Antiques Roadshow is a television program that premiered in the UK in 1979, with an American version launched on PBS in 1997. The program features local antiques owners who bring in items to be appraised by experts.
- When Ernie wishes the Wish Pickle place Bert on TV in When You Wish Upon a Pickle, he winds up in a number of different TV programs. One of them is called "The Antiques Show" where he must appraise a spool that has been in Prairie Dawn's family for a hundred years. During the credits, two of Cookie Monster's clones appear on the show, discussing a cookie.
- Rudy Franchi, of Heritage Auction Galleries of Dallas, wore an Oscar the Grouch tie in a 2001 appraisal (aired in the November 2008 episode "Politically Correct").