->''"I’ve said it before, screenwriters: Don’t remind your audience that they could be watching something better."''
-->--'''Chris Sims''' and '''David Uzumeri''' [[http://comicsalliance.com/smallville-recap-episode-10-6-harvest/ on]] ''{{Series/Smallville}}'' ("Harvest")

Homage (literally, an honor or tribute) is the deliberate, ''but respectful'', recreation of one work of fiction within the context of another. Usually this is done for comedic effect, but occasionally it is serious. Sometimes it's both. An Homage is an extended sequence, significantly more than a simple ShoutOut, but does not actually constitute a {{crossover}} even when some of the original stars recreate their roles.

Sometimes -- especially when the Homage is blatant, or is part of a comedy series -- it's AllJustADream. But sometimes it's a weird or haunting reflection of the original series that is a native part of the "reality" of the show in which it is found.

A {{pastiche}} is a very common type of homage, which involves trying to copy the ''style'' of a work or artist.

If a series is doing anything deliberately evocative of its own past, then it is an InternalHomage.

See also: ActorAllusion, HomageShot, PostModernism, ShoutOut, TrappedInTVLand, WholePlotReference. See also {{Expy}}, where the homage is a specific character
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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/KeroroGunsou'' is full of these, mainly references to ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' and other HumongousMecha series for the [[ParentalBonus older audience]]. Examples include Keroro being loaded into a suit a la ''Anime/MazingerZ'' ("Pilder on!"), the use of the phrase "Sieg Keron!" (a nod to the phrase "Sieg Zeon!"), and an extended scene where Keroro does his impression of Char Aznable to impress visiting cadet Taruru (the dub even cites the episode they're spoofing: "To appreciate the next minute or so, watch Mobile Suit Gundam episode 12: 'The Threat of Zeon'"). Other, mainly older anime and manga series are paid homage to as well. A ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' homage exploited the fact one of its characters shares the look and [[ActorAllusion voice actor]] of [[EnsembleDarkhorse Kaworu Nagisa]]. They [[LampshadeHanging hang a lampshade]] on their use of this in episode 24, where after the frogs and Kogoro disappear in the middle of a send-up of ''Franchise/KamenRider'', the following dialogue occurs:
-->'''Natsumi:''' What in the world was that?\\
'''Fuyuki:''' It's probably some kind of parody...
* Haruhi of ''[[Literature/HaruhiSuzumiya The Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya]]'' [[http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=L_7s3_VDdfk&NR=1 pays tribute to Phoenix Wright]] at the conclusion of a murder mystery episode. During the same scene, Koizumi duplicates the mannerisms of Phoenix's rival, Edgeworth, and Mikuru copies poses from Phoenix's sidekick Maya.
* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}''
** ''Hellsing Ultimate'' OVA: [[spoiler: Konami Code -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLfKGhFrFT0&feature=related]]
** Seras and Alucard's guns qualify as well, having been named after Baron Vladimir Harkonnen from ''Franchise/{{Dune}}'' and the assassin from ''Literature/TheDayOfTheJackal'' respectively, with the Baron himself and Edward Fox (and Bruce Willis as a crazy impostor) even making cameos in dream sequences.
* In an episode of ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'', Hayate gets stabbed by three blades. In two different points, the blades change. Each time, they appear to be swords wielded by the HumongousMecha in the ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' series. Really, Hayate, being a series filled to the brim with homages, does this ''all the time''. Most blatantly whenever the homage has something to do with either of the anime's main sponsors (Konami and Geneon).
* ''Manga/LuckyStar'' will occasionally break into homage sequences of anything from ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' to ''[[Literature/HaruhiSuzumiya Suzumiya Haruhi No Yuutsu]]'' to ''entire extended sequences'' straight out of Anime Tenchou.
* ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' practically invented homages. If the episode isn't an homage to an American, French, or Japanese movie, it's a reference to its source material, the ''Ghost in the Shell'' graphic novel. Let's just look at it, shall we?
** "Jungle Cruise" is an homage to two American horror movies, one of them ''Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs''.
** "Night Cruise" is an homage to ''Film/TaxiDriver''.
** "Make Up" is an homage to ''Abre Los Ojos'' (the original version of ''Film/VanillaSky'').
** "Poker Face" is an homage to ''Film/FullMetalJacket'' (which is even lampshaded with someone saying the story that was told sounded a lot like a movie they saw).
** "Trans Parent" is an homage to ''Film/WingsOfDesire''.
** "Chain Reaction" is an homage to volume 4 of ''[=TGitS=]''.
** "Fabricate Fog" is another homage to volume 4 of ''[=TGitS=]''.
** "Endless Gig" has two references to ''[=GitS=]''.
** "Interceptor" has an homage to ''Film/BladeRunner''.
** "Cash Eye" is an homage to ''Film/CatsEye'' and ''Film/OceansEleven''.
* Somewhere between homage, InternalHomage and MythologyGag is a scene in the second episode of ''Anime/DigimonSavers'' where Masaru attempts to hide Agumon by walking him around underneath a box -- much like Matsuda Takato from ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' before him. Made [[HilariousInHindsight even funnier in the dub]], as Takato and Savers' Agumon are both voiced by Creator/BrianBeacock.
** And due to censorship issues, an early episode with a [=BomberNanimon=] became a rather fitting sendoff for ''Manga/BoboboboBobobo''.
* ''Anime/ExcelSaga'' once did an entire episode homage to ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' ([[http://usetehsharingan.ytmnd.com example here]]), as well as plenty of other anime, contain fight scenes which (either through just plain luck or intentionally) look just like fight scenes from another piece of fiction.
** Then there is [[http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/51146/animated-animated_gif-battle-comparison-cowboy_beb this]].
* ''Anime/MegaManNTWarrior'' has two episodes in its second season devoted to these. One is a perfect homage to ''Anime/SpeedRacer'', and the final one of the season was one to ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''.
* ''Manga/{{Mouse}}'', has entire chapters of the Manga devoted to recreating series such as ''Manga/CatsEye'' or ''Manga/GalaxyExpress999''.
* ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' is full of these of everything from ''Series/{{Alias}}'' to ''Franchise/SailorMoon,'' in one episode each of the girls is murdered and their dead bodies positioned to look like characters from various anime.
* Oddly enough, ''SDGundam'', the NegativeContinuity parody of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', had a ''WackyRaces'' homage.
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' is an explicit ''Manga/GetterRobo'' homage, but is full to bursting with others. There's a reason why people have said that the show parallels trends in the mecha genre:
** The ActionPrologue is an homage to ''Anime/CaptainHarlock'' (especially the clanking noise the captain makes when moving), which lead to fans [[FanNickname calling the figure]] [="GARlock"=].
** Several parts of the aquatic fight against Adiane where an homage to the fight against the aquatic angel from the eighth episode of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', most noticeably defeating the aquatic Gunmen by firing at it with battleship cannons at point-blank range and the cross-shape explosion it makes.
** There's also the [[GunBuster arms crossed pose]] that the Chouginga Gurren Lagann has when it appears, the [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion look]] of the Lazengann, the 8th parallel work with Gunmen that look like ''Manga/GetterRobo, Anime/MazingerZ'', and other classic HumongousMecha, [[{{Macross}} having the first city of a rebuilding humanity around a giant robot ship]], [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Simon holding Nia while covering her in his cloak, the famous "becoming your mech" visual]], the Gurren Lagann's [[Anime/{{Zambot 3}} helmet]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WQlo8MiyEs And then there was]] [[WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants Squidward]]
* ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'': One can argue that the entire series is just made of a never-ending series of homages...
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' once did an homage to Akira Kurosawa's ''Film/{{Yojimbo}}'', believe it or not.
* ''Franchise/OnePiece'''s [[TheAlcatraz Impel Down]] seems to be built like Hell in ''Literature/TheDivineComedy''.
* ''Manga/YakitateJapan'' is so full of references and outright parodies to other series it's hard to list them all. Starting with ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' over ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' unto ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', also including minor series.
* In ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', Kotaro's demon form was intended as an Homage to ''Manga/InuYasha''. There's also a minor character, the mage teacher Seruhiko, who was an Homage to Serpico of ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''. Kentaro Miura even approved the character.
* ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' is filled to the brim with homages to famous ballets and operas. All the Japanese covers are based on a ballet, several episodes mimic plots of ballets or plays ("Giselle" and "Midsummer Night's Dream" being the most blatant), a large number of the dances performed in the series are based on choreography from productions of actual shows...the list goes on.
