On the episode of the television show The Simpsons called "A Fish Called Selma," actor Troy McClure attempts to revive his career by marrying Marge's sister Selma. When Troy gets a star on the Springfield Walk of Fame, he says that Selma will soon have the star next to his, "so watch out ... Laszlo Panaflex!" -- the name on the star next to his.

The name refers to cinematographer László Kovács, who used a Panaflex camera on some of his films. A picture of a movie camera appears under the name on the star.