(Topic ID: 193739)

6 old-school pinball machines in classic TV episodes


By VectorGamer

2 years ago



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#2 2 years ago

That's pretty cool. There are many, many other instances of vintage pinballs appearing in TV shows and movies. I think there's a thread here somewhere which covers it. Many different EM games were shown at Kelsey's Bar on "All in the Family", and "Archie Bunker's Place".

#3 2 years ago

Kelsey's bar on All in the Family always had a different game. Mostly EMs but I have seen a 1977 Bally Eight Ball too.

#4 2 years ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

That's pretty cool. There are many, many other instances of vintage pinballs appearing in TV shows and movies. I think there's a thread here somewhere which covers it. Many different EM games were shown at Kelsey's Bar on "All in the Family", and "Archie Bunker's Place".

Oddly, there was never a pinball machine shown in any episode of "The Twilight Zone", although several jukeboxes appeared.

#5 2 years ago

That's way cool as I watch MeTV all the time and am always spotting old pinball machines. What they didn't mention is the machine in Kolchak that the guy got executed while playing is 4-Square. But it is mentioned by name during the episode.

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#7 2 years ago

Good on you for finding this. The Happy Days part mentions Nip It, but the photo shows another pin that was in Arnolds, Space Time.

#8 2 years ago

"Space Time" was in early episodes. It was later replaced by "Nip-it".

#9 2 years ago

They used space time to go forward in time to acquire both machines.

#10 2 years ago

Happy Days had mostly Nip-It, but have seen Klondike and Space Time. Fonzie adjusts something on the backbox of Klondike while Richie was playing to add points!!

#11 2 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

They used space time to go forward in time to acquire both machines.

Ooh, gotta get me one then!

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