Quoted from Bowman9:
Kolchak The Night Stalker - Firefall
Murder in a penny arcade, lots of pins.
I was watching an old episode of Wonder Woman from 1978 called "Skateboard Wiz" and it took place in an arcade that had quite a few pinball machines. Several were new state of the art solid state machines.
It was easy because Williams only used that drop down cabinet for a couple years. Very hard to find front legs for one of those.
I was watching an episode of Perry Mason called The Case of the Telltale Tap from 1965 and this one was in the corner of the bar in the opening scene. Couldn't figure out what it was though. The grainy youtube catch doesn't help.
Quoted from Darcy:
That is going to be a toughy. Score reels in the lower center, maybe. Could it be an import? There appears to be gaffers tape across the coin door, and something spread across the backglass in a 'Z' shape, as part of that cover up overlaps the side of the back box.
It was easier to see when I was half asleep watching it. but I was so drousy I thought it was a woodrail at first. Then I though it might be a Bally because of the coin door. Now it looks more lie a Williams game like Full House with the score reels like that, but without the dropdown cabinet.
There's a new TV ad with a bunch of pinball machines in it. Saw it last night but can't remember what ad it was.
Last weekend I watched Wonder Woman "Skateboard Wiz' again and there are a bunch of late 70s machines including Joker Poker and Mata Hari in an arcade.
That's the ad I was talking about. If that row of machines doesn't get peoples attention, I don't know what will.
The latest episode of Supergirl last night had what I believe to be an EM in the bar scene at the beginning but it was kind of blurry so it was hard to tell what it was. Some dude was playing it before I got distracted and changed the channel.
I just watched this episode of Kolchak. A guy gets executed while playing a 4 Square and turns into a doppleganger.
Quoted from Otaku:
Sounds like "the way" to go
I remember watching it when it first aired. I watched all the Kolchaks as it was the best show on at the time. Chris Carter said X-files was directly influenced by Kolchak.
Instead of trying to hide the identity of the pinball machine like you see in so may shows, when Kolchak inquired where the guy got shot, the op said right here he was playing this 4 Square and had the high score on it.
And I'll keep watching Kolchak re-runs on MeTV until they stop showing them again. Fast forward to 36:15 if you want to see that 4-Square in all it's glory.
In the episode of TJ Hooker called "The Connection", guys are using a pinball store as a front to sell PCP, and in this store there is a Black Hole all lit up in it's glory.
I don't know if it's been mentioned yet, but now there's the arthritis medicine ad with the dude playing pinball. lol....
And it's not just some random shot in the background. Without it these stars might be struggling.
They've done the arthritis ad, but now I wanna see a pinball machine in an erectile dysfunction medication ad, then we will know for sure this hobby has arrived!
Quoted from TheLaw:
I just noticed that when I watched this last week!
Seriously, I was flipping thru the channels and there was nothing else on so I watched it again. Great flick!
I think by today's standards some might be able to find a bit of political incorrectness in that film. lol
Quoted from N101AA:
What is this pin? It was in the background of a scene from "The Giant Spider Invasion" (1978) on tonight's Rifftrax. I can't find a higher res photo, but here is a capture from the original MST3K broadcast:
It looks like Gilligan's Island meets Perry Mason. lol
The game is Bally Dixieland.
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