Annette Funicello (1942-2013) is best remembered as one of the original Mousketeers on The Mickey Mouse Club, and was a teen idol of the 1950s and 1960s who starred in the "Beach Party" movies with Frankie Avalon.
- Her name is uttered by one of The Flying Zucchini Brothers as a faux-Italian term in episode 208 of The Muppet Show.
- A Muppet parody of the actress, Annette Monster, dueted with Frankie Monster in the Sesame Street song "Love the Ocean."
- In the holding area for Muppet*Vision 3D, one of the many pun-inspired props is "a net full of Jell-O."
- Elmo's World: The Beach has an animated character called "Crabette Funicello."