Media References, Part One

If references were wishes, the cast would never need to trade with Trista the hag again.  We’ve included links to most of the media that the cast referenced, with a notation if the link likely isn’t safe for work/school.  

Thanks to BurdenedWithNoPurpose, DragonMustang01, Kathatherine, Rusty-Diamond, SinkingMyShips, TheSingingBadger, TrenchantWit, and Tux3d0_Mask for their contributions to this list!

01 Arrival at Kraghammer

  • (0:25:24) Sam: An Octagon?  Matt: Essentially! (Mixed Martial Arts) 
  • (0:49:57) Matt: We’re talking top-shelf, BevMo style. 
  • (0:59:20) Vax: The architecture is divine!  Vex: Divine!  Sam: You’re posing at the Howells? (Gilligan’s Island)

02 Into the Greyspine Mines 

  • (0:47:32) Travis: “I can show you the world” (Aladdin
  • (1:16:44) Marisha: Get dressed up like Sherlock Holmes 
  • (1:18:13) Marisha: Get low! (“Get Low” by Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz-NSFW
  • (1:24:38) Marisha: Legolas Style! 
  • (2:21:07) Grog: I run towards the water, haunted by nightmares of Sebastian and the Little Mermaid! 
  • (2:21:14) Grog: “Le poisson, le poisson, hee hee hee, hon hon hon” (Liam starts this by singing the theme) 
  • (2:36:25) Sam: Krang?! (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) 
  • (2:44:38) Travis: Yippee Ki-yi-yay! (Die Hard-NSFW
  • (2:47:16) Matt: Lisa Loeb and the Nine Intelligence Damage (Lisa Loeb and Nine Stories
  • (2:50:21) Travis: If I only had a braaaaain (Wizard of Oz)

03 Strange Bedfellows 

  • (0:13:16) Marisha: It’s like a Three Stooges Act! 
  • (0:54:33) Laura: This feels like The Descent, I don’t like it, you guys! 
  • (0:55:29) Marisha: Oh wee Oh! (The Wizard of Oz
  • (1:01:11) Laura: A whole new wooooorld! (Aladdin) 
  • (1:07:21) Liam: Careful, Bilbo! (The Hobbit
  • (1:33:08) Grog: Like in 300, which was a puppet show I saw… 
  • (2:20:01) Liam-as-Gollum: Nasty! (LotR) 
  • (2:28:26) Taliesin and Marisha: Magneto Helmet! (X-Men)

04 Attack on the Duergar Warcamp

  • (0:19:20) Grog: …get me a Magneto helmet like his (X-Men) 
  • (0:20:05) Vax’ildan: With great power comes great responsibility! (Spiderman
  • (1:08:26) Taliesin: I’m going to be Hawkeye-ing Laura out at some point. (Hawkeye
  • (1:09:24) Travis: The human torch was denied a bank loan (Anchorman
  • (1:16:43) Grog: …do an Abominable Snowman walk (Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
  • (1:19:11) Liam: We’ll do it live, we’ll do it live! (The O’Reilly Factor-NSFW
  • (1:23:09) Grog’s flying pose (Superman
  • (1:31:58) Travis: C’mon, Chip and Dale! (Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers) 
  • (1:33:18) Grog: Aww…I was Dancer! (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer) 
  • (2:05:30) Taliesin and Marisha: A whole new spell! [to the tune of “A Whole New World”] (Aladdin) 
  • (2:19:25) Grog: I would like to go into a frenzied rage and charge at Clifford the Big Red Dog (Clifford
  • (2:25:30) Liam and Marisha: Why can’t we be friends? (“Why Can’t We Be Friends?” by WAR)

