Episode Eighteen "Masked Ball"

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (3)

  • Log Lady intro: Is life like a game of chess? Are our present moves important for future success? I think so. We paint our future with every present brush stroke. Painting. Colors. Shapes. Textures. Composition. Repetition of shapes. Contrast. Let nature guide us. Nature is the great teacher. Who is the principal? Sometimes jokes are welcome. Like the one about the kid who said: "I enjoyed school. It was just the principal of the thing."

  • Gordon Cole: DON'T LET'EM RATTLE YOU, COOP. THESE GUYS MAKE A LIVING LOOKING THROUGH OTHER PEOPLE'S DRAWERS. MAY A SMILE BE YOUR UMBRELLA. WE'VE ALL HAD OUR SOCKS TOSSED AROUND. CATCH YOU LATER.

  • Betty Briggs: The fact that you were in the woods is very significant.

Notes (5)

  • Neilson Rating: 7.9/??, Number 67 for the week.

  • Instead of the usual closing credits shot, this episode features Ben Horne's old home movies with the Twin Peaks theme played on guitar in the background.

  • Piper Laurie earned her second Emmy Award nomination for this episode and episode 13.

  • Madchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook, Warren Frost, Everett McGill and Kimmy Robertson do not appear in this episode.

  • A.K.A. "Masked Ball"

Trivia (3)

  • When Nicky blows the whipped cream onto Dick's face, Dick immediately wipes it off with his napkin. Nicky then spins Andy's barstool causing him to fly off onto the floor. The shot immediately cuts to a close-up of Dick laughing and the whipped cream is once again present on his left cheek.

  • This episode takes place on: Thursday, March 16

  • According to Duwayne Dunham, the footage of James on his motorcycle that opens this episode was shot (and cut) from the pilot movie.

Allusions (1)

  • The Mod Squad
    Clarence Williams III and Peggy Lipton, who share a scene in this episode, were the stars of tv's The Mod Squad in the 1960's.