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34,420 citations from literature (mostly science fiction and fantasy) referring to real churches, religious groups, tribes, etc. [This database is for literary research only. It is not intended as a source of information about religion.]

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television California: Los Angeles 1988 Freeman, Judith. "Family Attractions " in Bright Angels & Familiars. (Eugene England, ed.) Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1992; story c. 1988); pg. 219. "'That's where they filmed M*A*S*H*,' Evelyn said later, lifting her aviator sunglasses. 'That's supposed to be Korea.' " [More.]
television California: Los Angeles 1996 Powers, Tim. Expiration Date. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 11. Pg. 11: "Terminator 2. 'Peewee's Playhouse.' Mario Brothers and Tetris on the Nintendo. Big Macs and the occasional furtive Marlboro. Astronomy. Friends. All that, on the one hand. "; Pg. 30: "She had always imagined hammer-copper roosters on the kitchen wall, a TV in the next room with 'Cheers' getting innocent laughs... "; Pg. 66: "It was the theme song from the old fifties situation comedy 'Ghost of a Chance' " (more elsewhere, e.g., pg. 82-83; this may not be a real show--something only made up by the author); Pg. 82: Father Knows Best; Gilligan's Island; CBS... the 'Spooky' character has taken a place in pop mythology comparable to 'Eddie Haskell' (Ken Osmond, Leave It to Beaver), 'Aunt Bee' (Frances Bavier, The Andy Griffith Show), and 'Hop Sing' (Victor Sen Yung, Bonanza). "; Pg. 84: CBS (also pg. 164, 168, 292, etc.); Pg. 96: Leave It to Beaver; Pg. 97: '60 Minutes'; Pg. 100: "...casting call for the Monkees' TV show... "
television California: Los Angeles 1996 Powers, Tim. Expiration Date. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 187. Pg. 187: PBS; Pg. 310: CBS; Ozzie Nelson; 'The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet; Pg. 311: The Flintstones
television California: Los Angeles 1997 Sawyer, Robert J. Illegal Alien. New York: Ace Books (1997); pg. 144. Pg. 144-145, people who have their handprints in the 'Walk of Fame' in the pavement in front of Mann's Chinese Theatre]: Harrison Ford; Eddie Murphy; Dick Van Dyke; Tom Cruise; George Lucas; Paul Newman
television California: Los Angeles 2000 Vernon, David. "Couple Kills " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000); pg. 389. Pg. 389: the Today show; Pg. 390: The Mary Tyler Moore Show; pg. 393: "...his best French accent, something between Louis Jourdan and Pepe Le Pew... "; Pg. 396: Ed McMahon; Pg. 411: PBS; Pg. 412: "It is part Agnes de Mille, part In Living Color Fly-Girl, and part Million Dollar Movie voodoo rhapsody. "; Pg. 416: Green Acres
television California: Los Angeles 2010 Simmons, Dan. "Flashback " in Lovedeath. New York: Warner Books (1993); pg. 173. "'...CNN/LA has obtained official LAPD gun-camera vid footage of the shooting...' " [Also pg. 176-177, etc.]
television California: Los Angeles 2038 Goonan, Kathleen Ann. Crescent City Rhapsody. New York: Tor (2001; c. 2000); pg. 350. "Unfortunately, territories often overlapped. A carefully engineered noir neighborhood might be superseded overnight by a surprise attack of 'I Love Lucy' followed by bitter reprisals of, say, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? in blocks previously devoted to 'Road Runner' cartoons. Everyone was young and beautiful and went around with snifters of early Eastwood, Monroe, Brando, or Dietrich in their bags, spouting bits of dialogue, striking poses. "
television California: Orange County 2027 Robinson, Kim Stanley. The Gold Coast. New York: Tor (1995; c. 1988); pg. 137. "'Best Hamlet ever filmed. Christopher Plummer as the Dane, shot by the BBC at Elsinore years ago.' "
television California: San Francisco 1955 Dick, Philip K. The Broken Bubble. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 29. Pg. 29: NBC; Pg. 32: Arthur Godfrey, Steve Allen; Pg. 33: Henry Morgan on the 'Gary Moore Show'; Pg. 37: ABC; Pg. 240: BBC
television Colorado 1987 Willis, Connie. "Ado " in Impossible Things. New York: Bantam (1994; story copyright 1988); pg. 115. "The forecast on the Today show hadn't predicted any snow till Saturday... "
television Colorado 1991 Simmons, Dan. Children of the Night. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1992); pg. 133. Pg. 133: CBS Evening News; Pg. 175: CNN
television Colorado 1991 Willis, Connie. "In the Late Cretaceous " in Impossible Things. New York: Bantam (1994; story copyright 1991); pg. 307. "'...and Dr. Albertson's giving a lecture on 'The Impactization of Microscopic Fossils on Twentieth-Century Society.' '

'Which is what?'

