Finnish made famous: magnificent mentions of Finland throughout Tinseltown

Promo pic for Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049 just premiered in movie theaters across the globe and caused quite a stir. Not only are longtime fans of the original Blade Runner saying it’s a remarkable rendition of an untouchable classic, but there’s also Finnish spoken in the movie! Alongside Finnish actress Krista Kosonen, 2 other actresses have claimed their moment of Finnish fame while discussing who Blade Runner is onscreen.

 

Consequently, this Blade Runner rouse has sparked my pre-existing interest in the many other times I’ve heard Finnish (and Finland) referenced in movies and TV shows. So here’s a collection of the coolest…

 

 

1. What your favorite TV characters think about Finland

 

Fargo

“Buddy of mine says they swear by this stuff in Finland.”

“Well, they’re a bunch of sex-crazed alcoholics, so they should know, right?”

 

 

 

Gilmore Girls

Rory: “Grandma. We were just talking about you. How are you? How’s Helsinki?”
 
Emily: “Cold. Unaccommodating. A population of walking dead.”

 

Veep

Dan (on Helsinki): “I’m sorry that I ever set foot in that fucking fish-eating, indie-film fucking hellhole.”

 

Fringe

Walter: “As they say in Finland, there’s more than one way to roast a reindeer.”

 

How I Met Your Mother

Ted (on his best man speech): “So now I seem like a total train wreck to all my old high school friends. And a bunch of people in Finland. The auto-tune thing got kind of big over there.”
Ted’s speech that became famous: 

 

2. Five times Hollywood hacked the Finnish language

 

Charlie’s Angels

 


 
 

 

 

The Big Bang Theory


 

The Hudsucker Proxy


 

Swordfish


 

Archer


 
 

3. Other magnificent mentions of Finland

 

Community


 

Conan – hates my homeland


 

Conan – drinks Lapin Kulta


 

 

 
 

Confessions of a Shopaholic


 

Seinfeld


 

Simpsons


 

Spongebob Squarepants


 

SNL – Finnish talk show Kalle

 

 

 

Veep

 

 

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Edited by Michele Lawrence.

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Warner Licensed Batmobile with Chevrolet V8 engine on a Chevy Impala chassis. As seen in the Tim Burton movies Batman & Batman Returns.

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Warner Licensed Batmobile with Chevrolet V8 engine on a Chevy Impala chassis. As seen in the Tim Burton movies Batman & Batman Returns.
 
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The rear of a Warner Licensed Batmobile with Chevrolet V8 engine on a Chevy Impala chassis.
 
This unit is reportedly the only official, non-replica in existence.

In their Facebook field report, the patrol concludes on the sad note that a test drive was out of the question. At least they didn’t crash and burn as is not uncommon for police patrols who get in the way of Batman.


 
If you know more interesting facts about this or any other cool movie car, let us know in the comments below!

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