The episode: “The Atomic Brain,” ep. 518
The riff: Observed by Crow as a car with a dead guy in the trunk drives around a backwater town. (Note: Sorry, I can’t post any video of this one, as the episode randomly isn’t online.)
The explanation: They’re referring to a 1988 film of the same name that starred Willem Dafoe and Gene Hackman as FBI agents investigating the deaths of three civil rights activists in the deep south in 1964. I think the reference is solely due to the impression that these guys are about to dump a body somewhere and it’s in the country, but there may be more to this riff that I’m not seeing.
Novelty factor: Never heard of the film, but it sounds decent. The fact that R. Lee Ermey, Brad Dourif and Michael Rooker are all in it is intriguing. Anybody have a recommendation on whether this is worth seeing?