help me tie my rec room together.
December 13, 2010 8:11 AM Subscribe
I want to decorate a rec room in my basement with prints and other items that have been featured in movies and TV shows. I’m not looking for promotional things or other advertisements, but prints that are well known from those movies. Someone should see it and go “Hey!! That’s the thing from that movie! Where did you get that?”
posted by bondcliff to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (35 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Some examples of what I’m looking for:
- The poster of Nixon bowling from The Big Lebowski
- The famous “Dogs Playing Poker” that has been in a number of shows. (I already have this one)
- The “Hipster Doofus” print of Kramer from Seinfeld (a bit dated by now, though)
- The “Zero Gravity Toilet” instructions from 2001: A Space Odyssey
Other items will work as long as they’re something you might find in a rec room, not just a prop. The “major award” leg lamp from A Christmas Story would work, since I can use it as a lamp, but a laser gun from Star Wars would not fit as that’s just a prop. The Red Swingline from Office Space probably wouldn’t work. It’s useful, but it’s not something you’d find in a rec room.
These things should have been featured exactly the same way in the show or movie. A poster advertising Gobius Industries (Arrested Development), while funny, isn’t something that was ever on the show. On the other hand, having a copy of The Man Inside Me
on my bookshelf would work. Make sense?
It should also be something easily recognizable by a casual fan. Only the biggest Lebowski fans would recognize The Dude’s rug, no matter how well it ties the room together.
What else is there?