In the United Kingdom, Mars had a popular advert for Milky Way that involved an (anthropomorphised) blue car racing a red car. A year or two later, they revamped their campaign by remaking the same advert...but now with blue and red spaceships racing IN SPACE!
Dragonball Z Abridged loves this trope. Jeice is from Space Australia, Vegeta knows about The Three Stooges thanks to Space Hulu, Zarbon wants to call his girlfriend over Space Skype. Oh, and when Freeza goes to Earth, he's going to pick up some space eggs, some space milk, and Blow It The F-ck Up.
Also Piccolo switched to Spacebook from Myspace "a while ago."
Stage-Select subcomic Here is a Questiondiscussed this for one strip, suggesting the phenomenon of this trope in the 1960's was due to the excitement of the space race. Then the money grubbing author decides to hop on the bandwagon and reformatted the comic into - you guessed it - Here is a Question◊ IN SPACE! A mild Rage Against the Authorlater◊, the comic returned to normal.
Starslip is an art museum strip IN SPACE, and its characters know it. They drink "space grog," try not to get "behind space-schedule," and shout "GOOD SPACE HEAVENS!" when surprised.
Mike Jeavons is the Nostalgia Critic IN ENGLAND! STRICTLY REVIEWING ONLY SEQUELS! IN A SUIT!
Given one of its artists, Natasha Allegri, is Bee and Puppycat's creator, the story told by Puppycat in episode 2 wouldn't be out of place in Adventure Time, what with the Functional Magic and kingdoms named after attributes. The show itself is a bit different.
This sort of premise has been seen in venture capital investing, in which it becomes shorthand to describe some new idea as "X for Y" where X is some preexisting thing and Y is some new demographic. (For example, "Groupons for Moms".) Venture capitalist Ethan Kurzweil has written an article decrying this tendency as lazy and possibly detrimental to creativity.
Undergraduate math is made of this trope:
Many universities have three semesters of calculus, where Calculus III is Calculus I and II IN 3D SPACE!