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Topic: Unexpected prog reference.......
Posted By: Theriver
Subject: Unexpected prog reference.......
Date Posted: May 03 2012 at 11:54
Have you been sometime surprise by some prog reference in general medias, movies, sitcom...

Exemple: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHfsHqMNg8g" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHfsHqMNg8g




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Posted By: colorofmoney91
Date Posted: May 03 2012 at 11:57
I was somewhat surprised at the prog reference in The Venture Bros.

[tube]Af8ltlcZNi0[/tube]
I'm sure this has been posted approximately a million times before now.


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Posted By: Failcore
Date Posted: May 03 2012 at 12:49
That was glorious

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Posted By: DaveyByTheSea
Date Posted: May 03 2012 at 13:57
I do vaguely remember a derisory mention of Marillion in one of the Alas Smith & Jones episodes of the mid 80's :(


Posted By: richardh
Date Posted: May 03 2012 at 14:21

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.
 


Posted By: smartpatrol
Date Posted: May 03 2012 at 18:01
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"

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Posted By: KABSA
Date Posted: May 03 2012 at 18:10
1984 _ Television Commercial _ Uk 

Love Songs by Peter Hammill.

An Advert !!

Lasted [from memory] possibly for a couple of weeks at most.

That was an absolute surprise., not for the fact its a brilliantly accessible album by Peter, but the Out of the Blue factor.

anyway it obviously didnt earn branson a great deal of dosh, so he bought some aircraft instead.


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Posted By: A Person
Date Posted: May 03 2012 at 18:55
Originally posted by smartpatrol

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.


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Posted By: zappaholic
Date Posted: May 03 2012 at 19:12
I mentioned this in the other "unexpected prog" thread, but I was greatly amused to see one of the kids wearing a Neurosis Enemy Of the Sun t-shirt in an episode of Home Improvement.  (I expect the wardrobe people knew nothing about Neurosis and just picked it cos it looked cool.)




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Posted By: Progosopher
Date Posted: May 03 2012 at 20:45
I've seen that Venture Bros. clip before and it's great!!
 
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.


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Posted By: moshkito
Date Posted: May 04 2012 at 09:10
Hi,
 
I still think that the greatest rip off is in the movies ... and that jerk Cameron not giving Roger Dean his due and appreciation in his movie.
 
I still refuse to see Avatar because of it -- although 20th century art history is a mess and it is difficult where "fantasy" starts and the rest arrives. It's hard to not think that all those artists that did so much psychedelic stuff in the 60's and later on went on to inspire another group of half sci-fi, half fantasy thing (Conans and the like for example) for which that artistic design is simply incredible and creative, as was Roger Dean and Storm Thurgeson, who went on to found Hipgnosis and put together many art designs and helped inspire many musicians. As an example, I'm not sure that Uriah Heep would have had an album called "Demons and Wizards" without such a cover ... and I doubt that "Tales From Topographic Oceans" would ahve been called that without the cover ... and the like.
 
This, btw, is one of the things that is missing the most in a lot of music today ... working with artists to help define/create a piece of music!


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Posted By: Snow Dog
Date Posted: May 04 2012 at 09:15
^Roger Dean did the covers after the album name and music was done, so that's wrong for a start. I doubt DEan has inspired any music of the time at all.

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Posted By: Dean
Date Posted: May 04 2012 at 10:14
Originally posted by moshkito

Hi,
 
I still think that the greatest rip off is in the movies ... and that jerk Cameron not giving Roger Dean his due and appreciation in his movie. I still refuse to see Avatar because of it -
There are many reasons not to see the film, personaly, that wouldn't be one of them.
 
Roger Dean was inspired by picture postcards he had of Indonesian Islands, islands such as Wayag and Raja Ampat look like they were copied from Close To The Edge
 
Originally posted by moshkito

 
- although 20th century art history is a mess and it is difficult where "fantasy" starts and the rest arrives. It's hard to not think that all those artists that did so much psychedelic stuff in the 60's and later on went on to inspire another group of half sci-fi, half fantasy thing (Conans and the like for example) for which that artistic design is simply incredible and creative, as was Roger Dean and Storm Thurgeson, who went on to found Hipgnosis and put together many art designs and helped inspire many musicians. As an example, I'm not sure that Uriah Heep would have had an album called "Demons and Wizards" without such a cover ... and I doubt that "Tales From Topographic Oceans" would ahve been called that without the cover ... and the like.
According to Roger Dean books (Views and Magnetic Storms) he created most of the covers in isolation from the music and vice versa, he worked from the title given to him, not the other way around. The imagery on TFTO was suggested by the band members. There is nothing in the cover painting of "Demons and Wizards" to suggest either a demon or a wizard really (not many wizards have butterfly-like wings for example)  and the "Rainbow Demon" on the inner cover was created from the track title.
 
