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Since the late [[TheNineties 1990s]], if not earlier, it's been almost mandatory that an animated show that stays on air long enough will have a ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' parody episode. Live-action shows have taken cracks at it as well. Such parodies usually explicitly mimic the 1971 adaptation ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'', owing to its memorable and easily repurposed musical numbers and the idiosyncracies of Gene Wilder's [[TheWonka Willy Wonka]]. Beyond out-and-out retellings of the storyline, spoofs of specific scenes and other shorter-form parodies are popular.

Also happens in FanFic; some varieties of TransplantedCharacterFic are this.



* The Play By Mail Games comic strip ads in ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' once ran a story entitled "Gamer Kids And The PBM Factory" ("[[SelfDeprecation It's our cheesiest comic yet!]]"). A chessmaster, a videogamer, a D&D player and an MMO player (each representing a different aspect of gaming: strategy, action, rules, and social interaction, respectively) are taken on a tour of PBM by a talking envelope in a purple top hat. [[AbortedArc Abandoned]] after two strips, supposedly because the claim that they sorted their letters via waterfall was untrue.

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Episode 185 of ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' has Hijikata trying to get a golden ticket for a tour of a mayonnaise factory. He resorts to creating a new rule that every member of the Shinsengumi is required to use five bottles of mayonnaise in order to find one and does manage to do so, only to be horribly disappointed when the factory is completely ordinary, rather then mayonnaise-filled wonderland the TV commercial made it out to be.
* Of all places, happens in chapter 82 of the ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' manga, where the guys receiving golden tickets are all virgins (the chapter is referencing the Japanese custom of guys receiving chocolate on Valentines Day from girls who have a crush on them).

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* In ''ComicStrip/{{Out of the Gene Pool}}'', Jackie dreamed of visiting a chocolate factory owned by Zoogie. Imagine her disappointment that she didn't get the factory for being the last guest left -- and Zoogie's incredulity that she asked.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* RealPersonFic "John Lennon and the Hit Factory" (address lost--{{Fan Fic}}s of Music/TheBeatles have an alarming tendency to go out of print) had Music/JohnLennon as the Willy Wonka {{expy}}, giving tours to his Hit Factory from special copies of ''Double Fantasy''; the contestants (except for the Charlie expy) were meant to represent types of InNameOnly Lennon fans.
* [=ASBusinessMagnet=]'s ''[[FanFic/ITSMYLIFEExpandedUniverse Post-SCrash Session 3: Spectators of the Host]]'' features Violet Beauregarde as an adult and the CEO of "Beauregarde Chewing Gum Industry". She runs a Wonka-esque tour, no matter for the fact that she has already decided on a heir. Wonka himself hears of it, and invites the other original Golden Ticket winners as well. HilarityEnsues.
** ''FanFic/CalliopesUpdateGirl'' was originally conceived as a CharlieAndTheChocolateParody, but since has moved on from that.
* The upcoming Disney/BigHero6 fanfic "Hiro and the Candy Factory" has a rather interesting take on the book. Hiro, the Charlie, wins a trip to the revived Wonka candy factory along with five other kids (with one of them based on deleted character Miranda Piker). But as these kids are very nice people as opposed to their bratty counterparts, Wonka is depicted as a villain when they get kicked out of the tour one by one.
* ''[[https://tellygunge.wordpress.com/2011/12/23/dhp-episode-5-the-final-result/ Davina's House Party Episode 5]]'' starts the [[CoveredInGunge Trip Around The Great House segment]] with this. [[spoiler: Sophie Dahl has 'won' the vote, and now has to take the trip. It involves Alexandra Burke dressed as Wily Wonka singing a 'Pure Imagination' parody telling her that she'll be gunged, several batches of [[PieInTheFace pies by Little Mix and Tulisa,]] the river made entirely of chocolate, and the Wonka Wash.]]

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/EpicMovie'' was first to pastiche the 2005 movie specifically, and by using Fergie's "Fergalicious" in a Willy Wonka context ended up spoofing the music video for that song too. Such NarrowParody is par for the course with Creator/SeltzerAndFriedberg, of course.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* While not parodying its plot, ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' parodied a scene of it.
* ''Series/{{Chuck}}'': Golden ticket hidden in a CD case.
* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'':
** [[http://snltranscripts.jt.org/02/02hwonka.phtml A sketch]] with UsefulNotes/AlGore as Willy's accountant brother, Glen.
--->'''Glen:''' What I'm saying, William, is that, thanks to your wizwarbulous ideas, this factory is ''hemorrhaging money!!'' You have a chocolate river running through here! And I'm pretty sure earlier today a fat kid drowned in it. You tell me how that's helping our bottom line!\\
'''Wonka:''' Glen, please, take it easy!\\
'''Glen:''' Wait! I almost forgot! There's that billion dollars you spent on that machine that turns ''giant'' candy bars into ''tiny'' chocolate bars. Help me wrap my brain around that one 'cause I'm missing the big profit opportunity!
** When the film had its first special edition DVD release in 2001, ''SNL'' had a mock trailer that had a hodgepodge of fake making-of material for it, such as "Christopher Walken's" audition reel for the lead role and the filming of the [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment boat ride scene]] inspiring the question WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids
** In Season 37, the monologue in the Ben Stiller episode had him cavorting with "Jewish Willy Wonka" (Andy Samberg) in a Yom Kippur-themed musical number.
** In Season 42, guest host Creator/KristenStewart played a Charlie Bucket dismayed to learn that Grandpa Joe and the other grandparents, contrary to what he'd long believed, could get out of bed whenever they wanted to.
* The ''Series/{{Victorious}}'' episode "Ice Cream for Music/{{Kesha}}" is based around a contest to win a private concert from the singer.
* ''Series/ZekeAndLuther'' had an episode where Zeke's [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling little sister]] found a golden golf ball. The donut shop's owner then made her his heiress and started teaching her the trade. However, it all ended when he learned she intended to tear it down in favor of a more profitable venture. In the end, she found another golf ball. Not wanting to invoke the HereWeGoAgain trope, she gave the ball to a customer standing near her.
* One episode of ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'' had one episode where the two titular characters bet that they can go longer without their particular pleasure than the other can. Drake's pleasure is junk food and after a certain point, Josh tries to tempt Drake into giving into his junk food addiction by turning their bedroom into a candy paradise complete with a chocolate milk swimming pool. Josh even wears a brown top hat similar to the one Gene Wilder wears in the 1971 version!
* ''Series/{{The Office|US}}'' has Michael show up to work dressed up and acting as Willy Wonka to promote his Golden Ticket promotion, explaining that he hid five golden certificates in random paper boxes giving the holder 10% off their next order. The idea backfires when all five end up at the head office of Blue Cross Insurance, their largest client, and it turns out Michael forgot to write "limit 1 per customer" on the tickets. Oscar's quick calculation showing that Dunder-Mifflin stands to lose thousands of dollars, Michael swiftly [[PromotedToScapegoat sets up Dwight to take the fall]]. This backfires ''again'' when David Wallace shows up to ''congratulate'' Dwight over the idea after Blue Cross called Wallace to let him know they loved the idea so much that they are now transferring ''all'' their paper business to Dunder-Mifflin.
* In one of the last episodes of ''Series/ThirtyRock'', "A Goon's Deed in a Weary World", Jack decides to give the applicants for his old job a tour of NBC as a SecretTestOfCharacter. When the candidates arrive, they're all adult lookalikes of the children from the 1971 version. If you look at their name tags, you can make out the names [[ParodyNames Charlie MacGuffin, Augustus Blorch, Veruca Saline, and Mike Webb]] (the Violet lookalike's name tag is never legible). The Charlie lookalike comes off as genuine, so Kenneth [[PaperThinDisguise "disguises"]] himself as a CBS executive in order to give him the Slugworth test. Charlie passes and Kenneth happily endorses him. Then Charlie continues talking and reveals he's actually a ruthless businessman who only cares about money...The following exchange explains Jack's thinking behind the contest:
-->'''Jack:''' I do admire Wonka. He's a true capitalist. His factory has zero government regulations, slave labor, and an indoor boat. Wonderful. During the tour, the candidates will drop their guard and show their true selves without even knowing it.\\
'''Kenneth:''' And then you choose the one who’s purest of heart!\\
'''Jack:''' What? No, Kenneth, this is broadcast television. It's a nasty, ruthless business.\\
'''Kenneth:''' No, sir. It's a magical, [[{{Malaproper}} ruth-filled]] business!
* Though more of an homage than a parody, ''Series/TopChefJustDesserts'' had a challenge where the chefs had to recreate the "Pure Imagination" scene from the original movie, ending up with a room full of chocolate waterfalls, edible flowers and trees, etc. The winning entry was a garden of carrot-shaped carrot cakes (that had to be individually pulled out of the "ground"). And they had the (former-)child actors from the movie come to help with the judging.
* In the runup to the debut of ''The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn'' in 1999, one of the ads had Kilborn dressed as Willy Wonka and performing a parody of "Pure Imagination" describing what his talk show would be like.
** 16 years later, future ''Late Late Show'' host James Corden parodied Willy Wonka in his premiere episode from March 2015, with a pre-taped video showing CBS head Les Moonves inserting a golden ticket into chocolate bars, with the winner becoming The Late Late Show's new host. Numerous comedians and actors were shown opening bars with no ticket, while Corden received the ticket in a bar accidentally dropped by Chelsea Handler (who was among many speculated candidates for the gig.)
*** After Creator/GeneWilder passed away in 2016, [[WordOfGod Corden revealed]] that he had wanted the former to be part of the sketch to further the homage. Wilder passed on it [[https://mic.com/articles/153016/james-corden-recalls-inviting-gene-wilder-to-his-show-and-his-whimsical-rejection-email?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social in a way that sounded almost like Wonka himself.]]

