The Unusuals

ABC (ended 2009)


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  • Season 1 Episode 10: E.I.D.

  • The writeups for the four students above and below Margot Stanford and Nicole Brandt Casey Shraeger's yearbook are identical. They were all for a student named Courtenay Johnson.

  • A guy named Danny Zuker had a writeup above Nicole Brandt's in Casey Shraeger's yearbook. One of the consulting producers of the show is named Danny Zuker. He also wrote this particular episode.

  • Featured Music:
    "Do the Bhangra" by Manan Bhansali/Extreme Music
    scene: (Opening Scenes) Dispatch advises the 2nd squad on a mini-mart robbery by a man dressed as a panda. Det. Cole and Det. Beaumont interviews the Thayler couple about a break-in.

    "Floating Away" by unknown
    scene: Det. Cole and Det. Beaumont pose as husband and wife named Ted and Alice in couple's therapy.

  • Season 1 Episode 9: The Apology Line

  • Featured Music:
    "Spliced Tape" by Pharmacy bg
    scene: (Opening Scene) Dispatch sharing details about a disastrous date she had.

    "Tunak Tunak Tun" by Daler Mehndi
    scene: Det. Walsh and Det. Shraeger looks for Mr. Chapelle's apartment.

    "Window" by Good Old War
    scene: Det. Alvarez attends a Naturalist funeral. Det. Walsh and Det. Banks talk about the prank wherein Walsh ended up in bed with Alvarez.

  • Season 1 Episode 8: The Dentist

  • Details on Carmen Dunn's DMV Record:
    • ID No.: 334038630 Class D
    • Address: 622 Mulberry Street, New York, NY 10013
    • Date of Birth: 06-30-80
    • Sex: F
    • Eyes: Brown
    • Height: 5'4"
    • Issued: 10-28-07
    • Expires: 06-30-12

    Her address was the same address (except for the area code) written on the fake driver's license of Det. Banks in the episode "The Circle Line".

  • Details on DMV Record with Plate No. J17-SBK1:
    • 1975 Yellow 2-Door Ford LTD
    • Registered to: Reginald Worthy
    • Address: 66 E 4th Ave. New York, NY 10011
    • ID No.: 334038630 Class D
    • Date of Birth: 07-21-67
    • Sex: M
    • Eyes: Brown
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Issued: 10-28-07
    • Expires: 06-30-12

    His license ID had the same number, issue date, and expiry date as Carmen Dunn.

  • Featured Music:
    "Boyracer" by Josh Doyle
    scene: (Opening Scenes) Dispatch reminding everyone that a full moon is out that night. Det. Walsh arrives at the Chinese restaurant to meet up with Detectives Banks, Delahoy, and Shraeger.

    "Big City" by The Broken West
    scene: (Closing Scene) Det. Alvarez agrees with Sgt. Brown's assessment about the cops working at the precinct being good.

  • Season 1 Episode 7: The Tape Delay

  • Featured Music:
    "Atomic Dog" by George Clinton
    scene: Det. Banks and Det. Delahoy goes after 87-year-old Tom Spiegelman in a car chase.

    "Bang Your Mullet (Southern Mix)" by The Distillery
    scene: Det. Banks and Det. Delahoy brings Tom Spiegelman back to the precinct and locks him up.

    "Dog Out of Water" by The Color Bars
    scene: The cops have some drinks and talk about their day back at the Apolo Chinese Restaurant.

    "Miss Cindy" by The High Decibels
    scene: (Closing Scene) Det. Shraeger joins the squad for drinks and gets teased for her being a rich kid.

  • Season 1 Episode 6: The Circle Line

  • Details on Det. Leo Banks' Fake Driver's License:
    • ID No.: 536008441
    • Address: 622 Mulberry Street, New York, NY 10016
    • Date of Birth: 08-11-67

  • Featured Music:
    "Grndmza Pt 2" by Melle Mel
    scene: (Opening Scene) Dispatch reminds everyone of Crime Awareness Day.

    "It's Over Man" by Bent USA
    scene: Det. Delahoy and Det. Banks questions Jimmy Kung Fu's girlfriend at his apartment.

    "A Bird Flew" by TD Lind
    scene: Det. Delahoy talks to his Karen hallucination while in New Jersey.

