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Famous Pop-Culture Dartmouth references

slipper1234slipper1234 Registered User Posts: 9,084 Senior Member
edited May 2008 in Dartmouth College
Just another ploy to keep the posts coming (stolen from the Brown board)! Can anyone think of famous Dartmouth references?

Here's three:

The Simpsons: Homer's beer song...he says "Drinking like a Dartmouth boy"

Can't Hardly Wait: The main character (Preston?) is going to Dartmouth.

She's All That: Freddy Prinze's character is headed to Dartmouth...
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Replies to: Famous Pop-Culture Dartmouth references

  • slipper1234slipper1234 Registered User Posts: 9,084 Senior Member
    A River Runs Through It: One of the brothers goes to Dartmouth.
  • dcircledcircle Registered User Posts: 1,846 Senior Member
    President Bartlett from The West Wing is a former Dartmouth professor (and nobel laureate)
  • dcircledcircle Registered User Posts: 1,846 Senior Member
    oh, and Tina Fey once made a reference to meeting up with Dartmouth alums to eat flan on SNL
  • wisconsinguywisconsinguy Registered User Posts: 263 Junior Member
    In the movie "The Skulls," Dartmouth's boathouse is pawned off as Yale's (or a Yale-like school's).

    Of course, Animal House, based on the experiences of Chris Miller '63.

    In Tom Wolfe's latest "I am Charlotte Simmons," he mentions a book written by Dartmouth professor Michael Gazzaniga '61.

    Any book on the 10th Mountain Division (I believe it's the 10th) from WWII will feature Dartmouth and Dartmouth alums prominently, as many of its alums served in the "ski corps."
  • XanatosXanatos Registered User Posts: 1,282 Senior Member
    Michael Corleone and his wife are Dartmouth '42.

    In another Simpsons episode, the one where Moe is in the bartender contest, Duffman mentions that one of the competitions is redeemable for credit at Dartmouth.
  • cruncha22cruncha22 Registered User Posts: 140 Junior Member
    Slipper, River Runs Through It was written by a D guy...autobiographic, I believe.
  • drownindreamsdrownindreams Registered User Posts: 157 Junior Member
    That would be Norman Maclean '24
  • babybird87babybird87 Registered User Posts: 1,385 Senior Member
    The Gatekeepers, written by a D alum

    Red Leaves, fiction novel set at Dartmouth.
  • JaKay14JaKay14 Registered User Posts: 11 New Member
    I can't believe that no one else has said this...either that or I am just really pathetic.

    A character on Dawson's Creek (Andi?)was trying to get into Dartmouth.
  • bluirinkabluirinka Registered User Posts: 2,056 Senior Member
    i think some character or other in The V Club by Kate Brian was trying to get into Dartmouth. (if you haven't read that book, you absolutely should. it is fantastic, hilarious, and extremely realistic. DO NOT BELIEVE WHAT THE INNER FLAP SUMMARY SAYS. just trust me. the book is great for girls AND boys)
  • appproapppro Registered User Posts: 139 Junior Member
    Xanatos- how was Corleone's wife a '42? it was all male...
  • XanatosXanatos Registered User Posts: 1,282 Senior Member
    You'll have to ask Francis Ford Coppola.
  • willywonkawillywonka Registered User Posts: 617 Member
    Sofia Coppola is wayyyy hot. Sadly, her college pop culture reference is to Yale (Charlotte from Lost in Translation was a philosophy major).

    I can't really think of any, but I didn't know about many colleges until last year, and my pop culture cross-reference hasn't been that extensive since then.
  • weekes915weekes915 Registered User Posts: 90 Junior Member
    No....Andi was trying to get into HARVARD
  • isaccisacc Registered User Posts: 276 Junior Member
    goodbye columbus ..richard benjamins character pawns off two annoying guests at a party by intoducing brown meet dartmouth
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