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21st Jun '17 11:57:49 PM Mareon
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* When ''Disney/{{Moana}}''came out eagle-eyes viewers liked to point out the "easter egg" in ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' where David (Lilo's Suaters Boyfriend is seen wearing Mauis Fishhook as a necklace. The Internet was quick to point out that this was the equivalent of thinking that every character that wear a cross in movies is in reference for ''Film/TheLastTemptationOfChrist''.

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* When ''Disney/{{Moana}}''came ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' came out eagle-eyes viewers liked to point out the "easter egg" in ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' where David (Lilo's Suaters Boyfriend Sisters Boyfriend) is seen wearing Mauis Fishhook as a necklace. The Internet was quick to point out that this was the equivalent of thinking that every character that wear a cross or crusifix in movies is in reference for ''Film/TheLastTemptationOfChrist''.
21st Jun '17 11:56:27 PM Mareon
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* When ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' eagle-eyes viewers liked to point out the "easter egg" in ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' where David (Lilo's Suaters Boyfriend is seen wearing Mauis Fishhook as a necklace. The Internet was quick to point out that this was the equivalent of seeing a character wearing a cross in crusifix in one film and then having their mind blown when they watch ''Film/TheLastTemptationOfChrist''.

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* When ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' ''Disney/{{Moana}}''came out eagle-eyes viewers liked to point out the "easter egg" in ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' where David (Lilo's Suaters Boyfriend is seen wearing Mauis Fishhook as a necklace. The Internet was quick to point out that this was the equivalent of seeing a thinking that every character wearing that wear a cross in crusifix movies is in one film and then having their mind blown when they watch reference for ''Film/TheLastTemptationOfChrist''.
21st Jun '17 11:54:39 PM Mareon
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* When ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' eagle-eyes viewers liked to point out the "easter egg" in ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' where David (Lilo's Suaters Boyfriend is seen wearing Mauis Fishhook as a necklace. The Internet was quick to point out that this was the equivalent of seeing a character wearing a cross in crusifix in one film and then having their mind blown when they watch ''Film/TheLastTemptationOfChrist''.
7th Jun '17 6:55:24 PM kraas
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Classics, almost by definition, are works that are considered to be of high quality, are influential on later works, and are widely known. However, one will often find that only scholars and enthusiasts have first-hand knowledge of the material in question, and that the masses know it either only by title or by homages, parodies, direct references and allusions found in more populist works. Essentially, various bits and pieces eof high culture are most widely known through their use in pop culture (which also puts them on track to become {{standard snippet}}s). Ill-informed people might even think these bits and pieces are original to the popular work, AndThatsTerrible ([[SturgeonsLaw nine times out of ten]]).

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Classics, almost by definition, are works that are considered to be of high quality, are influential on later works, and are widely known. However, one will often find that only scholars and enthusiasts have first-hand knowledge of the material in question, and that the masses know it either only by title or by homages, parodies, direct references and allusions found in more populist works. Essentially, various bits and pieces eof of high culture are most widely known through their use in pop culture (which also puts them on track to become {{standard snippet}}s). Ill-informed people might even think these bits and pieces are original to the popular work, AndThatsTerrible ([[SturgeonsLaw nine times out of ten]]).
24th May '17 12:32:45 PM DrFraud
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* "Into each life some rain must fall" is from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "The Rainy Day".



** To a lot of people Creator/MontyPython "is that guy who made that funny Holy Grail film". That Python is not an actual person, but the collective pseudonym of a team; or; that they also made other films AND originated from a long running TV series is far less known among the general public. Many of Monty Pythons' most popular sketches are also far better known outside the context of the original series and often show up in heavily edited form on compilations. As a result even scenes from films and TV series that only feature two or three of the Python actors have been branded as ''Python films'', despite not having anything to do with them.

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** To a lot of people Creator/MontyPython "is that guy who made that funny Holy Grail film". That Python is not an actual person, but the collective pseudonym of a team; or; that they also made other films AND originated from a long running TV series is far less known among the general public. Many of Monty Pythons' Python's most popular sketches are also far better known outside the context of the original series and often show up in heavily edited form on compilations. As a result even scenes from films and TV series that only feature two or three of the Python actors have been branded as ''Python films'', despite not having anything to do with them.
23rd May '17 11:29:11 PM mogryo
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Classics, almost by definition, are works that are considered to be of high quality, are influential on later works, and are widely known. However, one will often find that only scholars and enthusiasts have first-hand knowledge of the material in question, and that the masses know it either only by title or by homages, parodies, direct references and allusions found in more populist works. Essentially, various bits and pieces of high culture are most widely known through their use in pop culture (which also puts them on track to become {{standard snippet}}s). Ill-informed people might even think these bits and pieces are original to the popular work, AndThatsTerrible ([[SturgeonsLaw nine times out of ten]]).

