{{Shout Out}}s can reference pretty much anything -- another person, another work of fiction, even [[CallBack another episode of the same show]]. One very popular target is to call back to the show's own opening sequence. Because a show's opening is well-known to the viewers, the joke requires zero setup. It's an instant punchline. For another thing, it [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall nods towards the fact]] that [[FourthWall the show is, in fact, a show]], and that certain things are always the same, without fully [[BreakingTheFourthWall breaking stride]].

When done with the show's theme song, it's a ThemeTuneCameo.



[[folder: Anime and Manga]]
* A later episode of ''Anime/ErgoProxy'' incorporated its opening into a cold open. The characters unexpectedly find themselves taking part [[ItMakesSenseInContext in a game show]]. Vincent is rapidly asked several trivia questions, culminating in "What is the title of this song?" - upon which we cut to the opening. And Vincent apparently knew the answer to that.
* The ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure'' opening features a shot in which Honoka is sitting on her porch, looking up at the night sky. One episode ended with a shot that was almost identical, except she was curled up and crying. (In a borderline case, there's also a specific scene of Cure Black and Cure White leaping that ended up being used as a piece of stock animation.)
** ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar'''s opening momentarily shows Mai, Flappi and Choppi at the beach, with Flappi being pinched by a crab. Naturally, this ended up actually happening to him when they actually went to the beach.
** ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5 [[OddlyNamedSequel GoGo]]'' used a brief clip of [[IdolSinger Urara's]] [[MissingMom mother]] onstage that's very similar to the one of Urara herself from the first season's opening.
** The aforementioned stock animation piece of Cure Black and White leaping was used in the opening for the first [[Anime/PrettyCureAllStars All-Stars movie]]... and during the scene which it happens, the camera pans to all the other Cures (or at least the ones that everyone knew about when the movie was released) leaping with them.
*** The scene is done again in ''All-Stars DX 3'', expanding the number of leaping Cures to ''21''.
** The opening for ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure'' shows Tsubomi and Erika walking to school and talking. They actually use that scene - at the very end of the series.
** TheMovie for ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'' will give away a card featuring Miyuki in the exact same Cinderella dress she imagines herself in during the opening.
*** Also, episode 39 through 43 will show the stances we see the characters during the opening after the title is shown.
** ''Anime/PrettyCureAllStars New Stage'' has one scene where Cure Peace is bowing profusely to Cure Melody. It's a nod to ''Smile'''s ending credits where Peace does that towards March for landing on her. The movie's ending also has the Fresh, Heartcatch and Suite teams performing the last little bit of their first credits dance, even if they didn't do it in the original.
* ''Manga/LuckyStar'' had the main cast performing a dance routine to the theme song in the last episode.
* In ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'''s [[spoiler: final battle]], sequences from both opening credits are used in the fight sequence. This crosses over with ThemeTuneCameo courtesy of Sheryl and Ranka singing a medley of their songs in support, which starts and ends with the previously-unused second OP.
* The [[BaitAndSwitchCredits misleading opening]] of ''Anime/MagicalPokaan'' turns out to be the opening of another anime show the girls used to watch when young.
* The end of the [=OP=] of ''Manga/NagasareteAirantou'' shows a bird's eye view of the island while [[IdiotHero Ikuto]] is visibly seen being chased by the firls on the island. The end of the anime also features this exact same scene.
* The 12th opening of ''Manga/OnePiece'' ends with a shot of some of the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvc5w9aisWU notable Impel Down Escapees- namely, Buggy, Mr. 3, Mr. 1, Crocodile, Jinbe, Ivankov and Luffy- plummeting down from the sky as they enter Marinford.]] When that happens in anime episode 465, they show it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVboAzG770s&feature=related exactly the same way.]]
* ''Anime/PaniPoniDash'': The weird-colored fuses in the "Yellow Vacation" opening are shown briefly in one episode.
* In an episode of ''Anime/{{Planetes}}'', Hachimaki gets "space sickness" and starts losing his mind. One of his hallucinations is of him riding a bike, as he does in the ending theme.
* Actually a serious example: ''Manga/WolfsRain'' visually references the opening credits in the final scene of the anime - as if that one moment is what the show built up to/was about all along. The opening song starts playing near the end as well.
* In one episode of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' when Goku is fighting Cell, while powering up he goes on to make the exact same movements he does during the anime's first opening theme song, with the key difference being that here he's in Super Saiyan form.
