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Logos in Popular Culture

This page lists instances where logos have been spoofed or referenced in other media.

All examples listed here should be well-known and notable, otherwise they may be removed from the page.

If you are unsure whether or not something is notable, you can start a discussion on the talk page.

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Live-Action Television

The Muppets (1955-)

The Muppets franchise sometimes parodies famous logos.

  • In the 1981 special The Muppets Go to the Movies, there is an MGM logo parody known as "Metro-Goldwyn-Bear", where Fozzie is in place of Leo.
  • The special did the same thing with the 20th Century Fox logo, calling it "20th Century Frog".
  • The special also parodied the Rank logo as "J. Arthur Link," with Link Hogthrob as the gongman.
  • The same special also featured a parody of the Columbia Pictures logo, with the text reading "Cholesterol" and Miss Piggy in place of the Torch Lady.
  • The Great Muppet Caper features another MGM parody: Animal is in place of Leo, and the text reads "Lord Grade Presents". Lord Grade is a nod to "Lord" Lew Grade, the founder of ITC Entertainment, which originally distributed this film.
  • The Muppet Babies episode "The Daily Muppet" features yet another MGM parody: Baby Animal is in place of Leo, while Baby Gonzo is in place of the mask.
  • Another MGM parody appears in the episode "Slipping Beauty", again featuring Baby Animal in place of Leo and Baby Gonzo in place of the mask.
  • The Universal logo variant from The Last Remake of Beau Geste (with Marty Feldman destroying the globe) is featured in the episode "...At the Movies"; however, Baby Fozzie is the one who causes the damage when he stumbles into said film.
  • In the 2002 special It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie, the NBC peacock makes a brief appearance on the bottom of Kermit's foot as he remarks, "Corporate synergy. It's out of control." This is one of many jokes made throughout the special referencing the fact that it aired on NBC.

The Three Stooges: Blunder Boys (1955)

The short is a parody of the television series Dragnet. The ending has Moe stamp "VII 1/2 The End" on Larry's head in a similar fashion to the Mark VII Limited logo stamp, which was the company that produced Dragnet.

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962-1992, 1979 17th anniversary special)

The special has a mock of NBC's "Proud As A Peacock" campaign, having a model of a turkey buzzard with rainbow-colored feathers representing the NBC peacock logo, which is placed above a arch over a blue background while the campaign jingle plays. After the jingle ends, the turkey buzzard is shot with the feathers flying off the screen and with a hole formed at the center of the model, while faint screaming and clapping are heard.

Jeopardy (1964-1975, 1978-1979, 1984-)

  • In an unknown Celebrity Jeopardy episode from the 1964-1975 Art Fleming era (only known as it was seen in the final Fleming era episode from 1975, one of the only Fleming episodes to still exist period), a Daily Double uncovered by Gene Shalit asked to identify the NBC jingle. Gene briefly jokes that the answer is NOT "an eye" (CBS, of course) then states "That would be the very famous NBC peacock". He is reminded it has to be in the form of a question, so he rewords it to "Has anyone around here seen the very famous NBC peacock?". This was accepted.
  • On the episode aired on December 22, 1993, a Video Daily Double showing the 1992 Columbia Pictures logo painting, the 1993 Merv Griffin logo, and the 1992 TriStar Pictures logo painting. The question was "This is the Merv Griffin logo, this is the Columbia logo, and the following is this company's." The answer was "What is TriStar?"

  • The opening of the March 10, 2009 episode, which was taped at CES Las Vegas, has two sightings of the Sony Pictures Television logo. The colored print logo is seen first above on a massive circle, then on a monitor is the standard version of the logo.
  • In the May 13th, 2015 episode (Show #7068), one of the questions asked is "This late creator of Family Ties wrote the memoir Sit, Ubu, Sit" (referring to the Ubu Productions logo). None of the contestants got it right. The correct answer was Gary David Goldberg.

Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969-1974)

  • In episode 6, "It's the Arts", at the beginning of the "Twentieth-Century Vole" sketch, the 20th Century Fox logo is parodied as "20th Century Vole", followed by a parody of the MGM logo with a chirping vole replacing the lion.
  • One of Terry Gilliam's animated segments for episode 13, "Intermission", is a parody of the 1968 Pearl & Dean intro.
  • The 1969 BBC One logo appears in several episodes; the first episode in which it appears is episode 14, "Face the Press".
  • The 20th Century Fox logo is also parodied in episode 36, but this time it's a rock structure and it reads "DR.E.HENRY THRIPSHAW'S DISEASE". Notice these TCF-like rock structures are used recurrently in the Monty Python series, such as in the opening sequences of And Now for Something Completely Different and Monty Python's Life of Brian.
  • The Thames logo makes an appearance at the start of episode 39, "Grandstand". We then cut to Thames presenter David Hamilton, who says, "Good evening. We've got an action-packed evening for you tonight on Thames, but right now here's a rotten old BBC programme."
  • The 1967 BBC 2 logo makes an appearance in episode 40, "The Golden Age of Ballooning".

Sesame Street (1969-) and its co-productions and dubs (1971-)

  • In Episode 0848, the Rank Organisation logo is parodied with Bob as the gongman; however, when he strikes the gong, it only emits a small ding.
  • In Episode 0924, the MGM logo is parodied with Oscar in place of Leo, with a sign reading "Grouch Films" above him.
  • Episode 2911 features another parody of the MGM logo, with Chicago The Lion and the Kids in place of Jackie.
  • Episode 1862 makes a spoof of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios logo featuring Slimey in place of Leo and the ribbons are white.
  • Episode 2171 features another parody of the MGM logo, again featuring Slimey in place of Leo. This parody reappears in Episode 2187.
  • On Episode 3423, a chicken is in place of the lion for "The Chicken King" sketch. This is a parody of MGM and The Walt Disney Company, as the text above the logo reads "Walt Dizzy Presents" and the drama mask is replaced by a shield labeled "WD" (for "Walt Dizzy", also a parody of the Warner Bros. shield).
  • There is another MGM parody where Big Bird is inside the circle. It was shown in Sesame Street's Brief History of Motion Pictures.
  • The blooper reel from the first season of the German Sesame Street co-production Sesamstraße features an MGM parody with the character Uli von Bödefeld in place of the lion.
  • Several TV specials of the German Sesame Street co-production Sesamstraße start with a parody of the MGM logo, in which Wolle roars with Leo's roar. The sides of the graphic have carrots instead of filmstrips, the text on the top reads "Sesame Street presents" (in German, "Sesamstraße präsentiert"), the left reads "Carrot" (Möhre) and the right has the year in Roman numerals, and the inscription in the circle reads "OVIS OVEM MANET" (Latin for "Sheep Remain Sheep"). There is no drama mask below the circle frame.
  • On trailers for the Cookie's Crumby Pictures segment, we see a rotating cookie on a space background with the text "Crumby" (with icing) zooming out and the text "pictures" fading in below, and then Cookie Monster jumps up from the bottom right and chomps on the cookie causing the crumb debris to explode and the text to orbit away from the screen. This logo parodies Universal's logo sequence and the Columbia Pictures music. A Spanish dubbed version also exists. In that spoof variant, the text for the logo zooms out below "producciones" and was named "Migajas". On several Spanish dubbed theatrical trailers on the sketch, Cookie Monster's nom sound effect is different. Additionally, a Portuguese version exists on the Brazilian co-production Sesamo and an Arabic version on the UAE co-production Iftah Ya Simsim. Because there are German dubbed trailers on Sesamstraße (the German co-production of Sesame Street), no German version was made, with the English title card being used.
  • On the "True Mud" sketch (which first appeared in Episode 4215), the HBO logo is parodied, with Oscar in his trash can replacing the "H". On the front of the trash can is a sign reading "Grouch", so that the full logo reads "GrouchBO".

The Goodies (1970-1982)

  • In the episode "Earthanasia", after the world explodes, a recreated version (albeit with the text in yellow) of the 1974 BBC One Globe ident makes an appearance, spinning normally, until it explodes, leaving the logo and blue background intact.

Saturday Night Live (1975-)

This show often uses authentic TV station graphics and bugs whenever the need to do so in a skit arises, being allowed to do so under utilization of parody law. For the sake of being concise, this page will only list non-TV logo references or long animations alluding to one specific logo:

  • The skit "The Anal-Retentive Sportsman: Fishing" (from episode 5/13/1989: Wayne Gretzky/Fine Young Cannibals) uses a 3D rendered parody of the third PBS logo, complete with the actual animation and jingle.
  • Episode 1/15/2000 (Freddie Prinze Jr./Macy Gray) opens with the 2nd PBS logo before a parody of "Charlie Rose" (noteworthy as they tended to use the more relevant ones).
  • 11/13/1982 (Robert Blake/Kenny Loggins) also begins with a take on the 2nd logo. Here, the words "PUBLIC BROADCASTING SERVICE" (referred to by the "SYSTEM" name in this skit) are removed, the P-Head is green, the "B" is red, and the "S" is blue. After a few seconds, two searchlights move around behind the logo, as it wipe fades to all purple/magenta (with a blue outline and a shadow inside). The black background fades to a starry night as this happens. The letters sparkle, separate and then flash to transition to the skit.
    • In between said skit, the logo sporadically appears. Such occurrences include it zooming in and sparkling (plus one where it zooms out instead), and it being completely idle.
    • This same episode features an NBC parody at the end of the PBS sketch. Big Bird replaces the peacock, while the tagline below is "PROUD AS A PH.D."
  • "The Day Beyoncé Turned Black" from the 2/13/2016 episode (Melissa McCarthy/Kanye West) begins with the actual 2012 Universal logo (presumably obtained as Comcast owns them both).
  • The skit "New HBO Shows" from the 4/6/2019 episode (Kit Harrington/Sara Bareilles) begins and ends with the real 1993 HBO Entertainment logo. At the end occurrence, the announcer imitates the TV turning on and synth note a second before the actual logo plays. After the logo plays, he can be heard with a sheepish "Ohhh...I didn't know we had the sound."
  • A desk lamp is briefly labeled as a "Pixar lamp" in the skit "Hobby Song" from the 4/13/2019 episode (Emma Stone/BTS) of the show.
  • The season 5 premiere from 10/13/1979 parodies NBC's logo for the "Proud As A Peacock" campaign as "Smart As A Peacock". This was a way to mock NBC for causing the show's problems at the time.
    • This would be done again in the season 7 premiere from 10/3/1981, this time with the logo for the "Our Pride Is Showing" campaign. As the NBC peacock deteriorates, female voices sing to the instrumental, "NBC, Our Age Is Showing!" The audience then laughs.
  • The skit "Mirror Image" (from episode 03/08/2008: Amy Adams) uses a parody of 2006 ABC Family Originals still logo with a purple background, logo being slightly tilted and sided to right and "a new kind of family" removed.

Sneak Previews (1975-1996)

During the period in which Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert were hosts of this movie review series, their "Dogs of 1980" episode featured Spot the Wonder Dog barking loudly inside a parody of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer logo.

Press Your Luck (1983-1986, 2002-2013 (As Whammy!), 2019-)

  • In the original series for this show (aired on CBS), one of the questions Peter Tomarken asked refers to one of the taglines for NBC. The question was: "You can be proud as a what?" The correct answer was "peacock" (all players got it right), and Peter Tomarken then says, "Proud as a... CBS Peacock?" The only network that has a peacock is NBC, as CBS has an eye for its logo.

Spitting Image (1984–1996)

On the 1987 Christmas episode, the 1985 BBC1 ident is shown, before it changes into a Christmas pudding. The globe talks about why it was made of a Christmas pudding, until the 1986 BBC2's TWO logo of the time appears. The globe successfully gets rid of them, and then fades to the 1983 Central Television logo.

Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988-1999, 2017-2018, 2022-)

  • The ITC logo appears at the beginning of the KTMA version of Cosmic Princess (a movie consisting of two episodes of Space: 1999 edited together). Tom riffs "Is it just me, or whenever I see that ITC sign do you think of The Muppet Show?", alluding to the logo’s presence during the credits of the show.
  • On Gamera, as the 1985 King Features Entertainment logo plays following the film's ending, Crow and Tom Servo look at the logo. Before leaving the theater with the others, Tom Servo says "That's a good crown."
  • In Untamed Youth, a rare movie on the show made by a Big Six studio, when the 1948 Warner Bros. logo is shown (bizarrely preceded by the then-current 1984 Warner Bros logo, although the latter plays before Joel and company get into the theater), Tom Servo expresses relief that the film is at least from a competent studio.
  • Universal was far and away the most prominent Big Six studio on the show:
    • Riding with Death (a TV movie consisting of two episodes of Gemini Man edited together) begins with the 1971 Universal logo. The following riffs are made on it:
      (as logo is zooming through space, Tom Servo imitates theme to The Jetsons and a flying car from said show)
      (logo has formed)
      Mike: "Universal...except for YOU, Ron."
      Crow: "You know, the Earth thinks it's so great."
      Tom Servo: "Yeah, it thinks the whole world revolves around itself."
    • Kitten with a Whip has the original 1963 version of the same Universal logo riffed:
      Tom Servo: (referring to the opening theme) "It's a SWINGIN' world, baby!"
      Crow: "It's Universal, it covers EVERYTHING."
    • Likewise, The Leech Woman has the 1946 Universal logo (Universal International):
      Tom Servo: "I'm gonna spit in the ocean." (pretends to do just that)
      Crow: "...the Earth has male-pattern baldness."
    • The same 1946 logo is seen on The Mole People:
      Tom Servo: "Hey, the Earth from Shannon Lucid's point of view."
      Crow: "...so, the Earth has neutral weather."
    • The Projected Man begins with the "Presents" version of the 1963 logo:
      Mike (the squished print has made the globe egg shaped): "Oh hey... 'Fabergé Presents'!"
      Tom Servo: (singing) "The incredible, edible Earth!" (continuing the egg joke, this references an old American Egg Board campaign)
  • At the end of the The Gumby Show episode "Robot Rumpus", which is used as the short in the episode The Screaming Skull, the Clokey Productions logo is shown. The lone riff is that Mike points out the Gumby in the logo has his head bump on the wrong side.
  • 12 to the Moon, another rare non-Universal Big Six studio movie on the show, begins with the 1955 Columbia Pictures logo. The crew spends the whole logo catcalling the Torch Lady.
  • San Francisco International, a TV pilot, begins with the longer version of the 1969 Universal Television logo. The lone riff is Tom Servo saying "OKAY, big freaking deal" (a riff at the company name being oversized).
  • Escape 2000 begins with the 1982 Samuel Goldwyn Television logo riffed as such:
    Mike: "Hey, why is John Madden signing Samuel Goldwyn's signature?"
    Crow: "Samuel Goldwyn: father of the Constitution."
  • Puma Man opens with the Cinema Shares International Distribution logo, the lone riff being that Tom Servo finds it an awesomely over-the-top company name.
  • The Wild Wild World of Batwoman opens with the Medallion TV Enterprises logo:
    Mike: "Hey, I have my four-year TV medallion."
    Tom Servo: "What do you do when you're branded? We watch TV." (reference to theme song of the show Branded)
  • The same logo is on The Slime People, only Joel imitates a cymbal after the fanfare.
  • In Overdrawn at the Memory Bank, the 1937 Warner Bros. logo shows up within a scene of the film itself (as Casablanca is a major plot point in the film). This exchange occurs thusly:
    "He had a terrible job: monitoring routine data output on global climate control."
    (logo has shown up)
    Mike: "And its effect on Bugs Bunny."
  • When the American International Television logo is shown at the beginning of The Day the Earth Froze, Joel says "How can something be American and International?"
  • Some episodes have references to logos asides from riffs on the ones on the featured films:
    • In one of the host segments of the episode Teenagers from Outer Space, Tom Servo discusses making a TriStar Pegasus logo for a film festival pageant in his spare time. It ultimately turns out that he used a (plush) cow with wings instead of a horse.
    • In The Crawling Eye, when a mountain is shown, Servo states it must be a Paramount picture.
    • When Stryker looks at the Earth through his monitor at the beginning of Stranded in Space, Servo shouts: "It's a Universal picture!"
    • When Crow compliments "the great masonry work on the tiles" of Gorgo, Servo replies, "It was made by the guys at Mark VII Productions."
    • Early in The Screaming Skull, Jenny runs toward a flock of peacocks, leading Mike to respond with "Help us! NBC is after us! Hide us!"
    • Santo in the Treasure of Dracula has two references:
      • When a bizarre spiral effect similar to the background of the second Sid & Marty Krofft Pictures logo shows up on screen, it is riffed that "It's a Spin and Marty Krofft production!" (sic)
      • When Luisa's daughter Paquita walks past a rather old looking desk lamp, someone riffs that it's a "60s Pixar lamp".
    • Beyond Atlantis has Emily briefly riff "Sit, Ubu, sit! Good dog!"
    • In Munchie, there is a scene where Munchie flies Professor Cruikshank's jeep with Gage also inside and the moon in the background in a blatant ripoff of the scene in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial where E.T. and Elliot fly past the moon on their bike. Tom riffs that it is "Shamblin Pictures", a reference to Amblin Entertainment.
  • Demon Squad: When the Fighting Owl Films logo plays at the beginning of the film, Crow riffs "so this is what it sounds like when owls fight".

Downtown no Gaki no Tsukai ya Arahende!!! (1989-)

Commonly referred to as "Gaki no Tsukai", this Japanese variety show hosted by popular Japanese comedy duo, Downtown, had an episode in which Itsuji Itao asks the Gaki no Tsukai cast to participate in a quiz show hosted by himself (with his wife). When Masatoshi Hamada is asked if he would like to "Skill-Up" after he answered a question correctly, he replies with "Yes", and soon a woman brings Hamada a prize; an "It's Jii Pendant". The 20th Century Fox fanfare can be heard as the woman brings the prize (Go to 09:12).

Оба-на! (1990-1995)

A spoof of the VID logo was seen on an episode of that show beginning with a man from the show superimposed over the ball/line animation, panicking and freaking out over it, and then sliding down as the ball falls off the line. It then proceeds normally, until, a few seconds after the mask is seen, it then fades into a gray-scale version of the face of Russian writer/comedian Igor Ugolnikov, who says in an electronically-distorted voice in Russian, "VID, VID. Nothing is viewed from your view!" and then smiles as we hear the audience applaud and whistle and the opening theme play.

Les Décodeurs de l'Info (1990-1992)

One of the episodes from this Belgian version of Les Guignols de l'info features a fake logo for a company called "Cine Mathot Graffe" in a trailer segment, which consists of the name plastered over footage of the finished 1990 Universal logo while the Touchstone Pictures theme is playing in the background.

Dinosaurs (1991-1994)

The episodes "Baby Talk" and "Network Genius" prominently feature the Antediluvian Broadcasting Company ('antediluvian' is a term used to refer to something which is ancient), an obvious parody of ABC, more specifically their 1990 'America's Watching' ID.

Jase TV (1992)

The New Zealand show features a parody of the MGM logo, featuring a similar golden ribbon design over a blue gradient background with host Jason Gunn at the centre of it, roaring like the lion and smiling.

Bill Nye the Science Guy (1993-1998)

  • The episode "Sound" opens with a parody of the THX logo that reads "SOUND: THE AUDIENCE IS LISTENING."
  • "Gravity" spoofs three different logos on its "Gravity Man" segment, being the ABC, NBC, and CBS logos. Coincidentally, Disney bought ABC in 1996, as this episode aired three years prior.
  • In the "Atmosphere" episode, the umbrella that Bill Nye's "coach" uses has an all-blue 1984 PBS logo on it.
  • Sometimes on fake trailers for parodies of famous movies, a parody of the 1963 Universal Studios logo is seen at the beginning. In this parody, the word "UNIVERSAL" is replaced by the word "UNYEVERSAL", and the globe is replaced by Bill Nye's head, which spins.

The Ferals (1994-1995)

In one episode, the MGM logo has Rattus in place of Leo imitating his roars.

Micro Kid's Multimedia (1995-1997, France)

Almost at the end of an episode aired on June 22, 1997, the 20th Century Fox theme can be heard at one point. The video can be played here.

Mad TV (1995-2009; 2016)

The ninth episode of the series, hosted by Pauly Shore, featured an animated sketch called "Raging Rudolph," a hybrid of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Martin Scorsese films GoodFellas and Raging Bull. The sketch begins with a parody of the 1991 Family Home Entertainment logo, with the text in a different font and the company name instead reading "Childrens' Family Network." A purple "presents" is shown below.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003)

In the episode "Bargaining, Part 1", Tara gives Giles a rubber finger monster and says "Grr, argh", referencing the show's own Mutant Enemy logo.

The O Show (aka steve.oedekerk.com, 1997)

The beginning of this NBC special had the "O" from the first O Entertainment logo fly to the center of the screen as the THX Deep Note was heard.

XHDRbZ (2002-2004)

In one episode, the NBC logo is parodied with the peacock riding a bike.

La familia P. Luche (2002-2012)

The Televisa logo appears in few episodes, but the "Televisa" text is repleaced with "TeleLuche".

QI (2003-)

  • In the "Film" episode, David Mitchell's buzzer is the Pearl & Dean theme, "Asteroid".

Real Time with Bill Maher (2003-)

In the 5/19/17 episode, while giving a brief soliloquy to the recently-deceased Brad Grey, Maher alludes to the show's own Brad Grey Television logo: "You see his name in the credits. Most of the time, when you see people's names in the credits, it's bull****. Not in this case."

Two and a Half Men (2003-2015)

In the series finale "Of Course He's Dead", there is a spoof of the Looney Tunes Warner Bros. logo featuring Porky Pig (voiced by Bob Bergen) during the animated sequence.

Drake & Josh (2004-2007)

If you look closely at the exterior shots of The Premier (the movie theater where Josh works in the show), there's a store on the right hand side called "Schneider's Bakery", which is the name of the show's production company.

How I Met Your Mother (2005-2014)

In the episode "Something New", Lily references the second Pixar Animation Studios logo when she says she wants to watch a movie that "doesn't start with a desk lamp jumping on top of a capital I".

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005-)

The final 20th Century Fox logo is seen in a theater, but the 2nd part of the logo stops abruptly due to a dangerous threat in the theater. (Seen in Season 7, Episode 11)

The Office (2005-2013)

The third and final episode of the webisode "The Podcast" (titled "The Debut") ends with a parody of the 3rd Chuck Lorre Productions logo named "Gabe Lewis Productions".

Tá Certo? (2005-2019)

  • The beginning of the program features a spoof of the MGM logo, with a Tosco in place of Leo, and TV Cultura in place of the mask.

