Referenced By: RENT
- Team America: World Police: Gary stars in a parody of RENT called "LEASE", which exaggerates the HIV/AIDS aspect of the musical ("Everyone has AIDS").
Live Action TV
- The Big Bang Theory: Penny is an aspiring actress. In one episode, she gets a gig as a stand-in of Mimi in a production of Rent. It's off-screen. The episode dealt with Sheldon's escalating lie when the guys invented a cousin who is a drug addict.
- The Simpsons: In "Behind the Laughter", Homer mentions that while The Simpsons went on hiatus, he acted in a sequel to RENT, where he played a Dastardly Whiplash landlord called Mr. Stingely.
Homer: I literally chewed the scenery.