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Pinball in movies or TV shows? Name a game you have seen in the background?


By Jackontherocks

7 years ago



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#1751 25 days ago
Quoted from TopMoose:

Giancarlo Esposito gets attacked by a Night Rider in Maximum Overdrive.

I never did trust KITT.

#1752 24 days ago
Quoted from fatality83:

Do you remember what episode that was?

Ask this old house. Season 18 , episode 8

#1753 21 days ago

Bally Wiggler in Season 2 Episode 22 of The Invaders (1968).
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#1754 21 days ago

Roller Disco and a Delta Queen in Road House

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#1755 17 days ago

Yogurt Skittles commercial there's a Tee'd off in the background.

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#1756 17 days ago

"We need a scene where the cop confronts some juvenile delinquents."

"Let's do the pinball machine in the convenience store!"

This must have been an early prototype Jack*Bot, you could here the score reels and other EM effects, ha. Also, this was when they were still putting the power switch at the back left! (He's reaching to switch it off). Also, kid was playing while it was in attract mode: high scores were scrolling.

It made me wonder what time period the show was supposed to be taking place. But I guess it might not be that unrealistic if it's contemporary to when it was made.

Since the machine is obvious, name the show, ha. Bonus points if you know this scene's plot!

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#1757 17 days ago
Quoted from HighVoltage:

"We need a scene where the cop confronts some juvenile delinquents."
"Let's do the pinball machine in the convenience store!"
This must have been an early prototype Jack*Bot, you could here the score reels and other EM effects, ha. Also, this was when they were still putting the switch in the back left bottom!
It made me wonder what time period the show was supposed to be taking place. But I guess it might not be that unrealistic if it's contemporary to when it was made.
Since the machine is obvious, name the show, ha. Bonus points if you know this scene's plot!
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Everybody Loves Raymond - Confronting the attacker

Robert Barone confronts a young punk at a convenience store and ends up getting rattled when the kid starts giving him grief.

(I know this cos I posted about it in this thread a while back)

#1758 17 days ago

Ha, don't spoil it for the others! But why is he rattled?

Ah, found your post: but you didn't have the pic... now we got it.

#1759 17 days ago
Quoted from HighVoltage:

Ha, don't spoil it for the others! But why is he rattled?
Ah, found your post: but you didn't have the pic... now we got it.

I believe he got rattled because it was his first shift back to work after getting gored in the ass by a bull. Lol

#1760 14 days ago

Route 66 - "Soda Pop and Paper Flags" (S3E31, 5/24/1963) - hard for me to ID though...

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#1761 14 days ago

From Route 66 show clip, it appears the pin closest (on the right)
is a WMS Reserve, mostly ID'd from Cabinet paint scheme.
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Game on the left appears to be a GTB Wedgehead. But can not ID yet.

Since the time for wedgeheads prior to mid 1963 is limited and studying ipdb.org
and looking at score reel placement within the BG frame,
I have deduced that the other game is GTB Tropic Isle.
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#1762 13 days ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

From Route 66 show clip, it appears the pin closest (on the right)
is a WMS Reserve, mostly ID'd from Cabinet paint scheme.
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Game on the left appears to be a GTB Wedgehead. But can not ID yet.
Since the time for wedgeheads prior to mid 1963 is limited and studying ipdb.org
and looking at score reel placement within the BG frame,
I have deduced that the other game is GTB Tropic Isle.
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Agree about Reserve, but the backbox on Tropic Isle doesn't look like the one in the OP post.

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#1763 13 days ago

When you blow up the Route 66 screen snap,
which i tried to show attached, I feel fairly confident that it is Tropic Isle.
I admit that in its fuzzy out of focus state, it is far from clear.
The score reels are in the correct spot for Tropic Isle
and from 1960 to 1963, GTB only had a couple dozen wedge heads released up until then,
& I eliminated all the pins with score reels in top half of the Backglass.
The Hawaiian beauty silhouette head and bust on the left of the BG is definitely there
and on the right the little dark blob is the parrot, the hi score to date is in the right spot.

#1764 13 days ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

When you blow up the Route 66 screen snap,
which i tried to show attached, I feel fairly confident that it is Tropic Isle.
I admit that in its fuzzy out of focus state, it is far from clear.
The score reels are in the correct spot for Tropic Isle
and from 1960 to 1963, GTB only had a couple dozen wedge heads released up until then,
& I eliminated all the pins with score reels in top half of the Backglass.
The Hawaiian beauty silhouette head and bust on the left of the BG is definitely there
and on the right the little dark blob is the parrot, the hi score to date is in the right spot.