Wonder Showzen (2005-2006)

  • In the season 2 episode "Justice", there is a logo for "Wondermation", a parody of the Filmation Associates logo shown at the beginning of the sketch "He-Bro", a parody of He-Man.
  • "The Adventures of Scooter McJimmy: Hillbilly Boy Genius", a parody of Jimmy Neutron was made for the other season 2 episode "Knowledge", but due to not wanting to end up in the same situation as SpongeBong HempPants from VH1's ILL-ustrated, it was not shown as part of that episode, but is still included in the season 2 DVD box set, as well as the complete series DVD box set. However, the "WonderShowzen" pick-up truck logo is a brief parody of the 1984 Nickelodeon logo. Paramount Global not only owns Nickelodeon, the channel that airs Jimmy Neutron, but also owns VH1 (the channel that aired VH1 ILL-ustrated), and Wonder Showzen's main channel MTV, who placed the show on their secondary channel MTV2.

Dave Mercer's Facts of Fishing (2007-)

At the beginning of early episodes from this show, an MGM logo parody appears much like the last MGM/UA Home Video logo, before we see Dave Mercer appear in the circle and roar. The music in the background happens to share the same music as the last International Video Entertainment logo.

iCarly (2007-2012)

  • On the episode "iBust a Thief", the "Mmmm!" sound from the Schneider's Bakery logo is heard.
  • On the episode "iToe Fat Cakes", a TV with the 2009 Nickelodeon logo appears. However, the "NICK" text is on the screen bug.
  • On the epsiode "iStart a Fanwar", the "DanWarp" tagline from the Schneider's Bakery logo can be seen at Webicon.

The Hamster Wheel (2011-2012)

This satirical series from Australian comedy group The Chaser has parodied several logos, such as the Cordell Jigsaw Zapruder, Shine Australia, Gracie Films, Thames, UBU Productions, Southern Star, and Stephen J. Cannell Productions logos. Here are the lines and sound effects heard/used in the parodies:

  • CJZ: This is the show's actual logo. Underneath the logo it says "Now with 100% less Denton".
  • Shine Australia: The text under the logo says "Inspire, Create, Steal. Remaking overseas formats since 2010." Instead of the actual slogan.
  • Gracie Films: Someone says "This theater smell of sp**m to you?" and then the logo plays as normal.
  • Thames: The logo plays as normal until when the buildings finish rising out of the river where a boat sails from the right side of the screen to the middle of the river and then we hear Tony Abbott say "Stop the boats!" which is a line used by him once when he was referring to the asylum seeker boats carrying illegal immigrants to Australia.
  • Ubu Productions: We hear a guy say "Sit, Ubu, Sit! I said SIT, you f***ing mongrel!... Ubu, if you don't sit right this second, I'm gonna ram that Frisbee so far down your throat... oh, f*** it. I knew we should've bought a cat." Ubu then barks.
  • Southern Star: The text "We apologise for Big Brother" replaces the actual slogan.
  • Stephen J. Cannell Productions: We see a different person in place of Stephen J. Cannell during the typewriter sequence. When he throws the paper, it animates like normal before we go back to the man and the paper hits him in the face.

Impractical Jokers (2011-)

During the introductory scene from the Thirteenth episode of Season 5, the Q-Sound logo can be seen in the BG when Q says his line. The game in question (though blacked out during this shoot for copyright reasons) is Capcom vs. SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium 2001 (which can be seen online and most likely in the restaurant, as this episode was filmed at the Evil Olive Pizza Bar in New York).

Loiter Squad (2012-2014)

A spoof of the Warner Bros. Pictures logo is used.

  • Season 2 Episode 4
  • Season 2 Episode 8
  • Season 3 Episode 3

The Pete Holmes Show (2013-2014)

In the 11/11/2013 episode

Henry Danger (2014-2020)

  • On the episode "Mo Danger, Mo Problems", the box Piper holds has the Schneider's Bakery logo on it.
  • At the end of the episode "Toon in for Danger", The Adventures of Kid Danger opening theme ending with the 2009 Nickelodeon logo appears.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2014-)

In the 11/4/2018 episode ("Family Separation" as main story), in the opening monologue, host John Oliver makes fun of an incident where Nebraska chief of staff Reyn Archer got enraged at a local professor for the latter having liked an image of a vandalized sign of Nebraska senator Jeff Fortenberry on Facebook. Reyn Archer states it's as bad as if the professor had liked a photo of blackface, to which Oliver just states "...no, blackface is not acceptable". Shortly afterwards, a live action man dressed as the NBC peacock appears, accompanied by the chimes rendered in trumpets, ready to make John Oliver the new Today Show host (a jab at the firing of former host Megyn Kelly for saying she thinks blackface is acceptable). The peacock persists and Oliver has to tell him he wasn't serious about replacing Kelly, to which the peacock leaves.

Hairspray Live (2016)

The NBC logo appears in the opening scene along with the three note chime.

1923: A Yellowstone Origin Story (2022-)

In the season one episode "Nature's Empty Throne", the MGM lion roar can be heard as Spencer Dutton shoots a lion.

Animated Television

Alvin and the Chipmunks (1958-present)

The MGM logo is parodied in the intro for The Chipmunks Go to the Movies, with Alvin in place of Leo.

Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1961-1969)

In the very first episode, "An Adventure in Color", after his performance of "The Spectrum Song", Ludwig von Drake encounters the NBC peacock (drawn in Disney's art style) and delivers the following line: "What a show-off! How do you like that guy? I'm gonna let you in on something. Confidentially, he dyes his feathers." This homages the episode being the first TV episode on NBC, and the first TV episode in color.

Cool McCool (1966-69)

The super spy spoof show had an episode where the supervillain the Owl rallies birds to stand with him. One of those birds is the NBC peacock (in Saturday morning cartoon design).

Henry's Cat (1983-1995)

This BBC children's series opened with a titular character roaring inside the "O" of the giant red text "BOB", with a banner reading "GODFREY FILMS LIMITED" and "PRESENTS" under it, in a parody of the MGM logo. The last 2 seasons had this logo but it was sped up. It is unknown if US airings (on Nickelodeon's Pinwheel and Showtime) had this logo.

The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo (1985)

The episode "That's Monstertainment" features a parody of the MGM logo, with Scooby in place of Leo. The text underneath the logo reads "Ranna-Rarrera" (an obvious reference to how Scooby would pronounce "Hanna-Barbera"), and the ribbon reads "Limitus Animatus" ("limited animation" in Latin, for which Hanna-Barbera was infamous).

Fireman Sam (1987 series)

In the episode, "Telly Trouble", when a television program was about to start in one scene, a parody of the BBC1 logo was seen on the TV. It looks the same as a normal BBC1 ident, but the globe has a cartoonish look and the text in the bottom of the globe says "PTV1", which stands for "Pontypandy Television One".

Garfield & Friends (1987-1994)

  • On the US Acres (Orson's Farm outside of America) segment "The Old Man of the Mountain", the titular Old Man asks Wade what it means when the lion roars. Wade (voiced by Howard Morris) replies with "The movie is about to start?", referencing the MGM logo.

Garbage Pail Kids (1987)

Every episode starts with a segment parodying a particular film or genre of film, with there sometimes being a parody of a famous film logo at the beginning.

  • Episodes 1 and 4 feature a parody of the Columbia logo, with Liberty Libby taking the place of the torch lady. She sniffs her armpit, gags, and applies spray-on deodorant.
  • Episode 6 features a parody of the Amblin logo, in which a silhouetted boy and alien fly on a bicycle in front of the moon, before inexplicably falling over.
  • Episode 7 features a parody of the Universal logo, featuring the planet earth with a patch over it, which spins for a while before going oblong and bounding offscreen in a strange manner.
  • Episode 8 features a parody of the Tristar logo, featuring Flaky Paint, the sentient rocking horse from Episode 2, with wings, who rocks around for a while before falling backwards.
  • Episode 10 features a parody of the MGM logo, with a makeshift shield logo made of a roll of toilet paper, enclosing a sentient garbage can covered in green crud, which hops, hiccups, and belches. The text below reads "GARBAGE PAIL KIDS", and is the only parody logo in the whole series to contain meaningful text.
  • Episode 11 features a parody of the Paramount logo, with flies buzzing around a mountain of junk and discarded appliances, before a disembodied arm with a flyswatter swats them all so that they form an arch over the junk mountain.
  • Episode 13 features a parody of the Warner Bros. logo, with a familiar yellow and blue shield reading "GPK", which zooms into the screen before being met with booing, tomatoes, rocks, and even a fishing harpoon.

The Simpsons (1989-)

  • In the episode "Burns' Heir," there is a parody of a THX trailer when the Simpson family goes to see Siskel & Ebert: The Movie, with the official Deep Note heard (the blue rectangle from the 2nd trailer is even a transition to the scene in the official THX trailer when they actually adopted the scene). The Deep Note, however, leads to some catastrophic results in the theater.

  • In the episode "The Front," the Cannell Entertainment logo is parodied with Scratchy in Cannell's place and Itchy on his shoulder. The final product has an "I & S" on the paper with "Itchy & Scratchy Productions" above. The music is a remix of the original theme.
  • On the episode "The Bart Wants What It Wants", when the Simpsons family have to go to Canada in order to find Bart's ex-girlfriend Greta Wolfcastle and her new boyfriend Milhouse, they visit a studio called "Paramountie Studios" (and of course, find her there). The sign shows a Canadian Mountie's hat (with ridges on it that are similar to the mountain on the 1975 Paramount Pictures logo, or the studio's 1968 print logo). Above the hat is "Paramountie" and under it is "Studios", both in the same font as the Paramount logo. The logo is surrounded by 20 stars. It should also be noted that the gate that the logo is on is the same as the one at the entrance to Paramount's studio lot.
  • On the episode "Cue Detective," when Skinner shows the kids at Springfield Elementary Doctor Dolittle, we briefly see the 1956 20th Century Fox logo (the logo which the original film had) at the beginning, and in typical biting-the-hand fashion, we hear the children making sounds of disappointment.
  • At the end of "You Kent Always Say What You Want", Homer is about to tell the audience a secret about the FOX network (the first time having had his voice overdubbed) only to be cut off by the 20th Century Fox Television logo. After this, we cut to him on a white background (the presumed implication being the episode was forcibly ended at this point) ready to tell it again, before being cut off again, this time by the Gracie Films logo. Some prints of this episode (Disney+ for example) plaster the logos with the 2008 20th Century Fox Television logo (or on FXX airings, the 2013 20th Television logo) and the 2009 Gracie Films logo.
  • Near the end of "The Last Temptation of Krust", the song/montage of Krusty driving is interrupted by the 1995 TCFTV logo with the 1997 fanfare, which is then pushed away to resume the remainder of the episode (this is preserved in syndication, but stretched and cropped to 16:9).
  • The beginning of the episode "Treehouse of Horror XV" parodies the Mark VII Limited logo. On a gray background and in a parody of other family sitcoms with the theme song of Perfect Strangers playing over, the words "TREEHOUSE OF HORROR" are written in blood. Then one green tentacle (presumably that of Kang or Kodos) holds a stamp against the background while another green tentacle strikes a hammer on the stamp twice. The stamp and hammer are pulled away to reveal "XV" instead of "VII".
  • In "Steal This Episode", when Bart teaches Homer how to pirate movies, it gets censored by a recreation of the Fox logo from 1987 with an announcer saying that the network is prohibited from showing how to pirate copyrighted material. It then cuts to footage of the NASCAR 2011 Goody's Fast Relief 500 race at Martinsville, Virginia.
  • In "Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming", there is a scene where the 1992 20th Television fanfare is heard. At the end of the episode, the actual 20th Century Fox Television logo is seen. This is supposed to be a parody of a TV sitcom, as the episode revolved around Sideshow Bob (the villain) trying to get rid of television. On FXX airings and Disney+ prints, the enhanced version of the 20th Century Fox Television logo (with the News Corp. byline) is seen instead; however, the 1992 fanfare is still intact.
  • In "E-I-E-I-D'oh", the TCF-TV theme is heard just as the Simpson family is leaving the cinema after viewing a screening of The Poke of Zorro.
  • In "Missionary: Impossible", Homer becomes a missionary in order to avoid the PBS mob after pledging $10,700 to his local affiliate's pledge drive collection and not having the money to do so. Throughout the episode, a slightly modified version of the PBS logo (with the extended upper lip typical of Simpsons characters) is seen several times. At the start of the episode, the Thames logo is seen before a spoof British TV series titled Do Shut Up (said to be a spoof of another British series, The Young Ones. It should be noted that show originally aired on BBC Two, not ITV).
  • The PBS logo also appears at the start of a diversity documentary Mrs. Krabappel shows to her class in "The Italian Bob", causing all the students to be disappointed. Their disappointment only increases when they find out it was also made in association with The National Film Board of Canada.
  • In "The Bart of War", the Pax TV logo (presented here as "PAX-TV") appears after Marge changes the channel from South Park on Comedy Central to PAX-TV, when she won't allow Bart and Milhouse to watch the aforementioned South Park.
  • The episode "Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baadasssss Song" begins with this couch gag: the Simpsons sit on the couch just as a translucent FOX station identification logo appears in the lower right hand corner of the screen. Homer sees it, gets up from the couch, peels it off, and stomps on it (with the family joining him in stomping it) before returning to the couch.
  • Near the end of the episode "The Joy of Sect", Lisa expresses relief that she and her family are able to think for themselves again. Suddenly, the Fox logo appears on the Simpsons' TV as an announcer says, "You are watching Fox." The Simpsons repeat in a zombie-like monotone, "We are watching Fox."
  • In "Co-Dependent's Day", the Simpsons family go and see Cosmic Wars: The Gathering Shadow (an obvious parody of the Star Wars film series). Before the film starts, a print version of the FOX logo appears in white on a black background with a byline that reads "A DIVISION OF ORANGE JULIUS" under it. Everyone in the cinema starts cheering when it appears. The 1997 TCF-TV fanfare also plays during the logo.
  • In "Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass", Ned Flanders makes a violent film about Bible stories. At the start of it, a spoof of the Columbia Pictures logo appears. The text above it reads "BURNS' CELLULOID WHIMSIES" and in place of the regular torch lady is Mr. Burns. We then see a close up of his face as he says "I'm richer than you!"
  • In "Super Franchise Me", Marge starts up a sandwich restaurant franchise. When she realizes that the corporate expects you to buy 'a lot of stuff' and not care if you make money or not, she says "What kind of corporation does that?!" Just then, the FOX logo in blue appears in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen, accompanied by a portion of the TCF-TV logo theme.
  • In "Moho House", the show references its own production company when the Gracie Films logo is shown on a flip book Homer made for Marge.
  • On the episode "When You Dish Upon a Star", the 20th Century Fox logo is seen outside of their studio. The logo is painted in gold, the searchlights are yellow, and the byline "A NEWS CORPORATION COMPANY" is replaced with "A DIVISION OF WALT DISNEY CO". In a sheer coincidence, Disney and Fox announced a merger deal on December 14, 2017, and was completed on March 20, 2019. On another note, it was announced that News Corporation and Saban would sell Fox Family Worldwide to Disney in July 2001 and was completed on October 24, 2001. 17 days later on November 10, 2001, Fox Family became ABC Family (now Freeform).
  • In "Homer Alone", the sound of the MGM roar is used for Marge roaring.
  • In "Simpsorama", a crossover with Futurama, by the year 3014, FOX had a new channel called FXXX, which is basically a rehash of FXX.
  • In "MoneyBART", at the end of a couch gag showing an enormous absurdly over-the-top tragic sweatshop producing Simpsons merchandise, the sweatshop building is revealed to be a grungy version of the Fox structure.
  • In "Looking for Mr. Goodbart", at the beginning of the couch gag spoofing The Big Bang Theory's intro, a simplistic white Fox structure explodes into the big bang.
  • In "Heartbreak Hotel", at the end credits, the 1990 Vin Di Bona is parodied as "Don di Busco". A soundalike of the original logo's theme is even used.
  • In "Lisa's Sax", The WB is parodied when Bart is about to watch a Krusty the Clown documentary. The parody has the shield in yellow, red and white, with the W and the B stacked on top of each other and a parody of Michigan J. Frog appears singing "we're proud to present on the WB, another bad show that no one will see-ee-ee!". The frog promptly leaves saying "Ugh, I need a drink."
  • In "Bart vs. Thanksgiving," when Bart arrives at the dining table with the turkey, he sings a portion of the 20th Century Fox fanfare.
  • In "Behind the Laughter", we see parodies of the ABC, NBC, and Telemundo logos when the Narrator talks how about how Homer showed his demo tape to the major networks. The parody ABC logo is red and in a slightly different font; the NBC logo is based on the 1986 one, also with a different font. The peacock is in yellow, orange, red, pink, purple, and blue and has no beak, while the Telemundo logo is loosely based on the 1997-2000 logo, but there is no sphere inside the T, the square is more jagged and the logo is pink, purple, and white.
  • In "Treehouse of Horror XXV", when Homer flicks through channels which all have Married with Children, the Al Jazeera, Animal Planet, BET, FXXXXXX (a parody of FX), The Herstory Channel (a parody of History whose logo is greatly based on the 1995-2008 one) and Syfy logos are parodied. Al Jazeera's Arabic icon is simplified to a light orange flame and "ALJAZEERA" is now two words and black, while the Animal Planet, Syfy, and BET logos are based on the then-current logos (save for BET's, which was based on the 2008-2011 one). All of them have slightly different fonts, and the Animal Planet logo's M is not sideways, BET's "E" and "T" are not connected, and the Syfy logo's letters are spaced out a bit.
  • In "Sunday, Cruddy Sunday", when Rupert Murdoch appears, football players arrange to say "HI RUPERT". As they form the words, a band plays an abridged version of the TCF fanfare, sounding like a slightly extended version of the 1995 TCFTV fanfare.
  • "Treehouse of Horror XX" ends with the cast singing a short closing number to the tune of the Simpsons theme song. We then cut to Kang and Kodos sitting in the audience, and Kodos shushes everyone and points to Kang, who has fallen asleep. This is an obvious reference to the Gracie Films logo seen at the end of the show.
  • "Rogue: Not Quite One" features a Disney castle designed in the Simpsons art-style, then it gets dumped on by a collection of Springfield buildings/landmarks that form the shape of the Disney castle, with "The Simpsons" written in a Disney-esque font.

Tiny Toon Adventures (1990-1995)

  • In "The Looney Beginning", there's a scene where Saul Bass' "Big W" logo is being chased around by the classic Warner Bros. "Shield" logo seen in the Looney Tunes & Merrie Melodies intros.
  • The episode "Cinemaniacs!" features a parody of the Rank Organisation logo, with Hamton J. Pig in place of the Gongman. Given that this scene precedes an Indiana Jones parody, it alludes to the fact that Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom also opens with a parody of the Rank Organisation logo.

The Ren and Stimpy Show (1991-1995)

Animaniacs (1993-1998, 2020-2023)

This animated TV series has spoofed several well-known logos during the show's entire run, such as CBS Special Presentation, PBS, UBU Productions, and Disney.

  • In the end credits of the original '90s show, the Warner Bros logo opens up to reveal a specific character. The joke is a throwback to the original Warner Bros Animation logo in the 1960s.
  • Several special episodes start with a parody of the 1973 CBS Special Presentation logo, with "ANIMANIACS" in place of "SPECIAL" spinning towards the camera, and the finished phrase reading "AN ANIMANIACS SPECIAL PRESENTATION", with "ANIMANIACS" in yellow and the rest of the text in red.

  • The 1989 PBS logo was spoofed before a parody of Barney and Friends. On a blue screen, we see cardboard cutouts of the heads of Yakko, Wakko, and Dot. They slowly turn to their left, and then the text "SBS" appears without any multi-colored lines, followed by the text "STUPID BROADCASTING SERVICE" to its right, both in yellow, as a child's voice says, "Baloney and Kids is brought to you by this station and other stations that lack clever programming." A synth piece intended to invoke the original logo's music plays throughout.
  • At the end of episodes 42 and 98, the Warners sign off with "Sit, Ubu, sit."
  • The 1985 Disney logo was parodied before a sketch parodying Disney's Pocahontas. On a blue background, we see the Warner Bros. watertower in place of the castle, with the white text "WARNER BROS." above the tower, as Dot flies in dressed as Tinkerbell. The music also sounds similar to the original logo's music.

Marsupilami (1993)

In the episode "Toucan Always Get What You Want", Maurice grabs the NBC Peacock, to which Eduardo says "I don't want no stinky bird today, my stomach is craving for the little spotty guy with the tail!"

The Critic (1994-1995)

In the episode "A Song for Margo", the screen bug for the Fox network logo can be seen.

Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (1994-1997)

  • In the episode "Inherit the Judgement: The Dope's Trial", when Duckman (voiced by Jason Alexander) says he has a higher power on his side, even higher, the clouds take us to the Paramount Television logo.

  • In the episode "Papa Oom M.O.W. M.O.W.", when Duckman and his family are going to watch a movie based on the aforementioned character, the USA World Premiere Movie logo is shown.
  • The episode "Duckman and Cornfed in Haunted Society Plumbers" begins with the 1927 Paramount logo in black and white.
  • The episode "The Road to Dendron", a parody of Bob Hope and Bing Crosby's "Road to..." films, starts with the 1950 Paramount "Ugly Mountain" logo.

Space Ghost Coast to Coast (1994-1999, 2001-2004, 2006-2008)

At the end of the episode "Explode," featuring Monty Python member Eric Idle, there is a parody of the BBC bumper, with a slowly turning Ghost Planet over BBC-style "Cartoon Network" lettering, and John Peel saying through voice-over: "Coming up next on the Cartoon Network, the Ghost Planet will explode." The beep sound is then used five times until the Ghost Planet finally explodes.

Arthur (1996-2022)

  • There is a parody of the Columbia logo with Mr. Ratburn in place of the Torch Lady (which looks like a stained-glass window), appearing on the episode "Buster Baxter, Cat Saver." The company's name, "21st Century Rat", is a parody of 20th Century Fox. The announcer says "21st Century Rat proudly presents"; the text below him says:
Rat is Art Backwards

  • Title cards for Buster-centric episodes feature a spoof of the MGM logo with Buster "roaring" in the circle (occasionally, another sound is heard, like an elephant's trumpet or a burping noise). Arthur then appears beside Buster and laughs.
  • At the beginning of the season two episode "The Big Blow-Up," the CINAR and WGBH logos are seen. The CINAR logo appears on a hockey sweater and the side of a racecar. The WGBH logo is seen below the CINAR logo on the racecar. It's also worth pointing out that the hockey sweater uses the same colors as the Canadiens hockey team and that the racecar uses the same colors as the Bruins hockey team. The Canadiens play in Montreal, the same city where CINAR operated out of. The Bruins play in Boston, where WGBH operates.

Dexter's Laboratory (1996-2003)

On the episode "Coupon for Craziness", the episode begins with a title card that has the Hanna-Barbera script logo on it.

Cow and Chicken (1997-1999)

  • In the episode "The Exchange Stüdent", the Weenie News logo is a parody of the Universal Pictures logo with a fanfare very similar to the TCF-TV logo.
  • In "Red's Race", one of the 20 second shorts from Season 2, at the beginning there is a building in the background with the Hanna-Barbera script logo.

King of the Hill (1997-2010)

In the season 2 episode "Life in the Fast Lane: Bobby's Saga", a blue racecar bearing the Film Roman studio logo can be spotted as Hank attempts to cross the racetrack to catch Jimmy.

