"Tell It to the Frogs" is the third episode of season one of the survival horror television series The Walking Dead. The episode was directed by Gwyneth Horder-Payton with a script written by Charles H. Eglee, Jack LoGiudice and Frank Darabont based on a story treatment written by Eglee and LoGiudice. It first aired on AMC on Sunday, November 14th, 2010 at 9:00 pm.

In this episode, Rick Grimes and the others leave Atlanta, stranding Merle Dixon to the roof of the shopping center. Arriving back at the rock quarry campsite, Rick is reunited with his wife Lori, and his son, Carl. A member of the group, Daryl Dixon, is outraged to discover that they left his brother, Merle, to die. They make plans to return to the city.

Cast Edit

Starring Edit

Guest Starring Edit

Co-Starring Edit

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • This episode had a viewership of 5.07 million people on its initial broadcast.
  • First appearance of the Peletier family, which consists of Ed Peletier, his wife Carol Peletier and their daughter Sophia. All three of them are from the comic book series, though Ed is referred to only in flashback, having taken his own life at the onset of the zombie outbreak.
  • This is the first appearance of Daryl Dixon. Daryl will remain a supporting character throughout the series.

Allusions Edit

  • The title of this episode is taken from a line of dialogue spoken by Lori Grimes to Shane following an argument.

Quotes Edit


  • Shane Walsh: Why would you risk your life for a douche bag like Merle Dixon?
  • Daryl Dixon: Hey, choose your words more carefully.
  • Shane Walsh: No, I did. Douche bag's what I meant.


  • Shane Walsh: So now you're gonna risk three men?
  • T-Dog: Four.
  • Daryl Dixon: My day just gets better and better.
  • T-Dog: You see anybody else here stepping up, to save your brother's cracker ass?
  • Daryl Dixon: Why you?
  • T-Dog You wouldn't even begin to understand. You don't speak my language.


  • Rick Grimes: Disoriented. I guess that comes closest. Disoriented, fear, confusion, all those things. But disoriented comes closest.
  • Dale Horvath: Words can be meager things. Sometimes they fall short.
  • Rick Grimes: I felt like I'd been ripped out of my life, put somewhere else. For a while thought I was trapped in some coma dream, something I might not wake up from ever.
  • Carl Grimes: Mom said you died.
  • Rick Grimes: She had every reason to believe that, don't you ever doubt it.
  • Lori Grimes: When things started to get really bad, they told me at the hospital they were going to medivac you and the other patients to Atlanta and it never happened.
  • Rick Grimes: Well I'm not surprised, after Atlanta fell, and from the look of that hospital it got over run.
  • Shane Walsh: Looks don't deceive. I barely got them out. You know...
  • Rick Grimes: I can't tell you how grateful I am to you Shane. Can't begin to express it.
  • Dale Horvath: There go those words falling short again, paltry things.


  • Rick Grimes: I would like to have a calm discussion on this topic. You think we can manage that? You think we can manage that? What I did was not on a whim. Your brother does not work or play well with others.


See also Edit

External Links Edit

References Edit

Walking Dead logo 02
Season One
This article pertains to an episode from season one of the The Walking Dead television series.
This template will categorize articles that include it into the Walking Dead season 1 episodes category.
Shaun (SotD) 001
"You got red on you."
This article contains an excessive amount of redlinks, ie, articles that have yet to be created. Editors are encouraged to create articles corresponding to the "red links" shown on this page.

This template will categorize articles that include it into Articles with excessive redlinks.

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.