It's the same with Storm Thurgeson and Pink Floyd - music first, then the title, then the cover - from the "accoustic ripples" from the ear on Meddle to the heart-beat on Dark Side Of The Moon to the Cambridge cloisters, College scarves and talking head sculptures of The Division Bell.
 
I'm sure there some bands who 'inspired' their music from the album cover art, but not many, and there may be a few who titled their album after the cover art, (Tormato by Yes is the only one I can think of ... it was originally called http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yes_Tor" rel="nofollow - Yes Tor Wink). Selling England By The Pound / I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe) is one track inspired by the art that's for sure - it was directly influenced by Betty Swanwick's painting, which was then used as the album cover, but the album title did not come from the painting.
Originally posted by moshkito

 
This, btw, is one of the things that is missing the most in a lot of music today ... working with artists to help define/create a piece of music!
I disagree, (In as much as I can disagree with a conclusion to a premis I also disagree with), I think the relationship between many modern bands and their cover artists is no different to what it was in the 70s - Arjen Luccassen and Jef Bertels certainly work closely together to ensure the cover art matches the 'vision' of the music for Ayreon for example and with so many self-produced albums around now the link is probably even closer than it was in the 70s where a whole marketting department would take over once the band had finished recording. Again, reading Roger Dean's Views or Storm Thorgasen's books it's evident they didn't work closely with many of the bands they produced covers for at all.


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Posted By: Dean
Date Posted: May 04 2012 at 10:28
Originally posted by DaveyByTheSea

I do vaguely remember a derisory mention of Marillion in one of the Alas Smith & Jones episodes of the mid 80's :(
Doesn't Mel Smith make a referrence to Blodwyn Pig in one, (or maybe in Not The Nine O'clock News) - I think in one sketch he says he was once a roadie for "the Blods"

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Posted By: Snow Dog
Date Posted: May 04 2012 at 10:46
Originally posted by Dean

Originally posted by DaveyByTheSea

I do vaguely remember a derisory mention of Marillion in one of the Alas Smith & Jones episodes of the mid 80's :(
Doesn't Mel Smith make a referrence to Blodwyn Pig in one, (or maybe in Not The Nine O'clock News) - I think in one sketch he says he was once a roadie for "the Blods"

In one of the two talking heads sketches.


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Posted By: Dellinger
Date Posted: May 04 2012 at 11:04
Originally posted by moshkito

Hi,
 

I still think that the greatest rip off is in the movies ... and that jerk Cameron not giving Roger Dean his due and appreciation in his movie.

 

I still refuse to see Avatar because of it -- although 20th century art history is a mess and it is difficult where "fantasy" starts and the rest arrives. It's hard to not think that all those artists that did so much psychedelic stuff in the 60's and later on went on to inspire another group of half sci-fi, half fantasy thing (Conans and the like for example) for which that artistic design is simply incredible and creative, as was Roger Dean and Storm Thurgeson, who went on to found Hipgnosis and put together many art designs and helped inspire many musicians. As an example, I'm not sure that Uriah Heep would have had an album called "Demons and Wizards" without such a cover ... and I doubt that "Tales From Topographic Oceans" would ahve been called that without the cover ... and the like.

 

This, btw, is one of the things that is missing the most in a lot of music today ... working with artists to help define/create a piece of music!


I wish they had hired Roger Dean to create the world on Avatar, and perhaps some Yes related soundtrack would have been great too.


Posted By: MillsLayne
Date Posted: May 04 2012 at 16:14
Originally posted by colorofmoney91

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

[tube]Af8ltlcZNi0[/tube]
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


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Posted By: prog4evr
Date Posted: May 05 2012 at 23:43
Originally posted by MillsLayne

[QUOTE=colorofmoney91] I was somewhat surprised at the prog reference in The Venture Bros...
"But no air drumming this time.  Bruford can change the timing up so fast you could snap your wrist."  LOL
Classic beyond words!


