List of fictional books from non-print media

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False documents are a frequent device in literature. This is a list of fictional books that appear in television, movies, music, video games, and other non-print media. Fictional books appearing in books are listed in List of fictional books. Fictional books appearing in comics, newspapers, and the like are listed in List of fictional books from periodicals.


Fictional books from TV series[edit]

Adventure Time[edit]

  • Mind Games by Jay T. Doggzone
  • The Enchiridion

All You Need Is Cash[edit]

  • Out of Me Head by Ron Nasty
  • A Cellarful of Goys by Leggy Mountbatten

American Dad![edit]

  • American Dad! on FOX
  • An American Dad! Christmas
  • Anticipating Doorbells
  • The Erotic Reagan
  • How to Furrow Your Brow
  • How to Look Chastened
  • How To Read With One Hand
  • Michael Bay's Guide To Sexual Harassment
  • Nude From The Waist Down
  • Hot Tubs Of The 1970's
  • Hot Tub Law
  • Patriot Pigeon Poops on Planned Parenthood by Stan Smith
  • Roger the Alien by Steve Smith
  • Skids and the Walking Guy by James Patterson

At Last The 1948 Show[edit]

From the Bookshop Sketch:

  • The Amazing Adventures of Captain Gladys Stoat-Pamphlet and her Intrepid Spaniel Stig amongst the Giant Pygmies of Beccles, Volume Eight presumably by Capt. Gladys Stoat-Pamphlet
  • Biggles Combs his Hair, presumably by Captain W.E. Johns
  • David Coperfield [sic] by Edmund Wells
  • Ethel the Aardvark Goes Quantity-Surveying, author unknown
  • The Gospel According to Charlie Drake, presumably by Charlie Drake
  • Grate Expectations by Edmund Wells
  • A Sale of Two Titties by Edmund Wells
  • A Hundred and One Ways to Start a Fight by "an Irish gentleman whose name eludes me for the moment"[1]
  • Knickerless Nickleby by Edmund Wells
  • Christmas Karol with a K by Edmund Wells
  • Olsen's Standard Book of British Birds
  • Rarnaby Budge by Charles Dikkens with two k's, the well-known Dutch author
  • Thirty Days In the Samarkand Desert with the Duchess of Kent by A.E.J. Elliott, O.B.E.

Battlestar Galactica (2004)[edit]

  • My Triumphs, My Mistakes by Dr. Gaius Baltar

The Big Bang Theory[edit]

  • Stu the Cockatoo is New at the Zoo by Sarah Carpenter, used by Sheldon Cooper as a guide to create a flowchart for making friends
  • The Disappointing Child by Dr. Beverly Hofstadter
  • Needy Baby, Greedy Baby by Dr. Beverly Hofstadter
  • The Tall Man From Cornwall by E.M. Snickering, mentioned and quoted from by Sheldon Cooper
  • Aayyyy, I'm an Actor by Henry Winkler, the actor that played Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli on Happy Days

The Bionic Woman (original series)[edit]

  • Ghost Hunting by Emil Laslo
  • The Real West by Marcus Carter

Blackadder The Third[edit]

  • Edmund: A Butler's Tale by Gertrude Perkins

Black Books[edit]

  • Blue Sands by Tom Culligan
  • Mugumbi Dream Time by Jason Hamilton
  • Tempocalypse
  • Thick as Thieves by Danny Spudge

Blade: The Series[edit]

  • Eternal Darkness: Avoiding the Light by Professor Melvin Caylo
  • History of the Hotel Matadora, from episode "The Evil Within"
  • Spontaneous Combustion: Myth and Fact by Professor Melvin Caylo

Buffy the Vampire Slayer[edit]

  • The Black Chronicles
  • Blood Rites and Sacrifices
  • The Book of Aurelius
  • Bristow's Demon Index
  • Exploring Demon Dimensions
  • Guttenberg Demonography
  • Hebron’s Almanac
  • Hell's Offspring
  • Hume’s Paranormal Encyclopedia
  • Merenshtadt Text
  • The Pagan Rites
  • The Pergamum Codex by Aurelius
  • Sir Robert Kane’s Twilight Compendium
  • The Tiberius Manifesto
  • Vampyr
  • Witches: Historic Roots to Modern Practice


  • South of Heaven by Hank Moody
  • Seasons in the Abyss by Hank Moody
  • God Hates Us All by Hank Moody
  • Fucking & Punching by Hank Moody
  • Lew Ashby, A Biography by Hank Moody


The Cleveland Show[edit]

  • The Berenstain Bears Forgive a Hit-and-Run Driver
  • Eating your Honey
  • The Complete Works of Tyler Perry
  • Mein Balloon Animal by A. Hitler

The Colbert Report[edit]


