October 13th, 2006 by Michael Moncur in TV
Once again, the latest episode of Criminal Minds on CBS included quotations at the beginning and ending of the episode, and once again, people are asking us what they were. Here are the quotes from this week’s episode:
The Kundera quotation was used in an abbreviated form: “The basis of shame is not some personal mistake of ours, but that this humiliation is seen by everyone.” I’m reasonably sure the longer version above is the correct one. Their rendering stripped much of the meaning from the quotation, although the essence remains.
Stay tuned each week for our report on the quotations used in this show.
October 6th, 2006 by Michael Moncur in TV
Once again, the latest episode of Criminal Minds on CBS included quotations at the beginning and ending of the episode. Here’s the first:
I’ve seen a different version of this quotation from Mark Twain, so I wasn’t sure if this one is correct, but it appears to be from one of his essays. The similar quotation is from Twain’s autobiography:
And finally, here’s the quotation from the ending of the episode. I haven’t been able to confirm this one yet.
Criminal Minds airs each Wednesday evening, check your local listings for details. Stay tuned next week for quotations from the next episode.
September 29th, 2006 by Michael Moncur in TV
The second episode of Season 2 of Criminal Minds aired Wednesday. As usual, here’s a recap of quotations mentioned in the episode. Unusually, there was only one this time:
I hope this doesn’t indicate that they’re phasing out the quotations, as I’ve enjoyed them. If they do continue, stay tuned each week for our reports.
September 22nd, 2006 by Michael Moncur in TV
CBS’s series Criminal Minds started its second season Wednesday, and I’m pleased to report that it’s just as obsessed with quotations as before. I was also pleasantly surprised that the bizarre puzzle created by the kidnapper actually had a solution—some enterprising folks on the net even figured it out between seasons.
Since I’ve written about the show before, we get many questions each time an episode airs about the quotations used in the show. I’ll try to keep up this season and post them every week. Here are the quotations from Season 2 episode 1:
I haven’t verified the source of either of these, but they appear here exactly as read on the show.
While I’m answering questions, the song played at the end of the episode was “The Riddle” by Five for Fighting, and the Chaucer poem that the kidnapper quoted from was The Parliament of Fowls. Any American TV show that quotes La Rochefoucauld and Chaucer in the same episode is worth watching in my book.
July 17th, 2006 by Laura Moncur in News, TV
Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of South Park, are still bothered about the episode of their show that was pulled. The episode, “Trapped in the Closet,” featured Tom Cruise as a character. Unfortunately, the episode was poised to air around the theatrical release of Mission Impossible: III. Paramount, who owns both South Park AND the Mission Impossible franchise, refused to air the episode.
“So there are two things we can’t do on Comedy Central: show Muhammad or Tom Cruise,” Trey Parker said.
Comedy Central president Doug Herzog admitted, “It’s tough, but I think I would say we did overreact. … Matt and Trey enjoy a fair amount of creative freedom. History might show that we overreacted, and we will live with that.”
South Park has been a favorite of ours for quotations. You can see the whole collection here:
If you would like to create your own South Park-styled character (as I did above), you can do it here:
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