The Anatomy of The Tongue in Cheek - References To Popular Culture

References To Popular Culture

  • The last line of "Pressing On" is from The Mary Tyler Moore Show theme.
  • "Maybe It's Maybeline" (deliberately misspelled, much like the band's name) refers to the popular Maybelline line of beauty products and its tag line.
  • The title of "Lion Wilson" is a play on Brian Wilson. "Lion Wilson" is the first of many Relient K songs to draw heavily from the style of Wilson and his band The Beach Boys, both of which Relient K lead singer Matthew Thiessen often references as major influences on his music.
  • "May the Horse Be with You" makes references to Mister Ed and Star Wars.
  • "Breakfast at Timpani's" is a play on Breakfast at Tiffany's.
  • "I'm Lion-O" refers to the main character of the popular 1980s cartoon, ThunderCats.
  • The song title "Failure To Excommunicate" is a reference to the famous line from the film Cool Hand Luke, "What we've got here is a failure to communicate."
  • "Those Words Are Not Enough" is a reference to the 007 film The World Is Not Enough.
  • "The Rest is Up to You" features the same bass line as "Hit or Miss" by New Found Glory, and pays homage by starting the verse with the lyric "I was just about to quote Mark Twain". The line is in reference to the title of New Found Glory's album Nothing Gold Can Stay, which features the song "Hit or Miss (Waited Too Long)".

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