* The video for Music/MarilynManson's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mq1sHDwpgqo "Dope Hat"]]. Manson is a big fan of the 1971 film, to the point that he wanted the Wonka role in the 2005 version.
** The album the song is off of, ''Music/PortraitOfAnAmericanFamily'', also starts with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTp-qugnsYA the boat scene]].
** Additionally, the next album, the EP ''Music/SmellsLikeChildren'', has "Marilyn Manson" in the Willy Wonka font and a similar outfit.
* The music video for a hip-hop song called "I Don't Like the Look of It" references the movie (while the song itself samples the title lyric from the Oompa-Loompas' song).
* The setup occurs in the video for Craig David's "What's Your Flava?", with four girls winning golden [=CDs=].

* ''Radio/TheBobAndTomShow'' cashed in on the 2005 film with "Charles Barkley and the Chocolate Factory", a skit in which the surly basketball star has the Wonka role and won't let anybody touch ''anything'' even if it's safe.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* There was even a pair of ''Dave Arneson's Blackmoor'' modules that used this device: ''Confectionery King'' and ''Confectionery King 2''.
* The ''TabletopGame/LamentationsOfTheFlamePrincess'' adventure module ''Blood in the Chocolate'' has a band of adventurers thrown into the Wonka-esque candy factory of Lucia di Castillo, described by the author as less Willy Wonka and more [[Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} Wilson "The Kingpin" Fisk]].

* The 2014 London edition of ''Theatre/ForbiddenBroadway'' spoofs the then-recent stage musical of ''Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' with "No Imagination", a parody of the story's BootstrappedTheme [[Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory "Pure Imagination"]] (which was incorporated into the otherwise new song score of the actual musical). Gags include West End musical stalwart Elaine Paige turning up as an Oompa-Loompa, a malfunctioning Great Glass Elevator (referring to real life issues the show had with that particular effect), and the show being accused not only of being unoriginal but a FollowTheLeader to ''Theatre/{{Matilda}}'', another musical adapted from a Creator/RoaldDahl novel (it isn't -- well before ''Matilda'' opened, ''Charlie'' was in the works).

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Videogame/{{Runescape}}'''s 2016 Easter event; Sliske and The Chocolate Factory, complete with Golden Tickets (from chocolate butterflies), Everlasting Gobstoppers and even the fact that there are 5 golden tickets. the punishments being Wendy falling down a pit (Veruca Salt), Farquie gets caked with chocolate (Augustus Gloop), Gilly Willikers folds on himself into nothing from eating spatially-folded chocolate (Violet Beauregarde eating experimental gum, however shrinking may partially be based on Mike Teevee shrinking). Farmer Jimbo floats up to the top of the room from drinking Eaglade. best of all is the Oompa Loompas, here called the Bobble-numbskulls with a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbWeQAcGTFM parody song]]. (they can't even [[YouWannaGetSued allow the song to be permanently unlocked for free listening]] due to copyright issues.)

