There are two completely unrelated stories, from different eras, by this name.


[[folder: The Aristophanes play ]]

* The hilariously OTT bogus soothsayer (whose oracle is all about what to give the first soothsayer who comes to Cloudcuckooland), and how Peisthetaerus sorts him out.
* When talking about making offerings to the birds:
-->'''Peisthetaerus''': Is a goat being slain for King Zeus, there is a King-Bird, the wren, to whom the sacrifice of a male gnat is due before Zeus himself even.\\
'''Euelpides''': This notion of an immolated gnat delights me!
* Some of the {{Take That}}s Aristophanes throws in, if you know the history of the time.
* Euelpides' idea of the trouble he wouldn't mind. Peisthetaerus', however, does not qualify due to ValuesDissonance.


[[folder: The Hitchcock film ]]

* Melanie Daniels and Mitch Brenner's sniping back and forth in the pet store.
* The gas station attendant being taken out with one bird.
* "It's the end o' the world!"
* The trailer has Hitchcock give a lecture about how man has benefited from the hunting and capturing of birds, before a flock storms to attack.
** That whole trailer is tongue-in-cheek done to perfection; one specific moment has Hitchcock talk about chicken eggs, and how he won't go into "which came first" because he prefers not to deal with "controversial subjects." Right.
*** [[ActorAllusion Director Allusion:]] Alfred Hitchcock has been quoted in saying that he hates eggs.
* "I THINK YOU'RE EVIL! ''EVIL!!!!!!''"