Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (501)

  • Johnston: We had all hoped this was an accident, but the unfortunate truth is there was another explosion in Atlanta.

  • Heather: Okay... kids... Listen to me. If the bus stops again, we're going to need you to walk back to town and get help, okay? Lucas: I don't know where we are! Jake: Get to the stop sign. Turn left. Take a left. Lucas: Which way's left? Jake (dropping head and getting frustrated): Ahhh! Heather: Hold up your hands. Stick out your thumbs. The one that makes the L, that's your left.

  • Boy (amazed at Jake): How'd you learn how to do that? Jake: Military school Boy: Were you a soldier? Jake (laughing): No, a screw up.

  • Gail (sneaking money into Jake's pocket): Just stay one more day. Jake: I've got to get back to San Diego by tomorrow. Mom, one more thing. Gail: Hmm? Jake (hands her the money): You have clumsy hands. Gail: I love you.

  • Gail: I'm glad you're home. Jake: Yeah, we'll see.

  • Jake: I go away for a few years and the town goes to hell.

  • Gail: Oh God, look at you. You're a mess. Jake: I'm fine. Stop worrying about me. Gail: Yeah, good luck with that.

  • Johnston: Sheriff, Chief. Damage? Fire? Buildings? Sheriff: Nothing Mr. Mayor, the town's fine. Johnston: Let us hope you're right.

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Notes (77)

  • International Airdates: Australia: September 21 2006, Network Ten Denmark: October 3 2007, SBS Net Estonia: May 9 2007 Finland: August 22 2007 Germany: June 4 2007 Hungary: December 10 2006 Mexico: September 25 2007 Netherlands: May 19 2008 Sweden: July 12 2007 United Kingdom: January 12 2007, Hallmark Slovenia: September 24, 2008 on Kanal A

  • This, the 'pilot' episode is also alternately titled "Pilot: The First 17 Hours," or, simply, "The First 17 Hours."

  • In Australia, Jericho premiered on Network Ten just hours after each episode had aired in the US. This was a first for an Australian Network to premiere a program that had started broadcasting in the US.

  • Featured Music:
    "All These Things That I've Done" by The Killers (at the start of the episode)
    "Pieces" by Rascal Flatts
    "Who Says You Can't Go Home" by Bon Jovi
    "Better Days" by The Goo Goo Dolls
    "Run" by Snow Patrol (at the end of the episode)
    "Nach Deutschland" by John Powell

  • This episode was filmed on location in Fillmore, California, USA and Santa Clarita, California, USA.

  • International Airdates: Australia: September 28 2006, Network Ten Denmark: October 10 2007, SBS Net Estonia: May 16 2007 Finland: August 29 2007 Germany: June 4 2007, Pro7 Hungary: December 17 2006 Mexico: October 2 2007 Netherlands: May 26 2008 United Kingdom: January 19 2007, Hallmark Slovenia: September 25, 2008 on Kanal A

  • Featured Music:
    "Hold On" by David Lawrence and Joon Turtletaub

  • We learn that Chicago, Philadelphia and San Diego were also presumably nuked, an interesting note on how Hawkins avoided placing thumb tacks on Washington D.C. and Los Angeles, at least three more cities were nuked but we don't know which ones.

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Trivia (169)

  • Goof: When Jake first returns home, Stanely embraces him in a big hug, clearly pinning Jake's arms down. However, from the reverse shot immediately after, Jake's arms are clearly free.

  • Goof: The answering machine should not have recorded a dial-tone after the call ended.

  • When the episode originally aired in the U.S., you were able to go to a page on the CBS website that had the first webisode of a second storyline detailing what was happening in places outside of Jericho. Sadly, this storyline seems to have been stopped because of an overall general dispute between writers and networks over whether they should be paid for the webisodes. It was replaced by the "Countdown" webisode series which focuses on Hawkins.

  • Nipick: When Jake is driving the bus back to town the bus is running low on fuel. The bus driver would have known where the field trip was going and would have planned the distance and how much gas would be needed. The bus was not running when Jake found it so unless it had a gas line leak there should be no reason that it would be running on empty.

  • Goofs: The procedure that Jake performs on the school bus for the little girl Stacey is called a tracheotomy. It is sometimes performed in an emergency situation where breathing is prevented by a blockage in the throat. Jake says he was trained to perform the procedure in military school. Whoever trained him did a poor job. In an emergency tracheotomy the incision should be vertical, Jake makes a horizontal incision. While the horizontal incision would work, it is much more dangerous in that if the incision is too long it could sever the carotid artery. A vertical incision is much safer. Another error with this scene is when the girl regains consciousness she gasps in air with her mouth, which makes a dangerous tracheotomy defunct, although you hear the sound of air rushing through the straws after the initial gasp.

  • Jake's grandfather's full name is: Eric Jacob Green, and was also a mayor; both pieces of info are listed on his tombstone.

  • At the beginning when the logo for the series is shown, the letters JERICHO PILOT can be heard in Morse code.

  • Even though the Jericho's population is of about 6,000 people, there are only two large-capacity fallout shelters: one with a capacity for 300 people under the town hall and the other under the hospital.

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Allusions (47)

  • Hawkins mentions September 11th, so we know the nuclear strike is sometime after 2001.

  • Stanley: They’ll be really sorry when my spider powers kick in. Stanley was in the radioactive rain for 20 minutes and is referring to the Spider-Man Marvel Comics. Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider and that gave him superhero "spider powers".

  • Four Horsemen (of the apocalypse) are mentioned in the Bible in the Sixth Chapter of the Book of Revelations. The four horsemen are named Pestilence, War, Famine, and Death.

  • After Emily is electrocuted, one of the school children asks Heather if she'll wake up with super powers. In various comics many super heroes and villans get their powers from accidents or explosions similar to this. Although not alluded to specifically, both Spider-man's enemy Electro, who got the ability to create electricity, and the superhero The Flash, who obtained super speed, got their powers by being electrocuted.

  • Episode title: 9:02 The title of this episode "9:02" is a probable reference to the Oklahoma City bombing. On April 19th, 1995, 9:02 a.m. CST, a bomb exploded in front of the 9-story Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on the north side of downtown. 168 people were killed. It´s also the time in which the EMP hit on Jericho. All the clocks stopped at 9:02.

  • Episode title: Long Live the Mayor - The title of this episode is a play on a traditional proclamation made following the accession of a new monarch: The King is dead. Long live the King!

  • Heather: Watch out for giant irradiated ants out there.
    This would refer to the classic 1954 science fiction movie, Them!, in which ants grew to monstrous proportions after being irradiated by an atomic bomb explosion.

  • Gray Anderson discovers that one of the bombs was exploded in Lawrence, KS, not Kansas City. In the 1983 ABC TV-movie "The Day After", Lawrence, KS was the location of the first nuclear strike.

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