firstname.lastname@example.org tells me that "The
Real Folk Blues" is the title of a song and album by Muddy Waters.
Some tributes to John Woo in the action scenes in the episode.
Not exactly a reference, but did you notice the name of the bar where Jet
and Spike were drinking? "Loser Bar." Ouch.
Another "did you notice. . .?" - The guy at the airport picking up his mother
is Punch. It's hard to recognize him without his silly clothes, ridiculous
catch phrases and bad accents. ;) Just goes to show you how many layers Watanabe
created in the Cowboy Bebop universe.
Early in the episode, there's a Bruce Lee poster on one of the buildings.
If you notice any references that I missed, I would appreciate
it if you e-mail me.