Media References and Puns of Episode 97: Taryon, My Wayward Son

You know it's a winner of an episode when the title is a media reference AND a pun! (Full Disclosure: Not all of CRStats feels this way. But, the one of us making this post does and that's what matters.)


  • (Episode Title) Taryon, My Wayward Son
  • (0:04:51) Matt: Elrond and Riverdale.

Media References

  • (0:04:34) Taliesin: I have a strong sensation that it’s probably going to be something about Riverdale. [...] Sam: Archie. Jughead.  Taliesin: There might be a Teenage Witch.
  • (0:04:46) Marisha: Ermahgerd!
  • (0:04:51) Matt: Elrond and Riverdale. (Lord of the Rings)
  • (0:05:04) Marisha: You got your Geek & Sundry in my Nerdist!
  • (0:16:33) Travis: You can’t even see the water or rocks, but you’re like yep! Sam: I’m a Golden God! (Almost Famous)
  • (0:19:20) Travis: Like her hair in The Ring.
  • (0:25:04) Pike: You just dove off, Free Willy-nilly?
  • (0:28:10) Matt: ...Flatliners, rebooted.
  • (0:28:47) Taliesin: Was it “I am a Golden God!”?
  • (0:31:54) Taliesin: ...of Game of Thrones.
  • (0:34:01) Liam: We all stand for something; what’ll you fall for? (Hamilton)
  • (0:43:05) Taliesin: Bake her into the pies. (Sweeney Todd)
  • (0:59:47) Laura: It’s like Skyrim, y’all.
  • (1:01:51) Taliesin: Game of Logic by Lewis Carroll.
  • (1:14:51) Sam: She speaks Arrival language now!
  • (1:17:31) Travis: Is there someone named Roland walking around? (The Dark Tower by Stephen King)
  • (1:41:42) Marisha: I’m going to Professor Xavier this s***. (X-Men)
  • (1:44:52) Sam: They were Entenmann's!
  • (2:06:17) Marisha: The Uber will be here in 5 minutes.
  • (2:06:45) Taliesin: She was tied up by some elfy Boba Fett. (Star Wars)
  • (2:29:17) *various people do Christopher Walken impressions*
  • (2:38:19) Travis: Maria and Howard?
  • (3:00:29) Laura: No! PETA!
  • (3:21:24) Percy: I am Groot. (Guardians of the Galaxy)
  • (3:25:00) Matt: She’s gone full Phoebe. (Friends)
  • (3:54:06) Keyleth: I will say, Tary, I think you’re special. You have very large … dangling bits. (Monty Python and the Holy Grail)
  • (4:03:51) Taliesin: Your Logan’s Run crystal started vibrating.
  • (4:04:34) Liam: I’ve got this great trick, but I can only do it once. (Show Biz Bugs)