Season 1 Episode 3

Wound-Up Penguin

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Mar 26, 2004 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • Continuity: When Father Joe Scofield walks over to Marta in the police office, a woman is seen walking over to a man and shaking his hand. When the camera zooms out about 10 seconds later, the woman is seen walking over to the man and introducing herself again.

    • Unlike most of the other muses, the toy penguin does not appear in any future episodes. That is because this episode was one of the last shot, though scheduled to run third.

  • Quotes

    • Eric: This is her stub. She arrived eight days ago. Anything you can remember would be great.
      Ticket Guy: Wait a minute... I think I do remember, yeah. This ticket... It had another half.

    • Jaye: (To Eric) I can imbibe quickly if you need to get home.

    • Jaye: Why are you all dressed up?
      Sharon: We're going to church.
      Jaye: Is it Christmas? 'Cause if it is, it snuck up on me and nobody is getting anything.
      Darrin: It doesn't have to be Christmas for the Tylers to go to church.
      Jaye: Is it Easter?

    • Jaye: Is there some sort of leader I could speak with? Leader? Hello! Anyone want to let me in on the plan? 'Cause I'm assuming there's a plan, a reason for all this. Anyone?

    • Wax Lion: (To Jaye) Hey! Break a tail light!

    • Eric: One bad day and everything changes.
      Jaye: One bad 'sode and not only does eveything change, but everything starts talking to you.
      Eric: I don't get it.
      Jaye: I'm not sure I get it either.

    • Wax Lion, Karma Chameleon, Brass Monkey: (Singing) Eighty-eight bottles of beer on the wall, eighty-eight bottles of beer . . .
      Jaye: This is what cults do, you know: deprive their followers of sleep so they'll be more willing to do the stupid things you ask them to do--like drink the Kool-aid. Is that what you're working up to? Oh God.

    • Katrina: I was wrong. You're not hearing the devil. You are the devil.
      Jaye: Just so we're clear? Calling a girl the devil in front of the boy she likes? Not the best way to keep a friend.

    • Jaye: Yeah, missionary man. Where do you get off browbeating a hooker? Jesus was nice to prostitutes!

    • Jaye: I didn't pretend to be your friend, I was forced to be your friend. Those are two very different things.

    • Karen: Catholics aren't bad people. They just do things differently.

    • Darrin: Your mother and I are tickled to death that you've turned to the Lord for guidance, sweetheart. We just... think it should be our lord...

    • Jaye: Oh, Him, with a big H!

    • Jaye: She's a prostitute and he's her pimp. Her goth pimp!

    • Jaye: Yes, but maybe she's just a lazy whore. That happens, right? They can't all have hearts of gold and good work ethics.

  • Notes

    • In this episode there is a train station scene. The actual station used was Union Station located in Toronto. It is an interesting piece building that was built in 1927. It was recently renovated. For the show our nun was sleeping on wooden benches. These benches do not actually exsist. The station actually has steel mesh chairs. It would have been too difficult to have Katrina sleep on those items.

    • The Muses sing through one verse of "99 Bottles Of Beer On The Wall" in ten seconds. At ten seconds a verse, they've been singing for a whole 2 minutes and 50 seconds when Jaye leaves the trailer. They'd have finished the entire song song in 16 and a half (16:30) minutes.

    • Executive Producer Todd Holland provided the voice for the Wound Up Penguin.

    • "Penguin" is a term some people use for nun, and Katrina certainly was wound-up about her crisis of faith.

    • This episode mentions the 1978 cult incident where all the 1000 cult members drank Kool-Aid (grape flavor) and it turned out to be poison and they all died along with Reverend Jim Jones in Guyana, South America. Jaye mentioned this while being annoyed by the Muses.

    • Aidan Devine previously played a priest on the Canadian series The City.

    • Jaye talks with a wound-up penguin.

    • Featured music: "It Ain't Easy" by Ricky Fanté, "Devils and Angels" by Toby Lightman, and "Waltz" by Hem.

    • The train station scenes in this episode are filmed at Union Station in Toronto, ON, Canada.

    • This episode reveals that the Tylers are Presbyterians.

    • Tracie Thoms ("Mahandra") does not appear in this episode.

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