Barrel Bear

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (32)

  • Millie: I can’t even get on an escalator, what made me think I could jump the falls? Mahandra: A bottle of merlot.

  • Jaye: (To Barrel Bear) Murderer!

  • Mahandra: (Sobbing) I don’t wanna die alone and friendless, screeching my last testimony into a video camera. Jaye: Uh... all right?

  • Jaye: It’s a mud pit, not a metaphor!

  • Millie: Take me to the Falls. I’m goin’ over!

  • Jaye: You can steal every barrel in Niagara Falls. Won’t make her life any less a lie! Mahandra: Not if nobody ever knows about it! Jaye: The two people that matter know: the lady who did a thing, and the lady who didn’t.

  • Eric: (About Millie) She is one hundred percent fabrication. She decided what she wanted to be and damn the facts. You don’t get much more American than that.

  • Eric: (To Jaye) Don’t laugh, but I kinda like it here. I like The Barrel. I like slinging cocktails. I like Niagara Falls . . . and I like you.

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Notes (8)

  • Jaye tells Mahandra the truth about the Muses, but in a classic case of “the truth shall set you free” Mahandra simply thinks Jaye is making up the story to make her feel better.

  • The barrel Millie claims she went over the Falls in is labeled “Grande Dame of Niagara – The First American Woman To Survive The Falls."

  • The print on the posters for Millie Marcus’ speech read: Concerned Ladies of America West (East Coast Chapter) Present “Back In The Barrel” An Evening With Millie Marcus $10.00 – The Barrel – 7pm

  • Vivian’s taxi is KLJ-0157.

  • Aaron (Lee Pace) does not appear in this episode.

  • Jaye talks to several stuffed Barrel Bears and the mounted fish in this episode.

  • Jaye actually claims a victim: Millie Marcus, in the middle of a sentence.

  • Jaye racks up quite an expensive fine by the end of this episode: $50 for stealing a quarter out of the fountain at the beginning of the episode, and $250 when she throws the barrel over Niagra Falls at the end; a total of $300 in all.

Trivia (5)

  • When Millie Marcus is sitting down for a cupper at Karen Tyler's parents house while discussing a possible book there's a bug on Millie Markus that crawls down the front of her coat. This occurs While Karen Tyler's farther is telling Millie Marcus that she is an American hero.

  • When Mahandra starts to erase the video tape, Eric’s mouth is closed. When the view shifts to him, his mouth is still wide open.

  • Time seems to move a bit too quickly in this episode. When Eric, Mahandra, and Millie are stealing the barrel from Vivian’s house, it is the afternoon. When they arrive at Niagara Falls, it is already night.

  • When the Barrel Bear tells Jaye, “It’s never too late,” the mouth does not move.

  • Apparently, security is very bad at Wonderfalls. Jaye walks out of the store at the beginning of the episode with the Barrel Bear and no alarm goes off. Then again, when she took the stuffed chameleon with her (Episode "Karma Chameleon") nothing happened then either.

Allusions (3)

  • Mahandra: It all goes back to Hansel and Gretel. This is a reference to the childhood story Hansel & Gretel about an old witch who lived in the forest, imprisoning children in her candy house, fattening them, and eating them.

  • Mahandra: Hobbit that hates the Shire. This is a reference to the famous Lord of the Rings trilogy creatures called Hobbits who lived in a village known as The Shire and rarely anyplace else.

  • Millie Marcus: Rue McClanahan. Rue McClanahan is famous for her role as Blanche Devereaux on the classic television show The Golden Girls.