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Go Behind The Scenes Of 'The Chick Chop Flick Shop'

By Rachel
February 13, 2008 - 7:52 PM

See Also: 'The Chick Chop Flick Shop' Episode Guide

This Thursday, February 14, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation will be re-airing "The Chick Chop Flick Shop" from earlier this season. Here are ten things you may not know about the episode:

  1. The character of Director Zack Putrid is played by John Asher, who is himself an accomplished director as well as an actor. The name "Zack Putrid" is a nod to current horror-meister Rob Zombie.

  2. Actor John Ventimiglia, who guest stars in this episode as the producer Stanley Vespucci, is best remembered as Tony Soprano's long time friend, the restaurant owner Artie Bucco on The Sopranos.

  3. The actress Carla Orlandi who played horror diva Weatherly Adams has been seen before on CSI. She played "Bubbles", the wife of chicken slaughterhouse owner Ike Mannleigh in season 7's miniature killer episode, "Loco Motives".

  4. In the episode, horror movie posters adorn the walls of the studio, including I Have To Axe My Mother, Can I Lick The Spoon?, Vortex Of Evil, Into The Mouth Of Hell and Chop Chop Fizz Fizz. Each of these was considered (and rejected) as the title of the episode itself.

  5. Character actor/comedian Will Sasso ("Mason Lafoon") has appeared in many films and television shows, and is probably best known for his comedy work on Mad TV.

  6. Character Actor Irwin Keyes, who plays the horror film actor Russ Beaudreux in our episode, is easily recognizable as a fixture of actual horror films, having acted by his estimation in over 50 horror films.

  7. To create the horror production company and studio lot of Repulsion Pictures, the show used the legendary Lacey Street Studios in LA which has been home to many low budget horror movies. The name Repulsion Pictures is a nod to the famous European director Roman Polanski and his 1965 film Repulsion, starring Catherine Deneuve.

  8. In this episode, Catherine gets a determined admirer in the form of Dickie Peebles, played by actor Martin Klebba, who was most recently seen in Pirates of the Caribbean.

  9. The "movie-in-a-movie" sequence in which CSI DNA Tech Wendy Sims (Liz Vassey) is chased down a hall by a chainsaw wielding maniac was filmed in the CSI production offices.

  10. The place where Jessica gases her car up in the rain storm is actually the set of THE BATES MOTEL from Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho.

The list was provided by CBS. Don't forget to check out the repeat airing of "The Chick Chop Flick Shop" this Thursday at 9:00pm EST on CBS.

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