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Friday, February 12, 2016
29 Day Cowboy Bebop Challenge, Day 12: Favorite Pop Culture Reference
Pop culture references aren't necessarily as noticeable in Cowboy Bebop or other anime series as they are in American media because, well, obvs, it's a completely different culture. However, there were a lot of Western references that made their way into episodes of Bebop: Kareem Abdul Jabbar (Hakim) vs. Bruce Lee (Spike) in "Stray Dog Strut" or the Penguin (from Batman) - esque Pierrot from "Pierrot Le Fou," for example.
But my absolute favorite? The entire episode of "Toys in the Attic," which is essentially one giant homage to Alien. It has a very silly ending, and isn't even really in the top ten episodes of the series, but it's a lot of fun to watch just to see Spike run around all Ripley-like, trying to kill the lunch he forgot about for a year. Um, spoiler alert there, by the way. Shit, the show is almost 20 years old; I don't feel bad at all.