- Waiting for Guffman (Movies)
"I just wanted to say...it was worth getting taped to a pole. Gonna miss you."
"And my stupid-ass face?"
Tenuous perhaps, particularly as many misquote the relevant line, but this is a possible shout-out to Christopher Guest's 1997 mockumentary on small town amateur dramatics. That the writers are fans of Guest's work is a given after Keith's tribute to This Is Spinal Tap in 1.11 "Silence of the Lamb." That the movie features the song "Nothing Ever Happens on Mars" and the writers are returning the prescient compliment is a guess. But in the movie, director Corky St. Clair bursts out with "Well, then, I just HATE you and I hate your ass FACE! " Note, not "stupid-ass." That's pure Veronica Mars.
- 2.21 "Happy Go Lucky"