Examples:Films -- Live-Action Live-Action TV
- Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: In the August 13, 2017 episode, during segment featuring to a clip of President Trump ignoring press questions regarding the chaotic "white nationalist" rally in Charlottesville, VA that past weekend.
John Oliver: Here is the problem with that: A non-answer in a moment like this is an answer. I-If you would ask me "Have you ever been aroused by the fairies in Zelda: The Ocarina of Time?" and I responded by slowly and silently walking away from you, you would know exactly what I was saying.
- Final Fantasy I: In the elf city, a tombstone reads "Here lies Link".
- Kirby: The title character gets a long green hat like Link in his Sword form.
- Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc: Early in the game, Andre throws a fairy out of his way and says "Buzz off, fairy! Zelda needs you!"
- South Park: The Stick of Truth: If you fart in the overworld, a Non-Player Character will sometimes say "Ha, wind-waker!".
- Super Mario Bros. 3: The flute's theme plays whenever you use a warp whistle.
- Super Mario 3D Land: World 5-2 plays like a 2d Zelda Dungeon.
- The Nostalgia Critic
- Suburban Knights: The Nostalgia Critic dresses as Link.
- Drawn Together: Xander is a parody of video game characters like Link.
- Gravity Falls: In "Dungeons, Dungeons, and More Dungeons", Grunkle Stan squishes a fairy who says "Hey, look, listen."
- The Powerpuff Girls: In "Child Fearing", the Mayor is seen playing Ocarina of Time in his office and accidentally kills his own fairy.
- Robot Chicken:
- A sketch from "Shoe" features Link rescuing Zelda and being dissatisfied with his reward.
- A sketch from "Fridge Smell" features Link and Zelda asleep in bed, only for Link to get awoken by Zelda's farts. Talk about a "wind-waker".
- A sketch from "Hopefully Salt" features Link trying to undo Zelda's bra while they have sex, with the "secret" jingle playing when he does.
- South Park: Link is on the good side of Imaginationland, while Ganondorf is on the evil side.
- Robin Williams named his daughter Zelda after the titular princess, as he is a fan of the games.