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Title: The boys in pop culture
Post by: SDLagent on December 08, 2009, 12:15:39 AM
Over on The Hardy Boys Wiki, I'm working on an article (http://hardyboys.wikia.com/wiki/The_Hardy_Boys_in_popular_culture) about The Hardy Boys appearances in pop culture, and I need some help. What I'm looking for are any references to the Hardys in TV, comics, or books. For example, in the last episode of Supernatural, "Abandon All Hope...", a demon mockingly refers to the Winchesters as "the Hardy boys". Have you come across any other references like this?
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: hardygirl847 on December 08, 2009, 03:32:19 PM
I like this idea! I think I already told you about the Supernatural Christmas special where they are referred to as the Hardy Boys as well. Hmm...I'll get back to you on this. I'd love to help. :)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: tomswift2002 on December 08, 2009, 05:49:45 PM
I seem to recall that in That 70's Show on the bookshelf in one of the character's bedroom's or living rooms you could see the blue and yellow spines of the Grosset & Dunlap Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew books from the 60's and 70's.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: SDLagent on December 09, 2009, 01:36:17 AM
Thanks for the help thus far. Anyone else?
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: hardygirl847 on December 15, 2009, 05:00:30 PM
Working on it...it's harder than I thought!
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: Bigfootman on December 30, 2009, 01:31:52 PM
In one supernatural episode there was a parody of the opening to The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: hardygirl847 on December 30, 2009, 03:17:39 PM
In one supernatural episode there was a parody of the opening to The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries.

I am drawing a blank! Which episode are you referring to?? This is going to bug me all day! LOL I am a Supernatural addict and I can't think of which one does that....Help!
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: hardygirl847 on December 31, 2009, 04:47:50 AM
I saw that the Wiki has been updated! :) I know you can edit it or whatever but I was afraid of ruining it somehow...so I thought I would let you add it if you wanted.

In Season 3's A Very Supernatural Christmas, the Winchesters are in search of the Anti-Santa Claus. However, they soon find themselves at the mercy of two Pagan Gods posing as a nice normal suburban couple.

The male Pagan God says, ?Hardy Boys here make five,? when referring to how many "tributes" they took for the year as sacrifices.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: Bigfootman on January 03, 2010, 09:45:12 AM
I am drawing a blank! Which episode are you referring to?? This is going to bug me all day! LOL I am a Supernatural addict and I can't think of which one does that....Help!
i'm not sure myself, a friend of mine told me, I'm still on the first season, so I have not seen it.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: SDLagent on January 04, 2010, 10:21:25 PM
How you liking the series so far?
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: hardygirl847 on January 05, 2010, 01:03:05 AM
How you liking the series so far?

Are you talking about Supernatural?
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: SDLagent on January 06, 2010, 04:48:39 PM
Are you talking about Supernatural?

Yeah. Dan, if you answer my question, do it in the "Supernatural" thread in the "TV shows" forum.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: hardygirl847 on January 07, 2010, 01:08:31 AM
There was Nancy Drew reference in Heroes this past Monday. Claire gets called Nancy Drew because she's spying on Samuel. I know it's not HBs but in the same realm at least.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: hardygirl847 on January 11, 2010, 06:19:14 PM
Here is a spoof...and not very good either....but anyways...here ya go.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EA0ziLh7y78
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on January 19, 2010, 04:30:39 PM
The Hardy Boys have also been parodied in a sketch on "Muppets Tonight". In the Heather Locklear episode (Second Season, airing September 21, 1997), there was a sketch called "The Hardy Pig Boys in "The Mystery of the Zombie Queen of the Amazon Outer Space Jungle Bee-Woman Case (based on a novel by Jane Austen)"
http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Hardy_Pig_Boys
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: tomswift2002 on January 20, 2010, 08:37:00 AM
Back in the early 90's I remember reading a magazine, which I think was published by Focus On The Family, where there was a parody story called "The Hardly Boys" where the author took the concept of the Hardy Boys series and kept most of the characters but changed their names enough (ie. Chet Morton=Chet Mountain) to make it a parody about how the boys never seem to be in life-threatening danger in the Hardy Boys series, but in this story someone was sending them warnings saying that they were going to die.  And, because it was a Christian magazine, the end had a moral about how we've all inheirited our sinful nature from our parent's because of Adam and Eve's disobedience and God's decision to have us live for only so long on this earth before we die.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: Fenlaur on January 20, 2010, 03:56:08 PM
Back in the early 90's I remember reading a magazine, which I think was published by Focus On The Family, where there was a parody story called "The Hardly Boys" where the author took the concept of the Hardy Boys series and kept most of the characters but changed their names enough (ie. Chet Morton=Chet Mountain) to make it a parody about how the boys never seem to be in life-threatening danger in the Hardy Boys series, but in this story someone was sending them warnings saying that they were going to die.  And, because it was a Christian magazine, the end had a moral about how we've all inheirited our sinful nature from our parent's because of Adam and Eve's disobedience and God's decision to have us live for only so long on this earth before we die.


Yes! I read that too. But I'm pretty mad because one of my family members lost that edition and I really wanted to keep it!!! >:(  And that was the Clubhouse magazine.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on January 21, 2010, 03:55:30 PM
Cool! I remember Clubhouse- that's good stuff. I used to get the Breakaway magazine too. That's also a neat concept to illustrate the fall of man and the need for Christ's forgiveness.  :)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: Bigfootman on February 28, 2010, 11:19:40 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bfl3m9DHv9o&feature=related
Here's another parody.

I remember a Fox Trot strip that used the Hardly Boys pun too.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: hardygirl847 on February 28, 2010, 04:26:06 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bfl3m9DHv9o&feature=related
Here's another parody.

I remember a Fox Trot strip that used the Hardly Boys pun too.

That is time I will never get back. Wow....  :o
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on February 28, 2010, 11:00:28 PM
Hahaha- I've actually borrowed that video from the library before just because it was a Hardy Boys parody. Nice find. William Wegman- classic stuff. It was always funny seeing his talking dogs on Sesame Street. ;D
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: hardygirl847 on March 01, 2010, 05:41:21 PM
Perhaps I wasn't in the right mood to find it amusing. lol
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: hardygirl847 on March 01, 2010, 08:39:52 PM
Sorry for the double post but I found something I had to share. Keep watching all the way through. I think the bloopers are funny.

Everything I Need to Know I Learned in "The Hardy Boys"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SibAQgXkoJY

Here's another one... ??? is all I have to say...

http://blip.tv/file/656423/
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: hardygirl847 on July 08, 2010, 12:04:35 AM
The Dresden Files mentions the Hardys. Police Officer Murphy says "OK so you're Nancy Drew. Which Hardy are you?" Episode 9 The Other Dick She was asking Harry Dresden who is a wizard and private investigator. The show is based on the novels by Jim Butcher.

Also, the new series on Toon Network, Unnatural History was described as a cross between the Hardy Boys and Indiana Jones. This was during a promo commercial. This show can be watched on Sunday nights.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on July 08, 2010, 12:38:31 AM
Here's a pretty cool promo for the premiere of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries in 1977 on ABC! 8) (I always loved that the show incorporated the book covers in some fashion throughout all 3 seasons.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=11uSMpWG28Q&feature=related
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on May 28, 2011, 02:03:33 AM
Here's a reference to The Hardy Boys in the NBC Preview for its Fall 1987 Saturday morning cartoon lineup- hosted by ALF! (ALF Loves A Mystery) :) http://www.retroist.com/2011/04/01/1987-nbc-saturday-morning-preview-special-alf-loves-a-mystery/
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: Olivia on May 28, 2011, 07:08:12 PM
Here's a reference to The Hardy Boys in the NBC Preview for its Fall 1987 Saturday morning cartoon lineup- hosted by ALF! (ALF Loves A Mystery) :) http://www.retroist.com/2011/04/01/1987-nbc-saturday-morning-preview-special-alf-loves-a-mystery/

Just watched the first part and noticed Shannen Doherty is in it. That was before her 90210 days and probably near the time of Heathers. Wow.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: Katie on May 28, 2011, 07:10:08 PM
Here's a pretty cool promo for the premiere of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries in 1977 on ABC! 8) (I always loved that the show incorporated the book covers in some fashion throughout all 3 seasons.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch# (http://www.youtube.com/watch#)!v=11uSMpWG28Q&feature=related

I loved seeing the promo! 8)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on May 29, 2011, 08:07:03 PM
ALF had a few funny moments in this, but for the most part- I think it's only worth having on DVD for the big time ALF completists- I wouldn't mind it as an extra on one of the season DVDs and I am glad I finally got to see it- but I'm sure it would be fairly tricky to get it to DVD- though I would imagine all the shows there would still be owned by NBC. I actually wouldn't have minded having ALF's appearance on Blossom included as an extra- that's a great and funny appearance for ALF. (If you're interested, just look for "The Geek" episode on Youtube.)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: tomswift2002 on May 30, 2011, 03:56:08 PM
ALF had a few funny moments in this, but for the most part- I think it's only worth having on DVD for the big time ALF completists- I wouldn't mind it as an extra on one of the season DVDs and I am glad I finally got to see it- but I'm sure it would be fairly tricky to get it to DVD- though I would imagine all the shows there would still be owned by NBC. I actually wouldn't have minded having ALF's appearance on Blossom included as an extra- that's a great and funny appearance for ALF. (If you're interested, just look for "The Geek" episode on Youtube.)

NBC probably owns a few of the shows, but just like Alf, other companies own the different shows.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: Scott on May 30, 2011, 07:50:55 PM
On Married With Children, Al, Bud and Kelly find Peggy unconscious on the floor. Bud and Kelly piece together the clues. They see that Peggy fell and hit her head. Al says, "Listen Nancy Drool and Hardly Boy. It's impossible for your mother to fall down because she'd have to get up."
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on May 30, 2011, 11:48:01 PM
Haha- thanks for the Hardy Boys reference, Scott. And welcome to the forums. :)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: hardygirl847 on June 14, 2011, 06:01:26 PM
lol but I don't like when people put them down by calling them that! Hardly?? What?? Do these people know how much Frank and Joe do??
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: SDLagent on June 14, 2011, 07:16:43 PM
It's just so easy to do. That and "Party Boys".
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on June 14, 2011, 07:52:17 PM
Well, in the Married...with Children episode, Al was putting down Bud and Kelly more so than The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew.
And since SDLAgent mentioned "Party Boys"- for the longest time, I thought The Bangles' Walk Like An Egyptian mentioned The Hardy Boys toward the end of the song until I realized that the lyrics were "The party boys call the Kremlin".
You can see my misheard lyrics in my little quote thing on my profile. ;D
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: hardygirl847 on June 19, 2011, 02:18:51 AM
Party boys doesn't have a direct link to Hardy Boys. Hard-LY boys is way too close for it not to be about Hardy Boys. Al might not have been put thing them down, but it's been usually a way to put them down in other things as well.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on June 20, 2011, 12:06:10 PM
Just ran across this (http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2061324_2061327_2061334,00.html) from TIME Magazine, listing their Top 10 kids' book series that they treasure from their youth and would like to see have a resurgence. I was pleased to see a great British series make it to the list- Biggles. (Though it would have been great to see some Enid Blyton on there too- The Famous Five and The Secret Seven are classic! But they did acknowledge that they would need a separate list to really do British series justice.) Anyway- though I didn't see Encylopedia Brown or The Three Investigators on the list- it was nice seeing some other classic children's book series- Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, The Boxcar Children, The Baby-sitters Club and others. And of course, Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys made the list. :)
I'll let you all look at the link to see the listings and rankings. 8)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: Katie on June 20, 2011, 01:09:14 PM
Just ran across this (http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2061324_2061327_2061334,00.html) from TIME Magazine, listing their Top 10 kids' book series that they treasure from their youth and would like to see have a resurgence. I was pleased to see a great British series make it to the list- Biggles. (Though it would have been great to see some Enid Blyton on there too- The Famous Five and The Secret Seven are classic! But they did acknowledge that they would need a separate list to really do British series justice.) Anyway- though I didn't see Encylopedia Brown or The Three Investigators on the list- it was nice seeing some other classic children's book series- Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, The Boxcar Children, The Baby-sitters Club and others. And of course, Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys made the list. :)
I'll let you all look at the link to see the listings and rankings. 8)

