Media References and Puns of Episode 49: A Name is Earned

Wind blows, fire burns, Critical Role references. 

Media References:

  • (0:29:32) Liam: You need to go full Burt Reynolds
  • (0:30:10) Liam: You’re only one who can make a Hefner mansion out of thin air.
  • (0:37:18) Taliesin: *singing* Five go-old rings! (The Twelve Days of Christmas)
  • (0:38:53) Taliesin: This is the most Douglas Adams beginning ever.
  • (0:48:48) Marisha: THIS. IS. VOX MACHINA! (300)
  • (0:50:55) Taliesin: *whistles In the Hall of the Mountain King* (Peer Gynt by Edvard Grieg)
  • (0:58:15) Liam: Ok, Sam, I’m gonna need 5 small pain reactions and 5 large pain reactions. (VO direction)
  • (1:00:56) Sam: Are they human, or are they Dancer? (“Human” by the Killers) Thanks to @WeShadows for this one!
  • (1:01:30) Sam: I say, ‘Come with me if you want to live.’ (The Terminator)
  • (1:09:42) Liam: Total Raiders moment! (Raiders of the Lost Ark)
  • (1:17:20) Matt: You vanish behind the tree, Cartoon-style.
  • (1:32:04) Marisha: Two Guys and a Bear with Charlie Sheen! (Two and a Half Men)
  • (1:35:20) Travis: The Golden Snitch! (Harry Potter)
  • (1:43:15) Liam: What’s that, Princess Mononoke? (Princess Mononoke)
  • (1:57:48) Liam: I’ve watched Harry Potter, they always have two hands on the broom.
  • (2:26:05) Marisha: Frostwi….llem Dafoe.
  • (2:36:26) Laura: Hunk-a hunk-a burnin’ Quall. (“Burning Love” by Elvis Presley)
  • (2:41:07) Marisha: Dolphins with lasers! (Austin Powers)
  • (2:48:40) Scanlan: Slip ‘n’ Slide?
  • (2:58:14) Vex’ahlia: Wind blows!  Fire burns! (The Fifth Element)
  • (3:03:29) Marisha: American Ninja Warrior!
  • (3:07:50) (as Grog emerges from the sand) Laura: That’s like Princess Bride.
  • (3:27:36) Marisha: The golden snitch lives!
  • (3:39:25) Taliesin: You picked the wrong day to stop sniffing glue! (Airplane!)
  • (3:44:11) Travis: Oooooh super-saiyan, motherf***er! (Dragon Ball)
  • (3:57:47) Sam: Are we Time Bandits now?!
  • (3:57:57) Marisha: With Doctor WHO!
  • (4:09:49) Sam: His name’s Michael Jackson!
  • (4:12:06) Taliesin: It’s going to be […] streets ahead! (Community)
  • (4:37:27) Taliesin: She just got Netflix, that’s all.
  • (4:44:25) Sphinx: …gifted to me by the White Duke himself before his passing (David Bowie)


  • (0:41:35) Matt: Scanlan, bringing up the rear, as he would want to.
  • (3:20:24) Vax’ildan: Want us to shove [the Ioun stone] in the hole [in the obelisk]?  Scanlan: You realize that I was born to shove things in holes?