Season 5 Episode 17

Lucky Charmed

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Apr 06, 2003 on The WB



  • Trivia

    • In the manor, when the two female demons are on the staircase, Piper blows it up and the blond demon falls down to the ground level. However, in the next shot, she is standing back up on the landing.

    • Paige seemed to have developed an almost instant rapport with the Leprechauns. They appear in several future episodes and Paige is always the sister they deal with the most. This is very likely a nod to Rose McGowan's Irish lineage, which is readily apparent from her surname and red hair.

    • In this episode, the Leprachaun says that he has the ability to make luck go either way when they are facing Saleel. However, future appearance by the leprachauns say that the luck is random and can go either way!

    • Phoebe mentions a meteor shower in her column, and at the end of the episode, a meteorite vanquishes the reptile demon. Unlike asteroids, meteors are generally harmless and are better known as falling stars. Most meteors burn up in the atmosphere. If a meteorite lands, it may cause some minor damage, like breaking a car windshield. It was an unusually large meteorite that hit Saleel.

    • TRIVIA: When Phoebe is about to open the door, and it's Jason, she asks if it's George Clooney or Justin Timberlake. In the Latin American translation, she asks for George Clooney or Brad Pitt.

    • Piper: Hello, personal gain, consequences. Do I need to remind you of the big boob fiasco?
      Paige: No, my back still hurts.

      Piper is talking about Paige's first spell that backfired. That happened in the episode Hell Hath no Fury, when that spell made Paige's breasts grow.

    • At the beginning of the episode Piper freezes everyone in P3, blows up a demon and then unfreezes the club. The club is filled with people so shouldn't someone have actually seen that someone (the demon) was there and then the next second is not. It doesn't make any sense that the girls would vanquish someone in a room filled with so many people.

    • TRIVIA: In this episode we learn for sure that Phoebe's premonitions have sound.

    • When Phoebe gets the luck from the leprecaun, she is first shown sitting on a sofa that is next to the door. She then gets up and goes to the door and shown behind her the same sofa is now turned to the right and closer to the wall, and now something is on the top of the sofa and nothing was there before.

    • TRIVIA: The song at the beginning of the episode is Somewhere Over/What a Wonderful World by the late Hawaiian musician Israel Kamakawiwo`ole.

    • TRIVIA: When the leprechaun says "Go neiri an bothar leat" it means "May the road rise above you" in Gaelic. "Slainte is tainte" means "Health is wealth" is Gaelic as well.

    • TRIVIA: This is one of nine episodes with the series title, Charmed, in it.

    • When Saleel is screaming as the meteor is coming toward him, why doesn't he shimmer out to avoid dying?

    • When Phoebe is arguing with Jason about her article, someone is visible in the background at the door. That person then seems to say "oops" and walk backwards out of the screen.

    • TRIVIA: Pat Benatar performs her song "Heartbreaker" in this episode.

    • TRIVIA: Piper considers selling her club, but instead Leo asks for and receives paternity leave from the elders.

    • When Paige and Phoebe go to Saleel's lair to rescue Piper and the leprachans start showing up, Saleel turns his head toward one of the rainbows before it actually appears.

    • At the end when Jason asks Phoebe what she wants to drink, she says "Martini, dirty" but in the earlier season 5 episode The Importance Of Being Phoebe Cole says Phoebe doesn't drink. Could it be that the ordeal of her marriage and her divorce from Cole drove her to drink?

    • Saleel supposedly had to touch his victims, yet when he first encounters Paige he telekinetically pushes her away.

    • Why didn't the leprechauns just use their super speed power to get away?

    • Why were the Charmed Ones having so much trouble vanquishing a low-level reptile demon? Piper, easily, could've blown it up.

  • Quotes

    • Piper (to Paige): I just figured out a way to find the demon... (The cowboy next to them looks strangely) ...stration! Demonstration! She knows what I mean! Come on!

    • Jason (after tricking Phoebe into meeting him through an online dating service): I had to find a way to see if you were interested in me without putting any pressure on you. I like you, Phoebe. I liked you the minute I laid eyes on you. And I know you like me, or at least the part of me that brought you here. Otherwise you wouldn't have come.
      Phoebe: Jason, I don't know…
      Jason: I'm not asking you to marry me. I just want to buy you a drink. Come on, what have you got to lose?
      Phoebe: Oh, I don't know, my job maybe?

    • Phoebe: This dosen't make any sense.
      Paige: Like half the things we go through do!

    • Leo: Piper, we've got problems.
      Piper: Yeah, I know, you're late and it's your turn to watch the baby.

