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Turn On, Tune In, Drop Dead
Tune In
WriterTom Mularz
DirectorPaul McCrane
Original AirdateFebruary 24, 2011
Previous Episode: Targets of Obsession
Next Episode: The List

Turn On, Tune In, Drop Dead is the sixteenth episode in season eleven of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.


When two people who were thought to be dead come back to life, the evidence leads CSI back to a discredited ex-professor who conducted bizarre death-related experiments in the 1970s.


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Guest Cast


  • David is about to perform an autopsy. He's been touching the body, clothes, and personal effects, when he gets a call, transferring germs to the phone, leaving himself and other liable to pick up the germs.


  • The title is derived from the saying "Turn on, turn in, drop out", popularized by Timothy Leary, known for experimenting with LSD and other psychedelic drugs.
  • At one point Dr. Aden exclaims that the treatment of his work is like "Philo Farnsworth all over again". Philo Fransworth was an eccentric inventor who had to spend many years in court battling with the RCA corporation to finally receive the credit for inventing television.

See Also

CSI:Las Vegas Season 11
Shock WavesPool SharkBlood MoonSqweegelHouse of HoardersCold BloodedBump and GrindFrackedWild Life418/427Man UpA Kiss Before FryingThe Two Mrs. GrissomsAll That CremainsTargets of ObsessionTurn On, Tune In, Drop DeadThe ListHitting for the CycleUnleashedFather of the BrideCello and GoodbyeIn a Dark, Dark House