Referenced By: SpongeBob SquarePants

Live Action Film
  • In the film Ted, Ted and John watch the episode "Procrastination" on TV while smoking marijuana.
  • In Zathura, Danny and Walter fight over watching SpongeBob and SportsCenter. The episode on the TV is "Bubblestand".

Live-Action TV
  • In the George Lopez episode "Why You Crying?", when George and Angie tell Benny that the 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 Two and a Half Men episode "Alan Hunter, Frontier Chiropractor" had Jake explaining the show's premise to his grandmother.

Web Comics

Web Original

Western Animation
  • In the MAD sketch "Cliffordfield", Big Bird gets crushed by a Clifford the Big Red Dog and is flattened into SpongeBob.
    • A live-action Parody Commercial features scrubbing product SpongeWow, who is used to clean up non-FDA approved hot sauce, much to his pain.
  • In The Simpsons 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 the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic episode "Sisterhooves Social", Sweetie Belle attempts to make breakfast and somehow burns the juice, ala Squidward burning a shake in "Pickles".
  • Robot Chicken
    • An early sketch features a 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 krabby patties are made out of crabs.