Numb3rs

Season 5 Episode 14

Sneakerhead

2
Aired Friday 10:00 PM Feb 06, 2009 on CBS

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  • Trivia

    • Opening Numb3rs:
      5,800 PAIRS MADE PER MINUTE
      2 TRILLION LACING VARIATIONS
      4 STEEL SHANKS
      30,000 STITCHES

    • Math used in this episode:
      Pinball Examples

    • The Brazilian Consulate is considered foreign soil. The FBI cannot just walk in like that without being invited. Also all they can do is ask for the sneakers, if they are told no, they have to go away. When Don was told the Consul has diplomatic immunity while on the ground, that was only half right. The Consul has immunity no matter where he is in the country.

  • Quotes

    • Don: Hence my having to wear golf shoes for little league.
      Alan: Hey, Hey, Hey, you're lucky you didn't go barefoot.

    • Nikki: Now you gotta hand it to 'em, it's not easy to find a needle in a needle stack.

    • Alan: Tonight you will have the honour of having Goulash.
      David: Ah, Hungarian for whatever's in the fridge.
      Don: What's wrong pop, you have a bad day at the lab?
      Alan: Yeah that's very funny, just keep on laughing. (Aside). I think I'm going to change my will.

    • Charlie: None of these shoes are authentic.
      Alan: And yet they still manage to keep your feet from getting dirty.

    • Charlie: So, check it out. John Maida, he's a professor at MIT, he designed a pair of kicks based on his own algorithms? So I thought I'd do the same. Check these out, what do you think? Hidden Markov model on the toe, some Hermitian random matrices on the tongue, and the social network analysis throughout.
      Don: Air-Geeks!

    • Nikki: I usually chase people in sneakers, not the sneakers themselves.

    • Don: Is this going to get us anywhere, or are we just digressing?
      Larry: When do I ever digress?

    • Nikki (to Liz, who is accepting a promotion to move to Denver): Hey. I heard you're leaving me to fend for myself in the boys' club.

    • Nikki: Look, I know guys that'll stand in line for days for a pair of kicks.
      David: You're kidding me. For shoes.
      Don: Aren't you the guy with like, 35,000 comic books?

    • (David picks up a katana, which opens a secret door)
      Nikki: How did you-?
      David: I worked for Batman.

  • Notes

    • International Air Dates:

      The Netherlands: May 3, 2009 on Veronica

      Norway: July 16, 2009 on TV2

      Czech Republic: June 11, 2010 on TV Nova

      Finland: May 22, 2012 on Sub

    • Music used in this episode was "My Mistakes Were Made for You" by The Last Shadow Puppets and "Accidentally" by Sharon Little.

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

  • Allusions

    • David: But you'll always have Paris, right?

      This is a reference to the famous line "We'll always have Paris", from the movie Casablanca (1942).

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