Jonathan Wolff’s improvised bass riffs from Seinfeld are some of the most memorable in TV history. Bassist Paul Thompson says growing up on that and other TV theme songs inspired his music career. He performed his ten favorite bass lines from classic TV shows, including Northern Exposure, The White Shadow, The Wire, Barney Miller, and Night Court.
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Ever since The Matrix came out, visual effects that play with time have become more common. Insider explains how effects artists have slowed down and frozen time on screen in movies like X-Men: Days of Future Past and The Worst Person in the World using practical effects, high-speed photography, and CGI.
From snake venom to bad foraging to intentional poisonings, characters in movies and TV shows are often exposed to toxins. Insider asked medical toxicologist Dr. Cyrus Rangan to evaluate scenes for their accuracy. The video includes scenes from Game of Thrones, The Princess Bride, The Hunger Games, and Breaking Bad.
Back in the day, The Beatles rarely licensed their music for use in television or movies. But if George Harrison had lent his music to a TV series, it might have sounded something like DJ Cummerbund’s reimagining of My Sweet Lord as the theme song from Full House.
While you can’t park it your driveway in time for Halloween, you could still own this awesome bit of pop culture history – the coffin-shaped car that Grandpa raced in an episode of The Munsters. Barris Kustoms built five of these cars in the 1960s to promote the horror-sitcom, and it’s headed to Mecum’s 2022 Kissimmee car auction.
TV shows and movies sometimes make reference to fake shows on background screens or in dialogue. Designer Lynn Fisher cataloged over 400 of these shows within shows on Nestflix, which includes such gems as 30 Rock’s The Rural Juror, Sunrise Bay from Schitt’s Creek, and Angels with Filthy Souls from Home Alone.
Do you like sitcoms? Then check out this wonderful medley of theme songs from shows like Friends, Seinfeld, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Big Bang Theory, Parks and Rec, and The Office, performed on acoustic guitar by Nathan Mills of Beyond the Guitar.
“And don’t forget! A state-of-the-art food court!” Netflix went all in for this short but rad teaser for the third season of Stranger Things. It’s an advertisement for Starcourt Mall, a newly opened mall in the show’s town. It should make for an awesome setting for the series.
“People say every inch of this town is stained with someone’s sin.” Hulu’s Castle Rock is a treat for Stephen King fans. It takes place in the fictional location of many of King’s works. It appears as if some of his characters have populated the town as well. Premieres 7/25/18.