- The titles of the 1950 Tweety Bird cartoon "Canary Row" and the 1967 Tom and Jerry cartoon short "Cannery Rodent" are plays on words of this book's name.
- In the South Park episode, "Do the Handicapped Go to Hell?", the two-year-old Ike Broflovski is reading Cannery Row with his parents, who then compliment him on reading two of Steinbeck's books in one day.
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