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* Pacman and a ghost can make an apearance in ''{{VideoGame/Grow}} Park''.

Pac-Man is to Creator/{{Namco}} what [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]] is to Creator/{{Nintendo}} and [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog Sonic]] is to Creator/{{Sega}}. Like Mario and Sonic, Pac-Man has had many parodies and homages in media.

* ''WesternAnimation/WreckItRalph'':
** A ''Pac-Man'' machine can be seen right next to the ''JustForFun/FixItFelixJr'' machine, which also provides justification for why Pac-Man and Clyde appear in the movie and why Clyde seems to be the head of the support group (being among the oldest still around).
** In the Surge Protector's first scene, Ralph is seen trying to smuggle cherries back from ''Pac-Man''. Ralph is later seen giving half of the cherry to VideoGame/QBert, who has become homeless and down on his luck since his game was unplugged.
** Blinky, Inky, and Pinky make cameos in Game Central Station.
** Pac-Man appears as a guest at Felix's 30th Anniversary party.
** the Disney VanityPlate at the end of the credits glitches out and becomes a kill screen because of all the characters meshing together, which itself counts as a ShoutOut to the same thing in ''Pac-Man''.
** ''WesternAnimation/RalphBreaksTheInternet'' begins with Ralph and Vanellope playing I Spy. When Ralph tells Vanellope that he sees something yellow and round that eats dots, Vanellope guesses "Pac-Man", telling Ralph the answer is obvious and to name something other than Pac-Man that fits the criteria. Ralph tells her, "I can name two; Ms. Pac-Man and Baby Pac-Man!".

* ''ComicStrip/OffTheMark'':
** [[ OverPac Man]].
** In [[ this strip]], Pac-Man attends a halloween party dressed in a [[WesternAnimation/DespicableMe Minion]] costume. Turns out he's not the only one dressed that way.
** [[ Pac-Man hits a pinata stuffed with Pac-dots]].
** "[[ Watching Ghost Hunters again?]]"
** [[ Pac-man is busted]].
** [[ The original Pac-Money]].
** [[ Pac-Man's lean years]].
** In [[ this strip]], some cats play a ''Pac-Man''-like game called ''Eat Around the Pill'' at an arcade.

* In ''Literature/QueensOfGeek'', Pac-Man is one of the games at the arcade where Alyssa takes Charlie.


* In ''Literature/QueensOfGeek'', Pac-Man is one of the games at the arcade where Alyssa takes Charlie.Charlie.

* ''Series/ICarly'': In "iStage an Intervention", Spencer finds a ''Pak-Rat'' arcade machine in a garbage dump and becomes addicted to the game.

* One of the bonus games in ''VideoGame/TinyToonAdventuresBusterBustsLoose'' plays very similarly to ''Pac-Man''. In it, Babs Bunny is in a maze and has to rescue her friends, including Fifi La Fume, Little Beeper, and Calamity Coyote, whilst avoiding enemies like Dizzy Devil.

* ''[[WebAnimation/DorklyOriginals Dorkly Bits]]'':
** "Ms. Pacman's Secret Life" - The ghosts chase Ms. Pac-Man around the maze, wanting to make out with her, but it turns out that Ms. Pac-Man was really Pac-Man in drag.
** "Pacman's Family Problems" - Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man get in a fight.
** "How Blinky Died" - When Pac-Man asks Blinky how he became a ghost, a flashback shows Blinky as a human, hanging himself on a ceiling fan. However, Blinky says [[BlatantLies he died by saving orphans from a burning church]].
** "Mario Meets With His Agent" - Pac-Man is seen in a framed picture.
** "Pac-Man Plays ''VideoGame/{{Skyrim}}''" - Ms. Pac-Man nags Pac-Man for doing nothing but playing Skyrim.
** "Pac-Man's Pac-Wedding" - Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man get married and have a wedding party with a group of other Pac-People.
** "Why Video Game Minions Switching Places Would be Pure Chaos" - Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde switch places with [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros the Boos]]. The Boos hide when Pac-Man sees them, which Pac-Man doesn't find challenging. Meanwhile, Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde attack Mario when he tries to look at them, hoping they'll leave him alone.
** "Power-Up Mix-Up" - At one point, Mario finds a Power Pellet and uses it to eat Bowser. At another point in the same video, Pac-Man finds the [[VideoGame/{{Contra}} Spread Gun]], and the ghosts flee when they see him use it.
** "If Videogames Had Impossible Mode (Part 2)" - The ghosts go through the walls instead of around them, allowing them to surround Pac-Man, much to the latter's horror.

