Max Headroom is a character, portrayed by Matt Frewer and designed to resemble a computer-generated figure, who originated in a 1985 British music video show. Headroom became ubiquitous in pop culture for a time, appearing in Coca-Cola commercials and in his own 1987 television series, also called Max Headroom.
- The character was spoofed in the Spring 1987 issue of Muppet Magazine, with Link Hogthrob appearing as "Max Hogroom". The Winter 1989 issue featured an interview with series regular Chris Young.
- In the Muppet Babies episode "This Little Piggy Went to Hollywood," Baby Gonzo does a Max Headroom impression and says that he's the weirdest guy on TV.
- At the end of the mini-game "Beaker's Brain" on the 1996 CD-Rom game Muppets Inside, one of Bunsen's closing speeches turns into a digital jumble of Max Headroom-esque gobbledygook. Whether this "plunder" came up accidentally in some copies of the game or was just an intended parody (reminiscent of Andy Kaufman fiddling with the vertical hold in his TV specials) remains to be seen.