Your favourite spoof/references of Bond film moments

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  • superadosuperado Regent's Park West (CaliforniaPosts: 2,559MI6 Agent
    Yes when we were European, we could watch that sort of thing, but now we're all just
    repressed brits again ! :D

    Demand for knee-length knickers rise while sales for undersized Speedos plummet! :))
    "...the purposeful slant of his striding figure looked dangerous, as if he was making quickly for something bad that was happening further down the street." -SMERSH on 007 dossier photo, Ch. 6 FRWL.....
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    :)) indeed, no more speedos for us thank you very much. Good sensible full length
    bathing costumes ! A return to decency. :D
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,920MI6 Agent
    :)) indeed, no more speedos for us thank you very much. Good sensible full length
    bathing costumes ! A return to decency. :D

    I agree :007)

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  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    I'm loving the straw hat :D
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 17,920MI6 Agent
    The whole outfit is very Bondian :007)
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    But the most important thing is, It's decent. No more European naughtiness for us. ;)
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • Charmed & DangerousCharmed & Dangerous Posts: 7,161MI6 Agent
    Quite right too. I've once more been able to cover the legs of the grand piano in my east wing with heavy sackcloth, out of common decency to avert the blushes of my female domestic staff. ;)
    "How was your lamb?" "Skewered. One sympathises."
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    Here, Here time to get our standards back. I've told my wife to stop enjoying our
    ( Forgive my strong language) sexual congress ! Luckily she told me she stopped
    Enjoying it years ago, so we're ahead of the game in that one ! :)
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • hehadlotsofgutshehadlotsofguts Durham England Posts: 2,075MI6 Agent
    The Simpsons episode You Only Move Twice has loads of Bond references in it. YOLT, GF and GE, to name a few.

    https://youtu.be/tXg5dMVCRtI
    Have you ever heard of the Emancipation Proclamation?"

    " I don't listen to hip hop!"
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    I'd forgotten about the Burt Reynolds film "Hooper" about a top Hollywood stuntman working on
    a spy movie " The spy who laughed at danger" starring Adam West. Which was obviously a
    Bond film :))
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • Shady TreeShady Tree London, UKPosts: 2,299MI6 Agent
    Trainspotting2 carries on with the joke, though Sick Boy is now quite a brittle character. The Bond references are there but less frequent - notably the use of John Barry's '007' theme from FRWL. I wonder if this is the first use of a '007' arrangement on a movie soundtrack since 1979 and MR?


    more specifically, in Trainspotting, one of the junkies was always imitating Connery's shibilansh and had his works hidden in the heel of his shoe!

    Sick Boy is one of my favourite characters in trainspotting, because of his love of Bond.

    That scene with Renton in the park was hilarious!

    "Do you shee the beasht? Have you got it in your shights?" :))
    Critics and material I don't need. I haven't changed my act in 50 years.
  • hehadlotsofgutshehadlotsofguts Durham England Posts: 2,075MI6 Agent
    Shady Tree wrote:
    Trainspotting2 carries on with the joke, though Sick Boy is now quite a brittle character. The Bond references are there but less frequent - notably the use of John Barry's '007' theme from FRWL. I wonder if this is the first use of a '007' arrangement on a movie soundtrack since 1979 and MR?


    more specifically, in Trainspotting, one of the junkies was always imitating Connery's shibilansh and had his works hidden in the heel of his shoe!



    Sick Boy is one of my favourite characters in trainspotting, because of his love of Bond.

    That scene with Renton in the park was hilarious!

    "Do you shee the beasht? Have you got it in your shights?" :))

    Thinking about it some more, after watching Trainspotting again recently.

    Would the film makers have Sick Boy making all these Bond references, if another actor played him? They were obviously taking advantage of the fact that Johnny Lee Miller is Bernard Lee's grandson.

    I enjoy the references, but it's something i've always wondered.
    Have you ever heard of the Emancipation Proclamation?"

