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  • You've Got Mail: The main character says she re-reads Pride and Prejudice every year.


  • Bridget Jones Diaries references the plot and its characters, and some see it even as a whole plot reference. Mark Darcy is named after Mr Darcy.
  • Discworld:
    • Nanny Ogg's Cookbook claims that "It is a truth self evident that a man in possession of his own teeth, a decent pair of boots, a couple of acres of land and some pigs that need feeding must be in want of a wife".
    • Vimes's visit to the Gordon family in Snuff is an extended parody of the Bennets, with Vimes openly wondering why the daughters are all hanging around waiting for a husband rather than doing something useful. (In marked contrast to Mrs. Bennet, Mrs Gordon strongly agrees with him.) The youngest sister is named Jane and is writing a novel about "the complexities of personal relationships". She shows every sign of being the Disc's counterpart to Austen herself, until Vimes convinces her to turn it into a crime thriller. The result: Pride and Extreme Prejudice.
  • Ibi Zoboi's Pride is a re-adaptation focusing on African-American teenagers in Brooklyn where the protagonist is named Zuri Benetiz and is of Dominican and Haitian descent and Fitzwilliam Darcy is renamed "Darius Darcy" and is a member of a wealthy family who moves into the fast gentrifying neighborhood of Bushwick.


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  • In Red Dwarf, Christine Kochanski is a fan of the novel, and in one episode, they visit a computer generated version of P&P world. All the girls are silly and Mrs. Bennet actually behaves herself. The guys are pleased that all the girls seem horny...
  • George Wickham, a military officer and antagonist of the TV-only story Sharpe's Justice of Sharpe series, shares a name with a character from Pride and Prejudice, who is also a military officer and an antagonist. Given what happens to the Sharpe version of the character, the episode might be considered a Revenge Fic.
  • Sheldon, in The Big Bang Theory, surprises his friends by declaring the book to be "a flawless masterpiece."
  • A season 2 episode of Jane the Virgin revolves around Jane teaching the book to an introductory level college class and loosely adapts the plot.
  • Veronica Mars:
    • In the second season episode "Cheatty Cheatty Bang Bang", Jackie goes off on the novel (and Jane Austen in general), saying she can't relate to it at all, but admits she liked Colin Firth in the miniseries adaptation (which she, Veronica and their boyfriends watch).
    • Later that season, in the episode "The Rapes of Graff", Veronica goes to a college fraternity party, and when one of the guys there tries to pick her up, she spills his beer on them. When another student asks why she did that, Veronica jokes that the guy dissed Pride And Prejudice. This is also possibly a Take That, Audience!, as many viewers were turned off by Jackie after her remarks about the book and Austen, which surprised the writers.

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  • In The Battle Cats, one of J.K. Bun Bun’s major works is Punishment and Prejudice.

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  • According to Star Sapphire in an episode of DC Super Hero Girls, she once encouraged her now ex-boyfriend Hal Jordan to read Pride and Prejudice. He asked where the pictures where.
  • In episode "The Day the Earth Stood Stupid" of Futurama, Leela and Fry get trapped in several books, including Pride and Prejudice. One Regency era girl flirts with Mr. Fry and tells him that he's quite an oddity, to be a bachelor at his age (he's in his early twenties). Then comes the arch-enemy of the episode, the Giant Brain aka Mr. Brainsley, and the ladies ask him about news from London without a wink. Leela gets an urge to get married as well and asks Queequeg whether there is a Mrs. Queequeg.
  • The episode "Write Where It Hurts" of Daria has Daria write a (later rejected) story that cross-references P&P and Sense and Sensibility. It depicts an unusually close and genteel Daria and Quinn (likely a Jane Bennett) being encountered by gentlemen on horseback (Trent and his friends), who run off at the slight mention of marriage, with the sisters just hugging one another.


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