Gimme a Break!

Season 2 Episode 1

Nell Goes to Jail

Aired Unknown Oct 02, 1982 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Nell tells Swackhammer that the Kanisky phone number is 555-8162.

    • When the cameraman counts down and tells Hamilton he's on his bad side, the audio must have been looped over, as his voice doesn't match his lips.

  • Quotes

    • (as Nell approaches Mr. Swackhammers desk...)
      Mr. Swackhammer: What are you doing? I haven't called your number.
      Nell: But there's nobody else here.
      Mr. Swackhammer: You have to wait for me to call your number...Number 8...
      Nell: Excuse me. I have 12 and there's nobody else here.
      Mr. Swackhammer: Shh....9!...(looks around)10!...11!...(Nell stands up)...Don't anticipate...12.

    • Mr. Swackhammer: Let me put it this way, I can yank every phone in this police station. Then you'll be calling all cars with two tin cans and a string.

  • Notes

    • This episode was videotaped on August 20, 1982.

    • The theme song stays quite the same, but the saxaphone at the end is taken out, and a choir is added in singing "Gimme A Break", after Nell says it. The theme seems a little faster than the first season theme, and a little bouncier.

  • Allusions

    • Nell: I'm gonna reach out and touch you in your chops.

      This is a parody of the old AT&T advertising slogan "reach out and touch someone".