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

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#2251 2 years ago

One more from The Fugitive - S4E12 ("The Devil's Disciples"). This time a local hippie gang takes over a diner with a Williams 4 Roses (1962). Doc Kimble looks incredibly guilty as usual.

I knew the IDs would be easier with this season in color, but they really handed me this one on a platter. There is even a good playfield closeup with some multiball action.

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#2252 2 years ago

Not shown, but mentioned in tonight's new episode of American Dad: the smiths are going to Al Tuttles house to see his new game room. Stan declares "He better have pinball". Later when they come back Stan comments that he wasn't impressed, to which Francine responds with "well, he did have pinball".

There seems to be quite a few pinball references on the show now a days.

#2253 2 years ago
Quoted from Joe_Blasi:

Stranger Things pinball has an laser war arcade game in it. And logo is the one from the LASER WAR pinball

No...there's definitely an EM in the game, and it even gets shown during the upside down mode. (And it hurts me to see a pinball machine with vines growing all over it.) I'd stop to take a picture of it, but I'm too busy getting my ass handed to me by the game.

#2254 2 years ago
Quoted from Joe_Blasi:

Stranger Things pinball has an laser war arcade game in it. And logo is the one from the LASER WAR pinball

That's anachronistic. Stranger Things is set in 1983, 84 and 85 and Laser War was released in 1987. Maybe it was the earliest game Stern had the rights to show?

#2255 2 years ago
Quoted from LeChuck:

This time a local hippie gang takes over a diner with a Williams 4 Roses (1962). Doc Kimble looks incredibly guilty as usual.

I know that dude.

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#2256 2 years ago
Quoted from TopMoose:

Stranger Things is set in 1983, 85 and 85 and Laser War was released in 1987. Maybe it was the earliest game Stern had the rights to show?

That's nothing. On Happy Days, they were able to transport a Space Time from another time and space. Fonzie must have been the original Bally table king
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#2257 2 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

That's nothing. On Happy Days, they were able to transport a Space Time from another time and space. Fonzie must have been the original Bally table king
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I believe Fonzie also had the high score on Nip It for a while.

#2258 2 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

I know that dude.
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Boy he's been in this show a lot! I think he might be the number one repeat in the whole series. I could have done without seeing his teeth in color though.

#2259 2 years ago

The Politician on Netflix. I spot WPT, TF, Playboy, Acdc, rbion, Kiss, rct and not sure what newer stern between acdc and rbion.

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#2260 2 years ago
Quoted from dirkdiggler:

The Politician on Netflix . . . not sure what newer stern between acdc and rbion.

That's a Star Wars (Pro).

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#2261 2 years ago

French movie NE NOUS FACHONS PAS, filmed in 1965.
A fun-fair at the french Riviera.
Picture 2 - SHIP-MATES and FASHION SHOW at the right (not visible in the picture)
Picture 3 - BIG CASINO - LIBERTY*BELLE (turned off) - GIGI - OKLAHOMA - and far right another Gottlieb-Single-Player.
In another scene the actors construct a time-bomb-mechanism obviously out of pinball-parts.

Actors - Mireille Darc, Lino Ventura, Michel Constantin, Jean Lefebvre

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#2262 2 years ago

In Laws of Attraction(Pierce Brosnan snd Julianne Moore) theres a Sega X-Files with a different translite that says "Global Pinball" on it with what looks like 2 pictures of Jupiter, some other planet and some fake stars. The cabinet side art looks either blacked out or covered up but the playfield seems intact.

#2263 2 years ago

The Mentalist S7 E7 had 3 pins at a bar Flight 2000 and 2 others out of focus or partially blocked

#2264 2 years ago
Quoted from PapaKilo:

In Laws of Attraction(Pierce Brosnan snd Julianne Moore) theres a Sega X-Files with a different translite that says "Global Pinball" on it with what looks like 2 pictures of Jupiter, some other planet and some fake stars. The cabinet art looks either blacked out or covered up but the playfield seems intact.

Quoted from bob_e:

The Mentalist S7 E7 had 3 pins at a bar Flight 2000 and 2 others out of focus or partially blocked

Noted, but I can't add these to the index without a picture.

#2265 2 years ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

Noted, but I can't add these to the index without a picture.

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#2266 2 years ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

Noted, but I can't add these to the index without a picture.

The Mentalist Season 7 E7
right Flight 2000 shows up beet a minute or two before this picture
center High Speed II The Getaway
left always blurred I cannot reconize it.

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#2267 2 years ago
Quoted from bob_e:

The Mentalist Season 7 E7
right Flight 2000 shows up beet a minute or two before this picture
center High Speed II The Getaway
left always blurred I cannot reconize it.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Black Knight 2000. http://www.pingeek.com/tv/tv.htm

#2268 2 years ago

American Pickers S8 E7. A Bally Flip Flop and a Bally Big Time.

