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LadyStanley 02-01-2013 08:34 PM

Hockey in pop culture: 30 Rock
 
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-pu...2668--nhl.html

In honor/memoriam of the 30 Rock series finale, Puck Daddy looks at the many, many hockey references through the years. The Stanley Cup was one guest star that had a lot of buzz (more than most human guest stars).

Ghoulie Mask 02-01-2013 09:09 PM

There was this great line in one of the last episodes (I think 3rd to last episode, after Jack's mother Colleen dies):

“My mother stopped watching the Boston Bruins because she said Derek Sanderson’s mustache made him look like he took his sandwiches with a pickle.”–Jack Donaghy

Roughneck 02-01-2013 09:26 PM

Liz: Dennis, wake up!
Dennis: Wha? Huh?
Liz: You're going to burn the place down!
Dennis:I wish I had burned the place down. There’s no reason to live anymore.
Liz:What happened?
Dennis: The Islanders lost.
Liz: Doesn't that happen a lot?
Dennis: I knew you wouldn't understand.

Kitten Mittons 02-01-2013 09:38 PM

I wonder if 30 Rock being an NBC show has something to do with it.

danishh 02-01-2013 09:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kitten Mittons (Post 58859365)
I wonder if 30 Rock being an NBC show has something to do with it.

nope, a bunch of canadian and northeast writers.


this is still my favorite:

Big McLargehuge 02-01-2013 09:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by danishh (Post 58859621)
nope, a bunch of canadian and northeast writers.

Yep.

Though the NHL's connections with NBC probably made it a lot easier to actually get things cleared. The NFL can be a pain in the ass with stuff like that.


You bet your ass if I ever get my way onto a show I'm going to shoehorn some hockey references in. :D

Franck 02-01-2013 09:54 PM

House was another show with a lot of hockey references, particularly during the final season.

danishh 02-01-2013 10:16 PM

on the business side of things, i really think the NHL should be extremely proactive in trying to get the stanley cup to guest star in a bunch of different popular shows. I think for a product like hockey, that type of product placement is effective to get people thinking about hockey. Most sports fans know and recognize the cup even if they've never watched a hockey game.

kmad 02-01-2013 10:54 PM

Entourage has a lot of hockey references too... mostly Islanders

http://i.imgur.com/CjJo0.jpg

and of course that one ********* actor agent in the later seasons who obviously is a Flyers fan

kdb209 02-01-2013 11:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jagorim Jarg (Post 58866565)
Entourage has a lot of hockey references too... mostly Islanders

http://i.imgur.com/CjJo0.jpg

and of course that one ********* actor agent in the later seasons who obviously is a Flyers fan

Well, the main characters are supposed to originally from Queens and the actor playing E was born and raised on Long Island.

danishh 02-01-2013 11:20 PM

it was always part of E's character to be an islanders fan. Other than that, hockey references were scant.

But still, the NHL needs to remain proactive here. Make sure they're the most accessible to hollywood. I'm not sure if this is something that John Collins has talked about before, but it is something he should be focusing on, as you cant add another winter classic, can you?

Fire Lindy 02-02-2013 10:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by danishh (Post 58868769)
it was always part of E's character to be an islanders fan. Other than that, hockey references were scant.

But still, the NHL needs to remain proactive here. Make sure they're the most accessible to hollywood. I'm not sure if this is something that John Collins has talked about before, but it is something he should be focusing on, as you cant add another winter classic, can you?

And he is a huge Islanders fan in real life, IIRC he was at the Islanders draft sitting at the table with Wang and Co and was in the photo as well when they selected Tavares.

The show "Suits" on USA had a short conversation about Henrik Lundqvist a few episodes ago.

MartysBetterThanYou 02-02-2013 10:20 AM

If we are talking about hockey in pop culture, how could we go without a David Puddy reference? "The Face Painter" has to be one of my favorite episodes of Seinfeld.

http://youtu.be/ftUR6AFTNMA (Unfortunately embedding was disabled)

To think that this episode was made in 1995 (and about the 1994 playoffs) and Puddy is wearing a Brodeur jersey, and he is still on the team.

Concordski 02-02-2013 11:30 AM

There was a hockey reference in the pilot of The Americans.

TBLightningFan 02-02-2013 02:54 PM

http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/c...ising-Hope.jpg

Wears something Caps nearly every week.

LadyStanley 02-02-2013 03:07 PM

Fox's Bones has had a number of hockey references. Sealy (and the actor himself) is a big hockey fan. Flyers. Has a picture on the wall behind desk in FBI office.

There was even 1-2 hockey-themed shows, including one where he dreams Luc Robitaille is talking to him on the ice.

Sushiko 02-02-2013 04:59 PM

How I Met Your Mother has quite a few, not just with Robin being a Canucks fan... I know they did an episode where one of her friends played organ for the Rangers I think it was and they actually went to the stadium. Either that or they just showed shots of a game ;)

danishh 02-02-2013 11:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Sushiko (Post 58910277)
How I Met Your Mother has quite a few, not just with Robin being a Canucks fan... I know they did an episode where one of her friends played organ for the Rangers I think it was and they actually went to the stadium. Either that or they just showed shots of a game ;)

Luc Robitaille is actually on monday's episode talking about robin sparkles.

VinnyC 02-03-2013 12:09 AM

I don't watch the show, but sometimes I take a peek when my brother does and sometimes one of the characters rocks Islanders gear. Pretty neat.

nyiguy21 02-03-2013 12:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fire Lindy (Post 58885091)
And he is a huge Islanders fan in real life, IIRC he was at the Islanders draft sitting at the table with Wang and Co and was in the photo as well when they selected Tavares.

The show "Suits" on USA had a short conversation about Henrik Lundqvist a few episodes ago.

Yeah, he actually was the guy that announced the Brock Nelson pick. He's a huge fan and it is written in his contract that there has to be something Islanders related in every episode of Entourage.

DyerMaker66 02-03-2013 01:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MartysBetterThanYou (Post 58885319)
If we are talking about hockey in pop culture, how could we go without a David Puddy reference? "The Face Painter" has to be one of my favorite episodes of Seinfeld.

http://youtu.be/ftUR6AFTNMA (Unfortunately embedding was disabled)

To think that this episode was made in 1995 (and about the 1994 playoffs) and Puddy is wearing a Brodeur jersey, and he is still on the team.

That's one of my father's favourite episodes. "Gotta support the team!" :laugh:

Shrimper 02-03-2013 08:36 AM

Some Detroit Red Wings references in Scrubs. Dr.Cox is a fan and friends with Chelios I believe.

81ragnaH 02-03-2013 10:07 AM

House had a few. I remember one episode where a kid got sick after going to the all-star game in Montreal. The final story arc was kind of centered around House flushing Devils season tickets down the toilet.

Kitten Mittons 02-03-2013 03:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 81ragnaH (Post 58959451)
House had a few. I remember one episode where a kid got sick after going to the all-star game in Montreal. The final story arc was kind of centered around House flushing Devils season tickets down the toilet.

I remember the Devils one where they were mispronouncing each player's name.

David_99 02-03-2013 03:29 PM

http://nhlnlm.files.wordpress.com/20...ques-photo.jpg

Also from 30 Rock. I didn't see it in the first post but I just read it quickly.


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