While Ellery and Simon are interrogating Bud, a waiter comes down the stairs and enters the room. The next shot shows the waiter repeating this movement.
Inspector: I have no time to waste on a case that's closed!
Ellery: What about the broken car window? How about the bracelet with the missing diamond?
Inspector: What about the egg stains on your shirt? If a big butter and egg man gets knocked off, I'm supposed to arrest you?
Bud: Keep your fingers crossed, mom. Maybe there really is a curse.
Wentworth: Sorry to keep you waiting, Brimmer. Can I fix you a little snort?
Brimmer: No thanks.
Wentworth: Then I'll fix me one. After that business with the Egyptian at the museum I need one.
Margie: My English teacher said a good writer could write anywhere.
Ellery: He never wrote in an automat.
Inspector Queen: It's the curse of Pharoah Amon Ra, son. It's already claimed another victim.
Inspector Queen: Why does it always have to be murder?
Velie: The Maestro's got that look on his face.
Inspector Queen: Must be something he wrote.
Inspector Queen (to Ellery): The thought of you dictating a book while you're driving a car boggles the imagination.
Claudia (about her husband): No one's going to mourn him. In fact, there may be a few who will cheer a little under their breath.
Brimmer: Nobody's capitalizing on my curse except me.
Brimmer: Simon Brimmer, sir. May I extend my sympathies on the loss of your father?
Bud: Yeah, thanks a lot.
Ellery (about the coffee): It smells good and strong, dad.
Inspector Queen: You're probably half right.
Claudia (about their affair): Otis and I are not ashamed.
Inspector Queen: Norris Wentworth died of natural causes. Nothing will convince me otherwise.
Margie: Mr. Brimmer, are you trying to pump me?
Inspector Queen (to Ellery): It's past your bedtime.
Margie: Is it really past your bedtime?
Ellery: He's been trying to get me to go to bed at ten o'clock since I was 14.
In this episode, we have the Wentworth family. Patricia Wentworth wrote a series of mysteries starring "Miss Silver" (a Miss Marple-type character) beginning in 1928.
Although he plays an Egyptian in this episode, Nehemiah Persoff is of Israeli descent.
Simon Oakland, who plays the murder victim, is best known for his role of harried newspaper editor Tony Vincenzo on the original Night Stalker series.
Future Night Court star John Larroquette has a tiny role as a bellhop in this episode.