Season 3 Episode 10

We All Scream for Ice Cream

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jan 18, 2001 on The WB



  • Trivia

    • When the sisters are reading about the demonic children in the Book of Shadows, Phoebe reads out the words, "The Nothing is the only thing that can vanquish them". But when the page they are reading from is shown in the next shot, those words don't appear anywhere.

    • When Prue throws the little girl demon up against the fence, you can see the back of her shirt pull up where the wires are.

    • TRIVIA: This is the second time that Prue helped someone that she thought was an innocent, but was really a bad guy.

    • When Prue, Piper, Phoebe and Victor face off against the demon children in the alley, the demon child Freckles uses her power to blow all four off their feet. When this stunt happens the wires for Prue and Piper can clearly be seen.

    • When the little girl is being pulled into the ice cream truck, a harness attached to her feet is clearly visible.

    • TRIVIA: The song playing in the beginning of this episode is "Tonight & The Rest Of My Life" by Nina Gordon. In this episode it can also be heard "Skin" by Collective Soul.

    • TRIVIA: When Piper goes to the Bay building looking for her father, she shows a picture of him to the receptionist at the front desk, and this photo is actually from the season 3 episode "The Dad Who Came In From The Cold" of the TV series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman in which James Read played Jimmy Olsen's father.

    • TRIVIA: James Read replaces Tony Denison as Victor for this and all following appearances.

    • TRIVIA: Emmalee Thompson is the only actress to reprise her role as the child form of one of the Halliwell sisters. She previously appeared in the season 1 episode "That 70's Episode" and the season 2 episode "P3 H20".

  • Quotes

    • Caleb: You've got sisters? Really? Maybe we could all get together sometime. Does your fiancé like to hang out with your sisters, too?
      Piper: Okay... You know what? I don't know what kind of kinky stuff you're into, but there's a club down the street you might be more comfortable in. They've got cages and rubber floors and a three for two special on Fridays.

    • Piper (about the demons): Why don't they ever run into a well-lit room with nowhere to hide?

    • Prue: I really appreciate your concern. You know what I would appreciate even more? Five minutes with your DJ.

    • Piper: Sounds like fun.
      Prue: For who?

    • Phoebe: I'm thinking if you tried it again with a little more oomph, maybe some choreography, and Piper could back you up with some old-school beatbox.
      Prue: Why did I know I would get absolutely no help out of you crazy people?

    • Prue: All right, well, nothing usually means something, and something usually means a boy, so...

    • Prue: No. Like I said before, I've come to terms with our lack of parental involvement. You know, some people just weren't meant to have the Rockwellian Portrait, the house, the two car garage, the picket fence, the Golden Retriever, and the doting mom and dad.

    • Piper (about the demon kids laughing): Do they do that because they think it's funny or just to freak us out?

    • Piper (to Prue and Phoebe): Alright, I don't know what you guys are talking about, but what I've got is better... at least bizarre-er.
      Prue: Bizarre-er?
      Piper: Mmm hmm.
      Prue: Is that even a word, Piper?
      Piper: Whatever.

    • Phoebe: What's with the hide-and-go-peek?
      Piper: He's still staring at me.
      Phoebe: Who?
      Piper: That guy at the end of the bar.
      Phoebe: Oh, no, honey, that's not staring. That's flirting.
      Piper: You say tomato...
      Phoebe: No, I say relax-o.

    • Piper: Wait a minute, is this demon or sibling-related?
      Phoebe: A little bit of both. We thought the good guys were bad guys, and in trying to vanquish them, we helped the real bad guys, which were dead ringers for good guys.
      Leo: Was that English?

    • Prue (to Phoebe): Morning sunshine. (No response from Phoebe) Ok, how about cloudy with chance of showers?

    • (Prue starts to get sucked up by the Nothing.)
      Prue: Aah! Daddy!
      Victor: Hold on, Prue!
      (Victor grabs Prue's arms.)
      Prue: Daddy, I need you.
      Victor: I've got you. I'm not leaving without you.

    • Prue: Hey, alright I need some professional help.
      Phoebe: No arguments here.

    • Prue: Oh! Those kids so need to be grounded.

    • Phoebe: Prue, if you keep ignoring me, my feelings might actually implode.

    • Phoebe: Why couldn't you get a boy band song stuck in your head like everybody else?

    • Phoebe: Oh my God.
      Demon Kid: Actually, quite the opposite...
      Prue: Okay, we need to keep him away from the other kids.
      Demon Kid: I don't think they'll listen to you. You're not the boss of them.
      Demon Girl: Did you do it?
      Demon Kid: Say thank you to the witches.
      Other Demon Kids: Thank you.

    • Phoebe: The Nothing doesn't discriminate good-evil...tastes the same.

    • Prue (to demon child): Oooh, you need a little time out, missy.

    • Caleb: I couldn't just come out and say 'Hey are you a Charmed One? Cause I need you to take me to my demon catching truck.'

    • Prue (to Victor): I'm not saying goodbye.
      Phoebe & Piper: Prue!
      Prue: I'm saying... See you soon, dad.

    • Piper: When I decide that I want to have kids you remind me of this day.

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Všichni jdeme po zmrzlině (We All Go After Ice Cream) France: Au service du Mal (At Evil's service) Italy: Il gelataio (The ice-cream man) Germany: Wenn der Eismann kommt (When the ice-cream man comes around)

    • For this episode, Bobby Edner (Ari) was nominated for the 2002 Young Artist Award for "Best Performance in a TV Drama Series-Guest Starring Young Actor".

    • This episode scored 5.4 million viewers.

  • Allusions

    • Title: We All Scream for Ice Cream

      This is a line from a traditional children's rhyme and is also the title of a book written by Lee Wardlaw about a trip to an ice cream factory.