The MM Series Influence On Pop Culture..

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The MM Series Influence On Pop Culture..

Postby Matt. » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:26 pm

Came across this on Wiki, I'm not sure if anyone else has seen it (I couldn't find that it had been posted on here before) so here you go...

Mad Max.

James Wan and Leigh Whannell credit the film's final scene, in which Johnny is given the option of cutting off his own foot to escape, for inspiring the entire Saw series.

The music video for the 2001 single Addicted to Bass by Puretone was heavily inspired by the opening chase sequence in Mad Max featuring a Pursuit Special.

Fist of the North Star can be easily linked to the universe of Mad Max, from the looks of the characters to the vehicles.

In the comic Watchmen, Rorschach handcuffs a child killer to a stove in a burning building and provides him with a hacksaw to free himself (either by cutting the chain or his own ankle). He uses very similar language to describe the killer's predicament as Max does with Johnny the Boy at the end of the movie.

Mad Max 2.

Filmmakers Guillermo Del Toro, David Fincher and Robert Rodríguez have cited Mad Max 2 as one of their favorite movies. James Cameron also credits the movie, along with Star Wars, for having a major influence on him.

In the 1985 comedy film Weird Science, Vernon Wells plays "Lord General," a mutant biker reminiscent of his role as "Wez" in Mad Max 2.

The final episode of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! is a parody of The Road Warrior.

English pop star Gary Numan's image for his 1983 Warriors album, singles, and live tour (consisting of a black leather costume with weapon accessories, set against a post-apocalyptic backdrop) was influenced by Mad Max 2.

English pop group Duran Duran based the music videos for their singles "Union of the Snake" (1983) and "The Wild Boys" (1984) on Mad Max 2.

In the Fallout series, many references are made to the film, including armor heavily inspired by Mad Max's leather suit and an advertisement with the player character donning the armor along with a dog at his side. Also, in the first three Fallout games, an Australian Cattle Dog appears, acting as a companion for the player.

"Two Tribes" (1984), the second single by English dance-pop group Frankie Goes to Hollywood, was influenced by Mad Max 2. The song's lyric "When two tribes go to war" is derived from a line from the film's opening narration, "...two mighty warrior tribes went to war."

"Bad Life", the opening track of English post-punk group Public Image Ltd's album This Is What You Want... This Is What You Get (1984), contains several lyrics which refer to Mad Max 2, namely "Now this machine is on the move/Now looking out for number one/The open road/I'm getting gasoline." The lyrics also mention The Humungus. On PiL's prototype version of the This is What You Want... album, Commercial Zone (1983), "Bad Life" is entitled "Mad Max."

Italian metalpunk band Children of Technology are very influenced by this film within their lyrical themes.

The game Borderlands was heavily influenced by the art direction and setting of Mad Max 2. Many references are made to elements of the Mad Max universe, including a boss named Mad Mel who looks like Lord Humungous.

A federal lawsuit, deciding a major loss for feminist equality was decided by a woman queefing the Road Warrior, an enraged Wez and Lord Humungus, in "Eat, Pray, Queef", an episode in the thirteenth season of South Park. The film is also parodied in the episode "Proper Condom Use." Additionally, Stan Marsh has a Road Warrior poster in his room.

In the Cheers episode "Never Love a Goalie: Part 1," Dr Frasier Crane is jailed after getting involved in a fight at a hockey game. Upon returning to Cheers, Frasier says, "I've just spent the last six hours in a holding cell with the cast of The Road Warrior," to which Woody Boyd says, "Wow, Dr. Crane! Did you get Mel Gibson's autograph??"

In The Simpsons episode "Bart vs. Australia", the enraged Australian crowd chasing the Simpsons includes some Mad Max 2-style bikers.
Another episode of The Simpsons, "Lemon of Troy", makes a reference to Mad Max 2 in the car compound scenes. The Springfielders watch their impounded van through binoculars from their vantage point, while the children from Shelbyville ride their bikes in circles around the compound - parodying the scene in Mad Max 2 in which Max and the Gyro Captain observe the bikers circling the oil refinery.

WWE Superstar Chris Jericho frequently referred to himself as the "Ayatollah of Rock-n-rolla" during the 2000s. This is a direct reference to one of nicknames Toadie gives The Humungus in the film.