    "Boogie Beach Days" by Elastic Band
    scene: (Closing scene) Det. Walsh gives advice to Det. Alvarez after his wrongful arrest of Officer Powell.

  • Season 1 Episode 5: 42

  • Instances of the No.42:
    • Cash register
    • Det. Banks' age
    • Street sign - Fourth Street and Second Avenue
    • Number of bus passengers
    • Discussion between psychic and Det. Banks
    • Bus number - M42

  • Featured Music:
    "Sari Sky" by Naked Rhythm
    scene: (Opening Scenes) Dispatch declares Friday to be 'Hawaiian Shirt Day'; Det. Beaumont wakes up in Det. Walsh's bed.

    "The Messiah - Hallelujah" by Handel
    scene: Det. Cole's ringtone

    "Chain" by The Fire Theft
    scene: Det. Cole enters Frank's apartment and as he questions the chess players at the park.

    "Yer Copout" by Jennifer O'Connor
    scene: Det. Banks pulls Bridget into the supply closet.

  • Goof: When Walsh and Shraeger are talking about possible links between Cole and Lutz, Shraeger says, "You think that Cole had that black and white moved so that Lutz could rob the camera store?"

    It appears that the writers are in an LA state of mind because NYPD Police cars are not black and white nor have they ever been referred to as such.

  • Season 1 Episode 4: Crime Slut

  • Det. Delahoy: Bridget Demopolis.
    Det. Banks: What?
    Det. Delahoy: Dispatch. That's her name.

    While the character Bridget Demopolis is played by Heather Burns, the actress who does the voice of the dispatch is Marisa Vural.

  • Featured Music:
    "Metal Heart" by Cat Power
    scene: (CODA - Closing Scenes) Delahoy is pushing Mr. Belzer on the swing and talking about what it's like at the end and having people who care about you. Delahoy realizes that Mr. Belzer has died. He sits on the other swing.

  • Season 1 Episode 3: One Man Band

  • Featured Music:
    "Ch-Check It Out (Clean Version)" by Beastie Boys
    scene: (Opening Scenes) Detectives Delahoy & Banks chase a drum-toting perp down the street. Delahoy takes the man down with an apple beaned at his head.

    "Bang! Bang!" by The Knux
    scene: Detectives Delahoy & Banks follow a lead to a murder store, using a password to gain entrance to the private, unobtrusive business.

    "Lord Lord Lord" by The Kahn Brothers
    scene: (CODA - Closing Scenes) Detective Henry Cole sits holding a gun and watching as his felonious friend robs a camera store, with him having helped get the security detail released. / Detectives Delahoy & Banks seal up the murder store as a crime scene and a man arrives wanting to kill his boss. When they point out their NYPD jackets and tell him they're cops, he doesn't believe them. / Walsh finds Casey asleep in his restaurant holding his trophy. He covers her sleeping form with a jacket and pours a cup of coffee as he watches over her while she sleeps and the world goes on outside.

  • "Murder Store" Signs and Reading Materials:
    - "Free Bullets with any GUN purchase over $2.00"
    - "NO Refund or Exchange on SALE Merchandise"
    - "How to Dismember a Body in Under 90 Seconds"
    - "So You Want to Kill Your Boss (12th Edition)"
    - "The Secret (to Murdering People)"
    - "Kill Zones: Make Your Cut Count"
    - "Unleash Your Killing Potential"

  • "Murder Store" Evidence Removal Products:
    - Acetone Nail Polish Removal
    - Guilt Rid-Ex
    - Liquid Brain Cleaner
    - Print Remover
    - T.N. Dickinson's Witch Hazel All-Natural Astringent
    - Blood Be Gone

  • Registration Details of Hit-and-Run Car:
    - 2006 Silver Four-Door Sedan GS400
    - Plate No. B19L662
    - Registered to: Mark Stanwood, 4299 Park Ave. New York, NY 1121

  • Season 1 Episode 2: Boorland Day

  • Featured Music:
    "Dog Days Are Over" by Florence and The Machine
    scene: Detective Allison Beaumont goes to Detective Walsh's restaurant and they tell each other how many times they thought about having sex with each other that day. They hook up.

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