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* The DC character Father Time regularly [[TheNthDoctor changes his appearance]] in what is almostly certainly a ''Doctor Who'' reference, although DependingOnTheWriter this is either when he is severely injured (like a Time Lord), regularly every year, or regularly every decade.

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* Music/KylieMinogue had a whole section of her 2006-7 live shows based around dancers in Cybermen costumes. This was before she appeared in "[[Recap/DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned Voyage of the Damned]]".


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As one of the most iconic and long-running TV shows in British pop culture, ''Doctor Who'' is a major source of homages and gags in other works.

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* ''WesternAnimation/InfinityTrain'': When Tulip meets robot [[LiteralSplitPersonality One-One]], the first thing they ask her is [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E9TheEmptyChild "Are you my mum?"]] And it's the British-accented Glad-One personality that asks this.

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* Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}} titled the majority[[note]]Excluding ''The Johnny Kidd Invitational'', ''King of Trios'' and the ''Hour of Power'' shows[[/note]] of its Season 18 (2017) events after revival-era episodes.
* In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwgFCcYPk3A this]] Wrestling/{{WWE}} video, depicting [[Wrestling/DamienSandow "The Intellectual Savior of the Unwashed Masses" Damien Sandow]] at a Comic Con in 2012, he does a WhosOnFirst bit with someone dressed as Doctor Who.
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* The ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' comic books:

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* The ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' ''ComicBook/RickAndMorty'' comic books:


* In ''ComicBook/LoveAndRockets'' volume 3, the in-universe ''Professor Enigma'' show is a blatant CaptainErsatz for ''Doctor Who''. At one point, Professor Enigma says that he's just had lunch with the Doctor and Professor Franchise/{{Quatermass}}.

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* In ''ComicBook/LoveAndRockets'' volume 3, 4, the in-universe ''Professor Enigma'' show is a blatant CaptainErsatz for ''Doctor Who''. At one point, Professor Enigma says that he's just had lunch with the Doctor and Professor Franchise/{{Quatermass}}.


* It seems to be a Steve Jackson Games thing. In ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}: Illuminati University'' (published in 1995, when there were seven Doctors), the head of the titular university's time travel and history college is Dr. What[[superscript:7]], a time-traveller who roams the timestream Doing Good, with seven distinct versions of him, from different points in the timeline, running around the university. His home and office is the Public TOILET, a pocket dimension disguised as a portable toilet, which pops up in different places around the campus. His character art depicts what's basically a black Fourth Doctor.

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* It seems to be a Steve Jackson Games thing. In ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}: Illuminati University'' ''TabletopGame/GURPSIlluminatiUniversity'' (published in 1995, when there were seven Doctors), the head of the titular university's time travel and history college is Dr. What[[superscript:7]], a time-traveller who roams the timestream Doing Good, with seven distinct versions of him, from different points in the timeline, running around the university. His home and office is the Public TOILET, a pocket dimension disguised as a portable toilet, which pops up in different places around the campus. His character art depicts what's basically a black Fourth Doctor.


** Peacock Jones is an alien adventurer who travels across space in a magic elevator who seeks out female companions to take on adventurers. He expects and insists upon earning sexual favors in exchange for taking them on his adventures. If they die, he immediately looks for the next sexy companion and carries on. This is a jab at how the Doctor usually has at least one female companion at one point or another to accompany them, and in particular how Nu Who has frequently protrayed this as a romantic relationship.

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** Peacock Jones is an alien adventurer who travels across space in a magic elevator who seeks out female companions to take on adventurers. He expects and insists upon earning sexual favors in exchange for taking them on his adventures. If they die, he immediately looks for the next sexy companion and carries on. This is a jab at how the Doctor usually has at least one female companion at one point or another to accompany them, and in particular how Nu Who has frequently protrayed portrayed this as a romantic relationship.



* In ''Comicbook/USAvengers'' #4, the Germanic MadScientist Victor Vandoom ([[Comicbook/DoctorDoom no relation]]) declares "Nothing in the ''vurld'' can stop me now!", a line made infamous by the Germanic MadScientist Professor Zaroff in "The Underwater Menace".

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* In ''Comicbook/USAvengers'' ''ComicBook/USAvengers'' #4, the Germanic MadScientist Victor Vandoom ([[Comicbook/DoctorDoom no relation]]) declares "Nothing in the ''vurld'' can stop me now!", a line made infamous by the Germanic MadScientist Professor Zaroff in "The Underwater Menace".



