"Patricide is a long standing tradition in video games."
—Bass, Two Evil Scientists
"Yes, yes, I killed your father. What is it with you women anyway?! I killed my father too and you don't hear me whining about it!"
—M. Bison to Chun Li, American Street Fighter cartoon
"Cause of parents' death...Got in my way."
—Montgomery Burns, The Simpsons
Cale'anon:"Is there any chance he was the one who killed your father and you were seeking justice so your beloved and missed parent could be at peace in the afterlife?"
Richard:"No, but it does bring to mind the amusing story of the time I murdered my father."
Half an hour after making that will, Kurt had bitten Papa's face in half like a piece of fruit.
"I was raised in your shadow. Now you're gonna die in mine. No one will even remember your name."
As far as the world must know, "Willy" ceased to exist when you left him in prison. Now, it's your turn.
— Wilson Fisk, aka Kingpin, Spider-Man: The Animated Series
The Dark Lord and I have much in common. Both of us, for instance, had very disappointing fathers...very disappointing indeed. Both of us suffered the indignity, Harry, of being named after those fathers. And both of us had the pleasure...the very great pleasure...of killing our fathers!
— Barty Crouch Jr, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Randy: You're gonna do something for your mom, Catalina?
Catalina: My mother is dead.
Randy: I'm sorry.
Catalina: Oh, it's okay, it was either her or me.
King Terenas: What is this? What are you doing, my son?
What's the worst part about your parents dying on your 18th birthday?
They'll charge you as an adult for it.
— Old Joke
''Lizzie Borden took an axe
And gave her mother forty whacks
And when she saw what she had done
She gave her father forty-one''
— Folk Rhyme
You know, it's moments like these I remember the last thing my father told me... "Careful son, that gun's loaded!"
— Chains Cooper, Stone Cold (1991)
For 3 million I'd kill my own mother. Actually I did, for a lot less than that
— Ariella Martinez, Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball
The definiton of chutspah is someone who kills his parents and then throws himself on the mercy of the court because he is an orphan.
—Old Yiddish joke, quoted by Leo Rosten in The Joy of Yiddish
By the lex Pompeia on parricides it is laid down that if anyone kills his father, his mother, his grandfather, his grandmother, his brother, his sister, first cousin on his father's side, first cousin on his mother's side, paternal or maternal uncle, paternal (or maternal) aunt, first cousin (male or female) by mother's sister, wife, husband, father-in-law, son-in-law, mother-in-law, (daughter-in-law), stepfather, stepson, stepdaughter, patron, or patroness, or with malicious intent brings this about, shall be liable to the same penalty as that of the lex Cornelia on murderers. And a mother who kills her son or daughter suffers the penalty of the same statute, as does a grandfather who kills a grandson; and in addition, a person who buys poison to give to his father, even though he is unable to administer it.
—The Digest of Justinian
The murder of fathers or mothers, legitimate, natural, or adoptive, or of any other legitimate ascendant, is denominated parricide.
—French Penal Code of 1810, art. 299