Personal Computer References in Pop Culture

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January 29, 2006

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Simpsons TV show in the USA.
  • A personal computer is on the desk of a school secretary.
  • A woman says "...not to mention this PowerPoint demonstration he did just last week".

(Copyright 2006 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

February 7, 2006

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment releases the film The Net 2.0 on DVD in the USA. A Tablet PC is used, a Windows Mobile device is used, and more.

March 1, 2006

Azerbaijan issues a postage stamp depicting a man at a personal computer.

March 12, 2006

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Simpsons TV show in the USA. A personal computer is one of the items stolen from a school.
(Copyright 2006 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

March 16, 2006

Tunisia issues a postage stamp depicting a personal computer.

March 19, 2006

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Simpsons TV show in the USA.
  • A "FeMac" computer appears, looking much like the Apple Computer "iMac".
  • A female computer voice says "You've got mail", a reference to the America Online software.

(Copyright 2006 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

April 9, 2006

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Simpsons TV show in the USA. A personal computer appears at a Department of Motor Vehicles.
(Copyright 2006 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

April 30, 2006

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Simpsons TV show in the USA. Personal computers appear at an elementary school for girls.
(Copyright 2006 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

May 23, 2006

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Fairly Oddparents TV show in the USA. A personal computer appears briefly.
(Copyright 2006 Nickelodeon)

May 26, 2006

Barbados issues a postage stamp depicting children at a personal computer.

June 9, 2006

Chile issues a postage stamp depicting students using personal computers.

July 24, 2006

A Business Week magazine article on ethics shows a portion of a computer keyboard with "Cheat" in place of "Enter", and "Excuses" in place of "Shift".

July 28, 2006

Macao issues a postage stamp depicting a personal computer keyboard and mouse.

September 10, 2006

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Simpsons TV show in the USA. A gangster uses a Palm Pilot to schedule his meetings.
(Copyright 2006 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

October 4, 2006

Comedy Central airs the South Park TV show in the USA. The episode centers around the World of Warcraft computer game. Several characters play in the game, attempting to defeat a powerful player.
(Copyright 2006 Comedy Central)

November 6, 2006

YTV airs the TV show Weird Years in Canada. The game "WarQuest" is played on a personal computer, a play on game titles Warcraft and EverQuest.
(Copyright 2006 Corus Entertainment)

November 19, 2006

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Simpsons TV show in the USA. The opening couch scene takes place on a computer desktop screen, looking like a Web browser on the Mac OS.
(Copyright 2006 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

December 17, 2006

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Simpsons TV show in the USA. On seeing an altered photo, a woman says "That PhotoShopping freak!".

February 11, 2007

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Simpsons TV show in the USA. A laptop computer is used for writing a story.
(Copyright 2007 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

March 4, 2007

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Simpsons TV show in the USA. A personal computer is used to write a newsletter.
(Copyright 2007 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

March 11, 2007

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Simpsons TV show in the USA. A laptop computer is used by an accountant.
(Copyright 2007 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

April 22, 2007

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Simpsons TV show in the USA.
  • A laptop computer with mouse and scroll wheel is used in a house to access the Internet.
  • The Web browser indicates this is an Apple computer.
  • An online game is played, "Earthland Realms".
  • Another desktop computer is used to play the online game.

(Copyright 2007 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

April 23, 2007

The April 23 issue of Business Week magazine shows an office with a computer shown running "SOLITAIRE", a reference to the game included with Microsoft Windows.

May 13, 2007

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Simpsons TV show in the USA.
  • A desktop personal computer with keyboard and mouse appears.
  • A snake sees the computer mouse transform into a real mouse, and it tries to eat the entire computer.
  • "Clippy", the electronic paperclip mascot of Microsoft Office appears, asking the snake if it needs help.

(Copyright 2007 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

May 20, 2007

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Simpsons TV show in the USA. A desktop and a laptop personal computer appear.
(Copyright 2007 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

May 20, 2007

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Simpsons TV show in the USA.
  • A personal computer is used to access the Internet and send email.
  • A personal computer with separate keyboard, mouse, and CRT monitor is used for hosting a live Webcam on the Internet. Another two computers view the show.

(Copyright 2007 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

September 23, 2007

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Simpsons TV show in the US. A "Restoration Software" store appears, with LCD monitors on a desk.
(Copyright 2007 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

September 30, 2007

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Simpsons TV show in the US. A personal computer appears.
(Copyright 2007 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

November 11, 2007

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Simpsons TV show in the US. A personal computer appears.
(Copyright 2007 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

November 25, 2007

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Simpsons TV show in the US.
  • A laptop computer appears, to be used to set off dynamite by its defective battery.
  • The "Clippy" helper icon from Microsoft Office appears.

(Copyright 2007 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

November 27, 2007

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment releases the film Futurama: Bender's Big Score on DVD in the USA. A laptop computer of the future appears.
(Copyright 2007 20th Century Fox Television)

December 7, 2007

The Fox Broadcasting Company airs The Simpsons TV show in the US. A laptop computer appears.
(Copyright 2007 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

December 12, 2007

Bolivia issues a 3b postage stamp depicting a personal computer in a classroom.
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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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