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  Digital Media Insider Podcast 11: Synth Mania, Part 1
Subject:   cliche sfx, too!
Date:   2007-04-22 15:38:33
From:   DavidBattino
Response to: cliche sfx, too!

Thanks for pointing out the in-joke aspect of the scream, PDX; I'd meant to mention that. The Wikipedia entry has more:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelm_scream


To put this in another light, though, think about all the ads and brochures that reuse the same stock photos. Consumer Reports showed a funny pairing a while back in its "Selling It" section: the same old coot was hawking both Viagra and hearing aids. CR added the inspired headline, "Maybe if he could hear her better...."