Pop-Culture References Made by Shaenon and Andrew in Conversation During One Week, 2/10/08-2/16/08
Submitted by Shaenon Garrity on February 24, 2008 - 04:27
I just got curious and started writing them down.
No one can understand you, old she-bear.
The Simpsons, from the later, lesser seasons. A surprisingly useful and versatile line.
I didn't ask for these powers!
Ed Glosser: Trivial Psychic, as played by Christopher Walken on SNL.
Our First Handsome President.
A headline from The Onion: Our Dumb Century. Strangely, this did not come up while talking about Barack Obama.
I've got two eyes and a heart, don't I?
30 Rock. The original line, "I've got two ears and a heart, don't I?" was Alec Baldwin's response to the question of whether he liked Phil Collins. Andrew said the above when asked if he would like to see the Indiana Jones teaser trailer.
They keep it in a pram.
The BBC sitcom Father Ted. In context, it refers to Father Dougal's belief in the existence of a spider baby with the head of a spider and the body of a spider, but it's actually a baby.
Oranges, smoranges, who says?
The flashback episode of H.R. Pufnstuf. This was the first Pufnstuf we saw, and it was by far the best possible introduction, because the clips make even less sense stripped of all context. Hallucinatory. The line comes from a bizarre, frightening musical number performed by Witchiepoo entitled "Ain't No Rhyme for Oranges," which became one of our favorite things early in our relationship.
Me and Kyle Baker, going to the dentist...
The correct line is, of course, "Me and my llama, going to the dentist," from one of the all-time greatest Sesame Street segments. I think I just said this for no reason upon seeing Kyle Baker's name.
The first thing you see in hell is a baby.
From a routine by Patton Oswalt in which he goes on and on about how horrifying and repulsive babies are.
On his huuuge pillae!
So I Married an Axe Murderer, natch. Andrew and I are well-versed in So I Married an Axe Murderer, having taken the So I Married an Axe Murderer San Francisco Walking Tour devised by our friend Mohammed. It's a lot of walking, but well worth it for the wealth of information on So I Married an Axe Murderer.
The boy just wants to write a comic book!
Chris Farley as the father of the Herlihy Boy (played by Adam Sandler) on SNL. This was the best DC pitch we could come up with in time for Wondercon.
Bill Murray is the funniest man on the planet.
Freaks and Geeks. Said very defensively by Bill Haverchuck to his gym teacher.
Use the eyeball, Eugene. The funky, funky eyeball.
The David Bowie episode of Flight of the Conchords. This specific variation came up during an episode of Torchwood with Bowie music in it. It was late and we were tired.
Spam, Spam, Spam, egg, sausage and Spam.
Good lord, how geeky are we?
I enjoy the ballet, the novels of Proust...
The original British version of The Office. Tim explains why his parents got him a ballcap with a radio in it for his birthday.
Those are the worst fist names I've ever heard.
30 Rock. The fist names that inspire the comment are Bono and Sandra Day O'Connor.
All our OEL titles are decided by a series of blow jobs.
Mr. Show. We were talking about Tokyopop.
In my head I'd still do you, so I'm confused.
Score one more for the original Office.
The Simpsons. Homer has night terrors.
You're on my enemies list.
Father Ted again. I say this a lot.
Be-boppin' and scattin' all over me.
For some reason, this is the line from Seinfeld we quote the most. It's George's enraged description of a coworker making fun of him for eating too much shrimp.
NPH wouldn't do that.
The immortal Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle.
I thought it up nine years ago while I was eatin' dinner.
My favorite line from Rocky, when a reporter asks Rocky how he came up with the nickname "The Italian Stallion."
Incidentally, I believe all these referents fall under the category of Stuff White People Like.