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The cover for Music/TheBeatles' album ''Music/AbbeyRoad'' is an image that is instantly recognizable. Four people (usually), belonging to the same group, cross a road single file. If the author is really [[ShownTheirWork showing his/her work]], they will be single file, traveling to the right, in this sequence: dressed in all white, dressed in all black, dressed in all black or dark, and entirely in blue denim. Whomever is third in line will be barefoot and walking off-step from the others. For bonus points, there will be a 1960s Volkswagen Beetle and a man walking a dog in the background.

Often used as a cover or poster. Expect [[LongRunners long-running bands]] to use it sometime in their career.

Movies or episodes discussing long-gone GloryDays of a Bob & Alice's band will often feature this pose as well.

For some collections of these images ([[SturgeonsLaw some better than others]]), go [[http://www.amiright.com/album-covers/abbey-road-parodies/ here]], [[http://www.coverbrowser.com/covers/abbey-road-hommage-covers here]] or
[[http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/features/abbey-road-40-years--40-imitations-1761487.html?action=Popup&ino=1 here]].

And for the live web cam feed of Abbey Road [[http://www.abbeyroad.com/Crossing go here]] to see people disrupt traffic for their own personal recreation. Make sure you go to the right Abbey Road in London - the DLR station is several miles away (although TFL have produced a {{Pun}}-laden poster there directing you to the right place in St John's Wood).

SgtPeppersShoutOut is another trope based on parodies of [[Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand a specific Beatles album cover]].



* Seen in an American Express commercial with Jerry Seinfeld touring England.
* UsefulNotes/{{Utah}} Transit Authority used a cartoon version of this to advertise a family pass where four people ride for the same price. They also used ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' imagery for the same campaign.
* [[http://adsoftheworld.com/media/print/volkswagen_the_beetles VolksWagen]] did it with 4 [[VisualPun Beetles]].
* [=McCain=], a British manufacturer of potato products, did it with their four guys walking across a (potato?) field, striped with alternate strips of potato plants and strips of bare earth. [[ShownTheirWork The clothes are similar to those on the album cover, and the guy second from the back is out of step with the others.]]
* At the same time (Spring 2014) as the [=McCain=] example above, British online food-delivery-ordering service Just-Eat did a version with four Indian-restaurant chefs crossing a zebra crossing in a quiet country road, with the caption "[[IncrediblyLamePun Tikka To Ride]]". The "John" figure in the front is wearing an all-white outfit, and although the four are in step, "Paul" is wearing sandals whilst the rest have shoes.
* ''Franchise/{{Barbie}}'' dolls do it in the commercial "[[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mib0kxkLM7g Who is Barbie?]]".

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* The cover art for ''Manga/HidamariSketch'''s original soundtrack.
* An illustration from ''Manga/{{Genshiken}}'' which was used as the cover image for the season 1 DVD set (in the US, at least).
* One is featured, along with a [[ReferenceOverdosed barrage of other music references]], in the music video "Help! We are Angels" from ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt''. In this instance, [[IronButtMonkey Chuck]] gets flattened by the white Volkswagen.
* [[http://www.animeyume.com/tenchi_muyo/tmabbeyroad.jpg This]] back cover for a ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' soundtrack CD (which was entitled ''Meet The Tenchi Muyo!'' and featured several other Beatles cover pastiches).
* Referenced in ''Manga/KOn'' (season 2) episode 27, when Mio fantasizes about a trip to England—the land of Rock Bands! (Apparently Mio really is a Classic Rock fan).
** As the [[TheMovie movie]] has them going to England, this, of course, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrO23wIzDtM actually happens.]]
* The cover of a ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' UsefulNotes/BluRay set packaged in [[http://www.rightstuf.com/cms/action/ItemDescription?ItemDescriptionTypeName=ALTERNATE_IMAGE_2&ItemName=aoa0704&LanguageIsoName=en a lunchbox]].
* ''Manga/{{The World God Only Knows}}'' has a special chapter about the 2-B Pencils Band, in which Elsea and the rest of the band cross a road Abbey Road style.
* The cover page of chapter 99 of ''Manga/{{Dorohedoro}}'' has this with four of the Cross-Eyes' top lieutenants.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* French comic book ''Hamster Jovial'' by Creator/{{Gotlib}}, about a clueless scoutmaster who's fond of rock and pop music, has [[https://berichtenuithetverleden.wordpress.com/2012/12/12/gotlib-hamster-jovial-et-ses-louveteaux/ several homages/spoofs]] of famous album covers from the 60s and 70s, including this one.
* [[http://www.comics.org/issue/89889/cover/4/ The cover]] for ''[[ComicBook/XMen X-Men Unlimited]]'' issue #30. This one plays with the "Paul is Dead" symbolism. Nightcrawler (in John's position), a devout Christian, is wearing Lennon's white suit as the preacher, Storm (in Ringo's place) in her black costume as the mourner, Colossus (Paul) is barefoot and out of step, playing the part of the corpse (Colossus had previously [[HeroicSacrifice given his life to stop the spread of the Legacy Virus]], but he got better), and Wolverine (George) takes the role of the gravedigger.
* A series of spoof Cacofonix album covers in the ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'' MilestoneCelebration ''Asterix and Obelix's Birthday: The Golden Book'' includes ''Roman Road'', with Cacofonix and three other bards.
* Used as a cover for the 2013 SDCC exclusive edition of the ''ComicBook/{{My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic|IDW}}'' comic.
* Brazilian comic ''ComicBook/MonicasGang'' has [[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/monica/images/f/f1/190522_1862205391309_1126187624_3728787_6381029_n.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20120316155800&path-prefix=pt-br one promotional image]] (with the guy next to the Beetle being a CreatorCameo), and [[https://beatlescollege.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/002.jpg some]] [[http://g1.globo.com/Noticias/Musica/foto/0,,22741346-EX,00.jpg others]] [[http://trabalhosujo.com.br/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/penadinho-beatles.jpg in-story]].
* ''SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}'' Volume 3, Issue #27 does this when Logan, Kurt[[note]]who appeared to spend the ''whole'' comic barefoot[[/note]], and Adsit accompany Wade to his wedding.
* [[http://www.idwpublishing.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/JAN120478_11.jpg This cover]] for one of Creator/IDWPublishing's ''ComicBook/{{Ghostbusters}}'' collections.

