Doors in NAMBLA

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Doors in NAMBLA

Postby JayDrew » Thu Jun 10, 2010 6:47 pm

What are they paying homage to in the part of the NAMBLA episode when everyone is running through the doors? Part of me think Scooby Doo but I may be WAY off.
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Re: Doors in NAMBLA

Postby Big-Will » Thu Jun 10, 2010 6:58 pm

Could be any number of things, but they all contain that running gag. Before Scooby Doo did it, the Beatles' "Yellow Submarine" did it, and before that surely other movies and shorts did it.
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Re: Doors in NAMBLA

Postby south601park » Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:20 pm

pretty sure its a scooby doo gag
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Re: Doors in NAMBLA

Postby shiba180 » Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:49 pm

100 % Scoobie doo

in Drawn Together you will see the same scene xD
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Re: Doors in NAMBLA

Postby BRMBug » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:26 pm

Damn. I'm away from home right now, but I'm fairly certain Trey said what it was in the Commentary. I'll try and watch it later tonight and get back to you.
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Re: Doors in NAMBLA

Postby Big-Will » Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:54 pm

Matt: I like the end of this episode, dude. We did a, a F-a French farce... kind of... stupid...
Trey: Yeah, a stupid song from some French dude, I don't know the guy's name.
Matt: I can't remember.
Trey: Jean François whatever, who cares?

...See it's starting to get boring, so I think we'll quit there and we'll move on to the next episode.
Matt: Uuum, move on to the next commentary mini.

No Scooby Doo in the commentary. The song is from Jacques Prévert. And like I said before, that gag has been seen a lot, in both live action and animated shows and movies.

Now, it IS known as the Scooby Dooby Doors gag, but it's Older Than Television, from the old days of French Farce, so Matt and Trey know of what they speak. :)

From the TV Tropes link above
This trope originated in theatrical cartoons during the 1930s and '40s. Tex Avery (creator of the cartoon character Droopy Dog) was fond of this during his days at MGM, and its occurrence in the Screwy Squirrel cartoon Lonesome Lenny was not only over the top (with additional chasers and chasees being added at random, including a cow, a lech chasing a screaming woman, and various clones of Screwy and Lenny), but self-referential, as the cow briefly stopped in the middle of the chase to hold up a sign reading "Silly, isn't it?
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Re: Doors in NAMBLA

Postby shiba180 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:34 am

thanks will :mrgreen:
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Re: Doors in NAMBLA

Postby BRMBug » Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:04 pm

Oh. Well there you go. :mrgreen:

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