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Referenced By / Dora the Explorer

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  • In The Art Of Invader Zim, during the screening for the first episode of Invader Zim, Dora is one of the shows that are screening before the former. Unsurprisingly, it was also next door to Invader Zim. However, Jhonen Vasquez finds the show adorable.
  • Tilly from Harmony (2016) likes Dora the Explorer popsicles in any color but green.
  • Jack, the child narrator of Room, is a Dora the Explorer fan.

Live-Action TV

  • iCarly: In "iBattle Chip", when Carly finds Spencer tied up by Chip, Chuck's younger brother, she asks him, "Who did this to you?", and Spencer sarcastically tells her, "Dora the Explorer, Who do you think?!".
  • Drake & Josh: A Running Gag in the episode "The Storm" has Crazy Steve watching the show on TV.
    "You're the one with the map, don't ask ME!"

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  • In The Nostalgia Critic's review of The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland, the Critic compares the children in the film interacting with Elmo to the dead silence of Dora the Explorer, and asks the audience how they cannot shout inappropriate things when Dora asks them to participate.
    Dora: Can you say "Rapido"?
    Critic: Bone yourself, I'm not Google translat...
    Dora: Say "Rapido"!
    Critic: You're not even listening to me, I hope your bag eats you!
    Dora and Boots: Rapido!
    Critic: You passed the same tree five times!

Western Animation

  • Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends: In the episode "One False Movie", Eduardo watches a parody of the show called Lauren Is Explorin'.
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  • The 69th episode of Kaeloo, titled "Let's Play Hallo, Hello, Hola!", has the characters using Fake Interactivity and teaching the viewers different languages, much like in Dora the Explorer.
  • Robot Chicken: One sketch has Papi explain to Dora that monkeys may be cute, but they can be hazardous when they grow up. So Boots had to be put down because of what he did to Abuela.
  • Teen Titans Go! spoofed the show in "Toddler Titans...Yay!" by having Control Freak put the Titans in a Dora-esque show.

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