Media References and Puns for Episode 114: Vecna, the Ascended

Fun fact: This is the eighth time that the cast's crosswalk "wait" joke has been referenced!

Media References

  • (0:00:20) Matt: Our episode tonight is brought to you by our friends at Marvel Puzzle Quest.
  • (0:00:40) Sam: When I heard that Rogue and the other X-Men are kicking off the celebration. [...] Sam: Including the all-new X-Men vs. Apocalypse Event! [...] Did I mention that you can recruit Gambit for the first time? [...] Did I also mention that Nightcrawler is coming later this month?
  • (0:03:10) Matt: Our comic through Dark Horse is available.
  • (0:03:49) Taliesin: We’re going to be covering monsters, monster books. We’re going to be covering the origins of Groot, and the big creepy monsters of yesteryear and some modern, creepy monster books. iVampire, etc.
  • (0:04:36) Travis: Wait. Wait. Wait. Wait. (Comic Con Inside Joke)
  • (0:21:10) Liam: Before he started, that was Optimus Prime. (Transformers)
  • (0:21:50) Laura: It’s like I walked into Target; I just lost all brain function.
  • (0:29:03) Liam: It’s the worst Carvel cake ever!
  • (0:36:00) Ashley: My Boy Blue! (Old School)
  • (0:41:14) Travis: I love how he’s surrounded by swirls of Aquafresh.
  • (0:48:22) Sam: Chocolate range! (Chocolate Rain)
  • (0:57:58) Liam: He’s not a fan of Glam Rock.
  • (0:58:21) 25,677 minutes. Ask Critical Role Stats if you don't believe me! 25,677 minutes, that’s how long we’ve been playing, playing this game! (“Seasons of Love” from Rent)
  • (0:59:40) Sam: Ooh! Look what you made me do! You made me screw up you. You made me screw up you and now you have to do brand new. (“Look What You Made Me Do” by Taylor Swift)
  • (1:13:09) I give inspiration, it’s just what I do. Every time they try to knock me down I just get up. I give inspiration, every time I do, everytime I open up my mouth it comes out gold. (“Attention” by Charlie Puth)
  • (1:14:50) Travis: Livin’ on the edge! (Aerosmith)
  • (1:16:57) Laura: N-n-n-n-n-nineteen! (Paul Hardcastle)
  • (1:24:49) Liam, singing: Can we talk? (“Can We Talk” by Tevin Campbell)
  • (1:26:21) Marisha: Jenga. Taliesin: Now, really? (...) Liam: Permanent Jenga. Marisha: Permanent Jenga. Constant Jenga. Liam: The Incredible Jenga. Taliesin: Jenga forever. Marisha: Make a pull. Taliesin: Make a pull. (Sagas of Sundry: Dread)
  • (1:27:13) Sam: And I will say: “You leave when Burt Reynolds says you can motherf***ing leave.”
  • (1:27:45) Matt: Three Stooges bops him on the head?
  • (1:32:22) Sam: We’re literally playing three dimensional chess right now.
  • (1:33:15) Sam: The book? What if it’s just like Lady Chatterley's Lover or something?
  • (1:33:20) Travis: We’re playing inter-dimensional chess with the Steve Jobs of D&D.
  • (1:33:41) Travis: It was a cookbook. Sam: To Serve Man? (The Twilight Zone)
  • (1:33:44) Laura: It was his girnoul. Marisha: Now Becky won’t know I was talking s**t about her, that’s fine. (Wet Hot American Summer)
  • (1:35:30) Marisha, Taliesin, Liam: Wait. Wait. Wait. (Comic Con Inside Joke)
  • (1:42:06) Laura, singing: He’s beautiful. (“You’re Beautiful” by James Blunt)
  • (1:56:44) Marisha: We’re like an 80s B-level fantasy movie right now.
  • (1:57:09) Laura: *sings* Sam, singing: Hold on to your love! (“Hold On” by En Vogue)
  • (1:57:44) Marisha: Yeah, Vlad the Impaler him!
  • (1:58:16) Marisha and Taliesin: J’mon. Shamone. (Michael Jackson)
  • (1:59:15) Liam: Big money, big money. Ashley: Big money, big money. Oh s***, that’s really big money.
  • (1:59:40) Liam: Pickle Rick! Taliesin: Pickle Rick! Laura: Pickle Pike! (Rick and Morty)
  • (1:59:50) Liam: This is just the holy light swirling in a ball before it takes off. Travis: Yeah, this is the kaa… Travis, Laura, and Taliesin: -mee, haaaameeee! (Dragonball Z)
  • (2:00:01) Sam: Marvel Puzzle Queeeeeest!
  • (2:37:31) Travis: Yeah, pass the Gatorade?
  • (2:37:38) Travis: Purple stuff, hey, Sunny-D! Sam: Your mom has purple stuff? Soda, Sunny-D?
  • (2:45:42) Marisha: You just beauty-pageant cried! Liam: *does it again*
  • (2:49:58) Liam: Come up in the spot lookin’ extra bomb(?) [something] (“Touch the Sky” by Kanye West) NSFW