* In the end of the final episode of ''Anime/OvermanKingGainer'', [[TagalongKid Anna]] decides that a song should be written about the main hero. She proceeds to start doing the monkey dance, something she infact does do in the opening. She also starts singing the opening song.
* In the final seconds of ''Anime/KillLaKill'''s last episode, Ryuko looks towards the camera in the middle of a busy crowd like in the first ending (which is playing in the last scene). This time though, she smiles as she turns away.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' has an ending shout out for Serena's Master Class showdown with Aria -- the start of it mimics the start of the third XY ending song, "[=DreamDream=]", only now Fennekin has evolved and Sylveon has joined the ranks. To top it off, the BGM during the performance is the same song (slightly remixed) and [[ImageSong sung by Serena's seiyuu]].
* ''LightNovel/HaiyoreNyarkoSan'' actually turns this into a RunningGag, where the first episode of each series will have Nyarko quote a line from the previous series' theme song; for the first anime season, she quotes the theme from the Flash-animated web series ''Nyaruani''. The final OVA does this with ''both'' the first and the second season's openings in the same sentence.
* The final episode of ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'' recreates the shot in the opening where Tohru runs towards Kobayashi and hugs her [[spoiler:after her father leaves.]]

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/AdventureTime'':
** The opening pages of the first issue replicate the show's opening flight over the Land of Ooo, with the implication that Jake is filming it with a video camera. The next couple of pages include Jake jumping on Finn's head and Finn riding a giant Jake through the mountains, replicating the first two sequences of the credit sequence proper. Later in the arc, the opening flight is replicated with SceneryGorn to show the effects of the Lich's attack.
** Inverted with the opening pages of Ryan North's final issue, which have Finn and Jake watching insects and challenging Marceline to write a song about them, which refers to the show's closing credits and the lyrics of its closing theme, "Island Song".
* The opening panels of the third of the ComicBook/AdventureTimeGraphicNovels, ''Seeing Red''. We see through Jake's eyes as he surprises Marceline, while she's playing her bass, and she turns and snarls at him in shock, replicating Marcie's appearance in the opening sequence.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In the last Non-DistantFinale of ''Series/DawsonsCreek'', Pacey dug up some old tapes that Dawson had made and lo and behold, it was the opening credits of the first season (sans music and credits).
** In the DistantFinale we're shown a small peek of Dawson's TV Show ''[[ShowWithinTheShow The Creek]]'', and the female lead literally speaks some of the lyrics to the theme song, asking to 'know right now what will it be'.
* In ''Series/FlightOfTheConchords'', when Jemaine gets a girlfriend, the montage of them together shows her timing him on his exercise bike, which Bret had done for him in the opening. Then a lonely Bret is shown timing nobody.
* One episode of ''Series/RemingtonSteele'' repeats the entire OpeningNarration describing the premise of the show.
* ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' (a fan of all forms of BreakingTheFourthWall):
** There's an episode where Will goes back to Philly, where he fights an old bully who he describes as the "dude who be spinnin' me over his head in the opening credits."
** In a more subtle example, the show's pilot begins exactly where the opening credits end, with Will first at the doorstep of his aunt and uncle.
* ''Series/{{Dexter}}'':
** In the second-season finale, we see the title character go through almost the exact same morning routine as is shown in the opening credits.
** Subverted on the fourth season premiere. Dexter does several of the same actions from the opening, but after losing much sleep from raising his son, his usual routine is "off."
* In the finale of ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'', Sam Tyler repeats the show's opening dialogue almost exactly, but in a completely different context.
* In the last episode of ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', Michael comments on how they'll have to try having "no choice but to keep them all together" without him.
* ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'':
** The scene with Poseidon in the opening eventually resulted in an episode getting made specifically to feature it.
** In the episode "The Greater Good", Xena is incapacitated and Gabrielle has to take her place. She pulls on Xena's armour in the same way Xena does in the opening titles, complete with title music.
* At the beginning of an episode of ''Series/VeronicaMars'', Veronica describes another girl with, "We used to be friends, a long time ago." This segues immediately into the opening credits, which begin with the Dandy Warhols singing, "A long time ago, we used to be friends ..."
* ''Series/TheNanny'':
** In an episode, Fran notes, "[[ExpositoryThemeTune I've got style, I've got flair! How did I become The Nanny]]?"
** The GrandFinale has a more serious one, where Fran tells Gracie she has style and flair. Gracie responds she learned it from the Nanny.
* ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'', as the 35th anniversary of SuperSentai, does Opening ''and'' Ending Shout Outs to other series.
* After four seasons of ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' had culminated in a TV movie, Crichton spends one of his first scenes in that movie addressing some suspicious aliens by quoting his OpeningNarration: "My name is John Crichton, astronaut..." He also prefaces by saying "For the 89th time!" There had been 88 episodes up to that point.
* ''Series/{{Weeds}}'': In one episode, when Shane complains about having to go to a new school, Nancy tells him "You're going to go to school and become a doctor or a lawyer or a business executive," a ShoutOut to the show's former RealSongThemeTune, "Little Boxes."
* On ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow'', Laura once tells Rob that she can't even count the amount of times he's tripped over the ottoman while walking in the front door - exactly as he did in the iconic opening credits.
* In ''Series/MadanSenkiRyukendo'''s TimeTravel-slash-RecapEpisode, Kenji is explaining to Fudou about the exploits that he has yet to do, having somehow traveled into the past. Fudou briefly imagines a title sequence to a show about him, complete with title card. Kenji quickly corrects him, leading into the {{eyecatch}}.
* In ''Series/{{Covert Affairs}}'' episode "Suffragette City" Annie is dreaming [[spoiler:in a hospital bed after being shot]]. In the dream, she dances and then swipes a key card to open a door while smirking at the camera - just like in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5JcJykjHNE opening sequence]].
* ''Series/BurnNotice''
** In the first-season finale "Loose Ends", a drug dealer that Michael is threatening wants to know who he is; Michael, in no mood for a cover ID, simply quotes his opening narration: "I'm Michael Westen. I used to be a spy." It gets a CallBack four seasons later in "Enemy of My Enemy," when the dealer shows up again; one of his henchmen demands to know who the hell Michael is, and the dealer repeats the line.
** A fourth season episode has Michael, asked to state his name and occupation for a polygraph, respond "My name is Michael Westen. I used to be a spy."
** In the series finale, Fiona ("Shall we shoot them?") and Sam ("You know spies: bunch of bitchy little girls") quote their lines from the opening sequence. The final line of the show is Fiona suggesting "My name is Michael Westen. I used to be a spy" as a starting point when Michael tells his story to his nephew/adopted son Charlie.
* The final scene of ''Series/AsTheWorldTurns'' ends with the globe on Dr. Bob Hughes's desk spinning quietly in the dark of his office, alluding to the rotating Earth present in all of the soap's various opening sequences.
* The ''Series/BabylonFive'' episode "There All The Honor Lies", Ivanova is frustrated over having to oversee the new Babylon 5 gift shop, which she sees as a cheap moneygrab, and parodies the "last best hope for peace" line from the OpeningNarration. In the same quote, the writers also get a dig in at [[DuelingShows another show B5 was competing against...]]
-->'''Susan Ivanova''': Welcome to Babylon 5, the last, best hope for a quick buck!
-->'''Captain John Sheridan''': Commander -
-->'''Susan Ivanova''': Oh, this is demeaning! I mean, we're not some - some [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine deep space franchise]], this station is ''about'' something!
* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Time Heist" opens with a glimpse of the opening credits, which usually don't air until after the teaser...and is immediately revealed to come from the Doctor looking into Clara's tumble dryer.
* In ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' "Draw Back Your Bow," Ray Palmer's speech announcing the rebranding of Queen Consolidated reworks a couple key phrases from Oliver's opening narration:
-->'''Palmer:''' All of us are working very hard with one goal in mind: to save our city. But to do so, Queen Consolidated needs to be something else.
* ''Series/SesameStreet''
** One sketch features Don Music trying to rewrite the theme song, frustrated that he can't find anything to rhyme with "sweet".
** The film ''Film/FollowThatBird'', upon hearing that Big Bird has no legal guardians, Miss Finch goes off to find him and asks a passerby "Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?"
* In the ''Series/CrazyExGirlfriend'' episode "That Text Was Not Meant for Josh!", when Paula starts telling her husband about Rebecca, they quote the ''entire'' first season opening, complete with the show's title appearing at the end of the scene (this was set up by the fact that the regular theme and title were not where they were supposed to be).

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Upon defeating Galactica Knight and clearing Meta Knightmare Ultra in ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar Ultra'', you'll unlock a hidden video, "Fly! Meta Knight." It is, in its entirety, the KSSU opening video - except that, instead of Kirby, ''Meta Knight'' flies through Dream Land.