Oddly enough, the backglass does looks like it could be it, but the sides of the frame area of the backbox look to narrow.
BTW, The "Blob" on the right is a monkey (IPDB).

Looked up the episode online. Features a young Alan Alda playing ... ... a Doctor.

#1765 13 days ago

From what you guys have shown already, I think it is indeed a Gottlieb Tropic Isle.

And I apologize for not having a better pic of it. It was a smartphone snap of paused DVD playback, and unfortunately my tower PC is down right now so I was unable to do an actual DVD rip for a clearer pic of that scene.

BTW, that episode also features a pre-Happy Days Tom Bosley as a womanizing businessman (!).

#1766 13 days ago
Quoted from girloveswaffles:

BTW, The "Blob" on the right is a monkey (IPDB).

The dark blob i was referring to is indeed a parrot.
The monkeys are Backglass light animation, as they climb the palm tree trunk
and only can be seen easily when the light bulb behind the Glass is lit up,
at each stage progression, (completing the ABCD spot targets each time).

#1767 12 days ago

American Pickers - Texas Treasures

A old flipperless mechanical pin was picked for $800. They get it appraised at a value of $850.

The appraisal guy had an EM in his home that was also pictured during the show.
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#1768 10 days ago
Quoted from Honch:

Gomez Addams on the 1960's TV show, plays a 1960 Dancing Dolls.

Was watching PlutoTV
Addams Family S2E3
Dancing Dolls.
Was pointed out previously on post#101, but without any photos.
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#1769 10 days ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

Was watching PlutoTV
Addams Family S2E3
Dancing Dolls.
Was pointed out previously on post#101, but without any photos.
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The first topper on a back-box?

#1770 10 days ago

you will also notice that they added side panels that light up to the backbox,
As well as a modified plunger (extra long)

Love to know where that game (movie prop) ended up

#1771 8 days ago

I was watching "Gold Rush the Dirt". They had two The Dirt pinballs and a video game.

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#1772 2 days ago

On TV is on TV

Last night durring a, Young Sheldon, there was a Dukes of Hazard on the TV Sheldon was watching.
So in the background in the Boarsnest, I guess, is a Gottlieb Jungle or Wild Life.

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#1773 2 days ago
Quoted from bob_e:Dukes of Hazard
Quoted from bob_e:

I guess, is a Gottlieb Jungle or Wild Life.

I’m actually having trouble seeing that.

#1774 2 days ago
Quoted from bob_e:

Young Sheldon, there was a Dukes of Hazard on the TV Sheldon was watching

Actually it was a flashback that his older brother (Georgie) was having, when asked by his sis (Missy)
if he ever had a crush on someone, when he was young.

#1775 2 days ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

Actually it was a flashback that his older brother (Georgie) was having, when asked by his sis (Missy)
if he ever had a crush on someone, when he was young.

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#1776 2 days ago

Watching Dukes of Hazard season 1 ep 1 earlier and noticed three machines in the background.
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#1777 2 days ago

Watching Dukes of Hazard season 1 ep 1 earlier and noticed three machines in the background.

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#1778 2 days ago
Quoted from bob_e:

On TV is on TV
Last night durring a, Young Sheldon, there was a Dukes of Hazard on the TV Sheldon was watching.
So in the background in the Boarsnest, I guess, is a Gottlieb Jungle or Wild Life.[quoted image]

That's a Gottlieb Jungle cab

Quoted from PinballPunk:

Watching Dukes of Hazard season 1 ep 1 earlier and noticed three machines in the background.[quoted image][quoted image]

Freedom, Captain Fantastic and Lost World

It's been a while since I've watch Dukes but I think there's a couple more pins in the opening episode?

#1779 2 days ago
Quoted from bob_e:

Last night durring a, Young Sheldon, there was a Dukes of Hazard on the TV Sheldon was watching.

Pinball in a TV show that’s in a TV show - awesome! BTW, How many times did you replay that scene before you realized there was a pin in the shot too?

#1780 2 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Pinball in a TV show that’s in a TV show - awesome! BTW, How many times did you replay that scene before you realized there was a pin in the shot too?

I caught it on the first pass !

#1781 2 days ago

Wife is watching Better Call Saul and kept saying there's a pin. Finally got up to snap pic of hs2

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#1782 2 days ago
Quoted from dirkdiggler:

Wife is watching Better Call Saul and kept saying there's a pin. Finally got up to snap pic of hs2[quoted image]

Search is your friend: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/pinball-in-movies-or-tv-shows-name-a-game-you-have-seen-in-the-background/page/25#post-4594709

#1783 2 days ago

Better Call Saul is so good - down to details like how the game's name ties into the storyline

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