Pop culture references

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As references to Shepard Fairey or Fairey's work make their way into our popular culture, they'll be logged here.

The Family Guy - "The Cleveland-Loretta Quagmire" (Season 4, Episode 5) IMDB

On June 12th 2005, Fairey's illustration of Andre the Giant was referenced when one of the show's characters, Peter, paints it on to the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. A YouTube clip of the show.

Little Miss Sunshine

In the 2006 movie Little Miss Sunshine, the family's son, Dwayne (played by Paul Dano), wears an Obey shirt featuring a rough sketch of the Big Brother 2 image in multiple scenes. A still from one scene showing the shirt (center).

Robot Chicken - "Celebrity Rocket" (Season 2 Episode 4) IMDB

"Dance, Dance, Revolution" is in Cuba, and Castro fights back with "Dance, Dance, Counter-Revolution." Eighteen (18) seconds into the scene, Comandante 4 (left) and Comandante 3 (right) can been seen hanging behind Castro's desk. A YouTube clip of the show.

Charlie Bartlett - (2007) IMDB

In the 2007 movie Charlie Bartlett, the main character, Charlie (played by Anton Yelchin), wears an Obey shirt featuring a tribute to Basquiat. Another image of the shirt can be seen here.

Along Came Polly

In the 2004 movie Along Came Polly, multiple Obey pasters can be seen on the streets of New York.

Obey Giant images in Joel Schumacher's films

In Batman Forever, a distorted image of Andre's face is visible on a Gotham skyscraper as Batman flies the Batplane nearby.

In 8mm (1999), an Obey Giant poster is clearly visible on the outside of an alleyway door the protagonist enters.

In Phone Booth (2002), several stenciled images of the Obey Giant image are visible on the corner of the building behind the phone booth in which Colin Farrell becomes trapped.