Fans are Challenged to Find 14 Hidden "300"s in the 300th Episode of 'CSI'

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October 22nd, 2013

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via press release:

FANS ARE BEING PUT ON THE CASE IN WEDNESDAY’S

MILESTONE 300TH EPISODE OF “CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION,”

AS THEY ARE CHALLENGED TO

LOOK FOR THE 14 HIDDEN “300”s IN THE EPISODE

 

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 22, 2013 – It’s not just the bad guy you’ll be looking for in the 300th episode of CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, on Wednesday, Oct. 23 (10:00 – 11:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS. In celebration of the milestone event, the episode will have the number “300” hidden 14 times throughout the show. While watching, viewers are encouraged to track them down and see how they did following the show by visiting CBS.com for a full list of the “300” audio and visual cues.

 

In the 300th episode, Catherine Willows (Marg Helgenberger) returns to help the CSIs solve a cold case that has haunted the team for 14 years. Also, Jason Priestley guest stars as casino mogul Jack Witten.

 

“Throughout our 300 episodes, we have hidden ‘Easter Eggs’ in a number of shows,” said Executive Producers Carol Mendelsohn and Don McGill. “For instance, if you look carefully in all episodes directed by Alec Smight, you will find an ornamental wooden lawn deer with a spiked collar. In our 300th episode, we have hidden 14 ‘300’ references to commemorate our 14 seasons and the 300th milestone. And… one lawn deer, since Alec directed it.”

Currently in its 14th season on CBS, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION wins its Wednesday (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) time period in viewers and is also a global ratings hit, earning the International TV Audience Award for the “most watched show in the world” for three consecutive years, and five times in the awards’ eight-year history.

For the latest updates on CSI, follow us on Twitter at @CSI_CBS, and the hashtag #CSI, as well as on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CSICrimeSceneInvestigation.

 
  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Is the episode sponsored by the Chrysler 300?

  • PurpleDrazi

    CSI isn’t the powerhouse that it use to be but there sure aren’t a lot of shows out there that make it to 300 episodes.

    Kudos to them!

  • David Howell

    The chances of me watching episode 300 remain spartan. ;)

    In all seriousness, though, that’s a heck of a run for a primetime show. And it might still be the top 10pm show on the network this year!

  • MattyD

    cool

  • rob w

    Great run for a show that has been moved around in time slots far too many times,,,Still belongs on Thursday at 9pm, but the CBS movers and shakers know better,,,,Right up there with Law and Order as the Best Crime Drama of all time! It will be in reruns forever!

  • DavidRTurner

    I wasn’t aware of the special 300 episode – but I suspected something early on, though not quite what.
    With the brief retrospective at the end, I did the math & figured it was probably the 300th.

    I missed the 14 ‘300’ references, completely… and I figure there were 14 for the 14th season.

    But the entire plot revolved around the prior murder “14 years ago”.
    That would make it 1999.
    Yet the murder took place in 2000 – confirmed several times through the show.

    Why does everyone refer to ’14 years’ when it was actually 13 years?
    This is a factual mistake; yet I’ve found no other comments about this online.

    To honour the “14” they could have found some other way to reference it, I’m sure. Perhaps by NOT using the year 2000 so specifically…

    Or am I being dense, and missing some inference or secret code in the show? :)

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