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Referenced in 

The Trap (1959)
The 1958 Chrysler New Yorker sedan, California license number NNX 246, driven by Richard Widmark in the film, appears in episodes 14 and 19 of the fourth season of Highway Patrol (1955).
The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Sound of the Trumpets of Conscience Falls Deafly on a Brain That Holds Its Ears... (1963) (TV Episode)
the police sketch based on Rob's description looks like actor Broderick Crawford
Get Smart: The Treasure of C. Errol Madre (1969) (TV Episode)
Broderick Crawford's character, C. Errol Madre, contacts KAOS on a special phone. He begins the conversation saying, "2150 to headquarters", ending with "Ten-Four." This is a nod to his long-running role as Chief Dan Mathews in the series.
Happy Days: The Motorcycle (1975) (TV Episode)
TV show mentioned by actor Henry Winkler.
Charlie's Angels: Angels at Sea (1977) (TV Episode)
Gorshin impersonates Broderick Crawford and says 'Ten-Four'
CHiPs: Hustle (1977) (TV Episode)
Ponch and Jon pull over Broderick Crawford and ask him to do an impression from Highway Patrol
Saturday Night Live: Bob Newhart/The Amazing Rhythm Aces/Bruce Cockburn (1980) (TV Episode)
referenced by Bob Newhart in his monologue
Saturday Night Live: Robert Hays/14 Karat Soul/Joe 'King' Carrasco & The Crowns (1981) (TV Episode)
Title menioned during the Save-A-Network Telethon
Saturday Night Live: Susan Saint James/The Kinks (1981) (TV Episode)
Susan Saint James mentions that when Broderick Crawford hosted SNL they did a Highway Patrol sketch.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Farrah Fawcett/Ryan O'Neal/Pete Fountain (1984) (TV Episode)
Johnny mentions Broderick Crawford's series
Remington Steele: Steele Spawning (1986) (TV Episode)
Referenced as a television program popular in Russia.
Stand by Me (1986)
Billy refers to the series.
The Golden Girls: Dorothy's Prized Pupil (1987) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned by name.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Indestructible Man (1992) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Tom
Lucky You (2007)
Broderick Crawford's ubituitous radio signoff "10-4" is referenced.
Mad Men: Nixon vs. Kennedy (2007) (TV Episode)
After Peggy says she's going to report a theft to building security, Paul quips, "Striking resemblance to Broderick Crawford" to which Ken adds, "Peggy Olson, Highway Patrol".
Pioneers of Television: Science Fiction (2011) (TV Episode)
Gene Roddenberry turned in scripts for "Highway Patrol".
The Real Story: Star Trek (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as one of the shows that Gene Roddenberry wrote for.

Featured in 

Dragnet (1987)
footage of Broderick Crawford in patrol car from series
Eastwood on Eastwood (1997) (TV Movie)
Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock? (2006)
clip of Broderick Crawford/stillframe from movie
Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer: Falling (2020) (TV Episode)
Used to illustrate how women in law enforcement used to only be secretaries or clerks.

Spoofed in 

Saturday Night Live: Broderick Crawford/Levon Helm/Dr. John/The Meters (1977) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in Highway Patrol sketch.

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