Media References, Part Three

Part three of our compilation of Vox Machina’s references!

25 Crimson Diplomacy

  • (1:16:37) Taliesin: I’ll start with Bad News.  Marisha: Nothing travels faster. (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy)
  • (1:34:18) Matt: You pull on the chain, woosh, it whips back like Thor…
  • (2:12:58) Vex: (to guard) Wassup?  Wassup?  What’s good? (Nicki Minaj)
  • (2:18:51) Scanlan: Are you Superman?
  • (2:39:01) Scanlan: …protect our new friend, Lilith Fair, over here.”
  • (2:41:17) Liam: Ermagerd, screrr! (The Ermahgerd, Gersberms meme)
  • (2:58:19) Liam-as-Old Lady: I didn’t watch Matlock!
  • (2:58:26) Laura-as-Old Lady: Oh, Murder She Wrote!
  • (2:59:31) Liam: That’s Grandma Moses!
  • (3:09:33) Matt: …smoking, giant hole, in the center, Tombstone-style
  • (3:10:48) Liam-as-Old Lady: I feel happy, I feel alive! (Monty Python and the Holy Grail)
  • (3:19:50) Sam-as-Old Lady: I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up! (Life Alert Commercials)

26 Consequences and Cows

  • (0:52:25) Liam: One may smile, and smile, and still be a villain. (Hamlet) Thanks to an anonymous critter for this one!
  • (1:03:40) Liam: “I’ve got the conch” (Lord of the Flies)
  • (1:10:53) Sam: “We’re going to have to Columbo this” (Columbo)
  • (1:24:03) Liam: “Hide your bull, hide your wife.” (Bed Intruder)
  • (2:34:00) Sam: “I have an itch, and it can only be scratched with a cowbell.” (Saturday Night Live)
  • (2:57:07) Sam: “It’s the Amblin logo, except we’re cows!”
  • (3:00:36) Liam: “Yo, I heard you liked cows, so I gave you some cows with your cow.” (Xzibit Yo Dawg meme)
  • (3:00:42) Matt: “I hope this inspires the next Cow Diablo update.”
  • (3:01:35) Orion: “I go full Gandalf!” Liam: “Never go full Gandalf.” (LotR, Tropic Thunder)
  • (3:10:15) Liam: “We’re going to capture those babies, and we’re going to train them.” “Sam: “Like Avatar?”

27 The Path to Whitestone

  • (0:45:50) Orion sings “it’s sixty fe-et!” to the tune of “Thriller” by Michael Jackson
  • (0:59:40) Grog: There you are!  Hold still, Casper!  (Casper the Friendly Ghost)
  • (1:01:06) Liam: I think I can sort of Assassin’s Creed my way through the crowd.
  • (1:02:29) Sam says “Andy Dufresne” like Morgan Freeman in response to Travis saying “prison shanking” (The Green Mile)
  • (1:09:57) Laura: “And you have my axe” (LotR:FotR)
  • (1:16:12) Grog: Hakuna Matata? (The Lion King)
  • (2:34:08) Liam: Someday, we will get out of the character creation menu, but it is not this day! (LotR)
  • (2:41:27) Vex/Laura: Everyone is aware that Tiberius is the giant eagles in Lord of the Rings.
  • (3:08:06) Liam: So you’re saying there’s a chance? (Dumb and Dumber)
  • (3:22:14) Liam: Smurfs!
  • (3:26:22) Liam, Laura, Marisha and Taliesin sing the Super Mario Brothers theme

