He is an inductee of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame.
- In The Muppet Show episode 416, a shark enters Jonathan Winters' dressing room looking for Jacques Cousteau. Winters opens the shark's mouth and finds that the fish has swallowed him.
- On Sesame Street, Cousteau was spoofed with the characters Wanda Cousteau and Jacques Shoesteau.
- Episode 2637 of Sesame Street featured a sketch with Elmo as Captain Elmo Cousteau.
- The Muppets featured a character, Jacques Roach, on The Jim Henson Hour.
- Fozzie Bear "catches" Cousteau while fishing in a Muppet comic strip by Guy and Brad Gilchrist.