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Jimmy Buffett Was in Jurassic World and Other Easter Eggs You May Have Missed

Margaritaville Jurassic World

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Now that Jurassic World has earned a kerbillion dollars (that’s a real number Hollywood just invented) at the box office, the Internet is doing what the Internet does best — dissecting the movie within an inch of its life for Easter Eggs that reference the original Jurassic Park. SPOILER ALERT! Both movies are about dinosaurs.

If you’re the type of person who likes your (mostly pretty obvious, let’s be honest here…) Easter Eggs explained to you by a snarky Australian narrator in a handy video format, then you’re in luck. YouTuber Mr. Sunday Movies has released a video that details every Easter Egg, callback to Jurassic Park, blatant reference to special effects guru Stan Winston, etc. Check out the video below which OBVIOUSLY CONTAINS SPOILERS.

Well, he’s covered almost every Easter Egg, that is. Mr. Sunday Movies forgot our favorite Jurassic World moment — the part where the random lush grabs his margaritas during the one scene where dinosaurs actually attack parkgoers. And that hero who rescued his tasty beverages? None other than Jimmy “Boat Drinks” Buffett.

 

Yes, Buffett is pals with Jurassic World producer Frank Marshall, which explains why there’s a Margaritaville restaurant amidst the other tourist traps on Isla Nublar.

 

Really, there’s a missed opportunity here. Why relegate Jimmy and his Margaritaville franchise restaurant to a mere cameo? I’m sure Jurassic World patrons would’ve enjoyed a full concert of his brand of smooth tropical jams while scarfing their $20 Cheeseburgers in Paradise. Or even better, why not cast him as one of the dino wranglers? A couple chords of “Grapefruit Juicy Fruit” and those raptors will be dreaming of tropical breezes and Tequila sunrises on the beach.

Finally, as to the popular theory that Chris Pratt is playing a grown-up version of the “annoying kid” who Dr. Grant gives a graphic lesson about respect to in Jurassic Park? Well, Whit Hertford, the actor who played the kid in Jurassic Park credited as “Volunteer Boy,” set the record straight on Twitter:

 


Watch a brand new episode of If I Was In It, where two self-taught film critics discuss Jurassic World:

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Inauguration Alternative

Bill Murray On Repeat

It's a movie "Murray-thon" all-day Friday on IFC.

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Democrats, Republicans and Millennials agree: 2017 is shaping up to be a spectacle — a spectacle that really kicks into high gear this Friday with the presidential inauguration. Not only will the new POTUS swear in, but all the Country’s highest offices will be filled. It’s a daunting prospect, and to feel a little anxious about it is only normal. But if your anxiety is snowballing into panic, we have a solution:
Bill Murray.

He’s the human embodiment of a mental “Happy Place”, and there’s really no problem he can’t solve. So, with that in mind, how about we all set aside reality for a moment and let Bill take the pain away by imagining a top-shelf White House cabinet filled exclusively by his signature characters. Here are a few hypothetical appointments for your consideration…

Secretary of Defense:
Bill Murray from Stripes

His incompetence is balanced by charm, and dumb luck is inexplicably on his side. America could do worse.

Secretary of State:
Bill Murray from Lost In Translation

A seasoned globetrotter steeped in regional traditions who has the respect of the whole wide world. And he kills Costello in karaoke, which is very important.

Press Secretary:
Bill Murray from Ghostbusters

“Cats and dogs, living together. Mass hysteria.” Dude knows how to brief a room.

Secretary of Health and Human Services:
Bill Murray from What About Bob.

A doctor-approved people person who knows that progress is measured in baby steps.

Secretary of Energy:
Bill Murray from Groundhog Day

Let’s be honest, this world is going to need a lot of do-overs.

Feeling better? Hold on to that bliss. And enjoy a healthy alternative to the inauguration brouhaha with multiple Murrays all Friday long in an IFC movie marathon including Kingpin, Zombieland, Ghostbusters, and Ghostbusters II.

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Home Run

Hank Azaria Gets Thrown A Curve Ball

Brockmire Premieres April 5 at 10P

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Unless you’ve somehow missed every episode of the Simpsons since 1989, then surely you know that Hank Azaria is one of the most important character actors of our time. He’s so prolific and his voice is so dynamic that he’s responsible for more iconic personalities than most folks realize. Basically, he’s the great and powerful Oz — except that when you pull back the curtain the truth is actually more impressive. And now Hank is coming to IFC to bring yet another character to the TV pop culture hive mind in the new series Brockmire. Check out the trailer below.

Based on the following Funny or Die short and co-starring Amanda Peet, Brockmire follows the story of imploded major league sportscaster Jim Brockmire as he tries to resurrect his career by calling plays for a floundering minor league team in a podunk town.

The series is written by Joel Church-Cooper (Undateable) and produced by Funny or Die’s Mike Farah and Joe Farrell, meaning that there’s funny in front of the camera, funny behind the camera–funny all around. Sounds like a ball to us.

Brockmire premieres April 5 at 10P on IFC.

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Car Notes

Portlandia On People Who Can’t Park

Portlandia returns tonight at 10P on IFC.

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If flagrant bad parking takes nerve, then retaliatory note writing takes neuroses. Watch Fred and Carrie take passive aggression to next level in Car Notes, the new Portlandia web series presented by Subaru. The first episode is yours right here and now, and you can see every installment of Car Notes anytime online, on the IFC app and on demand.

Portlandia returns tonight at 10P on IFC.

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