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ALLIGATOR MOVIE PROP - Can You Identify What Movie?
« on: December 07, 2016, 10:42:10 AM »

This dumb little Alligator Water Globe was sold as a souvenir item for Animal Parks, The State of Louisiana and Florida, etc.


One like it served as a throw-away gag in a sci-fi or horror movie in what I think was either the '80's or the '90's.  My faulty memory places it on a shelf that a character walks by and gives a double-take.





A friend was given a Florida version (I think same as the movie one) for a gag gift.  He knew how much I liked it and gave it to me one day.  It is about 4" tall.

It has bugged me for years that I can not remember what movie it was used in.  For a long time I was convinced it featured in a Star Trek time travel themed film (or TV episode?).  But so many fans have told me that couldn't have been it that I figure it could not have been correct.  Can one of you hopeless movie nerds please tell me where this was used and finally put me out of my misery? 

I don't want to be carried off to my grave, over the sounds of pounding on my coffin lid and muffled shouts of, "WAIT!, I still can't remember where I saw that stupid ALLIGATOR!

It might upset my mourner.  (I don't care what anyone says, I'm convinced there will be one.)

 
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Re: ALLIGATOR MOVIE PROP - Can You Identify What Movie?
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2023, 08:46:33 AM »
I tried to be clever and do a Google image Search, but all I found was the Florida alligator snowglobe - and a great article about Mold-a-rama souvenirs.

http://www.thecarpetbagger.org/2014/04/mold-rama.html

OMG, I found it!

https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Snow_globe

Rain Robinson had a snow globe, cradled by an alligator figure, on her desk at Griffith Observatory in 1996. When time-traveling Tom Paris and Tuvok broke into that office that year, Paris studied it with some fascination. The model featured in "Star Trek: Voyager" episode, "Future's End", appears to be a popular souvenir, usually labeled as representing Florida or New Orleans, though manufactured in Hong Kong.
« Last Edit: April 04, 2023, 08:54:38 AM by Therin of Andor »
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Re: ALLIGATOR MOVIE PROP - Can You Identify What Movie?
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2023, 09:05:54 AM »
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OMG, I found it!

https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Snow_globe

Rain Robinson had a snow globe, cradled by an alligator figure, on her desk at Griffith Observatory in 1996. When time-traveling Tom Paris and Tuvok broke into that office that year, Paris studied it with some fascination. The model featured in "Star Trek: Voyager" episode, "Future's End", appears to be a popular souvenir, usually labeled as representing Florida or New Orleans, though manufactured in Hong Kong. 

I knew someone would eventually find this.  I didn't know it would take so long.

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Re: ALLIGATOR MOVIE PROP - Can You Identify What Movie?
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2023, 09:07:20 AM »
This dumb little Alligator Water Globe was sold as a souvenir item for Animal Parks, The State of Louisiana and Florida, etc.


One like it served as a throw-away gag in a sci-fi or horror movie in what I think was either the '80's or the '90's.  My faulty memory places it on a shelf that a character walks by and gives a double-take.





A friend was given a Florida version (I think same as the movie one) for a gag gift.  He knew how much I liked it and gave it to me one day.  It is about 4" tall.

It has bugged me for years that I can not remember what movie it was used in.  For a long time I was convinced it featured in a Star Trek time travel themed film (or TV episode?).  But so many fans have told me that couldn't have been it that I figure it could not have been correct.  Can one of you hopeless movie nerds please tell me where this was used and finally put me out of my misery? 

I don't want to be carried off to my grave, over the sounds of pounding on my coffin lid and muffled shouts of, "WAIT!, I still can't remember where I saw that stupid ALLIGATOR!

It might upset my mourner.  (I don't care what anyone says, I'm convinced there will be one.)
I remember the Lion Country Safari in California, which operated between 1970 to 1984. Seeing this one, makes me consider that these were probably sold there. If the film it appeared in was filmed in California, they may have picked it up from the park in Irvine California. The original South Florida park is the only one remaining in operation. Lion Country Safari previously operated parks in Irvine, California (19701984); Grand Prairie, Texas (19711992); Stockbridge, Georgia (19701984); Mason, Ohio (19741993) and Doswell, Virginia (19741993); all of them subsequently closed.
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