Criterion References, TV, and You

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Criterion References, TV, and You

#1 Post by Luke M » Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:37 pm

How did you guys miss Alex's “I just got the Criterion Collection of Clueless, so I’ll see you guys later. I hope not sporadically!” line?

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#2 Post by domino harvey » Sat Aug 24, 2013 2:39 pm

I'm sure someone could do a supercut of all the make believe Criterion Collection jokes on assorted TV shows. It's not even a recent trend, Autumn Reeser did one eight years ago on the OC!

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#3 Post by Luke M » Sat Aug 24, 2013 2:56 pm

Oh wow, that's the first time I ever heard Criterion Collection mentioned on a show. I never saw the OC but Autumn Reeser won me over with her short stint on Entourage.

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#4 Post by domino harvey » Sat Aug 24, 2013 3:00 pm

Her character on the OC at one point also invites Rachel Bilson over for a sleepover to watch the Decalogue!

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#5 Post by Murdoch » Sat Aug 24, 2013 3:09 pm

O.C. producer Josh Schwartz is quite the cinephile, I remember Hilary Duff saying "I love Go-dard" on Gossip Girl.

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#6 Post by domino harvey » Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:37 am

Ha, and by happenstance, just yesterday I watched an episode of the OC where Ryan Atwood of all characters is shown handling the Criterion edition of Solaris

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#7 Post by colinr0380 » Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:40 am

Do they talk in depth about the debate surrounding the blue tinting to the scenes, or was it the Blu-ray? I need to know immediately!!

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#8 Post by Andre Jurieu » Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:40 pm

Luke M wrote:How did you guys miss Alex's “I just got the Criterion Collection of Clueless, so I’ll see you guys later. I hope not sporadically!” line?
Luke M wrote:Oh wow, that's the first time I ever heard Criterion Collection mentioned on a show. I never saw the OC...
Well, I assume this means you ignore my posts entirely since I've pointed out both of those Criterion Collection mentions almost the day after the episodes aired. I will try not to take this personally and hope that my ego recovers slowly over time.
domino harvey wrote:I'm sure someone could do a supercut of all the make believe Criterion Collection jokes on assorted TV shows
It would obviously start with Kenny Powers offering Stevie his "Criterion Collections" edition of Friends, Season 6 (and Eastbound & Down actually made their reference to Criterion on the same week as Happy Endings).

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#9 Post by The Narrator Returns » Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:56 pm

There's also the scene in Delocated where Jon Glaser tells FBI agents to get a Russian mole "the Criterion edition of Face/Off, it's got extras on it".

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#10 Post by domino harvey » Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:10 pm

Andre Jurieu wrote:Well, I assume this means you ignore my posts entirely since I've pointed out both of those Criterion Collection mentions almost the day after the episodes aired. I will try not to take this personally and hope that my ego recovers slowly over time.
I just spent actual minutes confirming his story and it checks out. Points subtracted for not mentioning in a timely fashion that Ryan's dad used Frank Perry as his pseudonym, though

Do we have an OC thread? I recently finished the whole series (as you could probably guess from the last couple posts here) and it's one of the few shows I can think of that actually got drastically better in its last season!

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#11 Post by Professor Wagstaff » Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:28 pm

In the last season of "Fringe", Walter laments having to destroy his laserdisc player by saying, "Criterion Collection, forgive me."

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#12 Post by domino harvey » Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:30 pm

It's a little scary that Googling "Criterion Collection references" already turns up this thread as the fifth hit, considering I only just split it off minutes ago!

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#13 Post by jindianajonz » Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:59 pm

domino harvey wrote:It's a little scary that Googling "Criterion Collection references" already turns up this thread as the fifth hit, considering I only just split it off minutes ago!
I've actually had quite a few instances where googling information on films (even ones not in the collection) have returned with this site ranking among the first few hits.

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#14 Post by cdnchris » Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:36 pm

There's an episode of Frasier where Niles tries to talk everyone into watching The Unbearable Lightness of Being and he's holding the Criterion version. Ross doesn't approve.

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#15 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:43 am

I think the DiNozzo character on NCIS name-dropped Criterion once (ironic considering both the actor playing the character and Mark Harmon are both in Criterion films).

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#16 Post by domino harvey » Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:32 pm

Discussion of the OC moved to the Josh Schwartz thread

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#17 Post by roujin » Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:02 am

I remember in Gossip Girl, one of the characters was going to a friend's house to have a marathon session of Berlin Alexanderplatz.

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#18 Post by manicsounds » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:32 pm

Although not in an actual episode, one of the commentary tracks of "Parks and Recreation" talks about a hopeful future Criterion edition of "Parks and Recreation" releases.

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#19 Post by djproject » Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:17 pm

roujin wrote:I remember in Gossip Girl, one of the characters was going to a friend's house to have a marathon session of Berlin Alexanderplatz.
And, of course, in The Critic, Jay Sherman declares they (he and his son Marty) will rent Berlin Alexanderplatz ... to wit, Marty replies "Again?"

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#20 Post by domino harvey » Thu May 04, 2017 3:59 pm

domino harvey wrote:Her character on the OC at one point also invites Rachel Bilson over for a sleepover to watch the Decalogue!
Did Criterion just tweet out screencaps of this scene?

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#21 Post by miless » Sat May 06, 2017 3:18 pm

I was quite tickled at some of the "Criterion" references in the new season of MST3K. the two that I remember off the top of my head were jokes relating to Tati in Reptilicus and Solaris in Cry Wilderness.

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#22 Post by Minkin » Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:44 am

Sorry, this isn't a Criterion related reference (perhaps late night tv could've worked), but this is as good as I can find.

Has the movie: Monster from the Ocean Floor been mentioned on tv or news or anything lately (or perhaps a remake is in the works)? I've been inundated with emails from people asking about the DVD that I was selling on Amazon (since sold to someone who didn't even email me). I can't figure out why there's so many people interested in it all of a sudden, so I assume it was referenced somewhere recently.

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