Camp Wilder

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (4)

  • Ricky Wilder: (on the phone with a costume shop clerk) Do you have any mouse costumes? (pause) Yes, I'm aware that today is Halloween and that people purchased their costumes months in advance - I've always admired people like that. (pause) But still no mice? What costumes do you have? (pause) That's the ONLY ONE LEFT? (pause) I don't think so, not for an eight-year-old girl. But, out of curiosity, how much is the Clarence Thomas outfit?

  • Dexter: Sometimes I wish... I wish I could just be 40, you know? With a wife, a kid, a dog, and a Dairy Queen franchise... and not have to worry about stupid things... but it all gets twisted up inside and comes out wrong and everything I touch breaks apart or turns ugly and dies. Danielle: Wow... you're really tormented, aren't you?

  • Beth: Honestly, Brody, you're taking this fight thing way out of proportion. Brody: Why not tell that to Danielle? Beth: What? Brody: Oh, that's right, Beth. Act surprised. I know she and Dex have a date tonight. I can't believe you guys... (Brody leaves) Beth: (sits down on the couch with Dorfman) I feel terrible. Dorfman: Me too. Beth: I thought Dex wanted me.

  • (Beth enters Dex's garage angrily. Dex still has his shirt off) Dexter: Let me guess, friend of Brody's? Beth: That's right. So you can put your pecs away 'coz it's not gonna work with me.

Notes (11)

  • This episode introduces all the principal characters.

  • A sneak preview had aired on 28 August 1992.

  • Todd Susman is probably best known for his work as the PA announcer on the 70's/80's TV series "M*A*S*H."

  • Marianne Muellerleile is a character actress probably best known for playing Lucy the Lunch Lady on "3rd Rock From The Sun" and Gloria on "Life With Bonnie."

  • The Ouija board reveals that Brody and Danielle once kissed, a plot point that was mentioned only in this episode.

  • Jana Marie Hupp would later play Nancy Burton on the NBC series "Ed."

  • A.J. Langer would later play Rayanne on another short-lived ABC series, "My So-Called Life."

  • This is an early (not to mention rare) televison appearance by Jared Leto, the lead guitarist of the band 30 Seconds To Mars and star of "My So-Called Life."

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Allusions (2)

  • none: the title of the episode
    The name of this particular episode is based on the 1946 Frank Capra film "It's a Wonderful Life."

  • The title of this episode refers to Carl Jung, the Swiss psychologist who established the concept of neurosis.