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That is one big pile of dough.
I recall the time they found those fossilized mosquitoes
And before long, they were cloning DNA
Now, I'm being chased by some irate velociraptors
Well, believe me, this has been one lousy day

Parody Episodes/Whole Plot References of Jurassic Park — because of Small Reference Pools, the parodies are usually of the Steven Spielberg film, not the original book.

The story usually takes place on a theme park founded by an elderly eccentric billionaire where the main attractions are, if not dinosaurs, creatures created by some sort of strange science involving Fossil Revival or, on rare occasions, robots. However, the park undergoes corporate sabotage, usually by a fat, glasses-wearing computer programmer, and causes the exhibits to go on a rampage and start attacking/eating the main characters.

Specific sequences parodied will include the infamous "Welcome to Jurassic Park" scene with the Brachiosaurus, the vibrating glass of water before the T. rex (or whatever dangerous creature) appears, and the "raptors in the kitchen" scene.

A subtrope of Whole-Plot Reference and Stock Parody. One of The Newest Ones in the Book, since the book came out in 1990, and the film (which parodies tend to be based on) in 1993. An Extinct Animal Park is usually involved.


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    Anime and Manga 
  • Kirby: Right Back at Ya!: The two-part episode "Fossil Fools" has King Dedede become interested in dinosaurs, and hiring a scientist named Dr. Moreau who is able to resurrect them. Dedede opens up a theme park to display them, but only then does everyone discover Dr. Moreau has been making Hybrid Monster dinosaurs using the DNA of the kingdom's citizens. There are also numerous specific Jurassic Park references, such as the use of mosquito-drones to collect the DNA, the vibrating glass of water, the goat/sheep being used as bait, and a wholesale "raptor in the kitchen" scene.
  • The Safari Zone arc of the Pokémon Adventures manga turns the Safari Zone from the games into one of these. The Safari Zone's logo is styled to look like the Jurassic Park logo, with a Nidoking's head in place of the T-rex skull, and the plot revolves around Red becoming stranded in the park after the computer controlling the park goes haywire, letting all the Pokémon loose.

    Comic Books 
  • Disney Adventures had a short parody comic called "Drastic Park" that satirized how much of a Cash-Cow Franchise the film was becoming, among other things: The gift shop toys come to life and attack the humans, but they're saved by the timely arrival of the Last Action Figure, who is seeking vengeance against the toys because "Summer vas supposed to be mine!" (This references that film bombing in part because it opened only a week after Jurassic Park in the United States, as the studio was overconfident.) Can be read here.
  • Monica's Gang did the same year Jurassic Park came out Horacic Park, where the dinosaurs were recreated by taking old comic pages and extracting DNA (Portuguese abbreviation for "Ancient Natural Drawing") from them. More than a decade later, it got two sequels parodying The Lost World and Jurassic Park III.

    Comic Strips 
  • In 1997, just as The Lost World: Jurassic Park was hitting theaters, FoxTrot had a week-long arc (discounting the Sunday Strip) in which Paige falls asleep on the couch while Jason manipulates her dream to have her touring Jasorassic Park before the Quincyraptors escape and chase after her. It ends with Paige waking up and giving Jason her famous Death Glare. This arc later provided the title of the book collection Welcome to Jasorassic Park.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • The film Age of Dinosaurs is a blatant Mockbuster of Jurassic Park (1993). A rich old man has scientists use DNA samples to recreate dinosaurs in order to use them as attractions. Unfortunately, the dinosaurs manage to escape from their cages and attack people. Many scenes are even very similar, notably the "raptors in the kitchen" (with Carnotaurus this time).
  • Dragon Fighter is a Syfy Mockbuster of Jurassic Park (1993), a group of scientists manage to clone a dragon in a facility where they clone extinct or endangered creatures, the dragon then escapes and rampages through the facility.
  • The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult: One of the nominees at the Academy Awards is "Geriatric Park", revolving around "genetic experimentation gone wrong" at a retirement community. The accompanying clip features a gigantic old man accidentally crushing a Grant Expy with his walker.
  • Spy Hard: General Rancor keeps several pet dinosaurs in his Supervillain Lair and prepares to have Agent Steel fed to them. They use re-used sound FX from Jurassic Park to drive the point home.
  • The Silence of the Hams: The movie ends on a shot of a parody poster called "Jurassic Pork", as a blatant Sequel Hook which never materialized.
  • The Bubble (2022) is about a movie production crew struggling to put together the sixth installment of a popular dinosaur-themed movie franchise in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, it's based on Jurassic World Dominion's own notoriously protracted development.

  • "Jurassic Park" was the lead-off single of "Weird Al" Yankovic's 1993 album Alapalooza, which has a cover that spoofs the movie's logo. A parody of the Jimmy Webb song "MacArthur Park", it rather accurately runs through the movie's storyline, and was accompanied by an animated music video. Interestingly, the album also features the Red Hot Chili Peppers spoof "Bedrock Anthem", which pays tribute to The Flintstones and its own dinosaurs and Stone Punk.

    Puppet Shows 
  • Sesame Street did a segment called "Jurassic Cookie", in which Cookie Monster takes ancient cookie remains and makes cookie dinosaurs with them. When a giant Cookie T-Rex starts chasing him and his grandchildren, clearly styled to be based on John Hammond and his grandchildren in the film, they escape to a kitchen. This merges the T-Rex encounters and the Raptors in the Kitchen scenes as a catch-all parody. After they think of attempts to stop the cookie dino, meant to teach children how to remain calm, Cookie Monster hugs the dino and soothes him. At least he does until Cookie Monster tries to eat him.

    Tabletop Games 
  • One of the scenarios in the Pyramid article "When Swineosaurs Ruled the Earth" for Toon is "Jurassic Pork".


    Video Games 
  • Zoo Tycoon: the first Expansion Pack of the first game, Dinosaur Digs, has the player build a zoo with dinosaurs. Whenever a dinosaur destroys a toilet cabin, someone will be sitting on the can like in the film, when Donald Gennaro meets his demise.
  • Team Fortress 2: The Jungle Inferno update boasts a story that clearly displays this trope; in said story, Saxton Hale creates a theme park featuring Yetis (called Yeti Park), whom he knows will break free from captivity since, as he puts it, "Nature finds a way".
  • Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth: The second dungeon, "Junessic Land", is a Jurassic Park parody, complete with a similar logo. It's also a metaphor for the harsh bullying one of the characters went through at school.
  • Kingdom of Loathing's Fall 2022 Special Challenge Path, Fall of the Dinosaurs, replaces all monsters in the Kingdom with dinosaurs who escaped from a theme park, while all quest briefings are replaced with re-enactments of various scenes from the movie.
  • Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly: The world, "Jurassic Jungle", is clearly a parody of Jurassic Park, with Spyro dealing with escaped mechanical Riptocs (dinosaur-like Mooks) that resemble T. rex and raptors.

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    Web Videos 
  • The Joueur du Grenier episode about Jurassic Park videogames was rife with live-action segments parodying various scenes of the movie.
  • The popular "Jurassic Park Harmonica" which has achieved Memetic Mutation. invoked
  • The Smosh video "JURASSIC POKEMON" is a Real Trailer, Fake Movie spoof of the first film where instead of bringing back dinosaurs, the scientists do a Fossil Revival process to make Pokémon real.
  • The Cyanide & Happiness Show's "The Park" trilogy directly references the first Jurassic Park film, as it follows a doctor who repeatedly tries to open a park populated by prehistoric animals. Though he creates giant mosquitos, dinosaur-frog hybrids, and finally normal dinosaurs encased in giant amber spheres, his attempts invariably result in failure, as the creatures wreak havoc due to his lack of foresight.
  • Reverse Jurassic Park takes place in an Alternate History where the Cenozoic occurred before the Mesozoic, and the main premise features a wealthy Velociraptor trying to start a theme park with resurrected Quaternary animals (including humans) as tourist attractions. In addition to a Whole-Plot Reference to the first Jurassic Park movie, the series has also spoofed all the other films in the franchise.