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* In the ''Oor Wullie'' strip for 12 May 2019, Wullie builds a police box for PC Murdoch to shelter from the rain. As he tries to squeeze into it, Murdoch comments that it's wee-er on the inside than they used to be. Wullie retorts that Murdoch is bigger on the outside than he used to be.
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* In ''Literature/TheSalvationWar'', an officer in charge of the evacuation of Sheffield is named as "Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart".



* In ''Literature/TheSalvationWar'', an officer in charge of the evacuation of Sheffield is named as "Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart".
* ''Literature/ShadesOfLondon'': In the first book, ''The Name of the Star'', [[AlphaBitch Charlotte]] goes to the Bonfire Night dance as Amy Pond. [[TomboyishName Rory]] initially thinks she's dressed as a stripper.

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* In ''Literature/TheSalvationWar'', an officer in charge of the evacuation of Sheffield is named as "Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart".
* ''Literature/ShadesOfLondon'': In the first book, ''The Name of the Star'', [[AlphaBitch Charlotte]] goes to the Bonfire Night dance as Amy Pond.Pond (policewoman kissogram). [[TomboyishName Rory]] initially thinks she's dressed as a stripper.



* There's a notorious erotic romance novel called ''The Stranger'' by "Portia Da Costa" (rumoured to be a pseudonym for a regular Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse prose writer) that is blatantly a DivorcedInstallment or SerialNumbersFiledOff for the Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures. Published at the same time as an arc in the novel series that had the Eighth Doctor suffering from amnesia and taking TheSlowPath through Earth's twentieth century, the novel is about a woman who has a passionate relationship with an amnesiac man called "Paul", who is described as looking exactly like Creator/PaulMcGann, the Eighth Doctor's actor. It also includes many unsubtle ''Doctor Who'' allusions, despite not including anything explicitly SF or fantasy.

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* There's a notorious erotic romance novel called ''The Stranger'' by "Portia Da Costa" (rumoured to be a pseudonym for a regular Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse ''Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse'' prose writer) that is blatantly a DivorcedInstallment or SerialNumbersFiledOff for the Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures.''Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures''. Published at the same time as an arc in the novel series that had the Eighth Doctor suffering from amnesia and taking TheSlowPath through Earth's twentieth century, the novel is about a woman who has a passionate relationship with an amnesiac man called "Paul", who is described as looking exactly like Creator/PaulMcGann, the Eighth Doctor's actor. It also includes many unsubtle ''Doctor Who'' allusions, despite not including anything explicitly SF or fantasy.



* ''Series/{{Eastenders}}'' and ''Series/CoronationStreet'' both had characters who were ''Doctor Who'' fans. Unfortunately both were stereotypical {{Basement Dweller}}s.

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* ''Series/{{Eastenders}}'' ''Series/EastEnders'' and ''Series/CoronationStreet'' both had characters who were ''Doctor Who'' fans. Unfortunately both were stereotypical {{Basement Dweller}}s.



* In ''Whatever Happened to Series/TheLikelyLads?'', when Bob wakes up befuddled in the police station after his non-stag-party and asks what happened, Terry tells him they had an encounter with a strange doctor in a police box.

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* In ''Whatever Happened to Series/TheLikelyLads?'', ''Series/WhateverHappenedToTheLikelyLads?'', when Bob wakes up befuddled in the police station after his non-stag-party and asks what happened, Terry tells him they had an encounter with a strange doctor in a police box.



* The ''Music/{{Koit}}'' song "Sci-fi Rocks" shows the TARDIS on the lyric "Jump out of your box".



* The ''Music/{{Koit}}'' song "Sci-fi Rocks" shows the TARDIS on the lyric "Jump out of your box".



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* In the ''Oor Wullie'' strip for 12 May 2019, Wullie builds a police box for PC Murdoch to shelter from the rain. As he tries to squeeze into it, Murdoch comments that it's wee-er on the inside than they used to be. Wullie retorts that Murdoch is bigger on the outside than he used to be.
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* Easy to miss in the ''Lair of the Shadow Broker'' (literally) DLC for ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'': The Shadow Broker says: "You travel with fascinating companions, [[Series/DoctorWho doctor.]]"

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* Easy to miss in the ''Lair of the Shadow Broker'' (literally) DLC for ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'': The Shadow Broker says: "You travel with fascinating companions, [[Series/DoctorWho doctor.]]"doctor]]."



