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12th Oct '17 2:29:25 PM MrBadAxe
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* ''TransportTycoon'' originally used real-world vehicles. For the US version, these were changed to fake vehicle company names. Some of these come from the last names of Microprose's QA testers (Bakewell, Kirby, Luckett, Sampson, Witcombe). Others reference places near creator Chris Sawyer's hometown of Chipping Sodbury (Yate, the Cotswold hills)
11th Oct '17 1:06:55 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* In the ''Film/{{Doom}}'' movie, the chief scientist is named Todd Carmack, after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Carmack the lead programmer]] of Creator/{{id Software}}. They could've named the same character after the company's CEO Todd Hollenshead, though.
** The protagonist on the other hand is named "John," a name shared with two of id's founders: the above John Carmack, as well as {{John|Romero}} [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Romero Romero]].

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* In the ''Film/{{Doom}}'' movie, the chief scientist is named Todd Carmack, after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Carmack John Carmack, the lead programmer]] programmer of Creator/{{id Software}}. They could've named Software}} and possibly the same character after the company's CEO Todd Hollenshead, though.
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Hollenshead. The protagonist on the other hand is named "John," which could be a name shared with two of reference to id's most famous founders: the above John Carmack, as well as {{John|Romero}} [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Romero Romero]].Carmack and Creator/{{John Romero}}.



* Creator/PeterDavid has a book out called ''Mascot To the Rescue!'' which tells the story of a boy named Josh [[Creator/FrankMiller Miller]] trying to save a comic book character from death (everything that happens to Mascot, the character, also happens to Josh). Who writes the comic that Mascot is in? Why, a man named [[Creator/StanLee Stan]] [[Creator/JackKirby Kirby]].

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* Creator/PeterDavid has a book out called Creator/PeterDavid
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''Mascot To the Rescue!'' which tells the story of a boy named Josh [[Creator/FrankMiller Miller]] trying to save a comic book character from death (everything that happens to Mascot, the character, also happens to Josh). Who writes the comic that Mascot is in? Why, a man named [[Creator/StanLee Stan]] [[Creator/JackKirby Kirby]].
11th Oct '17 10:28:41 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** A sign in ''Film/{{Slither}}'' promotes "Henenlotter Dairy Days." Frank Henenlotter was the director of ''Film/BasketCase''.
** Raimi and Savini in ''Film/TheDeadNextDoor'', after ''Franchise/EvilDead'' director Creator/SamRaimi and ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'' effects artist and actor Creator/TomSavini.
** ''Film/{{Fido}}'' is set in the fictional town of Stanley, named after the setting of ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968''.
** Captain Spaulding, Otis Driftwood, and the Firefly clan in ''Film/HouseOf1000Corpses'' and ''Film/TheDevilsRejects'' are named after [[Creator/MarxBrothers Groucho Marx]] characters.

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** * A sign in ''Film/{{Slither}}'' promotes "Henenlotter Dairy Days." Frank Henenlotter was the director of ''Film/BasketCase''.
** * Raimi and Savini in ''Film/TheDeadNextDoor'', after ''Franchise/EvilDead'' director Creator/SamRaimi and ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'' effects artist and actor Creator/TomSavini.
** * ''Film/{{Fido}}'' is set in the fictional town of Stanley, named after the setting of ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968''.
** * Captain Spaulding, Otis Driftwood, and the Firefly clan in ''Film/HouseOf1000Corpses'' and ''Film/TheDevilsRejects'' are named after [[Creator/MarxBrothers Groucho Marx]] characters.



* In ''Film/ApocalypseNow'', Captain Willard is given an assignment by Lt. Gen. Corman and Col. Lucas, named for director Francis Ford Coppola's mentor Roger Corman and his protege George Lucas.
** Bonus points for the fact that Col. Lucas is played by Creator/HarrisonFord.
** Double bonus points that Willard's given name is Benjamin; Benjamin and Willard being the names of Harrison Ford's sons.
*** Which, in an incredibly strange coincidence, are the names of [[{{Willard}} a 70's horror film]] and [[Film/{{Ben}} its sequel]]. Both kids were born before the movies, but still a bit weird.