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'' did this once... in four-panel format. 'Slick and the Cocaine-Factory', starring Satan as the eccentric factory owner [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=2094 here]].
* The ''ComicStrip/ThePerryBibleFellowship'' [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/153/ had one of these]] - it's even in the style of Roald Dahl's regular artist Quentin Blake (and, being PBF, twisted in the [[BlackComedy most horrifying way possible]]).
* ''Webcomic/{{Goats}}'' has a version with "humpa lumpas" that are not to be confused with the characters of other parodies with erotic themes. The storyline (about the perils of parody) starts here: [[http://www.goats.com/archive/000828.html]]
* ''Roger & Dominic'' had the storyline [[http://roganddom.comicgenesis.com/d/20031005.html ''Roger and the Chocolate Factory Massacre'']], which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* ''Webcomic/MurryPurryFreshAndFurry'' has a straight up parody - it doesn't even bother to set it in something other than a [[http://www.murrypurry.com/?p=433 candy factory]].
* ''Webcomic/PlanetOfHats'': Adapted the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "The Apple" into [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/planetofhats/episodes/0035.html a parody]] based on the resemblance of the Vaalians to Oompa Loompas.
* ''Webcomic/ComicRelief'' has Billy Blonka, a candymaker who acts as a clear reference to the original and 2005 movies...in a self-styled parody of ''Live-ActionTV/BreakingBad'', where he muscles in against competition, has his "Voompa-Boompas" punch out his enemies, and has [[KickTheDog stolen an invention Zero designed to create food to solve world hunger]]. The cast do visit the factory he runs, but with the intent to destroy it.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''[[WebAnimation/HowItShouldHaveEnded How Willy Wonka Should Have Ended]]'' pokes fun at the psychedelic boat trip.
* ''Website/TheOnion'', in the runup to the 2nd U.S. war in Iraq, featured the article "[[http://www.theonion.com/articles/un-orders-wonka-to-submit-to-chocolate-factory-ins,5/ U.N. Orders Willy Wonka To Submit To Chocolate Factory Inspections]]".

