Frisky Dingo

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (55)

  • Killface: (imitating a ventriloquist act with Trent's severed torso) So uh.. heard you went to the doctor and uh... he had a bit of bad news for you, is that right? Killface: (speaking as Trent) Yeah! Turns out I have termites.

  • Killface: There's your twenty billion, Brent! Drink it in! The fusion chamber alone cost nine billion. The thrusters another four! You think there's just heaps of money left over for - WHAT DID YOU CALL IT? Brent: Uh (clears throat) Media Buy. Killface: MEDIA BUY!?! Valerie: Please don't kill us! Killface: Please don't make it so appealing!

  • Killface: ...and here I am reduced to postcards, the dry hump of marketing strategies.

  • Brent: (to Killface) Ya f**kin' kidnap us, right, you drag us up here, ya sh** on every strategy we come up with - and by the way, that web promotion was tiiiiiight, but the bottom line is, you don’t have the f**king budget to run with the big dogs! Now, do you! (begins making barking noises). Killface: (scoffs) Are you finished?

  • (the intro to the show, Sealab 2021 begins, only to dissolve into static and a large closeup of Killface) Killface: Greetings, America. I.. am... Killface. Don't bother flicking your infernal remotes, I've taken over your airwaves. Now, I trust you're all comfy on your tacky sofas from 'rooms to go', lots of nibbles close at hand. Well, tuck in and why not smoke between gobbles. Yes, go for the gusto, America. Live like there's no tomorrow because as far as you squalored lot are concerned there very much isn't. Behold, the instrument of your doom...(scene cuts away to show a massive, ominous looking device and then cuts back) I call it.. the Annihilatrix! and when it is completed, a million gigatons of thrust will propel the Earth directly into the Sun... so look upon my work ye mighty and despair...

  • Xander: I don't care what "Boys from Brazil" thing you got going on in there, but I'm still the boss in here. And we're making Awesome-X dolls, and they're gonna kick so much ass, you'll probably go blind. And if you still have a problem with that, there's the big-ass door. Stan: You're not going to sell doll one without a villain, you ninny--a Cobra to your G. I. Joe; a Stretch Monster to your Stretch Armstrong; a Decepticon to your Autobot!

  • Stan: Now all that superhero nonsense was all well and good but - Xander: (Interrupting) Nonsense?! I was avenging the untimely deaths of my murdered parents. (close up of parents, sad music begins playing)...who were murdered. Stan: Yeeeeeeeeessss..

  • Stan: Five million dollars?! Xander: Well, I had to pay her off. I can't have some blabbedy-mouth hooker running around with my secret identity! That's the first thing they teach you. Stan: Nobody cares about your secret identity! Xander: It's to protect my loved ones. Stan: You don't have any loved ones! Xander: [gasp] Stan! Stan: Who? That girlfriend you treat like dirt? Your murdered parents? [Quick shot of pictures of Xander's parents] Stan: And you can say good-bye to the X-tacles. Xander: What? Stan: What "what"? You just spent their entire salary for the year. Xander: See, I knew you were going to trick me into doing this! Stan: Me? You're the one who paid five million dollars for a blowjob! Xander: I... it was a half-and-half, first of all; second of all... okay I'm going.

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Notes (33)

  • Upon later airings of this episode, during the scenes where Taqu'ils' song (as performed by Killer Mike) is playing in the background, the refrain chorus of "All that j!zz. You know how it is..." has now been edited to say "all that T&A".

  • First appearance of Sinn, Killface's sexy female minion with a robotic arm.

  • Killface's reluctant assistant Valerie, referred to as Val, who mostly communicates with shrieks and groans and whom Killface forces to wear a Geisha outfit, had her character design based upon Adult Swim Programming Director Kim Manning.

  • Brendon Small, creator of Home Movies and co-creator of Metalocalypse, has an appearance in this episode as USC Film School alumni twins Trent and Brent. This will not be a recurring role since they both are blasted in half by Killface.

  • Killface has a son named Simon. He is a blonde-haired child version of Killface who is slow, emotionally disturbed, listens to gangsta-rap, and mumbles everything he says.

