|Agents Stiles and Murdoch
This alludes to the show Route 66, wherein two guys, Todd Stiles and Buzz Murdoch, drive around the country [in a Corvette] doing odd jobs.
|Dean: Sounds like Ozzie and Harriet.
Referencing the ABC series The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952-1966) starring real-life couple Ozzie and Harriet Nelson, and their sons David and Ricky. The series was spun off from the original radio program which ran from 1944-1954. The show dealt with the trials and tribulations of a "typical" American family of the era
|Sam: More like The Shining.
Referencing the 1977 novel by Stephen King and subsequent movie/miniseries versions in 1980 and 1997. King's novel takes place at the haunted Overlook Hotel in Colorado, where writer Jack Torrance slowly goes insane as the ghosts influence him and tries to kill his wife Wendy.
|Sam: That makes them go all Manchurian Candidate.
Referencing the 1959 novel by Richard Condon and the subsequent 1962 and 2004 movies. The original story features the Communists brainwashing a soldier to become a programmed assassin when given the trigger item. The 2004 movie replaced the Communists with a private corporation.
|Sam: Mike Keyser.
Referencing the 1995 movie The Usual Suspects directed by Bryan Singer. Keyser Söze is an enigmatic crime boss famed for his ruthlessness but rarely seen and his face is unknown to the authorities
|Dean: Holy crap, you did. Middle of Basic Instinct and you bang Sharon Stone. Sam, you could be under her spell right now.
References the 1992 film Basic Instinct in which Sharon Stone plays a seductive woman accused of brutal murders. The detective investigating (Michael Douglas) should know better, but he sleeps with her.
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