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The apocalypse (doesn't) take place eleven years after Anathema's eighth birthday. That makes her 19 years of age through the entire events of Good Omens. She was too young and too self-centered at this point to attach any importance to the fact that there was no mention made of her children, or indeed, any events in her future further away than ...


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I didn't find any direct joke concerning Elvis and Pollution in Good Omens yet, but the fact that the fourth horseman is described as "a young man dressed all in white. [...] He looked like Victorian Romantic poets looked just before the consumption and drug abuse really started to cut it" can be seen as covert references to Elvis' well known suiting habits ...


19

"two authors who are each well-known and have distinctive styles in their own right" - not according to them. In fact, they make this point multiple times - in the introduction to the book and elsewhere - that they were not "the Terry Pratchett" and "the Neil Gaiman" 1 . Gaiman hadn't written any novels at that time (okay, one novel - Don't Panic, a ...


19

At an educated guess, Pratchett and Gaiman are referring to the creation of S4C, the Welsh-language TV channel which began broadcasting in 1982. (Good Omens was published in 1990 and mostly written in 1988.) At this time, the UK had a total of four broadcast television channels. Channel 5 was not launched until 1997. S4C's English-language counterpart, ...


18

It's not stated but heavily hinted Brian v. Pollution: Brian is plump and always dirty-looking, there's something "ground in" about the grime on his face, hands and knees that resists ordinary soap and water. Brian generally seems the most cynical of the Them. This seems close to Pollution. Wensleydale v. Famine: probably the most scientifically minded of ...


18

The answer is in something Crowley said earlier. He actually mentioned this regarding young Warlock, who at the time, he still thought was the Antichrist. "Nobody's going to notice anything out of the ordinary. It's reality, angel. And young Warlock can do what he wants to that, whether he knows it or not." Adam has, of course, been unconciously ...


17

According to credits from IMDB - that waddling football sized demon is listed as "Hell's Usher" and was voiced by Andy Hamilton. (I remember thinking - "oh - they sound familiar" - realising who it was and thinking it's quite suitable voicing a little demon when one of his most popular works is playing Satan in the Old Harry's Game radio series)


15

According to Kripke (and Mark Sheppard, who discussed Neil Gaiman's reaction to his version of Crowley), "Crowley’s name is a reference to the character of the same name in Good Omens." Interestingly, Crowley is introduced in 5.10 Abandon All Hope... which opens with an overhead shot of a freeway, which evokes the description in Good Omens of the M25 which ...


12

I have never seen any indication that Gaiman and Pratchett's work was used as the basis for Supernatural's Crowley, and the similarities between the two characters are mostly superficial. Crowley from the novel is a demon whose existence dates back at least to the Garden of Eden; his name is just a modernized version of "Crawley" ("Crawly", in the novel), ...


12

Neil Gaiman just posted an alternate take of the Gavotte dance scene, and Sheen is both clearly visible, and clearly dancing. The focus issues are most likely intended to show that the filmic image is quite poor, especially since, as Neil puts it, "somebody has invented a moving picture camera rather ahead of schedule" This evidence suggests that it is ...


9

Both the 'quick temptation' and 'divine ecstasy' are being used in this passage as shorthand for the angelic and demonic activities expected of Aziraphale and Crowley respectively. Pratchett/Gaiman are explaining how the 'Arrangement' between these two works in practice. As in many covert and antagonistic situations the demon and the angel have found out ...


8

It seemed to me like a joke about fad diets and how they don't really help at all, so the MEALs are the logical conclusion to that concept: food that just doesn't do anything at all except cost you money.


7

In addition to Royal Canadian Bandit's answer, there is another possible explanation: The establishment of S4C as a Welsh-language fourth TV channel was a very political issue. Prior to its establishment, the existing broadcasters (BBC and ITV) had produced some Welsh-language programming for the region, but it was often broadcast in inconvenient timeslots. ...


6

I've not seen the series but the book does occasionally reference real world events in the past, but only as an aside. All directly addressed prophesies are in the immediate future of the story, some of them are for the reader's understanding only and the characters never work them out. The one in the image in your question is very specifically a plot point ...


4

When Pollution entered the biker bar, the wind blew empty crisp packets and newspapers and ice cream wrappers with him. They danced around his feet like excited children, then fell exhausted to the floor. He also wears an all-white suit, and has a crown as his totem (ie., the king). Pestilence also retired the year after Elvis was born, and Death ...


2

From https://www.studiodaily.com/2019/06/good-omens-dp-gavin-finney-earthly-otherwordly-camera-delights/ about the cinematography: We laughed during every single take of that scene because what Michael Sheen was doing with the dance was so glorious.


2

It's not in the book canon, but in the serie just released in Amazon Prime Video. When Satan arrive on earth, Adam said to Lucifer : Adam You're not my dad. Dads don't wait until you're 11 to say hello, and then turn up to tell you off. (...) If I'm in trouble with my dad, then it won't be you. It's going to be the dad who was there. Lucifer What ...


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The facts are that Kripke has mentioned the huge influence that Good Omen’s had on the creation of supernatural. Spn’s Crowley’s namesake is in fact Crowley from GO. Even Castiel’s character design is completely inspired from the Sandman character John Constantine. There are many references littered throughout the show, clearly Kripke’s way of showing his ...


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