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Stosh "Piz" Piznarski
Deputy Jerry Sacks
Vincent "Vinnie" Van Lowe
Professor Hank Landry
Veronica's new Saturn have the same 6BLA504 plates as her Le Baron used to have.
Vinnie manages to drop a bug in Keith's briefcase without his knowledge, but in the season two episode Donut Run, he played that same trick on Veronica and she didn't fall for it. Veronica is supposed to have learned everything she knows about detective work from her father, but in this respect the student seems to have surpassed the teacher.
This is the second time Brigadoon is mentioned in the series, the first time being in "You Think You Know Somebody" (1.05).
This is the first season premiere to not contain a single flashback to help tell the story (or inform us what happened over the summer).
The shirt Veronica gives Piz to wear (which belonged to Duncan) is seen on both Duncan and Logan in episode 6 of season 2, Rat Saw God.
Veronica: Here we are in front of the Empire State Building.
(they look at a picture of the two of them in front of a building with the address "405")
Keith: That's the Chrysler Building.
Keith is, in fact, correct. The Empire State Building's address is 350 Fifth Avenue, New York; the Chrysler Building's address is 405 Lexington Avenue, New York.
This episode was broadcast over the web in full without commercials starting September 26, 2006, one week before its official airdate.
Mac: You worked in a coffee shop. How can you not know that an Irish coffee has whiskey in it?
Veronica: At Java the Hut, it meant a latté with a little shot of Irish Cream syrup.
Mac: That explains the first one you ordered.
Veronica: They were magically delicious. And they served me. Boo-yah!
Logan: (to Veronica) I bet you know there's no one else. I only want you. You ought to know that by now.
(after Veronica asked to enter the mentoring program)
Timothy: You can take your pick. All of them have juvenile records. Most of the girls, it's shoplifting, fighting, chronic truancy.
Veronica: Wait. Just because I'm a girl, that means I have to mentor a girl?
Veronica: That's just in case they get their period or something, right?
Veronica: So gang, are we ready to rock?
Wallace: Not particularly.
Veronica: That's the spirit!
Parker: Woo hoo!
Veronica: Hi, Dad. Nope, he's heading home right now, as a matter of fact.
Keith: All right, honey. Give Logan my regards as you're shaking his hand good night, and I'll be sure to call unexpectedly again.
Veronica: (to Logan after sex) Woof! You should seriously consider going pro in that.
Wallace: Took this side. I hope that's cool.
Piz: Yeah, no sweat. I rarely wear clothes indoors, I hope that's cool.
Wallace: (chuckles, then stops abruptly) That's not cool at all.
Veronica: (voiceover) Here it is, first day of college. What do you say, Veronica? New school, fresh start. How about you try not to piss anyone off this time around?
Veronica: I track down the bad guys, call you, you make the bust. You know what that makes everyone, Sacks? (pauses) A winner.
Keith: Veronica, there are a few things in life to which you will have to defer to my age and experience. And that, sweet child of mine, is the Chrysler building.
Veronica: Hmm... senility... that comes with age, too, right?
Keith: How was your first day? How does it feel being a college student?
Veronica: Ooh, it's exhausting. I had one whole class today.
Keith: You make any friends?
Veronica: Lord, no.
Keith: Yeah, well. It is a day that ends in a "Y".
Logan: Here, a bonus birthday gift.
Veronica: You got me a bow? A bow! How did you guess?
Logan: Open it smarty pants.
Keith: I hate you.
Veronica: You love me.
Keith: Yeah, but it's all instinct.
Piz: Well, a Saturn for a Mars.
Veronica: In Neptune! Yeah, the planets really aligned for this one. Now, move Uranus, the mercury is rising.
Veronica: (to Piz) Breasts or the holy grail guitar?
Veronica: Qu'est-ce que c'est 'Frak'?
Dick: Ass like Marky-Mark, and the entire Funky Bunch.
Veronica: And you call yourselves college men. Where are the posters of beer and half-naked ladies?
Wallace: Oh, it's behind the case of porn and my shot glass collection.
Piz: This girl, she's our age? And she's a detective? Is she also a cartoon?
