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Quotes (368)

  • Alternate Quinn: (Referring to the equation) I'm surprised you slid without knowing this. I solved this old thing months ago.

  • Quinn: Still, the need to know overwhelms the human instinct for self-preservation

  • Hurley: Hey, don't get smart with me. This computer store pays your rent, mister. If it weren't for my mistakes, you'd be out of a job.

  • Wade: You mean that we can just like... slide through this and boom, we're on another planet?
    Quinn: No. Same planet, different dimension.

  • Wade: I suppose now you're going to tell me that kiss meant nothing.
    Quinn: Kiss? Oh my God. I kissed Hurley. No wonder I'm fired.
    Wade: Will you stop it? It was with me.

  • Arturo: Sweet Jesus, Mary and Joesph. I think I've just seen God, and I could have sworn he was driving a Cadillac.
    Quinn: (to Wade) You okay?
    Wade: Ahh man, that was so great! It was like, better than, than sex!
    Arturo: ...Well I wouldn't go that far.

  • Arturo: I won't even bother to ask you answer, which IS, my dear babes in the wood, (Quinn mimics the answer behind Arturo's back) U4. That's U4 Mr. Bennish, not U2. Ladies & Gentlemen, this intellectual torpor may be sufficient to earn you a job in some disaster-prone part of the world, like Chernobyl or NASA... but it won't cut the mustard with me.

  • Wilkins: I trust you slept well.
    Arturo: Yes, I always sleep comfortably with my hands tied above my head, you blistering idiot!

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Notes (36)

  • For syndication, the cut off point came when Quinn and Arturo discover the statue of Lenin.

  • The majority of this episode (as well as most of the series) was filmed in Vancouver, while specific pieces were filmed in San Francisco.

  • This episode was originally played as a two-hour television movie, just before The X-Files. It was the highest rated premiere of 1995.

  • The red Lenin money was printed specially for this episode, to give the look of real money. Since then, the show has had to rely on plain paper.

  • During the end credits, the video of Rembrandt and the Spinning Topps performing "Cry Like A Man" is played.

  • This episode was originally played as a two-hour television movie, just before The X-Files. It was the highest rated premiere of 1995.

  • The working title for this episode was "A Royal Pain".

  • The two commentators during the Mindgame games are Ron Pitts and Tom Jackson.

    Ronald Dwayne Pitts is a sportscaster for Fox Sports on its NFL coverage. He is a former defensive back for the Buffalo Bills and the Green Bay Packers.

    Thomas Louie "Tom" Jackson, also referred to as "TJ" or "Tommy", is an NFL analyst for ESPN and a former linebacker for the Denver Broncos.

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Trivia (106)

  • A clip of "cocky" Quinn talking about the timer was made so they could digitally edit him sliding into the hole screaming the answer. His exact wording was "Never try to slide before your preset time runs out..."

  • The first trip into the first world was set to be as basic as possible, so viewers could catch on very quickly as to what was going on. Plus, the Elvis billboard wasn't the original idea for the world. The original idea was "The Beatles Reunion Tour", but the staff thought Elvis would drive the point home faster.

  • Quinn's cat Schrodinger is named after Professor Erwin Schrodinger.

  • The Day Tripper DJ speaking on Quinn's radio is Harry Shearer best known for his voice-over talents on The Simpsons. He also seems to be making fun of the way Rush Limbaugh talks.

  • When Quinn and Arturo discover the statue of Lenin, Arturo references Lenin as "Nikolay Ilyich Ulyanov-Lenin" - in fact, Lenin's first name was Vladimir, not Nikolay. However, Nikolay was one of Lenin's aliases.

  • In the opening sequence, Quinn is asleep on his bed with an open book on his chest. The book is Hyperspace by Michio Kaku. The book is explained on the cover as being "A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps and the Tenth Dimension".

  • When Quinn looks at the timer on the ice Earth, it's counting down, but on his first slide, it's counting up.

  • When Rembrandt is walking down his steps to his car while singing the national anthem, the words don't match what his lips are saying.

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Allusions (59)

  • Wade: (in Quinn's basement) Wow, the Batcave! A reference to the DC Comics franchise Batman. The Batcave is Batman's secret headquarters.

  • Quinn: It's like I'm Dr. Jekyll all of a sudden. A reference to the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde novella written by Robert Louis Stevenson.

  • Quinn: We're not in Kansas anymore.
    A reference to a famous line from the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz.

  • Rembrandt: Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch... "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" is a 1965 hit song recorded by The Four Tops under the Motown label. It was later re-recorded by the American singer, La Toya Jackson in 1995.

  • Rebecca: Look who's wandered into Raider territory.
    Rembrandt: Raiders? You're not the Oakland Raiders?
    The Oakland Raiders are a professional American Football team based in Oakland, California. They were founded in 1960.

  • The episode itself is a reference to Robin Hood.
    Robin Hood--being Quinn and his band of "merry men"--the Oakland Raiders
    The misrule of Richard's brother John--Prince Harold while Richard was away at the Third Crusade--King Thomas missing in French War
    The Sheriff of Nottingham is widely considered to be the principal villain of the Robin Hood stories--Arturo's double

  • Quinn: Rob from the rich and give to the poor! A reference to Robin Hood, who is known in popular culture for robbing from the rich to provide for the poor.

  • Rembrandt: And all because the junior Nutty Professor ... The Nutty Professor (1962) stars Jerry Lewis as a socially inept college faculty member who invents a serum that turns him into the extremely smooth, girl-chasing hipster Buddy Love. A remake of the film was made in 1996, starring Eddie Murphy.

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