Veronica Mars

Season 1 Episode 11

Silence of the Lamb

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Jan 04, 2005 on UPN



  • Trivia

    • When Sheriff Lamb and the major come to Keith Mars office to ask him for help Veronica says "Deputy Lamb is here" not Sheriff.

    • Deputy Leo is at the police station when the women whose daughter was kidnapped shows up but moments later he is playing with his band and doesn't seem to know what is going on.

  • Quotes

    • Veronica: So, what made you decide to be a cop?
      Leo: Uh, well, it's the same old tired story. I was sent here by the agency to do a strip-o-gram for Inga, an armed robbery call came in, I figured I was in uniform anyway, so what the hell.
      Veronica: So you're saying you just kind of stumbled into it.
      Leo: Oh, what I'm trying to say is, this uniform, it's a tear-away.

    • Mac: (to Veronica) With your sleuth prowess and my programming skills, I don't think it's an exaggeration to say that we would rule the entire known universe.

    • Veronica: You're teaming up with Lamb?
      Keith: It's a bitter pill, I know, but they're paying me my normal hourly.
      Veronica: And Lamb agreed to this? His head didn't explode?
      Keith: The mayor didn't give him a choice. I'm the closest thing they have to an E-String Strangler authority. And it's a big priority for the mayor. A killer preying on partying college girls tends to kill the spring break business.
      Veronica: So this is all about tourist revenue? God bless America.

    • Jackson: I don't care what they say about you, Veronica Mars. You rock.
      Veronica: Yes, I do. I also take cash.

    • Keith: You don't go to the Oceanside bars that the college kids hang out at, do you?
      Veronica: I prefer the biker bar by the train station. I get more attention there.

    • Veronica: (voiceover) You send target photos of me to my mom. You call in the Abel Koontz tip. Two words for you, Clarence Wiedman: game on.

    • Veronica: A cop that rocks. What will they think of next?
      Leo: I'm trying to cover all fantasy bases.

    • Lamb: Strapping on a guitar. Does it get rid of feelings of inadequacy?
      Gabe: Does strapping on a gun?

    • Jackson: They grounded me for two months for smoking up in my room.
      Wallace: Apparently, you've never spent time in a black woman's house. Be glad you're still walking.

    • Veronica: (voice-over) Same old story. Girl uses boy. Girl falls for boy. Boy saves girl's dad's life. Girl gets what she deserves.

    • Vic: (about Veronica) Mmm mmm. Now that one, I would've noticed.
      Keith: That's my daughter.
      Vic: Wouldn't mind havin' her call me daddy.

    • Jackson: I hear you do detective stuff for people.
      Veronica: I do favors for friends.
      Jackson: I can pay.
      Veronica: Sit down, friend.

    • Sheriff Lamb: Is your Daddy here? Or is he busy peeking in people's windows?
      Veronica: You stop dressing up like Little Bo Peep, he'll stop peeking.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Company name: Evermore Guitars
      The guitar store featured in this episode is likely named after heavy band, with their guitar driven sound, Led Zeppelin's 1971 release of the folk-rock song The Battle of Evermore on their untitled fourth album.

    • Mac: She wouldn't know Monet's Water Lilies unless Revlon named a nail polish after it.
      Claude Monet's series of Impressionist paintings of his pond and its water lilies are among the most recognisable images in art.

    • Mac: He so looks like Fievel.
      The cute little mouse from the 1986 animated movie An American Tail, Fievel Mousekewitz is not who any human would want to be compared to, however cute he is. The Russian Mousekewitz family immigrates to America but gets separated, and young Fievel must learn to survive on his own as he searches for his family.

    • Keith: You've never seen Spinal Tap?

      The 1984 movie This is Spinal Tap, directed by Rob Reiner, is a mockumentary of the fictional band Spinal Tap. Spinal Tap is modeled after the legendary rock bands of the late 1970s and early 1980s, especially Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Judas Priest, and others known for their face-melting rock and borderline-illegal partying. It's a classic comedy about self-delusion and the importance of dials that go up to 11.

    • Veronica: A cop that rocks. What will they think of next?

      Refers to the failed 1990 musical/police drama series Cop Rock.

    • Mac's Father: Honey, got everything you need? Pocket knife? Headlamp? Latest works of staggering genius?

      Refers to the popular literary book A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers.

    • Lauren: 'The Westing Game'. It's really good.

      The Westing Game is a mystery book written by Ellen Raskin, which had been awarded a 1979 Newbery Medal. It's about sixteen people who were invited to Sunset Towers to figure out the murderer of Sam Westing and the winner would become an heir to his estate.

    • Episode Title: Silence of the Lamb

      Reference to the 1991 thriller The Silence of the Lambs, starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, based on the novel by Thomas Harris.