Suffice it to say, the Wikipedia list of 42s in popular culture is only the tip of the iceberg.
One of my many favorites:
Where any old number would have been fine, we get one assignment of the number 42, invoked seven times with the rationale of the pawn negotiation. This 42 is an invisible irrelevance to most viewers, but if you know the game, it's a hilarious example of hiding in plain sight (sound, actually).TNT's caper show [i]Leverage[/i] wrote:A woman goes into a pawnshop, wants $100 for her pawn.
Clerk doesn't agree, says he can offer her $42.
Woman proposes $90.
Clerk sticks to $42.
Woman asks for $80
- Dale Coba