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FANning the pop culture

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We all have our shows we just can’t miss. Come their time slot (or a free few hours to pop in the DVD) and you’ll be in front of the tube soaking yourself with your dose of TV-series addiction. Be it comedy, drama or suspense, the series culture has dominated the small screen for years, and with it The Man decided to cash in on our weakness. We’re not talking box sets, soundtracks and posters here. Nah, we want to live it, feel it. So the mighty merchandising machine gave us what we wanted: catch phrases, clothing and consumer products galore.

Smells like soap

All my Children
It ‘s really not enough to see the soap stars live in daily anguish. We want to be them, smell like them.  So ABC decided to drench you in one of the most memorable moments. Kendall Hart will cast a spell on you with her new fragrance Charm! Each bottle comes complete with the charm that Zach sent Kendall right before he was trapped in the bomb shelter. Now that’s authentic!
Get it here.

The G(rey’s)-spot


Grey’s Anatomy 
Who would ever forget the scene where Miranda was in labour and George had to help out:
Miranda: "O'Malley!"
George: "Yes, ma'am?"
Miranda: "Stop looking at my va-jay-jay!"
George: "Yes, ma'am."
Not only was it hysterical, but it gave birth to a new slang term that was embraced by Oprah, the Urban dictionary and millions of women around the world.
Get it here.

True love

True Blood
This is one for the ladies. But we’re not talking to the soppy Twilight love struck girls here. We’re talking hard core kinky love karate – something you can sink your teeth into. The “I'm a fangbanger"  tee also boasts "bite me" and two bite mark graphics to show your allegiance to the Vamp-clan.
Get it here.


The A-Team
Dude, the 80s was where it was at. And there was no one tougher or cooler (even with the gold chains) than Mr. T himself. This keychain is like having the deep voiced captain of cool in your pocket. It produces six of Mr. T's most famous quotes: "I Pity The Fool", "Don't Gimme No Back Talk Sucka", "Quit Your Jibba Jabba", "Don't Make Me Mad","First Name Mister, Middle Name Period, Last Name T" and "Shut Up, Fool!"
Get it here.

Have a break, Kitt

Knight Rider
The Hoff sometimes had trouble with the baddies, but never with his mane of manly hair. It also helps if you have the cool leather jacket and talking car with flashing lights, sarcasm and gadgets galore to get that superhero look down. But even with your midnight black car and a name as 80s buff as Michael Knight, it’s important to be prepared because: Kitt happens.
Get it here.

A Bloody Mary?

True Blood
Ah, real blood is for suckers. You know how sometimes nothing will quench your thirst? Thanks to HBO and "True Blood", it’s a thing of the past. Introducing Tru Blood: a synthetic blood replacementvampires can use to avoid wasting humans. In the real world, it’s a blood orange carbonated drink in a bottle that is identical to the one used in the TV series. A few suggested recipes for using it:
• The Fangbanger: Tru Blood and vodka.
• Death On the Beach: Tru Blood, peach schnapps, pineapple juice and vodka.
• Plasmapolitan: Tru Blood, Citron, Cointreau and fresh lime juice.

Babe Watch

Seriously, who else? The busty blonde Pam made her, uhm, inflatable devices really, really hard not to notice.  We all know the guys were interested in the unique story line and oh-so heroic life saving moments. The teeny, tiny red swimsuits had nothing to do with it? Yeah right, stop pretending and get the truth off your chest.
(image from Stylin' Online)

How I didn’t meet your mother


How I Met Your Mother
Barney Stinson must be the Yoda of our time. His words of wisdom just make more sense and he looks better in a suit. After he found out that he was not the father of the child of one of his many one-night-stands, he was so proud that he created a holiday to celebrate. Now you too can celebrate Not-A-Father's Day with this "World's Greatest Not-A-Dad" t-shirt.
Get it here.

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