|EPISODE 511: SAM, INTERRUPTED
The title references the 1999 film Girl, Interrupted starring Winona Ryder as a depressed teen sentenced to 18 months in a mental hospital, where she meets a rebellious friend (played by Angelina Jolie).
|Dean: All right, look, Nurse Ratched. Let's get one thing straight. I've seen Cuckoo's Nest, so don't try any of that soul-crushing authoritarian crap on me.Reference to the nurse "Nurse Ratched," who was the nurse played by Louise Fletcher in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), about the colorful residents of a mental institution.|
|Martin: Why do you think I checked myself into the Hotel California?Allusion to the Eagles song of the same name, which is said to be about the decline of society.|
|Dean: How was your Silkwood shower?A very long, hot shower taken to disinfect and decontaminate; named after Karen Silkwood, a union activist who worked with radioactive pellets, who was killed for going public about conditions in the plant where she worked. Meryl Streep portrayed her in the 1975 film Silkwood.|
|Dean: Quid pro quo, Clarice.Quote from the 1991 film Silence of the Lambs, meaning "I'll tell you something if you tell me something." The cannibalistic Hannibal Lecter (played by Anthony Hopkins) proposes this to FBI agent Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) so that he can get personal information about her in exchange for telling her what she needs to know about a serial killer on the loose.|
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