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    Default Van Halen mention tonight on NBC

    Nothing big but in tonite's episode new TV show "Parenthood," the Dad is trying to reconnect with his daughter, driving her from school. "Do you like Van Halen?" he asks. Then it cut to another sequence. Clever on the part of the show writers, you didn't hear what song the guy was gonna play, so by this ruse they didn't alienate either the Sam or Dave fanbase!
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    They had a weather report on NBC tonight as well........how odd is that?
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    Dude, if VH was a normal band this wouldn't qualify as news, agreed. For example, with Rush, the news this week is that they will tour this summer and play "Moving Pictures" in its entirety.

    But with VH, this qualify as news, yup. Probably best we gonna get this week, slim pickins...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Dreamer View Post
    the Dad is trying to reconnect with his daughter, driving her from school. "Do you like Van Halen?" he asks.

    Shouldn't the question have been, "Have you ever heard of Van Halen?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Dreamer View Post
    Nothing big but in tonite's episode new TV show "Parenthood," the Dad is trying to reconnect with his daughter, driving her from school. "Do you like Van Halen?" he asks. Then it cut to another sequence. Clever on the part of the show writers, you didn't hear what song the guy was gonna play, so by this ruse they didn't alienate either the Sam or Dave fanbase!
    So, the viewers didn't get to hear her answer? I guess what is understood doesn't need to be discussed.
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    I saw this too. I was disappointed when I didn't hear the song, but they probably wanted to avoid paying royalties.

    That Parenthood is looking like a pretty good show too.
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    the sad part of this is that the joke is that the parent is trying to use what he thinks is a current, cool band to reconnect with his daughter who has no clue who he is talking about.

    Translation: Van Halen = Irrelevant
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    I heard that a pilot for some TV show in the future might have a line that references VH. I'm not completely sure, but I'll make sure to report it when I hear it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grateful Ed View Post
    the sad part of this is that the joke is that the parent is trying to use what he thinks is a current, cool band to reconnect with his daughter who has no clue who he is talking about.

    Translation: Van Halen = Irrelevant
    It came across differently to me oh Grateful one Maybe I can relate more, I don't know. But I have fairly recently interested my youngest daughter in VH. She has varied musical tastes but tends to lean toward contemporary metal (Slipknot, Korn, Evanescense, etc). Recently we were taking a 5 hour car ride and I asked her if she wanted to listen to VH, very similar to the TV episode last night. It was really cool, and she was amazed at how great the music was. She works at Best Buy so knew about Chickenfoot, but this was her first real VH education.

    Anyway I thought it was a cool mention last night, and not a slant in any way. Just the fact that they used VH rather than any of the hundreds of other bands in that era says something. You know the show writer for that part was a VH lover anyway.
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    Word.
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    My wife started laughing as soon as she heard it. I can always find a vh reference where ever I am.

    I took it as, the uncle, putting on his favorite tunes. He is male in his late 30's, of course VH would be his band!!

    and as one of the previous posters added, introducing some cool music to a younger generation.

    I just wish they got a clip of music in there. I'd be curious as to what the writers liked. Roth or Hagar!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Down View Post
    Shouldn't the question have been, "Have you ever heard of Van Halen?"
    Or,were you born yet the last time van halen made an album?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5150jeff View Post
    Or,were you born yet the last time van halen made an album?
    There ya go!

    Myself i don't watch much of any tv so i didn't see it but if it was the 1990's i would have gotten excited.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoHalen5150 View Post
    I just wish they got a clip of music in there. I'd be curious as to what the writers liked. Roth or Hagar!!
    Why is it always "or"?

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    I didn't see the show, so I'm not sure of the context. One thing I do know is, Van Halen today is a punchline, when they could've been revered on the same level as Led Zeppelin.

    You don't hear people crackin' wise about Zep.

 

 

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