Hercules: The Legendary Journeys

Season 5 Episode 15

Greece Is Burning

Aired Monday 5:00 PM Feb 15, 1999 on USA



  • Trivia

    • Not only does Michael Hurst play the Widow Twanky credited as Edith Sidebottom, he also plays the beggar credited as Billy Wagstaff

    • Nitpick: Stuart Devenie plays Count Von Verminhaven, Oena's lover in this episode. This is interesting (and a bit icky) considering he played her uncle, the Magistrate, in the episode "...And Fancy Free".

  • Quotes

    • Hercules: (after being threatened by Von Verminhaven) Thanks for the tip. Now let me give you one. If you or your goons get in my way again, you'll all be out of style faster than you can say 'tube top.'

    • Von Verminhaven: (to Oena) My darling, I can't stand to see you like this... so I'm leaving.

    • Fashion Policeman: (To Hercules) You are under arrest for violation of article 1A, section 10, subset 234D of the fashion code - wearing leather in the summer.
      Hercules: Oh, well then why aren't you out arresting cows?

    • (After beating down a particularly nasty patron who hired her for a dance)
      Twanky: Hercules was right; I deserve better than this! I deserve respect, I deserve consideration, I deserve to be spit-polished by the Olympic weightlifting team! But as I can't have that, I shall settle for my dignity.

    • Twanky: You know, this takes me right back to my modeling days when my twelfth husband, Lord Longfellow, known in the more exotic ports as Three-Legged Willie, demanded that I give up the catwalk and bear him in an heir!
      Althea: What did you do?
      Twanky: Well! I said to him, 'Dick,' I said 'I'm a career girl.' But he would not take no for an answer. So I cut off his aspirations. Do you know, even though it ended badly between us, I still carry part of him with me.

    • Hercules: Everyone has a right to their own opinion, but Von Verminhaven has turned his into the law. Althea had the courage to remind you that it's okay to be different. Well, you all have your own style. Don't let him take that away from you.

  • Notes

    • Disclaimer: Due to incredibly bad taste and a despicable dress code, the Fashion Police were locked up indefinitely immediately upon completion of filming this motion picture.

  • Allusions