CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Season 11 Episode 16

Turn On, Tune In, Drop Dead

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Feb 24, 2011 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Goof: When David is talking on his phone in the coroner's office, it can clearly be seen that his iPhone is in 'lock' mode, with the 'slide to unlock' bar visible, which is not what is displayed on the screen while a call is in progress.

  • Quotes

    • Greg: (After watching a video showing the first "zombie" walking down a hallway) Dead rising, birds falling from the sky, fish dying in rivers. Should we be looking for the Anti-Christ to make an appearance?
      Ray: Haskell being on the loose is enough to fill that quota.

    • Ray: You know what I believe? I believe that people that bring suffering and pain into this world should have it repaid to them tenfold, either in this world or the next one.
      Doc Robbins: Careful. Evil has a way of making friends with the good and dragging them into the darkness.

    • Dr. Aden: Knowledge demands its payment.
      Ray: It's always nice when somebody picks up the bill for you, though.

    • Dr. Aden: San Francisco girl, huh? Left my heart, and half my cerebral cortex in Frisco. You ever see The Dead play the Fillmore?
      Sara: No, uh... too busy with the dead everywhere else.
      Dr. Aden: Lucky you.

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Zapnout, naladit, umřít (Turn on, Tune in, Die)

    • Although listed in the opening credits, Wallace Langham does not appear in this episode.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: February 24, 2011 on CTV
      Australia: March 24, 2011 on Channel 9
      United Kingdom: April 26, 2011 on Five/Five HD
      Sweden: May 9, 2011 on Kanal 5
      Norway: May 24, 2011 on TVNorge
      Slovakia: October 13, 2011 on JOJ
      Finland: January 25, 2012 on MTV3
      Germany: March 15, 2012 on RTL
      Czech Republic: July 17, 2012 on TV Nova

  • Allusions

    • There are a number of Alice in Wonderland references throughout the episode e.g. the Doctor tells Alice he is not 'your hookah smoking caterpillar'

    • This episode is filled with Fringe references. The lab, the crazy old scientist, the metal chamber in the lab, they even say the doctor studied Fringe Science!

    • Title: Turn on, Tune in, Drop Dead alludes to the popular phrase "Turn on, tune in, drop out" which was coined by Timothy Leary in the 1960s with reference to the drug LSD.

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