South Park (1997-)

  • On many episodes, there is a television network that parodies NBC called "HBC" (though in its first two appearances it parodied HBO with the "HBC Movie of the Week"). Its logo consists of a multi-colored turtle instead of a peacock. However, on the episode "Best Friends Forever", it parodies ABC with "HBC World News". It again parodies NBC on the episode "The Tale of Scrotie McBoogerballs", with simply "HBC News" but with a peacock this time.
  • On the episode "City on the Edge of Forever", another parody of the NBC logo can be seen on the building of the NBC headquarters.
  • On the episode "Jakovasaurs", in the scene where the titular creatures appear to live in a sitcom format, a parody of the Comedy Central logo at the time (the 4th logo) is on the bottom-right corner. Talk about poking fun at your own network!
  • In the episode "The New Terrance and Phillip Movie Trailer", Shelly gets angry at Stan and the other boys for using the television and switches the channel to the WD (parody of The WB) so she can watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
  • One of the side plots in the episode "Hell On Earth 2006" features the escapades of serial killers Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, and John Wayne Gacy as they return to Earth attempting to bake and transport a large Ferrari cake to Satan's big costume party. The way they interact with one another mirrors that of The Three Stooges, and one scene opens with a parody of The Three Stooges intro, Columbia Torch Lady and all.
  • In the episode "Dances With Smurfs", the tune that plays before the school's morning announcements is a faster version of the NBC chimes with the first and second notes switched.

Space Goofs (1997-2008)

In "Toon In, Drop Out", the episode begins with a logo showing Foxy and Ducky (a parody of Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies) with the Gaumont and MGM logos.

Bob and Margaret (1998-2001)

In the episode "Trick or Treat" in the beginning of a nightmare sequence, the Channel 4 logo is shown on the TV with a continunity announcer.

Cartoon Network's Cartoon Theatre (1998-2004)

This programming block on Cartoon Network featured previews for films aired on the block and bumpers that would open with a parody of another logo.

  • Before previews of films, a parody of the Paramount Pictures logo is seen where the camera zooming towards a mountain with a circle of nine stars around it. The mountain tips over towards the viewer (revealing that it was only a backdrop) and the third star on the left falls down. The camera then zooms into the opening where the mountain was to start the preview.
  • One bumper parodies the Columbia Pictures logo by zooming towards the Torch Lady at an angle as she struggles to get her torch to light up. She waves it in the air and then hits it against her leg. It finally lights up and the camera moves to the right. As this happens, her dress gets blown up and she tries to get it back down as the camera moves away from her.
  • Another bumper parodies the MGM logo. A lion is seen inside a filmstrip circle licking an ice cream cone. He then looks at the audience and is frightened, quickly eating the rest of his ice cream, packs some stuff in a suitcase, and leaving the circle. The camera zooms in on the circle while this happens.

Courage the Cowardly Dog (1999-2002)

In the episode "Bride of the Swamp Monster", there is a board beside a counter that is a partially incomplete Cartoon Network logo.

Family Guy (1999-2003, 2005-)

  • In a cutaway from the episode "Brian's a Bad Father", the MGM logo is parodied thusly:
    • Lion: "When I grow up, I wanna stick my head through a circle at the beginning of movies and roar."
    • *all the other animals laugh at him*
    • *flash forward to the present, where the same lion is in the spoof of the MGM logo*
    • Lion: "What's up now, b****es?!"
      • The actual MGM spoof has everything gold in silver. "Feature Films" is on the logo, with "Feature" on the top of the ribbon circle and "Films" at the bottom.
  • In the episode "Petergeist," there is a parody of the 1984 TriStar Pictures logo, in which Joe Swanson replaces the Pegasus, and "TRI-STAR PICTURES" is replaced with "JOE SWANSON THEATRES".

  • In the episode "Breaking Out is Hard To Do," after programming in "Asiantown" (a parody of Chinatown), the CBS eye logo appears as normal, and then morphs into a stereotypical slanted eye while some stereotypical Chinese music plays, all while an announcer says, "You're watching CBS Asiantown." Syndicated prints cut this out, but it is intact on Disney+ Star outside the U.S.
  • In the episode "When You Wish Upon a Weinstein", Lifetime is parodied. The text is entirely in pink, with the slogan being "Television for Idiots". This is placed on a light blue background.
  • On the episode "The Story On Page One," there is a parody of the Stephen J. Cannell logo with Peter Griffin in Cannell's place with the music from the original logo playing, and the end result looks similar to the original (except "Stephen" is spelled "Steven").
  • In the episode "Episode 420", Mimsie from the MTM logo appears in a scene and meows when Quagmire is pointing it out to his cat James.
  • In one scene in the episode "The Son Also Draws", Brian Griffin is watching an episode of NOVA before switching it to several episodes of One Day at a Time. During this scene, there is a parody of the 1971 PBS logo where the P-head is facing the right (which interestingly, was originally how the logo was going to look before it was changed to have it face the left.) the "S" is slightly modified, the stylized "PBS" is white, and the text below is yellow instead of white, and "SERVICE" is replaced by "SYSTEM".
  • On the episode "Valentines Day in Quahog," a parody of the 1994-2010 New Line Cinema logo appears in the episode's intro. It has the Time Warner byline (though it is spelled out as "TimeWarner"), both filmstrips are on the sides of the box, and the box shines once.
  • In the episode "April in Quahog", Mayor Adam West, with a jetpack and a fishbowl over his head, flies up to the Orion constellation, says "Take that Orion!", and punches it. This forms the Orion Pictures logo without any additional text, with a short synth jingle during the formation. West then says, "That's right. All you are is a failed production company." Ironically, the company was revived three years later in late 2013.

  • In the episode "Friends of Peter G.," Peter and Brian watch the beginning of a movie (The Sound of Music, a Fox movie), with a 20th Century Fox logo that greatly resembles the 1994 one (slightly redesigned, with a re-orchestrated fanfare that resembles TCF), followed by multiple other logos of fictional companies that make it seem like the film is starting. This is a parody of how many people tend to get annoyed at all the logos at the beginning of movies and just want the film to start (as clearly shown by Peter).
    • The logos of fictional companies include:
      • Underwater Map Productions: A map is seen swimming in the water until it opens up in the sky. Peter mistakes the map for a sea monster, and he says he heard it somewhere. The entire logo is accompanied by a tune that starts out somber and dramatic before becoming calm when the map opens. The logo somewhat references the 1492 Pictures logo.
      • Once Upon a Time Studios: The words "ONCE UPON A TIME..." are seen on a black background. Peter thinks it's the beginning of the movie, until a line and "STUDIOS" fade in. Peter says that it is misleading. The entire logo is accompanied by a piano tune which sounds similar to the first four notes of the second DreamWorks Animation logo.
      • Arriving Flight Productions: A plane arrives at an airport. Peter thinks someone's coming to town, until the logo turns into line art. Peter says "For crying out loud." The audio of the logo consists of a triumphant fanfare accompanied with airplane landing sounds. The logo is somewhat a parody of the Braniff Productions logo featured at the end of South Park episodes.
      • Country and Date Productions: It shows a landscape of India in 1853. Peter thinks it's a period movie, but when it zooms out and the company name appears, Peter says it's not a period movie. The music featured in this logo is an Indian fanfare that builds up in a one note trumpet fanfare in the end.
      • Panting Man's Wounded Shoulder Films: It shows a man going to his house during a thunderstorm trying to hide from someone. Peter thinks he is in trouble and wants to know his story, but after the lighting strikes, it freezes and the logo zooms out to reveals the company name as Peter says "Oh, come on!" The audio of the logo consists of a mysterious, sounding theme that becomes dramatic once it ends alongside thunderclap, rain, and the sounds of the panting man. After the logos, Peter takes out liquor he snuck in.
  • In "Turkey Guys", during a gag about how Nickelodeon live-action sitcom stars are uncomfortably attractive, the current Nickelodeon logo is imitated.
  • In "Turban Cowboy", a parody of the drum Porky Pig Looney Tunes ending is seen when Peter watches a Muslim version of Looney Tunes. Instead of "that's all folks", the Porky parody says that as a pig, he is very dirty and should not be touched.
  • In "Saturated Fat Guy", during a Netflix commercial, a parody of the 2001-2014 Netflix logo is seen where the wordmark is not arced.
  • In "LASIK Instinct", in the beginning of a commercial about Burbank, California, a parody of the 1984-2009 Nickelodeon logo (with the text in Cooper Black) in the form of an oval pops in on a stock image of a man washing a Tesla Model 3.
  • In "All About Alana", there was a cutaway where the final 20th Century Fox logo is played, but after the drums, a melodica is (very poorly) heard playing the rest of the fanfare. There are drums at the beginning that are similar to the current fanfare's.

  • In the episode "Peter's Sister", there is a parody of The Cosby Show "knowing what we know now". The NBC peacock appears, doped up like Cosby's female co-stars.
  • In a cutaway from the episode "Hot Pocket Dial", Lois takes Peter to Auschwitz, Peter, disappointed, says that he thought that they were going to a place Walt Disney built, Lois corrects him, stating that she actually said "supported" (a joke on Walt Disney's rumored anti-semitism), then a parody of the Disney castle logo appears in shades of pink and purple. A holocaust train passes by the castle, and Lois cautions against riding it.

  • In the episode "Quagmire's Mom", a broadcast is seen by the Al Jarreau Jazeera network, which is Al-Jazeera but broadcast by singer Al Jarreau in a musical manner.

Futurama (1999-2003, 2008-2013, 2023-)

  • Futurama can often make parodies of logos. For example, "That's Lobstertainment!" features a logo for 30th Century Fox, which is a future version of the 20th Century Fox logo.
  • In the episode "Anthology of Interest II", in the segment "Wizzin'", when Leela first exits the spaceship, a parody of the NBC peacock logo is seen spreading its feathers.
  • The episode "300 Big Boys" has a parody of DreamWorks Pictures titled 'GeneWorks, S.K.G.', shown as a genetics store.

Mickey Mouse Works (1999-2000)

In the Goofy short "How to Be a Waiter", when the film in which Goofy stars begins, it uses the 1990 version of the 1985 Walt Disney Pictures logo.

Mission Hill (1999-2000; 2002)

In the episode "Stories of Hope and Forgiveness (or Day of the Jackass)", there's a TV that depicted a mixed parody of Hanna-Barbera cartoons Wally Gator and Yogi Bear, and it airs on the WB Network (the channel that originally aired Mission Hill). The WB logo is shown on the screen.

SpongeBob SquarePants (1999-)

  • Two logo references occur in "Plankton's Army":
    • The episode itself concerns Plankton recruiting his extended family. They all look like the other creatures in the show's own United Plankton Pictures logo. They later return in the episode "Something Narwhal This Way Comes".
    • Later on, when Karen is making fun of Plankton for his first name of "Sheldon" by displaying it in increasingly bigger fonts, the last resembles the 1956 Four Star logo.
  • In both "The Sponge Who Could Fly" and "Truth or Square", the Nickelodeon foot is seen during live-action sequences taking place at Nickelodeon Studios.
  • Also, in the episode "Girls Night Out", whenever someone says "gal pals" or when the Gal Pals (a group consisting of Karen, Mrs. Puff and Sandy) are in action, Karen displays an animation that resembles the BBC Video "Star" logo from 1980.
  • In "Ghost Host", the Rank Organisation logo is parodied at the beginning of a motivational video SpongeBob shows to the Flying Dutchman to help him regain his confidence.
  • Several episodes, namely "Artist Unknown", "Suction Cup Symphony" and "ChefBob", feature the music from the 1986 Pixar logo. Considering the music from the logo is stock music, however, this was likely unintentional.

I Cartoni dello Zecchino d'Oro (2000-2019)

  • The "Il Gatto Puzzolone" music video starts with a parody of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios that shows the cat character featured in the video in a banner with the words "LA PUZZOLONE MAYER PRODUCTION" above and "Presenta" below.

Sealab 2021 (2000-2005)

In "Butchslap", they show the Cartoon Network logo on a submarine.

Invader Zim (2001-2002, 2006)

In "Gir Goes Crazy and Stuff", the character Nick (a jab at the various censored things Nickelodeon gave to the show) wears a shirt with the Nick splat on it.

The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2002-2006)

An MGM spoof is seen in the episode "Lights! Camera! Danger!", with Goddard in place of Leo.

Clone High (2002-2003)

  • The 9th episode "Raisin the Stakes: A Rock Opera in Three Acts" begins with a parody of the MGM logo, with Abe in place of Leo.
  • The 11th episode "Snowflake Day: A Very Special Holiday Episode" begins with a parody of the CBS Special Presentation logo.

¡Mucha Lucha! (2002-2005)

When Rikochet explains the truth about fleas in the episode "All Creatures Masked and Small", the music for the 1991 Universal Cartoon Studios logo plays. Coincidentally, the theme for Universal Cartoon Studios was composed by Michael Tavera, who also created the music for ¡Mucha Lucha! during the first two seasons.

The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (2003-2007)

In one scene in the episode "Wrath of the Spider Queen", the front of Billy's racecar has the 2004 Cartoon Network logo without the name at the bottom.

Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi (2004-2006)

The final episode "It's Alive!" opens with "A Renegade Picture". This is not only a reference to Renegade Animation, the studio that produced and animated Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, but the logo is also a reference to and parody of the 1927 Universal Studios logo.

Megas XLR (2004-2005)

On one episode, the 1980s MTV logo was parodied with the "M" replaced by the word "POP" with the second "P" backwards and the text below reading "POP TELEVISION" instead of "MUSIC TELEVISION".

Peppa Pig (2004-present)

On the episode "Miss Rabbit’s Day Off", the Astley Baker Davies logo (without the text) can be seen on a credit card.

American Dad (2005-)

  • Roger takes the place of the lion that spoofs the MGM logo for TBS. This is shown before new American Dad episodes air on TV.
  • In "Failure Is Not a Factory-Installed Option", when Roger shows Klaus a "movie" in the attic and turns on the projector, we see the 20th Century Fox logo, probably from 1981. It is not very big, but it is visible if one looks close enough.
  • In "Wild Women Do", the door at the dry cleaners' house is the Fuzzy Door Productions logo.

The Boondocks (2005-2014)

  • In the episode "...Or Die Trying", when Jazmine Dubois mentions something about Soul Plane's "types of stereos," Robert Freeman (not immediately knowing that it was a misinterpretation of the term "stereotypes") assures that it's not a worry, by saying "This is a good theater. They have THX." He then proceeds to hum the middle of the Deep Note.
  • The beginning of the episode "Stinkmeaner Strikes Back" is a parody of martial arts films, so appropriately enough, there is a parody of the 1958 Shaw Brothers logo with "BOON" and "DOCKS" replacing "SHAW" and "SCOPE" respectively, and the letters "BD" inside the shield. The music used is even a reorchestration of the logo's fanfare.
  • On television programs within the show, the following logos have been seen as screen bugs throughout the show's run: MTV, BET, CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News Channel.

Robot Chicken (2005-)

  • On the episode "Rabbits on a Rollercoaster", before the closing logos, Joss Whedon presents a newer version of the Mutant Enemy logo, depicting the vampire monster in the logo being presumably shot, before coming back up, attacking the shooter and going on a rampage in the city. We then cut to Joss in the office re-enacting the scene with dolls, before an executive remarks "Come on, Joss; that's why got you kicked off Wonder Woman." Joss responds with the monster's trademark "Grr, argh!"
  • In the episode "1987", during the skit "Ted Turner Saves Earth", the Turner logo is prominently seen in the background of Ted Turner's business meeting.
  • In "Junk in the Trunk", during the skit "X-Span Request Live", the 1992 Cartoon Network logo can be seen in the background of a city shot.
  • At the end of "Easter Basket", in between the credits and the show's actual closing logos, a parody of Ubu Productions appears, showing a RC stop motion rendition of the original logo. Seth Green is heard saying "Sit, Ubu, sit.....bad dog.", followed by a gunshot and the sound of Ubu whimpering.

  • In "Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III", one skit shows IG-88 bringing his cousin THX-1138 (a reference to the movie of the same name that gave THX its name) to a bar. The Deep Note plays with his introduction and causes some loud offscreen destruction, much to the ire of the patrons.
  • In every special starting with "Robot Chicken DC Comics Special 2: Villains in Paradise" (with the exception of "The Robot Chicken B**ch Pudding Special" and "The Robot Chicken Lots of Holidays Special"), the special opening is parodying the 1973 CBS Special Presentation logo. The color may change depending on the show's special.
  • On one episode of Robot Chicken, there is a skit showing Luxo Jr. from the Pixar logo as a cop who is helping another cop try to make a suspect talk. When the suspect doesn't talk, Luxo acts like he does in the logo, hopping towards the suspect, wiggling, and proceeding to jump on the suspect until he eventually talks. When the skit is over, Luxo looks at the camera like how he does at the end of the logo.

Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! (2006-2010)

In the episode "Meet the Wuzzles", when Daizy places the stars, they circle around Widget in the style of the Paramount logo. The last one, however, hits her in the face.

Back at the Barnyard (2007-2011)

A parody of the THX logo called "BYX" (made out of barns) appears in the episode "Home Sweet Hole".

Chowder (2007-2010)

  • In one scene in the episode "Gazpacho Stands Up" Gazpacho wipes off a scribble that Chowder did on the screen. The 2004 Cartoon Network logo appears in the bottom right. Chowder points to the logo and says "How about that one?" Gazpacho then taps on the logo and replies "Yeah, that one doesn't come off. I tried," in reference to the CN screen bug.

  • In "The Bruised Bluenana", when Chowder explains what happened previously, Gazpacho tells him to skip ahead which shows brief scenes from later parts of the episode, the credits sequence, and even the Cartoon Network Studios logo.

Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2010)

In the episode "Sidekicks Assemble" Robin references the UBU Productions logo when he takes down a henchman called Ubu and says "Sit, Ubu, Sit."

MAD (2010-2013)

  • In the sketch, "CSiCarly", a Nickelodeon blimp is shown, with "NICK" set in Segoe Print, evoking the 1984-2009 Nickelodeon logo sandwiched between parodies of SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Star.
  • In the sketch, "Taking Nemo", the Pixar logo, set in Segoe UI, appears inside an office.
  • The logo was parodied again in the same sketch, but as the print logo.

Sidekick (2010-2013)

The title card of the episode "Trevor the Hero" is a spoof of the MGM logo with Trevor in the place of the MGM lion, Leo, and Eric in the place of the mask.

T.U.F.F. Puppy (2010-2015)

The "Shrederator" used by Quacky and Sharing Moose to shred the evidence in the episode "Lucky Duck", is a reference to Fred Seibert's company Frederator Studios, one of the production companies that work on another Butch Hartman show, The Fairly OddParents.

The Amazing World of Gumball (2011-2019)

  • In the episode "The Spinoffs", Rob creates a variety of spinoff Elmore shows and formats to replace Gumball. One of the shows is Tina the Dinosaur, a parody of the PBS show Barney & Friends. The title card for the show is a parody of the 1995 Barney Home Video logo, with a cartoon dinosaur in place of Barney, Tina's name in place of Barney's name, and "THE DINOSAUR" replacing "Home Video".
  • In the episode "The Shippening", Sarah comes across a magical notebook that makes her drawings come to life. The front of it has the 2010 Cartoon Network logo without the name at the bottom.

Secret Mountain Fort Awesome (2011-2012)

In episode "7,002", the hand-drawn 2004 Cartoon Network logo appears. However, the "CARTOON NETWORK" text is replaced with "FUTURE".

Robot and Monster (2012-2015)

In the episode "Safety First", a spoof of the MGM logo is shown in black & white, though Leo is replaced by Marf.

Steven Universe (2013-2019)

At the end of the episode "Lion 2: The Movie", Lion is roaring in this spoof of the MGM logo with Steven's head surrounded by gems in place of the mask and wreath.

Teen Titans Go! (2013-)

  • At the end of the episode “Nostalgia is Not a Substitute for an Actual Story” (an episode which parodies the 1980s), a parody of the UBU Productions logo is seen, but with a frog wearing a top hat and the text reading “Fennimore Frog Productions”. A male voiceover (done by Greg Cipes) says “Stay, froggy, stay. Nice frog,” followed by a frog croak.
  • On the episode "DC" (DC Kids Fandome event), as Robin (voiced by Scott Menville) tells the Titans that they are going to the DC headquarters for Wonder Woman's birthday, the 2016 DC logo appears behind him.

Wander Over Yonder (2013-2016)

In the episode "The Cartoon", Lord Hater makes an animated cartoon about himself, which is preceded by a parody of the 1980s Filmation logo.

BoJack Horseman (2014-2020)

  • In the episode "The Telescope" during an extended 80s flashback sequence, an Ubu in the style of the universe's anthropomorphic dogs is seen at a celebrity party. Charlotte identifies him as "that guy who sits". Herb Kazzaz then adds "he really IS a good dog".
  • Ubu Productions is also referenced by BoJack in "Prickly Muffin" when he says the logos lines to himself, while imagining the successful end of his day with Sarah Lynn is the end of an episode of the show the two co-starred on.
  • The Secretariat movie that Season 2 largely concerned itself on the production of is from "MMM". Although their print logo is only briefly seen on their water towers a couple of times, it is indeed that of MGM with a BJH-anthropomorphized version of Leo.
  • The TV show Philbert which Season 5 concerns itself with the production of is filmed at Warbler Brothers studios, the logo of which is a bird (just a plain simple non-anthropomorphic cartoon one this time) as the Warner Bros. shield.
  • In both "BoJack the Feminist" and "The Stopped Show" two news bugs parodies are seen in succession: BBC News as "BRB News" and Fox News with the word "Fox" replaced with a fox head.

Breadwinners (2014-2017)

In the episode "Big Screen Buhdeuce", the Paramount logo is parodied when the Rocket Van flies around a cloud that looks like a mountain, with golden bread icons in place of the usual stars.

Sonic Boom (2014-2017)

  • In "Eggman the Auteur", the intro music to Eggman's movie is a soundalike of the 20th Century Fox fanfare.

Like, Share, Die (January-August 2015)

Both "Chinese Knockoff" skits (the The Lego Movie parody "Bricko Movie" from the episode "Lumbersexual Milkshakes and Neckbeards" and the Family Guy parody "Man Family Man" from the episode "God Blocks Kitty Porn") begin with a parody of the 1985 Walt Disney Pictures logo. The castle is replaced with a Chinese temple, yellow against a red background to simulate the flag of said country, and the company name reads "Chinese Knockoff" in the white Disney font and "Original Production" in yellow and in the "pictures" font of the original logo. Bizarrely, this spoof unintentionally predicted the actual ownership of the real Family Guy being sold to Disney years after the parody on the show.

We Bare Bears (2015-2019)

  • The episode "The Demon" begins with a blue BG, with the Japanese characters over a line, and "WE BARE BEARS" on the bottom right corner, referencing the Studio Ghibli logo. Surprisingly, there's no drawing of Ice Bear or any of the bears.
  • In the episode "Bubble", there is a movie studio called "Movie Mountain", which parodies Paramount Pictures. It also features a similar logo as well.

