On the Head of a Pin Allusions

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EPISODE 416: ON THE HEAD OF A PIN

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Alastair: It's your professionalism I respect.

Alastair is using a quote from Little Shop of Horrors(1986). Arthur Denton (Bill Murray) says this when Orin Scrivello, DDS (Steve Martin) is using dental torture on him. Denton actually enjoys what is being done to him.

Alastair: Heaven... I'm in Heaven, and my heart beats so that I can hardly speak...

Referencing the popular song Cheek to Cheek written by Irving Berlin and originally performed by Fred Astaire in the movie Top Hat (1935).

Alastair: Go directly to Hell. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200.

References the popular board game Monopoly in which players buy property in an effort to make the other players lose all of their money. When you make it all the way around the board, you pass the "Go" square and collect $200 unless you get a card that sends you to "Jail."

Alastair: Grasshopper, you're going to have to get creative to impress me.

Referencing the TV series Kung Fu (1972-1975), starring David Carradine as Kwai Chang Caine, a Shaolin priest who wandered America in the 19th century. "Grasshopper" was the nickname that his mentor, Master Po, referred to him as.

Title: On the Head of a Pin

Referencing the phrase, "How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?" It is used as a
metaphor for wasting time debating pointless topics.


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