November, 1997 - "Toy Story",
A dartboard is on the bedroom door of "Sid",
the neighbors mean kid.
November 7, 1997 - TV Ad, Pro-Line
ESPN commercial featuring NFL Pro-Line
Sportswear. NFL players wearing the NFL Pro-Line
Sportswear apparell shooting darts.
March 6, 1997 - Tv Show "Chicago
On the inside of the front door to the
brothers' apartment is dart board, apparently
bristleboard, more likely rolled paper. There's no sign
of darts and no sign that it has ever been used, but it's
March 7, 1997 - "Tales From The
A really bizarre dart board scene is in the
movie,after being attached to a dart board where a
"living black slave/doll" has his nuts blown off from a
shotgun by a racist polititian, . A must see for all
March 4, 1997 - Men Behaving
Badly, sitcom, NBC
They actually had two boards, one steel-tip
and one soft-tip. They are unfortunately hung one above
the other, and in the episode in which one of the two
lead characters is actually playing (it's about a
two-minute full darting scene), there is only the
soft-tip board hung. Initially, it is hung on the high
nail, and the character continually throws darts into the
wall below the board (yes, he's throwing steel-tips
though the board is a soft-tip board). Then he moves the
board to the low nail, and promptly throws a dart right
where the bull had been when the board was on the higher
When the characters return to the living room a few
minutes later, miraculously both boards are hanging
again.Later in the same episode, the character's luck has
gone to completely good. He can't miss on anything he
does. To prove it to a friend of his in a bar, he grabs a
dart out of the board, walks about 10 or 12 feet away,
throws it backward over his shoulder, and of course
scores a double-bull.Oh well, at least it's darts on tv
(sort of). Sighting submitted by Jason
February, 1997 - TV Show "Shopping
Recently a set of steel Darts was uesd as a
clue on what the other person was to shop for .
January, 1997 - TV Show
-"Major Dad" - sitcom*, USA network.
The main character is Major John McGillis in
the US Marine Corps. He runs an office on a military
base. In one re-run the Major was refereeing a pool
tournament between 2 members of his office staff.The male
of the crew won the pool tourney and the female could not
stand this. In the back of the officer's club on the wall
was a BRISTLE (steeltip) dart board. It had a few darts
sticking out of it. The episode ended with the female
walking over to the board and saying, "Leutenant, are you
as good at darts as you are at pool?" The frame froze on
the two marines reaching for the same dart. The show ran
in the late 80's and early 90's, and is currently in
January, 1997 - "USA Live", TV Show
In the afternoon, they have always had a dartboard
hanging in their "cafe". At first it was placed behind a
booth where obviously no one could play on it. Somebody
must have said something to them, because by the second
or third season of the show it was moved to a wall with
accessibility. Yet, there still hasn't been anyone
actually playing on it!
"Dick Van Dyke Show", TV
On "Nick at Night"s reruns of the "Dick Van Dyke
Show", their office has a dart board on the wall, and
occasionally, you'll see one of the actors throwing darts
at it, or a character's picture on it with darts in it.
If you watch the old Dick Van Dyke shows, you will see a
dartboard on the wall in the office of Rob, Sally and
January, 1997 - TV Show "Home
Improvement", TV sitcom.
Tim Allen and the character who played his brother,
actually "played" a dart game while discussing family
problems. I wonder if Tim Allen (who shot some good
darts) actually plays darts on his off-time? Let's sign
him up in a league! Other sightings we've seen on reruns
include Columbo, Highlander,Saved by the Bell, I Dream of
Jeannie, Family Matters, and the list goes on...even if I
can't seem to think of them all right now.
January 30, 1997 - TV Ad,
LogoAthletic, a popular sporting equipment
manufacturer, ran a commercial during the 1996 football
season that featured Troy Aikman, Dan Marino, and John
Elway. All three were throwing steel tip darts. After
Troy and Dan both threw a bull... John steps up to the
line and throws a "Robin Hood" to split the center. Troy
then turns to the camera and says "Get real".
January 2, 1997 - TV Show "Star
Trek: Deep Space Nine", UPN Network.
Darts are alive and well the 24th century!
There is a dart board hung in Quark's Bar on the space
station. It looks like a steel tip board, hung at the
correct height. Miles O'Brian and Dr. Varshier have been
shown playing games there on a couple different episodes.
Diann Gordon and Karl
Keunning spotted this one! According to
Patrick R. Giessman,
Quark periodically holds tournaments. They've even had
Warf throwing darts. Mike
Marcum says the Dart Board is only second to
the "dabo" table ( space roulette) in the bar.
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