Ricki Pamela Lake (born September 21, 1968) is an American actress, producer, and Emmy Award-winning television host, known for the talk show that bears her name.

In "Peter, Peter, Caviar Eater", Brian attempts to give Peter a more sophisticated personality by showing him two TVs displaying Frasier and The Ricki Lake Show respectively, and giving him an electric shock if he chooses to watch the latter. Peter ends up being drawn to The Ricki Lake Show and consequently gets shocked.

During the song "Come On Home" in "Candy Quahog Marshmallow!", Peter, Cleveland and Joe try to talk Quagmire out of staying in South Korea when he decides he wishes to stay there with his former lover, Sujin. During the song, they point out that the United States has both Ricki Lake and Howie Long.