Throughout the SeriesEdit
In The Vulture, Jake and Charles question the doorman about the possibility of a hiding place for a murder weapon that has gone missing. The doorman is frustrated about having to repeat himself and attempts to record his answer on his cell phone so that he can just play it back for the detectives.
In an attempt to play the message, he accidentally plays back a different recording; "Idea for a novel: A mild-mannered doorman gets bitten on the penis by a radioactive spider and becomes the world's greatest lover." When Jake pushes him for details on the rest of the plot, the doorman reveals that his character rescues the First Lady of the United States.
- The doorman's novel idea is reminiscent of Spider-Man's origin story.