The episode: “Tormented,” ep. 414
The riff: Annoyedly asked by Tom while the narrator drones on in oddly poetic prose about the macabre quiet of a deserted island.
The explanation: My guess is that the preceding sentences just recall the kind of foofy lyrics of particularly proggy or psychedelic Moody Blues numbers written by Graeme Edge. Before Tom delivers the line, the narrator says “They say you can hear voices. They say it’s the dead growing restless and calling to the living.” Does that sound like any bit of Moody Blues music that you guys can think of?
Novelty factor: I thought there would probably be a more direct answer to this one, so there may be something in particular that I’m missing. If not, I think it’s safe to say this riff is a bit of a stretch.