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Jon8,229 posts since 11 Apr 2005 Recently warned
Central (West) Midlands Today
I'll admit I've heard of something called Super Mario and I know it's some sort of video or console game.


One of the biggest video game franchises for the past 30 years, I'm pretty sure they'll expect most people will have heard of it, unless they've had their heads in the sand since 1985.

And what is pokemon? Why is everyone talking about it? Do I need this?


I'd like to hope that post is a joke too. Unless you've been living under a rock for the last 18 years. neither Super Mario or Pokemon are remotely obscure. They're two of the world's biggest media franchises.

If you haven't heard of Pokemon Go, I'd really like to know where you've been the past couple of months!
Why do you assume everyone leads their life with their faces constantly stuck in front of a screen of some sort.



Please don't feel the need to explain what it is as I come from a generation who are happy with their own thoughts.

You should probably rethink your position as a member of television based Internet forum.
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Viakenny329 posts since 6 Oct 2005
BBC World News
I should've posted that a couple of weeks ago, but here is the Globo Olympic theme, with lyrics, performed by many popular Brazilian singers, as it was first aired on New Year's Eve:


The full-length instrumental theme, performed by the Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1E-erzWAboc

And the "medal theme", played whenever a Brazilian athlete or team won a medal at the Olympics:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSv999g-jlw

Also, the opening sequence for Record's - very sub-par - coverage of the games (in London, they had the exclusive OTA rights to the Olympics):
Last edited by Viakenny on 23 August 2016 2:51pm
james-20015,801 posts since 13 Sep 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today
Also, another point if you're getting into putting stuff into the ceremonies other countries won't get, a good place to start is the London 2012 closing ceremony which began with Del & Rodney jumping out their van dressed as Batman and Robin. At least Super Mario is a global brand, and even though said scene is consistently voted as one of the best TV moments ever, I doubt Only Fools and Horses is very well known outside the UK.
Bail3,754 posts since 30 Mar 2001 Moderator
Meridian (South) South Today
Also, another point if you're getting into putting stuff into the ceremonies other countries won't get, a good place to start is the London 2012 closing ceremony which began with Del & Rodney jumping out their van dressed as Batman and Robin. At least Super Mario is a global brand, and even though said scene is consistently voted as one of the best TV moments ever, I doubt Only Fools and Horses is very well known outside the UK.

Actually it was very well known world wide being sold internationally as well as the rights for local versions to be created, indeed only last year the USA piloted it, alas not getting picked up.
Bail.
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madmusician917 posts since 2 Jun 2006
Central (West) Midlands Today

One of the biggest video game franchises for the past 30 years, I'm pretty sure they'll expect most people will have heard of it, unless they've had their heads in the sand since 1985.


I'd like to hope that post is a joke too. Unless you've been living under a rock for the last 18 years. neither Super Mario or Pokemon are remotely obscure. They're two of the world's biggest media franchises.

If you haven't heard of Pokemon Go, I'd really like to know where you've been the past couple of months!
Why do you assume everyone leads their life with their faces constantly stuck in front of a screen of some sort.



Please don't feel the need to explain what it is as I come from a generation who are happy with their own thoughts.

You should probably rethink your position as a member of television based Internet forum.

I think that kind of comment is uncalled for, especially as bluecortina is one of our most knowledgable members.
Whataday10,541 posts since 13 Sep 2001
HTV Wales Wales Today
I've been living the same life as I have since 1985 - here in a perfectly normal town in Hampshire. Why do you assume everyone leads their life with their faces constantly stuck in front of a screen of some sort. I have heard of Pokemon Go, but I have no idea what it is other than it's obviously something to do with people playing some sort of computer game. Please don't feel the need to explain what it is as I come from a generation who are happy with their own thoughts.


I feel uncomfortable with someone speaking on behalf of an entire generation, but besides that, Pokemon Go isn't just some random anime, it has been incredibly successful and has therefore made headlines across the press - broadsheets, tabloids, business news.

I'm happy with my own thoughts, but it doesn't stop me being aware of popular culture.
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james-20015,801 posts since 13 Sep 2015
Central (East) East Midlands Today
I feel uncomfortable with someone speaking on behalf of an entire generation, but besides that, Pokemon Go isn't just some random anime, it has been incredibly successful and has therefore made headlines across the press - broadsheets, tabloids, business news.


Plenty of reports on it on the BBC News channel alone. Victoria Derbyshire had a whole segment on it a few weeks ago, and even Newsnight had a few days where they closed the show with a joke segment about it.
Brekkie33,314 posts since 4 Jan 2003 Recently warned
HTV Wales Wales Today
Caught up with the closing ceremony tonight (the BBC really could have milked an extra night of primetime coverage out of it, even if just an hour of highlights). Rio didn't really bring the carnival to their ceremonies until after the flame was extinguished but I loved the Tokyo presentation - if that's a sign of what to expect the 2020 ceremonies should be much more fun.
It's great that everybody gets sarcasm.
TedJrr204 posts since 11 Sep 2005
Anglia (East) Look East
A small point really but it's a shame the BBC's theme music was so poor this year, nothing like as good or memorable as what they had for Athens, Beijing or London. I'd be tempted to say the BBC should use First Steps for every Olympics like NBC always uses the John Williams theme, except I'm interested in hearing what they come up with for Tokyo.

Agreed about First Steps. Having gone to the bother, and expense, of creating a 7 minute epic I'd have thought they might have used it for a number of subsequent Games. I was very surprised it didn't turn up in any Team GB medal montages this year either.


Also agreed about Tokyo. Whilst I'd like to hear First Steps again I'd also be interested to see if they use this again, the first iconic BBC Olympic theme:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fw1mgjrXZ0c

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A bit OT, but a question that's stuck in my mind. I've Googled thus but with no consistent answer. In my memory this was the theme for the BBC Olympic coverage in 1968: Long John Baldry "Mexico". Was this really the BBC's theme or am I imagining it?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mewVvHdtm2Q