Season 5 Episode 6

Magic Show

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Nov 07, 2008 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • When Penn Jillette uses Larry to demonstrate the guillotine act, a cameraman's reflection in the metal of the guillotine can be seen.

    • Opening Numb3rs:
      396.40 GALLONS
      21,916 ROSE PETALS

  • Quotes

    • Alan: I cook, you do the dishes!
      (Don groans)
      Alan: Don't look at your phone as if it's going to ring and save you, just do the dishes!

    • Penn Jillette: Are you ready to metamorphosize?
      Larry: Into what, a cockroach?

    • Colby: Come on now, does it really need to be this dark?
      Nikki: Hehe, you scared, Granger?
      Colby: Nah, I was top of my class on pitch-black assaults on magical illusions back in Quantico.

    • Larry: My own quest for God has always been inextricably intertwined with my work.
      Don: And does that help you sleep?
      Larry: No! It keeps me awake!

    • Larry: A woman transposed from air to water? Back to the beginning of life...
      Charlie: Great, can we go home now?

    • Don: You're just not into B-Ball, are you?
      Larry: It brings out the worst in otherwise reasonable people.

  • Notes

    • Music used in this episode was "Stars" by Kid Dakota (closing scenes).

    • International Air Dates:

      The Netherlands: March 8, 2009 on Veronica

      Czech Republic: June 1, 2010 on TV Nova

      Finland: March 27, 2012 on Sub

  • Allusions

    • Penn Jillette: Are you ready to metamorphosize?

      Larry: Into what, a cockroach?

      This alludes to a famous German novella (Die Verwandlung) by Franz Kafka. In it, the main character, Gregor, wakes up one morning to find himself turned into a giant cockroach.

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