* ''Doctor Who'' characters have appeared in ''WebComic/AndShineHeavenNow'', however, only sporadically because according to Erin, ''Shine'' takes place in a continuity where the Doctor preferred another planet to Earth. Notably, the Sixth Doctor briefly appeared in the "All's Well that Ends Wells" storyline to explain why Integra was de-aging and direct her in the right direction to fix that. It's placed sometime after "Timelash", as the Doctor is trying to return [[spoiler:the real]] H.G. Wells to his timeline. Later, during the Battle of London, a young Rose and Jackie are seen fighting the fires that broke out, Ace is blowing up vampires, and Luke, Clyde, and Sarah Jane are hiding in [[Literature/GoodOmens Aziraphale's bookshop]]. (The Rani also apparently is a member of Eurekon staff, as she ends Doc's panel to make room for the next one.)

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* ''Doctor Who'' characters have appeared in ''WebComic/AndShineHeavenNow'', ''Webcomic/AndShineHeavenNow'', however, only sporadically because according to Erin, ''Shine'' takes place in a continuity where the Doctor preferred another planet to Earth. Notably, the Sixth Doctor briefly appeared in the "All's Well that Ends Wells" storyline to explain why Integra was de-aging and direct her in the right direction to fix that. It's placed sometime after "Timelash", [[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E5Timelash "Timelash"]], as the Doctor is trying to return [[spoiler:the real]] H.G. Wells to his timeline. Later, during the Battle of London, a young Rose and Jackie are seen fighting the fires that broke out, Ace is blowing up vampires, and Luke, Clyde, and Sarah Jane are hiding in [[Literature/GoodOmens Aziraphale's bookshop]]. (The Rani also apparently is a member of Eurekon staff, as she ends Doc's panel to make room for the next one.)



** Jon is shown wearing the Sixth Doctor's outfit [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=963 here]]

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** Jon is shown wearing the Sixth Doctor's outfit [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=963 here]]here]].



** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1610 The next day,]] we got an edit of a strip where Garfield retorts to Jon calling him a worthless lump of blubber. His real response was "Lumps of blubber have feelings too", here it's "The Adipose are lumps of blubber, and they're Doctor Who's most popular aliens!"
* ''Webcomic/UnwindersTallComics'': [[http://tallcomics.com/comic?sort=99 In this comic,]] Barbecue Sauce is reading "some non-canon comic continuations of old, canceled, BBC science fiction shows". We get a closeup of the ''Professor Bluebottle'' comic cover, featuring a scientist hero in a goofy white suit, accompanied by two younger companions, squaring off against aliens known as the Dops.

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** [[http://www.mezzacotta.net/garfield/?comic=1610 The next day,]] day]], we got an edit of a strip where Garfield retorts to Jon calling him a worthless lump of blubber. His real response was "Lumps of blubber have feelings too", here it's "The Adipose are lumps of blubber, and they're Doctor Who's ''Doctor Who''[='s=] most popular aliens!"
* ''Webcomic/UnwindersTallComics'': [[http://tallcomics.com/comic?sort=99 In this comic,]] comic]], Barbecue Sauce is reading "some non-canon comic continuations of old, canceled, BBC science fiction shows". We get a closeup of the ''Professor Bluebottle'' comic cover, featuring a scientist hero in a goofy white suit, accompanied by two younger companions, squaring off against aliens known as the Dops.



* ''WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory'': Dr. Who battled Dr. Brown from ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' once. A Dalek also showed up.
* Creator/GavinFree's love of the show has come up on more than a few occasions.

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* ''WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory'': "[[IAmNotShazam Dr. Who Who]]" battled Dr. Brown from ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' once. A Dalek also showed up.
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* In ''WebAnimation/XRayAndVav'', Hilda's WallOfWeapons has a Sonic Screwdriver, among plenty of other references to other franchises.

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* In ''WebAnimation/XRayAndVav'', Hilda's WallOfWeapons has a Sonic Screwdriver, sonic screwdriver, among plenty of other references to other franchises.



** [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS2E13VoyageOfTemptation "Voyage of Temptation"]] has a shout out to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E2TheEndOfTheWorld "The End of the World"]] when Obi-Wan used a small assassin probe to find out which Senator smuggled the droids on board.

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** [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS2E13VoyageOfTemptation "Voyage of Temptation"]] has a shout out to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E2TheEndOfTheWorld "The End of the World"]] World"]], when Obi-Wan used uses a small assassin probe to find out which Senator smuggled the droids on board.


** Peacock Jones is an alien adventurer who travels across space in a magic elevator who seeks out female companions to take on adventurers. He expects and insists upon earning sexual favors in exchange for taking them on his adventures. If they die, he immediately looks for the next sexy companion and carries on. This is a jab at how the newer Doctors usually have had at least one female companion at one point or another to accompany them.