* Appears in the Creator/LindsayLohan version of ''Film/TheParentTrap''.
** Taken a step further because "Here Comes the Sun" is playing in the background.
* Creator/EricIdle's {{Mockumentary}} about a FakeBand with a career that very much mirrored Music/TheBeatles' history, ''Music/TheRutles: All You Need Is Cash'', gave us the album ''Shabby Road''. While Paul was barefoot on the original cover, Stig (who is actually a stand-in for Music/GeorgeHarrison) is not wearing pants on the joke cover.
* The actual crossing pops up in ''Film/GetHimToTheGreek''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ShaunTheSheep,'' this is done twice by the sheep in the Big City.
* The Beatles themselves briefly appear doing this in ''WesternAnimation/{{Minions}}''.
* Towards the end of ''Film/TheHangover'' Part III, Phil, Stu, Alan, and Doug briefly do this while walking across a road in the Las Vegas strip.
* ''Film/{{Trainspotting}}'' has a scene where the four lads cross the road to their hotel in London in this manner.

[[folder: Literature]]
* [[http://behance.vo.llnwd.net/profiles18/2520561/projects/8102851/ac87d10e34b0df89fe7f8435240314bb.jpg Marc Simonetti's cover]] for the French translation of ''Discworld/SoulMusic'' shows the Band With Rocks In on a bone zebra crossing, with Susan on Binky in the place of the white car and Buddy in Paul's place, complete with bare feet. (Note that the plot of ''Soul Music'' really kicks off when Buddy ''should'' have died, and didn't.)

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/SesameStreet'' had ''[[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Sesame_Road Sesame Road]]''.
* This appears in the MadeForTVMovie ''In His Life: The John Lennon Story'', before the Beatles go auditioning on Abbey Road Studios. The most justifiable example of this page, apart from ''Paul Is Live''.
* The ''Series/LizzieMcGuire'' episode "Aaron Carter's Coming to Town" has Lizzie, Miranda, Gordo, and Matt cross a crosswalk in conspicuous to the studio where Aaron Carter is recording a music video. Everyone is out of step with each other and Gordo in the front isn't wearing white, but Miranda is third in line and barefoot (she had taken her shoes off because [[LoonyFan she was walking on ground Aaron Carter had walked on]]).
* This was the promotional poster for one ''Series/{{CSI}}'' season,season 8, with Grissom in the white suit. It led to speculation he might die that season, but his departure (still alive)came the next season, season 9.
* Used in the ''Series/TheYoungOnes'' episode "Boring" (season 1, episode 3).
* ''Series/BigTimeRush'' did this for their movie. Carlos gets excited that they get to sing a Beatles song, and Logan doesn't believe so...until he's the one who notices that they just crossed Abbey Road. Kendall is wearing white, Logan is somewhat barefoot (he's in a dog costume), Carlos is in black and James brings up the rear in dark blue.
* The cast of ''Series/BakuryuuSentaiAbaranger'' during the ending theme.
* ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'' did it in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRxbl9M13uw a music video with the Rangers spoofing famous album covers]]. They also did it in loco [[http://www.parkproductions.co.uk/zeoranger/season/prs/prsp/05London/prsp33.htm during a London visit]].
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' - during the filming of [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E16Doppelgangland "Doppelgangland"]], Creator/AlysonHannigan and three doubles (two each dressed as human Willow and vampire Willow) posed this way for a photo.
* In 2015, Creator/PeterCapaldi, Creator/JennaColeman and two Daleks [[http://variety.com/2015/tv/news/doctor-who-abbey-road-the-beatles-1201597783/ did a crossing]] to promote the revived ''Series/DoctorWho'''s ninth season.
* ''Series/BetterCallSaul'' uses an Albuquerque-style imitation of the crossing in one episode with Jimmy and his camera crew.

