraman}} bowing their heads in defeat, along with a giant, face always obscured somehow, Wally Gator. Another episode features a montage of The Mayor calling the girls to stop various crimes, includinga bank being robbed y "two barefoot criminals" resembling [[TheFlintstones Fred and Barney]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow''
** In the pilot "Big House Blues" dog versions of Fred Flintstone and George Jetson can be seen at the pound.
** The episode "I Was a Teenage Stimpy" features Stimpy inviting a few friends over; although not named they are obvious parodies of Archie Andrews and Jughead Jones. Jughead can be seen tattooing Archie's back with their high school graduation years which date back to the 1950's to the 90's referring to the fact that [[NotAllowedToGrowUp the characters never age]].
* Nearly every episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' has this with characters appearing in a CutAwayGag.



* An episode of the 70s Franchise/SpiderMan cartoon had Peter Parker out of good places to change into costume, so he tried ducking into a phone booth, only to find someone already in it: [[Franchise/{{Superman}} a mild-mannered gentleman with an unlikely build and glasses.]]
* In the episode "Living Legends" from ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', WesternAnimation/KimPossible and Ron make a cameo.
** Kim also [[http://phineasandferb.wikia.com/wiki/File:Kim_Possible%27s_Spot_the_Diff_cameo.jpg showed up]] in the Spot-The-Diff event for ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''.
* After his fallout with Creator/MarvelComics, SteveGerber wrote the Comicbook/ManThing character into an episode of the ''WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons'' television series, for which he was a head writer.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/SuperTed'' had a villain who tries to hijack a musical performance by tying up the celebrities who were supposed to sing. The BoundAndGagged musicians seen backstage resembled Music/JohnnyCash, [[HeeHaw Minnie Pearl]], Loretta Lynn, Music/WillieNelson, and Music/DollyParton. None of the entertainers were named, but all had [[WholeCostumeReference very recognizable outfits]].
* A slight subversion of this occurs in ''Franchise/TransformersGeneration1''; Jetfire was based upon ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''' VF-1 fighter. While this proved no issue for Hasbro (who licensed it from Bandai themselves), it did for Takara and the character wound up being redesigned (and renamed) so that he could be shown on the show. And even then, [[{{Bowdlerise}} Takara did whatever they could to prevent him from appearing in the Japanese version of the show]]. Hasbro and Creator/{{Toei|Animation}} on the other hand, were able to use a robot similar to the VF-1 in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OEEncGeu8s Jetfire's first appearance.]]
** Similarly, ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''[='s=] Starscream has Isamu Alva Dyson's YF-19 "Alpha One" from ''Anime/MacrossPlus'' as his vehicle mode, but this time the staff got away with it.
* In ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFourWorldsGreatestHeroes'', Johnny hires a freelance photographer to take pictures of him and make him look good to the media. The photographer is cut off right before he introduces himself, but he resembles another [[Franchise/SpiderMan freelance photographer of superheroes Marvel was not allowed to use due to a contract with]] Creator/{{Sony}} [[Film/SpiderManTrilogy at the time]].
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' gets away with this all the time since said cameos are ''[[FanNickname ponified]]''. So far we've had Karl Lagerfeld, Anna Wintour, the entire cast of ''Film/TheBigLebowski'', Franchise/IndianaJones, [[Franchise/MetalGear Big Boss]], [[Film/TopGun Mike 'Viper' Metcalf]], and although they won't admit it was intentional, Braeburn looks an awful lot like [[Film/ShanghaiNoon Roy O'Bannon]].
** An accidental example that has since become AscendedFanon is the pony named Time Turner, AKA "Doctor Whooves", who strongly resembles [[Series/DoctorWho the Tenth Doctor]]. In addition to further appearances of Time Turner since then, there have been occasional background cameos of other ponies who resemble other incarnations of the Doctor.
** The comics have even more examples. You can find Mario and Luigi, Monkey D. Luffy from Anime/OnePiece, Loki from The Avengers, and tons of others. The comics also imply that Discord actually is [[ActorAllusion Q from Star Trek.]]
* Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, while a very prominent holiday figure, hasn't appeared in many Christmas specials lately because he is a registered trademark of The Rudolph Company and using him would entitle The Rudolph Company to royalties. Nevertheless, the ChristmasEpisode of WesternAnimation/EarthwormJim features a brief appearance by an unnamed red-nosed reindeer who complains about Santa barring him from the reindeer games and only needing his help because of his nose.
* "Tomato from the Black Lagoon", an episode of the ''Film/AttackOfTheKillerTomatoes'' animated series, has one scene where Chad Finletter waits in line to get on a plane, with one of the people ahead of him being [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk an angry and impatient man who becomes green and muscular as his rage worsens]].
25th Apr '16 6:05:14 PM Pegase
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* In an interesting case, one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' had Arthur and friends writing pilot scripts for a contest. These were all obvious parodies of other popular cartoons. The thing is, most of these parodies were of shows aimed at a- to put it lightly- [[ParentalBonus more mature audience]], like ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'', and ''WesternAnimation/DrKatzProfessionalTherapist''.
** There was also Wrestling/{{WWE}} and ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory''. What makes this more disturbing is that each of the stories were actual submissions by kids for a contest to generate ideas for the show. So... yeah.
--> '''Francartman?''': Hey, you squished Buster!
** One episode had a Domo plush in the background, another referenced a show called "Judo Kittens" whose characters [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls looked pretty familiar]]...
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has a lawyer-friendly version of [[Franchise/StreetFighter Ryu]] seen losing to June at arm wrestling at a bar (he's still there the next time they visit and is part of a BarBrawl).
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'', an episode spoofing ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' has the Munchkins (here, giant beetles) greet Lydia (as Dorothy) with "Welcome to the Land of PublicDomain!"
** Let's make this very clear: you do ''not'' have to write around any copyrights to use characters from the first book (and a few others, all the ones written before about 1923) of the ''Oz'' series (it's in the public domain now) ...the ''movie'', on the other hand, is copyrighted. No ruby slippers for you.
* One of the episodes of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' has [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Konohamaru's team]] appear in the background. In another, an orange-haired girl dressed like Sakura is on screen briefly.