Nice. 8)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on July 13, 2011, 03:42:33 PM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/xo1/1387372722/

Not sure what this is from, but looked interesting. Someone's got the endsheet paper of The Secret of Wildcat Swamp as wallpaper. Random.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: SDLagent on July 13, 2011, 08:13:25 PM
Nice find. That endsheet was actually used for most of the original text books. It looks pretty chill as wallpaper. It looks like they've also got pictures of boys on the wall but maybe not Hardy boys.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on July 13, 2011, 08:50:04 PM
Yeah- I think I probably would've been pretty stoked about Hardy Boys wallpaper for my room as a kid. Ha- I'm stoked about it now. ;D
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: hardygirl847 on August 01, 2011, 07:35:57 PM
Awesome!
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on August 16, 2011, 05:39:44 PM
Found this at random online- awesomely way cool fanmade tribute to Rudy Nappi's classic cover for While The Clock Ticked, The Hardy Boys #11 in the original series. :) 8)  (with Robin and Nightwing standing in for Frank and Joe and The Joker as the villian. Perfect!)

(http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_5884/subcat_80945/Mitch%20Ballard%20Hardy%20Bats%20800.jpg) (http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=713721&gsub=80945)
(http://images.wikia.com/hardyboys/images/7/7b/WhileTheClockTicked1962Revised.JPG)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on August 18, 2011, 01:28:59 PM
Just a quick thing I've been meaning to mention. On most episodes of That '70s Show, whenever there's a shot in the Formans' living room, if you look in the background, you can see a stack of the yellow and blue spined Grossett & Dunlap Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys books. :)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on August 18, 2011, 01:33:06 PM
Love the description (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8skeinsofdanger/4002399491/) on this Flickr photo of the interior illustration from The Masked Monkey- Mola Ram versus The Hardy Boys ;D  (as both a fan of Indiana Jones and The Hardy Boys, I couldn't pass up posting that one.) 8)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on August 18, 2011, 01:37:08 PM
And here's some neat artwork (http://www.flickr.com/photos/giveawayboy/3084478004/) based on a photo (http://www.dvdizzy.com/images/m-p/mmcbo-05.jpg) of Tim Considine and Tommy Kirk as Frank and Joe Hardy on The Mickey Mouse Club
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: Katie on August 18, 2011, 01:39:37 PM
In Psych there was a Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew quote in "You Can't Handle This Episode" (http://youtu.be/NoYLlIkRgjM?t=1m45s) deleted scene. 8)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on August 18, 2011, 01:56:36 PM
Cool! I love Psych- I know there's an episode where Sean makes a reference to Parker Stevenson too (in relation to his role as Frank Hardy on The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: Katie on August 18, 2011, 02:02:04 PM
Cool! I love Psych- I know there's an episode where Sean makes a reference to Parker Stevenson too (in relation to his role as Frank Hardy on The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries)

I like Psych, too as long as they keep it clean! :-\
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on August 18, 2011, 02:15:16 PM
Here's an interesting arts and crafts idea to do with The Hardy Boys books (I suppose this would be good for recycling old, falling apart copies as I don't think I would do this to any of my books just for fun...)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/coverstories/4432964259/

And one of The Tower Treasure (http://www.flickr.com/photos/a-ballz/3793031395/) and a Nancy Drew  (http://www.flickr.com/photos/a-ballz/3802181693/in/photostream/) book (The Mystery at Lilac Inn)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: SDLagent on August 18, 2011, 03:38:54 PM
And here's some neat artwork (http://www.flickr.com/photos/giveawayboy/3084478004/) based on a photo (http://www.dvdizzy.com/images/m-p/mmcbo-05.jpg) of Tim Considine and Tommy Kirk as Frank and Joe Hardy on The Mickey Mouse Club

That's pretty cool. I like.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on August 18, 2011, 04:19:24 PM
Did you see the Robin, Nightwing and Joker stand-in artwork based on While The Clock Ticked? I posted it on the third page. :)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: SDLagent on August 18, 2011, 10:49:06 PM
Yeah, I did but was in a rush at the time and didn't replay. Pretty funny, though. I'd like to see a coloured version.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on August 19, 2011, 01:20:49 AM
Yeah, that would be an improvement. Even so, I just thought that was funny and way cool. 8)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on August 19, 2011, 02:50:54 PM
Here are some scans (http://sparklepony.blogspot.com/2010/01/book-shelf-tiger-beat-super-special-vol.html) from a 1977 issue of Tiger Beat with pictures and articles on Shaun Cassidy and Parker Stevenson and some appearances from Pamela Sue Martin as well. And a neat item for The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries show- they apparently had a contest to be on an episode of the show! Neat! (Of course, even if I was around then, I'm pretty sure I would have missed out on that opportunity since this magazine is generally aimed more at girls than boys...) ;D
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on August 19, 2011, 03:05:08 PM
Barbara Gordon has apparently referred (http://fullofwhoa.tumblr.com/post/1316417879/idratherbeloislane-babs-refers-to-dick-and) to Batman and Robin as The Hardy Boys at least once :)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on August 19, 2011, 03:11:51 PM
Just ran across these Rudy Nappi cover paintings (http://fantasy-ink.blogspot.com/2009/08/teenage-sleuths.html) for The Secret of Skull Mountain (The Hardy Boys #27) and The Ghost of Blackwood Hall (Nancy Drew #25) - just thought it was cool. 8)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: SDLagent on August 19, 2011, 04:12:17 PM
Nappi's a good artist, eh? Here's some of his non-Hardy Boys work...

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/bd/Ecshockill.jpg)

(http://www.askart.com/AskART/photos/HER20110504_66379/78228.jpg)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on August 19, 2011, 06:54:11 PM
Yeah.....definitely not Hardy Boys material- whoa! :o
But Nappi definitely is good at what he does. (or did, as the case may be)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on August 26, 2011, 11:11:06 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSTWG9DUGBo
(Here's a 1980 airing of a British sketch comedy show called LWT with a parody of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (it starts at 20:15) - it does get kinda risque though, but they were spot on in some things- lol)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on September 08, 2011, 01:37:45 PM
Found another interesting recycling arts and crafts type project for old beat-up and falling apart Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew, etc. book covers: book hooks (http://www.flickr.com/photos/klara/5486107841/)! 8)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on September 08, 2011, 01:50:08 PM
Okay- and here's a Hardy Boys book cover earrings (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pattietierney/2381369667/) project...
You know you've got a great girl when she's wearing The Secret of the Old Mill earrings! (original text cover no less) :) 8)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on September 08, 2011, 01:54:45 PM
The Boys Are Back in Town! :) 8)
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5246/5372352336_9c49ca1ef0_b.jpg) (http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5246/5372352336_9c49ca1ef0_b.jpg)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on September 08, 2011, 02:00:47 PM
And they have other (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ripizzo/2755525968/) books and merchandise to go with them. (Activity books based on The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries TV show. And of course, the figures above are the 1978 Kenner dolls/action figures ;) of Frank and Joe Hardy. Too bad they never got one made for Nancy Drew- at least not that I know of.)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on September 08, 2011, 02:08:45 PM
And one can't forget The Hardy Boys' mode of transportation- the trusty, sweet '70s van! :) 8)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2144/3533308280_46b673d4de.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2144/3533308280_46b673d4de.jpg)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on September 08, 2011, 02:44:37 PM
And the latest in Hardy Boys fashion for the girls- the book cover purse (http://www.flickr.com/photos/31358695@N05/2938101773/)!
Check out The Tower Treasure model.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3193/2938101773_bc20c8b0f3.jpg)

Some more of The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew books here- http://www.flickr.com/photos/army_arch/3641256502/
and here- http://www.flickr.com/photos/army_arch/3640447589/in/photostream/
and http://www.flickr.com/photos/army_arch/3640445353/in/photostream/
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on September 08, 2011, 03:09:37 PM
And more Hardy Boys fashion- for girls and boys!
A photo cover T-shirt  (http://www.flickr.com/photos/blink_pr/6059325921/in/photostream/) of The Mark on the Door
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on September 08, 2011, 03:20:19 PM
Hardy Boys campaign button (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kateblack/286127043/)?
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: SDLagent on September 08, 2011, 04:12:03 PM
Those are all pretty sweet. But, I have to say, the earrings are my favourite. I'd be sooo into a girl with Hardy Boys earrings.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on September 08, 2011, 05:43:55 PM
Haha- definitely. :) 8)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: Olivia on September 14, 2011, 05:13:07 PM
Here are some scans (http://sparklepony.blogspot.com/2010/01/book-shelf-tiger-beat-super-special-vol.html) from a 1977 issue of Tiger Beat with pictures and articles on Shaun Cassidy and Parker Stevenson and some appearances from Pamela Sue Martin as well.

Farrah Fawcett on the cover also caught my attention. She reminds me of Charlie's Angels and then Ryan O'Neil. (I'm not even going to get into what a so-called prince he is ::))
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on September 16, 2011, 09:00:22 AM
Not sure what this is necessarily based on, but here's a neat fan artwork (http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=375651&gsub=18580) of The Hardy Boys.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: tomswift2002 on September 19, 2011, 06:42:37 PM
Not sure what this is necessarily based on, but here's a neat fan artwork (http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=375651&gsub=18580) of The Hardy Boys.

That seems to be based on a puzzle that was issued in the late-1970's that I believe was suppose to depict a scene with Shaun Cassidy and Parker Stevenson from The Mystery of The Haunted House.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on September 19, 2011, 10:02:22 PM
Yeah, that sounds about right...
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: hardygirl847 on October 03, 2011, 10:11:27 PM
Great ideas!! I don't think I'd have the heart to do that to my books, but I LOVE it... Were they not for sale?? :(

And by the way, the purse was a little sad looking..IMO.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on October 04, 2011, 06:48:45 AM
Those were random pictures I found on Flickr- you could probably try to contact the members who posted the photos to inquire about buying their products- I'm pretty sure some of them advertised their artisan businesses...
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on October 13, 2011, 04:59:19 PM
Pretty cool drawing of Wanda Kay (http://dcmatthews.deviantart.com/art/FFA-1-Wanda-Kay-Breckenridge-261474062?offset=0#comments) from The Hardy Boys cartoon. :)
(http://th02.deviantart.net/fs71/PRE/i/2011/275/6/e/ffa_1_wanda_kay_brecekenridge_by_dcmatthews-d4boaoe.jpg)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: hottie on October 14, 2011, 01:31:25 PM
Never seen the cartoon, is Wanda a character just for the cartoon as she doesn't appear in any of my 100 odd books?

