Personal Computer References in Pop Culture

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February 10, 2002

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Simpsons TV show in the USA.
  • A personal computer with modem is demonstrated with alternate modem connection noise.
  • On a standard-looking PC keyboard, the only key labelled is "SEND", instead of "ENTER".
  • Another computer is shown, receiving email.

(Copyright 2002 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

February 24, 2002

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Simpsons TV show in the USA. A cowboy's house includes a personal computer encased in leather.
(Copyright 2002 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

March 8, 2002

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Fairly Oddparents TV show in the US. A personal computer appears, with monitor and keyboard attached to the system unit, but not a portable computer.
(Copyright 2002 Nickelodeon)

March 31, 2002

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Simpsons TV show in the USA. A personal computer is shown at a phone company.
(Copyright 2002 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

March 31, 2002

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs the Futurama TV show in the USA. A video commercial is a parody of the 1984 advertisement for the Apple Macintosh computer.
(Copyright 2002 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

April 7, 2002

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs the Futurama TV show in the USA. A portable computer appears, looking like an Apple Computer model.
(Copyright 2002 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

April 28, 2002

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Simpsons TV show in the USA. Several personal computers appear.
(Copyright 2002 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

August 1, 2002

Namibia issues a $1.30 postage stamp for the 10th anniversary of Namibia Post and Telecommunications, depicting a personal computer.

August 4, 2002

Thailand issues a 4-baht postage stamp for National Communications Day, depicting a laptop computer.

August 23, 2002

New Line Cinema releases the film S1m0ne to theaters in the USA. A couple of computers are used to "create" an actress all from pixels.

September 1, 2002

Libya issues a 100-dinar postage stamp depicting a personal computer.

September 13, 2002

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Fairly Oddparents TV show in the US. A personal computer appears.
(Copyright 2002 Nickelodeon)

September 27, 2002

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Fairly Oddparents TV show in the US. A personal computer is used to access the Internet; when it is too slow in downloading information, a character throws it out the window: system unit, monitor, and keyboard.
(Copyright 2002 Nickelodeon)

November 1, 2002

The WB Television Network airs the Sabrina, the Teenage Witch TV show in the US.
  • In response to a screen-saver's request to help get off a computer, a character says "Sorry, I don't do Windows".
  • Desktop and laptop computers are used, with software "Photo Tweak" to edit images.

November 17, 2002

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Simpsons TV show in the USA. A personal computers appears.
(Copyright 2002 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

January 20, 2003

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Fairly Oddparents TV show in the US. Throughout the show, personal computers with keyboard and mouse are used to send email, with windows similar to those of the Mac OS, and the familiar "You've got mail" voice message of America Online software.
(Copyright 2003 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

January 27, 2003

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Fairly Oddparents TV show in the US.
  • A laptop computer is used, with a prominent green pear logo on the case.
  • An Internet Web browser is used, called Internet Surfer.

(Copyright 2003 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

February 16, 2003

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Simpsons TV show in the USA. A personal computer is used to view another location via Web camera.
(Copyright 2003 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

March 2, 2003

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Simpsons TV show in the USA. A personal computer appears, with integrated monitor and keyboard, and external floppy disk drive.
(Copyright 2003 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

March 9, 2003

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Simpsons TV show in the USA. A personal computer with system unit, monitor, and keyboard are used at an airport complaint desk.
(Copyright 2003 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

March 13, 2003

The National Broadcasting Company airs the Friends TV show in the USA.
  • A laptop computer is used to edit a Web site.
  • Someone says "I'm on my way to buy some PhotoShop software...".

(Copyright 2003 Warner Bros. Television)

March 14, 2003

New Line Cinema releases the film Willard to theaters in the USA and Canada. A couple of PCs are used in the office in which Willard works at.

March 16, 2003

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Simpsons TV show in the USA. A personal computer with a camera mounted on the monitor replaces a person at the dinner table.
(Copyright 2003 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

March 30, 2003

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Simpsons TV show in the USA.
  • A portable laptop computer is used to access the Internet.
  • A character, while watching a meteor shower at night, comments: "This is even better than our screen saver".

(Copyright 2003 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

April 27, 2003

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Simpsons TV show in the USA. A character takes a laptop computer to a dude ranch, and asks if there is an Internet connection.
(Copyright 2003 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

May 11, 2003

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Simpsons TV show in the USA. A personal computer appears in an electronics store.
(Copyright 2003 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

July 13, 2003

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs the Futurama TV show in the USA. A flying saucer drops a tube to pick up a human; the tube takes a roundabout path much like the tube screen saver built into Windows.
(Copyright 2003 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

July 27, 2003

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs the Futurama TV show in the US. On an island of obsolete robots, one is labeled "SINCLAIR 2K", who is obsolete because it does not have enough memory. This is likely a reference to the Timex/Sinclair 1000 microcomputers of 1982 with 2 kB of RAM.
(Copyright 2003 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

September 12, 2003

The Disney Channel airs the Kim Possible TV show in the USA. The episode is about playing in a multiplayer online game called "Everlot", a reference to EverQuest played on personal computers.
(Copyright 2003 Buena Vista Television)

November 24, 2003

An article in Business Week on selling wine over the Internet shows two-button white computer mice on barstools.

November 30, 2003

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Simpsons TV show in the USA. A personal computer is shown in a house, displaying a web site.
(Copyright 2003 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

December 7, 2003

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Simpsons TV show in the USA. A personal computer appears.
(Copyright 2003 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)
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Other web pages of interest:
  • Chronology of Personal Computers
  • Disney References in Pop Culture
  • Video Game References in Pop Culture
  • Chevrolet Corvette References in Pop Culture
  • This Day in History

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