TRIVIA: The concept of See No Evil, Hear No Evil and Speak No Evil (also involving monkeys) was previously seen in the season 2 episode Astral Monkey. Phoebe asks the three monkeys from the hospital what they think of evil, and one covers his eyes, another covers his ears, and the last one covers his mouth.
Even though Phoebe has lost her hearing, later on in the episode, she still is able to hear Piper and the Kazi demon, but for some reason, she can't hear Nate.
TRIVIA: This episode features the Kazi demon attacking the sisters and Piper, who can't see, tries to blow him up, but misses. When Piper asks if she got him, Phoebe responds "you killed Aunt Pearl's couch". Never before was it mentioned that the girls had an Aunt Pearl.
TRIVIA: In Latinamerica, The Crone is called "La Anciana", but in the episode Baby's First Demon, she was called "Crone" as well.
TRIVIA: In Latinamerica, The Crone is called "La Anciana", which means "The Old Woman".
TRIVIA: When Phoebe loses her hearing, she is watching her fave movie Kill It Before It Dies, from the season 2 episode Chick Flick.
Soon after the sisters lost their senses, Paige was sent with Piper to lead her to Wyatt for protection. Instead of leading a blind woman up a flight of stairs, why didn't she just orb her? This question also applies a little later when Piper realizes that it was not Paige talking to her in the nursery and that Wyatt was in immediate danger, they once again walked up the stairs?
TRIVIA: This is the second and final appearance of The Crone. She first appeared in the episode Baby's First Demon.
TRIVIA: While taking the classic See No Evil, Speak No Evil, Hear No Evil phrase which is usually depicted as monkeys holding their eyes, mouth or ears, a monkey is sent to ironically personify this phrase by taking those three senses when the monkey covers Piper's eyes, Paige's mouth, and Phoebe's ears.
TRIVIA: In this episode, speech is treated like one of the human five senses, despite the fact that it's not.
TRIVIA: Rose McGowan sings "Fever", originally sung by Peggy Lee.
TRIVIA: In this episode, The Power of Three is used in a different way, because Paige doesn't have her voice, she can't call anything to her including Wyatt when the Crone has him. Instead, Paige holds out her arms, while Piper & Phoebe hold onto them and call for Wyatt for Paige.
TRIVIA: Forshadowing? The Crone states her seeing great things from Wyatt, with a smile.
TRIVIA: Wyatt develops two new powers: sensing & orbing. He senses Leo is in danger and then orbs himself & Piper to Leo. Also Wyatt uses his forcefield again but this time he uses it when he's told there's danger or trouble nearby.
At the end before Paige performs, Phoebe is drinking tea, and the tea bag's string moves several times between shots.
When the Crone disguises her voice to fool Piper, watch Wyatt. In the shots with all three of them (Piper, Wyatt, & the Crone) Wyatt's head is sticking out of his baby blanket. In the shots of just Piper and Wyatt, the blanket is covering the back off his head.
When The Crone came in as Piper held Wyatt, and the Crone spoke with Paige's voice telling Piper that Leo found the totem. Piper thought it was strange that allegedly Paige got her voice back, but Piper hasn't gained back her sight?
When Wyatt orbed Piper to Leo, Piper freed Leo from the water tank with her powers. When Leo was freed, his whole body was wet, but when he stands up again, his back was dry and only his front was wet.
When looking up the Crone, the BoS is not color coded as it was in the previous episodes.
Why didn't Phoebe recognize the Crone (whom she met in in "Baby's First Demon") and wonder why she was coming for the baby? She knew that a law was being passed, because the Crone had told Phoebe that in the future, no one would hurt the baby. How could she not remember a person like that or a statement like that?
At the meeting with "the syndicators", one moment Phoebe has her hand at her ear where she says "Do you hear that buzzing?", then cut to the reverse angle, the same hand is now on the table.
(Phoebe, who's gone deaf, tries to read Nate's lips.)
Nate:Why are you looking at my mouth?
Nate: Have I got something in my teeth?
Phoebe: Okay, look, um, I got a little swimmer's ear going on. Yeah, fell asleep in the tub last night. So I'm not really getting a lot of this, but I did get the part about your teeth, and they're very nice. White.
(Paige, who's unable to speak, is writing on a notepad to interrogate a Kazi demon who's trapped in a crystal cage. When he doesn't answer, she throws a small crystal against the force field to electrocute him.)
Phoebe: Hey, do you ever think that maybe your Kazi buddy here can't read?
Kazi Demon: I tried to tell her that.
Phoebe: He did?
(Paige writes, "Demons lie.")
Phoebe: Yeah, but not about
Kazi King: First we wait on a monkey, and now what? What are we waiting on now?
