Tuesday, May 13, 2014
By Robert Krulwich : Host, Radiolab
You don't have to notice, but if you do, it's like a hidden kiss. There have always been popular television shows that sneak bits of arcane learning into their storylines. Star Trek did this. Dr. Who (in Britain) did this. So, back in the day, did Rocky and Bullwinkle, and before them, a cartoon show called Crusader Rabbit. You'd be watching the program, and — hiding in a tossed-off bit of dialogue, a detail on the set, or some signage in the background — there would be a sly reference to a math problem or to a philosopher.
Monday, October 31, 2011
"The Simpsons" and "LIVE! with Regis and Kelly" featured Spidey spoofs in their Halloween episodes.