The episode: “Hobgoblins,” ep. 907
The riff: Exclaimed in disgust by Tom as the movie’s two most promiscuous characters, ditzy Daphne and her army boyfriend Nick, emerge from a van that had just been a-rockin’, complete with “boing boing boing” sound effects. The whole bout of “sex” lasts roughly 20 seconds.
The explanation: This is a lyrical reference to the 1975 hit song “Chevy Van” by country singer Sammy Johns. The singer had a few other hits in his day, and wrote for other artists, but nothing approached the success of “Chevy Van,” which reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100. The final lyrics of the song proclaim “We made love in my Chevy van, and that’s alright with me.”
Novelty factor: I don’t think I need to tell you that I had no idea, but from the way Tom said it, I could tell in context that this was probably a song lyric reference.