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* The ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' episode "Fry and the Slurm Factory" plays around with the idea and produces a little twist for the plot. Possibly the TropeCodifier for long-form parodies.
-->'''Professor:''' Who are those horrible orange creatures over there?
-->'''Glermo:''' Why those are the Grunka-Lunkas. They work here in the Slurm factory.
-->'''Professor:''' Tell them I hate them.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': [[HalfwayPlotSwitch In one half of]] "Wasted Talent", Peter drinks even more Pawtucket Patriot beer than usual attempting to find a hidden silver scroll and win a tour of the brewery (many others die of alcohol poisoning trying to win the contest). On the big day, Joe is kicked out by the Chumba Wumbas before the tour begins since the brewery does not have wheelchair ramps; later Peter and Brian get kicked out when they steal beer designed not to go flat and wind up having to fart (rather than burp) to escape doom...though Peter requests one more Chumba Wumba song before he goes. Notably, this spoof has direct parodies of songs from the 1971 film, rather than suspiciously similar-sounding pastiches. As the Chumba Wumbas see Joe off:
-->'''Chumba Wumba #1:''' What do you do when you're stuck in a chair?
-->'''Chumba Wumba #2:''' Finding it hard to go up and down stairs?
-->'''Chumba Wumba #3:''' What do you think of the one you call God?
-->'''Chumba Wumba Chorus:''' Isn't His absence slight-ly odd?
-->'''Chumba Wumba #4:''' Maybe He's forgotten you.
** Peter lampshades this in a later episode (where a return to the factory shows that it's a standard factory) by saying how things had changed since Pawtucket Pat sold the factory.
** An episode predating "Wasted Talent" had a briefer and more blatant reference. Peter has a flashback to his trip to a chocolate factory, where he's accused of stealing candy -- and though he denies it, it's clear from his big, round, blue appearance that he stole the same gum that changed Violet into a giant blueberry. Incidentally, it's a direct steal of an identical cutaway gag in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic.''
* ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'' combines this with a parody of ''Film/SoylentGreen'', of all things. Johnny had won a visit to a jerky plant, where his knowledge impressed the owner to the point of being made his heir. Unfortunately, Johnny had brought along Pop, who spied on Jerky Jake to find out the secret ingredient. Finding out Jerky Jake's jerky was healthy food made Johnny more shocked than thinking it was made of people.
** The ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' example above throws in a ''Film/SoylentGreen'' reference too.
-->'''Fry:''' What if the secret ingredient is... ''people?''
-->'''Leela:''' Oh, there's already a soda like that. Soylent Cola.
-->'''Fry:''' Oh, how is it?
-->'''Leela:''' It varies [[BlackComedy from person to person.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'': Five golden diskettes for a trip to visit the NoCelebritiesWereHarmed version of Creator/StephenHawking in a machine factory. All the other four kids are insufferable brainiacs like Dexter, but he's not the one who gets the golden diskette - Dee-Dee is. Fortunately for him, each winner was allowed to take a guest with them. Easily the strangest parody piece yet.
-->'''Dexter''': Deedee! I'm confused...
-->'''Deedee''': Good!
-->'''Chorus''': Shoop-a-dee-boop-a-dee-boop! That's Professor Hawk!
* The ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' episode "Breakfast Food Killer": Five golden UPC codes from cereal boxes take the place of the Golden Tickets, and the chocolate factory is replaced by the cereal factory led by Franken Berry.
* The ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' episode "Atlantis Squarepantis" has the same basic structure, except there isn't an elimination of the tourists - each one chooses to stay behind in a room due to their fascination with it.
* ''WesternAnimation/LucyTheDaughterOfTheDevil'' had one of these set in a dildo factory. With TheDevil (voiced by H Jon Benjamin, no less) as Willy Wonka. And yes, the Devil sang songs about dildos while the lucky contest-winning girls toured his room where everything was made out of dildos. He even overreacted when a girl stole a motor for a vibrator.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' parodied it a bit in "Toy to the World", where not even Phineas knows why the toy factory he was renovating had a chocolate fountain and "Ba-dink-a-dinks" in it.
-->'''Ba-dink-a-dinks''': We are the Ba-dink-a-dinks!
-->'''A ba-dink-a-dink''': You set us free when you remodeled the factory. We'd been trapped in there for years, making foam peanuts and snipping the tabs off of plastic.
-->'''Ba-dink-a-dinks''': We will now lay waste to the surface dwellers!
-->'''Phineas''': Okay then, carry on.
* When ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' and friends tried to get Buster Baxter to read an entire book for the first time ever, one of the books selected is "Sam and the Sandwich Factory", with Buster playing the role of Sam. Sam had broken his teeth when he found the Golden Sandwich by biting it, and therefore couldn't accept the owner's prize of sandwiches; he asks if there's a soup factory around.
-->'''Oompa-Loompa Parodies''': ''When you break off all your teeth / It becomes so hard to eat.''
* Children's animated series ''WesternAnimation/FrankensteinsCat'' includes an episode entitled "Lucky Ticket" which plays directly upon this trope, right down to the costumes of Doctor Frankenstein and his cat Nine. In the episode Frankenstein decides to placate an angry mob by announcing that he will give whoever finds his five golden tickets a tour of his castle. Said castle is actually full of dangerous monsters, but (with the help of Nine and child protagonist Lottie) Frankenstein attempts to pass the castle off as an actual chocolate factory.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' has quite a few references and spoofs to its credit, and twice over it's confirmed that the book, at least, exists in-universe. In order of release:
