Lane: Because as Devo says, 'If a problem comes along, you must whip it as long as you whip it with a whip-omatic'.
Devo was a new wave rock group that had one of the first hit music videos with the song Whip It! in the early 80s. Lane is just parodying some of the lyrics like: "When a problem comes along, you must whip it." Yes, Virginia: Once, they had these things on Music TV (MTV) called music videos!!