    " I don't listen to hip hop!"
  • caractacus pottscaractacus potts Orbital communicator, level 10Posts: 2,350MI6 Agent
    edited April 2018
    official TrainSpotting Bond references transcription post:
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    Presuming the announcement Danny Boyle will direct Bond25 is not a feint ... I predict many redundant arguments over the next 18 months, saying "Boyle? isnt he yet another artfilm auteur? what is there in his filmography to suggest he knows how to make a Bond film?"
    To which the inquirer shall be slapped upside the head and given the correct response: "Idiot!! Didn't you notice all the Bond references in Trainspotting?!!?"

    In the interest of minimising inevitable recurrance of that debate, and to hopefully move on to more advanced discussion, I have decided to formally transcribe all Bond references within TrainSpotting.
    Thus, next time someone needs to ask, they can be pointed back to this post.

    Since the accents are a bit thick (though these are my kinfolk, five generations removed, there's many passages where I can't follow a word of what theyre saying), I welcome corrections, as well as the addition of any other references I might have missed. Let me know and I shall amend this post.
    I have underlined passages I cannot make out.



    The first Bond reference is also the very first dialog spoken after Renton's opening monolog, (beginning at 2:00 minutes into the dvd) while SickBoy is preparing to inject Alison (a young mother) with heroin.
    Here's a clip of part of that scene, but there's more Bond discussion after this clip cuts off. (if anybody can find a more complete clip, let us know)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbNwSqw-cfE
    SickBoy: "Goldfinger is better than Doctor No.
    Both of them are a lot better than Diamonds Are Forever, a judgement reflected in it's relatively poor showing at the box office.
    In which field of course, Thunderball was a notable success."
    (there is more to this scene)
    SickBoy injects Alison, and she appears to orgasm, after which SickBoy continues (4:00 minutes):
    "I'd say in those days he was a muscular actor ... with all the presence of someone like, Cooper or Lancaster, but combined with a sly wit. To make a formidable ??? , and closer in that respect to Cary Grant." at which point Mother Superior injects SickBoy.
    The scene ends (5:35) with Renton saying of SickBoy "Well he's always been lacking in moral fibre", to which Mother Superior responds "He knows a lot about Sean Connery". Renton declares "that's hardly a substitute" (with which I would disagree).
    Can anybody make out the sentence with the word "formidable"?


    The second reference is the discussion Renton and SickBoy have about SickBoy's "unifying theory of life". (beginning at 11:25 minutes)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a94jraWNG-g
    SickBoy: "well, at one point you've got it, then you lose it, then its gone forever ... all walks of life"
    He then names as two examples David Bowie and Lou Reed.
    Renton: "Lou Reed? some of his solo stuff's not bad" (NOTE: Renton later O.D.'s to the toon of "Perfect Day", from Reed's second solo album Transformer, as produced by Bowie and Mick Ronson)
    SickBoy: "no, its not bad, but its not great either, is it? and in your heart, you kinda know, that although it sounds alright, it's actually, just ...? shyte!"
    more examples follow, leading to "his point":
    SickBoy: "all I'm trying to do, Mark, is to help you understand that, The Name of the Rose is merely a blip on an otherwise uninterupted downward trajectory"
    Renton: "and what about The Untouchables?"
    SickBoy: "??? I don't rate that at all!"
    Renton: "despite the academy award?"
    SickBoy: "that means fook-all! it's a sympathy vote!"
    They then re-state and summarize the theory, before Renton spots a dog that'd make a great target for SickBoy's dartgun. As Renton aims the gun, they both imitate Connery's shibilansh:
    SickBoy: "do you shee the beasht? have you got it in your shightsh?"
    Renton: "clear enough Mish Moneypenny. Thish should preshent no shignificant problemsh" ... then Renton takes his shot, succesfully and the scene ends.


