The Recruiter

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (18)

  • Carol: Mike, Mom and Dad went to Boston College. They met there. They fell in love there. They did God knows what there.

  • Carol: Mike, I need your help. Mike: I know. But I don't do electrolysis.

  • Carol: Now, I figured the plan out, but you have got to help me. Mike: Why have I "got to help you?" Carol: Because. Because you're my brother and you love me. (Mike gives a bemused look) Carol: Because you're a scumbucket and I'll give you 20 bucks? Mike: Done deal.

  • Mike: Alright, what's your plan? Carol: Actually, you gave me the idea when you said I should blow the interview by belching and smelling bad. Mike: (sniffs Carol) Okay. But can you belch?

  • (Carol explained her plan) Mike: All right, Carol! You know, Carol, it saddens me when I think of what a sleazemeister you could have been if you'd only applied yourself when you were young.

  • Carol: Alright, now, I'll meet you downstairs in an hour. Mike: Hey, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Come on, you expect me to get a whole new set of parents in an hour? I couldn't do that in a day! I've tried.

  • Carol: Maybe, maybe we can clear Fred up and put one of Dad's suits on him. But Wilma has no teeth! Wilma: Hey! I got teeth. Just didn't bring 'em with me, that's all.

  • Mr. Jefferson: So, uh, I'm anxious to meet your parents. Carol: Well, only my dad's gonna be here. My mom, as you know, is a news reporter and she's out of town on a story. Mr. Jefferson: Oh, I understand. "All the news that's fit to print." (laughs) Carol: Actually, it's television news. Mr. Jefferson: Oh, well, if you don't tell anybody, neither will I.

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Notes (1)

  • The German episode title is "Guten Tag, wer sind Sie?", meaning "Hello, Who Are You?"

Trivia (1)

  • In the final scene, Maggie sits at the kitchen table, feeding Chrissy, with just a baby food jar in front of them, but in the final shot before the credits roll, a coffee mug suddenly appears in front of Maggie.

Allusions (1)

  • The characters named Fred and Wilma and their joke about not having a daughter named Pebbles is a reference to the cartoon series, The Flintstones.