Werewolf Bar Mitzvah. The Rural Juror. Muffin Top. And those are just from 30 Rock. Many of our most favorite movies and TV have pop culture properties that live within the world of the show were created specifically for the movie. But some of these are so freakin' good, so memorable and so fun, that their popularity has transcended the world of the TV or movie that they came from and they now have fanbases all their own.
In Seinfeld, the characters often referenced fake films like Sack Lunch and Rochelle, Rochelle. Inspector Spacetime only exists in the show Community, but we hope it makes the leap to real life. Every single song from A Mighty Wind deserved to win an Oscar, and I listen to it regularly and without a hint of irony. What you are about to read is a list of people's favorite fake pop culture properties from movies and TV. It's such a good list.
TV writer Jenny Jaffe started off the conversation by asking everyone for their favorite fake pop culture properties.
I’ve had this conversation a few times lately, so I’m curious: what are your favorite pieces of fake art or pop cul… https://t.co/NhTuKxOgqn— Jenny Jaffe (@Jenny Jaffe)1551895147.0
The Rural JurorI laughed so very hard when they did The Rural Juror on 30 Rock, and then I had trouble explaining it to people because it really is that hard to say!
A Little Bit Alexis
@jennyjaffe Anything from "Red, White and Blaine." Corey's songs about Joe in "Say Anything." And most recently… https://t.co/cDUFxnNYry— Toby Herman (@Toby Herman)1551897734.0
Werewolf Bar Mitzvah
@jennyjaffe werewolf bar mitzvah spooky scary! boys becoming men! men becoming wolves!— danielle weisberg (@danielle weisberg)1551930606.0
@jennyjaffe Killer Tofu— Ariana Lenarsky (@Ariana Lenarsky)1551913886.0
Josie and the PussycatsJosie and the Pussycats is one in a longstanding tradition of forming bands for the purposes of TV or movies. My favorite of this type of band is probably The Monkees.
@jennyjaffe Powerline was a real superstar.— Akilah Hughes (@Akilah Hughes)1551895247.0
@jennyjaffe Daddy's Boy from @KimmySchmidt. I can't get enough of it. https://t.co/sYJzCsSNic Also, I'll never not… https://t.co/UnPSHvwRu3— Ariel Dumas (@Ariel Dumas)1551897947.0
"Love Take Me Down to the Streets"
@jennyjaffe “Love Take Me Down to the Streets,” the fake Wings song from Role Models, is legitimately a banger and… https://t.co/LAzvAV3k32— Katie Willert (@Katie Willert)1551895433.0
@jennyjaffe Dracula musical from Forgetting Sarah Marshall and the entire Infant Sorrow album from Get Him to the Greek— Jesse (@Jesse)1551902962.0
The OnedersThis is a legitimately good song by a legitimately good band from a legitimately good movie. There, I've said my piece.
"Pop Goes My Heart"
@jennyjaffe Pop Goes my Heart from that Hugh Grant movie about Hugh Grant doing a video for Pop Goes my Heart to op… https://t.co/Q3TZteQJ0e— Tim the season to be jolly, fa la la la (@Tim the season to be jolly, fa la la la)1551895451.0
Hold Your Horses
@jennyjaffe I want this movie https://t.co/D01qLh14ZW— Mike Drucker (@Mike Drucker)1551914820.0
@jennyjaffe https://t.co/124zwh6G3O— StaceyC.inKS (@StaceyC.inKS)1551895466.0
Million Dollar Sticky
@jennyjaffe The game show that Matilda's parents watched, "Million Dollar Sticky", hosted by Jon Lovitz. It looked… https://t.co/SfXCh3tkol— Adam Goodell (@Adam Goodell)1551914073.0
@jennyjaffe https://t.co/xd9Bsc8epV— StaceyC.inKS (@StaceyC.inKS)1551895542.0
"Scotty Doesn't Know"
@jennyjaffe “Scotty Doesn’t Know” from Eurotrip. https://t.co/U14ybDWbco— Citizen Cyclone (@Citizen Cyclone)1551895660.0
Galaxy QuestYes! This is such a good answer that I didn't think of because it's almost too obvious. Galaxy Quest, the TV show within the movie Galaxy Quest, is great.
@jennyjaffe "Little Black Curly Hair" is a very close second to "Smelly Cat" but really any of Phoebe's weird songs https://t.co/Ui55x1CqlK— chelsea (@chelsea)1551901300.0
"Christmas Is All Around"
@jennyjaffe I feel it in my fingers.... I feel it in my.... toes! https://t.co/eNj7y6W037— Lethality Jane (@Lethality Jane)1551896397.0
@jennyjaffe Robin Sparkles' "Let's Go to the Mall" from How I Met Your Mother is a bop, tbh.— Jill (@Jill)1551895520.0
@jennyjaffe There’s an obvious correct answer here. https://t.co/8uZGcVqP1B— Mrs H (@Mrs H)1551896447.0
"5,000 Candles in the Wind"
@jennyjaffe How could it not be Mouse Rat's tribute to Lil Sebastian? https://t.co/F41DUCDAHS— Just Another Brandon (@Just Another Brandon)1551907886.0
"My Shiny Teeth and Me"
@jennyjaffe Chip Skylark's Shiny Teeth and Me from Fairly Odd Parents https://t.co/fUGp3vbNVG— Jenny Saucerman (@Jenny Saucerman)1551895893.0
Picture of Dorian Gray
@jennyjaffe The picture of Dorian Gray painted by Ivan Albright for the 1945 movie. Now owned by the Art Institute… https://t.co/2NTn1sWXBV— Shaenon K. Garrity (@Shaenon K. Garrity)1551896004.0
Songs from The Wedding Singer
@jennyjaffe https://t.co/vwVraOjKac— Party Momster (@Party Momster)1551931551.0
Reptar on Ice
@jennyjaffe the Reptar musical is still funny— ben mekler (@ben mekler)1551915626.0
@jennyjaffe BOYFIGHTS https://t.co/00Pf4cLcE5— 💀 business witch 💀 (@💀 business witch 💀)1551935254.0
The Hex Girls
@jennyjaffe The Hex Girls songs from Scooby Doo and the Witch’s Ghost tbh— Addison Peacock (@Addison Peacock)1551927997.0
"God Loves a Terrier"
@jennyjaffe Best In Show’s “God Loves a Terrier”. Not a week goes by that I don’t think of it or whistle it. When I… https://t.co/FIupll6ZlH— Very Imitable Mask-Wearer (@Very Imitable Mask-Wearer)1551895328.0