Season 4 Episode 3

The 15 Minutes Job

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Jul 10, 2011 on TNT



  • Trivia

    • Near the beginning of the episode, Hardison puts a newspaper story up on the big screen. The headline is "Congressman Censured for Plagiarism". However, the article is rubbish; it does not make any sense. It is just a jumble of random words. Interestingly, the word "bribe" appears several times.

  • Quotes

    • Eliot: Stop--stop with the Star Trek stuff again!
      Hardison: "Wars"! Damn it, it's Star Wars! And--and that CGI Yoda they used in the prequels, it was an insult to the puppet. You know--you know what, man? It's not even worth discussing.
      Eliot: You're the only one discussing.
      Parker: I kinda like CGI Yoda.
      Hardison: Eek!

    • Hardison: Rockwell's brilliant, he's ruthless. Stone-cold solid. It's a shame we got to take the man down. I'd almost consider making him a part of the team.
      Nate: Yeah, uh, Rockwell has his boot on my friend's throat, Hardison.
      Hardison: I said, "almost."

    • Nate: I mean, what we're really asking here is how would I destroy myself.
      Parker: Yeah, and you can't say "booze."

    • Hardison: Parker, I'm not going to be unable to unhear that CGI Yoda thing. Cut me deep, woman, that cut me deep.

    • Hardison: Really? The slow clap?
      Eliot: Yeah, yeah, man. I got 'em all the time in high school. You didn't get one of those in high school?

    • Parker: I think I'm getting better at this.
      Hardison: I'm cloning Rockwell's cell phone right now. Good work, girl.
      Parker: I didn't even stab him.
      Hardison: Yeah--we--you--we are so proud of you. Uh, no stabbing Wednesdays. New tradition.

    • Parker: This woman right here, she talks for two hours about all the things she misses doing with her children on an average day. Look.
      Eliot: Why, did they die?
      Parker: No, no. They just--they went to college.
      Eliot: All right, stop, stop. Back away from the brochures. Back away from the brochures!

    • Nate: Illegitimate kid.
      Parker: Or Reed used to be Rita. What? We were all thinking it.
      Hardison: Really? That's like the line right there, and you just cartwheel over it...
      Parker: Could have been a woman.

    • (on the comms)
      Sophie: Hey, I wonder if Nate still thinks he's got all the angles of this fame thing covered.
      Nate: You know, Sophie, I can hear you.
      Sophie: Really?

    • Reed Rockwell: What do you mean it didn't work? How the hell did you screw this up?
      Kreese: There was somebody with her.
      Reed Rockwell: Somebody?
      Kreese: He--he beat me up with the screen door.

    • Sophie: You know, for a while you were an honest man. Then for a while you were a thief.
      Nate: Well maybe I'm both.
      Sophie: You can't be both. I'm just not sure at this point which one I want to win.

  • Notes

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: December 8, 2011 on Super Channel 2
      UK: June 12, 2012 on FX
      Turkey: September 26, 2012 on CNBC-e

  • Allusions

    • Parker: Or are you one of those big Internet company guys like the kids in that movie?

      Referencing the 2010 movie The Social Network, which deals with the founding of Facebook, and is based on the 2009 book The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich.

    • Hardison: Can you find the Ark of the Covenant back there?

      Referencing the famous Hebrew religious icon, and specifically the last scene of the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), when the final scene shows the Ark being placed into an anonymous American warehouse with thousands of other crates, presumably never to be seen again.

    • Nate: Calm down, Rockwell, use your words.

      Referencing the 1987 novel Sphere and its subsequent 1998 movie adaptation. In the novel, the psychologist Norman Johnson tries to deal with a childlike alien when it gets angry by telling it to "use your words, Jerry."