I just saw dreamcast on tv!

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I just saw dreamcast on tv!

Post by Sir Savant » Tue Feb 07, 2006 7:00 pm

I was watching an old episode of "My Wife and Kids", and Michael and Junior were playing dreamcast! No idea what game, but it was pretty awesome.

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Post by Travis of the Cosmos » Tue Feb 07, 2006 9:00 pm

One of the strippers on HBO's "G-String Divas" also had a dreamcast.
But they only showed her playing an audio cd on it.

I wonder what kinds of video games strippers play.
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Post by Caboose » Tue Feb 07, 2006 9:27 pm

Maybe ones similiar to this? :lol:
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Post by Quzar » Tue Feb 07, 2006 10:35 pm

That's like saying a forklift operator would play shenmue for fun all day all night.
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Post by Juan » Tue Feb 07, 2006 10:54 pm

Travis of the Cosmos wrote:One of the strippers on HBO's "G-String Divas" also had a dreamcast.
But they only showed her playing an audio cd on it.
I never noticed that.
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Post by Smiley » Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:08 pm

Going back a few years as far as consoles that I've seen on sitcoms/shows:

snes on Roseanne
nes on Cosby show
atari 2600 on three's company
atari 7800 on home improvement
ps2 on king of queens...also one episode where arthur buys/plays Pong game
generic sounding genesis on step by step
snes on full house
atari lynx on full house
That's all I remember right now..sure there's more..

oddly enough, I personally have never seen a dc on a tv show
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Post by Quzar » Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:29 pm

I have screenshots of the twins with their lynx-ii on fullhouse.
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Post by BaldMonk » Wed Feb 08, 2006 4:53 am

Quzar wrote:I have screenshots of the twins with their lynx-ii on fullhouse.
Haha, that sounds all kinds of wrong... Haha ;)
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Post by lackofsense » Wed Feb 08, 2006 5:08 am

saw an nes on family matters
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Post by Phantom » Wed Feb 08, 2006 8:47 am

Smiley wrote:oddly enough, I personally have never seen a dc on a tv show
There was a Dreamcast in one of the early CSI episodes. The conversation about it sounds like an advertisement:
CSI wrote:NICK STOKES: Dude, you got NFL2K for Dreamcast?

GREG SANDERS: Bought it the day it came out. Those graphics are killer, aren't they? My team is the Falcons. Who do you use?

NICK STOKES: Randy Moss...
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Post by Roofus » Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:42 pm

Smiley wrote:Going back a few years as far as consoles that I've seen on sitcoms/shows:

snes on Roseanne
nes on Cosby show
atari 2600 on three's company
atari 7800 on home improvement
ps2 on king of queens...also one episode where arthur buys/plays Pong game
generic sounding genesis on step by step
snes on full house
atari lynx on full house
That's all I remember right now..sure there's more..

oddly enough, I personally have never seen a dc on a tv show
There was at least one episode of Fresh Prince where they had an NES set up in the living room.

Also, I'm sure everyone knows about that episode of South Park where Cartman gets all excited about the Dreamcast.
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Post by Smiley » Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:48 pm

Dunno if they still does this but the thing that always bothered me in the past when they were depicting a modern console is that they would use sound effects that were obviously from the 2600 era of games; what's up wit dat?
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Post by Quzar » Wed Feb 08, 2006 1:33 pm

Sound effects from 2600 games are universally recognizable as "video game sounds".
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Post by Sweater Fish » Wed Feb 08, 2006 5:27 pm

Phantom wrote:
Smiley wrote:oddly enough, I personally have never seen a dc on a tv show
There was a Dreamcast in one of the early CSI episodes. The conversation about it sounds an advertisement:
CSI wrote:NICK STOKES: Dude, you got NFL2K for Dreamcast?

GREG SANDERS: Bought it the day it came out. Those graphics are killer, aren't they? My team is the Falcons. Who do you use?

NICK STOKES: Randy Moss...
Heh, probably was. Sega paid to have a Saturn prominently displayed in the living room of the Drew Carey Show.

I recall an episode of CSI or Law & Order or some show like that where a Gamecube was actually used as the murder weapon. Guess that's what happens when you put a handle on a console.


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Post by ccb_v2 » Fri Feb 10, 2006 3:13 pm

Quzar wrote:Sound effects from 2600 games are universally recognizable as "video game sounds".
I've noticed that.... its always either Pacman or Yar's Revenge.
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Post by SeGaFrEaK NL » Fri Feb 10, 2006 3:34 pm

Dreamcast was in a will & grace episode.
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Post by Yonke » Fri Feb 10, 2006 6:16 pm

I remember in the movie training day a part where a small boy is playing dreamcast (it only see the conrtol).........
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Re: I just saw dreamcast on tv!

Post by Tall Israeli » Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:21 pm

Sir Savant wrote:I was watching an old episode of "My Wife and Kids", and Michael and Junior were playing dreamcast! No idea what game, but it was pretty awesome.

:lol:
I saw that episode. He wasn't actually playing a game, as they would have to pay for royalties. Instead, they just threw some random sound effects in.
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Post by Smiley » Fri Feb 10, 2006 11:14 pm

I've also seen Gameboys (the brick ones) on more than one epsisode of home improvement.

and with the lynxes and full house: I've seen them in two different episodes; one where Rebbeca's cousin comes to visit and enter that twin competition; and on another episode, a kid is playing one at a makeout party that steph was attending; and as mentioned, and they had a whole episode where they played some fake game on a snes.

and I forgot the name of the movie (it was one with Will Smith) but a turboexpress was used several times during said film. I think it was enemy of the state, or something else????

I've always noticed the saturn in the dining room of the drew carey show...and also recall a joke being made about the colecovision on south park; an episode where the boys are sleeping over at kenny's house, ask if they have a nintendo, and they say all they have is a coleco hooked up to a black and white tv; and hilarity ensued. :lol:
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Post by nymus » Sat Feb 11, 2006 2:45 am

I hate the way people "pretend" to play games on sitcoms. It's as if they've been told to "move your fingers and shake your body a little". Fortunately (bash alert) it's usually a PS2 or Xbox so...

I saw a Dreamcast in a movie called (I think) "seventeen again" and the kids there were playing Ready 2 Rumble.

I also think I saw a half second shot of a Dreamcast on a commercial for a vaccum cleaner but I'm not sure.

Eminem has also done a freestyle with Mitsurugi's BGM from Soul Calibur.

There's also an ooold audio clip of Jon Stewart grilling Ice Cube on his gaming habits where he asks something like "Have you seen the commercials? 'it's thinking...' WHAT'S IT THINKING ABOUT?!" :)

I like seeing the ol' DC on TV.
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