Elvis when you least expect it

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Postby pip_52 » Tue Nov 25, 2003 11:24 am

I was in Barnes and Noble not too long ago and they were playing the entire North album. It was nice. I think I stayed as long as it took to get to a sort of more hopeful place . . .

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Postby LessThanZero » Sat Dec 20, 2003 7:37 pm

"Come on men, let's Get Happy!"

From "Rudolph's Happy New Year"
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Postby spooky girlfriend » Wed Dec 31, 2003 12:09 am

So I'm watching VH-1 doing this "I Love the 70's" series, and they're showing clips from the series "The Hulk." They start playing "Pump It Up" when they show Hulk exploding out of his clothes. I apparently didn't notice it until my teenage daughter started singing along and then it hit me, "that's Elvis!"

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Postby cbartal » Wed Dec 31, 2003 3:34 am

I was in my condo in Chicago the other night eating Cheetos and watching porno when the guy in the next condo started blasting Moby.

It kind of freaked me out so I put down the lotion, went to the CD player and put on Punch The Clock.

I then made a sandwich and fell asleep to the History Channel.

Kind of eerie, isn't it?

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Postby laughingcrow » Wed Dec 31, 2003 5:37 am

How can you listen to Moby up loud?

scratch that

How can you listen to Moby seriously?

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Postby Goody2Shoes » Wed Dec 31, 2003 8:24 am

Also watching 'I Love The '70's', they played 'I Can't Stand Up, etc' during the Slip & Slide clips.

This never, ever happens to me, 'cuz I'm rarely paying attention, so I was thrilled; thrilled enough to overcome my embarrassment at having to admit I was watching 'I Love The '70's'.
It's a radiation vibe I'm groovin' on

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Postby laughingcrow » Wed Dec 31, 2003 12:49 pm

I was perusing the Futurama DVD season 4 box-sets today through the medium of television, and noticed that episode 4 on the first disc is called....


LESS THAN HERO :D


Also, there's a character in it which has glasses and wears clothes, much like our very own EC.

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Postby LessThanZero » Fri Jan 02, 2004 3:39 pm

There's a guy on queer-eye that looks like EC...
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Postby Emotional Ricochet » Fri Jan 02, 2004 5:45 pm

Did anyone just see Elvis on Dead Ringers New Year Special. They were doing a scene in a chemist shop with an impressionist doing Ozzy Osborne. Unsuspecting members of the public came in and were on film then Elvis suddenly appeared. It didn't seem to be a celebrity appearance, it just seemed like he was coming in as an ordinary customer. Does anyone recon that it was arranged or whether it was just a coincidence? Which ever it was, it was a nice surprise.

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Postby laughingcrow » Fri Jan 02, 2004 6:35 pm

Hey cool....they're repeated on Mon 5 Jan at 21:30 on BBC Two and
Wed 7 Jan at 22:00 on BBC Two, but the Wednesday one is the New Years one that was on tonight! :D

Good spot Ric!

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Postby PlaythingOrPet » Fri Jan 02, 2004 6:46 pm

The dead Ringers pop up was weird. Very unexpected. I thought the bloke doing Ozzy Osbourne was joking when he said "Hey, Elvis Costello!". It looked like Elvis was a genuine customer, Emotional, but I couldn't quite make out what he bought.

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Postby cbartal » Fri Jan 02, 2004 10:26 pm

Emotional Ricochet wrote:Did anyone just see Elvis on Dead Ringers New Year Special. They were doing a scene in a chemist shop with an impressionist doing Ozzy Osborne. Unsuspecting members of the public came in and were on film then Elvis suddenly appeared. It didn't seem to be a celebrity appearance, it just seemed like he was coming in as an ordinary customer. Does anyone recon that it was arranged or whether it was just a coincidence? Which ever it was, it was a nice surprise.


Forgive me for being American; though I'm quite sure the World won't, I would hope that the discerning EC message board fan might; but what exactly is a "chemist shop"?

