Hammer of the Gods Allusions

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EPISODE 519: HAMMER OF THE GODS

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Title

Reference to a line in the Led Zeppelin song "Immigrant Song" which prompted people to start referring to the Led Zeppelin sound as the "hammer of the gods." It was also used as the title of a popular 1985 unauthorized Led Zeppelin biography by Stephen Davis.

Elysian Fields Hotel

In Greek mythology, the Elysian Fields in Elysium were the final resting place of the souls of the heroic and the virtuous.

Dean - "How you doin'?"

When Dean first spots and tries to pick up Kali, he uses the signature pick-up opener of the character Joey (Matt LeBlanc) on the 1990s sitcom Friends.

Dean - "All right, I'll check out the joint. You keep an eye on Norman Bates here."

Allusion to the creepy serial killer hotel manager, Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) in the 1960 Hitchcock film Psycho.

Gabriel - "Screw this marble, let's go check out Pandora."

Reference to the beautiful planet that is fought over in the 2009 film Avatar.

Gabriel - "I'm the Costner to your Houston. I'm here to save your *ss."

Allusion to the 1992 film The Bodyguard, in which Kevin Costner plays the bodyguard of celebrity singer Whitney Houston.

Gabriel - "OK, OK, so I got wings ... like Kotex."

Reference to feminine napkins that have "wings" to wrap around panties. Gabriel is admitting that he is an angel.

Dean - "Let me guess -- it's locked. So, what, the roaches check in but they don't check out?"

Reference to the pest bait device called the "Roach Motel," in which bugs get trapped and die inside. Now used in pop culture to mean any kind of nasty, low-price lodging facility.

Gabriel - "Luci, I'm home!"

Allusion to 1950s sitcom I Love Lucy, staring Lucille Ball. In the show, Lucy's husband Ricky (played by Ball's real-life husband, Desi Arnaz) would come home and say, "Lucy, I'm home!" Gabriel is using Lucifer's nickname, Luci.

"Loki"

Gabriel gets into the God committee by pretending to be 'the god of mischief' Loki. Loki is a notorious trickster in norse mythology dating back to the time of the Vikings. This could be considered a reference to the film 'Thor (2011)' except for the fact the story and this episode was made before this adaption.

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