The Mentalist

Season 3 Episode 5

The Red Ponies

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Oct 21, 2010 on CBS



  • Allusions

    • In the opening teaser they find the body and Patrick says "Ah, the mysterious case of the jilted jockey". This is likely an allusion to the show/book "Perry Mason: The Case of the Jilted Jockey", written by Erle Stanley Gardner.

      When Lisbon asks why the victim was a "jilted" jockey, he responds that alliteration is always more fun. This is also likely a continuation of their brief homage to the Perry Mason franchise as many of the case names are alliterations.