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Trivia / Backstroke of the West

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  • Beam Me Up, Scotty!: Reaching The West Of Reaches' powerful line "do not want" became a popular meme, but he was actually quoting The Plum Of's last words to him, after he called her a "lier" [sic].
  • Revenge of the Sith didn't pass The Bechdel Test, but due to Blow the Skin's adaptational gender swap (as revealed by Senator's offhand mention that Blow the Skin "is [his] wife"), Backstroke of the West contains dialogue between her and The Gets The Rice that qualifies.
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  • Dueling Works: Not long after the Backstroke bootleg DVD became available, a bootleg DVD of War of the Worlds showed up, with Translation Trainwreck subtitles that shared an astonishing number of phrases with Backstroke ("A day after the fair", "not want", "academic assocation", and The Good Elephant even gets a Shout-Out).

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