Media References and Puns of Episode 98: The Mines of The Many

Responsibility. Assignment. Burden. Business. Calling. Charge. Commission. Commitment. Job. Load. Milstone. Mission. Obligation. Onus. Station. Task. Trouble. Undertaking. Weight. Work.

Or, put simply, duty. 

Puns

  • (0:24:35) Tary: I feel a duty, a responsibility to this family, because they are my family.  Keyleth: Grog!  Grog: You feel a doody? The privy is over there, or over there, or the front yard beckons.
  • (0:28:28) Keyleth: So what exactly is your duty that you’re feeling inclined toward- Grog: *something* *general laughter* Keyleth: Dammit, Grog.
  • (0:29:27) Keyleth: But Grog does bring up a point I was trying to make before he started laughing when I said ‘duty.’ Grog: *tries really hard to not laugh again*
  • (0:29:37) Keyleth: You said you were compelled and felt like you had a duty. Grog: *again starts laughing, Liam and Laura are pretty gone, too* Taliesin: Stop it, Travis, god, I can’t. Liam: It’s gotten all of us now, it’s off to the races.
  • (0:31:21) Grog: Can you describe to me this “duty?” Keyleth: You don’t care! Percy: That’s hard, that’s very hard. Grog: I think I do now. Like, you know. Is it real like, hard, or, you know, is it- *breaks off laughing* Tary: It’s a little more nebulous than that, Grog. Percy: You can pass on this for now.
  • (0:31:56) Tary: Listen, when you see my duty, you’ll know. Grog: Copy that. Vax: It’s loose.
  • (0:39:46) Tary: (while talking to his mother) Mum’s the word.
  • (0:46:23) Grog: This is the meeting place of a dark group, right? A shady group? Shouldn’t we check this area for anything shady? (...) Taliesin: Is there shade? Is there shade in this establishment? Matt: It’s dimly lit, so there’s plenty of shadows.
  • (1:28:00) Pike: Tell her she has nice boots, Grog. Grog: Nice boobs! Pike: Boots! Boots, boots. Grog: Boo- Boots. Boots. Boots. Nice boots.
  • (2:17:58) Keyleth: Duty. Grog: Better.

