allusions in movies and tv shows

-Barf v. Chewbacca. -The angry black guy in the begining is complaining about how there are no black heros. I think Dot Matrix is more manly. E.T. With Rosie Aprile’s depression in mind, Janice laments “Ah, Bartleby. Similar music too. Interestingly enough, David Kaufman, the voice of Danny, did the voice of Freakazoid's secret identity, Dexter Douglas. -Turles tries to get Goku to join him and Goku says "I'll never join you.". Kull: The Conqueror (1997) My colleagues (I teach in an English Department), convinced television is a sinister force destined to destroy literacy and dumb down culture and appalled at my traitorous introduction of its study into hallowed halls that once echoed with the language of Chaucer, Shakespeare, Keats, Conrad, and Faulkner, were not amused when I suggested we tout our rich-in-popular culture course offerings in new promos, updating the old curricular formula, inviting study of “Beowulf to Buffy (and Virginia Woolf, Too).” Not convinced by recent arguments to the contrary like Steven Johnson’s Everything Bad is Good for You: How Today’s Popular Culture is Actually Making Us Smarter, television’s antagonists, in their ignorance, would have us believe the “vast wasteland” offers nothing (with the exception of an occasional Masterpiece Theatre) to the literary minded.

Evil turned the moon into something he likes to call a "Death Star." London: I. David Lavery. Movies based on Shakespeare Stories or plays but set in different time and place. First, consider series like Seinfeld (NBC, 1989-1998), Twin Peaks (ABC, 1990-1992), and Buffy the Vampire Slayer (WB, 1997-2001; UPN, 2001-2003)–all series famous for being rife with popular culture references. —. (The following catalog is limited to Seasons Four and Five only.) This episode is similar to the 1997 film. Wilcox, Rhonda V. “T. Daria (1997) Devil Wears Prada – Miranda Priestly thrives on keeping her employees and everyone else in the fashion industry in fear of her narcissistic rage. In seven seasons under the creative control of fanboy/comic book geek/pop culture genius Joss Whedon, Buffy the Vampire Slayer was crammed with references to television, comics, film, music, and literature.

-In the Samual Adams episode, Otto says they lost Larry to the Dark Side when Larry starts drinking tea. God you’re so funny. And though some in Higher Ed might try to forget TV, TV clearly has not forgotten Higher Ed – English/Film studies courses are playfully mocked in both The Simpsons (where they study an Itchy & Scratchy cartoon) and in The Family Guy (where a futuristic college class studies The Family Guy for artistic merit). -In the Sentries of the Last Cosmos episode, when Terry and his friends are playing the game, Terry says, "I can't shake him!" It would, of course, be easy to find in the wasteland allusions to other inhabitants of the wasteland. Dear David:I was just about to start writing an article on this same subject when I read yours. -Mad Max chases a guard down a hallway, when he's trying to get Master, and then he gets chased back by a bunch of people, like when Han Solo chases the stormtroopers down a hallway in ANH. New York: Columbia UP, 2002. -George Lucas is one of the "known aliens" you can see on the screen. Your email address will not be published. Is not our sense of postmodernism and “easy accessibility” a lot more contingent (and even “Western”) than we often give it credit? -In Episode 311, "Starvin' Marvin in Space," after the title is shown with a space background, the camera pans down very much like the begining of every Star Wars movie. -In the movie Space Mutiny, they have ships that look like Imperial Shuttles and the heroine's name is Lea. -In the Ultra Cola episode, when Daria sees a bus go by with an Ultra Cola banner she says, "I got a bad feeling about this. The Rock (1996) -When Caleb and Luke fall in the water, Caleb yells "Luke!" -And, Mark Hamill makes an appearance with his lightsabre. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988) -Akira the Wizard is almost cooked in the same manner as Han Solo in ROTJ. -In Episode 53, "Blue, Black and Blue," Bulma says to Krillin while they're running though a collapsing tunnel, "Get moving, or you're gonna be a permanent resident here!" -A guy says, "Look at the size of that thing," when refering to a dinosaur. And when it comes off, his face is not what you would expect.

