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Old 05-17-2019, 05:54 PM
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Just occurred to me that no one's mentioned the classic Existential Blues by Tom "T-Bone" Stankus.
Old 05-18-2019, 07:34 PM
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Originally Posted by cmkeller View Post
Ooh...can't believe we haven't yet mentioned Lost - two biggies from there are that Ben Linus originally used the alias "Henry Gale", and the episode in which Locke meets Jacob is titled "The Man Behind the Curtain."
And IIRC "Henry Gale's" story was that he wound up on the island when his hot air balloon went off course and crashed.
Old 05-18-2019, 08:02 PM
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The first part of Tarkovsky's Stalker, that takes place in the "real world," is shot in sepia. It changes to color when the characters enter The Zone.
Old 05-19-2019, 12:48 AM
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You find that most movies TV shows (and life) are based on something from before. As a kid, I never caught the WIZARD OF OZ connections in the c.1969 tv series H.R. PUFNSTUF (later a movie) until MANY years after the fact. There is an evil witch in a castle, talking trees, the jeweled flute that the witch wants. (aka “the Ruby Slippers") and character JUDY Frog, who sounds just like Judy Garland!
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Old 05-19-2019, 03:29 AM
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Originally Posted by panache45 View Post
A "friend of Dorothy" is a euphemism for a gay man.
Cris Williamson (a gay woman) did a song titled "Surrender Dorothy," whose lyrics were almost entirely TWoO references.
And "Oz" is Australia.
Speaking of which, though no one now will admit to having seen the film Australia, it was set in 1939 and made extensive, explicit references to TWoO and "Over the Rainbow."
Old 05-19-2019, 10:27 PM
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Fantastic Voyage - Lakeside

A great funk song from 1980.

"Bring Auntie Em and Toto too."

Bonus: They're dressed as pirates.
Old 05-20-2019, 10:03 AM
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The COZI TV promo spot, shown on their website, is a bunch of references taken from different tv shows.

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Old 05-20-2019, 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted by RealityChuck View Post
Probably the second most referenced movie these days, A Christmas Story, has the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion in the Christmas parade scene.
And the wicked witch "harasses" the kids standing in line to see Santa. "Don't bother me, I'm... uh... I'm thinking" "I like the Wizard of Oz. I like the Tin Man."
Old 05-21-2019, 09:21 AM
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Old 05-21-2019, 09:36 AM
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Old 05-21-2019, 10:36 AM
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Originally Posted by DesertDog View Post
Later on, when Ralphie is waiting in line for Santa, WWoW tries to engage with him but is rebuffed with an, "I'm busy."
It's "I'm...thinking." Which is even funnier, IMO.
Old 05-22-2019, 08:36 AM
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I just made this one up: The first and (so far) last time a city won three sports championships in one year was Detroit in 1935: Lions and Tigers and Red Wings, oh my!
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