Anyway. I know South Park take the mickey out of the boys in an episode and I think The Simpsons mentions them at some point.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on October 14, 2011, 02:22:25 PM
Wanda Kay was created specifically for The Hardy Boys cartoon and does not show up in any of the books. And hey- welcome to the forums, hottie! :)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: SDLagent on October 14, 2011, 03:20:54 PM
That's pretty cool. It's interesting there's fan art for such an unknown character.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on October 14, 2011, 03:58:24 PM
yeah- and posted as recently as the start of this month.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on January 06, 2012, 04:22:47 PM
A fairly minor mention, but I feel pretty certain The Hardy Boys were the inspiration for this series of books from Todd Strasser- The Tardy Boys  (http://www.amazon.com/That-Glow---Dark-Bunny-Pillowcase/dp/0439776961/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1325883892&sr=8-1) ;D
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on January 12, 2012, 06:30:44 PM
Not sure if this should go here or not, but it seemed close enough. I ran across a link to a page that has tons of the original artwork for many of The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew and The Bobbsey Twins and Tom Swift and probably some others' books- mainly the Digests and Casefiles/Files books.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/synsine-press/
And there's this one (http://home.comcast.net/~chryamz/site/?/photos/&PHPSESSID=daad974231b79c5d5bc2d946b4299087) too
And a few for sale here (http://www.synsine.com/art.html)
 :) 8)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: tomswift2002 on January 13, 2012, 08:09:38 AM
Those are sites that are owned by Paul Mular and his wife.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on January 13, 2012, 12:02:23 PM
Cool- I know Paul Mular has done some extensive research on The Hardy Boys, as evidenced in his Hardy & Hardy Investigations books. Do you know if he and his wife participate on the forums here?
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: tomswift2002 on January 13, 2012, 07:25:23 PM
I know that they are aware of the site, but I don't think so.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on January 14, 2012, 12:17:37 AM
okay- just curious. I've seen some of his posts on another Hardy Boys mailing list/message board I'm on (or have been on anyway- it's honestly been quite a while since I've used it)- Anyway, he's always had a lot of useful information on The Hardy Boys. :)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: Bigfootman on January 14, 2012, 11:31:26 AM
In the Scooby Doo movie "Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo", two boys who look like Frank and Joe from the 1969 cartoon appear. I think a boy who looks like Pete from the cartoon also appears, but I don't remember it that well.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on January 14, 2012, 01:48:07 PM
Wow- that's pretty cool. I saw that one a while back when it first released- I'll have to borrow it again and check it out for that Hardy Boys cameo. :)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on January 19, 2012, 07:42:03 PM
Nancy Drew vs. The Hardy Boys (http://community.sparknotes.com/2012/01/19/why-nancy-drew-could-sweep-the-floor-with-the-hardy-boys) - while I could point out factors easily giving The Hardy Boys an edge in popularity, etc.- I actually like both The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew just fine. (Though being a male, I do read The Hardy Boys more so than Nancy Drew- but yeah, I've read some Nancy Drew too and I like those as well.)
I'm mainly just glad to see that both The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew books still have popularity with kids today.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: JoeHardyRocks on January 20, 2012, 01:06:58 PM
Nancy Drew vs. The Hardy Boys (http://community.sparknotes.com/2012/01/19/why-nancy-drew-could-sweep-the-floor-with-the-hardy-boys) - while I could point out factors easily giving The Hardy Boys an edge in popularity, etc.- I actually like both The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew just fine. (Though being a male, I do read The Hardy Boys more so than Nancy Drew- but yeah, I've read some Nancy Drew too and I like those as well.)
I'm mainly just glad to see that both The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew books still have popularity with kids today.

I disagree- I like them both the same! (Okay, maybe I like the Hardy Boys a little bit better) And I posted a poll on Facebook that said "Do you know who Nancy Drew is?" And only like 2 people said yes, another 100 said no! :o Lol I got branded as a nerd for a minute there... My best friend knows who Nancy Drew is through the games, but she knows the Hardy Boys through the books. :)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on January 20, 2012, 03:56:52 PM
Okay, now that saddens me that so many people don't know who Nancy Drew is- and if they do, it's only because of the video games and not the book series that inspired them. Good to see someone knows The Hardy Boys through the actual books though.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: JoeHardyRocks on January 23, 2012, 09:52:57 AM
Ooh, so last night I was watching Alcatraz and two people were talking about needing a new partner, and the conversation went something like this:

Person 1: "How about Smith?"
Person 2: "Ew, to slow."
Person 1: "Davis?"
Person 2: "Too fast."
Person 1: "What about Johnson?"
Person 2: "No way, too blonde. We'd look like the Hardy Boys."

;D
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on January 23, 2012, 12:06:41 PM
Now the only question is whether they meant Frank and Joe or Matt and Jeff (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardy_Boyz). ;D
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on January 26, 2012, 09:19:33 PM
It seems (http://back2vintage.blogspot.com/2011/11/good-timing.html) the October 2011 issue of Country Living featured an article on collecting Nancy Drew books and determining their value. I don't know if it mentioned The Hardy Boys or not, but someone might be interested in it.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on January 26, 2012, 09:20:47 PM
Hollowed out Hardy Boys book safes (http://www.etsy.com/listing/87729480/hollow-book-safe-the-hardy-boys) (Cool, but I don't know if I could bring myself to sacrifice one of The Hardy Boys books for such art. ;) :) 8))
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: JoeHardyRocks on January 27, 2012, 12:43:54 PM
I made one of those for my friend as a going away present. :D It was so hard!
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on January 27, 2012, 01:57:25 PM
That's cool- I think for a more macabre version, a hollowed out shrunken head or skull would work well- I can picture The Addams Family or The Munsters using one. (sorry- really have no idea where that came from- just being random.) ;D
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: Bigfootman on January 29, 2012, 01:54:56 PM
The Stickin' Around episode "Dill, Man of Letters" has a long parody of the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew in it (It does contain some gross humour)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deSAPda7p0o (Parody starts at 4:50)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: Katie on January 29, 2012, 02:02:22 PM
The Stickin' Around episode "Dill, Man of Letters" has a long parody of the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew in it (It does contain some gross humour)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deSAPda7p0o (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deSAPda7p0o) (Parody starts at 4:50)

That was different. ::)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on January 29, 2012, 03:08:05 PM
Haha- wow. I'm surprised at the kind of humor they got away with in this show- it seems like something that would probably run on Nickelodeon- in fact, kinda reminded me some of Rugrats-type humor, though probably a bit more mature than stuff they did on that show (not that I've ever seen much of it beyond some clips here and there though.)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on February 03, 2012, 04:04:28 PM
I may have posted this before, but apparently The Hardy Boys action figures (i.e. dolls- lol) from the 1970s The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries may well have been inspiration (http://totallyjem.jemmagic.com/kennerhardyboys.html) for the 1980s dolls based on the classic '80s cartoon Jem And The Holograms :) 8)
(Check the link for some cool image scans of Toy Fair's catalogue with The Hardy Boys action figures- which, by the way, the official product description does describe them as such.)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on February 21, 2012, 01:23:54 AM
A segment (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gqSBzrBs0M) from a Recess episode- "The Barnaby Boys" - while it could be referencing Buddy Ebsen's famous milk-drinking private investigator Barnaby Jones- I feel fairly certain the detective book series T.J. and Vince are so fond of reading is an homage to/parody of The Hardy Boys. :) ;D 8)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on February 29, 2012, 11:14:42 AM
I've posted some pictures here before that I've found on Flickr- and I've recently been playing around with a similar site- Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/). I'll suffice it to say that I found numerous interesting items doing a search for both Nancy Drew (http://pinterest.com/search/?q=Nancy+Drew) and The Hardy Boys (http://pinterest.com/search/?q=The+Hardy+Boys) on there. I've found that there are way more results for Nancy Drew than The Hardy Boys though- and since the site seems to be largely of interest to women more so than men (this is just the impression I get- I have seen some men posting on there too though)- I'm not too surprised.
Anyway- thought you all might like to give it a looksee sometime.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: Bigfootman on March 02, 2012, 12:06:52 PM
The first episode of Being Ian, " The Kelley Boys and the Mysterious Lighthouse Mystery" was a Hardy Boys parody. There was also an Arthur episode that mentioned the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew, I think the episode was called "Binky Rules".
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on March 13, 2012, 08:35:23 PM
Another Batman universe/Hardy Boys artwork mashup- and it's pretty awesome! :) 8)
(Here we have Robin, The Joker and Harley Quinn standing in for Joe and the tattoo artist villians, respectively, depicted on the cover of The Mystery of the Melted Coins [British Collins edition])
(http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_47252/subcat_98282/Ballard_comm04.jpg) (http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_47252/subcat_98282/Ballard_comm04.jpg)
(http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_47252/subcat_98282/coins2.JPG) (http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_47252/subcat_98282/coins2.JPG)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on March 13, 2012, 08:41:18 PM
Of the three that I've seen of these kinds of mashup artwork homages- this is probably my favorite. (I know I posted this somewhere else before but I figured I'd just post it again to have the three that I found in one place.) But they're all great.
(Here were have Robin, Nightwing and The Joker standing in for Frank and Joe and the villian on the cover of While The Clock Ticked)
(http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_5884/subcat_80945/Mitch%20Ballard%20Hardy%20Bats%20800.jpg) (http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_5884/subcat_80945/Mitch%20Ballard%20Hardy%20Bats%20800.jpg)
(http://images.wikia.com/hardyboys/images/7/7b/WhileTheClockTicked1962Revised.JPG) (http://images.wikia.com/hardyboys/images/7/7b/WhileTheClockTicked1962Revised.JPG)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on March 13, 2012, 08:46:06 PM
And here's Robin standing in for Joe and a ton of the Teen Titans standing in for the crowd at the fair on the cover of The Mystery of the Whale Tattoo [British Collins edition] (I really love the inclusion of so many of the Teen Titans in their classic '70s/'80s looks on this one. In case you're wondering who's who- here's a breakdown: Top corner from the '70s incarnations: Golden Eagle, Bumbleebee, Hawk & Dove, Flamebird, Mal Duncan, Aqualad, Speedy and Aquagirl.
Center: Wonder Girl, Starfire, Changeling, Cyborg, Raven and Kid Flash rushing in.) :) 8)
(http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_47252/subcat_98282/Kirkpatrick_1_800.jpg) (http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_47252/subcat_98282/Kirkpatrick_1_800.jpg)
(http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_47252/subcat_98282/whale_tattoo.JPG) (http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_47252/subcat_98282/whale_tattoo.JPG)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on March 13, 2012, 08:51:03 PM
And for the Supernatural fans, Dean and Sam Winchester take on While The Clock Ticked :) 8)
(http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_5884/subcat_124364/sad%20little%205x7%20Winchesters%201.jpg) (http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_5884/subcat_124364/sad%20little%205x7%20Winchesters%201.jpg)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: Olivia on March 13, 2012, 10:30:29 PM
Someone actually called them the "Hardy Boys" in the S3 Christmas ep.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on March 14, 2012, 11:44:30 AM
Here's an ultra-condensed version  (http://www.rinkworks.com/bookaminute/b/dixon.hardy.shtml) of the entire Hardy Boys series. ;D
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: Olivia on March 15, 2012, 08:05:55 PM
Here's an ultra-condensed version  (http://www.rinkworks.com/bookaminute/b/dixon.hardy.shtml) of the entire Hardy Boys series. ;D

