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    Posted: August 01 2014 at 07:05
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The last episode of Game Of Thrones mentioned a horrible poison called 'Manticore'. I replayed it a few times to make sure I hadn't misheardBig smile
A manticore is a creature that someone tries to kill Dany with, not a poison.
 
There is a character in the GoT books called Marillion, not sure if he's in the TV series or not.


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Mystery Science Theater 3000, one of the best and most halairous show in history makes several referances to Rush in many of thier episodes, and in the MST3K movie they talk about an alien planet that "looks like a Roger Dean painting... they must olisten to alot of Yes here"
I watched the Final Sacrifice episode of MST3K earlier today and they referenced Rush and Hawkwind.
There were other episodes where they referenced Brian Eno and Kitaro, among others.
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Conan O'Brian, I think, once warned a person by threatening them with the opening riff from Aqualung. Online cartoonist Thomas K. Dye of Newshounds has mentioned Kansas and Trevor Rabin in his cartoons.
Conan O’Brien has not been very kind to prog over the years. On his NBC show, he would slam prog acts at every opportunity. On one, he makes a “joke” about Yes in which the “punchline” is basically that going to a Yes concert is not a worthwhile thing to do. On another, he referred to Kansas as a lame 80s band. I’ve always wished I could have been in the studio audience for that one; I would have yelled out a challenge to him to name even one of their songs. It would likely have gotten me thrown out of the studio, but it would have been worth it. On another, he’s going over the latest list of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, and he goes on about how years from now, they’ll be scraping the bottom of the barrel, naming Supertramp and Styx as examples. Almost paradoxically, he would book some pretty decent musical acts…such as Joe Jackson, October Project, and King Crimson, for crying out loud. (They performed Dinosaur.) Thankfully, on his current show, he’s refrained from those kinds of personal attacks.

Something much more recent: today on NPR’s “All Things Considered” they ran a feature on the revival of Harvest Records with the launch of Morrissey’s new album. There was a brief history of their early days in a “corner” of the EMI offices, and song clips of Careful With That Axe Eugene by PF and other early signings like Pete Brown, Kevin Ayers and Ivor Cutler.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 29 2014 at 02:42
The last episode of Game Of Thrones mentioned a horrible poison called 'Manticore'. I replayed it a few times to make sure I hadn't misheardBig smile
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2014 at 13:39
Originally posted by progbethyname

Originally posted by Tom Ozric

Originally posted by progbethyname

Burger King commercial plays DIO's 'EAT YOUR HEART OUT' while a fat woman eats a burger. 
Not exactly Prog but kind of shameful.
This is rather distasteful, and the ad exec who produced this rancid idea should be tar & feathered.
 

Yes. Or hung upside down and force fed BK burger after BK burger. That would really work for me, and I know DIO would high-five me for that....well maybe low-five me. He is tiny.  
Since we've entered the realm of "not Prog", here's "not Dio"

(the voice-over is Tommy Vance though, and he should have known better)


Originally posted by progbethyname

 . He is tiny.  
was. He no longer "is".



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Post Options Post Options   Quote progbethyname Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2014 at 13:22
Originally posted by Tom Ozric

Originally posted by progbethyname

Burger King commercial plays DIO's 'EAT YOUR HEART OUT' while a fat woman eats a burger.
Not exactly Prog but kind of shameful.
This is rather distasteful, and the ad exec who produced this rancid idea should be tar & feathered.


Yes. Or hung upside down and force fed BK burger after BK burger. That would really work for me, and I know DIO would high-five me for that....well maybe low-five me. He is tiny.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Prog_Traveller Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2014 at 12:38
Originally posted by richardh

Final ever episode of Cheers , Diane tries to explain what has been doing for the last few years to Sam and thinking on her feet explains she had been working for a law firm called ....Emerson ,Lake and Palmer .


There is a funny bit in American Pyscho where the main character tries to explain to some girl that Genesis masterpeice is Duke. He also waxes lyrical about Phil Collins as a solo artist.
 



Yes only it was Rebecca Howe(interesting last name)who mentions the law firm Emerson, Lake and Palmer saying they were a pretty famous group. :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxlIYukmlVw

Also, in one of the episodes of Dharma and Greg(remember that show?)one of the guys mentions something about Genesis and says something about Peter Gabriel. The other person(possibly Greg)says "Peter Gabriel was in Genesis?"