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Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: May 06 2012 at 05:59
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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eq7QOln0fro" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eq7QOln0fro

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


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Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: May 06 2012 at 06:03
Originally posted by colorofmoney91

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

[tube]Af8ltlcZNi0[/tube]
I'm sure this has been posted approximately a million times before now.

That is gold!Star

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Posted By: N-sz
Date 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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eq7QOln0fro" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eq7QOln0fro

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. 


Posted By: richardh
Date 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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eq7QOln0fro" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eq7QOln0fro

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


Posted By: presdoug
Date 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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Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date 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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eq7QOln0fro" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eq7QOln0fro

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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Posted By: Dayvenkirq
Date 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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Posted By: zappaholic
Date 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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Posted By: infocat
Date 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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Posted By: MattGuitat
Date Posted: May 07 2012 at 20:53
Originally posted by MillsLayne

Originally posted by colorofmoney91

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

[tube]Af8ltlcZNi0[/tube]
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


Posted By: farflung
Date 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


Posted By: HolyMoly
Date Posted: May 10 2012 at 12:38
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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Posted By: presdoug
Date Posted: May 10 2012 at 17:55
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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Posted By: HolyMoly
Date Posted: May 10 2012 at 18:07
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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Posted By: silcir
Date Posted: May 10 2012 at 19:25
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrMBIH2TBpU

And there's the simpsons thick as a brick.


Posted By: Dayvenkirq
Date Posted: May 11 2012 at 00:07
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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Posted By: CCVP
Date Posted: May 12 2012 at 15:29
Originally posted by colorofmoney91

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

[tube]Af8ltlcZNi0[/tube]
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 http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=6772" rel="nofollow - D Sound's debut ?


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Posted By: Dayvenkirq
Date Posted: May 15 2012 at 12:27
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.


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Posted By: Fox On The Rocks
Date Posted: May 17 2012 at 20:34
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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Posted By: Dayvenkirq
Date 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  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fringe_%28TV_Series%29" rel="nofollow - Fringe . (Wikipedia.) 




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Posted By: Dayvenkirq
Date Posted: June 06 2012 at 01:09
"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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Posted By: Barah86
Date Posted: June 06 2012 at 02:24
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...."




love this movie...

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Posted By: Dayvenkirq
Date Posted: June 10 2012 at 00:09
Not exactly a reference, nor was it in a public place, but I've just heard "A Whiter Shade of Pale" in the end of a "House" episode.

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Posted By: FromAbove
Date Posted: June 10 2012 at 09:10
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.

That is probably the most awesome reference I have seen so far. At least it went to mention more than just one band. And interesting seeing the Fragile cover in the back of the stack when Dean's looking at the King Crimson cover.



Posted By: Icarium
Date Posted: June 10 2012 at 09:41
Top Gear is full of prog referances,

and they playd a Alan Parson project song Sirius on the opening of Netherland - Denmark match yesterday before kick-off


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Posted By: FromAbove
Date Posted: June 10 2012 at 10:32
Originally posted by aginor

Top Gear is full of prog referances,

and they playd a Alan Parson project song Sirius on the opening of Netherland - Denmark match yesterday before kick-off

Not to mention one of the guys' dislike of Genesis.

And the many too many joke references to Genesis.

Especially this (probably been shown several times already) : 

[tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XWR5ShQCKA[/tube]



Posted By: Dayvenkirq
Date Posted: June 12 2012 at 02:00
^ Some weird jokes there.

Not exactly a reference and not in a public place:
Been watching this episode ''Short & Curlies' of "That 70's Show". In it Donna was wearing this "Kansas - Point of Know Return" T-shirt.


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Posted By: KingCrInuYasha
Date Posted: June 19 2012 at 00:46
Originally posted by AtomicCrimsonRush

Originally posted by colorofmoney91

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

[tube]Af8ltlcZNi0[/tube]
I'm sure this has been posted approximately a million times before now.

That is gold!Star

"Oh no, you're not ready to step into the Court of the Crimson King yet!" LOL


If In The Court Of The Crimson King can turn you into a evil scientist, I really don't what to know what you'll turn into if you popped in Red. LOL

Back on topic, a parody of In The Court's album cover was shown in a promotional music video for the animé Panty & Stocking With Garterbelt.


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Posted By: zappaholic
Date Posted: December 02 2012 at 21:17
Tonight's American Dad! episode featured Steve and Snot rocking out on air guitar to the 2112 Overture.