* Chapter 4 of Ito Junji's ''[[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/yami_no_koe/v01/c001.4/ Yami no Koe]]'' appears to be an ''homage'' to fellow horror author [[http://www.mania.com/panorama-hell-vol-1_article_82667.html Hideshi Hino]] [[note]]Hino's tropes: Characters that alledgedly correspond to real-life family members (parents, siblings, creepy AuthorAvatar, creepy offspring); a NightmareFuelStationAttendent character; an extremely creepy house setting; creepy children; creepy spouse[[/note]]. [[spoiler: The two follow-up chapters reveal it's all just a dream, although the kid ''does'' seem to have supernatural powers that nonetheless [[HoistByHisOwnPetard rebound back on him badly]].]]
* In ''Anime/{{Monster}}'', Grimmer's [[ShowWithinAShow favorite TV show]] ''The Magnificent Steiner'' [[spoiler:which also serves as the basis for his split personality]] is clearly an homage to ''ComicBook/TheHulk''.
* A two-part story in ''Manga/AiKora'' pays homage to ''Manga/TheKindaichiCaseFiles'', complete with panels introducing the suspects and a mystery involving apparently supernatural causes.
* Basically, the whole story behind ''Manga/{{Shiki}}'' is an homage towards Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/SalemsLot''.
* ''Manga/HighSchoolOfTheDead'' is this for almost every zombie film ever made.
* The Duel Monsters game in ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'' started as an homage to ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', but proved so popular, it became the focus of the entire series.
* The scene depicting the establishment of the [[BlueBlood Lippstadt Alliance]] in ''Manga/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'' is an homage to Jacques-Louis David's sketch on the Tennis Court Oath, which essentially makes it an {{Irony}}, since the Lippstadt Alliance is established to uphold an absolute monarchy, whereas the participants of the Tennis Court Oath were pledging against absolute monarchy.
* The [[OriginalVideoAnimation OVA]] [[Anime/CampusSpecialInvestigatorHikaruon Gakuen Tokusou Hikaruon]] play an homage to [[MetalHeroes Space Sheriffs]].
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* [[http://www.comicvine.com/homage-covers/12-43734/all-images/108-219464/ Many comic book covers.]]
** [[http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/5/55807/1704745-crisis_on_infinite_earths__1985__7_signed_marv_wolfman_super.jpeg Most]] [[http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/4/30371-4405-33782-1-mighty-mouse_super.jpg famously,]] ''[[http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/4/31953-4571-35604-1-superman-the-man-of_super.jpg Crisis]] [[http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/4/59587-6566-92582-1-tom-strong_super.jpg On]] [[http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/2827/100462-5766-107295-1-supergirl_super.jpg Infinite]] [[http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/1867/1062555-fs21_super.jpg Earths]] [[http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/5/56062/1268053-tiny_titans_issue_29_super.jpg #7]]''
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In ''FanFic/ImperfectMetamorphosis'''s side story, ''IM: Rhapsody of Subconscious Desire'', Kaguya, Mokou [[spoiler:and Ex-Rumia]] are trapped into DreamLand and meet [[spoiler:[[{{Starcraft}} The Zerg]]]]. Not a cross-over, because it's only a one-shot scene, and these things are directly coming from Kaguya's memories.
* ''WebVideo/PoniesTheAnthology'' has homages all over the place big and small. The most notable are a ponified shot-for-shot reproduction of ''[[http://youtu.be/8luNcDxQ0Uc Power]]'' by Music/KanyeWest, or a ten minute long pony version of scenes from ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' done [[http://youtu.be/8fFOoIo-kMk in similar detail]].
* Same thing with ''WebAnimation/TheSuperPonyPowerHour''. The best ones are the opening and ending, referencing ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' and ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'' respectively.
* Examples from [[Fanfic/Swing123AndGarfieldodiesCalvinverse the Calvinverse]]:
** The ending of ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheMovie'' is an homage to ThePowerOfRock ending from ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobSquarepantsMovie''.
** The narrator [[LampshadeHanging outright describes]] [[KillerRobot Shadow's]] {{Wall Crawl}}ing as ''Film/TheGrudge''-like in ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries''.
* Chapter 36 of ''[[FanFic/MarioAndSonicHeroesUnite Mario and Sonic: Heroes Unite!]]'' is an homage to ''Film/KingKong''.
* ''Fanfic/TheLegendOfTotalDramaIsland'':
** The entire work is an homage to ''[[Literature/ArabianNights The Book of the Thousand and One Nights]]'', which is the story's structural model.
** The dodgeball match is largely an homage to ''Literature/TheIliad''.
* The scene in ''Fanfic/TheHeadhunt'' where the USS ''Bajor'' casually catches up to the [[spoiler:USS ''Enterprise''-A]] and blows it out of warp was directly based on the similar scene in ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'', with the ''Bajor'' standing in for the USS ''Vengeance''. The author mentioned in the author's notes that the shot of the ''Vengeance'' barreling up behind the ''Enterprise'' like the latter was standing still was one of the shots that really stuck with him from the [=JJverse=] movies.
--> "Say what you will about the writing and [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale scale issues]], but [Creator/JJAbrams has] the imagery ''cold''."
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''Anime/RoyalSpaceForceTheWingsOfHonneamise'' has Shiro, a fictional astronaut in a fictional nation's space program, become the first man in space -- launched on what looks an awful lot like a real-life Russian [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vostok-K rocket]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'' has numerous references to ''Franchise/StarWars'' throughout the climactic sequence in the dirigible.
* ''WesternAnimation/ChickenRun'' is one great big homage to ''Film/TheGreatEscape''.
* ''Franchise/WallaceAndGromit'':
** ''WesternAnimation/TheCurseOfTheWereRabbit'' spends the majority of the film spoofing cheesy Hammer Horror movies about werewolves, then shifts gears and homages ''Film/KingKong'' at the end.
** The TechnologyPorn-filled HeathRobinson methods that Wallace uses to get from the dining room to whichever vehicle he's using for this episode's business venture are equal parts homage to and AffectionateParody of the similar scenes used in ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}''.
* ''WesternAnimation/WallE'' paid some obvious homages to ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''. The autopilot is clearly inspired by HAL, and the scene where the passengers learn to walk uses "Also Sprach Zarathustra".
* ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' serves both as a lighthearted underdog story for younger audiences and one huge homage to nostalgic video games for older gamers. It includes everything from real screenshots of games turned into scenes to character cameos, and even includes [[DummiedOut dummied content]] and [[GoodBadBugs glitches]] as ''[[ShownTheirWork actual plot points]]''.
** It also has plenty of plot elements that parallel the ones from ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/{{Doomsday}}'' is a scifi/action/thiller flick almost ''made'' of homages. The lead villain, Sol, has the same haircut as Wez from ''Film/MadMax Mad Max 2]]'', and leads a road gang to match. The director describes the hero's EyepatchOfPower as a [[Film/EscapeFromNewYork Snake Plissken]] homage. The [[ImAHumanitarian cannibal gang]] includes a random [[Film/TheWarriors Baseball Fury]]. They also use a bus which pursues the heroes in a neat recreation of the attack of the Turnbull [=ACs=] from the same film.
* ''Film/{{Slither}}'' is a scifi/horror/comedy flick almost ''made'' of homages of to gory B-Movie horror films.
* ''Film/{{Pandorum}}'' is a scifi/horror/Thiller has loads of these as well.
* The fight scene between Nemesis and Alice near the end of ''Film/ResidentEvilApocalypse'' plays out almost exactly like the fight between Kirk and the Gorn in the ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' episode "The Arena". Both are fights that are forced on participants that don't want to fight each other. Both contain one combatant who's human, and another who's not human. Both contain a combatant who's fast and agile against one's that's large and strong. Both are a person fighting someone in a rubber suit. The part where Nemesis breaks off a pipe is almost an exact homage to when the Gorn breaks off a limb of a tree. It also ends nearly exactly the same, with the large, muscular one impaled through the chest (with a pipe rather than the diamonds in ''Star Trek''), but refusing to finish him despite urgings from whoever forced the fight. The homage ends when rather than complimenting the human on the virtues of mercy, the fight's forcer instead chides the human for being weak.
* ''[[Film/BillAndTed Bill and Teds Bogus Journey]]'' has an homage to this fight as well, {{lampshaded}} by having the episode playing on a TV in the background earlier in the film. In the battle with their evil robot doubles, they (briefly) fight for their lives on KirksRock, where the Gorn fight was filmed.
* The ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' movies themselves are one big homage to the classic adventure films of the '30s and '40s.
** The now-iconic "rolling boulder" sequence at the beginning of ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' was, according to GeorgeLucas, an homage to a similar scene in the CarlBarks comic book ''The Seven Cities of Cibola''.
** The nuclear testing scene in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'' is an homage to the first draft of the ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' script, in which Marty [=McFly=] manages to power the time machine, not with a bolt of lightning but with the radiation from an atomic blast. The entire fake town, complete with mannequins and a television playing the ''Howdy Doody Show'', is ripped straight from the ''[=BttF=]'' script. Oh, and the time machine? Was originally, not a car, but a ''refrigerator''.