  • 20 Feet From dumdum, by Andy Richter
  • 50 Shades of Gary
  • A-hole Ghosts
  • Are You My Dad, Senator Ted Cruz, by Corey Feldman
  • Bad Asses in Balloons
  • Bald Icons with Toupées
  • The Big Book of Animals Licking Themselves
  • The Big Book of Black
  • The Big Book of People Who Never Found Waldo
  • The Big Book of the Top 100 2016 Republican Candidates
  • Butterflies That Sold Out
  • Careful of the Coz!
  • Cartoon Villains Who Just Got Laid
  • Celebrities Doing Handstands in Pools
  • Close Sandwich Far Away Horse
  • Cock Block Rooster
  • The Complete Encyclopedia of Male Irish Porn Stars
  • D Is For Diabetes
  • Dad's of One Direction Fans reacting to Zane's Departure
  • Dogs With Terrible Poker Faces
  • Donald Trump's Mouth as Other Things
  • Eating Out Down South, by Michael Douglas
  • Forefathers in Footed Pajamas
  • Fox News Anchor or Porn Star?
  • Guys You Just Know Have Clammy Hands
  • History's Monsters Trying to Soften Their Image By Putting a Dish of Hard Candy on Their Desk
  • If Ten-Year Olds Named Chain Restaurants
  • Is Ricky Goin #2?
  • The Kermit Sutra
  • Kids Who Had Too Much Coffee
  • Last Minute Halloween Costume
  • Love Hammer, by Chris Parnell
  • Mall Santa's Without Breads
  • Manga With Pinkeye
  • Mannequin Dick Pics
  • Mitch McConnell Having Fun
  • Moments Later: They Were Electrocuted
  • Mr. Potato Head Transitioning
  • Muppets, I'll do, by Mickey Rourke
  • My Lectern My Prison, by Andy Richter
  • Parked Cars Who are Assholes
  • People with Face Tattoos Who Would Never Get Face Tattoos
  • People Who Don't Know Why The F*** You're Asking Them If They Caught Last Night's Downton Abbey
  • Pervs Pointing At Non-Sexual Holes, Thus Making Them Kind Of Sexual
  • Pets Being Walked That Don't Know They are Being Taken Back to the Pound
  • Phil'er up: The Doctor Phil Story
  • Poorly Placed Pools
  • Product Placement In Old Movies
  • Regrettable Tramp Stamps
  • Road Nibbles
  • Rock Dogs!
  • Is this your Card?
  • Satan's Favorite Photos of Mike Huckabee Playing Guitar
  • Self-Parking Cars That Are Assholes
  • Senator Mitch McConnell Doing Turtle Stuff
  • Shopping Malls Santas Without The Beards Or Santa OutFits
  • Shy Stallone
  • Smug Guys Who Have No Idea They Are About To Be Crushed By Boulders
  • Some Fish Who Might Want A Word With You
  • Star Wars Prom Photos
  • Steven Seagal Getting His Ponytail Caught In Things
  • Still Milking It by William Shatner
  • Stoned Horses
  • Stuff Built Out Of Legos by Dumb Kids
  • Thanks Ebola!
  • Things Built with Legos by Dumb Kids
  • This Summers Worst Vacation Spots
  • Unsaintly St. Bernard's
  • Unsatisfying Virtual Reality Experiences
  • Way Too High Chairs
  • White People Who Could Not Pass Themselves Off As Black
  • Y'all Ready For Diss???
  • You Might Want To Rethink Those Knuckle Tattoos by That Guy
  • Your Coworkers After They Heard You Were Fired

The Daily Show[edit]

  • Boy Were We Wrong
  • Don't Buy Maurice R. Greenberg's Stupid F#@ing Book (Because It's Going to Be Terrible) by Jon Stewart
  • Fifty Shades of Wrong
  • The Five People You Meet in Heaven Who Knew You Were Wrong
  • Merriam-Hodgman Dictionary by John Hodgman
  • My Life As A Movie Pirate by Keith Richards
  • Oh The People Who Hate You by Dr. Seuss
  • Oops, Based on the Novel "Wrong" by Sapphire
  • The S#*t Brain Adventure
  • You Might Be Eligible to Vote IF…

Doctor Who[edit]

Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23[edit]

  • Ta Da! Finding the Now by Mark-Paul Gosselaar (ghostwritten by Vivian Dante) from the episode "A Reunion..."
  • The Zen Hustler by K. Wingate, from the pilot episode

The Fairly OddParents[edit]

  • Astrophysics for Morons
  • The Rat in Spats, a parody of The Cat in the Hat
  • Da Rules, Fairy Godparent rule book

Family Guy[edit]

  • Caddyshack, the novelization
  • Faster Than the Speed of Love by Brian Griffin
  • The Guide to the Occult by Beverly Cleary
  • The Hopeful Squirrel by David Chicago
  • The Hopeful Squirrel 2 by David Chicago
  • Horton Hears Domestic Violence in the Next Apartment and Doesn't Call 911!
  • T and Me by George Peppard
  • For the Last Time, I'm Not Mr. T by Ving Rhames
  • Nobody Poops But You, unsuccessful toilet training book, parody of Everyone Poops
  • Wish It Want It Do It by Brian Griffin
  • You're a Naughty Child, and That's Concentrated Evil Coming Out the Back of You, Catholic toilet training book
  • Lesbian Butts In 80's Jeans, coffee table book, by Peter Griffin, Joe and Quagmire.
  • You Poop Now, Japanese children’s book
  • Horton Hears A Suicide, Japanese children’s book
  • The Little Engine That Will, Or Get Great Shame, Japanese children’s book
  • Magic Tome
  • "Much Ado About Humping", erotic novel
  • Peter Griffin wrote a series of erotic novels dubbed "Peterotica":
    • Angela's Asses
    • Catcher in the Eye
    • Shaved New World
    • Harry Potter and the Half-Black Chick
    • What I Would Do Sexually to Hillary Clinton
    • The Hot Chick Who Was Italian or Maybe Some Kind of Spanish
  • Wish It, Want It, You Blew It by Vinny
  • Scratch-and-sniff Lindsay Lohan Goes Jogging
  • Tommy Lee Goes Boating


