Self Made Man

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (8)

  • Cameron: (Looking at herself in the mirror) Do you ever think about dying? Eric: What? Cameron: Or about suicide? Eric: Why would I think about that? Cameron: Because there's something wrong with you.

  • Eric: If Stark wanted to take out Chandler, why kill 42 innocent people? Cameron: It happens.

  • Sarah: (handing a laundry basket to Cameron) You never sleep, make yourself useful. John: Most efficient killing machine ever, you got her doing laundry. (Sarah takes the basket from Cameron and gives it to John; he thinks about it and hands it back to Cameron) You do never sleep.

  • (Cameron returns to the library another night and rings the buzzer. The door opens but instead of Eric there is a woman) Woman: Sorry we're closed. Cameron: (looks inside confused) Is Eric here? Woman: Eric? Cameron: He works the night shift. He lets me in. Woman: I've no idea; they just called and asked me to come in. Sorry… (moves to close door) Cameron: (smiles understanding) Do you like donuts? (holds up bag of donuts brought for Eric) I have one glazed, one sprinkle and one cinnamon twist. (She takes the bag and lets Cameron into the library.)

  • Eric: Are you afraid of someone?
    Cameron: Afraid? No.
    Eric: I've seen cuts on your face. There was one last week. You were wearing makeup, but ...
    Cameron: Sometimes ... I get into fights.
    Eric: Wha ...?! Why?
    Cameron: My brother. There are people out to hurt him. I protect him.
    Eric: Who protects you?
    Cameron: I do.

  • Riley: My old foster parents are these '60's hippies. Always talking like they were single-handedly saving the world because they recycled. They called me the deviant. Like, "the deviant got a C in math"; or "should we take the deviant to see Bruce Hornsby"? That's why I came up to you that day, John. Because, I thought since you're a weirdo, you might get me. John: My foster parents used to call me the delinquent.

  • Eric: Film vault's on the top floor. You'll have to go alone. Cameron: Why? Eric: No wheelchair access. (Cameron looks at him, leans over and picks him up) Wh-whoa. You're really strong. Cameron: I work out.

  • Cameron: I know what he was looking at. (Cameron scans the sky) He was measuring the stars' radial velocity, the distance in parsecs and the Cartesian coordinates. Eric: What? Why? Cameron: To pinpoint the date. Eric: You can tell the date by looking at the sky? Cameron: Stellar motion can be used to calculate what the sky will look like for hundreds of years in the future, or the past. Eric: Why is the date so important? Cameron: It's not … unless it's the wrong date. Myron Stark was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Notes (1)

  • Original International Air Dates: United Kingdom: February 12th, 2009 on Virgin 1 New Zealand: April 15th, 2009 on TV2 Sweden: April 16th, 2009 on TV6 Australia: May 22nd, 2009 on FOX8 Norway: August 29th, 2009 on TVNorge Germany: October 12th, 2009 on Sky Cinema Hits Finland: November 8th, 2009 on Sub Czech Republic: November 12th, 2009 on Prima COOL Slovakia: September 16th, 2010 on Markiza

Trivia (1)

  • The governor of California on the show on Dec. 31, 2010, is named Mark Wyman. In real life, the governor on that date will be Arnold Schwarzenegger (he left office in early January 2011), star of the first three Terminator films.

Allusions (1)

  • Myron Stark: (checking a man's body dimensions) Give me your clothes! This is a reference to all three Terminator movies, in which Arnold Schwazenegger's first spoken words would have to do with obtaining clothes.