All of your knowledge of high culture comes from Bugs Bunny Cartoons,” Elaine laments to Jerry in the Season Four Seinfeld episode “The Opera,” but the series itself exhibits more than a cartoony awareness of the literary, giving us references to Death of a Salesman (Jerry repeatedly refers to George as “Biff”), The Great Gatsby, Moby-Dick, Salman Rushdie, Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn, and Tolstoy and War and Peace. Chronicle (2001) Everything Bad is Good for You: How Today’s Popular Culture is Actually Making Us Smarter. Consider, for example, the final episode of the short-lived but watershed ABC series My So Called Life (1994) entitled “In Dreams Begin Responsibilities”–a somewhat obscure allusion to a book of the same name by the American poet and writer Delmore Schwartz; or the Steinbeck-evoking pun in the title of an upcoming Veronica Mars episode “The Rapes of Graff” (compare to The Simpsons‘ “The Crepes of Wrath”); or The Gilmore Girls‘ “Say Goodbye to Daisy Miller,” with its reference to the Henry James novella (one of a score of literary show titles in the series); or “The Betrayal,” Seinfeld‘s famous “backward” episode, which takes its title from Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter’s similarly-themed (though opposite in tone) play of the same name. when Warren asks him what it is. It might be a reference to water cryptids. -Dark Helmet says to Lonestar, "Yogurt has taught you well." I want to examine here not television’s incestuous televisual allusions but its literary ones. -In Episode 55, "Penguin Village," Bulma says, "No more adventures." -The evil queen says, "I am altering the pact, pray I don't alter it any further. The Longest Journey (computer game) (1999) -In the Huntor episode, Dexter's monkey is being hunted, and he smashes the huntor's gun with logs, like the ewoks smash the AT-ST in ROTJ. -Blaster has a helmet, kind of like Darth Vader's. -In the movie Merlin's Mystical Shop of Wonders, a guy calls Merlin "Obi-Wan." Your email address will not be published.

That’s so fresh too. -In the Time Chasers episode, the "hero" ends up in a tree, and Crow thinks he should be shredded by ewoks. If some of the allusions of television are now so arcane only English professors can elucidate them, well do we not need new challenges, new work to do? Wherever they appear, allusions are, of course, part of that vast and intricate system of intertextuality carefully examined in Jonathan Gray’s recent book. -Fiona's parents live in the Kingdom of Far, Far Away. Literary allusions crashed on mystery island along with the survivors of Oceanic 815 in ABC’s huge international hit Lost. -In episode 227, "Learn to Fuse," Krillin says, "Good luck, you're gonna need it," to Trunks and Goten. Could you direct me to sources useful to my study? New York: Columbia UP, 2002. -One of the robots is looking for a new voice box; at one point he tries out the Darth Vader model. Dogma (1999) Conan the Barbarian (1982) -In Episode 55, "Penguin Village," Bulma says, "No more adventures. You’re the first. -Kull goes to the cantina looking for someone with a ship. In a Season One episode the series’ titular hero, an over-two-centuries-old vampire, is forced to briefly masquerade as a docent in an art museum. One of them asks Bale if he came up with that himself and he answers 'of course I did.' -Dr. As cultural theorists have shown, texts that drew on “cultural knowledge” in the past and required “only” cultural literacy for their audiences (say those at Shakespeare’s plays during his time) now require texts and scholars to explain the depth and significance of cultural references–or else they are lost to people from other cultures and times. This episode was a reference to the movie. -In Episode 301 "Stone Free," Merton gets out of the stone and he thinks he has hibernation sickness like Han Solo, and he feels Tommy's face and says, "Chewie?" '” Why Buffy Matters: The Art of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. -In Episode 214, "Chef Aid," Johnny Kochran uses his "Chewbacca Defense." -They go to a desert planet. -The Green Goblin says, "Impressive.".

Danny mentions getting a game called "Cave Man Auto Thief." -John says, "I have a bad feeling about this," before the guys go looking for Indians. -Cooper calls Jamie "C-3PO." Since, until recently, television routinely kept its episode titles to itself, it has been easy to miss the many literary references to be found there, then and now. Isn’t it? -One of the students in the classroom sketch is named Biggs. Web.

The fictional country Harriet supposedly traveled to (Rumekistan) is possibly a reference to the Marvel Comics. 217-32.

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I am doing research on pop culture, specifically The Dukes of Hazzard. -James Earl Jones says "Leave him to me. -Also in Episode 6.4, "Flooded," Warren gives the demon Buffy's address and Jonathan says, "How'd you make him do that?" When, on Lost, a British businessman buys the Slough branch of the Wernham Hogg paper company, we may not immediately recognize the momentary diegetic intersection with the BBC’s The Office, but the allusionary crossing is there to follow nonetheless. Also in Episode 412, "4th Grade," there is a Tree of Insights that resembles the Dark Side Cave. And although I’m not familiar with the particular goings-on common to English/Classic Literature departments, the anxieties expressed by Lavery’s colleagues probably mirror other departmental turf-wars over opening their own canonical gates to popular culture.

Meadow tells her mother she read “half the canon” while lying by the pool. Conan the Barbarian (1982)

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