Thread Number: 85564  /  Tag: Vintage Dishwashers
Movies with Appliances Being Used
[Down to Last]'s exclusive eBay Watch:
scroll >>> for more items --- [As an eBay Partner, eBay may compensate if you make a purchase using any link to eBay on this page]
Post# 1101146   12/19/2020 at 09:21 (1,279 days old) by jakeseacrest (Massachusetts)        

jakeseacrest's profile picture
Mostly dishwashers and garbage disposals. Off the top of my head:

The Incredible Shrinking Woman: Lily Tomlin falls into the garbage disposal
The War of the Roses: Kathleen Turner loads a Jenn Air reverse rack and uses a disposal
Ordinary People: Mary Tyler Moore uses a disposal
The Last Married Couple in America: Natalie Wood loads a KDS-18
The Courtship of Eddie's Father: A Frigidaire spin tube gets loaded
Mirror Mirror: Karen Black loses her hand in a disposal
The Ice Storm: Joan Allen loads a KDI-15
Bachelor In Paradise: Bob Hope loses a battle with the disposal
Ghost in the Machine: A kid sticks his hand in the disposal and later the dishwasher kills the babysitter
Drop Dead Fred: Marsha Mason loads a Whirlpool dishwasher

Any others to add?

Post# 1101149 , Reply# 1   12/19/2020 at 09:31 (1,279 days old) by jakeseacrest (Massachusetts)        

jakeseacrest's profile picture
Critters: Dee Wallace uses a disposal after dinner
Amityville the Evil Escapes: a guy loses his hand trying to unjam a disposal
E.T.: Dee Wallace puts plates in a Caloric dishwasher

Post# 1101151 , Reply# 2   12/19/2020 at 09:44 (1,279 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

pulltostart's profile picture

The Help:  Aibileen Clark (Viola Davis) uses an Electrolux vacuum.



Post# 1101152 , Reply# 3   12/19/2020 at 09:47 (1,279 days old) by reactor (Oak Ridge, Tennessee-- )        
"The Birds"

reactor's profile picture
In Alfred Hitchcock's, "The Birds" (1963), Lydia Brenner (Jessica Tandy) loads a built-in dishwasher (a Whirlpool??)

In "Bye Bye Byrdie (1963) Mama Mae Peterson (Maureen Stapleton) tries to asphyxiate herself in the oven of a range, only to have Paul Lynde inform her, "It's electric."

Post# 1101153 , Reply# 4   12/19/2020 at 09:56 (1,279 days old) by reactor (Oak Ridge, Tennessee-- )        
one more....

reactor's profile picture
In "Who's Minding the Store" (1963),

Norman Pfiffer (Jerry Lewis) is attempting to repair a Hoover Convertible vacuum cleaner while a chagrinned Agnes Moorehead watches. the setting is in the appliance department of the department store Norman is working at. In the background are many home appliances (washers, dryers, disposals, etc.) including a row of beautiful RCA Whirlpool portable dishwashers.

Post# 1101155 , Reply# 5   12/19/2020 at 10:06 (1,279 days old) by ea56 (Cotati, Calif.)        
In 1967’s “Wait Until Dark”

ea56's profile picture

A blind character played by Audrey Hepburn does her laundry in a Westinghouse slant front.



Post# 1101160 , Reply# 6   12/19/2020 at 10:59 (1,279 days old) by Washerlover (The Big Island, Hawai’i)        

washerlover's profile picture
And don’t forget the lovely Whirlpool washer in the outdoor laundry shed in “Halloween.” Also the two (Sears/Whirlpool?) combo machines in “Mommie Dearest.”

Post# 1101161 , Reply# 7   12/19/2020 at 11:02 (1,279 days old) by ozzie908 (Lincoln UK)        
Home alone... # 1

ozzie908's profile picture
What was the brand of washer in the basement that Kevin does the laundry in ??