05 The Trick About Falling

  • (0:35:43) Liam: Do do do do-do, I’m lovin’ it! (McDonalds jingle) 
  • (0:37:48) Taliesin: I’m going to Hawkeye you out (Hawkeye) 
  • (1:00:11) Travis: Come on, Squidward, over here! (Spongebob Squarepants
  • (1:11:15) Liam: It’s like having Goofy as a party member. WHA-HA-HA-WHEEEEE! 
  • (1:14:13) Laura: Can I use tracking and see what happened, like Prince Humperdink? (The Princess Bride) 
  • (1:42:33) Travis: And the reason is you, and the reason is you… (“The Reason” by Hoobastank) 
  • (2:58:32) Liam: I’m wearing it like a Scientology unibody underwear! (We think he mixed up Mormon and Scientology here)

06 Breaching the Emberhold

  • (0:26:50) Vax’ildan: Do you even lift, bro
  • (0:49:25) Orion: Waka Waka! (The Muppets
  • (0:55:31) Travis: Like a wookiee! (Star Wars) 
  • (1:18:52) Liam, then everyone: This was a triumph.  I’m making a note here: Huge Success. (“Still Alive” by Jonathan Coulton for Portal) 
  • (1:20:04) Ashley and Travis: I think we’re alone now!  There doesn’t seem to be anyone around! (“I Think We’re Alone Now” by Tommy James & the Shondells or Tiffany
  • (1:21:13) Liam does an Arnold Schwarzenegger impression 
  • (1:23:55) Matt: Almost Han in carbonite type look. (Star Wars
  • (1:57:13) Liam: Queen Ermahgerd! (The Ermahgerd, Gersberms meme)

07 The Throne Room 

  • (0:44:23) Marisha: We kind of prop them up, to kind of Weekend at Bernie’s them. 
  • (2:14:16) Marisha: So, we’re basically going to be three kids, Little Rascals-style… 
  • (2:22:08) Liam: We few, we happy few! (Henry V-Shakespeare) 
  • (2:28:20) Liam: …they’re all in a line, like Radio City (The Rockettes
  • (2:38:35) Taliesin: Traps, traps, traps traps traps traps! (“Shots” by LMFAO ft. Lil Jon-NSFW
  • (2:51:32) Liam: Ermahgerd, Mergerl! (The Ermahgerd, Gersberms meme) 
  • (3:19:08) Marisha: And all that doubles is go-old!  Taliesin: Only shootin’ arrows… (“All-Star” by Smash Mouth)

08 Glass and Bone 

  • (0:45:30) Marisha: We could call you….Vax the Nine-Toed (somewhat LotR reference) 
  • (1:23:48) Matt: Using a very Earth-bender-y motion… 
  • (1:28:53) Marisha: On the Wonka-vator! (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • (1:34:40) Marisha: We’re on the People Mover! (Disneyworld
  • (2:36:20) Ashley: What does Clarota want to do?  Taliesin: Dance! (Dazed and Confused-NSFW)

09 Yug’voril Uncovered 

  • (0:42:54) Marisha: Get on it!  Jump on it! (“Jump on It” by Sugarhill Gang) 
  • (0:42:57) Travis: if you sexy then flaunt it! (“Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars) 
  • (2:30:08) Marisha: I Flipper him and go up under him. 
  • (2:38:40) Marisha: I’m practicing my Shamu flips in the water. (Sea World
  • (2:40:27) Marisha: Wanna check them out?  Clear out the fog of war? (The Fog of War movie)

10 K’varn Revealed

  • (0:22:22) Ashley: I’m in a boat.  I’m in a motherf***ing boat. (“I’m on a Boat” by the Lonely Island ft. T-Pain-NSFW
  • (0:29:27) Taliesin: 28 Days zombies (28 Days Later
  • (0:59:08) Scanlan: Pike, come with me if you want to live. (Terminator
  • (1:01:11) Marisha: Follow the Macy’s Day Balloon Shark
  • (1:01:36) Sam: This is a James Bond water chase! 
  • (1:15:23) Tiberius: And I pull the eye out.  Travis: Oooh, Kill Bill-style! 
  • (1:19:10) Travis: Introduce you to the Blue Angels
  • (1:22:54) Taliesin: Nobody knows what it’s like, to be… Marisha and Taliesin: A Sharkman! (“Behind Blue Eyes” by The Who) 
  • (1:40:23) Ashley: Stargate
  • (1:45:25) Marisha: Hungry Hungry Hippo bomb! 
  • (1:48:13) Percy: We’re not making a holy hand grenade (Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • (2:24:35) Laura: Not like Portal?

