The five artifacts were not only all sold on the same day, but they were all sold consecutively in a row to five different people, even though the shop was empty when Jesse was there.
Trivia: The majority of this episode's events take place on June 12, 2012.
Pete: Also, I used the rest of the peppermint body scrub.
Steve: Oh, that was mine.
Pete: Well, you weren't using it.
Steve: That's because I was dead.
Pete: Ah, you're going to play that card.
Myka: (after Pete kicks in the door) Pete, you could have just picked the lock.
Pete: Well, better safe than sorry, Mykes. Plus I love doing that.
Artie: Okay, what's next?
Leena: Uh, Devil's Lake Golf and Country Club.
Artie: A Jew and a black woman go to a fancy country club. All we need is a priest and a horse and we can do the whole joke.
Pete: Okay, look, kid. You don't know what you're holding there.
Jesse: Really? I think it's a magic pipe that lets me control the weather.
Pete: Okay, maybe you do.
Leena: Artie, your anger was stemming from something very...
Artie: Nothing, what? I'm always angry. That's my raison d'etre. Ask anybody. Grumble grumble. Let's go.
With this episode, Aaron Ashmore is now billed as a Show Star.
Injoke: Katie Lilly, the woman who bought the violin, is named after Katie Lilly, the show's post production supervisor. Harry Miller, who bought the waffle iron, is named after editor Harry B. Miller III.
Australia: September 8, 2012 on SCI FI
UK: September 20, 2012 on Syfy
Canada: September 21, 2012 on Showcase
Referencing the title character of the 1913 novel written by Eleanor H. Porter. Pollyanna Whitter is a cheerful young girl who insists on seeing the good in any adversity. There have been numerous adaptations, the best known being the 1960 Disney version that rocketed Hayley Mills to stardom.
Roy: Dr. Oz says tomatoes are a superfood.
Claudia: No, I mean this pawn shop doesn't look anything like the one on that TV show.
Referencing the History Channel series Pawn Stars, and deals with the family-owned Gold & Silver Pawn Shop. Each week people come in to barter away their belongings and the Harrison family quotes them prices and explains why they're not worth as much as the owners think.
Claudia: No sign of the hollow man yet?
Referencing the 2000 movie starring Kevin Bacon as a scientist who develops an invisibility formula. He decides to test it on himself but is unable to reverse the effects, and the serum slowly drives him insane.
Rachel: Do you watch Revenge?
Referencing the ABC TV series that premiered 2011 and deals with with a young woman, Emily Thorne, who returns to the Hamptons. The residents are unaware that she is there to seek revenge for herself and her father, who was framed for a crime he didn't commit.
Pete: Man, I feel just like Helen Hunt in Twister.
Referencing the 1996 film starring Helen Hunt as Dr. Jo Harding, a storm chaser researching tornadoes. After her father is killed by a tornado when Jo is five, she becomes obsessed with the weather phenomena.
Steve: What about Woodstock and Tweety and all their friends?
Referencing two famous cartoon birds. Woodstock was introduced in the Peanut strip in April 1967, although he didn't receive a name until three years later. He is Snoopy's constant friend, companion, caddie, and secretary. Tweety is the small animated yellow canary created by Warner Brothers in 1942. Tweety is the nemesis of Sylvester, a black cat, and belongs to Granny. The character has starred in numerous animated shorts as a Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies character, had his own series (The Sylvester and Tweenty Mysteries), and has made cameo appearances in numerous other Warner cartoons and movies.
Claudia: This is karma for playing too much Angry Birds.
Referencing the popular Apple game app where the player uses a slingslot to launch angry birds at pigs standing on various structures. Once the pigs are eliminated, the user rescues his bird eggs and moves onto the next level. Different birds have different special abilities.
Pete: Let's never mention Dr. Evil's name again, shall we?
Referencing the main villain of the Austin Powers movies, played by Mike Myers and parodying Blofield, the James Bond villain from You Only Live Twice.