A show our family has come to love for its great mix of slap-stick humor with witty references to pop-culture and specialized knowledge (of course, only the adults really get the later), is Phineas and Ferb on the Disney Channel. A down-right brilliant show!
This episode make reference to the Dead Sea Scrolls and tenets of text criticism in search of the perfect ice cream. Now that sounds like a dissertation worth reading!
I encourage all to watch the whole episode(!), but the reference in made in the first 1.5 minutes.