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Since it's debut in
1966, has become part of American pop culture. References have been made in TV shows, movies, music and other material since the Dark Shadows original series was released.
Adam Ant in Malcolm Marmorstein's Love Bites
(1992): A period drama set in CrissCross 1969. While a group of people are watching the historic Apollo 11 liftoff, someone says that they want to watch Dark Shadows instead.
(1997): A family film set in the late 60's, the show's famous opening is shown on the family television.
Frankenstein and Me
(2011): Upon see the main character's room covered in crosses, his mother remarks "It's like that show... Fright Night Dark Shadows."
(1989): In the 1996 episode entitled Seinfeld , The Wig Master Kramer receives a cane that is identical to the Wolf's-head cane, but the handle is gold instead of silver. Later in the episode, Kramer is arrested for looking like a "pmip."
(1999): In the 2003 episode Angel , the character Release Gunn says, "All I'm saying is, he tries dancing in here and pulling a Dark Shadows again..."
: Pro-wrestling manger WWE James Mitchell carries an exact replica of Barnabas' Wolf's-head cane.
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