"Mister Gallagher and Mister Shean" is a well-known vaudeville music routine originated by the team of Edward Gallagher and Al Shean in the 1920s. It was later covered by other duos such as Bing Crosby and Johnny Mercer, and Groucho Marx and Jackie Gleason.
- In a Sesame Street insert, Big Bird and Mr. Snuffleupagus parody the track in a vaudevillian number where they introduce S words while telling jokes. They assume the bill of "Mr. Snuffleupagus and Mr. Bird" and flip the duo's usual ending line ("Positively, Mister Gallagher?" "Absolutely, Mister Shean!").
- "Mr. Big Bird, Mr. Little Bird": In a vaudevillian manner, Big Bird and Little Bird tell each other a series of riddles.
- In Episode 113 of The Muppet Show, while singing "Side by Side" together, Fozzie Bear and Bruce Forsyth throw in a brief reference to the song. ("Thank you, Mister Forsyth." "It's my pleasure, Mister Bear.")