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Animated Films

  • Barnyard: When The Farmer gets knocked out, Otis gives him a copy of the Charlotte's Web book to make it look like the Farmer fell asleep reading it.


  • The main character of See You At Harry's is named Fern after the protagonist of this book.
  • Emma from Because of the Rabbit longs for a best friend and hopes to be half of an "and," like Charlotte and Wilbur.

Live-Action Films

  • Sonic the Hedgehog (2020): In his rambling assault against Major Bennington, Dr. Robotnik asks Bennington if he ever read Charlotte's Web, saying that the book ends with the death of the titular spider after she lays an egg sac. He then compares Charlotte's egg sac to his ovular white drones.

Live-Action TV

  • Hannah Montana: In "Everybody Was Best Friend Fighting", Hannah plays on a celebrity tennis match against Dakota Fanning, and her partner says they're gonna make her cry harder than she did in "that pig movie".
  • iCarly: In "iGot Detention", Sam mentions a book titled Scarlett's Web.
  • Early in Season 2 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Susie stays in the Weissman's apartment while they are in France and her apartment is getting fumigated. One scene during her Boredom Montage is her bawling her eyes out while reading Charlotte's Web.


  • A Kevin & Kell strip has Wilbur running an ad agency ... until Charlotte quits.

Web Original

  • The Nostalgia Critic:
    • Charlotte's death is listed #4 on his list of "Top 11 Saddest Nostalgic Moments".
    • In his review of Stuart Little, when Stuart's (fake) father tells Stuart not to let the bedbugs bite, the Critic gives us this line:
      Critic (as Stuart's Father): The spider named Charlotte smells nice, but she will eat you.
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  • SuperMarioLogan: In "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?: Episode 2", Brooklyn T. Guy asks Toad this question:
    In the children's book, Charlotte's Web, what sort of animal was Charlotte?
    A. Pig
    B. Spider
    C. Sheep
    D. Honey Bee

Western Animation

  • Drawn Together: The episode "Charlotte's Web of Lies" involves Spanky having a one-night stand with Charlotte.
  • Family Guy: In "Mother Tucker", Lois mentions that Charlotte had to overcome Tourette's; in the ensuing cutaway, we see Fern noticing a spider web with "WHORE" written in it.
  • Martha Speaks: In a flashback scene in "The Martha Code", Alice reads a book about a pig, and just as she about to reach the end, her older brother Ronald spoils it by saying, "The spider dies."
  • Robot Chicken: A sketch from "Rabbits on a Roller Coaster" depicts Charlotte writing "$4.99/lb" on her web.
  • The Simpsons:
    • In "Lisa's Substitute", Mr. Bergstrom reads Charlotte's Web to Lisa's class.
    • In "Treehouse of Horror XIII", Bart, after being turned into a spider, weaves a web reading "EAT MY SHORTS".
    • In "Mobile Homer", Homer tries to get spiders off his face by spraying with a poison spray called "Charlotte's Dead".

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