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#2269 2 years ago

American Pickers S13 E13. EK

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#2270 2 years ago

There's a Hurdy Gurdy in the bar in Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

#2271 2 years ago

Auction Kings couldn't get the episode but it aired originally on Jan. 18, 2011. Pretty nice looking Nip It

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#2272 2 years ago
Quoted from girloveswaffles:

Early in "Blue Collar", Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel, Yaphet Kotto, and Ed Begley Jr. are in a bar, and in the background are three pins. One is a solid state Night Rider. The other two are hard to make out, but the second is a wedge head of some sort.

Seven years after your post, here's a screenshot...Bally Night Rider, Gottlieb Big Hit, and Stern's Rawhide. Better late than never!

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#2273 2 years ago
Quoted from rcbrown316:

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Salem's Lot is already in the key posts, so just wanted to post some clearer screencaps (Gottlieb Royal Flush for the closeups; Volley, Jacks Open, and Big Brave in the row). As people posted already, it's nice to see these games when they were practically new!

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#2274 2 years ago

Swift and Shift Couriers an Aussie comedy .
Fish Tales has the usual cabinet fade .

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#2275 2 years ago

Couldn't find episode number but it aired on Dec. 20th, 2010 "American Pickers"

Sorry pics are blurry but they are moving constantly so it's the best I could get.
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#2276 2 years ago
Quoted from RWH:

Couldn't find episode number but it aired on Dec. 20th, 2010
Sorry pics are blurry but they are moving constantly so it's the best I could get.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

What's the name of the show?

#2277 2 years ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

What's the name of the show?

Sorry

American Pickers. This and the next episode have a [email protected]*t-load of arcade and pins in it.

#2278 2 years ago

American Pickers S-15 E -5. 1973 Williams Upper Deck.

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#2279 2 years ago

Williams F-14, Grateful Dead Music Video "Hell in a Bucket from the 1987 studio album 'In The Dark'

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#2280 2 years ago

So, has anyone ever figured out which pinball machines (say the top 5 or 10 most seen titles) have made the most appearances in movies and tv shows?

#2281 2 years ago

It's been referenced a few times in this thread already but Toy Story 4 the toys are stuck in an antique shop and need help from some of the other toys in the shop. They go to a secret hang out (very night-club-esque) inside of a pinball machine. Screenshots below, click for 1080p. I can't make out the manufacturer label on the coin door in my 1080p version The manufacturer on the coin door apparently says "Fenster Macher" and the pinball "Tiki Party" doesn't appear to exist.

Overall really great attention to detail including the inside of the coin door, the lights, the playfield prop-up bar, the wiring along the inside of the cabinet to the transformer. I think it's a super clever way to create the mood they wanted. How do you do a party atmosphere for toys in an old antique shop? Blinking lights, cramped spaced, etc make the pinball a really good answer. If I have time I'll look up to see if there is a directory's commentary and if they say anything special about this scene. The attention to detail is so great I wonder if they shipped in a pinball or something for their animators to go off of.

Edit: Looks like the backglass and cabinet art may be an unlicensed generic asset Pixar purchased? https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/tiki-party-pinball-in-toy-story-4

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#2282 2 years ago

MTV The Osbournes
S1 Ep1 & Ep4
The Addams Family pin plus one other pin (maybe Pin2000 Star Wars?)
is in their game room as they are moving into their new house.
Will try to get a screenshot, but its fairly blurry.
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#2283 2 years ago
Quoted from Dandelock:

It's been referenced a few times in this thread already but Toy Story 4 the toys are stuck in an antique shop and need help from some of the other toys in the shop. They go to a secret hang out (very night-club-esque) inside of a pinball machine. Screenshots below, click for 1080p. I can't make out the manufacturer label on the coin door in my 1080p version The manufacturer on the coin door apparently says "Fenster Macher" and the pinball "Tiki Party" doesn't appear to exist.
Overall really great attention to detail including the inside of the coin door, the lights, the playfield prop-up bar, the wiring along the inside of the cabinet to the transformer. I think it's a super clever way to create the mood they wanted. How do you do a party atmosphere for toys in an old antique shop? Blinking lights, cramped spaced, etc make the pinball a really good answer. If I have time I'll look up to see if there is a directory's commentary and if they say anything special about this scene. The attention to detail is so great I wonder if they shipped in a pinball or something for their animators to go off of.
Edit: Looks like the backglass and cabinet art may be an unlicensed generic asset Pixar purchased? https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/tiki-party-pinball-in-toy-story-4
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I haven't seen the movie, but I just noticed in picture #3 a character from John Lasseters 1988 Pixar short Tin Toy:

#2284 2 years ago

Definitely SWE1.

#2285 2 years ago

In the french movie -Horace 62- from 1961 you can see a Gottlieb Queen of Diamonds and a Gottlieb Show Boat. To the right of Show Boat there is at least one more machine but it isn't visible.

