In 2005, the "window cutout" showing the actual product inside the bag was replaced by a photograph of the product, falling in line with the design of the rest of Frito-Lay's product line. The big-bag Funyuns was one of the last Frito-Lay brands to completely phase out the "window." In Brazil these snacks are sold under the name "Cebolitos".
SMBC Theatre references them in the "Roomies with Buddha" sketch and the "Ultimate Staring Competition" sketch.
In season 2, episode 9 of the AMC series Breaking Bad, in which Walt and Jesse go into the desert to cook meth. The main provision Jesse thinks to bring along are three bags of Funyuns. When questioned about his choice in foods for the marathon cook Jesse says, "Funyuns are awesome."
Funyons are mentioned in Season 4 of the popular television series, "Dawson's Creek."
In an episode of How I Met Your Mother, Lily thinks Marshall is saying "I Love You" to her when he is actually saying it to a bag of Funyuns held by Ted. In another episode, during a flashforward after a year from Robin and Barney's wedding when Lily and Marshall are living in Italy, they had a discussion in Italian about Funyuns, which began with Lily eating all the Funyuns when in fact it was Marshall who brought it to Italy in the first place.
In season 5 episode 3 of HBO's Six Feet Under (Hold My Hand), Federico (Freddy Rodríguez) and Angela (Illeana Douglas), having met at a conference of Independent Funeral Directors--and hitting it off--have checked into a cheap motel for an evening of recreational sex. Needing a snack, they hie themselves to a vending machine on the premises, where they survey the offerings. The scene concludes with Angela saying "Oh, look! They've got Funyuns!"