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From The Simpsons To Shrek 2: A History Of Godzilla In Pop Culture
Did you spot the Godzilla toys in every episode of Roseanne?

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Godzilla is everywhere. If he’s not on your computer screens (Mozilla Firefox) or your TV screens (reality show Bridezillas), he’s stomping around your local metropolis, kicking over the fire hydrants and waking up the children. He’s also firmly engrained in popular culture, getting hat-tipped all the way from Armageddon and back, as this surprisingly long list proves...

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SOUTH PARK

Applying reason to South Park is like applying peanut butter to your forehead: pointless. Marvel, then, at the preposterocity of Barbra Streisand transforming into a gargantuan robot dinosaur version of Barbra Streisand. The robo-beastemoth is known as ‘Mecha-Streisand’, and Mecha-Streisand fires missiles from her Mecha-breasts, because... because... well, she’s Mecha-Streisand - what do you want from us? She is ultimately defeated by The Cure’s Robert Smith, who turns himself into a Mothra-alike giant moth monster to do so, thereby explaining 'The Caterpillar' in the process.

 

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Will the Toho classics ever be released on dvd (o better bluray), I've been looking for them for years. More

Posted by sleepwalker on Tuesday May 20, 2014, 09:10

2 Buffy?
In the Season 8 of the show - in comic form - Dawn grows huge and fights a Mecha version of herself in Japan, in a very obvious Godzilla tribute. Andrew even calls it out as such, I think. See? http://www.hoodedutilitarian.com/wp-content/uploads/201 2/09/mecha_dawn.png More

Posted by notquitecool on Monday May 19, 2014, 14:42

3 Buffy?
In the Season 8 of the show - in comic form - Dawn grows huge and fights a Mecha version of herself in Japan, in a very obvious Godzilla tribute. Andrew even calls it out as such, I think. See? http://www.hoodedutilitarian.com/wp-content/uploads/201 2/09/mecha_dawn.png More

Posted by notquitecool on Monday May 19, 2014, 14:36

4 Frank Zappa... In France (live version)
...If you're not careful, It'll stick to your cheeks You'll smell like Godzilla For a couple of weeks In France Way down in France More

Posted by Toursiveu on Sunday May 18, 2014, 23:09

5 Lifestyles Of The Rich And Infamous by Ice-T
From the 1991 album Original Gangsta comes this song about Ice-T's life as a gangsta rap superstar. In that song there's moment when Ice finds himself getting down and dirty with some homegirl. And the lyrics goes: "Sounds fly, like a hype sex thriller / But see she looked like Godzilla" http://rapgenius.com/Ice-t-lifestyles -of-the-rich-and-infamous-lyrics More

Posted by Pelle on Saturday May 17, 2014, 01:48

6 RE: Surely...
....Which then leads onto Pacific Rim - a homage to Godzilla More

Posted by marcus_fuller on Friday May 16, 2014, 18:39

7 Surely...
...every single episode of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers must have been conceived with Godzilla in mind. More

Posted by marcus_fuller on Friday May 16, 2014, 18:37

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Also worth a mention - Robocop, the advert for the Nissan SUX and the 80's Chewits adverts ! More

Posted by fraser1978 on Friday May 16, 2014, 12:32

9 Beavis and Butthead
Another worthy mention would be the opening sequence to 'Beavis and Butthead Do America'. King Kong and Godzilla in one massive 2 minute swoop. More

Posted by alsybroth on Friday May 16, 2014, 11:45

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And Futurama's "The Devil's Hand are Idle Playthings," if only because it featured Godzilla in a musical sequence. More

Posted by Ertai23 on Friday May 16, 2014, 08:58

11
I also think the Hot Fuzz finale deserves a mention. More

Posted by Ertai23 on Friday May 16, 2014, 08:55

12 Don't forget the Stathe
Crank 2 should get a mention More

Posted by gaffer on Friday May 16, 2014, 08:52

13 Hollywood Boulevard
In Joe Dante & Alan Arkush's first film, Hollywood Boulevard , Godzilla (billed as "Herself") turns up on the set of Atomic War Brides and is seen throwing then script down the toilet , you could do a complete article on the in-jokes in that film More

Posted by Monroeville on Thursday May 15, 2014, 18:18

14 Arrested Development
Worth a mention https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BG0z_EALv6U More

Posted by RobotDevil on Thursday May 15, 2014, 17:58


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