Danny: Hey. You're not going to walk, are you? Nobody walks.
Stacia: Nobody reads, either.
Wheeler: When I'm lonesome, I pick someone up, give 'em a ride, make conversation. Sometimes I even let hem go.
Birdy: Ah, that's reassuring.
Wheeler: So you're not scared of me, right? I'm a normal person? Right?
Birdy: Mister, I ain't met anybody who was normal. Not after I got to know them, anyway.
Wheeler: See this? It's a hollow-point. Makes a teeny little hole going in, but coming out... oh, it's a big slice of cherry pie.
Walker: How many times we seen this? I know you saw Texas Chainsaw. Both fucking versions! Come on, let me take you somewhere else and kill you, cut the fucking shit!
Walker: You're a fun date. You know, you look a lot better without all them trashy clothes on. Without all that trashy skin, too.
Stacia: Stay back from me, I've got a knife. Stay back!
Wheeler: And I've got a gun. So what? Guess I win.
Stacia: Why are you doing this?
Wheeler: Lady, when you're fishing, the bait doesn't answer stupid questions.
Walker: Now, your genuinely dangerous individuals, they almost never look... crazy. They don't have any weird tattoos, they don't have any weird stitches on their face, no funny-shaped heads. They are... not predictable.
Wheeler: Are you within ten seconds of making a point there?
Stacia: Yeah, you drive, he rides, the only question is which one of you assholes is a bigger fucking psycho!
Walker: I told you, be polite, didn't I?
This episode is based on a short story by David Schow. The story was first published in Black Leather Required.
Walker: I know you saw Texas Chainsaw.
Referencing the 1974 movie directed by Tobe Hooper, and based loosely on the exploits of serial killer Ed Gein. The movie features the character "Leatherface," a hulkish killer wearing a leather mask and wielding the title chainsaw, and gave rise to subsequent sequels, remakes, and prequels. It has spawned numerous sequels and reboots.
Wheeler: Bye bye, Birdy
Referencing the 1960 musical Bye Bye Birdie. In it, a rock star, Conrad Birdie, is leaving to serve in the Army overseas. His agent sets up a "goodbye kiss" with a teenage fan chosen at random, a kiss that will be televised nationwide. The musical was made into a movie in 1963.
Stacia: Can't believe I was going to shower in there. Ugh. Ree ree ree.
Referencing Marion Crane's shower murder in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960). In it, Marion takes a shower and the killer enters and stabs her victim repeatedly with an overhand strike while shrill music plays repeatedly in the background.
When Wheeler and Stacia find the billboard advertising the Horrible Thing, Wheeler says he's seen it and it's a two-headed baby skeleton and talks about how much baby monsters give him the creeps. This is a nod to director Larry Cohen's classic It's Alive trilogy about killer monster babies.