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.