TRIVIA: This is the first episode in which Paige orbed someone by hand, without going with them.
TRIVIA: The classic car used in this episode by Paige and Brody formerly belonged to Joe Kennedy, father of famous US President John F. Kennedy.
TRIVIA: This is the third time Nancy Drew's name is mentioned in the show. The first time it was used was in the first episode Something Wicca This Way Comes and the second time it was used was in the season 4 episode Trial By Magic.
When Paige and Kyle are talking to Ms. Donavan, Paige isn't wearing her teaching robes, but when she and Kyle walk into the next room Paige is wearing them.
TRIVIA: This is one of nine episodes with the series title, "Charmed", in it.
Isn't it intersting how even though Kyle's back is facing the door that when he is shot back by the crystal cage he veers to the right and goes through the door?
Paige (talking about the Mullen brothers): They're dicks.
Kyle: Haha, dicks.
Paige: No, like private eyes, detectives, they wrote themselves in.
Piper: You be creative and just keep Paige and Brody alive.
Phoebe: Oh, okay, right. No pressure!
Leo: He's setting them up.
Phoebe: What do you expect? It's called Crossed, Double Crossed!
Piper: Lana and the Fed?
Phoebe: At least he's not calling him Kyle. Know what I mean?
Piper: I was talking about the gnome, not the husband.
Phoebe: Oh, right. Of course. Um well according to the book they don't have any natural enemies, but as a species they tend to piss people off.
Piper: But you said he was shot. Who would shoot a gnome? And why is the 'G' silent?
Phoebe: That's a really good question. I think the fact that he was shot in Magic School is what worries Paige the most.
Piper: I don't blame her. The boys aren't still there, are they?
Phoebe: No, she brought them back. They're taking their naps.
Piper: I'm just getting really tired of this.
Phoebe: Oh, don't worry we'll find out who killed him.
Piper: No, not the gnome, the husband.
Phoebe: Oh, I can't keep up.
Phoebe: Okay, let's make this fast. I got a city of lonely people and I'm playing Cupid! Oh Ms Donovan, why are you crying?
Paige: It's one of our teachers. He...
Phoebe: Oh, did he break your heart? Well you called the right person. I can handle this.
Phoebe: Shh! Cupid works alone. Now did he hurt you? I know, I know, it hurts. But you can't give up on love. It could be the biggest mistake you ever made. Now I could fix you up with one of my readers, because I'm doing a series in my newspaper where I'm playing matchmaker and I actually have one in mind for you.
Paige: Wait! He didn't break her heart. He was murdered.
Ms Donovan: It was awful.
Phoebe(to Paige): Why didn't you tell me that?
Paige: I tried to, but Cupid shushed me!
Kyle: Whoa, whoa. Where you goin'?
Eddie: Well, it's just up around the corner. We can get there on foot.
Kyle: Oh, come on. You're lying.
Paige: Ease up.
Kyle: He's lying. Eddie, I want some answers and I want 'em now.
Kyle: You turned me into a felon, you know that, right? Breaking and entering, vandalism, theft.
Paige: It's a fiction story in a fiction world. I highly doubt we're breaking any laws.
Kyle: It may be a fiction world but those bullets seemed pretty damn real to me.
Paige: Yeah, well, that's precisely why we need to blend in before those goons come to get us again.
(After the gnome professor mentions the Lady Godiva incident)
Ms. Donovan: He's just using it to push his own agenda, which is to stifle freedom of speech!
Gnome Professor (he magically removes Ms. Donovan's mouth): That's what I call stifling.
Paige: You give her back her mouth right now!
Brody: Remember our deal, right?
Paige: I remember there being talk of a deal.
Brody: So suppose that you'll find time to help me with the Avatars?
Paige: I suppose you'll want to look at the books at the Magic School?
Brody: Suppose I'm not thinking about those books right now?
Paige: Suppose I'm hoping you're not thinking of those books?
Brody: I wonder if I know what you mean.
Paige: I wonder if I... Oh, shut up and kiss me.
Eddie Mullen: Of all the books in all the libraries in all the world, you gotta get sucked into this one.
Paige: Well I'm thinking as long as we're down here, we might as well have some fun.
Brody: Yeah, Well, you have fun. I'm gonna just survive.
Piper: But you said he was shot. Who would shoot a gnome? And why is the "g" silent?
Ms. Donovan: Lord of the Rings?
Gnome Professor: Historically inaccurate!
Ms. Donovan: Harry Potter?
Gnome Professor: Filled with juvenile delinquents.
Ms. Donovan: Even the Wizard of Oz?!
Gnome Professor: Diparaging to little people. Munchkins being persecuted. Filth!
Phoebe: You guys are such a great team.
Piper: Matchmake later, save sister now.
International Episode Titles: Italy: Un libro senza fine (An Endless Book) Germany: Der burmesische Falke (The Burmese Falcon) France: Roman noir (Romance Noir)
This episode scored 3.9 million viewers.
This episode aired on November 13, 2004 in Canada.
The WB used the (commercial only) promo title "Charmed Confidential" for this episode.
Paige: The falcon, as in the Maltese Falcon?
This is a reference to the famous 1930 detective novel The Maltese Falcon, written by Dashiell Hammett. The story has been adapted several times for film.
Eddie: Of all the books in all the libraries in all the world... you gotta get sucked into this one?
This is a play on the famous quote from the film Casablanca, "Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine". The film starred Humphrey Bogart.
Paige: I need him to do the CSI part of this, can you please get Piper, check the book, and you do the magical part!
CSI is a popular crime and forensics show that airs on CBS and spun-off into two more CSI shows.
(When Paige and Brody are changing clothes in Bogey's Apparel, Paige asks if she looks like Lana Turner)
Brody: Right outta The Postman Rings Twice.
Lana Turner was a famous noir actress from the 1930s movies. "The Postman Rings Twice" is one of her more well-known movies fom the time period this show is set in.
re: the sign that says Bogey's Apparel
"Bogey" was the nickname of Humphrey Bogart, a famous actor in many film noir movies.
Title: Charmed Noir
The term "noir" refers to a genre of film - usually black and white, with use of shadow and light to represent the concealing and revealing of truths, etc. Guy Noir is a fictional private detective played by Garrison Keillor, regularly featured on the public radio show "A Prairie Home Companion". The skit parodies the conventions of the pulp fiction novel and the noir movie genre.