“Street corner telephone parlour”
Bender’s description of a phone box in the year 2000 (Futurama).
This was a recent episode from ‘Arrow’ set in the USA. So why is there a classic UK red phone box in the background?
From ‘The Code’ season 2. A classic shot of the Queensland landscape…
and a classic movie – ‘The Apartment’.
In New York we went to the Intrepid Museum which has a submarine on site. There are loads of phones scattered throughout the sub and they had an example of a sonar phone. So not phone boxes as such but still…
Other NYC phones:
A couple of other shows we’ve finished watching:
I really do watch too much tv…
Here are a couple from the classic ‘Twin Peaks’ :
A recent show set back in the 1960s – ‘11.22.63‘. Here we see the phone box seconds before it gets demolished in a car crash…
And yet another from ‘Person of Interest’ . This show has been great in presenting new ways to use the phone. This one gets bricked up behind a wall and still manages to work years later…
I listen to a podcast called ‘99% Invisible’. It’s an American series I have been onto for a couple of years – although I only listen in spasmodically. Podcast no. 202 is title ‘Mojave Phone Booth’ . Cool.
This goes a long way to proving that I am not alone in my fascination for phone boxes.
The second Fargo TV series (wonderful) showed us a few phone shots and one box in particular got a lot of use:
I don’t actually know this programme but couldn’t ignore the ad, for obvious reasons;
This shot is from the penultimate episode of ‘Humans‘:
From the recent adaptation of Jekyl and Hyde:
The iconic red box even turns up on a US highway in ‘Austin Powers: the spy who shagged me’.
Finally the second episode of this fabulous programme has appeared on my Amazon watchlist. In an earlier blog I posted a shot of a bubble covered phone but in this scene it’s something more traditional: