Saturday, July 2, 2011

Freddie Mercury Day Seven! Freddie in Pop Culture

Freddie has a pervasive reach into many niches of pop culture. Here are a few examples (there are many, many more, but I can't do an exhaustive list or I'll never get any work done!):

Cromartie High School- There is a mute character that another character nicknames Freddie. When you see him, you'll see why. Below are a pic and video.

The other characters also have a Bohemian Rhapsody style pic as well:

An east African isopod was named after Freddie: the Cirolana mercuryi. An isopod is a type of a crustacean.

Sol Badguy, from the Guilty Gear video game series, is inspired by/based partially on Freddie Mercury. The name Badguy is from Freddie Mercury's solo album, "Mr. Bad Guy". Sol has the word "free" on his belt (the Queen song "I Want to Break Free") and his headband says "Rock You" (from Queen's "We Will Rock You"). Sol's real name is Frederick, Freddie for short (although Freddie Mercury's real name was Farrokh Bulsara). Sol's favorite band is supposed to be Queen, just like his creator, Daisuke Ishiwatari.

Freddie and Queen have often been referenced in television programs. I have noticed this the most in programs on Fox for some reason. Below are a few clips from some shows with references.

Cracked Freddie Mercury feature

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