Season 3 Episode 2

What About Bob?

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Aug 05, 2008 on Syfy



  • Trivia

    • Nitpick: Eva Thorne looks at a film canister labelled: TOP SECRET United States Department of War February 21st, 1938 Report if Seal is Broken 202-NH0-3864.

      Area codes were not in use until 1947, and customers couldn't dial them directly until 1951. Also, there would never be a 0 or a 1 following the first two letters of the prefix (the NH), these stood for the exchange and represented the number 64. Although this wouldn't have been a real number in 1938.

    • Nitpick: Despite having a non-solid form, Henry is seen touching the stairway railing after hearing Allison's scream.

  • Quotes

    • Stark: As much as I hate to admit it, Sheriff Carter had an idea.

    • Carter: It's the, um, Henry situation.
      Vincent: I've sent him care packages but security won't let them through. Y'know, I, I can't think of anything worse than eating prison food for the rest of your life. I mean, other than being in prison for the rest of your life.

    • Eva: He's a risk taker with cross-discipline experience.
      Stark: Yeah, the words "Zane" and "discipline" tend not to go together in the same sentence.

    • Carter: So, the wedding planning keeping you busy?
      Allison: Do you really wanna know?
      Carter: So, the, the 911 is…?

    • Derek: Okay, lab 27 is a sealed biosphere. A self-sustaining biosphere designed to support the Mars missions.
      Carter: You do mean the potential Mars missions?
      Derek: Right! (laughs, then gets a small headshake from Allison) I mean, right.

    • Allison: (being sterilized to enter the biosphere) Not the way I'd ever pictured us winding up naked.
      Carter: You pictured us winding up naked?
      Allison: No.

    • Carter: (as it starts raining inside the biosphere) How do they make it rain?
      Allison: Recycled urine.
      Carter: Oh, that's lovely.

    • Fargo: (watching the cameras from the biosphere) You gotta admit, the injection of new talent has really made this show fresh again.
      Vincent: So, which one of the scientists is the red-herring?
      Lucas: Do you think the arrival of Sheriff Carter has made it more procedural?

    • Eva: Just coffee.
      Vincent: And that'll be $25.
      Eva: I'd better start a tab. I may want to have some half-and-half.

    • Nathan: Zane, the only thing that's gonna stop me now is…
      Carter: A gun!
      Zane: That's a little extreme.

    • Zane: Jo, I need a gun! A big, powerful gun.
      Jo: (smiles dreamily) I've been waiting for someone to say that to me my whole life.

    • Zane: Carter, Henry and Stark. That's your money team. They know exactly what they're doing.
      (switch to the three guys)
      Nathan: You sure you know what you're doing?
      Carter: I have no idea.

    • Lucas: Still need a ride to school tomorrow?
      Zoe: Isn't that what boyfriends are for? (Zoe and Lucas lean in to kiss. Sheriff Carter is onlooking.)
      Carter: (shouting) Miss! (stuttering) Can I get a warm up over here?

  • Notes

    • Frances Fisher (Eva Thorne) is billed as a special guest star.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Sweden - February 6, 2009 on TV6
      United Kingdom - February 10, 2009 on Sky One
      Czech Republic - March 10, 2010 on Prima COOL
      Slovakia - April 18, 2012 on Markiza

  • Allusions

    • Episode Title: "What About Bob?"

      Referencing the 1991 comedy movie What About Bob?, starring Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfuss. The movie follows a warm-hearted man who follows his psychiatrist, Dr. Leo Marvin, on holiday – slowly driving Leo to the breaking point.

    • Vincent: What did I miss?
      Zoe: My dad hunting for the Creature from the Black Lagoon.
      Referencing Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954). The screenplay came from a story written by Maurice Zimm about an Amazon scientific expedition's discovery of a prehistoric hominid with gills (Gill-Man) who can live out of water for brief periods of time. The film was the first of a trilogy followed by Revenge of the Creature (1955) and The Creature Walks Among Us (1956).

    • Abe: Sheriff, we're not The Island of Doctor Moreau.

      Referencing H. G. Wells' The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896). The novel follows a sadistic scientist who is turning animals into humans.

    • Film: The Truman Show
      While Sheriff Carter and Allison Blake investigate "Lab 27," a massive, underground, self-contained biosphere, Fargo hacks his way into GD to watch what's going on and is joined by Vincent, Zoe, and others in the Cafe Diem who watch and critique it as if it was a reality TV show. The Truman Show is a 1998 film by Peter Weir featuring Jim Carrey as a man who lives (unknowingly) in a town environment completely self-contained in a gigantic movie studio, while his life is shown to the general public as a reality show and manipulated for ratings.

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