  • The Curse of the Were-car for windows 98
  • Great Machete Battles
  • Harry Potter and the Balance of Earth by Al Gore
  • Let's Go Sewers
  • True Stories of Courageous Animals
  • What the Hell is Kwanzaa?
  • Zapp Brannigan's Big Book of War by Zapp Brannigan
  • Dances of the Ancient Bronx
  • The Becktionary
  • The Rhyming Becktionary

Gravity Falls[edit]

  • 1001 Yuk ‘Em Ups
  • Dungeons, Dungeons, & More Dungeons: Rules vol. 1
  • Journals 1, 2 and 3 by Stanford Pines

Hey Arnold![edit]

  • Fabled Diseases of Old Long Since Debunked by Modern Science
  • Little House by the Dairy by Agatha Caulfield
  • The Weird-Headed Boy and the Mean Old Witch by Agatha Caulfield

How I Met Your Mother[edit]

  • Enigmas of the Mystical, from episode Tailgate. The book is a parody of the Time-Life Books Mysteries of the Unknown series.
  • Life Among the Gorillas by Dr. Birnholz-Vazquez
  • Of Course You're Still Single, Take a Look at Yourself, You Dumb Slut by Anita Appleby


  • Bigfoot: True or Real?
  • The Jonas Book of World Records

I Love Lucy[edit]

  • Blood Curdling Indian Tales
  • The Mockingbird Murder Mystery

Jimmy Kimmel Live![edit]

Johnny Bravo[edit]

  • Ringo on Ringo by Squint Ringo
  • Never Ever EVER Hit a TV Star by Johnny Bravo

The Kids in the Hall[edit]

  • Boo! by Donald Dane
  • Hey, There's a Spider on Your Back! by Donald Dane
  • There's a Spider on Your Shoulder

King of the Hill[edit]

  • A Dinner of Onions by Nora Harmony Wallace
  • How to Blow Stuff Up
  • The Loveliness of Woman
  • The Male Sex Organ

Late Show with David Letterman[edit]

Law & Order: Criminal Intent[edit]

  • Blood Magnolias (Lord Fantomas series, book 2) by Carlotta Francis, from episode "Collective"
  • Darkness Takes A Daughter (Lord Fantomas series, book 1) by Carlotta Francis, from episode "Collective"
  • Fearsome Gods by Malcolm Bryce (on living with a South American tribe), from episode "Graansha"
  • The Ripper's Mask (Lord Fantomas series, book 3) by Carlotta Francis, from episode "Collective"



  • After Elizabeth Was Brought Home by Ed and Lois Smart
  • Break in the Ice
  • Elizabeth’s Favorite Taco Recipes by Ed and Lois Smart
  • Gone With the Wind My Ass by Nautica Brown
  • Judging For Dummies
  • Sex Horse by Dan Oster
  • Shakespeare for Complete Idiots
  • The Ultimate Guide to the Female Orgasm
  • Unbridled Passion by Dan Oster
  • Wild Mustang by Dan Oster
  • Miracle Cures by Robin Kirkley

Married... with Children[edit]

  • Baseball for Blondes
  • Football for Blondes
  • Kids - You're Bigger Than They Are
  • Sports With Balls
  • Sports Without Balls

Monty Python[edit]

  • My God, by theologian Monsignor Edward Gay
  • Hello, Pianist, a pamphlet about Peter Illych Tchaikovsky by the BBC
  • Hello, Sailor, by humanist lecturer Dr. Tom Jack
  • The Problems of Kierkegaard, by Dr. Tom Jack
  • The Boy's Book of Boys ("will not suit all tastes")
  • The Hackenthorpe Book of Lies, by Ron Hackenthorpe, Derek Hackenthorpe, Jeff "The Nozz" Hackenthorpe and Luigi V. Hackenthorpe (in four handsomely bound volumes)
  • The Oxfod [sic] Simplified Dictionary

In The Wrestling Epilogue (from Episode 2: Sex And Violence):

  • My God by Monsignor Edward Gay (who is referred to as an ‘author of a number of books about belief’)
  • Hello Sailor by Dr Tom Jack — later, Eric Idle published a real novel with this title

In the Bookshop Sketch (from Monty Python's Contractual Obligation Album):

  • Thirty Days in the Samarkand Desert With the Duchess of Kent by A.E.J. Elliott, OBE
  • 101 Ways to Start a Fight by "An Irish gentleman whose name eludes me for the moment"
  • David Coperfield by Edmund Wells (distinguished from David Copperfield as it only has one p.)
  • Grate Expectations by Edmund Wells (distinguished from Great Expectations)
  • Knickerless Knickleby by Edmund Wells (distinguished from Nicholas Nickleby)
  • Khristmas Karol by Edmund Wells (distinguished from A Christmas Carol)
  • A Sale of Two Titties by Edmund Wells (distinguished from A Tale of Two Cities)
  • Rarnaby Budge by Charles Dikkens, the well-known Dutch author (distinguished from Barnaby Rudge)
  • Carnaby Fudge by Darles Chickens
  • Farnaby Sludge by Miles Pickens
  • Stickwick Stapers by Files Wickensq ("with four 'n's and a silent q")
  • The Amazing Adventures of Captain Gladys Stoutpamphlet and her Intrepid Spaniel Stig Amongst the Giant Pygmies of Beccles (Vol. VIII)
  • Biggles Combs his Hair
  • The Gospel According to Charlie Drake
  • Ethel the Aardvark Goes Quantity Surveying

