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16th Nov '17 7:48:25 PM ading
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* ''Series/HoratioHornblower'' had an obvious influence on ''Franchise/StarTrek'' frequently acknowledged by people who worked on the series. Now ''Trek'' is arguably better known. [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries The original series]] was also influenced by the TV Westerns of its day, but now more people have heard of ''Star Trek'' than ''Series/{{Gunsmoke}}''. Creator/GeneRoddenberry specially referenced the highly successful show ''Series/WagonTrain'' in his original pitch and as a result the eight-season show is probably best known for being mentioned in Roddenberry's famous pitch "Series/WagonTrainToTheStars".

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* ''Series/HoratioHornblower'' had an obvious influence on ''Franchise/StarTrek'' frequently acknowledged by people who worked on the series. Now ''Trek'' is arguably better known. [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries The original series]] was also influenced by the TV Westerns of its day, but now more people have heard of ''Star Trek'' than ''Series/{{Gunsmoke}}''. Creator/GeneRoddenberry specially referenced the highly successful show ''Series/WagonTrain'' in his original pitch and as a result the eight-season show is probably best known for being mentioned in Roddenberry's famous pitch "Series/WagonTrainToTheStars".
16th Nov '17 7:33:49 PM ading
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' episode of ''HowItShouldHaveEnded'', Bing Bong sings the theme song of ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'', "Don't You (Forget About Me)". Because the movie where the song originally came from is not as popular as it was back in the 80's, it's now commonly associated with Bing Bong amongst younger generations whom know nothing about it. It got to the point where one piece of fanart that depicted him was named after the song and there was [[https://www.amazon.com/Forget-Inside-Breakfast-Mashup-T-Shirt/dp/B01F2WULMM/ref=sr_1_78?ie=UTF8&qid=1469477243&sr=8-78&keywords=bing+bong+inside+out a fan-made t-shirt based on it]].
5th Nov '17 10:56:15 AM Shinzakura
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** [[EaglelandOsmosis Probably doesn't apply to all English-speakers]]. Those on the European side of the Pond are more likely to recognise La Marseillaise when they hear it.

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** *** [[EaglelandOsmosis Probably doesn't apply to all English-speakers]]. Those on the European side of the Pond are more likely to recognise La Marseillaise when they hear it.
5th Nov '17 10:37:30 AM Shinzakura
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** And, arguably, most Americans have no idea the British TV show even existed. They only know the puppets, which appeared in Music/{{Genesis}}'s music video for their song ''Music/LandOfConfusion''.

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** And, arguably, most Americans have no idea the British TV show even existed. existed (much less the short-lived US adaptation.) They only know the puppets, which appeared in Music/{{Genesis}}'s music video for their song ''Music/LandOfConfusion''.
2nd Nov '17 10:17:44 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}'': Adam Savage's CatchPhrase "IRejectYourReality and substitute my own!" actually comes from the 1984 film ''Film/TheDungeonmaster''.

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* ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}'': Adam Savage's CatchPhrase "IRejectYourReality and substitute my own!" actually comes from the 1984 film ''Film/TheDungeonmaster''. He did give it's current literal meaning, though.
2nd Nov '17 10:00:48 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* The show-within-a-show ''Tool Time'' on the sitcom ''Series/HomeImprovement'' is parody of ''This Old House'', with the main host (Tim) being a charismatic salesman and his co-host (Al) being an anti-charismatic, bland, flannel-wearing man who nonetheless possess unrivaled expert knowledge of the topic at hand being a direct parody of Bob Vila and Norm Abram's screen presence. In addition, scenes outside of ''Tool Time'' point out how most of the actual renovation work is done by a trained crew and that the hosts' contributions are mostly symbolic. However, as ''Home Improvement'' has managed to remain popular and remembered in popular culture more than 20 years after it first aired while Vila and Abram have been eclipsed by newer, younger talent in the "Home Improvement" genre such as Ty Pennington and Mike Holmes, the fact that Tool Time is a parody is largely lost on those who watch the reruns today.

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* The show-within-a-show ''Tool Time'' on the sitcom ''Series/HomeImprovement'' is parody of ''This Old House'', with the main host (Tim) being a charismatic salesman and his co-host (Al) being an anti-charismatic, bland, flannel-wearing man who nonetheless possess unrivaled expert knowledge of the topic at hand being a direct parody of Bob Vila and Norm Abram's screen presence. In addition, scenes outside of ''Tool Time'' point out how most of the actual renovation work is done by a trained crew and that the hosts' contributions are mostly symbolic. In-universe the show was occasionally noted as a knockoff, and Tim had an UnknownRival relationship with Villa when he guest starred. However, as ''Home Improvement'' has managed to remain popular and remembered in popular culture more than 20 years after it first aired while Vila and Abram have been eclipsed by newer, younger talent in the "Home Improvement" genre such as Ty Pennington and Mike Holmes, the fact that Tool Time is a parody is largely lost on those who watch the reruns today.
2nd Nov '17 9:36:03 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* Far more people nowadays have seen the ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' films than [[TwoFistedTales the '30s adventure films]] [[GenreThrowback that inspired them]]. To the point where one of the main criticisms of ''[[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull Kingdom of the Crystal Skull]]'' was that it didn't follow the '30s adventure template, even though the production team was trying to do the same thing to the '50s sci-fi shows. Recursively enough, it's closer to '70s parodies of the template (the crystal skulls and AncientAlien greys especially are '70s tropes).

