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

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#3101 1 year ago
Quoted from Manhattan:

Jason Sudeikis is a pinhead. I even saw or read an interview he did where its revealed that he grinded over Ted Lasso concepts/writing over pinball and beer at his house with the Asst. Coach on the show who is a writer/co-creator as well I believe.

I can vouch for this. I have personally seen him at arcades multiple times.

#3102 1 year ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Dude, where's the spoiler alert - I haven't seen that episode yet.

Yeah, I pretty much gave up the plot, episode info in there, whew, dodged a bullet.

#3103 1 year ago
Quoted from xTheBlackKnightx:

The new AMC Series, "Lodge 49", has an Aztec dominantly displayed and another pinball game "Out of Order" covered in the tavern room. The mystery cabinet is clearly visible (only backbox is covered with a sheet), but I would have to research which game, as it looks original.

It was a fantastic. I sold both aztec and fantastic to AMC on 8/1/2017.

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#3104 1 year ago

MASH S3:E1

Gottlieb Spot A Card (1960) - thanks for the ID help, I just like attaching the title to the original post.

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#3105 1 year ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

MASH S3:E1
Need help with ID (this is the best frame I could find).
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Spot-A-Card (Gottlieb, 1960). This same game is also seen in at least one other episode later in the series; not sure which one(s).

#3106 1 year ago

Is it just me or do you like/respect a tv series or movie more, because a director decided to use a pinball machine as a prop?

#3107 1 year ago
Quoted from dirkdiggler:

Is it just me or do you like/respect a tv series or movie more, because a director decided to use a pinball machine as a prop?

I love it, but I love it more when the prop is era correct. That 1960 Spot-a-Card is showing up in MASH which takes place during the Korean War (1950-1953).

Then there's Bally's "Nip It" from 1973 that is frequently seen in the sitcom Happy Days which takes place during the 50's and early 60's.

#3108 1 year ago
Quoted from Mathazar:

I love it, but I love it more when the prop is era correct. That 1960 Spot-a-Card is showing up in MASH which takes place during the Korean War (1950-1953).
Then there's Bally's "Nip It" from 1973 that is frequently seen in the sitcom Happy Days which takes place during the 50's and early 60's.

Or The Waltons, which is set in the 1930's and 40's but the General Store has a 1972 Flying Carpet.

The best is when the pin is appropriate or ironic for the setting, like the Heat Wave machine at the arctic station in The Thing.

#3109 1 year ago
Quoted from Mathazar:

I love it, but I love it more when the prop is era correct. That 1960 Spot-a-Card is showing up in MASH which takes place during the Korean War (1950-1953).
Then there's Bally's "Nip It" from 1973 that is frequently seen in the sitcom Happy Days which takes place during the 50's and early 60's.

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Almost like there should be a sister thread entitled "Pinball in movies or TV shows? Name a game in the background that is not appropriate to the setting"

#3110 1 year ago

Bob's Burgers Season 7 Episode 12:
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Not real pins, but two pinballs in a chocolate factory office ("Rock Star" and "Raceway").

#3111 1 year ago

Wife is watching a show called Swat. Season 2 episode 14. Getaway rethemed as Police Action

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#3112 1 year ago

Anyone know the game Paul Newman is leaning on in the opening scene of The Hustler?

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#3113 1 year ago
Quoted from dirkdiggler:

Anyone know the game Paul Newman is leaning on in the opening scene of The Hustler?

I do know that game, and although not as valuable, I like
its game play better than United's Midget Alley.
Others I'm sure will its title.

#3114 1 year ago
Quoted from Mopar:

I do know that game, and although not as valuable, I like
its game play better than United's Midget Alley.
Others I'm sure will its title.

Am I drunk? What? Lol

#3115 1 year ago
Quoted from Mopar:

Others I'm sure will its title.

