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26th Mar '17 9:56:12 AM nombretomado
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* "Calsci", the fictional university in ''NUMB3RS'', is basically [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caltech Caltech]] in everything but name -- right down to the full names (California Institute of Science vs. California Institute of Technology), and the location (somewhere in Pasadena.) Not surprising, considering several of the show's consultants are Caltech faculty, and some of the show has been filmed there.

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* "Calsci", the fictional university in ''NUMB3RS'', ''{{Series/Numb3rs}}'', is basically [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caltech Caltech]] in everything but name -- right down to the full names (California Institute of Science vs. California Institute of Technology), and the location (somewhere in Pasadena.) Not surprising, considering several of the show's consultants are Caltech faculty, and some of the show has been filmed there.
15th Mar '17 3:50:39 PM Doug86
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* Peter T. Garratt's short story "The Next Big Thing" is set around the death of a writer working on tie-in novels to the fantasy-races-in-space wargame ''[=BattleSpear=] 20K'', obviously based on ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K''.

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* Peter T. Garratt's short story "The Next Big Thing" is set around the death of a writer working on tie-in novels to the fantasy-races-in-space wargame ''[=BattleSpear=] 20K'', obviously based on ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K''.''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000''.
11th Mar '17 3:44:29 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/WarrenEllis' ''Ocean'' featured an interplanetary company called the "Doors Corporation", a reference to {{Microsoft Windows}}.

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* Creator/WarrenEllis' ''Ocean'' featured an interplanetary company called the "Doors Corporation", a reference to {{Microsoft Windows}}.UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows.
26th Feb '17 12:38:35 PM nombretomado
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* ''Comicbook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'' uses both Taco Hell and Taco Smell. Oddly enough, the series also ''averts'' this with the same example: when Nny is [[spoiler:in heaven]] reference is made to a Taco Bell (along with a note not to sue [[JhonenVasquez the author]] because he is funny).

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* ''Comicbook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'' uses both Taco Hell and Taco Smell. Oddly enough, the series also ''averts'' this with the same example: when Nny is [[spoiler:in heaven]] reference is made to a Taco Bell (along with a note not to sue [[JhonenVasquez [[Creator/JhonenVasquez the author]] because he is funny).
23rd Feb '17 6:23:10 AM LadyNorbert
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* In ''Fanfic/HopeForTheHeartless'', the language of Mrenagy is the world of [[Disney/TheBlackCauldron Prydain's]] version of German.

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* In ''Fanfic/HopeForTheHeartless'', the language of Mrenagy is the world of [[Disney/TheBlackCauldron Prydain's]] version of German. Also doubles as a SignificantAnagram, since "Mrenagy" is the word "Germany" rearranged.
23rd Jan '17 10:08:02 AM MarqFJA
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' episode "A Fistful Of Energon", Sari and Bumblebee are said to be off visitng, sorry, on a [[BlatantLies "fact-finding mission"]] at [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_Flags 'Five Banners]] Rollercoater Kingdom'.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' episode "A Fistful Of Energon", Sari and Bumblebee are said to be off visitng, visiting -- sorry, on a [[BlatantLies "fact-finding mission"]] "[[BlatantLies fact-finding mission]]" at [[http://en."[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_Flags 'Five Five Banners]] Rollercoater Kingdom'.Roller Coaster Kingdom".
13th Jan '17 12:51:34 AM Doug86
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* The 1994 remake of ''Film/MiracleOn34thStreet'' is set at fictional department store "Cole's", rather than real-life Macy's as in the original movie. Which just leads right back into real life as Coles is a mega chain of supermarkets around Australia.

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* The 1994 remake of ''Film/MiracleOn34thStreet'' ''Film/MiracleOnThirtyFourthStreet'' is set at fictional department store "Cole's", rather than real-life Macy's as in the original movie. Which just leads right back into real life as Coles is a mega chain of supermarkets around Australia.
5th Dec '16 7:34:00 AM TheGreatUnknown
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* The Thompsons in the otherwise more or less historically accurate ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'' belong to the "Ancient Order of Celts", most likely since the real-life counterpart, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, is very much still extant and wouldn't want to let their name be associated with the activities therein depicted.


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* The Thompsons in the otherwise more or less historically accurate ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'' belong to the "Ancient Order of Celts", most likely since the real-life counterpart, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, is very much still extant and wouldn't want to let their name be associated with the activities therein depicted.
5th Dec '16 7:33:28 AM TheGreatUnknown
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* Mac's workplace in ''[[Film/{{Neighbors2014}} Neighbors]]'', may be one of accounting firm Price Waterhouse Coopers. The wall logo looks suspiciously similar to that of [=PWC's=]

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* Mac's workplace in ''[[Film/{{Neighbors2014}} Neighbors]]'', may be one of accounting firm Price Waterhouse Coopers. The wall logo looks suspiciously similar to that of [=PWC's=][=PWC's=].
* The Thompsons in the otherwise more or less historically accurate ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'' belong to the "Ancient Order of Celts", most likely since the real-life counterpart, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, is very much still extant and wouldn't want to let their name be associated with the activities therein depicted.
18th Nov '16 1:04:16 PM Emperor_Oshron
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** And in the third season, Kuvira and her Earth Empire are a clear analogue for fascist regimes--she even has a gigantic railroad-mounted cannon powered by spirit vines which was obviously based on some of Nazi Germany's attempted superweapons and is motivated by a stabbed-in-the-back myth of her own design.
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