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Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (27)

  • Jesus: I'm worried, she's already calling up the waiting list. She's German, so she's very organized!

  • Josh: Do you guys listen in on my house phone? Saul: Of course not, what kind of people do you take us for? Jesus: We heard you talking through the key hole!

  • Josh: She's like a sexual predator, I have no recourse!

  • Saul: You're in good company: Jonathon Silverman, he spent his first night in the building in the "house of Charlene" too!

  • Josh: I think I fell in love with her over an acupuncture session!

  • Josh: Can you keep a secret for anything? Jesus: It's so hard, but I have to face facts: I'm a blabbermouth!

  • Marty: What's the matter with you? You're always saying you want to meet a wife. Josh: She's like 2! She puts s' at the beginning of her words for fun!

  • Marty: This is perfect timing, a place just opened up in The Captain. Josh: I don't even know what that means!

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Notes (5)

  • The hotel known as 'The Captain' (or El Capitan) is actually the El Royale at 450 N. Rossmore Ave, near Beverly Blvd, and across from the Wilshire Country Club. It's right on the border of Hancock Park and West Hollywood but it's actually Los Angeles, 90004.

  • Featured Music: "Careless Whisper" by Wham

  • John Denver's 'Country Road' is played (sarcastically?) in the background during the 'vacation in Saul's apartment' montage.

  • Saul (Jeffrey Tambor) plays a retired sitcom writer. Every week he alludes to having had an affair with some different TV actress (using their real names) from the 1970s. He has already dropped names like Linda Lavin, Marilu Henner, and Joyce DeWitt.

  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre In the opening scene, Josh and Hope are in her apartment watching Texas Chainsaw Massacre on TV.

Trivia (1)

  • Saul mentions three actresses from 1970s sitcoms. With the shows they played on, they are: Linda Lavin (Alice); Marilu Henner (Taxi), and Joyce DeWitt (Three's Company).

Allusions (6)

  • Saul: I worked on a little show called Three's Company. Three's Company was a sitcom that aired on ABC from 1977 to 1984.

  • In a possible 'homage' to Woodie Allen, writer/director/37-year-old New Yorker, John Hamburg, does a send up of the 'Lobster in the Pot' routine from Annie Hall during the 'out of town vacation' montage in Saul's apartment.

  • Dr. Phil The nightclub bouncer lets Saul and his 'wrecking crew' cut to the front of the line because he thinks he is Dr. Phil (the TV psychologist who resembles Jeffrey Tambor) when Saul mentions that he works in TV.

  • The Fog Charlene (Raquel Welch) tells Hope that she almost starred in The Fog by John Carpenter. In real life, Welch was up for the role, but Adrienne Barbeau got the part.

  • Butt Pats Both Saul and Marty pat Josh on the butt before his big meeting and he doesn't like it. This is another reference to a former TV sitcom, in this case, the Friends episode where Chandler's boss keeps patting him on the butt, much to Chandler's dislike.

  • Housemates The fictional hit series that Saul believes was stolen from him by his ex-partner, Housemates appears to be a hybrid of four real TV shows - Full House (190 episodes), Going Places (a 1990, three-episode, ensemble, shoreside sitcom) and The Sopranos and House (two big TV hits set in New Jersey).