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Lost Caption: Behind The Looking Glass

Moments after taking a long distance phone call from the lovely Penelope Widmore, Charlie shares some final words with the person who has already watched him die at least a half dozen times before.

Post your caption(s) through the comments area at the bottom of the page as we revisit this unforgettable scene from "Through the Looking Glass"

Is it February yet?


Desmond: "Look out brother! It's Sponge Bob, Square Pants... and he has a grenade!"
(fade to wet)

#1. Posted by: DocH at August 25, 2007 4:01 PM

"Oh my God Charlie! It's the Killer Rabbits! You haven't got a chance. Sorry brother... there's no saving you this time."

#2. Posted by: BunnyLover at August 25, 2007 4:13 PM

Desmond: Spock!

Charlie: Ship... out of danger?

Desmond: Yes

(Charlie is satisfied; he fights for breath.

Charlie: Do not grieve, Admiral - it is logical - the needs of the many outweigh .... (Charlie almost keels over. Desmond has tears steaming down his face.)

Desmond:... the needs of the few...

Charlie: Or the one. (He props a hand on the glass to support himself. Desmond's hand goes to match Charlie's on the other side of the glass )

Charlie: I never took the Kobayashi Maru
test - until now. What do you think of my solution?

Desmond: Spock...!

Charlie: I have been - and always shall be your friend...(struggles for breath) Live Long.. And Prosper. (Charlie falls)

Desmond: Noooooooo...!

#3. Posted by: vacc at August 25, 2007 4:38 PM

I'm looking for Ray Finkle...and a clean pair of shorts.

#4. Posted by: Baggles at August 25, 2007 5:38 PM

Charlie: "Hey, Des, why is Mikhail swimming in women's underwear?"

Desmond: "I don't know, but those knockers are HUGE!! Damn, brothah, they're bigger than Penny's!"

#5. Posted by: Trinity at August 25, 2007 5:43 PM

No ... More ... DRIVESHAFT!

#6. Posted by: mac at August 25, 2007 7:34 PM

@1: (follow-up. theme music plays in background)...
"Who lives in a Looking Glass under the sea - Mikhail Bob - harpoon in the chest..."

#7. Posted by: MorBid0 at August 25, 2007 8:08 PM

Dammit Charlie, it's not a monster, you're just gonna have to learn to use the plunger.

#8. Posted by: trexl at August 26, 2007 12:09 AM

One word... gloryhole

Oh, and LOL @ 3 (vacc)

#9. Posted by: Danny at August 26, 2007 7:30 AM

Dominic, your contract has not been renewed. The producers sent me to break the news. I’m so sorry, brotha.

Well, Ian, this is not great timing. I’m just about to film a scene where I give Penelope Widmore our location and rescue us all.

Uh, Dom, there’s been a minor re-write. Look out the window.

Hey, why is this door locked?

#10. Posted by: Clementine at August 26, 2007 10:08 PM

Dominic: Is that the monster from J.J.'s new "Cloverfield" movie??!

Ian: No, brotha, that's the djinn from Wishmaster!

#11. Posted by: Clementine at August 26, 2007 10:15 PM

Mikhail: You see, Mr. Scott? In the water I'm a very skinny lady.

#12. Posted by: Clementine at August 26, 2007 10:19 PM

Lindelof: Hey, I was watching Letterman last night and got a great idea for a Charlie episode!

Cuse: Will it float?

#13. Posted by: Clementine at August 26, 2007 10:21 PM

Hey Dez, think Patchy will survive the grenade thing?

Of course. But don't worry Charlie, I'll kick his arse for ya. Wait...future flash...Patchy's got no arms or legs...and he's in bed with Pen!?! I'm really gonna kick his arse now!

#14. Posted by: JoePike at August 27, 2007 9:02 AM

(40 year old virgin reference)

Des: I told you these Tijuana horse shows get crazy. OH OH LOOK AT THAT!! WHOOOOOOAAAA!!!

#15. Posted by: ANTP? at August 27, 2007 1:22 PM


#16. Posted by: mediaboy at August 27, 2007 3:03 PM

"Mirror, mirror, on the wall..."

