PT Cultural References borne of the PT

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  1. Drewdude91 Jedi Grand Master

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    Anyone think of any?

    The main one that comes to mind for me, is "Padawan". I've heard quite a few people say "Patience young Padawan" or something along those lines to people.
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  2. DurararaFTW Jedi Master

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    "Only a Sith deals in absolutes." and "fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering."

    Also really brought back "I have the high ground." but it wasn't born of the PT.
  3. mes520 Jedi Grand Master

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    Like in other movies or shows?

    I remember this one from Hannah Montana many years ago. Yes, I know, feel free to judge.

    Miley was having a secret relationship with her old boyfriend and their code names were Anakin and Amidala.
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  4. Cryogenic Chosen One

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    Just my opinion, but...

    - The word "Sith" has a lot more currency after the PT. I think only hardcore SW geeks knew of the term before then.

    - If someone says, "like Anakin Skywalker", most people probably get the kind of traits they're referring to. I've seen this done on several occasions.

    - I think people are more aware of how devious a character the Emperor is after the PT. Or it has at least made the Emperor from ROTJ more of a focal point. Think of all those picture memes comparing Pope Benedict XVI to dear ol' Palpatine.

    - The "do not want" meme originates with the Chinese re-translation of ROTS and became an overnight sensation. I still see it popping up from time to time.

    - This one is a bit more specific, but I was watching a recent episode of Graham Norton with Samuel L. Jackson and British rock band Kasabian. When Kasabian had finished their performance, they came over to the couch and the lead singer, Tom Meighan, admitted that he loved Jackson for Mace Windu, then said he owned six lightsabers; in his nervousness, he names five but then goes blank on the sixth. Clip is on YouTube:



    (Begins at 32:46)

    The prequels... love and awareness are out there.
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  5. Seagoat Force Ghost

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    I don't quite understand the "do not want" joke.... how did that come about?

    As for the irl culture it's caused, it's done a lot more than people realize. There's a pretty clear image of what Jedi are like now, I think. Aside from that, wasn't "Darth" as a Sith title introduced in the PT? There are so many Darth Joes and Darth Stans out there who even tend to say that they dislike SW
    I think most people would recognize Darth Maul and double bladed sabers now (yeah I know those didn't debut in TPM, but they're quite well known as a result)
    Yoda probably wouldn't be as much of an icon as he is now without the PT
    Hell, Final Fantasy IX made an indirect reference to Yoda's speech in TPM
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  6. Vthuil Force Ghost

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    Like Cryo said, a bootleg Chinese translation of ROTS subtitled Darth Vader's "nooo" as "do not want" (among many other ridiculous mistranslations). If you mean why it became memetic, I suspect a lot of people's dissatisfaction with the scene in question had a lot to do with it.
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  7. Cryogenic Chosen One

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  8. Seagoat Force Ghost

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    That's just hilarious
    Also our conflicting sigs are humorously ironic
  9. Cryogenic Chosen One

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    Indeed.

    I'm probably not allowed to post the link directly on here, but go back to that page and scroll down to "External References", then pick the 13th item.

    Ah, yes.

    I was planning to change mine back to the original one I had (Ian McDiarmid quotation).


    EDIT: Oh, you were talking to Vthuil. It's late here. :p
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  10. MOC Yak Face Old Films' Curator

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    The higher ground thing gets a bit of air time I've found.
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  11. Seagoat Force Ghost

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    @Cryogenic I have not laughed so intensely in months. Thank you so much for this
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  12. Cryogenic Chosen One

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    Happy to provide a service! :D
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  13. lovelikewinter Jedi Grand Master

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    When something is a huge disappointment, it pulled a Phantom Menace.

    Calling something the Jar Jar of (insert here).
  14. Seagoat Force Ghost

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    This same logic can be applied to anything
    This movie pulled a Titanic
    So and so is the Superman of (insert)

    That kind of analogical joke has persisted long before SW
  15. thejeditraitor Chosen One

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    never heard it.
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  16. MrCody Jedi Master

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  17. Winston_Sith Force Ghost

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    Also, Bernie Madoff looks a heck of a lot like PTM Palpatine...

    [IMG]
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  18. Cryogenic Chosen One

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    Any number of fraudulent, phony, scheming, ruthless, demagogic, decrepit white guys, really.
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  19. bigtukker Jedi Grand Master

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    "It's working! It's working!"
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    Thanos is often called "the Darth Sidious of the Marvel Cinematic Universe".
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  21. Vthuil Force Ghost

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    Where? While his giant holographic head in GOTG seemed like an obvious homage to Palpatine's communication in ESB, I've never seen anyone say this.
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  22. Billy_Dee_Binks Force Ghost

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    I heard

    "Your focus determines your reality."

    "Now this is Pod-Racing!"

    "There's always a bigger fish."

    "UNLIMITED POWWWEEERRR!"

    "At last we will reveal ourselves (...). At last we will have revenge."

    Holograms and silent warrior type villains with tattoos certainly are seen more often than before the PT.
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  23. Vthuil Force Ghost

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    Yeah, that's a good one.
  24. Seagoat Force Ghost

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    I find that the lines, "You will try," "You underestimate my power," and "I have the high ground," are all pretty popular memes. Interesting that they're all from almost the same moment
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  25. miasma Jedi Grand Master

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    The "I don't like sand" line has gotten a fair bit of mileage. One of my favorite misquotes of that line was when a friend of mine told me, "You should try using an Anakin-style pick-up line on that girl. Tell her that her eyes are like sandpaper, or whatever the hell that line from the prequels was."
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