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  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: One episode has Phil and Vivian leaving a party due to the former being offended by a "compliment" he was paid that said he looked like a Black Alfred Hitchcock. Will, being witness to the discussion and being Will, then follows up with "Good ebening."
  • Married... with Children: "Get Outta Dodge" has Al trying to stay awake through the night and impersonating various celebrities to pass the time. When imitating Hitchcock, he sticks out his stomach and puffs out his cheeks to ape his famous profile.

    Music 
  • Eminem's 2020 album, Music to Be Murdered By was named after Hitchcock's 1958 album of the same name. Throughout the course of Em’s project he references Hitchcock numerous times, including on the secondary cover art, "Alfred (Interlude)," "Little Engine" and "Alfred (Outro)." The cover for the deluxe version of the album, released at the end of 2020, is inspired by Hitchcock’s film "The Birds".
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    Western Animation 
  • Animaniacs
    • One Cold Open had the three Warners in a spoof of the Alfred Hitchcock Presents opening, except with their own respective profiles.
    • The Goodfeathers short "The Boids" has the titular pigeons act as stunt doubles on The Birds, with frequent appearances by Hitchcock, including one in which he accidentally sits on our heroes.
  • Family Guy: In "Perfect Castaways", when an angry and jealous Brian (who married Lois after believing that Peter was swept out to sea, only for him to have survived) catches Peter and Lois' silhouettes in a motel window making out, after they both lean down out of view, a silhouette of Hitchcock appears with his famous leitmotif playing briefly.
  • The Flintstones: "Alvin Brickrock Presents" is a spoof of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, with Fred thinking his new neighbor Alvin Brickrock killed his wife. Brickrock is, of course, a caricature of Hitchcock, and even closes the episode with a parody of Hitchcock's hosting segments.
  • Looney Tunes:
    • The Sylvester and Tweety short "The Last Hungry Cat" opens with a bear version of Hitchcock in a parody of the opening of his show. At the end of the cartoon, Sylvester hits the bear over the head, giving him a Cranial Eruption; when the bear leaves, the profile has a lump as well.
    • The Bugs Bunny Mystery Special is presented by Porky Pig in a parody of Alfred Hitchcock Presents. The story has Bugs Bunny in a typically Hitchcockian plot where he's the wrong man on the run.
  • The Penguins of Madagascar: In "Over Phil," Mason walks in front of a profile of himself and says "Good evening," referencing the opening of Alfred Hitchcock Presents.
  • The Simpsons:
    • In "Treehouse of Horror III", the opening has a spoof of the series' opening except with Homer's profile and his shadow being bigger than it (the joke being that Homer is even fatter than the famous director).
    • In "Bart's Friend falls in Love", while Homer and Lisa watch a report on obesity, Hitchcock is among those who are included in listing popular bigger famous figures, along with Dom DeLuise and Santa Claus.
    • In "A Streetcar Named Marge", after Homer, Bart and Lisa pick up Maggie from daycare in a scene that parodies The Birds, while leaving the facility, Hitchcock himself is seen walking a dog in reference to his cameo in the film.
    • In the opening of "Treehouse of Horror XXIV", Hitchcock is sitting on a bench besides Mrs. Krabappel feeding birds when he deliberately throws birdseed at her, allowing her to be viciously attacked like Melanie Daniels was in The Birds.
  • One of the recurring antagonists for Hanna-Barbera character Yakky Doodle is Alfie Alligator, a caricature of Hitchcock who presents his traps in a manner similar to his introductions on his show.

    Real Life 
  • Brian De Palma is a huge fan of the director and even follows in his footsteps of casting only blondes as his leading ladies.
  • In the aftermath of his infamous "Actors are cattle" statement, famed actor and jokester Carole Lombard went on to bring cattle with various actors' names to a film set.

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