On 17/10/06, Chris Picone <ccool2ax(a)gmail.com> wrote:
I somewhat agree, but take a look at a Family Guy
any one. See the Cultural References section? All facts listed there
are entirely OR!
From "Peter's Got Woods":
"When Shauna, Brian's love interest introduces herself, there's
heavenly singing of the name 'Shauna' in the background. This parodies
a scene from Ferris Beuller's Day Off when Jennifer Grey's character
tells Charlie Sheen's character 'It's Jean, but most guys call me
-No source, based entirely on editor's personal knowledge! THese
things are all over these summaries!
I'd say nuke anything like that from orbit, along with any
critic-esque writing that claims to describe the hidden allegorical
meaning of a film, painting, book, music video/song lyrics, etc.,
without providing a reference from the director, artist, author or
other creator of the item in question.
Congratulations, you've nuked half of the television-related articles on
NOR is fine and good, but pop culture references do help people understand
an episode. Instances would be scenes where (for example) the Simpsons rip a
scene directly from a Quentin Tarantino movie.
Now, when is FOX going to publish a definitive list of pop culture
references? How about never. They've got no interest in doing so. I know of
few websites that do so either, especially when the show is less popular
than Simpsons or Seinfeld-level popularity.
But to "nuke it from orbit"? Ouch. As for a source, see if one can be found,
and if necessary just use the two sources side by side as your reference.