Wednesday, February 21, 2007

From Here to Modernity

Since the Oscars are Sunday, I thought I'd put a movie spin on this week's fun with TV ep titles.

If you watch "ER" tomorrow, you'll watch the From Here to Paternity episode. An obvious homage to From Here to Eternity, which won the Oscar for Best Picture and is #52 on AFI's 100 Greatest American Movies of All Time.

Paternity is a pretty common word substitution for eternity, and many other shows honored the flick with the same ep title, From Here to Paternity:
  • ''Aaagh! It's the Mr. Hell Show'' (11/18/2001)
  • ''Dream On'' (3/9/1994)
  • ''L.A. Law'' (3/26/1992)
  • ''Last of the Summer Wine''
  • ''Savannah'' (3/24/1996)
And if you're not going to use paternity, there's another obvious choice for a replacement word. Maternity. These series used From Here to Maternity ep names to honor this film:
  • ''Agony'' (1/18/1981)
  • ''The Governor and J.J.'' (12/30/1970)
  • ''Chicago Hope'' (4/14/1999)
  • ''The Love Boat'' (1/17/1981)
  • ''Melrose Place'' (3/17/1997)
  • ''What's Happening!!'' (3/31/1977)
Still not satisfied? Here's a list of more ways that TV ep titles reference FH2E:
  • From Baltimore to Eternity (''Movin' On,'' 9/16/1975)
  • From Beer to Eternity (''Cheers,'' 11/28/1985)
  • From Fear to Eternity (''Charmed,'' 2/10/1999)
  • From Hair to Eternity (''Head of the Class,'' 2/7/1990 & 2/14/1990)
  • From Hare to Eternity (''NYPD Blue,'' 12/14/1993)
  • From Here to Eternity (''Linc's,'' 7/25/1999)
  • From Here to Infinity (''Terrahawks'')
  • From Here to Machinery (''TaleSpin,'' 9/10/1990)
  • From Here to the Pharmacy (''The Golden Girls,'' 12/7/1991)
  • From Queer to Eternity (''Will & Grace,'' 5/10/2005)
  • From Where to Eternity (''The Sopranos,'' 3/12/2000)

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