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That Is A Missile: "The Devil's Grip" Episode Guide

With the end of the season comes the end of the episode guides. I just finished up the episode guide for "The Devil's Grip" and you should check it out. Feel free to let me know about any omissions, errors or whatever else you think should/shouldn't be in there. You can use either the comments or the old contact form to do that. Enjoy! And don't forget.

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  • by geraldine
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One slight correction:

"HANK
You ain't never gonna stop me from overly sexualized dancing and dressing like an indigent! [Throws up devil horns] Loud rock music!"

He actually doesn't throw up devil horns, he makes the ASL sign for "I love you". (middle two fingers down, pinky and pointer finger up, thumb OUT instead of in for devil horns)
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Jul. 30, 2013, 9:09am
I concur with your statement. Just another Hank-ism.
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Jul. 30, 2013, 10:30am
Haha didn't notice his thumb was out
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Jul. 30, 2013, 12:37pm
"You have . . . no idea what that means . . . you're just . . . having fun with your hands." :)
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Aug. 2, 2013, 9:59pm
One thing no one's mentioned is how funny Rose's code name is. A "Triple Threat" refers to someone who can sing, act and dance, so her love of dancing and showtunes naturally flows out of that. It also makes her partner's code name ("Jazz") more understandable.
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Jul. 30, 2013, 12:20pm
  • by Captain V Bro.
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Damn, Doc Hammer's vast genius again strikes!
That's so V deep it passed me by.
I bet you are 100% correct.
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Jul. 30, 2013, 5:12pm
  • by zip
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True that, though on my closed captioning the gentleman's name was "Jass," but that might have been an error on the CC.

I thought Jazz bore a pretty good resemblance to Fred Astaire, which would make Triple Threat maybe Judy Garland or Barrie Chase? Not sure on that one.
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Jul. 30, 2013, 6:04pm
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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Great job. I feel like 'Hench has killed hench' is a reference to something but I don't know what.
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Jul. 30, 2013, 6:14pm
"Ape has killed Ape!" - From Battle for the Planet of the Apes. When it was revealed that General Aldo was responsible for killing Caesar's son one of the apes took up this chant followed by the others. I think it deserves a mention in the capsule, which is great as always I might ad.
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Jul. 30, 2013, 6:41pm
It should be! I still haven't seen Planet of the Apes, which is why I didn't know that one offhand. :(
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Jul. 30, 2013, 7:52pm
We've got your back covered for those very few things which you might miss or be unsure of. This site has become quite the brain tank for this sort of knowledge, which makes it even more the awesomeness that it is, and I feel honored to be a part of it. It also testifies to the savvyness of VB fans in general.

If you do watch the Apes films, start with the original Charleston Heston one, followed by the other three. Not saying they're all gems, but if you're into them they work. You can skip the Marky Mark 2001 remake as they totally missed the point in regards to the social and political commentary of the original. I have not seen Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
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Jul. 31, 2013, 6:19pm
I have seen Rise of the Planet of the Apes. It's good though I have no context for it beyond what I know about the original movie offhand (and that Simpson's episode). It's kind of a solid action movie though, not too much else to it. Some silliness here and there, but worth watching if you happen to think of it, but I wouldn't say you need to track it down or anything.
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Jul. 31, 2013, 9:23pm
  • by Captain V Bro.
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Again, the show is so V deep with references I didn't catch that either.
I've seen most of the 'Apes' films, but not that one.

Nice job again Doc, and cpc65 for catching it.
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Jul. 30, 2013, 8:41pm
Thanks for the reference. Just couldn't quite come up with the source myself.
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Jul. 30, 2013, 11:29pm
  • by The Mysterious 'H'
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Thanks, man! I knew I'd heard it somewhere before.
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Jul. 31, 2013, 12:55am
  • by Ghobbi
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That annoyed me, because in 'Return to Malice' the Monarch mentions that 21 had killed a number of henchmen himself...plus he and 24 set up another henchman as the writer of Flight of the Monarch.
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Aug. 1, 2013, 1:14pm
The arena scene, the judo lizards and the phrase "we will not fight each other" are star trek references.
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Jul. 30, 2013, 10:28pm
Was that from Gamesters of Triskelion? While I consider myself a Trek fan, I don't have the dialog from every episode committed to memory. I mostly just remember the alien babe in the silver foil bikini from that one. Ah, Kirk you lucky bastard.
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Jul. 31, 2013, 6:23pm
Anyone else notice that when The Monarch spouted his "I HAVE CRUSHED DR. VENTURE!!" line it looked like we were viewing it through a fish-eye lens or a door peep-hole for just a second or two? I'm wondering if there is a hidden camera in the bedroom and The Revenge Society was watching?
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Jul. 31, 2013, 6:33pm
  • by K. Nekry
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reminds me of the ending of 1980's "Flash Gordon", and ties into the "Ming the Merciless" costume Monarch has on earlier.
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Aug. 26, 2013, 7:39pm
There's a sad story on CNN today about a 13 year-old girl who died from a peanut allergy even though she had been taking Epinephrine injections to suppress her allergy. The article states, "Epinephrine is the only treatment known to prevent a serious allergic reaction from turning deadly."
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Jul. 31, 2013, 6:53pm
  • by Captain V Bro.
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Is it season six yet?
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Aug. 8, 2013, 6:21pm
For future you it is. He just finished making some popped corn and is reaching to set the remote on stun.
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Aug. 12, 2013, 9:16pm
  • by JimDynamo
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It occurs to me that the Monarch's family home at the end - though architecturally based on an existing structure - might be a reference to Tyler Durden's appropriated home in Fight Club. A dilapidated mansion on the edge of land consumed by industrial complex.
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Sep. 11, 2013, 4:22pm
That and apparently, that's a close to accurate depiction of how the area around that actual house is now
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Sep. 12, 2013, 12:26am
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Thanks for linking to my article, guys! Love the site. Some other funny stuff they went over that I didn't think there was room in article for: • Doc and Jackson have NEVER tried any of the drinks Doc Venture mixes. Hammer says he's "Obsessed with [Rusty] being a bad scientist, and therefore a bad mixologist." Jackson says some of the drinks wouldn't work on a chemical level. •Jackson thinks Rusty might have been laid a couple dozen times. Doc thinks "15, tops." They agree that he's written every single time down. • They have no immediate plans for the Hank Bucks, which are photocopied moneky with Hank on the front you receive with your t-shirt orders. They stressed that Shirt Club shirts will never be reprinted. They joked with the audience about a Golden Hank Buck, which will get you into the Astrobase, but they also said the Golden Hank Buck is "The mother of all lies," so take that with a grain of salt.

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