Season 2 Episode 12

The Old and the Restless

Aired Friday 10:00 PM Jan 18, 2008 on USA



  • Trivia

    • Gus' Alias: Knick-Knack
      Shawn's Alias: Dr. Howser
      Henry's Alias: Talmudge McGullagher

    • Trivia: Shawn references the Azaria Chamberlain disappearance ("[I've tried] the 'dingo ate my baby' routine"). On 17 August 1980, a ten-week old baby disappeared during a camping trip to Uluru. Her parents, Lindy and Michael Chamberlain, stated that she was abducted by a dingo.

    • Trivia: Shawn states that he knows the day of the Santa Barbara Marathon because it's the same day as Val Kilmer's birthday. Val Kilmer was born 31 December 1959.

  • Quotes

    • Lassiter: Detective O'Hara is an officer of the law. She is a competent investigator, efficient with her paperwork, and maintains her workspace in a clean and orderly fashion. But she is, above all things, not hot.

    • Lassiter: Ahh but that's how it starts, one minute they're destroying public property and the next thing you know they're shooting cops.

    • Shawn: Well, at least that gives us the "how". Now we just gotta figure out the "why", which reminds me, Gus, will you please get us those tickets for The Who?
      Gus: Where?
      (Gus and Shawn point to each other to acknowledge Gus' sharp comeback.)

    • Shawn: You sure you want to park this close, Dad? We're almost a quarter of a mile away.
      Henry: Shawn, we're exactly where we should be to get a read on the situation.
      Shawn: I can literally see the curvature of the Earth from here.

    • Shawn: A candy striper. Really? I didn't even know they made those uniforms for men.
      Gus: They just started. There was a lawsuit.
      Shawn: I'm just saying, aim higher.

    • Shawn: Hello, I am Doctor Howser. I am filling in today. This is my personal candy striper, Knick Knack.
      Gus: Hello.
      Shawn: He is from Guam. We will be instructing you. Let's begin. You. Impress me.

    • Shawn: Bam! (holds out visitor's badge) Say it with me. Vis-it-or's badge!!
      Gus: Uh huh. Uh huh. Do something. I dare you.
      Security Guard: I'll be watching you.
      Shawn: We'll be getting watched.

    • Henry: I'll be your Talmadge McGrauder.
      Shawn: McGregor.
      Gus: McGulager.
      Shawn: Exactly.
      Henry: I'll be all those guys, and I'll have this case solved by lunch.
      Shawn: Considering they eat lunch here at 10:15, I'm gonna say we'll have it done by 9:45.

    • Lassiter: You know that is a brilliant theory but, what you've failed to take in account is that it's five degrees hotter today than the same day last year.
      Shawn: Frogs can't swallow with their eyes open. It's true. (Everyone stares) I'm sorry I thought we were offering useless pieces of information.

    • Medical Student: John Doe admitted two days ago with severe hypotension causing low brain perfusion. Also suffered inter-cranial bleed from syncope and falling down.
      Shawn: Do you want to help this patient or not?
      Medical Student: Of course sir.
      Shawn: Then speak to me like I'm ten years old.
      Medical Student: He had a sudden drop in blood pressure which deprived his brain of blood. He also suffered a contusion and small cerebral hemorrhage.
      Shawn: Then speak to me like I'm five.
      Medical Student: His blood pressure went boom and his brain got an auwe.

    • Henry: 6:00 am, sharp.
      Shawn: No, it's too early.
      Gus: How about 9:00?
      Henry: 9:00 is a little late.
      Shawn: C'mon, guys, let's be reasonable. Just split the difference, okay? Call it 11:15.
      Henry: 6:00 it is.

    • Shawn: Touch it, just use your fingertip.
      Gus: I am not touching an electrified fence, Shawn!
      Guard: How about I touch it?
      Shawn: I don't think I like the way that sounds.

    • Shawn: Can you check for a John Doe please? Actually, can you check all the "doe-s"? Taekwon, cookie, play, do-si...

    • Juliet: Why don't you tell me why your acting out?
      Lassiter: I'm not acting out! He started it!
      Juliet: I was talking to the kid.

    • Shawn: Always hating on the Indians.
      Gus: I'm not hating on the Indians, I'm hating on you.

    • Shawn: We're gonna use my Indian blood.
      Gus: You can't get Indian blood by working in the casino.
      Shawn: Maybe you can't.

  • Notes

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Israel – March 31, 2008 on YES Stars 2
      Finland – July 13, 2009 on MTV3
      Slovakia – July 25, 2010 on Markiza
      Australia – August 6, 2010 on TV1
      Czech Republic – February 19, 2011 on Prima

  • Allusions

    • Henry: I look like Henry Fonda!
      Henry is referring to actor Henry Fonda – in particular, the 1981 film On Golden Pond. During the film, Henry Fonda wears a hat and glasses almost the entire time.

    • Shawn: I am Dr. Howser, this is my candy striper Knick Knack.

      Shawn's doctor name is a reference to the 1989 TV show Doogie Howser M.D., where Neil Patrick Harris played a teenage doctor.

    • Episode Title: "The Old and The Restless"

      This is an allusion to a CBS soap opera, The Young and The Restless.