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Unintended Knightmare references in adverts

Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 1:57 am
by Myatt
Greetings all,

Long time no post however I have spotted something rather interesting whilst sharing old TV advert memories in chat.

Whilst viewing a link to an old Weetabix advert dated around 1991, I happened to notice a familiar looking chair, watch carefully.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oozGotV-Xcs

It would be exciting to find out whether it really is
:)

Re:Knightmare references

Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 1:53 pm
by Eyeshield
Ah, I remember that advert - it was brilliant! Now I remember recognising Treguard's chair in it at the time. That chair does pop up occasionally - I remember seeing it and Grimaldine's green staff in an episode of The Worst Witch in the late 1990s!

Re:Knightmare references

Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:44 pm
by Pooka
I know, it looks just like the chair.

I'm a better Robin Hood, though.

Re:Knightmare references

Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 2:54 pm
by Drassil
We know from the first Knightmare book that Treguard and Robin Hood were allies, so perhaps he returned later and stole the chair for Treguard. ;)

Here's another classic advert with an unintended Knightmare reference:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=CFLBvLxLJMI

Re:Knightmare references

Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:00 pm
by Pooka
It's a very thin reference, though! By that logic, you could clam that every time your name is mentioned, it's a Knightmare reference. ;)

Re:Knightmare references

Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 3:35 pm
by Drassil
Many of the contributions to this thread are more reminders than references, and tenuous or not, that was the vein in which I submitted my latest: simply, I heard it and it made me think of Knightmare. You might find it more satisfying to offer some yourself than to nitpick others'.

Re: Knightmare references

Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:46 pm
by Drassil
There's a Melisandre (sic) in Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire.

The latest Ladbrokes slogan is 'Game On!'

Re: Knightmare references

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:08 pm
by Canadanne
I saw a version of this Senokot advert and was immediately reminded of Knightmare! One of the lesser known perils of dungeoneering... ;D

Re: Senokot

Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:14 pm
by Drassil
I had the same thought, both recently and seven years ago. That hidden banana at the beginning of Series 4 may not have been as random as it seemed. ;)

Re: Knightmare references

Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:21 pm
by Drassil
There's a sequence near the beginning of the new IKEA advert that reminds me of the Elita/BAG scene (as opposed to the floating skull/BAG scene ::)) in Series 5.

Re: Unintended KM References

Posted: Fri May 24, 2013 9:28 pm
by Canadanne
Drassil wrote:Earlier, I saw an advert for Senokot. A woman was asked to imagine that a handbag represented her stomach, and she proceeded to put food in the bag!
I was doubly amused to see this during the ad break before Knightmare just now!

Re: Unintended Knightmare references on TV

Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2014 12:06 pm
by Drassil
The shorter version of Bleu de Chanel advert The Film has a reference to Grimaldine's brotherhood on the clapperboard.

Barrels. Good for fishing during a day orf. Also good for scraping.

Re: Unintended Knightmare references on TV

Posted: Sat May 28, 2016 11:01 am
by Drassil
http://knightmare.com/forum/39/36?p=40173#p40173:
darkDescender wrote:Ridolfo retires as a troubador and instead becomes the new spokesperson for Plenty kitchen towels.
Is that Series 4 Team 3 advisor Katharine Bennett-Fox in the latest Plenty advert?

Re: Unintended Knightmare references in adverts

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:34 pm
by Drassil
I wrote:Is that Series 4 Team 3 advisor Katharine Bennett-Fox in the latest Plenty advert?
It is. Her 2016 ads showreel confirms it.

I'm not certain enough to do an article for the website, but it looks like Katharine in the Domino's Winter Survival Deal advert too.

Re: Unintended Knightmare references in adverts

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:31 pm
by Canadanne
Drassil wrote:I'm not certain enough to do an article for the website, but it looks like Katharine in the Domino's Winter Survival Deal advert too.
How pleasing to see her seated with two other people to her right. :D