'I have no idea. When I was in there, he was showing a videotape of The Land Before Time'

...'Well, then, how about a petition? We've got to do something, or we'll all be showing episodes of The Flintstones...' "

television Colorado 1993 Simmons, Dan. "Entropy's Bed at Midnight " in Lovedeath. New York: Warner Books (1993); pg. 9. Pg. 9: Bill Cosby; Jonathan Winters; Pg. 14: M*A*S*H
television Colorado: Boulder 1996 Willis, Connie. Bellwether. New York: Bantam Spectra (1997; 1st ed. 1996); pg. 57. Pg. 57: "...a Three Stooges haircut... "; Pg. 58: "Friends was out, and soul work was in. "; Pg. 71: Barney; Pg. 205: Rush Limbaugh; David Letterman
television Connecticut 1988 Byrne, John L. Fearbook. New York: Warner (1988); pg. 190. "'...The parts of the brain that handle, like, breathing and heartbeat. The rest was like it'd been in a Bass-O-Matic.'

He grimaced at his misplaced levity, but the reference to the old 'Saturday Night Live' routine brought a quick smile to both their faces. "

television Ecuador 1986 Vonnegut, Kurt. Galapagos. New York: Delacorte Press (1985); pg. 112. Pg. 112: "By the end of March, King was able to release a passenger list headed by Mrs. Onassis, and followed by names almost as glamorous as hers--Dr. Henry Kissinger, Mick Jagger, Paloma Picasso, William F. Buckley, Jr., and of course Andrew MacIntosh, and Rudolf Nureyev and Walter Cronkite, and on and on. "; Pg. 114: "King had in his files a transcript of the Captain's performance on The Tonight Show, starring Johnny Carson. " [The transcript of the conversation between the ship's captain and Carson runs page 115-117.]; Pg. 130: The Tonight Show (also pg. 142); Good Morning America; Pg. 182: Cronkite
television galaxy 1987 Hubbard, L. Ron. Mission Earth Vol. 10: The Doomed Planet. Los Angeles, CA: Bridge Publications (1987); pg. 158. "'...Now you sound just like an ABC news crew.' "
television galaxy 1992 Adams, Douglas. Mostly Harmless. New York: Ballantine (2000; c. 1992); pg. 185. "So part of her sick feeling came from the sense that she had had all that time in an alien spacecraft of astounding technological design, and had spent most of it dozing in front of reruns of 'M*A*S*H' and 'Cagney and Lacey.' "
television galaxy 2080 Effinger, George Alec. "One " in New Legends. Greg Bear (ed.) New York: Tor (1995); pg. 320. "The local PBS channel would have refused my membership. "
television galaxy 2269 Cox, Greg. Assignment: Eternity (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 26. "'I'd like to help you, Captain. I really would. But Mr. Seven . . . he works on a strictly need-to-know basis, you know? James-Bond style. For your eyes only, and all that. This tape will self-destruct in five seconds. . . .' She shrugged her shoulders. 'I'm just along for the ride.' " [ "Mission Impossible " reference.]
television galaxy 2269 Cox, Greg. Assignment: Eternity (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 182. Pg. 182-183: "Squatting on a blue shag carpet, watching black-and-white images on TV, Rod Sterling intoning dourly against a background of flickering stars, Zorro on horseback, silhouetted against the night sky. "
television galaxy 2375 Mack, David. "The Star Trek: New Frontier Minipedia " in Excalibur: Restoration (ST: New Frontier). New York: Pocket Books (2000); pg. 381. "Lassie
Fictional canine character of a 20th-century Terran book, movie and television series. Lassie was a collie dog. "
television galaxy 4500 Felice, Cynthia. Downtime. New York: Bluejay International (1985); pg. 63. "So Old Blue-eyes and Tonto are smart, but then, you're fond of them...' " [Apparent reference to The Lone Ranger. Many refs. to these, not in DB.]
television Georgia, USA 1999 Bear, Greg. Darwin's Radio. New York: Del Rey (1999); pg. 122. "'We've had two million hits on our Herod's web site. But did you hear Audrey Korda on Larry King Live last night?' "
television Georgia: Atlanta 1988 Martin, George R. R. & John J. Miller. Wild Cards VII: Dead Man's Hand. New York: Bantam Books (1990); pg. 214. Pg. 214: "The other networks were showing the same thing, as was CNN, but he found an old movie on Ted Turner's superstation. Colorized, unfortunately; Cary Grant was a strange shade of pink. Jay left it on anyway. "; Pg. 220: "A newsflash had banished Cary Grant from the television screen... "
television Georgia: Atlanta 2050 Bova, Ben. "Tourist Sam " in Sam Gunn Forever. New York: Avon (1998); pg. 209. "'CNN, Atlanta, USA,' I said... 'News desk.' "
television Gotham 1971 Robbins, Frank. "Marrige: Impossible " in Batman in the Seventies, (Michael Wright, ed.) New York: DC Comics (1999; story first pub. in Detective Comics #407, January 1971); pg. 86. [The title of this story, "Marriage: Impossible ", is a reference to the TV series "Mission: Impossible "]
television Grenada 2022 Sterling, Bruce. Islands in the Net. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 162. "'...They make those little Grenadian Rastas look like Bill Cosby.'

