The episode: “Overdrawn at the Memory Bank,” ep. 822
The riff: Quipped by Mike while a bunch of the characters who have had their consciousnesses transferred into animals eat alcoholic or mind-altering “Maruba fruit” and stumble around in an intoxicated state.
The explanation: There’s no actual “Maruba fruit,” but the riff references the 1962 film “Days of Wine and Roses,” which starred Jack Lemmon and Lee Remick as a couple codependently struggling with alcoholism. It was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning one. In a sense, it’s basically the exact same premise for a movie as last year’s critically acclaimed “Smashed.”
Novelty factor: I got the reference to the title, even though I’ve never seen “Days of Wine and Roses.” I didn’t even know what it was actually about, but I knew the title.