** Also, if the last mode you played before shutting off the game was Meta Knightmare Ultra, the regular opening video will be replaced by this upon turning it on again.
* One of the secret levels of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld'' is modeled after the opening sequence.
* In ''Videogame/SonicGenerations'' the opening cutscene to the fight against Shadow is a clear nod to the opening of ''Videogame/SonicAdventure2''

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' once did a ''flashback'' to the opening.
* ''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd'':
** The theme tune begins with "He's gonna take you back to the past / To play the shitty games that suck ass":
--> '''AVGN''': Ghost, why do you come to me?
--> '''Stuttering Craig:''' Why, to take you back to the past!
--> '''AVGN''': To play the shitty games that suck ass? No thanks.
** An episode featuring Kyle Justin (who wrote and performs the theme) has him singing it at the very end, with the Nerd commenting "You bet your ass!" The episode also implies that the song was written because Justin was living behind the Nerd's couch since the start of the series, and overheard some of his reviews, incorporating them into the lyrics.
* ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'':
** Upon seeing that the Gunslinger had a magic gun as well, Linkara asked "Hey, you have a magic gun? Where'd you purchase that!?"
** When ranting about how strange his life is in TheMovie, Linkara says that he has a magic gun; Allen asks "Where'd you purchase that, anyway?" Linkara is unamused.
* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' makes a nod to "Cha-la Head Cha-la" that doubles as a BrickJoke, when Goku tells a bird to "teach a dinosaur to ride a ball" in the first Cooler movie.


[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' often does this.
** In "Cape Feare", when the Simpsons go into the witness protection program mid-show, a new opening for "The Thompsons" is run, styled after the normal opening.
** In "Hurricane Neddy", an opening for "The Hurricane" plays when a hurricane hits Springfield. This one lacked the CouchGag, though.
** Done again in "Marge vs. Singles, Seniors, Childless Couples and Teens and Gays", when Ms. Krabappel tries to make Bart go home (It's complicated. Maggie has gotten addicted to an annoying children's show. Okay, maybe not ''[[ItsALongStory that]]'' complicated). Bart is so terrified of it that he begs her to make him write some convoluted standard on the blackboard; she responds with "People got tired of that chalkboard gag ''years'' ago!"
** Also referenced in "The Parent Rap". [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall "Nobody reads these anymore."]]
** Done ''again'' in "The Heartbroke Kid", when Bart is overweight after the school installs candy machines. Instead of writing lines, he's feeding the machine, then the bell rings, there's the usual quick pan to the main doors... and we wait because he's so much slower now. As he skateboards, the sidewalk breaks under his weight, and when he finally makes it home, he takes forever to make it inside before finally collapsing from a heart attack.
** In "Peeping Mom", Bart tries to get away from a stalking Marge. Like in the HD opening, he rides his skateboard past Sideshow Bob, Helen Lovejoy, Apu and his kids, Moe, Comic Book Guy. Disco Stu, Crazy Cat Lady, Rich Texan and Chief Wiggum, while Marge rides a bike over Moleman (she couldn't use the car because Homer threw the carburetor at a skunk). Afterwards, Moe says that they can all go inside this bar now that he's passed them again.
* One ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode points out Leela's propensity for crashing into billboards (even though the only time she does it in-show is when they point it out) -- which happens during the opening sequence.
** Done again in the sixth season "The Duh Vinci Code", as an extended Film/TheDaVinciCode parody takes the crew to Rome. Their arrival in "Future-Roma" is a brief homage to their own credit sequence, including an ecclesiastical version of the show's theme.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** The picture of the Mane Six that Spike sends to Celestia in the opening is also located above Twilight's fireplace in the season 3 finale.
** The end of the opening sequence is essentially recreated at the end of "Crusaders of the Lost Mark".
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'':
** In the episode "Oil on Candace," the boys help a friend paint a giant painting on a sand dune while an instrumental version of the theme song plays. One of the tools they use are the giant helicopter-mounted paint rollers used during the "painting a continent" part of the title sequence.
** This bit from "Swiss Family Phineas":
--->'''Candace:''' You're giving a monkey a shower?!
--->'''Ferb:''' Yup. [[LampshadeHanging Had to be done]].
** In "Canderemy" when Phineas and Ferb make a giant robotic dog (also in the opening), but Buford wanted to give a monkey a shower.
** In "Fireside Girls Jamboree," one of the merit badges Candace earns is for "discovering something that doesn't exist," in this case a [[PuppyDogEyes puppy-dog-eyed]] version of the unicorn/turtle thing from the appropriate part of the opening.