Murder, She Wrote[edit]

by J.B. Fletcher

  • The Corpse Danced at Midnight
  • Dirge for a Dead Dachshund
  • A Faded Rose Beside Her
  • Murder on the Amazon
  • Lover's Revenge
  • The Umbrella Murders
  • Murder at the Inn
  • Murder at the Digs
  • Murder in a Minor Key
  • The Stain on the Stairs
  • The Mystery of the Mutilated Minion
  • The Belgrade Murders
  • Sanitarium of Death
  • Calvin Canterbury's Revenge
  • Murder at the Asylum
  • Murder Comes to Maine
  • Good-bye, Charlie
  • The Corpse That Wasn't There
  • Ashes, Ashes, Fall Down Dead
  • The Messengers of Midnight
  • The Poison in My Heart
  • All the Murderers
  • Murder at the Ridge Top
  • The Corpse at Vespers
  • The Triple Crown Murders
  • The Crypt of Death
  • A Killing at Hastings Rock
  • The Uncaught
  • Murder in White
  • The Dead Must Sing
  • The Killer Called Collect
  • Stone Cold Dead
  • Endangered
  • The Launch Pad Murders
  • Runway to Murder
  • The Venomous Valentine
  • A Case of a Half of Murder
  • Yours Truly, Damian Sinclair
  • The Dead Man Sang
  • The Corpse Swam by Moonlight

New Girl[edit]

  • Z is for Zombie by Nick Miller


  • The Complete History of the Universe by Donald Boom
  • Up the Amazon by Colonel Lloyd Menninger

by Dick Loudon

  • Anything Can Be a Lamp Base
  • How to Make Your Dream Bathroom
  • Let's Build a Barbecue
  • Murder at the Stratley
  • Pillow Talk (with Joanna Loudon)
  • Shelf Help
  • 101 Uses For Garden Hoses
  • You Too Can Carve


Orange Is the New Black[edit]

Power Rangers Operation Overdrive[edit]

  • The Baron's Betrayal
  • Theory of Advanced Physics

Pushing Daisies[edit]

  • How to Make Your Own Pop-up Book: Step by Step Instructions Anyone Can Follow! by Chas Spielman, from episode "Smell of Success"
  • Li'l Gumshoe, (unpublished) a pop-up book by Emerson Cod
  • The Magic Book of Magic by The Great Herrman
  • The New Patriots Pop-up Book: A Three-Dimensional Instructional Telling You Everything You Need to Know about Building Bombs of all Shapes and Sizes by Chas Spielman, from episode "Smell of Success"
  • The Pop-up Book of Sports Related Deaths by Chas Spielman, from episode "Smell of Success"
  • Pop-up Pin-up by Chas Spielman, from episode "Smell of Success"
  • The Smell of Success by Napoleon LeNez, from episode "Smell of Success"

Red Dwarf[edit]

  • Necrobics - Hologrammatic Exercises For The Dead
  • Pop-up Kama-Sutra: Zero-Gravity Edition

Red Eye w/Greg Gutfeld[edit]

  • Athletics and Their Careers, by Greg Gutfeld
  • Cheat Right, by Sherrod Small
  • Fly Fishing for Beginners, by Ann Coulter
  • Her Waves Make Waves, by Joanne Nosuchinsky
  • How Do I Know I Huff Paint All The Time, by Rick Folbaum
  • How I Balance My Career, Family and Addiction to Window Cleaner, by Patti Ann Browne
  • How to Fix America, by Lauren Sivan
  • How to Fix the Economy by Ann Coulter
  • How to Party While Your Already Partying, by Andrew W. K.
  • I Eat People, by Ann Coulter
  • I Haven't Paid For A Thing In My Life by Bonnie McFarlane
  • I Miss The Crank by Patti Ann Browne
  • I Never Paid For Anything, You Jerks by Diane Macedo
  • I Only Eat Kittens by Dana Perino
  • I Strangle the Homeless, by Sandra Smith
  • I Tickled Them With My Mustache Until They Said Yes, by John R. Bolton
  • It's Better Than Your Lonely Boring Life, You Dumb Loser, by Mike Baker
  • Jasper the Well-Read Dog, by Dana Perino
  • Keep It Down or You'll Make a Frown, by Andy Levy
  • Me Like Cereal, Video Games, and Pee Pee Pants by Michael Ian Black
  • Mommie On Meth The Jill Dobson story by Jill Dobson
  • My Back Brace and Me, by Joanne Nosuchinsky
  • Problematic, by Andy Levy
  • A Puppy A Day, by Harris Faulkner
  • Shoot Them In The Face, by Kristen Haglund
  • Stop, by Jim Norton
  • Take Your Kids to the Strip Club, by Sherrod Small
  • The Friendly Man in the White Panel Van, by Greg Gutfeld
  • They Call Me The Firebug, by Dana Perino
  • Things I Learned in The White House, by Dana Perino
  • Ugly People Are The Meat Homely People Are The Potatoes, by Jill Dobson
  • We Have A White Devil Problem, by Sherrod Small
  • Without Me You Are All Nothing, by Lori Rothman
  • The World Would Be Right If There Was No White, by Sherrod Small
  • You Better Be Rich Because Your Face Makes Me Vomit From My Eye Sockets, by Lauren Sivan
  • You Must Be This White to Ride, by Jedediah Bila