* Ditto with ''Film/StarWars'' and the similar sci-fi serials of the time such as ''BuckRogers'' and ''[[Film/FlashGordonSerial Flash Gordon]]''.
** The pod race from ''ThePhantomMenace'' has quite a lot in common with the race in ''Pinchcliffe Grand Prix'', not to mention the chariot race in ''Film/BenHur''.
** The plot of ''ANewHope'' is an homage to Kurosawa's ''TheHiddenFortress'', right down to the Princess EscortMission. Lucas even used similar IdiosyncraticWipes.
* Similar to the ''WKRP'' example below, Polly Perkins' phoned-in report on the invasion of New York by robots in ''Film/SkyCaptainAndTheWorldOfTomorrow'' bears a striking resemblance to the Hindenberg coverage and actually includes lines lifted directly from a similar scene in Orson Welles' radio version of ''Radio/TheWarOfTheWorlds''. Just to add a little extra fillip, the robots emit a sound effect stolen from the Martians of the 1953 ''Film/{{The War Of The Worlds|1953}}'' film.
* ''Film/MarsAttacks''. The flying saucers are modeled after the saucers in ''Earth vs. the Flying Saucers'' and the War Room was made to look like the War Room in ''DrStrangelove''. The aliens land in Parrumph, Nevada. That's an homage to Art Bell, who for many years broadcast Coast to Coast AM out of that city.
* ''Film/AlmostFamous'' contains two examples. The first is a scene where the band members think their airplane is going to crash -- it's a played-for-laughs homage to Lynyrd Skynyrd. The poignant second example involves a musician passing out after he receives a shock from his microphone -- this references Keith Relf of the Yardbirds, who actually did die in very similar circumstances.
* ''Play It Again, Sam'' is Creator/WoodyAllen's homage to ''Film/{{Casablanca}}''.
* In ''Film/SupermanReturns'', Superman rescues a runaway car (used as a diversion by LexLuthor). The shot where Superman stands on the ground, leveraging the car in mid-air, is a direct homage to the cover of ComicBook/ActionComics #1, the first Superman comic book.
* Many movies (''Film/TheUntouchables'' and ''{{Film/Brazil}}'' amongst them) contain an homage to the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potemkin_Stairs Odessa Staircase]] scene from ''Film/TheBattleshipPotemkin'', in particular the BabyCarriage.
* ''Film/PacificRim'' is a walking homage to just about anything related to Giant Robots or Giant Monsters in recent memory, but especially towards Mecha Anime and Giant Monster Movies.
* ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' has been described as an [[InvertedTrope inverted]] version of [[spoiler:''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan''. The inversion works on ''multiple'' levels]].
** The shuttle chase through the Klingon planet is very reminiscent of the ''Millennium Falcon'''s run through the Death Star in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''.
* ''Film/TheEast'': the initiation test for eco-terrorist group called The East is a take on the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allegory_of_the_long_spoons allegory of the long spoons]], except with straightjackets instead of arm splints.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* The ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' series has a few, usually bordering on the parodic and featuring {{Lampshade Hanging}}s:
** ''Discworld/WyrdSisters'' is an homage to ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'' and ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}''.
** The play featured in ''Discworld/LordsAndLadies'' is an homage to ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream''.
** Similarly, ''Discworld/{{Maskerade}}'' is an extended homage to ''Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera''.
** ''Discworld/GuardsGuards'' has a brief scene where Sam Vimes channels DirtyHarry, only with a ''dragon'' instead of a HandCannon.
** ''Discworld/TheTruth'' is this to ''AllThePresidentsMen''.
* Scenes and characters in Lindsey Duncan's ''Literature/{{Falco}}'' series have been included, by the author's explicit admission, to be based on scenes and characters in Terry Pratchett's ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels.
** The Vigiles are an explicit take on the Night Watch, commanded by a Vimes-reminiscent officer and including suspiciously Colon and Carrot-like policemen. Indeed, in the novel ''Saturnalia'', {{Shout Out}}s to ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'' are fast and frequent.
** Central character Marcus Didius Falco is a dissillusioned romantic, harking after the great days of the Roman Republic and who is often far too frank to his main employer, Emperor Vespasian. Vespasian tolerates this but sends Falco out on dirty missions to the furthest-flung corners of the Empire. Part of Falco's pay goes on maintaining his dead brother's widow and child. Falco, an occassional heavy drinker, is saved by marriage to a noblewoman a long way above him in the social scale. Rank is eventually conferred on the Republican. While not keeping dragons, Falco is made Keeper Of The Imperial Geese as a subtle joke by Vespasian...
* Creator/StevenBrust's ''[[Literature/{{Dragaera}} Khaavren Romances]]'' are homages to Creator/AlexandreDumas's ''D'Artagnan Romances'' (''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers'' and sequels); the four main characters are CaptainErsatz OurElvesAreBetter versions of the Dumas's protagonists, and the titles of ''The Phoenix Guards'', ''Five Hundred Years After'', and ''The Viscount of Adrilankha'' correspond to ''The Three Musketeers'', ''Twenty Years After'' (with [[WeAreAsMayflies the time period scaled appropriately]]), and ''The Vicomte de Bragelonne''.
* The first novel of the ''Literature/HyperionCantos'' has a lot of these on top of the mixed WholePlotReference to Keats' ''Hyperion'' and Chaucer's ''Literature/CanterburyTales'' (or maybe Boccaccio's ''Literature/{{Decameron}}''). Each story the pilgrims tell is an Homage to one or more styles of literature. The Priest's Tale is an epistolary novel. The Soldier's Tale is high action military science fiction, a la ''Literature/StarshipTroopers''. The Poet's Tale is a mash up of fairy tales, darker elements intact. The Scholar's Tale is Old Testament [[Literature/TheBible Biblical]]. The Detective's Tale is a FilmNoir (minus the film) with elements of {{cyberpunk}}. The Consul's Tale is a Shakespearean tragedy, mixing ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' with ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}''.
* Creator/JonathanLethem's ''Amnesia Moon'' was created as an homage to Creator/PhilipKDick, and in particular, his novel ''Dr. Bloodmoney or How We Got Along After the Bomb''. The novel contains several shout-outs to various of Dick's works.
* The Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures novel ''The Also People'' by Ben Aaronovitch is an homage to the ''Literature/TheCulture'' series by [[Creator/IainBanks Iain M Banks]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* The ''Series/MurdochMysteries'' episode "Anything You Can Do..." pays tribute to the ''Series/DueSouth'' episode "Hunting Season". In addition to being Mounties, [[Series/MurdochMysteries Sargeant Jasper Linney's]] personality and physical build are quite similar to [[Series/DueSouth Constable Benton Fraser's.]] [[spoiler:Linney discovers that [[Series/MurdochMysteries Detective William Murdoch]]--with whom he shares many traits in common--is his half-brother. This is very much like Fraser's situation when he learns that [[Series/DueSouth Constable Maggie Mackenzie]]--who is essentially a female version of himself--is actually his half-sister. Both pairs of half-siblings share a scene with their respective biological father.]]
* ''Series/ICarly'':
** "iBelieve in {{Bigfoot|SasquatchAndYeti}}" is a direct homage to ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' (further lampshaded by Freddie) sans the dog. There's 2 males and 2 females; they are investigating a certain creature; they have a vehicle; and also turns up that the said creature is actually a guy they know, in a costume.
** DanSchneider stated himself that Sabrina's thrashing of Carly's project in "iBeat the Heat" is a reference to ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}''.
* ''Series/TheBradyBunch'' episode from the last season of ''Series/TheXFiles''. ("Sunshine Days", broadcast 5/12/02.) (Not to mention any number of other ''Brady Bunch'' episodes on sitcoms in the 1980s and 1990s.)
* In the episode "Visitors From Down The Street" of ''Series/{{Crusade}}'' (the short-lived sequel to ''Series/BabylonFive''), the Excalibur discovers a world of English-speaking aliens with a UFO/conspiracy culture/mythology similar to that of late 20th-Century Earth -- only humans are cast in the role of the saucerfolk! But it's the appearance of alien versions of Mulder and Scully (and Cancer Man) -- and the conspiracies around them -- that turns the episode into a clever homage to and satire of ''Series/TheXFiles''.
* The episode "Meltdown" of ''Series/ThePretender'' is an homage to the film ''Film/ReservoirDogs'', albeit with a more network-TV-friendly level of mayhem and an ending featuring TheCavalry.
* A season one episode of ''Series/EightSimpleRules'' has dad Paul (played by John Ritter) dreaming his daughters and the boy both are pining for are in an episode of ''ThreesCompany''.
* One episode of ''Series/TwoPointFourChildren'' consists largely of an homage to ''Series/ThePrisoner'' set in Portmeirion, Wales, complete with appropriate costumes and giant bouncing ball.
