Thursday, June 26, 2008

Homage v Coincidence in Primetime

BJ and I watched the pilot for Fastlane last weekend, and he thought the Miami Vice homage with Phil Collins' "In the Air Tonight" would make for a good post.

You bet it would, BJ. I mean, You bet it was. I mean, You bet it would.

But while that musical cue being used in two vice cop shows several decades apart is funny, it's not blow-your-mind insane, like, say, both Swingtown and The Venture Bros. using the same party game (having a famous person's name taped to your back and having to guess who it is based on people treating you like that person) in episodes that aired only THREE DAYS APART. Considering the hugely different production schedules that live-action and animated programs are on, that shit is straight-up universally resonant. Point: Coincidence.

So who wants to have a dinner party with that game this weekend, what what?

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