* In ''Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'', when Dave arrives home from work after finding out the Chipmunks drew on his presentation boards, the Chipmunks can be seen watching the episode, "[[Recap/SpongeBobSquarePantsS4E3HaveYouSeenThisSnail Have You Seen This Snail?]]". The opening theme is also heard twice.
* In the movie ''Film/AreWeThereYet'', a man says he has no [=SpongeBob=] dolls in his store.
* In the movie ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}'', the episode "Musclebob Buffpants" can be seen on a TV at a store.
* In ''Film/ItsAVeryMerryMuppetChristmasMovie'', Creator/WhoopiGoldberg says that Daniel is "just lucky" that [=SpongeBob=] isn't on now.
* In the film ''{{Film/Ted}}'', Ted and John watch the episode "Procrastination" on TV while smoking marijuana.
* In ''{{Film/Zathura}}'', Danny and Walter fight over watching ''[=SpongeBob=]'' and ''Series/SportsCenter''. The episode on the TV is "Bubblestand".

* In the ''[[Series/TheGeorgeLopezShow George Lopez]]'' episode "Why You Crying?", when George and Angie tell Benny that they punished Max by barring him from TV for a month, Benny quips "Wow, a whole month without the stupid talking sponge. That's gotta hurt."
* The ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'' episode "Alan Hunter, Frontier Chiropractor" had Jake explaining the show's premise to his grandmother.
* In the ''Series/YesDear'' episode, "Natural Born Delinquents", Kim tells Sammy that if he doesn't eat his vegetables, he will grow up to have arms like [=SpongeBob's=]. Later in the episode, as Greg tries to put Sammy to bed, a [=SpongeBob=] toy can be seen in Sammy's bedroom.
* In the ''Series/{{Parenthood}}'', Max changes the channel from a sports game to ''[=SpongeBob=]''.
* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' episode "The Long Distance Dissonance", Sheldon watches the show on his phone.

* In a sketch on ''Series/SesameStreet'', Telly Monster's favorite ShowWithinAShow is revealed to be ''[=TriangleBob=] [=TrianglePants=]'', featuring Bob as the title character, who sings a parody of ''[=SpongeBob=]'''s theme song. The name of the network the show airs on is called [[Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} Triangleodeon]].

* [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1086 This]] ''Webcomic/SquareRootOfMinusGarfield'' strip features Jon telling Garfield the tale of Literature/TheUglyBarnacle, followed by a screenshot of Patrick smiling taken directly from "Something Smells".

* In WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic and WebVideo/JesuOtaku's review of ''Anime/DigimonTheMovie'', Critic mocks the opening short of the ''WesternAnimation/AngelaAnaconda'' cast going to see the movie by thinking about the ''[=SpongeBob=]'' cast going to see ''Film/TheLastAirbender'', showing them viewing the infamous "pebble dance" scene.
-->'''Critic![=SpongeBob=]:''' Boy, [[Creator/MNightShyamalan Shyamalan]] needs to throw in the towel.\\
'''Jesu!Sandy:''' I thought there were [[Film/{{Avatar}} blue cats]] in this.
* ''WebVideo/SuperMarioLogan'':
** In the second episode of the first season of ''Mario and Luigi's Stupid and Dumb Adventures'', Mama Luigi sings [[Recap/SpongebobSquarepantsS1E5PizzaDeliveryHomeSweetPineapple the Krusty Krab Pizza song]] as he rides on a flying Mario's back. When Mario objects to him singing it, Mama Luigi refers to him as Squidward and himself as [=SpongeBob=], because Mario's grumpy and he is happy.
** In the second episode of the third season of ''Mario and Luigi's Stupid and Dumb Adventures'', one of the dimensions Mario travels to is [=SpongeBob's=] dimension. Because it is underwater, Mario nearly drowns trying to grab the remote that sends him to other dimensions.
** In part 3 of the "Chef Pee Pee Quits!" saga, Officers Goodman and Pee Pee find out from their police radio that a seven-year-old kid named Patrick Coleman [[TheRunaway ran away from his house]] when his mom wouldn't let him watch ''[=SpongeBob=]''.
** In TheStinger of "[[HalloweenEpisode Bowser Junior's Halloween Problem!]]", Black Yoshi dresses up as [=SpongeBob=] for Halloween, and says, "I'm ready, I'm ready!" when Mario, who is dressed as Bowser, asks him if he's ready to go trick-or-treating with him.
** In "The Christmas Special!", Bowser Junior gives Chef Pee Pee a [=SpongeBob=] toy oven as a present, but he rejects it, [[PeripheryHatedom claiming that the show the toy is based on teaches kids to be bums]]. Junior is later seen playing with it in "Bowser Junior's Playtime 4", wherein he pretends to apply for a job as a fry cook at the Krusty Krab.
** In "Chef Pee Pee's Birthday Surprise!", Junior makes a bet with Cody that Chef Pee Pee will say, "[[Recap/SpongebobSquarepantsS2E4DyingforPieImitationKrabs Ravioli Ravioli, give me the formuli!]]" when he opens the skateboard that Joseph got him. Chef Pee Pee does just that, much to Cody's ire.
** In "Substitute Teacher!", when Judy, as the substitute teacher, attempts to teach the class Marine Biology, she tells the class that little yellow sponges live in sea pineapples with their pet snails and their grumpy squid neighbors. Cody is not amused, and when Judy attempts to sing the ''[=SpongeBob=]'' theme song, Jeffy tosses a globe at her.
** In "Jeffy's Tantrum!", Jeffy wants Mario to buy him a $2.99 ''[=SpongeBob=]'' game on the App store, which Mario refuses to do.
** In "The Magical Button!", Junior finds a magical button that can grant any wish at the cost of killing a random person. At one point, Junior wishes for an ice cream truck (at the cost of killing Chef Pee Pee), and he gives Joseph and Cody [=SpongeBob=] popsicles from it.
** In "[[BirthdayEpisode Bowser Junior's 9th Birthday!]]", [[Recap/SpongebobSquarepantsS2E18SailorMouthArtistUnknown Squidward's "Bold and Brash" painting]] can be seen hanging on the wall.
** In "Jeffy Gets Help!", Jeffy forces Mario to let him watch [=SpongeBob=], and wears sunglasses of Patrick (whom he refers to as Squidward). In the episode he watches, Patrick is upset that he can't get a girlfriend, and [=SpongeBob=] tells him, "Well, I don't have holes for nothing!".
* In WebVideo/JaidenAnimations' video [[https://youtu.be/xiXLtEi4Ui8?t=5m22s "My Random Thoughts"]], she visually references the famous essay-writing scene.

