This is a list of professional media which refer to 24.
An American Carol Edit
In the film, the character Michael Malone, watches a ticking digital clock countdown (complete with sound effects) to 7 PM, when the a terrorist bombing is supposed to take place.
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang Edit
In this Shane Black movie, Robert Downey Jr. points out a best boy in the credits "is someone's nephew." The best boy in question was named Jack Bauer.
- In August 2012, an Acer Ultrabook commercial was released with Kiefer Sutherland playing a character extremely similar to Jack Bauer, demanding to know how to make the best cupcakes.
American Dad Edit
- Episode: Threat Levels
- Date: 1 May 2005.
- Event: Stan accidentally brings home a liquid contaminated with a deadly virus. The CIA puts the entire family on quarantine and, since they are supposed to die within a day, they decide to spend it watching the entire first season of 24 on DVD.
BBC Red Nose Day 2011 Edit
- Episode: 24 Hour Panel People.
- Date: 5–6 March 2011.
- Event: In an advertisement for the 24-hour panel that David Walliams used to raise money for the charities that Red Nose Day supports, the style of 24 is spoofed to introduced the show. Watch it here.
- Episode: The Woman at the Airport.
- Date: 25 January 2006.
- Event: The murder victim's boyfriend, named Nick, played a terrorist who was killed on 24.
- The Japanese company CalorieMate has featured actor Kiefer Sutherland portraying Jack Bauer in a series of commercials promoting their energy supplements.
- Episode: N/A.
- Date: Show's entirety.
- Event: Throughout the entire spy comedy-action series, there are references to various other spy movies and shows (including 007, Jason Bourne-style music and various villain actors who have guest-starred on 24 and CSI style shows). The creators of the series have alluded that Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski's character) and Casey (Adam Baldwin's character) are respectively modeled after Sydney Bristow of Alias and Jack Bauer of 24.
The Colbert Report Edit
- Episode: Euphoria, Part 2.
- Date: 5 April 2010.
- Event: Host Stephen Colbert does a hilarious bit on the Fox network's sudden cancellation of the show in its final season and include the memorable quotes from Bauer such as Day 5's "The only reason you're still alive is because I don't want to have to carry you" and Day 2's "I'm gonna need a hacksaw." For episode excerpt, click here.
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Edit
- Date: 4 January 2010
- Event: Title host Jon Stewart makes a reference to the show as a punchline for a Karl Rove joke by replying: “72 hours? Jack Bauer could’ve caught the terrorists three times in that period!”
Dead Ringers Edit
- Episode: Series 2, Episode 1.
- Date: 7 July 2003.
- Event: Impressionist Jon Culshaw plays English comedian Johnny Vegas in "24 pints", involving a race against time to drink 24 pints of beer before the pub shuts. In his drunken state, he thinks he is seeing double when the split screen appears, and he sends an agent to gather intelligence on the pub quiz machine answers.
- Later, Jon Culshaw plays Jack Bauer, who tells Chloe that he doesn't care about fighting terrorists anymore as his Virgin Cable service has been discontinued and so he can't watch 24. He says he is on his way to Richard Branson's house to torture him.
Dead Set Edit
- Episode: Episode 5.
- Date: 1 November 2008.
- Event: Whilst talking about breaking Patrick's ankles, Marky suggests cutting the Achilles tendon at the back of the heel to stop him from ever walking again. Space questions how he knows that, and Marky responds that he saw "Jack Bauer do it on the telly."
- Episode: No Cannes Do.
- Date: 26 August 2007.
- Event: While waiting at LAX to get to the Cannes Film Festival, Turtle asks Johnny "Drama" Chase (played by Kevin Dillon, who also guest starred in 24 during Season 2) if he'd ever seen 24.
The Emmy Awards Edit
- Episode: 58th Annual Award Ceremony.
- Date: 27 August 2006.
- Event: In the opening segment, host Conan O'Brien has a conversation with Jack Bauer and Chloe O'Brian whilst trying to find his away to the awards.
