Saturday, June 11, 2011

Comedy series "Franklin and Bash" references Sailor Pluto

Moon Chase is glad to report another Sailor Moon sighting, this one coming from a brand new light-hearted lawyer/comedy primetime show on TNT called “Franklin and Bash”. In the show’s second episode, titled “She Came Upstairs To Kill Me”, there was a reference to Setsuna Meioh/Sailor Pluto, courtesy of Pindar Singh (played by Kumail Nanjiani). The reference occurs about 5 minutes into the episode, with the conversation in the scene quickly turning to the topic of hottest female animated characters:

Jared Franklin: If you met Isabella, you would feel differently. Isabelle is just like Jessica Rabbit – she’s not bad, she’s just drawn that way.

Peter Bash: Jessica Rabbit – hottest cartoon character ever?

Jared Franklin: I prefer Betty Rubble.

Peter Bash: Really?

Jared Franklin: Yeah.

Pindar Singh: Neither of those hold a candle to Setsuna Meioh.

*awkward silence by Jared Franklin and Peter Bash *

Pindar Singh: The guardian of the space and the time door in the Sailor Moon manga?

While Jessica Rabbit and Betty Rubble are household names in the world of comics and animation, special applause must be handed out to the writing staff at “Franklin and Bash” for referencing a character that is likely only known by diehard fans of Sailor Moon. When you consider the level of inactivity associated with Sailor Moon in North America, it is sightings like this one that encourages and reminds Sailor Moon fans just how much of an imprint that the show has had on pop culture in North America (a special thank you to K-Chan for e-mailing this to us).

6 comments:

b548e1de-93fd-11e0-86ae-000bcdca4d7a said...

That is so cool!
lol. I had to look up and see who Betty Rubble was -- then it was like The Flinstones! duh!

Lichy said...

oh, wow, this is awesome!
but she definitely IS one of the sexiest animated characters ever :)

xXPrettyNekoXx said...

It's even better because the writers used the Japanese name

Silvi said...

It must have been a Die Hard fan behind this! THEY USED THE JAPANESE NAME!!!!!! :D :D :D

Annamax said...

haha Wow, that's awesome! I love Setsuna! :D

Kaptin_Kawaii said...

LOL! i love sightings like this xD