In many episodes of The Simpsons or Futurama, a character (usually drunk or sad) walks in the dark with neon signs moving in the background; where does this come from?
A few examples:
The Simpsons S17E12: Homer cannot find a shop that sells his favourite blue pants.
The Simpsons S05E08 Bart and Milhouse get "drunk" on an all-syrup Squishee sold by Apu and have one of these moments.
Futurama S01E03 Bender doesn't drink alcool for a while and has one of these walks: