Season 2 Episode 13

The Mikado

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Feb 06, 1998 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • When Frank wakes up and sees Roedecker sleeping, Roedecker is holding a tamagotchi. Frank got this for him in the episode "Midnight Of The Century."

    • I don't think the IP address is an error: rather, I think if was deliberately constructed that way to prevent viewers from flooding a real site.

    • The IP for the website of the first murder (http:// 256.174.212.???) contains two errors...
      1: There's a space between the "//" and the "256" (net very important really), and...
      2: 256 is an invalid value for an IP address in the IPv4 system...

  • Quotes

    • Roedecker: Some people feel liberated from their normal self when they adopt an Internet persona. In the anonymity of cyberspace, people are free to experiment. Online, I've changed my name, my appearance, sexual orientation--even gender.
      Peter: That's more personal information than I need, Brian.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Obviously, Avatar is based on the Zodiac serial killer. Right down to the encrypted messages and escaping justice.

    • Brian Roedecker: Uh, Viamonte has a CompuNetServe account wich she has used twice...

      A reference to one of the largest ISPs in early days of the Internet, CompuServe. CompuServe was acquired by AOL in 1998.