Season 5 Episode 5

Scan Man

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Oct 31, 2008 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Larry: Ever get the feeling we're just these celestial bodies orbiting Charlie?
      Alan: Having trouble with our resident genius are you?

    • Evan: Maybe I'll see you around, then we'll see who the real bitch is?
      Nikki: I've busted gang bangers in Compton with little sisters that are ten times badder than you. You will see me around.

  • Notes

    • International Air Dates:

      The Netherlands: March 1, 2009 on Veronica

      Czech Republic: May 31, 2010 on TV Nova

      Finland: March 20, 2012 on Sub

    • This episode was originally scheduled to air as the sixth of the season, but was moved up one week.

  • Allusions

    • Evan:(referring to Emerson) Where's Rain Man?
      The autistic Emerson closely resembles the one played by Dustin Hoffman in the 1988 Barry Levinson film Rain Man.

    • After Nikki gives one of the thieves the FBI's list of package tracking numbers, the camera cuts to a box that was sent by a Chris Hansen. Chris Hansen is a journalist best known for his work on Dateline NBC's To Catch A Predator, which sets up stings to capture sexual predators who find their victims over the internet.

    • Emerson: Eight is enough to fill our lives with love.

      When fixated on things involving the number eight, Emerson recites the opening lyrics to the theme song for ABC's 1977–1981 show, Eight is Enough.

    • Sinclair: Are about the same odds as me getting a date with Heidi Klum?
      Charlie: She won a Peabody Award.

      Heidi Klum is a German model, actress and TV presenter who in 2008 received a Peabody Award (awarded for excellence in radio and television broadcasting) for Project Runway. This is the first time a reality show has won the award.

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