Brotherhood

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (8)

  • Michael: You're pissed at me. Tommy: How can I be pissed? You're the prodigal son, you know, if Ma could, she'd kill every fatted calf in New England. Michael: Ooh, you're wicked pissed.

  • Tommy Caffee: You're my brother, Mike, and I love you.

  • Partner: And what the **** does the exception proves the rule mean? If there's an exception to a rule, then it's not a rule... unless that's some ****ing mick logic I don't understand 'cause my ancestors had the good sense to invent scallopini and cannoli, while yours were happy eating potatoes and dirt. Declan Giggs: (laughing) **** you! Partner: Nice comeback.

  • Declan Giggs: (to partner) You know what I think? I don't think you believe in the power of collective bargaining. Partner: That whole idea was invented by the communists.

  • Michael: Pete, you throw like a girl. Pete: Listen, I don't throw like a f#@kin' girl. All right? Michael: It's not the best part of your game, is it? Pete: It's a cruel thing to f#@kin' say. Michael: All right, all right. I take it back. You don't throw like a girl.

  • Colin: How's tricks, Rose? Rose: Tricks are fine, thanks.

  • Gerald: Vulnerable speakers don't last and your brother makes you vulnerable. I'd apologize but you wouldn't believe me if I did. Tommy: I'm not gonna crush you, Gerald, because that's messy and public. No, I'm gonna slip a knife between your ribs and slice your heart.

  • Tommy: The Speaker wants the waterfront, Bob. Bob: You want the waterfront. Tommy: So should you. What if the state agreed to pay double the appraised value of the land inside the eminent domain zone? Bob: This is about jobs. Tommy: It's about money, Bob. It's always about money. And if it's not about money, it's about money.

Notes (19)

  • The song played in the beginning and at the end of the episode (the theme) is El Diablo En El Ojo by Tindersticks.

  • The construction site in the opening scene is 'Mayberry Construction.'

  • The setting of Brotherhood is modern day Providence, Rhode Island. Providence has a population of 178,126 and a large Italian and Irish background.

  • Mark 8:36 - "For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?" (King James Version)

  • Music Once In A Lifetime by Talking Heads Everything In It's Right Place by Radiohead

  • Genesis 27:29 - "Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother's sons bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee." (King James Version)

  • Music With Teeth by Nine Inch Nails

  • Matthew 13:57 - "And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house." (King James Version)

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Trivia (6)

  • While the union guys are looking for one of the molars that they dropped on the floor while dismembering a body, you can see the body on the table take a deep breath. The body is supposed to be already dead.

  • The song in the end of the episode is Things Have Changed by Bob Dylan

  • Goof: Tommy receives a phone call at 12:17 am from the local police station telling him to come pick up Eileen. When Tommy arrives at the police station, an officer asks him what was Eileen doing running in the woods at two o'clock in the morning. If Tommy was called after Eileen was taken into custody, the time on the clock was very wrong.

  • The song played in the beginning and at the end of the episode (the theme) is El Diablo En El Ojo by Tindersticks.

  • (I can't get no) Satisfaction by Cat Power is the song that closes the episode.

  • Rose is prescribed Bextra by the doctor. Bextra was taken off the market in 2005.

Allusions (1)

  • The title of this episode alludes to the line "Fear not, till Birnam wood/Do come to Dunsinane" from the witches' prophecy in Shakespeare's Macbeth.