The Wayans Bros.

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (62)

  • Shawn: Marlon, will you get offstage? You look like a gay Aladdin!

  • Marlon: Help me, Help me please!

  • (Shawn and Marlon learn their lives are in danger because Black Caesar is the number one hit man on the mob) Detective: But wait. Wait. Look on the bright side. The guy’s a pro. He’s gonna wack you so fast, you won’t even see it coming. Marlon: Oh, thank God!

  • (Pops tells Shawn and Marlon their mother can’t take care of the baby because she is visiting her sister in Detroit, and he doesn’t want to call her back home early) Pops: Oh! Two whole weeks of drinking and smoking and, and strip clubs. You’re Mama sure know how to have a good time.

  • Lou: Maybe you can ask your genie for a magic carpet and fly the hell outta here.

  • Marlon: Well, did you tell the alumni that you're still rockin' Arsenio's haircut? YESSSS! YESSSS!!

  • Marlon: Hey,the hell with the the young and restless,i wanna know what going on with the damn president. Dee: Excuse me. Marlon: I'm mean can you kindly tell us about the whereabout of the president. Shawn: Hate to be mean,but you need some Listerine. Pops: The toilet looks nice,but damn, this price is ugly.

  • T.C.: "Ok brother Mike what you need?" White Mike: "Aight let me see. Oh, Golly Gee Whiz Bonkersss." (Everyone looks at Mike) White Mike: "Oh I mean, It's all goooooood."

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Notes (66)

  • Pops diner this season has a diffrent look then season 2 till the show ended

  • Lisa says she wants lips like Whitney Houston. Ironically, Lela Rochon starred in "Waiting To Exhale" with Whitney Houston.

  • Theme Song Lyrics We're brothers, We're happy, and we're singin' and we're colored gimme a high five!

  • Nikki Swasey, who was Stage Manager for the series worked with Gary Coleman on Diff'rent Strokes.

  • marlon sayin to the kid on the plane 'boy you better not tell anybody. i'll nock you into micheal jacksons house. 2 funyyyyy

  • Lela Rochon doesn't appear in this episode.

  • This is Lela Rochon's last appearance on the show, even though she appears in the credits for the rest of the season.

  • Guest star Darrel Heath would later return in the second season in the recurring character of Reggie.

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Trivia (14)

  • Originally this was the first episode of the series, but aired as the second.

  • this episode exploits the world trade center attack,with a terrorist saying "take me to the world trade center and step on it!"and the guy has a bomb.i know that was making fun of the 1995 attack not 9/11,either way is it funny?NO.we don`t laugh about pearl don`t hear jokes about bombing the empire state movies it is blown of because of alien invasions,etc not realistic stuff.

  • It's weird to me how when Marlon gives first customer his burger, he asks for a glass of water.But, don't restaurants take the drink orders first?...

  • If you look VERY closely when Marlon is talking to Burl, just after he runs into him, you will see a sign in the left-hand corner that says "We accept Food Stamps." However, the only restaurants that can accept food stamps, are SOME restaurants that sell wholesale items...which Pop's does not. On top if that, Marlon tells Burl that he's "blocking the real customers," customers come in after Burl leaves...

  • At 8:22 in the episode,after Uncle Leon's lizard foot works, Pops tell Uncle Leon to, "look over there." Uncle Leon looks for a second, the turns back and does nothing as he sees Pops digging in HIS winnings. Now, every knows that no one is just going to LET someone else, family or not, take their winnings.

  • At about 6:44 in the episode, when Marlon is talking about the "episode of Diff'rent Strokes," He was saying how Willis "was hanging around some drug dealers", and "look at Willis now." However, before he could finish his sentence, Shawn cut him off. But in reality, Willis, whose real name is Todd Bridges, did indeed do drugs for a while after the show ended.

  • When Pops says, "hurry up everybody, it's closing time," immediately after he says, "hurry up big fella, you're cutting into my vacation." However, he is NOT the only person in the diner. So, don't you think he should have told everyone that? Also, if it was closing time, regardless of the fact that he was allowing Shawn and Marlon to run the diner in his absence, why did he leave while everyone was still in the diner? If it TRULY was closing time, don't you think he would have closed the diner? On top of that, no one even BUDGED when he said, "it's closing time."

  • At the start of the episode, Shawn says the little boys name is Danny Parkes. But when the boy gets hit by the car and his mum rushes over to him, she calls him JOSH!!?!

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Allusions (11)

  • APS, the company Shawn works for, is a reference to UPS (United Parcel Service).

  • In the hospital after his accident, Marlon asks Dr. Saunders if anyone has ever told him he that he looks like Shaft. The lead character in the film "Shaft" was played by Richard Roundtree who is also playing Dr. Saunders.

  • When Shawn and Marlon are approaching the landlord's apartment, Marlon comments that the apartment complex reminds him of the Jeffersons. Then, the landlord (Sherman Hemsley) opens the door. Sherman Hemsley played George on "The Jeffersons."

  • The Brazilla character was a parody of Godzilla.

  • The group's name, the Temptones, was a reference to the popular R&B group, The Temptations.

  • The episode title is a combination between the classic 1970s sitcomAll in the Family and the classic game show Family Feud.

  • The show "Family Battle," was a parody of "Family Feud."

  • The show "Everybody Loves Everybody" was a parody of the popular CBS sitcom, "Everybody Loves Raymond."

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