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Numb3rs

Season 3 Episode 16

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Aired Friday 10:00 PM Feb 16, 2007 on CBS

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  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Ben Ellis: Yo, back there, in front of my cousins house, where you picked me up? You weren't really gonna shoot me where you?
      Colby: (nods head) Yeah.

    • Claudia: You okay?
      David: I wasn't really ready for old home week, ya know.

    • Charlie: (About Dr. Novich) He skunked my office. I'm taking him down.

    • David: The dude has always made me crazy. Ever know anyone like that?
      Don: Well, you know Charlie, right?

    • Alan: Trouble follows your friend.
      David: Always has.

    • Professor Novich: I've seen your game Eppes. It won't make it at the big table.
      Charlie: My game has vastly improved.
      Professor Novich: Been practicing have you?
      Charlie: I've been working on a specialized training program that should make me more than ready by tournament time.
      Professor Novich: Guess we'll just see.
      Amita: What is that? Geek trash talk?

    • Charlie: showing his laptop monitor to David and Colby Now, this is Professor Stanley Novich and this is where the door to his lab used to be.
      David: What do you mean used to be?
      Charlie: I had one of my Dad's contractor friends bring in a crew last night, they drywalled his doorway, they painted it to match the wall. Charlie sniggers

    • David: We don't have any coffee.
      Don: Come on...you don't even drink coffee, so why don't you tell me what's going on?

    • Charlie: Can you help me out with some surveillance equipment?
      Megan: (pauses) No.

  • Notes

    • Music featured in this episode was "Wolf Like Me" by TV On The Radio.

    • Total Nonstop Action Wrestling superstar Christopher Daniels makes a cameo appearance in this episode. Although he has no lines, he can be seen at the press conference as one of the MMA fighters.

    • International Airdates:
      The Netherlands: September 24, 2007 on Veronica
      New Zealand: October 21, 2007 on TV3
      Czech Republic: July 15, 2009 on TV Nova
      Finland: March 19, 2010 on Sub
      Slovakia: February 1, 2011 on JOJ

    • This episode was rated TV-PG (D) in its first network broadcast.

  • Allusions

    • The story of the All-Out Fighting League is similar to that of the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC). Megan describes to Don how the owner partnered up with the big casinos to buy it and how he helped clean it up and make it mainstream.

      The UFC emerged in the early 90's as a combat spectacle, known as No Holds Barred fighting that gained a huge underground following. During the late 90's, because of the brutality, it started to become banned in different states and dropped from pay-per-view providers. Facing bankruptcy, in 2001, Dana White partnered up with the Fertitta brothers and purchased the UFC. Under the new ownership, the UFC cleaned up it's image, dropping the No Holds Barred aspect and using the term Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). The UFC also became a sanctioned sport in several states, and is enjoying huge mainstream success.

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