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Anyone noticed any cultural references in Sims? I have

The Goths seem to be based on the Addams family. They live in a similler house to them.
Prisoner of Azkerlamp is refering to Harry Potter
Never Nude is from Arrested Development
Gobias Koffi is based on someone from Arrested Development
The Newbies always remind me of the Flintstones
Strangetown from Sims 2 is a take on Area 51
World Adventures seems to be inspired by the Indiana Jones films (raiders of the lost ark mainly)


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hmm I think you may have a good point there SimsFreak. I never really noticed that before. :smile2:


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Another obvious one I can't beleive I forgot. Veronovile is based on the works of Shakesphere.


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Prisoner Of Azkerlamp? What game is that in? and where is it in the game?

I've noticed lots of cultural references in TS3, but I never seem to remember them when I'm not actually playing the game. :XD:

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I can't remember which game it is but if you go into the lamp catalogue in buy mode it's in there.

Social Bunny from Sims 2 was based on the rabbit in Donnie Darko


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I wouldn't say that the newbies are like the flintstones... I mean, they're called the NEWBies because its for NEW players. :p
Although i do see that bob is rather rotund as fred was ;D

I notice loads - and then i forget them all, and then i'm like OH WHAT WAS THAT ONE I WAS FOUND.. but it never comes back to me :no:
The most obvs. one is veronaville being shakespearishish :P


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How do you know the social bunny is based on the rabbit from Donnie Darko? Where did they say that at?

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There was a rabbit only Donnie Darko could see. You know like in Sims 2 when your character gets no social. Only your character can see the rabbit.


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I know the plot of Donnie Darko, but there's also a play and film from a lot longer ago called "Harvey" where a man could see a 6' tall rabbit, so how do you know it's based on Donnie Darko and not Harvey or anything else?

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In the Sims 2 there was a lamp called the "Pixart Lap" if I remember correctly, It was very similar to the little one that hops around in pixar movies :party:


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I know the plot of Donnie Darko, but there's also a play and film from a lot longer ago called "Harvey" where a man could see a 6' tall rabbit, so how do you know it's based on Donnie Darko and not Harvey or anything else?


Probobly was. I haven't seen Harvey but that does sound the same as Sims 2.


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EA/Maxis really like to put easter eggs in their game, and they tend to continuously ammuse me :D

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TS3 the Medical Center is called "Sacred Spleen" like Sacred Heart from the show Scrubs. When you have a sim that is an intern there is a random daily note that says something to the effect of "Your sims was thrown into a dumpster by the janitor", it is definately a take on the show if anyone watched it.

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LOL! I love Scrubs and this makes me loves TS3 and the creators even more.


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Hahah, is that a scrubs reference?

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Hahah, is that a scrubs reference?

Definitely, the crazy janitor on Scrubs is always doing things like that to the main character (Zach Braff).


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The Sims creators must be Arrested Development fans as there is another reference. The Funke family share the same name as a character on that show same one as the one Gobias is based on.


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The Sims creators must be Arrested Development fans as there is another reference. The Funke family share the same name as a character on that show same one as the one Gobias is based on.

Plus the Never nude trait is 100% from Arrested Development.


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Pleasantview is also based off a film, some characters from PV are even from the film, such as Mary-Sue and Skip.

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