Veronica Mars

Credit Where Credit's Due

Season 1, Ep 2, Aired 9/28/04
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  • Episode Description
  • When Weevil's grandma is arrested for credit card fraud, Veronica and Wallace reluctantly help the investigation to clear her name.Meanwhile, Logan's new girlfriend, Caitlin Ford, joins the 09ers in making Veronica's life difficult, while a new arrival in town, Troy Vandegraff, tries to get to know her better.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Enrico Colantoni

    Keith Mars

  • Sydney Tamiia Poitier

    Mallory Dent

  • Jason Dohring

    Logan Echolls

  • Francis Capra

    Eli "Weevil" Navarro

  • Percy Daggs III

    Wallace Fennel

  • Fan Reviews (21)
  • Veronica attempts to help out Weevil with credit card fraud issues.

    By JaCkKbAuEr2424, Jun 11, 2011

  • Review

    By cavanagh15, Jan 28, 2008

  • Not the best Veronica but still entertaining.

    By verbaldaggers, Apr 10, 2008

  • After watching this episode, I know I'll love this show. It was funny and the mystery is a great touch!

    By stewie1423, Jun 19, 2008

  • in this episode Veronica has to help Weevil find who is behind the credit card fraud.

    By cllucky07, May 21, 2008

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  • Quotes (20)

    • Ms. Dent: This is a 35mm camera. Now, my suggestion, as you're starting out, is to set it on auto... Veronica: I'd really be more comfortable if I could just use my own camera. Uhm, the swivel LCD really comes in handy when you're doing overhead shooting or ground-level macro shooting. Ms. Dent: Right. Veronica: The optical zoom actually goes up to 71.2 millimeters and it's good to have the raw-file option to mess with the images post-exposure without nearly the loss of image quality you'd get with a JPEG file. Ms. Dent: And when it's dark outside, you should use a flash.

    • Wallace: Another big Friday night. You got plans? Veronica: I don't know. I might take Backup for a run or rent a movie maybe. Wallace: Congratulations. You're officially Neptune High's most boring person. Veronica: Did I mention the movie might be PG-13? Wallace: Ow! Jump back, wild child!

    • Veronica: Confess, it's good for the soul. Chardo: What? Veronica: The moron says 'what'. Chardo: What?

    • Veronica: (voiceover) My friends jumped on the bandwagon as well. They gave me a choice. I could stand by my dad or stand by Duncan and my dead best friend's family. I chose dad. It's a decision I live with every day.

    • Lilly: Well you know what my mom says. You have to kiss a few toads. That's it. That's her entire philosophy. Veronica: All your mom ever says to me is, (imitates Lilly's mom) 'Veronica, shouldn't you be getting home soon?'

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    Notes (4)

    • This episode marks Ryan Hansen's first appearance. We won't find out his name (Dick Casablancas) until later episodes though.

    • Paris Hilton guest stars as Caitlin in this episode. In another episode, "M.A.D." (1x20), the real Paris Hilton is referenced through her infamous sex tape.

    • Sydney Tamiia Poitier (who plays Mallory Dent) is added to the opening credits.

    • Music: "Troubled Times" by Fountains of Wayne "Word Up" by KoRn "Here It Comes" by Longwave "Hi Lo" by Under the Influence of Giants "Lover" by Maureen Davis

    Trivia (5)

    • In the Pilot, the lockers, lunch tables, and hallways are different from the ones in this episode and the succeeding episodes. The whole layout of the school changes starting from this episode.

    • The Neptune Pirates sign at the beginning of the episode says "Oceanside Pirates." Oceanside High School is real high school in California near San Diego and their school team's name is the Pirates.

    • In the scene where Weevil visits his grandmother after being released from prison and talks to Veronica you can see the microphone above them for a moment.

    • While at the diner with her father, Veronica tells Sheriff Lamb "smell ya later." This leads her father to ask "smell ya later?" While the camera is on him we clearly see Veronica put her hat back on. Then when the camera is back on her the hat is nowhere to be seen.

    • In the final scene of this episode when Veronica is entering the sheriff's station by climbing some steps, you can see the shadow of the camera clearly on the ground.

    Allusions (6)

    • Veronica: I should have walked to Gold Coast. It's only thirty miles but with the awkward silence, it feels like 300. In five seconds, I'm just going to do the Charlie's Angel-roll right out of the moving car. Charlie's Angels was originally a TV show airing between 1976-1981, about three hazardous duty bound female detectives in Charles Townsend Detective Agency. The original angels were Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett and Jaclyn Smith. At the beginning of this millennium the brand was renewed with two feature films starring Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu and Cameron Diaz as Charlie's modern angels.

    • Duncan: You're the one who wanted to come down and get jiggy wit' it. Refers to the expression Will Smith made common with his 1998 single Gettin' Jiggy Wit It from his album Big Willie.

    • Troy: What do you say, dog? You ready to get this party started? You ready to burn this mother down? Up jump.. the boogie? Troy knows his music as he quickly goes through heavy metal, disco and hip-hop in his party references. "You ready to get this party started" directly quote from and is the title of the heavy metal band KoRn's song from the 1999 album Issues. His disco referring "..burn this mother down" is an almost direct quote from the title cut of The Trammps 1976 album Disco Inferno. And finally "Up jump.. the boogie" directly quote from and refers to The Sugarhill Gang's 1979 single Rapper's Delight, which is considered the song popularizing hip-hop in both US and the rest of the world.

    • Veronica: Wallace, King Kong ain't got nothing on you. King Kong is the enormous gorilla from the fictional Skull Island, who has appeared in several works, most of which bear his name, including the groundbreaking 1933 film, the film remakes of 1976 and 2005, and numerous sequels and paraphernalia. In actuality Veronica is complimenting Wallace by misquoting a line from the 2001 film Training Day

    • Weevil: Veronica Mars, I hear you're the one to thank for this kodak moment. Didn't you get the memo? The bad guy was already in jail. Gimme some love. Kodak Moments were used as an advertising campaign in the late 1980s. Commercials at the time took photos of "Kodak Moments" which were special events.

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