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** Peacock Jones is an alien adventurer who travels across space in a magic elevator who seeks out female companions to take on adventurers. He expects and insists upon earning sexual favors in exchange for taking them on his adventures. If they die, he immediately looks for the next sexy companion and carries on. This is a jab at how the newer Doctors Doctor usually have had has at least one female companion at one point or another to accompany them.them, and in particular how Nu Who has frequently protrayed this as a romantic relationship.


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* In the ''Oor Wullie'' strip for 12 May 2019, Wullie builds a police box for PC Murdoch to shelter from the rain. As he tries to squeeze into it, Murdoch comments that it's wee-er on the inside than they used to be. Wullie retorts that Murdoch is bigger on the outside than he used to be.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOBatmanMovie'', New Paradigm Daleks (referred to in the film only as "British [[FandomBerserkButton robots]]", but clearly recognisable) are among the members of the multiversal LegionOfDoom that Batman has to fight at the climax.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOBatmanMovie'', New Paradigm Daleks (referred to in the film only as "British [[FandomBerserkButton [[FandomEnragingMisconception robots]]", but clearly recognisable) are among the members of the multiversal LegionOfDoom that Batman has to fight at the climax.


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--> '''Hobbes:''' ([[NoFourthWall to the viewer]]) [[LampshadeHanging Kudos and handshakes to whoever gets this gag.]]

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--> '''Hobbes:''' Whoa. I haven't seen such fashion disasters since Creator/JohnNathanTurner[[note]]the producer of the series from 1980 to 1989[[/note]] thought question marks were fashionable.\\

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* In ''Theater/{{Matilda}}'', when Bruce has to eat an entire cake, the children sing a song encouraging him to eat it and wondering how it's possible. One lyric goes, "I think in effect, this must confirm, Bruce, what we all suspected: you have a worm, Bruce, or maybe your largeness is a bit like a TARDIS: considerably roomier inside."

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* In ''Theater/{{Matilda}}'', ''Theatre/{{Matilda}}'', when Bruce has to eat an entire cake, the children sing a song encouraging him to eat it and wondering how it's possible. One lyric goes, "I think in effect, this must confirm, Bruce, what we all suspected: you have a worm, Bruce, or maybe your largeness is a bit like a TARDIS: considerably roomier inside."



* In ''VideoGame/AceOfSpades'', the London map has a blue police box next to Big Ben.



* In ''VideoGame/AceOfSpades'', the London map has a blue police box next to Big Ben.



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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOBatmanMovie'', the Daleks are among the members of the multiversal LegionOfDoom that Batman has to fight at the climax.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOBatmanMovie'', the New Paradigm Daleks (referred to in the film only as "British [[FandomBerserkButton robots]]", but clearly recognisable) are among the members of the multiversal LegionOfDoom that Batman has to fight at the climax.

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* The ''Music/{{Koit}}'' song "Sci-fi Rocks" shows the TARDIS on the lyric "Jump out of your box".


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* In ''Theater/{{Matilda}}'', when Bruce has to eat an entire cake, the children sing a song encouraging him to eat it and wondering how it's possible. One lyric goes, "I think in effect, this must confirm, Bruce, what we all suspected: you have a worm, Bruce, or maybe your largeness is a bit like a TARDIS: considerably roomier inside."
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* ''Webcomic/ThePetriDish'':
** In one strip, Bob has to clean the toilet and when he picks up the plunger, he says, "Exterminate!".
** When Thaddeus and Bob are sent into another universe, Bob appears as a Cyberman.


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* ''Website/{{Neopets}}'':
** In one Neopian Times article, a Scorchio is dressed as River Song.
** On one game, a [[http://www.jellyneo.net/index.php?go=editorialdb&query=1682&type=id Dalek]] can be seen.
** One of the boons at the Obelisk Skirmishes plot is named "Doctor Who?"
** The inventory bag is said to be BiggerOnTheInside, which was [[http://www.jellyneo.net/?go=editorialdb&type=id&query=16262 confirmed]] to be a ''Doctor Who'' reference.

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* Inadvertant in ''Series/LifeOnMars2006''. According to the show's creator Matthew Graham, he asked one of his kids to suggest the surname for his time-displaced protagonist. He didn't notice that as a result Sam Tyler was named after Rose Tyler, and said that if he had he'd have used something different.

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* One of Creator/DaveAllen's many sketches about priests had a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vg7nL5DOEPQ priest walking past a baptismal font]], which starts following him. As he get closer to the altar, the font starts shrieking "EX-TERM-IN-ATE! EX-TERM-IN-ATE!". The priest ducks behind his pulpit, which promptly fades away with a TARDIS dematerialisation sound effect.

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