#17. Posted by: Cecil Rose at August 27, 2007 3:20 PM

"Warning, this is a plot complication!"
"Warning, this is a plot complication!"

Extra credit to anyone who can identify the reference.

#18. Posted by: Cecil Rose at August 27, 2007 3:22 PM

"Charlie! It's 'step through door, close door, flood hatch' You forgot step one!"

#19. Posted by: Cecil Rose at August 27, 2007 3:25 PM


Castlevania? Just before the sea monster appears?

#20. Posted by: Danny at August 27, 2007 4:35 PM

Desmond: Charlie my Franks and Beans are caught in the door. Hurry!

Charlie: I'm trying... I'm trying!!

#21. Posted by: green at August 27, 2007 6:36 PM

Desmond: How High the water Charlie?

Charlie: Dry as a bone brother.

But I think it will be up to the ceiling in about 5 seconds. Oh do you happen to have a water proof pen on you.

#22. Posted by: SamFin at August 28, 2007 9:54 AM

Charlie: Vincent?! That dog just shows up whenever he pleases!
Desmond: Oh No! Bad dog! Not on the bloody carpet! NO!

#23. Posted by: Cate at August 28, 2007 10:05 AM

@20 Danny:


#24. Posted by: Cecil Rose at August 28, 2007 10:45 AM

Desmond: "And behind door #1......Death!"

#25. Posted by: Red...Neck...Man at August 28, 2007 12:02 PM

@ Cecil Rose - Star Drek. I cant believe I know that.

#26. Posted by: katespanties at August 28, 2007 12:42 PM

Hurry Des! Act like a fish and they'll think it's an aquarium!

#27. Posted by: SonnyESQ at August 28, 2007 2:50 PM

Charlie: Gosh Des, I sure am thirsty. Can you get me some water?

#28. Posted by: ButchM at August 28, 2007 3:29 PM

Charlie: Gosh Des, I sure am thirsty. Can you get me some water?

#29. Posted by: BUtchM at August 28, 2007 3:29 PM

Desmond(Dennis Quaid): "Look! A very fake looking Great White Shark is about to break through that giant plate glass window!"
Charlie (Bess Armstrong): "When it explodes, watch how the jaw bones just manage to line up with each other for dramatic 3D effect!"
Desmond: "I want to reach out and touch them--they look so lifelike!"
Charlie: "Time to swim to the surface with my trained dolphins!"
Desmond: "Where's award winning actor Louis Gossett Jr? We need to class this place up a bit!"

#30. Posted by: Crispy Seaplanes at August 28, 2007 3:30 PM

Charlie: "I see dead people!"

#31. Posted by: Sam at August 28, 2007 6:02 PM

This moment brought to you by

THE LETTER "O" . . .

As in: O Sh*T!!!!

#32. Posted by: davidrh at August 28, 2007 7:06 PM

Saturday TV Funhouse: Fun with Real Lyrics

There's a port on a western bay
And it serves a hundred ships a day
Lonely sailors pass the time away
And talk about their homes

And there's a boy in this harbor town
And he works layin' whiskey down
They say Charlie, fetch another round
He serves them whiskey and wine

The sailors say, Charlie, you're a fine boy
What a good wife you would be
But my life, my lover, my lady is the sea

--Looking Glass, 1972
(ed. by Clementine)

#33. Posted by: Clementine at August 28, 2007 7:54 PM

High on a hill was a lonely goatherd
Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo
Loud was the voice of the lonely goatherd
Lay ee odl lay ee odl-oo

One little girl in a pale pink coat heard
Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo
She yodeled back to the lonely goatherd
Lay ee odl lay ee odl-oo

Desmond and Charlie:
O ho lay dee odl lee o, o ho lay dee odl ay
O ho lay dee odl lee o, lay dee odl lee o lay

And that’s how to yodel. But you must make your mouth rounder, brotha. Look at me!

#34. Posted by: Clementine at August 28, 2007 7:58 PM

"Pork Chop Sandwiches!!"

#35. Posted by: Jason - GorillaSushi at August 29, 2007 1:36 PM

@26 katespanties:

>Star Drek. I cant believe I know that.


A winner!

Other fine examples:


"Snott here, Captain."

"What's not here, Mr Snott?"


"Plot complication showing up on ship's sensors, Captain."

