Can you spot the obvious Auburn Fans Parking Only sign in the background of the 5th (and last) season intro to The WB’s late 90s, Nikki Cox-starring “Married With Children” knockoff “Unhappily Ever After?”
Neither could we, ba-dum. (Can’t see the video? Try here.)
We’re told it only appears in the opening credits, never in the garage scenes in any of the actual episodes. That, coupled with the perfectly framed (so we’re told) placement behind Nikki Cox in the opening shot, would seem to suggest the deliberate work of an Auburn fan on set. We’re actually hoping IMDB can confirm our theory that a rogue War Eaglin’ props assistant is responsible for this, this, this, this, and even, somehow, this… for all of it, sort of the Banksy of Auburn product placement. And that he or she will agree to an interview (but only wearing a Bobby Lowder mask).
Eagle Eye Award: Paul Thompson.
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Not AU specific, but watching the last episode of “Storage Wars”, one guy finds a slot machine that turns out to be an antique “War Eagle” model.
We seriously need to get that phrase trademarked.
I have seen the AU in an episode in the garage before. I do not know which specific episode, but it was a scene where the dad is talking to imaginary bunny he see when he is intoxicated and you can clearly see the same AU from the intro for an extended period of time in the background. Sorry I did not track down the episode, I’m just saying it has appeared in an episode before.
Huh???? You really look for an AU sign when Nicky Cox is on the screen?
You got your priorities mixed up. 🙂 War Eagle but really….
On “How I Met Your Mother”, there are several episodes where Marshall is wearing an Auburn T-Shirt.
Thanks, Johnny — that’s one of our favorites!
The AU parking sign appears more than just in the opening credits of Unhappily Ever After. I remember a few times watching, and the father is talking to the puppet and the AU sign is in the background. It wasn’t there every time but it would pop up.
The sign definitely shows up in more than just the opening credits.