Zelda in Pop Culture

I can’t even begin to tell you how crazily riled up I got when I first saw that clip while watching a favorite show on Cartoon Network, The Powerpuff Girls, back in the good ol’ days. The Mayor’s disdain for that “darrrn fairy” also warmed my heart. Zelda has made quite an impact on our culture, there’s no denying that. Zelda: The Adventure of Link was mentioned in the 1989 film The Wizard, starring Fred Savage. Heck, even Robin Williams named his daughter “Zelda” after our favorite video game princess. Let’s see what other references we can find.

As I have mentioned in another article, Deadmau5 produced an electro-house song “You Need a Ladder” inspired by Zelda. He’s obviously a fan.. I mean, check out his tattoo.

Ah, Seth Green’s Robot Chicken, known for its wacky clay-mation and satire. It would be unthinkable if they had forgotten all about:

You remember that one cartoon on Comedy Central that somewhat parodies other cartoons? Drawn Together? This person looks familiar:

“I’m on a never-ending quest to save my girlfriend!”

The most recent, and one of the most memorable, reference is found in Scott Pilgrim VS. The World starring the world’s beloved awkward-teenager-role-taker, Michael Cera. Here, we see a dream sequence of the protagonist and hear a nice bit of game soundtrack we’ve all grown to love. Mmm, fairies.

It’s everywhere. Mr. Shigeru Miyamoto, thank you for the wonderful gift you have brought upon this world. Well, guys, we’ll be on the lookout for more. With that, here’s footage of Link partaking in one of those obscure, Japanese Youtube memes consisting of “Caramelldansen” and random dancing.

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