    Western Animation 
  • The Rick and Morty episode "Anatomy Park" is this crossed with "Fantastic Voyage" Plot, where the story takes place in a theme park that is built in a homeless man's body - and the exhibits are various human diseases. Rick even introduces the place to Morty with a parody of Hammond's famous " Jurassic Park," pause included.
  • Codename: Kids Next Door had "Operation: B.U.L.L.I.E.S", with a kid named Jerry Rassic as the John Hammond-esque park owner and bullies depicted as dinosaur-like monsters with names like "Wedgiesaurus rex" and "Spitball-osaurus".
  • Inspector Gadget (2015): As the title implies, the episode "Jurassic Jerk" is a parody of Jurassic Park (1993). A scientist managed to create dinosaur clones, so Talon is sent by Dr. Claw to steal T. rex eggs. Inspector Gadget comes to the facility to prevent it, but he accidentally disables the security defenses, which results in the dinos escaping and going on a rampage.
  • MAD: Two episodes are obvious parodies of Jurassic Park (1993):
    • "Pokemon Park": A John Hammond-lookalike creates a new park for cute Pokemon and invites a few people to visit. Unfortunately, Team Rocket agents take the opportunity to infiltrate and sabotage the park, causing the Pokemon to evolve into their dangerous final forms and attack people.
    • In the episode "Jurassic Parks and Recreation", Leslie Knope decides to create a park with the dinosaurs of the cancelled Terra Nova TV show. However, the security measures are so bad that the animals promptly escape and start devouring everyone.
  • Teen Titans Go!: Discussed but Subverted in the episode "Island Adventures: Open Door Policy". After the Titans discovered some Living Dinosaurs on a remote island, Robin suggests using them to make an amusement park, but the others dismiss his idea because it would be too much work and these kind of things always ends up going wrong, no matter the security measures used. The episode still contains a few references to Jurassic Park (1993), in particular with the Velociraptors being able to open doors.
  • Mike Tyson Mysteries: Downplayed in the episode "My Favorite Mystery", as it only happens during a brief flashback. Inspired by the Jurassic Park films, an old man decided to make a dinosaur theme park and used stolen money to buy an island and pay some scientifics to recreate a bunch of dinosaurs in labs. However, Mike Tyson and his team came to the island and slaughtered all the dinosaurs before the opening of the park.
  • Bobby's World: As indicated by the title, the episode "Geriatric Park" parodies Jurassic Park (1993). When Bobby goes to see his grandfather at the retirement home, he imagines that the place is a dinosaur park run by Expies of John Hammond and Ian Malcolm. The "raptors in the kitchen" scene is notably parodied.
  • Animaniacs:
    • An In-Universe example. During the episode " Lookit The Fuzzy Heads", Yakko, Wakko, and Dot go to see the movie "Jurassic Picnic" at the cinema, which is obviously a parody of Jurassic Park (1993) and features a scene very similar to the famous "escape of the T. rex" (complete with Expies of Allan Grant and Ellie Slatter).
    • The first scene in the 2020 reboot spoofs the "Welcome To Jurassic Park" scene, but with the tourists discovering the Warners instead of dinosaurs and Steven Spielberg taking the place of John Hammond.
  • In the Walter Melon animated show, the episode "Molasses Park" is a clear parody of Jurassic Park (1993).
  • Justice League Action: In the episode Booster's Gold, Booster Gold watches a certain movie about a dinosaur park and decides to use time-travel to capture some real dinosaurs to create his own park. The dinosaurs eventually escape and wreak havoc in the park. When Green Arrow calls him out on this. Booster responds by saying he only saw the first 15 minutes of the movie, and people in the future have a low attention span.
  • Ace Ventura: Pet Detective: In "Dino-Mite", Ace visits a dinosaur zoo and theme park that's clearly a spoof of Jurassic Park, complete with a John Hammond Expy.
    Ace: Let me guess. Copyright trouble?
  • The Simpsons:
    • "Itchy And Scratchy Land" extensively parodies Jurassic Park, along with Westworld (which, coincidentally, was also written by Michael Crichton).
    • The segment "Geriatric Park" of Treehouse of Horror XXIX is a parody of the Jurassic Park franchise, especially Jurassic World.
  • Futurama:
    • An early episode had the Planet Express crew visit "Jurassic Kiddy Park", a cross between the titled park and a children's petting zoo. Fry is seen excitedly riding a full-sized T-Rex tethered to a pole, much to the embarrassment of his friends. He even gets to feed the animal... a whole live pig dispensed from an oversized treat dispenser.
    • In the episode "The Thief of Baghead", the protagonists go to the Monsterey Bay Aquarium where an old man who looks like John Hammond shows them an exhibit called "Jurassic Tank" containing some prehistoric aquatic creatures (as well as a Tyrannosaurus trying to tread water).
  • Robot Chicken made many sketches parodying Jurassic Park (1993), such as "Her-assic Park", "He's Dino-Mite", "Velociraptor Practice", "Jurassic Park's Original Name" and "Velocirapper".
  • My Life as a Teenage Robot: The episode "Histrionics" parodies Jurassic Park, with Jenny and her friends ending up on an island run by a Mr. Alt Disney and inhabited animatronic historical figures he created for a failed theme park. There's even a parody of the well-known kitchen sequence from the first movie with an Albert Einstein robot playing the role of the raptors.
  • The episode "Watch Your Assic Park" of Spaceballs: The Animated Series is a blatant parody of Jurassic Park (1993). Lone Starr and his friends win an invitation to visit Watch Your Assic Park, where President Skroob injects dinosaur DNA into athletes. Many scenes of the movie are spoofed, including the T. rex escape and the attack of the raptors.
  • Extreme Dinosaurs: The episode "Cyber Raptors" has the Extreme Dinosaurs going to a theme park that is clearly based on Jurassic Park except with mechanical dinosaurs. The Raptors then infiltrate the control center and re-wire the robot dinosaurs into attacking the heroes, before sending out their own robotic raptors.


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"Welcome to: Triassic Garden!"

Natsumi & Fuyuki get caught up in Sgt. Keroro's latest get-rich-quick scheme: opening a theme park full of cloned dinosaurs. It goes as well as you'd expect. Even Fuyuki wonders if the lawyers approved this.

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