SEGA References in pop culture.

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  1. Just found a new one, I think. Season 2 of Norm. One episode has Norm's boss finding out that he bought a handheld game with money from the office-- the handheld game is shown and it is a VMU.
     
  2. TimmiT

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    *CTRL + F: Scott Pilgrim on all pages.*
    Nobody mentioned Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World yet?
     
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    Roxanne Richter and the Sonic reference?
    Oh wait, that's the game...silly me.
     
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    I can't remember what the book is called, but when I was a kid I read a novel about some boy in middle school who had a Game Gear with shark stickers on it. I can't remember much else.
     
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    I remember that there numerous Sega references in the "Animorphs" book series.
     
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    Surf Ninja's, the youngest brother has a "Magic" Game Gear that lets him play stuff that's happening in the movie.
     
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    Shinryaku! Ika Musume, episode 4. It's clearly Columns.
     
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    <!--quoteo(post=524530:date=Oct 31 2010, 04:20 AM:name=TimmiT)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (TimmiT @ Oct 31 2010, 04:20 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=524530">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->*CTRL + F: Scott Pilgrim on all pages.*
    Nobody mentioned Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World yet?<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Come to think of it, there's at least 5 Sonic references in the graphic novels; then of course, there's the total-score chime from the movie (sadly, I've only seen the trailer :( ). I get the feeling Brian Lee O'Malley really likes playing Sonic. =P

    (in spoiler tags if you want to find the references yourself)
    <span style='color:#000000;background:#000000'>-Scott's playing Sandopolis Zone in a flashback.
    -Scott, Kim, and Lisa formed a band called "Sonic & Knuckles."
    -The title page for Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together is a reference to the Sonic the Hedgehog title screen.
    -When Roxanne Richter is defeated, bunnies, rabbits, and pigs bounce merrily out of the smoke.
    -Scott calls Wallace at his workplace for cheats to Sonic 3.</span>
     
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    <!--quoteo(post=524530:date=Oct 31 2010, 09:20 AM:name=TimmiT)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (TimmiT @ Oct 31 2010, 09:20 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=524530">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->*CTRL + F: Scott Pilgrim on all pages.*
    Nobody mentioned Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World yet?<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
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    3:19 has a band poster with "Sonic & Knuckles" on it.
     
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    In The Smiths track "Big Mouth Strikes Again" Morrissey sings "the flames rose to her roman nose and her Walkman started to melt" However in the Placebo cover, Brian Molko sings "her Megadrive started to melt"
     
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    <!--quoteo(post=524725:date=Oct 31 2010, 10:37 PM:name=SOTI)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (SOTI @ Oct 31 2010, 10:37 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=524725">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--quoteo(post=524530:date=Oct 31 2010, 09:20 AM:name=TimmiT)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (TimmiT @ Oct 31 2010, 09:20 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=524530">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->*CTRL + F: Scott Pilgrim on all pages.*
    Nobody mentioned Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World yet?<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
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    3:19 has a band poster with "Sonic & Knuckles" on it.
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    Every band in the past is a Sega Megadrive game, including one band named Kid Chameleon.

    Which is pretty awesome.
     
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    <!--quoteo(post=524668:date=Oct 31 2010, 01:57 PM:name=Donnyku)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Donnyku @ Oct 31 2010, 01:57 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=524668">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Surf Ninja's, the youngest brother has a "Magic" Game Gear that lets him play stuff that's happening in the movie.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    Ah that explains it! I had a copy of the Surf Ninjas game for GG, and I've never seen the movie. In the game you actually collect Game Gear carts as powerups.
     
  13. Endri

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    <!--quoteo(post=524668:date=Oct 31 2010, 06:57 PM:name=Donnyku)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Donnyku @ Oct 31 2010, 06:57 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=524668">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Surf Ninja's, the youngest brother has a "Magic" Game Gear that lets him play stuff that's happening in the movie.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->Christ, I remember this movie. I only watched it once when I was a kid, and then never again. I didn't even know the name of it; I couldonly grasp the ""Magic" Game Gear that lets him play stuff that's happening in the movie" reference.
     
