Dora the Explorer is a popular cartoon, and has been referenced and parodied in popular culture numerous times. The popularity and impact has led to the show being referenced in various other media.

TV Shows

American Dad!

American Dad - Dora Pinata

Drake & Josh

Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends

  • In the episode, "Bloo Tube", Eduardo watches and singing Explorin' Lauren, which is a parody of Dora the Explorer.


Futurama - Dora the Destroyer

Dora the Destroyer (Dora the Explorer parody from Futurama episode, "Yo Leela Leela").

  • In the episode, "Yo Leela Leela", during the "Young People's Choice Awards" (a parody of People's Choice Awards and Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards), one of the nominees for Best New Kids Show is called Dora the Destroyer. The series features her, along with an unnamed monkey. They are seen wearing military attire and carrying guns, a stark contrast to the squeaky clean standards of preschool-aimed television shows.

Family Guy

  • In the episode, "How the Griffin Stole Christmas", Stewie explains to Susie Swanson that he has a Dora the Explorer sled because his parents picked it up at a yard sale. He tries to justify it being for boys due to her language acquisition skills.
  • Stewie writes erotic fiction featuring Dora and her cousin Diego in "Peter's Lost Youth".

Goin' Bulilit

  • In this segment about Nora the Explorer - a spoof of Nickelodeon's educational cartoon
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    series Dora the Explorer, Chacha Cañete as Nora the Explorer.

The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy.

The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy - Pandora

A girl called Pandora alias "Dora" from The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy episode, "Pandora's Lunch Box".

  • In the episode, "Pandora's Lunch Box", a girl called Pandora from the times of Ancient Greece, until one day Zeus, Poseidon and Hades decided to send down a 'mysterious box' down to Pandora. The girl is under the alias "Dora". Billy refers the animated series mentions her and the monkey. Pandora opened a box that unleashed all the evil in the world.


Phineas and Ferb

  • In "Oh, There You Are, Perry", Doofenshmirtz is yelling, “We did it! We did it! Lo Hicimos we did it!” he says lo hicimos, which is a reference to the "We Did It" song of Dora the Explorer .

Saturday Night Live

  • In a "TV Funhouse" sketch entitled "Maraka". The sketch made fun of the pauses in the show for the child viewer to react, the translations from Spanish to English (and Chinese, German, Portuguese, Hebrew, Swahili, Xhosa, Korean and Russian.) in Maraka's sentences and had many sporadic events. Maraka was voiced by Becca Lish.

South Park

Dora the Explorer on South Park

Dora the Explorer in South Park episode, "Taming Strange".


Annoying Orange and Scratch

  • In Ask Orange #34, Orange is asked to "sing Dora". He then sings a parody of the Dora the Explorer Theme Song.
  • In Zuccitchi bagpipe: intro, Zuccitchi sings a parody of the Dora the Explorer Theme Song.



Example of a Goanimate Dora video

  • Dora the Explorer videos are made on that website, and were released on YouTube by the Dora fans and haters. Usually, she is seen getting grounded for long, exaggerated times. On some occasions, she has Caillou for a boyfriend. She sometimes gets ungrounded. She is voiced by Kalya or Julie


  • Dora and Boots appears in various webcomics such as Dora the Teenage Explorer, Grim Tales: from Down Below and The Powerpuff Girls: Doujinshi most of those webcomics are drawn in Anime styled.


Number One Spot


2005 79th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • On that event, Dora the Explorer became the first Latina balloon character.  
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