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POSTED BY: JUSTSHINY
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Thursday, January 19, 2006 6:58 PM

JUSTSHINY


On my trip to California this past December, my dad sticks in the Beatles' White Album. And the songs play...as songs tend to do....

Well about the 3rd to last song, I hear the words "Cry, baby, cry. Make your mother sigh." And my brain was like "WHOA! Hey! That's Firefly!!!" When they release the CryBaby in the true-although-not-played-first-episode.

So I was just wondering if anyone else noticed The Beatles' reference in Firefly.

Any takers?

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Thursday, January 19, 2006 7:06 PM

CAUSAL


Didn't notice that it was it was a Beatles reference. But it always struck me that Wash was quoting something or referencing something that the other characters would understand. Kinda nifty that Joss stuck in a RW reference.

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Thursday, January 19, 2006 7:18 PM

SAMEERTIA


What kind of Beatles fans are you people? :D


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Thursday, January 19, 2006 8:00 PM

AMANDAJ


I have to admit I didn't know what song the line as from, but if you watch the episode with the captions on it says something like "quoting song lyrics".

Glad I finally know what song it is!

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Friday, January 20, 2006 11:21 AM

DONCOAT


Well, I for one recognized it instantly, and assumed everybody else did too...

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Friday, January 20, 2006 12:11 PM

DARKJESTER


Nope, have to admit I didn't notice it was a lyric. But I did get the "Stop your grinnin' and drop your linen" line in Aliens. Guess it's my generation's music taste. I recognise AC/DC, and not the Beatles.

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JAYNE "Pain is scary..."

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Friday, January 20, 2006 6:12 PM

JUSTSHINY


Cool.

I know I didn't recgonize it from the Beatles, but it always sounded familar to me. My dad always listened to The Beatles when I was young and I think that is maybe why.

Glad I'm not the only one.

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Friday, January 20, 2006 6:23 PM

CARTOON


Quote:

Originally posted by JustShiny:
So I was just wondering if anyone else noticed The Beatles' reference in Firefly.



I'd be giving away my age if I answered this.

Oh heck.

Yeah, I recognized it. Was a major Beatles fan. Played bass in a rock band, and knew how to play quite a few of them. (McCartney was quite a bassist. Never got much credit for it, but he could stand up to Jones, Entwistle, Bruce, Lee...)

Still play, but not too much rock anymore.

I thought everytone knew The Beatles?!?! Man, what's this world coming to ??


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Friday, January 20, 2006 7:49 PM

THESOAPBOXER


Who're the Beatles? Calm down, I'm kidding.

It's a very interesting statement on history knowledge in 2517. Joss has said that in the future people (mostly in the Core) will know who the Beatles are, but their name will be constantly misspelled.

Detail, man... I'm telling ya, next big thing...

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Friday, January 20, 2006 7:49 PM

XENOPROBE


Ok... at least it was noticed in retrospect right?

I must admit that this thread is making me feel a might old. As soon as the words "cry baby, cry" came out, I finished the lyric before Wash did!

I went on to discuss the beauty of a verse where the Beatles are still well-known and appreciated after another 600 years, give or take. Yet another kuddos to King Joss!

If Serenity has led you to the Beatles, then let the Beatles lead you through some of the best music ever made!

Enjoy.

(I just found a whack of Beatles' stuff on sale at HMV tonight and bought me Rubber Soul, Magical Mystery Tour and Revolver... up until now, I've been using my vinyl! ...Ok, so maybe I am a touch on the aging side o'life after all.)

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Friday, January 20, 2006 7:54 PM

DAX82


I didnt notice it. But then again I hate the Beatles. Nice catch though, I never would have gotten that.

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Friday, January 20, 2006 7:55 PM

JUSTSHINY


Ack,

I made people feel old...sorry...

Apparently I have a bad habit of doing that, in an answer to "what's this world coming too?" Ya, I know, I had to play it for my friend before she fully believed me. I also know people who still think it's spelled "Beetles."

GrrR.Arg.

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Friday, January 20, 2006 8:01 PM

CARTOON


Quote:

Originally posted by xenoprobe:
(I just found a whack of Beatles' stuff on sale at HMV tonight and bought me Rubber Soul, Magical Mystery Tour and Revolver... up until now, I've been using my vinyl! ...Ok, so maybe I am a touch on the aging side o'life after all.)



Revolver is one of the two best (in my opinion). Abbey Road is the other.

Rubber Soul and A Hard Day's Night would be my next choices.

Ahhh... the days when music actually had a melody.


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Friday, January 20, 2006 9:26 PM

QUIXOTIC


*Shakes his cane furitively.*

I did in fact notice. To be perfectly honest, it never occured to me that anyone wouldn't catch the reference [as well they should, considering how Joss probably had to pay Michael Jackson royalties for it.]

I am more impressed by the concept that the Beatles have become traditional music to the denizens of the 'verse, much as Bach or Mozart are to us. It's doubtful that Mal or Wash could name a Beatle if asked.

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Saturday, January 21, 2006 12:27 AM

AERIN


I wondered why Joss specifically referenced the Beatles in the visual companion. I totally missed that quote. I like the Beatles well enough, but don't know the songs very well.

I also missed the AC/DC quote from Aliens. I always wondered why Hudson said that.

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Saturday, January 21, 2006 5:26 AM

XENOPROBE


Revolver is awesome! It has some of their best work on it for sure. But Abbey Road is my all-time fave (I think... I love love love the White Album too!)

Somewhere in my family's repertoire we have bootleg recording sessions of 'She Came in Through the Bathroom Window' and 'I, Me, Mine' and 'I'm Only Sleeping'. And I can't seem to ever resist 'Maxwell's Silver Hammer'.

While technically speaking, Abbey Road is the last album, I never could bring myself to purchase Let It Be. I identify it with their last concert and it still... a lifetime later... makes me too sad. John Lennon may just be the closest I ever got to something religious!

Anyhow...I don't care so much about feeling old here... I'm more pleased to see that Joss, again, has hit on something that many generations can discuss and re-discover! Kuddos to us all!

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Saturday, January 21, 2006 5:35 AM

CARTOON


Quote:

Originally posted by xenoprobe:
Revolver is awesome! It has some of their best work on it for sure. But Abbey Road is my all-time fave (I think... I love love love the White Album too!)



Wholly agree with everything you said, except that I tend to agree with George Martin regarding "The White Album", that it probably should've been a single album, and not a double, putting only the best material on it.

As a bassist, I'm awed by "Abbey Road" (from which I learned to play nearly every song). The vocal harmonies are incredible. And I could recognize a George Harrison guitar riff anywhere.

Quote:

Originally posted by xenoprobe:
While technically speaking, Abbey Road is the last album, I never could bring myself to purchase Let It Be.



Yeah, "Let It Be" was recorded before "Abbey Road", but released much later (go figure). "Abbey Road" would've been a much better swan song that "Let It Be". There was major mismanagement there, which is understandable, considering they were in the midst of a bitter break-up.

BTW, I just made an analogy betweent the Beatles and "Firefly" in the LET IT GO thread which I think is fitting, given the huge fan desire to see the "Firefly" team reunited much in the same way we were clamoring for a Beatles' reunion until it was physically no longer possible.


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Saturday, January 21, 2006 5:43 AM

XENOPROBE


It's true, the White album probably would have been better with just the gems on one album instead of two. But then we wouldn't have become familiar with some of the stranger additions like Revolution #9! I'm a big fan of Piggies and Why Don't We Do It In The Road too... So, I guess I'm just glad for access to all that they've done :)

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