    The third reference (beginning at 34:30 minutes):
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG-r9jKcu7E
    SickBoy: "Ursula Andress, the quintessential Bond girl, that's what everyone says. The embodiment, right? of his superiority to us. Beautiful, exotic, highly sexual, yet totally unavailable to anybody apart from him. ... shyte! ... I mean, let's face it mate, if she'll shag one fookin' man she'll shag the whole fookin' lot of us!
    (does he say shag or jag? and how precisely is the first object she'll shag phrased? this sentence is unclear, though I think he is suggesting she is promiscuous)
    SickBoy: "Honour Blackman, a.k.a. Pussy Galore, right? What a total, fooking misnomer! I mean, I wouldn't touch her with yours!"
    (again, the last word is unclear, does he mean he would not even wish her upon Renton?)
    SickBoy: "Personality, I mean that's what counts, right? Personality! And that's what keeps a relationship going through the years. ... Like heroin! I mean heroin's got great fookin' personality"
    At this point, SickBoy lifts his right foot to reveal he keeps his works in the heel of his right shoe, like the homing device in Goldfinger.


    Napoleon Plural points out
    "Then there's Trainspotting's Playout Song, lots of Bond stuff in there" (beginning at 1:30:30 minutes)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iz7ZGeGqCQw
    at 38 seconds within the above linked clip, I think I hear the five notes of "You Only Live Twice", but I'm tonedeaf and dont get anything specific from the rest, musically, mostly just circus music. (It sounds like Fellini music, or Jacques Tati, more than Barry). Maybe one of our more musical types can overanalyse this bit and find more Barry elements? Barbel?
    At the end, a spoken voice recites the titles: Doctor No ... From Russia With Love ... You Only Live Twice ... Goldfinger ... Diamonds Are Forever ... Thunderball ... Never Say Never Again
    Note, of course, it's just the Connery films, including NSNA.


    The actor who plays SickBoy, Jonny Lee Miller, is Bernard Lee's grandson. He's the only actor in the cast without an authentic Scots accent, and supposedly did his excellent Connery imitation as his audition.
    Has anybody read Irvine Welsh's book? Are the Connery references in the book, or are they something Boyle added? and was it his idea to add them, or was it because Jonny Lee Miller was so good at that voice? cuz, if it was Boyle's idea, that bodes well for Bond25.

    Not a reference but a connection: the actor who plays Begbie, Robert Carlyle, went on to play Renard in the World is Not Enough.
  • Dirty PunkerDirty Punker ...Your Eyes Only, darling."Posts: 2,586MI6 Agent
    Johnny English Strikes Again had it first trailer released.
    Psyched for it. I loved the previous two.
    Many Brosnan era spoofs, especially the VR one.
    a reasonable rate of return
  • caractacus pottscaractacus potts Orbital communicator, level 10Posts: 2,350MI6 Agent
    working my way through the other Boyles, as part of my very important research duties.
    Just got to T2, the Trainspotting sequel.

    There's not so many Bond references in this one, one big and one little, I think that's it.

    At one point Renton and SickBoy are taking money out of ATMs with stolen bank cards because they can guess the PIN. Sickboy of course recites the PIN in trademark Connery shibilansh as he entersh the numbersh. (precisely 44:30, he even gets the pitch of Connery's voice correct).

    A few scenes later, as our two heroes snort cocaine with their mutual ladyfriend, they go off on simultaneous incoherent cokefueled rants while the teevee blasts in the background. SickBoy's train of logic is less well orgainised than in the old days, but he suddenly is shouting out:
    "it's basically John Barry with football boots!!!"(46:30)
    and though his thought process quickly shifts to something else, the classic 007 Theme from FRWL at this point rises to the foreground, beginning with the sweeping swashbuckly part then continuing to the strident staccato part.
    And that's all I noticed in the sequel.


