Ash says she doesn't believe in the soul living on after death, but later in the episode at the graveyard, she's concerned about visiting "the living dead."
Ruth Pollack: The thing is, when somebody dies, the conversation doesn't have to end. You just have to find new ways to listen.
Ash's father is buried in San Francisco.
When the gang visits the grave of the boy who supposedly died after the spring dance fifty years before, the plot number is 1313. Not so coincidentally, 1313 was also the house number of the Munster family on the 1960's TV series, The Munsters. They lived on a spooky-looking house on Mockingbird Lane.
Super-obscure musical reference: The funky guitar riff that's heard at the opening of this episode is sampled from a minor instrumental hit of 1968 called "Apricot Brandy" performed by the group Rhinoceros.
"Color Shop" by Ratboy Cute
"Party Time" by B. Chesnut
Ash: This is so Scooby-Doo.
Scooby-Doo is an animated dog who is the main character in a large number of cartoon shows, TV-movies and theatrical movies. The original cartoon series, Scooby Doo, Where Are You?, premiered in 1969 and has been on televison ever since in one form or another. Scooby and his human friends are involved in some kind of mystery in every episode that involves ghosts and/or monsters, but in the end everything turns out all right.
Naomi: Maybe I'll win an Academy Award.
The Academy Awards are given out annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Hollywood. Awards are given for acting and for technical achievement. The statuettes given the winners have been known as "Oscars" ever since an actress remarked many years ago that the gold-plated award "looks like my uncle Oscar." The ceremony attracts one of the most celebrity-filled crowds of any event anywhere and the worldwide television broadcasts are watched by an audience of over a billion.