Media References and Puns of Episode 83: The Deceiver’s Stand

Fun fact: This is the 5th time “Pow Pow” has been referenced on Critical Role!

Media References

  • (0:14:10) Taliesin: And that’s how Bilbo’s insurance company started. *puts on the ring* I’m going home, start over and get a real job. We’re done. (The Hobbit)
  • (0:24:05) Marisha: Magic Grog, the Magic Mike sequel.
  • (0:25:09) Sam: Badger doesn’t give a s***. (The Crazy Nastya** Honey Badger) NSFW
  • (0:36:31) Taliesin: It’s like ra-ain.  Marisha: On your wedding day! (“Ironic” by Alanis Morissette)
  • (0:52:52) Travis/Grog: I wanna squash the watermelon. (Gallagher)
  • (0:54:29) Liam: J-E-L-L-O!
  • (0:59:20) Grog: I’mma Forrest Gump up this b****.  Laura: I’s like to run now!
  • (1:00:59) Grog: That’s me! This guy!  Sam: I miss one episode!  Grog: Total Kerr Bear.
  • (1:01:21) Patrick: There’s probably advantages to that.  Taliesin and Marisha: There’s advantages to both! (Pow Pow by LCD Soundsystem)
  • (1:05:52) Travis: *sings* My boyfriend’s back and you’re gonna be in trouble. Others: Hey-ya., hey-ya, my boyfriend’s back! (“My Boyfriend’s Back” by The Angels)
  • (1:06:03) Laura: That was like The Addams Family version of My Boyfriend’s Back!
  • (1:10:14) Marisha: Total spawn location.  Liam: Woom woom woom woom.  Patrick: Was that The Gauntlet?
  • (1:14:13) Travis: She’s gone country! (“Gone Country” by Alan Jackson)
  • (1:14:55) Marisha: It’s a Black Mirror episode all of a sudden.
  • (1:15:11) Marisha: She’s BackBlaze!
  • (1:16:25) Marisha: I’m not your guy, friend! (South Park)
  • (1:29:29) Taliesin: Final Fantasy motherf***er.
  • (1:33:43) Liam: Hip hop. Hippity Hop. (“Rapper’s Delight” by The Sugarhill Gang)
  • (1:36:38) Everyone: *Victory Fanfare* (Final Fantasy)
  • (1:38:56) Travis: No! Not McGruff!
  • (1:39:56) Marisha: Kibbles ‘n Bits for you, too?
  • (1:41:05) Matt: It looks kind of like the butcher in Diablo I when you get to his room; it’s just covered in meat.
  • (1:43:06) Matt: You were only waiting to get up and cast a spell! (“Blackbird” by The Beatles)
  • (1:45:28) Travis: *singing* Stay aliiiiiiive. (“Stay Alive” from Hamilton) NSFWish
  • (1:54:35) Marisha: Don’t call it a comeback! (“Mama Said Knock You Out” by LL Cool J)
  • (1:56:28) Travis: Who’s got a “this is all a bad dream” spell?  Taliesin: A Dallas? I don’t have a Dallas left.
  • (2:17:54) Patrick: Did we mention that this is also doing damage?  Matt: Ah, subdual damage. Back in the day. Taliesin: It was a kindler, gentler world. […] I’d give money for a popcorn grenade right now. (Previous RPG term for nonlethal damage)
  • (2:41:17) Taliesin: And I’m sitting on the wall like an angry Spider-Man.
  • (2:45:12) Travis: Grog would like to get up.  Liam: Stand up. (“Get Up, Stand Up” by Bob Marley)
  • (2:45:45) Travis: I leap through her chest!  Liam: Pac-Man through it. (Maybe? It sounded more like Mackman)
  • (2:48:37) Marisha: C’mon, Kerr Bear!
  • (2:51:01) Patrick: I like to think of the anime slo-mo strike.
  • (3:26:11) Marisha: Are these the f***ing Ghost Rider skulls again?!
  • (3:50:28) Laura: Like little Dobby in Harry Potter!
  • (4:13:35) Patrick: My father wasn’t around.  Marisha: My father wasn’t around! (“Dear Theodosia” from Hamilton)
  • (4:15:47) Liam: Push the narrative all night long, like Lionel Richie!
  • (4:16:18) Taliesin: Could be like Zod in the mirror.
  • (4:17:09) Taliesin: We were like ‘I wonder if he’s totally gonna Coulson!’ […] Marisha: We thought you were gonna be our Agent Coulson, yeah! (The Avengers, Agents of Shield, etc.)

Puns

  • (0:39:33) Matt: *movie announcer voice* Prepare to be scrambled.
  • (0:40:07) Taliesin: This’ll be over easy.
  • (0:40:29) Liam: Thirty-two for that one.  Patrick: Egg-cellent!
  • (0:42:10) Matt: I will mark that egg there as currently….  Laura: Scrambled.
  • (0:42:12) Marisha: Sunny side up!
  • (0:42:18) Travis: Benedict!
  • (0:42:20) Laura: Poached!
  • (0:47:23) Sam: You’re so hard boiled!
  • (1:00:27) Sam: No, no, we’ve made some good omelets.