Believe it or not, the majority of this episode came from a conversation I had with myself. I often get the "Shuuuush!" line from Encino Man stuck in my head. Once when this happened, I felt the need to chastise myself for quoting a Pauly Shore movie. I tried to justify it by calling it a Brendan Fraser movie and then the rest of the conversation from this episode played out almost word for word in my head.
If you have no idea what I'm talking about, rent Encino Man and you'll see. If you liked it when it came out you should be pleased. It has held up pretty well. And it's full of people I had forgotten were in it. Megan Ward who was in a few episodes of Boomtown (One of the best shows ever, Season 1 anyway), Rose McGowan (Charmed, Planet Terror), Jonathan Ke Quan (Data from The Goonies and Short Round from Indiana Jones the Temple of Suck), Erick Avari (Heroes), and Robin Tunney (Empire Records and The Craft, The Mentalist). And the one that was really cool was the actor who played Matt - "the popular guy" in Encino Man. He later went on to play T.J. on Gilmore Girls. I didn't remember that at all and it was cool to stumble across. Granted the cross section of people that enjoy both Encino Man and Gilmore Girls is small but I can't be the only one, can I?
Oh, and the song during the credits is the beginning of "80's Life" by The Good, the Bad & the Queen. They are a band made of Damon Albarn (Blur/Gorillaz), Paul Simonon (The Clash), Tony Allen (Africa 70/Fela Kuti) and Simon Tong (The Verve). If you don't own this album, punch yourself in the face, then go buy it.