While not Disney, I'm surprised no one has mentioned the Flintstones, who parodied or referenced EVERY big pop culture act to fit in with their "prehistoric" identity. (Ann Marg-Rock!) Remember the Flintstone and Rubbles wearing Beatle wigs singing "Yabba Dabba Yeah Yeah Yeah" to freak out their neighbors? Or the Wayouts, whose sound was half-Beatles/half-Beach Boys? I know the Jetsons parodied the Fabs at least once, too.
I think the Flinstones has been around since the 50's]]>
After my morning at the Animation Research Library, I visit another Disney facility. The Roy E Disney Animation Building is still secure but less incognito – a giant Mickey Mouse magician’s hat towers over the Burbank lot.
Inside, in the open-plan cafeteria, the man a Disney staffer refers to as “the maestro” is giving a lunchtime piano recital. Oscar-winning Richard Sherman, 85, and the surviving brother, is a dapper man in blazer, shiny shoes, pocket-square with cheerfully old-school entertainer mannerisms. He recounts the stories behind the ...]]>
Good thought, but this is why I think James Bond is referring to the Beatles themselves: in 1963-1964 the Beatles were uniformly considered by the press to be (excessively) LOUD (and bad - at least until the movie A Hard Day's Night came out. Then they suddenly became the songwriters of the year).
One publication called the Beatles the loudest thing in Great Britain since the dismantling of the World War II sirens.
Bond's statement would therefore have been in step with the opinion of the general public.
But yes, the statement applies to the audience too!]]>
Into the Sky with Diamonds said
It's not Disney, but the Beatles are mentioned (in a negative way) in Goldfinger.
James Bond says, "drinking a martini that's been stirred [or something to that effect] is like listening to the Beatles without earmuffs."
Ironically, decades later the same Sean Connery would record a spoken version of "In My Life" for George Martin's CD
I think this was referring to the noisy fans and not the Beatles themselves. I do recall hearing Long Tall Sally on a Lizzy McGuire episode, although I think it was Little Richard's version. Time to search deep in ...]]>
I also agree with George's pick having more talent than the three of them combined
Any other Harry Potter fans?!
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