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here are all the pop culture references in episode 1010... [Aug. 18th, 2008|08:47 pm]
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[Current Music |ladytron - "ghosts"]

...the vampiric puppet lamentation."

- "miguel bose" - panama-born spanish singer (presumably, tyler's sister got to know his work during their time growing up in latin america)
- in the dream sequence, lacey is eating "fatboy industries vegan cocoa-gasm" ice cream
- Joe 90 continues to be our homage to the eponymous gerry anderson series
- "does usagi yojimbo kick serious ass?" - wendy name checks stan sakai's samurai rabbit comic book series
- "carl sagan's book" refers to "the demon-haunted world" sagan's treatise against pseudo-science and new age thought
- "is it 4:20 already?" - referencing the universally agreed-upon time for smoking the hippie lettuce
- 1895 - the year in which bram stoker's novel "dracula" was published
- "van helsing' - referencing bram stoker's "dracula"
- "i'm-a get my buffy on!" - referencing "buffy the vampire slayer"
- "until i get my rent money, you're gonna get more than you bargained for - i'm your [BLEEP-BLEEP] partner - paraphrasing marion ravenwood in "raiders of the lost ark"
- "a. dixon" is also the author of "bitten by zombies, a coping guide" seen in episode 1005 "the flying fish zombification" (and is a recurring prose author in all of andy reaser's episodes regardless of what series he is working on at the time)
- marv wolfman and gene colan created the character "blade" during their run on "tomb of dracula"
- christopher lee has played dracula more times than any other actor, peter cushing oftentimes played his nemesis in the hammer studios dracula movies of the sixties and seventies
- "three of the major syndicated canadian vampire shows" - actually, we only know of two major syndicated canadian vampire detective shows ("forever knight" and "blood ties" - but that just goes to show how much bigger a geek wendy is than we are)
- altair auction house - reference to the val lewton-produced film "the ghost ship"
- nikolas pherides - reference to the val lewton-produced film "isle of the dead"
- "man, i don't EVEN have an opinion" - quote/homage to marvin's last line from "pulp fiction" (before he is shot in the face by vincent vega)
- "look. it's trying to think!" - homage-by-quote to "twin peaks"
- "i've seen every one of the 'blade' films, i know my way around suckheads" - reference to blade's slang term for vampires
- "bram stoker's widow!" - homage in dialogue to the author of "dracula"
- renfield - homage to the character in bram stoker's "dracula"
- "john seward home for the criminally insane" - homage to the character in bram stoker's dracula, who ran an insane asylum
- the interrogation of renfield rehnquist is an homage to señor wences character "johnny" a face drawn on the ventriloquist's hand
- "dr. judd" - homage to the character in the val lewton-produced film "cat people"
- "transylvania 6-5000" - homage to the 1985 horror comedy starring jeff goldblum (which is in itself a parody of the glenn miller song "pennsylvania 6-5000")
- irina dubrovna - homage to the main character in the val lewton-produced film "cat people"
- "1010 arthur holmwood drive" - homage to the character from bram stoker's "dracula" as well as to this episode's production number
- the montesi formula - homage to the marvel comic series "tomb of dracula"
- "chucky's grandpa" - reference to the "child's play" films
- mcfarlane & gray - homage to the two main characters of the val lewton-produced film "the body snatched"
- "pipe down, pinocchio" - reference to the disney film/carlo collodi children's story
- "you give love a bad name" - a bon jovi reference tossed in to show we are hip with what "the kids" are listening to nowadays
- "ride lonesome, huh?" - callback to the randolph scott film last referenced in episode #1007 "the cursed tuba contingency"
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[User Picture]From: taraljc
2008-08-19 04:33 am (UTC)
"three of the major syndicated canadian vampire shows" - actually, we only know of two major syndicated canadian vampire detective shows ("forever knight" and "blood ties" - but that just goes to show how much bigger a geek wendy is than we are)

I'VE BEEN WIKI-ING FOR HOURS, YOU KNOW.

*shakes tiny fist*

For this, you get the Ultraviolet icon.

ETA: of course I still love you, you know. Platonically, and without puppets of any kind.

