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    Old Kung Fu episode with Jodie Foster playing mandolin.
    Old Partridge Family episode with Ray Bolger playing a Martin mandolin.
    I wish there would be more mandolins on television!!!
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    GEICO has resurrected their "Hump Day" commercial with the camel. The commercial goes out with a little mandolin picking.
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    For a while, my daughters were fans of The Disney Channel's "Sophia the First".... one of the characters (Princess Vivian I think) played the mandolin. I am pretty sure one of the animators was a mandolinist because mandolins or mandolin-like instruments would appear on the show regularly.

    This is the kind of knowledge that comes of having 4 daughters with whom you are willing to watch TV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soliver View Post
    For a while, my daughters were fans of The Disney Channel's "Sophia the First".... one of the characters (Princess Vivian I think) played the mandolin. I am pretty sure one of the animators was a mandolinist because mandolins or mandolin-like instruments would appear on the show regularly.

    This is the kind of knowledge that comes of having 4 daughters with whom you are willing to watch TV.

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    Father of two girls. This show and others are all the rage in our house. That's a fun one to play too. The kidos get a kick out of it.

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    I worked it up myself a while back, not exactly what they played, but close enough for kiddies.
    I only had trouble with the intro, finding something similar to those chords took me a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by domradave View Post
    Old Kung Fu episode with Jodie Foster playing mandolin.
    Wow, that's a good one. I forgot how early she started. And I used to love that show when it first aired, for turning the Western tropes upside-down. Although in retrospect, I could find more than a few things to criticize from a modern day perspective on representation (trying to stay within Cafe guidelines here). This is the relevant mandolin clip:



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    There is an episode of Snowfall where the guy who invented crack cocaine has an F5 hanging on his wall.

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    The Stained Glass Mandolin TV movie. Boomerrang on Cartoon Network had a cartoon about a magical mandolin.
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    First time Iíve seen this one,


    https://youtu.be/OraU0lfbpoU

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    Quote Originally Posted by seg View Post
    First time I’ve seen this one,


    https://youtu.be/OraU0lfbpoU
    Discussed in more detail here:
    https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/t...lin-Commercial

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    oops, first time Iíve seen that thread too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by foldedpath View Post
    Wow, that's a good one. I forgot how early she started. And I used to love that show when it first aired, for turning the Western tropes upside-down. Although in retrospect, I could find more than a few things to criticize from a modern day perspective on representation (trying to stay within Cafe guidelines here). This is the relevant mandolin clip:


    I'm right there with you, I was really into that show as a teen in the wake of hippiedom. Haven't watched it again in all these intervening years. I did see this clip in the long-time threads here about random mandolin sightings, mandolins in the movies, mandolins on TV. These are fun threads. As someone mentioned in another thread, the f-hole mandolin is out of period there, but what a fun clip, right? Little Jodie Rocks Her Tremolo For Kwai Chang Caine
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