THE TINY CON
- As Sayid is busy violently peeling coconuts (or whatever he’s doing to the poor things) the way Charlie did in Outlaws, Hurley approaches him to talk about the Tailies’ radio found inside The Arrow. He ”accidentally” leaves the radio behind to manipulate Sayid into fixing it for him. It would make Sayid happy, and it would look cool to Libby – even if it didn’t work.
- Hurley asks for the radio back in Two For The Road before he asks Libby out on a date. Sayid doesn’t see the point.
Sayid: ”And why would you hold a static generating radio over your head?”
- After briefly picking up Rousseau’s transmission from the Pilot, the radio receives a transmission from the 1940s. It was revealed by Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse on the recap show ”LOST: A Journey In Time” that this was, indeed, a product of time-travel. At the very least, that would ”explain” how the signal wasn’t jammed by the Looking Glass station!
- The song Hurley and Sayid listen to is ”Moonlight Serenade” by Glenn Miller. The song is heard again in A Tale Of Two Cities.
- An aircraft containing Miller mysteriously disappeared in 1944. Miller is not the only artist heard on LOST to have (presumably) died in a plane crash.
- Music from Patsy Cline, Kate’s favorite singer, is heard in seven separate episodes. Her song ”Walkin’ After Midnight” is tied with Mama Cass Elliot‘s ”Make Your Own Kind Of Music” for being played most on the show (three times). Oliver Saxon then decided to play that song three more times on Dexter. Sigh, so annoying.
- Otis Redding‘s ”These Arms Of Mine” is heard twice in S.O.S.. An instrumental version of the song, written by the show’s composer Michael Giacchino, plays near the end of the same episode.
- John Locke’s mother listened to Buddy Holly‘s ”Everyday” before getting hit by a car and giving birth to her first son. The song was actually released after Locke’s birth, in 1957.
Next: The Big Con…