Inside The Jokes: “The Business Trip”

This post is breaking down the jokes in this episode that you might not have understood or missed.

Ders does a little "Hype Williams"

Ders does a little “Hype Williams”

Cold Open 

  • Ders: “Before we get into that though, we got that surprise. Check it out. A little bit of Hype Williams!”

Act One

  • Ders: “It’s kind of a big deal for me. It’s my first business trip. Right? I’m like Steve Martin in that John Candy movie.”
  • Adam: “I thought you wanted to be like Steve Jobs and do a bunch of acid with us.”
  • Ders: “Oh. This thing? Hammacher Schlemmer…Also I got a GoJo if you want to borrow it for the ride home. ”
    • Hammacher Schlemmer: Retailer and mail order dealer.
    • GoJo: The only practical way to talk on your phone hands-free. Besides bluetooth…
Ders and his gadgets

Ders and his gadgets

  • Alice: “Yeah. She just got cornered by a couple of real knuckle draggers.”
    • Knuckle Draggers: Reminiscent of the hunched over cave man, with his arms to the ground. An insult used against those of extremely low intelligence, or general stupidity.
  • Blake: “Fire! Fire! Fire!”

Act Two

  • Blake: “Yeah don’t worry. I played a lot of Area 51.”
    • Area 51: A first-person shooter survival video game based set in the mysterious Area 51 of southern Nevada.
  • Gale: “It’s unreal. All I can hear is the soundtrack from Drive…
    • Drive: A 2011 movie starring Ryan Gosling who is a Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a getaway driver. Trailer here.
  • Ders: “My trip is the same as yours. Crazy music, Tron soundtrack, Daft Punk just bouncing around in my head…”
    • Tron:A 2010 action science fiction film
    • Daft Punk: An electronic music group consisting of two French musicians. They were the DJ’s in the “Tron: Legacy” film.
"Daft Punk in my head"

“Daft Punk bouncing around in my head”

  • Alice: “Do you think I sound like one of Marge Simpson’s sisters?”
  • Adam: “Sorry it didn’t work out even though you had a decent size d**k, you don’t have moves like Jagger.”
    • Referring to Mick Jagger’s dance moves. (Lead singer from The Rolling Stones).
    • Also the song “Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5.

Act Three

  • Blake: “You know I always thought God would be a slob like one of us. Not a busty little desk clerk. More of a stranger on the bus type. Ya know?”
    • Blake is using lyrics’s from Joan Osborne’s single “One of Us.”
    • “What if God was one of us? Just a slob like one of us. Just a stranger on the bus, trying to make his way home.”
  • Adam: “You are really light by the way. Like child solider skinny. I could carry you into war Kony style”
    • Kony 2012: The  “Stop Kony” movement was to make African cult and militia leader, indicted war criminal and the International Criminal Court fugitive Joseph Kony globally known in order to have him arrested by the end of 2012.

Alice is “child-soldier skinny”.

Act Four


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