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Air Conditioner Technicians in Film and TV | AC Austin | Air Repair

Air Conditioner Technicians in Film and TV | AC Austin | Air Repair

The AC Repair Austin Blog likes to have fun. Believe it or not, air conditioning repair and maintenance is actually an interesting subject. It can be difficult for others to find the same degree of interest but we can fix that. Did you know Hollywood has had its fair share of AC repairmen as characters?

Hollywood Versions of Air Conditioner Repairmen

With thousands of movies and TV shows in production every year, almost every profession has made its way to the screen. Surprisingly, AC repair technicians appear as characters in a number of modern movies and tv shows. Below are just a few of our favorites.

Tuttle, The Renegade AC Technician

The 1985 film Brazil directed by Terry Gilliam is best remembered for being very trippy. Recounting the movie’s plot would get a little difficult, and long, but suffice it to say that “trippy” is accurate. In the movie, Robert De Niro plays, Tuttle, an air conditioning repair specialist with a bit of a rebellious streak. Living in a dystopian future where a corrupt bureaucracy controls all, Tuttle is hunted by the government for acts of “terrorism”. Air conditioners play a large role in the film which is worth watching if you have two and a half hours to spare.

Troy Barnes, The Chosen One

Cult comedy Community was never a big hit with mainstream audiences but found a passionate fanbase. Originally airing on NBC, the show was cancelled and resurrected at least twice and even aired its sixth season on Yahoo, for some reason. The show takes place at a community college, where an air conditioning repair school and its faculty have a strange amount of power. One of Community’s main characters, Troy Barnes, ends up as a student of the school, with hilarious results. If you’ve never seen it, go ahead and watch a few episodes to see if you like it. For a certain kind of person (not necessarily those into air conditioning repair), it’s a very funny show.

MacGyver, Bet You Didn’t See That One Coming

Now I’m sure that MacGyver fans (I assume they exist) are wondering what I’m talking about. Well, believe it or not, MacGyver retired from his exciting career in espionage to become, that’s right, an air conditioning repair technician. Granted, he started his own company but the point still stands. In the 2012 series of short films made for Mercedes-Benz, MacGyver and the New Citan, our clever inventor has started an air conditioning repair company. Called to a high rise to fix its system, MacGyver has to save the day when a group of terrorists take over the building. Of course, the films heavily feature various Mercedes cars but it’s interesting to watch and pretty entertaining.


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