Just a quick note for the younger and the unschooled-in-cult-film folks among you: That little back and forth on Veronica Mars last night, where Veronica and Mac exchanged the lines “I’m glad we caught you at home/can we use your phone/we’re both in a bit of a hurry” then looked at each other oddly? That’s a quote from The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Just as the previous week, there was a reference to someone who was out sick with Veronica expressing the hope that she wouldn’t see him later on a parade float, which was a Ferris Bueller’s Day Off reference. Yes, Ronnie is quite well versed in films that were released before she was born.
(And if you’re wondering, Ferris is well worth renting on DVD. Rocky, not so much – the true Rocky Horror experience is seeing it in a theater crowded with folks who see it frequently, as it’s the audience interaction with the show that really make it something special. In a way, it was a key lead-in to todays remix culture… although with time, the interaction became rote and “official”. Still worth the experience, though – says the guy who, in his day, attended hundreds of times.)