* ''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd'':
** At the beginning of his "Game Glitches" video, the Nerd tries to play the 1993 NES port of ''Pac-Man'', only to find it corrupted by the Glitch Gremlin.
** At the beginning of his review of Tiger Electronic Handheld Games, the Nerd brings up a game called ''Tax-Man'' for the Apple II computer, which is [[FollowTheLeader an exact copy of]] ''Pac-Man''.

* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'': In "Operation: Rescue Jet Fusion", a clam chases Jimmy, Carl, and Sheen through a maze as 8-bit music plays.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'': In "Crime and Consequences", in the fair, one of the arcade machines is a parody of Pac-Man, called "Pac Dog".
* ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'': In "How Cleveland Got His Groove Back", Cleveland borrows a stool from a Ms. Pac-Man arcade machine, hoping no one wants to play the game. [[TemptingFate When he overhears someone saying that he wanted to play]] ''Ms. Pac-Man'', Cleveland imitates Pac-Man's death animation.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** In "Stuck Together, Torn Apart", when Peter and Lois split up, Peter tells Lois that it didn't work too well for Pac-Man. What follows is a cutaway where [[PetTheDog three of the ghosts try to cheer Pac-Man up]], but to no avail.
** In "Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story", Stewie and Brian are seen playing the tabletop version of ''Pac-Man''.
** In "Meet the Quagmires", Peter plays a game called "Menstrual Ms. Pac-Man".
** In the opening credits for "Road to the Multi-verse", Brian is seen playing ''Pac-Man'', showing Stewie as Pac-Man, and the rest of the Griffin family as the ghosts.
** In "Joe's Revenge", Peter mimics the death sound effect from ''Pac-Man''.
* ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'': In "House of Bloos", the Extremasaur chases Bloo through the junkyard in a parody of ''Pac-Man''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{MAD}}'':
** "Super 80's" - There is a scene where people are being chased by Pac-Man.
** "Diary of a Wimpy Kid Icarus" - Pac-Man is seen getting chased by the ghosts. Later, Ms. Pac-Man appears as a school teacher.
** "[=ParaMorgan=]" - The ghosts appear in this sketch.
* ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'': In "Frog's Best Friend", Earl chases Ed through a maze of dots.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** In "I Married Marge", Mr. Burns is seen playing ''Ms. Pac-Man''.
** In "Lisa's First Word", Marge says Lisa first spoke at a time when Ms. Pac-Man struck a blow for women's rights.
** In "A Tale of Two Springfields", When The Who tell Homer that they don't know the words to ''Pac-Man Fever'', Homer tries to demonstrate by singing a verse of the song.
** "Homer and Ned's Hail Marry Pass" features a fictional scene from Super Bowl XVI, where Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man get married.
* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'':
** In "[[Recap/TinyToonAdventuresS1E21GangBusters Gang Busters]]", Buster and Plucky pass the time in a dark jail cell by playing ''Pac-Man'' with their illuminated eyeballs. Plucky's eye takes on the form of Pac-Man, and Buster's eyes take on the forms of ghosts.
** In "[[Recap/TinyToonAdventuresS2E8BusterAndBabsGoHawaiian Buster and Babs Go Hawaiian]]", Montana Max plays a spoof of ''Pac-Man'' called "Plane-Man", where Pac-Man is depicted a plane who eats clouds.

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* In ''Literature/QueensOfGeek'', Pac-Man is one of the games at the arcade where Alyssa takes Charlie.

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