* "Countdown to Destruction", the season finale of ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'', contains a poignant homage to the "IAmSpartacus" scene of ''Spartacus'', which may have earned the episode its fan-nickname of "Crisis of Infinite Rangers".
** The very next episode, that being the premiere of ''Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy,'' pays homage to a scene from ''TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'', complete with Blue Danube playing.
** The ''Time Force'' premiere demonstrates the new suits' space-time abilities by having the Rangers Matrix-ically duck under bullets.
** Of course, this show's [[LongRunners been around long enough]] that by now it can make cultural references [[InternalHomage to itself:]]
*** ''SPD'' homages ''Time Force'' with occasional use of Bullet Time and [[NonLethalKO sending 'destroyed' monsters to containment]]. Even one Ranger's [[ByThePowerOfGreyskull battle cry]] was an homage to ''Time Force,'' matching the title of the ''TF'' premiere. Also, one brand of MechaMooks carries swords identical to those of the Time Force Rangers. [[EpilepticTrees Theories abound]] about how the organization in ''Power Rangers SPD'' evolves into the one in ''Time Force'' over the years.
*** ''Mystic Force'' and ''Overdrive'' each contain a SealedEvilInACan who says something akin to season one's famed "After ten thousand years, I'm free!" upon emerging. The evil in ''Mystic Force'' isn't connected ([[EpilepticTrees probably]]), but ''Overdrive'''s is.
*** Or they could be both referencing the opening credits of the original ''MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', in which original sealed evil Rita Repulsa says the line.
*** Speaking of Rita, ''Mystic Force'' has the Mystic Mother, a sort of deity of Magic. In passing, she is said to have "been known as Rita in the dark days," implying that said character is the purified Rita. What's more, all footage of the character was dubbed-over sentai footage. This is possibly because the actress who portrayed that character, who also played the sentai equivalent of Mighty Morphin's Rita, had recently passed away.
* The "Connecticut" house set of ''WhosTheBoss'' was made to strongly resemble the Connecticut house in the last season of ''ILoveLucy'', with only those changes that might have reasonably been made to a real house between 1959 and the mid-1980s.
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' addressed the constant comparisons between Dr. Gregory House of ''Series/{{House}}'' and Dr. Cox by actually having an episode where Dr. Cox hurt his leg and had to walk with a cane while he was faced with three bizarre mysteries in the hospital. And one of those mysteries was even the same as the clinic case in the very first ''House'' episode! Also, the 100th episode "My Way Home" was riddled with references to ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''. There was also an episode that homaged the standard sitcom format, titled "My life in Four Cameras".
* ''CountdownWithKeithOlbermann'': Signs off with "Good night and good luck", in openly stated homage to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murrow Edward R. Murrow]].
* The ending to the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Doomsday" is an homage to the ending of the ''His Dark Materials'' trilogy. The setting is the same (beach) and the issue is also the same (two lovers about to be separated forever across different dimensions).
** Also, the episode "The Stolen Earth" echoes the ending of ''Theatre/WestSideStory'', when The Doctor and Rose see one another across a street and start running... You know where this is going.
* ''Series/{{Fame}}!'' did a whole-episode homage to ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', partly inspired by the fact that it filmed on the same soundstage where the 1939 movie was shot. (According to the cast, a last remaining fragment of the original yellow brick road was enshrined in the stage, and was shown to them with almost religious reverence.)
* Les Nesman's broadcast of the "turkey bombing incident" on ''WKRPInCincinnati'' was a line-by-line homage to the famous "Martian Attack" sequence from Orson Welle's broadcast of ''Radio/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' (which was itself inspired by the RealLife Hindenburg broadcast) right down to the abrupt cutoff.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** The episode "School Hard" is an homage to the original ''Film/DieHard'', complete with Buffy sneaking around in the ceiling.
** Simone is visually strongly based on ComicBook/TankGirl. This may be a conscious in-canon fashion influence on her part.
* The ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' episode "Vegas" is an homage to ''Series/{{CSI}}''.
** We also gets a chestbuster scene (with an iratus bug) in episode "Doppelganger", with the characters mentioning the movie ''Film/{{Alien}}'' by name.
* ''Series/StargateSG1'' has the episode "200" which little more than a series of homages to Franchise/StarTrek, TheWizardOfOz, and MagnumPI among others along with references to more. It should be noted that one of the producers, Brad Wright's portrayal of Spoof!Scotty was so spot on, his own parents didn't realize it was him.
* The Apocalypse storyline in ''Supernatural'' includes a demon named [[Literature/GoodOmens Crowley]].
** And another one called [[Creator/AleisterCrowley Alistair]].
** The aptly named episode "Monster Movie" was an homage to classic monster movies. It was filmed entirely in black and white and featured a shapeshifting villain who took the forms of a Mummy, a Wolfman, and Dracula.
* The season four finale of ''Series/{{Monk}}'', "Mr. Monk Gets Jury Duty", was an homage to ''TwelveAngryMen'', with a b-plot and the ending making it avert WholePlotReference.
** Another episode, "Mr. Monk and the Three Julies," had a character who [[Film/{{Psycho}} stuffed his dead mother's body and carried her from room to room]].
** The opening murder in "Mr. Monk Buys a House" looks suspiciously like the murder Tommy Udo committed in KissOfDeath.
** The plot of "Mr. Monk and the Big Reward" borrowed so liberally from "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" that I was actually disappointed they didn't convene under a giant "W" to find the hidden diamond.
* The confrontation on the sand bank in the third ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' movie is straight out of ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest'', even featuring the iconic music from the movie.
* Tons in ''Series/{{Community}}''. Example from just one episode, [[Recap/CommunityS1E23ModernWarfare Modern Warfare]]:
** The "ONE HOUR LATER" scene where Jeff wakes up echoes the same scene in ''Film/TwentyEightDaysLater''. It also has quite a similar feel to the ending of the first Resident Evil film.
** The line "Stu-dy grooo-up! Come out and ''play-y-y!''", a paraphrase of Luther's taunt in ''Film/TheWarriors''. And it's used by a group of retro disco students who are very reminiscent of some of the film's weirder gangs.
** Jeff's wardrobe, his anticipation of Britta [[spoiler:trying to shoot him ("No paintballs, Hans?")]], and [[spoiler:his final retaliatory gesture at the Dean]] are all taken directly from ''Film/DieHard''.
** Chang's [[spoiler: paint bomb]] plays out like the end of ''Film/{{Predator}}.''
** Chang's entrance to the study room is straight out of a John Woo movie... minus the doves. WordOfGod says they didn't have the budget for them.
** Abed's entrance was stolen from a certain [[Film/TheMatrix leather-clad action girl]].
** Abed's also stole his goggles from [[Franchise/TheChroniclesOfRiddick Riddick]].
** The music cues come from [[Series/{{Lost}} the island]].
** "[[TheTerminator Come with me if you don't want to get paint on your clothes.]]"
** Shirley spouting bible verses while kicking ass? There are a couple of [[BoondockSaints brothers from Southie]] she should meet.
** Troy's football pads referencing all the way back to [[Film/MadMax Mad Max 2]].
** The Brita/Chang scene results in two paintballs colliding, a straight from a scene in the 2009 film ''Film/{{Wanted}}.''
** For other basic examples on the series, see "Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas" (an extended stop-motion homage to Rankin-Bass Christmas specials) and "Basic Lupine Urology" (a long take-off on ''Franchise/LawAndOrder'').
* One of the animated sequences from the ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' episode "A Book at Bedtime" is a recreation of the opening of ''TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''... until the [[LettingTheAirOutOfTheBand music winds down]] and the space station falls out of the sky and hits the ape on the head.
* In "Shitagi Nashi ...", the first-season finale of ''[[DontTrustTheBInApartment23 Don't Trust the B---- In Apartment 23]]'', June shows Chloe a comic strip she supposedly drew (complete with MarySue versions of herself and a friend) in high school that seems like an homage to ''WebAnimation/TeenGirlSquad''.
* ''{{Psych}}'''s 100th episode was an {{Homage}} to the movie ''Film/{{Clue}}''. Lampshaded in the opening credits, which use a visual motif of flipping cards from the board game rather than the usual clips.
* TwinPeaks is full of nods to the FilmNoir genre in terms of its style and storylines. A particular example is to the 1944 film {{Film/Laura}}, in which a detective becomes infatuated with an alleged murder victim through the prominent portrait in her apartment, and whose presence in the story is reinforced by a particular musical theme. Agent Cooper similarly contemplates photographs of Laura Palmer throughout his investigation, a still shot of her prom photo makes up the entire closing credits for each episode, and much of the music on the show is based around "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khMlcTE7lw8 Laura Palmer's Theme]]".
* The original draft for ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'' was essentially to be "a redo" of ''Series/TheSweeney'', plus a ''Series/{{LOST}}[=/=]Series/ThePrisoner'' type mystery.
