Wendy and Lacey are at their sublet and Wendy is talking to her mother by phone while Lacey prepares a promotional piece of artwork for their upcoming show, Art Crawl. Wend isn't thrilled at hearing from her mother but Lacey notes that at least her mother cares, and she only hears from her mother Dr. Barbara Thornville MD PhD once a year. Wendy convinces Lacey to invite her mother to Art Crawl and Lacey tries to get through, only to end up on hold...Read the full recap
Wendy: And I get the feeling you don’t share my enthusiasm.
Ida: Then I’m wearing the right expression.
The Middleman: Dubbie, I wish I had more time to prepare you for your first session with Sensei Ping.
Ida: What he’s trying to say is it’s been nice knowing you.
Wendy: It’s not going to be that bad.
Ida: The man likes pain and suffering like tornadoes love trailer parks.
Wendy: I get it, I get it, it’s like Bruce Lee coming back from the dead.
Ida: And beating you with his own coffin.
(hearing Wendy train)
Ida: I’m devoid of human emotion and that made me want to wince.
The Middleman: You should have been more supportive of her. The psychological advantage in a case like this is crucial.
Ida: Oh sure. I’ll get to it after I powder your diaper.
The Middleman: My gut says we may be dealing with the seminal stages of a zombie outbreak.
Wendy: Entrail-ripping brain-chewing zombies?
The Middleman: The very same.
The Middleman: One: she still has a heartbeat, so there just may be a way to pull her back from her zombified state. And two, if we don’t find an antidote, her heart’s gonna explode like a sausage casing full of weasels.
Ida: I’m just gonna go ahead and run Bonnie’s blood through HEAL
The Middleman: That’s the Hemo-Electric Antidote Locator.
Wendy: I didn’t ask.
Wendy: How come you didn’t get any Slurpee on your uniform.
The Middleman: I was a Navy SEAL. I know how to stay dry.
The Middleman: In times of extreme stress, crying is an inevitable physiological response.
Ida: Sure it is, cupcake.
(Wendy knocks out the bad guy)
The Middleman: Like a Bengal elephant.
Wendy: The one who does the takedown gets to say the catchphrase.
The Middleman: Oh, I’m sorry. Be my guest.
Wendy: “Swift justice.”
The Middleman: “Swift justice,” really?
Wendy: It was in my delivery.
The Middleman: Ah.
The episode is filled with references to the rock group The Zombies. The group formed in St. Albans: the hospital the duo visit is St. Albans. Victim Rod Argent is named after the band's pianist. Wendy's alias of Mrs. Blunstone refers to vocalist Colin Blunstone. Mr. White is named after band member Chris White. The Atkinson Memorial Insane Asylum is named after band member Paul Atkinson. And the fishery is named after the band's 1968 album Odyssey & Oracle
Running gag: different times for each time listing:
Past your bedtime
Time to rise up and greet the dawn.