so, in sophomore year, we had a science class with a rather attractive female teacher and I was a quiet rather shy kid at the back of the class. While we were going over the digestive system when one kid innocently asked “Ms. G, why do we swallow?” to which i screamed from my seat “Because spitters are quitters!!” and the student proceeded to get out of his seat and run over and high five me before the two us had to see the principal.
Remember how in “Inside Man,” Dean ordered El Burro beer, and the label was so prominently displayed that meta writers kept thinking it must be symbolic of something? Turned out it was just a setup for the line, “Forget it, dude– he’s an ass.” Nothing but a bit of a joke on the part of the set designers, in other words.
This week, Dean and Charlie purchased Kingdom beer (we saw a sign for it on the wall when Dean was hustling those “Abercrombie rejects,” too). It’s been unclear to me in the past whether “Kingdom” was meant to symbolize Heaven or Hell, but they very visibly showed us the back of the bottle at the beginning of the bunker scene. It reads, “A taste of Heaven.” (Kind of makes you wonder what’s on the back of the El Burro bottle, doesn’t it?)
So now we can say that Dean canonically enjoys the taste of Heaven, and the taste of… um, well, you see where I’m going here. Was this a deliberate two-episode joke on the part of the set designers? I doubt it, but still…