Family Guy Edit
- Episode: Stu and Stewie's Excellent Adventure (also part three of Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story).
- Date: 21 May 2006.
- Event: The episode opened with a 24-style opening recapping the previous two episodes. Kiefer Sutherland provided the "Previously on Family Guy" narration.
Gilmore Girls Edit
- Episode: Super Cool Party People.
- Date: 25 April 2007.
- Event: Lorelai proclaimed, "You know how Jack Bauer should torture terrorists? Make them go car shopping with their exes."
Happy Endings Edit
- Episode: Your Couples, Friends & Neighbors
- Date: 20 April 2011.
- Event: In this episode, Casey Wilson tells Elisha Cuthbert's character that maybe she could get things done if she had a dad who worked for CTU in a 24-hour period. There is also a reference to the infamous cougar episode of Season 2.
House, M.D. Edit
- Episode: Euphoria, Part 2.
- Date: 3 May 2006.
- Event: House responds sarcastically to an emergency by saying, "Ooh, Level 3. You should call Jack Bauer."
- Episode: Whatever It Takes.
- Date: 6 November 2007.
- Event: When House was called into the CIA to assist an ill agent, he walks through a hallway a says "This looks much better on 24", and when he opens the door into an office and sees an attractive lady, he then says "I take that back".
- Episode: The Down Low.
- Date: 11 January 2010.
- Event: House shouts "GIVE ME THE DRUGS" to a patient's partner who is involved with cocaine dealing. When the man does not respond House says "Hmm, it worked with Jack Bauer."
In Plain Sight Edit
- Episode: S4EP4 Double the Blindside.
- Date: 25 May 2011.
- Event: The main characters briefly make humorous references about Bauer, Chloe, CTU and even let out a "Damn It!" at the very end.
It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia Edit
- Episode: S03E14 Bums: Making A Mess All Over The City
- Date: 8 November 2007.
- Event: The gang buys a junkyard cat along with a cop car. Dennis mentions cat's name on several occasions: "Do not refer to him as a junkyard cat, he has a name - Agent Jack Bauer!" "All right, let's get you back to CTU Agent Bauer" "Goddamnit Jack Bauer, you really are the man!".
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Edit
- Date: Summer 2006.
- Event: Attempting to cash in on "24," Conan O'Brien showed episodes of "60," a parody show made up of 60 episodes with each episode lasting for one second within the same minute. Although the story was revealed in one second increments, each episode also featured a lengthy opening sequence complete with a "The following takes place between..." voice over. In the show, Canadian Special Agent Chuck Aloo tries to stop the Prime Minister from eating a sandwich with mustard.
The Loop Edit
- Episode: Season 2, Episode 3.
- Date: 17 June 2007.
- Event: When everyone is talking about what to give the boss, the Indian guy says he is going to give Russ a "walk-on part on the hit television show 24." Sam then says "Wait, wait, what?" Then the Indian man makes a sarcastic comment saying "What? You dont know 24? Oh sure, its an hour long drama starring Kiefer Suthermund as a maverick anti-terrorism agent. Its very real. Every time you watch it, the FBI calls." Sam says "No! No, I know what 24 is? Its propping up a network" showing how oblivious he is concerning "24".
Lucky Star Edit
- Episode: Season 1, Episode 17.
- Date: 29 July 2007.
- Event: A birthday party is being prepared for Konata by her family. The events in the scene occur from 4:15 PM to 6:00 PM and feature the split screen and ticking clock.
- Episode: Season 9, Episode 20.
- Date: 10 April 2004.
- Event: MADtv did a parody of 24, featuring actress Elisha Cuthbert. In the sketch, Cuthbert becomes angered when she realizes that she has been asked to do a 24 parody, which she finds too obvious.
- Episode: Season 10, Episode 21.
- Date: 7 May 2005.