'Who?' David broke in. 'You mean 'Bing' Cosby?' "

television Guatemala 1986 Harper, Leanne C. "Blood Rights " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 101. Pg. 101: "'I'm Tom Peterson from NBC, Central American bureau...' "; Pg. 102: "'Maxine Chen, CBS...' "; Pg. 106: "...an hour-long special report on 60 Minutes. "
television Hawaii 1994 Simmons, Dan. Fires of Eden. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1994); pg. 33. Pg. 33: A Current Affair (also pg. 141); Pg. 53: CNN; Pg. 283: MTV; Pg. 295: General Hospital; Pg. 309: "The crash of surf to their left and flashing rocks reminded Eleanor of the opening of some old television shows . . . Magnum, P.I. "; Pg. 344: HBO
television Illinois 1960 Simmons, Dan. Summer of Night. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1991); pg. 65. Pg. 65: "He could hear the music from the Free Show, now, bright and tinny: a Warner Brothers cartoon. "; Pg. 66: Gunsmoke (also pg. 193); PG. 162: "They had watched Sea Hunt with Lloyd Bridges... "
television Illinois 1960 Simmons, Dan. Summer of Night. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1991); pg. 195. "The cartoon was over and his assistant was rushing to cue up the short subject--a 20th Century newsreel about the spread of Communism, narrated by Walter Cronkite... "
television Illinois 1989 Simmons, Dan. Phases of Gravity. New York: Bantam (1989); pg. 58. "...cartoons where no lesser personages than Bugs Bunny and Donald Duck sold war bonds... "
television Illinois 1989 Simmons, Dan. Phases of Gravity. New York: Bantam (1989); pg. 72. Pg. 72: "The Apollo program died young because it had poor production values and a banal script. After Apollo 11 everything looked like reruns. We couldn't compete with Days of Our Lives. "; Pg. 97: "Rockford Files "; James Garner; Pg. 142: James Garner; Pg. 145: Beverly Hillbillies
television Israel 1996 Sawyer, Robert J. Frameshift. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1997); pg. 294. Melrose Place T-shirt
television Kansas 1989 Denton, Bradley. Buddy Holly Is Alive and Well on Ganymede. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1991); pg. 62. Pg. 62: "I heard the red-haired man's laugh. It was the sort of laugh elicited by The Three Stooges and Wile E. Coyote. "; Pg. 78: "'Imagine the ratings he must be getting. Probably beating the hell out of the last episode of M*A*S*H.' " [Many other refs. to television shows, not in DB.]
television Kondra 2050 Charnas, Suzy McKee. "Listening to Brahms " in Vanishing Acts (Ellen Datlow, ed.) New York: Tor (2000); pg. 17. [Year estimated.] "It seems that on their home planet the lizards have been fielding our various Earth transmission, both radio and TV, and they borrow freely from what they've found three. They are given native names, but if they feel like it later they take Earth-type names instead. Those on Captain Midnight's ship all have Earth-type names. " [Other refs., not all in DB.]
television Korea 1997 Ing, Dean. Flying to Pieces. New York: Tom Doherty Associates (1997); pg. 18. "...like the time over Korea when one of the Mighty Mouse rockets fired from his own F-84 started doing slow rolls... The Mighty Mouse wasn't a smart munition... "
television Limbo 1987 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 47: "My Heart for the Highlands ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Jan. 1987); pg. 4. Roberto's thoughts: "What's the plan?... Okay, then--what would my hero, Thomas Magnum, do?!! Improvise spectacularly. Wish I had my Tigers baseball hat. "
television Louisiana 1987 Geary, Patricia. Strange Toys. New York: Bantam (1989; c. 1987); pg. 77. Pg. 77: Ripley's Believe it or Not!; Pg. 104: The Price is Right; Pg. 106: Bob Barker; Truth or Consequences
television Luna 2050 Bova, Ben. Moonwar. New York: Avon Books (1998); pg. 226. "'...so Bam's tractor has churned up the newest tracks. Surface dirt is darkened by solar ultraviolet. New bootprints, new tractor marks, they uncover the brighter stuff underneath.'

