Season 4 Episode 3

Splitsville, Man

Aired Unknown Oct 02, 1996 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Ellen's parents find her sulking atop the "Hollywood" sign, however in real life that area is blocked off so that nobody can climb the letters.

  • Quotes

    • (Ellen is sitting in the "o" of the Hollywood sign playing the harmonica)
      Police Officer: Hey you, get out of the "o". And you in the "w" - put your pants back on!

  • Notes

    • Ellen mentions that she may as well be hiding a dark secret for all of her life, such as being left-handed. In the light that Ellen comes out as gay later in the series, this is very likely an allusion to that possibility.

    • In the beginning of the episode, Ellen is coming out of the closet (literally).

    • Opening sequence: Captain & Tennille.

  • Allusions

    • Paige sings a dedication for Harold's retirement on camera that is based on the famous song by Marilyn Monroe, "Happy Birthday Mr. President".