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« Reply #105 on: April 30, 2010, 05:01:14 AM »
Also in another popular tv show, this time in "Gilmore Girls" there was a small reference to them. I don't remember the context exactly, but Emily was thinking about throwing a party to Lorerai and the theme would be the Romanovs. So she turns to Luke and asks: "What do you think of the Romanovs?" to which he answers: "They probably had it coming".   ;D
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« Reply #106 on: July 13, 2010, 05:20:27 PM »
There is a new vampire show on HBO, I think it's called True Blood. Sounds really weird, along the lines of Forever Knight. I wonder if they will also have an episode on the Romanovs, lol.   http://nab365.bdmetrics.com/NST-2-50082343/Vampires-May-Be-the-New-Lifeblood-of-HBO.aspx

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« Reply #107 on: July 18, 2010, 07:40:00 PM »
There was a video of Nicholas brushing his mustache up on "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations" :D

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« Reply #108 on: July 19, 2010, 11:13:05 AM »
Hahaha, that's awesome, Gorseheart. :]

REALLY obscure television show from the late 90's, Strangers With Candy, made a reference to the Romanovs in one episode.

The show has always been a favorite of mine. (I think it's hilarious but, then again, I have a weird sense of humor.) It's about a middle-aged woman who goes back to high school after dropping out early and living a life of prostitution, crime, and drugs. Stephen Colbert is in it as well. In one episode he's teaching the class about STDs and the main character asks, "Do a lot of the people die of syphillis?"

He replies, "Yes, historically, it's right up there with the Germans. It wiped out the Romanovs..."

"Господь им дал дар по молитвам их размягчать окаменелые наши сердца за их страдания..Мне думается, что если люди будут молиться Царской Cемье, оттают сердца с Божией помощью."

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« Reply #109 on: July 20, 2010, 12:06:08 PM »
Obsure is right.  I've never heard of this show.
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« Reply #110 on: February 24, 2011, 08:07:17 AM »
On Jeopardy (the quiz show) this week it is Teen Tournament Week.  One of the contestants said that her mother is a Romanov fan and that her sister's name is Alexandra.

When looking for a name for the second daughter (the contestant) the parent's had decided on Cosette from the musical Les Miserable, but then (the contestant says) her mother found out that Cosette is another name for Nicholle (I don't know if this is true or not) but since the mother wanted to name her children after the Romanovs, she named the second girl Cosette (because it is another name for Nicholle) and so the two girls are actually Nicholas and Alexandra.

Huh?

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« Reply #111 on: March 04, 2011, 05:45:25 PM »
The Romanovs were referenced in an episode of Nikita

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« Reply #112 on: March 12, 2011, 08:09:47 PM »
The Romanovs were referenced in an episode of Nikita

I just found it!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhOfu0y2P-M
Interesting except the fact that the Romanovs weren't killed in a fire they were of course shot!

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« Reply #113 on: March 13, 2011, 01:01:01 AM »
flicking through channels to find something to watch and scooby doo was on, on a kids channel, and there was a romanov style storyline featuring nicky. REALLY weird place to find romanov references.

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« Reply #114 on: March 13, 2011, 10:07:12 PM »
Was it the one where "the gang" were in Russia investigating international hockey teams, and there was a statue of Nicholas II?  (I have a five-year-old son.  : )  )

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« Reply #115 on: March 15, 2011, 01:27:52 PM »
yeh! lol, i couldn't believe it, i was flicking through channels and just left the tv on for background sound (yes, i know, environmentally friendly or what?), and  couldn't believe the words nicholas II out of velma's mouth, lol! my head shot up from the computer!

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« Reply #116 on: March 16, 2011, 01:54:33 PM »
Here's a clip referencing the Romanovs in the TV show Strangers With Candy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjtWvV_kSUw

Ridiculous, but funny.
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« Reply #117 on: March 19, 2011, 05:25:22 AM »
On episode 4 from the 18th season of "The Simpsons", which was one of the ones dedicated to Halloween, Bart manages to bring to life a Golem which was owned by Krusty the Clown. A Golem comes from Jewish folklore and, in the context of the episode, if you toss a piece of paper into its mouth with an order, he does what you tell him to do.

Halfway through the episode the Golem tosses out an old piece of paper and says:

"Kill the Tsar?! That's an old one!"  ;D
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« Reply #118 on: April 04, 2011, 04:57:41 PM »
This is a stretch on the topic title but it was] an odd place to find a Romanov. It was in a book "The Killing of Crazy Horse", about the death of the Lakota indian leader Crazy Horse in September,1877 after he had surrendered to the US army in the aftermath of the battle of the Little Big Horn. American indian lore is one of my major interests, as well as the history of the American West in the 19th  century.

Anyway, sure enough there was a reference to Grand Duke Alexis Alexandrovich and his buffalo hunt in Nebraska and Colorado in Jan., 1872 !
It was brief but did mention how impressed  the GD was with Sioux buffalo hunting prowess and horsemanship and of his pleasure at receiving a gift of bow and arrows.  I knew  he had made such a hunting trip on his American tour, but I thought a history book on the American Indian wars in the west would  be Romanov-free. Wrong!

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« Reply #119 on: April 04, 2011, 09:02:29 PM »
Rodney - I think that fits in just fine.  I always love to connect what seem to be separate incidents to each other.  So Alexis Alexandrovich was in the US just 4 years before Custer died at the Little Big Horn.

That puts a different perspective on the "wild" west.  Crazy Horse has always been fascinating to me.

A dapper, well dressed grand duke was touring the country while the US was still trying to suppress the Native Americans in the 19th century.