Veronica Mars

Season 3 Episode 14

Mars, Bars

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Feb 20, 2007 on UPN



  • Trivia

    • When Parker is taking picture of Mac holding a pack of condoms, she is holding the box in front of her. Although when later some guy is looking at the picture, she is holding it a little bit on the left side.

    • Logan has intimate knowledge of positions in the Kamasutra

    • Veronica's drawn on tattoo is of the 90's culture icon My Little Pony. The tattoo also features the words "Thug life" above it which was one of the many tattoos of Tupac Shakur.

    • When Logan hands the first clue to Mac, Parker's mouth opens, but we don't hear her laugh until after it closes.

    • When Logan takes a picture of Veronica in the jail cell, his thumb is actually blocking the lens.

  • Quotes

    • Keith: According to the valet, Mrs. O'Dell was back at the Neptune Grand at the time of her husband's death.
      Lamb: So, what, now I'm a jerk because I listened to a concerned citizen?
      Veronica: No, just 'cause.

    • Parker: Logan, can we, like, borrow you?
      Logan: Will I be returned in my current pristine condition?
      Parker: Yes.
      Logan: Go on.

    • (Logan visits Veronica in prison)
      Veronica: Glad to see you.
      Logan: We're both adults now, right? We can be civil.

    • Veronica: You've nearly warmed this cold, cold heart of mine.
      (Logan snaps a picture of her behind bars.)
      Logan: Well, this definitely warms mine.

    • (to an incarcerated Veronica)
      Keith: Can I get you anything, honey?
      Veronica: Oh, a couple cartons of smokes.
      (Keith gives her a look)
      Veronica: What, Dad? It's currency on the inside.

    • (After finding Mason's gun in the freezer)
      Keith: Honey...why is there a pistol in the freezer?
      Veronica: Because there's this guy, see, and I want to put him on ice. ...Because revenge is a dish best served cold. ...Because I want to commit murder in the 28th degree?
      Keith: Stop.

    • (As Logan visits Veronica in jail)
      Logan: No holiday decorations, huh?
      Veronica: Actually, that's just why I'm in jail, to avoid Valentine's Day.

    • Keith: Please tell me you didn't help an accused murderer escape jail.
      Veronica: (pointing to her new jail tattoo) Yo, Pops, check it out. This girl ain't gonna be nobody's bitch. You better reco'nize.
      Keith: What's that on your arm?
      Veronica: I've had some free time. And, no, I didn't help Josh escape. Not intentionally. It turns out he's allergic to peanuts.

    • Keith: I need to see the sheriff.
      Sacks: I don't know, Keith. He looks kind of busy.
      Keith: Well, that's something I gotta see.

    • Logan: Hey. Uh, Veronica asked me to bring you this.
      Mac: Performing a favor from a jail cell? The girl has serious friendship skills.

    • Lamb: Where is he, Veronica? Where's Josh?
      Veronica: Think back Sheriff. Where did you have him last?

    • Veronica: (about Josh's escape) His plan was to take advantage of my kindness.
      Keith: That's got to be the first time that's worked for anybody.

    • (Keith staring at Veronica inside a jail cell)
      Veronica: What?
      Keith: Just... I thought that this sight would be more traumatic for me.

    • Cliff: Who wants out of jail?!
      Veronica: I do! I do!

    • Sacks: Sheriff?
      Lamb: I s-smell bread.

    • Lamb: I know you from somewhere...
      Wallace: Yeah, you told me to go see the Wizard and ask him for some guts.
      Lamb: Well, did ya?
      Wallace: Yeah. He said to let you know you're the only sheriff in America who he considers a true friend of Dorothy.

  • Notes

    • Even though Parker took some of her clothes off to swim for the clue in the episode, she didn't take off her "wig" which she should have had, AND her "hair" was wet.  There is no possible way that her hair had grown over a foot since the first episode when her head was shaved.

    • Chris Lowell (Piz) and Ryan Hansen (Dick) don't appear in this episode despite being in the opening credits.

    • This is Michael Muhney's (Sheriff Lamb) last appearance on the show.

    • Veronica's show being pushed back due to a sports game could be an inside joke towards UPN. The series itself was pushed back a few times for baseball while it was on the UPN station.

    • Music:

      "Solfeggietto" by Carl Philip Emanuel Bach
      "Undone" by Todd Deatherage
      "Lovers Who Uncover" by The Little Ones
      "All I Need" by Billy Martin
      "Get It Right" by Mink
      "Love Today" by Mika
      "Sometimes Your Best Isn't Good Enough" by The Churchills
      "Lost To The Lonesome" by Pela
      "Swimmers" by Broken Social Scene

  • Allusions

    • Weevil: Knock yourself out Magnum.

      This is an allusion to the show Magnum, P.I., which followed the adventures of Thomas Magnum(Tom Selleck), a private investigator living in Hawaii.

    • Keith: Hey, you know you are missing that show where women have sex in an urban setting.

      This is a play off the title of the HBO show Sex and the City.

    • Wallace: He said to let you know you're the only sheriff in America who he considers a true friend of Dorothy.

      In gay slang, a friend of Dorothy is a term for a gay man. The term dates back to a time in the early 20th century when homosexuality was against the law in both the UK and in the US. Saying at a social gathering that another man was a "friend of Dorothy" was a euphemism used for discussing sexual orientation without other people knowing what was being discussed. It has been linked to the film The Wizard of Oz because Judy Garland, who starred as the main character 'Dorothy', is often noted as a major icon in the gay community.

    • Creutzfeld-Jacob disease
      CJD, the disease Coach Barry was dying of, is an incurable prion disease that causes the death of brain cells. The disease is fatal within a few months of the first symptoms.
      A variation of CJD is generally believed to be caused by the consumption of meat infected with Mad Cow Disease.

    • Lamb: I smell bread.

      Sheriff Lamb's last words are the same as those of a dying soldier in the M*A*S*H episode The Life You Save.

    • Episode Title: Mars, Bars
      The title refers to the Mars candy bar that's made by the Mars candy company.