Cultural References

Chicks dig scars (Words, Sayings, and Slogans)

"Did you see a doctor?"
"Honey, it's fine. Chicks dig scars, now come on. Ya gotta see this."

It's one of those expressions that has sort of crept up on the population, but now everybody knows or has heard of it. It was used as the tagline to a not-terribly-good movie in 2000, The Replacements: "Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory lasts forever," which was kind of appropriate as the central character played by Keanu Reeves was a scab (or a heroic strike-breaking quarterback, depending on your politics). Keith's scabs aren't so pretty as he brushes off Veronica's concern. Keith Mars's injuries came from sliding home. Enrico Colantoni's real-life injuries, necessitating this minor plot point, came from ice hockey.

1.09 "Drinking the Kool-Aid"

"Chicks dig scars and acronyms."
"Chicks dig scarves and acronyms."

There is controversy even here at as to what Mac actually said, but either way, it is pretty clear that Mac is referencing the common expression, most notably used by Keith Mars. Okay, maybe more notably used by Keanu Reeves's character, Shane Falco, in The Replacements: "Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory lasts forever." Whether or not Mac is simply adding "acronyms" onto the adage or is cleverly subverting it to Beaver's new-found status as a white-collar entrepreneur is open to question. Do you hear the V?

2.09 "My Mother, the Fiend"

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