Neo Yokio (2017-2018)

In the first episode "The Sea Beneath 14th Street", after the Netflix logo, a fictional tourism guide for the titular Neo Yokio plays. The title card uses the actual Thames theme.

Wacky Racers (2017-2019)

In the season 2 episode, "The Trial of Dick Dastardly", when Bud spins a gavel for teleporting Dastardly, Muttley, Penelope, Peter, Tiny, Bella and I.Q. to a normal place (which is the Amazon rainforest in Brazil), the 1979 Hanna-Barbera "Swirling Star" logo appears.

Bluey (2018-)

  • In the episode "Movies", where Bandit takes Bluey and Bingo to the cinema for the first time, after a trailer for a Bee Movie parody which scares Bluey, a parody of the THX logo called "BRM" appears, along with a voice in the logo saying "Experience. Pure. SOUND.", which also scares Bluey.
  • In the episode "Stories", the Ludo logo can be seen in the credits when Winton tries to make a new story.

Birdgirl (2021-)

In the season 2 episode, "Fli on Your Own Supply", the 1993 Warner Bros. Pictures print logo is seen in front of a stormy cloud background.

The Ghost and Molly McGee (2021-2024)

In the episode "Hooray for Mollywood!", the MGM logo is parodied with Scratch in place of Leo and the ribbon reading "Spooks Gratia Spooktis".

Mickey Mouse Funhouse (2021-)

In the pilot episode of the show, entitled "Mickey the Brave!", a brief snippet of the 2006 Disney logo's music was used when Funny the Funhouse told Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck that he's a castle.

Saturday Morning All Star Hits! (2021)

This more recent adult live-action/animated television sketch comedy series produced by Universal Animation Studios for Netflix, co-created by Ben Jones (who also did The Problem Solverz on Cartoon Network) features plenty of companies within the series that parodies pre-existing companies from the past.

  • Every cartoon within S.M.A.S.H.! was produced and animated within the series by GiK Entertainment, which itself is a parody of DIC Entertainment. For real world's sake, the animated portions were done by Ben Jones Studio, inc., Bento Box Entertainment, and Universal Animation Studios.
  • Herb Whibley Films is a spoof of Walt Disney Pictures. The logo is even a brief spoof of the famous 1985-2006 logo for Walt Disney Pictures.

Cars on the Road (2022)

The episode "B-Movie" features a fictional movie studio called "Brakelight Pictures", which is a parody of Searchlight Pictures and even has a similar logo.

The Cuphead Show! (2022-)

Before the theme song starts, a parody of the 1927 Universal logo plays, with Cuphead's head in place of the globe and Mugman piloting the plane as he imitates plane noises.

Rowdy & Peanut: Cat Burglar (2022)

This interactive cartoon opens with a spoof of the 1942-1946 MGM Cartoons logo, with an elephant trumpeting in place of Tanner and an Egyptian pharaoh mummy for the mask. The main text reads "A Cut-Rate-Pictures FLIXTOON TECHNICALLY IN COLOR". "Ars Gratia Artis" is parodied as "LOGO PARODIS SPOOFUS". There are two humorous disclaimers to the sides. The left one reads "COPIEDRIGHT LMNOP IN U.S.A. BY NETFLIX ANIMATION NOT MEANT TO BE CONSUMED ORALLY", while the right reads "ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, ALL LEFTS FREE TO STEAL. APPROVED BY THE NATIONAL BORED OF REVIEWING".

Anime and Manga

Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)

In one scene, there is a red van entering the Cagliostro Castle with an "NBK-TV" logo, which is a parody of the "NHK" logo. The same logo can be seen on a TV screen in the royal wedding scene when the broadcast of the royal wedding has been cut out, but it was read as "NKB-TV" instead of "NBK-TV".

Urusei Yatsura (1981-1986)

In the episode "Domestic Quarrel – To Eat or Be Eaten!?", the Toei logo is parodied and cartoonized similar to the Dragon Ball Z reference. This time, the Toei triangle is replaced with a red outline of a star with a bird inside.

Dragon Ball (1986-1989)

The episode "He's Here! The Mighty Enemy Giran" ("Monster Beast Giran" on English releases) opens with a parody of the 1978 Golden Harvest logo, fitting the beginning of the martial arts-focused World Martial Arts Tournament arc. The spoof has parts of the Japanese character "武" in the World Martial Arts Tournament logo appear in the same way the rectangles appear, accompanied by a soundalike of the original music.

Soreike! Anpanman (1988-)

  • "Minna no Hero! Anpanman": Baikinman appears as a roaring lion in a MGM-styled logo. Kabirunrun plays the part of the mask.

Dragon Ball Z (1989-1996)

On one episode, the Toei logo is parodied in which the logo is cartoonized and the Toei triangle instead reads "ZTV".

Yu Yu Hakusho (1992-1994)

The episode "Lamenting Beauty" has Koenma make a videotape that starts off with a parody of the Columbia Pictures logo, with Koenma himself taking the place of the Torch Lady.

Lupin III: Dead or Alive (1996)

At the beginning of Lupin III's video message as his calling card, a parody of the famous 20th Century Fox logo was shown, but with the titular thief's name instead of the words "20th Century Fox".

Pokémon (1997-)

There have been three MGM parodies so far:

  • Pokémon Black and White: Rival Destinies: The episode "An Epic Defense Force!" has an MGM logo parody with Zorua in place of Leo and a Yamask's mask.
  • Pokémon XY:
    • The episode "A PokéVision of Things to Come!" has another MGM parody, this time with Meowth in place of Leo; the background is also red.
    • The episode "Lights! Camera! Pika!" features Pikachu in place of Leo in red MGM-style ribboning. A Poké Ball is also in place of the mask.

Kirby: Right Back At Ya! (2001-2003)

In the episode, "Fatastrophe! Snack Junkie!" ("Fitness Fiend" for the English dub), when the end credits are shown for the movie that King Dedede was watching, a parody of the Dolby logo is shown. Instead of the Double D symbol, the symbol is "DDD" (an obvious reference to the aforementioned character).

Gin Tama (2006-2018)

The episode "It Takes A Bit Of Courage To Enter A Street Vendor's Stand" opens with a black-and-white MGM-style logo featuring the alien being Elizabeth replacing the lion.

Ramen Fighter Miki (2006)

Every episode of Ramen Fighter Miki opens with a MGM-style logo with Miki roaring in place of the lion.

Shin Chan (Funimation dub; 2006-2011)

The 1993 Toho logo appears in the projection screen in the episode "The After-Breakfast Enema".

Sayonara, Zetsubo-Sensei (2007)

  • The episode "Measuring Social Standing" used the Columbia Pictures logo as a title card, with the protagonist Nozomu Itoshiki in place of the Torch Lady.
  • Later on in the same episode, there was a title card of Studio Kumeta, which parodied the Studio Ghibli logo.

Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt (2010)

A parody TV network used throughout the show (known as PSG; which has the initials of the show's title) uses a logo that parodies the MTV logo, with a "P" replacing the "M" and "SG" replacing "TV".

The Tatami Galaxy (2010)

The episode "Film Circle "Misogi"" has a parody of the Golden Harvest logo when the characters are at the movie theater.

Hetalia: The Beautiful World (2013)

This spoof of the MGM lion has America roaring and the banner saying "U·S·A". This can be seen on episode 18 of Hetalia: The Beautiful World (as well as the anime's trailer on Funimation's YouTube channel).

Denkigai no Honya-san (2014)

Episode 6 features a parody of the 20th Century Studios logo as held by the Umanohone store.

Pop Team Epic (2018-)

  • In the episode "Vanver - A Game in Another Dimension", during one skit done in an 8 bit style (more specifically, the "0 Percent" skit), the show's logo briefly appears in between game screens with what sounds like the Game Boy chime.
  • A parody of the 2nd Pixar Animation Studios logo is seen at the beginning of the episode "Here We Go! Biggus McHugeGuy Combination".

Beastars (2019)

The second season's title sequence features a parody of the 2002 Marvel flipping pages logo, using pages from the "Beastars" manga.

Vlad Love (2020)

In the episode "Day for Night", a school film made by film student Maki Watabe opens with a MGM-style logo, with a basset hound (a trademark of series creator Mamoru Oshii) in place of the lion.

Isekai Ojisan (2022)

Ojisan is a fan of 90s Sega games, so there are homages to Sega logos.

  • The opening title sequence has the title play out in the form of the 1990s Sega Saturn logo.

  • The first episode features the 95 S-wrapped-around-ball logo as Ojisan talks about Sega consoles.

Chobit (1983)

  • The comic cover of Akira Toriyama's manga "Chobit" displays a MGM logo, with an eagle replacing the mask underneath and with the title character Chobit the fairy in the logo in place of the lion.

Live-Action Film

Road to Utopia (1946)

In arguably one of the first examples of this sort of joke in a movie ever, one scene has Bob Hope notice a mountain in the Yukon. When Bing Crosby asks what's notable about it, it becomes the Paramount logo.

The Happiest Days of Your Life (1950)

When the St. Swithin's teachers arrive, Miss Gossage (Joyce Grenfell) loudly strikes the gong in the hall, whereupon Miss Whitchurch (Dame Margaret Rutherford) tells her "A tap, Gossage. I said a tap. You're not introducing a film." This homages to the Rank Organization logo of striking a gong.

Carry On... Up the Khyber (1969)

A servant rings a gong to announce the arrival of a British governor, and the Khasi of Kalabar winces at the noise, describing the gong as "Rank stupidity!" This homages the Rank Organization, which produced the feature, and its logo of ringing a gong.

And Now for Something Completely Different (1971)

This film recreating various Monty Python's Flying Circus sketches features the 20th Century Vole parody from before, this time saying "20th Century Frog" (since the original "Twentieth-Century Vole" sketch doesn't feature in this film). The MGM segment has a croaking frog replacing the vole, and the background is blue. This same parody would later appear in the opening credits of the 1982 film Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

The film's climax takes place at a theater where the stage backdrop is the 1929 RKO Radio Pictures logo.

The Shaggy D.A. (1976)

The animated opening credits sequence begins with a sheepdog sleeping inside a doghouse whose door resembles the MGM logo, and the dog yawns in a manner similar to Leo the Lion. The words in the ribbon are "Canis Corpore Transmuto" (the magic words that transformed Wilby into "The Shaggy Dog").

Star Wars (1977)

The iconic Star Wars opening march was composed to specifically lead in from the 20th Century fanfare.

Hardware Wars (1978, 1997 special edition)

  • This cult short film, a direct parody of the Star Wars: A New Hope trailer begins with a parody of the then current 1953 logo saying "20th Century Foss" (referring to the shorts' actual director Ernie Fosselius). The fanfare is a drumroll and one long "ta-da" like note (also for some reason "Foss" repeatedly glows white).
  • The unofficial 1997 "Special edition", made to attack the then-relevant special editions of the original trilogy, contains two logo jokes: 20th Century Foss is updated in CGI to a parody of the 1994 20th Century Fox logo, and before this is a silent THX Broadway parody reading "ZZZ: The audience is tired of logos. Start the movie already!".

Halloween (1978)

The Thing from Another World (1951) plays on Tommy Doyle's TV screen, in addition to the opening logos of that film, which include the 1929 RKO Radio Pictures logo. Tommy watches it alongside Laurie Strode.

Attila Flagello di Dio (1982)

Attila the Hun and two other men walk down a path and encounter the Columbia Torch Lady.

Dünyayı Kurtaran Adam (The Man Who Saved the World) (1982)

At one point in the film, footage of the background of the Euro International Films logo is used.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

The opening Paramount logo fades into a mountain design on a gong, which is struck. This homages the Rank Organization gong logo.

Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)

A scene appears during the middle of the movie during which the 1940s "A Paramount Picture" logo appears on a TV set. A woman seeing the logo on TV turns off the set after the logo fades out.

Amazon Women on the Moon (1987)

The eponymous movie within the movie begins with the actual Universal International logo (obtained as the real movie is indeed Universal), complete with the This Island Earth theme.

UHF (1989; 2002 DVD commentary)

On the 2002 MGM DVD release of this movie, in the commentary, "Weird Al" Yankovic comments over the 2001 MGM logo saying "Hey, I don't remember this lion from the movie", and sings lyrics to the Orion Pictures jingle: "Orion! Orion is bankrupt now!"

Repossessed (1990)

Following the Seven Arts logo is a parody of the THX "Broadway" trailer. It starts with a grey rectangle and the phrase in Arial bold reads "THE AUDIENCE IS HEARING". The company name is BFD which is sandwiched by two lines above and below. The byline above and below respectively reads "LOGANWORKS LTD." and "SOUND PROCESS". A short version of the official 1983 Deep Note is present, with gassy sounds and unintelligible noises.

The Long Day Closes (1992)

The 20th Century Fox fanfare is heard in the film, after the opening titles. This film is a British film and was not produced by Fox; it is done to represent the protagonist's love for cinema.

Space Jam (1996) and the sequel

  • Space Jam (1996): The WB logo and the classic Looney Tunes background/title card, acts as the boundary between the real world and Tune World.
  • Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021): The introduction to the Server-Verse starts off with a reverse shot of the 2021 Warner Brothers logo (a pan across the WB studio).

    • In the end credits of the sequel, the print WAG logo is seen on Granny's jersey when she's fighting with former UFC fighter and WWE superstar, "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey (archival picture from UFC), while Speedy cheers in the picture.

8wol-ui Keuliseumaseu / Christmas In August (1998)

The 1993 Columbia TriStar Home Video fanfare is heard when the main characters sit down to watch a VHS tape of a movie.

102 Dalmatians (2000)

The 1985 Walt Disney Pictures theme and the 1953 Buena Vista Pictures Distribution logo's music from Lady and the Tramp (1955) are used during a scene where Chloe (played by Alice Evans) and Kevin (played by Ioan Gruffudd) leave the house for dinner at Tony's Restaurant while the Dalmatians and Waddlesworth the parrot (voiced by Eric Idle) watch the aforementioned film, based on the 1998 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection VHS print.

Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006)

Before the New Line Cinema logo, a short animation made by John Kricfalusi (of Ren and Stimpy fame) plays spoofing THX. The animation shows chibi versions of Tenacious D members Jack Black and Kyle Gass (which had been previously used in John K's "F*** Her Gently" video) preparing a "Tenacious sound check": eating a large burrito and forming the Deep Note entirely out of flatulence. The finished product reads "THC: The Audience is Now Baking."

Saawariya (2007)

The romance film Saawariya is a tribute to Raj Kapoor Bollywood films. A scene in the film (and a poster) shows Raj (Ranbir Kapoor, Raj Kapoor's grandson) and Sakina (Sonam Kapoor) posing in a waltz-like manner, with the letters RK from a lighted sign in the background. This scene captures the logo of the R.K. Films Company

Tropic Thunder (2008)

Before the DreamWorks and Red Hour logos, there are three fake trailers, showing a spoof of the MPAA bumper (reading "This trailer is approved for audiences"), Universal Pictures (a remake of the 1997 logo), New Line Cinema, and Fox Searchlight Pictures (both bylineless).

The Invention of Lying (2009)

The logo for the fictional studio Lecture Films features a blue outline of a director in his chair, surrounded by a semi-circle of stars a la Paramount. Below it is the words "Lecture Films" in a font similar to Paramount's script.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

  • Scott can be seen wearing a T-shirt with the 1974 CBC logo on it.
  • The 1997 Universal fanfare is heard when Lucas Lee walks out of his trailer.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

The film, which is set in the late 1980s, has a scene with some people doing a parody of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", with the 1929 RKO Radio Pictures logo included.

The Amazing Bulk (2012)

Three different logos are parodied at the beginning of the film; the 1997 Universal Pictures logo, the 20th Century Fox logo, and the 2002 Paramount Pictures logo. All of them bear the "FEATURE PRESENTATION" moniker and are either stock assets or just cheaply made, fitting with the nature of the film regardless.

An Adventure in Space and Time (2013)

To set the mood, as the film is about the making of the original Doctor Who, it begins with the 1963 BBC logo.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again (2016)

The same Fox piano variant from the original movie is used, albeit near the beginning rather than over the literal opening logo.

La La Land (2016, Lionsgate) and the 74th Golden Globe Awards (2017)

A CinemaScope snipe similar to the 1953 20th Century Fox logo is used. Atop the CinemaScope logo is "PRESENTED IN" in the same font as the one used in the TCF logos.

The Disaster Artist (2017)

Near the end, when The Room is being unveiled to an audience for the first time, both of the actual Wiseau Films logos play in order. Tommy Wiseau (as played by James Franco) flatly comments to Greg Sestero (as played by Dave Franco), "I have two different logos." (This is actually an anachronism; the original print of The Room only has the first logo with the second not even existing yet. Most likely this was done deliberately for humor, as demanding two logos does seem like the type of bizarre unconventional request Wiseau would have demanded for some reason.)

6 Underground (2019)

In one scene, the THX Deep Note is used as a weapon to break the glass windows.

Aladdin (2019)

Carpet is seen building a sand castle that looks exactly like the Disney castle logo, and the carpet even throws sand over it, to represent the arc seen over the symbol.

Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)

One of the players in Jumanji is a Pegasus, in a shoutout to TriStar Studios having produced the first Jumanji film.

Mank (2020)

  • In one of the flashback scenes, when Mank is walking in the MGM studio streets, a lion's roar can be heard as a nod to the mascot of the studio - Leo the Lion.
  • When Marion Davies is leaving the MGM studio for the Warner Bros studio, a water tower, as a nod to the famous Warner Bros. Water Tower, can be seen in the background.

Прабабушка лёгкого поведения. Начало (2021, Russia)

A modern recreation of the Mosfilm logo is featured, but the text is different.

Elvis (2022)

  • The MGM logo could be seen on a water tower's roof one hour into the movie, once the film reaches 1968.
  • The 1956 NBC peacock could be later seen perching atop a Hollywood sign reading "TELEVISION", and transitions to a poster at the NBC headquarters, with the "Snake" logo briefly seen below another poster.

Shazam: Fury of the Gods (2022)

At the Greece museum, a statue of Atlas can be seen in his pose from the Atlas Entertainment logo.

Hot Potato: The Story of the Wiggles (2023)

Early in the film, when an early televised airing of the band performing "Get Ready To Wiggle" is shown, a still version of the 1st ABC Kids logo is kept intact. Later on, an early 2000s Playhouse Disney bumper is shown during discussion on Lights, Camera, Wiggles!.

Deadpool and Wolverine (2024)

  • The film features the ruins of the 20th Century Fox logo, as a reference to the Fox Marvel films being tied with the Marvel Cinematic Universe as having been pruned and sent to the void by the Time Variance Authority.

Animated Film

Silly Symphonies (1929-1939)

The short "Mother Goose Goes Hollywood" (1938) opens with a parody of the MGM logo, with a goose "roaring" in the circle. The inscription on the ribbon reads "ERTZNAY TO OUYAY" (Pig Latin for "Nertz to You").

Looney Tunes (1930-1969)

  • "Bosko's Picture Show" (1933) features a parody of the MGM logo, with the ribbon bearing the text "Eenie Meanie Minie Moe" and the logo above a marquee bearing the text "TNT Pictures Present".
  • "She Was an Acrobat's Daughter" (1937) features another MGM parody, this time with the lion crowing like a rooster.
  • "Porky's Snooze Reel" (1941) has a parody of Pathé News called "Passe News", in which we see a rooster silhouette by the farm watching the sun set. The rooster then flaps its wings, ready to shout, but it puts down its wings and says in a human voice, "Cock-a-doodle-doo."
  • "Meet John Doughboy" (1941) has a parody of the RKO "Radio Tower" logo. The text above the tower reads "PORKY PIG PRESENTS", and the Morse code is replaced by razzing noises which slowly go down in pitch as the tower droops.
  • Yet another MGM parody is featured in "Bacall to Arms" (1946), with the logo above a banner reading "Warmer News".
  • "Bunny Hugged" (1951) contains a reference to Rank Organization when a gong is used to introduce Ravishing Ronald.

Woody Woodpecker (1941-1972)

"Under the Counter Spy" (1954) ends with a parody of the Mark VII Limited logo. The man hits the stamp three times, hitting his thumb on the third. He yells out in pain and lifts the stamp, revealing the words "The End". The usual Woody Woodpecker theme song is heard when the words are revealed.

Ograblenie po... (1978)

The opening frames include a parody of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer logo, with Cheburashka replacing the MGM lion.

Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (and Don't Come Back!!) (1980)

There is a cameo appearance by the 1975 Paramount logo during the film on an airplane in-flight movie, consisting of the Peanuts Gang sitting on their seats on the plane, and on a screen, we see a movie countdown leader, followed by a shot of the finished Paramount Pictures mountain logo (with the Gulf+Western byline in blue instead of the usual white). This appeared before a film-within-a-film entitled Laughing Bunnies, which Snoopy and Woodstock were laughing out loud at during the film.

Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation (1992)

This 1992 DTV film based off the TV series contains what is likely to be the most well-known parody on this list, that being of THX's Cimarron trailer. Likely of the original mix, as the joke is how the tunnel sequence is of a loud volume, causing the audience to fly off of their seats, THX becomes THUD, and the subtitle reads "sound systems… a division of Mucasfilm Ltd". At the end of the trailer, an announcer declares: "The audience is now deaf".

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)

The Warner Bros. logo appears on a building model in the World of the Future fair.

Cats Don't Dance (1997)

This MGM parody features the character Woolie the Mammoth, the mascot of the fictional movie studio Mammoth Pictures and mentor of the lead character Danny. Its motto is "Optimum est Maximum", which translates to "Bigger is Better".

An Extremely Goofy Movie (2000)

The movie starts with a parody of the Rank Organisation logo, with Goofy hitting a gong with his face on it. Unfortunately, the gong falls onto Goofy's foot after he hits it, and he falls over doing his trademark "Goofy holler" as the gong flips itself over, revealing the title card.

The Spongebob SquarePants Movie (2004)

In the song "Goofy Goober Rock", SpongeBob plays a magical guitar that saves the world. A close-up of the guitar shows its inlays, which feature the Viacom "V of Doom" logo without the name at the bottom.

Robots (2005; DVD commentary)

On the directors' commentary on the DVD release, Chris Wedge and Carlos Saldanha begins the commentary by awkwardly scatting the 20th Century Fox fanfare.

Over the Hedge (2006)

The THX logo was humorously referenced in this scene from the movie.

Queer Duck: The Movie (2006)

This is a parody of Gracie Films. During the scene, Queer Duck says "Oh, hush yourself, b****!" A parody of the Gracie Films logo music plays after Queer Duck says his line.

Flushed Away (2006)

Near the beginning of the movie, when Roddy slides through the apartment's DVD collection (barring the DreamWorks films mixed in with it), some of the DVD cases of the parodied films have a company named "Yam's INC.", written in Comic Sans with a skewed arc below it. This is likely a parody of the Disney DVD print logo (even having the pronunciation of the name slightly allude to such), despite none of the films bearing the parodied name actually being released under Disney.

