Media References and Puns for Episode 111: Shadows of Thomara

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Heads: Bigby's Hand.
Tails: Wrecking Sphere (of Annihilation).

Media References:

  • (0:00:30) Matt: Tonight, we have our fantastic sponsor Shadow of War.
  • (0:00:34) Matt: Oh s***!  Travis: Oh s***! (“London Bridge” by Fergie)
  • (0:01:43) Liam: I was, uh--  Sam: Lady Gaga.
  • (0:06:00) Liam: We missed the opportunity to put Backblaze on that back brace.
  • (0:08:01) Matt: ...and we announced last week that it’s going through Dark Horse.
  • (0:08:12) Matt: I was probably in 4th grade when I got to the Alien comics from Dark Horse.
  • (0:09:03) Matt: It’s written by our good friend Matt Colville, it’s drawn beautifully by our good friend Olivia Samson, lettering by Chris Northrop.
  • (0:10:16) Taliesin: It’s like watching Home Alone next to Macaulay Culkin.
  • (0:10:53) Travis: We’re going to be at Anime Weekend in Atlanta. [...] We’ll be there with Jennifer Hale and other people like that.
  • (0:11:11) Travis: I want to get in that aquarium with the whale sharks. (Georgia Aquarium)
  • (0:11:59) Travis: Will Friedle’s going to be there, too!
  • (0:23:45) Liam: Wait.  Others: Wait. Wait. (Comic Con inside joke)
  • (0:28:56) Travis: It’s like Shawshank Redemption.
  • (0:28:59) Taliesin: I was thinking of the Tainted Love Levi’s commercial.
  • (0:30:28) Matt: You know in Labyrinth, when the Cleaner through the tunnel and fills the entirety of the space?
  • (0:31:33) Matt: It’s very Ace Ventura 2.
  • (0:48:17) Laura: *singing* Two steps forward! Two steps back!  Taliesin: We go together.  Marisha: Because opposites attract. (“Opposites Attract” by Paula Abdul)
  • (0:49:48) Liam: Wait. Wait  Marisha and Taliesin: Wait. (Comic Con inside joke)
  • (0:52:01) Travis: Parseltongue! (Harry Potter)
  • (1:00:16) Travis: 5th Element?
  • (1:07:33) Sam: Brazier? Brazier? Frasier Crane.
  • (1:07:54) Liam: I’m pretty sure it’s up-down-up-down-left-right-left-right-A-B-A-B. (Konami Code)
  • (1:08:06) Liam: You chose… poorly. [...] I should have sent it to the Marx brothers. (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade)
  • (1:10:41) Liam: Scanlan man. Scanlan man. Does whatever a Scanlan can. Makes a guy, pushes buttons! Scanlan man!  Taliesin and Marisha: Look out, here comes a Scanlan man. (Spider-Man theme)
  • (1:12:27) Liam: It’s like a Kids in the Hall
  • (1:13:00) Sam: Good speed? Godspell.
  • (1:14:06) Liam: Chance lance. (The Adventure Zone)
  • (1:27:49) Liam: You’re going to get, what, a Mighty Morphin’ Power Ranger bonus?
  • (1:30:55) Taliesin: What was the average speed of an ladened undead titan? (Monty Python and the Holy Grail)
  • (1:47:45) Laura: I’m picturing Princess Bride, when he does the *woosh*.
  • (1:48:06) Marisha: So, it’s like 28 Days Later zombies?
  • (1:50:26) Taliesin and Marisha: *singing* Concentration!  Liam: You’re the doctor, keep your patients on the run! (Operation)
  • (2:02:14) Liam: Don’t worry, be happy now. (“Don’t Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin)
  • (2:07:03) Taliesin: This is Skyrim.
  • (2:42:57) Taliesin: That is the color of Dr. Manhattan, I don’t necessarily know it’s the same thing.
  • (3:21:00) Marisha, singing: I’ll see you on the other side of the wall… (“The Story of Tonight (Reprise)” from Hamilton)
  • (3:28:32) Liam: You just got Glitter Bombed with holy goodness.
  • (3:29:33) Marisha: F*** the Force! (Star Wars)
  • (3:32:24) Don’t mess with that big black ball, it can really f*** you up. I really hate that big black ball all it better do is m-i-i-ss you! Make it m-i-i-ss you! (“Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus)
  • (3:37:54) Liam: I want you to be alive. I want you to be alive! (“1-800-273-8255” by Logic)
  • (3:47:58) Laura: He looks like Gandalf.
  • (3:48:01) Taliesin: He looks like he’s parting the Red Sea.
  • (3:48:04) Laura, Taliesin: You shall not pass! Laura: Oh my god, we’re going against Gandalf! Taliesin: That’s not Gandalf, that’s a cosplayer. Liam: How many hobbits do I have under my cloak? Taliesin: It’s just 5 hobbits in a cloak, it’s not a wizard. Liam: Five hobbits. (Lord of the Rings and Little Rascals)
  • (3:49:54) Liam: Here comes the general. Laura: Rise up! (“Right Hand Man” from Hamilton)
  • (3:52:31) Liam: That’s just some dude from Sea Org in a bathrobe! Punch him!
  • (4:04:50) Liam: Redrum! (The Shining)
  • (4:07:20) Liam: Respect mah authoritah! (Cartman, South Park)
  • (4:08:14) Liam: Matthew McConaughey's gonna reach out of it for you. (Interstellar?)
  • (4:09:02) Travis: Two-Face! (...) Some other voice comes out of him.
  • (4:10:09) Travis: Indiana, let it go. Marisha: Indiana. (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade)
  • (4:11:15) Scanlan: Respect my authority! (South Park)
  • (4:12:06) Sam: Have you guys seen The Explorers? Taliesin: I’m in The Explorers, motherf***er. (...) Liam: Are you really in the Explorers? Taliesin: Yes, I’m really in The Explorers. I’m one of River’s little brothers. I’m Ludwig!
  • (4:13:02) Taliesin: I don’t think he’s ready to pop a wheelie on this just yet.
  • (4:13:17) Marisha: We can carry Scanlan like on a palanquin, like We are the Champions.
  • (4:13:22) *miming Two-Face* Sam 1: Guys, I think we’ll make it! Sam 2: No we can’t, we’ll never make it! Sam 1: Yes we can!
  • (4:17:01) Taliesin: Get in the zone. Laura, singing: Auto-Zone! Matt: The Auto-Zone of Truth.
  • (4:19:51) Sam: *mimes flipping a coin* (Two-Face, Batman)
  • (4:21:19) Laura: Check out Shadow of War!

Puns:

  • (3:03:08) Sam: These two and their gigantic damage rolls. Taliesin: They’re huge. Sam: Their huge, giant dice. Taliesin: Mammoth. Sam: Huge, just bulbous. Taliesin: Turgid. Turgid damage rolls.
  • (3:03:26) Marisha: Tumescent rolls. Sam: Plunging.
  • (3:03:35) Marisha: Engorged rolls.
  • (3:03:42) Marisha: A little throbbing, throbbing rolls. A little bit of that reach around.
  • (3:04:13) Sam: Circumcised.
  • (3:04:28) Marisha: He’s very impregnable.
  • (4:17:05) Matt: The Auto-Zone of Truth: Taliesin: Stimulate the T-zone.