Charlie's Angels

Season 4 Episode 23

Toni's Boys

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Apr 02, 1980 on ABC



  • Allusions

    • Kris: All we need now is a cask of Amontillado.
      Kelly: I never would have guessed you were an Edgar Allan Poe fan.
      Tiffany: And a wine grower, too. My, my, how the criminal element is coming up in the world these days.

      This is a clear reference to the Edgar Allan Poe short story The Cask of Amontillado, in which the narrator, Montresor, seeks revenge on Fortunato. Montresor leads a Fortunato through a series of chambers beneath his palazzo with the promise of a taste of Amontillado, a wine that Montresor has just purchased. As they venture further into the chambers, Montresor gives Fortunado more and more wine to drink. When they reach the last underground chamber, Montresor chains Fortunato to the wall, builds a new wall to seal him in, and leaves him to die, very much in the same vain as Mr. Durano had planned to do to the Angels.