Martha Speaks

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (30)

  • Helen: I'm going to tell Mrs. Clucky I quit.
    Martha: But Helen, you can't just give up after one rehearsal.
    Carolina: Martha's right. ...I can't believe I just agreed with your dog.

  • Martha: (about a passer-by) This guy, we bark at. Woof, woof! Skits: Yap? Martha: Why? No reason, we just do!

  • T.D.: I think Martha's right. Something smells fishy. Martha: I think that's me. I rolled in something earlier. I thought it was mud, but it was really fish!

  • Martha: (dressed as her favorite invention) The doggy door. Allows pets to come and go as they please, and look ma, no hands! The greatest invention since canned meat!

  • Helen: That's Courageous Collie Carlo. Martha: "Courageous" must mean "good-looking". Woo, look at that coat!

  • Martha: Twenty-six slabs of beef on the wall, twenty-six slabs of beef! You take one down, pass it around, twenty-five slabs of beef on the wall! Helen: Martha, do you think you could sing another song? We're kinda tired of that one. Martha: Okay. How about "Ninety-nine loins of pork"?

  • Martha: "Disobedient, imperfect, wild..." That guy doesn't know anything about dogs! Dogs are noble, they're sophisticated, they're... hey, garbage!

  • Martha: Being a firehouse dog has been my lifelong dream, ever since I first heard about it last night!

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Notes (86)

  • Words described in "Martha Gives Advice": Persuade, defend, encourage, groan, advice, disagree, agree, suggest, offer, plead, sigh, opinion.

  • Words described in "Martha Speaks": Express, discuss, mumble, exclaim, shout, speak, jabber, talk, whisper, communicate.

  • Words described in "Martha Plays a Part": Talent, expert, knack, gift, outstanding, superb, terrific, fantastic, practice, perform, cue, play.

  • Words described in "Martha and Skits": Exceptional, stupendous, unique, specialize, extraordinary, one of a kind, excellent, perfect, super.

  • Martha and Skits is where Skits makes his first appearance.

  • Words described in "Codename: Martha": Suspicious, accomplice, plotting, proof, expression, fishy, partner, planning, and positive.

  • Words described in "Martha Takes The Cake": Innocent, guilty, biased, witness, evidence, judge, jury, trial, prove, true, and truth.

  • Words described in "Martha Camps Out: Honorary, brave, earn, merit badge, frightened, helpful, guard, scared, and afraid.

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Trivia (4)

  • The missing, last page of Blue Mangoes (the book from previous episode, Ice Scream) was finally found under Truman's bed in Martha the Weather Dog.

  • One of the pictures on Alice's computer is of her costume birthday party, from Martha Takes the Cake.

  • Apparently, the dinosaur bone Martha found in T.D. Gets The Scoop is now in the city's natural history museum.

  • In "Martha and Skits", T.D. says that his dad is allergic to dogs, but in "Martha Makes Scents", O.G. interacts with Martha with no ill effects.

Allusions (16)

  • "Big Minnie" is a pastiche of the mythical "Bigfoot".

  • The "Courageous Collie Carlo" show is a parody of the old Lassie television series.

  • "The Mutt Murmurer" is a parody of Ceasar Milano, The Dog Whisperer.

  • "The Dog Who Came to Dinner" is a parody of the 1942 comedy film The Man Who Came to Dinner.

  • International Icon, the program that the Lorraines are watching in "Oh, Noooo!" is a parody of the reality talent show American Idol.

  • The title of "Martha's Got Talent" is a parody of the show America's Got Talent.

  • Martha: I thought bears liked picnic baskets. This is a reference to the Hanna-Barbera character Yogi Bear, who often stole picnic baskets.

  • The episode title is a parody of the lyrics of the Elvis Presley song Hound Dog.

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