Yesterday, Mr. and Mrs. SC went with a couple of friends, including Radagast, to see Scooby Doo 2. Most of the caveats involving the first one apply (you're not going to watch a seamlessly crafted plot unfold), but taken on its own terms, it was enjoyable.
Everyone who attended the movie with SC couldn't help turning their eyes towards him at one early-on moment. When Velma meets a potential love interest (played by Scott Evil), much geekiness necessarily ensues. This alone was not sufficient reason for SC's compatriots -- also geeks -- to make him blush. However, once the discussion on screen turned to a steamy tete-a-tete where the words "syntax", "interrogative" and "pronoun" all showed up, SC could be seen sinking towards the floor -- much like the Tar Ghost, but he shows up later in the movie.
This got your host to thinking, though -- aside from "My Fair Lady", where else can linguists be found in popular culture? Books like the ones Geoff Nunberg discussed recently are not what SC has in mind. Ditto for Chomsky's extensive political oeuvre, or even John McWhorter's. No, where else have people written linguists into popular culture? "Tenser, said the Tensor" (what is a good typographical convention for mentioning that name?) has brought some interesting gems to light, as he does here, but SC can't think of too many examples on his own. He read a not-half-bad story set in the H.P. Lovecraft mythos in this book (with the appropriately horrifying title "Principles and Parameters"), which even featured a computational linguist, but that about taps out his knowledge of fictional linguists.