Indices: Shout-Outs Index, Stock ParodiesFirst off, Is This Tropable?? I don't want to get too deeply involved if this winds up not being a trope. I am pretty sure that this would be a Stock Parody, and thus count, but hey, it never hurts to double-check. A Hands-On Approach that is a Shout-Out and/or Homage to the pottery scene from Ghost. Someone is sitting at a pottery wheel, while someone behind them reaches over and helps out. Bonus points if there are references to ghosts, or if Unchained Melody is playing.
ExamplesAnime and Manga
- School Rumble: Tenma imagines that Kurasama's ghost is helping her in this manner while in her ceramics class.
- Community makes a major reference to this scene in the episode Beginner Pottery. The pottery teacher's only rule is to never reenact the scene from Ghost. When Jeff is reaching over another man's shoulder to work at the wheel, the professor becomes enraged, pointing towards a photo of a crossed-out Patrick Swayze and telling Jeff to get out. Jeff then starts singing Unchained Melody....
- Parodied by Leslie Nielsen and Priscilla Presley in one of the The Naked Gun films with the genders flipped.
- In Bob's Burgers ("Synchronized Swimming"), Bob shows his wife Linda how to use the new soft-serve ice cream machine, and she fantasizes that she's in the Ghost scene with both her husband and a shirtless Tom Sellick.
- Family Guy has a cutaway gag involving Peter Griffin's back fat being used as clay by Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze in that scene.
- In the Futurama movie, Bender's Game, Professor Farnsworth is working at a spinning table with an atomic model, when Mom comes from behind him and starts working while Unchained Melody starts playing.
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