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Literature:

  • Lolita: Humbert Humbert says that Little Women was the only work of classical literature that Lolita was curious to read, but she considered it too intellectual to read it during her holidays.

Live Action TV:

  • It is Rachel's favourite book on Friends and the only book she ever re-reads. Joey reads the book and, surprisingly, he loves it.
  • On Dance Moms, Holly hosts a book club featuring this book with the other moms. Most of the other moms complain about either its length or the fact that it doesn't have pictures.
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  • On Donny & Marie, when Patty Maloney says that the house she wants to sell is a storybook cottage, Paul Lynde retorts, "What's the story? Little Women?"

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Western Animation

  • Looney Tunes:
    • In the books-come-to-life musical Have You Got Any Castles, a copy of Little Women is seen with three identical girls singing, who are then joined by three "Little Men".
    • The book is also referenced in Book Revue, where the book contains a bunch of bobbysoxers swooning to Frank Sinatra's singing.
  • The Simpsons:
    • In "Homer Loves Flanders", Moe is seen reading the book to men at the homeless shelter.
    • In "Eeny Teeny Maya Moe", Moe discovers that his new beau Maya is a little person and tries to hide various items to avoid offending her, including a copy of Little Women.
    • In "The Man in the Blue Flannel Pants", Bart is forced to read the book to Lisa when Homer is out late and ends up getting invested in it, even reading it to the bullies, who force him to do character voices.

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