- Event: MADtv castmember Bobby Lee did a parody of 24, which led to a recurring sketch by him, entitled 24 with Bobby Lee. In one instance of the sketch (Season 12 Episode 12), 24 actress Mary Lynn Rajskub was involved, waking up next to Masi Oka, castmember of NBC's Heroes. In the sketch shown during Episode 9 of Season 3, Jack Bauer, played by Dan Oster, used his brutal interrogation skills on an old man and an orangutan.
My Name is Earl Edit
- Episode: My Name is Alias.
- Date: 19 February 2009.
- Event:' In a spoof of 24s split screen style, at the beginning and end of the mid-episode interval a split screen involving Darnell and his father deactivating a bomb was shown.
Ninja Warrior Edit
- Episode: My Name is Alias.
- Date: Spring 2009.
- Event: During this tournament, Japanese contestants portraying Barack Obama and Jack Bauer respectively competed in one tricky scenario. The latter man portraying Bauer ended up falling off one of the stages into the muddy water, losing the contest, while Obama managed to jump to victory.
For more on this event, visit the Ninja Warrior wikia directory for this episode or watch the video clip highlighted here.
The Office Edit
- Episode: The Job.
- Date: 10 May 2007.
- Event: Dwight Schrute says, "My ideal choice? Jack Bauer. But he is unavailable, fictional, and overqualified," while speaking about his second in command.
The Sarah Jane Adventures Edit
- Episode: Prisoner of the Judoon, Part 1
- Date: October 15, 2009
- Event: The series protagonists encounter a Judoon, an alien police race, who was tracking an alien fugitive on Earth. When the Judoon attempts to insist that they aided the alien's escape, one of the protagonists, Rani, states "who do you think you are, Jack Bauer?"
- Episode: Our Dear Leaders.
- Date: 26 January 2010.
- Event: Lucy says that her idol is "the lesbian President from 24, referencing the fact that Cherry Jones is a lesbian.
Sesame Street Edit
- Episode: 4107.
- Date: 29 December 2005.
- Event: A sketch on the children's program Sesame Street featured a segment titled simply "24." The sketch lasted 24 seconds and consisted of a Muppet version of Jack Bauer trying to pull himself up from the side of a cliff. At the end, he realizes that he's only hanging a few inches off the ground, so he drops down and walks away.
Furthermore, Sesame Street's "24" is Count von Count's favorite show, as he enjoys counting each of the 24 seconds.
The Simpsons Edit
- Episode: 24 Minutes.
- Date: 20 May 2007.
- Event: The whole episode was created as a spoof of the 24 format, including a faux "Previously on the Simpsons" section as well as using splitscreens throughout. The episode was written by Ian Maxtone-Graham. The episode won the 2008 Annie Award for Writing in an Animated Television Production.
- Bullies attempt to unleash a stink bomb in the annual Springfield Elementary bake sale. In an effort to stop them, the school's Counter Truancy Unit release Bart Simpson in a Jack Bauer-esque character as a temporary field agent. In pursuit of the bullies Bart mistakenly contacts Jack Bauer, voiced by Kiefer Sutherland. The latter angyly asks Chloe O'Brian, voiced by Mary Lynn Rajskub, who was calling him. Later in the episode the school is surrounded by Jack Bauer and his TAC team. Bauer claims to have utilised all of his forces together to locate Bart, who he thought prank-called him earlier in the day. In the background, a nuclear bomb is seen to explode, much like in the events of "Day 6: 9:00am-10:00am." Bauer explains that no-one should worry as the bomb went off in Shelbyville, Springfield's rival.
- Louis Lombardi was originally set to star as Edgar Stiles and die during the episode, but the idea was scrapped by the producers.
South Park Edit
- Episode: The Snuke.
- Date: 28 March 2007.
- Event: The entire episode was a spoof of 24. The creators of 24 liked the episode so much that they sent South Park Studios a prop of one of the suitcase nukes from the show as a thank you gift.
