Irwin in Pop Culture: Mortal Remains in Maggody

This week’s Irwin in Pop Culture reference is in the book Mortal Remains in Maggody.

The book is part of a mystery series written in the 90’s by Joan Hess.

In this particular volume, a movie company comes to the small town of Maggody, Arkansas just as a fire bug starts burning down every abandoned building outside of town.

What do you get when you combine movie talk with fires? A reference to Towering Inferno, of course.

Here’s the section:

“Seems I heard about that old shack burning down two nights ago,” she said with a small frown. “But nobody’s lived there for years and years. I am talking about the movie.”

I didn’t think she was referring to The Towering Inferno, so I arranged my features for maximum fascination and said, “What movie?”

Oh Irwin, he pops up everywhere.

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