Post# 1101162 , Reply# 8   12/19/2020 at 11:11 (1,279 days old) by appnut (TX)        

appnut's profile picture
The Big Chill, Glenn Close loads a Whirlpool PowerClean

The Huxtables had a Whirlpool dishwasher in their kitchen.

Post# 1101167 , Reply# 9   12/19/2020 at 12:03 (1,279 days old) by RP2813 (Sannazay)        

rp2813's profile picture

Natalie Wood stuck her head into a gas oven in "Inside Daisy Clover."  I was a a teenager when I saw it and couldn't tell you anything about its brand or age, but I suspect it would have been an old stove for its day.



Post# 1101169 , Reply# 10   12/19/2020 at 12:14 (1,279 days old) by ea56 (Cotati, Calif.)        
In 1936’s “Follow the Fleet”

ea56's profile picture

Harriet Hillard aka Harriet Nelson of 1950’s TV “Ozzie and Harriet”, mom of Ricky and David Nelson,  cooks for Randolph Scott on  what appears to be a brand new electric stove, I believe it was a GE in she and her sisters (Ginger Rogers) tricked out San Francisco apartment.


BTW this is a pretty good 30’s RKO dancing musical with Fred Astaire also in the cast and Lucille Ball has a bit part too.


And on the “Ozzie and Harriet Show” their sponsor was Hotpoint and her kitchen had all Hotpoint appliances and she also did many of the Hotpoint commercials as well.



Post# 1101170 , Reply# 11   12/19/2020 at 12:16 (1,279 days old) by turquoisedude (.)        
"The Birds" dishwasher

turquoisedude's profile picture

Was a Whirlpool - the 'telephone-dial' model no less!  Found one a couple of years ago but still haven't used it...


And let's not forget the Westy slant-front washer being emptied in a frenzy when the grid shuts down in "The Day The Earth Stood Still".

Post# 1101173 , Reply# 12   12/19/2020 at 12:21 (1,279 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

foraloysius's profile picture
Mona Lisa Smile with Robert’s Frigidaire set.

Post# 1101174 , Reply# 13   12/19/2020 at 12:29 (1,279 days old) by ea56 (Cotati, Calif.)        
Here’s a GE Promotional Film from 1933

ea56's profile picture

with Bette Davis showing how to do the dishes in her new GE in the counter dishwasher.  Her whole kitchen is a wonderland of the latest GE appliances.  Her friend is character actress Ruth Donnelly.




Post# 1101181 , Reply# 14   12/19/2020 at 13:35 (1,279 days old) by seedub (South Texas Hill Country)        
Here's a cringe-inducing film for us laundry nerds:

seedub's profile picture
The scene in "The Accidental Tourist (1988)" where William Hurt's character gets a load of wash going in a Whirlpool Imperial (looks to be a 1986 model), then starts up the basement stairs. As he's going, the washer shifts into spin-dry, goes out of balance, bangs loudly, *AND A BUZZER SOUNDS*. This freaks out his dog, who trips up our hero, causing him to topple down the stairs leaving him laid up with an injury so that he's not able to do his job writing travel guides.

Um...what now? Possibly I'm wrong, but I never knew Whirlpools to have OOB buzzers.

One of the sound engineers apparently went home and recorded their Kenmore and used that in the soundtrack, I suppose? It's as nerve wracking for me as those '70s TV shows where we hear the same Chrysler starter motor canned sound effect in any scene where a car engine is being cranked, regardless of the car's manufacture.

Post# 1101183 , Reply# 15   12/19/2020 at 13:50 (1,279 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

dadoes's profile picture
No WP old-style belt-drives had OOB switches far as I know, unless maybe very early 1950s.  1986 is at the tail-end of production.

Whirlpool direct-drive Catalyst has an OOB because of the catalyst spin treatment, but no other WP or KA DD model that I'm aware.  I recall mention that some KM direct-drive models (other than the Catalyst) had OOBs.