    The only other Bond-related reference I've noticed so far in the other Boyles is from Slumdog Millionaire.
    About halfway through our hero is working at a call-centre (you know the only phone calls you get on your landline any more? that's his job.) The recipient of the call apparently asks where he is from and he answers something like "from Scotland, right round the corner from you, next to Loch Big Ben, next door to Sean Connery's house. Hello? Hello? must have hung up!"


    one Boyle film my library does not have is the Beach. But I did read the book years ago, before the film came out, it's full of expert Tintin references, as well as other escapist travel/adventure fiction the narrator has filled his brain with, Apocalypse Now and such. There could well be some Bond references in that one. One of you fellow agents should review the Beach and report back with your findings.
  • caractacus pottscaractacus potts Orbital communicator, level 10Posts: 2,350MI6 Agent
    MAD magazine ran several parodies of James Bond movies over the years, most of them drawn by the great Mort Drucker

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    here is a caricature Drucker did of Fleming, from an auction site, hope yall can see it

    I found a blog named The James Bond 007 Dossier that has scanned many of these MAD magazine parodies at high resolution, posted them so we can read them online, and also made them available as downloadable PDFs
    this blog probably belongs to one of you guys, doesn't it, and if so, good work! hope you don't mind me sending people to your blog to look at these swell parodies


    007: a James Bomb Musical
    from the April 1965 issue, art by Drucker
    the only one from the height of BondMania
    I wonder why they didn't do more at the time?

    8 James Bomb Movies
    March 1974, art by Drucker
    they parody all the films up to Live and Let Die in the space they usually devote to one single film.
    Around this time CRAZY Magazine, Marvel's MAD imitation, ran a full-length Live and Let Die parody, we'll have to look for that one.

    The Spy Who Glubbed Me
    June 1978, art by Drucker
    so this would be the first full length parody from MAD
    took them long enough, for some reason.

    Moneyraker
    March 1980, art by newcomer Harry North

    For Her Thighs Only
    March 1982, Drucker is back.
    Probably the best parody title.

    CaseBook: SpyFail
    June 2013. art by Tom Richmond, I'm not familiar with these young fellows.
    Years later we get a capsule parody of the fist three Craig films, as critiqued by all previous Bond-actors (note Lazenby can only ever contribute "..umm") (also note "Hacking Up Fleming dept.")

    also related but non-specific:
    If Bond Were Updated for the Politically Correct 1990's
    October-November 1995, art by Angelo Torres (he was a veteran MAD artist)
    (again note the funny dept. name: "P.C. Galore dept.")

    and
    James Bond Villains' Pet Peeves
    January 1998, art by Drew Friedman, who I know more as an underground cartoonist, but one who specialised in Hollywood caricatures.


    did they not bother with any of the 80s or 90s films?

    aside from the CRAZY Magazine Live and Let Die parody mentioned above, I remember National Lampoon running various James Bond related parodies, and they would be much much ruder. There were probably a few of them in CRACKED Magazine too, for us scholars to look for next time we're in the local comic shop.
  • caractacus pottscaractacus potts Orbital communicator, level 10Posts: 2,350MI6 Agent
    found (Marvel Comics') CRAZY Magazine's Live and Let Die parody.

    It's on a comics related blog called Diversions of the Groovy Kind
    Live and Let Spy
    February 1974, second issue
    art by John Buscema, who was one of Marvel's top superhero artists, he took over from Kirby on Fantastic Four, Thor, the Avengers, and Silver Surfer in the late 60s and did Conan the Barbarian in the 70s
    but I don't think he was so good at caricatures and movie parodies

    the blog didn't include the cover, which looks a little bit like this
  • Dirty PunkerDirty Punker ...Your Eyes Only, darling."Posts: 2,586MI6 Agent
    Read some of Moneyraker out of curiosity, christ do they rip on Lois Chiles.
    a reasonable rate of return
  • caractacus pottscaractacus potts Orbital communicator, level 10Posts: 2,350MI6 Agent
    glad someone had a look at the MAD stuff, Punker.

    I searched online for more info on Harry North, who drew the 00$Moneyraker parody.
    Turns out he's British, been drawing comics since the early 70s, and... (the reason I'm telling yall)

    ...he actually drew one of the storylines in the official James Bond newspaper strip: Doomcrack (February 2, 1981 - August 19, 1981).
    did the Titan books series ever get that far?
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,303Chief of Staff
    No, not yet anyway. I didn't like his version of Bond, much preferred Horak's.

