The Rutles almost appeared as themselves in Doctor Who and were meant to play older versions of themselves. However Leggy denied the request.
- In The Chase, the Rutles are shown introduced by Jimmy Climmer, in stock footage form, performing on "Wallasey Beat" in 1965. They sang Ticket to Rut.
- "Paper-Route Driver" and "Do You Want to Hold a Penis" were used as background music for Remembrance of the Daleks
- Vicki Pallister knew all the words to the Rutles' First LP. Some of the travelers wondered if that was something a young girl should know.
- Neither the Second or Third Doctor seem to immediately recognize Jo's reference to the song Piggy in the Middle in the television episode The Three Doctors.