Post# 1101186 , Reply# 16   12/19/2020 at 14:13 (1,279 days old) by jakeseacrest (Massachusetts)        

jakeseacrest's profile picture
TV Shows:
In the episode of Gimme A Break "Katie's Corner" Jonathan buys and tries to install an Insinkerator Model 77.

In an episode of Valerie the boys give Valerie a Badger 5

Post# 1101188 , Reply# 17   12/19/2020 at 15:05 (1,279 days old) by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

maytag85's profile picture
Since Who’s Minding The Store was mentioned, I own a Whirlpool Imperial Mark XII set that is EXACTLY like the one in that movie.

  View Full Size
Post# 1101252 , Reply# 18   12/19/2020 at 23:56 (1,278 days old) by vacman1961 (North Babylon, New York)        

The washer and dryer in the basement of Home Alone was a Frigidaire, actually all the appliances in the house were Frigidaire. In Home Alone 2 the house under renovation had a Maytag center dial washer in the basement. In the movie Uncle Buck they had a Kitchen Aid washer and dryer. The movie The Birdcage there was a beautiful Coldspot bottom freezer refrigerator and there was also a nice vintage Kenmore washer and dryer. The movie She Devil, RoseAnn was cooking in a Caloric Eye Level gas range and later blew up the house by putting iron and other things in her copper tone 1967 GE filter Flo washer, the same movie later shows Meryl Streep breaking her nail closing the lid of a Hotpoint rim flow washer.

Post# 1101256 , Reply# 19   12/20/2020 at 00:24 (1,278 days old) by thomasortega (El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora de Los Angeles de Porciúncula)        

Not mo ie but tv series..

Why women kill, with Revinkevin's coin op westinghouses.

Post# 1101258 , Reply# 20   12/20/2020 at 00:35 (1,278 days old) by RP2813 (Sannazay)        

rp2813's profile picture

Agreed about the Chrysler starter motors.  Same goes for all filmed NBC TV series from the '60s and '70s.  Every phone in every show had the same ringer sound dubbed in.



Post# 1101276 , Reply# 21   12/20/2020 at 06:01 (1,278 days old) by retro-man (- boston,ma)        

The Three Stooges, when Shemp is dating some hot girl and they are cleaning up the kitchen after eating in her apartment and Shemp opens a running early KA dishwasher and gets soaked when the auto shut off switch doesn't work trying to put a glass in.


Post# 1101385 , Reply# 22   12/20/2020 at 16:26 (1,277 days old) by rinso (Meridian Idaho)        

In the original movie of "The Parent Trap" the kitchen featured a Whirlpool dishwasher with the finger-hole telephone dial style control.

Post# 1101423 , Reply# 23   12/20/2020 at 19:35 (1,277 days old) by reactor (Oak Ridge, Tennessee-- )        
Westinghouse Laundromat's

reactor's profile picture
EuGene, lest we not forget the Tappan Fabulous 400, also making an appearance in "The Parent Trap." I didn't mention these as they weren't being used in the movie. But it and the dishwasher are, indeed, beautiful pieces of equipment (as is Maureen O'Hara, as well.)

Oddly, Mitch also has a built-it cook top in addition to the Tappan range. Maggie (Maureen O'Hara) is making Irish Stew, for Mitch (Brian Keith) on it.

I doubt if there are any sci fi buffs on this site so you may not have seen the classic "B" science fiction film. "The Magnetic Monster," starring Richard Carlson and Jean Byron (Patty Duke's TV mom.)

It also stars a whole row of brand new 1952/53 model Westinghouse Laundromats.

A scientist, in his laboratory located on the second floor over a hardware store, magnetizes the entire store below and the doors of the Westinghouse machines keep opening and closing on their own. You can also see many small appliances, of the day, (percolators, skillets) in the hardware store.

(BTW, Despite the silly title, this is a very well done film. You won't leave your chair in the last 15 minutes!)

