The King's Speech

The King's Speech

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The film is about King George VI and Lionel Logue, a speech therapist, who helped George VI overcome a stammer.

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

It refers to these plays...

Hamlet
written by

This Play is referred to by The King's Speech
Lionel has the Duke recite from this play while listening to music. The famous line, "To be, or not to be" is heard as part of the lines read.

Othello
composed by William Shakespeare

This Play is referred to by The King's Speech
Lionel likes to play a game with his children where he acts out characters from famous plays and they try to guess them. Before starting, one of the sons guesses, "Othello. It's always Othello."

Richard III
written by

This Play is referred to by The King's Speech
Lionel auditions for this play. He quotes the famous "Now is the winter of our discontent" line.

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Pop Culture Connections - Incoming

It is parodied by these television episodes...

The Simpsons:
Season:  23  / Episode:  8 
The Ten-Per-Cent Solution

This Television Episode parodies The King's Speech
At the beginning of the episode, Bart, Lisa and Maggie are watching The Itchy & Scratchy Show. The first segment of the cartoon is a parody of the film 'The King's Speech', called instead 'The Cat's Speech'.

It is referred to by these television episodes...

The Office:
Season:  7  / Episode:  21 
Goodbye, Michael

This Television Episode refers to The King's Speech
Pam is supposed to be out of the office, pricing new shredders. The camera crew shows Pam walking into a movie theater, with the marquee showing that 'The King's Speech' is playing.

Parks and Recreation:
Season:  5  / Episode:  7 
Leslie vs. April

This Television Episode refers to The King's Speech
Tom talks to a potential investor about his new company. Tom is turned down, but Ben is offered a job as an on-air political analyst. Tom says that Ben is terrible on television, adding that Ben is like 'The King's Speech' but only in the "first part before he gets fixed".

New Girl:
Season:  1  / Episode:  4 
Naked

This Television Episode refers to The King's Speech
Winston has been in Latvia for the past 2 years, and is trying to catch up on pop culture now that he's returned to the United States. He watches 'Precious' and 'The King's Speech' as well as some youtube videos.

It is referred to by these television commercials...

Apple iPad 2 Commercial

This Television Commercial refers to The King's Speech
This commercial shows clips from "The King's Speech".

Google Nexus 7 Commercial

This Television Commercial refers to The King's Speech

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