Some shock sites themselves have made their way into pop culture media. contains an image of three elderly naked men in a bed kissing and having oral sex. The song "If You Wanna Be Happy" by Jimmy Soul formerly played in the background. The image has been mentioned on some television shows, such as in a sketch on Talkshow with Spike Feresten, and dialogue on Archer, The Simpsons, The Cleveland Show, American Dad! and 30 Rock. 30 Rock made at least three allusions to a "Lemon party", including when Liz Lemon's father, Dick Lemon, says, "It wouldn't be a Lemon party without old Dick!" The website has also been described by Jimmy Fallon on the Opie and Anthony radio show, on Chelsea Handler's TV show Chelsea Lately, Michael J. Nelson from during the RiffTrax for Avatar, by Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, and American Dad!, by Michael Cera and Jonah Hill during promotion for the film SuperBad.
The famous shock site Lemonparty uses this song as its background music.
There have been several shock galleries that have launched and shut down. hosted murder videos and images of deceased people and brandished the motto "Pure Evil Since 1996". During their operation, the owners of launched several new sites, one of which was in 2006. was created to sell murder videos like Traces of Death. (established in 2000) hosted "mutilated corpses, car accidents, burn victims, genetic malformations and other grotesqueries".'s reputation rested on its publication gore media from terrorists and war. In 2006, was rebranded as received media attention for deviating from its predecessor for choosing not to host videos of ISIS beheadings, claiming they were tedious and "added nothing new to the conversation". It did, however, host gore content from Syria and hosted the controversial Dutch short film, Fitna, which criticized the Quran. BestGore, established in 2008 by Mark Marek, was notorious for its extremely graphic content, such as photos and videos of murders, suicides and violent accidents with an estimated 15–20 million monthly visits during its operation. He pleaded guilty and was given a six-month conditional sentence for his role. Some shock galleries, however, established more specific niches. The sites Necrobabes, Cannibal Café, and Gourmet tailored themselves to would-be cannibals in the early 2000s. These sites gained attention in 2003 when Armin Meiwes, an aspiring cannibal, used the sites to connect with Jurgen Brandes, a man who desired to be eaten. The two met, and Brandes' murder and cannibalism were recorded and posted on various sites. Additionally, Graham Coutts visited Necrobabes, Rapepassion, Violentpleasure, and Hangingbitches frequently before strangling teacher Jane Longhurst.