Season 1 Episode 6

Scary Monsters and Super Creeps

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 29, 2009 on ABC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Aaron: Was that a kangaroo?
      Charlie: That was the best costume I have ever seen.

    • Simon: I know what caused the flashforward. You don't believe me.
      Camille: Well of course I do. The world's greatest mystery's been solved by a boozer on a train bound for Los Angeles.

    • Simon: Are you aware of the Double Slit Experiment?
      Camille: Well, there was that one time in college...
      Simon: What about Schrödinger's cat?
      Camille: No, I'm not that kinky.

    • Mark: (To Lloyd) I can make this comfortable for everybody. You leave. You don't come back.

    • Lloyd Simcoe: Our experiment killed 20 million people, Simon. What more is there to say?

  • Notes

    • Injoke: Simon's "Robert Wilson Award" references Robert Anton Wilson, who wrote the Schrödinger's Cat Trilogy. Simon subsequently references Schrödinger's Cat when explaining his theory of what caused the flashforwards.

    • Dominic Monaghan is credited as a series regular as of this episode.

    • Music: Scary Monsters & Super Creeps (Sea Wolf), Across the Universe (Rufus Wainwright)

    • International Airdates:
      UK: November 2, 2009 on Five
      Australia: November 2, 2009 on Channel 7
      Norway: November 12, 2009 on TV2
      Sweden: December 4, 2009 on TV4
      Czech Republic: January 4, 2010 on AXN
      Finland: February 11 2010 on Nelonen
      Germany: March 29, 2010 on ProSieben
      Latin America: March 30, 2010 on AXN
      India: October 18, 2010 on Zee Cafe
      Slovakia: January 10, 2011 on JOJ

  • Allusions

    • Mark: Don't say a word, Obi-Wan.

      This is a reference to Aaron's costume. Aaron is dressed as Obi-Wan Kenobi. Ben "Obi-Wan" Kenobi was mentor to Anakin Skywalker in the Star Wars prequels and his arch-nemesis in the Original Star Wars trilogy after Anakin turned to the Dark Side of the Force and became Darth Vader. In the series, Jedi were capable of the technique known as "Jedi Mind Trick", which allowed them to manipulate the thoughts and actions of "weak-willed" individuals.

    • Title reference: Scary Monsters and Super Creeps is the name of an album by David Bowie. It is also the name of a 2002 British documentary.