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I though it would be cool if we could, collectivelly, put together a list of GNR references in general pop culture over the years, mainly movies and TV shows. 

From the top of my head, only Californication comes to mind, where there's a GNR reference every 5 minutes (well, not really, but there's at least several).

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I know How I Met Your Mother had a couple of different references - one was a character trying to recite some lyrics from NR to another character to win her back, and another I think I remember they had a tiny bit about Chinese Democracy but it has been so long I forget the specifics lol

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Saw a documentary the other day about Davy Jones of the Monkees and he said "Justin Bieber stole my haircut and Axl Rose stole my dance."  Funny stuff.

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1 minute ago, lame ass security said:

Saw a documentary the other day about Davy Jones of the Monkees and he said "Justin Bieber stole my haircut and Axl Rose stole my dance."  Funny stuff.

It's funny 'cause it's true

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3 minutes ago, janrichmond said:

It's funny 'cause it's true

Absolutely, I don't think Axl has ever denied it.  I can picture him watching the Monkees as a kid and grooving to that dance.😄

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Conan riffs on Axl. And also had those special slash features.

step brothers:

The play White Trash Wins Lotto

NWAs song Appetite 4 Destruction:

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20 hours ago, janrichmond said:

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And Paul Mc Cartney stole his haircut too....:lol:

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Isn’t there a thread like this somewhere already?

Anyway, I remember hearing a bit of WTTJ in one of the Simpsons episodes. The bit stands out, because I don’t recall any other GN’R references in the show (by which I’m not necessarily saying they’re not there – it’s a long-run show, and it’s been a while). 

Then of course, Axl’s looks were recently mocked in either American Dad or Family Guy, can’t remember which one but think it was AD, in 2016, and I think those images were from an Axl/DC gig.  

No references in Futurama as far as I know; neither Rick & Morty so far. 

And yes, Californication. They were mentioning both AfD and ChD. Hank is cool. :)

Of course, plus all the movies, starting with Jim Carrey in, what was it, 1988? 

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4 hours ago, jamillos said:

Isn’t there a thread like this somewhere already?

Anyway, I remember hearing a bit of WTTJ in one of the Simpsons episodes. The bit stands out, because I don’t recall any other GN’R references in the show (by which I’m not necessarily saying they’re not there – it’s a long-run show, and it’s been a while). 

Then of course, Axl’s looks were recently mocked in either American Dad or Family Guy, can’t remember which one but think it was AD, in 2016, and I think those images were from an Axl/DC gig.  

No references in Futurama as far as I know; neither Rick & Morty so far. 

And yes, Californication. They were mentioning both AfD and ChD. Hank is cool. :)

Of course, plus all the movies, starting with Jim Carrey in, what was it, 1988? 

you are right is American Dad 👍

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True Lies: The Arnie Movie. His mate tells Arnie that his daughter no longer looks at them like parents. "Her  new mom is Madonna and her dad is Axl Rose"

UK tv quiz shows: "Celebrity Juice" In 2010 just after the reading fiasco (I was there :D ) one of the contestants points out that Keith Lemon the host looked like Axl Rose and they showed a pic of him to the side of Lemon.

"Never Mind the Buzzcocks" Frankie Boyle guest hosts the show and there is a GNR question. After the question Boyle goes on a rant on how Axl Rose along with his fans ought to be locked up in a burning building.

"Mastermind" Someone Chose GNR as their specialist subject.

Those are the ones I've either seen or been shown on UK tv anyway.

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There was definitely a reference in My Name is Earl but I forget the details. I remember it was Randy and he mentioned Axl and Buckethead.

And there was an Axl in The Middle, which I think counts as a reference.

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I've seen this film once and this is probably the only thing I remember about it:

pretty funny Gn'R related joke, 1.26 -1.41 

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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures has been around since late 80’s and names most of the characters or abilities after music the author is a fan of. One character is named Rosas in reference to GNR, and another character is named Axl Ro with an ability called Civil War.

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8 hours ago, double talkin jive mfkr said:

true lies 

tom arnold makes a speech about that bad ass daughter wishing she had axl rose and madonna as parents 

Axl & Madonna as parents, that would be one stable and down-to-earth child. 

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To me the best usage of GNR in a film is Cape Fear - Patience : Juliette Lewis is going nuts at her parents in her room and Patience is blaring 

Also Sweet Child in State of Grace with Gary Oldman/Sean Penn - It's a tense bar scene - great insert 

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3 hours ago, Fourteenbeers said:

Axl & Madonna as parents, that would be one stable and down-to-earth child. 

I don't knew if stable, but  at least would be funny  :lol:

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I like modern (and old too) British detective tv shows, and I’ve recently finished the third season of the Unforgotten (1 series = 1 case of a very old crime). The protagonist (a milf detective) said in one of the last episodes something along the lines that despite of not being too religious, she used to wear a cross when she was a teenager, because she wanted to look like Axl Rose. :) It was unexpected there to me.

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Empire Records 🤣❤️ Also the undeservedly obscure 90s cult gem Fun.

also - 

  

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On 16/08/2019 at 9:35 PM, lame ass security said:

Saw a documentary the other day about Davy Jones of the Monkees and he said "Justin Bieber stole my haircut and Axl Rose stole my dance."  Funny stuff.

Yeah well you stole your haircut off of The Beatles Davy boy.  Mind you, so did an entire generation.

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On 11/1/2019 at 1:10 AM, jamillos said:

I like modern (and old too) British detective tv shows, and I’ve recently finished the third season of the Unforgotten (1 series = 1 case of a very old crime). The protagonist (a milf detective) said in one of the last episodes something along the lines that despite of not being too religious, she used to wear a cross when she was a teenager, because she wanted to look like Axl Rose. :) It was unexpected there to me.

I've seen that episode too.

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There's a TV show about a young Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory. His older brother has a poster of 90's Axl on his bedroom wall.

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