Numb3rs

Season 5 Episode 7

Charlie Don't Surf

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Aired Friday 10:00 PM Nov 14, 2008 on CBS

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  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • (David knocks suspect off of his motorcycle)
      David: Hey dude! Gnarly wipe-out!
      Colby: You did NOT just say that.

    • Charlie: The curvature of the glass bends and focuses the light waves away from the dark areas into that one blinding point.
      Colby: There's a science behind fried grasshoppers.

    • Colby: (to suspect) Thanks for running. It's easier to tell who's guilty that way.

    • Nikki: How could anyone kill a sea otter? They're so cute: little whiskers, little smile...
      Colby: Little teeth...

  • Notes

    • International Air Dates:

      The Netherlands: March 15, 2009 on Veronica

      Czech Republic: June 2, 2010 on TV Nova

      Finland: April 3, 2012 on Sub

    • Music used in this episode was "Hang Me Up to Dry" by The Cold War Kids (opening scenes).

  • Allusions

    • The title "Charlie Don't Surf" is a line from the Vietnam War movie Apocalypse Now. Lt. Colonel Kilgore, a crazy surfing fan, tells his men to surf on a beach very close to a village where fighting is going on. The men protest, saying Charlie (rebel forces) could target them. He responds by yelling "Charlie don't surf!"
      Also, the director of this episode, Emilio Estevez, is the son of Martin Sheen the principal actor of the aforesaid movie.

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