* [[OurPresidentsAreDifferent The President]] on ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' always appears [[HistoricalHilarity dressed up as]] UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington [[HistoricalHilarity or]] UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln and has NoNameGiven, but once you hear his voice you can tell he's a parody of UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush.
** One episode had Charlie Brown ([[WritingAroundTrademarks who had a tuft of brown hair in this cameo for some reason]]) falling for Lucy's football trick like he always does and Snoopy was sleeping on his dog house.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' episode "Eddie Monster", the title characters of ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' and a character looking quite similar to WesternAnimation/{{Dexter|sLaboratory}} appear briefly in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZ93oI8C8xE one scene]] near the end of the episode.
* Possibly due to its anime influence, ''WesternAnimation/KappaMikey'' has a few of these. A few of the guest appearances include a fat, middle-aged Anime/SpeedRacer, a palette-swapped version of Puchiko from ''Anime/DiGiCharat'', and [[Anime/YuGiOh Yugi Muto]] with ridiculously exaggerated hair.
** In one of the first episodes, you can also see a figure that looks like [[VideoGame/MegaManX Mega Man X and Zero]] combined.



* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''
** In the episode "Cartoon Wars Part II", Cartman is joined in his quest to get ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' taken off the air by a kid who's obviously supposed to be Bart Simpson from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', but is never referred to by name. In a turnaround, an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has Bart and Milhouse watching an unnamed version of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. Which was in turn a reference to the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Simpsons Did It".
** And MickeyMouse in "The Ring" and "Obama Wins!".



* In the ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' episode "Eddie Monster", the title characters of ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' and a character looking quite similar to WesternAnimation/{{Dexter|sLaboratory}} appear briefly in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZ93oI8C8xE one scene]] near the end of the episode.
* One of the episodes of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' has [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Konohamaru's team]] appear in the background. In another, an orange-haired girl dressed like Sakura is on screen briefly.
* In an interesting case, one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' had Arthur and friends writing pilot scripts for a contest. These were all obvious parodies of other popular cartoons. The thing is, most of these parodies were of shows aimed at a- to put it lightly- [[ParentalBonus more mature audience]], like ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'', and ''WesternAnimation/DrKatzProfessionalTherapist''.
** There was also Wrestling/{{WWE}} and ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory''. What makes this more disturbing is that each of the stories were actual submissions by kids for a contest to generate ideas for the show. So... yeah.
--> '''Francartman?''': Hey, you squished Buster!
** One episode had a Domo plush in the background, another referenced a show called "Judo Kittens" whose characters [[WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls looked pretty familiar]]...



* Speaking of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Creator/WarnerBrothers managed to drop Bart Simpson in episodes of both ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' and the ''Western/TinyToonAdventures Spring Break Special''. The former case was in the episode "Hooray for North Hollywood Part 1," in which he appears, albeit only through his hair, during a song by Dot Warner referencing the Simpsons. The latter case is a bit more exposed; he appears as one of the animals caught by Elmyra Duff, but he doesn't speak and only appears for a few seconds.
* Possibly due to its anime influence, ''WesternAnimation/KappaMikey'' has a few of these. A few of the guest appearances include a fat, middle-aged Anime/SpeedRacer, a palette-swapped version of Puchiko from ''Anime/DiGiCharat'', and [[Anime/YuGiOh Yugi Muto]] with ridiculously exaggerated hair.
** In one of the first episodes, you can also see a figure that looks like [[VideoGame/MegaManX Mega Man X and Zero]] combined.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'', an episode spoofing ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' has the Munchkins (here, giant beetles) greet Lydia (as Dorothy) with "Welcome to the Land of PublicDomain!"
** Let's make this very clear: you do ''not'' have to write around any copyrights to use characters from the first book (and a few others, all the ones written before about 1923) of the ''Oz'' series (it's in the public domain now) ...the ''movie'', on the other hand, is copyrighted. No ruby slippers for you.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has a lawyer-friendly version of [[Franchise/StreetFighter Ryu]] seen losing to June at arm wrestling at a bar (he's still there the next time they visit and is part of a BarBrawl).
* [[OurPresidentsAreDifferent The President]] on ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' always appears [[HistoricalHilarity dressed up as]] UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington [[HistoricalHilarity or]] UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln and has NoNameGiven, but once you hear his voice you can tell he's a parody of UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush.
** One episode had Charlie Brown ([[WritingAroundTrademarks who had a tuft of brown hair in this cameo for some reason]]) falling for Lucy's football trick like he always does and Snoopy was sleeping on his dog house.

