has always loved its little references, and Season 5 was no exception.
Along with mass shootings, there were also references to real prison riots, films, and even viral videos.
Some of them are said so quickly you might not have caught them and thats exactly what this post is for. Youre welcome.
1. The mass shootings (Episode 1).
Again, some found these references to be a tad distasteful.
2. Attica/prison riots (Episode 1 and throughout).
Referenced explicitly many times throughout the season, Attica is one of the most well-known prison riots of all time.
On September 9, 1971, over 2000 inmatesrioted and took over control of Attica Correctional Facility in Attica, New York. Inmatestook 42 officers, staff and civilians hostage, and created a list of demands pending their release.
There are also references to other famous prison riots throughout the season read up on some of thosehere.
3. (Episode 2).
Maria tells Dayais like the whitest movie ever. In case you dont know what it is, allow me to elaborate it a little.
is 1999 psychological thriller, directed by James Mangold and starring Winona Ryder. Its based on a real-life memoir of the same name.
Ryder plays an 18-year-old who attempts to commit suicide, is diagnosed with personality disorder, and gets sent to a psychiatric hospital. Spoiler: Things dont go great in there.
Kind of like Litchfield!
4. Jennifer Lopez kicked a dog (Episode 4).
Theres a lot of references to talent shows like and more in this episode, but I want to focus in on a quick reference you may have missed.
When Leanne and Angie asked Maria to be a judge for their talent show, its revealed they hate J.Lo and Angie says, I heard she kicked a dog.
This is an obscure reference to a gossip story from 2o15 that Jennifer Lopezs neighbor was attacked by Casper Smarts (her boyfriend at the time) dog.
Obviously, Leanne and Angie got the story a little skewed, being in prison and all. (They may also be referencing another story, which happened last year, that J.Lo closed down a Hampton grooming shop for a day so her dogs could have some privacy.)
5. Hot Cheetos and Takis (Episode 6).
After the governor delivers Hot Cheetos to Litchfield, Red and Blanca get really into their snacksand starting singing the Hot Cheetos and Takis song.
If you are unfamiliar with this viral music video from 2012, its definitely worth a watch.
These kids wrote this pretty amazing rap and made an impressive music video and its literally just about eating Hot Cheetos and Takis. Bless
6. (Episode 8).
Red and Blanca decide they are going to trap Piscatella, la this movie Blancas seen where this kid gets left .
You probably already knew they were referencingbut did you recognize the music playing when Blanca was laying her trap?
The theme by John Williams!
7. Horror movies (Episode 9).
This entire episode is an homage to a lot of different horror movies, and Im not even sure I caught all of them.
I did recognize a few though:
- when Cindy sees the twins at the end of the hall (actually just Maritza and Flaca).
- when Cindy receives a phone call telling her to check the children (just Angie and Leanne trying to scare her, but a reference to the famous babysitting horror film).
- Of course, when Piper and Alex get attacked in the shower.
Tell me what references you caught this season in the comments! (Preferably politely.)