The Sarah Jane Adventures[edit]

  • UNIT: Fighting for Humankind, by Sarah Jane Smith
  • The History of Ashen Hill Manor by an unknown author
  • Wraith World by Gregory P. Wilkinson

Saturday Night Live[edit]

  • Daddy's Little Whore: A Damn Shame by Barbara Birmingham
  • Harry Potter and the End of Trees
  • I Wanna Be A Ho by Velvet Jones
  • I Wanna Drive a Pink Cadillac, Wear Diamond Rings and Kick Women In The Butt by Velvet Jones
  • Mein Boyfriend by Adolf Hitler
  • My Big Thick Novel by Jack Handey
  • The Realm by Jedediah Purdy
  • Rock Paper Scissoring Volume I by LeJean Noween
  • Rock Paper Scissoring Volume II by LeJean Noween
  • Rock Paper Scissoring Volume IV by LeJean Noween
  • Women Good, Men Bad, a 1980s pop-psychology book


The Simpsons[edit]

  • 1989: The Year of Armageddon
  • 2z = -64
  • The 60ft. Baby by Burns' Lawyer
  • A Farewell to Arm by Herman Hermann
  • "A" is for Scoundrel by Esme Delacroix
  • A Scoundrel In Araby by Esme Delacroix
  • Advanced Marketing
  • Advanced Plastic Surgery
  • Already-Solved Crossword Puzzles
  • Al Roker on Poker by Al Roker
  • Am I Disabled?
  • Anyone Can Be a Scoundrel by Esme Delacroix
  • Angelica Button and the Chalice of Consequence by T. R. Francis
  • Angelica Button and The Deadly Denouement by T. R. Francis
  • Angelica Button and The Dragon King's Trundle Bed by T. R. Francis
  • Angelica Button and the Half-blood Pudding by T. R. Francis
  • Angelica Button and the Infinite Armoire by T. R. Francis
  • Angelica Button and the Marmalade of Destiny by T. R. Francis
  • Angelica Button and the Mystery of Secrets by T. R. Francis
  • Angelica Button and the Teacup of Terror by T. R. Francis
  • Angelica Button and the Scone of Destiny by T. R. Francis
  • Angelica Button and the Ending Where She Dies But Doesn't by T. R. Francis
  • Astonishing Prices Comic Book Price Guide
  • Awesome Possum Recipes
  • Baby's First Pop-Up Book
  • Ballet
  • Backdoors to Citizenship, nonfiction
  • The BabySitter Twins: The President's Baby is Missing
  • The BabySitter Twins: The Formula Formula
  • Beginning Marketing
  • Be Your Own Dentist
  • The Berry-Stained Bears Make S'mores
  • The Berrystained Bears Stick Together
  • The Big Book of British Smiles [sic], photo book
  • Bordello Repair Vol. I
  • Bork on Sex
  • The Cereal is the Prize
  • Cheera Sutra
  • Chicken Soup for the Loser
  • Chicks with Cliques
  • A Child's Garden of Cons by Grampa Simpson, under the pseudonym Grifty McGrift
  • The Chronicles of Equalia by Lisa Simpson and Juliet Hobbes.
  • The Clue in the Clock, controversial Nancy Drew book
  • Crazy Things Old Ladies Say
  • Curious George and the Ebola Virus, a children's book
  • Daddy and Me
  • The Daily of Nathan Little
  • Disney's Pyramus and Thisbe
  • Doorways of Cheerleaders' Homes
  • Drinking Games for Advanced Alcoholics
  • Drink Your Own Blood and Save
  • Duff Book of World Records
  • Dying For Dummies
  • El Scoundrel Esme Delacroix
  • Encyclopedia of Mothers' Fears
  • The End is Near: 50th Anniversary Edition
  • Fifty Shades of Yay
  • Find Waldo Yet Again, a Where's Waldo book
  • Fold Yourself Rich
  • Forgotten Lore
  • From Heck
  • From Loser to User by Dr. Kissingher.
  • Goodnight Cocoon
  • Happiness Is a Naked Steve Allen
  • The Hardy Borgs
  • The Hardy Boys: The Mystery of the Odd-Shaped Rock
  • The Harpooned Heart by Marge Simpson
  • The Harpooned Heart 2: Thunder Down Under by Marge Simpson
  • Heaven is Real
  • Homer, I Hardly Knew Me by Homer Simpson (autobiography)
  • How to Cook for Forty Humans, cookbook
  • How to Get Rich Writing Cartoons by John Swartzwelder
  • How to Loot Brazil
  • How to Make Love to Steve Allen
  • How to Pay for College
  • How To Read A Book in Bed
  • How To Relax On A Tropical Island
  • How to Seduce Your Lousy, Lazy Husband
  • How to Talk to a Drunk Father
  • How to Talk So Cheerleaders Will Listen
  • How to Tunnel out of Prison
  • I Am Also Scotty by Leonard Nimoy (a fictitious follow-up to his two real books I Am Not Spock and I Am Spock)
  • i, Bully by Nelson Muntz
  • Itchy And Scratchy: The Movie: The Novel by Norman Mailer
  • I Didn't Do It!: The Bart Simpson Story
  • I, Scoundrel by Esme Delacroix
  • Infant CPR
  • The Inventions of Thomas Jefferson
  • Internet For Dummies, Remedial Edition
  • Introduction To Rests
  • Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie: The Novel by Norman Mailer
  • It's Cool To Cry
  • The Ironic Tales of the Kwik-E Mart
