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Pop Culture References in Buffy & Angel

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In Salvage, Loren says "Ding dong, the Beast is dead", a reference to the Wizard of Oz.
 
In Release, Angelus calls Angel's gang "the Brady Bunch".
 
In Orpheus, Faith makes a reference to the songs Dust in the Wind and Candle in the Wind.
 
In the same episode, Cordelia calls Willow "Glinda", another reference to the Wizard of Oz.
 

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When Eve is in Gunn's office talking to him she takes from the shelf a robot (he has a neat collection); I didn't find it, but I think it is a toy by the Japanese company Yoshiya because of this similar one:



The other one (left on the shelf) seems to be the vintage Radar Robot, by Horikawa - one that I have myself:

 

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The yellow one that appears on top of the shelf seems to be a Rescue Robot produced by Rocket USA:





 
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In "Beneath You" in a conversation with Nancy:

DAWN
Round up the gang?
XANDER
Good thinking. Except ...
(gesturing)
This is the gang
BUFFY
Just us. Right.
XANDER
(shrugs)
About as assembled as the Avengers
can be these days.

The Avengers has gone on to become a comic and movie powerhouse franchise.
 

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When Eve is in Gunn's office talking to him she takes from the shelf a robot (he has a neat collection); it is the Asakusa 1960's Thunder Robot - which was reproduced in the 1990's:




The other one (left on the shelf) I'm pretty sure it's a vintage Radar Robot, by Horikawa - one that I have myself:



The yellow one that appears on top of the shelf is the Rescue Robot produced by Rocket USA:





Angel, A Hole in the World, Gunn's office

Gunn's office; we have a clear shot of the shelf with the robots:



The bigger red robot on the right is the Atomic Robot Man - it is one of the first tin robots made in postwar Japan, in the 1940's. Much later later, reproductions were made – Gunn's is not the original, which was grey and smaller. The original manufacturer is unknow. SOURCE



The red little one is the Red Space Trooper:

 

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The yellow one is the Rescue Robot produced by Rocket USA



The blue one seems to be the Smoking Robot by Yonezawa - 1950's





Most of these robots were produced in the 1940's, 1950's and 1960's and they are rare and quite expensive sometimes; but there are reproductions made in later years. I had one Mr. Patrol by Horikawa (similar to Gunn's Radar Robot) when I was a child, and it was recently sold for US $2 304,00 on eBay. I bought the Radar Robot last year, but those are cheap (...or not that expensive).
 

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In season 7 episode 12 "Potential", Andrew makes a reference to Dragon Ball Z. I pick up on a lot of the nerdy references in the show... especially Star Wars stuff.
 

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Glory asks Dawn if she has been playing Sugar and Spice with Ben, Sugar and Spice is from an English nursery rhyme from the 19th century called what are little boys made of.
When Glory tortures Spike he refers to Bob Barker and the price is hot.
The actions that take place around Jasmine hint to the biblical book of revelations.
In the comics the Fifty Shades of Grey are mentioned
 

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In the comics the japanese vampire girl Kumiko dresses like a gothic Lolita and her Vampire Gang is referred to as gothic vampire. Also in the comics Andrew says that Steampunk is not his thing, when he refers to Spikes ship. Andrew also mentions Blade Runner, when talking to Buffy in the helicopter. Xander has an Alien Maquette, which is seen when he is moving in with Spike.
In the show Ben talks to Buffy about her Powers and says , in joking way, that it was a radioactive spider bite, which is a reference to Spider man. The painting in Glorys mansion stems from Tamara de Lempicka(16 May 1898 – 18 March 1980) , a polish artist, who identified as lgbt
 

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In Becoming Part 2 Spike mentions Manchester United
The Masters human Factory in Wishverse reminded me on that one :
But I do not know if that is intentional
 

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In Becoming Part 2 Spike mentions Manchester United
The Masters human Factory in Wishverse reminded me on that one :
But I do not know if that is intentional
And yet if you go by his English accent (all be it a dodgy one) he is a cockney;) Maybe its because at the time Man Utd were a dominat side, then again I think Arsenal won the league that season:p
 

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that is bad quality, but you can see it here
, yet it is checkpoint not no place like home i think
 

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In "The Prom", Buffy tells Tucker while attacking him that she plans to "party like it's 1999", I assume that's a reference to the song "1999" by Prince.
 
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I think so yes.

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Fred has a Dixie Chicks poster on the wall of her office at Wolfram & Hart in AtS S5
Buffy wants Wind Beneath Your Wings for the first dance on her wedding in Something Blue
Spike sings along to the Ramones song "I wanna be sedated" in Crush
It is a running joke on AtS that Angel likes Barry Manilow
Angel calls Spike "Caspar" in AtS S5 (I don`t remember the episode, though)

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