Steve Irwin (1962-2006) was a famous Australian wildlife expert, best known for his documentary series The Crocodile Hunter.
- A 2001 episode of Sesame Street features a parody of Irwin. The character, referred to as an Alphabet Explorer, speaks in an Australian accent and is seen wrestling with an crocodile during his down time.
- In It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie, Fozzie Bear is pursued by a Safari Animal Tracker, a character who parodies Irwin and his series. The scene was originally slated to feature Irwin himself, who had to drop out due to a scheduling conflict.