** In an early ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Simpsons]]'' comic, golden straws are hidden in bottles of cherry soda allowing a tour of the Krusty-brand novelty product assembly line. Ironically, Homer throws away a bottle containing a straw, where it's discovered by Barney. Homer still gets into the factory by pretending to be Barney's mother. And then Sideshow Bob turns up...
** In "Lisa's Rival", Uter's book report diorama is based on this book. Unfortunately, Principal Skinner didn't heed the boy's request to look at his first -- by the time he gets there, Uter has already ''eaten the diorama'' (apparently it was actually made of chocolate) leaving only an empty box!
** "Trash of the Titans" has Homer lead the town in a musical number, "The Garbage Man", that's a SuspiciouslySimilarSong to "The Candy Man".
*** The comics also featured a briefer but more direct parody of "The Candy Man" entitled "The Brandy Man", during an ImagineSpot after Homer temporarily takes over Moe's Tavern.
** In "Sweets and Sour Marge", Marge visits a company to complain about the amounts of sugar in their products. Homer asks if there were any Oompa-Loompas in there. She admits she saw one. Later on, Homer agrees to do something for the factory's owner. Part of the agreement includes getting to see an Oompa-Loompa, so Homer and the viewers actually see one this time.
** In "The Ziff Who Came to Dinner", Lisa says that Homer is a DaydreamBeliever with regards to the original novel. "He's still looking for that chocolate factory. It consumes him."
** In "Simple Simpson", the setup suggests a WholePlotReference: Homer is looking for a Golden Ticket in packages of bacon to win a tour of a bacon factory. He begins his 'buying lots of bacon' bender and ends up getting a ticket in the third package. In a subversion, however, it's just a ''silver'' ticket, which [[HalfwayPlotSwitch entitles him to be a judge at a local fair, leading into the Pie Man superhero parody.]]
** Goose Gladwell is an obvious {{Expy}} of Willy Wonka (he's an ex-Green Beret who sells novelty items) in "Fat Man and Little Boy".
** Walter Hotenhoffer from the episode "The Scorpion's Tale" reveals that he is formerly Augustus Gloop, now a slim grown man but his experience at the chocolate factory had scarred him for life.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}}'' is an entire ''series'' full of ''Chocolate Factory'' parodies. The main character in particular is a combination of [[TheWonka Willy Wonka]] and, um, [[TheMengele Josef Mengele]].
* ''The ComicStrip/LittleLulu Show'' episode "Iggy And The Ice Cream Factory" also included a few references to this trope.
* ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo'' had an episode where the gang won a tour of the Scooby Snack factory. As the winner, Shaggy could have chosen between this and a trip to Aruba. The chase scene included a bubble room, and glass elevators that left the building.
* Episode 2 of the ''WesternAnimation/BlackDynamite'' series is based around the production of "Willy Wanker and the Chocolate Fucktory", the first interracial porn movie. The bit we get to see is an amazing X-rated pastiche of the chocolate room, some major characters, "Pure Imagination", and the graphical style of the Oompa-Loompa songs.
* ''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'': In "Taffy Trouble", the girls get jobs in a Wonka-esque candy factory after their cheapskate manager Kaz tries to charge them rent for their own trailer and locks them out.
* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'''s gone to this particular well many times. They've spoofed the Lickable Wallpaper scene and the "Oompa-Loompas as Wonka's slaves" conceit, and imagined such scenarios as the Oompa-Loompas' writers' room, what would have happened had Veruca Salt actually got an Oompa-Loompa, and Charlie Bucket taking the fall for what Mr. Wonka did to the other kids by the latter's design.
* The ''WesternAnimation/TuffPuppy'' episode "Candy Cane-ine" takes place in a factory run by Willy Wombat.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* One newspaper did a contest to win tickets to a Creator/CirqueDuSoleil show that was playing in town by pasting two "golden tickets" per week on an ad for said show.
* Universal Music did a similar gimmick with select copies of Music/{{Maroon 5}}'s 2014 album ''V'' - at least one copy held tickets to a special live show of ''The Voice''.
* The 2015 UsefulNotes/ComicRelief appeal enhanced the usual Red Nose Day fundraiser with a tie-in to the [[Theatre/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory West End musical adaptation of the novel]]: The red clown noses people purchase to support the charity were blind-bagged that year, and twelve of the noses were actually golden. Anyone who found a golden nose got a VIP ticket package to the musical.
* For a while, chocolate company Cadbury's in the UK made Wonka branded chocolate bars and other sweets (some that made it across the Atlantic, distributed by Kraft) and put golden tickets in the wrappers to win a trip to a Cadbury's chocolate factory. A few years later, because the unusual sweets were so popular, Cadbury's started up production of them again (without the contest, obviously) and tours around the factory are available.
* For National Ice Cream Day 2017, [=McDonald's=] restaurants in the U.S. offered a free vanilla soft serve cone to every customer -- one of which was served in a gilded "Golden Arches Cone". The person lucky enough to receive this won free soft serve ice cream for life.
* Creator/{{Universal}} had a variation in late 2000-early 2001 with their [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4mCW6tm7UA "Million Dollar Movie Game"]]. VHS copies of recent Universal films (including ''Film/BringItOn'', ''Film/BillyElliot'', ''Film/TheWatcher'' and ''Film/TheAdventuresOfRockyAndBullwinkle'') released to rental outlets had a special code (as seen in the linked video) that you could enter online for a chance to win a variety of prizes including a million dollars, a family vacation or a DVD player.