Life On Mars

Season 1 Episode 3

My Maharishi is Bigger than Your Maharishi

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Oct 23, 2008 on ABC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Ray: Well Tyler got a lead on the dead fairy and they went to chase it
      Gene: Why aren't you with them?
      Ray: Ahh you know, whats one less rocket lover in the world, right

    • Windy: Book 'em Danno. Do you ever say that? Book 'em Danno.
      Sam: I would if I worked with a guy named Danno.
      Windy: You should hire one. How cool would that be?

    • (over drinks in Along Come Marys)
      Sam: You see? Reeves' murder is looking more and more like a hate crime.
      Gene: What? As opposed to an "I really, really like you" crime?

    • Ray: Look at these clowns. Too molly for their hometowns, so they come here. Thought Nixon ending the war was gonna put an end to this freak show.
      Sam: This counterculture, Ray, will one day be looked upon as a time when a politicized youth rebelled against the excesses of the Vietnam war, the excesses of corporate arrogance, and the excesses of racial intolerance.

  • Notes

    • This episode received a GLAAD nomination for Outstanding Individual Episode.

    • A promo trailer for this episode features the song "Little Green Bag" by the George Baker Selection. The song was featured prominently in the film Reservoir Dogs which stars Harvey Keitel.

    • Music:
      "Sweet Cherry Wine" by Tommy James & The Shondells
      "I'm Chief Kamanawanalea" by The Turtles
      "Just a Little Lovin' " by Dusty Springfield
      "Reflections of My Life" by Marmalade

  • Allusions

    • Ray: Shut your bazoo. 1968 called. It wants its dashiki back.

      A colorful and loose-fitting garment with an ornate vee-shaped collar, dashikis became very popular attire during the cultural struggles in America in the late sixties.

    • Gene: Black berets. He was a tough SOB to boot.
      Sam: You served, Boss?
      Gene: I would have, Tyler, but I burned my draft card to join the Hare Krishnas instead.

      This line alludes to the Religious Sect of Devotees, the Hare Krishna, who follow the mantra of Hindu philosophy.

    • Windy: (talking to a hungover Sam) Oh, researching what, cop stuff? I have the teeniest crush on Steve McGarrett. Do you know him?

      Allusion to Steve McGarrett, a character played by Jack Lord from the police show Hawaii Five-0.