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Classics, almost by definition, are works that are considered to be of high quality, are influential on later works, and are widely known. However, one will often find that only scholars and enthusiasts have first-hand knowledge of the material in question, and that the masses know it either only by title or by homages, parodies, direct references and allusions found in more populist works. Essentially, various bits and pieces of eof high culture are most widely known through their use in pop culture (which also puts them on track to become {{standard snippet}}s). Ill-informed people might even think these bits and pieces are original to the popular work, AndThatsTerrible ([[SturgeonsLaw nine times out of ten]]).



*** ...except that the mechanics they share are basic elements of the genre that were invented in ''VideoGame/DuneII'' by Westwood, and the two are as far apart in gameplay as two [=RTSs=] can be.
28th Apr '17 1:10:55 AM ElectroKraken
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* Walter Raleigh is closely associated with a popular anecdote: he once [[PuddleCrossingByCoat used his coat to help the English Queen cross a filthy pool]]. Yet it has been proven that it was completely made up. Still, the association endures.

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* Walter Raleigh is closely associated with a popular anecdote: he once [[PuddleCrossingByCoat [[PuddleCoveringChivalry used his coat to help the English Queen cross a filthy pool]]. Yet it has been proven that it was completely made up. Still, the association endures.
18th Apr '17 3:48:37 AM Madrugada
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* ''Everything'' by John Philip Sousa has become used in commercials and TV shows without much understanding behind them. Most notably the ''The Washington Post March'' and ''The Stars & Stripes Forever''.
** However, ''The Liberty Bell March'' is automatically associated with Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus. No exceptions.
* A large proportion of British people hearing ''In the Hall of the Mountain King'' by Edvard Grieg would be surprised to find out that it wasn't, in fact, written as the Alton Towers theme song.

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* ''Everything'' by John Philip Sousa has become used in commercials and TV shows without much understanding behind them. Most notably the ''The Washington Post March'' and ''The Stars & Stripes Forever''.
** However, ''The
Creator/JohnPhilipSousa's''The Liberty Bell March'' is automatically associated with Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus. No exceptions.
* A large proportion of British people hearing ''In the Hall of the Mountain King'' by Edvard Grieg Grieg, written for a scene in Creator/HenrikIbsen's play Theatre/PeerGynt would be surprised to find out not know that it wasn't, in fact, written as the Alton Towers wasn't originally:
** The "Alton Towers"
theme song.



** The song was, in reality, written by Norwegian componist Edvard Grieg, to a scene in Creator/HenrikIbsen's play Theatre/PeerGynt.



* The song "Anything Goes" actually does not come from ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom''. It's an authentic show tune of the period (from a Cole Porter musical of the same name) and, by the way, normally sung in English.
** Show tunes may be better known in the UK, if only through airplay on the top-rated [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] Radio 2.

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* The song "Anything Goes" actually Goes":
** It's
does not come from ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom''. It's an authentic show tune of the period (from period, from a Cole Porter musical of the same name) name, and, by the way, normally sung in English.
** Show tunes may be better known in the UK, if only through airplay on the top-rated [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] Radio 2.
English.



* Likewise, "Puttin' on the Ritz" did ''not'' originate from ''Film/YoungFrankenstein''. Similarly, its [[SuspiciouslySimilarSong close musical cousin]], concerning the naming history of Istanbul, was not originally by Music/TheyMightBeGiants.
** For that matter, "Puttin' on the Ritz" was ''not'' originally performed by Creator/FredAstaire, he just sang it in Film/BlueSkies.
*** In case you were wondering it was originally performed by Creator/HarryRichman in the film of "Puttin' on the Ritz" (you would think the name was a dead give away).

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* Likewise, "Puttin' on the Ritz" was originally performed by Creator/HarryRichman in the film of "Puttin' on the Ritz" (you would think the name was a dead give away).
** It
did ''not'' originate from ''Film/YoungFrankenstein''. Similarly, its [[SuspiciouslySimilarSong close musical cousin]], concerning the naming history of Istanbul, was not originally by Music/TheyMightBeGiants.
** For that matter, "Puttin' on the Ritz" Nor was ''not'' it originally performed by Creator/FredAstaire, he just sang it in Film/BlueSkies.
*** In case you were wondering it was originally performed by Creator/HarryRichman in the film of "Puttin' on the Ritz" (you would think the name was a dead give away).
Film/BlueSkies.



* Many people know the "Love Theme" from Music/PyotrIlyichTchaikovsky's ''Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture'' only from its use in innumerable TV shows (WesternAnimation/SouthPark, Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir) and movies (''Film/WaynesWorld, Film/{{Clueless}}'') to show that someone has fallen in LoveAtFirstSight.

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* Many people know the "Love Theme" from Music/PyotrIlyichTchaikovsky's ''Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture'' only from its use to show that someone has fallen in LoveAtFirstSight.
** In
innumerable TV shows (WesternAnimation/SouthPark, Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir) and movies (''Film/WaynesWorld, Film/{{Clueless}}'') to show that someone has fallen in LoveAtFirstSight.



* Just try listening to "Hoedown" from Music/AaronCopland's ''Rodeo'' without thinking "Beef: It's What's For Dinner."
** Or Music/EmersonLakeAndPalmer.

