CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Season 7 Episode 22

Leapin' Lizards

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM May 03, 2007 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • (Sara is reading the unsent letter from Grissom. Grissom voiceovers)
      Grissom: I don't know why I find it so difficult to express my feelings to you. Even though we're far apart I can see you as vividly as if you were here with me. I said I'll miss you and I do. As Shakespeare more ably wrote my sentiment in Sonnet 47. "Thyself away art resent still with me; for thou not father than my thoughts canst move, and I am still with them and they with thee; or, if thy sleep, thy picture in my sight, awakes my heart to heart's and eye's delight."

    • Shannon: Preston can't be killed. His cells don't die. He's over 4,000 years old.
      Brass: Oh, 4,000...the new 50!

    • Grisson: Hey, did Shannon Turner have a cat?
      Catherine: Yeah.
      Grissom: So did Hank Conners. Figures. Cats are a natural enemy of reptiles.
      Catherine (pauses to give Grissom a look of disbelief): I'll keep that in mind.

    • Brass: I'm just a phone booth away from changing into my tights and saving the world.

    • Preston: Chyna was sucking the life out of me. She deserved none of what she wanted and all of what she got in the end. I'm glad it took a long time for her to die. I can only imagine the pain.
      Brass: You know, everytime I think about leaving this job, a guy like you comes along and reminds me why I can't.

    • Warrick: Fire in the hole! (Warrick fires gun)
      Nick (flinching): You're supposed to let me get these things on. (he indicates the muffs around his neck)
      Warrick: Hey, you were supposed to be ready. I don't know man. Maybe it would work out better if Tina was someone who did what we did. At least she'd understand the hours.
      Nick: Well, I don't know. I don't think it's a good idea to date someone you work with. You never really get to get away from work, or them the way you need to.
      Warrick: You mean like you and me, baby?
      Nick: Yeah exactly, honey.

    • Catherine: Hey Greg. you up for a bite? (Greg laughs maniacally)
      Greg (soberly): No. I am on antibiotics, I had a tetanus shot. I'm having a pretty bad year.
      Catherine: Oh it's only a bad year if you do a bad job Greg. You're having a great year. (she winks at him, Greg rolls his eyes)

    • Doc. Robbins: Why would anybody want to taxidermy a human head?
      Grissom: I'm still working on the how.
      Doc. Robbins: That I can tell you. Mounted one myself… a deer. Dad was a hunter. First our guy had to separate the head from the body. For that, he used a serrated-edge knife. Dad used a carving knife, same one we used at Thanksgiving. When mom found out she almost killed him.
      Grissom: Heartwarming.
      Doc. Robbins: So, then he had to flesh the skin away from the underlying muscle. Next, he would have stretched the skin out on a board, rubbed it with rock salt... then waited for two days. Then he tanned the skin to preserve it. Hydrated it with a borax and water solution to keep the bugs away. Next he cleaned the skull, filling the imperfections with clay, sawdust, anything at hand. Popped in two glass eyes, and then...
      Grissom: And he got the best looking wall-mount in the neighborhood.

    • Warrick (both are looking at rings): To Chyna, Love Preston.
      Nick: To Preston, Love Chyna.
      Warrick: 'Til death do us part.

    • Sara: Hi.
      Nick: Hey.
      Sara: What are you doing?
      Nick: Well, I read about this farmer in Canada who killed a bunch of women and fed them to his pigs.
      Sara: Oh.
      Nick: Yeah, their health department had to put out a bulletin that said "Warning, your pork may be contaminated with human."
      Sara: I'm so glad I'm a vegetarian.

    • David (looking at stuffed head): This is a career first.
      Warrick: A little tip for you. The new Mrs. Phillips doesn't need to hear that.
      David: Are you kidding me, she'll want to hear every detail. Why do you think I married her?

    • Grissom: Hey Warrick.
      Warrick: Yeah?
      Grissom: I feel like Marco Polo.
      Warrick: Why's that?
      Grissom: I just discovered Chyna. (camera zooms in on Chyna's stuffed head)

    • Sara (laying in bed, watching Godzilla): I always feel sorry for the monster.
      Grissom: Then you better turn it off before they use the oxygen destroyer on him.

    • Sara: What is this?
      Grissom: I think their UFO club is based on the teachings of this guy. (they watch more of the movie)
      Sara: So, Connors cut off her head because he thought she was a serpent from outer space?

    • Nick (pointing to his fingers): Want my theory? This little piggy went to market, this little piggy went home, and this little piggy had Chyna.

    • Grissom: Did you know that pigs are very intelligent animals? Right behind chimps, dolphins, and elephants.
      Warrick: Ahead of dogs?
      Grissom: And certain politicians.

    • (After being attacked by a suspect)
      Greg: That bitch just bit me!

    • Grissom: Do you believe that intelligent life exists on other planets?
      Sara: I'm not sure there's intelligent life on this planet; I just was in the barn.

    • Sara (looking at the pigs): I think the fat one likes you.
      Nick: They always do.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Sara mentions she is glad she is a vegetarian, which she became after seeing Grissom conduct an experiment using a pig in the Season 1 episode "Sex, Lies, and Larvae."

    • This case was based on the Diazien Hossencofft case where he manipulated a women to kill his wife and he claimed to cure her cancer and convinced her about reptilian humanoids.

    • Nick mentioned a serial killer in Canada who fed his victims to his pigs. The man he was referring to is Robert "Willy" Pickton who at the time that this episode first aired was on trial in British Columbia for some of these murders.

    • The teachings of Dr. Sidney Buckman are strongly reminiscent of the theories of David Icke, namely that many world leaders and other prominent members of society are secretly lizard creatures manipulating the rest of humanity.

    • Greg: Practically grew up on The X-Files.

      This is a reference to the 1990s sci-fi show The X-Files which had a regular thread of alien visitations.

    • Brass: I'm just a phone booth away from changing into my tights and saving the world.

      In Superman, Clark Kent would enter a phone box in his usual day to day clothing and would come out dressed in his Superman outfit before dashing off to save the world.

    • Xena: Warrior Princess

      Xena Warrior Princess is referenced several times in this episode- the sketch resembles Xena, and the woman is dressed in a costume that looks a lot like Xena's outfit. Xena Warrior Princess is a television show that aired from 1995 to 2001. The series, set in Ancient Greece, centered around a female warrior named Xena who used to be evil but turned to the Greater Good after she was betrayed by her own officers. The series follows her and her sidekick Gabrielle, bard and eventual warrior herself, through their travels. They often twist many Greek and Roman myths and legends and famous events, including the battle of Pompei, the Odyssey, and Cleopatra.

    • Grissom: I feel like Marco Polo.
      Warrick: Why?
      Grissom: I just discovered Chyna.

      Polo, together with his father Niccolò and his uncle Maffeo, was one of the first Westerners to travel the Silk Road to China and visit the Great Khan of the Mongol Empire, Kublai Khan (grandson of Genghis Khan).

    • Episode Title: Leapin' Lizards

      This a famous line said by Little Orphan Annie.

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