Post# 1101500 , Reply# 24   12/21/2020 at 11:50 (1,277 days old) by jakeseacrest (Massachusetts)        

jakeseacrest's profile picture
Moving: Richard Pryor turns on the garbage disposal and the kitchen goes haywire. He has a Jenn Air reverse rack that goes crazy when this happens.

Post# 1102194 , Reply# 25   12/27/2020 at 12:45 (1,271 days old) by Kenmoreguy89 (Valenza Piemonte, Italy- Soon to be US immigrant.)        

kenmoreguy89's profile picture
I have seen many but do not recall any of the names, i do remember home alone when Kevin uses that crappy indexing plastic tub Frigidaire set and pour half cap of the still orange liquid tide of the old days on the softener dispenser and all around.
The OCD side of me gets really annoyed by that! 😂

Post# 1102200 , Reply# 26   12/27/2020 at 13:53 (1,271 days old) by Paulwash (Niagara Falls New York)        
Movies with appliances being used

paulwash's profile picture
Michael Keaton “Mr. Mom” 1970”s Westinghouse washer,1960’’s Kenmore Dryer
Kathy Bates. Dolores Claiborne 1970s Kenmore Washer
Meryl Streep She Devil 1980’s Hotpoint washer and dryer
Mary Tyler Moore uses garbage disposal and Kitchen Aide dishwasher

Post# 1102232 , Reply# 27   12/27/2020 at 18:30 (1,270 days old) by Paulwash (Niagara Falls New York)        
Movies with appliances being used

paulwash's profile picture

  Photos...       <              >      Photo 1 of 5         View Full Size
Post# 1102235 , Reply# 28   12/27/2020 at 19:27 (1,270 days old) by electronicontrl (Grand Rapids, MI)        
Three Men and...

electronicontrl's profile picture
I don't think I saw this added yet....
Three Men and A Baby, the dishwasher being loaded there was a Maytag WU1000.
I was the only person in the theater exclaiming "It's a Maytag"!

Post# 1102312 , Reply# 29   12/28/2020 at 15:04 (1,270 days old) by jakeseacrest (Massachusetts)        

jakeseacrest's profile picture
I remember that part of Three Men but what movie with Ted Danson is that pic from?

Post# 1102591 , Reply# 30   12/30/2020 at 21:09 (1,267 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

This morning, I saw the Dennis the Menace episode 18 from season 4 in 1963 where the pair of late 50s WPs were removed and replaced with one of those O'Keefe & Merritt monster no spin combos in the kitchen.  It was only because of that shot of the combo that I did not change the channel immediately.  That series must have had a set decorator from Eastern Europe; the rooms were awful in both the Mitchell and Wilson homes and the kid's voice was like fingernails on a chalkboard.

Post# 1102624 , Reply# 31   12/31/2020 at 07:16 (1,267 days old) by turnamat (Germany)        

turnamat's profile picture
In "Family"with Kisty Mc Nichol and Sada Thompson they had a Frigidaire washer and a (probably)Kenmore Dryer or Washer Dryer

Post# 1102631 , Reply# 32   12/31/2020 at 10:27 (1,267 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

It was a Kenmore combo.

Post# 1102633 , Reply# 33   12/31/2020 at 10:29 (1,267 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Ja turnamat!

Guten tag! They did. Tom, a no spin combo? So you needed a mangle or took a long time in the dryer.

Post# 1102890 , Reply# 34   1/2/2021 at 12:43 (1,265 days old) by thatwasherguy (Kentucky)        
A Blast From The Past

thatwasherguy's profile picture
I recall seeing what appeared to be a pre-1966 turquoise Maytag washer and dryer, as well as a turquoise Frigidaire flair, and GE refrigerator.

Post# 1102936 , Reply# 35   1/2/2021 at 20:10 (1,264 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

TWZ episode 10 from season 3, the Midnight Sun where the late 50s/early 60s Westinghouse window air conditioner is shown blowing those little tinsel streamers to show it working, like stores used to show, and then showing the streamers flopping down when the power goes out. 

