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Mouse_Maven
12-08-2006, 10:27 AM
Mouse_Spouse is a CSI fan. Every now and again, I watch the shows with him.

Maybe I'm a pervert, but whenever they find a condom, it doesn't look right to me. In my (limited) experience, a used condom looks small and shriveled. On these shows, they look like large latex socks.

Has anyone else noticed this?

Just out of curiosity, are there any movies - excluding porn - where you see prophylactics?

::blushing:: Thanks!

Ethilrist
12-08-2006, 10:30 AM
Alien Nation showed one. It looked normal (and unused) to me, and had one of my favorite lines associated with it. James Caan is trying to explain what a condom, found on a murder victim, was for.

James Caan's character: "Do you need this?"
Female evidence room clerk: "No thanks, I have my own."

Glassy
12-08-2006, 10:31 AM
Just out of curiosity, are there any movies - excluding porn - where you see prophylactics?




I have no response to part one of your question, but for part two -- I remember several years ago an episode of General Hospital, in which Jason and Carly were getting ready to have sex. The actor playing Jason was clearly shown ripping the condom package open with his teeth. We didn't see the actual condom, though.

MovieMogul
12-08-2006, 10:34 AM
The 40-Year Old Virgin has a humorous condom setpiece.

The Blues Brothers opens with a condom gag.

But no film has ever, nor will ever, match the infamous glow-in-the-dark condom scene in Skin Deep.

MovieMogul
12-08-2006, 10:35 AM
Maybe I'm a pervert, but whenever they find a condom, it doesn't look right to me. In my (limited) experience, a used condom looks small and shriveled. On these shows, they look like large latex socks. :sniff: Some of us just can't help it--we were born that way! :p

divemaster
12-08-2006, 10:37 AM
The Blake Edward's movie Skin Deep (starred John Ritter), which was otherwise forgettable, had a very funny condom scene. If you've seen it, you know which scene I mean.

GorillaMan
12-08-2006, 10:37 AM
Trainspotting (Renton & Diane)

Mouse_Maven
12-08-2006, 10:38 AM
The Blues Brothers opens with a condom gag.

Really? Its been years since I've seen this movie - time to see again. (My cats are named after the Blues Brothers. Maybe that was a bad idea.)

Ethilrist
12-08-2006, 10:42 AM
I also remember seeing something once that might just have been a short; somebody launches a diaphragm and the dog leaps across the room and catches it like a frisbee. In slow motion.

Okay, it's gonna be hard to get back to work with that clip running in my head...

MovieMogul
12-08-2006, 10:58 AM
Really? Its been years since I've seen this movie - time to see again. (My cats are named after the Blues Brothers. Maybe that was a bad idea.)It's the scene with Frank Oz in the prison, and it's always edited out for television.

Mouse_Maven
12-08-2006, 11:03 AM
It's the scene with Frank Oz in the prison, and it's always edited out for television.

Great. For the rest of the day, I'll be thinking, "No Fozzy! Stop that!"

::shivers::

garygnu
12-08-2006, 11:06 AM
One reason I can think of for showing large sock-looking condoms is so it's easily seen and identifiable by a viewer. A small shrivelled flap of latex on camera doesn't cut it.

Mouse_Maven
12-08-2006, 11:09 AM
It's the scene with Frank Oz in the prison, and it's always edited out for television.

Ok, caffeine has kicked in.

I'm paraphrasing here.
Frank Oz: One condom, sealed. One *pause, used pen it picked it up* soiled.

badbadrubberpiggy
12-08-2006, 11:21 AM
Alien Nation showed one. It looked normal (and unused) to me, and had one of my favorite lines associated with it. James Caan is trying to explain what a condom, found on a murder victim, was for.

James Caan's character: "Do you need this?"
Female evidence room clerk: "No thanks, I have my own."

My favorite line (paraphrased, after James Cann explains to the alien what it's used for):

Alien: It fits??
Caan: Well, it stretches a lot.
Alien: Still, it fits?

Heh.

To the OP: I've noticed the same thing, and I think it does have something to do with how it shows up on camera. It's just harder to see a little shriveled used condom than an unused one.

I always think that some of the ones the CSI's and such find should be a bit more dried out and crusty, though.

Zsofia
12-08-2006, 11:33 AM
Ok, caffeine has kicked in.

I'm paraphrasing here.
Frank Oz: One condom, sealed. One *pause, used pen it picked it up* soiled.
Oh, it's actually much funnier, because he says "prophylactic".