  • (2:51:57) Marisha: In my buff, Michael Fassbender, but in a hot chick kinda way...
  • (2:58:02) Travis: To be fair, we didn’t know we’d be fighting on… the Kardashians' fantasy wedding cake.
  • (2:58:15) Marisha: I’m the boss! This is Cake Boss!
  • (2:59:13) Marisha: Drop it like it’s hot, drop it like it’s hot, drop it like it’s hot… Travis: If a pimp get an attitude! Marisha: Pop it like it’s hot, pop it like it’s hot, pop it like it’s hot… (“Drop It Like It’s Hot” by Snoop Dogg ft. Pharrell Williams) NSFW
  • (3:00:25) Travis: It’s quite clear we know nothing. Liam: Jon Snow. (Game of Thrones)
  • (3:01:30) Liam: Be! Aggressive! Marisha: B-E Aggressive!
  • (3:07:11) Taliesin: I need healing. (Overwatch)
  • (3:09:27) Ashley: Nobody wants that dragon in the window. Travis and Ashley, singing: How much is that dragon in the window? (Doggie in the Window)
  • (3:20:12) Laura: Cool. Tight-tight-tight-tight-tight. (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
  • (3:31:32) Liam: Red Bull. Marisha: Gives you wings!
  • (3:31:34) Thank you, Mike Mearls, by the way!
  • (3:31:45) Taliesin: The bros are back! Marisha: The bros are back in town! (“The Boys are Back in Town” by Thin Lizzy)
  • (3:42:14) Marisha: I’m a planetar. Sam: Pat Planetar. (...) Travis: Come on, Pat Planetar. (Pat Benatar)
  • (3:43:40) Liam and Marisha: Stop. Trammel time. (“U Can’t Touch This” by MC Hammer)
  • (3:47:35) Liam: Save the Shorthalt, save the world. (Heroes)
  • (3:50:44) Laura: You’re beautiful. Marisha: It’s true. (“You’re Beautiful” by James Blunt)
  • (3:51:11) Liam, singing: Stay alive, stay alive… (“Stay Alive” from Hamilton)
  • (3:57:26) Sam: Liam, thanks for introducing me to Dungeons and Dragons.
  • (4:10:17) Joe: Shout out to John Castle, backstage, for winning the deadpool, backstage. He guessed Scanlan 2 correctly!
  • (4:11:55) Sam: Is J’Mon just doing macramé in there?
  • (4:28:03) Sam: Sunday, Monday, Sarenrae! Tuesday, Wednesday, Sarenrae! Thursday, Friday, Sarenrae! Sarenrae! She’s my bae! Prayin’ all week for you! (“Happy Days” theme)
  • (4:32:06) Liam: Now I am the master. (Star Wars: A New Hope)
  • (4:32:15) Travis: You are a steely-eyed missile-man. (The Martian)
  • (4:36:41) Travis: *singing* Defying gravity!  Laura: *singing* Something has changed within me! (Wicked)
  • (4:39:05) Sam: I’m a fox. What do I say? (“The Fox” by Ylvis)
  • (4:41:51) Sam: *singing* What does the fox say? (“The Fox” by Ylvis)
  • (4:41:59) Travis: He’s a very wise fox. Almost fantastic. (Fantastic Mister Fox)
  • (4:48:42) Marisha: We’re pulling an Alfred Hitchcock right now. Just birds! Birds!
  • (4:48:46) Marisha: I’m not trying to be John Cena.
  • (4:50:36) Sam: She’s a good girl. Loves her Scanlan. (“Free Fallin’” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)
  • (4:54:44) Sam: Marvel Puzzle Quest.
  • (5:01:48) Liam: It’s Reading Rainbow time.
  • (5:01:40) Joe: Time to cross the streams. (Ghostbusters)
  • (5:11:24) Joe: It’s like at the end of Monster Squad when they go, “Is she a virgin?”
  • (5:11:41) Here’s the story of a lovely druid who thought that she could fly as a goldfish. But she couldn’t and she became fish paste and I wish I had Wish. (“The Brady Bunch” theme)
  • (5:14:16) Joe: Sanctuary! (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)
  • (5:36:15) Matt: Thank you, Blindspot, for releasing her early enough to play with us.

Puns

  • (0:09:58) Sam: I believe in [Scanlan 2], buddy. I’ve always believed in Number Two.
  • (0:30:53) Travis: He’s immune to prone.  Sam: How does he make love?
  • (1:43:57) Sam: He died as he lived: making the world a little bit wetter.
  • (3:04:00) Laura: Such a dick move. More like DICKna.
  • (3:07:20) Matt: That finishes your turn, Pike? Turnpike?
  • (3:37:55) Sam: That’s a crit! That’s a Critical Roll?!
  • (3:42:14) Sam: Pat Planetar. (...) Travis: Come on, Pat Planetar.
  • (3:52:38) Taliesin: Can you put the ball slightly into the ground? Sam: I don’t know. I don’t know how balls work! Matt: I disagree, sir!
  • (4:16:41) Sam: By the way, I was a guest at Arkhan once. Pretty good convention!
  • (4:23:19) Sam: It’s a Critical Roll!