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Lady and the Tramp has had its fair share of homages and parodies, especially since the iconic Spaghetti Kiss is one of the most famous scenes in cinema.

Comic Strips

Film - Animated

  • Kronk's New Groove: During their Falling-in-Love Montage, Kronk and Birdwell share a spaghetti kiss.
  • The Lion King 1 ½: At the end of the film, Lady and Tramp are among the many Disney characters who enter the theater to see the titular movie after Timon's mother rewinds it. There's also a scene where Timon and Pumbaa eat a bunch of worms together ala Lady And The Tramp and accidentally reenact the kiss scene. Both are not amused.
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: During the "Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree" segment, when Gopher talks about the possibility of using dynamite to free Pooh, who is stuck in Rabbit's front door, some recolored animation of the Beaver from Lady and the Tramp is used.
  • Oliver & Company: Jock, Trusty, and Peg make cameo appearances during the "Why Should I Worry?" song.
  • 101 Dalmatians: Lady, the Tramp, Jock, Peg, and Bull (the bulldog in the pound) make cameos in the "Twilight Bark" sequence.
  • Rugrats in Paris: Spike and Fifi are seen eating outside an italian restaurant, with an overly gooey piece of cheese pizza taking the place of spaghetti.

Film - Live-Action

  • Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers (2022): one of Sweet Pete's bootleg movies is Spaghetti Dogs.
  • Enchanted: Giselle and Robert eat at at an Italian restaurant called Bella Notte.
  • Hot Shots! Part Deux: Topper has a flashback to his and Ramada's last date, which parodies the "Bella Notte" scene in a way that manages to be both utterly sweet and utterly hilarious. (The "spaghetti kiss" is recreated beat-for-beat: the couple's lips meet while eating the same strand of spaghetti, Ramada turns away shyly...then Topper leans down and noses the last meatball towards her.)


  • In Call Me Sunflower, Sunny plans to take her separated parents to a restaurant with a plate of spaghetti for two, like in Lady and the Tramp.
  • Planet Earth Is Blue: When Nova is led to the special ed classroom, she feels like a dog being taken to the back room of the pound to be killed, which she learned about from Lady and the Tramp.

Live-Action TV

  • Full House: In "Blast From the Past", Patty has Joey re-enact the Spaghetti Kiss scene from the movie, to which Joey admits he's doing because he thinks Lady and the Tramp was the most romantic cartoon ever made.
  • Glee:
    • In "Duets", Brittany says that she wants her dinner with Artie to be like the one from Lady and the Tramp.
    • In "New York", the guys serenade Rachel and Finn by singing "Bella Notte".
  • In the Broad City episode "The Last Supper," Abbi says that Tramp was her first Celeb Crush because he was a spunky bad boy.
  • In the third series premiere of Father Ted, during Ted's impression of a stereotypical Chinese man, he says, "I am Chinese, if you prease," likely a reference to the Siamese cats.

Puppet Shows

  • In the Dog City special, a pair of background dogs are modelled on Lady and the Tramp, complete with spaghetti.

Video Games

Western Animation

  • In the first episode of 101 Dalmatians: The Series, Jock makes a cameo appearance telling the puppies how to return to the farm.
  • BoJack Horseman: In "Planned Obsolescence", Mr. Peanutbutter and Pickles (both dogs) share a single strand of spaghetti.
  • Family Guy:
    • In "Brian: Portrait of a Dog", Brian gets kicked out of a restaurant that doesn't allow dogs and sees Lady and Tramp eating dinner in the alley.
    • In "I Take Thee, Quagmire", Quagmire imagines himself and Joan in the title roles, reenacting the spaghetti kiss.
    • In "Stew-Roids", the family watches Lady and the Tramp and Michael Vick, in which Vick tries to drown the dogs.
    • In "Dearly Deported", Chris tells Isabella that he wanted to recreate the film's dinner scene in the alley of a pizzeria, but got rejected due to all the homeless masturbation.
  • Hazbin Hotel: Near the end of the Happy Day in Hell clip, there is a shot of a demon couple recreating the spaghetti scene… with intestinal tract as spaghetti.
  • House of Mouse: Lady, Tramp, and the Siamese cats have appeared as guests at the club.
  • In the The Loud House episode, "Feast or Family", Charles and Cliff do a Spaghetti Kiss with Mr. Loud and Luan's Lynn-guine.
  • Mickey Mouse (2013):
    • In "Third Wheel", Lady and Tramp appear as customers at the restaurant.
    • In "You, Me, and Fifi", Tramp and Peg are among the Disney dogs that Goofy plays poker with when Mickey calls him.
  • Muppet Babies (2018): In "Wock-a-Bye Fozzie", the babies watch a movie called The Wacky Alpacas Eat Spaghetti 2 during their first sleepover at Miss Nanny's house. The movie ends with the titular Wacky Alpacas doing a Spaghetti Kiss after finally getting to enjoy a spaghetti dinner.
  • Phineas and Ferb: When in Italy during the episode "Summer Belongs to You!", Buford and Baljeet nearly recreate the Spaghetti Kiss.
  • A brief gag in Producing Parker has Dee's rival Victoria having had "pasta with the Pope" and them engaging in a spaghetti kiss.
  • Rocko's Modern Life: In "Clean Lovin'", Spunky falls in love with Rocko's mop, and fantasizes about having a spaghetti dinner with it. In his fantasy, he accidentally sucks up one of the mop's strings and kisses the mop.
  • The Simpsons:
    • In "Two Dozen and One Greyhounds", Santa's Little Helper and She's the Fastest have a spaghetti dinner and fight over the strand they're eating.
    • The second segment of "Love, Springfieldian Style", titled Shady and the Vamp, is a parody of this film.
    • In "Stealing First Base", scenes of famous movie kisses, including the one from this film, flash through Bart's head when he receives CPR from Nikki.
    • In "The Old Blue Mayor She Ain't What She Used to Be", Luigi complains that all he does is feed spaghetti to dogs who want to make out.