CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Season 3 Episode 20

Last Laugh

3
Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Apr 24, 2003 on CBS
8.8
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214 votes
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Grissom and Catherine investigate the murder of a despised comic who died onstage, apparently after drinking from a tainted bottle of water. The case grows more puzzling when a 15-year-old boy dies in a convenience store after drinking the same brand of water. Brass reopens a woman's accidental-death case after spotting the deceased's husband in a flashy new car with a trophy date on his arm.moreless

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  • Yeah, I know this episode aired like 4 years ago but I felt like writing a review for it because I really enjoyed this episode a lot.

    9.5
    Even though this episode is devoid of any GSR action. I thoroughly love it. I think all the lines were well written. I especially love it when Brass, Catherine, and Grissom arrive at the Comedy Hole. And then I also love the end with Grissom and Michael Borland. I thought the side case was interesting and it was very cute when Sara kept trying to get the towel bar off and finally Nick had to do it. And Catherine's knowledge of Spam not being able to be asorbed in the location she mentions is well actually I suppose it is obvious but maybe not. I also enjoy when Nick tells David that if the lady pops up out of the coffin to use his free hand to hold her down. I thought it was kind of funny. I never thought Dougie Max was funny nor Michael Borland. Anyway, that's all I have to say.moreless
  • While Grissom, Cathrine and Warrick work the case of a comedian who died onstage at the comedy club, Sarah and Nick chech out Brass's "hunch".

    9.4
    This episode deserves a high ranking based solely on the guest stars. Jeffery Ross as the comedian who dies onstage, and Bobcat Goithwait and Gilbert Godfried as suspects, plus the up and coming Brian Callen as the bartender. I'm a big comedy fan, so these names are like gold to me. Its different to see them in more of an acting role than a "funny" role. Maggie Wheeler, the female comdian getting the red light, you might recognize from her role on Friends as Janice, Chandler's ex with the annoying laugh. Double points for a female comedian.



    Nick and Sarah are kinda flirty and although I am a GSR fan, I appriciate any sexual tension.moreless
  • can you guess who did it?

    8.2
    Just when you think you know who did it the writers throw you of and you are left with a feeling of misery! luckily it turns out you were right all the time, which is rather relieving. this goes for both the A and B story in this episode, it's cleverly put together and have some nice lines in it. It's not the most existing episode to watch though and you quickly forget it after watching it. You do have to appreciate all the bad jokes in the comedy show though, never have I seen anything quit like that, and I don't mean it in a good way! There was comedy more than one place in this episode and I really enjoyed the Nick and Sarah lines seeing Sarah sitting in a bathtub trying to pull down a towel rank was quit funny.moreless
  • Grissom and Catherine investigate the murder of a comedian who died onstage.

    9.4
    Grissom and Catherine investigate the murder of a comedian who died onstage. Futher investigation reveals that he died after drinking a certain brand of bottled water.



    Warrick is assigned the case of a teenager who dies in a convenience store. It turns out that he also died after drinking from the same brand of bottled water.



    Brass reopens an accidental death case of a woman who drowned in her bathtub, after he spots her husband having too much fun only a few weeks after her death. Something doesn't seem right to him so he goes to Nick & asks him to investigate.moreless
Anthony E. Zuiker

Anthony E. Zuiker

Heckler

Guest Star

Bobcat Goldthwait

Bobcat Goldthwait

Michael Boland

Guest Star

Jeffrey Ross

Jeffrey Ross

Dougie Max

Guest Star

Tom Gallop

Tom Gallop

Stark's Attorney

Recurring Role

Wallace Langham

Wallace Langham

David Hodges

Recurring Role

David Berman

David Berman

David Phillips

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Goof: At the end of the episode, as Michael Borland approaches Grissom, he's rubbing his left wrist with his right hand when seen from the front, but his right arm is down by his side as seen from behind.

    • The brand name of the bottled water poisoned in this episode, "Innoko", is the name of a wildlife refuge in Alaska.

    • Goof: When the exhumed body is turned over, the "corpse" obviously wiggles to get into the proper position.

    • Goof: When Warrick enters the convenience store, just after entering he passes in front of a California Lotto Kiosk.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Brass: I'm chasing something that Gil Grissom isn't interested in ... a hunch.

    • Nick: You sure you don't want me to do this?
      Sara: Are you kidding? I live for this. I mean, Shelley Stark and I are the same height and weight.
      Nick: Yeah, but you're taller, thinner.
      Sara: Oh, butter that toast, Nick.

    • Catherine: Oh, Dougie Max was poisoned.
      Greg: To the max.

    • Brass: Did you hear the one about the comedian who died onstage?
      Catherine: Ba-dum-bum
      Brass: I'll be here all week.

    • Catherine: We have a bigger problem than we thought we did.
      Hodges: Why are you looking at me?
      Catherine: I'm not looking at you.
      Hodges: Yes you are!
      Catherine: Okay...

    • (opening an exhumed coffin)
      Nick: Now, if she grabs you, use your free hand to hold her down. Okay?
      David (nervously): Okay…

    • Doc Robbins: The answer is, the three main ways to take cocaine.
      Grissom: Alright, Alex... What is snorting it, smoking it, or injecting it.
      Doc Robbins: Very good. The answer is, normal nasal passages, clear lungs, and no track marks on the body.
      Grissom: Continuing this childish metaphor... What is how did the drugs get into his system?
      Doc Robbins: We'll have to wait for Final Jeopardy. (Grissom sighs dramatically, and turns to leave the room)

    • Grissom: Excuse me, can you please turn down the house lights and turn on the stage lights? (stage light comes on) I want to see what he saw before he died.
      Catherine: What do you see?
      Grissom: Nothing.
      Catherine: What are you looking for?
      Grissom: ...A punchline?
      Brass: Ba-dum-bum.

    • Catherine: I don't have to run any tests! You cannot absorb enough cocaine through your penis to OD!
      Grissom: Cite your source.
      Catherine: I don't have a source!
      Grissom: That's why we did the tests.
      Catherine: Whatever.

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Doc Robbins: The answer is, the three main ways to take cocaine.
      Grissom: Alright, Alex... What is snorting it, smoking it, or injecting it.
      Doc Robbins: Very good. The answer is, normal nasal passages, clear lungs, and no track marks on the body.
      Grissom: Continuing this childish metaphor... What is how did the drugs get into his system?
      Doc Robbins: We'll have to wait for Final Jeopardy.

      This is a reference to the popular game show Jeopardy. The game show includes three rounds, and the last round is called Final Jeopardy.

    • (Testing substances for poison, Catherine holds up a "Choco Bee")
      Catherine: Death by chocolate again?

      This is a reference to the earlier season episode "Revenge is Best Served Cold."

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