White Collar

Season 1 Episode 8

Hard Sell

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Jan 19, 2010 on USA



  • Trivia

    • GOOF:When Peter and Neal are in the sealed room and the air is being sucked out, you can see Neal frantically moving the boxes on the shelf around. However when you see him unconscious on the ground and it cuts to Peter kneeling worried above him, the boxes are in perfect order again.

    • When Neal is talking to Avery, Neal asks "When's the real dump?" then there is almost a three second pause before Avery responds "This Friday." When Neal is playing the recording of this conversation to Reed, there is only a one second pause.

  • Quotes

    • Mozzie: Now what?
      Neal: Now I find the music box.
      Mozzie: And steal it?
      (Neal smiles)
      Mozzie: Welcome back.

    • Mozzie: Okay, so Fowler wants the music box. Let's give it to him. Where is it?
      (Neal hesitates)
      Neal: I don't have it.
      Mozzie: What? You told everyone you had it.
      Neal: I never told anyone, everyone assumed I took it and I never corrected them.
      Mozzie: Did make you appear super-human.
      Neal: Image is everthing. (and smiles)

    • Peter: What does Neal have that you so desperately want? I can get it for you.
      Kate: Why would you do that?
      Peter: Why? Because he's good. Because he's the smartest guy I've ever met. And I'm tired of watching you twist his heart around. He's my friend. Let him go.

    • Neal: So just, just so I'm clear. Um. If anything goes wrong, I suffocate?
      Peter: Then we'll make sure nothing goes wrong.
      Neal: Yeah. (to himself) Or I could practice holding my breath.

    • Neal: Five minutes of air? What's your response time?
      Jones: Roughly, five minutes.
      Neal: Roughly?

    • Cruz: When triggered, a polycarbonate glass wall seals the room and then a hydraulic vacuum sucks out the oxygen. Fire dies, no damage to what's inside.
      Neal: And if I'm in there, no air to breathe.
      Cruz: Well, there is a kill switch. But we don't know where it is.
      Neal: Wonderful.

    • Peter: Alright, I wanna get moving on this. Meet me in the office in an hour.
      Neal: I'm in your neighborhood, why don't we meet at your place?
      Peter: My place?
      Neal: Yeah, it's a little late for the plain Bureau walls. Besides, you have better coffee.
      Peter: Yeah, I do.

    • Peter: Alright, you're going to interview with a guy named Brad.
      Neal: Of course his name is Brad. You think I can keep up with these guys? Peter, I'm flattered.
      Peter: Oh give me a break you could sell light switches to the Amish.

    • Mozzie: If only there was a way to compare this to your life.
      Neal: I get it Mozz, I'm a pawn.
      Mozzie: You're upset because it's accurate.

    • Neal: Just because I don't like guns doesn't mean I can't use one.

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Drsný obchod (Rough Trade)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Latin America - April 27, 2010 on FOX
      United Kingdom - June 9, 2010 on Bravo
      Czech Republic - November 11, 2010 on Prima
      Bulgaria - June 6, 2011 on bTV Cinema
      Germany - November 1, 2011 on RTL
      Slovakia - October 8, 2012 on JOJ Plus

    • Beginning with this episode, the series now aired Tuesday at 10:00 p.m.

  • Allusions

    • Burke describes the boiler room salesmen as "junior Gordon Gekkos". Gordon Gekko was the mega-successful, totally ruthless stock trader played by Michael Douglas in the 1987 film Wall Street. Minor trader Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen) tries to break into the big time by following Gekko's merciless killer-instinct methods. Along the way Fox discovers that Gekko-style success can cost dearly.