The Good Guys (1970)

No Orchids For the Diner

Season 2, Ep 9, Aired 11/21/69
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  • Episode Description
  • Bert is talking to Mr Bender. Mr Bender wants to sober up for his new job. Lilli Resphighi then enters the diner. Lilli asks for service. Claudia recognizes Lilli but can't figure out who she is. Lilli is talking to her men and asks Claudia for some wine. There isn't any wine at the diner and Lilli freaks out. She orders food but they are out of almost everything. While all this is going on Bert and Rufus are taking care of Mr Bender. Lilli and her men leave. Claudia then remembers where she has seen Lilli. Claudia shows Bert and Rufus a review of hers from a cuisine magazine. Claudia is calling her friend Blanche for gossip about Lilli. Claudia learns that Lilli Resphighi has moved to a house near the beach. Rufus enters with the cuisine magazine. They are reading all of the things Lilli has written to learn her favorite foods. Bert's friend Angel enters and asks for chili. They convene him in having the special. The special is the food they are preparing for Lilli. They make the special with a song to get everything correct. Angel enjoys the food. Lilli and Florian then enter. All she wants is a sweet roll and coffee. They convince her to stay and try the food. They try making the food again with the song but mess up and they spill the food on Lilli. She walks out. Rufus is reading a Captain Marvel comic book. Rufus tells Claudia the plan that Bert has thought of. Bert enters with a wig and a movie star outfit. His plan is to use his appeal on her to get her to return. Bert enters Lillis house Bert tries charming her. He asks her for another chance. While sitting he knocks his wig off. Bert leaves and talks to Rufus and Claudia and says he doesn't think she will come back. Rufus now trys to make an impression on her and brings the food over. Lilli likes him and gives Rufus a metal necklace. Bert told Rufus if he gets in trouble to turn off the lights. Lilli gives Rufus a drink and spills it on an outlet and the electricity goes out. The metal Rufus and Lilli were wearing gets magnetized. The new issue of the cuisine magazine comes. In it Lilli says that Bert and Rufus have the most determination she has ever seen. They are disappointed but then Mr Bender comes in. He wants the special and they make it again with the song.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Herb Edelman

    Bert Gramus

  • Bob Denver

    Rufus T. Butterworth

  • Joyce Van Patten

    Claudia Gramus

  • Ron Friedman

  • Coby Ruskin

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • Lilli: What do we drink to? Rufus: Power failure.

    • Rufus: That's a very pretty dress. If you ever wore it in the rain it will probably rust fast. Lilli: You certainly know how to flatter a girl.

    Notes (2)

    • Bob Denver worked with Phyllis Diller the year before in the movie "Did You Hear the One About the Traveling Saleslady?".

    • This is Jack Perkins last appearance on The Good Guys.

    Allusions (1)

    • : Captain Marvel
      The comic Rufus is reading is a Captain Marvel comic. Captain Marvel is a comic book character that came out in the 1940's.

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