Cracker (US)

Season 1 Episode 3


Aired Unknown Oct 02, 1997 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • TRIVIA: This episode is a condensed version of the UK Cracker season 1 2-part episode called The Mad Woman In The Attic, which was also the original UK pilot episode.

  • Quotes

    • Fitz: I don't know. Hitler, Pol Pot... Milli Vanili. Some things are better left forgotten.

    • John Doe: Why do you gamble so much?
      Fitz: Because I like it.
      John Doe: And drink so much?
      Fitz: Because I like it!

    • Fitz: Did you know that nobody ever really loses their memory? We just lock it away... lock it away, like a madwoman in the attic. And occasionally you can hear her screaming, and clawing at the floorboards. But you never want to unlock that door. You never want to look in.

    • Fitz: $20 says he's faking, and I get a confession in 24 hours. (to Tyler) Will you lend me twenty bucks?
      Watlington: This guy belongs in jail.
      Doctor: He needs professional help.
      Fitz: And I will be happy to provide that. (to Tyler) Will you please just lend me twenty bucks? I'll pay you back!

    • Fitz: They call me Fitz. What do they call you?
      Man with Amnesia: I don't know.
      Fitz: Blood-thirsty murdering maniac, perhaps?

    • Fitz (at Gamblers Anonymous): Two archeologists dig up a mummy, and revealed to them is the most angst-ridden, depressed face they have ever seen in their lives. And one archeologist turns to the other and asks, "what could have possibly happened to make this son of a bitch so miserable?" They happen to notice that his right fist is clenched shut, like this. So very carefully, they pry the fist open, and there it is. A betting slip - $200, Goliath to win!

    • Judith: I'll come home on three conditions. One, we get into counseling. Two, you enter a gambling recovery program--
      Fitz: A social club for losers!
      Garson: I run the West L.A. branch.
      Fitz: I rest my case.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • re: The Menendez Brothers

      During one of his conversations with John Doe, Fitz references the Menendez brothers, who murdered their parents in 1989 after claiming they had been abused as children. Both men were inundated with marriage proposals while in prison, and one married a Playboy model. As Fitz says, "you tell me crime doesn't pay."

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