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Apple iPad Mini Commercial

This Television Commercial refers to Moby-Dick written by Herman Melville
This is one of the books the iPad shows. The iPad mini shows "Gone Fishing" in response.

AT&T Commercial

This Television Commercial refers to Moby-Dick written by Herman Melville
This is the second book Ryan Hall listens to on his training run.
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AT&T Commercial for Blackberry Torch 9800

This Television Commercial refers to Moby-Dick written by Herman Melville
This entire commercial revolves around the book Moby-Dick and characters and themes in it.

Audi Quattro Commercial

This Television Commercial refers to Moby-Dick written by Herman Melville
The tow truck driver's name is Ahab like the sea captain from the book, and he is chasing his "white whale", the white Audi Quattro.

Google Play Commercial

This Television Commercial refers to Moby-Dick written by Herman Melville

Google Play Commercial - Play Your Heart Out

This Television Commercial refers to Moby-Dick written by Herman Melville

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Moby

  • Date: September 11, 1965
  • Type: Person
This Person refers to Moby-Dick written by Herman Melville
Moby's real name is Richard Melville Hall, and he was named after the author of Moby-Dick (Richard Melville) because they are distant relatives. Moby became his nickname in childhood due to this relation.
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It is shown on these television episodes...

The Affair:
Season:  1  / Episode:  8 
8

This Television Episode shows Moby-Dick written by Herman Melville
Martin is seen reading this book for school

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Mad Men:
Season:  2  / Episode:  8 
A Night to Remember

This Television Episode refers to Moby-Dick written by Herman Melville
Peggy tells her sister, "I was right. There is only on book about Moby-Dick.".

House of Lies:
Season:  5  / Episode:  5 
Above Board Metrics

This Television Episode refers to Moby-Dick written by Herman Melville
"Call me Ishmael."

Justified:
Season:  6  / Episode:  8 
Dark As a Dungeon

This Television Episode refers to Moby-Dick written by Herman Melville
Boyd makes reference to this book

Modern Family:
Season:  3  / Episode:  4 
Door to Door

This Television Episode refers to Moby-Dick written by Herman Melville
Jay gives Manny advice about being a salesman, telling him that a good salesman goes after Moby-Dick in a rowboat and remembers to bring the tartar sauce.

Weeds:
Season:  4  / Episode:  2 
Lady's a Charm

This Television Episode refers to Moby-Dick written by Herman Melville
Referring to Guerillmo, Captain Till tells Celia that "he is a whale, and I love whales. I'm fucking Ahab."

Dexter:
Season:  2  / Episode:  4 
See-Through

This Television Episode refers to Moby-Dick written by Herman Melville
Dexter refers to the large white temporary morgue set up to hold all of Dexter's victims as his "white whale" - his Moby-Dick.

Two and a Half Men:
Season:  8  / Episode:  13 
Skunk, Dog, Crap and Ketchup

This Television Episode refers to Moby-Dick written by Herman Melville
Alan reads this book.

The Middle:
Season:  2  / Episode:  11 
Taking Back the House

This Television Episode refers to Moby-Dick written by Herman Melville
Since no one will take him to the library, Brick has discovered the internet. He tells his parents that he searched the internet for "Moby-Dick, the hard edition" and was surprised with the search results.

Orange is the New Black:
Season:  1  / Episode:  5 
The Chickening

This Television Episode refers to Moby-Dick written by Herman Melville
The fabled chicken is referred to as Red's "White Whale".

Raising Hope:
Season:  2  / Episode:  9 
The Men of New Natesville

This Television Episode refers to Moby-Dick written by Herman Melville
When Jimmy and Frank decide to confront their childhood bully, Sabrina tells Jimmy, "You need to vanquish your beast like 'Beowulf'! 'Moby-Dick'? 'Revenge of the Nerds'?".

The Simpsons:
Season:  2  / Episode:  20 
The War of the Simpsons

This Television Episode refers to Moby-Dick written by Herman Melville
The battle between Homer and General Sherman is also reminiscent of Captain Ahab's battle with the white whale Moby-Dick in the novel Moby-Dick.

Orange is the New Black:
Season:  4  / Episode:  13 
Toast Can't Never Be Bread Again

This Television Episode refers to Moby-Dick written by Herman Melville
After Suzanne's books are taken away from her, she says that she knows where to get more. Poussey kept extra books under her bed, special books, according to Suzanne, who goes and grabs another stack. One of the books is 'Moby-Dick'.

Ray Donovan:
Season:  1  / Episode:  3 
Twerk

This Television Episode refers to Moby-Dick written by Herman Melville
Mickey reads this book at the library.

It is referred to by these books...

2001: A Space Odyssey
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part of Space Odyssey

This Book refers to Moby-Dick written by Herman Melville
Bowman compares the movements of Poole's lifeless (still alive?) body as it is dragged into space with those of Captain Ahab when he was lashed to the great white whale in Moby-Dick (Chapter 25).

2010: Odyssey Two
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part of Space Odyssey

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  • Type: Book
This Book refers to Moby-Dick written by Herman Melville
While the crew discusses how bad the Discovery smells with all the spoiled food on board, Curnow mentions that it's a bit romantic. "I've only got to close my eyes and I feel I'm back on an old-time whaling ship. Can you imagine what the Pequod must have smelled like?" The Pequod was the ship in Moby Dick.

Steve Jobs
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  • Date:
  • Type: Book
This Book refers to Moby-Dick written by Herman Melville
This is listed as one of Jobs' favorite books.

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Heathers

  • Date:
  • Type: Movie
This Movie shows Moby-Dick written by Herman Melville
Both Heather and J.D. are shown reading this book
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Matilda

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  • Type: Movie
This Movie shows Moby-Dick written by Herman Melville
Matilda reads this book.
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It is the basis of these movies...

Moby Dick

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  • Type: Movie
This Movie is based on Moby-Dick written by Herman Melville
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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  • Type: Movie
This Movie refers to Moby-Dick written by Herman Melville
When the attorney Gonzo is freaking out in the bathtub, Duke is holding the shower curtain bar like a harpoon and says, "Don't fuck with me now. I'm Ahab". Ahab is the ship captain from Moby Dick.
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