Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson played flute on the song "On Tuesday" on Pop Goes the World.
The dwarf in the music video "The Safety Dance" is actor Mike Edmonds (Return of the Jedi, Time Bandits, Flash Gordon).
In an episode of US comedy Scrubs, Turk sings 5 lines from "The Safety Dance" while discussing the problems of parenthood with his wife, Carla. In this case they are referring to their son wanting to dance instead of playing football with his friends.
In an episode of US Comedy South Park, Butters dances to part of the song.
In an episode of The Simpsons, Homer sings Safety Dance and uses a Mondegreened version of the chorus: "Everybody look at your pants!" In another episode, Safety Dance is played on the radio, and they are referred to by the KBBL broadcasters as "Men without Jobs."
In an episode of Family Guy, Brian makes fun of the band by referring to them as "Men Without Jobs."
In Futurestock , an episode of Futurama Fry meets another guy from his own time, and they discuss Safety Dance. Fry doesn't think that the dance is safe at all, while the other guy keeps imitating the keyboard part throughout the episode.
In Bio-Dome, the Safety Dance video is in part recreated by the cast of the movie, complete with the dancing midget.
On an episode of Late Night with Conan O' Brian, a skit was portrayed where the lead singer of the group was placed in everyday situations, such as his wife asking if he wanted french toast for breakfast, and he sang back "We can have french toast if you want to" and so on.