Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:26 am

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Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:26 am linkquote
I spotted a LXV on Community on NBC. You can watch it online here:
http://www.nbc.com/community/video/episodes/#vid=1200950

It's in the last 30 seconds or so during the credits. "Senor Chang" is about to pick up Chevy Chase.



Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:56 am

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Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:56 am linkquote
There's a Vespa 400 car in the movie 'When in Rome'. Don't ask me how I know this. *cough*
Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:19 am

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Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:19 am linkquote
Season three of Hill Street Blues has a series of episodes where Renko is demoted to traffic duty & has to ride a PX, much to his chagrin.
Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:30 pm

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Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:30 pm linkquote
There is a pretty good scooter chase scene in The Bourne Untimatum, along with some trick trials riding type stunts around Tangiers.
Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:12 pm

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Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:12 pm linkquote
Ha, ha. I saw only that last 30 seconds last night and was considering posting.

There's a scene in Shrink where the girl kicks over the guys scoot. I think it was a vintage Vespa.
Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:32 pm

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Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:32 pm linkquote
Vespa's appear in dozens of movies new and old. They are ridden by the stars in Get Smart and Transformers to name a couple. Almost ANY movie that takes place in Europe will have Vespa's appear in it at some point.

Check this out for vespa clips in hundreds of movies.

http://www.imcdb.org/vehicles_make-Piaggio_model-Vespa.html

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Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:35 pm

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Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:35 pm linkquote
They appeared on the BBC America news segment on the snow in Rome on tonight's show. (Together with other brands.)
Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:39 pm

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Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:39 pm linkquote
The Mocker wrote:
Season three of Hill Street Blues has a series of episodes where Renko is demoted to traffic duty & has to ride a PX, much to his chagrin.
You are going back 30 years on this one, you must have the DVD set.
Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:13 pm

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Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:13 pm linkquote
Another scooters (Vespa and Lammy) movies database. Check this out...

http://vintagescooters.free.fr/english/movies1.htm
Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:45 pm

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Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:45 pm linkquote
burgman400 wrote:
The Mocker wrote:
Season three of Hill Street Blues has a series of episodes where Renko is demoted to traffic duty & has to ride a PX, much to his chagrin.
You are going back 30 years on this one, you must have the DVD set.
I've been reliving my youth via Hulu
Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:52 pm

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Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:52 pm linkquote
pk_dor wrote:
Another scooters (Vespa and Lammy) movies database. Check this out...

http://vintagescooters.free.fr/english/movies1.htm
Nice list of movies.
Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:01 pm

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Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:01 pm linkquote
There should be some scooters in the up and coming film Repo Men, to be released march 19, courtesy of the Toronto Moto Scooter club, unless we end up on the cutting room floor ''
Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:47 pm

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Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:47 pm linkquote
Oh my! Isn't the Ainternet maarvelous.

http://www.imcdb.org/
Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:51 pm

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Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:51 pm linkquote
From the TV series Supernatural "Monster Movie" episode....

A Dracula character escapes capture on a scooter.

I just saw this episode on a DVD and searched for a screen shot on the net...

supernatural monster movie dracula Vespa? Nope, nothing.
How about scooter? Nyet.
moped? Bingo.
Anyway, here it is.



Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:47 pm

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Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:47 pm linkquote
Just found the video....

Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:55 pm

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Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:55 pm linkquote
movie scenes
don't forget dumb and dumber.
Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:04 pm

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Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:04 pm linkquote
Talk about no Toreador Pants... if he had a helmet on, his ear would still be on his head...
Sat Feb 13, 2010 6:12 pm

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Sat Feb 13, 2010 6:12 pm linkquote
CSI NY episode Monday about a race car driver showed a couple of Vespas next to the pit
Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:20 pm

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Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:20 pm linkquote
We just watched "The Talented Mr Ripley". Set in Italy (mostly) so guess what, at least a dozen Vespa sightings.
Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:20 am

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Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:20 am linkquote
Anna and Katrina's Grocery Bag did an episode in Italy. It shows them riding around the countryside on a couple of modern Vespas.
Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:51 am

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Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:51 am linkquote
demoralize wrote:
There's a Vespa 400 car in the movie 'When in Rome'. Don't ask me how I know this. *cough*
Yeah, the car is even in the newspaper ads!
Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:17 pm

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Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:17 pm linkquote
Great response! Let's see if we can get more pics/screen shots!
Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:42 pm

