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    Posted: May 06 2012 at 09:48
Originally posted by AtomicCrimsonRush

I was watching an old 1974 Australian sci fi TV show called "Alpha Scorpio" the other day and I was floored when the guys driving down the road in the pilot were listening to ELP on the cassette player! Very cool music to drive to.


Youtube actually has this episode loaded! The music is heard at the very beginning after the opening titles.

Here


Oh Yeah at 4:00 in there's more prog music while the dudes are surfing. 

Ahahaha, that's perfect sci-fi theme music. I didn't realize the ELP song would start right away so it took me a second to realize that it wasn't a theme song. No wonder it sounded so familiar. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 06 2012 at 09:52
Originally posted by AtomicCrimsonRush

I was watching an old 1974 Australian sci fi TV show called "Alpha Scorpio" the other day and I was floored when the guys driving down the road in the pilot were listening to ELP on the cassette player! Very cool music to drive to.


Youtube actually has this episode loaded! The music is heard at the very beginning after the opening titles.

Here


Oh Yeah at 4:00 in there's more prog music while the dudes are surfing. 
Before ELP (Take a Pebble) there is some Rick Wakeman (Six Wives)
 
At 4 mins its ELP - The Old Castle Cool
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Post Options Post Options   Quote presdoug Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 06 2012 at 16:53
This is something i did not personally see, but  read reference to on the net a while ago

On and episode of the Gilmore Girls, a character calls himself a "Closet prog fan" and says he listens to Gentle Giant, Van der Graaf Generator, and Triumvirat

 don't have the episode or character name, sorry
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Post Options Post Options   Quote AtomicCrimsonRush Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 07 2012 at 05:54

Originally posted by richardh

Originally posted by AtomicCrimsonRush

I was watching an old 1974 Australian sci fi TV show called "Alpha Scorpio" the other day and I was floored when the guys driving down the road in the pilot were listening to ELP on the cassette player! Very cool music to drive to.


Youtube actually has this episode loaded! The music is heard at the very beginning after the opening titles.

Here


Oh Yeah at 4:00 in there's more prog music while the dudes are surfing. 
Before ELP (Take a Pebble) there is some Rick Wakeman (Six Wives)
 
At 4 mins its ELP - The Old Castle Cool


Shocked

Theres ELP and Wakeman all thru the episodes I discovered!

Thx for letting us know the name of that tune at 4:00
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dayvenkirq Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 07 2012 at 09:54
Originally posted by Aussie-Byrd-Brother

Not sure if it counts, but there was a kind of Genesis reference on the Simpsons ... 

 ... [fingersnap] ... Which reminds me ... :




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Post Options Post Options   Quote zappaholic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 07 2012 at 19:04
There's always the scene in Pineapple Express where Seth Rogen is ranting to his younger girlfriend, saying something to the effect of ".... you'll go off to college and start listening to Godspeed You! Black Emperor and the f**king Shins...."


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Post Options Post Options   Quote infocat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 07 2012 at 20:34
Originally posted by presdoug

This is something i did not personally see, but  read reference to on the net a while ago

On and episode of the Gilmore Girls, a character calls himself a "Closet prog fan" and says he listens to Gentle Giant, Van der Graaf Generator, and Triumvirat

 don't have the episode or character name, sorry


Hmmm...  I've seen every episode of Gilmore Girls, and I would think that would be something I'd remember.

I will state as fact that Sebastian Bach of the band Skid Row played a recurring character on the show.
No, I'm not saying he's prog related!  Smile
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Originally posted by MillsLayne

Originally posted by colorofmoney91

I was somewhat surprised at the prog reference in The Venture Bros.

I'm sure this has been posted approximately a million times before now.

"But no air drumming this time.  Bruford can change the timing up so fast you could snap your wrist."  LOL

This has actually inspired me to go listen to Yes right now....and start watching Venture Bros. LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Quote farflung Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 10 2012 at 11:59
Warching a BBC documentary related to historic Antarctic expeditions, Starless from King Crimson's Red album was used extensively.  Seemed to fit quite well
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A couple of weeks ago, my wife and I celebrated our anniversary by going out to a Japanese restaurant for some sushi.  When we walked in, the first song I heard was "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway".  Heard some other interesting tunes too, including "Lady Love" by Robin Trower (!).  
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I bought recently a DVd set called "1001 Classic Commercials" with tv commercials from the 50s to the 70s. I saw a Dole Bananas commercial from the seventies that had music from PInk Floyd's album Dark Side Of The Moon in the background, you know the part where a woman is singing along to the music
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Originally posted by presdoug

I bought recently a DVd set called "1001 Classic Commercials" with tv commercials from the 50s to the 70s. I saw a Dole Bananas commercial from the seventies that had music from PInk Floyd's album Dark Side Of The Moon in the background, you know the part where a woman is singing along to the music

Someone just sent me a Youtube link to that commercial a couple of weeks ago.  Very amusing.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrMBIH2TBpU

And there's the simpsons thick as a brick.
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Originally posted by HolyMoly

Originally posted by presdoug

I bought recently a DVd set called "1001 Classic Commercials" with tv commercials from the 50s to the 70s. I saw a Dole Bananas commercial from the seventies that had music from PInk Floyd's album Dark Side Of The Moon in the background, you know the part where a woman is singing along to the music

Someone just sent me a Youtube link to that commercial a couple of weeks ago.  Very amusing.

They must have thought the music is cheap or something.

Originally posted by HolyMoly

A couple of weeks ago, my wife and I celebrated our anniversary by going out to a Japanese restaurant for some sushi.  When we walked in, the first song I heard was "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway".  Heard some other interesting tunes too, including "Lady Love" by Robin Trower (!).  

Why would they put "The Lamb" on in a Japanese restaurant? That's just beyond me. 


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Originally posted by colorofmoney91

I was somewhat surprised at the prog reference in The Venture Bros.

I'm sure this has been posted approximately a million times before now.

Not as many as you may think, no.

Am I the only one to see some sort of reference to D Sound's debut?
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Originally posted by coolerking

Not sure if this has been mentioned already but in the recent HBO documentary "Bobby Fischer Against the World" the first part of 'I've Seen All Good People' (i.e. 'Your Move') by Yes is used.

I heard the exact same section in a some cell phone commercial on the phone ... at least that's how I remember it: it was a cell phone commercial three-four years ago.


Edited by Dayvenkirq - May 15 2012 at 12:27
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In the movie Lords Of Dogtown (Skateboarding movie), one of the main character's mom is wearing a Jethro Tull shirt is some of the scenes. I was watching it today with my friend, and I was pretty surprised when I saw it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dayvenkirq Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 19 2012 at 19:31
Christ, how could I forget this? School of Rock ! Jack Black's character gives the kids some insights on Yes and Pink Floyd, and he got the kid on keys to wear a silly robe LOL Big smile . Plus, Black himself is into Rush.

BTW, is this true ?:

"Roundabout" was used as the first song in Episode 20, Season 2 of the TV Series Fringe. (Wikipedia.) 


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"Til' Death" - 'Second Marriage Guy':

This episode has Karl talking about his wife, that she plays bass and an electric flute, like she is into Jethro Tull.
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Originally posted by zappaholic

There's always the scene in Pineapple Express where Seth Rogen is ranting to his younger girlfriend, saying something to the effect of ".... you'll go off to college and start listening to Godspeed You! Black Emperor and the f**king Shins...."




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