The Fall Guy

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (1)

  • Colt: Everything always looks darkest, just before it goes completely... black.

Notes (262)

  • This is the first of Terry Kiser's six, unrelated appearances on The Fall Guy. He can also be seen later this season in "The Rich Get Richer", season two's "A Piece of Cake", season three's "Dirty Laundry", season four's "Split Image", and season five's "Miami's Nice".

  • Star Lee Majors and guest star Terry Kiser can also be seen together in the third season episode of The Six Million Dollar Man, "Love Song for Tonya," as well as the reunion movie The Return of the Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman.

  • The German episode title is "Eine Reise nach Arizona", meaning "Trip to Arizona".

  • This is the first of Bill McKinney's three, unrelated appearances on The Fall Guy. He can also be seen in season three's "Old Heroes Never Die" and season four's "Tailspin."

  • Paul Williams will reappear in an unrelated role in season two's "How Do I Kill Thee? Let Me Count the Ways."

  • The German episode title is "Jerry Romes gro├čer Auftritt", meaning "Jerry Rome's Big Entrance".

  • This is the first of Henry Gibson's two, unrelated appearances on The Fall Guy. He can also be seen in season four's "Terror U."

  • This is the first of Pamela Susan Shoop's two, unrelated appearances on The Fall Guy. She can also be seen in season two's "Bail and Bond."

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Trivia (3)

  • The theme song, written by Glen A. Larson, Gail Jensen, and David Sommerville, is performed by Lee Majors himself. Well, I'm not the kind to kiss and tell, But I've been seen with Farrah. I've never been with anything less than a nine, so fine. I've been on fire with Sally Field, gone fast with a girl named Bo. But somehow they just don't end up as mine... It's a death-defying life I lead, I'll take my chances. I've died for a living in the movies and tv. But the hardest thing I'll ever do is watch my leading ladies, Kiss some other guy while I'm bandaging my knee. I might fall from a tall building, I might roll a brand-new car, 'Cause I'm the unknown stuntman that made Redford such a star. I've never spent much time in school, but I taught ladies plenty. It's true I hire my body out for pay, hey hey! I've gotten burned over Cheryl Tiegs, blown up over Rachel Welch But when I wind up in the hay, it's only hay, hey hey! I might jump an open drawbridge, or Tarzan from a vine, 'Cause I'm the unknown stuntman, that makes Eastwood look so fine.

  • The photo of Colt with Robert Mitchum was from the movie The Agency, which starred Lee Majors and Mitchum.

  • Some clumsy editing makes it look as though Howie is suddenly twins. In the Golden Horseshoe, when Carnesco provokes a fight, Howie tries to intervene and is tossed aside. He lands on a table, which collapses to the floor. A moment later, Howie is on his feet and being grabbed by two other men. A moment after that, someone is pulling Howie up from the table on the floor where he landed, and Jody jumps in to defend him.

Allusions (11)

  • Farrah Fawcett as divorced from Lee Majors makes an appearance as herself in this episode.

  • Episode title is a play on the TV show Charlie's Angels.

  • The title of this episode is play on the TV show The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.

  • The episode title is a reference to the song of the same name that is associated with guest star Roy rogers.

  • The episode title is a play on the 1967 movie Cool Hand Luke.

  • The episode title is a play on the unofficial James Bond film Never Say Never Again, a remake of Thunderball.

  • The episode title is a play on the 1980 movie My Bodyguard.

  • The episode title is a play on the Disney movie Swiss Family Robinson.

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