View Full Version : Names of White Sox Players Weaved Into "Las Vegas" Episode

11-10-2006, 10:07 PM
It was a glorious feeling to watch "Las Vegas" tonight.

In the episode that aired this evening, Samantha (Vanessa Marcil) is looking for three high rollers who have not paid up their recent losses to the Montecito Casino. She tells Ed (James Caan) and Danny (Josh Duhamel) that she is hiring a professional debt collector to find the following people:

"Nelson Fox, Gerry Staley, and Billy Pierce." In addition, one of the janitors names at the Montecito (though the character makes a brief appearance through an incident) is, "Al Lopez."

"Las Vegas" has from time to time, made references to betting lines involving White Sox games, particularly ones against the Indians.

I would say that one of the main script writers must be a huge fan.


11-10-2006, 10:34 PM
Im a big fan of the show, and am surpirsed anyone else picked up on this. That was pretty awesome.

11-11-2006, 12:20 AM
I would say that one of the main script writers must be a huge fan.


I caught that, too, except for the maintenance man. However, I'm not so sure that the writer is a Sox fan...keep in mind that the first three were deadbeat gamblers that owed the Montecito big money.

Maybe the writer IS an Indians fan!


11-11-2006, 12:30 AM
I think Las Vegas is the same show that referenced Adam Morrison's last second shot to beat Oklahoma State last year, I guess they just like the sport references.

11-11-2006, 07:04 AM
The writer of last night's episode is named Gardner Stern. A google check shows he does have Chicago ties. So there you go...

11-11-2006, 09:16 AM
In one of Cary Grant's films, his charchter says "The last person to threaten me was Archie Leach and a week later he cut his own throat." This, of course is an inside joke since grat was Born Archibald Leach.

In-jokes and referencesdon't have to be positives.

Lip Man 1
11-11-2006, 09:58 PM
If memory serves (and I can look this up since I still have the article) a Gardner Stern was mentioned and interviewed in a Sports Illustrated story on the closing of the original Comiskey Park in August 1990.

It was a long story with pictures and a number of interviews with fans, former players and front office executives.


11-12-2006, 01:29 AM
The past tense of "weave" is "woven."

11-12-2006, 07:57 AM
I believe one of the writers is a big Illinois/Sox fan from the south side. I saw an inteview when the show first came out where they were talking about the connection. Makes the show a little bit more fun to watch lookingfor connections.

11-12-2006, 08:49 AM
The past tense of "weave" is "woven."

The past tense is wove. The past participle is woven.

11-13-2006, 12:33 AM
The past tense is wove. The past participle is woven.Thank you. I wasn't comfortable with my post; I appreciate the correction.

But it damn sure isn't weaved.

11-13-2006, 10:12 AM
The past tense is wove. The past participle is woven.

The sad thing is that i still cant tell you the difference between a noun and a direct object and i was in English Honors classes. I guess its one of those things that i just dont get

11-17-2006, 08:04 PM
So how do you expwain Cow Wove? :redneck

11-17-2006, 09:03 PM
So how do you expwain Cow Wove? :redneck

He's a Wepubwican.

Frater Perdurabo
11-17-2006, 09:41 PM
He's a Wepubwican.

Powitcs bewong in the woadhouse. :D: