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21 August 2016
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This thread is for any and all pop culture references to the Beatles.

Note:  this is for all references except references in songs.

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I've never actually seen this show and really don't know what it's about but I found this clip on YouTube while browsing the other day and thought it was pretty amusing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpDRl2uD3_c

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8 September 2016
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There are so many awful "Ringo was a bad drummer" jokes in popular culture, they're almost uncountable. Often posed as a counterfactual "imagine a reality where Ringo was a good drummer" etc etc. Off the top of my head, outside of Beatles style parodies, that's the reference that I remember most, and it's mostly a UK thing I think.

The weirdest one is this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bu6erYeJjoI

Listen to the voice characterizations and the "hair", they can't seem to be able to decide whether they're scouse or cockney. The video cuts off before the song, which is a whole different weird. So let's continue here:

It's weird a-hard-days-night-ringo-13

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Back in the mid-80s, Marillion released three albums known as the "Jester" trilogy.

The final album in the trilogy, Clutching at Straws (1987), included scenes from a Colchester pub which featured some of the band's heroes. Time ran out to finish the cover properly, and there were meant to be more people included.

However, you can see ranged along the bar on the front cover...

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Robert Burns, Dylan Thomas, Truman Capote and Lenny Bruce.

And then on the back cover, in the back room of the pub with the pool table...

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James Dean and Jack Kerouac can be seen at the table, while John (based on Mike McCartney's photo of him and Paul with Gen Vincent at The Cavern) looks over his shoulder in the bottom left-hand corner.

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https://youtu.be/o_6wlKhsJ6w?t=1m51s

This Studio C sketch references the Beatles.

 

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10 November 2016
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Paul McCartney took the #MannequinChallenge

Love those Black Beatles

Love those Black Beatles #MannequinChallenge

Posted by Paul McCartney on Thursday, November 10, 2016

The man has many talents.

Another link https://noisey.vice.com/en_ca/article/the-beatles-are-back-paul-mccartney-just-did-the-black-beatles-mannequin-challenge?utm_source=noiseyfbgca

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1966 German magazine cigarette ad:
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1988 Red Hot Chili Peppers The Abbey Road E.P.:


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2012 French cinema poster for the film Astérix and Obélix: God Save Britannia:
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Did they use a green screen for that or did The Red Hot Chili Peppers actually cross Abbey Road with nothing covering them except for a sock covering their "chili peppers" and bollocks.

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No green screen. It was taken early one Sunday morning.

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How didn't they get arrested.

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How didn't they get arrested.  

They were wearing socks.

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Most likely to post things that make you go hmm... 2015, 2016, 2017. 

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Brace yourself for a flurry of (actually just two) videos I found to do with Steve Jobs and the Beatles:

https://youtu.be/vN4U5FqrOdQ?t=16m32s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_bW3cT9zFY

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There's a lot of Beatles references in pop culture.

The first one that comes to mind is the Rutles film which is a parody of the Beatles story.

A couple of episodes of The Simpsons as well such as the Be-sharps episode which is another parody of the Beatles story and has a guest appearance by George Harrison , and the episode where Lisa becomes a vegetarian which has an appearance by Paul and Linda, and the episode where Marge paints Mr Burns in the nude and they make reference to Marge painting Ringo Starr and he also makes an appearance. There is another episode where a heatwave hits Springfield and they show melted was models of the Beatles performing on the Ed Sullivan show. There is also another episode where Homer meets his mother and the end credit song is a parody of Tomorrow Never Knows and at the end of the song Homer says "I buried Flanders" and there's an episode where Bart and Milhouse break into Flanders house and discover his Beatles collection and when he is questioned about his love of the Beatles he said that they were bigger than Jesus. I'm not sure if the referenced the Beatles any other times but those ones come to mind.

Also the Frank Zappa album Were Only in it for the Money is a parody of the Sgt Pepper cover.

Of course James Bond references them in a non positive way in Goldfinger.

I know there's plenty of others but that is all I can think of right now. I will add some more if I think of them but that's a start.

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Long video I know but it's pretty cool:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vCN6vgZmDI

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Billy Wilder's 1964 comedy "Kiss Me Stupid" has Dean Martin playing essential himself, answering a young woman who accuses him of being too old and square to have heard of the Beatles with "of course I've heard of them, and I can sing better than all three of them!" He further explains that the fourth one was electrocuted when he got his long hair caught in his electric guitar. Pretty standard stuff for 1964 middle-aged anti-Beatles funnypeople,  but I commend Wilder for at least being aware of them. (Also for being one the great writer/directors in Hollywood history)

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Singin' Beatles - Beverly Hillbillies

https://youtu.be/mju1ZQ83Q9g

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 Haha yeah, 1965 American TV sitcom writers definitely considered our boys' mere EXISTENCE a surefire source of comedy! Dig the parody bands on "The Flintstones" (The Four Insects) and "Gilligan's Island" (The Mosquitoes), to name two.

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