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1st Jan '17 3:10:48 PM R.G.
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* Likewise, Nike, the goddess of victory, will bring up associations with a brand of sneakers.
1st Jan '17 12:10:08 PM Kartoonkid95
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* ''WebVideo/HardlyWorking'': Amir finds a box of his grandfather's Nazi stuff and believes him to be a fan of ''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein}}'', as he believes Nazis are fictional characters because he cut history class to play the game in school. HilarityEnsues [[RefugeInAudacity when he invites a "fan club" to the office.]]
24th Dec '16 3:01:09 PM TheMysteriousTroper
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* "That ain't the way I heard it!", "T'ain't funny, McGee!", "I love that man!", ""Operator, give me number 320.. ooh, is that you, Myrt? How's every little thing, Myrt? What say, Myrt?" all originated from Radio/FibberMcGeeAndMolly.

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* "That ain't the way I heard it!", "T'ain't funny, McGee!", [=McGee=]!", "I love that man!", ""Operator, give me number 320.. ooh, is that you, Myrt? How's every little thing, Myrt? What say, Myrt?" all originated from Radio/FibberMcGeeAndMolly.
16th Dec '16 11:05:28 AM BigJaredMonkey
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* Literature/TheBible is the grand-daddy of this trope, with sayings like "there's nothing new under the sun" and references to Pillars of Salt and the like existing in almost every medium, though very few people have actually read the Book in question (people who go to Church will have heard excerpts). Saying religious things in Jacobean English, with lots of "thees" and "thous," comes from the King James Bible.


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* Literature/TheBible is the grand-daddy of this trope, with sayings like "there's nothing new under the sun" and references to Pillars of Salt and the like existing in almost every medium, though very few people have actually read the Book in question (people who go to Church will have heard excerpts). Saying religious things in Jacobean English, with lots of "thees" and "thous," comes from the King James Bible.
14th Dec '16 9:01:19 PM CaptEquinox
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* UsefulNotes/GeraldFord: President Ford occasionally fell over during televised broadcasts, yet not as much as popular culture would like you to believe. The image of Ford as a clumsy oaf who just bumps into stuff, trips over objects and makes almost his entire environment collapse is more a result of Creator/ChevyChase 's depiction of him in ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' at the time.

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* UsefulNotes/GeraldFord: President Ford occasionally fell over during televised broadcasts, yet not as much as popular culture would like you to believe. A football injury caused his knee to go out unexpectedly. There's a famous film of him descending from Air Force One, stumbling on the steps and muttering ''"Damn!!"'' as he knew the cameras were on him. The image of Ford as a clumsy oaf who just bumps into stuff, trips over objects and makes almost his entire environment collapse is more a result of Creator/ChevyChase 's depiction of him in ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' at the time.
14th Dec '16 8:34:26 PM CaptEquinox
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** And the only reason a lot of people have even heard of Horatio Hornblower in the first place is that Creator/GeneRoddenberry repeatedly referenced the books when explaining ''Series/StarTrek'' and Captain Kirk in books and articles about the show.
11th Dec '16 10:13:04 PM WickedIcon
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* The ChestBurster scene from {{Film/Alien}} and the [[MiniMecha power loader]] scene from {{Film/Aliens}} are two of the most widely referenced and parodied moments in modern film. Even if you haven't seen the movies, you know those scenes, or at the very least the line:
--> '''Ripley''': Get away from her, [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch you bitch!]]
26th Nov '16 3:13:07 PM CaptEquinox
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* Creator/ModestMussorgsky's ''Music/NightOnBaldMountain'' has unfortunately become known as either a general theme music for a comic nemesis, or the near final segment in ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'' that scarred generations of children.

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* Creator/ModestMussorgsky's ''Music/NightOnBaldMountain'' has unfortunately become known as either a general theme music for a comic nemesis, the escape from the Witch's castle in ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', or the near final segment in ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'' that scarred generations of children.
25th Nov '16 8:39:55 PM MarkLungo
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* Disney/{{Dumbo}}: Dumbo's name is a pun on the 19th century circus elephant Jumbo, something that not many people nowadays remember of now.
* Disney/{{Aladdin}}: Probably not many children nowadays will be aware that when the Genie encourages Aladdin while barking and waving his fist he briefly transforms into TV presenter [[Series/TheArsenioHallShow Arsenio Hall]]. Outside of the USA virtually nobody.
* Disney/TheLionKing: Younger people have the wrong impression that the song "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" originated from this movie. Nope: It is almost half a century older!

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* Disney/{{Dumbo}}: ''Disney/{{Dumbo}}'': Dumbo's name is a pun on the 19th century circus elephant Jumbo, something that not many people nowadays remember of now.
* Disney/{{Aladdin}}: ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'': Probably not many children nowadays will be aware that when the Genie encourages Aladdin while barking and waving his fist he briefly transforms into TV presenter [[Series/TheArsenioHallShow Arsenio Hall]]. Outside of the USA virtually nobody.
* Disney/TheLionKing: ''Disney/TheLionKing'': Younger people have the wrong impression that the song "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" originated from this movie. Nope: It is almost half a century older!



* The new ''Film/StarTrek'' movie has instantly recognizable [[PowerTrio characters]], themes and objects -- even for those who have never seen a ''Franchise/StarTrek'' episode in their life.

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* The new ''Film/StarTrek'' movie ''Film/StarTrek2009'' has instantly recognizable [[PowerTrio characters]], themes and objects -- even for those who have never seen a ''Franchise/StarTrek'' episode in their life.


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* Even if you've never seen ''Literature/OldYeller'' (or read [[TheFilmOfTheBook the novel]] [[AdaptationalDisplacement it's based on]]), if you've heard of it at all you probably know that in the end [[spoiler:the boy has to shoot his dog]].
22nd Nov '16 3:17:12 PM Crossover-Enthusiast
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', Mr. Garrison is brought before a disciplinary committee for his actions from a previous episode. When they review just what he's done for the 3rd grade education, one of them notes he hasn't even taught the kids about Samuel Adams, leading a confused Garrison to ask "Well who cares about a guy who makes beer?!", [[LampshadeHanging referencing the fact]] that most people are probably more familiar with the alcohol brand over the one of the founding fathers of the country.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', Mr. Garrison is brought before a disciplinary committee for his actions from a previous episode. When they review just what he's done for the 3rd grade education, one of them notes he hasn't even taught the kids about Samuel Adams, leading a confused Garrison to ask "Well who cares about a guy who makes beer?!", [[LampshadeHanging referencing the fact]] that most people are probably more familiar with the alcohol brand over the one of the founding fathers of the country.
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