History Main / PopculturalOsmosis

26th Nov '16 3:13:07 PM CaptEquinox
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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!

to:

* 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.

to:

* 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.


Added DiffLines:

* 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
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* 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.
17th Nov '16 7:55:53 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* An example outside our solar system: There's a star named [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bellatrix Bellatrix]] (which briefly gets mentioned in ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968''). Nowadays, when most people hear that name, they think of [[Literature/HarryPotter one specific person]] named after that star.
2nd Nov '16 8:02:29 AM mimitchi33
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

*** Other people may associate The Toy Trumpet with Creator/ShirleyTemple, as she sang it in one of her movies.


Added DiffLines:

** On the subject of [=SpongeBob=], some people think that the term "BC" was created by the show because of "SpongeBob Goes Prehistoric" using the term multiple times, when it was actually created by historians.
21st Oct '16 2:53:52 AM Doc_Loki
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Similarly, the word {{Goth}} now brings to mind the stereotype of a modern subculture of people who wear a lot of black and listen to depressing music, rather than the various Gothic tribes who invaded Europe in the second quarter of the first millenium AD and were the eventual destroyers of the Roman Empire.
13th Oct '16 3:28:09 PM MrNickelodeon
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The promo images and ads of [[MirrorMonster Bloody Mary]] in her depiction at the event in 2008 are nowadays typically used as stock images for things discussing the famous urban legend, or for creepy internet stuff in general, without people realizing where all these images actually originated from.

to:

** The many promo images and ads of [[MirrorMonster Bloody Mary]] in her depiction at the event in 2008 are nowadays typically used as stock images for things discussing the famous urban legend, or for creepy internet stuff in general, without people realizing where all these images actually originated from.
13th Oct '16 3:19:50 PM MrNickelodeon
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[https://67.media.tumblr.com/682f3a4d0f49eb7d67ae18e3fd685e73/tumblr_nin69wetK31rhh3j5o1_500.jpg This particularly nightmarish picture]] of a girl being eaten by a giant monster is frequently associated with creepypastas and other scary internet material, even being ranked #1 on [=TheRichest=]'s list of [[http://www.therichest.com/rich-list/most-shocking/15-disturbing-images-you-shouldnt-see-in-the-dark/ "15 Disturbing Images You Shouldn't See In The Dark"]]. What many people don't know is that the image is actually of a scene in a haunted house that was featured at [[Ride/UniversalStudios Universal's]] Theatre/HalloweenHorrorNights in 2011. The house was called ''La Llorona: Villa De Almas Perdidas'', and the scene in question is of an over-sized La Llorona eating a girl that's desperately trying to cling on to her bed.

to:

* [[Ride/UniversalStudios Universal's]] Theatre/HalloweenHorrorNights:
** The promo images and ads of [[MirrorMonster Bloody Mary]] in her depiction at the event in 2008 are nowadays typically used as stock images for things discussing the famous urban legend, or for creepy internet stuff in general, without people realizing where all these images actually originated from.
**
[[https://67.media.tumblr.com/682f3a4d0f49eb7d67ae18e3fd685e73/tumblr_nin69wetK31rhh3j5o1_500.jpg This particularly nightmarish picture]] of a girl being eaten by a giant monster is frequently associated with creepypastas and other scary internet material, even being ranked #1 on [=TheRichest=]'s list of [[http://www.therichest.com/rich-list/most-shocking/15-disturbing-images-you-shouldnt-see-in-the-dark/ "15 Disturbing Images You Shouldn't See In The Dark"]]. What many people don't know is that the image is actually of a scene in a haunted house that was featured at [[Ride/UniversalStudios Universal's]] Theatre/HalloweenHorrorNights Hollywood's HHN in 2011. The house was called ''La Llorona: Villa De Almas Perdidas'', and the scene in question is of an over-sized La Llorona eating a girl that's desperately trying to cling on to her bed.
12th Oct '16 5:32:53 PM MrNickelodeon
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[https://67.media.tumblr.com/682f3a4d0f49eb7d67ae18e3fd685e73/tumblr_nin69wetK31rhh3j5o1_500.jpg This particularly nightmarish picture]] of a girl being eaten by a giant monster is frequently associated with creepypastas and other scary internet material, even being ranked #1 on [=TheRichest=]'s list of [[http://www.therichest.com/rich-list/most-shocking/15-disturbing-images-you-shouldnt-see-in-the-dark/ "15 Disturbing Images You Shouldn't See In The Dark"]]. In actuality, the image is of a certain scene in a haunted house that was featured at [[Ride/UniversalStudios Universal's]] Theatre/HalloweenHorrorNights in 2011. The house was called ''La Llorona: Villa De Almas Perdidas'', and the scene in question is of an over-sized La Llorona eating a girl that's desperately trying to cling on to her bed.

to:

* [[https://67.media.tumblr.com/682f3a4d0f49eb7d67ae18e3fd685e73/tumblr_nin69wetK31rhh3j5o1_500.jpg This particularly nightmarish picture]] of a girl being eaten by a giant monster is frequently associated with creepypastas and other scary internet material, even being ranked #1 on [=TheRichest=]'s list of [[http://www.therichest.com/rich-list/most-shocking/15-disturbing-images-you-shouldnt-see-in-the-dark/ "15 Disturbing Images You Shouldn't See In The Dark"]]. In actuality, What many people don't know is that the image is actually of a certain scene in a haunted house that was featured at [[Ride/UniversalStudios Universal's]] Theatre/HalloweenHorrorNights in 2011. The house was called ''La Llorona: Villa De Almas Perdidas'', and the scene in question is of an over-sized La Llorona eating a girl that's desperately trying to cling on to her bed.
12th Oct '16 5:27:39 PM MrNickelodeon
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

[[folder:Theme Parks]]
* [[https://67.media.tumblr.com/682f3a4d0f49eb7d67ae18e3fd685e73/tumblr_nin69wetK31rhh3j5o1_500.jpg This particularly nightmarish picture]] of a girl being eaten by a giant monster is frequently associated with creepypastas and other scary internet material, even being ranked #1 on [=TheRichest=]'s list of [[http://www.therichest.com/rich-list/most-shocking/15-disturbing-images-you-shouldnt-see-in-the-dark/ "15 Disturbing Images You Shouldn't See In The Dark"]]. In actuality, the image is of a certain scene in a haunted house that was featured at [[Ride/UniversalStudios Universal's]] Theatre/HalloweenHorrorNights in 2011. The house was called ''La Llorona: Villa De Almas Perdidas'', and the scene in question is of an over-sized La Llorona eating a girl that's desperately trying to cling on to her bed.
[[/folder]]
This list shows the last 10 events of 312. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.PopculturalOsmosis