Can we ditch this?

  • "This name may also be a reference to Quentin Tarantino. In the episode "Everyone Wants to Direct" of Courage the Cowardly Dog, a man by the name "Benten Tarantella" visits their home, striking parody on Quentin Tarantino's outlandish film making."

The first entry is the most correct. The Tarantella is a type of dance which has its origins long before movies and television, and is associated with the Tarantula spider. (See: Wikipedia: Tarantella) (Summary: The Tarantella is a dance which was long ago believed to cure one of the poison from a Tarantula bite, despite the fact they aren't actually dangerous to humans).

The use of Tarantella as a parody of Tarantino is most likely simply due to phonetic similarity of the words. While this in itself doesn't exclude the possibility that the use of "Tarantella" here is indeed a reference to an episode from a cartoon from 10 years ago parodying a film director, there's no real evidence to suggest this and a lot of evidence connecting Spiderants to Spiders and insects (Soldier, Queen, Worker, etc). - Lucid Fugue

yes, you may delete that as a very weak reference leaving this note on the talk page stating why it was deleted.   Dr. F    Chemicalweapon.png   Wordpress shovel.png   Boston globe bullhorn.png  23:09, June 18, 2010 (UTC)
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