That's just accurate and funny. Especially how they put some words in CAPs, creating more emphasis.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: Bigfootman on March 18, 2012, 08:43:25 AM
Here's an ultra-condensed version  (http://www.rinkworks.com/bookaminute/b/dixon.hardy.shtml) of the entire Hardy Boys series. ;D
I did a UB version of that in this topic:
http://www.hardyboyscasefiles.com/forums/index.php?topic=1206.msg20176#msg20176
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on March 18, 2012, 08:50:37 PM
Nice job- from all I've heard, it seems like a pretty good summary. ;D
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on April 18, 2012, 03:57:33 PM
While The Clock Ticked must be a favorite Hardy Boys cover to parody- or maybe just a relatively easy one. I don't know. Anyway, I've found yet another one- this time starring some of the Gotham Girls. ;D (Black Canary and Batgirl standing in for Frank and Joe and Catwoman standing in for the villian, respectively.)
(http://www.studiobueno.com/Batgirl_Catwoman_Black_Canary_Cover.jpg) (http://www.studiobueno.com/Batgirl_Catwoman_Black_Canary_Cover.jpg)
Here's the original sketch-
(http://www.studiobueno.com/Batgirl_Catwoman_Black_Canary_Sketch.jpg) (http://www.studiobueno.com/Batgirl_Catwoman_Black_Canary_Sketch.jpg)
And here's the actual original cover of While The Clock Ticked-
(http://www.studiobueno.com/HardyBoys_11_Cover.jpg) (http://www.studiobueno.com/HardyBoys_11_Cover.jpg)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on April 19, 2012, 12:31:30 PM
Some pretty detailed Hardy Boys fanfiction here (http://hardyboys-stratomiker.blogspot.com/2011/05/another-abandoned-hardy-boys-book.html).
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on April 19, 2012, 02:43:18 PM
I found a Nancy Drew artwork parody by the same artist who did the Gotham Girls take on While the Clock Ticked.
Here's a take on the interior artwork from The Mystery at Lilac Inn.  (With Poison Ivy standing in for the villian and Batgirl standing in for Nancy Drew.)
(http://studiobueno.com/Batgirl_Poison_Ivy_Lilac_Cover.jpg) (http://studiobueno.com/Batgirl_Poison_Ivy_Lilac_Cover.jpg)
(http://studiobueno.com/Batgirl_Poison_Ivy_Lilac_Sketch.jpg) (http://studiobueno.com/Batgirl_Poison_Ivy_Lilac_Sketch.jpg)
(http://studiobueno.com/Lilac_Inn_Pic.jpg) (http://studiobueno.com/Lilac_Inn_Pic.jpg)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on April 23, 2012, 03:59:08 PM
Another Nancy Drew-inspired cover, this time mixing it up with the cast of Community
(http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/034/7/b/community___capers_trio_by_workparty-d38pxur.jpg) (http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/034/7/b/community___capers_trio_by_workparty-d38pxur.jpg)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on April 23, 2012, 04:02:21 PM
And yet another cover inspired by While The Clock Ticked, this time with a Marvel cast, featuring The X-Men. (With Dazzler and Psylocke filling in for Frank and Joe and Arcade as the villian, respectively.)
(http://www.deviantart.com/download/203797567/beat_the_clock_by_dreamer_of_damsels-d3dc37j.jpg) (http://www.deviantart.com/download/203797567/beat_the_clock_by_dreamer_of_damsels-d3dc37j.jpg)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on April 24, 2012, 12:29:30 PM
Found this online- can't remember if I've posted it before or not- but nice fan drawing reproducing The Hardy Boys cartoon show logo. :) :D
(It was posted on the Fan Art Central site in 2008, so it's fairly recent. I'm pretty surprised anyone is even familiar with the cartoon and enough of a fan to do drawings inspired by it. But cool nonetheless. 8))
(http://pictures.fanart-central.net/d/dth1971/666787.jpg) (http://pictures.fanart-central.net/d/dth1971/666787.jpg)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on April 24, 2012, 10:06:13 PM
A rap (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kW4lhTRDEmA) for The Hooded Hawk Mystery ... I'm glad kids this guy's age are still reading The Hardy Boys Original Series, along with the other later books... :) 8)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on April 26, 2012, 11:38:26 AM
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries show is mentioned and discussed in the "1977" episode of VH1's I Love The '70s Volume 2 series.
You can watch this clip on Youtube here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ptn3vBkEhk&feature=bf_prev&list=PL5B0236D828C9D261). (It's from 51:29 to 53:00. It's a pretty short clip but at least the people interviewed were all pretty respectful to Nancy Drew and some revealed their fondness for her. Unfortunately, they didn't bother to include The Hardy Boys segment of the show... :()
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on May 02, 2012, 09:51:35 AM
Set list (http://www.flickr.com/photos/string_bean_jen/4625365360/) for the England-based band known as "The Hardy Boys" :)
Interesting song titles- I'm wondering about this No More Holy Joe song. I don't recall Joe ever having a real "holier than thou" complex- lol.  :D However, I can totally believe Frank sings Wake Up Sleepyhead to Joe each morning. ;D
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on May 02, 2012, 11:50:58 AM
I didn't know where this best fit but I ran across this and thought it was pretty cool- fan letters to Franklin W. Dixon from the 1930s! :) 8)
I wrote a fan letter to Franklin W. Dixon myself when I was in the 3rd. grade. (My teacher had suggested that I try Donald Sobol instead, probably because he's a real person ;)- and I love the Encyclopedia Brown books too, but I was set on writing to the author of The Hardy Boys books.) Of course, I only got the standard message from Simon & Schuster, "We're glad that you like our books. Thanks for buying them. Please keep doing so." on a yellow postcard, but still- it was fun. I kinda wish I'd kept it now, but it wasn't anything to get that excited about.
     Anyway, I thought it was pretty neat to read some of these letters to the author back when the series was first being written.
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7276/6976756558_a317e37ede_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7276/6976756558_a317e37ede_b.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7130/6976755914_97a581c35f_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7130/6976755914_97a581c35f_b.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7248/6976763480_e9df2a640a_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7248/6976763480_e9df2a640a_b.jpg)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on May 02, 2012, 12:14:32 PM
For even more photos, go look at the New York Public Library's photostream (http://www.flickr.com/photos/77503054@N06/6976761246/in/photostream/) on Flickr. It apparently has an awesome children's literature exhibit up right now with a number of letters written by Edward Stratemeyer as well as ones to him. Some are written from him to his ghostwriters, including a few to Mrs. Wirt, giving her some direction on the writing of the first Nancy Drew book, The Secret of the Old Clock! :)
And there is also some correspondence between Stratemeyer and Horatio Alger, Jr.! There are also letters from Harriet Stratemeyer to her dad! And production schedules for the various Stratemeyer Syndicate books, including one from 1930 that lists some of the Tom Swift, The Bobbsey Twins, The Hardy Boys and of course, the first three Nancy Drew books. 8)
This is a great exhibit for children's literature fans in general and certainly specifically for fans of the Stratemeyer Syndicate books, chief among them being The Hardy Boys, of course. :D
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on May 04, 2012, 01:30:08 PM
A funny and obviously fanmade modification of an actual TV Guide ad for "The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Meet Dracula" 2 part episode of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries. :)
(http://www.tvparty.com/vgifs9/hardys.gif) (http://www.tvparty.com/vgifs9/hardys.gif)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on May 04, 2012, 01:34:01 PM
Here are a few articles on theatrical productions of plays based on The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew- apparently, there seem to have been a number of plays based on the books over the years.
The Hardy Boys in The Mystery of the Haunted House (http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19940118&slug=1890192) (1994 play)
Cover to Cover (http://austin.culturemap.com/newsdetail/11-12-11-10-00-the-curious-case-of-the-improvised-tribute-gnap-theater-reinvents-nancy-drew-and-the-hardy-boys/) (2011 play)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: SDLagent on May 04, 2012, 07:50:13 PM
Those parody covers are pretty cool.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on May 04, 2012, 10:28:59 PM
Thought you might like those. :)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on May 17, 2012, 04:02:38 PM
The Doctor meets The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew! :) 8)
(Doctor Who in the style of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (http://pearvert.blogspot.com/2011/02/doctor-who-hardy-boys-nancy-drew.html))
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on May 18, 2012, 03:56:12 PM
Wouldn't it be awesome to have this cover on your Kindle as you read the eBook version of The Wailing Siren Mystery, #30 in The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories? :) 8)
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7189/6773247376_31de7fa520_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7189/6773247376_31de7fa520_z.jpg)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on May 29, 2012, 03:52:19 PM
A Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew-inspired wedding theme (http://poptasticbride.com/2012/05/pop-culture-wedding-ideas/)! :)
(The book title they got was just perfect for the first honeymoon night. ;))
(http://poptasticbride.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/nancy-drew-hardy-boys-wedding-shoot.jpg) (http://poptasticbride.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/nancy-drew-hardy-boys-wedding-shoot.jpg)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on May 29, 2012, 04:00:03 PM
A mystery book cover (http://www.nekkedbeararmy.com/2010/06/ah-faux-nostalgia.html#more) (done for fun- not an actual published book) inspired by The Hardy Boys-
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_HEYdyjmNRJk/TBqHD4gxC6I/AAAAAAAAAWQ/tAiusOl3iFs/s1600/The+Mystery+Solvers+Club+front+cover.png) (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_HEYdyjmNRJk/TBqHD4gxC6I/AAAAAAAAAWQ/tAiusOl3iFs/s1600/The+Mystery+Solvers+Club+front+cover.png)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: AlwaysAJoefan on May 29, 2012, 09:52:37 PM
Wouldn't it be awesome to have this cover on your Kindle as you read the eBook version of The Wailing Siren Mystery, #30 in The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories? :) 8)
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7189/6773247376_31de7fa520_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7189/6773247376_31de7fa520_z.jpg)

So want it!! :D :D
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on June 14, 2012, 11:49:27 AM
Okay- this isn't really a Hardy Boys cover parody like some of the others I posted, but it still evokes the same feel and still looks similar to a Grossett & Dunlap hardback classic. It's apparently meant to have more of a Scooby-Doo vibe- either way, I think it's pretty cool.
Watch out, Dazzler! Ultron is creeping up behind you!
(http://studiobueno.com/XMen_Dazzler_Ultron_Cover.jpg) (http://studiobueno.com/XMen_Dazzler_Ultron_Cover.jpg)
(http://studiobueno.com/Dazzler_Ultron_Sketch.jpg) (http://studiobueno.com/Dazzler_Ultron_Sketch.jpg)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on June 14, 2012, 11:53:50 AM
I ran across this pretty cool Hardy Boys T-shirt (http://www.fictionteez.com/product.php?id_product=111) online! (It's obviously a parody of the Hard Rock Cafe logo- nice job.) :)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on August 14, 2012, 04:24:44 PM
Oh boy! Here come The Hardys! Oh boy! We're having a party!
 :) 8)
(http://media-cache-lt0.pinterest.com/upload/147352219028469786_mGn8HV1a_c.jpg) (http://media-cache-lt0.pinterest.com/upload/147352219028469786_mGn8HV1a_c.jpg)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: AlwaysAJoefan on August 14, 2012, 07:02:03 PM
Oh boy! Here come The Hardys! Oh boy! We're having a party!
 :) 8)
(http://media-cache-lt0.pinterest.com/upload/147352219028469786_mGn8HV1a_c.jpg) (http://media-cache-lt0.pinterest.com/upload/147352219028469786_mGn8HV1a_c.jpg)

