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D&D references.. 
4th-Feb-2003 06:28 pm
This is an idea I got from someone on dragonlance.

What references of D&D can you remember from TV/films/literature/music?

Here are mine..

(1) Buffy/Angel: Both these shows have referenced D&D on numerous occasions (a gold star to the first person to list five). Most notable is the time they had a semi-regular roleplayer in Angel.

(2) Highlander: The Series: When my favourite TV series of all time mentioned my favourite glee, I ended up jumping around with glee. I can't remember the name of the episode unfortunately. But at one time Fitz is chained up by some bad guys and he says something along the line of: "What is this, Dungeons and Dragons?"

(3) <insert misc British detective series here> I'm pretty sure it was Taggart. Some guy had died the night he had been roleplaying. A bit of bad press for D&Ders I suppose, but it wasn't done too badly. I think, if I remember correctly, the roleplayers made a pretty good case for why they were nice people. But it was a long long time ago so my memory is pretty damn hazy.

So does anyone have anymore references?
4th-Feb-2003 12:59 pm (UTC)
Well, there's always the beginning of E.T. where Elliot's brother has his group over, that's the reason they order the pizza.
My favorite comic Gold Digger has references here and there, but maybe it's just borrowing a bit for its fantasy bits.
4th-Feb-2003 02:13 pm (UTC)
Mazes & Monsters is an anti-D&D film but it never explicitly mentions the name Dungeons & Dragons. They’re playing D&D in the Curse of the Talisman. The bad guy is the DM. There’s a whole Dextor’s Laboratory based around a D&D game and of course Gary Gygax and dice appear in one episode of Futurama.

I can also vaguely describe a few film references to the game but since I can’t remember the titles nor much about them – I’ll have to leave them out of the list.
4th-Feb-2003 02:41 pm (UTC)
I really have to see that version of Futurama! Unfortunately, I've managed to miss most of the episodes.
4th-Feb-2003 03:44 pm (UTC)
It's the What If episode. Fry supposes what if he never accidentally got frozen, and immediately a task force consisting of Al Gore, Uhura, Gygax, Stephen Hawking and Deep Blue the computer arrive to avert the amount of dimensional chaos that would ensue if Fry avoided the plot device.
5th-Feb-2003 01:42 pm (UTC) - D&D references
I was watching an episode of "Inside the Actor's Studio" on Bravo and Mike Myers (of Wayne's World and the Austin Powers trilogy fame) said his character Lothar from Saturday Night Live was a character he created playing D&D as a youth. So there's both a D&D reference and a celebrity admitting to playing D&D (not that there's anything wrong with that).
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