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Rush Pop Culture References Update - April 2013

It has been awhile since I've updated the Rush Pop Culture References page, and here's the latest additions.
  • In the fourth issue of the ongoing creator-owned Image Comics series Revival, by Tim Seeley and Mike Norton, released October 24, 2012, the crematorium technician of the Heinlien Funeral Home is wearing an original-logo Rush shirt under his lab coat.
  • The Fox cartoon series Futurama had a few Rush references during its 7 season run, and here is one more.  During episode #98, "The Prisoner of Brenda", aired August 19, 2010, on the title card at the very beginning of the episode, the bottom caption reads "What happens in Cygnus X-1 stays in Cygnus X-1".
  • In the movie Expendables 2, released on August 17, 2012, a team of mercenaries conduct their missions in an old Canadair CL-215 floatplane. In reality this plane served as a waterbomber for the Province of Ontario, and for the film, the airplane's call letters are "XP 2112".
  • From the season finale of FX's animated show Archer, which has had multiple Rush references over the last four years, check out this clip from the season finale, "Sea Tunt: Part II", which recently aired on April 11th.
- Thanks to Brett Hudgins, Chris Morley, Barry Horton and David Wholihan for the headsup and images!


  1. On the Rifftrax commentary for The Avengers, during the scene where the villain Loki is commanding a crowd to kneel before him, one of the guys (Kevin Murphy?) quips "Who do Rush fans say belongs in the Hall of Fame?" right before Loki's second "kneel!"

  2. That looks more like a black hole joke than a rush reference in the futurama one, really.