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  • A commercial for Duracell batteries from 1987 has a toy version of James Bond in a speedboat being chased by a toy version of Dr. Kananga in a speedboat of his own. Bond's speedboat is powered by the newer Duracell battery, while Kananga's is powered by the older one. Bond manages to evade Kananga when the batteries in Kananga's speedboat run out of power, while Kananga ends up getting eaten by a crocodile.
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  • In a two-part commercial for Energizer batteries, Ernst Blofeld is the first of many assassins hired by the Supervolt battery company to destroy the Bunny. Blofeld shows up at the end of the first part and fires at a picture of the Bunny with a miniature Death Ray in his cane. In the second part, Blofeld has a giant death ray in his mountain lair set to zap the Bunny when he passes by. Unfortunately for Blofeld, the short life of the Supervolt batteries powering the ray put a stop to that plan.

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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).
  • 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.
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  • Double Tap, a thriller released in 2000, have a shootout in a movie theater playing The World Is Not Enough.
  • XXX opens with a secret agent in a tuxedo being chased through a Rammstein 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 DB5 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.
  • Inception features an alpine fortress that is an homage to On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
  • In Black Widow (2021), Natasha watches Moonraker, another spy movie featuring a physically-weak Big Bad with an Implacable Man henchman and a fortress above the earth. She's familiar enough with the film to say the lines by rote.
  • In A Hard Day's Night, Ringo gets invited to the Le Cercle gambling club, where Bond was introduced in Dr. No, but Paul's Grandfather steals the invitation and goes to the club, instead. Additionally, the movie includes appearances by two actors who were also in Goldfinger: the Gambler Groupie that hangs out with Paul's Grandfather is played by Margaret Nolan (Dink), and the stuffy British man aboard the train is played by Richard Vernon (Col. Smithers).
  • Help! has one sequence scored by an imitation of the Bond theme.
  • Fantasy Mission Force: The Roger Moore version of Bond is considered for the rescue team before being rejected.
  • In Grosse Pointe Blank, Martin Blank tries, and fails to kill a target (by dropping poison down a needle from the ceiling while the target is sleeping) in the same way an assassin tries, and fails to kill Bond in You Only Live Twice.


  • 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!"
  • The Dresden Files: In Ghost Story Harry thinks the Corpsetaker probably looked like a James Bond villainess when she was young.
  • 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.
  • In Saving Max, Doaks sarcastically calls Danielle "James Bond" because of all the risky detective work she's doing.
  • 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.
  • Pilgrennon's Children: Before Dana meets Pilgrennon, she imagines him as a Bond villain in a suit, sitting at his desk and stroking a cat.
  • In Almost Perfect, Logan remembers his ex Brenda telling him at prom that he looked suave, like a Bond villain.
  • In Twelve Days, Olympia asks Gupta, "What do you want?" Gupta replies, "I enjoy Bond movies. The color. The adventure. The British Empire lives again! But I am not a villain in an imperialistic fantasy. You will know only what it is critical for you to know."
  • Joel Suzuki: In Mystery of the Moonfire, Felicity tells Joel that he should be more confident, and uses James Bond as an example of a character he should be like.

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.
  • The Love Boat:
    • In "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 Witness," a robbery witness sneaks aboard the ship with the man protecting her and tells him, "James Bond couldn't have followed us."
  • 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 in Live and Let Die.
  • 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.
    • "Spyfall" was a Bond parody, with the 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 to 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.
  • Veronica Mars:
    • In the second season episode "Ahoy Mateys!", Mac, the tech expert Veronica relies on, says she's happy to play Q to Veronica's Bond as long as it pays. Later, after the two track a radio signal, they compliment each other in the voices of Bond and Q.
    • In the fourth season premiere episode, "Spring Break Forever", the first shot of Logan, coming out of the ocean, is an homage to Ursula Andress' entrance in Dr. No.
  • The Wire: In a second season episode, Carver and Herc are buying a listening device. When Herc is posing with his gun, Carver cracks, "His name is Head. Dick Head," as if he was saying, "His name is Bond. James Bond."


Tabletop Games

  • Magic: The Gathering: Goblin Secret Agent parodies Goldfinger because the image is of a goblin in a tuxedo strapped to a table with a laser moving towards his crotch. The flavor text reads "LICENSE TO BE KILLED".

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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).
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: In "MMMystery on the Friendship Express", Pinkie Pie has a fantasy of a Bond parody named Con Mane.
  • Dexter's Laboratory: "Photo Finish" had Dexter in an adventure straight of of a Bond flick, investigating a conspiracy in the photography business. At one point, Dexter in disguise imitates Sean Connery's accent. The villain Red-Eye is a parody of both Ernst Stavro Blofeld and Emilio Largo. For two nods to Goldfinger, Dexter removes a wetsuit to reveal an immaculate tuxedo underneath, then later, Dexter gets captured and strapped to a table with a laser moving towards his crotch (though the laser will turn him into a Phantom-Zone Picture instead of kill him). He asks, "Do you expect me to talk?" and Red-Eye says, "No, Agent Dexter. I expect you to smile!" Unlike Bond, Dexter escapes this deathtrap on his own.
  • Ed, Edd n Eddy: In "Pop Goes The Ed", Eddy claims, "Ed has three nipples like that bad guy from James Bond." He's referencing Francisco Scaramanga from The Man with the Golden Gun, who indeed has three nipples.
  • The Amazing World of Gumball: "The Agent" has Gumball go on a James Bond-esque adventure and is full of references to famous moments in the Bond franchise.
  • Courage the Cowardly Dog: The Snowman talks like Sean Connery, introduces himself as "Man. Snowman.", and invents a weapon called the Coldfinger, then quotes Goldfinger a bit.