Crone: You're waiting on me. Get used to it. Unlike you, I don't charge in like a wild bull. I prefer to take my time…and succeed.
Kazi King: You dare mock me?
Crone: On occasion.
Phoebe (as Paige tries to get her to understand that she can't speak): Ooh, you're a monkey! You're an angry monkey? You're pissed, you're... PMS monkey?
Paige (singing to Wyatt): Hush little baby don't you cry, auntie's gonna buy you a pumpkin pie. And if that pie doesn't taste real good, aunty's gonna buy some other kind of food. And if that food doesn't fill your tummy ...
The Crone: Save your threats - they bore me.
Phoebe: Oh my god, Piper, you're blind!
(Paige gives Phoebe a look)
Piper: Yeah, Phoebe, I just said that. Now can we talk about how a monkey could do that?
Phoebe: What did she say?
Piper: What did who say? The monkey? The monkey didn't say anything. (Paige writes down "How?" on a notepad and shows it to Phoebe) He covered my eyes and stole my eyesight.
Phoebe (yelling): I think the monkey stole your eyesight when he covered your eyes!
Piper: Ugh, Phoebe, are you listening to me? That's just what I said. You are acting like you can't even hear me.
Phoebe (yelling): Oh, Piper, it's no use. I can't even hear you. The monkey stole my hearing.
Piper: Oh, he got you too? Which means somebody sent that flea-infested primate after us. We've gotta find Paige. (Paige claps) Why are you clapping? This is not funny.
Phoebe: What's the matter, Paige?
Piper: Paige? Where's Paige?
Phoebe: You hear something? (Paige motions talking with her hand.) You hear puppets?
Phoebe: This is either someone's idea of a sick, sick joke, or someone's working on a massive evil plan!
Piper: Read my lips! Is there anything in here that will get our senses back?
Phoebe: Piper, I can't hear you!
Piper: Ugh! What do we do?
(Paige, who cannot speak, holds up a sign that says "Kill Monkey")
Phoebe: Paige is proposing violence against the monkey.
Piper: Well, I'm inclined to agree, but I really think the monkey is the least of our worries.
Phoebe: Yeah, I didn't hear what you just said, but if you're wondering who's behind this, I was about to look in the book.
(Piper give a the thumbs up sign)
Piper: Is everything okay?
Paige: Better than okay, I am gonna have a love life.
Phoebe: You're making a love potion?
Paige: No, I'm making a stun potion.
Piper: So that lovers will be stunned by you?
Paige: No, so Kazis will be stunned by me.
Phoebe: You're in love with a Kazi demon?
Paige: Try to stay with me people. I am making a stun potion so that I can maybe have a date that doesn't end with "Nate, you gotta leave. Hmm! I have to clean some demon guts off the ceiling."
Phoebe: Nate - much cuter than a Kazi demon.
Paige: The potion you hold in your hand is designed to stun, but not kill Kazis.
Piper: But I so enjoy killing them.
Paige: Yes, but, since the Kazi king creates his demon minions out of his own body -
Phoebe: If we get the king, then we get the Kazis!
Piper: But we don't know where the king is.
Paige: Yes, but, that's why I did the stun potion. So if we capture one of his minions, we can torture him -
Phoebe: Then the king will feel the pain and come in for the rescue -
Piper: Or the minion will break and spill his guts on the whereabouts of the king!
Paige: Okay, the finishing sentence thing - not cute.
A blind Piper hears Phoebe and tries to walk towards her, only to walk right into a side table.
Piper: Ow! Who put that there?
Phoebe (to Piper): You killed Aunt Pearl's couch.
Piper (about Wyatt): I'm telling you, it's not gonna fit. Nothing fits anymore and if he keeps growing at this rate, we're gonna have to send him off to college by next week
Phoebe: Where is Leo?
Piper: Oh, if she hurt him, I'm gonna have to resurrect her and kill her again.
International Episode Titles:
Czech Republic: Nevidím, neslyším, nemluvím (I don't see, I don't hear, I don't speak)
France: Le sens du Mal (The sense of Evil)
This episode scored 4.1 million viewers.
In Latinamerica, from this episode, Leo's translating voice is a different one than usual.
This episode was written by Brian Krause.
The song Fever, sung by Rose McGowan in this episode only, is actually a 1965 rhythm and blues hit, written by Eddie Cooley and John Davenport (a.k.a Otis Blackwell). Originally recorded by Little Willie John, and later by The King, Elvis Presley.
Piper: Okay everybody Speak and Spell.
Speak n' Spell was the name of a popular children's technology computer from the 1980s, where the voice would say a word and if you spelled it incorrectly it would spell the word correctly for you.
Title: Sense and Sense Ability
This is a reference to Jane Austen's classic novel, "Sense and Sensibility", also made into a film.
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