- The Dresden Files:
- Dead Beat: Harry is so fond of The Hobbit he used it as an affinity-item when summoning the Erlking.
- Ghost Story: In the flashback to his teen years the straitjacket that alerts Harry to Justin's intentions lies next to Harry's much-used copy of The Hobbit. Seeing it, Harry realizes he can't exactly run off to Oz and ask another wizard for help.
- Cold Days:
- While climbing down a lot of stairs, Harry gets bored and starts singing the Goblin-Town song from The Hobbit. He then acts offended when the unbelievably ancient Genius Loci doesn't get it.
- Harry reminds the reader that Dresdenverse goblins aren't the wimpy dimwits from The Hobbit, but mutant Terminator psycho ninjas: Hannibal Lecter meets Jackie Chan.
Live Action TV
- Stranger Things: The name Mirkwood is straight out of The Hobbit (not The Lord of the Rings).
- Supernatural: "Pac-Man Fever", like any episode featuring Charlie Bradbury, contains plenty of shout-outs. This outing included Star Wars, TRON, WarGames and The Hobbit.
- Marathon: The level titled "Foe Hammer" is named for a sword in J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit (1937), also known as Glamdring (Quemya for "Foe-hammer"; it is written as "Foe-hammer" in the book.)
- Minecraft: Come the new Advancements system replacing achievements in 1.12, a few more little shout outs in the names have appeared alongside the existing achievement names. These include 'Not Today, Thank You'.
- Girl Genius: The weapons wielded by the Storm King are a mace named "The Platonic Solid" and a sword called "Archimedes' Lever". But the Jägers call them Smasher and Slasher. This may be a reference to the swords retrieved by Thorin and Gandalf in The Hobbit. They're properly named Orcrist (Goblin-Cleaver) and Glamdring (Foe-Hammer), but the Goblins call them Biter and Beater.