Downton Abbey is a British TV series that began airing on ITV in 2010 and PBS in 2011 (on Masterpiece Classic), created by Gosford Park writer Julian Fellowes. A period drama focusing on class and societal issues in the pre-WWI, post Edwardian era, the series is set on the fictional estate of Downton Abbey in the North Riding of Yorkshire, England.
- The show is spoofed in Sesame Street's Season 43 as Upside Downton Abbey. In the parody, everything in Upside Downton Abbey keeps falling to the ceiling. They solve the problem by changing the name to Right Side Upton Abbey and turning everything right side up. The portraits on the wall include Harvey Kneeslapper (in a period neck ruff) and Queen Olivia.