Sweet! :D :D
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on August 14, 2012, 07:57:31 PM
Yeah, I would have been totally psyched to have that as the theme for my 10th. birthday... (hey, I'd be psyched to have it as the theme of my next birthday now! ;D 8))
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: AlwaysAJoefan on August 14, 2012, 09:21:01 PM
Yeah, I would have been totally psyched to have that as the theme for my 10th. birthday... (hey, I'd be psyched to have as the theme of my next birthday now! ;D 8))

I think my parents and I need to discuss my next birthday plans. ;) ;D
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on August 22, 2012, 10:24:37 AM
Mork & Mindy episode "Dial N for Nelson" briefly references The Hardy Boys, when Mindy calls Mork and Nelson The Hardy Boys, as she says she's going to do something else while "you Hardy Boys" figure out who's threatening Nelson.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: tomswift2002 on October 09, 2012, 08:24:11 PM
I was just watching "The Big Decision" and they're showing two companies in Canada, one of which is called Hardy Buoys (and they pronounce it as Hardy Boys).  Their website is www.hardybuoys.com.  Plus, on the show, one of the people at the company has a shelf of pre-1987 Hardy Boys PC books.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on October 10, 2012, 09:44:16 PM
haha-very cool. :) 8)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on November 15, 2012, 12:16:39 PM
I've found yet another piece of artwork inspired by The Hardy Boys' covers- this one promoting (http://www.behance.net/gallery/The-Wonderful-Blazer-Boys/2509951) a comedy duo's act.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on November 15, 2012, 01:45:32 PM
And still another artwork inspired by The Hardy Boys' classic cover art design from Grossett & Dunlap- this one features the main characters from Disney's recent cartoon series, Gravity Falls (which, by the way, is pretty decent from what I've seen of it.)
(http://kingofthelostkids.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/12_gravity-fall-hb11.jpg) (http://kingofthelostkids.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/12_gravity-fall-hb11.jpg)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: Judah-Ben-Hur on January 15, 2013, 11:11:40 PM
In the 80s Disney Channel series "Welcome to Pooh Corner" the opening credit sequence shows the stuffed versions of the cast, behind one of them you can see an American picture cover edition of The Hardy Boys (Ironic considering that Christopher Robin is a English child living in the 1920s...)

I think someone has mentioned the Supernatural references.

I believe Veronica Mars gets asked where the Hardy Boys are during season 2 (for shame the series didn't last very long, It was a wonderful mix of Nancy Drew and Sam Spade). She did get called Nancy Drew a TON (though that's a different thread).
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on January 16, 2013, 03:19:57 PM
Quote
In the 80s Disney Channel series "Welcome to Pooh Corner" the opening credit sequence shows the stuffed versions of the cast, behind one of them you can see an American picture cover edition of The Hardy Boys (Ironic considering that Christopher Robin is a English child living in the 1920s...)
Awesome! I loved watching that series as a kid. That is definitely funny too because I don't think the British got any versions of The Hardy Boys books until much later. (This site (http://www.hardyboys.co.uk) can probably tell you for sure.) Maybe Christopher Robin's parents or relatives visited America and brought him back some Hardy Boys books. :D
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: Judah-Ben-Hur on January 16, 2013, 03:27:48 PM
If memory serves me correctly the Boys were introduced to British readers post war.

I'll have to see if I can find the title of the volume in the series opening.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on January 16, 2013, 03:38:12 PM
That would be cool- I imagine you can probably find the opening somewhere on Youtube...
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: Judah-Ben-Hur on January 16, 2013, 04:14:54 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fYCnZB_X7M
Here it is, but it's too blurry to make out. You can see it behind Kanga , it's the last book on the shelf. Definitely a 70s-80s reprint by it's format.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: tomswift2002 on January 16, 2013, 05:50:08 PM
If memory serves me correctly the Boys were introduced to British readers post war.

The first British publication was in 1950, but apparently before that the G&D versions were imported into the Commonwealth countries, just like G&D and S&S do right now.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: Judah-Ben-Hur on January 16, 2013, 06:02:42 PM
+Ah! thanks for clearing that up!
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on January 16, 2013, 06:26:49 PM
Thanks for the link, Judah. And thanks to Tom for the clarification on the British printings. 8)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on January 28, 2013, 03:18:41 PM
In the classic 1985 Steven Spielberg movie The Goonies, Mikey Walsh suggests an escape plan from the Fratellis towards the end of the movie, when he and his friends are on the pirate ship- He suggests leaving at trail of jewels leading to one cave while he and his friends hide in another one. While the Fratellis are busy getting the jewels in the other cave, then the gang makes a run for it. Mikey says he saw this in The Hardy Boys.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on February 19, 2013, 10:41:13 AM
A live action replication of the While The Clock Ticked cover!  :) 8) Pretty cool- these guys just needed an old guy ducking behind the grandfather clock into a secret passageway.
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8218/8299253998_153e95b296_d.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8218/8299253998_153e95b296_d.jpg)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on February 19, 2013, 10:57:02 AM
A cover for  The Hardy Boys #191 if it existed. ;D
(Looks like a fun cover for a photo album of a road trip for these guys- nice that they're big enough Hardy Boys fans to know that the original series has 190 books.) And it's obviously referencing The Hardy Boys #1, The Tower Treasure.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8495/8320451271_9c48dd22a3_b_d.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8495/8320451271_9c48dd22a3_b_d.jpg)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: VLoneWolf on February 19, 2013, 05:15:37 PM
I wish their really was a book 191.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on February 19, 2013, 05:50:47 PM
Yeah- it is sad that the original Hardy Boys series came to an end after running continuously (minus a year where no new books came out in 1986) for 78 years since 1927!

But at least there are still spinoff series to enjoy, like the new Hardy Boys Adventures series! :) 8)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on February 26, 2013, 09:42:03 AM
The Hardy Boys' side business (http://www.hardyboysconstruction.com). ;) ;D
(Maybe they trained some with Tony Prito's dad and then decided to start their own construction company alongside their detective business.) :) 8)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on February 26, 2013, 09:44:25 AM
Pretty cool fan drawing of The Hardy Boys.
(http://literarybandit.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/twin.jpeg?w=448&h=624) (http://literarybandit.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/twin.jpeg?w=448&h=624)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on February 26, 2013, 09:58:41 AM
I'm pretty sure I've posted some of these type homemade craft items before and such- but here's a Hardy Boys purse...( that doesn't sound right saying that together like that- lol ;D)
(http://canadianhandmade.ca/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Hardy-Boys-Purse-286x300.jpg) (http://canadianhandmade.ca/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Hardy-Boys-Purse-286x300.jpg)
I guess girls would find this pretty cool- but wouldn't it be better to get a scan of the book cover and use that as a print on the purse (or tote bag or whatever other item you want to put it on- like making one of those book safe things) than actually gutting the actual book for this project? I guess if you have an original text Hardy Boys book to spare (maybe a really beat up copy that barely qualifies as a reading copy or something), then go for it. But I'd hate to see perfectly good books getting sacrificed for this- that's like sacrificing one art form to create another....
Well, I would guess the creators of such items are more casual fans of The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew and not hardcore fans, obviously. If you like this, you can see more of such items here (http://www.etsy.com/shop/retrograndma).
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on February 26, 2013, 10:19:37 AM
Another one of these, "Let's destroy a perfectly good book to make this artwork" type deals....
(http://img2.etsystatic.com/002/0/7009298/il_570xN.374028114_nzl9.jpg) (http://img2.etsystatic.com/002/0/7009298/il_570xN.374028114_nzl9.jpg)
(http://img2.etsystatic.com/002/0/7009298/il_570xN.374028242_94v7.jpg) (http://img2.etsystatic.com/002/0/7009298/il_570xN.374028242_94v7.jpg)

I mean- yeah, I realize an updated version of this book has been released since this original released in 1959, and this is art project is kinda cool and all- but did we really have to spoil an original text copy printing of The Hardy Boys Detective Handbook for it?
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: VLoneWolf on February 26, 2013, 05:53:44 PM
WOW the Hardy Boys are really busy they own a constution company!
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on February 27, 2013, 01:21:31 PM
I know- maybe they sell the business to Mr. Prito later on- I don't know how long they can solve crimes and mysteries all over the world and run a construction business- and attend high school- all at the same time..... ;D
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on March 21, 2013, 12:32:56 PM
Haha- funny.  (http://100scopenotes.com/2011/03/25/poetry-friday-hardy-boys/)

(http://100scopenotes.com/files/2011/03/FRAMED1.jpg) (http://100scopenotes.com/files/2011/03/FRAMED1.jpg)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: VLoneWolf on March 21, 2013, 04:12:17 PM
The Assassins come to mind on who frame both Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on March 28, 2013, 10:21:33 AM
Hardy Boys charm bracelets- looks like this one is The Mark on the Door
(http://media-cache-lt0.pinterest.com/550x/e7/a3/12/e7a31204117389d686f9f27b8afc734d.jpg) (http://media-cache-lt0.pinterest.com/550x/e7/a3/12/e7a31204117389d686f9f27b8afc734d.jpg)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on April 09, 2013, 01:28:29 PM
Yet another Hardy Boys craft project- a clock, using a Hardy Boys book for its face. And which title?
Naturally- While The Clock Ticked, of course. :) 8)
(http://img0.etsystatic.com/013/0/5170389/il_fullxfull.437700568_d22n.jpg) (http://img0.etsystatic.com/013/0/5170389/il_fullxfull.437700568_d22n.jpg)

You can buy it for $40 if you like it  here (http://www.etsy.com/listing/126365456/vintage-hardy-boys-book-desk-clock-while?ref=market).
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on April 17, 2013, 01:48:31 PM
Looks like Jody Patterson-Davis on Family Affair is a fan of The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew. I think that may even be a Tom Swift book on his shelf too. :) 8)
(http://embarrassingtreasures.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/piggy-bank.jpg?w=300&h=200) (http://embarrassingtreasures.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/piggy-bank.jpg?w=300&h=200)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: tomswift2002 on April 17, 2013, 08:51:25 PM
If there was a larger screen cap then we could possible tell.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on April 17, 2013, 09:29:03 PM
When you look at the larger image from the source link, it definitely looks pretty clear that there is a Grossett & Dunlap Hardy Boys book on there- and I'm pretty confident there's a Grossett & Dunlap Nancy Drew book next to it too. The Tom Swift I'm not totally sure on it, but it looks like the right color scheme for the Tom Swift, Jr. series from Grossett & Dunlap in the '60s- which is when this show ran, so it seems likely.
    Yeah, sorry about the size of the screen capture- I just found this online.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: Judah-Ben-Hur on May 02, 2013, 06:02:22 PM
Tom Swift is more gold than yellow, so if he's on that shelf he's the last book on the right.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on May 07, 2013, 12:43:40 PM
For all The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew scrapbookers (http://www.etsy.com/listing/96190809/nancy-drew-hardy-boys-inchies-7-8-inch?ref=sr_gallery_44&ga_search_query=%22Hardy+Boys%22&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_page=10&ga_search_type=all) out there...
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on May 07, 2013, 12:48:27 PM
Here's a use for that old falling apart copy of The Flickering Torch Mystery you've got lying around.......
(http://img1.etsystatic.com/000/0/5170389/il_fullxfull.322359541.jpg) (http://img1.etsystatic.com/000/0/5170389/il_fullxfull.322359541.jpg)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on May 07, 2013, 12:50:34 PM
And gift card and stationery sets (http://www.etsy.com/listing/85982350/hardy-boys-gift-card-holder-matching?ref=sr_gallery_40&ga_search_query=%22Hardy+Boys%22&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_page=10&ga_search_type=all)...
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on May 07, 2013, 12:53:35 PM
And here we have The Hardy Boys Kindle cover! :) 8)
(http://img0.etsystatic.com/015/1/6191786/il_fullxfull.442931084_kiog.jpg) (http://img0.etsystatic.com/015/1/6191786/il_fullxfull.442931084_kiog.jpg)
(http://img2.etsystatic.com/010/0/6191786/il_fullxfull.442931138_5dfq.jpg) (http://img2.etsystatic.com/010/0/6191786/il_fullxfull.442931138_5dfq.jpg)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on May 07, 2013, 12:54:42 PM
And perhaps you'd like some Hardy Boys (and/or Nancy Drew) magnets (http://www.etsy.com/listing/116491312/glass-tile-magnet-set-of-4-the-hardy?ref=sr_gallery_28&ga_search_query=%22Hardy+Boys%22&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_page=2&ga_search_type=all) too?
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on May 07, 2013, 12:57:21 PM
More of those book clocks- here's one for The Secret of Pirates' Hill.
(http://img1.etsystatic.com/015/0/7535411/il_fullxfull.432737165_1b1m.jpg) (http://img1.etsystatic.com/015/0/7535411/il_fullxfull.432737165_1b1m.jpg)
(http://img1.etsystatic.com/009/0/7535411/il_fullxfull.432737217_p0js.jpg) (http://img1.etsystatic.com/009/0/7535411/il_fullxfull.432737217_p0js.jpg)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on May 07, 2013, 12:59:07 PM
This one seems like a more fitting title- What Happened At Midnight. :) 8)
(http://img2.etsystatic.com/010/0/5170389/il_fullxfull.430060082_kvk0.jpg) (http://img2.etsystatic.com/010/0/5170389/il_fullxfull.430060082_kvk0.jpg)

