Cultural References

The Silence of the Lambs (Movies)

Episode title: "Silence of the Lamb"

This 1991 movie was directed by Ted Demme and starred Anthony Hopkins as an incarcerated cannibal and Jodie Foster as an FBI agent hunting for a serial killer. Sheriff Lamb and Keith Mars are themselves on the hunt for a serial killer, but they don't have someone as creepy/cool as Hannibal Lecter to help them out.

1.11 "Silence of the Lamb"

"I get it. I can help. But quid pro quo, Mrs. C. Quid pro quo."
"Impressive Hannibal."

The movie is a gory thriller about the unsettling relationship between a psychopath and a bright young woman who fights evil, complete with disturbing views about transgendered people and men who like to collect butterflies. Oh, and the psychopath, Hannibal Lector, likes to eat people with fava beans and a nice Chianti. Creepy Aaron proves that he's no Anthony Hopkins, but at least he knows his movie history.

2.15 "The Quick and the Wed"

"People walk in, they don't think, 'This little clean area is Dick's, and the hidden bottles of urine are Logan's.' They think 'Silence of the Lamb's basement,' and their desire to get naked near me takes a nose dive."

Looking for a cheap way to up the ante on the squalor factor of your pricey hotel suite? Try bottling urine! It's the go-to decor for wealthy recluses everywhere! Well, perhaps it's something uniquely attributed to the eccentric millionaire playboy/obsessive-compulsive Howard Hughes, but Dick accuses Logan of hiding bottles of the substance amidst their ruined residence. In the same vein, Dick also likens the suite to the repugnant basement from Silence of the Lambs. In that 1991 Oscar winner, serial killer Buffalo Bill sequesters his victims to a dirty hole in a basement until they lose enough weight to easily peel their skin off. Eww! Come on, Dick, it still can't be as bad as the Pi Sig house. Can it?

3.13 "Postgame Mortem"

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