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  • The spy film spoof Spy Hard takes many elements from the series, including most famously of all, "Weird Al" Yankovic singing the title theme much like Tom Jones' popular Thunderball, except instead of fainting after delivering the long last note like the latter, his head explodes.
  • The Austin Powers films were a rather popular Affectionate Parody of the films (and ironically enough, were released the same year as every one of the Pierce Brosnan films after GoldenEye).
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  • The theme song to Goldfinger is performed in Little Voice. In fact, Ray shuts the door leading into the song, just like in the film.
  • XXX opens with a secret agent in a tuxedo being chased through a Rammestein concert before getting killed.
  • Carry On Spying is a direct parody of the series that annoyed the producers.
  • In Catch Me If You Can, Frank gets an Aston Martin DB 5 after seeing Goldfinger.
  • In Ford V Ferrari, Lee Iacocca gives a presentation to change Ford's image. He shows a picture of James Bond with his Aston Martin and says that James Bond doesn't drive a Ford. To which Henry Ford II replies, "That's because he's a degenerate".
  • In Muppets Most Wanted, Constantine wears a metal mouthpiece and a bowler hat during the train fight.


  • In The Amy Virus, the girl reading the morning announcements mispronounces Dr. Ngo's name as Dr. No. Cyan's classmates immediately start giggling and reciting quotes like, "The successful criminal brain is always superior; it has to be!"
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  • The Dresden Files: In Ghost Story Harry thinks the Corpsetaker probably looked like a James Bond villainess when she was young.
  • In Saving Max, Doaks sarcastically calls Danielle "James Bond" because of all the risky detective work she's doing.
  • Shtum: Before Jonah was born, Ben and Emma's bedroom curtains didn't quite fit, leaving a shaft of streetlight dividing their bed almost perfectly in half. Ben imagined using it as a James Bond laser to give himself a vasectomy so he wouldn't have to be a father.
  • Pete from I Think I Love You is upset about Sean Connery being replaced by Roger Moore.
  • In the book and the film Trainspotting, Sick Boy is obsessed with Sean Connery and Bond. In the film, he's played by Jonny Lee Miller, the grandson of Bernard Lee, the original M. Funnily enough, Robert Carlyle would play a Bond villain in The World Is Not Enough.

Live-Action TV

  • Married... with Children:
    • One episode has Marcy asking Peg who she fantasizes about when she's with Al, to which she proudly replies, "James Bond. All of them!"
    • In "You Gotta Know When to Fold 'Em" when Al is about to play a game of roulette in a Vegas casino, he then has himself in an Imagine Spot as Bond (complete with A Lady on Each Arm and a Suspiciously Similar Song cue of the theme playing).
  • Saved by the Bell: In "Beauty and the Screech", everyone minus Screech and Kelly has an Imagine Spot where the latter is charmed by the former as "Screech Bond", who cites that he has a "license to love" before whisking her away.
  • In The Love Boat episode "The Secret Life of Burl Smith," Gopher has an Imagine Spot that he's Gopher-0-7, rescuing his Celeb Crush from two villains played by Doc and Captain Stubing, with Stubing stroking a stuffed white cat.
  • In The Saint episode "Louella", Simon Templar impersonates an MI-5 agent. The woman he was tricking even remarked that it was great to have James Bond on her side. This was ten years before Roger Moore made his debut as Bond. The same episode guest stars David Hedison, who later played opposite Moore as Felix Leiter.
  • Doctor Who:
    • Terry Nation modelled Marc Cory in "Mission to the Unknown" as a space age James Bond.
    • "The Enemy of the World" has been described as "Doctor Who does James Bond", with its exotic locale, tough women, outlandish plot and diabolical mastermind.
    • The Third Doctor has a lot in common with 007, being a suave, debonair aristocrat with a love of gadgets and fast car who fights a diabolical mastermind in a nehru jacket. Funnily enough, Jon Pertwee was accquainted with Ian Fleming during his Navy days.
    • In "Robot", when Harry is assigned to go undercover, Sarah jokingly compares him to James Bond. She does so again sarcastically when he gets captured.
    • In "The Lazarus Experiment", Martha tells the Tenth Doctor that his tuxedo makes him look like James Bond, which flatters him.
    • In "Spyfall" was a Bond parody, with Thirteenth Doctor wearing a tuxedo-type outfit and the title being a parody of Skyfall.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
    • In "Fear Itself", Xander dresses as 007 in case his costume posesses him again.
    • In "Out of My Mind", Buff is delighted with her new gym, comparing her friends Q, then clariying that she means Bond's Quartermaster and not the one from Star Trek.
    • In "Life Serial", the Trio get into an argument over which Bond was the best.
    • In the comics, Buffy's Celebrity Crush is Daniel Craig.
  • The Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Our Man Bashir" sees Dr. Bashir undergo a holodeck programme that's essentially a James Bond adventure.
  • The That Mitchell and Webb Look sketch "Agent Suave" parodied Casino Royale (2006), only with the agent playing a villain at carnival games.
  • In The Partridge Family episode "Me and My Shadow," Keith tells a mystery author that his books are better than James Bond. The author isn't flattered, as he thinks James Bond is vulgar and unrealistic.
  • CSI: NY's season 4 episode, "You Only Die Once" has perps using high tech equipment and an escape car complete with Frickin' Laser Beams. A radio DJ refers to them as "James Bond wannabes," and Mac calls one of the suspects a "Q wannabe."
  • In Living Color!:
    • A "Head Detective" skit titled On Head Majesty's Secret Service had Head wearing a robotic suit to retrieve a jewel from a Pussy Galore-esque villainess.
    • Another skit had David Alan Grier portraying a Black Bond.

Web Original

  • SiIvaGunner did a rip from GoldenEye (1997) that riffs on the "Bond Burger" meme, but is mostly about Bobby Wace attempting to explain the meaning behind the image.

Western Animation

  • The Simpsons:
  • On Doug, one of Doug's heroes is a Bond expy called Smash Adams and as such, he fantasizes himself as the superhero from time to time.
  • One episode of Rugrats has Angelica describing to the babies her own spy show called Angelica Bond: Master Spy. She even tries to imitate the silhouetted girls in the opening credits by doing a cartwheel and a handstand.
  • Family Guy: Towards the ending of "The Griffin Winter Games", Peter and Meg escape from the North Korea prison a la GoldenEye (1997).


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