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Posted: 03 Apr 10, 11:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

To my surprise, when watching Chuck I was caught off-guard when the name of a bad guy was none other than Farrokh Bulsara. And as any Queen fan knows, that was Freddie's real name! Here's the episode in question - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1185875/

So, it got me thinking, what other shows, music (or anything really) seem to hide little Queen references such as this? Please post your best spottings!

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Posted: 03 Apr 10, 13:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Jazz album is (barely) visible in the first Charlie's Angels film.

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Posted: 03 Apr 10, 16:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Penetration_Guru wrote:

The Jazz album is (barely) visible in the first Charlie's Angels film.
Really? When?

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Posted: 03 Apr 10, 17:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

After years of hating American television (or at least not being too fond of it), I've been watching several programmes lately (not on telly though, but on DVD), and I seem to remember both 'Under Pressure' and 'Best Friend' used quite often. Gilmore Girls also made a reference to watching the band without the lead singer.

There's of course the thing about Homer Simpson.



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Posted: 03 Apr 10, 19:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ah yes! Homer singing WATC when he catches a fabled fish and I'm sure we've heard WWRY at some point during the Simpsons.

Btw, just hearing that the reboot for Highlander is contemplating using the classic Queen music. Personally, I would say, take the raw parts like Freddie's vox and anything else useful and remix/re-record some stuff to freshen it up and apply it to the new film. Of course, if the film turns out to be pants, then Bri n Rog can reject that idea! lol

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Posted: 03 Apr 10, 19:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Adam Baboolal wrote:

Personally, I would say, take the raw parts like Freddie's vox and anything else useful and remix/re-record some stuff to freshen it up and apply it to the new film.

...And in the process, let some multi-tracks accidentally leak to the public.



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Posted: 03 Apr 10, 19:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In a Stephen King book of short stories (opps already gave you a hint) and one of the stories has a character  listening to Queen's Greatest Hits album. The character was thinking how "Freddie Mercury's voice sounds so nice and pure".... anyone remember that?

I love that short story, but not for the Queen reference.


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Posted: 03 Apr 10, 19:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just this past week on Modern Family, two of the characters were playing chess. The one character said, "You can't sing We are the Champions without your Queen," and moved his opponent's Queen off the board. I thought that was pretty clever!

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Posted: 03 Apr 10, 21:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

By the way, my favourite book (Come Together by Josie Lloyd & Emlyn Rees) also mentions 'Bo Rhap'. Jack describes losing his virginity at age 17, and of course he lasted mere seconds. The following morning, he and his then-gf tried again and then he lasted three songs (IIRC), but he remarks that should've counted as five (IIRC) since one of the songs was 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.



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Posted: 04 Apr 10, 03:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In Neal Gaimin's great book 'Good Omens', a character mentions that every cassette tape left in a car for a period of time will eventually transform into Queens Greatest Hits.


"With a population of 1.75 million, Northern Ireland should really be a footballing minnow. Instead, they could be better described as the piranhas of the international game" (FIFA.com)
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Posted: 04 Apr 10, 15:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Holly2003 wrote:

In Neal Gaimin's great book 'Good Omens', a character mentions that every cassette tape left in a car for a period of time will eventually transform into Queens Greatest Hits. 

I'm sure you know this, but for the benefit of our other readers, this is a running gag throughout the book that also includes some lyrics being quoted.

Another (more obscure) reference is Robert Rankin, who dedicated one of his books to Freddie - something about being a bastard for dying without paying him back that tenner from 1971. 








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Posted: 04 Apr 10, 15:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



ParisNair wrote:



 



Penetration_Guru wrote:



The Jazz album is (barely) visible in the first Charlie's Angels film.

Really? When?


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Posted: 04 Apr 10, 16:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Penetration_Guru wrote:



 



Holly2003 wrote:



In Neal Gaimin's great book 'Good Omens', a character mentions that every cassette tape left in a car for a period of time will eventually transform into Queens Greatest Hits. 


I'm sure you know this, but for the benefit of our other readers, this is a running gag throughout the book that also includes some lyrics being quoted.

Another (more obscure) reference is Robert Rankin, who dedicated one of his books to Freddie - something about being a bastard for dying without paying him back that tenner from 1971. 










Years ago, in Dublin, I asked Robert Rankin to sign some books for my wife  (she was too shy to ask)). Somehow the subject fo Fred came up. (I vaguely remember this so bear with me). He said when he was at college he wentr to an art museum. While he was looking at a painting he kind of leaped up from a crouched position and accidentally head butted the person behind him in the mouth. It urned out to be Fred. The painting may have been The Fairy teller's Masterstroke. Or it may not. This was 1998 and my memory of that time isn't great for some reason. Searching around the web, it seems they were at Ealing Art College together and he tells a story about spilling hot coffee in Fred's lap. So either he was particularly accident prone around Fred, or my memory isn';t that great. Probably the latter.





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Posted: 04 Apr 10, 16:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The first verse of The Tragically Hip's 'Fly' off World Container (2006) contains the line "Freddie Mercury I sometimes wished I'd never been born at all".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8kDO7eIJKk

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Posted: 04 Apr 10, 16:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

@Holly - You've probably got it right.  How hard can it have been to accidentally head butt Fred in the mouth?

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Posted: 04 Apr 10, 16:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



GratefulFan wrote:

@Holly - You've probably got it right.  How hard can it have been to accidentally head butt Fred in the mouth?




Ha!





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Posted: 05 Apr 10, 04:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

At the end of the final episode of Will & Grace they play You're My Best Friend

+ in a few episodes of Family Guy, like:

608 - McStroke

Meg Griffin: Oh, my God, Dad, what's on your face?

Peter Griffin: It's a mustache, Meg.

Lois Griffin: Oh, I think it's sexy.

Brian Griffin: I think it's gay.

Peter Griffin: It's not gay, Brian.  If I'm gay, then Freddie Mercury was gay.

Brian Griffin: Freddie Mercury the lead singer of Queen?  He was incredibly gay.

Peter Griffin: He was not! He had a mustache which is praal like wedding ring



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Posted: 05 Apr 10, 14:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Found it...

http://www.librarything.com/work/47272

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Posted: 05 Apr 10, 22:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lest we should forget the awesome Flash Gordon Hawkmen bit in Family Guy. Couldn't find it on Youtube, but someone posted it on Qz - http://www.queenzone.com/forums/1147174/flash-gordon-parody-in-the-latest-family-guy.aspx

OMG! I found this!! - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQzO_dcRc8U&feature=related - Never seen this one

Here's the FM reference from Family Guy - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGgNhHKx21M

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Posted: 06 Apr 10, 03:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


The other week on two and half men the son i forget his name was worried about some singing he had to do at school so his uncle was telling him to sing his favorite music and he was trying to sing part of  Boh Rap, it was quite funny at the time