Media References and Puns of 2-67 Beyond the Eyes of Angels

(To the tune of "Angel" by Sarah McLachlan)
Beyond the eyes of the angel
Evil lurks down here
From the eye-bleeding statues
And the endless whispers your hear
You fight off spiders from the wreckage
And take hearts from zombies
You're beyond the eyes of the angel
May you find Oban near here

Media References

Read More

Media References and Puns of 2-66 Beneath Bazzoxan

Between a Roc and Hard Place: A Mighty Nein Tale.

Media References

  • (0:00:52) Sam: I’ve written a genius-level spoof rap song that I like to call, “You Down With D&D? (Yeah, You Know Me)” (“O.P.P.” by Naughty by Nature NSFW)

  • (0:06:27) Liam: Sometimes I wonder why I even bring the thunder. Matt: Why he even brings the thunder. (“Cabinet Battle #1” from Hamilton, homage to “The Message” by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five)

  • (0:09:21) Laura: And for the entire month of June, 100% of the profits will go to OutRight International, which is a fantastic organization, and you guys should look it up.

  • (0:16:06) Matt: You look like Taliesin as a strawberry in your kids’ cartoon.

  • (0:17:35) Matt: You’re a leaf on the wind. Nothing bad ever happens to somebody who’s a leaf on the wind. (Serenity)

  • (0:17:42) Liam: Just a Macy’s Day balloon puller falling from the sky.

Read More

Media References and Puns of 2-65 Chases and Trees

All gloomstalkers know each other, right? Do you think these ones knew Mister Mistoffolees, who is almost certainly still alive after all these years?

Media References

Read More

Media References and Puns of 2-64 A Dangerous Chase

At the end of the day there's another curse spawning
And The Lost are in mourning, bone-chilling cries
Like the darkness swallows the land
Nein chase after the foe that beckoned
There's barbed spires rising from sand
There's a reckoning still to be reckoned
But there's gonna be a Message to say
At the end of the day

Media References

Read More

Media References and Puns of 2-63 Intervention

SEAL Team Nein has got the apothecary on LOCK.
Sort of.

Media References

Read More

Media References and Puns of 2-62 Domestic Respite

Xhorhaus, in the midst of Dynasty
Xhorhaus, on the tower there’s a tree
Xhorhaus, each night we cast Alarm times three
Xhorhaus, we're out of tumeric for our drinks.

Media References

Read More

Media References and Puns for 2-61 Agreements

Fortunately (or unfortunately), the Bodo Players was probably a one-show only company.

Media References

  • (0:01:14) Sam: My entire body is as doughy as Val Kilmer in a funnel cake factory.

  • (0:01:23) Sam: She accused me of looking like a donkey wearing a Jeff Goldblum mask…

  • (0:01:28) Sam: … my face is much more like a Steve Buscemi Halloween mask that has melted in the back of your Kia.

  • (0:01:38) Sam: It’s my voice that makes you want to drown me out with a stereo mix of Limp Bizkit and Michelle Wolf.

  • (0:01:59) Sam: He’s an authoritarian party pooper whose characters are darker than the last episode of Game of Thrones and sadder than a double feature of Flight 93 and Requiem for a Dream.

  • (0:02:30) Sam: She’s missed so many games it’s more games than Michael Vick and Tonya Harding combined.

  • (0:02:39) Sam: Her “hit show” Blindspot is seen by literally hundreds of people every week.

  • (0:03:06) Sam: How could anyone dislike someone who has more Oshkosh B’Gosh overalls in her closet than Michael Jackson did?

  • (0:03:24) Sam: His characters are so emo, Damien Rice called and said they were “too heavy.”

  • (0:03:30) Sam: His monologues are more emotionally depleting than the discography of Dashboard Confessional.

  • (0:03:35) Sam: Liam could have single-handedly funded our Kickstarter if he didn’t have so many traffic tickets from searching himself on Tumblr while driving.

Read More

Media References and Puns of 2-60 A Turtle By Any Other Name

Giant demonic snapping turtles are not to be confused with denizens of the Nine Shells.

Media References

  • (0:01:18) Sam: As you guys know, every Wednesday I go to the Film & TV Archives in Hollywood.

  • (0:01:40) Sam: ...they only saved it on Betamax tape.

  • (0:03:44) Matt: Ashley Johnson is Gail in Gail Force Five: A Gail in Your Coffin.

  • (0:40:20) Liam: When I was a kid, Terminator 2 and Gail Force Five informed my whole childhood.

  • (0:05:34) Matt: ...with our friend, Joel Hodgson.

