Pop culture in and around the Lakes Region
Bizer has started to compile a list of pop culture items in and around the New Hampshire Lakes Region. If you have anything to add / correct, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
====================Television Shows ====================
TV show: Cheers, season 5, episode "Abnormal Psychology", first aired 16-Oct-86 === The gang is watching the bar TV and we hear the announcer say, "So grab your rod and reel and join us next week when Jim takes us trolling on Lake Winnipesaukee"
& Order, season 18, episode, “Betrayal”, first aired
Witness: It was a place that he rented on a
DA: Was it near a town?
Witness: I don’t remember. I was a teenager
DA: What’s that, Ms. Waxman. Are you remembering the name of the town it was near? The town was Meredith, wasn’t it?
Jobs, season 5, episode 8, "Well Digger" (First aired
==================== TV Commercials ====================
Express commercial, spring, 2007. It
shows a group of famous celebrities (Ellen Degeneres, Cheryl Crow, Shaun White,
Andre Agassi, Alicia Keys), sitting around discussing being able to make a
difference. A passerby happens to
AK: It's a great gift to be in a position to make a difference.
CC: Being in the public eye enables us to draw attention to things that matter, like the environment.
AA: Children at risk
SW: African relief
AK: Medicines for those in need.
Or, ah, keeping
Director, Martin Scorsese: Hold it.
Passerby: I'm Tim. I work in the office next door. But keeping that lake clean is what matters to me.
SW: I've been there once. It was nice.
Director: All right, let's keep him in it. Let's keep him in it. He's got a good face. Don't overdo it. Arms folded. Never mind.
ED: I swam in it once. When I got out, I had to take my bathing suit off and it burst into flames. It happens anytime time I swim.
Director: Yeah, OK, just like that.
Narrator: Introducing the members' project. Card members submit ideas at americanexpress.com and we'll fund one winning idea, up to five million dollars. You don't have to be famous to make a difference, just a card member. Are you a card member?
==================== Movies listed on IMDB.COM ====================
On Golden Pond - The film was primarily made on
What About Bob – The setting for the film is
To Die For – This film was inspired by Pamela Smart, the NH teacher who had her
husband murdered. Nicole Kidman plays a
local TV weatherwoman in
Old Man Dogs - Partially filmed on
(2001) Magic Rock - Filmed at
The Color of Water - This movie was filmed in and around the Lakes Region. Portions were filmed at The Castle in the
Clouds and portions were filmed at
Click - In a flashback scene, Michael Newman (Adam Sandler) remembers his
childhood camping on
Blood, Sweat & Gears - (video) Bikers' documentary partially filmed in
(2010) Grown Ups – With Adam Sandler. About 20 minutes into the film there are some
brief scenes of Winnipesaukee. In an
aerial view, Rattlesnake, Sleepers, Treasure, and
==================== Short films ====================
Short: The Three Stooges, "No Census, No Feeling" (1940) === The Stooges are census takers. Moe enters a kitchen and sits. Curly is wearing a chef’s hat with his back to Moe. Neither knows who the other is.
Moe: Good afternoon, Chef. I’m the census taker.
Curly: Well, you got me at a busy time.
Moe: Oh, it’ll only take a few minutes. Now, where were you born?
Curly: W-O-... *WOOF!*... Make it Lake Erie, I got an uncle there.
Moe: What was your family decomposed of?
Curly: Well, I'll tell ya, there was a litter of three, and I was the one they KEPT! Nyuck-nyuck-nyuck! (snicker)
[One minute later in that same short, Moe enters a living room and starts talking to a man asleep on the couch. Unbeknownst to Moe, Larry is resting on a different couch. Neither Moe nor Larry can see the other.]
Moe: Pardon me, stranger, I'm the census taker. Where were YOU born?
Larry: I was one of a litter of three.
Moe: Now, don't tell me you were the one they KEPT?
Larry: Nah, I'm the one they threw away!
One minute later, Moe is crushing Larry’s head in a door while yelling, “Lake Winnipesaukee, eh. One of a litter of three, eh. A three litter man, eh.”
==================== Music / Song ====================
“Winnipesaukee” (aka The Indian River Song) by Sammy Kaye, circa 1943 (Thanks, RG)
Several internet sites report a reference to Winnipesaukee in Adam Sandler's “Thanksgiving Song", but a search through the song's lyrics could not find it. There may have been alternate versions