The Simpsons Movie (2007, DVD & Blu-ray)

There is a hidden easter egg on the language selection menu of the film’s DVD and Blu-ray. It features an animatic of Homer Simpson in a parody of the THX "Tex" trailer where he brutally murders a Tex look-a-like for waking him up in his sleep.

Logorama (2009)

This short feature revolves around a world filled/populated with corporate logos, intended to parody corporate brands and their effect on society. It features company logos of all kinds, with film logos having an appearance too:

  • A zoo has the MGM lion, NBC peaocks, and the Paramount mountain logo as a rabbit warren.
  • When a waitress drops a drink, the orange splash stain is the Nickelodeon logo.
  • The Disney castle is floating in the water in the aftermath of an earthquake.
  • The last scene is a zoom out which reveals the world is the Universal logo Earth, and in the distance is the Orion Pictures logo as a constellation.

Despicable Me (2010)

  • The MSNBC screen bug appears during the news report on the stolen pyramid.
  • Later in the movie as Gru gives his minions a pep talk, he mentions that they stole the Times Square jumbotron, which features the NBC peacock.

Gummibär: The Yummy Gummy Search for Santa (2012)

  • The opening of the film includes a parody of the MGM logo with a reindeer replacing Leo and with Gummibär replacing the mask.

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018)

  • The movie opens with a parody of the 2002 Marvel Studios logo, with pages from the late George Pérez's original Teen Titans comics flipping rapidly. The camera then zooms out to reveal that the comic book is being read by the seagull who resides outside Titans Tower (as seen at the beginning of most episodes of Teen Titans Go!).

  • Later in the movie, a sign with the 2010 Cartoon Network logo appears. However, the "CARTOON NETWORK" text is from the 2004 logo.

Pattie et la colère de Poséidon (2022)

The film opens with a statement that the animated film was made in Occitania, France. This statement comes with an MGM-style logo made from bushes and plants, featuring a golden penguin and the Occitania flag at the bottom.

Nimona (2023)

The teaser trailer features a parody of the Disney castle (specfically the Disenchanted variant), where Nimona goes and harasses the princess and her kingdom and scares everyone off.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023)

Luigi's ringtone is a rendition of the GameCube startup sound.

Wish (2023)

As a commemoration of Disney's 100th anniversary, the film ends with a wide shot of Star flying in an arc over the kingdom of Rosas, leaving behind a trail of stardust, in a manner similar to the Walt Disney Pictures logo.


Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Radio, Radio (Music Video, 1978)

In the very beginning, the 1936 RKO Radio Pictures logo is shown.

Meco (1982)

  • The album art for Pop Goes The Movies (1982) is a parody of the 20th Century Fox logo modified to display the album's title, and the album's first track is an arrangement of 20th Century Fox's extended fanfare albeit with the drum intro omitted.

The Weather Girls (1983)

  • In Success (1983), a soundalike of the 20th Century Fox fanfare can be heard in the beginning.

Front 242 (1984, 1987)

  • In No Comment (1984), the second studio album by the Belgian electronic act, the record's side A label and the original release's audio CD booklet uses the famous Mosfilm logo.
  • In the compilation album Back Catalogue (1987), the front cover uses the same Mosfilm logo as a call-back to the aforementioned No Comment album.

a-ha "The Sun Always Shines On TV" music video (1985)

One scene in this music video by the Norwegian group features the Warner Bros. shield and the text "A WARNER BROS.-FIRST NATIONAL PICTURE" next to it, both underneath a "The End" credit. The group were originally signed to Warner Bros. Records (which has been independent from Warner Bros. since 2004), hence the WB-FN reference in the music video.

Asia's Astra (1985)

The Deep Note is featured at the beginning of the song "Countdown to Zero".

Echo & the Bunnymen (1985)

At the beginning of the music video for "Bring Out the Dancing Horses", a parody of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer logo is shown. On a blue sky background, a cow (referencing the record label Korova) is in place of Leo the Lion, the wreath is pink, the mask is blue, the band name is in place of "Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer", and the song title is in place of "Ars Gratas Artis". We hear a horse's neigh instead of a lion's roar.

Pandora's Box (1989)

On this Jim Steinman-produced British band's only album, Original Sin, the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra's rendition of the CinemaScope extension of the 20th Century Fox fanfare is heard before the band's cover version of the Doors' 1967 song of that name.

They Might Be Giants (1990)

The cover art of Flood contains a reworked version of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees logo.

La Jungle (1991-1992, France)

The album cover of Touche pas! a ma 5 contains a modified version of the 1987-1990 logo of La 5 where a heart is shown on the place where the star stood previously.

Die Prinzen - Wer Ist Der Typ (Music Video, 1991)

At the start of the German group's music video, the end credits of Cops, as well as both the Barbour/Langley and Fox Television Stations logos, can be seen on TV screens behind the group.

Goldbug - Whole Lotta Love (1996)

The song samples the Pearl & Dean theme at some points.

Juan Luis Guerra 4.40 (1997)

The song La Cosquillita features a parody of the RKO Pictures logo, with "JUAN LUIS GUERRA Y 440 PRESENTA" instead of "RKO PICTURES PRESENTS" before it starts.

Casino Versus Japan's Casino Versus Japan (1998)

The first song off the album, "Vessels That Float Out of Metals That Sink (Pt. 1)", is completely made out from a repeated and pitched-down sample of the 1971 PBS ID music.

Scooter - How Much Is The Fish? (1998)

The track by German dance music group features a short sample of the drumroll from 20th Century Fox logo several times throughout.

Hard 'n Phirm - Pi (Music Video, 2005)

The majority of the music video takes place during an episode of a ZOOM parody called ZAP. As such, the music video starts and ends with a spoof of the 1977 WGBH Boston logo, but the text reads "WHNP" instead (referencing the band's name in the process).

Justice - DVNO (Music Video, 2007)

The music video for the titular song by the French house group Justice contains many references to logos such as HBO, Cannon, CBS/Fox Video, and Stephen J. Cannell Productions.

Oh, Yoko's I Love You... (2013)

The eighth song off the album, "Keio Line", mainly consists of a repeated sample of the last notes from the WGBH production logo theme.

Neil Cicierega's Mouth Sounds (2014)

The seventh track on the album, "Alanis", concludes with a montage of '90s-era television closing logos.

Monster Truck's Sittin' Heavy (2016)

The studio chatter at the end of the final track, titled "Enjoy the Time", features someone saying, "Sit, Ubu, sit."

Daddy Yankeee feat. Ozuna - La Rompecorazones (Lyric Video, 2017)

The lyric video shows a 3DS Max template of the 1994 20th Century Fox logo with a TV in place of the text and the people appear in ir.

Danny Sky - THX (2018)

The song's cover art has a modified THX logo, with the bottom right-hand side of the X being connected to the underline.

Money Man - 24 (Music Video, 2020)

The beginning of the video shows the song title on a 3DS Max template of the 1994 20th Century Fox logo. This can be seen again at different angles later in the video.

Neil Cicierega's Mouth Dreams (2020)

The fifteenth track on the album, "Cannibals", starts with a montage of infamous '70s-to-'80s-era logos before turning into a mashup of Fine Young Cannibals' "She Drives Me Crazy" and the THX Deep Note.

Color TV (???)

This band played the track of Hollywood Home Video (Denmark) in their Song "Paroxeteens" and played the track of PBS' 2nd logo in their song "Night After Night".

PPC's Shyga! The Sunlight Mound (2021)

The seventh track, "Hats Off to the Green Bins", opens with a sample of the Films Incorporated logo (played in reverse).

Black Dice - Plasma (2021)

The official music video for the song features lots of videos either distorted or cropped, some of which are logos/bumpers, including BBC Video, Bryanston Pictures, CBS movie intros, Channel 5 Video, Global Pictures, Golden Book Video, GoodTimes Entertainment, Hi-Tech Video, Irish Video, Metromedia Television, NBC movie intros, Proserpine, TVS Television and Vin Di Bona Productions.

Inugami Korone - Doggy god's street / 戌神ころね (Music Video, 2022)

This animated music video by popular Hololive Vtuber Inugami Korone features a parody of the MGM logo that appears throughout the video. At the beginning of the video, the logo is shown on a bright orange background with Korone in place of Leo and with the text "Doggy god's street" covering parts of the ribboning (which isn't styled like a filmstrip but rather like a dog collar, evident by the dog tag at the top of the circle where "ARS GRATIA ARTIS" usually is, and the drama mask is replaced with 2 bones in an "x" shape.) Later in the Video, the logo appears again on a similar background with Korone facing the viewer while holding her paws up and making a variety of facial expressions (such as a happy face, a growling look, and a thinking expression) while 2 dogs that are similarly styled to Korone appear on the left and right sides while howling in time to the lyrics, afterwards, the logo then appears under a yellow spotlight with giant crudely drawn white dogs on either side of it (which are actually small animations that Korone often displays in her regular streams who are named "Hosoinu" and "Futoinu" respectively) below it, 2 lines of similarly drawn human faces are seen headbanging back and forth to the music (which are also displayed by Korone during her streams and actually represent her fanbase as a whole, which are Dubbed "Koronesuki", but referred to on screen as "Listener-san".)


Cocoa Krispies (1960s)

One commercial featured a parody of the MGM logo, with Snagglepuss as the lion.

Hamlet "Happiness is a Cigar Called Hamlet" campaign (1960s - 1999)

One 1982 advertisement in this series concerns a Channel 4 logo parody (using a generic news fanfare instead of the real music). The blocks at first form a 5 with the fanfare dying down. It "rewinds" with a VHS effect and forms a severely botched 4. As the recognizable "Air on a G String" starts, the botched shape forms a sad face. A cigar (as another block) appears and flies in its mouth, turning it into a happy face.

Kia-Ora (1970's)

A parody of the Columbia Pictures logo. This British cinema advert features a female vendor in place of the Torch Lady, the torch is replaced with a cup of Kia-Ora, and the Columbia text is replaced with Kia-Ora text. The camera zooms into the drink while an announcer says "Never has such a refreshing experience been offered at this or any other cinema. Kia-Ora. On sale at this moment in time."

Kmart's 20th Anniversary (1981)

In Kmart's 20th Anniversary commercials, the "20 Grand Years of Saving" logo is a parody of the 20th Century Fox logo.

Burger King commercial (1983)

In a commercial promoting Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, the Burger King logo seen here is a parody of the 1953 20th Century Fox logo.

KFC's Kentucky Nuggets (1985, Canada)

In one of the Canadian KFC Kentucky Nuggets commercials from the 1980s, the logo seen at the end is a parody of the 1953 20th Century Fox logo.

McDonald's Double Features (1986-1991)

  • McDonald's "Double Features" commercials were known for promoting double fries and double cheeseburgers. At the beginning of some of its commercials, they parody film companies. For example, in the USA in 1986, they parody the original RKO Radio Pictures logo.
  • In the UK from 1989 to 1991, the opening is a parody of the 20th Century Fox logo.

Pizza Hut (UK ad, 1994)

Three separate BBC 2 logos are referenced. It begins with a replica of the "paint" ident (right down to the real music; it is likely they got the whole logo legitimately). A man shows up in the logo and announces "Two pizzas for the price of one when you...uh...(takes out brush and paints the "screen" in the same turquoise) hit the hut." Later on, during a live-action scene at a Pizza Hut, the metallic 2 falls onto a family's table in the same fashion as the "blade" ident. (The father, unfazed, only remarks that it is "gonna let someone's eye out"). Finally, the "powder" ident is parodied using Pizza Hut's own logo, and appropriately, flour instead of the powder.

McDonald's Germany (2009)

  • On one ad for the Stars of America 2009, a structure similar to the 1994 20th Century Fox logo is used, but it reads "STARS OF AMERICA" instead. There are no accompanying searchlights.

Dreher Brewery (2000s)

Several ads for this Hungarian beer company featured spoofs of famous movie logos, including 20th Century Fox, Columbia Pictures, and Universal Pictures.

Jetix (2000s, UK)

At the beginning of the promo for back-to-back episodes of Jackie Chan Adventures and Totally Spies!, the music from the Meridian Television ident is heard.

Tostitos (2016)

A recent series of commercials for Tostitos, parodying telenovelas, begins with a spoof of the Televisa logo.

Oasis/Deadpool 2 Cross-Promotion Commercial (2018)

This commercial for this French soft drink cross-promoting Deadpool 2 opens with a Fox parody, the tower reading "Oasis Box Offruice". The actual theme plays (albeit shortened, resembling the television logo) plays, which Deadpulp (an anthropomorphic strawberry version of Deadpool) sings along to. During the second half of the fanfare, he also forms a duck shadow puppet and quacks along to the first four notes, although this is cut short by a zoom out (the rest of the logo still plays on Deadpulp's projector screen though).

Umaibou Commercial (2014)

The commercial for Umaibou (a brand of Japanese snack) opens on Mt. Fuji (Sochiku) near some rocks and waves (Toei) with what appears to be the background for the Toho logo. The text "やおきん" zooms in, with a yellow circle in the middle. Umaimon then jumps out of the circle and screams (MGM). As the waves crash among the rocks, various packages of Umaibou jump out of the waves.

Mountain Dew Commercial (2021)

On a Mountain Dew Ice commercial parodying Korean dramas, a parody of the logo of the South Korean TV network tvN appears, changed to read "MTN" for "Mountain Dew", with "MT" in smaller capital letters.

Online Media

Homestar Runner (1996-)

  • The first two Christmas (or Decemberween) toons begin with a CBS Special Presentation parody (using the actual jingle!). The parody has just the lone word "Special" spinning around towards the center of the screen before stopping there.
  • The toon "The Luau" also uses the CBS Special Presentation jingle for a transition. (Bizarrely, this is kept on the DVD release, but not the two Decemberween examples.)
  • The Strong Bad Email "best thing" opens up the fictional lost cartoon Limozeen: But They're in Space with "Metalmation", a Filmation parody. It consists of just rainbow like letters appearing against a gray gradient. It does not appear to be parodying any one logo of theirs (possibly the 5th) but just their font and habit for having made the kind of bad shows spoofed.
  • The Strong Bad Email "theme song", in the "life-affirming pop-ballad type theme song", contains what could be a brief Stephen J. Cannell allusion when SB, seated at the Lappy 486, flings some papers.
  • In the 2015 Halloween video "The House That Gave Sucky Tricks", suiting his rectangular shape, Strong Mad's Halloween costume is the TiVo TV set (albeit only reading "TV" with the two removed letters replaced by dots to complete the smiley face)

CollegeHumor (2000-)

  • The beginning of each Street Fighter: The Later Years episode has the CollegeHumor logo fade in and animate like the 1991 Capcom logo.
  • The video "Pixar Intro Parody" is exactly what the title says, depicting the Pixar lamp jumping on the "I", getting thrown in jail as a result, and meeting its untimely demise in the electric chair.
  • Skits parodying old TV programs (Woman is Afraid of Owls, Crazy Woman Ruins Manners Show and Batsh*t Crazy Acting Teacher) start with a parody of the 1982 Vestron Video logo, entitled "Western Educational Programming".
    • The shadow of the V becomes the second half of a W, and the wordmark is replaced by the word "WESTERN", which shortly after changes position to the right side of the W, making way for the rest of the wordmark
    • The music is a retro synth entry, with wooshing and laser sounds matching the actions on-screen. short consecutive beeps occur while the rest of the wordmark appears, ending with a short synth chord

The Angry Video Game Nerd (2004-)

  • The beginning of "The Wizard of Oz" has a parody of the MGM logo. Mike Matei, dressed up as the Cowardly Lion, growls in the MGM circle, but above him is "Cinemassacre" and below him, replacing the mask, is the Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon prism, a reference to the "Dark Side of the Rainbow" urban legend (which states that said album syncs with said movie). In the copyright notice, you can notice Roman numerals that counts the lion's roars beside the "at" symbol, another reference to said legend (since the sync only occurs when the album starts playing after the second roar).
  • The opening and endings of "Bugs Bunny's Birthday Blowout" and "Bugs Bunny's Crazy Castle" are a parody of the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies IDs:
    • "Birthday Blowout" begins with the parody with a black background and red rings with the Nerd's head replacing the WB shield, looking angry, with "WARNER BROS. PICTURES INC." replaced by "GAMETRAILERS.COM & SCREWATTACK.COM" with "Presents" in a different font. The copyright now reads "COPYRIGHT 2007 BY THE CINEMASSACRE CORP. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED" the number code is replaced by "NINTENDO". "LOONEY TUNES" now reads "THE ANGRY VIDEO GAME NERD" "A WARNER BROS. CARTOON Color by TECHNICOLOR" also now reads "A JAMES D. ROLFE GAME REVIEW TITLES BY MIKE MATEI". The video ends with a parody of the "Porky in a Drum" outro. "LOONEY TUNES" reads "THE ANGRY VIDEO GAME NERD", "A WARNER BROS. CARTOON" remains intact but "WARNER BROS" is replaced by "CINEMASSACRE", Porky is replaced with the Nerd who says "Th-th-th-th-th-That's all, f**ks!" as he flips off the viewers.

    • "Crazy Castle" begins the same way as Birthday Blowout but the rings are now purple, and the Nerd now has a shocked face. One of the title cards parody the "Blue Ribbon" Merrie Melodies title card but "MERRIE MELODIES" is replaced with "CINEMASSACRE PRESENTS". The ending has the 1st opening card but the Nerd's head is not there, but instead the "That's all f**ks!" script wipes in.

  • In the episode "Superman 64", while about to review the infamous Superman 64, The Nerd adds a brief description to the Titus logo shown at the beginning of the game, saying "First, you're greeted by a smiling cartoon fox." His statement turns questionable when he notices the name and says, "Titus? What the f**k is that?"

Ashens (2006-)

  • At the end of Stuart Ashens' 2008 video Noseybonk Returns: Jigsaw, the 1965 Screen Gems logo is parodied. The logo starts like usual with slightly higher-pitched music, but the red line coming in from the top is more straight. The two lines move together and become parallel vertically as a third piece spins in to form an 'N'. The url 'NOSEYBONK.COM' zooms in below, taking the place of 'SCREEN GEMS'. Once the music finishes, the face of Noseybonk (a character from the classic British TV show Jigsaw, infamous for his rather creepy appearance) zooms in on the middle of the 'N'.

Jay Foreman (2006-)

On the Map Men episode "Where is America?", the last 2 notes of the ABC Television theme can be heard before Explorer FM's announcement about Amerigo's discovery of the Americas.

Nigahiga (2006-)

The channel has done several parody trailers, all of which begin with the logo spoofs: a Warner Bros shield with "<3" inside the shield and the "LESS THAN THREE" on the banner, Paramount is "Paramound", Universal is "Universowhat", and an MGM spoof that has Ryan Higa's dog, Marley replacing the Leo the Lion with no text on the ribbon.

Oversimplified (2006-)

On the video "Napoleonic Wars - Part 2", after Napoleon tells Ferdinand that he is the biggest cluster of shameless narcissistic idiots, he hands him a Nickelodeon blimp, which is parodied as "Nickapoleon" and he says "Here, have a Kids' Choice Reward."

Rifftrax (2006-)

In the tradition of Mystery Science Theater 3000, Rifftrax would sometime reference famous logos and even riff on logos, mostly in shorts.

  • Action International Pictures:
    • Mike: "Next on 'A Current Affair'." (Future Zone (2012), also referencing to the American 1986-1996 TV series A Current Affair.)
  • Alfred Higgins Productions:
    • Mike: "Alfred Higgins Productions. Choke on our un-readable yellow font, captive students of America!" Kevin: "And Alfred Higgins died." (Courtesy Counts a Lot (2011))
    • Mike: "Alfred Higgins Productions: Making Coronet Productions cry like a little girl since 1965." (Tooth Truth with Harv and Marv (2011))
  • Avis Films:
    • Mike: "Avis. Not just for renting hideous PT Cruisers anymore." (Good Health Practices (2008))
  • Barr Films:
    • Bill: "Wouldn't mind being in a bar right now." (Library World (2010))
  • Castle Films:
    • Mike: "Castle Films, pouring boiling cauldrons of entertainment on your head for over thirty years." (Christmas Toyshop (2008))
  • Churchill Films:
    • Kevin: "Churchill Films. Apese this, Coronet!" (The Creeps Machine (2011))
    • Bill: "Film made by actual children. (The Clean Club (2012), referring to the colorful, child-like letters)
  • Coronet Films:
    • Mike: "Coronet. A division of Sex Man Films!" Kevin: "Woo!" (Lunchroom Manners (2008))
    • Mike: "Man, that logo is the Mr. Yuk sticker of the film world." (Right or Wrong? (2008), also referencing Mr. Yuk, a graphic image widely employed in the U.S. in labeling of substances that are poisonous if ingested)
    • Bill: "Coronet Films. We're small and shrill." (Self-Conscious Guy (2009))
    • Mike: "Coronet Films. The studio that Mr. Bungle built." (Overcoming Fear (2009), also referencing Mr. Bungle, a character from Beginning Responsibility: Lunchroom Manners, one of the first Coronet films RiffTrax had done)
    • Mike: "Coronet. Bow to the crown, children!" (The Fun of Making Friends (2023, Kickstarter reward))
  • Encyclopædia Britannica Films:
    • Kevin: "What is an 'encyclo'? Is it some kind of Wiki?" (Skipper Learns a Lesson (2008), also referencing Wikipedia)
  • Instructional Films
    • Mike: "Today's Instructional Film is sponsored by Mothers Against Seatbelts. Buckling seatbelts, just another thankless task in a day so very full of them." (Playing Together (2009))
  • McGraw-Hill Films:
    • Mike: "McGraw Hill, where Quick Draw McGraw and his pal Baba Looey were hanged." (The Trouble with Women (2008), also referencing Quick Draw McGraw)
    • Bill: "A joint venture of Quick Draw and the Music Man." (Each Child is Different (2008), referencing Quick Draw McGraw again, this time with Harold Hill, a character from The Music Man)
    • Mike: "Text Films? We have to read this movie?" (How Much Affection? (2009))
  • Orphan, Inc.:
    • Mike: "Ooh, it's one of those metal puzzles they sell in the gift shop." Kevin: "Yeah, get the a smaller ring out of the other ring without dropping the ball, this movie's fun already! (chuckles)" Bill: "Orphan!? So much for fun." Mike: "You bummed us out, stupid metal puzzle." (Mirror Mirror (2021), referring to the red ball and 2 rings featured in the logo)
  • Rose & Ruby:
    • Mike: "Rose and Ruby!? What do you think we are, millionaires!?" Bill: "Oh, David…" (Copper Mountain (2021), also calling back to the short David and Hazel: A Story in Communication)
  • Troubled Moon Films:
    • Mike: "Hmm, looks like we're in for a real treat with the effects budget." Kevin: "You know, I once dropped my pants at the rival Troop at Boy Scout camp, and they hit me with pepper spray." Bill: "Troubled moon?" Kevin: "That was a troubled moon, I can tell ya that!" Bill: "Okay…" (Suburban Sasquatch (2020))
  • Toho Co., Ltd.:
    • Kevin: "Woah, woah, slow down, that's a lot of shapes for something called 'Drawing for Beginners'." Bill: "This is not- Wait, wait, 'Drawing for Beginners' is from, like, five years ago, Kevin!" Kevin: "Yeah, you know, sometimes I black out for like, half a decade." Bill: "Just watch the movie." Kevin: "Okay..." (The Little Mermaid (specifically, the 1975 anime adaptation) (2024), also referencing Drawing for Beginners, a series of shorts RiffTrax had riffed on)
  • Warner Bros. Pictures:
    • Bill: "You know, you shouldn't leave logos just hanging around in the troposphere. One of these days, some hapless pilots are gonna get its wings clipped by this logo, bounce off the Batman logo, and slam into the Paramount mountain." (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2008), referring to how the Warner Bros. logo and the film's title is shown floating in the sky)
  • Woolner Brothers Pictures:
    • Mike: "Woolner Brothers. Hey, Warner Bros., does your W have a really cool flame on top of it? Yeah, we didn't think so!" (Hillbillys in a Haunted House (2016), also referencing the W in the Warner Bros. logo)
  • Young America Films:
    • Mike: "Ah, nothing inspires more than organ music from a roller rink." (Buying Food (2008))
    • Mike: "Sam the Eagle approves of the patriotic content of this video, but for the record states that you are all weirdos." (at the end of Buying Food (2008), also referencing Sam the Eagle, a character from The Muppets franchise)
    • Mike: "Young America Films. You ain't a pimp and you ain't a hustler. A pimp's got a Caddie and a lady got a Chrysler." (A Day of Thanksgiving (2015), also referencing the David Bowie song "Young Americans")

