are Troper gold. It's always fun when a show references your favorite movie. But they aren't always to media; sometimes they reference an advertising slogan that has been around for a while and has become an Ear Worm
. "There's An App For That" is a popular one.
- In The Marx Brothers' Horse Feathers a Chain Of Puns references an old slogan for Camel cigarettes, "I'd walk a mile for a Camel:"
Baravelli (Chico): Well now, sometimes I take aspirin, sometimes I take-a calomel.
Wagstaff (Groucho): Say, I'd walk a mile for a calomel.
- Dealing with Cybermats? The Doctor has an app for that.
- The Doctor, in "Closing Time", on learning that a Monster of the Week is shielded from his typical sonic says, "Don't worry, I have an app for that!"
- An episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation about a couple of disaffected office workers planning a heist has one hand the other his phone to use as a light source after the later complained the shaft he was sneaking through was too dark and using this trope.
- In The Big Bang Theory, Sheldon accidently cost Howard security clearance on a project and wanted to drown his sorrows (he normally doesn't ever drink), so he goes to The Cheesecake Factory where Penny was working as a bartender. She asked him why he doesn't go someplace like The Olive Garden and he responded "I don't like The Olive Garden... they treat me like family." She asked him what cocktail he wanted and he said something to the effect of "I'm not sure but thankfully, due to the presense of alcoholic programmers, there's an app for that."
- Castle has an app for everything. Even fingerprints.
- A promo for My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, shows that "there's a pony for that." It features many Ascended Memes.
- Futurama, "Attack of the Killer App". The gang is waiting in line to buy Mom's new eyePhone:
Fry: I wish I knew how long we've been waiting.
Dr. Ben Beeler: The new eyePhone has an app for that.
Dr. Ben Beeler: Several.
Bender: (delighted) Oooh!
- The title of one The Simpsons episode about Burns' private jet is "He Loves To Fly And He Doh's", a reference to the Delta slogan "We love to fly, and it shows".
- In the Looney Tunes short "Book Revue", Daffy Duck (in the style of Danny Kaye) tells the story of Cucaracha, describing her as "so round, so firm, so packed, so easy on the draw", riffing on a slogan for a cigarette brand called Lucky Strike
- In another Looney Tunes (I forget the title) about a flea, the flea mentions "so round, so firm, so fully packed!" just before taking a bite of the dog he's infested.