- In the United Kingdom, Mars had a popular advert for Milky Way that involved an (anthropomorphised) blue car racing a red car. A year or two later, they revamped their campaign by remaking the same advert...but now with blue and red spaceships racing IN SPACE!
- Pizza Hut's "Pizza Head" commercials are Saturday Night Live's Mr. Bill AS A SLICE OF PIZZA.
- Squirrel and Hedgehog is Momotaro's Divine Sea Warriors IN NORTH KOREA!
- Boonie Bears is the Elmer Fudd shorts WITH FUDD AS A LOGGER!
- Space Thunder Kids is, loosely speaking, the Godfrey Ho Ninja Movies WITH KNOCKOFF ANIME! IN SPACE! note
- Inspired by Calvin and Hobbes:
- Big Nate is Calvin in sixth grade
- Frazz is Calvin in his twenties note
- Phoebe and Her Unicorn is Calvin as a girl, and Hobbes as a narcissistic unicorn (also, she's real and other characters can see her).
- Pogo is Li'l Abner IN A World of Funny Animals! AND LEFT-WING!
- Dark Secrets is a Lifetime Movie of the Week IN THE POTTERVERSE! The Last War is even more so.
- Dragon Ball Z Abridged loves this trope. Jeice is from Space Australia, Vegeta knows about The Three Stooges thanks to Space Hulu, Zarbon wants to call his girlfriend over Space Skype. Oh, and when Freeza goes to Earth, he's going to pick up some space eggs, some space milk, and Blow It The F-ck Up.
- Also Piccolo switched to Spacebook from Myspace "a while ago."
- Decks Fall Everyone Dies is Moulin Rouge!...WITH CARD GAMES! In Jamerica!
- Gonjiki Yasha – Meiji Onmyōji Tales is Onmyōji IN THE MEIJI PERIOD!
- I'm a Marvel... And I'm a DC is Seinfeld and/or Cheers note WITH SUPERHEROES!
- Invoked In Name Only seeing as My Brave Pony: Starfleet Magic is just My Little Unicorn: Magic is Believing with a few extra lines and the Aesop of "believing" cut out. It's been reposted again after being taken down, with the author's notes and many of the songs now cut completely. The DeviantArt version brings back some of the songs, and attempts to rewrite some of the dialogue with barbs specifically pointed towards his critics.
- Starhorse is horses...IN SPACE!
- #TRUTHINJOURNALISM is Man Bites Dog...WITH VENOM!
- Max Headroom in space.
- Pokémon Crossing is Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire WITH TALKING ANIMALS!
- Disney Channel is Nickelodeon BUT OWNED BY DISNEY!
- [adult swim] is Nick @ Nite ON CARTOON NETWORK! Oh, and NOT SAFE FOR KIDS!
- Baby TV is Nick Jr. IN THE UNITED KINGDOM!
- The Hub is Nickelodeon WITH HASBRO CHARACTERS!
- When it got renamed as Discovery Family, it's more like an ABC Family clone.
- NickMom was Nick @ Nite FOR WOMEN!
- Space Channel is Syfy IN CANADA!
- The Comedy Network is Comedy Central IN CANADA!
- Teletoon is Cartoon Network IN CANADA!
- YTV is Nickelodeon IN CANADA!
- Family Channel is Disney Channel IN CANADA!
- Treehouse TV is Nick Jr. IN CANADA!
- TVO Kids and CBC Kids are PBS Kids IN CANADA!
- Family Jr. is Disney Junior IN CANADA!
- WildBrainTV is Disney XD IN CANADA!
- Nickmusic is MTV from the 80s FOR MODERN DAY KIDS!
- Fox Family was YTV IN AMERICA! And when that didn't work, it became ABC Family, which was The WB/The CW AS A CABLE CHANNEL! And when they got tired of that it became Freeform, which is the Disney Channel FOR YOUNG ADULTS! And MORE DARKER & EDGIER!
- Sprout is CBeebies IN THE UNITED STATES!
- DR Ramasjang is CBeebies and Sprout IN DENMARK!
- Devil's Crush is Alien Crush in THE UNDERWORLD!
- Done literally with Gottlieb's El Dorado, which was given Science Fiction themes and re-released as Solar City and Target Alpha.
- Jack*Bot is Pin Bot WITH A CASINO THEME AND DCS SOUND!
- Alternately, Jack*Bot is The Casino IN SPACE!
- Medieval Madness is Attack from Mars in YE OLDE DARK AGES! And with more jokes, too, but who cares.
- Star Fleet is Terrahawks WITH GIANT ROBOTS! (Or at least would have been had they not been released at the same time.)
- The Green Hornet and Kato are The Lone Ranger and Tonto IN THE CITY! WITH A COOL CAR!
- Orson Welles' radio production of Julius Caesar IN A POLICE STATE! catapulted him to national fame.
- The Thrilling Adventure Hour's Sparks Nevada is an old-fashioned spaghetti western on Mars
- The Penumbra Podcast features Juno Steel, a noir detective story on Mars
- Legends of Chima is Thundercats WITH LEGOS!
- Fabuland is LEGO WITH FURRIES!
- The short-lived action figure series K9 Corps recycles the concept of the similarly short-lived Road Rovers... ONLY Darker and Edgier!
- LEGO Space is LEGO, um, IN SPACE!
- Bratz is Barbie BUT SEXIER!
- Monster High is Bratz WITH MONSTERS!
- Ever After High is Monster High WITH PRINCESSES!
- Toy designer Sillof has actually made a hobby out of this trope, with a line of fan-made Star Wars action figures that transplants the cast of the original trilogy into different genres. He first came to prominence with a Steampunk Star Wars line, but has since churned out a Film Noir Star Wars line, a Western Star Wars line, a Cyberpunk Star Wars line, a High Fantasy Star Wars line, a 1940s sci-fi serial Star Wars line, a Jidaigeki Star Wars line, and several others. The results are fascinating, to say the least.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures have series IN SPACE! AND PLAYING SPORTS! AND AS SUPERHEROES! AND SCUBA DIVING! AND AS CLOWNS!? ETC.!
- L.O.L. Surprise! is Bratz Babyz FOR YOUNGER AUDIENCES!
- Transformers does this a lot, usually just to keep the brand fresh and often using just an Excuse Plot for a story. While it is Merchandise-Driven, and has really blatant examples of highlighting the gimmicks of the current toyline at the expense of the plot (looking at you, Unicron Trilogy), more modern entries have begun to focus on the lore and mythos to an extensive degree instead, or at the very least have a proper story beyond just being advertising. Really, how this trope is played in regards to Transformers varies from continuity family to continuity family.
- Lil’ Chonks are Disney Tsum Tsum WITH GLITCH PRODUCTIONS CHARACTERS!
- Poopsie is My Little Pony AS A GROSS-OUT SHOW!
- Chatsters is Diva Starz IN The New '10s!
- Lalaloopsy is Coraline AS A CUTESY GIRLS' DOLL LINE!
- Babylon Bee is The Onion AS A CHRISTIAN CONSERVATIVE WEBSITE!
- Parents and Kids Share Together is Tough Pigs FOR SPROUT FANS!
- This Very Wiki is Wikipedia FOR FICTION!