Veronica Mars

Season 2 Episode 4

Green-Eyed Monster

3
Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Oct 19, 2005 on UPN

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  • Trivia

    • When Veronica is folding clothes, she folds the handkerchief that Collin had given her. Unfortunately, it was already creased from being folded, which it wouldn't have been if it had just been washed and dried.

    • When Wallace is talking to Veronica on the phone, he is holding his phone upside down.

    • Logan is asked what he did on Saturday, September 24th. As proof, he holds up the flyer of his "Life's Short" party. But on that flyer one can read some other date: "Sept 20".

  • Quotes

    • Veronica: Wallace, if you're getting all that Jackie-love with two dollars in your pocket, imagine what you'd get with, say... two hundred?

    • Veronica: My dad spend the night at your place?
      Wallace: Yep.
      Veronica: He do the AM-donut-fake-out run?

    • Alicia: Do you have a spare gun that I could borrow?
      Keith: That depends. Who do you intend to shoot?

    • Keith: Tell me that's a ham and cheese sandwich.
      Alicia: And I almost went for the chicken salad.
      Keith: Ohh, you just fulfilled one of the top ten male fantasies. Oh, yeah, a guy dreams his whole life of a beautiful woman bringing him a sandwich.

    • Veronica: Hi, Lizzie. ...Okay, so apparently looks really can't kill.

    • Keith: Good morning! I was out early doing some surveillance, thought I'd stop by, say hi, and send the Fennel men to school with a belly full of sugar.
      Wallace: (taking a bite out of a donut) Keith Mars for sheriff.

    • Veronica: Can I ask you something first?
      Duncan: Yes to costumes, no to props. Does that cover it?

    • Darrell: Keith Mars: former Sheriff, Private Detective, author.
      Keith: Wow. Carl Morgan: three years Lompoc, assault and battery, cocaine possession, intent to sell. We should really give our publicists pats on the back.

    • Lizzie: We have to get her personal stuff off this computer, and put it back by morning.
      Duncan: OK, so...what do you want me to do?
      Lizzie: You're the son of a computer visionary. Can't you do something?
      Duncan: I can burn a CD.

    • Veronica: Oh, sorry. Should I hide in the bedroom, like a hooker?! Perfect!

    • Jackie: I may need to have a chat with Miss Pixy Stick.
      Wallace: I wouldn't do that. She's not somebody you want to piss off.
      Jackie: Neither am I.

    • Weevil: Look, should I be expecting a visit from Lamb? If I know I'm being brought in, I'll put on my good underwear, you know?
      Veronica: You should really do that anyway.

    • Veronica: Speaking of bling, what's up with the hoops? If I rub your head, do I get 3 wishes?
      Weevil: You rub my head and you might want to make seeing tomorrow your first wish.

    • Lamb: Who let you into my office?
      Keith: That's funny, I was wondering the same thing.

    • Wallace: (to Veronica) Do you own those clothes or did you just make a stop at Dirty Coeds 'R' Us?

    • Keith: The next time I shoot you, it won't be digitally. Unless I hit you in the finger and then we'll have a big laugh about it.

    • Veronica: (voiceover) The only way I'd ever make two grand in a week working at the Hut is if they installed a pole.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Dick Casablancas: They're here...

      "They're here" is one of the greatest movie quotes and was said by Carol-Anne Freeling (played by Heather O'Rourke) in the movie Poltergeist from 1982.

    • Weevil: So, did you flop for the cops or did the local Wapner hook you up with some ankle bling?

      Weevil refers to the retired Superior Court Judge Joseph A. Wapner, who went on to become the legendary Judge Wapner at The People's Court when it originally aired between 1981 and 1993. Since the show returned to syndicated TV in 1997, there's been several other Judges. Wapner on the other hand moved on to guest roles in movies and TV-shows, and also a while presiding at Judge Wapner's Animal Court on Animal Planet.

    • Veronica: Ruh-roh.

      Veronica channels 'Scooby-Doo', as her client surprises her by showing up where Veronica surveil. "Ruh-roh" is one of several catchphrases from this speech impediment dog. Many of them with a 'R' sound to begin with, and this particular one translates to "Uh-oh", as in trouble ahead. 'Scooby-Doo' first appeared in the original Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, but have been seen in several spin-offs since that first appearance back in 1969.

    • Keith: She's not my old lady. She's my special lady friend.

      Another of the shows many tributes to the 1998 Coen brothers', Ethan and Joel, hit movie The Big Lebowski. Keith takes a slightly more polite spin on The Dude's famous quote; "She's not my special lady, she's my f***ing lady friend. I'm just helping her conceive, man!"

    • Veronica: Dad might be too busy for Miss Brightside, but I think I can pencil in some time to make a couple quick G's.

      Veronica sees her new client as a female version of the title song character 'Mr. Brightside', portrayed by The Killers on their 2004 debut album Hot Fuss. The song includes a love triangle and jealousy as theme. 'Mr. Brightside' became a hit single for the band, and amongst other accomplishments it was in April 2010 revealed as the most listened to track on Last.fm's since they launched their online music service in 2003.

    • Logan: My day is complete. Veronica Mars has accused me of evil! (twirls invisible villain moustache)
      Common in early silent motion pictures, this gesture is often used by the villain, twisting his long mustache into sharp points as he laughed or plotted his evil plan. The gesture originates during the time when mustache wax was used to achieve the popular style of twisting the ends of a mustache into a tight, "handlebar grip" shape. It was also believed that this style kept bugs out of the mustache and beard. The gesture is replicated in many movies and cartoons as well.

    • Jackie: Didn't Goldilocks say 'Jump'?

      Reference to the blonde heroine of the children's fairy tale, Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

    • Veronica: Speaking of bling, what up with the hoops? If I rub your head do I get three wishes?

      This generally refers to the fact that when you shine or rub the lamp of a genie he will appear to grant you three wishes as in Aladdin. Lamp-dwelling genies are often portrayed with little to no hair and wearing one or more hoop style earrings. More specifically though, this is a dig to Francis Capra for his starring role in the movie Kazaam (1996) which featured him as a funny-looking kid in the hood finding a genie played by Shaq.

    • Jackie: You really are a basketball star, aren't you, I mean I'm not just smacking the ass of some Dungeons and Dragons geek, right?

      Reference to the fantasy role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons. Those who play the game are generally negatively stereotyped as social outcasts, geeks and/or nerds.

    • Episode Title: Green-Eyed Monster

      Alludes to jealousy and a quote from William Shakespeare's Othello, the Moor of Venice. "O, beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on."

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