The episode: “Riding with Death,” ep. 814
The riff: Sung by Crow at the end of a death-defying scene where two truck-drivers use the brakes of one truck to gently stop another that has had its brakes cut.
The explanation: Crow is quoting the song “After the Lovin’” by British pop singer Engelbert Humperdinck, except he’s changed the lyrics to fit the song. In its original form the 1976 song charted in the top 10 in America, but didn’t do so hot in the UK.
Novelty factor: Never heard of the song before, and if I’m being honest, I would admit that I couldn’t have named a single Humperdinck song yesterday if you asked me.