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--> '''Matthew Graham''' (''Life on Mars'' DVD extra): ''What if there is way we can fool people into thinking we've come up with an original idea and still give them The Sweeney?'' [[note]]This question was posed during the early drafting for the series - the final script and idea for the show was only cemented many years later.[[/note]]
* ''Series/AshesToAshes'' (sequel to ''Life on Mars'') pays homage to classic 80s shows, particularly ''Series/TheSingingDetective'' and ''Series/MiamiVice'', as well as famous 80s films, like Film/JamesBond [[BetweenMyLegs in the pilot]], ''Film/TaxiDriver'' [[YouTalkinToMe in episode 6]] among others.
* One episode of ''Series/NUMB3RS'' is an homage to Franchise/ScoobyDoo. An abandoned Air Force base is thought by local {{Conspiracy Theorist}}s to be hosting [[FlyingSaucer UFOs]] or the ghosts of WorldWarII veterans, and when they catch video of [[EnergyWeapon balls of energy]] raining down from the sky and killing a person the FBI gets involved. It starts to look like an Area 51-type GovernmentConspiracy (the [[CloudCuckooLander strange]] [[TheMenInBlack "Department 44" agent]] who tags along doesn't help in that regard—though he's surprisingly helpful with the investigation) until it's discovered that the energy was from a LightningGun a tech company was working on for the government (the UFO lights people saw were actually from the drone carrying it). The ray was only meant to work like an EMP, and the project's engineers were conducting secret tests to try to make it nonlethal.
** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Colby when he says, "Why do I feel like I'm in a Scooby-Doo cartoon?" while they search the base for clues.
** After the mystery's solved, Charlie muses that the company could have wasted billions more dollars stringing the government along in their refusal to admit the project was a failure. [[TheMenInBlack Floyd]] replies, "Yes, and they probably would've gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for [[ShoutOut you meddling kids]]," referring to Charlie, Amita, and the [=CalSci=] plasma physics engineer Charlie asked for help on the case.
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[[folder:Music]]
* "Leonard" by MerleHaggard, which pays homage to songwritter Tommy Collins, the pen name of Leonard Spies. Spies wrote several of Haggard's early big hits.
* The music video of "Before He Cheats" by CarrieUnderwood. The rampage scenes – where Carrie flies into a rage upon learning that her boyfriend had cheated on her – recalls Carrie's rampage in the movie (and 2002 remake) ''{{Carrie}}'', in particular explosions and destruction on a small-town city street as Carrie walks calmly by.
* BarenakedLadies' "Tonight Is The Night I Fell Asleep At The Wheel": ''"Slow Motion Walter the fire engine guy"''
** A use of a common {{mondegreen}} for ''"Smoke on the water, a fire in the sky"''
* Veruca Salt's "Volcano Girls:" ''"Well, here's another clue if you please...the seether's Louise''"
** A parody/homage to the Beatles ''"Well, here's another clue for you all...the walrus was Paul"''
* The Music/BlueOysterCult's ''Cult Classic'' album carries back cover art which is clear homage to Terry Pratchett's novel ''Discworld/ReaperMan''. Pratchett previously homaged the BOC by using their only British hit ''Don't Fear The Reaper'' as a running gag in his books - in dog-Latin, it is the motto of the extended Death family, ''Non Timetus Messor''. Death, as a Reaper not to be feared, has a novel of his own in ''Reaper Man''. Pratchett homage-references other BOC songs in the Discworld cycle; elements of the front cover of ''Cult Classic'' may also reference his work. (The two stained-glass windows in the weird chapel)
* Jimmy Eat World's "A Praise Chorus" contains the following verse, each line of which is a line from another song:
-->''(Crimson and clover Over and over)\\
Our house in the middle of our street,\\
Why did we ever meet?\\
Kick start my rock 'n' roll fantasy.\\
Don't don't don't let's start,\\
Why did we ever part?\\
Kick start my rock 'n' roll heart!''
* Motion City Soundtrack's "L.G. Fuad" takes lyrics from "Forget Me" by the Promise Ring, then lampshades it:
-->I want to thank you for being a part of my\\
'''Forget-me-nots and marigolds'''\\
'''And other things that don't get old'''\\
Is it legal to do this? I surely don't know\\
It's the only way I have learned to express myself\\
Through other people's descriptions of life
* Music/StevieWonder's "Master Blaster" is an homage to "Jammin'" by Music/BobMarley.
* Kimya Dawson's "My Rollercoaster": towards the middle of the song the chorus to Music/WillieNelson's "On The Road Again" get thrown in, and then for a while it becomes a series of nods to everything from Music/{{Metallica}} to Bette Midler.
* The music video to Music/DavidBowie's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEJjASV20kc Look Back in Anger]]" pays homage to the novel ''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray'' by Oscar Wilde, with Bowie playing both the painter and the subject of the cursed painting.
* The song "I Like to Rock" uses both the riffs of Music/TheBeatles' "Day Tripper" and Music/TheRollingStones' "Satisfaction" and intertwines them.
* The video for Keri Hilson's "Pretty Girl Rock" is an homage to various African-American female singers throughout the years. They include Josephine Baker, [[GlamorousWartimeSinger wartime singers]], The Supremes, Chaka Khan, Music/JanetJackson, Music/{{TLC}} and Music/MaryJBlige.
* Inspired by a similar set of releases by Music/{{Kiss}}, the Music/{{Melvins}} once put out four solo [=EPs=] in the same year, which were credited to the band but titled after the member who who wrote and performed the music. Where the homage comes in is the artwork, which directly parodied the style of Kiss releases in question and had the Melvins logo stylized after that of Kiss. Compare the Melvins' ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Buzzo_%28album%29 King Buzzo]]'' with Kiss' ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_Simmons_%28album%29 Gene Simmons]]''
* The Music/FooFighters video "Walk" is a humorous retelling of ''Film/FallingDown''.
* Music/{{Hanson}}'s video for "Thinking 'Bout Somethin'" is a near shot for shot recreation of the "Shake A Tail Feather" scene from TheBluesBrothers.
* The video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64xah1qYBYI A1's version]] of [[Music/{{Aha}} "Take on Me"]] pays homages to ''Film/{{TRON}}'' and ''Film/TheMatrix'', complete with BulletTime and MatrixRainingCode.
* The retro group Big Daddy based their entire routine on this trope. They did mashups of contemporary hits (they were active in the 80s and 90s) not just in a generic style of the 1950s, but with a carefully reconstructed homage to a specific artist's signature riffs and vocal stylings, such as "I Want To Know What Love Is" with Ritchie Valens' rapid bass accompaniment, complete with a chorus in Spanish.
** Also a complete cover of the Sgt. Peppers album, replacing the 60s pop kitsch on the cover with 50s icons. Hearing "A Day In The Life" in Buddy Holly's hiccuppy voice was good, but replacing the end-of-track noise with a plane crash and a recording of the radio broadcast announcing Holly's death was sheer brilliance.
* Music/{{Rainbow}}'s "Can't Let You Go" video is an homage to the silent film ''The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari''. Guitarist/bandleader Ritchie Blackmore plays Caligari and singer Joe Lynn Turner plays Cesare.
* Music/PaulaAbdul's "Coldhearted" video is an homage to Bob Fosse's All That Jazz.
* Music/BillyJoel's ''An Innocent Man'' album is an homage to the music he grew up on in the 1960's.
* Music/{{OutKast}}'s video for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWgvGjAhvIw "Hey Ya"]] is a blatant homage to Music/TheBeatles' American debut on ''The Ed Sullivan Show'', right down to the {{retraux}} black and white opening with an old-fashioned TV set around the border.
* The video for Music/IggyAzalea's "Fancy" is one for ''Film/{{Clueless}}'' -- several scenes from the film, such as the debate, outfit selection, party, and the driving test are recreated in the video, with Iggy herself playing Cher Horowitz and Charli XCX playing Tai Frasier.

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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* The Necrons in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' started as a clear and blatant homage to the ''Terminator'' films: mysterious robotic skeletons, who carried on trying to kill you even if reduced to crawling torsos with no legs, and a special rule called "I'll Be Back". Later changes [[RetCon departed from this]], focusing more on their image as impossibly ancient servants of even more impossibly ancient monsters. Essentially now a bunch of [[AncientConspiracy Ancient Evil]] {{Determinator}}s with a lot of ImplacableMan and OmnicidalManiac along with rather too much scalpel imagery, they maintain the robo-skeleton and "I'll Be Back".
