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Ooh, what's the film? Must watch, being the pleasantview freak that I am.

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In TS2 there was a house like Baba Yaga's house (with chicken legs), I don't know where it was, but it was hidden somewhere.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleasantville_(film)

It also has Jennifer and Betty in there to. xD David I guess is probably supposed to be Daniel. Remember, the names are the same, the plot isn't though.

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Thanks Jawsh, I'm so watching it! I've heard of that Baba Yaga's house, but I never found it. Is it a secret witch lot or something? Pictures anyone?

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I think it was in the neighborhood that came with Free Time, but I'm not sure. Can't find any screens of it though...


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It's actually in Belladonna Cove and it isn't viewable with the default Maxis cameras.

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Correct me if i'm wrong - but i seriously think that the bubble blower from university is like a spoof of a bong.
I mean, people sit around it and blow (instead of breathe in) and bubbles (instead of smoke) comes out.
And also - instead of getting high, they literally get high, by floating :laugh:

AND it came with university, (which i know some people will take offensivly) but isn't that when people try stuff like that in the first place? :rolleyes:


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Lol I noticed almost all of those apart from the harrypotter one? :shrug:

I think the references are good. It must be hard for the creators to come up with all of the familys they do, a theme probably helps them. And if they werent there we wouldnt have fun noticing them :XD:
It gives you a theme to go with and if you dont want to you can take it in the complete opposite if you want.

Im thinking in a couple of expansions maybe a twilight themed family may appear :laugh:

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Lol I noticed almost all of those apart from the harrypotter one? :shrug:

I think the references are good. It must be hard for the creators to come up with all of the familys they do, a theme probably helps them. And if they werent there we wouldnt have fun noticing them :XD:
It gives you a theme to go with and if you dont want to you can take it in the complete opposite if you want.

Im thinking in a couple of expansions maybe a twilight themed family may appear :laugh:


It's possible especially if they want to bring back Vampires and Werewolves in Sims 3.

I like having a theme to go with the familys. It does make the game alot of fun.


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Aciseg wrote:
Lol I noticed almost all of those apart from the harrypotter one? :shrug:

I think the references are good. It must be hard for the creators to come up with all of the familys they do, a theme probably helps them. And if they werent there we wouldnt have fun noticing them :XD:
It gives you a theme to go with and if you dont want to you can take it in the complete opposite if you want.

Im thinking in a couple of expansions maybe a twilight themed family may appear :laugh:


It's possible especially if they want to bring back Vampires and Werewolves in Sims 3.

I like having a theme to go with the familys. It does make the game alot of fun.


Agreed :]


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Well, the retro movie poster is obviously based on The Breakfast Club. Those of you who are younger may not have heard of that film.


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Well, the retro movie poster is obviously based on The Breakfast Club. Those of you who are younger may not have heard of that film.

I don't know how young you mean by younger, but i'm only 15 and I love that movie!

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Sims 1 pets has an item called Marty McMousenip which sounds familler to Marty McFly from Back to the Future

Sims 3 there's a Life Enforcement opportunity called "Your friendly neighbourhood police Officer" Sound familler to you guys? :smile2:


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Anyone seen the obvious reference in Ambitions? Lets just say I'm going to create Ray, Peter and Egon when I get it :smile2:


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In one of the TS1 expansions there's a concavely shaped dresser named "blue steel", named after male model Derek Zoolanders famous look.


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Jawsh wrote:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleasantville_(film)

It also has Jennifer and Betty in there to. xD David I guess is probably supposed to be Daniel. Remember, the names are the same, the plot isn't though.


I LOVE THAT FILM. It's also quite relevant aswell as the film hosts the common theme of trouble beyond the
white picket fence. Pleasantview in Sims has that with all the drama going on.

This is a really good idea for a thread. I must seek references!

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Just watched American Beauty and is it just me or the Pleasants (Sims2version) seem to be based on the main family. You've got an emo/goth teen, A father having an affair, workoholic mother. Kaylyn seems to be taking the place of the cheerleader who was the love interest.


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In one of the TS1 expansions there's a concavely shaped dresser named "blue steel", named after male model Derek Zoolanders famous look.


Hahaha! I never notied that!

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Anyone seen the obvious reference in Ambitions? Lets just say I'm going to create Ray, Peter and Egon when I get it :smile2:

Who are your sims gonna call? The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man? :grin:

In the Sims 2 there is a career challenge for an exorcist sim to heal a possessed girl with backup. I think it's pretty obvious to know that comes from The Exorcist.

In the Sims 2 and 3, there is a show on the Cooking channel that looks like it's based on Iron chef.

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I recall one of the chance cards in TS2 ( I believe a low level science career one?) having something to do with eating either a red or blue piece of licorice for a science experiment. It reminded me of taking the red/blue pill in The Matrix.

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