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Tikis in films
kahikikiki
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Joined: Apr 25, 2007
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From: Michigan
Posted: 2007-06-30 07:01 am   Permalink

My husband said he saw a tiki mug on the show "Sports Night". Apparently one of the main characters keeps his pens in one on his desk.

 
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procinema29
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From: los angeles
Posted: 2007-06-30 08:25 am   Permalink

His WHAT?

Oh...his pens...for a second I thought it...sorry.


 
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tikipedia
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Joined: Aug 25, 2004
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2007-07-07 6:16 pm   Permalink

The old cartoon Dick Tracy has an episode called Hawaiian Guy (Hawaiian Eye, get it?). A couple of villains, Mumbles and another whose name I don't recall, try to steal a huge diamond from the top of a moai, which is called Diamond Head. Dick Tracy sends Joe Jitsu to apprehend the criminals.

There is no way this cartoon could be made today. Joe Jitsu contains every bad, racist stereotype of a Mr. Moto-type character you could think of. He uses martial arts to effortlessly slam the bad guys to the ground, while saying "So Solly" and "Excuse Prease".

On the up side, the cartoon does have that early-60s vibe to it.

Six-two and even, over and out!

The Dick Tracy Show


Episode Title


The Moai and Diamond


'Dancing Bushes'


Joe Jitsu

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snackbar
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From: Grand Fenwick
Posted: 2007-07-08 07:59 am   Permalink

In the Eddie Murphy flick Norbit (2007) is a scene that's set in a swimming pool were quite a few tikis can be seen.
Here's one on the left



Not that I want to encourage anyone to watch this piece of crap.
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rupe33
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Joined: Dec 08, 2004
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From: DC Metro Area (MD)
Posted: 2007-07-23 09:19 am   Permalink

Is anyone watching HBO's series "JOHN FROM CINCINNATI"? The Yost family residence has a tiki out front of the house, near the driveway. Loads of glass floats both at their residence and surf shop. Cannot find a photo of it yet, but will keep an eye out.

And all that is more than I can tell you about just what the hell is going on with this show! But am enjoying it just the same.

Cheers,
Rupe

[Looked for a general TV thread, but couldn't find one, so posted here. Am hoping to clear out the image of the "Norbert" posting above 'cause that's pretty damn distrubing!]
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bamboobeavis
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From: Athens, MI
Posted: 2007-07-23 8:28 pm   Permalink

The movie 40 year old virgin was already mentioned but what wasn't mentioned was the Benihana Budha type mug that Steve Carrol's character was drinking out of while on a date with his love interest.

 
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Tiki Kollektor
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Joined: Aug 29, 2006
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From: A Cave in Manhattan
Posted: 2007-07-25 10:55 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-07-23 09:19, rupe33 wrote:
Is anyone watching HBO's series "JOHN FROM CINCINNATI"? The Yost family residence has a tiki out front of the house, near the driveway. Loads of glass floats both at their residence and surf shop. Cannot find a photo of it yet, but will keep an eye out.



Yeah, and if you watch closely, Mitch Yost has a really cool carved maoi tiki in his meditation lair out back. I got my eye on YOU!

PS -- John from Cincinati rocks, and has one of the coolest theme songs ever: "Johnny Appleseed" by Joe Strummer


 
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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2007-07-30 06:07 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2002-06-07 09:56, SoBeTiki wrote:
Since this thread has officially been dubbed "Non-Tiki Bar" Tiki spottings in movies, I'll add one I saw the other night. Black Widow with Theresa Russell and Debra Winger. A large Tiki carving can be seen outside of a Hawaiian resort where the girls stay. Other than that, the few highlights of the movie feature Theresa Russell in a bikini and Debra Winger applying CPR to Theresa...



Just saw that too. Never noticed tikis in movies before I joined this board. The Hawaiian rich guy that the girls nabbed was a hottie....the CPR scene didn't do a thing for me.
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sungod
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Posted: 2007-07-30 2:17 pm   Permalink

Okay so not a movie but in the TV show Psyc. The main characters dad is building a tiki bar in his living room.

 
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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2007-07-30 6:55 pm   Permalink

OMG...you mean the show PSYCH? I watch that show religiously....I must be blind....I missed that. I am going to have to try to catch all the reruns now so I can see the tiki bar project....I'm on a mission!!!
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tikihai
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From: Seal Beach, Cal
Posted: 2007-07-31 3:30 pm   Permalink

More last week on John from Cincinnati...
a cool amateur carved KU and John made the KU angry mouth look. Classic.


 
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captnkirk
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Joined: Nov 06, 2002
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From: Hockessin, Delaware
Posted: 2007-08-14 6:30 pm   Permalink

I just watched the DVD of Night at the Museum with my kids.
It is a OK movie if you have young kids to entertain. It is rated PG but it is all right for all but the very youngest kids.

Right at the very beginning when all the stuff at the Museum comes alive Ben Stiller stop for a few seconds and has a quick exchange with a moving talking Moai head.



 
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TikiSOX
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Posted: 2007-08-16 07:00 am   Permalink

By the way, the aformentioned "Clambake" starring Elvis and the tikis is on tonight (8-16) on Turner Classic Movies (11:30 I believe) for those so inclined

 
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aku76
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2007-10-01 10:36 am   Permalink

I don't know if it's been mentioned, but a good 50s film called 'Pearl of the South Pacific' starring Virginia Mayo has several large tikis--they are even part of the plot because the tribal leader prays to them several times. Check it out.

 
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tulsatv
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
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From: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Posted: 2007-10-01 11:55 am   Permalink

(I just realized this thread is the place to post this...)

Has anyone noticed that the White Sphinx figure, as conceived for the 1960 movie, "The Time Machine", looks like a futuristic Tiki:

http://www.colemanzone.com/Time_Machine_Project/Bob_Burns(1).htm

The year (1959-1960) was right for the Tiki boom to have influenced the art direction. The Eloi could be seen as an future incarnation of carefree South Seas people.



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