The film is a spin-off relating to a swashbuckler, similar to Jack Sparrow, who meets an equal, similar to Angelica, in which they would either help each other or fight against one another. Rodrigo y Gabriela also play guitar music at points in the film. An extended clip, released from Nick.com, had parts of "Walk the Plank" during the sword fight scene.
The vampire warrior Selene punches a hole on the stomach of the giant werewolf Quint Lane and stuffs a silver grenade in it. When his wound instantly heals, he is unable to take the grenade out before it explodes. This is a possible reference to The Curse of the Black Pearl, when Will Turner puts a grenade between Jacoby's ribs and moves him away from the moonlight, making him unable to take the grenade out before it explodes.
In the episode Spring Break-Up at the beginning of the party, a pirate skeleton from Disneyland's "Pirates of the Caribbean" ride is in the living room.
When Roger is being taken away by the CIA, he asks Stan to send his love to the cast of Pirates of the Caribbean - especially Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom, but excluding Geoffrey Rush, although he wants it done in front of Rush.
In one of the shows of the Russian figurine skating celebrity show Ледниковый период-2 (Ice age-2), Alexei Yagudin and his partner, Valeria Lanskaya performed to the music from Pirates of the Caribbean, dressed as Jack Sparrow and Elizabeth Swann (Watch the performance at )
In the episode Cap'n Drakken, Dr. Drakken becomes possessed by the spirit of a pirate Captain Black-eye Brown. Drakken finds Brown's magical cutlass and summons a ghost ship crewed by pirates. He is also constantly talking about the Pirate Code. During the final fight, Shego calls him "Blackbeard".
A parody called Pirates of the Pair of Tweens uses elements from On Stranger Tides and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, another Johnny Depp film. After finding the Fountain of Youth, Angelica and Blackbeard drink its waters in the hopes of living forever. However, the waters work too well and the pair are regressed into children in their tweens. Much to Jack Sparrow's dismay, he was forced to take care of them. He reluctantly takes them to the mall, where they do nothing but shop and play without end. Eventually, Jack had enough and turned to Willy Wonka for help. Wonka had a formula made, disguised as milkshakes, which Jack gives to the kids. Unfortunately, the formula causes the kids to turn into anamorphic blueberries that swell up and explode. Wonka explains that there was a mix-up from his new workers.
The Martin Mystery animated television series episode Pirates of Doom features a ship with tattered sails, ghostly fog, a girl forced to walk the plank, a cave with treasure chest, zombie pirates, and supernatural gold medallion. Also, a music similar to the POTC soundtrack is playing during the episode.
MythBusters has done two episodes dealing with things done in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Among the things tested are whether a rowboat can be used as a submarine, what would make good ammunition for a cannon when the cannonballs are gone, whether you can use a knife in a sail to slow your fall, and how deadly the splinters from cannons really are.
In one episode Tony (Michael Weatherly explains the difference of "pirate" and "pirated" to Ziva (Cote de Pablo) and uses Jack Sparrow as an example of a pirate only to get in trouble when trying to explain who Jack Sparrow is.
In the Halloween 2006 edition, host Paul O'Grady|Paul O'Grady dressed up as Captain Jack Sparrow, although he claimed he felt more like Russell Brand—whose mannerisms and appearance have been compared to Sparrow elsewhere.
Captain Killian Jones, aka Captain Hook, in the episode "And Straight On 'Til Morning," after learning Baelfire is Milah's son, he decides to keep Baelfire as part of his crew and tells Bae "It's a pirates life for you, mate." Later Hook mentioned to Smee "Anyone who doubts me may walk the plank, and may the mermaids have mercy on their soul!" This may be a reference to the mermaids in POTC, as they eat men, and the "mercy on their soul" part may be a nod to Barbossa's quote: "Cling to your soul, Gibbs, for mermaids be given to take the rest. To the bone!"
In the season 5 episode To Catch a Jedi, a part of the fight between Ahsoka Tano and a mysterious assailant is reminiscent of the duel between Jack Sparrow and his impostor from On Stranger Tides. Both then-unidentified characters kick the protagonists (Ahsoka/Jack) before running to higher ground, then the protagonists deal with barrels rolling down at them from a ramp-like object.
In the 2011 Season, episode "The Curse of the Black Spot" features numerous references, including the episode title, taking place on a pirate ship, characters being marked by a black spot, walking the plank, a sword-fighting heroine, and a "a stroppy, homicidal mermaid." The Doctor also says "Yo ho ho!" when meeting the ship's crew.