When Rob Thomas and the writers were working on the season 3 plot line, they wanted to create a character who had the capability to "foil" Veronica Mars. So they called the character "Foyle" for a shorthand. When deciding the character's first name, Tim was jokingly suggested as it sounds like "tin foil." The name stuck.
Hearst College is actually the campus of San Diego State University. SDSU was also used as Rancho Carne High School in the cheerleader movie Bring It On (2000).
International Air dates:
First aired in Norway: Sunday, September 9, 2007 on TVNorge
The mystery that started in this episode about girls being raped and getting their head shaved was also involved in an episode in season 2 called The Rapes of Graff.
The song for the season 3 promo of Veronica Mars is "Tap That" by Megan McCauley.
James Jordan who played Timothy Foyle in this episode also played Thomas "Lucky" Dohanic in season 2. In the season 3 DVD commentary, Rob Thomas said he was inspired by the television series Deadwood to reuse an actor. James was given a wig and fake goatee to complete his transformation.
The opening titles have been completely redone, and the theme music has been remixed, beginning in this episode.
This episode marks the series move to The CW network. It remains in its previous timeslot from UPN, Tuesdays at 9 PM.
Veronica: They were magically delicious.
This is the catch phrase of Lucky the Leprechaun, the mascot for Lucky Charms cereal.
Character Name: Donald Fagan
It may be a reference to the character Fagin from Charles Dickens' novel Oliver Twist. Both men used a gang of young men to steal for them.
Veronica: Some girl going wild? As I understand it, it happens all the time in college.
Girls Gone Wild, a video series targeted towards adult male audience, shows college girls and young women often drunk and performing lewd activities captured on camera.
Veronica: You mess with the bull...
This quote and Veronica's coinciding hand gesture are an homage to The Breakfast Club's Principal Vernon. The full expression is: "You mess with the bull, you get the horns."
The person who tries to sell Piz back his guitar is named Donald Fagan. Donald Fagen, who along with Walter Becker formed the band Steely Dan that was very active in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The allusion is flawed however, because Donald Fagan was the keyboardist/vocalist and Walter Becker was the guitarist for the group.
Veronica: Boom goes the dynamite!
This catchphrase comes from Brian Collins, a college student whose abysmal turn as a sports news anchor led to a phrase that will go down in Internet history. Collins agreed to fill in as a sports anchor for a student-run TV newscast and let his nerves get to him on air. Throughout the broadcast, Collins became more flustered; tripping over his words, holding awkward silences, and eventually, during a clip of the highlights of a basketball game, blurting out "and boom goes the dynamite!" The clip was immediately uploaded to the Internet and reached pop culture fame.
Vinnie: What do you say? Wonder Twin Powers, activate!
The Wonder Twins were two DC Comics characters who activated their powers by touching and saying, "Wonder Twin Powers, activate!"
The large banner shown in the first scene of the show reading "Take Back the Night" refers to the first "Take Back the Night" rally held in the United States in San Francisco in 1977. These rallies are common occurrences on college campuses and are designed to empower women against violence and other sexual offenses through "taking back the night" from rapists and other offenders who prey on women by night.
Veronica: You a bounty hunter, boy?
Logan: I really shouldn't have pushed for the Clint Eastwood marathon.
This is from the Eastwood movie The Outlaw Josie Wales, a western set during the Civil War. In the film the line "You a bounty hunter?" leads to the more known quote "Dying ain't much of a living."
Parker: You know you should watch Top Model with us tonight.
Logan: Hey, uh, people are saying Dick's a mess, on account of his brother 'Greg Louganis-ing' off the roof.
Greg Louganis is an American Olympic athlete who has won gold medals in diving events. He is probably most remembered for winning a gold medal in the 1988 Seoul Olympics after hitting the diving board with his head on one of his dives.
Keith: Hot dog!
Veronica: 'Hot dog'?
Keith: It's an expression of excitement and enthusiasm. Joe and Frank Hardy and I used to say 'hot dog' all the time while we were waiting for the carhop to bring us our malteds at the drive-in.
Joe and Frank Hardy are fictional teenage boy detectives, popular throughout the 20th century. The books were written by various writers under the pseudonym Franklin W. Dixon beginning in 1927.
Veronica: Where are you from? Brigadoon?
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