Greendale points to fictional dystopians to comment on social media apps [Recap: season 5, episode 8]


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It's not just the costumes the Fives wear, the security guard outfits are very similar to the Sandmen uniforms from Logan's Run.


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Brian Posehn and Steve Agee (from the Sarah Silverman show) portrayed the app developers. Not Nelson Franklin.

It was nice to see that these two exist in other imaginary realms.


#4

You forgot to mention Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim. Love those guys.


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I once loved a Two... Matthew. He was my everything, But numbers change. Your secret's safe with me, NewBeanz.


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The 4s' costumes, even more than the 5s', point to Logan's Run. Also, can there be any doubt about there Starburns' costume came from?


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Only guessing here as I have neither read the books nor seen the movies, but there surely must be some references to Hunger Games in there, right?


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Nope.

It's unabashedly Zed's outfit from Zardoz, down to the silly waist-length braided rattail.


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Scifi References in that episode:

Logans Run
Zardoz
The Warriors
1984
Buck Rogers (The dance with the glowing balls)
And possibly the Apple but I have to rewatch.


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I agree with many of the references, but the biggest reference in the program is to Brave New World, the utopian/distopian novel by Aldous Huxley and his five castes, "Alpha", "Beta", "Gamma", "Delta", and "Epsilon", which corespond to the 5 - 1 levels of MeowMeowBeenz. Even the uniforms worn by each of these castes are reflected from the book.


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