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PostSubject: References to other shows   Wed Jan 02, 2008 3:35 pm

I love the little references to other well-known BBC shows that make it into the scripts. Two that come to mind:

Daleks in Manhatten - the Doctor pops out of the elevator and quips "Third floor, perfumery!" This seems like a pretty clear reference to "Are You Being Served?"

Voyage of the Damned - Mr. Copper describes how he's going to retire and buy a house with a garden. The actor playing the part (Clive Swift) is best known for his role as Richard Bucket in "Keeping Up Appearances" where he plays a retired man, who owns a nice home and spends much of his time in his garden avoiding his wife.

I'm sure there are plenty more, but those are the two shows most Americans are familiar with.
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PostSubject: Re: References to other shows   Thu Jan 03, 2008 2:34 pm

Alan Partridge makes numerous DR.WHO references in all 3 of his series. In fact, while he was clinically "fed up" for a Year, he "bought the rights to DR.WHO's mechanical dog, K-9".

My Avatar is Alan Partridge in what could have been a pivotal role: "Captain Alan Partridge of the USS CINNAMONS".
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PostSubject: Re: References to other shows   Thu Jan 03, 2008 2:37 pm

Oh yeah, "CORONATION STREET" has had countless DR.WHO mentions. Especially after the new series started.
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PostSubject: Re: References to other shows   Thu Jan 03, 2008 2:44 pm

I can think of: Are You Being Served, My Hero, and Vicar of Dibley having Dr Who references, and of course, visual references in VoD.
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PostSubject: Re: References to other shows   Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:39 pm

In Excalibur/X-Men, the Wierd Happenings Organization (WHO) was akin to UNIT an run by people with the same surname as Brigadier Stuart.
Satellite 5 is a rip-off of the Mojoverse from X-Men.
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PostSubject: Re: References to other shows   Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:41 pm

I totally forgot about the comics. I should go back and re-read the old stuff....

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PostSubject: Re: References to other shows   Sun Jan 27, 2008 3:42 am

EastEnders had a reference to Doctor Who recently, Ben (Phil Mictchell's son) had some Doctor Who Battles in Time playing cards
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PostSubject: Re: References to other shows   Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:12 pm

Captain John Hart called Torchwood "excalibur", the Brit X-Men team.
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PostSubject: Re: References to other shows   Sat May 22, 2010 3:36 pm

The pilot to The Invisible Man tv show (available on Hulu) was chock full of Whovian injokes.
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PostSubject: Re: References to other shows   Sun May 23, 2010 5:32 am

One Foot in the Grave. Richard winds up somehow getting a glass glued to his forehead and makes a reference to how he feels like a Dalek.
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PostSubject: Re: References to other shows   Sun May 23, 2010 7:56 pm

ncis had a reference- mcgee was commenting that a particular room was like the tardis...
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