** In "Phineas and Ferb's Quantum Boogaloo," Music/BowlingForSoup show up and perform a bit from the extended version of the show's ThemeTune, when a time traveling Phineas and Ferb are explaining to their future nephews what they could be doing during summer.
*** In "Last Train to Bustville," Phineas spots a dodo (created by Doofenshmirtz's newest machine) and produces a list containing everything mentioned in the theme song, then checks it off. Buford then claims that he found Frankenstein's brain in the basket of his balloon.
** In "Norm Unleashed," Phineas and Ferb build a colony of remote-controlled [[{{Nanomachines}} nano-bots]] and make them spell out the words "HELLO THERE!" to which Buford responds "[[LampshadeHanging Yeah, yeah,]] [[MediumAwareness main title,]] whatever."
* In the episode of ''WesternAnimation/DaveTheBarbarian'' where the Dark Lord Chuckles the Silly Piggy usurps control of the show by enslaving the LemonyNarrator, halfway through we are treated to new rendition of the show's opening credits and theme song, now celebrating Chuckles as the central character.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents''
** The movie ''Abra-Catastrophe'' had this when the whole world was wished to be ruled by monkeys, not humans.
** In the third part of the crossover with JimmyNeutron:
--> '''Villain''': You guys think you're so special, but you'll just be average kids that no one understands!
--> '''Cosmo''': Someone should write a song about that!
* In the middle of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' episode "Lawson and his Crew," a version of the theme song plays with Lawson's crew replacing the regular main characters.
* ''WesternAnimation/BountyHamster'', episode "Twin Cheeks": The first appearance of Cassie's MirrorUniverse counterpart is accompanied by a MirrorUniverse version of the series's OpeningNarration.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'' has Rocky do the flying trick shown in the opening titles.
* One of the more bizarre examples occurs in ''WesternAnimation/SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperForceGo'' where Gyrus Krinkle imagines himself in Chiro's position from the show's opening narration, while wearing a foam head bearing Chiro's likeness.
* A hilarious example in ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife''. Filbert, cursed with bad luck, decides to go on with playing on the game show he was chosen for. Naturally, when he spins the wheel, it goes off its hinges and starts to go on a rolling rampage of destruction, running over various scenes including the last part of the opening sequence (where everybody's chasing Rocko), and cutting off the theme song as it does so.
** Also parodied in the end of "Heff in a Handbasket" where Peaches is starring in a cartoon show "Peaches' Modern Life."
** In "Boob Tubed", a small snippet of the theme song is played while Heffer is channel surfing.
* The ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Chef Aid" features guest appearances by many artists and bands, including Primus, the band that composed and performed the theme song. It is Les Claypool's only appearance in the show... apart from being seen in the intro for the first four seasons, and being heard singing the theme song in every season, that is.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'': In the episode "Oops, I Did It Again," after the Professor tiredly accepts his fate as the "accidental professor," the beginning of the subsequent DreamSequence is like the opening of the show, except there's no accidental injection of Chemical X, and the girls turn out to be the "Run of the Mill Girls," who "dedicate their lives to just hanging around and doing nothing extraordinary." Unlike most of the examples here, this one is a more complete replicate of the opening, even including a "Created by the Professor" credit in place of Creator/CraigMcCracken.
* In the final episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheReplacements'', Todd and Riley quote the theme song when [[spoiler: revealing their secret to Tasumi and Jacopo]].
* Happens in the ''WesternAnimation/MyGymPartnersAMonkey'' episode "The Notorious Windsor Gorilla" with the credits re-done as ''My Gym Partner's a Gorilla'' and featuring Windsor instead of Jake.
* When asked on ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'' if he ever wondered if the world would be better without him, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rclHDNLtfVw Cleveland imagines Quagmire in the opening.]]
* A Cafepress design featuring ''WesternAnimation/TheGarfieldShow'' contains a possible shout out to the very first theme song of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'', with the phrase "Friends are there when you need them," referencing the line "Friends are there when you need them, they're even there when you don't!"
* When the title character of ''WesternAnimation/WhereOnEarthIsCarmenSandiego'' got put on trial for stealing the Magna Carta, Zack and Ivy recall that on the day the document was apparently stolen, Carmen was busy [[ImpossibleThief trying to steal the Statue of Liberty]]. They use a clip of the intro to recap the event.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack'': In "Two Old Men and A Lock Box", when Richard and Michard start to explain how they came to be in their current predicament, we are treated to new version of the opening credits and theme song that identifies Richard and Michard as the K'nuckles and Flapjack of their generation.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "Vestigial Peter", Peter is outraged when his vestigial twin brother Chip joins the family in singing the theme song.