Edited at 2008-08-19 04:42 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: goingcrazyhere
2008-08-19 04:39 am (UTC)
*does "!!!!" face*

best episode ever!
thank you, Javi and co.!
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[User Picture]From: taraljc
2008-08-19 06:07 am (UTC)
It ought to be up by tomorrow. I think it doesn't go up until after it's aired in all markets.
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[User Picture]From: spectralbovine
2008-08-19 06:15 am (UTC)
Ladytron!! Well played, sir.
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-08-19 06:33 am (UTC)

Middle-Toy Mania

Mr. Grillo-Marxuach,

The Lacey puppet seems like the perfect time to let you know the MiddleLEGO are up for public view:

http://members.cox.net/djoakes/lggl0120.htm (http://members.cox.net/djoakes/lggl0120.htm)

Any chance of getting full length photo reference of Ida 2.0 posted to the blog? Hint, hint...
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-08-19 04:09 pm (UTC)

You're to blame

Not to mention the "shot through the heart" bit. ;)
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[User Picture]From: wiliqueen
2008-08-19 06:46 pm (UTC)
actually, we only know of two major syndicated canadian vampire detective shows ("forever knight" and "blood ties" - but that just goes to show how much bigger a geek wendy is than we are)

Clearly, in the Middleverse, Darkest Night is actually real and airing, and not just that show Tony works on in andpuff's later books... ;->

Also, MONTESSI FORMULA FTW!!! I may have squealed. And clapped my hands like a small child at the circus.

Edited at 2008-08-19 08:10 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: scavgraphics
2008-08-19 11:54 pm (UTC)
yeah, I cheered for the Montessi formula too!
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[User Picture]From: teenygozer
2008-08-19 06:55 pm (UTC)
I screamed, "FOREVER KNIGHT REFERENCE!" We figured "Blood Ties" was another, and "Blade" was the third, but I guess that last one was wrong as you didn't reference it in the list. Angel was L.A. all the way and could not be considered syndicated, but I felt the fact that there were vampire puppets alone was a nod to that show. The only thing cooler than Angel as a living puppet was when he vamped out while still in puppet form.
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[User Picture]From: wiliqueen
2008-08-19 08:12 pm (UTC)
Someone pointed out a Wikipedia list of categories earlier that included Blade. Which made me a bit head-scratchy, as it was certainly Canadian, but not all that detectivey. Unless you count Krista starting out in amateur-detective mode. After the pilot, though, she was really more of an undercover double-agent...

:: has been trying WAY too hard today to be as much of a geek as Wendy...and probably doesn't need to... ::
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[User Picture]From: jedifreac
2008-08-19 08:20 pm (UTC)
was Noser's roommate (Anvil, was it?) a reference to Angel from Buffy? He sure looked a lot like David Boreanez in season 1 of Buffy (sic?), especially in the wifebeater. Angel/Anvil?
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[User Picture]From: riddo
2008-08-19 09:38 pm (UTC)
I just don't know who played the auctioneer... he was soo familiar to me... does anyone knows his name?
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[User Picture]From: shadowhuntress
2008-08-19 10:29 pm (UTC)
That was Steve Valentine, who used to play Nigel in Crossing Jordan!
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[User Picture]From: webeh
2008-08-19 10:26 pm (UTC)
Dude, Mona the Vampire! Canadian syndicated vampire detective show (sort-of) #3. It was a France-Canada co-production. :)
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[User Picture]From: webeh
2008-08-19 10:45 pm (UTC)
There's also Dracula: the Series. I remember watching this on YTV as a kid. Not sure if this would qualify as a Canadian syndicated show or even as a vampire detective show.
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[User Picture]From: webeh
2008-08-20 05:12 am (UTC)
Say thanks and ask for a pinch of garlic?
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-08-20 04:17 am (UTC)

Barnabas...where were you?

How did a whole episode of vampirey goodness go by without any Dark Shadows reference? HOW?

pbsbelle
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[User Picture]From: joukido
2008-08-20 04:38 am (UTC)
I was secretly hoping for more than just one reference to Buffy, but I'll take what I can get.
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-08-20 09:11 pm (UTC)
Indeed, but the one we got may be Natalie's single best gag-line delivery in the entire series so far. I probably listened to her say that line half a dozen times before moving on with the episode.

Yep, total dork.

-JDP
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[User Picture]From: kilted
2008-08-20 08:39 am (UTC)
Oh Javi. There is so much win...
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