Harry and the Hendersons

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (15)

  • Pool Man: Do you have a cat? Irene: No! Pool Man: Good. Then it's just a hairball.

  • Dr. Wallace Wrightwood: Well, Jocko, what's next for you? Jacques LaFleur: I don't know. There's always Loch Ness.

  • (looking in an anthropology book) George: That's Jaques LaFleur, a hunter who came in the store today. Nancy: No, that's Richard Smith, the forestry guy who came to our... house today. That lying bastard!

  • George: I have a friend and his name is, um, Jack and let's say there's... this... giant... Dr. Wallace Wrightwood: Is there a beanstalk involved in this, Mr. Henderson?

  • George Sr.: I wanted King Kong, you brought me a goddamn giant gerbil. I told you exactly what to do. You didn't even come close. George: Maybe it's right on the nose. Maybe it's not vicious at all, Maybe it's gentle and has feelings. George Sr.: Where'd you dream up that shit?

  • Ernie: Shoot it! George: It's dead. Ernie: Shoot it anyway!

  • Irene: I need someone to talk to! You know it hasn't been easy with this pool and everything, and Herb is no help! His latest theory is that a condor flew over and took a shit in it.

  • George: I know what I'm talking about. Dr. Wallace Wrightwood: And I know it's closing time, so if you wanna talk shop, THEN SHOP!

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Notes (15)

  • Runtime: 110 minutes

  • Also known as: Bigfoot and the Hendersons or Bigfoot

  • Taglines: When you can't believe your eyes, trust your heart. & According to science, Bigfoot doesn't exist.

  • Kevin Peter Hall is the only original cast member from the TV series version that appears in this feature movie.

  • 3 days after this episode aired, Kevin Peter Hall (the original Harry) died.

  • Also known as just: The Homeless Man

  • This episode features the final appearence of Kevin Peter Hall as Harry. Sadly, Kevin died from AIDS. Dawan Scott plays Harry from the next episode til episode 50, then Brian Steele from episode 51 to the end.

  • Davin Scott takes over the role as Harry after the previous actor passed away.

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Trivia (5)

  • GOOF: The Henderson's station wagon is clearly already damaged in the close-up of it hitting Harry. The headlight cover is already open instead of coming open in the crash, and damage to the left front panel is grossly exaggerated and inconsistent with hitting Harry the way they did.

  • GOOF: The Hendersons take upon a wrong road when they have to go to the mountains. The road they took leads to North Seattle. They should have taken another 15 miles up the road.

  • TRIVIA: Bill Martin (IV), who co-wrote the screenplay for "Harry and the Hendersons," wrote songs for Harry Nilsson's "Harry" album and is pictured (wearing a bear suit) inside the album's cover. Martin says that the character "Harry" in the film is named after Harry Nilsson.

  • TRIVIA: According to cryptozoologist Loren Coleman, some characters in the film are based to varying degrees on actual figures in the search for Sasquatch. "Jacques LaFleur" (David Suchet) is a nod to the late Canadian Rene Dahinden, and "Dr. Wallace Wrightwood" (Don Ameche) combines some qualities of John Green, Peter Byrne and the late Dr. Grover Krantz.

  • TRIVIA: This was Vern Taylor's last film.

Allusions (1)

  • Episode Title: "Whose Forest Is It Anyway?" This is a reference to a 1981 drama movie "Whose Life Is It Anyway?"