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* Speaking of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Creator/WarnerBrothers managed to drop Bart Simpson in episodes of both ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' and the ''Western/TinyToonAdventures Spring Break Special''. The former case was in the episode "Hooray for North Hollywood Part 1," in which he appears, albeit only through his hair, during a song by Dot Warner referencing the Simpsons. The latter case is a bit more exposed; he appears as one of the animals caught by Elmyra Duff, but he doesn't speak and only appears for a few seconds.
* Possibly due to its anime influence, ''WesternAnimation/KappaMikey'' has a few of these. A few of the guest appearances include a fat, middle-aged Anime/SpeedRacer, a palette-swapped version of Puchiko from ''Anime/DiGiCharat'', and [[Anime/YuGiOh Yugi Muto]] with ridiculously exaggerated hair.
** In one of the first episodes, you can also see a figure that looks like [[VideoGame/MegaManX Mega Man X and Zero]] combined.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'', an episode spoofing ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' has the Munchkins (here, giant beetles) greet Lydia (as Dorothy) with "Welcome to the Land of PublicDomain!"
** Let's make this very clear: you do ''not'' have to write around any copyrights to use characters from the first book (and a few others, all the ones written before about 1923) of the ''Oz'' series (it's in the public domain now) ...the ''movie'', on the other hand, is copyrighted. No ruby slippers for you.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has a lawyer-friendly version of [[Franchise/StreetFighter Ryu]] seen losing to June at arm wrestling at a bar (he's still there the next time they visit and is part of a BarBrawl).
* [[OurPresidentsAreDifferent The President]] on ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' always appears [[HistoricalHilarity dressed up as]] UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington [[HistoricalHilarity or]] UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln and has NoNameGiven, but once you hear his voice you can tell he's a parody of UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush.
** One episode had Charlie Brown ([[WritingAroundTrademarks who had a tuft of brown hair in this cameo for some reason]]) falling for Lucy's football trick like he always does and Snoopy was sleeping on his dog house.


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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''
** In the episode "Cartoon Wars Part II", Cartman is joined in his quest to get ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' taken off the air by a kid who's obviously supposed to be Bart Simpson from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', but is never referred to by name. In a turnaround, an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has Bart and Milhouse watching an unnamed version of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. Which was in turn a reference to the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Simpsons Did It".
** And MickeyMouse in "The Ring" and "Obama Wins!".


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--> '''[[HeyItsThatGuy Man #1]]''': ''Run! It's Godzilla!''
-->'''[[HeyItsThatGuy Man #2]]''': ''It looks like Godzilla, but due to international copyright laws, it's not!''

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--> '''[[HeyItsThatGuy Man '''Man #1]]''': ''Run! It's Godzilla!''
-->'''[[HeyItsThatGuy Man -->'''Man #2]]''': ''It looks like Godzilla, but due to international copyright laws, it's not!''
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* ''Antagonist'' has a minor character called Teeth who works for Evil Productions, a company that specializes in supplying video game villains. Her usual role is [[ComicBook/{{Batman}} the Cat Burglar, a foe of Fatman]].

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* ''Antagonist'' has a minor character called Teeth who works for Evil Productions, a company that specializes in supplying video game villains. Her usual role is [[ComicBook/{{Batman}} [[Franchise/{{Batman}} the Cat Burglar, a foe of Fatman]].
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* In ''Moai: Build Your Dream'' the main character's rival is a vaguely Harrison Ford-ish dude named [[Film/IndianaJones Indie-Anah]].


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* ''Antagonist'' has a minor character called Teeth who works for Evil Productions, a company that specializes in supplying video game villains. Her usual role is [[ComicBook/{{Batman}} the Cat Burglar, a foe of Fatman]].
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* ''Anime/{{Amaenaideyo}}'' had the ShowWithinAShow ''Franchise/{{Kamen R|ider}}anger'', and continued to reference it throughout the show's run. The featured Kamen Ranger, Hayabusa 20, could've easily passed for [[Series/KamenRiderFaiz Faiz]].

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* ''Anime/{{Amaenaideyo}}'' ''Manga/AhMyBuddha'' had the ShowWithinAShow ''Franchise/{{Kamen R|ider}}anger'', and continued to reference it throughout the show's run. The featured Kamen Ranger, Hayabusa 20, could've easily passed for [[Series/KamenRiderFaiz Faiz]].
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