Films - Animated
- In Shrek 2, Pinnochio does the "Mission: Impossible" Cable Drop with his puppet strings, accompanied by the theme music.
Films - Live-Action
- My Science Project: When the protagonists break into the Harlans' house to steal dynamite, Vince sings the Mission: Impossible theme until Michael tells him to shut up so he doesn't wake his dad.
- Get Smart
- The episode "The Impossible Mission" opens with a parody of the mission briefing scene, with the recorded message from the Chief telling Max that if he doesn't accept the mission he'll be fired, and the self-destruct blowing up everything except the tape.
- In "Pheasant Under Glass", Max has to change his face via Magic Plastic Surgery. One of the attempts turns him into Martin Landau (played by the actor with a dubbed Don Adams voice). The Chief tells him to change it again, despite being told it's "the perfect face for a spy".
- The Piano Guys and Lindsey Stirling did a cover of the theme song, complete with Lindsey doing the cable drop.