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[[folder:Toys]]
* As a MerchandiseDriven franchise with legions of rabid ''adult'' fans with long memories, ''{{Transformers}}'' tends to feature quite a lot of homages, to itself or to others, even in its toys (never mind in its plot-driven media). A simple example is when one toy is rereleased with a new paint job to look like something else (e.g., the mold for ''RevengeOfTheFallen'' toy Ransack, who turns into a biplane, got a repaint into a robot named Divebomb...using the Red Baron's colors -- it's particularly noteworthy that an early FanNickname for Ransack was Baron Ransack von Joy). Alternatively, given the number of names that are re-used, a character that has the name of a character from a different iteration of the franchise as a namesake might have design touches meant to emulate the older character. ''RevengeOfTheFallen'' Bludgeon has two toys; one which is a repaint of an older mold, and another that is [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Image:ROTFtoy-BludgeonVoyager.jpg a screaming homage]] to [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Bludgeon_%28G1%29 a G1 character of the same name]].
** And the franchise not only homages itself: the character Cannonball's profile is an homage to [[Film/ThePrincessBride the Dread Pirate Roberts]], and Pyro's personality in the [[TransformersWingsOfHonor Generation 2 Redux]] one-shot is based on [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]]
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* B. Orchid from ''VideoGame/KillerInstinct'' is practically an homage of Cheshire from DC Comics. If you think that is unbelievable, then check out the pictures of B. Orchid and Cheshire [[http://www.comicvine.com/b-orchid/29-58309/images/ here]] and [[http://www.comicvine.com/cheshire/29-2537/images/ here]].
* The opening cinematic for the ''CompanyOfHeroes'' campaign looks a lot like the Omaha Beach landing in ''SavingPrivateRyan''... which it then subverts by having the boat full of men first seen by the player get mowed down, including the sergeant-type character who's the only one to have spoken so far in the game. Every WWII game produced after ''Saving Private Ryan'' does this. ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'', ''VideoGame/{{Commandos}}'', ''Medal of Honor'', in fact the ''Frontline\Allied Assault'' games are essentially the game of the film, replete with a Tom Hanks soundalike commanding officer. Not surprising when the man behind the games is Steven Spielberg.
* ''WorldInConflict Soviet Assault'' has the Russian player character named Romanov, the same name of a certain [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquer Premier of the Soviet Union from another wacky universe]], although this could be coincidental as well.
** Probably either a coincidence or yet another derival from the once-existed Romanov dynasty.
* ''Call of Duty 1 & 2'' seem to owe a lot to ''The Longest Day''.
* The (true) end cutscene of ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards'' is, in essence, a shortened recreation of the ending of the first ''StarWars'' movie, from the heroes' near-escape of the enemy's hideout to said hideout's dithered explosion to the later awards ceremony wherein the heroes receive medals to the male lead getting a kiss from the female lead.
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' is full of homages, the most notable being pretty much the entire Un'Goro Crater zone, featuring:
** Linken, main NPC of a long chain of quests inspired by ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' themes.
** Larion and Muigin, using hammers to deal with a pest of plants, a clear Homage to ''SuperMarioBros''.
** Apes that often drop barrels for no real reason other than an Homage to ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'''s origin.
** The entire zone is full of references to "Lost World"-type movies, including the ''Warcraft'' equivalents of Tyranosaurs, Pterodons and Dimetrodons.
** The zone is also full of references to ''Series/LandOfTheLost'', including [=NPCs=] with names similar to those on the show (the major travel hub run by Williden Marshal), the aforementioned dinosaurs, and red, green, yellow and blue crystals littering the landscape.
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' is full of explicit references and other various thematic connections to earlier games in the series.
* The story from ''VideoGame/{{Bomberman}} Hero'' was an obvious homage to ''StarWars''.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' series have King, the jaguar-masked wrestler, as an homage (mostly) to the titular character of ''Manga/TigerMask''.
* The Katina mission from ''VideoGame/StarFox64'' was an obvious homage to the movie ''Film/IndependenceDay''.
* Popular freeware game ''HerosRealm'' is a distinct homage that harks back to the old school Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest games and combines what they have to offer in one package. It flows together as smoothly as what an optimistic gamer would expect.
* ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters'' is shock full of this. In ''[=TimeSplitters=] 2'' the level Siberia is an homage to ''[[VideoGame/GoldenEye1997 GoldenEye]]''. The level is set at a dam in Siberia, 1990. One might add that Free Radical are made up of the core team of ''[[VideoGame/GoldenEye1997 GoldenEye]]'' and ''[=TimeSplitters=]'' is regarded as the SpiritualSuccessor to that game. But it doesn't stop there. NeoTokyo is set in a rainy Tokyo 2019, that is a copy of the style in ''Film/BladeRunner'' (also set in 2019). The MachineWars levels in ''Future Perfect'' are based off the ''{{Terminator}}'' franchise.
* ''VideoGame/ChampionsOnline'' (and presumably the TabletopGame it's based on) is an Homage to SilverAge {{superhero}} {{comics}}, bordering on AffectionateParody in its lighter moments.
* ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 3|AbsenceOfJustice}}'' has, among others, a magichange skill of the Reaper monsters class which is identical to [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Starlight Breaker]]
* ''{{Madworld}}'' is an obvious homage to ''SinCity'' and the ultra-violent black-and-white independent comics of the 80s which influenced it.
** Sister game ''VideoGame/TheHouseOfTheDeadOverkill'' is similarly an homage to "grindhouse" exploitation films.
* The freeware game ''VideoGame/{{Genetos}}'' is an homage to the entire genre of Shoot'em ups from ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders'' to ''VideoGame/RadiantSilvergun'' and ''[[spoiler:Rez]]''.
* The Zeppelin in ''NinjaGaiden'' XBox heavily resembles the Hindenburg, and goes down in flames in a similar manner. "Oh, the humanity!"
* Though few appear in the game proper, the ''VideoGame/{{Crusader}}'' games had more than a few {{Homage}}s and {{Shout Out}}s to other media of a similar bent, such as a terminal designated [[Franchise/StarTrek NCC-1701D]], or [[StarWars a base of operations for the Resistance in Echo Sector]].
* The ''{{Contra}}'' series has many homages to ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'', eg Giger-esque {{Womb Level}}s, facehuggers, the giant Xenomorph head miniboss, the "Queen Alien" in ''Super Contra'' and ''Contra 3'', Xenomorph-type mooks in ''Super C'''s alien stage, and the Space Jockey skulls lining the walls in the same stage.
* Near the end of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica'' there's a location that's a nearly identical replica of the main hall from the mansion of the original game. There's an in-plot explanation for this.
* A HiddenObjectGame called ''Robinson Crusoe and the Cursed Pirates'', created by a Russian developer, contains '''''at least''' one homage to ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'' in each and every scene''! The game goes so far as to start with the words "Deep in the Caribbean", have an undead pirate villain with a crew of ghosts, and ends with a cutscene where the two main characters are looking out at their new ship when the mainmast suddenly breaks off. Several scenes in the game are directly redrawn from the old VGA backdrops. The list goes on and on and on. The sheer number of homages is so vast, that it's likely tantamount to copyright infringement on a grand scale. Fortunately for the developers, Lucasarts has done nothing against it. Yet.
* ''LastAlert'' is a clear homage to ''{{Rambo}}''.
* '''SwordOfTheStars'' has the "Upstart Apes" scenario, which [[http://kerberos-productions.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=17311#p271005 has been admitted by the creators]] to be strongly inspired by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperium_(board_game) Imperium]].
* ''VideoGame/LaMulana'' is one big {{homage}} to classic {{MSX}} games, particularly {{Konami}}'s MSX games, the entire library of which appears as collectible items. The gameplay is principally based on ''MazeOfGalious'' (with a secret NostalgiaLevel based on it) and ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaI'' (which is referenced in all the ways to upgrade Lemeza's [[WhipItGood whip]]).
* ''VideoGame/BatenKaitos'' incorporates an extended homage to ''TheTowerOfDruaga'' in a sublevel with oddly familiar 8-bit look and sound. The "Golden Hero" near this area is implied to be Gilgamesh, and all the items you need to get through here are from that game.
* The last stage of the arcade version of ''{{Astyanax}}'' is a techno-organic hive straight out of ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', complete with facehuggers, and the Alien Queen as the FinalBoss.
* In the video game ''ImpossibleCreatures'', the scientist Lucy is captured by a giant gorilla called [[KingKong The King.]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'''s sidequest "Those!", which involves exterminating a nest of giant fire-breathing ants, is directly based on the 1954 B-movie ''Them!'', which was also the basis for ''ItCameFromTheDesert''. ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' also has an ant extermination mission, although these ants don't spit fire.
** Also in ''FO 3'', Tranquility Lane is likely inspired by Harlan Ellison's ''Literature/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream'', with a MadScientist in place of the AI, and the villain is the one suffering the AndIMustScream fate at the end.
* While ''VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy'' was already ReferenceOverdosed, [[VideoGaMe/IWannaBeTheGuyGaiden the sequel]] is noticeably based more on ''VideoGame/BionicCommando'' - the new protagonist is named The Lad (ala Ladd Spencer) and is colored green, and has a grappling hook. The first two levels are based off the game as well.