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* In ''Film/ApocalypseNow'', Captain Willard is given an assignment by Lt. Gen. Corman and Col. Lucas, named for director Francis Ford Coppola's mentor Roger Corman and his protege George Lucas.
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Lucas. Bonus points for the fact that Col. Lucas is played by Creator/HarrisonFord.
** Double bonus points that Willard's given name is Benjamin; Benjamin and Willard being the names of Harrison Ford's sons.
*** Which, in an incredibly strange coincidence, are the names of [[{{Willard}} a 70's horror film]] and [[Film/{{Ben}} its sequel]]. Both kids were born before the movies, but still a bit weird.
Creator/HarrisonFord.
7th Oct '17 3:52:47 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/{{Lost}}'' has done this a few times. A character in the 2009 AlternateRealityGame was Hans van Eeghen, likely named after the show's film editor Henk van Eeghen. The minor character "Simmons" in season 6 was hinted to be named as a shout-out to sports columnist BillSimmons.

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* ''Series/{{Lost}}'' has done this a few times. A character in the 2009 AlternateRealityGame was Hans van Eeghen, likely named after the show's film editor Henk van Eeghen. The minor character "Simmons" in season 6 was hinted to be named as a shout-out to sports columnist BillSimmons.Creator/BillSimmons.
1st Oct '17 10:57:15 PM foomushroom
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* In a literal example of this trope, the villain in an episode of ''Series/Psych'' is named Ken Tucker, as a TakeThat to an ''Entertainment Weekly'' writer who had panned the show.

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* In a literal example of this trope, the villain in an episode of ''Series/Psych'' ''Series/{{Psych}}'' is named Ken Tucker, as a TakeThat to an ''Entertainment Weekly'' writer who had panned the show.
1st Oct '17 10:56:00 PM foomushroom
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* In a literal example of this trope, the villain in an episode of ''Series/Psych'' is named Ken Tucker, as a TakeThat to an ''Entertainment Weekly'' writer who had panned the show.
1st Oct '17 2:13:55 PM EmperorNorton
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* In most of Adam-Troy Castro's books, a character named Christina Santiago gets killed somehow. This is apparently a running gag between Castro and a friend of his.
27th Sep '17 6:06:31 PM wingedcatgirl
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* Some examples from ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'': [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=37 Nevinyrral's Disk]] is named after ''Literature/{{Ringworld}}'' author Creator/LarryNiven[[note]]more pertinently, he wrote a story about a disc with an enchantment that makes it spin faster and faster until it has "used up" all the mana in an area so spells don't work there any more[[/note]], while [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=3794 Jalum Tome]] is named after former ''Magic'' game designer Joel L. Mick (initials: JLM).

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* Some examples from ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'': [[http://ww2.[[http://gatherer.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=37 com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=433149 Nevinyrral's Disk]] is named after ''Literature/{{Ringworld}}'' author Creator/LarryNiven[[note]]more pertinently, he wrote a story about a disc with an enchantment that makes it spin faster and faster until it has "used up" all the mana in an area so spells don't work there any more[[/note]], while [[http://ww2.[[http://gatherer.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=3794 com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=389566 Jalum Tome]] is named after former ''Magic'' game designer Joel L. Mick (initials: JLM).
26th Sep '17 3:25:08 AM FuzzyBarbarian
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* The third Robin, Tim Drake, is named after Tim Burton.
14th Sep '17 11:10:04 PM PaulA
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* The story "Something Passed By" by Creator/RobertRMcCammon , features a typical horror SmallTown, whose streets and landmarks are named for several contemporary horror authors.

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* The story "Something Passed By" by Creator/RobertRMcCammon , features a typical horror SmallTown, small town, whose streets and landmarks are named for several contemporary horror authors.authors.
-->''It floated over Grant Street, where the statues of town fathers stood, past the Victorian houses at the end of King's Lane that had burned with such beautiful flames, past the empty playground at the silent Bloch School, over Bradbury Park where paint flaked off the grinning carousel horses, down Koontz Street where the businesses used to thrive, over Ellison Field where no bat would smack another softball.''
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