Media References and Puns of Episode 76: Brawl in the Arches

As Vox Machina learned, a trip to the City of Brass is never just a three-hour tour.

Media References

  • (0:04:56) Liam: Just go, ‘Guuuuuuuh!’ […] Matt: Like, Donald Sutherland in The Body Snatchers!
  • (0:06:21) Travis: *sadly singing* All around me are familiar faces… (“Mad World” by Tears for Fears)
  • (0:07:14) Matt: [The Force Grey people] put out a cool poster today designed by the same artist who did the Stranger Things cover.
  • (0:14:24) Liam: I’d like to phone a friend. Matt: *laughing* Would you like to phone a friend…it’s not going to help. (Who Wants to be a Millionaire?)
  • (0:22:40) Liam: You run! You slide! Take a dip, and take a dive! (Crocodile Mile advertisement) Thanks to Hannes V. for this one!
  • (0:24:53) Travis: And, in the immortal words of Bob Ross, everybody needs a friend.
  • (0:25:14) Liam: D&D Bob Ross reference is like a Playstation trophy, isn’t it?  Travis: Achievement Unlocked.
  • (0:26:04) Laura: *singing* We’ll tell your story! (“Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story” from Hamilton)
  • (0:33:44) Travis: Do that thing Ivan Drago did in Rocky IV, where he beat Apollo Creed.
  • (0:37:02) Travis: You’re Dumbledore off the square. (Harry Potter)
  • (0:41:50) Travis: That’s like in the Restricted Section of Hogwarts! (Harry Potter)
  • (0:44:50) Taliesin: *sings Wonder Woman theme*  Marisha: That’s what I was thinking, Lasso of Truth.
  • (0:46:16) Matt: Let’s all cross our fingers that Blindspot finishes shooting soon.
  • (0:50:17) Travis: *singing* We’ve only just begun! (“We’ve Only Just Begun” by The Carpenters)
  • (0:53:40) Scanlan: Into the lava. (Austin Powers)
  • (0:54:31) Taliesin: Too many books.  Marisha and Taliesin, then all: *singing* Too many books! Too many books! (Too Many Cooks) NSFW
  • (1:06:54) Sam: Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme (“Scarborough Fair” by Simon and Garfunkel)
  • (1:19:31) Travis: I can touch you now! (Harry Potter)
  • (1:23:02) Liam: Come along, Klontoff (?)
  • (1:25:58) Travis: ….rudimentary climbing, King Kong-style?
  • (1:25:49) Marisha: Prince of Persia this.
  • (1:26:45) Travis: Can I do Reckless, Great Weapon Master on She-Ra.
  • (1:27:24) Travis: Kitten’s got claws. (Whitesnake)
  • (1:34:00) Travis and Laura: Take a look, it’s in a book! A…reading sunbeam.  Liam: A reading sunbeam! I can burn anything!  Taliesin: Take a look! (Reading Rainbow)
  • (1:40:21) Marisha: It’s like Left 4 Dead physics.
  • (1:48:41) Ashley: Big money, big money! Laura: No whammies! (Press Your Luck)
  • (1:57:16) Travis: Can I step up on the ledge, like an assassin from Assassin’s Creed
  • (1:58:32) Travis: Can I Indiana Jones down to the ground?
  • (1:58:45) Liam and Marisha: George of the Jungle!
  • (2:00:15) Travis: It’s like a Mario level!
  • (2:00:38) Travis: I’m just gonna do the T2 as I sink into the lava. […] Matt: You’re Terminator-ing it into the lava right now. (Terminator 2)
  • (2:03:05) Marisha: The lady, She-Ra?
  • (2:04:02) Liam: Is that your final answer? (Who Wants to be a Millionaire?)
  • (2:17:56) Laura: Stanky jewels. (Critical Role Deadlands One-Shot)
  • (2:18:01) Sam: You wouldn’t hit a guy with glasses, would you? (Looney Tunes/Batman/Wreck-It Ralph)
  • (2:22:16) Marisha: I’m gonna Sunbeam She-Ra right in the face.
  • (2:41:49) Liam: This is Burt Reynolds.
  • (2:44:13) Laura: Vex will remember this (Telltale Games)
  • (2:52:10) Matt: Beastmaster shake.
  • (2:54:25) Travis: …like John Henry Irons.
  • (2:56:02) Taliesin: Yeah, a three-hour tour, guys. (Gilligan’s Island)
  • (3:05:39) Sam: Punky Brewster!
  • (3:09:04) Liam: It was the best of times… (A Tale of Two Cities)
  • (3:13:23) Marisha: The twins in The Shining.  Liam: *imitates knife stabbing*
  • (3:18:31) Sam: Spider-Man?
  • (3:30:33) Sam: Do we become Voltron?
  • (3:32:42) Sam: We don’t want Garth from Wayne’s World to have anything on our heads.
  • (3:35:15) Marisha: What’s in the box?! (Se7en)
  • (3:39:32) Travis: ‘Beat It’ starts playing (Michael Jackson)
  • (3:42:49) Travis: How long was I out for?! […] Contact, man!
  • (3:44:29) Laura and Travis: Let’s give ‘em something to talk abouuuuuut! (“Something to Talk About” by Bonnie Raitt)

Pun

  • (2:10:02) Matt: That a gift.  Liam: It’s pronounced ‘jiffed.’