* The original was Music/PaulMcCartney's idea. Photographer Iain Macmillan spent ten minutes snapping only six photos as the band walked back and forth across the street a few times, and the fifth was selected because it was the only one where they were mostly in step with each other. The crossing was [[http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/abbey-road-crossing-steps-into-safer-future-2167516.html designated a Grade II English Heritage Listed building]] in 2010.
* The Music/RedHotChiliPeppers repeated the image for ''The Abbey Road EP''. Being the Chili Peppers, they did so wearing only the wang-covering gym socks.
* The cover of the soundtrack to ''VideoGame/{{VVVVVV}}'', ''[[http://www.souleye.se/pppppp PPPPPP]]'', has the V-men crossing the road... upside down, of course.
* The cover of the [=Paul McCartney=] album ''Paul Is Live'' showed an older Paul walking a dog through the crossing, digitally edited into the famous 1969 photo in place of Music/TheBeatles. It contains visual {{Take That}}s against the Paul Is Dead rumors sparked in part by the ''Abbey Road'' cover:
** The white Volkswagen's number plate, which originally read in part "281F" (misread as "28IF" and interpreted as "Paul would be ''28 if'' he were still alive"), was changed to "51IS", as in "He ''is'' still alive, and he ''is 51''."
** He's wearing shoes and his left leg is forward. (It was suggested that being barefoot and out of step [[FauxSymbolism was symbolic]]. Paul actually ditched his shoes because it was a hot summer's day. If anything has symbolic value, it's the fact that the cover depicts the Beatles walking ''away'' from Abbey Road Studios.)
** He's holding the leash in his left hand. (Noted lefty Paul having a cigarette in his right hand was seen as evidence it wasn't really him.)
* Paul did a variant at the end of the music video for ''Film/SpiesLikeUs''. It has Paul, Creator/ChevyChase and Creator/DanAykroyd at the crossing, but it's done at night with spotlights on them, so that it's a homage to ''Abbey Road'' AND ''[[Music/{{Wings}} Band On The Run]]''.
* Creator/BennyHill on the cover to a 1992 ''Best Of'' album. Uses the actual crossing, but in winter and without the wide angle lens.
* Music/ImagineDragons performs a short homage to this in their video for "On Top of the World". As the band strolls down a crosswalk past some cars from TheSixties, the scene slows down right when they strike the same pose from the album. This part also gives a nod to the "Paul is Dead" conspiracy, through a FreezeFrameBonus in which the license plate of a car reads, "BENISDEAD".[[note]]referring to bassist Ben [=McKee=][[/note]]
* The Enya song "My! My! Time Flies" mentions "four guys across Abbey Road, one forgot to wear shoes." You can find the song on her ''...And Winter Came'' soundtrack.
* [[http://www.last.fm/music/Abbath/+images/9b77f38ebb101c60a34a857c1c4f02a3 This picture]] by BlackMetal band Abbath (project of the former front man of Music/{{Immortal}}). The choice of location is, of course, also a {{pun}} on the band's name.
* Beatallica, being Beatles meets Music/{{Metallica}}, had ''[[http://store.oglio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Beatallica-Abbey-Load-Cover-Mini-RGB.jpg Abbey Load]]''. Not done in the actual road, but with plenty of in-jokes - the Paul stand-in is in [[StealthPun bear slippers]], and the licence plate becomes a reference to a deceased Metallica bassist, "28KLIFF".
* The members of Music/{{Blur}} recreated the crossing in their video for "Parklife".