28 The Sun Tree

  • (0:17:09) Liam: Just smash, just smash, Hulk smash!
  • (0:21:01) Travis: It’s Electifyin’ (Grease)
  • (0:30:34) Marisha: Hell yeah, I look like an Ed Hardy tattoo!  Matt: I regret everything!
  • (0:34:11) Sam: I do one of these, do the Sugar Ray Leonard.
  • (0:34:36) Sam, Matt, Laura all do a Sean Connery voice
  • (0:48:32) Scanlan: Oh, a wise guy, see? (The Three Stooges)
  • (0:50:22) Taliesin: I’m going to try to fix this broken piece of gosa (Firefly)
  • (0:53:48) Travis: Here comes the boom? (Here Comes the Boom)
  • (0:58:17) Vex’ahlia to Grog: Lullaby!  Lullaby! (The Avengers: Age of Ultron)
  • (1:26:05) Taliesin: You are the night. (Batman)
  • (1:36:32) Grog: I rip its (crow’s) head off with my teeth (Ozzy Osbourne)
  • (1:44:07) Liam: We’re gonna Hobbit this s***?
  • (1:44:54) Scanlan/Sam: Whatever you’re into, baby.  I’ve become Austin Powers.
  • (1:49:37) Travis: The Golden Snitch Wins Again
  • (2:02:09) Matt: …Loki helmet-style. (Thor, Avengers)
  • (2:04:36) Keyleth/Marisha: Woah, Vax, nice helmet.  Don Quixote called, wants his bowl back. (Don Quixote, Man of La Mancha)
  • (2:10:15) The conversation between Liam and Matt about lemon party and goatse
  • (2:27:20) It’s like 12% of a plan (Guardians of the Galaxy)
  • (2:28:01) It’s like a Vidal Sassoon commercial
  • (2:53:33) Liam does an Ent voice (LotR)
  • (2:53:36) Taliesin: (Speak with Plants) The only superpower more pathetic than Aquaman’s.

29 Whispers

  • (1:05:57) Travis: Yay, little snitch. (HP)
  • (1:06:34) Liam: (Bigby’s Hand) Fingers go out the windows of the church like Alice in Wonderland.
  • (1:56:43) Liam: Sam Riegel, everyone, he played Gavroche in Les Mis!
  • (2:06:42) Travis/Grog: Like a vitamin!  Sam: Like a Flintstone’s vitamin!  Except, it’s assassination.
  • (2:11:15) Travis: The Old Shawshank Prison Walk (The Shawshank Redemption)
  • (2:19:17) Travis: Can I try to Lou Ferrigno those bars?
  • (2:38:46) Sam: It’s all vampires.  Liam: It’s Kiefer Sutherland. (The Lost Boys)
  • (3:02:38) Travis: The Golden Snitch strikes again
  • (3:08:41) Taliesin, Laura, and Travis: Talk about Mr. Filch
  • (3:09:14) Laura: He’s a squib!
  • (3:09:51) Travis: With the Missy Elliott step, I don’t get an attack of opportunity? (2nd link NSFW)
  • (3:21:39) You possessed Voldemort
  • (3:35:25) “Blair Witch style.” (The Blair Witch Project)
  • (3:36:18) Marisha: Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (“Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” by The Beatles)
  • (3:39:40) Sam: (listening to Vouk) It’s mumblecore.
  • (3:47:45) “Be the Mockingjay, Keyleth!” (The Hunger Games series)

30 Stoke the Flames

  • (0:42:17) Travis: (what if the Sun Tree just grabbed people) Like the Whomping Willow! (HP)
  • (0:48:03) Liam: It’s my dice in a box! (“Dick in a Box” by The Lonely Island- NSFW)
  • (0:52:06) Marisha: I’m Jimmy Fallon-ing and it’s so hard! (SNL)
  • (0:57:59) Liam: *singing* Make a little buttflap in your soul! (“Birdhouse in Your Soul” by They Might Be Giants) Thanks to an anonymous critter for this one!
  • (0:59:41) Liam: Vampire don’t give a s*** (Honeybadger-NSFW)
  • (1:02:24) Taliesin: Like a rhinestone cowboy (“Rhinestone Cowboy” by Glen Campbell)
  • (1:05:15) Liam: Oh man, that’s so Ravenloft! (That’s so Raven)
  • (1:05:38) Grog: I want to hammer in the morning (“If I had a Hammer” by Peter, Paul, and Mary)
  • (1:18:34) Sam: That stake was….well done.  Travis: That was so CSI: Miami *YOW!*
  • (1:29:17) Travis: Let’s get jiggy on this watch (“Get Jiggy Wit It” by Will Smith)
  • (1:29:31) Liam: I haven’t played that game, is your name Solid Snake? (Metal Gear)
  • (1:57:06) Liam: Vasquez!  Travis: Yeah, Aliens! “You’re such a badass, Vasquez!  Let’s rock!”  Matt: Ever been mistaken for a man?  Laura: No, have you? (Aliens)
  • (1:58:03) Vax: Daddy Day Care, you and I… (Daddy Day Care)
  • (2:00:32) Vax: Gavroche, come on!  Scanlan/Sam: All right, Thénardier. (Les Miserables)

