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    Wow, this was very interesting to read. Made me go and actually look for these little cameos and clips. The one with Bart watching Pokemon was funny, I literally lol'd at "crystal light ball" and Pikachu's voice-acting. Going to go watch the episode Chinpokomon :).

    Great article.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger Jack Walker View Post
    IIRC in that episode of Everybody Loves Raymond, Ray's daughter trades away a whole bunch of cards for a single rare one and Ray forces her to trade them back. She then says she hates him or something and then Ray tries to get that card back, ultimately buying the card and some comics from a Comic Store.
    that episode actually just aired recently. Everybody Loves Raymond is an awesome show. It was a Scramisaur card that she traded for and it evolved by "getting the sonic crystal." lol, good times.

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    Urgh, 'Swellows'? Definately worthy of a groan, for reals :/


    Had to look up the Simpsons clip over at the ol' 'tube o' you. OK, I...couldn't make out a word said by the Ash expy, though I got a good laugh at the irony of Bart's one liner.

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    Just got to the part in the Simpsons movie and Kevin Brockman does indeed say Swellows. And honestly, given how many other types of swallows there are, it seems hard to imagine that they chose that particular species for no reason whatsoever. So given the context, it's definitely a reference to the Pokemon. A pretty cool yet subtle reference I missed the first time around if I do say so myself. :] It seems that there's a Pokemon fan among the Simpsons writers.

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    What's even more strange, as the article pointed out, that writer knows Pokemon other than the first 151. Surely something like that is unthinkable when making a parody of Pokemon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger Jack Walker View Post
    What's even more strange, as the article pointed out, that writer knows Pokemon other than the first 151. Surely something like that is unthinkable when making a parody of Pokemon.
    Well, íf one of the writers is a Pokémon fan, then of course he wouldn't only know the first 151.
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    Wow, I had no idea about the Swellow cameo! That's so cool!


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    He says Swallows. It's not a Swellow cameo.

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    Aw! You forgot to include that Big Barda Plays the Pokemon TCG!

    Then again, I'm a comic tard. I just found that hilarious :'D

    Quote Originally Posted by rockman0 View Post
    that episode actually just aired recently. Everybody Loves Raymond is an awesome show. It was a Scramisaur card that she traded for and it evolved by "getting the sonic crystal." lol, good times.

    On topic: Great article. What was the reference to Pokemon in Goldmember?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiny_Snorlax View Post
    Aw! You forgot to include that Big Barda Plays the Pokemon TCG!
    That's pretty cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by /Zer0 View Post
    Going to go watch the episode Chinpokomon :).
    Surprisingly, their Japanese is actually accurate.

    They even say "Miesasenasai!" or something like that at some point, meaning "Show them!".
    The word "quadragonal" is the only word with "dragon" in it where "dragon" is not a root word. That makes it awesome.

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    "I wonder what it's like inside those pokeballs?"
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    Thise are swallows in the Simpsons movie, not swellows. Not only is it too bscure a pokemon to make an effective reference, the birds seen do not look like swellow, Kent Brockman says "swallow" they do look like swallows and not swellows, swellow is really quite an uncreative pokemon, so its easy to see why swellows look enough like swallows to get confused, and they arent swellows theyre swallows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bug Catcher Wade View Post
    Thise are swallows in the Simpsons movie, not swellows. Not only is it too bscure a pokemon to make an effective reference, the birds seen do not look like swellow, Kent Brockman says "swallow" they do look like swallows and not swellows, swellow is really quite an uncreative pokemon, so its easy to see why swellows look enough like swallows to get confused, and they arent swellows theyre swallows.
    As Austin Powers would say, "Oh no, I've gone cross-eyed."
    The word "quadragonal" is the only word with "dragon" in it where "dragon" is not a root word. That makes it awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockman0 View Post
    What was the reference to Pokemon in Goldmember?
    During one scene in Tokyo people in Pikachu and I think Charmander costumes were running around. IIRC, there were other brief cameos in some of the deleted scenes too.

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    I must do it...

    I wonder if they were African or European swallows.

    Anyway, good read, didn't realize there were that many pokemon cameos. Brought back memories of when I collected the cards waaay back when and I had a little slot in my book for the Charizard Card I'd never have.
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