Anime and Manga
- In a scene in Great Teacher Onizuka, Onizuka pulls Teshigawara through a wall just like in the movie.
- Episode 9 of the first Sailor Moon anime sees Ami's computer as Sailor Mercury list Murphy's prime directives.
- Justice League vs. Teen Titans sees Cyborg interface with the League's computer via a spike in his right hand like Murphy.
- Kiss Kiss Bang Bang has a TV series very similar to it called Proto Cop. Harry tried stealing a doll of the title character, and Harmony had her home invaded by its star, in costume.
- Towards the end of Home Alone, Kevin calls the cops and says in a forged, deep voice that's he's being robbed, gives them the address and calls himself "Murphy".
- The infamous 1987 film, R.O.T.O.R., was heavily inspired by RoboCop and The Terminator.
- Dredd has Judge Dredd warn a group of perps that "[they] have twenty seconds to comply" before he and Anderson attack them. His manner of speech is even quite similar to ED-209's in the delivery.
- Hot Shots! Part Deux has the Body-Count Competition scene comparing the film's death count to both RoboCop and Total Recall (1990).
- Saved by the Bell:
- The episode "Screech's Birthday" has Screech portraying Robocop in an Imagine Spot as a hall monitor.
- In "Miss Bayside", as Screech decides to be a magician for his talent portion of the pageant, his assistant, his robot Kevin, is dressed in a tux and jokes how he has a date with Robocop's kid sister.
- I Love The 80s Strikes Back: The "I Love '87" episode has the panelists talking about their love of the original 1987 film.
- Family Matters: Steve's sentient robot, Robo-Nerd, was inspired by the film.
- Full House: In "Mr. Egghead" after a mishap leads to Stephanie breaking her nose, she is frightened by Picture Day, feeling that the other kids will call her "Robo Nose".
- In Red Dwarf, Lister's attempt to become a superhuman in "DNA" results in him becoming a miniature version of RoboCop.
- Sledge Hammer! did a full episode, "Hammeroid", parodying RoboCop wherein Sledge is rebuilt as a cyborg to continue fighting crime.
- Brazilian band Mamonas Assassinas had the song "Robocop Gay", comparing an operated transvestite to a cyborg.
- The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark: The protagonists visit Ireland and get in a conversation with a barman about the differences between Irish and American currency. The barman quotes Bixby Snyder's catchphrase "I'd buy that for a dollar!".
- Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon may as well exist purely to get as many references to the film into a game. From Rex's backstory on how he became a cyber commando being very similar to to Robocop's creation, to the sniper rifle being the Cobra Automatic, to even his pistol not only being the Auto 9, but the in-game name being the AJM 9, a nod to Robocop's full name, Alex James Murphy. The bio for it even flat out admits it's named after him ("The gun was built and named in honor of a fallen DPD cop who fell in the line of duty fighting the creeps of the Detroit megaslums and industrial wastelands").
- Boots to Reboots reviewed the 2014 version, comparing it negatively to the original.
- Honest Trailers did a trailer for the original R-rated 1987 version on account of their disappointment for the PG-13 rated 2014 reboot.
- The Nostalgia Critic: His review of Inspector Gadget begins with some history about the cartoon explaining that he was a half-man, half-cyborg cop, which then leads to a poster of the 1987 film that makes him say, "Uh, no. This one was funny...", which then leads to a poster of Robocop 3 and for him to stress "Intentionally funny!"
- The Irate Gamer did both a dual review and a sole review of the various video games.
- Phelous did two different episodes of Bootleg Zones about two different knockoff RoboCop toys.
- The protagonist of Space Scumbag (an Abridged Series of Mass Effect 3) is named "TJ Laser," the title of Murphy's son's favorite TV show.
- A Beavis And Butthead episode had the boys watching it on TV it a new ending where he apparently saved Christmas for a mall full of shoppers, to both of their disgust.
- The Simpsons:
- One episode had a spoof where Homer is watching the show and is impressed with it until it's revealed that he's now a single father of a baby Robocop who walks into the room and says "I love you, Daddy" to the sounds of an audience awwing at the display.
- One future episode has Springfield Police Department crewed entirely by RoboCops.
- Another episode has Professor Frink and his son building an ED-209 expy.
- The Critic: Jay reviews a movie where the Robocop-esque character is deactivated whenever someone claps ala The Clapper. He is seen arresting someone, only for them to interrupt him and for him to beg, "Please don't do that."
- DuckTales (1987) character Fenton Crackshell's superhero alter ego, Gizmoduck, was inspired by the film's title character.
- Family Guy:
- Earthworm Jim: In one of the flashback scenes in the second season premiere, The Origin of Peter Puppy, one of the suits Peter tries out resembles RoboCop.