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* Far more people nowadays have seen the ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' films than [[TwoFistedTales the '30s adventure films]] [[GenreThrowback that inspired them]]. To the point where one of the main criticisms of ''[[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull Kingdom of the Crystal Skull]]'' was that it didn't follow the '30s adventure template, even though the production team was trying to do the same thing to the '50s sci-fi shows. Recursively enough, it's closer to '70s parodies of the template (the crystal skulls skulls, AncientAliens, and AncientAlien greys TheGreys especially are '70s tropes).
2nd Nov '17 9:34:49 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* Far more people nowadays have seen the ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' films than [[TwoFistedTales the '30s adventure films]] [[GenreThrowback that inspired them]]. To the point where one of the main criticisms of ''[[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull Kingdom of the Crystal Skull]]'' was that it didn't follow the '30s adventure template, even though the production team was trying to do the same thing to the '50s sci-fi shows.

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* Far more people nowadays have seen the ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' films than [[TwoFistedTales the '30s adventure films]] [[GenreThrowback that inspired them]]. To the point where one of the main criticisms of ''[[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull Kingdom of the Crystal Skull]]'' was that it didn't follow the '30s adventure template, even though the production team was trying to do the same thing to the '50s sci-fi shows. Recursively enough, it's closer to '70s parodies of the template (the crystal skulls and AncientAlien greys especially are '70s tropes).
2nd Nov '17 9:05:05 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* The Energizer Bunny, {{Mascot}} for the Energizer brand of batteries for over 20 years, was originally a parody of an ad campaign by rival Duracell, in which a small and cute bunny with a small drum powered by their battery would last longer than one powered by their chief rival -- which in the commercial was Everlast to not name Energizer (owned by Eveready at the time) by name. (Energizer's ad was that its bunny, like its battery, was too large and impressive for Duracell's ad.) In part due to its effectiveness as a campaign and in part due to Duracell not keeping up with the trademarks, the original bunny is all but forgotten in North America (although still active in other continents).

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* The Energizer Bunny, {{Mascot}} for the Energizer brand of batteries for over 20 years, was originally a parody of an ad campaign by rival Duracell, in which a small and cute bunny with a small drum powered by their battery would last longer than one powered by their chief rival -- which in the commercial was Everlast to not name Energizer (owned by Eveready at the time) by name. (Energizer's ad was that its bunny, like its battery, was too large and impressive for Duracell's ad.) In part due to its effectiveness as a campaign and in part due to Duracell not keeping up with the trademarks, the original bunny is all but forgotten in North America (although still active in other continents). Duracell claimed that 40% of the audience thought they were still Duracell ads, but never really tried to back that up.
29th Oct '17 11:04:33 AM nombretomado
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* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'''s ''The Continental'' recurring sketch with ChristopherWalken is actually based on a real TV show. ''The Continential'' was a short-lived Creator/{{CBS}} program that aired Saturday nights during the 1952-53 season, and starred Renzo Cesana as the title character. Its target audience was lonely, dateless women (though when it moved to Creator/{{ABC}}, it aired in the daytime for lonely, bored housewives). The combination of the subjective camera angles and the Continental's charm was designed to make these women believe they were being romanced through their TV sets. The ''SNL'' version is exactly like that, except Walken's Continental has been {{flanderiz|ation}}ed to a HandsomeLech-cum-StalkerWithACrush-cum-DirtyOldMan-cum-CasanovaWannabe.

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* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'''s ''The Continental'' recurring sketch with ChristopherWalken Creator/ChristopherWalken is actually based on a real TV show. ''The Continential'' was a short-lived Creator/{{CBS}} program that aired Saturday nights during the 1952-53 season, and starred Renzo Cesana as the title character. Its target audience was lonely, dateless women (though when it moved to Creator/{{ABC}}, it aired in the daytime for lonely, bored housewives). The combination of the subjective camera angles and the Continental's charm was designed to make these women believe they were being romanced through their TV sets. The ''SNL'' version is exactly like that, except Walken's Continental has been {{flanderiz|ation}}ed to a HandsomeLech-cum-StalkerWithACrush-cum-DirtyOldMan-cum-CasanovaWannabe.
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