* ''VideoGame/ActionDoom2UrbanBrawl'' is a game-long homage to old side scrolling beat 'em ups such as ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage'' or ''VideoGame/FinalFight'', with an atmosphere and story telling style similar to ''ComicBook/SinCity''.
* ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'', already ReferenceOverdosed in its own right, has an area with several situations (including the name of the place itself) lifted straight from ''Film/HaroldAndKumarGoToWhiteCastle''.
* ''VideoGame/ADanceWithRogues'', being a fanmade module for ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'', was, according to WordOfGod, inspired by many fantasy series, particularly ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' and ''Literature/TheIcewindDaleTrilogy''. As such, it contains many similarities and references to some of those series, especially in terms of characters and names:
** [[PlayerCharacter The Princess]]' story seems to be a mix between those of the sisters of House Stark and Daenerys Targaryen (a BrokenBird princess, the last survivor of her family, joins a thieves/assassin guild, etc). Her character can also be developed with characteristics typical for those three women. An optional, downloadable pre-made PlayerCharacter Princess is also named Lyanna Stormborn, further confirming this.
** Vico is very similar in his [[BloodKnight bloodlust]] and {{Jerkass}} behavior to Sandor Clegane, but also carries some of the characteristics of his much crueler and vicious brother Gregor.
** Bran and Rizzen Do'Vrinn are a barbarian, who has been imprisoned for years, and a drow outcast respectively, who form a friendship, likely a reference to [[Literature/TheIcewindDaleTrilogy Wulfgar and Drizzt Do'Urden]].
** Bran's enchanted greatsword is called ''Frost'', possibly a reference to Eddard Stark's sword of rare steel, called ''Ice''.
** Bran and Pia also share their names and some minor traits with characters from ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''.
** The Dhorn Empire seems to be named after the Kingdom of Dorne.
** Similarly to the books of ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' there are many scenes of gratuitous nudity, (optional) sex, rape and references to rape, slavery, and often cases of AnyoneCanDie.
* ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness'' is partially styled after the writings of Creator/HPLovecraft. The chapter of Dr. Maximilian Roivas, "The Lurking Horror", plays out the closet to how one of Lovecraft's stories would, ending with Max locked up in an asylum.
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* TheOptimist pays homage to ''TheFamilyCircus'' in [[http://the-opt.com/?p=792 this strip]].
* The coach getting the protagonists name wrong [[http://www.th3rdworld.com/web-comic/Holiday-Wars/episode/Holiday-Wars-Episode-7 in this episode]] of ''HolidayWars'' is an homage to NeilGaiman's Coraline.
* The wandering stick figure protagonists of ''AMomentOfPeace'' at one point encounter [[http://www.amomentofpeace.net/?num=60 adventurers]] from the ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' and an eyeless stick figure they call the [[http://www.amomentofpeace.net/?num=61 Blind Philosopher]] who is clearly a reference to Webcomic/{{XKCD}}.
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0136.html This strip]] of ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' strip is an {{Homage}} to the ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' "Cheese Shop" sketch. Notice there's a dead parrot and a ''python'' at the bottom. Note that the name of that particular strip is "It's Not a Gaming Session Until Someone Quotes Monty Python", itself a reference to gamers' familiarity with those works.
* [[http://rosalarian.com/yume/?p=1147 In a very recent page]] of ''YuMeDream'', the author/artist made a {{Homage}} to a ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' character known as [[spoiler:the Cheese Man]].
* ''[[http://www.revenant-braves.schala.net Circumstances of the Revenant Braves]]'' contains a number of homages, notably to ''[[Literature/HaruhiSuzumiya Suzumiya Haruhi No Yuutsu]]'' and ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney'' in the first few chapters.
* {{The-FAN}} had [[http://www.shastrix.com/thefan/index.php?comic=138 this one scene]] Honoring G0-T0's entry from ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic 2''.
* A variety of homages appear at times throughout ''BittersweetCandyBowl''. Notable targets include ''Pokémon'' and ''Feel the Magic''.
* ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'' featured a [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/20p17 Flashback to a group of dinosaurs who became intelligent and landed on a planet]]. The last panel features the main character of Webcomic/DinosaurComics.
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' has the demonic duck who looks very similar to a major character in Goats, the comic strip by Jonathan Rosenberg.
** [[spoiler: Grace's Omega [[http://egscomics.com/?date=2004-04-30 form]]]] looks very similar to ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'''s Kyubi [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/naruto/images/1/12/ThreetailsNaruto.jpg forms]].
*** [[{{Youkai}} Psst. It's...]] "[[Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt Very hush-hush, you know]]".
* ''Webcomic/TheIllustratedGuideToLaw'' contains a variety of homages to pop culture ranging from Star Wars to old newspaper comics to Portal to Slenderman etc. It's been known to be meta with it, with Alfred Hitchcock's [[http://lawcomic.net/guide/?p=627 silhouette]] appearing at one point to ask if references to his MacGuffin and to North by Northwest had crossed the line from homage to theft.
* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' includes a storyline called [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2004-04-25 "A Hand of Acey's"]] which is explicitly a riff on the original Las Vegas ''Series/{{CSI}}''.
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* Website/SFDebris analyzes the concept [[http://sfdebris.com/videos/special/ripoff.php in this video]], particularly in terms of the dividing line between homage and ripoff.
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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' does this a few times. The episode "Boogie Frights" contains an extended sequence based on the Death Star run in the original ''Film/StarWars''. The episode "I See a Funny Cartoon in Your Future" was done in the style of ''RockyAndBullwinkle''. "Meet the Beat-Alls" pays homage to several Beatles films (in particular ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine'' and ''Film/LetItBe'') as well as the older Beatles cartoons.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' was done as an episode of ''WackyRaces'', complete with an opening sequence based on that of ''Wacky Races'', and a narrator who was a sound-alike for the late Dave Willock, the narrator on the original show. Another episode was done as ''Anime/SpeedRacer''. Yet another was done is the style of ''ThePinkPanther'' cartoon series, complete with silent characters, jazz music, and [=DeeDee=] doing the panther's unique walk.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' is absolutely built on these.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' also has several, from time to time, albeit mostly during the [[CouchGag couch gags]] and/or the non-continuity "Treehouse of Horror" episodes.
** During one DVD commentary, the song Homer sings to the tune of ''TheFlintstones'' is described as an "homage", to which the reply by writer Mike Reiss is "Yes, homage: French for theft."
** Near the end of one episode, a captured cat burglar tells the townspeople that he buried a large amount of money under a giant T. Cue the ''ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld'' {{homage}} -- complete with appropriate music. And [[ThePhilSilversShow Phil Silvers]] in his car.
* One episode of ''TinyToonAdventures'' featured a parody of the film ''Voyage of the Kon-Tiki'', complete with a "making-of documentary" parody to fill out the second half of the episode.
** "Ahh, mango juice" THUD!
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' has done several of these. Some of them, especially any homages to ''Star Wars'' (in "Snowing" and "Elections"), are so close to the originals that they verge on copyright infringement. There's also one (A.R.C.H.I.V.E.) that's an homage to ''Anime/TheAnimatrix'' of all things.
** Incidentally, it was once [[http://kidsnextblog.livejournal.com/42697.html posted on their blog]] that they had to scrap an homage to "The Lorax" for being too close to the original.
* The ''JohnnyTest'' episode "Johnny Dukey Doo" is, as you can probably tell, a spoof of your typical ScoobyDoo episode, right down to the LaughTrack and "if it wasn't for you meddling kids!" line. This is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] several times, when Johnny remarks that "he's seen this somewhere before".
** A later episode homages ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry''.
** Don't forget the two [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Tinymon]] episodes. They even made the antagonist's name sound like Ash Ketchum!
* ''ReBoot''
** In the first episode, Bob and Phong play a tennis-esque game using a floating disc and energy-paddles on their hands and feet. Then the camera angle becomes a view from above, and it's instantly obvious that the game is ''Pong''.
** Another episode, "Number 7", was an homage to ''Series/ThePrisoner'', complete with farcical trial scene, seesaw-camera-chair, and use of the phrases "Who is Number One?" and "Be seeing you".
** The third season also had an episode (written, appropriately enough, by D.C. Fontana) that was an homage not only to classic ''Franchise/StarTrek'' (including a log entry, a tricorder, and original series sound effects) but also superhero teams such as the ComicBook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}}; the death of their leader (who acted and spoke suspiciously like William Shatner overemoting) was due to having something dropped on him... and giving a version of Spock's final lines from ''The Wrath of Khan''.
** In fact, the third season was full of these, including references to ''TheSixMillionDollarMan'', ''Film/{{Braveheart}}'', ''[[XenaWarriorPrincess Xena]]'', ''MarsAttacks''...