* Abbey Road's iconic cover was remade on [[DepthDeception Perspective 3D Street art]] with ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} characters at [[http://www.thehighdefinite.com/2012/01/abbey-road-x-peanuts/ Universal Studios Japan]].
* Fan art for a ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily'' contest depicts [[VideoGame/MetalGear Snake]], [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario, Bowser]], and [[Franchise/{{Kirby}} Dedede]] crossing the road. BITF cartoonist Matt Taranto liked the image but noted that those four wouldn't sing very well.
* [[http://www.bigfinish.com/img/release/178-fanfare-for-the-common-men_cover_large.jpg The cover]] of the AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho audio play "[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho1781963FanfareForTheCommonMen 1963: Fanfare for the Common Men]]", which is about the Beatles being [[TimeyWimeyBall timey-wimeyly]] replaced by "The Common Men."
* Music/OneDirection did a version much to the horror of most of Music/TheBeatles fans.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* One piece of [[http://shshatteredmemories.com/greenvale/wp-content/gallery/concept-art/gdc2011_14.png official art]] for ''VideoGame/DeadlyPremonition'' shows the four members of the game's "investigation team" in this pose, crossing a street in [[TownWithADarkSecret Greenvale.]] The leader isn't in white, but the second from the back, York, ''is'' out of step! [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Fitting, really.]]
* In one of the many random cutscenes of ''VideoGame/LEGOIsland'', four of the island's citizens cross a street in this pose. They even swap their normal hats and hairpieces for dark colored shoulder-length hair for this scene only, making the allusion even more clear.
* ''The VideoGame/MarioPaint Player's Guide'' features Mario, Yoshi, a red Koopa Troopa, and a Bob-Omb reenacting this in the Table of Contents.
* Parodied in ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder'', one of the collectables you can find is a [[Music/TheBeatles Die Kafer]] record ''[[Music/YellowSubmarine Das Blaue U-Boot]]. The cover features a silhouette of the band in the Abbey Road Crossing pose.
** In a more sinister example, some of the promotional material for the game depicted four German soldiers doing the crossing.
* One of several CD covers in ''VideoGame/MysteryCaseFiles 15: The Black Veil'' is a shot of four men in black robes doing the crossing, labeled "The Alisters."

* [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-08-02 This]] ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'' strip features spoofs of three famous album covers, including ''Abbey Road''.
* ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell'' presents [[http://www.kevinandkell.com/2007/kk1209.html Aby's Roadkill]].
* ''Webcomic/DeadDuck'' does [[http://www.jayfosgitt.com/deadduckcomic/?p=191 a 19th century one in all places]].
* ''[[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=257 Pokemon]]''-style, courtesy of ''WebComic/VGCats''.

[[folder:Web Originals]]
* This [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axb2sHpGwHQ Flash-animated video]] for Music/TheBeatles "Come Together" features the Beatles as they appeared on the Abbey Road cover(John in white, George in denim, Ringo in black and Paul barefoot), and even references the zebra crossing on the cover. The video was made for beatles.com, and is quite well-made.
* ''VideoGame/MoshiMonsters'' has featured three: one in a brief parody in their "Ponies" music video, the second in an in-game picture purchase called "Crabby Road", and the third in a promotional poster for the "Music Rox" album, complete with a barefooted Zommer (maybe also an extra "Paul is Dead" rumor as well, since Zommers are zombie monsters) out of step with the others and Bonkers in place of the photobomber.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** Done in the Beatles parody "Homer's Barbershop Quartet". One of the records Homer shows to Bart and Lisa, titled "BiggerThanJesus" (a ShoutOut to another bit of Beatles lore). Homer's barbershop quartet (including a barefoot Barney) is even ''walking on water''.
** The cover to November 2002's ''[[http://www.amazon.com/Simpsons-Rolling-Special-Collectors-Postcard/dp/B001JKSGTW Rolling Stone]]''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama:''
** The Drama Brothers are seen crossing Abbey Road during their segment in the ''Celebrity Manhunt'' special.
** In the intro to ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Total Drama World Tour]]'', Leshawna and Noah are walking over the Abbey Road Crossing.
* One of the many variations of the intro song of ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' had Yakko, Wakko and Dot walking on a road a la ''Abbey Road''. "''Penny laney...''"
* One of ''four'' Beatles album cover parodies seen briefly in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' episode "Meet The Beat Alls"[[note]]The other three being ''Please Please Me'', ''With/Meet The Beatles'', and ''A Hard Day's Night''[[/note]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBremenAvenueExperience'' did this during a MusicVideo that contained multiple {{Shout Out}}s to British pop culture.
* One of the records released by WesternAnimation/ElTigre's mother Maria during her stint as a mariachi singer. It featured Manny, Maria, and a goat.
* The cover for the ''[[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow Ren & Stimpy]]'' album ''You Eediot!'' had Ren, Stimpy, Muddy Mudskipper and Mr. Horse walking down a live-action road.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* The zebra crossing was given official Grade II Listed Building status (along with the studio) in 2010. It is arguably the only famous street crossing in the world. As noted above, it has become a pilgrimage destination for Beatles fans who want their picture taken there. Like [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cassini_team_Abbey_road.jpg the Cassini space probe imaging team]].
* Abbey Road Studios' website has [[http://www.abbeyroad.com/crossing?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1 a live webcam stream of the crossing]]. On a good day you can see fans and tourists stopping to do their own re-creations of the shot every few minutes or so.