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The Walking Dead: Tell It to the Frogs

Rick arrives at the survivor camp where he is reunited with his family. Unfortunately, this leaves Shane, who's been filling Rick's role, on the outside. Things get worse when Daryl returns to camp and hears that his brother was left handcuffed on a roof.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x3
Airdate: Sunday November 14th, 2010

Alternate Airdates:

Bulgaria Nov 15, 2010
UK (FOX) Nov 19, 2010

Guest Stars
Norman ReedusNorman Reedus
As Daryl Dixon
Michael RookerMichael Rooker
As Merle Dixon
Emma BellEmma Bell
As Amy
Juan ParejaJuan Pareja
As Morales
Andrew RothenbergAndrew Rothenberg
As Jim

Co-Guest Stars
Irone SingletonIrone Singleton
As T-Dog
Adam MinarovichAdam Minarovich
As Ed
Melissa McBrideMelissa McBride
As Carol
Jeryl Prescott SalesJeryl Prescott Sales
As Jacqui
Madison LintzMadison Lintz
As Sophia
Maddie LomaxMaddie Lomax
As Eliza

Frances CobbFrances Cobb
As Camp Survivor
Greg NicoteroGreg Nicotero
As Deer Walker
Noah LomaxNoah Lomax
As Louis Morales (Morales and Miranda's Son)
Orlando VargasOrlando Vargas
As Camp Survivor
Viviana Chavez-VegaViviana Chavez-Vega
As Miranda Morales (Morales' Wife)
Nilsa CastroNilsa Castro
As CDC Lab Technician
Main Cast
Andrew LincolnAndrew Lincoln
As Rick Grimes
Steven YeunSteven Yeun
As Glenn Rhee
Chandler RiggsChandler Riggs
As Carl Grimes
Sarah Wayne CalliesSarah Wayne Callies
As Lori Grimes
Jeffrey DeMunnJeffrey DeMunn
As Dale Horvath
Jon BernthalJon Bernthal
As Shane Walsh


Merle is cuffed to a pipe on a roof, and appears to be hallucinating.
When he regains his senses, he fights like mad to free himself. He is
praying for divine intervention when the undead find him. The door is
jammed, and they can't get to him, so he starts bargaining with Jesus,
and asking for help to find a way of escape. He finds a belt that he
tries to use to reach a hacksaw that is just out of reach. While doing
so, he becomes angry with God, saying "I never begged you."..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 5.07 Million Viewers

Trivia: Greg Nicotero, 'The Walking Dead' special effects makeup artist, plays the walker eating the deer.

Location: The Bellwood Quarry in Atlanta is the location used for filming of the scene with Shane and Carl catching frogs.

Episode Quotes
Rick: Disoriented. I guess that comes closest. Disoriented, fear, confusion, all those things. But disoriented comes closest.
Dale: Words can be meagre things. Sometimes they fall short.
Rick: I felt like I'd been ripped out of my life, put somewhere else. For a while thought I was trapped in some coma dream, something I might not wake up from ever.
Carl: Mom said you died.
Rick: She had every reason to believe that, don't you ever doubt it.
Lori: When things started to get really bad, they told me at the hospital they were going to medivac you and the other patients to Atlanta and it never happened.
Rick: Well I'm not surprised, after Atlanta fell, and from the look of that hospital it got over run.
Shane: Looks don't deceive. I barely got them out. You know...
Rick: I can't tell you how grateful I am to you Shane. Can't begin to express it.
Dale: There go those words falling short again, paltry things.

Rick: I found you both, I knew I would.
Lori: You're getting cocky now, a little bit.
Rick: No, no I knew. Walking in to our home, finding an empty house, both of you gone.
Lori: I'm so sorry.
Rick: I knew you were alive.
Lori: How?
Rick: The photos were gone, all our family albums. I told you so.
Lori: Now you're getting cocky, huh? A lot.

Shane: So now you're gonna risk three men?
T-Dog: Four.
Daryl: My day just gets better and better.
T-Dog: You see anybody else here stepping up, to save your brother's cracker ass?
Daryl: Why you?
T-Dog: You wouldn't even begin to understand. You don't speak my language.

Shane: Why would you risk your life for a douche bag like Merle Dixon?
Daryl: Hey, choose your words more carefully.
Shane: No, I did. Douche bag's what I meant.

Carol: I do miss my Maytag.
Jacqui: I miss my coffee maker, with that dual-drip filter and built-in grinder, honey.
Andrea: I miss my Benz. My sat-nav.
Amy: My computer. Texting.
Andrea: I miss my vibrator.
Carol: Me too.

Rick: I would like to have a calm discussion on this topic. You think we can manage that? You think we can manage that? What I did was not on a whim. Your brother does not work or play well with others.

Episode Goofs
Editing Error: When Shane gives Rick four rounds, Rick says "thank you" but his lips do not move.

Cultural References
The Muppet Show: Shane tells Lori that he is going to make "Cajun-style Kermit legs," to which she responds "I would rather eat Miss Piggy."

Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy are both characters from 'The Muppet Show.'

On Golden Pond: Daryl tells Dale to "take your stupid hat and go back to On Golden Pond.'

'On Golden Pond' is a film from 1981 starring Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda and Jane Fonda.

Episode References
Season 1, Episode 2: Merle Dixon was left hand cuffed to the top of the building in 1x02 "Guts" when T-Dog accidentally dropped the key.

Season 1, Episode 2: Rick met up with a group of survivors in Atlanta in 1x02 "Guts" and left with them.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperFrank Darabont
Executive ProducerFrank Darabont  |  David Alpert  |  Charles H. Eglee  |  Robert Kirkman  |  Gail Anne Hurd
Co-Executive ProducerJack LoGiudice
ProducerDenise Huth
Consulting ProducerGreg Nicotero  |  Adam E. Fierro
Associate ProducerSkip Schoolnik
Production DesignerGregory Melton
EditorHunter M. Via
CastingSherry Thomas  |  Sharon Bialy
Unit Production ManagerStephanie Accetta
First Assistant DirectorK.C. Colwell
Second Assistant DirectorVeronica A. Hampton
MusicBear McCreary
Music EditorMichael Baber
Music SupervisorThomas Golubic
Costume DesignerPeggy Stamper
Key GripEddie Evans
Set DecoratorLisa Jeanne Alkofer
Location ManagerMike Riley
Property MasterMichael Sabo
Construction CoordinatorJohn Fore
Production Sound MixerShirley Libby
Script SupervisorRebecca Poulos
Assistant EditorNathan Gunn  |  Tina Trego
Post Production SupervisorKenneth Requa
Supervising Sound EditorJerry Ross
Re-Recording MixerDan Hiland  |  Gary D. Rogers
Director of PhotographyDavid Boyd
Stunt CoordinatorAndy Martin
Production SupervisorCaleb Womble
Based On The Works OfTony Moore (2)  |  Robert Kirkman  |  Charlie Adlard
Key Makeup ArtistDonna M. Premick
Production AccountantHerb Johnson
Chief Lighting TechnicianRick Crank
Casting AssociateRussell Scott (2)
Key HairstylistTaylor Knight
Steadicam OperatorChris Jones (7)
Special Effects CoordinatorDarrell Pritchett
Makeup ArtistAndy Schoneberg  |  Kevin Wasner  |  Jake Garber
AssistantJess Clark
"B" Camera OperatorChris Jones (7)
Special Effects Make-upHoward Berger  |  Greg Nicotero
Location CastingLisa Mae Fincannon  |  Craig Fincannon
SculptorJeremy Aiello
Produced ByTom Luse
VFX SupervisorJason Sperling
ClearancesLaura Sevier
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