Season 2 Episode 6

Rocket to Oblivion

Aired Wednesday 8:30 PM Feb 12, 1974 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Wardlow: The last thing I need right now is more theorizing by another professional incompetent.
      Carlie: You mean incompetent professional.
      Banacek: Thanks.

    • Fanshion: You know, I'm beginning to wonder about your reluctance to support the government's position on this.
      Banacek: Well, I might as well confess, you'll probably find out anyway. For some time, I've maintained some very strong Polish links.
      Fanshion: Oh?
      Banacek: Yes. about three pounds in my refrigerator. And I also have some rather suspicious red ties. but I hardly ever wear them.

    • Carlie: Speaking of devious, what is is that Banacek wanted you to research for him?
      Felix: Banacek?
      Carlie: Come on, Felix, you didn't just wander in off the street. Banacek is on to something about that stolen rocket engine and he gave you an assignment.
      Felix: That is not so. I swear to you on the sacred memory of my grandfather's last mistress?
      Carlie: What has she to do with it?
      Felix: She was Polish.

    • Gallagher: What do you say we go a couple of rounds? Good for the muscle tone.
      Banacek: No, thanks. I'm, uh, saving my hands in case I ever learn to play the violin.
      Gallagher: What's the matter, pal? You don't dig contact sports?
      Banacek: Not with men.

    • Wardlow: I thought you were supposed to be a hotshot. You're no better than the rest of them.
      Carlie: I resent that.
      Banacek: You don't have to defend me.
      Carlie: I wasn't defending you.

    • Banacek: There's an old Polish proverb that says, "If the butterfly had teeth like the tiger, it would never make it out of the hangar."

    • Banacek: There's an old Polish proverb that says, "It is harder for the spider to catch a fly, than it is for the fly to catch a horse."

    • Carlie: Felix, I could kiss you for that.
      Felix: In broad daylight on a Boston street? How scandalous. Shall we step inside?

    • Carlie: And to think I was beginning to feel sorry for you. Why do I bother? Why?
      Banacek: I take it that's a rhetorical question.
      Carlie: Wrong. It was a stupid question.

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