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  • Family Matters: In one episode, Carl is targeted by a bomber he put away, who rigs his treadmill to that it would explode if he got off of it.
  • Father Ted had an episode titled Speed 3 that was an Affectionate Parody of the first film involving a milk float that couldn't drop its speed below 4 mph.
  • Muppets Tonight: The episode guest-starring Sandra Bullock involves a mad bomber threatening to blow up the studio if the show's ratings drop below fifty.
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  • NCIS: The camera looping trick, twice! Once by the team (who then have to keep DiNozzo from spotting the movie reference), and once on the team, where it passes without comment.

Western Animation

  • The Simpsons
    • In "The Springfield Files", Homer tells Lenny and Carl a trick he learned from watching the film.
    "I saw this in a movie about a bus that had to speed around the city, keeping its speed over fifty, and if its speed dropped, the bus would explode! I think it was called..The Bus That Couldn't Slow Down.
    • In "Bye Bye Nerdie", as Otto's drag race with Marge is styled like a scene from the film; Milhouse exclaims "Wow! It's just like Speed 2, only with a bus instead of a boat!".
    • There was also an issue of the Simpsons Comics that directly parodies Speed, with Sideshow Bob rigging the Springfield Elementary bus with a bomb as it's main plot.
      • Actually, to be exact, he'd rigged Bart's usual seat on the bus with a massive spring that would launch the seat (and thus Bart) out of the bus once it went too fast; everyone on the bus just assumes it's a bomb because Bart (who was ironically kept back in detention for that field trip) overheard Bob leaving a message on Skinner's answerphone but the machine cut in before Bob could specify the nature of the threat.
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