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Anime and Manga

  • Jojos Bizarre Adventure (Part 4: Diamond Is Unbreakable): Protagonist Josuke Higashikata's Stand is called Crazy Diamond, after "Shine On You Crazy Diamond". Due to copyright reasons, his Stand is sometimes called "Shining Diamond" instead, preserving the reference while still avoiding trademark infringement.
    • In that same part, secondary protagonist Koichi Hirose's Stand is called Echoes, and The Dragon to the main antagonist has one named Atom Heart Father (after "Atom Heart Mother"). There's also a character named Reimi Sugimoto; her first name is an anagram of the Japanese spelling of "Emily", believed to be a reference to the Barret-era song "See Emily Play".
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  • Similarly, the light novel Boogiepop and Others has a rather important character named Echoes, which, you guessed it, is a reference to Pink Floyd's 23 minute epic, Echoes.

Comics

  • Gotlib: One cartoon has the characters of Hamster Jovial spoof the album cover of Ummagumma.

Film

  • The inflatable pig from the Animals album cover is floating above Battersea Power Station – converted into humanity's last museum – in Children of Men.
  • In American Beauty, Lester is amazed that Ricky owns a copy of The Dark Side of the Moon.

Live-Action TV

  • Classic Albums: One episode was devoted to The Dark Side of the Moon.
  • The first episode of Only Fools and Horses had a montage of Del Boy trying to sell dodgy briefcases set to "Money". Due to licensing issues, this was changed for the DVD.
  • In the Doctor Who episode "The Age of Steel", the marching of thousands of mind-controlled Londoners to Battersea (referred to by the Doctor as "sheep") echoes "Sheep" from Animals, where the sheep are led into the "valley of steel" to be slaughtered. As a Shout-Out, the episode also features Battersea Power Station.
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Music

  • On The Beastie Boys album Paul's Boutique the band samples "Breathe" from The Dark Side of the Moon during "B-Boy Bouillabaisse" and "Time" during "Looking Down The Barrel Of The Gun". On that same album "Johnny Ryall" has a sample from "One Of These Days" from Meddle.
  • "The Battersea Power Station Blues" is in part about the shoot for the Animals album cover.

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Western Animation

  • The Simpsons
    • When Ned Flanders is under influence of LSD in "D'oh-in' in the Wind" he sees Melody, Verse and Rich Uncle Skeleton (The Grateful Dead) and the marching hammers from The Wall march in front of him, suddenly turned into the Lips & Tongue logo of the Rolling Stones, telling him to "Pucker up, Ned".
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  • Gravity Falls: In the short "Mabel's Guide to Color", Mabel is wearing a sweater with the cover for The Dark Side of the Moon.
  • From an episode of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: After arriving back where they started in the Canterlot Archives, Spike asks "isn't this where we came in?"
  • In Regular Show, Muscle Man has a poster of "The Dark Side Of The Moon" in his trailer.
  • In the Ready Jet Go! episode, “Sunspot’s Sunspot", Jet says "Set the controls for the heart of the sun!", which is a reference to "Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun".

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