|EPISODE 503: FREE TO BE YOU AND ME
|Dean: I'm Agent Alonzo Mosely, and this my partner, Eddie Moscone.
Dean introduces himself to the sheriff as Agent Alonzo Mosely, and Cas as Eddie Moscone. These are characters from the 1988 movie Midnight Run, starring Robert De Niro and Charls Grodin. FBI agent Mosely is played by Yaphet Kotto, and bail bondsman Moscone is played by Joe Pantoliano.
|Sheriff: No, Kolchak.
The sheriff sarcastically calls Dean Kolchak. This is a reference to Carl Kolchack (Darren McGavin) on the 1974 TV series Night Stalker. Kolchak is a newspaper reporter who investigates crimes involving supernatural and science fictional creatures. The series was preceded by two TV movies, The Night Stalker (1972) and The Night Strangler (1973) and is often credited as the inspiration for The X-files. A second series with a new cast aired in 2005.
|Sam: [I'm] a riddle wrapped inside an enigma wrapped inside a taco.
Alludes to Winston Churchill's observations about Russia being "A riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma."
|Dean: Detective Bill Bucker, here to see the bodies ... the exsanguinated bodies.
While hunting a vampire, Dean introduces himself as Det. Bill Buckner. This is the name of is a former Major League Baseball player for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, California Angels and Kansas City Royals. He played for over twenty years and accumulated over 2700 career hits but is most remembered for his crucial fielding error during Game Six of the 1986 World Series, an incident that has been seared into American sports lore.
|Dean: Eat it, Twilight!
Talking to a vampire he's about to kill, Dean alludes to the hit Twilight book and film series (does this mean Dean has read the books or seen the first movie?).
The title of the episode alludes to the 1970s cult classic Free to Be... You and me, an album and illustrated songbook aimed at children. Released in November 1972, it featured songs and stories from celebrities such as Marlo Thomas, Diana Ross, the New Seekers and Roberta Flack. In 1974 it was made into a television special and featured Michael Jackson, Rita Coolidge and Marlo Thomas.
|Dean: So, what, I'm Thelma and you're Louise, and we're just gonna hold hands and sail off this cliff together?
Referring to the 1991 tragi-comic (pseudo-)feminist road movie Thelma & Louise, in which friends Thelma (Geena Davis) and Louise (Susan Sarandon) go for a girls' night out and end up becoming fugitives headed for Mexico (but they can't go trhough Texas). Directed by Ridley Scott, the film's plot revolves around the women's escape from their troubled, caged lives and co-stars Harvey Keitel Brad Pitt (in his first significant role in a major film) plays a parolee robber. In the end, the women decide they won't be taken in and drive their car off the rim of the Grand Canyon.
|Dean: You were wasted by a Teenage Mutant Ninja Angel?
Referring to The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (or simply Ninja Turtles) were an ancient cult containing four mutant turtles who were trained by a giant, talking rat sensei, Master Splinter, in the art of Ninjitsu. The four TMNTs are Leonardo, Michaelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael (named after famous Rennaisance artists). From their home in the storm sewers of New York, they battle evil and criminals, all while remaining isolated from general society. The characters initially appeared in comic books before being licensed for toys, cartoons, and film adaptations. Most popular in the late 1980s through early 1990s.
|Lindsey: That's it. Enough with the kung-fu-wandering-the-earth thing.
Allusion to the TV series Kung Fu (1972 - 75) that follows a Shaolin monk (Kwai Chang Caine, played by David Carradine) as he travels the American Old West armed only with his skill in martial arts and "walking the earth" to find his half-brother, Danny Caine.
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