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Howard Hughes (People)

"It's weird that you live here. I don't want you going all Howard Hughes-y on me."

Howard Hughes, just like Bruce Wayne, was a billionaire playboy. He was also quite eccentric, like Bruce Wayne, except he didn't dress up in a bat costume and parade around town with prepubescent boys in green tights. Hughes just developed obsessive-compulsive disorder (or the OC Disorder, as we like to call it) and started obsessing over germs and the size of peas, wearing Kleenex boxes as shoes, and storing his urine in jars. Duncan hasn't gone quite that far, we don't think.

2.05 "Blast from the Past"

"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"
Who's Who bio: Howard Hughes

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