Media References

  • (0:02:14) Travis: MoMOcon! (Street Fighter)
  • (0:05:15) Sam: Jon Heder, AKA Napoleon Dynamite...
  • (0:30:00) Vax: That’s a pretty big matzoh ball, my friend. (Seinfeld)
  • (0:40:10) Maria: The Mountain Range of Gold. It was a wonderful 3-part series. Tary: When you think he’s dead but he’s not and comes back. Maria: Well the second book, you get halfway through it before he returns and reveals himself. Tary: Well, you never see the body in the first one, so that should be the tip off.. Maria: I know, I know, and the white robes, and the new power, it’s incredible. (The Lord of the Rings, Gandalf)
  • (0:50:28) Matt: It’s like following a bad, slow NPC in World of Warcraft.
  • (0:54:25) Matt: You are a Kaiju. (Pacific Rim)
  • (0:58:28) Percy: Is the password ‘I am what I am?’ No, too strange a reference. (“I Am What I Am” from La Cage Aux Folles)
  • (1:00:20) Sam: Would you say more like Blue Man Group or a subway drummer?
  • (1:05:10) Liam: Du hast! (“Du Hast” by Rammstein)
  • (1:13:40) Sam: One Sex on the Beach.
  • (1:18:00) Liam: Diplomatic Immunity (Lethal Weapon 2)
  • (1:28:52) Liam: Nice work, de Bergerac.
  • (1:32:28) Grog: I’m like f***ing Bed Bath and Beyond up in this b****
  • (1:32:43) Taliesin: The interior of that bag looks like the Pirates of the Caribbean ride.
  • (1:32:59) Matt: Lil Jon would be proud.
  • (1:54:48) Marisha (singing): Buttercup, buttercup baby. (“Build Me Up Buttercup” by The Foundations)
  • (1:55:08) Liam: Butter nut up or shut up. Matt: Butter nut up or shut up with your myriad spelling. (Zombieland)
  • (2:13:59) Liam: They got the Nutter Butter box!
  • (2:25:44) Sam: We are going to be Windtalkers.
  • (2:27:50) Marisha: Finale!  Taliesin: *singing* Something for everyone! (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the ForumThanks to Christine P. for this one!
  • (2:33:07) Matt: It curls around and kind of faces you, like an Upward Dog. Laura: Like Downward-
  • (2:44:15) Marisha: Well, now I know Looney Tunes physics doesn’t work.
  • (2:45:14) Taliesin: I love Starship Troopers, I’m so excited.
  • (2:46:02) Liam: I’m David Attenborough, and these are f***ing ankhegs.
  • (2:46:10) Sam: So we just gotta kill the big boss … the Boss Baby. Marisha: The Boss Baby! We gotta kill Alec Baldwin.
  • (2:48:08) Laura: It’s like Run Lola Run where she’s doing the roulette, and she’s like *screaming noise*. Liam and Ashley: Far too many...
  • (2:48:45) Matt: … a giant, fleshy baby arm that swept up and crawled out, kind of Akira-style.
  • (2:51:51) Matt: It’s a little gaudy. Marisha: It’s got Michaels. Michaels crafts. (Michaels)
  • (2:53:40) Marisha: It’s like a Disney imagineer show.
  • (2:53:58) Liam: It’s like public debate in high school.  Sam: Toastmasters.  Taliesin: I love Toastmasters.
  • (2:55:50) Taliesin: This is the most Burning Man thing that’s ever happened on the show.
  • (2:56:27) Taliesin: I always imagine Keyleth giving a speech like whats-his-name from Animal House.
  • (2:57:24) Travis: Will you sing “Jump” from Van Halen?
  • (2:57:36) Ashley: *sings* Jump for my love! (“Jump for My Love” by The Pointer Sisters)
  • (2:57:45) Laura: ...make you wanna jump jump! (“Jump” by Kriss Kross)
  • (2:58:50) Matt: The Kigurumi of Useful Trinkets.
  • (2:59:38) Travis: I turn into Nurse Betty in almost every fight, what are you talking about?
  • (3:01:41) Taliesin: Advantages to both. Marisha: Yup, advantages to both. (“Pow Pow” by LCD Soundsystem)
  • (3:02:17) Liam: We will not go bacon-less into the night! (Dylan Thomas poem, and Independence Day)
  • (3:09:34) Matt: So, two brooms of flying, magic carpet, wings. Laura: And a Partridge in a Pear Tree!
  • (3:24:05) Liam: I want my babyback babyback babyback. (Chilis)
  • (3:33:04) Liam, quietly to Travis: Hello lava my old friend…. (“Sound of Silence” by Simon and Garfunkel)
  • (3:35:57) Travis: Like an ACME cartoon. (Looney Tunes)
  • (3:55:01) Taliesin and Sam: *sing Duel of the Fates* (Star Wars)
  • (3:55:38) Ashley: We choose to kill this Celestial baby, not because it is easy, but because it is hard. (JFK)
  • (3:57:35) Marisha: Oh s***, oh s***, oh s***! [...] When I come into the club, step aside. (“London Bridge” by Fergie)
  • (3:58:15) Taliesin: Puny god! Puny god! (The Avengers)
  • (4:05:05) Travis: This movement brought to you by Kirkland.
  • (4:05:15) Matt: You watched it flash over the wall itself like a small- like a rapid recreation of the intro to Akira.
  • (4:07:29) Laura: Jesus H. Macy (William H. Macy)
  • (4:09:05) Liam: Like an iron maiden.
  • (4:09:53) Travis: I’m all Crisco slippy, too.
  • (4:10:37) Marisha: I Dust Devil it into…
  • (4:21:46) Laura: Exterminate. (Doctor Who)
  • (4:22:32) Liam: Like beating up a Kewpie doll.
  • (4:22:56) Matt: … like a Ragnarok-type circumstance.
  • (4:23:47) Travis: Yeah, we gotta get Hunger Games on this shit.
  • (4:24:21) Liam: *does the Terminator thumbs up while miming sinking into lava*