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* Just try listening to "Hoedown" from Music/AaronCopland's ''Rodeo'' without thinking "Beef: It's What's For Dinner."
**
" Or Music/EmersonLakeAndPalmer.



** Music/FleetwoodMac's outro to "The Chain", otherwise known as the Formula One Racing music.

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** * Music/FleetwoodMac's outro to "The Chain", otherwise known as the Formula One Racing music.



** Considering the film's producer, Arthur Freed, wrote or co-wrote MOST if not all of those songs for MGM in the post-sound era of film and commissioned the screenwriters to base a musical around that catalogue, it doesn't necessarily remove those songs from their original context.



** ''Istanbul Not Constantinople'' made good use of its signature five-and-seven.
* Like the aforementioned "Smoke on the Water'" by Music/DeepPurple, there are some other classic rock songs with their sound familiar to a lot of "uninitiated" people by exposure through radio, commercials etc. Tracks like "Break On Through to the Other Side" by Music/TheDoors, "Jammin" by Music/BobMarley, "Born to Be Wild" (from the soundtrack of the film ''Film/EasyRider'') by Music/{{Steppenwolf}}.
** What's especially sad is that the songs by these groups that are best remembered are usually the most popular songs, and they were popular precisely because they appealed to the kind of sound the public wanted at the time. So these bands' "best" songs are the ones that today sound the most dated and clichéd. Deep Purple did a number of songs that were ''far'' more groundbreaking than "Smoke on the Water", "Highway Star" (arguably one of the [[UrExample very first]] [[HeavyMetal speed-metal]] songs) being but one example.
* Know what the song "Spybreak!" sounds like? [[MemeticMutation What if I told you]] it's the song that plays during the lobby shootout scene in ''Film/TheMatrix''? If you already did, did you even know who the Propellerheads were before you did the research? Said movie came out two years after the song.

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** ''Istanbul Not Constantinople'' made good use of its signature five-and-seven.
* Like the aforementioned "Smoke on the Water'" by Music/DeepPurple, there are some other classic rock songs with their sound familiar to a lot of "uninitiated" people by exposure through radio, commercials etc. Tracks like "Break On Through to the Other Side" by Music/TheDoors, "Jammin" by Music/BobMarley, "Born to Be Wild" (from the soundtrack of the film ''Film/EasyRider'') by Music/{{Steppenwolf}}.
** What's especially sad is that the songs by these groups that are best remembered are usually the most popular songs, and they were popular precisely because they appealed to the kind of sound the public wanted at the time. So these bands' "best" songs are the ones that today sound the most dated and clichéd. Deep Purple did a number of songs that were ''far'' more groundbreaking than "Smoke on the Water", "Highway Star" (arguably one of the [[UrExample very first]] [[HeavyMetal speed-metal]] songs) being but one example.
* Know what the song "Spybreak!" sounds like? [[MemeticMutation What if I told you]] it's the song that plays during the lobby shootout scene in ''Film/TheMatrix''? If you already did, did you even know who the Propellerheads were before you did the research? Said The movie came out two years after the song.



* Zillions of certain musical lines, hooks, beats and intros have been sampled and covered so much that you would be surprised to know how old these songs are.



* Music/ThePlasmatics: The band is more notorious for their anarchic and semi-pornographic stage shows which resulted in them regularly being arrested than their actual music.



* Metal fans will probably associated Music/EdGein more with the band than the serial killer.

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* Metal fans will probably associated associate Music/EdGein more with the band than the serial killer.



* Similar to Nacht und Nebel Music/JoyDivision took its name from the prostitution wing in Nazi concentration camps, while Music/NewOrder were named after a political proposal by Hitler, but not many people nowadays will immediately make the link
* Many websites claim that Redfoo's "Juicy Wiggle" was written specifically for ''[[Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip]]'', when the song actually came out ten months before said film's release.

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* Similar to Nacht und Nebel Nebel, Music/JoyDivision took its name from the prostitution wing in Nazi concentration camps, while Music/NewOrder were named after a political proposal by Hitler, but not many people nowadays will immediately make the link
* Many websites claim that Redfoo's "Juicy Wiggle" was written specifically for ''[[Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip]]'', when the song actually came out ten months before said that film's release.release.
* A joke current in the 1930's illustrates how much OlderThanTheyThink this trope is: It defined a "highbrow" as "Someone who can hear the ''William Tell'' Overture by Rossini and ''not'' think of Series/TheLoneRanger."
15th Apr '17 6:35:02 PM nombretomado
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-->-- '''Joel [=McHale=]''', ''TheSoup''

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-->-- '''Joel [=McHale=]''', ''TheSoup''
''Series/TheSoup''
11th Mar '17 3:31:09 PM JulianLapostat
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** Alexanderplatz, Berlin: The novel and film Film/BerlinAlexanderplatz.

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** Alexanderplatz, Berlin: The novel and film Film/BerlinAlexanderplatz.Literature/BerlinAlexanderplatz.
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