'Shades of the Lone Ranger and his faithful Indian companion,' Edith muttered.

'Who?'

He knows so much, Edith thought, and there's so much he doesn't know. "

television Maine 1979 King, Stephen. Carrie. New York: Pocket Books (2000; c. 1974); pg. 19. Pg. 19: Scooby Doo
television Maryland 1994 Clarke, Arthur C. & Gentry Lee. Cradle. New York: Warner Books (1988); pg. 287. "She had taped every segment of CBS news that had covered the North African entanglement... "
television Massachusetts 1984 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 17: "Getaway! ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (July 1984); pg. 17. Sunspot: "Stop letting Jetstream control the match, Sam! You have a brain. Use it! Maneuver 7--the Magnum variation! " [Referring to a maneuver named after the character on "Magnum, P.I. "]
television Massachusetts 1997 Lobdell, Scott & Elliot S. Maggin. Generation X. New York: Berkley (1997); pg. 18. "Paige Guthrie was better known, if she was known at all, as Husk. 'With a name like that,' she commented once, 'I could go on American Gladiators,' but Sean had given her the name and she was stuck with it. "
television Massachusetts 1997 Lobdell, Scott & Elliot S. Maggin. Generation X. New York: Berkley (1997); pg. 169. Pg. 169: "...before their classmates could switch to an old episode of Murphy Brown. "; Pg. 226: "Then they both laughed as though they had just caught on to a Jack Benny double-take. "
television Massachusetts: Boston 1972 DuBois, Brendan. Resurrection Day. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1999); pg. 66. "...he was watching the end of the Ronald Reagan Variety Hour on television... " [The author has mentioned this as a way of illustrating that Ronald Reagan did not become president in this alternative history, which diverged from mainstream history in 1962 when the Cold War escalated into nuclear war between the U.S. and U.S.S.R.]
television Massachusetts: Boston 1972 DuBois, Brendan. Resurrection Day. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1999); pg. 107. "He stood at the kitchen counter, the television set on, half listening to Gunsmoke, eating... "
television Massachusetts: Nantucket -1250 B.C.E. Sterling, S. M. Island in the Sea of Time. New York: Penguin (1998); pg. 20. Pg. 20: CNN; Pg. HBO Classics; Pg. 383: BBC; Pg. 409: Xena, Warrior Princess
television Metropolis 1993 Stern, Roger. The Death and Life of Superman. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 39. Pg. 39: "Harper was still mulling over his Lone Ranger-like adventure the night before. "; Pg. 98: CNN (also pg. 271, 405); Pg. 102: '...Gotta interrupt The Brave and the Bold for an alert... The soap fans are gonna hate that..' "; Pg. 142: Walter Cronkite
television Mexico 1998 Ing, Dean. The Skins of Dead Men. New York: Tom Doherty Associates (1998); pg. 16. Baywatch
television Minnesota 1991 Douglas, Carole Nelson. Seed Upon the Wind. New York: Tor (1992); pg. 123. "The Woody Woodpecker crest of Rowan's hair bobbed in the distance. "
television Missouri: St. Louis 1998 Wood, Crystal. Cut Him Out in Little Stars. Denton, TX: Tattersall Publishing (revised and reprinted 1998; c. 1994); pg. 33. "'...And now--' The feeble fanfare from the Rocky and Bullwinkle Show bleated from a tape deck near the front of the room... 'the moment we've all been waiting for...' "