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Posted By: awaken77
Date Posted: December 05 2012 at 07:51
in some rarely known USSR-made cartoon (don't remember the name), there was instrumental part from "Firth of Fifth" Genesis song, used as soundtrack (uncredited)

I think there is more references, as it was common for USSR film makers do not respect copyrights and don't mention credits of performers. I remember a movie which had a lot of Pink Floyd tunes uncredited


Posted By: Dayvenkirq
Date Posted: December 05 2012 at 10:07
^ That's ... amusing. Big smile Who were the characters in that cartoon? Is it this one?



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Posted By: Aussie-Byrd-Brother
Date Posted: December 05 2012 at 16:12
Originally posted by awaken77

in some rarely known USSR-made cartoon (don't remember the name), there was instrumental part from "Firth of Fifth" Genesis song, used as soundtrack (uncredited)
I think there is more references, as it was common for USSR film makers do not respect copyrights and don't mention credits of performers. I remember a movie which had a lot of Pink Floyd tunes uncredited


Awaken77, you reminded me of a similar encounter! I've got a DVD somewhere of a 70's cheapo Ninja movie (totally forget the generic title lol!), and the entire film had both Pink Floyd's `Meddle' album and Steve Hillage's `Green' tracks playing constantly!

Hmmmm....Floyd + Hillage + Ninja's = perfection in my mind!


Posted By: Dayvenkirq
Date Posted: December 05 2012 at 16:17
LOL American perfection. Big smile

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Posted By: The Bearded Bard
Date Posted: December 05 2012 at 16:42
Perhaps not full on prog, but I heard Jon and Vangelis' I'll Find My Way Home on a Swedish dating show a little earlier this evening (while zapping k, I didn't watch it...oh, get off my backLOL).

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Posted By: smartpatrol
Date Posted: December 05 2012 at 17:01
Mystery Science Theater 3000:
[TUBE]4OSrGW_mPls[/TUBE][TUBE]MTygS545qGc[/TUBE]

Austin Powers:
[TUBE]Ei_GZnrr1nw[/TUBE]

There was also a scene I can't find on Youtube:
Dr.Evil: "There will be two Moon units. Moon Unit Alpha and Moon Unit Zappa."


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Posted By: Aussie-Byrd-Brother
Date Posted: December 05 2012 at 17:12
Smartpatrol! Of course!! I never picked up on that Zappa one in Austin Powers, and it's so obvious!

I remember being in a packed cinema when the `Alan Parsons Project' line came up, and only about 5 people in the whole audience cracking up laughing, and I was thinking `What's wrong with you people?! Learn your prog!'


Posted By: progbethyname
Date Posted: December 05 2012 at 17:32
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.
 


Both of those references are absolutely hilarious. I was gonna share the American Psycho bit, but you beat me to it.

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Posted By: progbethyname
Date Posted: December 05 2012 at 17:39
Originally posted by Dayvenkirq


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.



Yup. That's true. YES is in there. Beginning of the movie doc. Very good movie too I might add.

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Posted By: progbethyname
Date Posted: December 05 2012 at 17:43
There is a movie called 'THE JACKET' that stars ADRIEN BRODY and DEREK DICK AKA FISH makes a cameo appearance as one of the mental patients in the psych ward. Pretty funny. Also, FISH got old man!!!! Too much saucing it up over years I guess. ;)

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Posted By: Dayvenkirq
Date Posted: December 05 2012 at 18:04
Originally posted by progbethyname

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.
 


Both of those references are absolutely hilarious. I was gonna share the American Psycho bit, but you beat me to it.
That American Psycho bit must have been mentioned at least five times over the past 12 months. Just saying.

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Posted By: zappaholic
Date Posted: December 05 2012 at 19:23
Originally posted by smartpatrol


There was also a scene I can't find on Youtube:
Dr.Evil: "There will be two Moon units. Moon Unit Alpha and Moon Unit Zappa."


Moon herself appeared in National Lampoon's European Vacation.

But that kinda brings us into the realm of "six degrees of Prog separation".  Confused



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Posted By: WatcherOfTheSkies88
Date Posted: December 07 2012 at 14:05
Excuse me for my ignorance guys, but anybody know what the song is that Dean was listening to in that Venture Brothers clip? Or was it just made it up by the show? It sounds awesome!


