History Main / WeirdAlEffect

11th Aug '17 5:48:42 PM DoctorRayman
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** Most people associate the phrase "D'OH" with Homer Simpson, however, [[Creator/LaurelAndHardy this phrase]] is OlderThanTheyThink. Creator/MattGroening admits he took it from James Finlayson in the Creator/LaurelAndHardy film series.

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** Most people associate the phrase "D'OH" "D'oh!" with Homer Simpson, however, [[Creator/LaurelAndHardy this phrase]] is OlderThanTheyThink. Creator/MattGroening admits he took Simpson. However, it comes from James Finlayson in the Creator/LaurelAndHardy film series.series, which is something Creator/DanCastellaneta himself admitted in at least one interview.
9th Aug '17 2:11:58 PM Prfnoff
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* Music/TomLehrer's "Lobachevsky" is much better known than its direct inspiration, a Creator/DannyKaye PatterSong titled "Stanislavsky."
8th Aug '17 11:33:30 AM nanakiro
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** When BA first appears in the film version of ''TheATeam'' a pair of camera closeups during the fight shows "PITY" on one hand and "FOOL" on the other as he throws punches.

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** When BA first appears in the film version of ''TheATeam'' ''Film/TheATeam'' a pair of camera closeups during the fight shows "PITY" on one hand and "FOOL" on the other as he throws punches.


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** ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' had Dipper outright wear Reverend Powell's IconicOutfit when he was supposed to play a preacher for Mabel's play. Younger viewers will be more familiar with the costume as [[spoiler:[[GrandTheftMe Bipper's]] garb.]]
8th Aug '17 5:45:41 AM starofjusticev21
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* The Koopalings from the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series are all named after many long-forgotten 80s personalities, like Morton Downey Jr. and Wendy O. Williams. And, in one case, [[Music/LudwigVanBeethoven a classical composer]].

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* The Koopalings from the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series are all named after many long-forgotten 80s personalities, like Morton Downey Jr. and Wendy O. Williams. And, in one case, [[Music/LudwigVanBeethoven a classical composer]]. The tie-in book ''Dinosaur Dilemma'' did something similar with a bunch of officials named after real people whose last names were "Cooper" or "Koop" that the target audience probably never heard of, like C. Everett Koopa.
28th Jul '17 3:01:57 PM jamespolk
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* How many viewers of ''WesternAnimation/ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop'' realised it was a pastiche of 1910s film serials like ''The Perils of Pauline''? Okay, now how many realised the Hooded Claw is specifically based on the villain from the follow-up to ''Pauline'', ''The Exploits of Elaine'', who was known as the Clutching Hand?

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* How many viewers of ''WesternAnimation/ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop'' realised it was a pastiche of 1910s film serials like ''The Perils of Pauline''? ''Film/ThePerilsOfPauline''? Okay, now how many realised the Hooded Claw is specifically based on the villain from the follow-up to ''Pauline'', ''The Exploits of Elaine'', ''Film/TheExploitsOfElaine'', who was known as the Clutching Hand?
14th Jul '17 1:58:53 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* ''Disney/{{Dumbo}}'''s name is based on the legendary circus elephant Jumbo, something not many people nowadays remember or know.

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* ''Disney/{{Dumbo}}'''s name is based on the legendary circus elephant Jumbo, something not many people nowadays remember or know.know (his proper name is given as Jumbo Jr., while "Dumbo" is a mean nickname given to him by the other elephants).
7th Jul '17 7:35:38 AM schoolmann
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** The vocal patterns and mannerisms of UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush are much more remembered through Creator/DanaCarvey's exaggerated impression of him than by video recordings of his actual voice and physical presence. Indeed, once Carvey's impression gained traction, anyone else's impression of Bush Sr. was most often an imitation of Carvey's impression.
6th Jul '17 4:55:54 AM hszmv1
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* In one of TheReactsChannel regular segments "Do Teens Know 90s Music", Gangster's Paradise was played. At least one teen recognized it as "The song Weird Al parodied". He couldn't actually name the song beyond that.
1st Jul '17 8:17:02 AM ninjacreeper48
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* Video game remix and mashup conglomerate Music/GiIvaSunner has become this to many video game music fans. By taking advantage of [=YouTube=]'s sans-serif font that causes capital "i" to look like lowercase "L", they successfully {{Troll}}ed many video game music fans trying to look for the real [=GilvaSunner=]'s music uploads. Eventually, [=GiIva=]'s pranks gained a fandom of their own, and now a lot of people tend to associate the real [=GilvaSunner=]'s videos with [=GiIva=]'s "high quality video game rips."

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* Video game remix and mashup conglomerate Music/GiIvaSunner Music/SiIvaGunner has become this to many video game music fans. By taking advantage of [=YouTube=]'s sans-serif font that causes capital "i" to look like lowercase "L", they successfully {{Troll}}ed many video game music fans trying to look for the real [=GilvaSunner=]'s music uploads. Eventually, [=GiIva=]'s [=SiIva=]'s pranks gained a fandom of their own, and now a lot of people tend to associate the real [=GilvaSunner=]'s videos with [=GiIva=]'s [=SiIva=]'s "high quality video game rips."
29th Jun '17 7:44:34 AM ShadowBlazer
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* [[Shrek]] is arguably a bit less funny now that [[Moana]] has given us Maui, who's cynical worldview, demonization by those he helps, and rejection of the typical hero role he's forced into, actually makes him very Shrek-like for a real Disney protagonist.

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* [[Shrek]] ''{{WesternAnimation/Shrek}}'' is arguably a bit less funny now that [[Moana]] ''{{WesternAnimation/Moana}}'' has given us Maui, who's cynical worldview, demonization by those he helps, and rejection of the typical hero role he's forced into, actually makes him very Shrek-like for a real Disney protagonist.
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