William Claude Dukenfield, better known as W. C. Fields (1880-1946) was a famous actor and comedian in radio and film. His comic persona was that of a misanthrope who spoke in a unique drawl, was fond of alcohol, and had no regard for dogs or children. Films he starred in include It's a Gift, My Little Chickadee and Never Give a Sucker an Even Break.
- In a Sesame Street Game Show sketch, "Dialing for Prizes Movie", a photograph of W.C. Fields appears as the first of many celebrity pictures decorating the set of host Guy Smiley.
- Fields' voice and speaking style is the basis of the Amazing Mumford's.
- Avery Schreiber exclaims "Godfrey Daniels!" when performing Sir Avery of Macho in episode 116 of The Muppet Show. "Godfrey Daniels" was an expression often used by Fields.
- Phineas T. Barnswallow, from the first Sesame Street Live tour, A Sesame Street Mystery: The Case of the Missing Rara Avis, is modeled after Fields.