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Tammi: You're really telling me you threw in your chips with Abbott and Costello here?

William "Bud" Abbott and Lou Costello were an American comedy duo known for rapid-fire word play. Their most well-known routine is the quintessential "Who's On First?"

Tammi: What did you think it was? Make believe, positive thinking, The Secret?

The Secret is a New Age self-help book that talks about how positive thoughts are powerful magnets that attract wealth, health, and happiness; on the flip side, it claims that fleeting negative thoughts are powerful enough to create terminal illness, poverty and even widespread disasters. It has been widely denounced as pseudoscience.

Tammi: That's what happens when witches get voted off the island.

This is a reference to the CBS hit Survivor where the losers are voted off the island.

Tammi: Nice dick work, Magnum.

Referencing the TV series Magnum P.I., starring Tom Selleck as easygoing detective Thomas Magnum who worked in Hawaii and stayed at the home of his benefactor, Robin Masters

Dean: I saw Hellraiser, I got the gist.

Referencing the series of movies which first premiered in 1987, featuring the white-skinned demonic Cenobites who are summoned to Earth by the Lamentation Box and deliver pain and pleasure (but mostly pain)

Detectives Bachman and Turner

Bachman-Turner Overdrive is a rock band formed in 1973, featuring Randy Bachman and Fred Turner.

Dean: It's like Fatal Attraction all over again. But why does the rabbit always get screwed in the deal?

Referencing the 1987 Film Fatal Attraction, in which deranged mistress Alex kills and boils the pet rabbit of her obsession's daughter.

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