Daisy receives some bad news from her boyfriend and decides to brighten
her life with the purchase of a dog. Tim meanwhile has a date with
destiny, as he and Mike go paint-balling and meet up with Tim's
arch enemy, Duane Benzie, the man who stole his girlfriend. In the
heat of battle, friendships are tested, scores are settled and lives
are changed forever.
it is, Episode Four, meticulously deconstructed into components
of reference, so as to remove all fun from actually viewing the
spooky faces that appear over Daisy's shoulders are inspired
by the subliminal demon face in The Exorcist, which was subsequently
ripped off by Sam Raimi in Evil Dead 2, then by us x2, so we
music underscoring little Tim's pursuit by dogs, is of course
the hit Seventies cartoon Rhubarb and Custard, the title sequence
of which fearured the eponymous Rhubarb running towards the
camera. Sweet memories of tea time.
dog's home music comes from the hugely underrated animal based
kid's show, Heads and Tails. Derek Griffiths, we are not worthy.
kid's show music as little Daisy drags here beloved box across
the street, this time it's Animal Magic, that stirs the embers
of childhood nostalgia and possible zoophillia.
'tool up' sequence is a homage to just about every 'tool up'
sequence ever. Take your pick from Commando, Predator, Aliens
etc. The line 'Groovy' is from....you guessed it Evil Dead 2,
uttered by the also hugely underrated Bruce Campbell.
line 'We put them down, all of them' was taken from The Phantom
Menace trailer, 'Wipe them out, all of them', when we were all
very excited about the new Star Wars film and didn't realise
what a bone crushing disappointment it was to be. Summer was
so full of promise and yet the creeping hand of disillusionment
was soon to clasp its icy fingers around our hearts and reveal
to us that George just doesn't have a clue. It still hurts.
flashback sequence music is an instrumental version of the theme
tune to top rated tea time porn show 'Baywatch'.
When Tim sees arch villan Duane through the trees it's like
that bit in that warcom Platoon innit? In the whole latter part
of the show is a homage to every single buddy war movie and
Hong Kong gunfest ever.
Mike's storm warning is the last exchange of dialogue in Jim
Cameron's robot-time-travel-caper The Terminator
sharp in Tim's bedroom for the poster of outdated computer epic
EVIL DEAD 2 (1987)
THE TERMINATOR (1984)
THE HONG KONG FILMS OF JOHN WOO
ALL WAR MOVIES
Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace
RERUN (THE SPACE RAID REMIX) THE HIGH LLAMAS