Posted By: awaken77
Date Posted: December 10 2012 at 02:25
>^ That's ... amusing. Big smile Who were the characters in that cartoon? Is it this one?

not this one. it was about fox chasing rabbit 



Posted By: Dayvenkirq
Date Posted: December 10 2012 at 04:14
^ Are you sure it wasn't cat Leopold chasing two mice?

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Posted By: Dayvenkirq
Date Posted: January 21 2013 at 01:00
infocat's purchase of a Styx box set "reminded" me to post this:
[TUBE]nVX4WpVHwCg[/TUBE]



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Posted By: ProgMetaller2112
Date Posted: January 21 2013 at 02:09
The movie Pitch Perfect has a scene where a man is singing Kansas-Carry On Wayward Son, lame movie by the way it reminds me of a college version of High School MusicalSickSick. I thought I would take a look at it with some friends but I had to leave them hanging cuz I didn't like it at all. What friendship huh, they didn't mind though, it wasn't like we were at a theater it was only in the dorms where I currently live.Pride of UC Riverside right hereLOLLOL. Yes there's an actual school with the name Riverside(how cool is thatWink)



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Posted By: ProgMetaller2112
Date Posted: January 21 2013 at 02:21
Originally posted by AtomicCrimsonRush

Originally posted by colorofmoney91

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

[tube]Af8ltlcZNi0[/tube]
I'm sure this has been posted approximately a million times before now.

That is gold!Star

"Oh no, you're not ready to step into the Court of the Crimson King yet!" LOL


"more, moreeee"LOL "no air drumming this time Bruford can change the timing up so fast, it could snap your wrists"


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Posted By: ProgMetaller2112
Date Posted: January 21 2013 at 05:00
How about Family Guy when Chester The Cheetah randomly says that "there is no better drummer than Neil Peart"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkphLlUL1Cc


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Posted By: Aussie-Byrd-Brother
Date Posted: January 21 2013 at 05:06
Originally posted by ProgMetaller2112



The movie Pitch Perfect has a scene where a man is singing Kansas-Carry On Wayward Son, lame movie by the way it reminds me of a college version of High School MusicalSickSick. I thought I would take a look at it with some friends but I had to leave them hanging cuz I didn't like it at all. What friendship huh, they didn't mind though, it wasn't like we were at a theater it was only in the dorms where I currently live.Pride of UC Riverside right hereLOLLOL. Yes there's an actual school with the name Riverside(how cool is thatWink)

Progmetaller, I secretly loved `Pitch Perfect' lol! GUILTY! Maybe because I like tough macho action movies so much, it's me trying to balance out the feminine side too! But yeah, the movie totally scores for the `Wayward Son' bit...

Ahh, isn't that that dream of every prog guy, to win the heart of the stunning girl by serenading her with a prog song?!


Posted By: ProgMetaller2112
Date Posted: January 21 2013 at 16:06
Originally posted by Aussie-Byrd-Brother

Originally posted by ProgMetaller2112



The movie Pitch Perfect has a scene where a man is singing Kansas-Carry On Wayward Son, lame movie by the way it reminds me of a college version of High School MusicalSickSick. I thought I would take a look at it with some friends but I had to leave them hanging cuz I didn't like it at all. What friendship huh, they didn't mind though, it wasn't like we were at a theater it was only in the dorms where I currently live.Pride of UC Riverside right hereLOLLOL. Yes there's an actual school with the name Riverside(how cool is thatWink)

Progmetaller, I secretly loved `Pitch Perfect' lol! GUILTY! Maybe because I like tough macho action movies so much, it's me trying to balance out the feminine side too! But yeah, the movie totally scores for the `Wayward Son' bit...

Ahh, isn't that that dream of every prog guy, to win the heart of the stunning girl by serenading her with a prog song?!


most definitely, I would like to serenade a girl with closer to the heart LOLLOL


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Posted By: zappaholic
Date Posted: January 21 2013 at 20:05
Originally posted by ProgMetaller2112

The movie Pitch Perfect has a scene where a man is singing Kansas-Carry On Wayward Son,


Oh man, I totally forgot about this classic bit from Beavis & Butt-Head.  The boys fill in their standardized tests randomly and are sent to the "gifted class", where the super-creative and intelligent kids go.  One of the gifted kids has electrodes attached to his head while writing a computer program to expand his brain power.  Beavis accidentally knocks the plug out of the wall and the computer shorts out:

Genius kid:  "Uh, huh-huh, the capital of France is Jupiter, one plus one is 37.  Huh-huh. [sings] Carry on my wayward so-o-o-on...."
Beavis:  "Heh-heh.  Now he's gifted."