* ''PinkyAndTheBrain'' did plenty of whole-episode homages, including ones for ''Film/TheThirdMan'', ''Franchise/WinnieThePooh'', ''AroundTheWorldInEightyDays'', and ''Series/ThePrisoner''.
** TV show doing an homage to a stage musical: ''PinkyAndTheBrain'' includes an episode parodying most of the memorable songs in the musical "Man of La Mancha".
* The ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' film, "Bigger, Longer, and Uncut", is structured with numerous homages to the structure and musical style of the musical ''Theatre/LesMiserables''. In fact, ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' does this a lot.
** "Starvin' Marvin" contains a rather obvious spoof of ''Braveheart'' before the big fight between the townsfolk and the mutant turkeys.
** "Music/{{Korn}}'s Groovy Pirate Ghost Mystery" is a spoof of a typical episode of ''ScoobyDoo''.
** The episode "Pip" is a slightly warped WholePlotReference to Creator/CharlesDickens' ''Literature/GreatExpectations''.
** The entire fight sequence from "Cripple Fight" is lifted -- move for move -- from the alley fight sequence in Creator/JohnCarpenter's ''TheyLive''.
** Season 8 Ep 1 "Lets Fighting Love" is an homage to ninja anime shows.
** Season 5 Ep 9 "Osama bin Laden Has Farty Pants" features Cartman & Osama in an homage to [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Bugs Bunny & Elmer Fudd]] cartoons.
** ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' in "It's Christmas In Canada".
* The series ''DuckDodgers'' does this regularly.
** One example involves a ''StarWars'' Imperial Star Destroyer lookalike Martian ship, features a version of the Death Star trench run, and even has Marvin complaining about people getting themselves killed trying to recreate the scene. Later, just to make sure that no-one missed the reference, the deceased Duck Dodger and Space Cadet appear at the end as glowing blue ghosts wearing Jedi robes.
** Another notable episode features an uncannily spot-on parody of ''SamuraiJack''.
** Another one is in the "[[Franchise/{{Halo}} Fudd]]" episode it ends with a huge ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' homage. The icing on the cake is that Duck Dodgers breaks the fourth wall and informs the audience "This is not copyright infringement, it's a tribute" when they dress up as the head Fudd's guards (who even do the Winkie chant from the 1939 movie).
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' also did these. The hilarious [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlXjIg4fH74 Who's On Stage]] scene is a clear homage to the [[WhosOnFirst original Abbott and Costello sketch]]. Also, Rita and Runt's version of ''Theatre/LesMiserables''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
** Season 1 episode "The Deserter" seems to be an homage to ''Film/ApocalypseNow'', what with the ex-elite soldier leading a guerilla resistance in the jungle and being spoken of in nigh-worshipful tones by his follower. It would probably be a little too much to expect the line "I love the smell of [[ElementalPowers firebending]] in the morning," but other than that the resemblance is, if not uncanny, at least enough to make one think.
** Episode "The Great Divide": the Zhang leader's story is expressed in an animation style strikingly similar to ''DeadLeaves''.
** A later episode was probably an homage to The Rashomon Gate.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' has a few homages to ''HogansHeroes'', one episode going so far as to take the pilot episode of ''Hogan's Heroes'' and adapt it to the playground. Similarly, TJ and Hogan both have a trademark hat and jacket and walk into the principal/warden's office with fairly regular ease and often never getting into trouble.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}}'' did a few theme songs parodying the intro sequences to other TV shows, including ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'', ''TheSimpsons'', and ''ISpy''. One episode also had a framing device featuring the characters in a ''Franchise/StarTrek'' setting.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' episode "Revolution", British supervillain Mad Mod took over America and turned it into a Britain heavily inspired by the style of ''Creator/MontyPython'' animator Terry Gilliam. They even threw in the crushing foot!
* The ''TransformersAnimated'' episode ''Decepticon Air'' is an Homage to both ''Film/ConAir'' and the first ''Film/DieHard'' movie, complete with [[spoiler:Optimus using the explosives down the elevator shaft and the "air vent rant" scene]].
* Several episodes of ''CodeLyoko'' contain direct Homages to various movies:
** ''Film/{{Alien}}'' in episode "End of Take";
** ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' in episode "The Robots";
** ''Film/TheMatrix'' in episode "Ghost Channel";
** ''Film/GroundhogDay'' in episode "A Great Day";
** ''Film/DawnOfTheDead'' in episode "Attack of the Zombies";
** ''Film/TheBirds'' in episode "The Pretender".
* In the ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "New Kids in Town", in which [[AIIsACrapshoot Brainiac]] travels back in time to kill Clark Kent before he can become Superman, a scene set in a diner is lifted almost whole from the bar scene in ''[[{{Terminator}} Terminator 2: Judgement Day]]''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' features an homage to one thing or another in almost every other episode.
** In "Brannigan, Begin Again", Zapp and Kif are thrown out of the military and have to live like hobos on the streets. Zapp dresses up in cowboy leather clothing and hustles on a street corner, to the tune of "Everybody's Talkin' At Me". The entire montage is a straight Homage to ''MidnightCowboy''.
** Bender's B-Plot in "Mars University" is based directly on ''National Lampoon's AnimalHouse'', though it mixes in various parodies of the [[TheEighties 80's era]] college frat film genre as a whole.
** "Why Must I Be a Crustacean in Love", where Fry [[PlayingCyrano Plays Cyrano]] for Dr. Zoidberg. Of course here Fry is not so fortunate when the lady decides that she wants him instead -- she's a hideous StarfishAlien -- so the plot shifts gears and we're suddenly watching [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries "Amok Time"]].
** "A Flight To Remember" is a retelling of the story of ''{{Titanic}}''... [[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE!]]
** The episode "[[CharlieAndTheChocolateParody Fry and the Slurm Factory]]".
* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "The Return of Harmony, Part 2" ends with an almost shot-to-shot homage to the ending of ''Franchise/StarWars: ANewHope''.
** Discord himself is a big one to [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Q]]. This was the case even ''before'' they got Q's actual actor to take up the role (they originally intended to use a sound-a-like) and LaurenFaust admits she created him after a Franchise/StarTrek ArchiveBinge.
** "Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000" has a musical number that homages "Trouble in River City" from ''TheMusicMan'', right down to the crowd chanting "Cider! Cider! Cider!" like the original song's "Trouble! Trouble! Trouble!"
** There is also the [[ShowWithinAShow book series]] ''JustForFun/DaringDo'', a homage to ''Franchise/IndianaJones''.
* ''{{Rugrats}}''' Reptar, a giant green dinosaur with bumpy blue spines is such an obvious homage to Godzilla it's a wonder Toho hasn't sued Nickelodeon for profiting off of Godzilla's likeness.
* On the topic of ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'', the episode "Trust No One" in ''WesternAnimation/GodzillaTheSeries'' is a full-on homage to ''Film/TheThing1982'': something that can mimic a living being perfectly, the paranoia of who to trust, and a game of SpotTheImpostor. "What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been" is pretty much ''Film/FantasticVoyage''.
* [[WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies1980s Both]] [[WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies2010 versions]] of ''Pound Puppies'' are homages to ''Film/TheGreatEscape'' and ''Series/HogansHeroes'', with [[WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies1980s Cooler]] being a direct reference to ''The Great Escape'''s Cooler King, and both groups of dogs escaping the pound in similar fashions to the prisoners. (Paul Germain and Joe Ansolabehere produced the first season of the 2010 series, who also created [[WesternAnimation/{{Recess}} another homage]].)
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' franchise contains an alien called [[http://ben10.wikia.com/wiki/File:Waybig11.png Way Big]] who is a hundred feet tall, has a blank face with a crest on the top of his head, and can fire beams of cosmic energy by crossing his arm in front of him. [[Franchise/UltraSeries Sound familiar]]? ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' takes the homage [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120331215637/ben10/images/d/d0/UltimateWayBig.png even further]]. even the name of the species- To'kustar is a reference. Things get truly weird in Ben10Omniverse, with [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130318233643/ben10/images/c/ca/Waybad_female.jpg a mutated female To'kustar]] designed as an homage to, of all things, [[PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt Scanty]].
** The same franchise contains Professor Paradox, a [[Series/DoctorWho time-traveling British scientist who hates guns, likes sweets, and has forgotten his real name]]...
* The WallaceAndGromit short ''ACloseShave'' has a ToTheBatpole sequence very reminiscent of ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'' (and with a similar epic drum roll).
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' sees fit to do this in one particular episode, ''The Placebo Effect.'' Archer himself and undoubtedly the writers themselves were so blown away by the famous ''Series/MagnumPI'' episode ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7vW1oEKP1k Did You See The Sun Rise]]'' that they honored it in their own little [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gdj62aqx-w tribute.]]
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