The Red Ponies

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Quotes (11)

  • Lisbon: Jane, let's go. Now.
    Jane: I won the trifecta. I got a little cash to collect.
    Lisbon: (sarcastically) Cool. Go ahead, then. We have plenty of time.
    Jane: Okay.
    Lisbon: I'm kidding! Come on. Let's go.

  • Jane : Eh, the mysterious case of the jilted jockey.
    Lisbon: Don't be flippant. You think he's a jockey?
    Jane: I know he is.
    Rigsby: Why, because he's small?
    Jane: Small, bowlegged, hungry-thin in a thousand dollar jacket, deep tan from working outdoors, raccoon eyes from wearing goggles.

  • Jane: Where is everybody?

    Van Pelt: Oh. Somewhere else doing interesting things.

    Jane: Okay. Come on. Let's go.

    Van Pelt: Go where?

    Jane: Come on.

    Van Pelt: Wait. Did you okay this with Lisbon?

    Jane: I certainly did. What kind of question is that, anyway? It's almost like you don't trust me.

  • Lisbon: You took a terrible chance.

    Jane: Well, I figured the odds were 70-30. I was right. I wouldn't call that terrible. A betting man would call that risky, but certainly not terrible.

  • Rigsby: Well, I vote for whoever won at the track pays for pizza.

    Van Pelt: The results were thrown out. Jane didn't win anything.

    Rigsby: Nah, he's still got the money from the trifecta, the one, two, three.

    Jane: Well, ah, not so much. It cost a lot of money to win that. I had to cover every 3-way combination of every horse in the race. Cost me 5,000 dollars, and I only won 486 dollars.

    Van Pelt: Wait a minute. So... you can't read horses?

    Jane: Of course not. But it's always a good idea to seem like you know what you're talking about.

  • Jane: I come bearing a practical and speedy solution for all your crime detection problems.

    Lisbon: Really?

    Jane: Really and truly. We are off to the races.

  • (Talking about Sam Starks)

    Jane: Tough girl. Scared, though. Terrified, even.

    Lisbon: Of what?

    Jane: Ah, there's the rub. Of what is she so scared?

    Lisbon: And the answer is...

    Jane: Well, it's a rhetorical question. I have no idea. Well, I do have an idea, but I'm not gonna tell you, because that would be premature.

    Lisbon: And I am not going to amuse you by demanding to know, so there.

    Jane: So we're both happy.

  • Lisbon: Are you sure you just don't wanna go to play the ponies?

    Jane: No playing. Strictly business.

    Lisbon: Sheepdip.

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Notes (3)

  • This episode had 14.4 million viewers when it originally aired.

  • International Episode Titles:
    Czech Republic: Rudí kon (Red Horses)
    Germany: Schnell wie der wind (Fast as the wind)

  • Original International Air Dates:
    Canada: October 21, 2010 on CTV
    United Kingdom: November 12, 2010 on Five/Five HD
    The Netherlands: December 9, 2010 on SBS 6
    Sweden: February 1, 2011 on TV3
    Australia: February 13, 2011 on Nine
    Germany: March 13, 2011 on SAT 1
    Slovakia: November 29, 2011 on Markiza
    Czech Republic: February 1, 2012 on TV Nova
    Poland: May 14, 2012 on TVN

Allusions (1)

  • In the opening teaser they find the body and Patrick says "Ah, the mysterious case of the jilted jockey". This is likely an allusion to the show/book "Perry Mason: The Case of the Jilted Jockey", written by Erle Stanley Gardner.

    When Lisbon asks why the victim was a "jilted" jockey, he responds that alliteration is always more fun. This is also likely a continuation of their brief homage to the Perry Mason franchise as many of the case names are alliterations.