Hypno-Toad
12-08-2006, 11:40 AM
I always think that some of the ones the CSI's and such find should be a bit more dried out and crusty, though.

Depends on how old the crime scene is.

Zakalwe
12-08-2006, 12:08 PM
Really? Its been years since I've seen this movie - time to see again. (My cats are named after the Blues Brothers. Maybe that was a bad idea.)Okay, that's just creepy. Mine too.

They're brothers, they're Russian Blues, it seemed obvious to me...

MonkeyMule
12-08-2006, 01:23 PM
:sniff: Some of us just can't help it--we were born that way! :p

Reminds me of a Family Guy bit.

Peter: "Now meg, if you're going to sleep with a guy, don't forget one of these ::Holds up black trash bag::
Meg: Dad, thats a garbage bag, don't you mean a Condom?
peter: ::Shakes garbage bag:: Heafty Heafty Heafty!! :Camera zooms in on Condom as peter shakes it:: Whimpy whimpy whimpy!! :D

Least Original User Name Ever
12-08-2006, 01:30 PM
Apparently nobody in this thread has heard of Magnums.

MonkeyMule
12-08-2006, 01:34 PM
Apparently nobody in this thread has heard of Magnums.

Perhaps we have, but are to modest to mention it.

Least Original User Name Ever Nobody likes a braggard.

Lissa
12-08-2006, 01:41 PM
Buffy the Vampire Slayer had a scene in which Riley reached for a condom package before having sex with Buffy.

WhyNot
12-08-2006, 01:44 PM
Buffy the Vampire Slayer had a scene in which Riley reached for a condom package before having sex with Buffy.
Really? I don't remember that. Goody, I'm proud of my favorite show! :D


(But still, in the Jossverse...Sex is Bad.)

hajario
12-08-2006, 01:56 PM
Buffy the Vampire Slayer had a scene in which Riley reached for a condom package before having sex with Buffy.

The had condoms on TV in L.A. Law in the '80's. It's nothing new.

Back to the OP, if you're talking about last night's CSI, it looked perfectly normal to me.

ouryL
12-08-2006, 01:58 PM
Really? Its been years since I've seen this movie - time to see again. (My cats are named after the Blues Brothers. Maybe that was a bad idea.)

featuring Frank Oz, if my memory ain't failing...

ouryL
12-08-2006, 02:00 PM
Apparently nobody in this thread has heard of Magnums.

I remember our local drug store had them marked down half price. :D

Oakminster
12-08-2006, 02:02 PM
One of those Police Squad type movies---the ones with all the sight gags--had a "safe sex" scene where the acotrs each donned full body sized condoms...

Caught an episode of "Everybody Loves Raymond" the other night, where the grandpa ran out of halloween candy, and started passing out Ray's new condoms--which he mistook for foil-wrapped chocolate coins.

AtomicDog
12-08-2006, 03:46 PM
I remember the original "Joe's Apartment" short where one of the roaches pushes a wrapped condom out Joe's shirt pocket while he's on a date, saying something like "Eh, Joe, you're going to need one of these."

Oh, yeah! and when the Powerpuff Girls' Professor Utonium was getting ready for a date with "Ima Goodlady", (Sedusa), Buttercup puts something in his shirt pocket, saying, "Don't forget these." No one is ever going to convince me that that wasn't a condom.

Least Original User Name Ever
12-08-2006, 03:49 PM
Perhaps we have, but are to modest to mention it.

Least Original User Name Ever Nobody likes a braggard.


I never said that I hermetically sealed the ends of fire hoses to provide a layer of protection.

mobo85
12-08-2006, 03:57 PM
One of those Police Squad type movies---the ones with all the sight gags--had a "safe sex" scene where the acotrs each donned full body sized condoms...

That would be the very first film inspired by the short-lived series, The Naked Gun.

MonkeyMule
12-08-2006, 04:55 PM
I never said that I hermetically sealed the ends of fire hoses to provide a layer of protection.

I would like you to stay far far away from every female member of my family! :eek:

audiobottle
12-08-2006, 05:08 PM
I would like you to stay far far away from every female member of my family! :eek:

Sounds like far away is still not going to cut it.

Tangent
12-08-2006, 05:52 PM
In the movie Little Darlings--starring Kristy McNichol and Tatum O'Neal as two teenage girls trying to lose their virginity at summer camp (to Matt Dillon and Armand Assante) :eek: --several of the girls break into a men's restroom at a rest stop and they raid the coin-op condom machine. I think one of the girls is shown blowing one of the condoms up like a balloon.

eleanorigby
12-08-2006, 05:57 PM
In the series Six Feet Under, David is shown kicking a ripped open condom packet under his bed when his mother stops in for a "talk". IMS, he also has to ditch the lube pretty fast.....





