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Where's my fucking lucky dollar?... (8.19)

Dollar Bill: Where's my fucking lucky dollar? Unless you want to wheel through the rest of your lives like Teddy fucking Pendergrass, you will tell me where it is.

Ben: Where what is?

Dollar Bill: New Girl! This your idea of making a name for yourself?

Bonnie: My name is Bonnie

Dollar Bill: What the fuck does that have to do with my lucky dollar.

Bonnie: I've never seen it.

Mafee: I thought you saw everything.

Bonnie: I can't even lay eyes on his station from down here.

Dollar Bill: Oh, you've seen it. Everyone's seen it. And everyone knows I won a huge liar's poker game with it against Carl Icahn. It's brought me luck ever since.

Theodore DeReese "Teddy" Pendergrass (March 26, 1950 – January 13, 2010) was an American singer. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he initially rose to musical fame as the lead singer of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes. After leaving the group over monetary disputes in 1976, Pendergrass launched a successful solo career under the Philadelphia International label, releasing five consecutive platinum albums, then a record for an African-American R&B artist. Pendergrass' career was suspended after a near-fatal car crash in March 1982 that left him paralyzed from the chest down. Pendergrass continued his successful solo career until announcing his retirement in 2007. Pendergrass died from colon cancer in January 2010.

Liar's poker is an American bar game that combines statistical reasoning with bluffing, and is played with the eight digits of the serial number on U.S. dollar bills. The digits are usually ranked with the 1 as "ace" as the highest value, followed by 0 as "10", down to 2 as the lowest. Each player holds one bill, unseen by the other players. The objective is to guess how often a particular digit appears among all the bills held by all the players. Each guess or bid must be higher in quantity, or equal in quantity but higher in value, than the previous bid. The round ends when all the other players challenge a bid.

Carl Celian Icahn (born February 16, 1936) is an American businessman, investor, and philanthropist. He is the founder and controlling shareholder of Icahn Enterprises, a diversified conglomerate holding company based in New York City, formerly known as American Real Estate Partners. He is also Chairman of Federal-Mogul, an American developer, manufacturer and supplier of powertrain components and vehicle safety products. In the 1980s Icahn developed a reputation as a "corporate raider" after profiting from the hostile takeover and asset stripping of the American airline TWA. According to Forbes magazine, Icahn had a net worth of $17 billion in 2019, making him the 26th-wealthiest person on the Forbes 400, and the 5th-wealthiest hedge fund manager. Icahn served as special economic adviser on financial regulation to US President Donald Trump briefly in 2017, leaving amid concerns of conflicts of interest.

Short for frottage... (34.22)

Dollar Bill: Frotty Anisman. I should have sniffed him out from all the Sadelle's they carted in before.

Bonnie: The fuck they call him Frotty? 

Mafee: Short for frottage. As in: stay out of close quarters with him.

Rudy: I'm still lost.

Bonnie: The practice of rubbing against another person's clothed body in a crowd for sexual gratification. But for the record, it's pronounced frot-tahge. Totally gross unless you're ScarJo and JoGo in Don Jon. Then it's hot as fuck.

Sadelle’s is where the food they lay out for Frotty comes from.

ScarJo is Scarlett Ingrid Johansson (born November 22, 1984), the American actress and singer. Johansson is the world's highest-paid actress, has made multiple appearances in the Forbes Celebrity 100, and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

JoGo is Joseph Gordon Levitt who directed and starred in Don Jon, alongside ScarJo. Frottage was involved. Are you keeping up? Good.

Don Jon is a 2013 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Produced by Ram Bergman and Nicolas Chartier, the film stars Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, and Julianne Moore, with Rob Brown, Glenne Headly, Brie Larson, and Tony Danza in supporting roles. The film premiered under its original title Don Jon's Addiction at the Sundance Film Festival on January 18, 2013, and had its wide release in the United States on September 27, 2013.

This is gonna be fun... (15.04)

Bonnie: I'd like half a million.

Bobby: You just got here. Your signing bonus is your comp.

Bonnie: I didn't say I deserved half a million. But you rarely get what you don't ask for. So I'm fucking asking. Otherwise, why are we doing this?

Bobby: We've never talked one-on-one. I wanted to get a hit off of you.

Bonnie: I hit like the Purple People Eaters. So be careful what you wish for.

Bobby: Oh. This is gonna be fun.


American football ref., of course. Purple People Eaters were the defensive line of the Minnesota Vikings from the late 1960s to the late 1970s. The term is a reference to a popular song from 1958, the efficiency of the defense, and the color of their uniforms. The motto of the Purple People Eaters was "Meet at the quarterback."

