“They Cloned Tyrone” was very cleverly written. So much so, that whether it was intended to or not there were a lot of things that viewers like myself could point to and ask..
“Was that an inside joke?”
“Were they breaking the fourth wall?”
“What exactly did they mean?”
Let’s not waste anytime, let’s get going…
Dave Chappelle cites his fondness for Grape Drink in his stand up. “They Cloned Tyrone” uses Grape Drink as a method for hypnotizing a church full of The Glen’s resident’s
Slick Charles shouts at Fontaine saying “I’ve been searching for you all over the universe”.
Fontaine played by John Boyega, also played Finn in Star Wars (this was probably a coincidence).
“Hollow Man” the early 2000s horror with Kevin Bacon was cited twice, I wrote a complete post on that HERE
Slick Charles (Jamie Foxx) also asks… “Its an elevator in a traphouse. Doesn’t that make your Spider sense tingle?’ Foxx played Electro, a Spiderman villain, in two different films.
“Dexter’s Labaratory” was a popular cartoon that ran in the 90s.
The X Files were the X Files, and coincidentally this would have been a great installment of the 90s sci fi drama.
Slick Charles says “They are Clockwork Orange ing us” in a shout out to the classic Stanley Kubrick film where brainwashing is an important part of the plot.
Kiefer Sutherland at one point calls Fontaine Captain America. And just like Captain America in Avengers: Endgame, Fontaine has to fight himself to succeed.
Those lab guys who wandered past our protagonists in the underground compound were talking about badminton with the mention of a “shuttlecock” and all.
When Yo Yo was trying to narc on the bad buys in the compound, she dressed in a trench coat and sunglasses, one of her prostitute colleagues called her “Carmen San Dieg Ho”, this of course means Carmen San Diego, a fictional antagonist who dresses in a similar fashion.
“So you trying to tell me there is a bunch of Bill Nye the science guy looking mother—s” hopefully you can track what kind of people had been experimenting on The Glen community from this statement.
Yo Yo repeatedly mentions Nancy Drew during the movie. While Nancy Drew never had this kind of challenge she did have the mystery of hidden stairway to figure out. Yo Yo had hidden elevators.
Finally, Olympia Black is a Sci Fi Author who’s bio in part reads..
Science fiction about humanity’s relationships with aliens and artificial intelligence. To build my stories, I do not shy away from explicit encounters or highly emotional scenes. My books are not for the faint of heart but are observations about the human condition (her site HERE).
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ALSO how Bloodsport tried to warn us what was happening HERE