Homages & Influences – COWBOY BEBOP

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Session #1 – Asteroid Blues

MUSICIAN: ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM
Character Name Homage: Senile Old Men
FILM: DESPERADO
Character Design Influence: Asimov & Katerina
Scene Influence: Bar shoot-out
FILM: BONNIE & CLYDE
Scene Influence: Asimov & Katerina’s last stand

Session #2 – Stray Dog Strut

SONG: STRAY CAT STRUT
Title Homage
PUPPET SHOW: PUNCH AND JUDY
Character Name Homage & Design Influence: Big Shot Hosts
Way Of The Dragon
FILM: WAY OF THE DRAGON
Referenced In Dialogue
FILM: GAME OF DEATH
Scene Influence: Spike VS Hakim

Session #3 – Honky Tonk Woman

SONG: HONKY TONK WOMAN
Title Homage
FILM: POKER ALICE
Referenced In Dialogue
ALBUM: ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS
Location Name Homage: Casino is named Spiders From Mars
MUSICIAN: CHARLIE PARKER
Referenced In Dialogue

Session #5 – Ballad Of Fallen Angels

SONG: FALLEN ANGELS
Title Homage
LANDMARK: NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL
Location Influence
FILM: THE KILLER
Scene Influence: Church shoot-out
FILM: THE CROW
Scene Influence: The fall of Spike

Session #6 – Sympathy For The Devil

SONG: SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL
Title Homage

Session #7 – Heavy Metal Queen

MYTHOLOGY: TERPSICHORE THE MUSE
Character Name Homage: VT (Victoria Terpsichore)
ACTOR: WOODY ALLEN
Location Name Homage: Woody’s Ice Cream Parlor
Character Design Influence: Decker

Session #8 – Waltz For Venus

COMIC BOOK CHARACTERS: HUEY, DEWY AND LOUIE
Character Name Homage: Shuttle Hijackers
FILM: ENTER THE DRAGON
Scene Influence: Spike’s kung-fu lesson

Session #9 – Jamming With Edward

ALBUM: JAMMING WITH EDWARD
Title Homage
FILM CHARACTER: HAL (FROM 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY)
Character Design Influence: MPU
Celebrity: Uri Gellar
Character Name Homage: Uri Kellerman

Session #10 – Ganymede Elegy

TELEVISION CHARACTERS: BAKER AND PONCH (From CHiPs)
Character Design Influence: Baker Ponchorero

Session #11 – Toys In The Attic

SONG: TOYS IN THE ATTIC
Title Homage
MOVIE: ALIEN
Plot Influence

Session #14 – Bohemian Rhapsody

SONG: BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
Title Homage

Session #15 – My Funny Valentine

SONG: MY FUNNY VALENTINE
Title Homage
Referenced In Dialogue
USS Enterprise NCC-1701-B
FILM: USS ENTERPRISE NCC-1701-B
Subtle Homage: A cryo-chamber shares the same number
MYTHOLOGY: BACCHUS THE GOD OF WINE
Character Name Homage: Doctor Baccus
Referenced In Dialogue
FAIRY TALE: SLEEPING BEAUTY
Referenced In Dialogue
Closing Sentence Homage
FAIRY TALE: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Closing Line Homage

Session #16 – Black Dog Serenade

FILM: CON AIR
Plot Influence

Session #17 – Mushroom Samba

SONG: WATERMELON MAN
Character Design Influence: Mellon Man
FILM: COFFY
Character Name Homage/Design Influence: Coffee
FILM: SHAFT
Character Name Homage/Design Influence: Shaft
FILM: DJANGO
Character Design Influence: Shaft, coffin dragging
SONG: STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN
Referenced In Dialogue

Session #18 – Speak Like A Child

SONG: SPEAK LIKE A CHILD
Title Homage
FOLKTALE: URASHIMA TARO
Referenced In Dialogue
FAIRY TALE: THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE
Subtle Homage: Carrier company mascots
TELEVISION: BEVERLY HILLS 90210
Scene Influence: Video Expert watches a similar show

