Season 6 Episode 14

The Legend of Sleepy Halliwell

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 08, 2004 on The WB



  • Trivia

    • TRIVIA: This episode marks the first appearance of Betsy Randle in the recurring role of Mrs. Winterbourne.

    • Why do all the schoolchildren freeze? Good witches aren't supposed to freeze, and it is likely that several of the advanced-magic students are good witches,

    • TRIVIA: This episode introduces the Magic School and is also the first appearance of Gideon.

    • At the part of the episode where Phoebe is using her empathy power to seek out the student culprit, she walks into the conservatory and the "guilty" student on the left blinks very noticably.

    • TRIVIA: This is one of four episodes that has the word "Halliwell" in the title.

    • TRIVIA: At the end of the episode, Phoebe confronts Chris, who finally admits the truth to her, that he is Piper's & Leo's son - the other little boy Phoebe saw in her vision.

    • TRIVIA: Phoebe, during her Vision Quest, sees possible outcomes of the future lives of the Halliwell sisters: she sees Piper with two sons, Paige as a teacher at the Magic School and herself pregnant.

    • Paige rocked her head back and forth a bit when she and Phoebe were still just heads lying on the floor.

    • When the Shaman is handing Phoebe the drink in one of those scenes, her grasp on the container keeps switching between the handle and the bowl part of it.

    • Why is Wyatt not socialable in this episode? In the season 6 episode "Little Monsters", he was playing with the little demon child.

    • After Paige and Gideon fail to stop the Horseman in the alleyway, in the next scene they just walk in the front door of the manor. Why don't they orb directly into the manor, particularly since that's how they left?

    • They put Sigmund's head in an opaque bag but when they get to the school, he's able to see the girl who's levitating.

    • Why didn't anyone try to stop the headless knight? Couldn't Paige orb his sword or Piper freeze him/blow him up? Didn't anyone at the school have an active power to fend the horseman? Why is everyone just standing there and letting him chop their heads off?

    • If the Headless Horseman escaping the school and killing an innocent meant the end of the school, why didn't Gideon tell Paige that so she would try a little harder, move a little faster?

    • When Leo places Piper's head on the table , her hair changes positions (depending on a close up or wide angle) from covering her neck to laying next to her head.

    • Why didn't anyone see Zachery open the door to Magic School and go inside?

  • Quotes

    • Piper: We can't just drop what we're doing every time somebody's head comes rolling down the stairs. (Sigmund rolls his eyes)

    • Piper: All right, all you people with legs, follow me.
      Phoebe (talking to Sigmund): You wait here.

    • (Piper has been beheaded; Leo and Paige put her head on a piece of furniture)
      Piper: If I had legs, I would kick you.

    • Piper: Come on neurotic people, we have to deal with my neurosis.
      Phoebe: Sure. Which one?
      Piper: The one where I'm a rotten mother who's raising an antisocial child.

    • Phoebe: We can't just keep that head on our foyer table. You know? What is it? A centerpiece?

    • Piper: Leo, just so you know, this is what's keeping your son from developing social skills.
      Paige: And me from helping Richard.
      Phoebe: And me from

    • Paige: Guys, we're not getting anywhere arguing.
      Piper: Actually, we're not getting anywhere because we don't have any bodies.

    • (After Phoebe is reunited with her body, she's touching herself)
      Paige: Do you want me to get you a room?

    • Herman: Whoa. It's Piper Halliwell.
      Slick: Yeah but only part of her...and not even the good part either.
      Paige: Slick!
      Piper: Can it.

    • Paige: Piper, you okay?
      Piper: Hunky dory.

    • Piper's head: Don't give me that look. I still got a mouth. I could turn you into a toad.

    • Piper (after having her head cut off): Great. Just great.

    • Phoebe's head (to Paige's and Piper's heads): So lets just put our heads together and know what I mean, right?

    • Phoebe: Are you Wyatt's little brother?
      Chris: Only if I can get Piper and Leo back together in time.

    • Piper: Alright, head count. No jokes, just do it.

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Události v magické škole (Events in the Magic School) France: Le cavalier sans tête (The Headless Horseman) Italy: Il mistero di Sleepy Halliwell (The Mystery of Sleepy Halliwell) Germany: Die kopflosen Drei (The Headless Charmed Ones)

    • This episode scored 4.8 million viewers.

    • This episode aired on February 6, 2004 in Canada.

  • Allusions

    • Paige mentions Obi-Wan Kenobi. This is a reference to a character involved in the Star Wars film series beginning in 1977. All of the films (6 of them in total) were directed by George Lucas. Obi-Wan Kenobi was played by Sir Alec Guiness in the first 3 films and then later by Ewan McGregor in the final 3 films made.

    • Gideon refers to the Pied Piper of Hamelin. This was a story written by Robert Browning and illustrated by Kate Greenaway in 1888.

    • Title: The Legend of Sleepy Halliwell

      "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is a short story written by Washington Irving, and has been adapted into many films.