To Catch a Neighbor

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (5)

  • Al: Sophia seems to get a real kick out of calling me names, so I just let her do it. Dorothy: She's really a very sweet woman. She just doesn't like to show it. Al: Is that a family trait?

  • Rose: What was that sound? Sophia: That was me. Thank you for calling it to everyone's attention!

  • Martha: Hi Rose. (Rose gasps) Martha: It's me Martha, Your new neighbor. You invited me to dinner a couple nights ago then yesterday, you followed me around the supermarket. (Rose gasps) (Dorothy and Blanche enter) Martha: Why is everyone staring at me? Blanche: Because your handbag doesn't match your shoes. (Martha glances at her handbag) Dorothy: We're a very fashion conscious neighborhood.

  • Rose: I followed her through the store and wrote down everything she bought. Dorothy: Rose, they steal jewels, not Gino's Pizza Rolls.

  • Al: We'll use the bathroom as a lookout and the kitchen as a base. Sophia: Fine. We'll just cook in the fireplace and pee in the broom closet.

Notes (7)

  • This episode was videotaped on February 27, 1987.

  • George Clooney is also known in other successful TV sitcoms including The Facts of Life and Roseanne.

  • What detectives in their right minds would put four elderly women at risk by sending them into the home of people, who later shoot one of the detectives? How lucrative can these detectives be?

  • Joseph Campanella and Betty White have both appeared on The Bold and the Beautiful.

  • The background shot during the closing credits features Dorothy, Rose and Blanche, looking back at Sophia, while they are all sitting on the floor.

  • Blanche mentions her son Matthew in this episode.

  • Watch for a young George Clooney playing Bobby.

Trivia (1)

  • Rose mentioned that she sees the McDowells at the gorcery store and wrote down eveything they bought. But, when Martha comes over, she mentions that Rose followed her around the store yesterday. All the characters were in the same clothes. A day had not past yet.

Allusions (1)

  • The title of this episode is a reference to the Alfred Hitchcock mystery movie To Catch a Thief.