Logos referenced in non-logos:

  • Suburban Sasquatch (2020):
    • (The title of the film looks like an S is missing from the beginning of each word) Mike: "Sit, Ubu...rban Asquatch, sit." (a reference to the words spoken in the logo for Ubu Productions)
  • Father Frost (2021):
    • (The main character throws the weapons that make a Deep Note-like sound) Bill: "The audience is listening. (mimics Deep Note)" (a reference to THX's Deep Note)
  • THINGS (2022)
    • Bill: "Worldwide Pants font, good to see you." (referencing the font from the Worldwide Pants, Incorporated logo, commenting on the director's credit font)
  • The Tale of Baby Moose (an uncut version of the previous short, The Tale of Moose Baby (2009)) (2023)
    • Bill: "Paramount Pictures presents: Moose Baby." (referencing Paramount Pictures, as the short opens with a shot of a mountain)

The Cinema Snob (2007-)

  • In his review of "The Fantastic Four (1994)", he comments on the New Horizons logo: "This is truly a New Horizon of filmmaking. We'll make the movie, but we ain't gonna release it!".
  • In his review of "A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge", he comments on the New Line Cinema logo: "I don't see what's so wrong with this movie, this was back when movie studios shot with film logos!".
  • In his review of "The Oogieloves in The Big Balloon Adventure", the Snob comments on the Lionsgate Films logo: "Appropriate logo, this is what your brain is going through when it tries making sense of this."
  • In his review of "War Room", when the 2014 Sony Entertainment logo appears, he says that the film is "The worst thing to happen to Sony since their e-mails were hacked". Once it is followed by the TriStar Pictures logo, he says that it's "Weird how it's being introduced by one of the animals that was not seen on Noah's Ark". He then comments on the Provident Films, Affirm Films and Kendrick Brothers logos becoming "even more epic and heavenly than the other".
  • In his review of "The Pretender", he comments on the Christian Brothers logo: "Hmm, that's either a film reel or a spinning button. I'm guessing they know more about buttons."
  • In his review of "The Buttercream Gang", a portion of the beginning of the 1992 Feature Films for Families logo plays. It then cuts to the Snob saying "That's not a real house!".
  • In his review of "Stephen King's The Stand", he comments on the Republic Pictures logo: "Although as you can see from this opening, America still survived, bro! Oh wait, that's just the logo."
  • In his "365 Days" review, the Snob comments on the Next Film logo: "And let's be honest, even the opening logo says: Ugh! Next film." The logo then cuts to a camera capture of the Netflix TV-MA rating disclaimer with a portion of the logo shown on the TV. He describes the film as having "Language, sexuality, window reflection, and... Oh no, smoking!".
  • In his "365 Days: This Day" review, the Snob comments that he's been annoyed by the Open Mind Productions logo, soon saying "Don't make that sound like you just had a bright idea!".
  • In his "Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey" review, the Snob jokes about how much the Altitude opening logo looks like the A24 logo, then deeming that the movie could be Oscar-worthy and artistic.

How It Should Have Ended (2007-)

  • In some of their Marvel episodes, images from HISHE episodes flip downward, and then fade to red in their parody of the Marvel logo. The word "MARVEL" is replaced by HISHE".
  • In "Bonus Features | Spider-Man Far From Home HISHE", in the "Are You Two Dating?" scene, a girl and man have parody versions of the Sony and Disney logo on their heads (The Disney script is slightly different, and "SONY" is in Gill Sans instead of a serif.)
  • For their review of Sonic the Hedgehog 2, the HISHE logo is stylized like a Sega logo, with Sonic running back and forth and the iconic "Sega chant".

Nostalgia Critic (2007-)

  • In "Rise of the Commercials", the Critic reviews the 1982 HBO Feature Presentation ID; he praises it and says it needs to return (which it eventually did in 2019). He also riffs on the 1996 HBO Entertainment logo twice.
    • Additionally, the ending animation of the current Nostalgia Critic intro (first used on his review of Hancock) spoofs the 1982 HBO feature presentation opening.
  • In his review of Exorcist II: The Heretic, when Kokumo (James Earl Jones) "roars" into the camera, the Critic remarks: "Could that intro be any more silly? That could be the new logo for the MGM lion!" We then see Kokumo inside the MGM logo and he "roars" in sync with Leo's roars.
  • In his review of the 2003 film version of The Cat in the Hat, the Critic is angered by a blatant product placement and suggests a new Dr. Seuss logo. The result is the 1971 Cat in the Hat Productions logo with a clip from Tom and Jerry: The Movie with Lickboot saying "We've GOT to have...moneyyyy" appearing within the circle, followed by a clip of the live-action Cat from the movie saying "Cha-ching!"
  • In his review of Fantastic Four (2015), the Critic acknowledges how the 20th Century Fox logo at the beginning of the film flashes the letter "F" similar to how it flashes the letter "X" before the X-Men films. He then goes on to say, "Honestly, if you want to give us any assurance you'd flash this...." The 2009 logo then appears with yellow text saying "WE GOT DEADPOOL RIGHT!" in front of "FOX" and text below it saying "EVENTUALLY." (obviously referencing the character's highly-criticized appearance in X-Men Origins: Wolverine) appears as the logo is fading out.
  • The Critic has also used the 1985-2006 Walt Disney Pictures logo in white usually on the corner of the screen multiple times in his reviews of Jungle 2 Jungle, Bridge to Terabithia, I'll Be Home For Christmas, and The Sorcerer's Apprentice, usually as a joke for scenes that don't seem appropriate for Disney films (YouTube cartoon reviewer PhantomStrider has also adopted this trend). He also has a parody of the logo as the intro to his "Disneycember" series of videos.
  • In his review of The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, the Critic acknowledges that the film's Universal logo variant says "Univershell" but the URL, which he shows a closeup of, shows the company's real name.
  • On the Critic's riff of the Superman cartoon "Destruction Inc.," the Critic says over the 1938 Paramount Cartoons logo, "Paramount will stop making Transformers movies when you stop watching them."
  • In his review of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003), the Critic makes a joke out of the film's special 20th Century Fox logo variation, where the logo fades into a dark, run-down structure: "Whoa, I guess that Disney merger didn't go as well as expected. They can survive Cleopatra, but not the mouse?"
  • Two logo references occur in his video about the 1997 Mr. Magoo live-action film:
    • The 1985 Walt Disney Pictures logo is seen as it appears on the film proper, with the overly whimsical opening theme of the film playing over it. This annoys the Critic, leading him to make a joke about how already the first second of the film was annoying him: "Eh, there's only 5,492 to go!". (On a side note, this is inaccurate: he miscalculated the length of the 87-minute film as 91 minutes.)
    • Later on, the Critic makes a jab at a bizarre hat worn by a character by likening it to an incomplete iris out. This is followed by a bit of an iris out actually being stuck in place to form the hat, the Looney Tunes ending version of "Merrily We Roll Along" playing up until it gets stuck.
  • In the video on Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, the Columbia logo variant of the film (the entire logo is sped-up with a flaming sound) is heavily criticized by both the Critic and guest MikeJ as being overtly ADD and an abuse of editing techniques. The Critic makes a jab that the entire movie might as well have been that overtly sped-up and shows a hypothetical cut of it, consisting entirely of Ghost Rider telling the audience "I was Ghost Rider. Bye!" and end credits.
  • In his review of Alien 3, the Critic jokes that the 20th Century Fox logo is "confused about what it's supposed to be", referring to its logo variation where the theme slows down and becomes more suspenseful. He adds that it might have realized that it was in Alien 3, and a gag is shown of it running off.
  • In his review of A Simple Wish, the Critic lampoons the The Bubble Factory logo as he plays as the executive at a literal bubble factory (mentioning how Build-a-Bear Workshop had great success in financing Terminator 2: Judgement Day) who chooses to finance a "Mara Wilson fairytale" instead of a "movie about the sinking of the Titanic".

TomSka & Friends (2007-)

At the beginning of Thomas The Tank Engine Is Darker Than You Think, the 1989 Britt Allcroft Company logo is parodied.

On the #CONTENT episode "AI replaced artists so I replaced AI", during the request of making a folk song about Barney the Dinosaur, the first half of the 2nd Barney Home Video logo is overlaid against canyon scenery, and acts as a transition to the song.

Linus Tech Tips (2008-)

The Universal logo from The Hurricane (1999) is seen at the start of the video "We Bought HD Movies on Cassette Tape and They're AMAZING! - D-VHS and D-Theater".

The Laserdisc variant of the THX Broadway trailer and the Sega version of the Pioneer LaserActive startup logo are seen in "We Bought a Giant Movie CD Player and it’s AMAZING".

Cracked (2008-)

In the video "Trailer for Quentin Tarantino's Gay Revenge Fantasy", the fake trailer begins with the A Band Apart logo.

5 Second Films (2008-)

  • In the description for the short "This Film Is Not Yet Rated", it states that THX's mascot Tex, referred to as "that little THX robot handyman with the jetpack" was tied up by Michael Rousselet (who stars in the video) and buried alive underneath the 20th Century Fox logo.

Techmoan (2009-)

In "Retro-Tech: When HD Movies came on VHS," the full 20th Century Fox logo is shown.

PeanutButterGamer (2009-)

At the end of the episode "Sonic Cartoon," a review of The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, the 1990 variant of the DiC "Kid in Bed" plays as normal, except when "DiC" appears, Sonic.exe is shown, and the voiceover is distorted. It then cuts to the bed, with PBG saying "We watch your children sleep at night."

Funny Horsie (2010-2016)

This YouTube series which imitates a (very short and extremely weird) lost British children's program ends almost every episode (Episode 20 was the only one that didn't, instead using a parody) with a parody logo (and before Episode 7 begins too). Most of them reference real ones, mostly for 80s UK companies. (Starting with Episode 15, though, this was mostly dialed back and most episodes just ended with a random real company's logo).

Full list of logos referenced:

  • Episode 2: A Thames parody "Bumarse" with someone badly singing the real jingle.
  • Episode 3: A company just named for Kim Wilde is given a Central parody with a human head in place of the globe and another bad acapella version of the original music.
  • Episode 5: Bollocks Television, a Border Television parody.
  • Episode 6: "Television Television Television Television Television Vision", a Tyne Tees parody (likely the 1979 logo in particular)
  • Episode 7: One of only two episodes to have the logo be for the actual creator Chridoff rather than any fictional company, the logo in question being the Cannon CGI Hexagon with Chridoff's name in place of "Cannon".
  • Episode 8: The logos now no longer being based off a real company, the logo is for "Rape Productions" with a byline claiming "Not to be confused with RapeVision Inc, a religious and charitable organization", an obvious reference to the debacle between World Vision International and Worldvision Enterprises.
  • Episode 12: "Courtney Love Productions", contains her saying "I made this" in what is probably a Ten Thirteen Productions reference.
  • Episode 15: The entire episode's end credits are merely ripped from A Clockwork Orange, including the incredit Warner Bros. logo with Kinney byline.
  • Episode 16: Opens with a parody of a BBC 2 "this weekend" promo complete with logo, whereas the ending logo is the BBC logo along with the credits ofMan Alive.
  • Episode 17: The entire episode's end credits are ripped from a '90s era Neighbours episode including the Grundy Television logo.
  • Episode 18: The 1994 Border Television logo is used with the credits of an unknown show.
  • Episode 19: The '80s Saban globe plays along with the credits of the failed pilot for the American version of the anime Maple Town.
  • Episode 21: Border is parodied again, this time by its actual name, for a fake opening. The ending uses the David Paradine Productions logo along with the credits of the TV movie Voices.
  • Episode 22: Opens with a Channel 4 ident and ends with the H. Barton Wasserman logo from The Alphabet.

The JonTron Show (2010-)

  • In the episode "Home Improvement", Jon jokes about the Absolute logo, saying they "Absolutely copied Sierra's logo", as a print logo of Sierra replaces the pyramid in Absolute's logo.
  • In the episode "A Talking Cat?!?", Jon comments on the Phase 4 Films logo, "Oh look, this film was produced by the Fantastic 4. I'm really liking what they've done with it here" as he superimposes the Fantastic 4 logo next to the film company's logo.
    • He continues, "I guess this is as good a time as any to show you guys my new revamped logo." We then go to an MGM parody. The "ARS GRATIA ARTIS" is missing, "Metro Goldwyn Mayer" is replaced by "JonTron Studios, "JON" and "TRON" on either side replacing "TRADEMARK" and the Normal Boots URL is below the ribbons. The lion is replaced by Jon, imitating a cat coughing up a furball.

PewDiePie (2010-)

  • Ever since 2020, his intro has been a parody of the Cocomelon intro.
  • In the 124th episode of LWIAY, when he said "Huge D***", the DiC logo shows up as he says "D***".

Caddicarus (2011-)

  • In his video on the 1999 PC game LEGOLAND, series creator and host Jim Caddick references how Disneyland had used real human bones on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. After this is a parody of the 1985 Walt Disney Pictures logo where Caddy lazily sings along with the fanfare and "THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH" slides down. During the ending flute flourish, the screen goes up in fiery red flames as flashing demon/zombie heads appear, and the singing becomes distorted.
  • In his video on the infamously canceled PlayStation title Thrill Kill, Caddy tears into the Virgin Interactive "Throbbing Eye" logo, stating that it alone should have gotten the game banned.
    • Later in the video, Caddy states that around the time that the game was set to release, EA had purchased Virgin Interactive, looked at the game and decided not to publish it out of the fear of damaging their reputation, to which Caddy then states, "EA...afraid...of damaging their reputation...well, I mean, I guess I can't blame them, I know they strive to give their players a 'sense of pride and accomplishment'." After this, the 9th EA logo plays and freezes before the "challenge everything" voiceover is played, which is replaced with Caddy saying "PISS OFF EVERYONE" while accompanying text covers up the previous text. The logo continues normally and Caddy continues his review.
  • In The Nightmare World of Dreamworks Games, at the start of the video, the music from the Protect & Survive logo can be heard as Caddy rapidly walks into frame inside of a compost bin.
    • Before going over Shark Tale for the original Xbox, he comments on the Edge of Reality logo: "The disk boots up, and we get to see a pus spot with legs pulling on a chain. And looking at it makes me feel sore and itchy."
    • Later on, he shows off the The Code Monkeys logo to demonstrate how laggy the cutscenes are in the game, the game in question being Shrek: Treasure Hunt on PS1.
    • Before going over Bee Movie for the Xbox 360, he comments on how he presumes that Beenox was picked to develop the game for the sake of a pun and nothing else.
    • He later jokes twice about logos on Antz Extreme Racing (for Xplosive Software and LSP Games). In Xplosive's case, he states that "Xplosive" actually means "Xplosiv diarrhea", while in LSP's case, he says that "LSP" means "lisp", going as far as to make a fake slogan (Our standards drive for excellence) to demonstrate it.
    • Before going over Kung Fu Panda on the Xbox 360, he comments on the Luxoflux logo, specifically the logo's tagline: "Luxoflux: Yeah, that's right. What? What's right?"
    • He comments on the Little Orbit logo, stopping it before the animation finishes and saying "Little... bit?" Then he resumes it, finishing the animation, adding "Oh! Little Orbit! Thank Christ." He jokes about it again after contemplating how the game it's in consists mostly of flying through rings, the game in question being How to Train Your Dragon 2: "I can see why this game was made by a company called Little Orbit. Because when something Orbits, it flies around in a ring!"
    • Before going over Shrek Super Party on the Xbox, he raps over the TDK Mediactive logo's music: "Yeah! Yeah! TDK! TDK! TDK! Stands for Tickle David's Knickers!"
    • Before going over Madagascar on the GameCube, the first DreamWorks Animation logo is shown with him saying he's seen the kid on the moon so many times to the point where he wants the kid to fall. This joke would later be redone in The Pitiful World of Pixar Games with the current Pixar logo, preceding the Brave segment.
    • Immediately afterward, he mentions how the game was developed by Toys for Bob, and how their logo's music (referred to as their "theme song") sounds like "a load of puking clowns running after you."
  • In The Awful World of Skateboarding Games, he considers the fifth Fox Interactive logo as absolutely nonsensical, and and states that it's sad that the logo alone makes more sense than the rest of the game in question, that being The Simpsons Skateboarding.
  • In The Horrifying World of PS1 Games for Babies, he interprets the first Doki Denki Studio logo as "an alien getting his nose out and having private time with the floor."
    • In said episode, he also comments on the Asylum Entertainment logo after contemplating how nonsensical the game it's in is, the game in question being Rescue Heroes: Molten Menace: "Asylum Entertainment, you say? Good to know that's where I'll end up after playing this!"
  • In "George of the Jungle PS2", he jokes about the company intro logos before realizing how many there are.
    • Crave Games: "Huh. Crave? Yeah, I'm craving another game to play right now!"
    • Ignition Entertainment: "Ignition? Huh, yeah. I wanna turn on the ignition and drive over this piece of s**t."
    • Papaya Studio: "Papaya? Huh. yeah. I'd rather... eat... a... papaya..."
    • Havok: "Havok? Yeah. I bet I'm gonna be causing a bit of havok when I'm done with this game."
    • Classic Media: "Classic Media? Heh, yeah, that's something that the critics at the time never said when this particular bit of media came out."
    • He then stops at the Bullwinkle Studios logo upon realizing how many studios there are.
  • In Thomas the Tank Engine... ON PS1?!, he comments on the Banpresto logo as an image of pesto appears on the screen: "Eh? What's this, Ban Pesto? Why would I wanna do that?"
  • In The Painful World of LEGO Games, he comments on the Lego Interactive logo stating how it makes him nostalgic and feel like a kid again, before contemplating why someone would want to do that.
  • In The Demonic World of Disney PS1 Games, he comments on the 4th Disney Interactive logo, cutting it off before the word "Interactive" finishes drawing: "Oh, my favorite! Disney Interspecies relationships!"
    • Later on, he comments on the Big Grub logo twice. The first time he comments on it is when the logo first appears: "Ooh, look! Big Grub! I love Big Grub!" He comments on it again when he has to restart the game due to it crashing: "Oh well. At least we get to see Big Grub again."

DAGames (2011-)

In Space Cadet Pinball: the Movie (the twelfth episode of DAKnockout), Will Ryan's (and later, OblivionFalls') copy of the game had their sound effects modded (and their machine display flipped). A sped-up version of the THX Deep Note (-1.5/DVD pitch) replaces what is originally the pinball machine starting up.

Creationist Cat (2011-)

A parody of the MGM logo. Creationist Cat appears in the circle, opens his mouth, yelling "JESUSSSSS!" The mask is replaced with Jesus tied to a cross, the circle has the phrase "SUPERUS DUPOR CATTUS", and the text "Creationist Cat Ministries" in gold appears below. The text shines a bit.

Honest Trailers (2012)

The 100th video of this Screen Junkies series, which parodies trailers to films, TV shows and video games, opens with a shout-out to the then-current Marvel Studios logo.

Arlo (2014-)

From 2017 onwards, this gaming-commentary-delivered-with-puppetry channel's opening intro has been a parody of the Nintendo Switch start-up. Two simply drawn halves of Arlo's face act as the joycons.

SML (2007-)

On the SML Movie "Bowser goes to the Movies!", at the beginning of "Charleyyy and Friends: The Movie", a parody of the MGM logo is seen, in which Leo is replaced with Charleyyy making 3 noises. "Metro Goldwyn Mayer" is replaced with "Charleyyy and Friends".

Trailer Mix (2015-2017)

On 'Inception' as a Holiday Comedy, the 2010 Legendary Pictures, 1998 Warner Bros Pictures, and 2008 Syncopy logo is same as the theatrical trailer variant, except the logo is Christmas colored.

On 'Transformers' as a 1950s Monster B-Movie, the 1953 Paramount Pictures logo is used and has an old film effect.

On 'Dumb & Dumber' as an Oscar-Worthy Drama, the 1994 New Line Cinema logo is shown at warp speed.

On Lincoln as a Kung Fu movie, it featured a parody of the 1958 Shaw Brothers logo and has an old film effect.

On Fargo as a Holiday Comedy, the 2012 MGM and 1992 PolyGram Filmed Entertainment logo has snowflakes falling in the foreground.

On Little Rascals as Furious 7, the 1990 Universal logo overlaps with the same thing in another position.

On Zootopia as a Crime Thriller, the 2006 Walt Disney Pictures logo had slight tinge of green.

