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  • In A Boy Made of Blocks, Matt and Clare watch an all-night Saw marathon during their weekend vacation from parenthood.
  • Cold Days: According to Harry, the Winterfae thought the Saw movies were hilarious.

Live-Action TV

  • The Office (US): In "Koi Pond", Dwight dresses up as Jigsaw for Halloween.


  • "The Jig Is Up", by Ice Nine Kills, is based on the franchise and sung from Jigsaw's point-of-view.

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Video Games

  • Persona 5 has a theater that can play a movie called "Pach-Saw." The premise affectionately parodies the premise of Saw I, with two people locked in a room with a killer elephant by a mysterious person who calls it a "game".
  • Affectionately parodied, along with healthy doses of other horror films, in The Jackbox Party Pack’s Trivia Murder Party, in which an unseen serial killer puts his victims in “super fun” life-or-death games, involving, among other things, self-mutilation, keys, and distrust and deadly choices between players, as retribution for not knowing tidbits of trivia.

Western Animation

  • The Amazing World of Gumball: In "The Tag", Gumball decides to put an end to the escalating feud between his father and Mr. Robinson via a family-friendly take on a Saw game, complete with a pre-recorded message. The two are locked in a trash bin, and the key to their freedom is inside a cake, which Richard wolfs down before the game's rules are fully explained. While trapped, Richard and Mr. Robinson manage to resolve their feud peacefully, at least until the police arrive to bust them for violating their house arrest.
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  • The Fairly OddParents: In "Certifiable Super Sitter", Vicky puts Timmy and Chloe in a Saw-inspired challenge while dressed as Jigsaw.
  • The Loud House The episode "Fools Paradise", in which Luan lures her family into a prank-laden trap on April Fools Day, is basically played out like a G-rated Saw movie.
  • Rick and Morty: In "Vindicators 3: The Return of Worldender", Rick, while blackout drunk, rigs Worldender's lair to trap the Vindicators in a Saw-inspired death trap to prove to them that they're bland, cliched and unimportant.
    Morty: Rick is... Is this a Saw thing? Are you seriously Saw-ing the Vindicators?!
    Rick: Morty, I'm a drunk, not a hack.
    Drunk!Rick: You break the rules, lose the game, or try to leave, you will die! Like in (burp) SAAAAAAAAW!
    Rick: (genuinely embarrassed) Well, I-I-I think we've seen enough. I'll just figure out how to unplug this.
  • Robot Chicken: The final sketch from "Boo Cocky" involves the cast of Saved by the Bell being held by Jigsaw.
  • The Simpsons:
    • The subplot of "Wedding for Disaster", in which Homer is kidnapped and put in a small room with only a jalapeno-laced lollipop ( thanks to Patty and Selma wanting to prevent his remarriage to Marge), is based on the Saw films.
    • In "Oh Brother, Where Bart Thou?", Bart takes his new "brother" Charlie takes to see Sever V with him.
  • South Park: In "Tsst", Cartman gets sent to the principal's office for poisoning a student's milk, chaining his leg to the flagpole, and leaving him with the antidote just out of reach and a chainsaw to free himself with. All because he called him chubby.

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