The stories and characters created by Dr. Seuss have been beloved by children and adults alike for generations, so its only appropriate that the good doctor's works get a fair amount of tributes and parodies in media.
Works with their own pages
- Batman: Black and White: "Batsman: Swarming Scourge of the Underworld" includes a billboard featuring a lawyer-friendly but still easily recognizable version of the "Quick, Henry, the Flit!" advertisement.
- DC: The New Frontier begins with a children's author writing about the Eldritch Abomination threatening everyone before committing suicide. The author is implied to be Seuss.
- In Love Anthony, the marriage counselor Dr. Campbell's office is described as a library constructed by Dr. Seuss, full of teetering towers of books and magazines that reminds Beth of a game of Jenga just before someone loses.
- 3rd Rock from the Sun: In one episode Dick Solomon reads a passage from Fox in Socks out loud, flips to the cover and looks at Seuss' name for a second before announcing, "this man is a genius!"
- "This Machine Is 4" by NOFX contains several references to the plot of The Sneetches.
- R.E.M.'s "The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite" mentions "a reading from Dr. Seuss" as one of the things the narrator lists in a search for "something more substantial" than his soup. The following verse recounts the plot of The Cat in the Hat Comes Back.
- Deee-Lite's "Groove Is In The Heart" references the name of the book.
- Dexter's Laboratory: At the beginning of "Monstory", Dexter is studying a tiny civilization with a microscope and says he's studying "Horton's theory of Who".
- Family Guy:
- A Cutaway Gag from "Love Blactually" is about the story Horton Hears Domestic Violence in the Next Apartment and Doesn't Call 911.
- In "Back to the Pilot", one of the books in 1999!Stewie's bedroom is Horton Hears a Suicide.
- MAD: The final sketch of "Pacific Ring / Horton Hears a Whodunnit!" is a mashup of this book and Whodunnit? (2013).
- Robot Chicken: A sketch from "Due to Constraints of Time and Budget" features a delinquent elephant named Morton hearing tiny partying people on a crack rock.
- Gracefully Grayson: When Grayson and Emma were in first grade, they appeared in a class production of The Lorax as pink trees.
- Lily and Dunkin: Lily's grandfather used to read The Lorax to her under their favorite banyan tree. She brings a copy of the book to her tree-sit when the tree is scheduled to be cut down.
- In the book Pet Trouble: Oh No, Newf!, a 4-year old Heidi tries to read this under the covers, except she can't read yet so she just looks at the pictures.
- Questionable Content: In "Doctor Seuph" Dora and Martin trade some drunk puns when talking about interpreting their friend Faye:Dora: He is the Lor-ass, and he speaks for the Fayes.
Martin: Does that make you the Punceler?
- The Nostalgia Critic:
- The Simpsons: In "Treehouse of Horror XXIV", the first segment, "Oh, the Places You'll D'oh!" (which parodies the works of Dr. Seuss in general) features an appearance by the Bore-ax, whom Homer (as the Fat in the Hat) trashes for selling out, a reference to the Misaimed Marketing of the 2012 film (in particular, the infamous Lorax Mazda commercial).Bore-ax: I am the Bore-ax, I speak for the woods, but I've plastered my likeness on consumer goods.