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Best eBay Pop-Culture References

This is Spinal Tap.

In the DVD commentary track of the 1984 Rob Reiner film, the members of the heavy-metal band Spinal Tap (David St. Hubbins, Nigel Tufnel, and Derek Smalls) wax nostalgic about the guitars seen in the movie, stating that many of them can now be found on eBay.

The Simpsons (episode BABF22).

Homer loses his life savings in the stock market, except for a few dollars which he spends on a cowbell. He rings the cowbell gently, only to have it break apart in his hands, and yells, “Damn you, eBay!”

Spider-Man 2.

After having been discarded in a trash can, Peter Parker’s Spider-Man costume is rescued by a garbage man who delivers it to the Daily Bugle. When the man is offered fifty bucks for the suit by the newspaper’s editor-in-chief, J. Jonah Jameson, the man scoffs, “I can get more than that on eBay.”


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