Charmed

Dead Man Dating

Season 1, Ep 4, Aired 10/28/98
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  • Episode Description
  • Piper falls for the ghost of a recently murdered man who needs her help. Meanwhile, Phoebe works as a psychic to help others and make money for Prue's birthday present, and Prue discovers a devastating betrayal.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Shannen Doherty

    Prudence 'Prue' Halliwell

  • Holly Marie Combs

    Piper Halliwell

  • Alyssa Milano

    Phoebe Halliwell

  • Ted King

    Inspector Andy Trudeau

  • Javier Grillo-Marxuach

  • Fan Reviews (43)
  • Dead Man Dating

    By TrueTvWatcher, Mar 24, 2012

  • Here is where America's love affair with Piper begins and where Charmed begins to take off.

    By iltarion, Nov 13, 2010

  • "A loveless world is a dead world."

    By hr1341, Jul 04, 2005

  • Love hurts

    By angelsxo, Jul 13, 2005

  • Love lives beyond death...

    By darkangelz90, Jul 21, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (13)

    • Mark: Give me a break, mum. Mrs. Chao: There are a lot of hungry spirits out there, Mark. Mark: You're like the Chinese Shirley MacLaine, you know that? Mrs. Chao: Better safe than sorry. Mark: I'll risk it. Mrs. Chao: You should have more respect for ghosts, Mark. If your grandmother were here... Mark: She'd warn me about all the evil spirits walking the streets in Chinatown, I know, I know. (Mrs. Chao takes an amulet off a hook next to the door.) Mrs. Chao: You should take this for protection. (He hooks it back up.) Mark: Maybe the ghosts need protection from me. (He kisses her on the cheek.) Mark: I'll be okay, mum. I'm 23 now. I can take care of myself, okay. (He hands her the balloon.) Mark: I gotta go. Mrs. Chao: Happy Birthday, Mark. Mark: Thanks. (He walks off.)

    • Piper: Well, I can talk about food all night long. Mark: Yeah? Well, I can talk about it forever.

    • Piper: Stupid question: Do ghosts sleep? Mark: I don't even get cold anymore...

    • (Yama appears on a horse heading towards them) Mark: Yama! Piper: Yama? Run. Mark: It's too late, you better go. Run! (Piper freezes Yama) What happened? Piper: I'm a good witch, remember? Mark: But how? Piper: I don't know. I panic, I put up both hands and bad things tend to freeze. Mark: For how long? Piper: Not very, let's go.

    • Mark the ghost (gazing at Prue who is wrapped in a towel and dripping wet): Of all the days to be a dead man...

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    Notes (2)

    • International Episode Titles: Spain: Cita Con El Hombre Muerto Czech Republic: Rande s duchem (Date with a Ghost) France: Histoire de fantĂ´me chinois (The story of a Chinese ghost)

    • Music:
      Secret Smile by Semicsonic
      Hush Hush Hush by Paula Cole
      Sand And Water by Beth Nielsen Chapman

    Trivia (15)

    • This is the first episode in which a character celebrates a birthday.

    • Goof: Wong grabs the back of Piper's hair with his left arm and he is holding his gun pointing down in his other hand. In the next shot his arm and the gun are aimed at Piper.

    • Goof: In one shot Piper picks up the invitations to Prue's birthday party, then in the next shot she picks up the same invitations again.

    • Goof: Phoebe's premonitions are not in color, so there was no way she could have known that the car was pink.

    • Goof: Mark takes Piper to his apartment to give her the recipes. But how did she get in? He might have had a key in his pocket, but that would now be as ethereal as the rest of him and she doesn't have Prue's powers to move things.

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