Corner Gas

Season 5 Episode 16

Coming Distractions

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Mar 31, 2008 on CTV



  • Trivia

    • In the flashback to when Fitzy almost hit Oscar with his car, when Oscar says, "Jackass!" his mouth is not moving.

    • Karen: Yeah, I'm picking up Mertyl; she's got a bad hip.

      In Hurry Hard, (season 2, episode 11), the character of Mertyl Runciman is introduced. She couldn't participate in the Clavet Cup Bonspiel on the Leroy curling team due to her hip injury.

  • Quotes

    • Hank: Hey, could I have some money for Raptor Juice?
      Brent: I just paid for your movie, why would I pay for that too?
      Hank: So I don't tell Davis about you coming here with me.

    • Wanda: Yeah, looks like you gals are having a hoot. Lacey and I were just saying how much fun it was. Weren't we, Lacey?
      Lacey: I was.
      Emma: Oh, well, that's good, because the Purple Hats and I were thinking you'd be perfect for the group!
      Lacey: Oh, well, Wanda and I are really flattered.
      Emma: Oh, no, we're not asking Wanda; we're asking you. No offence, Wanda.
      Wanda: I'll find a way to get over it. (pause) Hey, look! I'm over it!

    • Wanda: Hey, what's up?
      Oscar: Nothing. Nothing at all. Isn't that right, Son?
      Brent: Son? Oh, right, that's me.

    • Hank: Hey, Brent, remember the part where Raptor Man flies through that giant door just before it closes?
      Brent: It wasn't a door, it was jaws, and no, I don't remember that, 'cause I wasn't there.
      Davis: So, how did you know they were jaws?
      Brent: He told me... before he forgot.
      Hank: (looking guilty) I went alone.

    • Oscar: I need you to protect my sidewalk. Wanda's been casing the joint so she can write her name.
      Davis: Oh, that's Wanda that's been writing her name.
      Oscar: Who else would be writing Wanda?
      Davis: I thought it was an acronym for something.
      Oscar: For what?
      Davis: Oh, I don't know. Western Association of Non-Developed Agencies. World Agencies for Non-Developed Associations. Wizards Against Naked Dancing in Alberta. William and Nadine's Dental Appliances. And those are just off the top of my head.

    • (at the movie)
      Davis: This is terrible. Let's go.
      Hank: No, no, no. I wanna see how it ends.
      Davis: You know how it ends. You've seen it already.
      Hank: Yeah, but sometimes they surprise you.

    • (after Karen is mocked by teens for guarding a sidewalk)
      Wanda: That's embarrassing.
      Karen: I know, you can totally see their underwear.
      Wanda: No, I mean you guarding a sidewalk.

    • (about her new blouse)
      Lacey: I think it's kind of jazzy.
      Wanda: Did you just use the word 'jazzy'?
      Lacey: Young people can use the word 'jazzy'. 'Jazzy' is hip.
      Wanda: Did you just use the word 'hip'?

    • Cement Guy: Okay, I'm done. I saved your butt once, I ain't coming back again.
      Oscar: Yes you will, I pay my taxes!
      (Cement Guy stands up, he's very tall and burly)
      Cement Guy: What did you say?
      Oscar: Nothing. I was just talking about my taxes.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Davis: No, no, I'm talking about Raptor Man 2.
      Brent: Oh, the first one was awesome! This one's supposed to be even awesome-er.
      Karen: You two nerds should put on your Spock ears and go together!
      Davis: This is a completely different genre.
      Brent: Yeah, we wear claws.

      Karen's mention of 'Spock ears' is a reference to Star Trek (1966 - 1969); the character of Spock (portrayed by Leonard Nimoy) was an alien, a Vulcan, who had pointy ears. Fans of the series, when attending conventions, dress up in 'Star Fleet' uniforms and also don pointy ears, as well as other facial appliances, in order to look like their favourite characters.

    • Lacey: Oh, that is so cute. Isn't that cute? Old gals sittin', havin' a hoot.
      Wanda: Who are you, Dr. Seuss?

      Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel (Mar. 2, 1904 - Sept. 24, 1991)) was an author of children's books. The books were written in short rhyming sentences, such as the one that Lacey used.

    • (after making a recording for Wanda)
      Emma: Can I go now, Spanky?

      Emma refers to Wanda as "Spanky"; Spanky was the leader of Our Gang (also known as The Little Rascals), an MGM-produced series of movie shorts that began in 1922. The gang of children often participated in wild schemes.