Brother's Keeper

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Notes (6)

  • Didn't this actually happen to the youthful Alfred Hitchcock, later cited as the root of his ambivalent attitude towards police?

  • This episode was shown on a Wednesday evening, with the coda being a promo for the regular Friday episode detailed below.

  • Guest star Illeana Douglas had married "Brother's Keeper" executive producer Jonathan Axelrod the previous year.

  • Jack Klugman and Tony Randall were the stars of the popular '70s sitcom "The Odd Couple" which was the inspiration for this show. Not only that but creator Donald Todd even named the son Oscar after Klugman's character in "The Odd Couple."

  • Comedian Bobby Slayton is the real life father of Natasha Slayton, the young actress who played Oscar's best friend Rose.

  • And so the series ends in mid-air. Will Bobby be forced to move away again? Will Deena marry Porter and become, however reluctantly, a mother to Oscar? We will never know -- because I seem to be the only person in the universe who liked this smartly written and surprisingly well-acted series, which should never have been part of the ABC TGIF lineup.