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Free Elka

Season 2, Ep 1, Aired 1/19/11
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  • Episode Description
  • Elka encounters an old friend in prison, while Melanie, Joy and Victoria struggle to raise money for her bail. Meanwhile, Joy gets an interesting letter from the INS and Victoria loses her fortune.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Valerie Bertinelli

    Melanie Moretti

  • Jane Leeves

    Joy Scroggs

  • Wendie Malick

    Victoria Chase

  • Betty White

    Elka Ostrovsky

  • Mary Tyler Moore

    Diane

  • Fan Reviews (1)
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    By thefanof, Jan 20, 2011

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • Elka: I'm in freaking jail!

    • Diane: That took spunk. Elka: Thank you. Diane: I hate spunk.

    Notes (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: April 26, 2011 on Sky LIVING/Sky LIVING HD
      Turkey: September 14, 2011 on CNBC-e
      Czech Republic: December 11, 2012 on Prima LOVE

    Trivia (3)

    • The dialogue between Diane and Elka regarding spunk, is the same dialogue between Mary and Lou Grant in the pilot episode of the Mary Tyler Moore show

    • The "M" that was seen on the wall were Mary Tyler Moore's side of the cell, looked similar to the one she always hanged in her apartment back on her old sitcom.

    • This is the first time that Betty White and Mary Tyler Moore have worked together since The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

    Allusions (2)

    • Elka: (to Diane) So let's not wait another 33 years to do this again, stretch? This line allude to the fact that it was 33 years since the Mary Tyler Moore Show ended, marking the last time Mary Tyler Moore and Betty White worked together.

    • Diane: That took spunk. Elka: Thank you. Diane: I hate spunk. These lines, although slightly different, are spoken in a dialogue between Mary Tyler Moore's character Mary Richards and her boss Lou Grant (Ed Asner) in the pilot episode of her 1970s sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

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