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27th Apr '16 6:28:43 PM roothorick
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* This has become a huge problem for {{Roguelike}}s as a whole. Up until the mid-2000s, "roguelike" had a very specific meaning among those that knew it, referring to a niche group turn-based, tile-based dungeon crawling affairs that traced their origins to mainframes in universities and in many cases still preserved the original text-mode graphics. But then games such as ''VideoGame/FTLFasterThanLight'' and ''VideoGame/{{Spelunky}}'' were compared to them, which snowballed into many, many games that incorporate permanent death and randomly generated levels to be referred to or even ''refer to themselves'' as "roguelikes", regardless of their actual gameplay. This has since become the most popular definition, leaving an entire genre without an unambiguous name.
25th Apr '16 10:53:19 AM MargaretC
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***There's a straight-to-video short sequel in which Cinderella does help one stepsister find a husband (but not nobility).
23rd Apr '16 7:10:33 PM LaptopGuy
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** The yellow track-suit Uma Thurman wears in Film/KillBill during the climatic fight scene againt O-Ren Ishii will probably remind more people of this film than the movie this costume originally homaged: Film/GameOfDeath. Similarly the song "Flower of Carnage" was originally used in Film/LadySnowblood and the character Gogo Yubari (played by the same actress in the same outfit) are a direct reference to Film/BattleRoyale.
** The opening of Film/DjangoUnchained may lead many people into thinking it was written for this movie, while in reality it is the opening theme of Sergio Corbucci's spaghetti western classic Film/{{Django}}.

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** The yellow track-suit Uma Thurman wears in Film/KillBill during the climatic fight scene againt O-Ren Ishii will probably remind more people of this film than the movie this costume originally homaged: Film/GameOfDeath.Film/GameOfDeath (people tend to associate it more with star Creator/BruceLee than the film itself). Similarly the song "Flower of Carnage" was originally used in Film/LadySnowblood and the character Gogo Yubari (played by the same actress in the same outfit) are a direct reference to Film/BattleRoyale.
** The opening of Film/DjangoUnchained may lead many people into thinking it was written for this movie, while in reality it is the opening theme of Sergio Corbucci's spaghetti western classic Film/{{Django}}.Film/{{Django}}.
** Not too many people know that "pulp fiction" is a term that has been in use long before Tarantino's film. It referred to the hard-boiled crime fiction (i.e. Phillip Marlowe and Sam Spade) that appeared in magazines made from wood-pulp paper throughout the early 20th century.



* Any imitation of Count Dracula nowadays is a reference to Creator/BelaLugosi's portrayal of him in the 1931 classic ''[[Film/{{Dracula 1931}} Dracula]]''. Down to his Hungarian accent. Similarly any pop culture appearance of Frankenstein's Monster will be modelled after Creator/BorisKarloff's make-up.

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* Any imitation of Count Dracula (and often of vampires in general) nowadays is a reference to Creator/BelaLugosi's portrayal of him in the 1931 classic ''[[Film/{{Dracula 1931}} Dracula]]''. Down to his Hungarian accent. Similarly any pop culture appearance of Frankenstein's Monster will be modelled after Creator/BorisKarloff's make-up.



* The word ''avatar'' has become more well known among the general public thanks to ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', but most people will rather think of blue aliens than what the concept actually means.

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* The word ''avatar'' has become more well known among the general public thanks to ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', but most people will rather think of blue aliens ([[Franchise/AvatarTheLastAirbender or Airbenders]]) than what the concept actually means.



** Oddly enough, averted in the case of ''Film/FullMetalJacket''. Despite it being one of the most famous war movies of all time and made by a household name director, very few people associate "Surfin' Bird" with it. In fact, given the plentiful references to the film throughout ''Family Guy'', it's more than likely where Seth [=McFarlane=] and co. know of "Surfin' Bird" from.

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** Oddly enough, averted in the case of ''Film/FullMetalJacket''. Despite it being one of the most famous war movies of all time and made by [[Creator/StanleyKubrick a household name director, director]], very few people associate "Surfin' Bird" with it.it -- or at least, the association got transferred over to ''Family Guy''. In fact, given the plentiful references to the film throughout ''Family Guy'', it's more than likely where Seth [=McFarlane=] and co. know of "Surfin' Bird" from.



* Unless you're fan of the works of Creator/HermannHesse the word "Steppenwolf" will make you think of the band Music/Steppenwolf first rather than Hesse's famous novel.

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* Unless you're fan of the works of Creator/HermannHesse the word "Steppenwolf" will make you think of the band Music/Steppenwolf Music/{{Steppenwolf}} first rather than Hesse's famous novel.