Jon Sandman (2016-)

SiIvaGunner (2016-)

This YouTuber (formerly known as GiIvaSunner, the third letter is a capital "I" instead of a lowercase "L"), who uploads "high quality rips" (referring to the process of mashing up a video game song with another song or doing some other weird editing with it and uploading it with no indication of its edited nature) of video game music, has given the treatment to several video game logo jingles. A list of all the video game BIOs and logos he has ripped and what was changed in them are:

  • Sega CD (US): The jingle is mashed up to the vocals of "Bodies" by Drowning Pool.
  • Nintendo GameCube: The jingle is mashed into "Smooth Criminal" by Michael Jackson in such a way so that it perfectly syncs up to the song's bassline.
  • Sega: The "SEGAAAA", rather than going into the "AAAAA", trails into "Loud Nigra" (a recurring audio clip in SiIv's videos of an African male screaming in an inhuman fashion).
  • Mega CD (Japan/Europe): The music is recreated entirely with vocal samples from "Gangnam Style" by PSY.
  • Sega (2nd): Same as before but a different portion of Loud Nigra.
  • Nintendo Gamecube (2nd): The "they're all gonna laugh at you" scene from Carrie(with Vinny from Vinesauce laughing thrown in) is heard for a long period before jarringly going into the "z button down" version of the actual GameCube jingle.
  • Nintendo DS: The music and visuals are edited to resemble YouTuber GradeAUnderA's intro.
  • Sega (3rd): Similar to the first two, but it trails into "AH. Call Mr. Rental!". (from a commercial for Australian electronic rental service Mr. Rental, another recurring tidbit in SiIva's videos)
  • Nintendo (Luigi's Mansion): No audio from the actual logo is heard, rather the 3-second long video is just an audio clip from Games Repainted of someone saying "Oh my god, Fred Fuchs!" (a reference to The Angry Video Game Nerd).
  • Nintendo (Kirby's Dream Land 3, the "French version" as the title jokingly says it originates from): The logo's audio is edited to be the theme of French YouTuber Joueur Du Grenier.
  • PlayStation: The logo's music is simply glitched-up with no rhyme or reason (this rip wasn't meant to be humorous so much as create speculation about the ongoing storyline in the rips).
  • GameCube (OST Version): The audio is entirely replaced by the "music" of the bootleg game Crazy Bus.
  • Nintendo Switch: When the clicking noise occurs, it creates an explosion as a male voice is heard screaming (this is a parody of infamous shock video The Love Plug).
  • PlayStation 3: The actual startup is not utilized, but the 3 minute video is a mashup of the songs "Abe's Dead" by The Lego Pornstars and "We Fly High" by Jim Jones. This rip was part of a storyline where Chad Warden, a former YouTube troll who presented himself as a die-hard PS3 supporter, "took over" the channel. Almost every rip uploaded during this period was a mashup with "Abe's Dead". "We Fly High" was in reference to it being the actual Chad Warden's intro/outro music.
  • Philips CD-I: The theme to the Philips Interactive Media logo is rearranged to the intro of "Dark Fantasy" by Kanye West (in reference to an internet meme involving Whitebeard from One Piece yelling "The One Piece is real!", before the aforementioned song plays).

Additionally, a couple of non-BIOS rips have references to non-video game logos:

  • Notably, the Gracie Films logo is a minor joke on the channel, with its first occurrence being "Quiet's Theme (Beta Mix) - Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain". The first rip to have a song rearranged to the Gracie Films theme was "Act Clear (Beta Mix) - Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles".
    • Additionally, "Options - Mr. Rental: The Video Game" (a game that does not actually exist, with the "rip" actually being an original animation featuring Rental) concludes with a Gracie Films parody wherein the screen displays "Grand Films" and the jingle is synced to a bit of the theme to The Flintstones rendered in 8-bit (Both of which allude to the bootleg game 7 GRAND DAD, with said 8-bit Flintstones theme being used in said game and being the single most prominent running joke on the channel). Also the chattering has been replaced with different chattering. (This was made by former channel member Lu9 under his channel "CIosingLogosHD", again with the L being an uppercase I, who used to give the same treatment to logos.)
    • Another rip, this one being "Opening - Gangster Bros." (a parody of old YouTube videos made with Windows Movie Maker, the music of the rip itself is the instrumental of "Mario Be Playin'" by T-Dub rearranged to the Flintstones theme), has a similar parody, where instead of the "Grand Films" text, the text "SIIVA" in Segoe UI is cheaply placed over "Gracie".
  • One of his rips of "Ultimate Koopa" from Super Mario 64 (the "OST Version" as the title jokingly calls it) is the beginning of the theme transiting into the THX "Tex" trailer via turning into the Deep Note.
  • Opening - Star Fox 64: The beginning transits to the 20th Century Studios fanfare.
  • Opening Fanfare (CD Version) - Donkey Kong Country: The entire track is sampled with the videotaped version of the 1976 Viacom logo, with its normal theme also taking place of the last note. The Screen Gems TV logo supposedly can also be heard later in the background.
  • "Underwater (Super Mario Bros.) - Ultimate Angler / StreetPass Fishing" has the song that sounds like the Nickelodeon Movies logo from The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.
  • Extra Life (REV01) - Sonic the Hedgehog: The jingle is rearranged to sound like the 1976 Paramount Television fanfare.
  • The three Bananas in Pyjamas rips and the rip "Detention Center ~ Elegy of the Security Guards (Beta Mix) - Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney" are all parodies of the infamous "web series" Greeny Phatom, the Bananas in Pyjamas rips are parody episodes, while the latter rip is a parody of the series' intro (a reference to the fact that most of the intro's music is a Mario Paint cover of the original song).
    • All rips start with the Sony Wonder logo, the Hanna-Barbera Productions logo (a possible reference to 7 GRAND DAD), and the CINAR Films logo. The Phoenix Wright rip, and only that rip, features 8-bit Flintstones ditties in the background of the first two logos.
    • At the end, they show the "Grand Films" parody mentioned above, and the logos at the beginning, with a couple only showing Sony Wonder after said parody; the intro rip excludes all of these.
    • At the end of the "It's Party Time" rip, the Sony Wonder logo zooms out and flies off the screen in an Undertale death fashion.

Nick Knacks (2017-)

This edutainment YouTube series by poparena about Nickelodeon's history, in its episode about By the Way (actually a review of Nick's late 70s aesthetic, as said show is almost completely lost), has segments where he tears into both variations of the first Nick ID on the page (The Young People's Satellite Network):

  • 1st variation (no music): "Hey, you know what screams wholesome entertainment? A child in a dark room, no music playing, only the persistent hum of antique machinery, the child approaching a flickering white light that reveals a picture of an old-timey man looking into our logo. That's what kids want. That's what parents want. That's what people paying for cable want... I'm sorry but have you EVER seen such a dreary ad campaign?"
  • 2nd variation (music): (in direct retort to the lines of the narrator): "We took everything that was bad about children's television... like 'color' and 'energy', and got rid of it, and took everything that was good, like old-timey music and the darkness of DEATH, and made it better."

He also looks at the Nickelodeon Mime ID, his one comment being that he "had nothing on Coco" (a character from Nick's first ever show Pinwheel)

Trolled! (2017-)

  • At the beginning of the episode "In the End...It Doesn't Even Matter", DGR places himself in the 1986 MGM logo and mimes the 1995 roar. Later in the episode, the actual 1986 logo appears twice, once, around the 10-minute mark, with DGR's lame imitation plastered over the actual roar and again, about 12 minutes later, with DGR simply saying "Growl, growl!" over it.

The Bartman Reanimated Collab (2019)

  • This version of The Simpsons' "Do The Bartman" music video, animated by various online animators, features a parody of the Gracie Films logo, with a crudely drawn Bart and Sergeant John Captain, also known as simply Tankman, who is the Newgrounds mascot, in the theater. Captain shushes, and the text "NEWGROUNDS" is projected onto the screen, and the familiar theme plays. After the music ends, another man with an afro-looking haircut peeks his head into view, later standing up, revealing he is holding a gun. He shoots himself in a cartoony fashion, falling over, and Captain stands up with his hands out in shock.
  • Another parody that follows features the 1995 20th Century Fox Television logo. The logo is crudely drawn, with the colors similar to the 2008 version, and the structure reads "20th Century Whatever". The 1989 fanfare is heard. Bart is also seen on the left, floating and tied to three balloons.

SpongeBob Band Geeks Reanimated Collab (2019)

  • This version of the SpongeBob SquarePants episode "Band Geeks", also animated by various online animators, features a reference to the Gracie Films logo. The text "Gracie Films" is on a blue screen while Squidward is talking to Plankton in a theater. A few theater patrons turn their heads to Squidward and start shushing him.

Alphabet Lore (2022)

  • F jumping on I to use him as a weapon is a reference to the Pixar logo. The sounds are even taken from the logo itself, but lower pitched to avoid copyright issues.

  • A similar thing happens in O's episode, where F sits on I.
  • On nZ, lowercase i kind of jumps on lowercase f just like in I, except the Pixar sound effects aren't heard and it's only a slight jump.
  • For F's plush teaser, while F beats up his bootleg plush, he stomps on the plush just like what he did to I, except the Pixar sounds are faster.

Vinesauce (2010-)

  • One of the games that Vinny played on his "Weird PS2 Games #2" stream was Gift. The beginning of the game has the 6th Cryo Interactive Entertainment logo attached. Seeming to have been initially tricked into thinking the logo was the opening cutscene of the game by way of its cinematic showing of a female android, Vinny remarks "Don't you love when a company's logo seems like the game itself?"
  • Upon starting up Arzette: The Jewel of Faramore for the first time, Vinny is greatly amused by the Seedy Eye Software logo, saying "Oh my God, we're doing that in the intro?! Ahh, that's wonderful."

Microwave Society (2020-)

  • In "Spy Kids 3 is a CGI fever dream", hosts Jude, Bren, and Josiah joke about the 3-D version of the Dimension Films logo. Jude comments, "Do you ever use the bulge effect on after effects?", to which Josiah responds "This movie was produced in After Effects CS6 free trial." Bren laughs and it transitions to the film's opening.
  • A running gag throughout some videos involves the 1993 Columbia Pictures logo being confused for famous landmarks:
    • In "Sharkboy and Lavagirl is a Surreal Nightmare", Jude asks "Is that the Lincoln Memorial?"
    • In "Monster House is Scary (Not Really)", the same gag is shown, but with Jude instead asking "Is that the Eiffel Tower?"
    • In "Tim Allen's Forgotten Superhero Movie (Zoom)", the gag continues with Jude saying, "Oh, my god, it's the Taj Mahal!" to which Josiah then comments, "Wait, I thought that was the Burj Khalifa."
    • In "Zathura: The Better Jumanji", Jude says "Oh my god, is that Mount Rushmore?" He, Bren and Josiah then appear superimposed over the Columbia Pictures cloud background while harmonizing on a note of the iconic fanfare.
    • In "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 was bad...", Jude remarks about the movie's variant of the logo while it plays slightly faster and the cloud background dissolves into his set, saying "Oh my god, it's the Big Bang!" Bren then laughs and says "That's not a big bang, it's a statue!" Josiah replies "Actually, it's a banana."
    • In "The Master of Disguise might be the worst movie...", Jude says "The Lincoln Memorial. I'm bringing it back." Bren then asks "Where did it go?", to which Jude answers "It was gone for so long, but it's back now!"
  • Another running gag involves 20th Century Fox:
    • In "You Don't Remember Aliens In The Attic", Josiah vocalizes the Universal Pictures fanfare while the 1994 logo is superimposed over his set until the video cuts to Jude saying "That's not 20th Century Fox!" Afterwards, Bren vocalizes the first 4 notes of the theme directly into his microphone so it sounds bass-boosted (a gag that's repeated in many other videos, like the aforementioned Columbia-landmark gag; this gag is also used for the Universal Pictures logo) while a poorly drawn mockup of the logo is shown next to him with the text reading "20th Centery Fox".
    • In "The Most Patriotic Alien Movie" and "The Live Action Garfield Movie Was a Cursed Mess", which cover Independence Day and the 2004 Garfield movie respectively, Jude, Bren, and Josiah sing the fanfare, albeit off beat. In the Garfield video, only Bren and Josiah sing the fanfare and even harmonize on the last 4 notes, while in the Independence Day video, all 3 of them sing it discordantly.
    • In "Diary of a Wimpy Kid Was A Mistake", Jude jokes about the 75th anniversary variant of the 2009 logo saying "Celebrating 75, why not 76?"
    • In "We Watched Batman 1966, it was bad", which covers the 1966 Batman film with Adam West, Bren jokes about the audio of the 1935 logo while appearing superimposed inside of the 0 in the logo, saying "That sounds like 19th Century Fox."
    • In "Diary of a Wimpy Kid 4 isn't what we expected...", which covers Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, Bren, Jude and Josiah sing the fanfare yet again while superimposed over the 2009 logo, only this time they sing parts of it separately while the logo itself is warped behind them. Jude then jokingly sings the first line of "Astronaut in the Ocean" by Masked Wolf, which makes Bren and Josiah laugh.
    • In "Home Alone 2 Is Peak Christmas Movie.", Jude appears mirrored over the 1981 logo, screeching as the regular fanfare plays in the background. Jude then jokingly vocalizes the last bit of the "Krabby Patty reveal" from the SpongeBob SquarePants episode "Krusty Krab Training Video".
  • Yet another running gag involves DreamWorks Animation:
    • In "Shark Tale was a DreamWorks Disaster...", the 2004 logo plays normally until Bren appears over the clouds and says "Balloons." Josiah then says, "Oh, look, it's 'DeaWops.'", while a freeze-frame of the logo's animation appears below him as he says this, and in that aforementioned freeze-frame, only 3 of the balloons haven't popped and the R is partially obscured, therefore the text reads "DeaWops".
    • In "You Probably Forgot Flushed Away...", it's almost the same as the Shark Tale video, except Jude appears over the clouds and jokingly asks, "Oh my god, is that Up?" Bren then answers "No, it's actually Down", to which Josiah interjects "You're both wrong, it's actually Toy Story."
    • In "Is Megamind The Best Superhero Movie?", Jude repeatedly says over the film's variant of the 2010 logo: "Dre, dream, dream." Bren then interjects him by saying "Dream" to which Josiah says "Animation SKG", with SKG treated as a single word and not separate letters. Jude then remarks "That's not the Sun!...now it is."
    • In "Monsters Vs. Aliens Was Mid...", Josiah comments over the film's variant of the 2004 logo (Which was also the last film to use that logo), "Holy crap, this movie's in black and white--that's so lame!"
    • In "Is Captain Underpants a Modern Classic?", which covers Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, Josiah comments over the 2010 logo: "Oh my god, it's the moon. We're getting mooned because this movie's about underpants, yeah." Jude then complains "You beat me to the moon joke!"
  • Yet another running gag involves Universal Pictures, although it's mostly the fanfare being bass-boosted, a gag that also involves 20th Century Fox:
    • In "We Watched Minions For The LORE", the 2012 logo variant plays as normal with the minions singing over the fanfare. Bren then slaps his microphone in time to the drum hits, which results in Jude making a rumbling noise into his microphone (the minion fanfare can still be heard while he does this). Afterwards, Bren laughs and says "Oh, this is already a good start!"

    • In "We Watched The Lorax For The LORE", the 100th anniversary variant of the 2012 logo (which debuted on the film itself) appears on Josiah's monitor before taking up the whole screen. Jude then bass-boosts the drum hits directly into his microphone, which cuts to him superimposed over the logo itself and making a deep rumbling noise which unlike the Minions video, is much louder and drowns out the fanfare.
    • In "Despicable Me 2 Is A Pointless Movie", the 2012 logo appears superimposed over Bren's set while he sings the first half of the fanfare before Jude interrupts him by bass-boosting the drum hits like the last video, after which it cuts to him superimposed over the front of the logo while he says "Universal" with an echo effect.
    • In "The Grinch Drove Us Insane...", which covers the 2000 live-action film adaptation of How the Grinch Stole Christmas with Jim Carrey, Jude and Lauren (returning from the Spy Kids Armageddon video) appear superimposed on either side of the 1997 logo while Josiah holds on a note in the background and Lauren makes 2 grunting noises, which are meant to be the drum beats.
  • The THX Deep Note is used at least once as background music in a few select videos, typically when referencing sound systems (more specifically Dolby Atmos, a lot of the time). Such occurrences are:
    • "These Retail Training Videos are very bad." (during the GameCrazy segment)
    • "Shark Tale Was A DreamWorks Disaster..." (when Oscar is showing off his TV-and-speaker setup)
    • "Why would you make this" (when Jude reacts to an image of the inside of a van with grass inside of it)

(The reference in this video is at 11:16)

    • "Sponge Out of Water is better than we expected..." (when Bren is reciting Bubble Bass' Krabby Patty order after spotting him in the background of the Krusty Krab scene)
    • "Playing Wii Golf But We Can't See It" (when Jude scores the winning putt in a game of Wii Sports Golf)
    • The only review to use the Deep Note in any different pitch (the -1.5/DVD pitch specifically) to date is "Home Alone 2 Is Peak Christmas Movie."
  • Two logo references occur in "Shorts: The Childhood Movie You Don't Remember":
    • First, the 1998 Warner Bros. Pictures logo is shown with the sky background edited out and Jude and Josiah on either side of the shield with the clouds still visible. They both pronounce the "WB" as "wub", treating it as a single word and not separate letters.
    • After the prologue, Josiah asks why the opening logos are playing again, to which Bren answers with the fact that the premise of the movie is that it's shown out of order, hence the movie's title. Afterwards, the movie exclusive variant of the Troublemaker Studios logo is shown with the black background edited out and Bren peeking out of the right side of Pepino. This cuts to the regular logo superimposed on Josiah's set while he says "You know the movie is gonna slap when it has the Troublemaker Studios logo." While he says that, the logo centers itself and fades away into the opening scene of the film.
  • In "Cars 2 is the Worst Pixar Movie", while the 2006 Walt Disney Pictures logo plays, Josiah jokingly remarks "It's the Universal Castle!" (referring to Universal Pictures), while Bren sings 3 notes of the Disney fanfare and Jude asks "Is that the capitol building?". Afterwards, it cuts to the end of the Pixar Animation Studios logo, just before the lamp turns to face the camera, while Josiah says "This was made by P!", to which Jude and Bren laugh.
  • In "They Made A Spy Kids Ripoff With Jackie Chan", which covers The Spy Next Door, the beginning of the 2006 Lionsgate Films logo plays while Jude repeatedly says "Cog! Cog! Cog!" before Josiah corrects him by saying "Those are gears, Jude." Afterwards, the 2009 Relativity Media logo is shown before the text appears while Josiah says "THX!" (likely referring to the company's "Genesis" trailer), to which Jude and Bren react amusingly.
    • This joke is reused twice in "We Watched Every FRED Movie..." which covers Fred: The Movie, Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred and Fred 3: Camp Fred (all based on the former online persona by Lucas Cruikshank) respectively:
      • First, before covering the second movie, Jude says over the Lionsgate logo: "Oh my god, a studio had something to do with this. I'm so sorry." He, Bren, and Josiah then appear superimposed on the bottom right corner of the logo repeatedly saying "Gears, Gears, Gears" and it cuts to the opening before the logo zooms out through the key hole.
      • Later on in the video, before covering the third movie, Jude, Bren, and Josiah repeatedly say "Gears" again, only this time it's at a faster pace than before and it cuts to the opening earlier.
  • In "Disney Ripped Off Their Own Movie... (Planes)", Bren complains about the custom fanfare of the 2006 Walt Disney Pictures logo variant, to which Jude tells him "Don't sing it." The scene then cuts to Bren superimposed over the castle (although some parts of it are still visible) as he vocalizes a sloppy rendition of "When You Wish Upon a Star" which very briefly (and seemingly appropriately) glitches into a YouTube copyright screen before glitching again into the movie's opening scene.
  • In "Is This The WORST Robin Williams Movie?", which covers RV, Josiah comments on the Red Wagon Entertainment logo saying "Holy crap. I love lens flares, I love light leaks, I love tires." Bren then says "Oh, it's a wagon!" Josiah then comments that he's never heard of the company, to which Bren says "They worked on this and then ceased to exist." (a false statement because the company has produced many other films after RV, such as the Divergent trilogy and The Craft: Legacy.)
  • In "Chicken Little was weird...", the film's variant of the Walt Disney Pictures logo plays normally until it dissolves into Jude's set as he says "Walt...Gisney!" Bren then responds to him by saying "Walmt Dimsney."
  • In "Scooby Doo Is A Confusing Mess", which covers the 2002 live-action Scooby-Doo movie, Josiah jokes about the movie's variant of the 1998 Warner Bros. Pictures logo, saying "Oh no, someone took a bite out of it!"
  • In "This Movie Was A Trainwreck...", which covers Thomas and the Magic Railroad, Bren comments about the Destination Films logo while it appears superimposed over his set. Josiah then says "That's where you go to after you die." Jude comments "The Sun?!" and Bren adds "Yeah, you go to the sun."
  • In "Foodfight was a little fascist...", Jude, Bren, and Josiah each appear superimposed over the background of the current Viva Pictures logo, while the three say the company name slightly differently, with Jude saying "Live pictures."
  • In "Morbius Was The Movie of All Time", Jude jokes about the 2021 Sony Entertainment logo thusly: "Oh my god, this is one of the hit PlayStation exclusives I was told about." (This is a humorous reference to Sony cross-promoting their products in other media.) Josiah then appears superimposed in the bottom-right corner of the "In Association With" variant of the 2002 Marvel Studios logo saying "You had to put that in big letters so Marvel's like 'We don't actually condone this!'" Jude then says "I knew when I saw the marketing for this movie and all of it said "In Association with Marvel" and a "Marvel Legend" that this wasn't going to be good." Bren then comments "They were like Marvel almost made this." (This references the fact that the film takes place in the SSU (Sony's Spiderman Universe) and not the main MCU.)
  • In "Hoodwinked 2 is worse in every way...", Jude and Bren joke about The Weinstein Company logo thusly:
    • Bren: "Oh boy."
    • Jude: "Wow, we started so strong." (a reference to the sexual assault scandals against Harvey Weinstein in 2017.)
      • Bren and Josiah then add that the first Hoodwinked film was also produced by the Weinstein Company, which Josiah calls "The Wiener Company".
      • Josiah also jokes about the Kanbar Entertainment logo, saying "Yes, it can."
  • In "Jingle All The Way is one of the Christmas Movies", the TCF logo fanfare is bass-boosted once again by Bren. Afterwards, Jude says "Wow, imagine there being 20 foxes in front of you right now." He then comments on the 1492 Pictures logo that follows, saying "Oh my god, a line. Oh my god, a brighter line." Bren then interjects saying "Wow, it's 1492!" Jude replies "That was a great year, Christopher Columbus is so cool!" (a humorous reference to the company's founder, Chris Columbus, and the year that Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas; the name is itself a pun on Columbus' name). Jude then comments on Columbus' producing credit, saying "Oh, Chris Columbus, okay, that makes sense. Wow, this is campy." Bren then replies "Yeah, it's a 1492 film."
  • In "We Watched The Lorax For The LORE", after the Universal logo (see subsection above), Bren and Josiah remark on the movie's variant of the Illumination logo, with Bren saying "Oh god." and Josiah saying "It's a minion!" The latter proceeds to sing a line of "Rich Minion" by Yeat (a possible reference to the Gentleminions trend generated by Minions: The Rise of Gru).
  • In "Don't Sleep on the Night at the Museum", Jude bass boosts the TCF fanfare yet again (only this time it's only one note; the rest is just warped while the actual logo is slowed down). Josiah then comments on the studio credit for Ingenious Media, saying that he got the name confused for "indigenous", which makes Bren laugh.
  • In "Despicable Me 2 Is A Pointless Movie", after the Universal logo, Bren makes a foghorn like sound into his microphone (which sounds almost exactly like SpongeBob SquarePants' alarm clock) while superimposed over the film's variant of the Illumination logo. Bren then fades away and Jude jokingly remarks "Tag yourself, I'm the letter R." Josiah chimes in by saying "I'm the minion with one eye because that's all I'll ever see!"
  • In "The Cat in the Hat is a Surreal Fever Dream", which covers the 2003 live-action Cat in the Hat film, Jude, Bren and Josiah remark on the movie's variant of the Universal Pictures logo thusly:
    • Bren: "So based on the colors here, the world froze over but the oceans turned to blood."
    • Josiah: "Yeah, that's what climate change is."
    • Jude: "The oceans are on fire and the continents are covered in sulfur."
    • Josiah: "Yeah, 'cause all the oil rigs are on fire."
    • Bren: "There's an oil rig inside us all."
  • In "Jimmy Neutron Isn't Smart.", which covers Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Jude, Bren and Josiah appear superimposed over the movie's variant of the 2000 Nickelodeon Movies logo while they repeatedly say "Boing! Boing! Boing!" The logo itself plays slightly faster and cuts to the opening before Goddard creates the blue ball.
  • In "The Fairly OddParents Movie We Want To Forget..." which covers A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up Timmy Turner!, Josiah appears superimposed over the 2012 Nickelodeon Digital logo while singing the last 5 notes of the jingle.
  • In "We Watched The WORST Transformers Movie", which covers Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, at the 14 minute mark of the video, after Bren jokes about how the characters are fighting for a DVD copy of The Matrix (which is actually the Matrix of Leadership in the film). Josiah asks "Not even Blu-ray?", and Jude answers "No! Freaking VHS!" He then recites in a near perfect impression of Brian Cummings, "Coming soon to theaters." (This references the 32nd Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment home video bumper.) Josiah then recites "Coming soon to home video and DVD" in a similar sounding voice (the bumper he's referencing is actually "Coming Soon to Own on Video & DVD"). The two then reference the 2007 Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment promo with Jude saying in a decent impression of Captain Jack Sparrow, "We have our heading." He and Josiah then say in unison ""Here we GOOOOO!" (referencing the Peter Pan clip). The actual Peter Pan clip then plays but immediately cuts to a clip from Toy Story, which immediately fades into an unknown person looking surprised; this then cuts back to the movie.

