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  • On The Big Bang Theory episode "The Grasshopper Experiment, a drunk Sheldon sings "L'Chaim!" on karaoke.
  • An episode of The Goldbergs focused on a high school staging of Fiddler.
  • An episode of The Golden Girls sings “Sunrise,Sunset”.
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  • Several episodes of The Nanny reference when Fran was in the production of Fiddler or use the lines of the song, such as the lyrics from “Matchmaker”, in their script.
  • A segment on Sesame Street parodies "If I Were a Rich Man" themed around the letter B.
    • Another, part of the Monsterpiece Theatre series of segments, uses a parody of "Tradition" called "Addition", about adding extra fiddlers to the roof of a house. The roof ends up caving in from the weight of all those fiddlers.
  • In the Broad City episode "Friendiversary," Ilana tells Abbi that her great-grandmother came to America during Fiddler on the Roof times.


  • Spamalot: During "You Won't Succeed on Broadway", there is a parody of the bottle dance with grails in place of bottles.
  • The SpongeBob Musical: The Bikini Bottomites' exodus is accompanied by the image of a fiddler on a roof, and the company sings, "Bikini-tevka."

Western Animation

  • Animaniacs: Parodied in the Goodfeathers segment "Pigeon on the Roof", because who better to parody a Jewish musical than a cast of Italian-American pigeons?
  • The Lion King 1½: After Simba beats Timon in a slug-slurping contest, Timon and Pumbaa proceed to sing "Sunrise, Sunset".

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