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Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:42 pm linkquote
Can't find a clip, but here is a synopsis of the Hill Street episodes featuring a Vespa:

49 Moon Over Uranus 1/27/1983 Furillo, woken in the night by the county sheriff to vouch for Renko who had exposed himself at a stag party, assigns Renko to parking ticket duty, riding a Vespa moped. His first ticket is issued to Detective Benedetto, and leads to a fist fight.
50 Moon Over Uranus: the Sequel 2/3/1983 Renko rescues several people from a burning building, and is recommended for a medal - and returned to motor patrol. Hill fights Benedetto, to avenge Renko.
Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:26 am

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Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:26 am linkquote
Last night on "West Coast Customs" on HD Theatre.
When the guys from WCC go to reveal the tweaked cars to their owners, in the garage is a Silver GTS 250 with Vespa Top case
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Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:34 pm

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Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:34 pm linkquote
Just saw this on t.v.

Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:42 pm

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Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:42 pm linkquote
Watch any epidsode of Outsourced. It's set in Mumbai. 'Nuff said.

http://www.nbc.com/outsourced/video/pilot/1251026/
Sat Oct 23, 2010 7:38 pm

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Sat Oct 23, 2010 7:38 pm linkquote
Mambo Italiano wrote:
Just saw this on t.v.

That's funny, my gf just pointed that out to me about an hour ago on a TV at a restaurant!
Sun Oct 24, 2010 5:30 am

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Sun Oct 24, 2010 5:30 am linkquote
There's a great chase seen in "The American" with George Clooney.
Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:43 am

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Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:43 am linkquote
burgman400 wrote:
Vespa's appear in dozens of movies new and old. They are ridden by the stars in Get Smart and Transformers to name a couple. Almost ANY movie that takes place in Europe will have Vespa's appear in it at some point.

Check this out for vespa clips in hundreds of movies.

http://www.imcdb.org/vehicles_make-Piaggio_model-Vespa.html
Thanks for posting the link. Some great photos. And love how Vespa is so timeless and the design stays so true over the years
Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:46 am

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Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:46 am linkquote
red n white
theres one in the new film the expendables. when the bad guys swarm the little square in the village
Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:03 am

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Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:03 am linkquote
burgman400 wrote:
Vespa's appear in dozens of movies new and old. They are ridden by the stars in Get Smart and Transformers to name a couple. Almost ANY movie that takes place in Europe will have Vespa's appear in it at some point.

Check this out for vespa clips in hundreds of movies.

http://www.imcdb.org/vehicles_make-Piaggio_model-Vespa.html
Looking through the photos, I realize why I love riding in the city so much. A Vespa is just a classic city bike!
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Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:39 am linkquote
Over here, one of the characters in the ITV show Whitechapel rides an orange Vespa.
Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:01 am

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Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:01 am linkquote
On the non-BBC, unofficial spinoff, "K-9," there is a blue vintage Vespa in the professor's garage. It shows up nearly every episode.
Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:15 am

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Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:15 am linkquote
Starting Nov 5, there will be an exhibit at the Vespa Muesum in Italy on all movies with Vespas.
Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:44 am

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Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:44 am linkquote
There is a great show on discovery HD theatre about cafe racers called cafe racers. In the first episode they went into the history of mods and rockers and showed some great old footage of the mods on their scoots. They also had footage of when they were here in Milwaukee for one of our rallies called rockerbox. A fun two wheel rally. In the footage they showed a fellow riders vintage vespa. Though the show is of course about cafe racers it was fun to watch and learn the history. Check it out if you can.
Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:18 am

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Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:18 am linkquote
In the show "The Big C" the husband made the family move closer to town so he could vespa to work. There are quite a few cameo appearances of his vespa in the show.

Encino Man. I am embarrassed to admit I have watched this movie, but Pauly Shore's character, "Stoney" rides a hand painted vespa in the movie...

-Betty Nugs
Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:30 am

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Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:30 am linkquote
Encino Man....





Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:32 am

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Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:32 am linkquote
Criminal Minds season 5 episode 18 , vespa Lx makes a brief appearance
Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:38 am

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Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:38 am linkquote
Howard on "Big Bang" has a 50 cc lx I think.
Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:07 am

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Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:07 am linkquote
karoleigh wrote:
Howard on "Big Bang" has a 50 cc lx I think.
Actually, he's got the same model you've got! It's a red GTS 250.
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