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ROUWetPatchBehindTheSofa24 Jun 2017 11:10 a.m. PST

Okay, we're used to films, TV programmes etc, making use of cultural references, often in obsessively children's entertainment to give the adults something to laugh at, but I've just watched a pre-school kids cartoon called Hey Duggee referencing Apocalypse Now!
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It was the River Badge episode.

Stryderg24 Jun 2017 11:56 a.m. PST

The only problem with cultural references today is that there are so many inputs, it's hard to have a single culture. Ok, it's probably always been difficult, but I think it's getting harder.

Example:
Beevus: "Did you catch the new show on Netflix?"
His friend: "I don't have Netflix, but there's a great sci-fi show on Hulu."
Beevus: "Oh, I don't have Hulu. But hey, Youtube's got some parkour videos."
His friend: "Par-what now?"

Zephyr124 Jun 2017 2:28 p.m. PST

Oh yeah, "Parkour Lewis Can't Lose", that was a great TV show… ;-)

Russ Lockwood27 Jun 2017 8:58 a.m. PST

Hmmmm….Maybe you're thinking of Peter Parkour as the host of a show about an urban youth who acrobats all over a city?

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