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#2286 2 years ago
Quoted from dirkdiggler:

Not sure if it's been mentioned yet but I recently watched one of my favorite movies when I was a kid, Porky's. There's a Buccaneer and another pin beside it in the whore house and what looks to be a nip it later in the flick.

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#2287 2 years ago

screaminr posted Boogie Pimps music video "Sunny" (1990) in

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/what-are-your-favourite-music-videos/page/5#post-5774542

It has Rollergames (Williams, 1990)

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#2288 2 years ago
Quoted from dirkdiggler:

Not sure if it's been mentioned yet but I recently watched one of my favorite movies when I was a kid, Porky's. There's a Buccaneer and another pin beside it in the whore house and what looks to be a nip it later in the flick.

Think the unnamed one is Big Shot (Gottlieb, 1974).

#2289 2 years ago

Pee Wee's Big Adventure
About 1hr2min into the movie when he enters the biker bar
where he does his iconic tequila dance
There is a solid state pinball machine (probably a early 80s WMS).
The one screen grab i got is very blurry.
You can tell its a pinball machine but hardly anything else,
might be easier to ID if viewing for the whole 2 seconds its on screen.
Might be able to ID from the CAB artwork.
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Looks like WaffleGirl found out it was Blackout!

#2290 2 years ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

Pee Wee's Big Adventure
About 1hr2min into the movie when he enters the biker bar
where he does his iconic tequila dance
There is a solid state pinball machine (probably a early 80s WMS).
The one screen grab i got is very blurry.
You can tell its a pinball machine but hardly anything else,
might be easier to ID if viewing for the whole 2 seconds its on screen.
Might be able to ID from the CAB artwork.[quoted image]

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Williams Blackout

#2291 2 years ago

I note there have been pins sighted in four episodes of That 70's Show, but I just found the That 70's Show mother lode!

In Season One, Episode One, the pilot, no less! Their local hangout, The Hub, originally had four, count 'em, four(!) pins, and a bat game besides!

I recognize Little Chief, Flip Flop, and Travel Time, as well as Deluxe Official Baseball, but the second one from the left has me stumped.

Update: I got really clever and did a regexp search on ipdb for games that end in three letter words and voila! Found it! It's one I never heard of, Op-Pop-Pop.

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#2292 2 years ago

That is one sexy looking juke there. Not sure what year but the 200 button and glass makes me think a Seeburg. Late 50s?

#2293 2 years ago
Quoted from DanQverymuch:

I note there have been pins sighted in four episodes of That 70's Show, but I just found the That 70's Show mother lode!
In Season One, Episode One, the pilot, no less! Their local hangout, The Hub, originally had four, count 'em, four(!) pins, and a bat game besides!
I recognize Little Chief, Flip Flop, and Travel Time, as well as Deluxe Official Baseball, but the second one from the left has me stumped.
Update: I got really clever and did a regexp search on ipdb for games that end in three letter words and voila! Found it! It's one I never heard of, Op-Pop-Pop.[quoted image]

After that the cut the pins to just travel time... later replaced it with Space invaders video game. in the last season or two. Also the ws a different bar that had a pin or two

#2294 2 years ago

Williams advertising banner spotted on Rollergames TV show Friday night on FS2 (Fox Sports). Showed a Police Force and a video game.

#2295 2 years ago
Quoted from dirkdiggler:

That is one sexy looking juke there. Not sure what year but the 200 button and glass makes me think a Seeburg. Late 50s?

1957 Seeburg VL200

#2296 2 years ago
Quoted from AlexF:

1957 Seeburg VL200

I had a 51 Seeburg. Love curved glass. I'm bidding on a working 36 Wurlitzer at auction ending in a few days. Getting out if my budget though. Quickly shot up to $3200 cdn

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#2297 2 years ago

Tuned into TCM and was watching a 1948 movie called "Embraceable You"
Scene is two thugs enter a soda fountain and rough up a old man running the place,
In the background in a couple of shots are 2 flipperless pinball machines,
but no view of PF or BG, just some CAB side art.
Doubt we can determine what games they are especially being in B&W.

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#2298 2 years ago

From season 1 episode 2 of Quantum Leap:Screen Shot 2020-08-04 at 7.27.48 PM (resized).pngScreen Shot 2020-08-04 at 7.30.05 PM (resized).png
Williams Fun-Fest and Delta Queen.

#2299 2 years ago
Quoted from ReadyPO:

screaminr posted Boogie Pimps music video "Sunny" (1990) in
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/what-are-your-favourite-music-videos/page/5#post-5774542
It has Rollergames (Williams, 1990)
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I've been having issues with my account . Thanks for the mention .

#2300 2 years ago

Joust in deadpool has been mentioned but pingeek also mentions Haunted mansion. Looks like a volcano possibly beside Vanessa?

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