Power Outage

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (34)

  • Prue (to Piper): Maybe you should handle all of the Homeowners Meetings. Piper: No. Absolutely not. Phoebe: Wow, you're getting good at saying no. Piper: Thank you.

  • Piper (picking up Belthazor's flesh): Ewww I got a slice! Prue: Mmm the other white meat!

  • Prue: (to Piper) I don't think I'm the one who's taken for granted around here...

  • (Leo tells the girls they have to work on their bond as sisters to get their powers back) Piper: A potion would be easier. Prue: Oh, yeah.

  • Piper: I'm sorry, the world doesn't revolve around Phoebe!

  • Leo: We have to get to the bottom of this, let's start with your 'little tiff' Prue: Well... it was more than a 'little' tiff. It was... big. Leo: How big? Piper: Remember Pearl Harbor? (makes an exploding motion with her hands)

  • Andras: So the rumors are true. You've fallen for a witch. Cole: What are you doing here? Get out! Andras: The great Belthazor. Who would've ever thought. I can hardly wait to see what the Triad will do when I tell them you failed. Cole: I will kill you before you ever get the chance. Andras: Then you really are a traitor, aren't you?

  • Andras: Don't you need me to enrage all three of the sisters for your plan to work? Cole: You infect Piper and Prue, I'll bring Phoebe back home. They'll blame her for everything. Andras: Your legend is well deserved, Belthazor. You know, for someone about to score one of the biggest victories in centuries, you don't seem very happy about it. Cole: Just do your job.

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Notes (2)

  • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Výpadek sil (Outage of Powers) France: Querelles de sorcières (Fights among witches)

  • This episode reunites Shannen Doherty and Jason Carter from the TV series Beverly Hills 90210, where he was a guest-star several times & she was a star of the series.

Trivia (9)

  • TRIVIA: The two songs featured in this episode were You're An Ocean and This Is Not My Life by Fastball.

  • When Piper and Phoebe are arguing, Phoebe says that Piper is jealous that she didn't have the courage to go away to college (which is implying what we've always believed that Phoebe had gone away to school in New York). However, in the episode Pre-witched, it is said that Phoebe dropped out of college and moved to New York after Grams died.

  • When the homeowner's meeting is first shown, the four neighbors are arguing about the fence, but there are also other people in the background. Piper also makes enough appetizers for more than 4 people, yet when she gets angry and yells at them, she only kicks out the 4 neighbors and no one else is there anymore.

  • TRIVIA: This is the third time that the Charmed Ones lost their powers.

  • When the girls are practicing the "earthquake drill" and Phoebe levitates, the harness used is visible under her pants.

  • At the end of this episode Fastball performs the song You're an Ocean from their album The Harsh Light of Day. Throughout the episode, we can also hear their song This Is Not My Life.

  • Why does Piper own clip-on earings? She has pierced ears.

  • In the scene with the fight, Piper rips the right earring off of Phoebe's ear at the begining of the scene. Then, when the camera changes angles, and Phoebe throws the camera at Prue, the earring is back on her ear.

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Allusions (4)

  • Prue refers to the flesh of Balthazar as "the other white meat", which is a reference to the popular pork industry commercials that use that slogan.

  • Title: Power Outage
    This is a reference to the common phrase to describe a blackout of electricity.

  • Upon her arrival from Cole’s apartment, Phoebe asks her sisters, “Has the tribal council spoken? Am I booted off the island?”
    Her questions allude directly to the CBS reality-competition series Survivor, which was just beginning to come to be a national phenomenon when this episode aired. On Survivor, 16 castaways begin an adventure on an island to win $1 million. Each week, the losing “tribe” goes to tribal council to vote one of their members out.

  • Prue tells Piper and Phoebe, "Who needs Oprah when we can do it ourselves?" She is referring to Oprah Winfrey and the syndicated talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, where family members often go to resolve issues with each other.