    • Seamus (a chant to make the rainbow appear): Go neiri an bothar leat.

    • Saleel: The Charmed Ones. It's about time you got here
      Phoebe: Yeah, well, we had to make a little pit stop somewhere over the rainbow.

    • Piper: We're gonna have to turn our luck
      around the old-fashioned way. A little determination, some positive thinking, a little faith--
      A loud snap is heard and the chandelier comes crashing to the floor right in front of them.
      Phoebe: As you were saying?

    • Seamus Fitzpatrick: What is this, a coven or a day-care center?!

    • Paige: My sweater shrunk.
      Piper: Ah, come on, you've worn tighter things than that.

    • Piper: Okay, look, I can schedule in five minutes for a sisterly chat, but then I gotta go.
      Phoebe: I cannot schedule in sisterly chat.
      Piper (sighs): I'm telling you. You got 4 minutes and 55 seconds.

    • Piper: Freaking ever useless Elders!

    • Piper: I have to get back to going bankrupt. Actually, scratch that. I have to get back to fighting with my husband.

    • Phoebe: My date is a demon!
      Piper: Huh? What?
      Piper turns to look at Phoebe's date sitting at the table.
      Piper: That guy? But he's so hot.
      Phoebe: Yeah. Hot as in flames of hell hot. Look, I had a premonition. He devours his victims. I'm next. Freeze the room.
      Piper: Uhh! My sister, the demon magnet.

    • Leo: I'll take him up to 'Uncle Elders'. He'll be safe there.
      Phoebe: I thought they asked you not to do that.
      Leo: Yeah, well...screw them.

    • Piper (after making her vanquishing potion, it catches on fire and Piper, with a fire extinguisher in hand, runs into the kitchen to put it out): I got it, I got it, I got it, I got it, I got it! (the handle breaks off of the fire extinguisher) Crap.

    • Phoebe: No, actually...nothing happened.
      Seamus: What? That's impossible. Did you take any risks? Get lucky with that fella?
      Piper: What fella'?
      Phoebe (snickers): I think he's talking about Jason. (Piper gives her a look) And no! I did not get lucky with Jason... Not that I'd want to anyway...
      Seamus: Hmm... So the burned child dreads the fire, eh?

    • Seamus (to Paige): Have you ever dated a little person before?

    • Piper (to a snake): Hi, okay, hi. Shoo---go away, see, I don't like snakes at all...shoo, go away!

    • Piper: Hello, have you forgotten about the big-boob fiasco??
      Paige: No, my back still hurts.

    • Phoebe: My bruises have bruises.

    • Paige: Vanquishing potion done?
      Piper: Well done!

    • Neil Giraldo: Hey, how ya been Seamus? It's been a long time.
      Seamus: Don't even try it Neil. I already hit you with me best shot, that's all you get!"

    • Seamus: Hold on to your knickers, darlin'.

    • Leo (to Wyatt): Don't tell your Mommy about this, 'kay?

    • Paige: It's hard to concentrate with you and Piper snipping at each other every two...
      Leo: We weren't snipping!

    • Phoebe (after being invoked with good luck the door bell rings): Who's it gonna be - George Clooney? Justin Timberlake?

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Štěstí pro čarodějky (Luck for the Sorceresses) France: Les leprechauns (The leprechauns) Italy: I folletti magici (The magical midgets) Germany: Glücksbringer (Lucky charms)

    • Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo are credited as "Special Appearances", unlike other musicians, that are credited as "Special Musical Guest". This is probably because they have small acting roles in the episode as well as performing at the end.

  • Allusions

    • Saleel: The Charmed Ones. It's about time you got here
      Phoebe: Yeah, well, we had to make a little pit stop somewhere over the rainbow.

      This is a reference to the 1939 movie "The Wizard of Oz", in which somewhere over the rainbow is Munchkin land, which is essentially where Paige and Phoebe went. The film was based on the series of books by L. Frank Baum.

    • Title: Lucky Charmed

      This is a reference to the cereal, Lucky Charms, and it features a leprechaun as it's mascot.

    • Seamus: Don't even try it, Neil. I already hit you with my best shot.

      A nod to the episode's musical guest, this line is a paraphrasing from Pat Benatar's 1980 chart-topping single "Hit Me with Your Best Shot".

    • Phoebe: Who's it gonna be? George Clooney? Justin Timberlake?

      Phoebe's line about singer, Justin Timberlake at the door is a tongue-in-cheek reference to Alyssa's brief romance with him.