Monday, February 7, 2011

Castle "Lucky Stiff" - another Firefly reference?

It wasn't Castle this time who had the line, it was Beckett, which is why I'm not quite certain it was an intentional reference.

In this week's episode, "Lucky Stiff", Castle and Beckett go undercover in a night club, posing as a rich couple and trying to find a drug dealer. Beckett spots him and sidles over to flirt some drugs out of him. (She's surprisingly good at it.)

When the drug dealer asks her what kind of party she's looking for, she says: "I like to feel shiny."

Over on Firefly, 'shiny' was one of the commonly used slang terms 'invented' by Joss Whedon, the show's creator. (He also created Buffy: the Vampire Slayer, which was renowned for its inventive teen-speak.) 'Shiny' essentially meant 'good' and was used in roughly the same way as 'awesome', 'wicked' or 'sick' is used in the real world.

So. Coincidence or deliberate reference? What do you think?


  1. I definitely saw it as a deliberate Firefly reference but noticing was definitely secondary to my enjoyment of Beckett's flirting...

    1. This is random.... I tried to find your contact I to but couldn't. But during an episode of Castle "Almost Famous". Castle and Beckett walk into a male strip club and just as Castle walks in he catches a 'Brown Coat.'

  2. Yeah. Beckett's flirting was impressive. And lots of fun to watch. Now if only she would turn that wattage on Castle...