CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Sounds of Silence - S1-E20

Trivia: For those who don't (or can't) read American Sign Language, at the end of the episode, Grissom says to Dr. Gilbet is that his mother lost her hearing when she was eight years old. He once asked her what is it like to be deaf, and she told Grissom (who loved to swim) that it was like being underwater. She also taught him that being deaf does not make one inferior to others. Dr. Gilbert then replies that she teaches her students the same lesson.

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Trivia: Anthony Zuiker chose to set the series in Las Vegas because that city's crime lab is the second most active in the United States, behind the FBI lab in Quantico, Virginia.

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Weeping Willows - S5-E22

Trivia: The man who flirts with Catherine at the bar is played by Marg Helgenberger's husband, Alan Rosenberg. According to Helgenberger on the DVD commentary, Rosenberg had difficulty treating her the way his character does, even though it was a fictional encounter.

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Last Laugh - S3-E20

Trivia: Series creator Anthony Zuiker has a cameo appearance as a heckler in the episode's final scene.

Ellie - S2-E10

Trivia: Anthony Zuiker, the show's creator, makes a cameo appearance at the very beginning of this episode; as the clerk who turns away the couple with the fake casino chips.

Trivia: Under the glass top of Grissom's desk are pictures of Jerry Bruckheimer, the shows executive producer.

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Up In Smoke - S6-E17

Trivia: When Catherine and Sara find the girl's body in the chimney, Sara references a conversation they had earlier. But instead she calls the Poe story "The Tale Tell Heart."

Trivia: Season 9, episode 20, titled "A Space Oddity"- In the scene where Simms translates the alien language that Hodges spoke to her earlier in the show with the Vellikon translator on the Astro Quest website, the alien alphabet that is shown on the computer screen is the same alphabet used in the Star Wars Universe, not Star Trek, which the show is modeled after. (00:41:15)

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Fracked - S11-E8

Trivia: The plot of this episode is similar to the plot of "Erin Brockovich" - a water supply being contaminated. Ecklie even calls Catherine Erin Brockovich at one point. Marg Helgenberger, who plays Catherine, was in "Erin Brockovich" as Donna Jensen, one of the people who became sick due to the contaminated water.

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Jackpot - S4-E6

Trivia: Jackpot, Nevada doesn't look like that in real life. Jackpot isn't near any forestry.

Trivia: In most scenes where there is a phone call list, you might spot names like Michael Novotony and David Lindsay. They are the art directors of the show, and the faces that the AFIS scrolls through are people who work for CSI or are extras in the show.

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Trivia: When you see the CSIs use a website, none of them are actual websites. If you type in the website you will get redirected to CBS.com, the network of CSI.

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Bad Words - S4-E19

Plot hole: A central plot device in this episode is that there is no six letter word made up of the letters EXVIN, so the murdered man cheats at the word game by playing a word he knew to be inadmissible - exvin, a wine connoisseur who no longer drinks. Since he is supposed to be a stone cold killer player at this word game, don't you think he would have thought of Vixen? Sara Sidle points that word out later - why wouldn't a world champion word game player have figured it out, using a safe, common word and avoiding a possible challenge?

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Suggested correction: If you watch the episode, it shows exactly why he didn't use vixen. There were 2 spaces between the x and the n.

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Play with Fire - S3-E22

Question: Why would Catherine take the blame for the lab explosion? If anyone was to blame it was Hodges. Since he accidentally turned on the hot plate and even admits that sometimes it gets switched on by others accidentally, if he had bothered to make sure he didn't switch it on before leaving the room, the explosion never would have happened.

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