References to Apple in Pop Culture

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by chucknorris, Oct 11, 2005.

  1. chucknorris macrumors 6502a


    Jun 28, 2005
    Moscow, ID (No Kremlin here!)
    I was thinking of some examples myself, and was curious to know other references (the more obscure, the better) made to Apple anywhere in pop culture.

    Please list only one quote, or story so we can hear from as many people as possible.

    My contribution is from an episode of the Simpsons.

    Homer: The greatest music festival was the US Festival.

    Guy in Record Store: The what festival?

    Homer: The US festival. It was sponsored by that guy from Apple computers.

    Guy in Record Store: What computers?

    Hehe. As a footnote, this episode came out at about the nadir of Apple's success (1997 or so).
  2. Applespider macrumors G4


    Jan 20, 2004
    looking through rose-tinted spectacles...
    'The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul', or one of Douglas Adam's Dirk Gently books, has a sub plot about one of the characters trying to model a 3D sofa on his Mac.
  3. puckhead193 macrumors G3


    May 25, 2004
    in family guy
    seinfield had an old IIe i think
    in Forest Gump he invested in some "fruit company"
    direct tv commercial
  4. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040


    Apr 21, 2003
    washington dc
    he had an updated model every season... including an aniversary edition
  5. AmericanIdiot12 macrumors regular

    Dec 30, 2004
    Down the street from Jiv3turkey748
    i saw that episode...apparently hes a mac user

    that show is the best show fact its on tbs now
  6. mikemodena macrumors 6502a


    May 30, 2005
    In Gilmore Girls (watched with my girlfriend :p ) Some of Rory's friends were in a band and went out and bought a PowerMac G5 with an ACD display for recording music. Apparently, it cost them 9 grand.
  7. joepunk macrumors 68030


    Aug 5, 2004
    a profane existence
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer: G3 Powerbook, iBook, G3 iMac, and other Macs

    Stargate SG1: seen several Apple USB keyboards "Cosmo" the small one.
  8. iDM macrumors 6502a


    Jul 6, 2005
    The Commonwealth of PA/The First State-DE
    Ummmm not that i have ever seen, not even once. Carrie in Sex in the City types on a older Powerbook in every episode.(I'm guessing she does i of course have never watched it)

    Ari the agent in Entourage as well as I believe all of the Agents in that company have iMac G5's

    Thats what i can think of off the top of my head right now
  9. chucknorris thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jun 28, 2005
    Moscow, ID (No Kremlin here!)
    Okay, I'll keep it going.

    Futurama (sorry to keep going back to Matt Groening) features Macs all over the place.

    Whenever a computer is depicted (like a computerized judge) the GUI is like Classic OS.

    You also hear the gong (whatever you call it) startup noise with computers in that show.
  10. mpq macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2005
    I saw a G5 iMac on Joey, but they covered up the name on the back.

    I don't know why I was watching it. :eek:
  11. Whyren macrumors 6502a


    Jun 3, 2004
    east of the West and west of the East
    If we're going TV, the Drew Carey Show had Macs everywhere ranging from the original iMacs to the flat-panel iMacs, to the iBook, to even the Cube.

    And Robot Chicken on Adult Swim, parody of That 70's Show, that '00 Show:

    Red: Damn it, Kitty! My iPod's broken! I'm gonna shove a boot up Steve Jobs' ass.
  12. HydroMan macrumors 6502


    Sep 19, 2004
    Luton. Lutonshire.
    A PB is always used to showcase houses in "Escape to the country" (a UK show where people move from the City to rural locations around the Country) with Apples logo shown numerous times in each show and angled views of the PB in action, a great advert.
  13. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000


    May 8, 2004
    I Live Where I Live
    American Dad, The church sign read "The Bible, The Real Powerbook"

    In the movie the island apples displays are left and right....

    i guess its the screen of the future
  14. chucknorris thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jun 28, 2005
    Moscow, ID (No Kremlin here!)
    Ooo...this is sort of obvious, but Apples DOMINATE the realm of prop computers in catalogs, interior decorating shows, etc.
  15. MentalFabric macrumors 6502


    Mar 10, 2004
    Near the begining of the chicks on speed song "Song For a Future Generation" - though it's a cover of a B52's song :p
    it goes: "hi, my names julie, and i like mac powerbooks and electronic music" :D
  16. jakochampolska macrumors 6502

    Jul 31, 2005
    also in the gilmore girls, Rory got an ibook (clamshell) as a gift for her birthday.

    and also in Laguna Beach (I dont usaully watch this) one of the girls got a ibook G4 as a gift for gradutating high school.
  17. cheekyspanky macrumors 6502a


    Jan 21, 2004
    South Bucks, UK
    They always used to have Macs in Absolutely Fabulous - in the background you would see the model change between each series. I remember an iMac and a Cube though.

    In the office that the main character worked at they had Macs everywhere too.
  18. r6girl Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Sep 6, 2003
    in one of the latest episodes of threshold (not a good series, imho but somehow we still watch it - need to end the tivo season pass to that one) there was this great line. some characters had gotten a hold of these incredibly advanced sound chips and they're examining a few, and one guy walks in and says, "it looks like bill gates's head exploded in here." one of the characters responds, saying something like, "are you kidding? bill gates would sell his mother to apple to get his hands on one of these."

    thought that was pretty funny... :p
  19. zap2 macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    CSI New York, LT Mack Taylor has an iMac G5

    CSI lap has a iMac G5
  20. achie25 macrumors 6502

    Sep 2, 2005
    Ok. I admit I started to watch it because of my wife but....the Apprentice with MArtha Stewart has MAC's in the apartment and her offices.
  21. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816


    Dec 16, 2004
    Birmingham, AL
    We shouldn't forget the classics:

    "Hello, computer."
    "Just use the keyboard."
    "Keyboard? How quaint."

    -the late Scotty talking to the dorky plexiglass factory manager in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
  22. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040


    Apr 21, 2003
    washington dc
    you guys crack me up with the "i dont usually watch it, but..."

    don't be so worried about internet people judging you. :rolleyes:

    i've watched gilmore girls- lauren grahm is a total hottie. i like the martha stewart apprentice show, she doles out good advice. i've seen laguna beach, shows me how i dont want to raise my future kids.

    relax folks :D

    there were iMacs in zoolander, to add another
  23. wongulous macrumors 6502a

    Dec 7, 2002
    This isn't "Mac sightings," people. This is pop culture references. You're derailing the thread.

    My contribution is merely that I was playing Trivial Pursuit 90's Edition the other weekend with friends at a party, and it soon digressed to me basically playing "Weakest Link" with the questions, to a group of like 30 people. :D (I guess I'm a natural star and announcer!) Anyway... at least 10-12 cards had references to Apple/Mac OS/Apple technologies. It was awesome!!! And I really only asked about 1/2 to 3/4 of the cards in the deck. So Apple is very linked to pop culture.
  24. MrSugar macrumors 6502a


    Jul 28, 2003
    The first three seasons of 24 were loaded with Macs. In fact, at points you can see them using iChat video conferencing with iSights.

    In particular I recall Jack having a 20" ACD and a G5 in his "old" head of CTU office, he also had a 17" powerbook.
  25. VAmin macrumors member

    Oct 1, 2004
    In the comic strip Foxtrot, one of the characters uses a pear-shaped computer, a la imac.

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