- Otto the Automatic Entertainer is described by Albert Flan in episode 320 of The Muppet Show as Otto the six million dollar funny man. Otto malfunctions and sheds a limb in response. Flan says, "Well, you don't get a lot for six million dollars these days."
- The cover of Look-in Junior TV Times No. 15 for the week ending 09 April 1977, featured the Muppets sharing a cover with an illustrated Lee Majors, who played Steve Austin.
- Baby Gonzo becomes the Bionic Weirdo in the Muppet Babies episode "Masquerading Muppets". He explains how he's been "scientifically altered to do all kinds of great stuff", with a computerized diagram of his inner workings that references the opening title sequence of The Six Million Dollar Man.
- Episode 21 of the web series From the Balcony features two characters delivering a pitch for sequels to a Hollywood executive. One of their titles is "Six Million Dollar Baby," making an additional reference to the Oscar-winning film by Clint Eastwood.
- Erik Estrada played Prince Sakari in "The Deadly Test" (1975)
- George Gaynes played General Wiley in "Nuclear Alert" (1974)
- William Shatner played Josh Lang in "Burning Bright" (1974)
- George Takei played Chin-Ling in "The Coward" (1974)