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What was in that stuff? Red diesel?! :-/
Heh! I can't believe we were talking about Barbara Wodehouse and yet I didn't spot anyone mention that one! :) (apologies if I missed it)
No, the gas station attendant spontaneously decided to put a Red Tiger in the tank.
That explains it. Maybe it's a Continental thing. Here in the UK fuel is clear or has a yellowish tinge. Only agricultural diesel is dyed red as it has a much lower rate of tax applied to it. Still, a very good advert with a cinematic quality to it.
I was going to mention that one, too. I have a difficult time believing anyone under , say 35, would get that reference. New Tarzan movies these days are extremely rare, and the classic films don't get much television play anymore.
Besides, that yell was mostly a Johnny Weissmuller thing, although some others did copy it.
That may well be true. Rather under 20, perhaps, for my region, but nevertheless.
The UK yellowish tinge is reasonable. Tigers are yellow, after all. Clear? I don't know. Over here, I haven't noticed anything other than black/brown. In any case, I don't think they used this stuff:
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In this case, it's as simple as back in the 1970s (US, likely elsewhere) leaded gasoline had a reddish color to identify it. Changed over time as unleaded took over. Fill'r up.
Detmold used to be the capital of the County of Lippe (sometimes also called Lippe-Detmold) which existed until 1919. I think most people today (except from that area) don't get the reference.
(Lippe is also the name of the local river; 'Lippe' means 'lip' in English)
Well it's Also sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss (1896), which was used as the theme from 2001 :)
I guess that in this commercial, the red colour is just meant to convey strength, or a mixture of the reddish hue and black stripes of the tiger's coat.
Certainly enough of a celebrity that Tracey Ullman not only parodied her on the US Tracey Ullman Show, but even voiced another parody, on that show's spinoff series; The Simpsons.
Farewell to arms
What does everyone think?
About CR 67, I personally wouldn't include it, but it could be added in brackets, e.g.
EDIT: and it would certainly be interesting to collect these references.
God I loved Python, my step dad introduced me to it as a teenager and life was never quite the same after... Fish Dance 🤓
The reason why Madeleine was called Swann instead of Proust is probably because, one, it was too much on the nose, and two, because the name Madeleine Proust is already taken by a french comedian :
Oh, and there's also the infamous line : "The things I do for England", first uttered by Charles Laughton in The Private Life of Henry the Eight (just before he goes to bed Ann of Cleves, and then by Bond in YOLT.
I just watched the scene. Which part are you referring to?
I know them from The Transporter. I like them- very tasty.