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A list of references in other works to Elvis Presley. These include references to his songs, live performances, TV specials, movies, album covers, persona, and life events.

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     Comic Books 

    Comic Strips 
  • In Safe Havens Elvis faked his death and chose to become a merman instead.
    Thomas: That was him!
    Remora: That was a manatee. Elvis has gotten even larger.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • In C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America it's noted that the influence that black musicians had on Presley's music put him under the eye of Confederate watchdogs, forcing him to move to Canada to continue to sing how he liked.

    Films — Western Animation 
  • In The Pink Panther short "Pinkarella", the panther helps a young woman qualify for a date with "Pelvis Parsley".
  • Presley is a huge influence to Lilo & Stitch and its franchise. From the use of his tunes and imagery in the films, to Lilo being such a huge fangirl of him that she uses him as a role model for Stitch, to Stitch's Elvis impersonations, and even down to influencing some of the experiments' names (such as Hunkahunka), the King reigns supreme on Kaua'i.

  • The album cover design and color typography of Elvis' 1956 Elvis Presley was paid homage to by The Clash for London Calling, by Tom Waits for Rain Dogs, Distorted Dimensions by Mad Sin in 1990, F-Punk by Big Audio Dynamitenote  in 1995, and Reintarnation in 2006 by k.d. lang. Chumbawamba's controversial single "Tony Blair" pays homage too.
  • The title and cover art of the Bon Jovi Boxed Set 100,000,000 Bon Jovi Fans Can't Be Wrong is an obvious homage to Elvis' greatest hits album, 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong.

  • Conrad Birdie, the title character of the stage musical and movie Bye Bye Birdie, is a No Celebrities Were Harmed version of Elvis, and the play itself is based upon the public hysteria that occurred when he was drafted into the U.S. Army.

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    Western Animation TV 
  • The main character of Johnny Bravo has a voice and mannerisms inspired by Presley.

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