Last Comic Standing was an NBC series in which stand up comedians competed to be, as the title suggested, the last one standing. It ran, usually in summer runs, from 2003-2010, and was revived from 2014-2015.
- In The Muppets, the CDE schedule comparing network programming for each night includes Stand Up or Sit Down airing on NBC in a two hour slot, as Last Comic Standing did.
- In the "international audition" episode from season 6 (2008), an Israeli prop-comic does an imitation of Grover by placing a blue wig on his head and wiggling around.
- In episode 9 of the sixth season, the comics have to look for props for a prop comedy routine. Marcus finds a blue dishwashing glove, and remarks, "This is what happens when Cookie Monster was lonely and he didn't listen to his parents ..."