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Film -- Animated

  • The Haunted World of El Superbeasto: El Superbeasto found Otto carrying Velvet Von Black with him saying the "damn dirty ape" quote.
    Otto: That's a little derivative, don't you think?
  • Madagascar: When Melman accidentally burns Alex's attempt at a distress beacon, a Statue of Liberty made of sticks, the charred ruins end up looking like the Statue from the film.
    Alex: You maniac! You burned it up! Darn you! Darn you all to Heck!
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  • The Powerpuff Girls Movie: Mojo Jojo raises an army of genetically-enhanced simians and says he will be "king of the planet of the apes". A little later, Buttercup shouts to a gorilla "Get your hands off him, you darn dirty ape!"
  • Rugrats Go Wild!: When Angelica finds her Cynthia doll washed up on the island, it's in the same half-buried pose as the Statue of Liberty from the film.

Film -- Live-Action

  • Spaceballs: Near the end, the Mega Maid falls onto a planet's beach. Two intelligent apes notice the villains climbing out of the half-buried ship, which is now posed like the Statue of Liberty, and one of them bemoans "Oh, shit. There goes the planet."


  • In Harmony (2016), Tilly wonders if the Motherland Calls statue will sink so far into the earth that she looks like she's climbing out of a hole, like the Statue of Liberty in Planet of the Apes.

Live-Action TV

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: In the season 2 premiere episode "When She Was Bad", at the beginning, Willow and Xander are quizzing each other on quotes from movies, and Xander does the line, "It's a madhouse!" (actually, he tries to do the line, but Willow interrupts him with the answer).
    • In the fourth season premiere episode, "The Freshman", Oz describes college life as, "It's pretty much a madhouse, a madhouse."
  • Mad Men: In the sixth season episode "The Flood", not long after Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, Don takes Bobby to see the movie, and they end up watching it twice.

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Web Comics

  • Sheldon: This strip, part of a storyline in which Gramp reveals to have bought seventy-five boxes of razors in preparation for Y2K, has him admitting that he thought the razors would save him as human civilization crumbled. What possible scenario did he have in mind?
    (Imagine Spot of Gramp in a net, wielding a razor over Dr. Zaius and two other apes)
    Gramp: Get your paws off me, you (Symbol Swearing) dirty ape!

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Western Animation

  • Family Guy:
    • A cutaway from "I Am Peter, Hear Me Roar" shows Peter making an insensitive joke while at the apes' mercy.
    • In "Road to the Multiverse", Brian and Stewie ends up in an alternate reality where dogs keep humans as pets, and Stewie says to Brian, "Get you stinkin' paws off me you damn dirty dog!"
    • A cutaway from "Quagmire's Quagmire" shows Peter taking his sweet time ordering at a fast food restaurant; bu the time he's made his decision, Earth has become a post-apocalyptic wasteland populated by apes.
  • Futurama: In "The Late Philip J. Fry", Fry goes further in time and looks at the ruins of New New York. He breaks down at the sight of a series of Statues of Liberty, showing that mankind, apes, bird, cows and slugs destroyed their societies.
  • Pinky and the Brain: In "The Visit", when Brain catches some non-sapient field mice for an experiment, Pinky compares the situation to Charlton Heston being captured in the net.
  • The Simpsons:


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