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That football game on TS3 looks like Steelers vs. Jaguars.


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There was an "McLeod Chandelier" in TS1. In it's description it said


"Justin McLeod, of the clan McLeod came a cross an odd green plumb bob whilst traveling in the verdant highlands of his home country. Justin wandered further into the northern wilds and threw the plumb bob into a snow drift. The ground shook and parted. Justin fell into the ground, into a castle of crystal and into the idea of this chandelier."

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Check out sims' names. The creators say they use names of famous people, employees, or just about anyone they can think of. I've heard of "Lambert", so they must have gotten that from Adam Lambert. In France I found a sim named "Gaston" and a last name "Robespierre". Gaston is character in "Beauty and the Beast" (which takes place in France) and Maximillien Robespierre was a French leader.

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Some of the books, especially the ones for children, parody the titles of other books.

Bluish Eggs With a Side of Pastrami ---> Green Eggs and Ham
Frank I'm Not ---> Sam I Am
Jimmy Sprocket and the Squishy Stone --- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone


http://www.sims2wiki.info/wiki.php?titl ... ms_3_Books This page lists all of the books in the base game and what they reference, if they do.

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Premade character in Riverview John Lesson sounds famillier to renowned muscian (John Lennon. Lesson is a musician himself.


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The 'cow plant' makes reference to 'Audry II' from 'Little Shop of Horrors'.


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I've heard of "Lambert", so they must have gotten that from Adam Lambert.

Well, it's possible, but not definate, Lambert is a common name.

I can't really recall any cultural references apart from the ones mentioned.

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Boƞαfoƞté wrote:
I can't really recall any cultural references apart from the ones mentioned.


Haha same here. I suck at calling them out. But seeing them its like "OH! hahah!"

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There's also the Altos in TS3 which is an obvious reference to the sopranos... i noticed a ton more but now I can't remember them :shrug:


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Some of the books, especially the ones for children, parody the titles of other books.

Bluish Eggs With a Side of Pastrami ---> Green Eggs and Ham
Frank I'm Not ---> Sam I Am
Jimmy Sprocket and the Squishy Stone --- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone


http://www.sims2wiki.info/wiki.php?titl ... ms_3_Books This page lists all of the books in the base game and what they reference, if they do.


Haha! I actually love the bluish eggs with a side of pastrami one :D It made me chortle :P

I love all these references.. But another i've remebered from ts2.. I swear there was like an oprah type show on their tvs.. And the audience would laugh and the guests and oprah sim are sitting on a sofa talking.


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I saw a gone with the wind reference in Ambitions. I can't rememeber what it was now. oh well it will come back to me


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Nirvana wrote:
I've heard of "Lambert", so they must have gotten that from Adam Lambert.

Or, perhaps Lambert Wilson, Yves Massarde in "Sahara."


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look at all the names of the TwinBrook residents, A burglars name is Cat Robber for example. There soo full of Puns!! I love punss
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Sims bustin out was full of puns raning from Dan D Man (dandy man) and Chet R Cheese (Chedder Cheese)


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in twinbrook a girls name is penny pincher as well. Nick Knack of the Knack famille, Rich Whellhoff, Goodwin Goode and Sinbad Rotter of the Goode and Bad household, Lang Gwydd, Kat Hunter, Pansy Prudence, Silver Racket, Scout Sargeant, DeAndre Wolf, and yeaah thats what i could find.

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Been watching a bit of X Files and the Curious Brothers seem like they were based on the Lone Gunmen.


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hunter wrote:
in twinbrook a girls name is penny pincher as well. Nick Knack of the Knack famille, Rich Whellhoff, Goodwin Goode and Sinbad Rotter of the Goode and Bad household, Lang Gwydd, Kat Hunter, Pansy Prudence, Silver Racket, Scout Sargeant, DeAndre Wolf, and yeaah thats what i could find.


Also Juan Darer and Justin Kayes.

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has anyone else noticed the names of some buildings in sunset valley? Wilsonoff something for example.

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I see a lot of references. And indeed, the story of Veronaville looks like Romeo and Juliet. :nod:


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I see a lot of references. And indeed, the story of Veronaville looks like Romeo and Juliet. :nod:


Yeah, I played TS2, and then I read Romeo and Juliet, I imagined them in Veronaville :L

And no-one's mentioned(I think) Murder in Pleasantview is written by Alexander Goth.
And Where's Bella? is written by I.M Wright.

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