television Missouri: St. Louis 1998 Wood, Crystal. Cut Him Out in Little Stars. Denton, TX: Tattersall Publishing (revised and reprinted 1998; c. 1994); pg. 57. "For an instant, he felt no movement. He recalled the cartoons where Wile E. Coyote would race off a desert cliff and tread air, foiled once more by the Road Runner; but inevitably, the poor idiot would plunge to the canyon floor into a puff of sand. "
television Nevada 2024 Steele, Allen. Chronospace. New York: Ace Books (2001); pg. 250. "The military could call his creation Daffy Duck for all he cared; for him, Jade Lantern was Herbert, plain and simple. "
television Nevada: Las Vegas 1992 Powers, Tim. Last Call. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1992); pg. 168. "Where's . . . Mel Gibson, Kevin Costner? Even Homer Simpson. "
television Nevada: Las Vegas 1992 Powers, Tim. Last Call. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1992); pg. 426. "'Like the Flying Nun.' Religious order where you gotta dress weird. She could fly, remember?' "
television Nevada: Las Vegas 2010 Baxter, Stephen. Manifold: Time. New York: Ballantine (2000); pg. 25. "He was talking to a man she didn't know: an upright military type of about seventy, dressed in a sports shirt and slacks straight out of Cheers circa 1987... "
television New Jersey 1929 Waldrop, Howard. "Hoover's Men " in Omni Visions One (Ellen Datlow, ed). Greensboro, NC: Omni Books (1993; story copyright 1988); pg. 100-101. "He was watching his favorite program, The Clark Gable-Carole Lombard Show... Gable was unshaven; he'd apologized at the show's opening; he'd come over from the set where they were filming Margaret Mitchell's Mules in Horse's Harnesses to do the live show. They'd just started a sketch with Lombard carrying a bunch of boxes marked ANACONDA HAT COMPANY, asking Gable for directions to some street. " [A few other refs. to TV, and many refs. to radio.]
television New Mexico 1998 Ing, Dean. The Skins of Dead Men. New York: Tom Doherty Associates (1998); pg. 325. Pg. 325: CNN; Pg. 331: Wile E. Coyote
television New Mexico 2008 England, Terry. Rewind. New York: Avon Books (1997); pg. 22. "'...the... gentleman in the Marvin Martian T-shirt is Dr. Matthew Gunnarson...' " [Marvin Martian, from the Bugs Bunny cartoons.]
television New York 1971 Matheson, Richard. Bid Time Return. New York: Viking Press (1975); pg. 18. "Got a job with ABC in New York after graduating, started to sell scripts in 1958... " [More about ABC, pg. 66.]
television New York 1991 Kindya, K. A. "Ice Prince " in X-Men: Legends (Stan Lee, ed.) New York: Berkley Boulevard (2000); pg. 209. Wide World of Sports
television New York 1997 Duane, Diane. X-Men: Empire's End. New York: Berkley (1998 softcover; 1st ed. 1997); pg. 80. "Hank threw her a glance. 'Two million channels and nothing on,' he said.

'You mean you still haven't found the cartoon Channel?' Wolverine said in an incredulous rumble. 'Maybe this really is a civilization after all.'

'Philistine,' the Beast said amiably. 'The Road Runner has lessons to teach us all. Cheerfulness. Persistence. The usefulness of loud noises in the face of one's enemies, or better still, behind their backs...' "

television New York 1997 Duane, Diane. X-Men: Empire's End. New York: Berkley (1998 softcover; 1st ed. 1997); pg. 98. "Iceman looked around and chuckled. 'Didn't I see this on Get Smart once?' "


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