I'm thinking Bunsen Burners and Chloroform? Am I close? And if so, what may have Elvis been doing in such an interesting place? Perhaps preparing a potion to alter or suspend Bruce's forthcoming book; The Little Cartwheel or (How I met Diana at a Cheerleading Composition and learned to love it.)

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Postby sulkygirl » Sat Jan 03, 2004 12:13 am

Ah, I believe it's what we call a "drug store" or "pharmacy" on our side of the Pond, cbartal.

Although I could be mistaken, being a "Yank" meself...

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Postby LessThanZero » Sat Jan 03, 2004 1:01 am

He wanted a piece of their minds.
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Postby Emotional Ricochet » Sat Jan 03, 2004 9:07 am

Hi cbartal,
sulky girl is absolutely right when she says that a chemist shop is a pharmacy or drug store. I have no idea what Elvis bought, I was just so surprised seeing him there.

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Postby johnfoyle » Sat Jan 03, 2004 1:33 pm

Nick Ratcliffe writes on l-listserv-

Earlier today Matthew wrote this about
EC's appearance on the New Year's edition of "Dead Ringers" .

"Yes, it was definitely Elvis. It was very hard to tell if it was a set-up or not, but either way it was pretty funny. The Ozzy impersonation
was spot-on. If it wasn't arranged in advance, Elvis must have been very confused."

Jon Culshaw, of Dead Ringers, was on the Mark Lamarr show on BBC Radio 2 this morning (sitting in for Jonathan Ross). For the next 7 days you can hear the show again here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/shows/ross/ and click on "listen live"
(needs realplayer).

Culshaw enters about 50 minutes into the 3 hour show. You can get there by clicking the "skip 5 mins" button ten times !

He discusses EC's appearance about 1 hour twelve minutes into the show. According to Culshaw, it was not set up and EC's appearance was
unplanned !

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Postby mood swung » Sun Jan 11, 2004 10:43 am

my kids won prizes at school, so I had to take them to Mr. Gatti's (a wretched, horrible pizza buffet kind of place with a game room) yesterday. The last time I was forced to be in this place, Billy Bob and Martha Sue were belting out gospel music accompanied by a boombox. It was hell. The angels in their red shoes were watching over me yesterday--"Still" was playing when we arrived.
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Postby Misha » Mon Jan 19, 2004 12:57 pm

Watching Conan here at work....Max Weinberg 7 playing Radio Radio.....
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Postby Watching_Detectives » Mon Jan 19, 2004 1:05 pm

The Max Weinberg 7 play a few EC tunes. I've heard Oliver's Army, Peace Love and Understanding, and Radio Radio. 8)
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Postby pip_52 » Mon Jan 19, 2004 1:48 pm

Once, I totally was not watching MTVs Room Raiders because I really had nothing better to do . . . but I did hear them play part of "45."

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Postby bobster » Mon Jan 19, 2004 7:43 pm

In addition, I've heard them do "Goon Squad" and several others, as well as some Squeeze.

In any case, I've heard them do it so much, it's more like Elvis where I MOST expect him. (I'm guessing that Jimmy Vivino is a big EC fan -- they seemed to be doing it slightly more while Max was away.)
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Postby bambooneedle » Thu Jan 22, 2004 7:50 am

I was looking at the Phantom Planet website, and EC is quoted as saying, "I put them on in the morning when I wake up." Anyway, they're going to be on the Late Show with David Letterman, Friday 23rd.

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Postby spooky girlfriend » Sun Feb 01, 2004 8:40 pm

I love my kids. :) My two 12 year-olds were doing homework together and both ran into the kitchen to tell DrS and I that Elvis was on VH-1. We had left our television on VH-1 classics and had stepped out of the room for a few minutes. They said they heard "Alison" and started singing along and realized it was on our TV. They said they knew we would want to know. :)

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Postby sulkygirl » Sun Feb 01, 2004 9:14 pm

Cool kids, spooks.

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Postby Misha » Mon Feb 02, 2004 12:06 pm

Watching the rerun of Conan right now, who's guest is Dashboard Confessional and the Max Weinberg 7 were playing Oliver's Army.....coinkidink? I don't think so!!
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