** In another episode, in one of his drunken stupors, Peter makes a nod to the controversy regarding the lyric "laugh and cry" bring misheard "f-ing cry".
* In the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'', the first meeting of The Tribunal features Senator Stampsington describing the band using the show's ThemeTuneRollCall:
-->''"Skwisgaar Skwigelf, taller than a tree. Toki Wartooth, not a bumblebee. William Murderface, Murderface, Murderface. Pickles the Drummer, doodily doo, ding dong, doodily doodily doo. Nathan Explosion."''
* In the ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' episode "The Siege of the North, Part 1", when Aang decides to actively fight against the Fire Nation invasion, there is a shot from behind of him holding his staff, followed by a pan up into the sky, which is identical to that at the end of the opening sequence.
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' short "Cute First (Ask Questions Later)" has Snow White having two of her dwarfs kidnapping Dot after her magic mirror says she's cuter than her. The dwarfs are then shown kidnapping Dot while she and her brothers are acting out the theme song.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/ScaredySquirrel'' episode "The Talented Mr. Peacock", where Scaredy's everyday life is being disrupted by a peacock who is copying his every movie, a nearly beat-for-beat recreation of the show's intro happens at one point only with Mr. Peacock instead of Scaredy. ''Even better'' is what happens immediately after:
-->'''Scaredy''': ''(stands there in stunned silence)''\\
'''Dave''': Scaredy Squirrel is a character created by Melanie Watt.[[note]]This phrase is usually spoken by an announcer at the end of the intro[[/note]].
* In the ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' episode "The Fremergency Fronfract", Lord Hater (who is loopy from a dental procedure) reenacts the intro, taking Wander's place. He also stares up in shock and dismay when he sees his ship.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "The New Crystal Gems", Connie, Lapis, Peridot, and Pumpkin stand in for the Crystal Gems while they're out. When they run out to investigate potential trouble, they reenact the sequence from the show's first opening, with the Gems running while Steven/Connie rushes from the back of the line to the front.
* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack''
** In "Jack's Sandals", Jack meets a traditional Japanese family, whose children are huge fans of Jack. The son quotes the theme song, even going "Wah-chout!"
** In the episode "Jack and the Baby", while looking for the baby's parents, Jack arrives in the city with the blue creatures wearing fez from the intro.
** In episode "CI", [[spoiler: Aku plays the original intro to the show, Mako narration and all, to the world as a lead-in to his announcement that Jack has been captured and will soon be executed. This is a rare example of this trope being played for drama.]]
* On an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' Brain is shown briefly in the show's intro during a parody of the show. He begins "walking down the street" like the intro usually begins, but he quickly stops to sit down and think, stopping the song.
** In another episode, Francine and Nemo appear in the intro instead of Arthur and Pal.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': In the special "Truth or Square" the intro is talked about when the special mentions that [=SpongeBob=] was not the original starring character. The intro is briefly shown with Squidward, Patrick, and Mr. Krabs to show why [=SpongeBob=] was chosen.
** In the episode "Unreal Estate" the intro repeats a few times as [=SpongeBob=] briefly imagines himself living in a few different houses. The first is a banana, followed by a hot pepper, followed by a chicken Parmesan club. In each situation he finds something wrong. He slips on a banana peel in the banana, comes out of the hot pepper on fire, and become fat and obese within the chicken club. He rejects all three houses.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' episode “Bob Actually,” Gene develops a crush on an Italian lunchlady. When he finally tries dark chocolate, he has a fantasy in which he marries her and opens a chocolate factory that’s having its “Grand Re-Re-Opening,” much like the Bob’s restaurant in the opening credits.
* ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman''
** The episode "It's You" has Bojack [[ItMakesSenseInContext drunkenly drive a car that was in his living room in reverse]] into the pool, at which point he had to be revived by Mr. Peanutbutter. This mirrors the sequence in the opening sequence where he drunkenly falls backwards into the pool, to the shock and worry of Diane and Mr. Peanutbutter.
** The episode "Stupid Piece Of Shit" has one of Bojack's {{Inner Monologue}}s involve [[spoiler:his assumed daughter, but in reality half-sister, Hollyhock]] drowning in a pool in the same manner as the intro.