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24th Apr '17 8:45:29 AM kquinn0830
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** After it is discovered that the Gryzzl corporation was able to distract Ben from noticing that they added a revision to their contract allowing them to data mine Pawnee by doing it on December 18, 2015, the premiere date of ''[[Film/TheForceAwakens Star Wars Episode VII]]'':

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** * ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'': After it is discovered that the Gryzzl corporation was able to distract Ben from noticing that they added a revision to their contract allowing them to data mine Pawnee by doing it on December 18, 2015, the premiere date of ''[[Film/TheForceAwakens Star Wars Episode VII]]'':
21st Apr '17 10:10:29 PM lipranzer
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-->'''Mitch:''' [[ActorAllusion Because it's a secret meeting]].
-->'''Annie:''' How do you know that; why does Elrond mean secret meeting.

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-->'''Mitch:''' -->'''[[Creator/SeanBean Mitch]]:''' [[ActorAllusion Because it's a secret meeting]].
-->'''Annie:''' How do you know that; why does Elrond mean secret meeting.meeting?
21st Apr '17 11:14:58 AM lipranzer
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-->'''Teddy:''' [[NotSoAboveItAll If we're gonna call something "Project Elrond", I would like my code name to be Glorfindel.

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-->'''Teddy:''' [[NotSoAboveItAll If we're gonna call something "Project Elrond", I would like my code name to be Glorfindel.Glorfindel]].
21st Apr '17 11:13:10 AM lipranzer
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* This famous scene from ''Film/TheMartian'':
-->'''Annie:''' What the hell is "Project Elrond"?
-->'''Vincent:''' I had to make something up.
-->'''Annie:''' Yeah, but "Elrond"?
-->'''Mitch:''' [[ActorAllusion Because it's a secret meeting]].
-->'''Annie:''' How do you know that; why does Elrond mean secret meeting.
-->'''Bruce:''' The Council of Elrond; it's from ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''...
-->'''Annie:''' (''skeptically'') Lord of the Rings.
-->'''Bruce:''' ...it's the meeting where they decide to destroy the One Ring.
-->'''Teddy:''' [[NotSoAboveItAll If we're gonna call something "Project Elrond", I would like my code name to be Glorfindel.
-->'''Annie:''' Okay, I hate every one of you.
17th Mar '17 4:26:37 PM W4rM4chine
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--->'''Sheldon:''' I know everything about the universe.\\
'''Penny:''' What is Music/{{Radiohead}}?\\
'''Sheldon:''' (''pause'') I know everything ''[[TakeThat important]]'' about the universe.

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--->'''Sheldon:''' I'm a physicist. I know have a working knowledge of the entire universe and everything about the universe.it contains.\\
'''Penny:''' What is Who's Music/{{Radiohead}}?\\
'''Sheldon:''' (''pause'') I know everything have a working knowledge of the ''[[TakeThat important]]'' about things in the universe.
15th Mar '17 11:46:29 PM Xtifr
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* In RobertAHeinlein's ''Literature/MethuselahsChildren'', Lazarus mentions how, when the people on the space ship will be going back to Earth while 75 years have passed there and only 25 have passed on the ship, there was a great place in Baja California that made great Mexican food. He asks a young girl who was born on the ship if she knows where Baja California is, "Don't you think I studied geography? It's in Los Angeles." Lazarus reflects that by the time they get back she may be right.

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* In RobertAHeinlein's Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''Literature/MethuselahsChildren'', Lazarus mentions how, when the people on the space ship will be going back to Earth while 75 years have passed there and only 25 have passed on the ship, there was a great place in Baja California that made great Mexican food. He asks a young girl who was born on the ship if she knows where Baja California is, "Don't you think I studied geography? It's in Los Angeles." Lazarus reflects that by the time they get back she may be right.
21st Feb '17 4:07:23 AM bwburke94
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* Invoked in the ''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo''-series: Two time-travelling spies identify each others by the code names [[Franchise/StarTrek "Romulus" and "Vulcan"]]. The idea is that, since American pop culture hasn't penetrated the public consciousness of the 17th century, anyone in a position to recognize the names will assume that Romulus counterpart is Remus.

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* Invoked in the ''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo''-series: Two time-travelling spies identify each others by the code names [[Franchise/StarTrek "Romulus" and "Vulcan"]]. The idea is that, since American pop culture hasn't penetrated the public consciousness of the 17th century, anyone in a position to recognize the names will assume that Romulus Romulus' counterpart is Remus.
7th Feb '17 4:26:05 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Film/CampXRay'', Cole had no idea what ''Literature/HarryPotter'' was at first.



* ''Series/{{Spaced}}'': Tim is giving the group ''Star Wars'' codenames. [[TheFashionista Twist]] is stuck with "Jabba", which probably would have offended her if she'd ever seen ''Star Wars'':

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* ''Series/{{Spaced}}'': ''Series/{{Spaced}}'':
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Tim is giving the group ''Star Wars'' codenames. [[TheFashionista Twist]] is stuck with "Jabba", which probably would have offended her if she'd ever seen ''Star Wars'':



* After it is discovered that the Gryzzl corporation was able to distract Ben from noticing that they added a revision to their contract allowing them to data mine Pawnee by doing it on December 18, 2015, the premiere date of ''[[Film/TheForceAwakens Star Wars Episode VII]]'':

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* ** After it is discovered that the Gryzzl corporation was able to distract Ben from noticing that they added a revision to their contract allowing them to data mine Pawnee by doing it on December 18, 2015, the premiere date of ''[[Film/TheForceAwakens Star Wars Episode VII]]'':
18th Jan '17 10:55:06 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' Crichton frequently makes pop culture references to aliens, who naturally have no idea what he's talking about and due to lack of entertainment, don't even grasp the concept of pop culture. Moya's crew learns to just accept that he spouts gibberish, but early on it was a major contributor to their view of him as a useless lunatic.

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* In ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' Crichton frequently makes pop culture references to aliens, who naturally have no idea what he's talking about and due to lack of entertainment, don't even grasp the concept of pop culture. Moya's crew learns to just accept that he spouts gibberish, but early on it was a major contributor to their view of him as a useless lunatic. In the episode, where he meets Sikozu, whose species learns languages quickly, since they're allergic to TranslatorMicrobes, he has gone a little loopy from isolation and starts spouting fictional languages. To be fair, though, the particular ConLang he chose was developed by a linguist, so someone with a skill for languages could eventually learn it.
--> '''John Crichton:''' (''to the Grudeks'') NOH! PAV'HOR! HERRUCH'T! (''to Sikozu'') You didn't get that one did ya? 'Cos it's Klingon!
18th Jan '17 10:47:40 AM ChronoLegion
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** Before he ends up GoingNative in the later seasons, most of the human pop-culture references are frequently lost on Teal'c. Amusingly inverted in "Seth", when [[TheStoic Teal'c]] begins [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness laughing hysterically]] after telling a popular Jaffa joke, which is completely wasted on his human teammates.

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** Before he ends up GoingNative in the later seasons, most of the human pop-culture references are frequently lost on Teal'c. Amusingly inverted in "Seth", when [[TheStoic Teal'c]] begins [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness laughing hysterically]] after telling a popular Jaffa joke, which is completely wasted on his human teammates. Teal'c later becomes a ''huge'' fan of ''Franchise/StarWars'' to the point, where the first thing on his mind, when someone mentions conception without sex is "Darth Vader". Of course, no one says the obvious answer to avoid a viewer backlash.
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