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"One Day More" parodies, shout-outs, pastiches, and other references

Considered by many to be the quintessential Massive Multiplayer Ensemble Number, many references to "One Day More" abound in media.

Live-Action TV

  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: The song "Flooded with Justice" from "Josh and I Go to Los Angeles" is a pastiche of "One Day More", as a Crowd Song about a class-action lawsuit patterned after it.
  • In the The Magicians episode "Lesser Evils", Margo uses magic to wrangle the castle staff into a truncated rendition of the song as a way to psych up Eliot.
    Margo: Sorry, I had to skip some verses. They're great, but they don't really apply to our situation.
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  • Key & Peele spoof Les Mis in general and "One Day More" in particular with their "Les Mis" sketch, where the characters sing all over each other and the Javert analogue complains about it (hence the song title "One at a Time").
  • Saturday Night Live: The "Diner Lobster" sketch, in which the chorus bemoans a customer ordering a lobster in a diner dressed like characters from Les Mis.

Western Animation



Film - Animated
  • Aladdin is introduced running from law enforcement after stealing a loaf of bread. His line "All this, for a loaf of bread?" is an Actor Allusion to Princess Jasmine's voice actress Lea Salonga, who had played Eponine in the musical's 10th anniversary concert.

Live-Action TV

Video Game

  • In The Battle Cats, One of J.K Bun Bun’s major works is named Les Pénitents

Western Animation

  • The Simpsons:
    • The prison number 24601 appears in a few episodes; it belonged to Sideshow Bob in "Black Widower", Marge in "Marge in Chains", and Principal Skinner (back when he was a POW) in "Homer's Barbershop Quartet".
    • In "The Italian Bob", Lisa mentions Jean Valjean as one of the great tales of redemption.
  • South Park:
    • In "Cartman's Silly Hate Crime 2000", Cartman gets the number 24601 when in juvie.
    • In "Fatbeard", Ike's runaway letter mentions that he's sick of hearing about Susan Boyle's performance of "I Dreamed a Dream".
    • In "World War Zimmerman", Mr. Garrison's lesson on French Revolution contains references to the 2012 film.

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