Session #19 – Wild Horses

SONG: WILD HORSES
Title Homage
LEGEND: BABE RUTH (GEORGE HERMAN RUTH)
Character Name Homage: Starship Pirates
ACTOR: JAMES DOOHAN
Character Name Homage: Doohan
TELEVISION CHARACTER: MILES O’BRIEN (FROM STAR TREK)
Character Name Homage: Miles
TELEVISION CHARACTER: REG BARCLAY (FROM STAR TREK)
Character Name Homage: Reg the parts dealer
FILM: STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT
Plot Influence
SPACE SHUTTLE: COLUMBIA
Scene Influence: Used to rescue Spike from Earth’s atmosphere

Session #20 – Pierrot Le Fou

FILM: PIERROT LE FOU
Title Homage
Character Name Homage: Tongpu (Mad Pierrot)
COMIC BOOK CHARACTERS: THE JOKER AND THE PENGUIN
Character Design Influence: Tongpu (Mad Pierrot)
SONG: ON THE RUN
Scene Influence: Tongpu’s origin

Session #21 – Boogie-Woogie Feng-Shui

FILM: THE BLUES BROTHERS
Character Design Influence: Blue Snake Mobsters

Session #22 – Cowboy Funk

CRIMINAL: THEODORE “TEDDY” KACZYNSKI (UNABOMBER)
Character Design Influence: Ted Bower (Teddy Bomber, TB)
PICTURE BOOK: COWBOY ANDY
Character Design Influence: Andy Von De Oniyate
Referenced In Dialogue
LEGEND: MUSASHI MIYAMOTO
Character Design Influence: Musashi The Bounty Hunter (Andy)
Referenced In Dialogue

Session #23 – Brain Scratch

CRIMINAL: MARSHALL APPLEWHITE
Character Design Influence: Doctor Londes
CULT: HEAVEN’S GATE
Plot Influence
VIDEOGAME CHARACTER: LARA CROFT
Subtle Homage: Similar-looking standee in toy store

Session #24 – Hard Luck Woman

SONG: HARD LUCK WOMAN
Title Homage
FILM: COOL HAND LUKE
Scene Influence: The eating of the eggs

Session #25 – The Real Folk Blues (Part I)

ALBUM: THE REAL FOLK BLUES
Title Homage
SHORT STORY: SNOWS OF KILIMANJARO
Referenced In Dialogue

Session #26 – The Real Folk Blues (Part II)

FOLKTALE: HYAKUMANKAI IKITA NEKO
Referenced In Dialogue
FILM: A BETTER TOMORROW II
Scene Influence: The storming of the Red Dragon Headquarters
SONG: CARRY THAT WEIGHT
Closing Line Homage

Session XX – Mish-Mash Blues

SONG: QUE SERA SERA
Segment Title Homage
SONG: WALK THIS WAY
Segment Title Homage
SONG: YOU CAN’T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT
Segment Title Homage
MUSICIAN: ARETHA FRANKLIN
Segment Title Homages
SONG: INSTANT KARMA
Segment Title Homage
SONG: SUGAR MOUNTAIN
Segment Title Homage
SONG: IF SIX WAS NINE
Segment Title Homage
SONG: MY FAVORITE THINGS
Segment Title Homage
SONG: UNFINISHED SYMPATHY
Segment Title Homage
SONG: WHOLE LOTTA LOVE
Segment Title Homage
SONG: DAYDREAM BELIEVER
Segment Title Homage
FILM: LOOK BACK IN ANGER
Segment Title Homage
SONG: IT’S ALL OVER NOW, BABY BLUE
Segment Title Homage

The Movie – Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

SONG: KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR
Title Homage
VIDEOGAME: RALLY X
Subtle Homage: Lee Samson plays a similar game
FILM: DIRTY HARRY
Character Design Homage: Spike
FILM: CAPRICORN ONE
Scene Influence: Biplanes rescue mission

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