Oh, haha. I see what you're saying. I meant to say 'I'm sure others will "know" its title',
but I'll give it out. It's a 1958 Bally "All Star Bowler".
I have a Friend that has that and a Midget Alley (the same era) side by side, and I like the
Bally's play better. Years back, twice I had a chance to pick one up, but after having many
other types of bowlers, I didn't think it would be anything special, but to play, it actually is.

#3116 1 year ago

CHiPs. Season 4, Episode 7 (1980) Satan's Angels. Evel Knievel

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#3117 1 year ago
Quoted from dirkdiggler:

Anyone know the game Paul Newman is leaning on in the opening scene of The Hustler?
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Quoted from Mopar:

Oh, haha. I see what you're saying. I meant to say 'I'm sure others will "know" its title',
but I'll give it out. It's a 1958 Bally "All Star Bowler".
I have a Friend that has that and a Midget Alley (the same era) side by side, and I like the
Bally's play better. Years back, twice I had a chance to pick one up, but after having many
other types of bowlers, I didn't think it would be anything special, but to play, it actually is.

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I watched that last night on TMC, but I missed part of the movie. When in the movie is it?

#3118 1 year ago
Quoted from girloveswaffles:

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I watched that last night on TMC, but I missed part of the movie. When in the movie is it?

The opening scene after he parks his car for gas and goes into the bar. Literally a minute into it.

#3119 1 year ago
Quoted from dirkdiggler:

The opening scene after he parks his car for gas and goes into the bar. Literally a minute into it.

Yup. I got in at about five minutes.

#3120 1 year ago

Supergirl 2 nights ago. This has been shown several times but I still have no idea what it really is. It says Cosmic Goddess.

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#3121 1 year ago
Quoted from phillyfan64:

Supergirl 2 nights ago. This has been shown several times but I still have no idea what it really is. It says Cosmic Goddess.
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Looks like the cab was painted all black.

#3122 1 year ago
Quoted from TopMoose:

Or The Waltons, which is set in the 1930's and 40's but the General Store has a 1972 Flying Carpet.
The best is when the pin is appropriate or ironic for the setting, like the Heat Wave machine at the arctic station in The Thing.

Like seeing Attack From Mars in the Brad Pitt movie Ad Astra.

#3123 1 year ago

Super Capers (2009)
Data East Star Wars

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#3124 1 year ago

From SHARK S2 E6 costarring Jerri Ryan
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We have a SPACE SHUTTLE & WHIRLWIND

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#3125 1 year ago
Quoted from phillyfan64:

Supergirl 2 nights ago. This has been shown several times but I still have no idea what it really is. It says Cosmic Goddess.

The placement of the score reels on the BG do not align with any normal conventional EM pin.

#3126 1 year ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

The placement of the score reels on the BG do not align with any normal conventional EM pin.

Could be just a box of lights.

#3127 1 year ago

The Violent Professionals (1973)

Various EMs including a close shot of a Chicago Coin Corvette bowler.

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#3128 1 year ago

Endgame (1983)

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#3129 1 year ago
Quoted from SunnRAT:

Endgame (1983)
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Looks like Stargazer and Harlem Globetrotters.

#3130 1 year ago
Quoted from SunnRAT:

The Violent Professionals (1973)
Various EMs including a close shot of a Chicago Coin Corvette bowler.
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I see a Hot Line. Maybe a Hearts & Spades in there too?

#3131 1 year ago
Quoted from jibmums:

Barely visible Phoenix and Paragon, and Bally Star Trek way behind Corey Haim, in the comic book shop in "The Lost Boys".
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Don't laugh; just watched Lost Boys for the first time and spotted the first two right away, missed the Trek though.

They had a Moon Cresta video game there too, never saw it but you could hear it playing!

#3132 1 year ago
Quoted from Daditude:

I can vouch for this. I have personally seen him at arcades multiple times.

pretty sure Trent at Tilt Amusements sold him a Tron LE he had in years ago.