    Edit: I stand corrected https://titanbooks.com/brands/james-bond/?Creator=Harry%20North
  • caractacus pottscaractacus potts Orbital communicator, level 10Posts: 2,350MI6 Agent
    there's a couple of good ones in Season 25 of the Simpsons, currently looping round in syndication

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    YOLO (originally broadcast November 10, 2013)
    Homer suffers a midlife crisis leading to the song You Only Live Once, as sung by Nancy Sinatra soundalike Denise Donatelli

    "You only live once,
    Or so it seems.
    No life for yourself,
    And none for your dreams,

    You work every day,
    At a job so lame.
    And every night,
    The ending's the same!

    No Dream will come true,
    You only live Once!"

    the last image in the montage crossfades to Moe's bar, where Homer is crying into his beer, blubbering the instrumental hook of the song!

    the closing credits reprise the song:

    "You only live once
    But that's okay
    You'll live quite long
    In the USA...

    But back to my point
    You only live once
    You've got years and years
    Unless it's just months."

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    in "Steal This Episode" (originally broadcast January 5, 2014)
    Homer hosts a backyard film showing of a pirated copy of the latest James Bond Film: Yesterday Never Tomorrows
    Unfortunately all we see is the film's logo, before the FBI bust the dangerous criminal conspiracy.

    But earlier, Lenny and Carl have a fine and learned discussion of the Craig era
    Lenny: "I like that James Bond is ugly now!"
    Carl: "I like that he doesn’t have any gadgets!"
    Lenny: "I like that he’s not good at shooting, doesn’t say funny quips, or do any James Bond stuff!"
    I'd say Lenny and Carl have nailed it.
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  • caractacus pottscaractacus potts Orbital communicator, level 10Posts: 2,350MI6 Agent
    we may not be able to see Bond25 for six more months,
    but Jerry Seinfeld has a new comedy special 23 Hours to Kill
    check the trailer, Jerry knows what a Bond film is supposed to look like


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  • Dirty PunkerDirty Punker ...Your Eyes Only, darling."Posts: 2,586MI6 Agent
    "what's the deal with gold fingers"

    side note, I can only look at a gun mic and think of Prince in one of his VMA performances but you're right he does have a good idea what it oughta be :))

    shame that Seinfeld's standup kinda sucks.
    a reasonable rate of return
  • caractacus pottscaractacus potts Orbital communicator, level 10Posts: 2,350MI6 Agent
    Nearly forty(!) years before Jerry Seinfeld parodied Bond, Larry David once parodied Bond!!
    You Should Only Live Twice,
    starring Larry David and Bruce Mahler as the Agents of M.A.T.Z.O.I.

    from the January 15, 1982 episode of Fridays (season 3 episode 13).
    Fridays was a late night comedy show in the style of SNL that featured both David and Michael Richards (Kramer) as part of the main cast and writers. Richards has a cameo in this sketch during the Q's lab type scene.
    If you can see the Shout Factory tv site, you can watch the complete episode in much better quality here. Sketch begins right after main credits at 1:20

    Larry David and Bruce Mahler had been doing a recurring sketch about two Rabbis since the first season, preaching the mystical qualities of the Matzoi (matzo is a flatbread).
    This evolved into the two Matzoi fueled Rabbis performing rather impressive martial arts moves in later sketches, and a previous film parody called Enter the Matzoi.
    Here M.A.T.Z.O.I. stands for Mobile Attack Trained Zionists Operation International.


    Now I gotta wonder, in these more sensitive times, is it OK for me as a Goy, to laff at all this yiddish humour? (if not, that would also rule the majority of 20th century comedy and satire out of bounds)
    Nonetheless as part of my responsibilities to this forum, I must add Larry David's early Bond parody to our list.
    And that reminds me I have a copy of Sol Weinstein's Loxfinger on my shelf that I've been meaning to read!
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