* In the ''{{WesternAnimation/Mad}}'' sketch "Cliffordfield", [[Series/SesameStreet Big Bird]] gets crushed by a WesternAnimation/CliffordTheBigRedDog and is flattened into [=SpongeBob=].
** A live-action ParodyCommercial features scrubbing product [=SpongeWow=], who is used to clean up non-FDA approved hot sauce, much to his pain.
* In ''TheSimpsons'' episode "The Wife Aquatic", an exhibit on marine biology has a figure of [=SpongeBob=].
** The credits to "She Used to Be My Girl" have Lisa praying to God, Buddha and [=SpongeBob=].
** In a Treehouse of Horror episode, a bunch of movie monsters realized not many people are scared of them anymore, so they decide to dress up as popular characters from movies and TV shows. Frankenstein dressed up in a [=SpongeBob=] costume.
*** Another THOH episode listed director Bob Anderson as [=SpongeBob=] Anderson pants in the opening credits.
** In "Yellow Stuberfudge", Lisa recommended to Krusty that he should make his show international, after seeing him broke. She then shows him an italian [=SpongeBob=] parody as an example. The parody featured [=SpongeBob=] giving Squidward a birthday present. Squidward tries to explain that the present is a mine from World War Two, before a seahorse sits on the activation button and blows the two up. A widowing fish shows up seeing what happened before letting out a BigNO!
** In the Lego episode, Comic Book Guy mentions that Bart's mecha suit he made from the school was made of [[ComicBook/{{Batman}} Batmobile]], Hobbit Hole, and [=SpongeBob=] playsets. If you look carefully at the mecha suit, you can see parts of the Pineapple set.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Sisterhooves Social", Sweetie Belle attempts to make breakfast and somehow ''burns the juice'', ala Squidward burning a shake in "Pickles".
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Robot Chicken}}''
** An early sketch features [[{{expy}} expies]] of [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick running around like idiots, briefly pausing to walk offscreen and throw up.
** Another sketch features [=SpongeBob=] (not an expy this time) asking Sandy how she can be pregnant, saying "You said you had a sponge in your...Oh, you meant ''me''."
** Another sketch had [=SpongeBob=] revealing to the Krusty Krab patrons that [[Film/SoylentGreen krabby patties are made out of crabs]].
* The ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode, "Road to the North Pole" has Stewie venturing to the North Pole to kill Santa. Brian tries to talk him out of it by explaining that Santa isn't real. In disbelief, Stewie asks, "Is [=SpongeBob=] not real?"
** In "Prick Up Your Ears", one of Stewie's toys is a [=SpongeBob=] doll.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' had Phineas frantically looking for materials to get him and his friends off a desert island.
--> Look! A sponge and a starfish! There's gotta be SOMETHING we can make of these! ''(tosses them away)'' [[TakeThat No, no, that's ridiculous!]]
** What's interesting is that co-creator Dan Provenmire worked on the show in the past as a writer.
* The ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' episode "Wooldoor Sockbat's Giggle-Wiggle Funny Tickle Non-Traditional Progressive Multicultural Roundtable!" had Princess Clara describe Wooldoor Sockbat's children's show as the gayest kid's show since [=SpongeBob=]. Additionally Wooldoor himself is an {{Expy}} of primarily [=SpongeBob=].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'':
** In "[[Recap/TheLoudHouseS1E1LeftInTheDarkGetTheMessage Left in the Dark]]", during the flashback to the girls fighting over the remote, the TV briefly shows a picture of a yellow sponge and a pink starfish.
** In "[[Recap/TheLoudHouseS2E5MakingTheGradeVantasticVoyage Making The Grade]]", a photo of a sea sponge, a starfish, an octopus, and a crab can be seen hanging on the wall in Lisa's kindergarten classroom.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' had a comic book shop named [=SpongeBob=].