Post# 1106112 , Reply# 36   1/28/2021 at 13:09 (1,239 days old) by AunaBreslun20 (BOISE)        

Halloween h20 has a hilariously "scary" garbage disposal with sharp angled spikes (help me figure out wtf that looks like, it's so cheesy lol) that the protagonist character loses (drops) a bottle opener down and retrieves.

Post# 1106127 , Reply# 37   1/28/2021 at 15:15 (1,239 days old) by whitetub (Montreal, Canada)        

In the movie The Wiz, 1978, Diana Ross is helping cleaning up the kitchen, and loading a KitchenAid Dishwasher.


Post# 1106188 , Reply# 38   1/29/2021 at 14:28 (1,238 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Sing it Dianna!

I have to see who played the auntie. A '75 or later Chevy Nova sedan, and is that Lena Horne?

Post# 1106189 , Reply# 39   1/29/2021 at 14:29 (1,238 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Looks like she could be

Qeen Latifa's mom.

Post# 1106190 , Reply# 40   1/29/2021 at 14:39 (1,238 days old) by AunaBreslun20 (BOISE)        

oh and if you don't mind a cartoon being added; in the ant bully the shrunken down kid and the ants escape through the sink into the disposal, his grandma peering down and yelling at the ants to "taKe mE inSteAD LUCASSSS!!!" as her teeth fall into the disposal only for you to once again see the most hilarious interpretation of blades i swear it's these movies, maaan how many more disposals were misrepresented in movies?

Post# 1107768 , Reply# 41   2/12/2021 at 18:04 (1,223 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        
Father Knows Best Home For Christmas 1977 Reunion Movie

I stumbled onto these holiday movies on you tube. I remembered this because it has, at 40 minutes, the Lady Kenmore combo. At 56 minutes there is what looks like a rainbow flag in the attic and at 1:08:39 there are more glimpses of the combo. I gave the link to the show and the places you can fast forward to if you care. I remember watching this in 1977, but had forgotten all of the shmaltz, histrionics, unnecessary plot twists and complications and the way the little girls screamed every time they opened their mouths.  In 1977, I still wished for a combo, but my wishes were recorded and brought to fruition a few years later.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO Tomturbomatic's LINK

Post# 1107773 , Reply# 42   2/12/2021 at 18:42 (1,223 days old) by bradfordwhite (central U.S.)        
MTM show's

bradfordwhite's profile picture
Sue Ann Niven's avocado on avocado on avocado kitchen set with Frigidaire top mount and ____ double oven and ____stove top.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO bradfordwhite's LINK

  View Full Size
Post# 1107807 , Reply# 43   2/13/2021 at 06:35 (1,223 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
MtM show:

Betty White was a "b" in it. She sort of reversed the slutty role with Blanche in Golden girls. Oddly Sue Ann Niven could could, Betty White said in the game show with her husband she wasn't very good. Her in laws came for dinner, and all she knew how to fix was ham.
The movie Bringing down the house gave her another rude role as the neighbor lady.
She said in a scene "I saw negro", and another asked Georgie who cut his hair. "You look like a fag."

Post# 1107839 , Reply# 44   2/13/2021 at 11:36 (1,223 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

In the British film, My Beautiful Launderette, an English  guy and his Pakistani partner remodel an old coin laundry and take sledge hammers to commercial Frigidaire three ring agitator washers. We were the only people who groaned loudly when the hammers crashed needlessly into the Frigidaire washers.


There was an AMP on the service porch of the Hudson Sisters' house in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane


Father Knows Best had both a complete Westinghouse kitchen and laundry followed by Bendix/Crosley appliances. 


In Batteries Not Included, Hume Cronin and Jessica Tandy's apartment has a Maytag wringer washer and a mid-late 60s Frigidaire gas dryer. 


