Criterion References, TV, and You

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Gregory
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Re: Criterion References, TV, and You

#26 Post by Gregory » Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:21 pm

Eastbound and Down:
"Friends, Season Six, Criterion Collections." [his great pluralizations of things were a constant on the show] ...
"They're all alphabetized, don't touch my Criterions!"

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#27 Post by domino harvey » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:12 pm

Yep, he interviews the director on the Blu-ray extras

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#28 Post by Professor Wagstaff » Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:19 am

For the finale of The Deuce
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In the epilogue, we learn that former prostitute/porn star/porn director Elaine (Maggie Gyllenhaal) made a film that ended up in the Criterion Collection.

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#29 Post by Roger Ryan » Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:06 pm

Professor Wagstaff wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:19 am
For the finale of The Deuce
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In the epilogue, we learn that former prostitute/porn star/porn director Elaine (Maggie Gyllenhaal) made a film that ended up in the Criterion Collection.
Yes, this made me smile watching the series' final episode last night.
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Elaine's stage name is Candy which helps to cement the idea that the character is based on Candida Royalle, especially the character's move from porn actress to directing "feminist porn". I got the impression, however, that the non-porn cult film the character made (which we learn was restored and released on Blu-ray by Criterion) had a similar pedigree to Barbara Loden's Wanda.

EDIT: Just watched the behind-the-scenes segment for this final episode, and co-creator/co-writer George Pelecanos stated that Wanda was, indeed, the inspiration for Elaine's art house film.

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#30 Post by dwk » Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:37 pm

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#31 Post by paulm » Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:30 pm

This week's episode of the Double Threat Podcast "Gaines Recognizes Gaines" starts with Tom Scharpling riffing on having to break into the Criterion closet Mission: Impossible style.

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#32 Post by smccolgan » Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:14 am

Not exactly a Criterion reference, but towards the end of Season 5 of Cheers, there’s an effort made to convince Woody’s parents to let him stay in Boston, a short film is made, Diane re-edits it, and Woody’s father critiques it as “too derivative of Godard”.

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#33 Post by Andre Jurieu » Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:07 pm

Last night, Desus & Mero did a sketch where John Turturro "directs" them, which was titled as "Desus & Mero: Criterion Collection". Not sure if this was a recycled sketch or it was just filmed pre-pandemic (or maybe productions in NYC are now able to film stuff like this), but it was the first time I've seen the sketch.

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#34 Post by cdnchris » Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:58 pm

In the latest episode of The Simpsons, during a musical number around garage sales, Dr. Hibbert scores a Criterion box set of Meryl Streep films.

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#35 Post by hearthesilence » Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:05 pm

cdnchris wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:58 pm
In the latest episode of The Simpsons, during a musical number around garage sales, Dr. Hibbert scores a Criterion box set of Meryl Streep films.
LOL.

I remember when Homer complained about the Bob Seger box and how much the last disc sucked (a common problem with box set overviews). Wish there was a Bob Seger box set, but alas...

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#36 Post by cdnchris » Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:55 pm

I randomly came across another reference and it's for a show I've never seen (and didn't know still existed), but on a recent episode of The Flash the character of Zatoichi is brought up and a couple of characters blurt out at the same time "Best Criterion Collection" and "Great box set!"

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#37 Post by Andre Jurieu » Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:30 am

Andre Jurieu wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:07 pm
Last night, Desus & Mero did a sketch where John Turturro "directs" them, which was titled as "Desus & Mero: Criterion Collection". Not sure if this was a recycled sketch or it was just filmed pre-pandemic (or maybe productions in NYC are now able to film stuff like this), but it was the first time I've seen the sketch.
Another mention from Desus & Mero this week; while they make fun of a Food Network segment where the host makes a popcorn salad, Desus asks what cultured sour cream is, and Mero responds that “it’s sour cream that owns the entire Criterion Collection”.

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