If only they actually had both hands pointed up to twelve for the picture- that'd be awesome!
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on May 07, 2013, 01:21:21 PM
At last! Some men's jewelry fashion! Here are the Hardy Boys cufflinks to get for your tuxdeo to use for your wedding!
 ;D
(http://img0.etsystatic.com/015/0/6025144/il_fullxfull.436176380_jw9t.jpg) (http://img0.etsystatic.com/015/0/6025144/il_fullxfull.436176380_jw9t.jpg)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on May 07, 2013, 02:14:22 PM
Now this is pretty cool too. :) 8)
(http://img0.etsystatic.com/005/0/6435290/il_fullxfull.391660048_ndm2.jpg) (http://img0.etsystatic.com/005/0/6435290/il_fullxfull.391660048_ndm2.jpg)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on May 07, 2013, 02:17:33 PM
And here are The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew- in cross stitch! (Obviously inspired by The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries depiction of them by Parker Stevenson, Shaun Cassidy and Pamela Sue Martin! Awesome!) :) 8)
(http://img1.etsystatic.com/015/0/6895499/il_fullxfull.440950141_ctcv.jpg) (http://img1.etsystatic.com/015/0/6895499/il_fullxfull.440950141_ctcv.jpg)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on May 07, 2013, 02:20:25 PM
And I don't know exactly where this should go, but I guess it will fit here. Someone made an Edward Stratemeyer action figure! Okay, more like a miniature doll. Anyway, it's pretty cool. 8) :)
(http://img1.etsystatic.com/000/0/5267222/il_fullxfull.333861861.jpg) (http://img1.etsystatic.com/000/0/5267222/il_fullxfull.333861861.jpg)
(http://img1.etsystatic.com/000/0/5267222/il_fullxfull.333861817.jpg) (http://img1.etsystatic.com/000/0/5267222/il_fullxfull.333861817.jpg)

And look- he's holding miniature copies of The House on the Cliff and The Mark on the Door! :) 8)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: tomswift2002 on May 08, 2013, 07:16:40 PM
Accurate...to a point.  Edward Stratemeyer, while he wrote the outline for The House On The Cliff, he had passed away by the time The Mark On The Door was even thought of and outlined (if I recall, he had outlined up to #11 While The Clock Ticked, possible #12 Footprints Under The Window).
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on May 09, 2013, 08:02:28 AM
Good catch. That felt like an Encyclopedia Brown moment- "That was their mistake! The figure had to be a fake because a real Stratemeyer historian would know which books Edward Stratemeyer had outlined." :D
     Oh well- I imagine those two were favorite titles for the creator of the figure.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: tomswift2002 on May 10, 2013, 07:38:23 AM
At least, as far as the mistake goes, the person wasn't that far off, since "Mark On The Door" was first released in 1934 (four years after Stratemeyer died).  It would've been a bigger error if it had been a book like "Mystery Of The Spiral Brdge" or "The Night of The Werewolf" from the 60's or 70's.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on May 17, 2013, 03:04:13 PM
This entry is going in the just-so-you're-aware category, certainly not to recommend it. It seems someone has recently put out a decidedly X-rated parody version of The Hardy Boys books. I just ran across this listing on Amazon.com for The Pardy Boys (http://www.amazon.com/Where-Moth-Rust-Destroy-Mystery/dp/0981213219/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1368820696&sr=8-1&keywords=Where+Moth+and+Rust+Destroy). Interesting- the title, Where Moth and Rust Destroy, alludes to Matthew 6:19-21, the part of the Sermon on the Mount where Jesus talks about laying up treasures in Heaven- where moth and rust do not destroy.
 ?Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." (Matthew 6:19-21 in the NKJV)

Apparently, part of the plot of the book involves Frank and Joe Pardy, sons of famed lawyer Benton Pardy, trying to solve a mystery that involves a family Bible, so this may help explain the title, seeing as how this Frank and Joe are looking for treasures stored up on Earth. You can read through a few sample pages of the book, but you will probably be thoroughly disgusted and gladdened that at least the UB and HBA books are nowhere near this level of dreck.
        Sadly, it appears the author is writing a sequel as well. I don't want to discourage artistry and creativity, but such vicious parody and mockery I don't encourage at all. >:( :(
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: Judah-Ben-Hur on July 12, 2013, 08:35:33 AM
the band 'Honor Society' has an album intitled "A Tale of Risky Business" that has a cover that is a mock up of a Nappi style Hardy Boys cover (Makes me think of wailing siren)
(http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/22055399/A+Tale+of+Risky+Business+51MRQYJaVLL_SL500_AA280_.jpg)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on July 12, 2013, 09:08:01 AM
WOW! That's awesome! :) 8)
It is reminiscent of The Wailing Siren Mystery and The House on the Cliff and other covers where the Hardy Boys and friends are sailing in their boat, but I'm pretty positive this cover is directly inspired by The Secret Warning- it's almost an exact copy.

(http://images.monstermarketplace.com/catholic-books/hardy-boys-17-the-secret-warning-394x640.jpg) (http://images.monstermarketplace.com/catholic-books/hardy-boys-17-the-secret-warning-394x640.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-HRsD1Hjq_dk/Tdw8bCUsI5I/AAAAAAAAAMM/ZbJNeuKB2Lk/s1600/51MRQYJaVLL__SS500_.jpg) (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-HRsD1Hjq_dk/Tdw8bCUsI5I/AAAAAAAAAMM/ZbJNeuKB2Lk/s1600/51MRQYJaVLL__SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: VLoneWolf on July 12, 2013, 03:47:51 PM
That's cool.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: Judah-Ben-Hur on July 12, 2013, 05:42:54 PM
WOW! That's awesome! :) 8)
It is reminiscent of The Wailing Siren Mystery and The House on the Cliff and other covers where the Hardy Boys and friends are sailing in their boat, but I'm pretty positive this cover is directly inspired by The Secret Warning- it's almost an exact copy.

(http://images.monstermarketplace.com/catholic-books/hardy-boys-17-the-secret-warning-394x640.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-HRsD1Hjq_dk/Tdw8bCUsI5I/AAAAAAAAAMM/ZbJNeuKB2Lk/s1600/51MRQYJaVLL__SS500_.jpg)
The secret Warning!!! THat's it, I didn't think I was right, but it looked so familiar that I pinned it as either a cover variant or that I was wrong.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: Katie on July 12, 2013, 09:47:58 PM
This entry is going in the just-so-you're-aware category, certainly not to recommend it. It seems someone has recently put out a decidedly X-rated parody version of The Hardy Boys books. I just ran across this listing on Amazon.com for The Pardy Boys (http://www.amazon.com/Where-Moth-Rust-Destroy-Mystery/dp/0981213219/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1368820696&sr=8-1&keywords=Where+Moth+and+Rust+Destroy). Interesting- the title, Where Moth and Rust Destroy, alludes to Matthew 6:19-21, the part of the Sermon on the Mount where Jesus talks about laying up treasures in Heaven- where moth and rust do not destroy.
 ?Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." (Matthew 6:19-21 in the NKJV)

Apparently, part of the plot of the book involves Frank and Joe Pardy, sons of famed lawyer Benton Pardy, trying to solve a mystery that involves a family Bible, so this may help explain the title, seeing as how this Frank and Joe are looking for treasures stored up on Earth. You can read through a few sample pages of the book, but you will probably be thoroughly disgusted and gladdened that at least the UB and HBA books are nowhere near this level of dreck.
        Sadly, it appears the author is writing a sequel as well. I don't want to discourage artistry and creativity, but such vicious parody and mockery I don't encourage at all. >:( :(


Wow, I bet he really had to think up a plot! ::) 
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on July 15, 2013, 09:59:23 AM
I found this interesting reinterpretation (http://russpate.com/portfolio-item/hardy-boys-book-covers/) of some classic Hardy Boys book covers by an artist online. The books featured are The Yellow Feather Mystery, The Sign of the Crooked Arrow and The Mystery of the Chinese Junk.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on July 15, 2013, 10:01:31 AM
Yet another of The Hardy Boys' side ventures- woodworking (http://companies.findthecompany.com/l/30599924/Hardy-Boys-Woodworking-Llc-in-Denver-CO). :) 8)
(I somehow get the feeling this is the outgrowth of one of Chet's hobbies that he somehow convinced Frank and Joe to invest in....)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on July 15, 2013, 10:06:06 AM
And I guess that undercover work in Highway Robbery really struck a chord with Frank and Joe, so they decided to go into the trucking business (http://www.manta.com/c/mtmhdsf/hardy-boys-trucking-inc) as well! :) 8)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on July 15, 2013, 10:13:37 AM
So there's an East Hardy Boys (http://www.moorefieldexaminer.com/mountain-lions-still-too-much-for-east-hardy-boys-basketball) now? Are there also West Hardy Boys, North Hardy Boys and South Hardy Boys? ;D
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on July 15, 2013, 10:19:12 AM
And Frank and Joe also apparently have an electric company (http://www.florida-companies-info.com/hardy-boys-electric-inc-1ew8f/). (But not The Electric Company ;).) :) 8)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on July 15, 2013, 12:21:33 PM
From a Runner's World article- Nice! :) 8)