On My Three Sons, they had an RCI-61  and the most comically undersized refrigerator for a family with 5 men along with a Frigidaire Deluxe washer and dryer in the laundry room. One time a wheel rolled out of the room and into the kitchen.


Bachelor Father with John Forsythe and Noreen Corcoran, Ssster of Kevin Corcoran in Disney films,  had a gas kitchen and later a Hotpoint kitchen with the double wall ovens featuring one of the early microwave ovens. for Peter to use. "Niece Kelly, I zapped dinner for you." Uncle Bentley also drove a beautiful Chrysler convertible. 

Post# 1107842 , Reply# 45   2/13/2021 at 12:16 (1,223 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        

yeah, My beautiful Laundrette was great! In the British version of "Shameless" series, a Pakistani's wife is a store owner near ther housing estate where his slightly younger boyfriend lives. His older sister does laundry, and kicks the washer to get it to spin. Their dad is a gyro check drunk on the govt. dole. Her boyfriend buy's them a new washer, and dad gets angry when she shrank his shirt in boil wash.
The store managers wife catches them in the act in the stock room, and threatens him with divorce and poverty if he doesn't break it off.

Post# 1107847 , Reply# 46   2/13/2021 at 13:49 (1,223 days old) by rinso (Meridian Idaho)        

Reactor, thank you for the tip on the movie "The Magnetic Monster." I am a fan of the old 1950's SciFi movies, and I hadn't seen that one before. I liked it.

Post# 1108041 , Reply# 47   2/15/2021 at 09:19 (1,221 days old) by lesto (Atlanta)        

In the movie'Hud" Patricia Neal has what looks like an early 60's Hotpoint washer or possibly an Easy on the back porch off the kitchen. In "Whatever Happened To baby Jane" Bette Davis has a Maytag AMP in the kitchen.

Post# 1108213 , Reply# 48   2/16/2021 at 10:43 (1,220 days old) by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        
MTM Show

pulltostart's profile picture

Thanks for posting that episode!  That show was one of the great comedy lineup shows that CBS had in the early 1970's and was a terrific combination of talented people.  I just love Betty White's character - she was just such a B*tch and, as noted above, the total opposite of her later character in TGG.  All of the characters had great timing and could really get the laughs.



Post# 1108518 , Reply# 49   2/18/2021 at 08:36 (1,218 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield, East Midlands, UK)        
MTM Again

vacbear58's profile picture
Apparently Sue Ann got a different oven in season 5


Post# 1108519 , Reply# 50   2/18/2021 at 08:52 (1,218 days old) by vacbear58 (Sutton In Ashfield, East Midlands, UK)        
And Father Came Too

vacbear58's profile picture
UK 1964

Moffat Range (Canadian manufacture), Mixer, Toaster & Blender by Kenwood, kitchen cabinet by Wrighton.

There is also a US manufacture top loading dishwasher shown stowed under the counter in an earlier scene

Appliances from 1.12 in to the film


Post# 1108560 , Reply# 51   2/18/2021 at 14:04 (1,218 days old) by bradfordwhite (central U.S.)        

bradfordwhite's profile picture

SueAnn also got a side-by-side, that little hussy.  Who'd she sleep with to get these?

Post# 1108562 , Reply# 52   2/18/2021 at 14:08 (1,218 days old) by bradfordwhite (central U.S.)        
Mamas's Family

bradfordwhite's profile picture

had a variety of early 60s appliances.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO bradfordwhite's LINK

  View Full Size
Post# 1108893 , Reply# 53   2/20/2021 at 16:14 (1,215 days old) by Washerlover (The Big Island, Hawai’i)        

washerlover's profile picture
And I recall a lovely TOL Whirlpool washing machine co-starring with Doris Day in a “Happy Soap” commercial in the 1963 movie “The Thrill of it All.”

Post# 1108909 , Reply# 54   2/20/2021 at 18:04 (1,215 days old) by ken (NYS)        
Blast from the Past

ken's profile picture
Also shown is a Frigidaire Flair. Sissy Spacek removes a cooked roast from it and takes it along as she and Christopher Walken head to the fall out shelter during the assumed nuclear attack.

The film clip below doesn't show the range. The still is of the kitchen in the fall out shelter with an identical unit.

  View Full Size
Post# 1109172 , Reply# 55   2/22/2021 at 13:42 (1,214 days old) by ElectronicSuper (London)        
Freaky Friday!

I can't believe nobody has yet mentioned Freaky Friday - featuring probably the highest profile use of a washing machine in a film ever ;)

Post# 1109186 , Reply# 56   2/22/2021 at 14:46 (1,214 days old) by bradfordwhite (central U.S.)        

bradfordwhite's profile picture
Why what happened on FF?

Post# 1109190 , Reply# 57   2/22/2021 at 15:06 (1,214 days old) by ElectronicSuper (London)        

In case you didn't know, the premise of the film is that Annabel, a teenage girl, swaps bodies with her Mother, Ellen. Ellen has to cope with Annabel's day at school and Annabel is responsible for everything at home that Ellen would usually deal with.

Annabel, in the body of Ellen, tries to do the laundry but stuffs *everything* into the washer, chucks loads of detergent in and switches it on. She goes off to watch TV and a short while later hears the washing machine banging and clattering. She runs into the laundry room and the machine is going nuts! It then floods the laundry room just as the housekeeper, Mrs. Schmauss, arrives to give her scathing opinion on what has happened.

Post# 1109193 , Reply# 58   2/22/2021 at 15:21 (1,214 days old) by bradfordwhite (central U.S.)        

bradfordwhite's profile picture
Thank-you for that ElectronicSuper who just joined today and has 3 posts so far, 2 of which are on this thread.

  Photos...       <              >      Photo 1 of 2         View Full Size
Post# 1109221 , Reply# 59   2/22/2021 at 17:43 (1,213 days old) by bradfordwhite (central U.S.)        
Jody Foster movie with Frigidaire washer dryer

bradfordwhite's profile picture
Freaky Friday review

The also had an avocado GE trash compactor and some other as yet unidentified kitchen appliances.


  View Full Size
Post# 1109280 , Reply# 60   2/23/2021 at 05:58 (1,213 days old) by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

askolover's profile picture

Gremlins, the mother forces a gremlin into the microwave and nukes it, she uses a Peltzer (husband inventor) coffee machine, juicer, egg cracker, and mixer.

Under Siege, Steven Segal makes a bomb in the microwave.

I was going to mention Freaky Friday also.

Post# 1109288 , Reply# 61   2/23/2021 at 08:17 (1,213 days old) by jakeseacrest (Massachusetts)        

jakeseacrest's profile picture
Freaky Friday had the best kitchen. Avocado GE appliances

Post# 1109290 , Reply# 62   2/23/2021 at 08:42 (1,213 days old) by tim90650 (Greater Los Angeles area)        

tim90650's profile picture
During the police chase in the beginning, Mouth helping his father in the kitchen, I think it’s a Maytag dishwasher

Post# 1109296 , Reply# 63   2/23/2021 at 09:49 (1,213 days old) by jeb (Mansfield Ohiio)        

There is a movie with Bob Hope (and I think Lana Turner) where he is writing about the suburbs and moves to a house there. He loads a combo and ends up with a flooded mess that the housewife next door has to help clean up and instruct him how to use the machine. The movie takes place in a brand new development so you get to see everybodys new mid century houses with a lot of the action taking place in kitchens ( if your into mid century modern design).

Post# 1109314 , Reply# 64   2/23/2021 at 12:50 (1,213 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

The movie with Bob Hope and Lana Turner is "Bachelor in Paradise" from MGM in 1961. Haven't seen it in a long time, but it's a funny movie.