(the reference that occurs in this video is at 13:56)

  • In "Spy Kids 5 isn't what we expected...", which covers Spy Kids Armageddon, Bren, Josiah, and guest co-host Lauren (who fills in for Jude after he quote on quote "died" after encountering an imposter from Among Us in a previous video where the MWS gang review ghost hunting equipment) remark on each of the logos:
    • Netflix: Essentially just Bren and Josiah coping the sound into their microphones while appearing on either side of the logo
    • Skydance Media: Bren says "Woah guys, it's the sun." Josiah then says "Those letters are too close to the sun, they're gonna burn."
      • Bren and Josiah then proceed to joke about the "Celebrating 10 years" text on the logo, with Bren commenting that most movie studios (Gaumont (whose logo appears in Bren's set with text below it reading "Est.1895!"), Pathé, Titanus, Nordisk Film, Paramount Pictures etc.) are over 100 years old before saying "And this one's like, 'Celebrating 6 months!'"
    • Spyglass Media Group: Josiah appears superimposed over the man while he says "Spyglass, 'cause there's spies in the movie, get it? Because there's spies in the movie." Bren then says "There's probably glass too!" to which Josiah responds "Spoilers in the freaking title card as always!"
    • Troublemaker Studios: After the logo animates, Lauren shouts "30 YEARS!, in the chalkboard font!" Bren then adds "Skydance ain't got nothing on Troublemaker Studios!" (This is a funny nod to the fact that Troublemaker was founded in 2000 (through a renaming of Los Hooligans Productions), 6 years before Skydance's own founding in 2006, therefore making Troublemaker the older studio.)
  • In "Coraline is Actually Scary.", Bren and Josiah remark on the first Laika logo. First, Bren appears superimposed over the fabric background (with the border intact) and says "Oh, so this is like a production?" (This is a funny use of wordplay about the studio.) Josiah then adds "My life is like a movie, guys!" (The actual logo appears for a split second while he says this.)
  • In "Why "Sponge On The Run" SUCKS", which covers The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run, Jude and Josiah joke about the Paramount Animation logo, with Josiah saying "I love Paramount. Guys, subscribe to Paramount+ so you can watch SpongeBob and Drag Race, and those are the 2 shows on Paramount+!" (It should be worth noting that Drag Race refers to RuPaul's Drag Race.)
  • In "We Watched the FNAF Movie For The LORE", which covers the 2023 Five Nights at Freddy's film, Bren jokes about the Peacock logo, saying "Oh my god, it's P!" This is followed up by Josiah remarking on the film's variant of the Universal Pictures logo: "U, N, I, V, um, I can't see it anymore!" Jude then comments "At that velocity, I think the Universal logo would slingshot around the earth and fire into deep space." Bren suggests "Maybe it has jet propulsion."
  • In "Was Bee Movie Actually Good?", Josiah asks about the CNN parody during the "Bee Larry King" scene, which is the regular CNN logo but with the C swapped out with the word "bee" so the logo reads "BeeNN". Jude replies that the joke would have worked better if the E's were removed so it would read "BNN" instead. After this, the 2021 BBC logo appears letter by letter and then turns yellow as Josiah says "Bee Broadcasting Company, that would have made so much more sense!" Jude jokingly responds "Can't wait for ESBeeN!" (The latter comment is an obvious pun on ESPN.)
  • In "The Smosh Movie Was A Complete Failure.", which covers Smosh: The Movie, Jude comments on the AwesomenessTV Films logo saying that he forgot the company existed before Josiah tells him, "Technically because DreamWorks purchased AwesomenessTV Films, this is a DreamWorks film!" Jude then sarcastically remarks on the Defy Media logo saying "They're famous for shutting down Smosh and that's it!", before Josiah interjects by saying, "They owned a lot of YouTube channels, I think they had Rhett and Link (referring to Good Mythical Morning)", then the 2009 Smosh Productions logo plays with Bren saying "Alright, I'm sorry" in response to Ian's "SHUT UP!!!" sound clip.
  • In "Megamind 2 Ruined A Cult Classic", which covers Megamind vs. The Doom Syndicate, at the 4 minute 30 second mark of the video, Josiah launches into an angry rant about streaming services, stating that he had to make a Peacock account to watch the film and how it's worse than using Amazon Prime Video. He then continues by saying that there's nothing on the Peacock app itself before sarcastically saying, "Oh you can watch The Office and WWE!". He then goes on to state that every Peacock employee should kill themselves, to Jude and Bren's amusement. Jude then comments, "It's about to be "MountCock", don't worry!" as a logo that combines the Paramount+ and Peacock text appears below the trio (referencing the rumored merger between Paramount+ and Peacock, which hasn't been confirmed as of this writing.) to which Josiah asks, "Are they merging with Paramount+?" to which Jude answers "Apparently". Josiah then interjects by asking, "But I get Paramount+ for free with my Walmart+ subscription, what's gonna happen then Jude?" Jude then remarks, "It's gonna be the "++" subscription" (which also references the Disney bundle featuring Hulu, Disney+, and ESPN+). Josiah then says "I can't wait to watch SpongeBob, RuPaul's Drag Race, and Megamind Rules!" (referencing the content available if the Paramount+/Peacock merger actually goes forward.) Jude then jokingly remarks, "Sometimes I get forced to watch Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders on Paramount+ sometimes!" He then says, "They also have SOME of the Transformers movies" to which Josiah interrupts him by saying, "The rest of them are on HBO! Oh, I'm sorry, MAX!!" He then angrily says, "I have to go to MAX to watch Doctor Who (the reboot series from 2005 onwards), unless I want to watch the OG Doctor Who which is on BBC iPlayer that I get through a VPN, or if I wanna watch the brand new Doctor Who which is on Disney+!!" (the aforementioned logos appear one by one while this happens with different Doctor Who logos over the years, Max having the 2005 logo, specifically the one used in the Eccleston and early to mid-Tennant episodes, BBC iPlayer having the classic logo used in the Troughton episodes, and the current logo used in the current specials fittingly above the Disney+ logo). Jude then points out "I went to watch all the X-Men movies and I had to watch some of them on Paramount, some of them on Hulu, and some of them on freaking Peacock!" while Josiah drowns him out by saying that Disney+ owns Hulu despite their differences. Jude then says, "I had to go to 5 different platforms to watch all the X-Men movies!" to which Josiah angrily shouts "I HATE STREAMING, I have so many streaming apps!" Bren then comments, "But hey it's cheaper than cable!" to which Josiah says that it isn't. Jude then changes the topic by saying "If you want to watch sports, God forbid, it's like 70 dollars a month now!" to which Josiah adds "Like YouTubeTV, I don't think they have NBA or whatever, but then Hulu Live has the one sport that isn't on YouTubeTV, so if you're fans of multiple sports you gotta get Hulu Live for 80 dollars, AND YouTubeTV for 80 dollars, and if you want local channels you gotta get an antenna and screw it into the back of your TV!" Josiah ends his rant by saying "This show is endemic of the nightmare that is streaming now"; the scene then cuts back to the film.

Death Battle (2010-)

  • The "Popeye vs Saitama" battle has Popeye reign triumphant in a mountain background. The mountain becomes a Paramount-style logo.
  • In "Beerus vs Sailor Galaxia", during the latter character's rundown, co-host Boomstick (voiced by Chad James) gets the term "sailor scout" confused for "Space Popeyes mixed with Girl Scouts", to which fellow co-host Wiz (voiced by Ben Singer) corrects him by saying that the term originated in the original English dub of Sailor Moon, to which Boomstick replies, "Oh yeah, the DIC dub!" The 1987 DIC "kid in bed" logo then plays while Boomstick jokingly remarks, "Look out, Kid! There's a giant d**k outside your window!" The voiceover then plays and Boomstick comments, "Heh heh, you know what you are."

Defunctland (2016-)

  • In "The History of Disneyland's Adventure Thru Inner Space", the opening credits start with a homage/parody of the 1984 Warner Bros. Pictures logo with the "WB" replaced with a "D" in the Disneyland font (which is also the font used for the channel as a whole) and the banner reading "Defunctland Productions". The byline is replaced with "Created by Kevin Perjurer" (the creator of the Defunctland channel). After a few seconds, the logo fades to black and the opening credits continue.
  • Most sponsor segments of the side series "DefunctTV" would usually end with a parody of the 1983 Disney Channel logo zooming to the center of the screen while Kevin announces "Now, back to 'DefunctTV', on the Defunctland Channel."

  • In "DefunctTV: The History of Oobi", the video begins with a parody of the Noggin logo on a green background with the text replaced with "Defunctland" in the same font as the regular logo, while Kevin says "Up next on Defunctland is DefunctTV."

This then cuts to a recreation of Noggin's curriculum board bumpers from the 2000s (which were played before shows on the channel and described what lessons children would learn from the show; for example, the curriculum board for Blue's Clues states that the show enhances problem solving and metacognition skills in children), while Kevin reads the text on the left side of the board, presented thusly:

Enhances viewers' understanding of
children's media production,
pop culture history, and
The ease of building a website with
including discounts of 10%
at SquareSpace.com/defunctland

After Kevin finishes, the screen cuts to black and the prologue starts. The music that plays during this sequence is a reference to the music used in Noggin's curriculum board bumpers at the time.

  • In "DefunctTV: The History of Where In The World is Carmen Sandiego?", the sponsor segment takes place on a blue/purple background that closely resembles the background used in the 1991 Corporation for Public Broadcasting logo complete with pinkish comets. The segment even ends with the text "Viewers Like You", which then fades out and the "Thank You" text fades in afterwards, while Kevin announces "This program was also made possible by viewers like you. Thank you."
  • In "DefunctTV: The History of Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman", the sponsor segment begins with a parody of the PBS Kids Go! logo on a black and green line background with the "PBS Kids" text replaced with "Defunct" in the Disneyland font so the logo reads "Defunct Go!". Over this, Kevin announces "DefunctTV is made possible by Privacy.com."

After the sponsor spiel, the video cuts back to the logo which like the last video, fades into the "Viewers like you" text on a green square which then fades into the "Thank You" text, while Kevin announces "DefunctTV is also made possible by viewers like you. Thank you."

  • In "Burger Invasion: The History of McDonalds and Disney", after the prologue, the castle from the 1985 Walt Disney Pictures logo appears as the "Defunctland" text fades in behind it in a similar effect as the movie logo. (a variation of this logo is also used for the Defunctland podcast, whereas the only difference is that the castle looks broken down and there are workmen around it.)

Afterwards, a line appears to the left of the castle as it zooms out of frame and disappears. Afterwards, the line gets thicker and the background goes from blue to red while the line (which is now colored yellow) traces the current McDonald's logo while the text "Created by Kevin Perjurer" appears below it. The music that plays during this sequence is a xylophone rendition of "When You Wish Upon a Star" which seamlessly transitions into the current Mcdonald's "I'm Lovin' it!" jingle.

Game Grumps (2012-)

  • At the end of Part 37 of their playthrough of Pokémon FireRed, hosts Arin Hanson and Dan Avidan reference the THX Deep Note in response to Arin's Geodude evolving into Graveler (whom he had named "TurntSNACO"). During the evolution sequence, he and Dan yell in sync while Dan raises the pitch of his voice while Arin stays at a consistent pitch, somewhat evoking the actual Deep Note. After the evolution, Dan says in a deep voice, "T-H-X!", to which he and Arin laugh.

(the THX reference starts at 11:28)

Video Games

Yoshi's Cookie (SNES version, 1993)

The title screen for the SNES version of the game features a parody of the MGM logo, with Yoshi in place of Leo.

The Curse of Monkey Island (a.k.a. Monkey Island 3) (1997)

Following the difficulty selection screen, this LucasArts video game inspired by 1990s animated films opens with a parody of the THX logo, with the letters "CMI" (Curse of Monkey Island) inside a blue rectangle and the text "The Monkeys are listening..." below it. The music consists of a Deep Note soundalike, accompanied by the sounds of monkeys chattering and then screeching as the sound reaches its peak.

Medal of Honor (1999, PS1)

If the player gets three stars on all the missions of the game, it will trigger a cutscene, letting the player know they earned the Dreamworks Medal of Valor with the crew at DreamWorks Interactive congratulating them for earning it. The medal can be found on display among the other medals in the War Records section.

Sammy's Science House (1994)

In a game about making movies, the finished "movies" start with a parody of the MGM logo. Click here for the parody.

A to Zap! (1995)

At the beginning of this game, the Sunburst logo, which parodies the 20th Century Fox logo is seen, and several searchlights turn on with a 7-note fanfare playing. After the fanfare finishes, the Sunburst logo opens to reveal a pink rabbit. The rabbit pops out and screams, parodying the MGM logo. Click here to see the parody.

Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony (2017)

A CG shows Angie Yonaga, Himiko Yumeno, Tenko Chabashira, K1-B0, and Tsumugi Shirogane in front of a background similar to that of the Toho logo, complete with the Ultimate Academy for Gifted Juveniles logo in white and the yellow text "Ultimate Academy Student Council" below (though they are shifted away from their usual positions due to the characters being in front of the logo.)

Famicom Jump Hero Retsuden (1989)

The game's poster cover features a parody of the 20th Century logo. This references the fact that the game was made to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the "Shonen Jump" magazine.

Angry Birds Seasons (2010)

On the Piggywood Studios level screen, the Angry Birds theme is rearranged in the style of the 20th Century Fox fanfare.

Cyclomaniacs Epic (2013)

On the unlock screen, the 20th Century Fox (now 20th Century Studios) logo is parodied with a big lock in place of the text.

Minion Rush (2013)

When your Minion goes through the movie theater (the Paradise Theatre from Despicable Me 2) in the location The Mall (itself based on the Paradise Mall from said movie), a still of the 2012 Universal Pictures logo (with the Comcast byline; when you start the game up, the still logo is bylineless) is seen on the screen.

Dragon Mania Legends (2015)

The 2008 MGM logo is parodied, but the ribbons are replaced with golden branches and a gate in the middle, the mask is replaced with the symbol of a dragon's egg, the wreath is slightly altered, the footage of Leo is replaced by a red dragon, "Metro Goldwyn Mayer" is replaced with "DRAGON MANIA LEGENDS", "TRADE and "MARK" are replaced by "SIMPLY" and "LEGENDARY", respectively, and the URL is replaced by "EST. 2015", which references the year the game came out.

Astro's Playroom (2020)

Keeping with the game's theme as an ode to the history of the PlayStation brand, the startup sequences of many PlayStation consoles are incorporated in the game in various ways.

  • The final area of Memory Meadows ends with a pile of CRT TVs that simultaneously display the first Sony Computer Entertainment logo, followed by the PlayStation logo.
  • SSD Speedway's final area has a recreation of the third Sony Computer Entertainment logo in the distance, sans text.
  • The second PlayStation 3 logo's theme plays as soon as Astro enters the final area of Cooling Springs, and the background of that area is a remake of the logo's background.
  • The PlayStation 4 logo's theme plays when Astro enters the final area of GPU Jungle, complete with the background matching that of the logo.
  • In the PlayStation Labo, interacting with the artifacts that represent PlayStation consoles will cause their respective startup sounds to play, or be displayed on their screen if they're a handheld console (such as the PlayStation Portable and the PlayStation Vita).


MAD Magazine (1952-)

  • In issue #24 (July 1955), a parody of the 1914-1967 Paramount Pictures logo can be seen in an ad for Jell-Y (a parody of Jell-O). The mountain is made of red jello laying on a white plate, "Paramount" is replaced with "Pantomine", and "Pictures" is replaced with "Pichkers".
  • In issue #40 (July 1958), the gongman from The Rank Organisation logo appears at the end of an article titled "Pizza Pie". The article concludes with three new usages for pizza pie, the last one being to introduce J. Arthur Rank films. The gongman bangs on a large pizza pie and the gooey cheese sticks on the gong stick. A little man appears below the pizza pie saying "You rang, master?".
  • In issue #46 (April 1959), a parody of the 1956-1975 NBC peacock can be seen on a small television screen in a RGA Victim Color TV ad (which parodies RCA Victor Color TV). The peacock is replaced with a hand, the feathers are replaced by ice cream cones with ice cream on top, and the text reads "Howard Johnson's" and "28 delicious flavors".

BBC Christmas Tape (1979)

A spoof of a BBC 1 logo appears after a montage of other images and stuff, resembling the 1975 Christmas logo, but the "Christmas" text is in a different font and in red and the globe is the usual "Mirror Globe" but is in metallic blue with the continents being in some kind of bumpy gold texture. A voice, which is continuing from the previous images, says "...and this is, uh, what is this?" After he says that, the globe slowly turns to a film reel and the BBC 1 logo on the bottom changes to the cursive text "Good King Memorex". A different voice (Kenny Everett) says "This is Good King Memorex, a show with a royal title, featuring no royalty whatsoever! ...after what happened last year." The same logo appears at the end with a little ditty played on a music box. It looks like the same logo at the beginning, but the film reel is in place of the globe. The BBC1 logo disappears for the text in the same cursive font "Produced by Grant Watkins".

Gravette High School 1981 Yearbook (Gravette, AR)

The MGM lion logo appears on the cover as part of a movie theme for the yearbook. Interestingly, the street name where the school is located is 325 Lion Dr S., which explains the school's mascot, the lion.

WWE (1985-)

  • The logo for WrestleMania 12 is a parody of the 20th Century Fox logo.
  • El Rey Mysterio's head is featured in a parody of the 2002 Marvel Studios logo.

Quantum Link (1980s)

We see the intro of the 1927 Universal "Airplane Passing Globe" logo, with the biplane flying around it, but then there's a freeze-frame and the blue text "Quantum Link" zooms in, followed by the text "Bringing Computers to Life".

Rai Uno's Lunedì Film (1980s)

The opening shows logos for several film companies, but without the company name. The logos seen in the show opening include Columbia Pictures, MGM, The Rank Organisation, and Paramount Pictures.

Discworld: Moving Pictures (1990)

The Discworld fantasy novel Moving Pictures, which itself parodies the film industry, features a set of subtle logo jokes:

  • Holy Wood Hill is implied to be a worn-down, aged version of the Paramount mountain logo, and in Ginger's dreams is shown surrounded by huge stars (these appear to be connected with the established large stars in the skies of the Dungeon Dimensions).
  • When the Golden Knight is awakened from his slumber beneath the Hill, Ginger is in a toga carrying a torch and Detritus bangs a gong, referencing the Columbia and Rank Organization logos respectively.
  • Ginger's dream also mentions a lion roaring, referring to the MGM logo.

Hikaru Ijuin's Mysterious Radio Dispatch Base (Satellaview, 1996)

One of the title cards used for this Satellaview program features an illustration of a pink version of Mount Fuji and the small black Kanji text "伊集院光の" arranged in an arc above the peak of the volcano, with bigger Kanji text in the same stylization reading "怪電波発信基地" in the center of the screen, a spoof of the Paramount Pictures logo.

iMovie (1999-)

Starting with iMovie '11, the ability to make Hollywood-style trailers has been included. The trailers can have a logo selected at the beginning, some of which are parodies:

  • A zoom out from space, a parody of Relativity Media
  • The Earth with some text in front, a parody of Universal Pictures
  • The top of a mountain with three stars, a parody of Paramount Pictures
  • A pyramid on an orange background, a parody of Hollywood Pictures
  • A greyscale view of the top of the Earth with radio signals beaming out, a parody of RKO Radio Pictures

ArcSoft VideoImpression 2 (2003)

One of the pre-included images is a parody of the Universal logo.

Shrek: The Musical (2008-)

Occasionally, local productions add more characters to "Travel Song" (a musical number where various fairy tale creatures appear in the background). One that has been known to be done is the DreamWorks logo, typically achieved by having a boy hold a fishing pole and get pushed across the stage while sitting on a wheeled crescent moon.

Everyday Heroes (2010-)

When Steve's stomach is growling, the MGM logo appears, but with a new motto: "Pasce Me Gratia Petri" (Feed me, for Pete's sake!)

Smile by Raina Telgemeier (2010)

One panel shows Raina at a movie theater with her friends and family, where a cartoony version of the 1985-2006 Walt Disney Pictures logo is superimposed on the theater screen.

The S from Hell (2010)

Perhaps the concept of this page taken to its logical extreme, this is a documentary (featuring horror elements at parts) regarding the legacy of the aforementioned Screen Gems logo.

Miss Not-So-Sidekick (2017)

Chapter 4 of the mahnwa features the MGM logo with its mane done up in the hairstyle of the protagonist Latte Ectrie.

Eisenhower High School (2020's)

The Disney logo appears in the bottom right on the back of the shirt.

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