Stargate SG-1 Edit
- Episode: 200
- Date: 18 August 2006.
- Event: After throwing ideas back and forth for a movie of Wormhole X-Treme!, one idea was for the team of protagonists to escape from a planet with Jaffa and Replicators in 38 seconds. The movie's producer, Martin Lloyd proposed to use a "ticking clock" during the time of the escape, even though main character Daniel Jackson thought the idea was "ridiculous".
30 Rock Edit
- Episode: Somebody to Love
- Date: 15 November 2007.
- Event: Jack Donaghy informs Liz Lemon that he is going to a party honoring Robert Novak that is being hosted by John McCain and Jack Bauer. Liz thinks that he is joking, but he assures her, "John McCain is very real."
Top Gear Edit
- Episode: Season 9, Episode 1.
- Date: 28 January 2007.
- Event: The regular hosts attempted to resurface around two miles of countryside road in 24 hours. The work started on 9:07am and managed to have completed the challenge just before the deadline, with a few minutes to spare. They used the split screen and the ticking clock, with a very similar style to the 24 series.
MAD Magazine Edit
MAD Magazine has spoofed 24 notably on five occasions.
- In Issue #429 (May 2003), MAD did a feature length, 6 page spoof of Season 2, entitled "24 Viewers", suggesting that the show had only this many fans. It featured "Jerk" and "Dim Sour", "President Calmer", "Brazen", "Ninny", "Kake", amongst others. The strip ends with a nuclear weapon exploding. See Jack Bauer in other media for more information on this parody.
- In Issue #454 (June 2005), MAD posed some "Pesky Questions for the Cast of 24", including "What is the name of the teamster whose sole job on the show is to operate the machine that keeps Kiefer Sutherland's face from ever smiling?", and "Everyone's up for 24 hours - why doesn't anyone yawn?". This feature had caricature images of the Season 4 cast.
- In Issue #467 (July 2006), MAD asked "How Does Jack Bauer Spend the Rest of the Month?", and showed his calendar which featured comical inclusions such as "Payday! 24 Hours of Overtime!", and "Have Chloe run Level 5 decryption on cable box so I can watch the Ultimate Fighting Championship for free this weekend".
- In Issue #476 (April 2007), MAD featured some "Less Than Action Packed Outtakes from 24", which featured images from the premiere of Season 6, but with comical quotes attached.
- In Issue #489 (May 2008), MAD created "MAD's Do-It-Yourself 24 Season 7 Plotline", which featured a series of boxes that readers can choose from to make different storylines, most of which make fun of 24.
24: Season Two: The Musical is a parody of Day 2 in Broadway musical form composed and performed by Jon and Al Kaplan. The "performers" include characters such as Jack and Kim Bauer, David and Sherry Palmer, Tony Almeida, Michelle Dessler, George Mason, Nina Myers, Mike Novick, Kate, Marie, and Bob Warner, Ralph Burton, Syed Ali, Mandy, Lonnie McRae, and the cougar. Though clearly satirical, the lyrics accurately follow the story of several episodes, often using actual lines of dialogue.
Megadeth: United Abominations Edit
Jack Bauer is referenced on the liner notes for this album, credited as the "former Special Agent in Charge, Counter Terrorist Unit, Los Angeles." He appears as having written the introduction to the album. The actual text was written by Matt Michnovetz.
Say Anything: 'That Is Why' Edit
24 is referenced in the second verse. 'And yes I know my addictions run the gamut. The drugs, the smokes, the booze, the 24.'
Grand Theft Auto IVEdit
Advertised on the radio and on billboards in the game is an action drama, titled 72, about a man who must fight terrorism by interrogating "every person of color" and staying up for 72 hours straight. Though not seen, the show is a tongue-in-cheek parody of 24.
World of WarcraftEdit
There is an NPC called 'Jack Bauden'. When you interact with him during a quest he says "I'm SI:7 Agent Jack Bauden. This is the longest day of my life."