31 Gunpowder Plot

  • (p1. 0:13:10) Taliesin and Marisha: Stats!  Stats stats stats stats! (“Shots” by LMFAO)
  • (p1. 0:18:09) Jurassic Park theme
  • (p1. 0:21:18) Taliesin: They’re like storm troopers.  They are!  You’re getting attacked by storm troopers! (Star Wars)
  • (p1. 0:23:26) Liam: Hey you guuuuuys! (The Goonies)
  • (p1. 0:23:29) Marisha: He’s taking him off the grid! Marisha and Taliesin: He doesn’t even have a social security number! (Rick and Morty)
  • (p1. 0:29:18) Scanlan: I’ll do, like, a Dukes of Hazzard over the table
  • (p1. 0:40:44) Travis: It’s like Duel of the Fates! (Star Wars: Episode I)
  • (p1. 0:41:30) Marisha: It looks a like a Frank Miller comic right now.
  • (p1. 0:49:31) Scanlan: Don’t get handsy, Bigby!  Laura: Austin Powers!
  • (p1. 0:53:41) Travis: You were Scanlan Rambo!
  • (p1. 1:00:23) Travis: If only Rambo Scanlan was here!
  • (p1. 1:05:14) Sam: [Count Tyleiri’s] Spiderman?!
  • (p1. 1:19:16) Travis: Go Beast mode! (Marshawn Lynch)
  • (p1. 1:22:41) A Dukes of Hazzard style slide from Vax
  • (p1. 1:31:49) Laura and Travis: Dammit, Janet (Rocky Horror Picture Show)
  • (p1. 1:34:09) Marisha: I’m gonna join the Dukes of Hazzard Train
  • (p1. 1:46:09) Travis: I was almost Neo, dodging all sorts of s***! (Matrix)
  • (p1. 1:47:46) Laura: I’m kind of like Legolas (LotR)
  • (p1. 1:51:57) Laura: Ding ding ding!  Like Scott Pilgrim.  Ooh look, coins!
  • (p1. 1:59:21) Matt: Gallagher Watermelon
  • (p1. 2:06:21) Grog: Time to call the Sandman. (The Sandman)
  • (p1. 2:12:33) Taliesin: John Cena!

32 Against the Tide of Bone

  • (0:24:59) We don’t want to play Angry Birds with them
  • (0:42:30) Taliesin: Up yours, Harryhausen!
  • (0:45:19) Grog: Tee time! (Happy Gilmore)
  • (0:45:30) A fistful of crumpets (A Fistful of Dollars)
  • (0:46:46) Matt: Like Walter White’s pizza (Breaking Bad)
  • (1:06:51) Travis: Cross the Streams! (Ghostbusters)
  • (1:18:17) Matt: You’ve been too busy, being in someone’s blind spot (Blindspot)
  • (1:39:07) Keep your golden snitch!
  • (1:39:13) Calls Percy Harry Potter
  • (2:15:17) I felt a disturbance in the force (Star Wars)
  • (2:17:12) Pike: I’m here, sort of as an avatar
  • (2:52:07) Poppet (Pirates of the Caribbean)
  • (2:58:55) We should have sang, “One Day More.” (Les Miserables)
  • (3:08:48) Two roads diverged in a wood (Robert Frost)
  • (3:26:59) Vax: “Eat that lembas bread.“ (Lord of the Rings)

