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



“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.”



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



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






3. Other magnificent mentions of Finland




Conan – hates my homeland


Conan – drinks Lapin Kulta




Confessions of a Shopaholic






Spongebob Squarepants


SNL – Finnish talk show Kalle







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Edited by Michele Lawrence.

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