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Literature

  • The Dresden Files: In Ghost Story when Molly tells one of the Fomor thugs "You're my huckleberry", she's using a piece of Victorian-era slang that was revived by Tombstone.
  • Val Kilmer's memoir I'm Your Huckleberry is also named in honor of his involvement in this movie.

Live Action TV

  • Good Eats: The dark chocolate special is named "Turn On the Dark", and in order to illustrate the old adage "Good things come in small packages", Alton pulls out the actual Noisy Cricket prop from Men in Black. Later in that same episode, Thing holds up a seltzer sprayer, causing Alton to respond with the Tombstone quote, "Go ahead, skin it! Skin that smokewagon and see what happens..."
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  • The Order: The Big Bad of Season Two offers one of the main characters to "Be my huckleberry!" When the character doesn't get the reference, the Big Bad offers to teach them about Westerns.
  • Supernatural:
    • When Sam starts coughing in Goodbye Stranger Dean calls him "Doc Holliday". Holliday suffered from tuberculosis, a condition that was brought into the public consciousness by his portrayal in Tombstone.
    • In Tombstone, Dean mentions having made Cas watch it, and they use the aliases Agents Russell and Kilmer while working a case.
      • Cas: "I'm your huckleberry."

Music

  • Iced Earth has a song inspired by the film and its take on the historical events titled "The Reckoning"

Video Games

  • Borderlands 2: Salvador The Gunzerker has a skill termed "I'm Your Huckleberry" as a nod to Doc's portrayal in the film.
  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!: Nisha's skills include "Hell's Comin' with Me!" (also "One For Each Of Ya," from when Doc Holliday drunkenly responds that he's got two guns to shoot the double images he's seeing)
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  • Borderlands 3: The four movie posters you find in the Prestige movie theater are Smugging Saddles, Lonesome Smug, A Fistful of Smuggers, and Tombsmug.
  • Mortal Kombat 11:
    Geras: You are an "Old West" enthusiast.
    Erron Black: Yeah, I'm your huckleberry, what of it?
    Geras: In 1881, Wyatt Earp shot me!
    • What makes this even funnier is Geras' tone as he reveals this. He's not annoyed or angry but excited, like this is his version of getting a celebrity autograph.
  • Overwatch: One of his McCree lines is "I'm your huckleberry," a bit of old slang brought back by the film.
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