11 The Temple Showdown

  • (0:36:53) Marisha: Got some Jethro Tull up in here! 
  • (0:43:36) Someone sings the Mission Impossible theme 
  • (0:44:06) Marisha: He’s going to be that one scene in Lord of the Rings 
  • (1:02:21) Travis: Harry Potter ‘Engorgio!’ 
  • (1:14:18) Matt: You manage to, Mission Impossible-style… 
  • (1:23:27) Grog: I also have an idea.  Ice cream and peanut butter mixed on a cold stone. (Cold Stone Creamery
  • (1:36:18) Travis: You want me to metal bend
  • (1:36:38) Travis: I could be like that pilot at the end of Independence Day 
  • (1:57:07) Ashley: Goodbye my looooove! (?) 
  • (2:21:30) Marisha: It worked for the Spartans in that awesome 300…comic. 
  • (2:23:21) Reference to the 300 (continued conversation from earlier) 
  • (2:23:00) Scanlan: Usually it’s ‘yes, and,’ Clarota. (Improv rules
  • (2:28:20) Travis: Jedi hand gesture to Matt We have two carpets 
  • (2:48:11) Travis: Liam, Strength and Honor! (Beastmaster, Gladiator
  • (2:51:03) Sam and Ashley: Drop it like it’s hot! (“Drop It Like It’s Hot” by Snoop Dogg ft. Pharrell Williams-NSFW
  • (3:37:35) Travis: That was almost Mission Impossible! 
  • (4:23:46) Taliesin: This is like the end of Iron Man 3

12 Dungeons & Dragons Campaign Tips 

  • (0:15:27) Dan Casey: Circle takes the square! (Hollywood Squares
  • (0:17:07) Matt: If I feel like going full Eldritch Horror on you guys. 
  • (0:23:07) Matt does a Bill Cosby impression.  Liam: Too soon.
  • (0:24:39) Liam: [Laura and Travis] are seeing Grease. 
  • (0:26:01) Matt: Elves, you know, Lord of the Rings, elves are cool. 
  • (0:26:15) Matt: …the more Legolas-style. (LotR) 
  • (0:26:42) Matt: Halflings, you can say Hobbit… 
  • (0:27:42) Matt: …think Nightcrawler from X-Men. 
  • (0:31:27) Matt: Definitely Legolas, Lord of the Rings-type, arrow arrow arrow! 
  • (0:31:29) Matt: ARROWED! (Homestar Runner/Teen Girl Squad
  • (0:32:00) Matt: …Harry Potter-style classes. 
  • (0:32:48) Matt: …which are creepy, Oberon-style… (“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Shakespeare) 
  • (0:32:55) Matt: …or Cthulhu! (HP Lovecraft) 
  • (1:18:44) Matt: The Chaotic Evil type villain, The Joker from Batman. 
  • (2:03:30) Orion: Whose line is it anyway, Matt?  Marisha: Points!  Matt: This is a prop-based game. (Whose Line Is It Anyway?
  • (2:03:37) Matt: Carrot Top’s Dungeons and Dragons, everyone. 
  • (2:51:00) Vox Moronica has a discussion that describes, in all but name, how their situation is like Indiana Jones 
  • (2:51:38) Ify Nwadiwe: Swerve. (“Mercy” by Kanye West) 
  • (3:04:25) Dan: Ooh, goin’ for it!  Like the Magic School Bus-goin’ inside!
  • (3:29:44) Taliesin: It’s like the Beetle and Booster Gold (Blue Beetle and Booster Gold)