Joan of Arcadia

Season 2 Episode 2

Out of Sight

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Oct 01, 2004 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • In the season 1 episode, "Vanity, Thy Name is Human," Beth refers to the high school where she and Kevin attended as Staten High. However, in this episode, Kevin's high school yearbook says Jefferson High.

    • When Joan enters the hospital room to see Judith, there is someone in-shot at the back of the room, but when Joan leaves, the person is gone.

    • Just after Adam leaves when Judith says her parents are "shrinks", several students (most notably a blond girl with a white binder) walks by them. The next shot shows the same kids walking past her again.

  • Quotes

    • Will: Just once I'd like someone to do the right thing. Once!
      Det. Carlisle: You're still a dreamer. It's cute.

    • Grace: (about Joan) If she had an off switch, I'd use it...

    • Luke: High school house party. A primordial soup of hormonally charged organisms just longing for a lightning bolt and a little innocent mitosis.

    • Will: What happened to the cheery, optimistic Joan?
      Joan: I found no future in optimism.

    • Joan: I didn't really want you to shake your booty.
      Adam: That would've been ugly.

    • Grace: ABBA… and those little meatballs. No wonder Sweden's filled with drugs.

    • Joan: How do you deal with your dad being all into God?
      Grace: Sometimes I hide his yarmulke and watch him freak…

    • Grace: So now I have to get to know another person now...

    • Grace: Olatunji. African drums.
      Luke: Pretentious attempt to co-opt another culture to hide your middle-class roots.
      Grace: You're going to be bleeding soon.

    • Joan: Why can't you understand that you are screwing up my life? I just want to be like everyone else!
      Goth Kid God: I really have to give you the snowflake speech?

  • Notes

    • Music featured in this episode included:
      "Light Up" by Moxie
      "Zig Zag" by Ben Arnold
      "Candles Are Lit" by Jeff Lingle
      "Straight Up & Down" by Move.Meant
      "The Price You Pay" by 33 West
      "Long Distance Lover" by Babatunde Olatunji
      "Celebration" by Kool & The Gang
      "Champion" by KJ-52 featuring DJ Morphiziz
      "Pink Lemonade" by Jeff Lingle
      "Word Up" by Korn
      "Damage" by Mutlu
      "I Might Be" by Lauren Hart
      "Can't Be Long" by The Enablers

    • Patrick Breen (Sammy 1) is now a regular on UPN's Kevin Hill, accounting for his absence/replacement here.

  • Allusions

    • Old Lady God: being hit by a car
      This appears to be the second, albeit less direct, reference to the TV series The West Wing in two weeks. In that series, in the episode 18th & Potomac, the character Kathryn Joosten played, Mrs. Landingham, was hit by a car. Here her character gets hit by a car too. Barbara Hall must be a fan.