CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Dog Eat Dog

Season 6, Ep 9, Aired 11/24/05
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  • Episode Description
  • Catherine and Brass investigate the case in which a man is found dead in a dumpster. It soon turns out the man had a serious food problem. The trail of his death soon leads to a hotdog-eating contest. Meanwhile, Nick and Sara investigate a not-so-amicable divorce with a bizarre twist. So bizarre it eventually lead to murder when both are found dead and it looks like the dog killed one of them.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Duane Clark

  • Dustin Lee Abraham

  • Allen MacDonald

  • Eric Szmanda

    Greg Sanders

  • George Eads

    Nick Stokes

  • Fan Reviews (17)
  • Yes, another great episode.

    By Danny2312, Apr 24, 2008

  • A guy with Prader-Willi (sp?) Syndrome eats himself to death, and a couple going through a messy divorce end up dead. Very appropriate episode name.

    By Sasquatch_223, Mar 16, 2008

  • 2 cases. Both well written and awesome.

    By Procter_Fox_Fan, Jan 29, 2008

  • This fat guy eats himself to death and a messy divorce!?

    By sid1157, Sep 24, 2007

  • Dog Eat Dog

    By bankscountybabe, Oct 20, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (17)

    • Brass: Hey. Grissom: I was happy to hear the review board cleared you. Brass: Well, it's been a rough time, but I'm dealing with it.

    • Greg: I went shopping and bought every brand of hotdog they sell in Las Vegas. Grissom: Who's paying for it? Greg: You mean the lab's not gonna reimburse me? Grissom: No. Greg: Well I couldn't identify the chatter teeth logo so I figured I could physically match one of these to the one found in the victims stomach. You know, maybe comparing that twisty thing at the end. Grissom: Sounds like a good idea, Greg. I'm still not paying for it. Greg: Fine, I guess I'll just eat hotdogs for the rest of the year. Grissom: A hotdog at the ballpark tastes better than steak at the Ritz. Greg: Well, I can tell when you're quoting something. (he sits) Who said it? Grissom: Humphrey Bogart. Did you know that the term "hotdog" was actually coined at a baseball game? (Greg shakes his head) New York polo grounds some where around 1867. A German butcher was selling something that he called "Dachshund Sausages" out of his pie wagon. He put 'em on a roll so that his customers wouldn't burn their fingers. He'd yell out "get your Dachshund Sausages, they're red hot." (Greg looks like he wants to get up and leave) Soon all the vendors at the polo grounds were sellin' 'em too. But they were too lazy to say "Dachshund Sausages." So they just called 'em "hotdogs." Greg: Yeah, and now there's over 50 major brands. Grissom: Good luck. I'm rooting for you. Greg: Well, hopefully I find a weiner.

    • Sara: Beat-up car in a Lexus neighborhood. Sofia: We ran the plates. RO doesn't live here. We're tracking her down. (Nick reads the bumper sticker as they walk past the car) Nick: "Bitch on wheels." Can't wait to meet her.

    • (About the victim after they found mashed potatoes in his hand) Catherine: Maybe he was alive inside there, digging to get out. Grissom: Or he had really bad table manners. Catherine: There's some scarring on one wrist, but not the other. David (pulling out a napkin out of the victims pocket): Look what I found in his pocket: Aunt Jackpots Prezels. Catherine: Oh, now they make a good pretzel. Grissom: Maybe that's why he's got that smile on his face.

    • Hodges: All the hairs lifted off the victim's clothes were consistent with each other. There's a sample under the scope. The root is shaped like a spade which is indicative of canine. The scale pattern is consistent with a golden retriever. Sara: Oh, yeah the victims have a golden retriever. Hodges: Well if you cracked that mystery at the scene, you would have saved me a lot of time. (sighs) I've been working like a dog. Nick: You know studies have found that pet owners have lower stress levels, you should, you should check that out. Hodges: Well, I had a hamster when I was growing up. My mother hated them she said they stank out my room. But I just loved to watch them spinning on their little wheels. One day I came home and they were gone. Somehow they'd gotten out of their cage. Sara: How much did your mother hate them? Hodges: They ran away.

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    Notes (4)

    • The dog in this episode is actually George Eads's dog, Maverick.

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Psí život (Dog's Life)

    • Music Featured In This Episode: Big Weenie- Eminem I Want it All- Depeche Mode Hung Up- Madonna My Name Is- Eminem Baby's Got a Temper- Prodigy

    • This is a Thanksgiving episode.

    Trivia (6)

    • While Hodges is sorting out the stomach contents he labels all the containers with the different types of food: one says "mac & cheese" another "bacon"; etc. And on the last container, the one with the newspaper ad for the buffet (which the victim had swallowed), there's a label that says "WEIRD".

    • During this episode, when they "fade to black" for the commercial breaks, the first time you hear a chomping sound and the second time a dog barking.

    • Goof: The 'Aunt Jackpot's Pretzels' napkin has the logo superimposed on a blank napkin. The logo seamlessly covers the bottom part of the stack of napkins, where several napkin layers overlap. The logo is also very bright and reflective.

    • The Prader-Willi syndrome’s characteristics are hypotonia, hypogonadism, hyperphagia, cognitive impairment, difficult behaviors

    • In this episode we learn that Brass is cleared by the review board for the shooting of Officer Bell.

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    Allusions (6)

    • Title: 'Dog Eat Dog' was also a song by UK group Adam and the Ants. Released in 1980, got to number 4 in the UK music charts. It was also a song by the punk band The Offspring and featured in the 1994 album Smash.

    • Title: Dog Eat Dog has been the title of at least six other items: two feature films (1964 & 2001) two comedy shorts (2002 & 2005) and two game/reality shows (2001 & 2002). Brooke Burns was the host of the 2002 game/reality show.

    • The investigation involving Nick and Sara with the couples who fought and wanted everything in the house is a reference to the 1989 film The War of the Roses.

    • Doc Robbins brings in a strawberry-rhubarb pie and states that it is vegan. Vegan refers to anything made without the use of animal products such as eggs, dairy, or meat.

    • Sara: That's like saying there was another shooter at the grassy knoll. Sara refers to the killing of President John F. Kennedy by Lee Harvey Oswald in 1963.

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