The Middleman

The Boyband Superfan Interrogation

Season 1, Ep 6, Aired 7/21/08
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  • Episode Description
  • The Middleman and Wendy investigate a haughty 14-year-old named Cindy who has a dangerous obsession with Varsity Fanclub, "the most popular boy band in the world".

  • Cast & Crew
  • Matt Keeslar

    The Middleman

  • Natalie Morales (II)

    Wendy Watson

  • Brit Morgan

    Lacey Thornfield

  • Mary Pat Gleason


  • Jake Smollett


  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Aliens and warpholes?

    By VGFreak8, Jul 30, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • David: This Cindy's not exactly the first fan a few sandwiches shy. (showing a photo album) There's not a single girl in here who hasn't threatened to kill us, kill for us, maim us, or maim someone for us? Wendy: What's this one. Jayk: The parents of the girls we slept with. David didn't always have that cane.

    • The Middleman: That fancy applause meter isn't just decoration. It's a scream harvester. Wendy: Scream harvester? The Middleman: In layman's term, a giant battery. Wendy: Well if that's the battery, then where's the warphole generator? The Middleman: That's just it, Dubbie. The entire stage is the warphole generator. Don't you see, that's why Ida couldn't locate a power source with the HAYDAR. Only teenage screams of ecstasy have the strength to cut a hole in space itself. How could I not see it before? Wendy: Uh, because it's completely insane. The Middleman: So insane it just might work!

    • Cindy: (dying) You want to know the real bitch of it? I was two weeks… from retirement.

    • Noser: You got your nude self-portrait into a gallery show? Pip: That was my sister. And no, my period of erotic sibling representation is over.

    • Pip: This gallery show, it's something new. I'm calling it Deux Ex Pip. It's Latin for "The Machines of Pip". Lacey: That's not what it means. Pip: Whatever!

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    Notes (2)

    • Varsity Fanclub guest star as themselves in this episode. They are a Los Angeles boy band who are signed to Capitol Records.

    • Featured Music "Future Love" by Varsity Fanclub "Hymn and Her" by Earlimart "iii" by Milosh

    Allusions (8)

    • Willow "High Aldwin" is the name of Billy Barty's character in Willow, a 1988 fantasy movie directed by Ron Howard and starring Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Jean Marsh and Warwick Davis.

    • Indiana Jones There are several references to the action-adventure movie Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981): * The Middleman introduces himself and Wendy at the warphole as Rene and Marion: referencing Rene Belloq and Marion Ravenwood from Raiders of the Lost Ark. * The Middleman later uses the fake IDs of "Brody and Forrestal". Brody is Marcus Brody, and Forrestal is Indiana's competitor who dies in the temple at the beginning of Raiders of the Lost Ark. * Wendy later uses the IDs of Ravenwood and Jones, a reference to Marion and Abner Ravenwood and Indiana Jones himself. * Dr. Eliott Marshall works at the Henry Jones University: referencing Dr. Henry Walton Jones, Jr. (better known as Indiana Jones). * Dr. Eliott Marshall's address is 1981 Lucas, referring to the year Raiders of the Lost Ark was released and George Lucas, the film's writer and executive producer.

    • The Middleman: We've got five Great Gazoos who want to go home and unleash their doomsday device. The Great Gazoo appeared on The Flintstones in October 1965. A tiny green alien voiced by Harvey Korman, the Great Gazoo is an alien who created a doomsday device and was banished to Earth for his crime. The series was canceled shortly thereafter, but Alan Cummings played the character in the 2000 movie The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas.

    • Wendy: We're just supposed to blindly follow the orders of some intergalactic Monty Python wannabe? Referencing Monty Python's Flying Circus, a 1969 British comedy sketch show created by Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, John Cleese and Graham Chapman. Although the series ended after 45 episodes, it has spawned five movies and a theatrical musical.

    • Wendy: Bring it, Marvin. Referencing Marvin the Paranoid Android, created by Douglas Adams for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Like Ida, Marvin is super-intelligent and doesn't think much of humans. He was voiced by Stephen Moore in the radio and TV productions and Alan Rickman in the 2005 movie.

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