  • (0:10:32) Matt: ...over in Rosohna [...] Laura: Rosohna, Rosohna (“Rosanna” by Toto)

  • (0:13:03) Taliesin: Same as it ever was. Ashley: Same as it ever was. (“Once In a Lifetime” by Talking Heads) Thanks to Adam for this one!

  • (0:18:47) Marisha: Wait. All: Wait. Wait. (Comic Con Inside Joke)

  • (0:22:07) Travis: Its vision is based on movement! (Jurassic Park)

  • (0:27:20) Travis: Let them fight. (Godzilla (2014))

Read More

Media References and Puns of 2-59 Perspective

I mean, I know they say to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes, but… Stone giant feet are just SO BIG.

Media References

  • (0:01:32) In the not-too-distant future/Every Thursday AD/There was an app called Beyond/And it started with D&D/It lets you roll stats and compute/Whether you’re a mage or a big strong brute/A perfect little warlock with an invisible mace/Or a tiny little gnome with a super handsome face/I sing you cheesy music/The worst of mankind/You have to sit and hear my songs while I eradicate your mind/Now keep in mind, I’m gonna be the president and that’s no gloat/And Liam has no chance at all because everyone is gonna vote/Let’s hear your predictions![...] Okay, that didn’t go how I thought it would/But I am undeterred/I’ve got the support of D&D Beyond and a million other nerds./Vote Sam Riegel for President 2019. (MST3K Theme Song)

  • (0:05:11) Matt: If you don’t mind joining me on stage, Joel Hodgson, everybody.

  • (0:29:10) Laura: Do you trust me? Travis, singing: I can open your eyes… (“A Whole New World” from Aladdin)

  • (0:36:28) Matt: So you straight up Tatsumaki Senpuukyaku these guys. (Street Fighter)

  • (0:41:19) Travis: And all they hear is “Blah blah blah.” Liam: (Charlie Brown’s teacher noises from Peanuts)

  • (0:58:01) Liam: Super duper! (Young Frankenstein)

  • (1:08:40) Sam and Laura: Say a big fish. Taliesin: That Reel Big Fish.

  • (1:29:26) Liam: *singing* What time is it?  Matt and Marisha: Showtime! (“Aaron Burr, Sir” from Hamilton)

Read More

Media References and Puns of 2-58 Wood and Steel

With apologies to Jeff Goldblum.

Media References

  • (0:00:19) Ashley: It’s a wild Ashley at the table! (Pokémon)

  • (0:03:50) Ashley: What is this, 1956? What, do you go home and watch Mad Men at night and pretend that’s how the world still is?

  • (0:04:24) Ashley: Are the people supposed to rally behind a guy who looks like a donkey wearing a Jeff Goldblum mask?

  • (0:05:40) Marisha: So that roast of Sam Riegel will be on Comedy Central

  • (0:07:51) Taliesin: Seven days… [...] Travis: I kinda wanted to keep it on the Kickstarter, can we not make it about The Ring?

  • (0:08:51) Matt: … I stop and close my eyes and reminisce about the times at Halloween Horror Nights that we let Travis go first.

Read More

Media References and Puns of 2-57 In Love and War

Ask not what the Kryn Dynasty can do for you... Wait, no, totally ask what they can do for you, we've got a full list of demands.

Media References

Read More

Quick Answers 72

So… It’s been a month an a half since the last one of these. You’ve got questions, all right. Updated to 2-56.

Assorted Questions

Are you planning on getting the Search for Grog character sheets of the characters that Travis and Liam played?

To be clear, we don’t “get” the sheets from the players; we reconstruct the sheets based on what we’ve been able to ascertain from what goes in on the games and on Twitter (Thanks Liam!). And yes, we have compiled and posted the sheets!

Does CRS keep track of anything that would help identify at a glance what episodes [may contain content less appropriate for younger viewers who may want to watch]?
Would you ever consider tracking triggering topics (spiders, hanging, child death, discussion of abuse etc) so critters who are affected by such things can be forewarned before they watch the vod?

Does The Dog Die is a crowd-sourced website that does the very thing you’re looking for! Critical Role is already up there, but it looks like the page would benefit from some episode specificity. Any interested critters should check it out and consider updating!

Can you calculate how much damage Jester’s weasel has taken and how many times it survived literal death?

In theory, as of episode 2-56, Sprinkle has avoided:

  • 143 damage

    • 59 fire damage

    • 52 lightning damage

    • 32 poison damage

  • 7 overkills from damage

  • 2 drownings

In practice, Sprinkle has avoided all damage Jester has taken by curling up on the back of her neck in her cloak and dodging during battle.

Do you have a list of all the Beauregard puns?

We post a list of each episode’s media references and puns each week. That said:

Read More