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    <!--quoteo(post=524715:date=Oct 31 2010, 02:29 PM:name=Blue Emerald)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Blue Emerald @ Oct 31 2010, 02:29 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=524715">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--quoteo(post=524530:date=Oct 31 2010, 04:20 AM:name=TimmiT)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (TimmiT @ Oct 31 2010, 04:20 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=524530">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->*CTRL + F: Scott Pilgrim on all pages.*
    Nobody mentioned Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World yet?<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Come to think of it, there's at least 5 Sonic references in the graphic novels; then of course, there's the total-score chime from the movie (sadly, I've only seen the trailer :( ). I get the feeling Brian Lee O'Malley really likes playing Sonic. =P

    (in spoiler tags if you want to find the references yourself)
    <span style='color:#000000;background:#000000'>-Scott's playing Sandopolis Zone in a flashback.
    -Scott, Kim, and Lisa formed a band called "Sonic & Knuckles."
    -The title page for Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together is a reference to the Sonic the Hedgehog title screen.
    -When Roxanne Richter is defeated, bunnies, rabbits, and pigs bounce merrily out of the smoke.
    -Scott calls Wallace at his workplace for cheats to Sonic 3.</span>
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    Scott Pilgrim is literally riddled with thousands of videogame references.

    It's quite a bit overblown and can be hilariously bad at points.
     
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    In His and Her Circumstances (aka Kare Kano), there is a sequence where Tsubasa is walking down the street and a series of poor quality monochrome photos of the streets of Japan (Tokyo?) are used. It could be co-incidence or it could be product placement, but you can just make out banners advertising the dreamcast and sonic adventure,

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    In the film Carry On Spying there is a Sega one-armed bandit machine! Cannot pinpoint where. I'll have to watch it again.

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    SEGA Dreamcast in Forbidden Kingdom, quite strange considering it came out in 2008!

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    <!--quoteo(post=515694:date=Oct 10 2010, 05:19 PM:name=Mr. Mash)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Mr. Mash @ Oct 10 2010, 05:19 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=515694">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--quoteo(post=515688:date=Oct 10 2010, 10:00 PM:name=doc eggfan)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (doc eggfan @ Oct 10 2010, 10:00 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=515688">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--quoteo(post=515686:date=Oct 11 2010, 07:57 AM:name=Mr. Mash)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Mr. Mash @ Oct 11 2010, 07:57 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=515686">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->With that, why would they even try to cover it up by changing it to 'SECA'? :P<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    Avoidance of licensing fees?
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    It's kinda funny how that works, that they can put the product into their show without any problem, as long as they don't use it's name. Also the TV in the bottom pic you posted totally looks like it just says "SEGA"
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    It's especially weird considering as I recall, the majority of Evangelion's budget was from a Sega sponsorship. You'd expect they'd want the free advertising.

    <!--quoteo(post=516904:date=Oct 13 2010, 03:01 PM:name=Friend of Sonic)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Friend of Sonic @ Oct 13 2010, 03:01 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=516904">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><!--quoteo(post=515668:date=Oct 10 2010, 01:13 PM:name=doc eggfan)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (doc eggfan @ Oct 10 2010, 01:13 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=515668">[​IMG]</a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Drew Carey had a Sega Saturn on top of his TV<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    He also briefly had a Dreamcast. I only remember for sure seeing it in one episode-- some episode about some monkey and I think Diedrach Bader's character and the monkey were holding Dreamcast controllers.
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    I came in to post about the Saturn and then I had to edit my post to say he also had a Dreamcast. :P I think the Saturn stayed on top of his TV until late 2000, I want to say. I think Sega finally got wise and probably asked them to replace it.
     
  18. Endri

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    How could I forget that: M.I.A. wearing a Sonic shirt in her album cover.
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    <span style="font-size:8pt;line-height:100%">Thank you, Dance Central, for reminding me this. :P<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->
     
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    Two 90s rap references


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    1:30ish "Yo, who really started this rap shit, I'm addicted, and I can't stop sayin' shit like SEGA, I'm street fightin' niggas like Vega."


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    "Clips, whatever happened, to 38. specials, now it's desert eagles, government issued, probably the same one that killed Noriega, chips that power nuclear bombs power my SEGA."


    There was another but I forget the name of it.
     
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    Found this one a few weeks ago: in the Video Games sub-article, part of the Leisure article in Jon Stewart's "Earth: The Book", video games are described as "interactive, graphically rich worlds where we could act out our dreams of being professional athletes, Italian plumbers, mutant hedgehogs, and psychopaths who beat hookers to death".