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Comic Books

  • Dylan Dog referenced the film's deleted scene in a story featuring a murderous cartoon rabbit from the toon world. When Dylan enters the toon world, he gets involved in some sort of welcome party where he gets a toon dog head put over his actual face.

Film - Animated


Film - Live-Action

  • The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle: When Fearless Leader announces that he's created a way to destroy a cartoon character:
    Mook: What about that movie, Roger Rabbit?
  • Back to the Future Part II: In 2015, a Roger Rabbit doll is on display in a shop as part of their "Blast to the Past" sale. Appropriately, both films were directed by Robert Zemeckis and star Christopher Lloyd.
  • Pokémon Detective Pikachu is similar to Roger Rabbit in that it's a film noir set in a world where humans coexist with fantasy creatures, but more specifically it has a scene where a character is dangling from a skyscraper and a Pokémon hurts his fingers one by one, much like what happened between Eddie Valiant and Tweety Bird in Toontown.

Live-Action TV

  • Farscape: Crichton spends most of "Revenging Angel" in a coma and experiencing Looney Tunes parodies. A cartoon version of Aeryn wants to be re-drawn in her usual clothes, but Crichton opts to re-draw her as Jessica Rabbit instead.
    Aeryn: I get it. "I'm not bad; I'm just drawn that way."
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: In an early episode after Will laments about something that happened to him being unfair, Carlton explains, "Well, life's not fair, Will. Was it fair when Bambi's mother died? And what about Roger Rabbit? How did he get a babe like that?"
  • Full House:
    • In "Cutting It Close", Joey practices his Roger Rabbit impression for Jesse.
    • In "Little Shop of Sweaters", Danny says that he and the girls are going to see the movie for the fifth time.
    • In "Back to School Blues", Danny chides D.J. for wearing flashy clothes to impress the in-crowd at school, saying "My daughter is not going to school dressed like Jessica Rabbit!"
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    • In "Silence is Not Golden", Stephanie's new friend Charles tells her that he gets his mind off his abusive father by watching a funny movie, "like Home Alone or Roger Rabbit".
  • Saved by the Bell: In "King of the Hill" when Zack first introduces himself to Slater, the unimpressed newcomer retorts back with, "And I'm Roger Rabbit. So what?"
  • In Tokumei Sentai Go Busters, Usada Lettuce is a rabbit-based robot whose catchphrase is "Roger, rabbit!"
  • Unhappily Ever After: One episode has Tiffany ostensibly going to a costume party as Jessica Rabbit, but since she was only able to locate a blue sparkly dress instead of her iconic red one, she decides that she's not really her.note 
  • Young Hercules: Jason avoids an arranged marriage in "My Fair Lilith" in part because Princess Dido wants to marry Antos, a hammy actor. When King Cadmus questions all this, Dido says, "He makes me laugh."

Web Original

  • The Angry Video Game Nerd:
    • The Nerd has reviewed the Licensed Game of the movie developed by Rare and published by LJN.
    • In his Back to the Future Revisited review, The Nerd brings up the video game adaptation by Rare and LJN again, pointing out how the phone number Jessica Rabbit gives you now leads to an adult entertainment line, as well as showing how to win the final battle against Judge Doom.
    • In his review of Snoopy's Silly Sports Spectacular, while going through the game's backstory, the Nerd once again brings up the video game adaptation by Rare and LJN, as well as a Japanese Roger Rabbit game for the Famicom that became Bugs Bunny's Crazy Castle in its US release.
  • The Nostalgia Critic:
    • In his review of Super Mario Bros., Critic says that every time he hears Mario's accent (the same one Bob Hoskins did for Eddie), he expects Roger Rabbit to pop up.
    • In his review of the miniseries adaptation of The Tommyknockers, in response to a character humanizing to her collection of creepy-looking dolls, there is a brief sketch where Critic acts the same way with a bunch of Roger Rabbit dolls.
    • In his review of The Disney Afternoon, when Critic reviews Bonkers, he claims the show to be a rip-off of Roger Rabbit.
    • In his review of The Haunted Mansion, the film is referenced at the end of the mid-review sketch, a fake trailer for a live-action movie based on Gargoyles starring Kanye West.
      West: I'ma let you finish, but I want to you know that Bonkers is one of the greatest shows of all time! And we deserve a movie about a cartoon character and a cop!
      Announcer: We have two! (cut to posters for Roger Rabbit and Cool World)
      West: We need three!
    • In his review of Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over, Critic describes the video game world as "Hieronymus Bosch's Toontown".
    • In his review of Cool World, Critic derisively calls the film Who Plagiarized Roger Rabbit.

Western Animation

  • Animaniacs: In "Video Review", a VHS copy of film is on a shelf at the video store.
  • Benny the Cab appears as a guest in two episodes of House of Mouse; "Max's New Car" and "Mickey Vs. Shelby".
  • In the Muppet Babies (1984) episode, "Whose Tale Is It, Anyway?" Baby Bean Bunny goes missing and takes on the persona of a number of lagomorphic characters from various stories. When Janice captures something in a Box-and-Stick Trap, it's revealed to be Baby Rowlf playing the part of Eddie Valiant riding Benny the Cab. Bean overhears him looking for a tall rabbit in red overalls and funny cheeks, and responds to himself: "oh p-p-p-please," after Charles Fleischer's recognizable voice tick for Roger Rabbit. Later, in song, Bean appears as the character in an attempt to keep up with everyone's expectations.
  • Robot Chicken:
    • A sketch from "Love, Maurice" involves Roger Rabbit and O. J. Simpson agreeing to kill each other's wives.
    • A sketch from "Never Forget" features Jessica Rabbit as a contestant on MTV's Date My Mom.
  • The Simpsons: In "Halloween of Horror", during the musical number, Rainier Wolfcastle is shown wearing a Jessica Rabbit costume.
  • South Park: In "Scott Tenorman Must Die", Kenny dies from laughing too hard, followed by his ghost rising and continuing to laugh, just like the Toon Patrol.
  • Tiny Toon Adventures: Being executive-produced by Steven Spielberg, the show features several references.
    • Babs does an impression of Jessica in "The Looney Beginning", "Thirteensomething" and How I Spent My Vacation.
    • In "The Looney Beginning", Buster answers Babs with "Roger, rabbit", to which she replies "You've got the wrong bunny."
    • In the short The Learning Principal (from the episode "Looniversity Daze"), Buster discovers that "The Great and All-Powerful Principal" is really Bugs Bunny operating a machine, to which Bugs replies "Eh, you were expecting maybe Roger Rabbit?"
    • The title of the episode "Who Bopped Bugs Bunny?" is a reference to the film.
    • At the beginning of "New Character Day", Roger (poorly imitated by Steven Spielberg) is seen auditioning to be on Tiny Toons, but is rejected.
    • In the short It's All Relatives (from the episode "Pledge Week"), Babs does an imitation of Roger while trying to impress her visiting grandmother.
    • In "Buster and Babs Go Hawaiian", a limo carrying Roger and Jessica is exiting the Amblin lot.


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