In the 1986 Clint Eastwood film Heartbreak Ridge, Mario van Peebles' character of "Stitch Jones" refers to himself as the "Ayatollah of Rock-n-rolla".

In the Reboot animation tv-series, the episode 17 called Bad Bob is clearly based on the Mad Max universe, taking place in a desert where the heroes and vilains fights themselves while driving tuned cars and motorcycles. At the end of the episode, there is a car-chased with Bob driving a semi-truck similar to the one in Mad Max 2.

On April 18, 2005, in San Antonio, Texas, 29 people organized a re-enactment of the tanker chase scene from The Road Warrior as they were travelling from Boerne to San Antonio to attend a movie marathon. Several motorists reported to police a "militia" armed with machine guns surrounding a tanker truck. When police pulled over the convoy, they found out the machine guns were fake; 9 of the participants were arrested and charged with obstruction of a highway and two other re-enactors were arrested for obstruction of a highway and carrying illegal knives. As a result, the movie marathon was cancelled. One of the re-enactors recorded video proving that the convoy was in fact in compliance with traffic laws, and all charges were later dropped.

The World of Warcraft game features a minor villain called "The Ginormus" whose looks and feel appear to be inspired by Lord Humunugus'. He is referenced as "Ayatollah of Kaja Cola" and also quotes Lord Humungus during battle.
In the level creator DLC for Portal 2, Cave Johnson, the narrator says "Cave Johnson here. Just a reminder that the core goal of Aperture Gas-Finding Science is to find gas, so make sure you let us know if you see any. If we meet our quarterly gas-finding target, I promise you we will don our bondage gear, fuel our death cars, and drive around in circles, whooping it up and shooting arrows at people. Who is ready to rule the wasteland? Alright, start looking."

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.

The episode of The Simpsons in which Mel Gibson guest-stars is entitled "Beyond Blunderdome", and contains several visual references to the Mad Max films. Whilst making a getaway from the film studio, Gibson and Homer Simpson hijack "The Road Warrior Car" from the auto museum (the car resembles The Humungus' vehicle in Mad Max 2). When Gibson pushes aside the Mad Max dummy in the car, he says "Shove over, junior!"

In the Seinfeld episode "The Dealership", George Costanza says of a car dealership, "There’s no laws in this place. Anything goes! It’s Thunderdome!!"

The Futurama episode "Raging Bender" contains a parody of the "Two men enter, one man leaves" line from Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. Describing the sport of robot wrestling, Professor Hubert Farnsworth says, "There are no rules. Two robots enter, one robot leaves, then later the other robot leaves after being declared the winner."

In the music video of 2pac's "California Love", elements from this film were used including car chases in the desert and the Thunderdome itself. The director of the video, Hype Williams, was inspired by this film when making "California Love."

In the game World of Warcraft, a woman named Katrina Turner hosts a series of battles at The Thunderdrome, an obvious reference to the film.

In the game Borderlands, many references are made to elements of the Mad Max universe, including Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot, which features a series of challenges in a Thunderdome setting and an achievement titled, "Can't We Get Beyond Thunderdome?".

In the track from Snoop Dogg, "Gangbanging 101" it is referenced "we just slip and slide out, we rip and ride out Let it see known, nigga welcome to da Thunderdome."

In the video game Fallout: New Vegas there are two achievements titled "Master Blaster" and "You Run Bartertown", named after a character and a quote by the same character in the film.

In the movie Waiting..., the character Floyd welcomes a newly hired employee with the line "Welcome to the Thunderdome, bitch".

Kimya Dawson references it in her song "The Beer" saying "I was dressed like Tina Turner in Beyond Thunderdome."

The South Park episode "The Wacky Molestation Adventure" references the scene where the pre-apocalyptic world is described to the children.

In Superbad two of the main characters are told, "Welcome to Thunderdome." as they arrive at a house party.

The Goth/Industrial dance organizers Death Guild have built a working Thunderdome at Burning Man since 1998. Battles are done with soft weapons, and a trademark "0 days since last injury" sign adorn the dome. As in the movie, onlookers climb the sides of the dome for a better view ... ar_culture
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