A Fine Romance (1989)

Season 1 Episode 6

The Day of the Third, Thin, Wrong Woman Who Knew All Too Much About Eve

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Feb 16, 1989 on ABC
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The Day of the Third, Thin, Wrong Woman Who Knew All Too Much About Eve
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Michael and Louisa have a bet going as to which one of them will start an argument first. After she breaks her foot, Louisa is assigned an assistant, Eve, who is secretly out to get her job. George is dealing with budget cuts. Adding to it: a pair of roving crutches, and a paid assassin called the Jaguar who is a master of disguise.moreless

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    • TRIVIA (2)

      • In this episode, George correctly points out that there are no railroads in Malta.

      • George had asked for coffee without salt water. The water in Malta has a peculiar, salty taste to it that comes through even in the coffee. It is one of Malta's main exports.

    • QUOTES (3)

      • Michael: But join us now as we explore the mystery that is Malta. Home of the ancient religious order of the Knights of St. John...
        Louisa: Who set sail from Europe with the Knights of Columbus, the Padres of San Diego, and the Cardinals of St. Louis...and that how's baseball was born!

      • Louisa: Look out! He has a trombone!

      • Louisa: Why are you so argumentative?
        Michael: Me? You are the Typhoid Mary of arguments. You spread conflict like a disease. They ought to quarantine you every time we cross a border!

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    • ALLUSIONS (3)

      • Michael calls Louisa 'Typhoid Mary' He is likening her to Mary Mallon who was the first person in the United States to be identified as a healthy carrier of typhoid fever.

      • Michael refers to the Knights of St. John. He is talking about the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta. This organization began as an Amalfitan hospital established 1080 in Jerusalem. It provided care for poor and sick pilgrims to the Holy Land. After Christian territory was lost, it was operated from Malta. It came to an end when Napoleon ejected them from the country.

      • The title of this episode alludes to numerous 'classic' movies: 'The Thin Man', the 1934 movie starring William Powell and Myrna Loy as detectives Nick and Nora Charles, 'The Man Who Knew Too Much',the 1956 Alfred Hitchcock thriller and the 1950 Bette Davies movie 'All About Eve.'

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