(http://www.runnersworld.com/sites/default/files/rw/images/blogs_images/hardy-boys-187x300.jpg) (http://www.runnersworld.com/sites/default/files/rw/images/blogs_images/hardy-boys-187x300.jpg)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on July 15, 2013, 12:26:46 PM
And The Hardy Boys have apparently presented (http://www.news100.co.za/news/the-hardy-boys-represent-africa-at-cannes-lions-20591) a film at the Cannes Film Festival? :) 8)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on July 15, 2013, 12:30:45 PM
Yet another Hardy Boys stage adaptation (http://milwaukeecomedy.com/2012/09/)- this was just performed last year in the Milwaukee, WI area. It seems like it's a comedic/parody take on it.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on July 15, 2013, 12:33:58 PM
And here's another political parody (http://thewatermanfiles.com/2013/07/05/4529/) invoking The Hardy Boys.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on July 15, 2013, 12:54:25 PM
Ah- finally a meeting (of sorts) of The Hardy Boys- the boy detectives- and The Hardy Boys- the men wrestlers. :) 8)
(http://pwtorch.com/artman2/uploads/3/Hardy_boys_cover_32.jpg) (http://pwtorch.com/artman2/uploads/3/Hardy_boys_cover_32.jpg)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: VLoneWolf on July 15, 2013, 05:19:28 PM
The Hardy Boys have really moved in to more than one business.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on July 15, 2013, 08:23:55 PM
They're the original multi-taskers. :) 8) ;D
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on July 21, 2013, 05:41:55 PM
Here's a pretty cool fanmade trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xd6SYnNuedU) for a Hardy Boys movie based on While The Clock Ticked. :) 8)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on July 21, 2013, 05:51:54 PM
I wasn't sure where to put this one- I may need to just start a separate thread for Youtube videos of The Hardy Boys or something... but this is a tribute video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54ebZxQrL7U) someone put together with a sweet little song from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic coupled with scenes from The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, emphasizing the David and Jonathan nature (see 1 Samuel 20) of Frank and Joe's brotherly love and friendship. :) 8)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on July 24, 2013, 12:30:40 PM
The video I posted previously primarily draws scenes from the "Sole Survivor" episode of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries- it's meant as a tribute to Frank and Joe as well as the episode.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on July 24, 2013, 12:31:16 PM
And here's a fan drawing of Frank and Joe I found on DeviantArt (http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/284/b/e/the_hardy_boys_revisited_by_misshitsuneurose-d5hglkf.png).
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on July 24, 2013, 12:56:26 PM
And I think this is Frank and Nancy, drawn by the same dude.
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m150ea81N41r1lmxao1_400.png) (http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m150ea81N41r1lmxao1_400.png)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on July 25, 2013, 03:36:47 PM
The Hardy Boys prints and magnets:
(http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/fridgedoor_2273_6003556301.jpg) (http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/fridgedoor_2273_6003556301.jpg)
You can get them here (http://www.fridgedoor.com/haboboco4mas.html) if you're interested.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on August 06, 2013, 10:32:43 AM
Here's an award I think we can all claim.... :) 8)

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/f51ee8166d6c42557ba34b5a3646df24/tumblr_mogtqbujA61rjy031o1_500.png) (http://24.media.tumblr.com/f51ee8166d6c42557ba34b5a3646df24/tumblr_mogtqbujA61rjy031o1_500.png)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on August 06, 2013, 11:42:36 AM
I ran across this review (http://www.bestofneworleans.com/gambit/nancy-boys/Content?oid=1244669) of a New Orleans, LA production of Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew stage show in 2005. The play definitely seems to be a parody.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on August 06, 2013, 11:44:26 AM
Here's another review (http://www.bestofneworleans.com/gambit/nancy-drew-and-the-hardy-boys-in-the-wax-museum-mystery/Content?oid=1244555) of it with another picture from the play- this one being yet another spoof of the cover of the classic Hardy Boys book- While The Clock Ticked.
(http://www.bestofneworleans.com/imager/nancy-drew-and-the-hardy-boys-in-the-wax-museum-mystery/b/original/1321122/3ac5/thea_rec-12054.jpeg) (http://www.bestofneworleans.com/imager/nancy-drew-and-the-hardy-boys-in-the-wax-museum-mystery/b/original/1321122/3ac5/thea_rec-12054.jpeg)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: VLoneWolf on August 06, 2013, 01:51:27 PM
WoW an award for hanging out with The Hardy Boys.  Do I get one?
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on August 06, 2013, 02:49:57 PM
Sure! :) 8)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: VLoneWolf on August 07, 2013, 02:44:57 PM
That's cool I got an award for reading The Hardy Boys.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on August 07, 2013, 04:07:05 PM
Oh yeah! You can just print out that picture in the earlier post and hang that up somewhere- lol. :) 8) I think we all would get that award for reading The Hardy Boys maybe just a little too much- haha.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on August 08, 2013, 04:23:09 PM
You can find all kinds of cool fan art on DeviantArt, including some for The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew. I found a some cool drawings here (http://1darkandstormynight.deviantart.com/favourites/45336665) and here (http://burnsyroxx.deviantart.com/art/Nancy-Drew-and-the-Hardy-Boys-245852104).
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on August 08, 2013, 04:35:25 PM
And here's the Lego adventures (http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/42238) of The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew!
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on August 09, 2013, 11:43:07 AM
This is just great! LOVE it! What a perfect and fitting matching, as Frank and Joe definitely espouse the brotherly love this song talks about.

(http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/7c/4d/a9/7c4da96c7e9fd5cfe001e69d66920c55.jpg) (http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/7c/4d/a9/7c4da96c7e9fd5cfe001e69d66920c55.jpg)

He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkqOnFOZ7W0) by The Hollies (I LOVE this song! Such a great song with a very Biblical message of loving one another- love The Lord thy God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength- and love your neighbor as yourself. Amen.) :) 8)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on August 09, 2013, 11:47:50 AM
I'm pretty sure these were homemade but still very cool Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys gift bags to give out at those ND/HB themed birthday parties! :) 8)
(http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/9e/01/15/9e01151175b473c64ba834d11a4f1354.jpg) (http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/9e/01/15/9e01151175b473c64ba834d11a4f1354.jpg)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on August 09, 2013, 01:13:05 PM
This may have been mentioned before, but here's a photo of J.D. and Turk from Scrubs spoofing The Hardy Boys.
(http://images.wikia.com/scrubs/images/5/59/9x5_JD_Turk_Hardy_Boys.jpg) (http://images.wikia.com/scrubs/images/5/59/9x5_JD_Turk_Hardy_Boys.jpg)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on August 09, 2013, 01:14:59 PM
And here's some of the cases they solve- (lol) :) 8) ;D
(http://images.wikia.com/scrubs/images/7/7e/9x5_Hardy_Boys_books.jpg) (http://images.wikia.com/scrubs/images/7/7e/9x5_Hardy_Boys_books.jpg)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on August 12, 2013, 10:46:05 AM
How The Hardy Boys defeated Chinua Achebe (http://gregalder.com/WP/?p=342)- lol.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on August 14, 2013, 09:09:05 PM
Here's a fun quiz (http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/hardy-boys-novel-or-death-metal-album)- Hardy Boys book or death metal album? ;D
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on August 16, 2013, 10:34:51 AM
Here's a pretty cool project (http://hardyboysphotoalbum.blogspot.com/2012_01_01_archive.html)- scenes from The Hardy Boys books enacted via still photographs of action figures- pretty cool! It's reminiscent in style to what Robot Chicken does (though definitely without the vulgar content of course) and the comic stories Toyfare magazine does.
The blog has photos done for The Tower Treasure and The House on the Cliff (both revised versions as far as I can tell.) :) 8)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on August 21, 2013, 04:33:15 PM
Here's a picture from a recent play production that seems to be spoofing The Hardy Boys-
(http://finearts.uvic.ca/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Peter-n-Chris-pic.jpg) (http://finearts.uvic.ca/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Peter-n-Chris-pic.jpg)
Read more about it here- http://finearts.uvic.ca/blog/?p=1707
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on August 21, 2013, 04:53:32 PM
Okay- this isn't exactly Hardy Boys related, but I thought it was worth posting- I particularly thought tomswift2002 would appreciate this one.
http://www.byrnerobotics.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=44618&mobile=FULL

Who knew Shaun Cassidy (aka Joe Hardy on The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries) sang a song on the soundtrack to Star Trek: The Motion Picture? Not me, anyway. Yeah- A Star Beyond Time- a classic I will have to check out later. If you look through the forum posts above, someone on there was kind enough to provide a Youtube link, along with a number of other interesting songs. :) 8)
So there we have it- a Hardy Boys and Star Trek connection! Awesome! Totally groovy! And definitely far out! (I mean, really far out- they're out in outer space- the final frontier, man.)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: tomswift2002 on August 21, 2013, 07:13:03 PM
Okay- this isn't exactly Hardy Boys related, but I thought it was worth posting- I particularly thought tomswift2002 would appreciate this one.
http://www.byrnerobotics.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=44618&mobile=FULL

Who knew Shaun Cassidy (aka Joe Hardy on The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries) sang a song on the soundtrack to Star Trek: The Motion Picture? Not me, anyway. Yeah- A Star Beyond Time- a classic I will have to check out later. If you look through the forum posts above, someone on there was kind enough to provide a Youtube link, along with a number of other interesting songs. :) 8)
So there we have it- a Hardy Boys and Star Trek connection! Awesome! Totally groovy! And definitely far out! (I mean, really far out- they're out in outer space- the final frontier, man.)

I had never heard of that before. 

Looking it up on Memory Alpha, the track was only released as a Promo in Japan back in 1979, and then, apparently because the buzz of the movie was over by the time it was to be released in the US in 1980, the track was sent back to the Paramount vaults and was not reissued until 2012 when La La Land records released 10,000 copies of an expanded version of the Star Trek The Motion Picture Soundtrack, with the song ending up on Disc 3.

But it looks like the track was reissued by itself on iTunes.

