Cagney & Lacey

Season 2 Episode 19

Let Them Eat Pretzels

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Mar 21, 1983 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Cagney and Lacey try to find a way to arrest the son of a immunized diplomat who's using his nation's embassy to avoid justice after hitting a poor man with his car.

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Tony LaTorre

Tony LaTorre

Harvey Lacey, Jr.

Tyne Daly

Tyne Daly

Det. Mary Beth Lacey

Sharon Gless

Sharon Gless

Det. Chris Cagney

Jason Bernard

Jason Bernard

Dep. Insp. Marquette

Carl Lumbly

Carl Lumbly

Det. Mark Petrie

Sidney Clute

Sidney Clute

Det. Paul La Guardia

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The Lacey bedroom in the opening of the episode is shown backwards, typically in every other episode of the series, Mary Beth is shown on the right side of the bed, while in this episode she wakes on the left.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Cagney: Mothers-in-law and wives, you know, they always have problems.
      Lacey: Yeah, according to who?
      Cagney: According to everybody. Don't you watch Johnny Carson?

    • Isbecki: The lieutenant wants to see you girls, right now.
      Lacey: Women, Isbecki, women. Girls are usually under eighteen, and they don't have detective shields.

    • Lacey: Looks like a young Omar Sharif.
      Cagney: He's got crooked teeth.
      Lacey: You know, Christine, you're very critical. That's your trouble with men. You want them all to be perfect.
      Cagney: No, I just have a thing about teeth.

  • NOTES (2)


    • The title of this episode is a pun on a famous remark by Marie Antoinette, the last Queen of France. When told that the population was starving due to a shortage of bread, she responded with, "Let them eat cake."