Spot Tintin - Tintin's Cameos

Last updated: 01 January 2013.

Spot Tintin in Movies

Sonar Kellar screenshot
Sonar Kella (The Golden Fortress)
Topshe (played by Siddartha Chatterjee) reads Land of Black Gold in the 1974 Bengali film Sonar Kella (The Golden Fortress). The film was directed by Satyajit Ray, and based on a book also written by Ray.

Image © Government of West Bengal.
Spotted by L. Hamre.
Dieu seul me voit screenshot
Dieu seul me voit (Only God Sees Me)

The Klow Restaurant (from King Ottokar's Sceptre) appears in this 1998 film by Bruno Podalydès, complete with waiter, menu and washrooms. Albert, the lead character, also has a miniature replica of Tintin's rocket on his answering machine.

Spotted by UK Correspondent, Richard Wainman.
Kramer versus Kramer - 1979 movie starring Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep.
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Dustin Hoffman reads out Red Rackham's Treasure to his son, Billy (played by Justin Henry).
Spotted by Subhajit Bhattacherjee.
The Reader - 2008 movie starring Ralph Fiennes, Jeanette Hain, David Cross and Kate Winslet.
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In this Oscar winning movie, young Michael (David Kross) is seen reading The Seven Crystal Balls to Hannah (Kate Winslet).
Spotted by Narayan Radhakrishnan.
Wallace and Gromit
Wallace & Gromit (DVD)

On the 2005 BBC DVD release of the three "Wallace and Gromit" short films, Nick Park discusses his inspiration for "A Grand Day Out" in the director's commentary: "I was brought up on Tintin - you know, 'Hergé's Adventures of Tintin!' - and the way they went to the Moon in that rocket, and the way Hergé was so into the technical structure of things; and everything had to have a beautiful shape, you know, quite anti-modern technology in some ways."

Image © Copyright Aardman Animations Ltd 2005.
Spotted by our UK Correspondent, Richard Wainman.

Spot Tintin in TV Programmes

The Chase. 25 February, 2012 and 6 March 2012.
In the British quiz show, The Chase, the 25th of Febuary 2012 and 6th of March 2012 shows feature questions about Tintin and Captain Haddock.
Spotted by Dennis McCullough.
Countdown. The 12th edition.
Captain Haddock is mentioned in this Channel 4 UK quiz show.
Spotted by Dennis McCullough.
Rab B. Nesbitt. Season 9 of this BBC Scotland's sitcom.
Rab refers to his friend, Andra, as Tintin.
Spotted by Dennis McCullough.
Collectors

Series 7: Episode 13. Friday 29 July 2011. Australian newspaper cartoonist and television presenter, Warren Brown, shows off his collection of Tintin books and memorabilia. (Collectors is a series produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation / ABC.)

Spotted by Webmaster, Irene Mar.
The Simpsons

Tintin and Captain Haddock apear in episode, Once upon a time in Springfield, (LABF20), aired on 10 January, 2010.

Spotted by Dennis McCullough.
The Weakest Link

In the 12th September 2009 episode, a question that refers to Tintin turns up.

Spotted by Dennis McCullough.
Tintin in The Avengers
The Avengers

In the 1963 episode "The Golden Fleece", Steed reads a French copy of Tintin au pays de l'or noir, as the book had not been translated into English when the episode was made.

Spotted by George Mulder and our UK Correspondent Richard Wainman. Screenshots courtesy of George Mulder.
Tintin in The Avengers - Man with Two Shadows
The Avengers

In Man with Two Shadows, also from 1963, Steed reads an English copy of Tintin in Tibet.

Spotted by George Mulder and our UK Correspondent Richard Wainman. Screenshots courtesy of George Mulder.
Tintin in the Avengers
The Avengers

In the 1968 episode Look (stop me if you've heard this one) But There Were These Two Fellers, Steed reads a copy of Le Lotus Bleu, since that was yet to be translated.

Spotted by George Mulder and our UK Correspondent Richard Wainman. Screenshots courtesy of George Mulder.
Cash in the Attic
In the episode shown on 17th September 2006, a man is wearing a white Tintin t-shirt.
Spotted by Ethan White.
Emmerdale (formerly Emmerdale Farm)

In this British television soap opera, the character Zak Dingle (played by Steve Halliwell) is a dead ringer for Captain Haddock. In one of the episodes, one of the Dingle clan can be seen reading Tintin in America.

In the episode shown on Friday, 11th September, 2009, Zak Dingle can be spotted reading a Tintin book.

Spotted by Dennis McCullough.
Full Circle with Michael Palin
Full Circle with Michael Palin
In Episode 5 shown on BBC, the Indonesian guide wears a Tintin In America T-shirt.
Spotted by our UK Correspondent Oliver Battrick. Screenshots courtesy of Oliver Battrick. Images © BBC.
Full Circle with Michael Palin
Full Circle with Michael Palin
In Episode 5 shown on BBC, the Indonesian guide wears a Tintin T-shirt
Spotted by our UK Correspondent Oliver Battrick. Screenshots courtesy of Oliver Battrick. Images © BBC.
Friends

In part one the double length episode (Episode 15, Season 6) “The one that could have been”, Chandler Bing (played by Matt Perry) is wearing a blue Tintin T-shirt.

Spotted by Venita Warren.
Global Village - SBS (Australia) Global Village series.

The episode, "Child Cosmonauts", aired in Australia, on Monday, 19 May 2003, is about a group of children taking part in a simulated space shuttle flight at the Euro Space Centre in Belgium. Towards the end of the episode, the Space Camp leader can be seen waving a hardcopy of the French language “Explorers on the Moon” to the camera.

Spotted by Tintinologist.org staff Irene Mar.
Grand Designs

An episode of UK TV show "Grand Designs" featured a modernist house in Hastings, with an abstract painting of Snowy on the wall.

Spotted by our UK Correspondent Richard Wainman.
Hollyoaks
Hollyoaks

In the UK soap opera "Hollyoaks", a character is seen reading a copy of Tintin in Tibet;. After the credits have rolled, the camera focuses on the cover of the book.

Spotted by Katie Wainman. Screenshots supplied by our UK Correspondent Richard Wainman. Images © Mercey Television.
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Hollyoaks

In the UK soap opera "Hollyoaks", a character is seen reading a copy of Tintin in Tibet. After the credits have rolled, the camera focuses on the cover of the book.

Spotted by Katie Wainman. Screenshots supplied by our UK Correspondent Richard Wainman. Images © Mercey Television.
How to Start Your Own Country

In an episode of this BBC TV show, aired in the UK on 31 August 2005, Danny Wallace surveyed people asking for possible names for his country. One man suggested both Borduria and Syldavia.

Spotted by our UK Correspondents Richard Wainman and Oliver Battrick.
Sting MTV screenshot
Sting

In the award-winning music video for his hit song "We'll be together" (1988), Sting is wearing a Tintin jumper.

Spotted by far too many Tintin fans to name here! Screenshots courtesy of Monica Sztybel.
Sting MTV screenshot
Sting

In the award-winning music video for his hit song "We'll be together" (1988), Sting is wearing a Tintin jumper.

Spotted by far too many Tintin fans to name here! Screenshots courtesy of Monica Sztybel.
Thalassa

The episode "Au Pays de Tintin", aired on TV 3 France on 28 April 2006, was devoted to Tintin and the sea.

Spotted by Pari and Diane Rickard.
The Simpsons

In the St. Patrick's Day (2009) episode of the Simpsons, Bart Simpson is seen holding a copy of The Crab with the Golden Claws and referring to Belgium and Tintin.

Spotted by Dennis McCullough.

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