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Posted By: Mr Greeen Genes
Date Posted: January 21 2013 at 22:25
[TUBE]DuG8Vfv_QK8[/TUBE] 

There's no mention of King Crimson in Buffalo 66 but Christina Ricci does tapdance to Moonchild, and there's a good scene at the end with Yes' Heart of The Sunrise playing


Posted By: Dayvenkirq
Date Posted: January 21 2013 at 22:30
^ Yet another case of abuse of prog. They probably thought the song needed more drums.

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Posted By: ProgMetaller2112
Date Posted: January 21 2013 at 22:52
Originally posted by Dayvenkirq

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 ... :

[TUBE]08R4m-TMXyI[/TUBE]


LOLLOL
LOL

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Posted By: smartpatrol
Date Posted: February 01 2013 at 11:33
[TUBE]GXJ_g-5A8ZQ[/TUBE]

Three Zappa references:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXJ_g-5A8ZQ#" rel="nofollow - 6:15 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXJ_g-5A8ZQ#" rel="nofollow - 16:50
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXJ_g-5A8ZQ#" rel="nofollow - 1:16:15


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Posted By: Kosmonaut
Date Posted: February 01 2013 at 14:01
No one has mentioned 'Children of Men' yet?
[TUBE]3VbR6AM0ft8[/TUBE]

Huge Animals reference while playing  King Crimson in the background.


Posted By: Dayvenkirq
Date Posted: February 01 2013 at 14:15
^ This must have been mentioned once or twice here or on the other "prog references" thread.

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Posted By: Kosmonaut
Date Posted: February 01 2013 at 14:25
Originally posted by Dayvenkirq

^ This must have been mentioned once or twice here or on the other "prog references" thread.

I thought it was weird that I didn't see it. Not exactly an unknown movie.


Posted By: smartpatrol
Date Posted: February 02 2013 at 01:27
http://www.hulu.com/watch/375259#i0,p0,d1" rel="nofollow - http://www.hulu.com/watch/375259#i0,p0,d1

Around the 50:30 mark


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Date Posted: February 03 2013 at 04:21
[TUBE]R-_LNwQQds8[/TUBE]

27:30


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Posted By: smartpatrol
Date Posted: February 06 2013 at 23:39
[TUBE]CkoTMz5paBk[/TUBE]

25:30


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Posted By: Metalmarsh89
Date Posted: February 08 2013 at 00:45
Volkswagen commercial with Rush being played.

[TUBE]X8V7MXd7UkM[/TUBE]


Posted By: Dean
Date Posted: February 09 2013 at 15:14
A still from http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1415283/trivia?tab=tr&item=tr1145653" rel="nofollow - Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang .

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Posted By: Kosmonaut
Date Posted: February 11 2013 at 03:22
From 'Surf Nazis Must Die':
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5i8LWLOMVrU




Posted By: ProgMetaller2112
Date Posted: February 11 2013 at 03:35
Originally posted by Metalmarsh89

Volkswagen commercial with Rush being played.

[TUBE]X8V7MXd7UkM[/TUBE]


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Posted By: zappaholic
Date Posted: February 11 2013 at 18:49
Trailer for a new movie called Dead Man Down, featuring a rendition of "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" by one Kendra Morris.

http://www.deadmandownmovie.com/?Home" rel="nofollow - http://www.deadmandownmovie.com/?Home




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Posted By: Dayvenkirq
Date Posted: February 14 2013 at 17:18
Not references per se, but they are on TV: I'm going through some channels. One of them has a movie called Fragile with Flockhart and Roxburgh, and the next channel has Red with Mirren and Willis. I just found that a bit funny and amusing.

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Posted By: Dayvenkirq
Date Posted: February 14 2013 at 17:19
Originally posted by Kosmonaut

From 'Surf Nazis Must Die':
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5i8LWLOMVrU


LOL

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Posted By: ProgMetaller2112
Date Posted: February 14 2013 at 18:21
Originally posted by Dayvenkirq

Originally posted by Kosmonaut

From 'Surf Nazis Must Die':
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5i8LWLOMVrU


LOL



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Posted By: smartpatrol
Date Posted: February 14 2013 at 18:55
Originally posted by ProgMetaller2112

Originally posted by Metalmarsh89

Volkswagen commercial with Rush being played.

