- A Sesame Street T-shirt produced by Mad Engine in 2011 featured Big Bird as "Wingman," a reference to the film. Aspects of the films' logo are also incorporated into the design.
- In a 2017 Vanity Fair video, Grover enthusiastically utters "I feel the need. The need for speed!" then zooms around.
- Tim Robbins played Lt. Sam "Merlin" Wells