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That's exactly where I am... (8.23)

Bobby: I want you two in sync like incestuous ice dancers.

Bonnie: My thong's already riding up my crack, I don't need you up there too, Axe.

Bobby: Oh, that's exactly where I am.

This one will become a classic. There are at least two pairings of famous, champion ice dancing siblings to whom this may be a reference: the American Shibutani siblings, Alex and Maia and the Israeli Zaretsky siblings, Alexandra and Roman. I don’t think anyone’s genuinely suggested that there partnerships are incestuous. They just seem that way…

Backstrom shares the puck... (8.47)

Bobby: Do you know why Ovi scores so much? 'Cause Backstrom shares the puck.

Bonnie: Yeah, but when he does, Ovi goes bardown. This lame loses the puck between his legs, or airmails it into the goddamn glass.

Alexander Mikhailovich Ovechkin (born 17 September 1985), often referred to as "the Great Eight" or "Ovi", is a Russian professional ice hockey winger and captain of the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL). Prior to entering the league, Ovechkin played for Dynamo Moscow of the Russian Superleague for four seasons, from 2001 until 2005, and returned to play for them briefly during the 2012–13 NHL lockout. A highly touted prospect, Ovechkin was selected by the Capitals first overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. With the 2004–05 NHL lockout cancelling the season, Ovechkin remained in Russia until 2005, joining the Capitals for the 2005–06 season. He won the Calder Memorial Trophy as rookie of the year, scoring 52 goals and 54 assists to lead all rookies with 106 points and finishing third overall in league scoring.

Nicklas Bäckström (born 23 November 1987) is a Swedish professional ice hockey centre and an alternate captain for the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL). Bäckström was selected fourth overall by the Capitals at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, and has since gone on to become Washington's all-time franchise leader in assists. Bäckström won his first Stanley Cup with the Capitals in 2018.

You got a problem with the 'Commodes'?... (17.32)

Dollar Bill: You got a problem with the 'Commodes’?

Bonnie: Was expecting you to bring more Steely Dan.

Dollar Bill: Oh. I hold back the top shelf for my birthday.

Bill is joking, he means Commodores, of course. Their song Brick House is playing in the background.

Commodores is an American funk/soul band, which was at its peak in the late 1970s through the mid 1980s. The members of the group met as mostly freshmen at Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University) in 1968, and signed with Motown in November 1972, having first caught the public eye opening for the Jackson 5 while on tour. The group's most successful period was in the late 1970s and early 1980s when Lionel Richie was the co-lead singer. The band's biggest hit singles are ballads such as "Easy", "Three Times a Lady", and "Nightshift"; and funky dance hits which include "Brick House", "Fancy Dancer", "Lady (You Bring Me Up)", and "Too Hot ta Trot". In 1986, the Commodores won their first Grammy for the song "Nightshift".

The magnificent Steely Dan is an American rock band founded in 1972 by core members Walter Becker (guitars, bass, backing vocals) and Donald Fagen (keyboards, lead vocals). Blending jazz, traditional pop, R&B, and sophisticated studio production with cryptic and ironic lyrics, the band enjoyed critical and commercial success starting from the early 1970s until breaking up in 1981. Throughout their career, the duo recorded with a revolving cast of session musicians, and in 1974 retired from live performances to become a studio-only band. Rolling Stone has called them "the perfect musical antiheroes for the Seventies". After the group disbanded in 1981, Becker and Fagen were less active throughout most of the next decade, though a cult following remained devoted to the group. Since reuniting in 1993, Steely Dan has toured steadily and released two albums of new material, the first of which, Two Against Nature, earned a Grammy Award for Album of the Year. They have sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March 2001. VH1 ranked Steely Dan at #82 on their list of the 100 greatest musical artists of all time. Founding member Walter Becker died on September 3, 2017.

p.s. Later in the scene the song Wonder by the equally magnificent Natalie Merchant provides the soundtrack. That one proudly selected by Ben Kim.

Wimpier than George McFly at prom... (8.37)

Bonnie: I'll say it since the rest of you are wimpier than George McFly at prom: We've got to get out of our New York refinery positions.

George Douglas McFly (portrayed by Crispin Glover in Back to the Future and by Jeffrey Weissman in Back to the Future Part II and Back to the Future Part III and voiced by Michael X. Sommers in Back to the Future: The Game) is the father of Marty, Linda and Dave from the union with his wife Lorraine Baines McFly. Although he is one of the main characters in the first movie, George only makes cameos in Back to the Future Part II and Back to the Future Part III.