Media References and Puns of Episode 113: The Final Ascent

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Media References

  • (0:01:50) Matt: A reminder that we have the Critical Role Vox Machina Origins comic book available on Comixology, Dark Horse.
  • (0:03:02) Matt: Don’t forget it’s the last month of Subtember.
  • (0:03:25) Travis: Anime Weekend Atlanta.
  • (0:04:03) Ashley: Looking at Cute Emergency on Twitter.
  • (0:25:55) Liam: As Crumbley, the little guy to Jabba the Hutt for Vecna? (Star Wars)
  • (0:28:00) Liam: (southern accent) Help us, J’mon Sa Ord, you’re our only hope! (Star Wars)
  • (0:48:14) Liam: ...oh my darling … your touch (“Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers)
  • (1:27:46) Travis: Tiger Uppercut! (Street Fighter)
  • (1:30:45) Joe: Big money, it is not. More whammy than big money. (Press Your Luck)
  • (1:32:39) Joe: Alderaan is in sight. (Star Wars)
  • (1:35:13) Marisha: Can you do a cool John Wayne thing, like hang underneath him?
  • (1:41:59) Travis: *plays Thunderstruck by AC/DC* Marisha: Thunder!
  • (1:42:08) Laura: I totally thought you were playing *sings tune of Yakety Sax.*
  • (1:42:17) Joe: Thank you, John-Paul and everyone at Gale Force Nine for my sweetass mini that just arrived from the UK!
  • (1:44:02) Ashley: I’m down behind my boy, Grog. My boy blue! (Old School)
  • (1:54:49) Joe: Dear Tiamat, it’s Arkhan. Please send Scotch tape.
  • (1:58:47) Taliesin: I’m gonna Bugs Bunny this lady.
  • (1:58:52) Marisha: Don’t look down. (ACME cartoons)
  • (2:00:48) Taliesin: *Woody Woodpecker noise* Travis: I thought it was Bugs Bunny, but you did Woody Woodpecker. Taliesin: I did. Woody Woodpecker honestly has more shade.
  • (2:04:09) Laura: Is that your Wyrmwood box?
  • (2:13:07) Travis: Toothless? From How to--
  • (2:19:47) Joe: Between 2 Scanlans. Marisha: Between 2 Scanlans. (Between 2 Ferns)
  • (2:23:05) Joe: Is that Doomsday?
  • (2:24:30) Joe: Is that a good Phillip Seymour Hoffman Happiness reference?
  • (2:39:05) Joe: I know what Sun Tzu would say.
  • (2:39:20) Taliesin: … and I’m doing a head shot, just to make his life more complicated. Liam: Do you get them at Reproductions, too? Taliesin: I do, I’m taking very nice head shots. I actually- I go to Prints Charm’n. (...) Sam: That is not a place. Is that a place? Taliesin: It’s a place! It’s on Ventura.
  • (2:44:45) Laura: I like the magical flourish of the die. Joe: It’s like some David Copperfield.
  • (2:44:50) Marisha: Just Salt Bae your dice?
  • (2:51:34) Taliesin: We’re gonna show up to the next game all wearing [the shirts] like a terrible Council of Evil.
  • (3:08:30) Joe: Was that a Jenga? Travis: A literal Jenga.
  • (3:40:45) Sam: I need a house, can I take her branches and make one? Matt: A house? Sam: Well, it’s the Giving Tree.
  • (3:42:27) Liam: I used to do this with string and a GI Joe for my cat when I was a kid. She loved it, I’m sure the rock behemoth will too.
  • (3:56:43) Liam: You are now Michonne from Walking Dead, you got two zombies.
  • (4:16:51) Liam, accent: I coulda been somebody, Arkhan, instead of a zombie, ‘cause I am. Joe, accent: Vander, pick up the mic and hit me in the head with it. (On the Waterfront)
  • (4:20:35) Grog: Do you wanna, like, Cirque du Solei this thing and we’ll like hold arms and I’ll just walk on the ceiling?
  • (cont) Travis: Because I was inverted. *cough* Bulls**t. Top Gun? Joe: Yeah.
  • (4:21:58) Liam: Paint me like one of your chromatic girls. (Titanic)
  • (4:22:02) Joe: Do you like volleyball, bro? Just sayin’ if we make it out of here, we should play some beach volleyball sometime. Travis: Get some hand wraps, some aviators? (...) *Singing “Playing With the Boys” by Kenny Loggins, Joe joins in* (Top Gun)
  • (4:22:39) Laura, singing: Step by step… (“Step by Step” by New Kids on the Block)
  • (4:46:44) Travis: This is some Seven s**t right here.
  • (4:51:58) Travis: WHAT DID YOU DO? You Kevin Spacey from Seven motherf**cker, what did you do?

Puns

  • (0:01:27) Liam: You know the meme: if the DM is smiling, it’s too late. By the time he’s smiling, you’re already getting choked up.
  • (0:15:23) Matt: As you deal with the nearly hamstrung self that is your right knee.
  • (2:39:20) Taliesin: … and I’m doing a head shot, just to make his life more difficult. Liam: Do you get them at Reproductions, too? Taliesin: I do, I’m taking very nice head shots. I actually- I go to Prints Charming.
  • (2:49:07) Marisha: Get that snatch! (...) Ashley: Get that snatch! (...) Marisha: It means he’s a snatch!
  • (3:39:47) Laura: I placed my seed inside of her. Taliesin: And it quickened. Matt: Don’t make it weird. Laura: I make everything weird, Matt. Sam: You knocked her up.