  • In a memo to Adult Swim (which was flashed briefly as a title card before the episode began), in response to what viewers should be told about the show, one of the things mentioned was that creators Matt and Adam were surprised and disheartened to learn that the Adult Swim show Metalocalypse has a character named Murderface because their main character is named Killface. They wanted to make it clear that they did not steal the name idea.

  • The song "All That J!zz" by Simon's favorite rapper, Taqu'il heard at the end of this episode is performed by actual Dirty South rap artist Killer Mike, signed to Columbia Records through hip hop duo OutKast's Purple Ribbon Records label. The song can be downloaded at Adult Swim's website.

  • Some of Killface's staff members were intentionally designed to resemble actual Williams Street employees.

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Trivia (9)

  • Killface's Ring tone When Killface's cell phone rings during his ventriloquist act with Trent's torso, the ring tone is Dixie, a popular American song that was made famous during the 19th century.

  • If you look carefully as Xander presents his Awesome X action figure to the staff at the board meeting, you can see that the only other item inside his briefcase is a cupcake.

  • In the first episode "Meet Killface", when the Cap'n Crump brand cereal was first introduced, it was spelled as "Cap'n Crump" and featured red box art. In this episode it is now spelled as "Kap'n Krump" and the box art is blue. The only thing remaining the same as before is Taqu'il's image on the box.

  • Killface breaks the fourth wall. While Sinn and Watley speak through the soundproof window, Killface claims "We only have 11 minutes!" He then looks at the audience and says "for this part of the kidnapping".

  • When Killface, Sinn, and Phil were on the scaffold, you could see Killface has nothing on his head, but when they show the scene of Wally cutting the glass with his crab claws, you could see the black ski mask on Killface's head.

  • Before Antagone shows up, you can see Hooker in the bank.

  • Why didn't Killface use his phasegun to blast Antagone.

  • Appropriately, the nerds have 20-sided fuzzy dice in their car instead of regular dice. 20-sided dice are commonly used in role playing games such as Dungeons & Dragons.

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Allusions (25)

  • Killface: It's not too Leno-y? Jay Leno, at the time of the episode, was host of The Tonight Show. Killface's comment refers to Leno's background of a New York City skyline. Also, Trent mentions other Leno staples, including Kevin Eubanks, Leno's band leader since 1995.

  • Napoleon Bonaparte The painting of Killface and Simon in the house is an homage to Napoleon Bonaparte, former ruler of France. The painting is based on the work In His Study, by Jacques-Louis David.

  • Vlasic Pickles Killface: You know who I like is that Pickle stork...that they had...from the pickles... When Killface does his rant on storks, he makes a reference to the stork logo of Vlasic Pickles, which was introduced in the early 1970's.

  • Family Guy Killface: what the deuce is up with those couplings? "What the deuce" is an expression popularized by its usage by Stewie Griffin on the hit animated sitcom Family Guy. As well as still airing on its original network of Fox, the program also is shown on TBS and Cartoon Network's Adult Swim.

  • Cap'n Crunch Killface chastises his son, Simon for eating Cap'n Crump cereal. This is an obvious parody of the actual breakfast cereal Cap'n Crunch. The image of the mascot of the Cap'n on the box has been replaced by Simon's favorite rapper Taqu'il.

  • Intrepid News Reporters Xander's news reporter girlfriend, Grace Ryan, is a parody of both Vicky Vale from Batman and Lois Lane from Superman. Much like Lois, she covers Awesome X's fights with villains and criminals. However, unlike the affection displayed by Bruce or Clark towards Vicky or Lois, Xander seems to detest Grace and frequently neglects and ignores her. In this episode he hangs up on her phone call and cheats on her with a prostitute.

  • Famous Superheroes Xander Crews' superhero persona of Awesome X appears to be a composite parody of several famous comic book superheroes, mainly DC Comics' Batman and Marvel Comics' Iron Man. His origin as billionaire playboy Xander Crews whose parents were tragically killed when he was young is an obvious reference to billionaire playboy Bruce Wayne and how he became the Batman. Also, Xander's robotic suit, complete with rocket-powered boots, which he dons as Awesome X, is a reference to the battle armor suit worn by Tony Stark as Iron Man.

  • Opening Scene The opening scene and dialogue showing Taqu'il shot in the back of a car and believing he is going to die is an allusion to the opening scene in Resevoir Dogs with Tim Roth and Harvey Keitel.

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