Rover_Wow's Rover References
There were loads of pop references on the show. Here's my list of them.
If you have any references not listed here, or have any other info, then
email me here. Let's Hit the Road
Scotch Guard: 3M innovation that prevents carpets from being soiled.
Cold War: A political war fought between the USSR and the USA back
in the 50s and 60s. During the "war", nuclear weapons were developed. (One particularly tense
moment, the Cuban missile crisis, was covered in the Kevin Costner film "Thirteen Days".)
Storm From the Pacific
Cleveland Browns: NFL football team that, like Hunter said, moved to
Baltimore (in 1995). The 1999 season saw the return of the Browns name.
This is as hard as the KGB!: The Soviet Union's secret police, their
version of the US CIA.
Where Rovers Dare
Episode title: Apparently a take off of the movie "Where Eagles Dare".
Turn, Turn, Turn: As Hunter said, this is a hit song by the Byrds.
It was their greatest hit.
Janis Joplin: One of the greatest female rockers ever. Her biggest hit was "Me and Molly McGee".
She was born in 1943 and died in 1970. Not surprisingly, of a drug overdose.
Some of the country names in this ep came from names of Disney executives,
e.g. Michael Ovitz (Ovitzania). Also, the unified country at the end has a
distinctively Disneyish shape. (Namely, a hidden Mickey.)
Let Sleeping Dogs Lie
Go, Dog, Go!: Children's book about a dog who apparently doesn't like
some other pretty dog's hat, but in the end, it turns out he does.
The Dog Who Knew Too Much
Episode title: A take off of the Alfred Hitchcock thriller "The Man
Who Knew Too Much", which he made twice.
Episode title: A take off of the 60's TV comedy series "Hogan's Heroes".
Colleen's odds: Right out of the asteroid scene in "Empire Strikes
Still a Few Bugs in the System
Atwater's book "I, Bug": Isaac Asimov's book "I, Robot", which mentioned
the rules of robotics.
This time it's personal: Don't know where this came from. If you can
help, email me.
"These boots were made for stomping": Nancy Sinatra's song "These Boots
Were Made For Walkin'" (recently covered by Geri Halliwell).
Reigning Cats and Dogs:
Opening scenes: There are lots of Star Trek references in the opening
1. Hunter's log at the beginning similar to Captain's log which opens or closes
every Star Trek ep.
2. Their space vessel is similar to the Enterprise.
3. At the end of the opening scene, when the Rovers warp away, they
leave a Star Trek-like trail.
More like coincidence, but Parvo's plan to get rid of Sheperd is similar
to the Terminator films, and the way Sheperd's saved is similar
to Back to the Future.
Take Me to Your Leader
Whitewater: Scandal President Bill Clinton was in before he got involved
A Day in the Life
Episode title: It's also the name of a Beatles song.
Sam Donaldson: An ABC news correspondent.
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