  • The Journal of Milford Van Houten
  • Journey to the Center of Steve Allen
  • The Joy of Cooking Steve Allen
  • The Joy of Cooking Milhouse
  • Just Physics
  • The Kansas City Royals: Forever Champions
  • Kevin James and The Giant Peach
  • King of Queens and Full House: Not the Crappy TV Shows
  • Kosher Erotic Cakes
  • The Land of the Wild Beasts by Milton Burkhart.
  • Let's Go Get Revenge... Iceland
  • Let's Go Home
  • Lets Not Go London
  • Life Beyond Wife by Professor Stein
  • Lisa Is Stupid
  • Loony Laws, Silly Statutes and Wacky War Crimes
  • Love in the Time of Coloring Books
  • Love in the Time of Scurvy
  • Mabel's Table: A Cookbook by Mabel Simpson
  • Magnificent Bastard: The Lives and Loves of Hans Moleman by Chip Davis
  • Mapplethorpe, photo book
  • Married Alive: A Wife-Saving Guide (season 17 Episode 22 9:45) (And TECHNICALLY there WAS a book by the title "Married Alive" 6 years before this was first aired...)
  • Megatronics: The 48 Tips to Corporate Success by Stark Richdale
  • Mild Manners
  • Model U.N. Charter
  • Montgomery Warden
  • Mr. and Mrs. Erotic American, audio book, read by Paul Harvey
  • The Murderer Did It by Lenny Leonard
  • My Troubled Mind by Moe Szyslak
  • Nagging Your Way To Ecstasy
  • Nancy Drew and the Case of the Missing Books Sales
  • Nate Silver Can't Add
  • Normal Childhood Behavior
  • Only Turkeys Have Left Wings by Birch Barlow
  • Olympic Scoundrel by Esme Delacroix
  • Overcome Childhood Fears A Ten Week Program
  • Owning Your Okayness, self-help, by Brad Goodman
  • Paris On $1000 A Day
  • Pat Summerall's Smut Yuks
  • Postcards from the Hedge by Groundskeeper Willie
  • The Pre-Teen Braves Handbook: Foreword by Larry Storch
  • Pretending to Like Football by Mrs. John Madden
  • Rational Thinking, Reasonable Future by Al Gore
  • Red Moon
  • Restored Precious Memories
  • Retrospecticus
  • Return to Scoundrel Island by Esme Delacroix
  • The Rug Less Vacuumed
  • Sane Planning, Sensible Tomorrow by Al Gore
  • Sally Circle in Rectangu-Land
  • The Secret of the Milk Can Escape presented to Harvey Raymondo by Harry Houdini
  • Senator Scoundrel, Scoundrel Comes Calling by Esme Delacroix
  • Schrödinger's Bat
  • Scoundrel for the Prosecution by Esme Delacroix
  • Scoundrel Goes West by Esme Delacroix
  • Scoundrel In Scarlett by Esme Delacroix
  • Scoundrel Is It You? by Esme Delacroix
  • Scoundrel Redux by Esme Delacroix
  • Scoundrel vs. Hitler by Esme Delacroix
  • The Secret of Scoundrel Cove by Esme Delacroix
  • The Simpsons
  • Smiles of Ireland
  • Someone's In The Kitchen With Jesus by Rev. Timothy Lovejoy
  • Springfield Bell
  • The Super Fan's Unofficial Guide to Thicker than Waters
  • Super Hounds: The Ultimate Greyhound Betting System
  • The Story About The Mighty Scoundrel by Esme Delacroix
  • Tanks of the Third Reich
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective TV Watchers
  • The Ten Habits of Highly Successful Criminals by Snake
  • Ten Trite Tales by Agatha Christie.
  • The 10 Dos and 500 Don'ts of Knife Safety
  • The Bible for Wise-Asses
  • The Truth About Whacking Day by Bob Woodward
  • There's a Rainbow in My Basement by Moe Szyslak
  • Thin by Third Grade
  • The Time Life Carpenter's Library
    • Volume 1: The Basics
    • Volume 2: Working With Wood
    • Volume 3: Cabinets and Cupboards
    • Volume 4: Tables and Chairs
    • Volume 5: Decking and Roofing
    • Volume 6: Finish Carpentry
    • Volume 7: Floorboards and Nightstands
    • Volume 8: More Projects
  • To Hug a Scoundrel by Esme Delacroix
  • To Kiss a Scoundrel by Esme Delacroix
  • Tome by Gore Vidal
  • The Troll Twins of Underbridge Academy
  • Ueberroth, a biography
  • Unicorns and Me by Lisa Simpson
  • Unidentified Flying Outrage!
  • The Vampire Twins of Translyvania Prep
  • Veterans' Day Parades
  • Waiting To a Scoundrel by Esme Delacroix
  • The Wander Years A Guide to Finding the Walking Dad
  • Weight Loss Through Laborious Sex
  • When Bad Things Happen To Cute Children
  • Whither My Scoundrel? by Esme Delacroix
  • Who Made That Barrel? You Did!
  • Who Really Killed J.F.K. by Homer and Marge Simpson
  • Who Wants to Be a Brazillionaire?
  • Whomp! The History of Whacking Day
  • Will There Ever Be A Rainbow by Montgomery Burns, autobiography
  • Wisconsin from Above
  • Yes, I Am A Vampire" by Monty Burns (forward by Steve Allen)
  • Your Gimmicky Restaurant by Bennigan and Fuddrucker
  • You're Tired by Donald Trump
  • Zagat's Guide to World Religions

