The Middleman

Season 1 Episode 9

The Obsolescent Cryogenic Meltdown

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Aug 11, 2008 on ABC Family



  • Allusions

    • The Middleman: What this group needs are stakeout treats!
      Guy: Will you pick me up some Jelly Babies while you're out there, Hazel.

      Referencing Doctor Who (1963–1989, 1996, 2005–), the longest-running science fiction television series in the world. The protagonist of the British series is The Doctor, an alien Time Lord who can regenerate up to 12 times and gain a new body, and travels through time and space in a TARDIS. He's typically accompanied by one or more attractive female sidekicks. Jelly Babies are a favourite confection of the Fourth Doctor (the Second Doctor, the Seventh Doctor and the Eighth Doctor also shared an affection for them).