http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Star_Trek:_The_Motion_Picture_%28expanded_soundtrack%29
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on August 21, 2013, 07:57:48 PM
Thanks for the further information- that's just kinda cool and kinda funny at the same time.  8) ;D
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on August 21, 2013, 09:08:18 PM
Magician Christopher Manos apparently offers a workshop (http://www.christophermanos.com/workshops/workshops.html) about the history of The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew... interesting. Perhaps he'll focus in on titles like The Billion Dollar Ransom, Tricks of the Trade and Murder By Magic. :) 8)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on October 02, 2013, 01:39:52 PM
I'm pretty sure I've mentioned a number of the various stage plays that have offered light parodies (or sometimes darker ones) of The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew. Here is a review (http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1996-06-07/features/9606070344_1_hardy-boys-queen-town) of The Secret of the Old Queen- a 1996 production- from The Chicago Tribune. (It also mentions a Nancy Drew parody stage play that was done in 1993- The Clue in the Old Birdbath.)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on January 23, 2014, 09:41:22 AM
I just saw this on Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/NATIONAL-LAMPOON-Jason-Lively-Deadteen/dp/B00H2Z3QMA/ref=sr_1_5?s=collectibles&ie=UTF8&qid=1390487756&sr=1-5&keywords=%22The+Hardy+Boys%22)- a 1985 issue of National Lampoon that contains a Hardy Boys parody- The Undiscovered Notebooks of Franklin W. Dixon- Anyone ever seen this before?
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81LMAdTu0PL._SL1500_.jpg (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81LMAdTu0PL._SL1500_.jpg)
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/810jGOqbISL._SL1500_.jpg (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/810jGOqbISL._SL1500_.jpg)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on February 26, 2014, 05:24:45 PM
A funny little jab at The Hardy Boys from a Sunday comic strip called Can You Solve The Mystery?, based on the book series of the same name (which starred Hawkeye Collins and Amy Adams. It was very much inspired by Donald J. Sobol's Encyclopedia Brown books.)
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_xjuWSzELZfs/TB6DE_1vpqI/AAAAAAAAAQs/L8IlWpUHsi0/s1600/MysteryHardy.jpg) (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_xjuWSzELZfs/TB6DE_1vpqI/AAAAAAAAAQs/L8IlWpUHsi0/s1600/MysteryHardy.jpg)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on March 03, 2014, 10:18:12 AM
I'm not sure if this has been mentioned before, but I'm pretty there is an episode of Friends where Ross and Chandler are called The Hardy Boys by Phoebe (or one of the other girls.)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on March 06, 2014, 01:33:39 PM
In "The Friendship Algorithm" episode of The Big Bang Theory, Sheldon and Leonard visit a bookstore and as Sheldon looks in the children's section, you can clearly see a stack of the Grosset & Dunlap hardback printings of The Hardy Boys books. :) 8)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on March 06, 2014, 01:37:47 PM
First Lady Laura Bush is a big fan of Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys, as she apparently had some figurines of all of these characters made to set up on display in the White House around Christmas in 2004. (It seems reasonable President George W. Bush is probably a fan too, hopefully.) Why not? President Obama has made clear he's a fan of comic books and characters like Superman and Spider-Man (and he got a guest star appearance in one of The Hardy Boys graphic novels). Here's another brush The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew have had with the President of the United States of America. :) 8)
Check this site (http://hardyboys.us/bt43.htm) for the picture of the figurines.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on March 06, 2014, 01:41:04 PM
While The Clock Ticked always seems to be such a memorable cover (sometimes remembered for various things, apparently.)
I found this black and white rendition of the cover on a site and thought it looked cool. (If you check the site it came from, you'll see what I mean about the cover meaning different things to different people.)
(http://www.bostonphoenix.com/boston/news_features/other_stories/images/02309630.gif) (http://www.bostonphoenix.com/boston/news_features/other_stories/images/02309630.gif)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: tomswift2002 on March 06, 2014, 08:22:46 PM
Which site?  That black and white picture looks like it was just a scan of a flashlight edition that was then Photoshopped into black and white.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on March 06, 2014, 09:55:27 PM
It was from The Boston Phoenix news site. (www.bostonphoenix.com) Yeah- it may have just been a photoshopped scan of the book cover- I just thought it looked interesting.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on March 07, 2014, 11:02:10 AM
I found a book  (http://www.portholepublications.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=101) (The Hardly Boys: The Mystery of the Golden Goblet by Tom Cherones) that is apparently a parody of The Hardy Boys- this sounds about like what we might expect from that The Hardy Men movie if it ever gets made.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on March 07, 2014, 11:09:40 AM
It's been well established at various times on The Simpsons that Lisa Simpson is a fan of Nancy Drew; apparently her father, Homer, is a fan of The Hardy Boys as well.
(http://deadhomersociety.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/the-wizard-of-evergreen-terrace3.png?w=655) (http://deadhomersociety.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/the-wizard-of-evergreen-terrace3.png?w=655)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: tomswift2002 on March 10, 2014, 07:19:38 AM
Just last night I was watching the news and one of the stories had a legal expert talking in front of a bookcase.  One of the shelves appeared to have quite a few of the 1962-1987 PC books.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on March 10, 2014, 07:59:35 AM
Cool! Always fun to see The Hardy Boys books pop up unexpectedly. :) 8)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on March 17, 2014, 08:16:45 AM
Found this online at random-
(http://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=images&cd=&docid=T2acHxf1FrHTPM&tbnid=VTuHPJtJcHo4NM:&ved=0CAUQjBw4bg&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.brianmcl.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2011%2F02%2Fhardyboys41.png&ei=kOwmU56-Fa-X0gHb7oCoBQ&psig=AFQjCNHsKpXWoy0ZYjRPM-cULCHIu0jtHw&ust=1395146256398869) (http://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=images&cd=&docid=T2acHxf1FrHTPM&tbnid=VTuHPJtJcHo4NM:&ved=0CAUQjBw4bg&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.brianmcl.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2011%2F02%2Fhardyboys41.png&ei=kOwmU56-Fa-X0gHb7oCoBQ&psig=AFQjCNHsKpXWoy0ZYjRPM-cULCHIu0jtHw&ust=1395146256398869)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on April 01, 2014, 01:15:56 PM
I just saw this (http://www.cnet.com/news/true-detective-gets-a-hardy-boys-makeover/) today over at The Unoffical Hardy Boys Homepage (http://www.hardyboys.us). Nice article about a new TV show (True Detective) that did some mashup Hardy Boys originals covers.
(http://cnet4.cbsistatic.com/hub/i/r/2014/03/28/696c0a2d-82df-4222-b193-954794d4f096/resize/370x370/e9356e90c8549e1e8d343660ab4122d6/truedetective.jpg) (http://cnet4.cbsistatic.com/hub/i/r/2014/03/28/696c0a2d-82df-4222-b193-954794d4f096/resize/370x370/e9356e90c8549e1e8d343660ab4122d6/truedetective.jpg)

(http://cnet4.cbsistatic.com/hub/i/r/2014/03/28/de24fc0f-08f2-49fa-8fb0-1b1bcf3218e1/resize/770x578/6670fe101246afacd43ae95d720c86ad/hardyboys.jpg) (http://cnet4.cbsistatic.com/hub/i/r/2014/03/28/de24fc0f-08f2-49fa-8fb0-1b1bcf3218e1/resize/770x578/6670fe101246afacd43ae95d720c86ad/hardyboys.jpg)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on April 01, 2014, 04:01:51 PM
"The Mosby Boys" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deoyBF1eQ6Q) on How I Met Your Mother- pretty sure this is a reference to The Hardy Boys. ;D
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on April 09, 2014, 07:56:00 PM
Cool fan drawing  (http://www.marc-macaluso.com/new-blog/2013/8/8/nancy-drew-and-the-hardy-boys) of The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew- and it's at least somewhat based on or inspired by The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries show's depiction as well. :) 8)

(http://static.squarespace.com/static/51cc5b52e4b06b9ce7a6c040/5203d9e9e4b03a4dabd02780/5221246ee4b02e8fa5dd60f6/1377903815532/Hardy%20Boys%20Nancy%20Drew%20colors%20basic.jpg?format=500w) (http://static.squarespace.com/static/51cc5b52e4b06b9ce7a6c040/5203d9e9e4b03a4dabd02780/5221246ee4b02e8fa5dd60f6/1377903815532/Hardy%20Boys%20Nancy%20Drew%20colors%20basic.jpg?format=500w)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on April 27, 2014, 03:32:12 PM
Mad Magazine did a parody of The Hardy Boys in its April 2014 issue.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/603x452q90/842/hth2.jpg) (https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/603x452q90/842/hth2.jpg)
(https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/541x722q90/841/siln.jpg) (https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/541x722q90/841/siln.jpg)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on May 29, 2014, 04:28:29 PM
While The Clock Ticked must be the most spoofed Hardy Boys cover ever.
(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/007/b/a/commission_for_turbov21_iv_by_deaart-d36njq8.jpg) (http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/007/b/a/commission_for_turbov21_iv_by_deaart-d36njq8.jpg)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: Judah-Ben-Hur on September 12, 2015, 11:23:14 AM
In the Supernatural season 8, episode titled 'As Time Goes Bye' a flashback to the past shows a boys bedroom from the 1940s. Aparently he's quite a Hardy Boys fan since the books are everywhere---though they used the blue spined picture covers instead of the period acurate brown or yellow spined volumes.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on September 14, 2015, 12:39:59 AM
Oh well- I always appreciate a reference wherever I can get it- even if it isn't actually accurate to the time (though that is unfortunate.)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: tomswift2002 on October 19, 2015, 05:52:16 PM
I was just reading The Nancy Drew Files Case 4: Smile And Say Murder on page 52 one of Nancy's suspects mentions that he's been reading thriller novels since he started to read the Hardy Boys in grade school.  (The book was published in October 1986, before the Casefiles, so this kind of screws up the in-series continuity between the Nancy Drew Files, Hardy Boys Casefiles, Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys SuperMysteries & Tom Swift series, or I guess it could lend credence to the Hardy's being known by an ulta-secret government agency.  Of course  this mention of the Hardy's being in books within the series contradicts what is said in The Hardy Boys Casefiles #100 True Thriller where the boys find it amusing that someone would want to write a book about them).
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on October 21, 2015, 01:44:33 PM
Wow- that's a neat reference. I didn't realize the Nancy Drew Files books made mention of The Hardy Boys (and in this case, as a book series.) Interesting.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: Katie on October 22, 2015, 09:14:58 PM
They mentioned Nancy Drew in the UB book series #7, though....
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on October 25, 2015, 01:11:10 PM
Yep- I've heard that. I still need to look that up- thanks for the reminder. :)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: Katie on October 30, 2015, 10:45:22 AM
It was kind of weird...and that first book where they meet, let's just say it wasn't what I expected! ::)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on August 16, 2016, 10:51:54 AM
I just ran across this cool Foxtrot comic strip with a reference to The Hardy Boys (along with a number of other great literary sleuths!)
 :) 8)
(http://assets.amuniversal.com/409625e06247012ee3c300163e41dd5b)

Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on November 02, 2016, 11:55:10 AM
I just found this at random today and as a fan of both The Hardy Boys and Star Trek, I am loving it! :) 8)
I know at least some of our members should definitely appreciate this. Check out these Hardy Boys/Star Trek mashup humor/parody stories at trekmysteries.net (http://trekmysteries.net/)
Here's something to pique your interest- there's more on the site.
 :) 8)
(http://trekmysteries.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Kirk-Spock-001-Klingon-Treasure.jpg)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: Bigfootman on November 08, 2016, 11:58:10 AM
In the Hardy Boys look alike topic several years back, I mention that Scooby Doo #80 had two villains that looked a lot like Frank and Joe Hardy. Well, I finally have some pictures of them, and since the look alike topic is years old, I figured I'd post the picture here.

(https://s3.postimg.org/ktzbc1ng3/Scooby_Doo_80.png)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on November 09, 2016, 07:30:05 AM
I think I can see The Hardy Boys similarity here, especially since they mention "The Gray Man" in the comic!  ;)
(Though I doubt it's an intended Casefiles reference.)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: tomswift2002 on February 15, 2017, 10:49:40 PM
I was just watching part of CBC's The National, and they had a photo montage on for Stuart McLean, a long-time CBC reporter.  Anyway one of the photos was of him reading a 1950's era DJ copy of "What Happened At Midnight", a story written by none other than Leslie McFarlane, another Canadian who at one point also worked for the CBC. 

Also, Tom Swift Jr. got in on the photo as the DJ for Midnight was a wrap-around and the back cover was adevettising the Tom Swift series.  But the onscreen graphic was cutting the lower half off.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on February 16, 2017, 12:21:48 PM
Nice! Always great to see The Hardy Boys mentioned anywhere in pop culture. And yeah- pretty fitting for the CBC to recognize the most famous Canadian ghostwriter for The Hardy Boys, even if unintentionally. :) 8)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: Bigfootman on July 23, 2017, 03:37:09 PM
(https://preview.ibb.co/hGrgLQ/s_l1600.jpg) (https://ibb.co/n93Huk)
A Panarizon Story of America Card about the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew.
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on July 23, 2017, 07:08:54 PM
Nice! Yeah, I've seen that around online somewhere before. :)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: Bigfootman on August 21, 2017, 10:39:58 PM
Variant cover for Grass Kings #9:

(https://preview.ibb.co/kC9nbk/BOOM_Grass_Kings_009_B_Intermix.jpg)
Title: Re: The boys in pop culture
Post by: MacGyver on August 23, 2017, 05:00:09 PM
Cool!   :D 8)