The cover of the first album of the ScottishPirate Metal band Alestorm, called Captain Morgan's Revenge, features a skeletal pirate with Davy Jones-like tentacles. The cover of their second album, Black Sails at Midnight, features a zombie pirate crew on a ship with black sails. Davy Jones is mentioned in their song Keelhauled on their second album. The cover of their third album, Back Through Time, features a ghost ship similar to the Flying Dutchman flying in the sky.
Phantoms of the High Seas, the tenth album of gothic duo Nox Arcana is inspired by pirate lore and stories of ghost ships. The cover of the album features a ghostly vessel flying the Jolly Roger. The first song on the album is titled Dead men tell no tales.
Julia Rich's song makes numerous references to Johnny Depp ("I'm not hip to what's hep / but I can savvy Johnny Depp") and Jack Sparrow ("I'd consider nothing finer... than a pirate with eyeliner / overtaking me for purposes of plunder"), and Pirates of the Caribbean in general ("Midnight on a tropic beach... moonlight on his golden teeth / me and the scallywag, marooned / just a little rum'll do us... sends a little fire through us / pretty soon the moment's headed straight towards opportune").
A gravestone in the Lychfield Graveyard reads "Cpt. J. Sparrow: A wind at your back forever, sir", a line similar to that given in the toast Johnny Depp shares with his father while playing George Jung in Blow.
When the main character is in jail, he uses a bone to lure a dog with the keys to him. Also, one of the items is called the E Ticket, a reference to the type of ticket used to get on Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland.
The first game in the series, The Cursed Heart, features a ghost ship similar to the Black Pearl crewed by undead pirates. The main villain is Henry Remington, a supernatural pirate captain who became immortal after making a deal with Davy Jones. Remington's still beating heart is locked in a chest similar to Dead Man's Chest. The wanted poster of Blackbeard appears on the wall of Remington's cabin.
The third game, Davy Jones, features Davy Jones himself. Originally a successful merchant, Davy Jones asks the Heaven for help when a gang of pirates kills his daughter. Now in possession of supernatural powers, Jones commands a crew of undead skeletons and roams the seas searching for a way to resurrect his daughter.
As a bonus for people who buy the boxed version of the game, a hat called the Savvy Hat was included. Obviously based on Jack Sparrow's tricorne, it's a tricorne with a red bandanna beneath it. The name comes from Jack Sparrow's frequent use of the word "Savvy".
One of the game's battlegrounds is called Blackheart's Bay. It features a pirate captain whose dialogue mentions a Dead Man's Chest closely followed by a question about where the rum has gone. On the northern edge of the map is a Kraken and parts of a wrecked ship.
"La nave nera" (The Black Ship), the episode of the Italian comic book Zagor, features a ghost ship with black sails called the Black Ivory. The Black Ivory was originally a slave ship, but its crew was turned into vampires, and the ship begun to haunt the waters of the Caribbean. The story also involves cannibals and the British Royal Navy.
"Il Tesoro Maledetto" (The Cursed Treasure) features the British warship HMS Discovery which carries the cargo of gold. When the captain and his officers slaughter the crew so they could keep the gold, the mysterious comet sinks the ship. More than fifty years later, when the comet appears again, the Discovery rises from its watery grave, and the slaughtered sailors come back to life as the undead to protect the cursed treasure.
"La maledizione del Poseidon" (The Curse of the Poseidon) features a Dutch East India Company ship called the Poseidon. When the crew attacks and plunders the old Phoenician temple in India, the Indian holy man curses the crew and the ship ends up in a timeless limbo between life and death.
In the episodes "Vendetta Vudu" (A Voodoo Vendetta) and "La laguna dei morti viventi" (Lagoon of the Living Dead) the Voodoo witch Marie Laveau summons the Kraken (the physical form of the Voodoo spirit Maitre Carrefour) to raise the slaughtered members of Jean Lafitte's pirate crew as zombies.
The Buccaneers have a pirate ship at the north end of their stadium. The ship has cannons which fire soft rubber footballs and confetti for each point the Buccaneers score. At certain times during the game, they play Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life for Me) on the loud speakers while guest on the ship throw prizes into the crowd.
On March 12, 2008 demonstrates protesting against several Mexican politicians, accusing them on bribery, nepotism and betraying the national interests of Mexico, showed a collage based on the promotional poster of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End with the faces of the main characters replaced by faces of Mexican politicians and the movie title replaced with the slogan "¡Ya vienen los piratas y van por el tesoro!" ("Here come the pirates and they come for the treasure!"). This was shown in the news worldwide.