Monday, November 10, 2008

A Couple Of Micro-References

A long time ago when I started this blog I used to note random Shakespeare references I heard during the day, like tv commercials and such.  Given that I heard 2 in the last 12 hours or so, it reminded me to post more of them:

On this week's "Lipstick Jungle" episode (watching on Tivo, normally airs Friday night), Brooke Shields' movie producer character is getting pitched an indie film.  "Set in Belfast in the 1960's," the writer says, "Romeo and Juliet stuff.  Catholics and Protestants going at each other."

That was last night at maybe 9:30 or so.

This morning on the drive to work (7:30) I heard a radio commercial for Bengal Traders coffee, which I guess they're serving at ExxonMobil gas stations now.  I missed the lead up, but the man is trying to explain some sort of deal to the woman - I think it has to do with getting a bottle of water with your cup of coffee or something.  "They go great together, like Romeo and Juliet!" he says.

"Look how well they turned out," says the woman.


That's it.  Hey, I called them "micro" for a reason. :)

2 comments:

Martha said...

You missed Heroes, where Mr. Petrelli discussed killing his son with his partner in crime, Linderman. "Read your Shakespeare.." he began. He didn't reference a particular play, but Mrs. Petrelli would give Lady Macbeth a good run for her money.

Duane said...

I don't watch Heroes. Was this recent? Because I did catch wind of this particular episode a little while back:

http://blog.shakespearegeek.com/2008/09/crazy-nonsense.html

Which I thought was amusing.