In Laura Ingalls Wilder's fictionalized memoir Little House on the Prairie, young Laura recalls singing the song as "bean porridge hot." Laura notes that she likes bean porridge hot or cold, but that in her house, it never lasts nine days.
In the 1934 short film Mickey's Steam Roller, Minnie Mouse sings the song with Morty and Ferdie Fieldmouse. At the end the twins' clapping game turns into a fist fight.
A line in the poem was used for the title of the 1959 Billy Wilder film, Some Like It Hot.
In the 1986 film Troll main character Wendy Potter recites the first half of this rhyme right before being trapped in the troll world.
In the De La Soul song, "Pease Porridge", the recording of the rhyme recorded by Harrell and Sharon Lucky is sampled repeatedly.
In the poem "red-rag and pink-flag", poet e.e. cummings references the rhyme with the verse "some like it shot, some like it hung, some like it in the twot nine months young."
In the popular internet animation series, Salad Fingers, an episode features the title character reciting this song whilst eating pease pudding at a picnic. In another episode, Salad fingers recites this rhyme to his new 'play mate'.