Thursday, April 5, 2012

See you next wednesday

So after having a great few weeks of people becoming interested in my blog, i've decided to share with you how I came to use  the name See you next Wednesday for my blog. As a long time fan of the movie director John Landis and Stanley Kubrick i began noticing "see you next wednesday" easter eggs in movies, music videos, cartoons and so on. Was there a hidden meaning to this phrase or is it an inside joke?

From the movie Coming to America.

From IMDB: The trademark trivia often mentioned in Landis directed films, the inclusion in some form of the phrase "See you next Wednesday" is a reference to a line in the Stanley Kubrick film '2001: A Space Odyssey' where astronaut Frank Poole watches a video sent to him by his wife and father on the occasion of his birthday. At the end of the video his wife says, "See you next Wednesday!" an obvious reference to their next available time to transmit a message to the distant space craft bound for Jupiter, though since Frank is killed within the next day or two by HAL, it is perhaps meant as an ironic trademark since it seems to occur in Landis films when characters are in great danger.

From the 1980 film, blues brothers.


Both above from the movie Schlock.

From the movie Trading places.


Both above from the movie American Werewolf in London.

I use it as a symbolic gesture to express and share my findings of what i feel is odd, interesting or magnificent to all of you. Knowledge in a sense, is powerful if understood and not feared. It can help you in daily life or when something unexpected may happen. Life is not linear, it cannot be expected. If we are in danger, none of us will ever know. But if we are, i'll see you next wednesday.




Copyright of the photos in this article acknowledged, and are used under fair use for illustrative purposes only.


16 comments:

  1. I love it when directors add these little easter eggs to their movies. Do you know more of these?

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  2. Neat blog following!

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  3. I didn't knew this movie. Space Odyssey is one of these epic movies, so i will check this movie soon!

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  4. Never knew about these Easter eggs. Nice blog by the way. :)

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  5. Gonna go with the crowd here, I love easter eggs

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  7. The guy on the 4th and 5th photo looks scary... ;)

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  8. Wow, that is amazing, I have never heard about this!

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  9. Haha how random. Very much like a local band near me called, 'C U Next Tuesday' which is also a popular saying.

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  10. woah, kinda creepy, i dig it.

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  11. pretty cool, I never would have caught that.

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  12. nice catch, i always like the little easter eggs in movies

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  13. in know some easter eggs in games and yes there are a lot but it also nice to catch some in films too :)

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  14. http://www.cracked.com/article_18896_10-mind-blowing-easter-eggs-hidden-in-famous-albums.html

    http://www.cracked.com/article_19210_7-insane-easter-eggs-hidden-in-movies-tv-shows.html

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  15. very interesting post. well done!

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