What are some films/tv/stories etc. you constantly see referred to as if “everyone” knows that thing, when in reality you think very few people are familiar with it?
Probably not explaining very well, maybe some examples will work.
I see a LOT of memes, GIFs, etc., that all make reference to The Room, a movie I guess someone named Tommy Wiseau (?) was in, and it’s a really bad film, and he, I suppose… makes big faces and overemotes in the movie? I haven’t actually seen it and I imagine 95% of my friends haven’t.
Every so often I’ll see references to The Warriors, which I surmise had a scene involving someone having empty glass soda bottles on their fingers and clinking them together as a way to (“hauntingly?”) summon others to come out and play, aka fight. But, again, I’d guess the VAST majority of people haven’t seen this and just maybe recognize it from having been referenced so often.
I’m not thinking like “I guess that must be a Star Wars reference, but I’ve never seen it.” More like “Hardly anybody anywhere has seen that thing people seem to keep dying to reference as if we all get it.”