I remember the Little Darling scene. (the only movie I ever got carded at--and I was 17! I am so lame....)

MovieMogul
12-08-2006, 06:35 PM
I vaguely remember a scene from Porky's that featured a regular size condom that was too big for "Pee Wee".

And then, of course, there's the German horror film Killer Condom (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116791/) (tagline: "The Rubber that Rubs You Out!"

Lissa
12-08-2006, 07:54 PM
Really? I don't remember that. Goody, I'm proud of my favorite show! :D


It was the Halloween episode where Buffy goes to a party at Riley's frat house. Turns out the place was once an orphanage run by an evil fundamentalist. Buffy and Riley's passion stirs up the ghosts who trap them in the bedroom and make them have sex over and over again until they're rescued by the Scooby gang.

Tangent
12-08-2006, 07:56 PM
There's the scene in Revenge of the Nerds where Gilbert and Louis think they are going through initiation rites for the AB fraternity. Stan holds up a couple of condoms (unpackaged and unrolled) and says, "Here, take these."
"What do we need condoms for?"
"B-A-A-A-A-A" (there's a sheep in the room)

Mirror Image egamI rorriM
12-08-2006, 10:25 PM
In Dogma, Jay is shown with an open, unrolled condom in hand because he thinks Bethany promised him sex. I can't imagine how he was planning on putting on an already unrolled condom.

jackdavinci
12-09-2006, 01:43 AM
other than of course the movie Killer Condoms, my favorite condom scene is with Richard Grieco in If Looks Could Kill. he's in a hotel in a foreign country and there is a super hot babe in his room (he doesn't know she is an assassin there to kill him) all but about to jump his bones. then he runs into the bathroom trying to find condoms, which unfortunatly are in some sort of metal tin that opens like a sardine can and he has no idea how to open the tin and he's fumbling desperatly to get it open. i always wondered if this was an accurate depiction of condom packaging in europe or if it was just a gag for the movie.

Sublight
12-09-2006, 06:48 AM
I don't think they show the actual condoms (just the box), but one of the funniest condom related scenes, IMO, is from Amazon Women on the Moon.

A teen is just about to lose his virginity when his girlfriend tells him to pull over at a drugstore to get condoms. He goes in and the druggist is this elderly friend of his parents. The kid goes back and forth trying to get up the courage while the druggist keeps interrupting him asking about how is Mom is doing.

Finally:

Kid: "So... I'll have the toothpaste and... a... boxofTitans"
Druggist: "A box of what?"
"A box of Titan condoms"
"I'm sorry, Georgie, you'll have to speak up."
"CONDOMS! I WANT A BOX OF TITAN CONDOMS!"
[the other customers all gasp in horror]

And then the kid proceeds to get ambushed by a huge PR campaign because he's Titan's millionth customer.

USCDiver
12-09-2006, 09:24 AM
The Coneheads chewed condoms like bubble gum.

DesertDog
12-09-2006, 09:27 PM
In the movie Little Darlings--starring Kristy McNichol and Tatum O'Neal as two teenage girls trying to lose their virginity at summer camp (to Matt Dillon and Armand Assante) :eek: --several of the girls break into a men's restroom at a rest stop and they raid the coin-op condom machine. I think one of the girls is shown blowing one of the condoms up like a balloon.I remeber that scene. When they were ripping it off of the wall my then-girlfriend leaned over and whispered, "What's in it?" It wasn't obvious if you didn't recognize the machine.

"Condoms," I shot back. "Don't they have those in ladies' rooms?"

"No, just tampons and I didn't see what use those would be."

Same planet, different worlds.

saoirse
12-10-2006, 03:25 AM
I remember our local drug store had them marked down half price. :D

Did the sign say they were half off?

Guinastasia
12-10-2006, 11:42 AM
I don't remember if they showed any of them, but in Pretty Woman, Julia Roberts is showing a bunch of different condoms to Richard Gere, for him to choose from.

Or, as Richard puts it, "A buffet of safety."

Only Mostly Dead
12-10-2006, 11:43 AM
American Pie has the boys buying condoms, and Jim's father discovering one unraveled (but unused) while giving him a sex talk. Later, band geek Michelle (this one time at band camp...) makes Jim wear two condoms when they have sex so as to numb the sensation.