"What should we do, Mr. Smock?"

"I would say that the program is at too early a point to allow any serious solutions yet, Captain."


"I'm a doctor, not a script writer!"


"Captain, we're at max power."

"More power, Mr. Snott."

"Captain, I'd like to help you out, but you just can't do that."

#36. Posted by: Cecil Rose at August 29, 2007 2:21 PM

Here is an example of a Crusty A-hole inside of a Rusty Hole. Oh yeah, Penny could be a Busty Mole.

#37. Posted by: Red...Neck...Man at August 29, 2007 4:34 PM

@ et. al.

dez: "charlie, come out of there, life is good - KFC now has crispy sea-planes."

chaz: "can i get them extra crusty or are they original recipe only?"

dez: "they offer both."

chaz: "what kind of dipping sauce can i get?"

dez: "mikhail told me they have russian dressing, but penny said there is haggis-ranch too."

chaz: "haggis-ranch?... and you kiss that woman with your mouth?"

dez: "no... well... just once... it was kind of like kissing the south end of a northbound dog."

chaz: "you disgust me... i feel dirty... i wish i were dead."

(porthole explodes - chaz in dire straights): " K A B O O M ! "

dez: " N O O O O O ! - C H A R L I E ! - I T H I N K T H E Y H A V E D H A R M A B A R B E Q U E T O O ! "

#38. Posted by: MorBid0 at September 1, 2007 5:31 PM

I fear that waiting until February will be fatal to all of our imaginations . . Obviously, from the withering responses each week, most of us are fading, even as I write . . .

This past season brought many answers, true. BUT I am still confused about one area of the show and, I thought, for the sake of some conversation perhaps, I would ask a question.

Maybe it was explained somewhere, and I just missed it.

Sooooo, beside the fact that the NUMBERS were for the hatch computer, why else were they so significant? Why were they showing up everywhere? Why were they on the hatch cover? How did the guy at Hurley’s mental care facility get them . . Wasn’t it by some kind of broadcast? If so, why were they being broadcasted?

This is MY unanswered question for the week.

Anybody else have an unanswered mystery item you think may have been answered and you were, obviously like me, too dumb to notice?

So, what’s with the numbers?

#39. Posted by: davidrh at September 3, 2007 6:57 AM

Now my question,

wait for it

its really good..

who was Charlie?

#40. Posted by: Phillip at September 3, 2007 8:37 AM

Now my question, no waiting required.

If the Losties, Others and "Rescuers" screw up all of the island "magic" that we believe exists - is Jacob going to make everybody drink the Kool-Aid... ala Jim Jones?

[@39. That is thee big Q?... that no one can knowingly answer. If anyone could truly answer the Number dilemna (no theories!), we could all light-up a post-coital smoke, refuse to cuddle, go right to sleep, and all not call each other for a week, y'all.

#41. Posted by: DocH at September 3, 2007 10:24 AM


For an explanation of the significance, if not necessarily the ubiquity, of the numbers, see my writeup on the Lost Experience, elsewhere on this blog.

#42. Posted by: Cecil Rose at September 5, 2007 12:25 PM


Thanks Cecil. I had forgotten about that epistle. I'll go back and give it a look.

Best wishes.


#43. Posted by: davidrh at September 5, 2007 3:11 PM

Charlie: WOW, kate is totally naked!

Desmond: Brother, shes actually a brother!

Charlie: this one is all mine!

#44. Posted by: jason at September 6, 2007 12:35 AM

Back to "Man of Boom" for a moment:

Why were Locke's pants all wet on the dock?
Epistle over himself!

#45. Posted by: Crispy Seaplanes at September 6, 2007 9:31 AM

Desmond: "Dooooooooooooooooooooe"

Charlie: "Raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay"

#46. Posted by: Red...Neck...Man at September 6, 2007 10:54 AM

@45 - Nice Crispy! Very punny indeed.

Hey Vacc - isn't it about time for another picture to caption? Hum? Please???

#47. Posted by: BunnyLover at September 6, 2007 1:42 PM

HAIKU etc...

scots man sees evil
limey can not save own life
russian troll steals all

#48. Posted by: MorBid0 at September 7, 2007 10:39 PM