* On the comments of some ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' videos on YouTube [[note]] mostly of talking toys of the character, but once instance occurred on HowItShouldHaveEnded's take on the film[[/note]] people assume that Bing Bong's dolphin noise was a reference to ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' by being used to censor a profane phrase. He's actually part dolphin, which is the reason the sound is made. [[http://globalsoftpirka.tumblr.com/post/121738750013/probably-at-one-point-in-inside-out This post]], which was made around the same time said videos popped up, probably led to this confusion.

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* On the comments of some ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' videos on YouTube [[note]] mostly of talking toys of the character, but once instance occurred on HowItShouldHaveEnded's take on the film[[/note]] people assume that Bing Bong's dolphin noise was a reference to the ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode "Sailor Mouth" by being used to censor a profane phrase. He's actually part dolphin, which is the reason the sound is made. [[http://globalsoftpirka.tumblr.com/post/121738750013/probably-at-one-point-in-inside-out This post]], which was made around the same time said videos popped up, probably led to this confusion.
22nd Apr '16 6:00:28 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Creator/PeterLorre's voice is recognizable, even to those who have never seen any of his movies. This is due ([[HeyItsThatGuy aside from his unique appearance]]) to his caricature being used in a number of WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes shorts.

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* Creator/PeterLorre's voice is recognizable, even to those who have never seen any of his movies. This is due ([[HeyItsThatGuy aside (aside from his unique appearance]]) appearance) to his caricature being used in a number of WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes shorts.
22nd Apr '16 4:22:31 AM mimitchi33
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** And the few people who watched CBS's Saturday morning lineup in the 199899 season would know it from ''WesternAnimation/{{Birdz}}''.

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** And the few people who watched CBS's Saturday morning lineup in the 199899 season would know it from the show ''WesternAnimation/{{Birdz}}''.



** Saint Petersburg, Russia: ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}.

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** Saint Petersburg, Russia: ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}.''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}''.
22nd Apr '16 4:16:59 AM mimitchi33
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** And the two people who watched CBS's saturday morning lineup in the 199899 season would know it from ''WesternAnimation/{{Birdz}}''.

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** And the two few people who watched CBS's saturday Saturday morning lineup in the 199899 season would know it from ''WesternAnimation/{{Birdz}}''.



** Route 66, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA: The song ''"Route 66"''.

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** Route 66, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA: The song ''"Route 66"''.66"'' as well as the ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' films.
** Saint Petersburg, Russia: ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}.


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** San Fransisco, California: ''Disney/BigHero6'' (where it's name is changed to San Fransokyo) and ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut''.
12th Apr '16 1:10:32 PM Redyran
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** ''WesternAnimation/{{Jabberjaw]]'' speaks like Curly (another of the Three Stooges), but like Creator/RodneyDangerfield, often complains about not getting any respect.

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** ''WesternAnimation/{{Jabberjaw]]'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Jabberjaw}}'' speaks like Curly (another of the Three Stooges), but like Creator/RodneyDangerfield, often complains about not getting any respect.
2nd Apr '16 2:35:01 AM BreadBull
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** Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom: Pops up occasionally in "Series/DoctorWho" as well as being the main setting for its spinoff series, "Series/Torchwood".
1st Apr '16 1:27:55 PM mimitchi33
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* To people who grew up in TheNewMillenium, the song "Funiculi, Funicula" is better known as the tune to the ''[[WesternAnimation/VeggieTales VeggieTales]]'' song "Larry's High Silk Hat".
11th Mar '16 11:55:35 AM StFan
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* [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica The "Kyubey's Face" shots]] - where all you see are his eyes, with the background being the color of his skin - where actually first used for Kero in Manga/CardcaptorSakura.

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* [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica The "Kyubey's Face" shots]] - shots from ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' -- where all you see are his eyes, with the background being the color of his skin - -- where actually first used for Kero in Manga/CardcaptorSakura.
''Manga/CardcaptorSakura''.



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* Opening scrolls at the start of a film are now attributed to Film/StarWars, but they actually originated in the 1930s film serials about ComicBook/FlashGordon.

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* Opening scrolls at the start of a film are now attributed to Film/StarWars, ''Film/StarWars'', but they actually originated in the 1930s film serials about ComicBook/FlashGordon.''Film/{{Flash Gordon|Serial}}''.



* The JekyllAndHyde trope is significantly more popular than ''Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde'', the novel that spawned it. When many people think of Jekyll and Hyde, their notions are colored by the adaptations -- including "adaptations" like ''TheIncredibleHulk''.
* ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' - 42 is the Answer to The Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything.

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* The JekyllAndHyde trope is significantly more popular than ''Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde'', the novel that spawned it. When many people think of Jekyll and Hyde, their notions are colored by the adaptations -- including "adaptations" like ''TheIncredibleHulk''.
''The ComicBook/IncredibleHulk''.
* ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' - -- 42 is the Answer to The Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything.









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