Veronica Mars

Season 3 Episode 2

My Big Fat Greek Rush Week

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Oct 10, 2006 on UPN



  • Trivia

    • When Logan is entering the class by the end of the episode, supposedly naked, we can see that he is wearing shorts or boxers.

    • The Sheriff's office that Keith finds after wandering in the desert has a sign indicating it's for Kretchmer County. John T. Kretchmer is a director for the show, and directed this episode.

    • Dan Castellaneta plays the sociology professor in this episode. Dan is most famously known as the voice of Homer Simpson from The Simpsons. In the scene where the incorrect location is given, when the guards find out they were duped, someone says "D'Oh!", which is a classic Homer Simpson line.

  • Quotes

    • Veronica: Tasteful floral dresses? All my florals are trampy. Seriously, I don't have a thing with a flower that's not in a tube top or hot pant family.

    • Nish: Welcome to the home of Theta Beta. What do you think?
      Veronica: I think it's the gateway to Hell, and I don't want to keep looking directly at it.

    • (Veronica is lying on Wallace's bed, with her eyes closed and her fingers on her temples)
      Wallace: What you up to?
      Veronica: Turning my unbearable guilt into steely resolve. I think it's working.
      Wallace: Well, you've had plenty of practice.

    • Veronica: (voiceover) The best way to keep a guy at least ten feet away? Dry heave. Vomit is the new mace.

    • Keith: Sup?
      Veronica: I'm not acknowledging that.

    • Logan: (Veronica greets him) Ah, finally, my conjugal visit.
      Veronica: Let me guess, you're out on good behavior?
      Logan: (to others) You all know my girl, Veronica. (to Veronica) I have your picture hung in my cell. Gets me through the long, lonely nights. I lend it to my buddy, Horshack, sometimes. Hope you don't mind.
      Veronica: It's good to share.
      Logan: Yep. Well, have a seat. We're waxing nostalgic over our time on the inside.
      Veronica: Mm, can't. You're breaking out, I'm breaking in. Star-crossed.

    • Mac: (to Parker) I'll have your back, from now on.

    • Veronica: I guess 'dress to impress' meant dress like your favorite Pussycat Doll.

    • Veronica: Oh my God! What are you doing here?
      Dick: Fulfilling my destiny. It's a sorority party. It's why I left the womb.

    • Veronica: The '70s had the hustle, the '80s the moonwalk. We have the faux-lesbian dance.

    • Veronica: (voice over) What's really worse: getting girls to undress in front of a two way mirror, or getting them to dress like a fifties vacuum ad first?

    • Veronica: (after seeing room full of marijuana) Holy smokes!

    • Veronica: (to safety driver at Hearst) Thanks Sunshine! Keep on keepin' on!

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Wizard of Oz:

      Logan mentions that another way to get out of the experiment would be to click your heels three times. This is a reference to the Wizard of Oz where Dorothy needs to click the heels three times to get back home.

    • Veronica: Knowledge is power.
      Keith: Nietzsche?
      Veronica: Mm, Schoolhouse Rock!

      Nietzsche was a German-born philosopher who produced critiques of religion, morality, contemporary culture, and philosophy. His most known work is "Thus Spoke Zarathustra." Schoolhouse Rock! was a series of 46 short, educational films filled with songs about school topics such as grammar, science, economics, history, and politics.

    • Veronica: What do I think? I think I'd sooner drink Mark McGrath's bath water than drink anything here.

      Mark McGrath is the lead singer of the band Sugar Ray who is now doing very well on TV.

    • Rafe: What the hell do you think your doing?
      Logan: Um, getting a jump start on the freshman fifteen?
      The "freshman fifteen" is a general term used on college freshman students. It is based on the fact that college students gain about 15 pounds in their first year of college due to the numerous hours of studying and the unhealthy food that dining halls serve.

    • Veronica: (to Logan) You're breaking out, I'm breaking in. (turns and motions to her and Logan) Star-crossed.

      "Star-crossed" or "star-crossed lovers" is a reference to those who fight against (or cross) their fate, which is written in the stars. The phrase is first recorded by William Shakespeare in his play Romeo and Juliet.

    • The guard/prisoner experiment conducted for Professor Kinny's class is similar in setup to that of the infamous Stanford Prison Experiment, as are some of the "punishments" used.

    • Character Name: One of the prisoners is named Samuel Horshack and a guard makes fun of him.

      Arnold Horshack was a character on the TV show Welcome Back, Kotter. He was a nerdy character that was always raising his hand and saying "Ooh, ooh, ooh!" like the guard does when Horshack is trying to use the restroom.

    • Veronica: You had me at 'secret room.'

      This is a parody of the famous and oft quoted line from the 1996 movie Jerry Maguire: "You had me at 'hello.'"

    • Episode Title: My Big Fat Greek Rush Week
      A play on the 2002 movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding.