Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (151)

  • Johnny: (upon hearing Ava say that Derrick has a temperature of 97.8) Oh my god! He has an un-fever!

  • Bradin: I'm so hungry I could eat roadkill!

  • Johnny: Rent checks, everybody get your rent checks out, unless you want a visit from Mr. Wonderful. Susannah: Who died and made you the grownup around here? Ava: You know in my next life, I'm gonna come back as somebody who always knows where her checkbook is.

  • Ava: This is enough! You know, Nikki, you're not the only person who has lost somebody. But everybody in this house is trying to make it work -- except you!

  • Susannah: You cannot let a thirteen-year-old girl be emperor of the world!

  • Johnny: It'll work because you love them

  • Johnny: Well, one of them made a friend. Does that help? Derrick's Friend: If they do it again by accident or something than they get twins. Derrick: I gets that kind of makes sense, so if thats how people get here then how do they leave, I mean if they want to go to heaven. Derrick's Friend: You mean check out.They get drag to the bottom of the ocean by a giant squid. Derrick: No, someway that doesn't hurt or take to long. Derrick's Friend: Let me think about that one. Check my sources. Derrick: Could you do it in a hurry because my mom's birthday's next week and I know excally what I'm getting her. Derrick's Friend:: What? Derrick: Me!

  • Ava: I know better than to stay in one place to long.

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Notes (79)

  • Many thing have changed since the original hour-long pilot was shot including a new profession for Loughlin's character and the addition of Alias co-star Dungy and Taylor Cole being up graded to star.

  • Production on the remaining 12 episodes began on March 9, 2004 almost a year after this episode was filmed.

  • Music: "Clocks" by Coldplay

  • Melissa De Sousa was in the pilot but dropped from the show.

  • Kay Panabaker (Nikki) guest starred on another WB show, 7th Heaven, in 2002.

  • As of the pilot, both Merrin Dungey and Glenn Morshower have appeared on Alias during the 2003-2004 season. Also, as of this episode both Glenn Morshower and Patrick Fabian appeared on 24 during the 2003-2004 season.

  • This episode did not feature regular opening credits.

  • Featured Artists: Howie Day, Paloalto, Chantal Kreviazuk, The Polyphonic Spree, Eastmountainsouth, and Fefe Dobson.

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Trivia (3)

  • Goof: Jay's shorts change colour from the clips of him surfing to right afterwards.

  • Goof: While Nikki is riding her bicycle, Cameron walks alongside her. A lock of hair is in front of her shoulder in a long shot, but all of a sudden all of her hair is completely behind her back in the close shots that immediately precede and follow the long shot.

  • Trivia: Alien versus Predator was not released yet when this episode aired.

Allusions (8)

  • Ava: And so the day begins. This can be alluded to the second part of the pilot titled 'And So the Day Begins.'

  • The Outsiders When Cameron and Nikki are talking at the beginning of this episode, they talk about The Outsiders, a movie starring C. Thomas Howell.

  • Nikki: There's no pigs' blood around is there? Nikki is referencing a scene from the Stephen King novel Carrie where pigs' blood is dumped on her at the prom.

  • Johnny: The lastest installment of The Young and The Restless. The Young and The Restless is a popular CBS soap opera that has been the number one daytime drama for more than twelve consecutive years. It revolves around the rivalries, romances, hopes, and fears of the Newman, Abbott, and Winters families, residents of the fictional Midwestern metropolis, Genoa City.

  • Title: I Am The Walrus The title refers to the song of the same name by The Beatles. The song was released on the album Magical Mystery Tour.

  • This title is equivalent to the title Mr.& Mrs. Smith.

  • Nikki: They like me! They really like me! This alludes to Sally Field's acceptance speech in 1984 when she won her second Academy Award for best actress in the film Places in the Heart.

  • Episode Title: "What's Past Is Prologue" "What's Past is Prologue" is a quote from Shakespeare's The Tempest, Act 2 Scene 1.