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Like a Virgin Allusions
| EPISODE 612: LIKE A VIRGIN |
The title "Like A Virgin" is a reference to the 1984 song by Madonna of the same name. The song was the subject of a famous dialogue in the movie Reservoir Dogs Madonna later gave the film's director a signed CD with the dedication "To Quentin. It's not about dick, it's about love. Madonna"
| Dean: Couple of Buddy Hollys doesn't really seem like news of the weird.|
Singer Buddy Holly died in a plane crash in 1959.
| Bobby: That kid went straight up Menendez on me not ten days ago.|
Lyle and Eric Menendez killed their parents in 1989, in a case that became famous
| Geek references aplenty in this episode! We find out Bobby reads Harry Potter when he makes a reference to Hogwarts, Sam finds that all searches for fire, gold, and virgins leads him to World of Warcraft sites, Dean makes references to Batman's anger issues, Middle Earth, and the 12 sided dice which are used in Dungeons and Dragons, and when the Dragon asks where he got the blade, he says "Comic Con".|
| Bobby: Ask Cloverfield, I'm pretty sure he's got that page.|
Cloverfield is a sci-fi/disaster movie about a dragon-like alien that attacks New York
| Sam: Do you think Batman tried to rape her? |
Dean: Well he does carry a lot of rage!
Dean is referring of course to Batman. Starting with Frank Millers' comic Batman: Year One and continuing with The Dark Knight Returns, the character became much darker and angrier. It is this version that Christian Bale has portrayed in the current Batman movies directed by Christopher Nolan.
| Dean: What, no twelve-sided dice joke?|
Polyhedral dice - which can have 4, 6, 8, 12, or 20 sides - are used to play Dungeons and Dragons.
| Dean: Could you make a few calls?|
Bobby: To who, Hogwarts?
The Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry is the boarding school of magic which is the main setting for most of the Harry Potter books. Dragons are part of the story in the first and fourth books
| Bobby: As far as I can gather this dates back to around the fourteenth century.|
Sam: What language is it?
Bobby: Da Vinci Code? Real obscure Latinate. Going to take my golden years to translate it all.
The Da Vinci Code is a novel by Dan Brown, which is based around the idea that Leonardo Da Vinci left a series of ciphers describing the secret that Mary Magdalene was married to Jesus and gave birth to a child.
| Bobby: Hey, how's Memento doing over there?|
Memento is a movie written and directed by Christopher Nolan about a man who suffers from anterograde amnesia and can't remember anything after the event that caused the amnesia. Sam on the other hand, has retrograde amnesia where he can't remember anything before the event that caused the amnesia [in his case, getting his soul back
| Dean: Dad never wrote anything about dragons. I promise. I'd remember if I read the Never-Ending Story in there.|
The Never-Ending Story is a fantasy novel and film in which the protagonist is aided by a dragon.
| Sam: Great, back to the lore.|
Dean: Which says what, that they live in Middle Earth?
Middle Earth is the setting for J.R.R. Tolkien's books, including The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Dragons appear in several of Tolkien's stories.
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