#3133 1 year ago

just saw a Fish Tails in an Australian show called Sea Patrol Season Episode 3.

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ok so the screen grab didn't work so well.

#3134 12 months ago

Entourage - S01E03

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#3135 12 months ago
Quoted from ImNotNorm:

Entourage - S01E03
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Fireball Classic and what looks like a Pinbot?

#3136 12 months ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

Fireball Classic and what looks like a Big Guns cut down.

Just Pinbot I think.

Edit - ah ha. I got it before the edit!

#3137 12 months ago
Quoted from Beatnik-Filmstar:

Just Pinbot I think.

Yup, changed my post after reviewing the picture again while you were posting, your quick!

#3138 12 months ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

Yup, changed my post after reviewing the picture again, your quick!

I like how pinside will pop up with a "New posts have been added" thing while you're in a thread. Just happened to be at the bottom of the thread, about to mention what they were when your post came through.

#3139 12 months ago

What I actually came here to post about has already been mentioned. Death of Michael K Williams has gotten the wife and I on a David Simon kick, so we've been watching things he did that we hadn't seen before. Currently watching The Plot Against America. Couple posts about this show have made the thread already.

Quoted from Charlemagne1987:

HBO's latest mini-series THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA has a scene in episode one where one of the characters is beating up on a 1940 era pinball machine. I couldn't find the clip online. Maybe someone else can.

Quoted from Joe_Blasi:

High hand
The plot against america EP 5

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Just saw this episode last night.

My wife has long ago accepted that this is me any time there's a pinball in a show or movie we're watching:
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I think it might even amuse her slightly in a "That's my little dummy husband weirdo" way.

However, pausing the show to ID a title, opening IPDB on your phone and then smugly pointing out that Hi-Hand came out in 1957 and the episode takes place in 1942 and damn it it sure looks like the guy is miming flipping the ball on a flipperless machine? Well, her amusement only goes so far.

#3140 12 months ago

Entourage - S01E08

Looks like they got rid of the Pinbot

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#3141 12 months ago
Quoted from ImNotNorm:

Entourage - S01E08
Looks like they got rid of the Pinbot
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...Well, it was covering the light switches.

#3142 12 months ago
Quoted from goodypin18:

Anyone ever notice on the HBO series Entourage that the pins in the house are always different on every episode?

You are so right!

Entourage - S02E01 Harley Davidson (Fireball now gone too)

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#3143 12 months ago

Ally Mcbeal S1 E21 or E22 at the end of the show one of the guys was at an arcade.
Riding a motorcycle video game in the background was a Fire Power and I think a Split Second.
I will go back on HULU and try to get pictures tomorrow.

#3144 11 months ago

"Charmed" S3:E18 Sin Francisco around minute 38 of full episode

Piper is infected with "gluttony", which apparently leads to getting a Fish Tales. Bad quality on web, forgot to take a pic of the TV when it was on.

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#3145 11 months ago

Spotted on The Norm Show 215

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#3146 11 months ago
Quoted from drinklime:

Spotted on The Norm Show 215
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RIP Norm.

#3147 11 months ago
Quoted from drinklime:

Spotted on The Norm Show 215
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Memory Lane and Night Rider!

#3148 11 months ago

Not a pinball machine, but a pinball themed commissioned/signed artwork by Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam on Pawn Stars S19:E0

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#3149 11 months ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Not a pinball machine, but a pinball themed commissioned/signed artwork by Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam on Pawn Stars S19:E0
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Hmmmm I wonder what poster that is. I have searched PJ pinball posters and I have never seen that one come up.

#3150 11 months ago
Quoted from PinPickle:

Hmmmm I wonder what poster that is. I have searched PJ pinball posters and I have never seen that one come up.

That is an original painting but PJ has never used it for an official poster. The artist was trying to sell it, but value was only about $6K when authenticated. If it had been used for a poster it would have been worth significantly more.

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