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Ben brings the television to Jack in ("The Glass Ballerina").

The Hydra television set is used by Ben in "The Glass Ballerina" to prove to Jack that the Others have contact with the outside world since the crash of Oceanic Flight 815. Ben uses the television to play a tape of the Boston Red Sox winning the 2004 World Series. The Hydra television is mounted on a wheeled cart and is attached to a 1985 SONY VO-5800 U-matic video recording device.

Red Sox recording

Main article: Boston Red Sox

The recording that Ben showed Jack differed slightly from the original airing:

Show Dialogue:

"...back to Foulke... Red Sox fans have longed to hear it! The Boston Red Sox are World Champions!
A clean sweep for the St. Louis Cardinals, and the Red Sox celebrate in the middle of the diamond here at Busch Stadium."

Real Life Dialogue:

"...back to Foulke... Red Sox fans have longed to hear it! The Boston Red Sox are World Champions!
It has been 86 years, generations have come and gone, and for the first time since 1918 the Boston Red Sox are champions of baseball!
A clean sweep for the St. Louis Cardinals, and the Red Sox celebrate in the middle of the diamond here at Busch Stadium."

Swan cartoon

Main article: The Blue Danube

In "Every Man for Himself", Jack is shown the cartoon The Blue Danube on the television.

Trivia

Sony vo-5800
The playback unit is a U-matic format 1985 SONY UMATIC VO-5800 in ("The Glass Ballerina").
  • The playback unit is a U-matic format 1985 SONY UMATIC VO-5800.
  • Ben uses a remote control to play the baseball footage; wireless remotes didn't exist for the U-matic video tape machine shown.


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