If you watch enough television shows and movies, then you might even start to notice that a bunch of the same props are used over and over again.  Someone on Reddit recently put together a compilation of photos from various television shows, commercials and movies, showing how one newspaper prop gets around and is reused, and reused again.

I don’t know the story behind this prop newspaper, but I assume it was created as a royalty free prop for television shows. Somewhere along the line, the prop became a recurring gag between propmasters. Something like how sound designers reuse the Wilhem Scream in every movie. Here are some examples…

Modern Family ( 2009 )

Back to the future (1989)

A murder of crows (1998)

A texasi láncfűrészes (2003)

Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy (2006)

No Country for Old Men, (2007)

Power Rangers Zeo

Dallas – 1991

Married with children – 1997

Angel – 2001

Charmed – 2001

Six Feet Under – 2003

Malcolm in The Middle – 2005

Lucky Louie – 2006

Smith – 2006

Everybody hates Chris – 2006

Desperate Housewives – 2006

Desperate Housewives -2007

Desperate Housewives -2007

Desperate Housewives – 2008

Desperate Housewives – 2010

Scrubs – 2007

Scrubs – 2008

Scrubs – 2009