[TUBE]X8V7MXd7UkM[/TUBE]


AngryUnhappy


why the AngryUnhappy?


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Posted By: ProgMetaller2112
Date Posted: February 14 2013 at 19:20
Originally posted by smartpatrol

Originally posted by ProgMetaller2112

Originally posted by Metalmarsh89

Volkswagen commercial with Rush being played.

[TUBE]X8V7MXd7UkM[/TUBE]


AngryUnhappy


why the AngryUnhappy?


cuz it's a stupid commercial and I hate Volkswagen Angry  that's why


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Posted By: The Doctor
Date Posted: February 14 2013 at 19:46
^I remember there was some car commercial a few years back that played the opening strands of Thick as a Brick.  

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Posted By: smartpatrol
Date Posted: February 14 2013 at 23:24
Originally posted by ProgMetaller2112


cuz it's a stupid commercial and I hate Volkswagen Angry  that's why


I have no knowledge about the quality of Volkswagens nor any knowledge about their company, but I thought it was a (relatively (relative to most commercials on TV (although the use of a Rush song might make me biased))) funny commercial


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Posted By: ProgMetaller2112
Date Posted: February 15 2013 at 00:19
Originally posted by smartpatrol

Originally posted by ProgMetaller2112


cuz it's a stupid commercial and I hate Volkswagen Angry  that's why


I have no knowledge about the quality of Volkswagens nor any knowledge about their company, but I thought it was a (relatively (relative to most commercials on TV (although the use of a Rush song might make me biased))) funny commercial


And I don't want a Rush reference in a Volkswagen Commercial Angry


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Posted By: Tapfret
Date Posted: February 16 2013 at 02:54
Originally posted by The Doctor

^I remember there was some car commercial a few years back that played the opening strands of Thick as a Brick.  


Besides this, VW had one for the Rabbit that used TaaB.

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Posted By: smartpatrol
Date Posted: May 30 2013 at 01:00
in the Adventure Time episode "I Remember You"

Ice King: Hello? Anybody home?
Marceline: (To herself) No... (She goes outside her house.) What are you doing here? I told you not to come around me!
Ice King: (Laughs) Uh, yeah, I know, but... I was hoping you could help me write a song—one that could help me get some princess action.
Marceline: I'm not gonna help you pick up on chicks!
Ice King: (Desperate) Come on! We could be a prog rock duo! I'll even split the fans with you. I get the princesses, and you get... whatever it is you're into. Sounds good, yeah, I think it does! (Beat; Marceline is scowling.) Ee-yoop!


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Posted By: VOTOMS
Date Posted: May 30 2013 at 06:28
JoJo Bizarre adventure - there is a guy called Tarkus and his theme song is Tarkus. btw, the anime ED is Roundabout.

and in the mecha anime Orguss, they have a room with ELP/genesis/kingcrimson posters 
http://imageshack.us/a/img4/7674/choujikuuseikiorguss20b.jpg" rel="nofollow - http://imageshack.us/a/img4/7674/choujikuuseikiorguss20b.jpg


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Posted By: chopper
Date Posted: May 30 2013 at 07:22
Geddy Lee was on the list of Famous Bass Players on Pointless earlier in the week.

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Posted By: Kotro
Date Posted: May 30 2013 at 08:36
[TUBE]diALzaWjN0c[/TUBE]

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Posted By: progbethyname
Date Posted: May 30 2013 at 11:25
^ haha King Crimson lap dance!! So true. Get your $$$'s work with prog!


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Posted By: irrelevant
Date Posted: May 30 2013 at 11:37
^^ LOL

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Posted By: Snow Dog
Date Posted: May 30 2013 at 11:46
Originally posted by ProgMetaller2112

Originally posted by smartpatrol

Originally posted by ProgMetaller2112


cuz it's a stupid commercial and I hate Volkswagen Angry  that's why


I have no knowledge about the quality of Volkswagens nor any knowledge about their company, but I thought it was a (relatively (relative to most commercials on TV (although the use of a Rush song might make me biased))) funny commercial


And I don't want a Rush reference in a Volkswagen Commercial Angry

Why? VW make great cars.


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