South Park[edit]

Spitting Image[edit]

SpongeBob SquarePants[edit]

Star Trek universe[edit]

  • Anslem (by Jake Sisko)
  • Beyond the Galactic Edge, Humanity's Quest for Infinity (by Hesterman)
  • Book of the Kosst Amojan (Bajoran)
  • The Book of the People (Fabrini)
  • Burning Hearts of Qo'noS from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine novels
  • The Call of the Prophets (Bajoran)
  • Cave Beyond Logic, A: Vulcan Perspectives on Platonic Thought (Vulcan)
  • Chicago Mobs of the Twenties
  • The Collected Works of Jirex (Talaxian)
  • Clash on the Fire Plains (Vulcan)
  • The Dictates of Poetics (by Vulcan writer T'Hain)
  • Down the River Light (17-volume book by Caster)
  • The Dream of the Fire (Klingon)
  • Eldaxon's Collected Folklore (Talaxian)
  • The Fall of Kang (by Klingon poet G'Trok)
  • Falor's Journey (Vulcan)
  • Ferengi Rules of Acquisition
  • Finding and Winning your Perfect Mate (by Jennings Rain)
  • The Hotel Royale (by Todd Matthews)
  • How to Advance Your Career Through Marriage
  • Gaudaal's Lament (by Bajoran poet Akorem Laan)
  • Kir'shara, The (by Surak of Vulcan)
  • Kitara's Song (by Bajoran poet Akorem Laan)
  • Leonard McCoy's Comparative Alien Physiology (by Leonard McCoy)
  • Linear Models of Viral Propagation (by Katherine Pulaski)
  • Meditations on a Crimson Shadow (Cardassian novel by Preloc)
  • The Never Ending Sacrifice (Cardassian)
  • Nightingale Woman (by Phineas Tarbolde)
  • Oo-mox for Fun and Profit
  • The Paq'batlh (Klingon religious text)
  • Past Prologue (by Jake Sisko)
  • Photons Be Free by the Doctor in Star Trek: Voyager
  • The Teachings of Surak (Vulcan, English translation by Skon)
  • The Tragedy of Khamlet, Son of the Emperor of Qo'noS (Star Trek VI - short title: The Klingon Hamlet)
  • Vulcan Love Slave (or The Arduous Journey of T'Lana on the Road to Enlightenment) in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
  • Women Warriors at the River of Blood, from Star Trek: Voyager

The Tonight Show[edit]

Ugly Betty[edit]

  • Girls Like it on Top by Sofia Reyes
  • Tap That by Phil Roth

The X-Files and Millennium[edit]

  • A Lapful of Severed Tongues by Jose Chung
  • Dance on the Blood-Dimmed Tide by Onan Goopta
  • Doomsday Defense by Jose Chung
  • From Outer Space by Jose Chung
  • The Caligarian Candidate by Jose Chung
  • The Hacked-Up Hack by Onan Goopta
  • The Lonely Buddha by Jose Chung
  • To Serve Man by Jose Chung

Miscellaneous from television[edit]

Fictional books from films[edit]

Basic Instinct[edit]

Bedtime Stories[edit]

  • The Organic Squirrel Gets a Bike Helmet
  • Rainbow Alligator Saves the Wetlands

Bloodbath at the House of Death[edit]

  • The Secret Door by Cameron Cryer
  • The Silent Fart by an unknown author
  • The Sudden Spear by an unknown author

C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America[edit]

  • A Northern Wind by unknown author
  • The Grey and the Blue by Sherman Hoyle
  • Indians in Exile by David Broadfoot
  • My Union Soldier by unknown author
  • Of Belles in Blue by unknown author
  • The Yankee by Thomas Dixon, Jr.

Finding Forrester[edit]

  • Avalon Landing by William Forrester
  • Sunset by William Forrester

Dead Poets Society[edit]

  • Understanding Poetry by Dr. J. Evan Pritchard
  • The Doubtful Debutante, a novel by John Keating

Hope Springs[edit]

  • You Can Have The Marriage You Want by Dr. Bernard Feld
  • Great Marriage, Open Marriage by David LaBella
  • How to Make it to the Top by Starting at the Bottom by David LaBella

Land of the Lost[edit]


By Adam Shadowchild:[3][4]

  • Broadside at Cassiopeia
  • Jenny Starpepper series:
    • Jenny Starpepper and the Huge White Gibbon
    • Jenny Starpepper and the Spitting Worm
    • Jenny Starpepper and the Great Brass Hen
  • Jupiter Praxis
  • The Moon Whisperer
  • Night of the Moths
  • Planet Fall Trilogy:
    • Planet Fall: Book 1
    • Planet Fall: Book 2
    • Planet Fall: Book 3: Fluxing Uranus
  • Prisonhulk 441
  • The Robot's Mistress
  • Sky Farm series:
    • Sky Farm 1
    • Sky Farm 2: Dark Harvest
    • Sky Farm 3: Strong Cheese
  • The Venusian Pangenesis

