Bollywood Homicide/References
This page is the reference list for the episode "Bollywood Homicide". Feel free to add the suitable shout-outs, allusions and asides which utilize elements of film, pop-culture, music or similar from the episode to the proper section.
  • Gus says that he "won't do curses" and "that mummy almost sucked my eyes out". This is a reference to Season 2 Episode 16, the season finale, titled "Shawn (and Gus) of the Dead", in which a mummy supposedly escaped from inside its sarcophagus in the Natural History Museum.
  • Shawn says, "You are a nice guy Roger, and I'm sure you can teach us a thing or two about Cricket." Cricket is India's most popular sport.
  • Shawn says, "Please Gus, don't be Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Marzipan." Gus replies, "It's Prisoner of Azkaban." Shawn concludes, "I've heard it both ways." This is a reference to J.K. Rowling's third book in her Harry Potter Series, "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban." Gus will shown the depths of his Harry Potter fandom in "Lock, Stock, Some Smoking Barrels and Burton Guster's Goblet of Fire".
  • The Bollywood lead (Raj's brother) asks his dancers, "How many of you have seen 'All that Jazz', 'White Nights', Gregory Hines, Baryschnikov?" "All that Jazz" is a 1979 musical film and "White Nights" is a drama film about a ballet and tap dancer, starring Mikhail Baryschnikov and Gregory Hines.
  • When Shawn is trying to charge the stage, Gus restrains him and Shawn "goes boneless". This happened once before in Episode 1 of Season 3 titled "Ghosts". Shawn wouldn't leave Gus's workplace and Gus had to drag Shawn out. This scene is also seen in the opener starting in Season 4.
  • When Juliet complains that the ladder both she and Shawn are on "is only built for one" he counters by naming a few things that are meant for one but can easily fit two people. The first is a tanning bed and the second is an "iron lung" which is a nickname for a Negative Pressure Ventilator, used to help someone breathe when their normal capacity to do so has been lost.
  • When complaining about the spiciness of the food, Shawn says, "I can't see anything out of my left eye." Gus responds with, "I see dead people," which is a quote from the 1999 Horror/Drama film titled "The Sixth Sense".
  • Juliet is admiring Raj's decision to send Mina on a plane away so she doesn't get harmed. Raj says it's "the only way he knows how to love" and Shawn replies by asking if he's ever seen "Nine and a Half Weeks" or anything else written by Zalman King. "Nine and a Half Weeks" is an erotic romance and drama film about a woman's impersonal affair with a man.

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