30 Days

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (54)

  • Morgan Spurlock: I encourage you, and I challenge you to let your guard down, to strip away your life, and to put yourself in the situation of someone else because you will be changed. You will walk out of this experience a different person, a much more understanding person, hopefully a much more caring person, and you will be affected like I've been affected, and I'm better for it. I'm better for being here, so I'll see you.

  • Alexandra Jamieson: You know, I love this country and I love the people here, and I feel like Americans can do a lot better. We can treat our citizens better than this.

  • Morgan Spurlock: We don't see the people that surround us. We don't see the people who are struggling to get by that are right next to us. And I have seen how hard the struggle is. I have been here. And I only did it for a month, and there's people who do this their whole lives.

  • Alexandra Jamieson: Even if you are among the "working poor", and working two jobs at even above minimum wage, you're still just barely gonna make it, and God forbid anything happen to you. It's really, really, really hard.

  • Morgan Spurlock: Do I just say "Screw it"? Do I throw caution to the wind and just say I'm going to take one of my day's salary and take Alex out for her birthday? I have to. It's her birthday.

  • Alexandra Jamieson: It's my birthday and we have no money, so - great. Sounds like a blast. I'm totally bummed, because it's my 30th birthday and I really wanted to have a big party with all my friends.

  • Morgan Spurlock: As soon as my kids are old enough to walk, they'll be old enough to work.

  • Morgan Spurlock: It's kind of like heaven - only with boxes.

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Notes (3)

  • This is the first episode in which there are no rules that have to be followed during the 30 day experiment.

  • Epilogue: After completing his 30 days, Tom asked Misti to marry him.
    The two were wed on June 10th, 2006.

  • Archive footage of Christopher Reeve is shown.

Trivia (2)

  • The website that Morgan goes to is located at http://www.ohiotraveler.com/things_to_do.htm

  • Chris Jobin mentions that the company in India that took his job was the Tata group. Tata is one of the wealthiest organizations in India with revenues exceeding 17 billion each year. They deal with automobiles, chemicals, energy, Engineering, and more.

Allusions (1)

  • Morgan calls coal miner Dale "the Mr. Miyagi of coal mining", comparing him to the wise mentor in The Karate Kid film series.