By Clive Gollings, illustrated by Graeme Willy:

  • Jelva, Alien Queen of the Varvak
  • Paul: Sometimes it's Nice to feel a Little Alien

The Royal Tenenbaums[edit]

  • Accounting for Everything: A Guide to Personal Finance by Henry Sherman (nonfiction)
  • Dudley's World by Raleigh St. Clair (nonfiction)
  • Erotic Transference by Margot Tenenbaum (play)
  • Family of Geniuses by Etheline Tenenbaum
  • Nakedness Tonight by Margot Tenenbaum (play)
  • Old Custer by Eli Cash (novel)
  • The Peculiar Neurodegenerative Inhabitants of the Kazawa Atoll by Raleigh St. Clair (nonfiction)
  • Static Electricity by Margot Tenenbaum (play)
  • Three Plays by Margot Tenenbaum
  • Wildcat by Eli Cash (novel)

Moonrise Kingdom[edit]

  • Shelly and the Secret Universe by Nan Chapin
  • The Francine Odysseys by Gertrude Price
  • The Girl from Jupiter by Isaac Clarke
  • Disappearance of the 6th Grade by Burris Burris
  • The Light of Seven Matchsticks by Virginia Tipton
  • The Return of Auntie Lorraine by Miriam Weaver

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit[edit]

Most are parodies of a work, pointed to by the link.


  • Belson's Lament by Wayne Davidson
  • Belson Rising by Wayne Davidson
  • I Believe I Can Fly by Linda Gergenblatt of Wanderlust Press (original title The Penguin with Testicular Cancer)
  • Money Buys Nothing by Carvin Waggie (sold for only $13.99)
  • One Flick of the Finger by Shari Selman & Pierre Cheneviere
  • Rick is a Horrible Jerk by Marisa Gergenblatt

In the Mouth of Madness[edit]

Synecdoche, New York[edit]

  • Getting Better: The Sacred Energy in All Life Forms by Dr. Madeline Gravis
  • Getting Blissed Out: Happiness Through Medication by Dr. Madeline Gravis
  • I Don't Feel Well Today by Dr. Madeline Gravis
  • If I Were You by Dr. Madeline Gravis
  • It's Raining Too Loud: Surviving an Emotional Downpour by Dr. Madeline Gravis
  • Little Winky by Horace Azpiazu

Miscellaneous from film[edit]

Fictional books from video games[edit]

Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars[edit]

  • Creative Shelving for Beginners
  • The Crooked Crusader Caper by Molly Peagram (also known as Nigel Peagram), a medieval detective story
  • The Crusader Families of Ireland by Molly Peagram (under the name of Professor Peagram)
  • Hypnosis for Fun and Profit

Monkey Island series[edit]

Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri[edit]

  • Nonlinear Genetics by Academician Prokhor Zakharov
  • For I Have Tasted The Fruit by Academician Prokhor Zakharov
  • Address to the Faculty by Academician Prokhor Zakharov
  • The Feedback Principle by Academician Prokhor Zakharov
  • Now We Are Alone by Academician Prokhor Zakharov
  • See How They Run by Academician Prokhor Zakharov
  • We Must Dissent by Sister Miriam Godwinson
  • But For The Grace Of God by Sister Miriam Godwinson
  • Looking God In The Eye by Chairman Sheng-ji Yang
  • Planet: A Survivalist Guide by Colonel Corazón Santiago
  • The Centauri Monopoly by CEO Nibuwake Morgan
  • Conversations with Planet by Lady Deirdre

Miscellaneous from games[edit]

Fictional books from music[edit]

Fictional books from radio programmes[edit]

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy[edit]

  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - An electronic book developed by MegaDodo Publications as a travel-book for hitchhiker's travelling about the Milky Way.
  • Encyclopaedia Galactica - An encyclopaedia that has been supplanted by The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in some parts of the galaxy as the HHG2G is slightly cheaper than the Encyclopaedia Galactica and has the words Don't Panic on its cover. The Encyclopedia Galactica was borrowed from Isaac Asimov's Foundation series.
  • The Celestial Home Care Omnibus - A popular book, but less popular than the HHG2G.
  • 53 More Things to Do in Zero-Gravity - A bestselling book that was ousted from the bestselling lists by the HHG2G.
  • Where God Went Wrong, Some More of God's Greatest Mistakes, Who Is This God Person, Anyway? and Well, That About Wraps It Up for God are four controversial philosophical works by Oolon Colluphid that are proven to be less controversial than the HHG2G, despite their overtly atheistic attitudes about God.

Miscellaneous from radio programmes[edit]

  • I Knew Terence Neuk by Eileen Beardsmore-Lewisham is a book referenced in one episode of The Goon Show.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ These are the title and author in the recorded version; there are also versions of the script which refer to A Hundred and One Ways to Start a Monsoon by "an Indian gentleman whose name eludes me for the moment".
  2. ^ Carra, Mallory. "Can You Read Crazy Eyes' Fan Fic? I Pieced Together 'The Time Hump Chronicles' From 'Orange Is the New Black'". Bustle. Retrieved 26 June 2016. 
  3. ^ Adam Shadowchild Bibliography
  4. ^ Paul Subtitles
  5. ^ Bubba ho-tep Script
  6. ^ Farewell Atlantis
  7. ^

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