Bad News Bill

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (13)

  • Peggy: You know, outfield is the new infield.

  • Bobby: That must be what it feels like in baseball hell.

  • Dale: Remember when the stomach flu was going around? Bobby's team could only field eight players, and he still didn't start. They actually had a kid playing "lenter field."

  • Luanne: Uncle Hank, don't think of it as being banned from the baseball league. Think of it as being welcome everywhere else.

  • Hank: Hey, Bobby, I was wondering if you wanted to hit the batting cages. What are you doing? Bobby: I'm practicing my baseball card stance. Coach said that if I work really hard, I could be a Major Leaguer. Hank: What? Bobby: I should start figuring out what team I want to play for. Chicago has great fans, but New York has the nightlife. Hank: Well...I'm glad you're excited, but...uh, it takes a lot of, uh, ability and whatnot to be in the big leagues. Bobby: Wait, are you saying you don't believe I can do it? 'Cause Coach thinks I can. Hank: Look, I'm glad you're having fun, but the big leagues is quite a stretch. It's just...I don't want you to be disappointed when it definitely doesn't happen. Bobby: I'm sorry, Dad, but I have set my mind to it, and that means with enough hard work and dedication, it'll happen. Right? Hank: Well, son, uh... uh, I think you should play for the Yankees.

  • Hank: From now on, I'm going to support him no matter what. Peggy: You are truly one of the best fathers who gave up on his son and changed his mind about it that has ever lived.

  • (Bobby has been put into the baseball game and has gotten a hit) Peggy: He did it! He accidentally did it! Hank: That's the most hits he had in the last 2 seasons combined!

  • Bill: Parents AND volunteers? So, people can make a difference even if they haven't made children?

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Trivia (1)

  • Tagline: "About your outfit Bill. No." -Hank

Allusions (3)

  • Bobino: The nickname that the coach gave Bobby is obviously a reference to Bambino, one of the nicknames for Babe Ruth.

  • Bill: Take that Big Brothers
    Big Brothers is an organization in which older males become mentors to young males. There is also a Big Sister program, which does the same thing but for girls.

  • The title is an allusion to The Bad News Bears which was a series of little league baseball movies done in the 1970s, and further a remake of the original 1976 movie done in 2005.