Post# 1109375 , Reply# 65   2/24/2021 at 06:51 (1,212 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

I think I remember that he put the detergent in the lint trap of the O'Keefe & Merritt combo, the one that did not spin.

Post# 1172049 , Reply# 66   2/12/2023 at 14:04 (494 days old) by jakeseacrest (Massachusetts)        

jakeseacrest's profile picture
The Morning After with Jane Fonda. She is cleaning up a crime scene and throws everything in a 1980s Whirlpool Power Clean Dishwasher.

Post# 1172404 , Reply# 67   2/16/2023 at 14:43 (490 days old) by jakins (Kissimmee, Fl.)        
Rally Round The Flag Boys

jakins's profile picture
I don't know if this was brought up. in the opening Joanne Woodward is with the repair man with a Westinghouse slant front with the front panels off. also looks like a Servel gas refrigerator. also a great version of a MCM home. the movie can be found on classic reel

Post# 1172405 , Reply# 68   2/16/2023 at 15:58 (489 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

dadoes's profile picture
Close Encounters of the Third Kind ... stereo/turntable, furnace, vacuum, water heater, and kitchen appliances when the aliens try to get into Jillian and Barry's house and then take Barry.

(toward end of the clip)

Post# 1172423 , Reply# 69   2/16/2023 at 19:47 (489 days old) by Pierreandreply4 (St-Bruno de montarville (province of quebec) canada)        
the movie she devil with rosanne barr

pierreandreply4's profile picture
i think the movie she devil with rosanne barr there was a ge filter flo in that movie

Post# 1172425 , Reply# 70   2/16/2023 at 21:34 (489 days old) by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Came across this while channel surfing. Ellen Burstyn and Kris Kristofferson are sitting in the kitchen and behind them is a Hotpoint 30" drop in range.

Post# 1172432 , Reply# 71   2/16/2023 at 23:49 (489 days old) by appnut (TX)        

appnut's profile picture
The last 1 or 2 seasons of Ozzie & Harriet, they had the same 1964 Norge Dispse o Mat washer and dryer we had.

Post# 1172449 , Reply# 72   2/17/2023 at 06:46 (489 days old) by tennblondie78 (Bowling Green, KY)        

tennblondie78's profile picture
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio is a great one!

Post# 1172651 , Reply# 73   2/19/2023 at 06:03 (487 days old) by retro-man (- boston,ma)        

Watching an episode of Ghost the other night and Hetty the ghost lady of the house is sitting on top of a center dial Maytag with a snubber I guess was broken, enjoying the vibrations of the machine during the spin cycle.


Post# 1204804 , Reply# 74   5/6/2024 at 20:23 by Michaelh (Illinois, USA)        
I hope y’all don’t mind me starting this again

michaelh's profile picture
I was watching the movie “Hitchcock” today which takes place 1959/60. His kitchen incorrectly had a KitchenAid KDS-18 installed, something that wouldn’t have been around for another 25 years after the movie takes place.

Another movie, “The Incredibles” has a turquoise “DishAid” dishwasher, a play on the KD-15. They also appear to have a Frigidaire refrigerator and some type of double wall ovens.

  Photos...       <              >      Photo 1 of 2         View Full Size

Forum Index:       Other Forums:                      

Comes to the Rescue!

The Discuss-o-Mat has stopped, buzzer is sounding!!!
If you would like to reply to this thread please log-in...

Discuss-O-MAT Log-In

New Members
Click Here To Sign Up.

Discuss-o-Mat Forums
Vintage Brochures, Service and Owners Manuals
Fun Vintage Washer Ephemera
See It Wash!
Video Downloads
Audio Downloads
Picture of the Day
Patent of the Day
Photos of our Collections
The Old Aberdeen Farm
Vintage Service Manuals
Vintage washer/dryer/dishwasher to sell?
Technical/service questions?
Looking for Parts?
Website related questions?
Digital Millennium Copyright Act Policy
Our Privacy Policy