33 Reunions

  • (p1. 0:17:25) Travis: What are you disguised as?  Laura: A dude in a hat?  Taliesin: Link, from Legend of Zelda.
  • (p1. 0:17:49) Matt: You’re the one quest giver in Warcraft that walks way too slow and the party’s like, ‘come on, move!”
  • (p1. 1:28:06) Matt: It’s like the end of Timecop, it’d be terrible.
  • (p1. 1:34:24) Marisha: (in an Agent Smith voice) Professor Anders… Liam: (in an Agent Smith voice) Mister Anderson… (The Matrix)
  • (p1. 1:35:40) Sam: Hulk vs. Wolverine!
  • (p1. 2:00:55) Travis [Percy] Godfather-ed it.
  • (p1. 2:08:40) Taliesin: [Keyleth] could Gandalf that. (LotR)
  • (p2. 0:24:58) Sam: That Ripley is very talented. (The Talented Mister Ripley)
  • (p2. 0:27:21) Taliesin: Like Willy Wonka!
  • (p2. 0:54:45) Sam: …in sort-of an awesome, Superman glowing way.
  • (p2. 0:55:19) Taliesin: Trinket’s like a Sanrio version of Cassandra.  Marisha: He’s a Hello Trinket! (Hello Kitty)
  • (p2. 1:54:35) Taliesin does a voice from a Sam Raimi film
  • (p2. 1:59:27) Taliesin: It’s delightful, it’s de-lovely! (“It’s De Lovely” by Cole Porter)
  • (p2. 1:59:44) Taliesin: Nine, nine points! Ah-ah-ah-ah (Sesame Street)

34 Race to the Ziggurat

  • (0:14:11) “This is….uncharted.” (Uncharted)
  • (0:17:49) Grog: Percy, I like it when you turn into the giant cloud thing. (Avengers)
  • (0:49:26) “I’ve spent the last few years developing an immunity to iocane powder” (The Princess Bride)
  • (1:04:49) Laura: (in reference to the bronze room center button) The Arkenstone! (The Hobbit)
  • (1:12:32) I’m Captain Planet! (Captain Planet)
  • (1:50:28) Laura: My legs are stronger than my arms.  Like Chun Li. (Street Fighter)
  • (1:57:56) Grog does a Winnie the Pooh voice
  • (2:25:26) Liam: The mojo they have on me, do I think they’re my best friends in the whole world, or is it more Kilgrave and just I do whatever they say and I have my own opinion trapped away? (Jessica Jones)
  • (3:11:20) Marisha: “Rollin!  Rollin!” (Rolling on the River)
  • (3:19:49) Keyleth: Let the sunshine in! (The Fifth Dimension, Hair)

35 Denouement

  • (p1. 0:10:47) Continuation of Sam’s Who Wants to be a Millionaire reference
  • (p1. 0:12:44) Marisha: I never wanna encounter acid again.  Every time we do, it’s bad.  Travis: Unless you’re in the desert (Burning Man)
  • (p1. 1:36:24) Liam does his Bane-in-a-coffee-mug routine (Batman)
  • (p1. 1:50:50) Sam: I flip the gun to Percy, the good gun, and, what was the Martin Lawrence movie? Bad Boys.
  • (p2. 0:48:20) Sam: Go buy yourself a goose, the biggest goose in town! (A Christmas Carol)

36 Winter’s Crest in Whitestone

  • (0:12:24) It’s like Rocky IV!
  • (0:17:06) Laura: Feel a little poke comin’ through…(“Dancing Too Close” by Next-NSFW)
  • (0:22:04) I know how you work, swish and flick (Harry Potter)
  • (0:25:13) Scanlan: I composed an epic poem… (Star Wars, Resident Evil)
  • (0:42:12) Standing there like Guile before a street fight match (Street Fighter)
  • (0:46:11) Liam does his Bane voice  Laura: His name is Bane?  He’s a Bane Sword? (Batman)
  • (0:47:42) Matt: It’s a big ol’, fatty Final Fantasy VII sword
  • (1:11:56) Travis: Come on, Rambo!  Liam: Scanbo.
  • (1:23:09) Get used to disappointment, S***head. (The Princess Bride)
  • (1:24:27) We’re talking Predator/Schwarzenegger
  • (1:34:37) It’s like sky hook (Star Wars)
  • (2:00:47) Taliesin sings Bippity Boppity Boo (Cinderella)
  • (2:01:31) It’s like that guy at the beginning of Barbarella
  • (2:09:43) You’re like a Toddlers and Tiaras mom right now!