Season 2 Episode 9


Aired Friday 9:00 PM Dec 03, 2009 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • Trivia: In the beginning of the episode as the camera pans through Chinatown, there is a white poster with red writing that says "Ginseng Improves Memory." This is a reference to the next episode, "Grey Matters."

    • The animals Walter buys on the shop and the one force-fed to Peter are not worms, but insect larvae.

    • Peter's mouth doesn't match his words when he and Walter are talking alone in the car.

    • Trivia: The glyph code for this episode is HIDDEN.

    • Trivia: The Observer can be seen crossing the foreground as the Triad member opens the door after he is phoned to follow Astrid in Chinatown.

  • Quotes

    • Walter: Given the high cost of transporting the creature, it must be quite a high.
      Astrid: Walter, you are not smoking this thing.

    • Peter: So how many are there? Is it bad?
      Olivia: Did you eat?
      Peter: Yeah.
      Olivia: Well, that's unfortunate.

    • Olivia: I didn't know you spoke Cantonese.
      Peter: Get to know me a bit.

    • Walter: Truly, Agent Farnsworth, it never ceases to amaze me the infinite variation that Mother Nature gives us. She truly has quite a disturbing sense of humor.
      Astrid: Considering your new pet, I think Mother Nature's a real bitch.

    • Walter: Does it occur to you that perhaps I want to be alone? That perhaps I want to live my life with a semblance of dignity and self-respect? If I want to go get a hot dog, so be it. I may go grocery shopping. I may even join a gym.

    • Walter: I'm going to enjoy this. Provided, of course, the beans have been properly soaked to leech toxicity.
      Astrid: For the record, I wanted ice cream.

  • Notes

    • Music: Juke (Little Walter)

    • International Airdates:
      UK: December 6, 2009 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
      Latin America: January 12, 2010 on WB
      Sweden: January 28, 2010 on Kanal 5
      Australia: February 17, 2010 on Go!
      Germany: May 10, 2010 on ProSieben
      Poland: November 4, 2010 on TVN
      Finland: November 17, 2010 on MTV3
      Czech Republic: January 14, 2011 on Nova Cinema
      Slovakia: May 7, 2012 on Markiza

    • Blair Brown is credited but doesn't appear.

  • Allusions