A record player, also known as a turntable or phonograph, is a home audio front-end source component used for playing music from analog vinyl media. The most well-known and common medium is the 12" (30cm) 33⅓ rpm long-play (LP) record.

Record players enjoyed popularity through to the early 1980s, when they were largely replaced by Compact-Disc (CD) players. In the present day (2000s), record players still enjoy popularity in limited niche markets: high-end home audio (in the belt-drive configuration), and DJ-ing (in the direct-drive configuation).


  • A record player was discovered in "The Hatch" aka The Swan, along with a library of LP records and other 70's paraphenilia such as a lava lamp and computer hardware of that era.
  • At least two record players have been depicted in the show, one with a silver colored front facade, and the other with a taller wooden one.


Music played on the record player during an episode include:

  1. "Make Your Own Kind of Music" (Mama Cass Elliot) in Man of Science, Man of Faith
  2. "Up On the Roof" (The Drifters) in Everybody Hates Hugo
  3. "Walking after Midnight" (Patsy Cline) in What Kate Did
  4. Geronimo Jackson & (another record) in The Hunting Party

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