The Greatest Gift

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (4)

  • Pete: Oh, Leena, thank God. Would you-would you please tell grunt number one here who I am?
    Leena: Who are you?
    Pete: Pete. It's...I'm Pete. Remember? I have a really good aura. I'm in tune.
    Leena: That's so strange. You don't have an aura.
    Pete: What?!? You love my aura. You flirted with my aura.

  • Pete: Okay, okay, do the words "warehouse," "artifact," and "Univille" mean anything to you?
    Myka: No, but "creepy," "trespassing," and "federal offense" do.

  • Pete: Hey, hey, Claud. You know, it's not just about Joshua or the compass. The three of us, we're your family too. I mean, I'm like your big brother. And Myka's like your big sister. And Artie's so much like your dad, it's kind of annoying.

  • Artie: He is headed for the Lehmann Fornax.
    Claudia: You just make this stuff up, don't you?
    Artie: In 1939, Inge Lehmann discovered the earth had a super-heated core, and we've been using it to heat this warehouse since 1939.
    Claudia: Whoa, whoa, wait. This place is heated by a giant furnace heated by the earth's core?
    Artie: You should see the air-conditioner.

Notes (2)

  • International Airdates:
    UK: December 19, 2011 on Syfy/Syfy HD
    Australia: April 20, 2012 on SCI FI

  • Injoke: The infamous "stocking leg" lamp from the 1983 movie A Christmas Story is one of the Christmas artifacts.

Allusions (5)

  • Pete: I mean, what, is Artie using Harriet Tubman's thimble to turn himself into Dr. Evil?

    Referencing the main villain of the Austin Powers movies, played by Mike Myers and parodying Blofield, the James Bond villain from You Only Live Twice.

  • Claudia: Now let's find your brush, my compass, and we'll get you some courage.
    Referencing L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) and subsequent movie adaptation in 1939. The Cowardly Lion is seeking courage, and travels to the city of Oz to obtain it from the Wizard. Accompanying him are the Scarecrow (seeking brains) and the Tin Man (seeking a heart).

  • Claudia: If that's what you need to tell yourself, Deputy Dawg.

    Referencing the cartoon character who first appeared in the animated TV series of the same name starting in 1962. Deputy Dawg is a dog and a deputy sheriff in Mississippi, voiced by Dayton Allen. The character spent most of the time protecting the state and his produce garden from varmints like Muskie and Vince.

  • Claudia: The only person happy about it is Smiley Magoo over here.

    Referencing Mr. Quincy Magoo, a cartoon character (voiced by Jim Backus) who first appeared in 1949 in a series of theatrical shorts and was very near-sighted. He'd frequently get in near-disastrous situations but managed to get out of them without a scratch due to blind luck. Since then the character has appeared in movies, TV shows, and a live-action theatrical adaptation.

  • Pete: Yo, Adrian.

    Referencing Rocky Balboa's victory speech in the 1979 movie Rocky II, after he has defeated Apollo Creed and is announcing that the win is the greatest moment of his life after the birth of his son.