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Post Options Post Options   Quote zappaholic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2014 at 08:51
Originally posted by AreYouHuman

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Just saw a Beautyrest mattress ad that featured 10538 Overture by ELO.

And here’s another Beautyrest commercial that uses Dreamer by Supertramp. Is a pattern emerging?


I hope they're not trying to push the notion that prog puts you to sleep.....


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Originally posted by progbethyname

Burger King commercial plays DIO's 'EAT YOUR HEART OUT' while a fat woman eats a burger.
Not exactly Prog but kind of shameful.
This is rather distasteful, and the ad exec who produced this rancid idea should be tar & feathered.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote AreYouHuman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 21 2014 at 22:46
Originally posted by AreYouHuman

Just saw a Beautyrest mattress ad that featured 10538 Overture by ELO.

And here’s another Beautyrest commercial that uses Dreamer by Supertramp. Is a pattern emerging?
Silly human race! Yes is for everybody!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote zappaholic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 12 2014 at 07:18
Originally posted by JellySucker

On one episode in Adventure Time, Ice King says "We can be a prog rock duo". literally the best quote i have ever heard


AT also had a Zappa reference, in the episode "Bad Timing" (5:00-5:30):
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1ew5yi_adventure-time-bad-timing_shortfilms


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Post Options Post Options   Quote progbethyname Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 09 2014 at 23:38
Burger King commercial plays DIO's 'EAT YOUR HEART OUT' while a fat woman eats a burger.
Not exactly Prog but kind of shameful.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote AreYouHuman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 09 2014 at 23:28
Just saw a Beautyrest mattress ad that featured 10538 Overture by ELO.
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On one episode in Adventure Time, Ice King says "We can be a prog rock duo". literally the best quote i have ever heard
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Post Options Post Options   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 11 2013 at 01:26
Originally posted by AreYouHuman

On an episode of “St. Elsewhere” from around 1986, there's a scene where Dr. Turner (Alfre Woodard) is practicing her flute during a break. Dr. Chandler (Denzel Washington) comes in the room and mentions that he's always liked Jethro Tull.

At the time I thought it a little odd since both characters are black; not to stereotype anyone, but how many black Tull fans are there? I thought they would have been more likely to reference a jazz flautist like Bobbi Humphrey or Roland Kirk.

I loved that programme.Cool

btw at school in the seventies I knew an ELP fan who was black. But that was England.Wink
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On an episode of “St. Elsewhere” from around 1986, there's a scene where Dr. Turner (Alfre Woodard) is practicing her flute during a break. Dr. Chandler (Denzel Washington) comes in the room and mentions that he's always liked Jethro Tull.

At the time I thought it a little odd since both characters are black; not to stereotype anyone, but how many black Tull fans are there? I thought they would have been more likely to reference a jazz flautist like Bobbi Humphrey or Roland Kirk.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Toaster Mantis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 13 2013 at 04:43
Turbonegro's song Get It On contains the line "gimme shiny beast", which could be a reference to Captain Beefheart's album Shiny Beast. Somewhat odd hearing that from a band that's mostly a throwback to 1970s glam rock and early punk.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote zappaholic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 12 2013 at 08:06
There was a Simpsons episode earlier this year where Carl skips off to Iceland with his, Homer's, Lenny's and Moe's lottery winnings, and the others track him down.  Sigur Ros did some of the scoring for the episode and they even used "Olsen Olsen" in one scene.


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I was somewhat surprised at the theatre to hear this:

Hamlet: "Unmixed with baser matter. Yes, by heaven!"
But he quickly went on, I presume, to call Jon Anderson  a "most pernicious woman!" and Trevor Horn a "damnčd villain!"
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I was at Fenway Park in Boston, attending a Red Sox (baseball) game.  I got there really early with my son so that we could watch batting practice.  They usually play music over the PA system during this time, long before the actual start of the game.  It's usually not too loud, but I sat up and took notice when the opening notes of Tubular Bells started.  I fulled expected it to end after the familiar "Exorcist" theme section ended, but NO!   They played ALL of side one.  I scanned the crowd, but no one else seemed to recognize how special that was.  :)

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In an episode of Disney'series Kickin It, there is a episode where the main character travels to the 70'. One of the boys (Milton) makes the part of MILTY MOONDUST (Ziggy Stardust)
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