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Hercules: The Legendary Journeys

Season 4 Episode 12

Men in Pink

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Aired Monday 5:00 PM Feb 02, 1998 on USA
7.5
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When Salmoneus and Autolycus were mistaken for the murderers of King Pholus, they disguised themselves as performers in the Widow Twanky's all girl dance troupe. Autolycus promptly fell for the voluptuous Cupcake, while Salmoneus earned the unwanted affections of their pursuer, the late king's greedy brother Gekkus. Things got worse when the two men were forced to perform the Hoochie-Coochie-Jiggle-Wiggle in the buff, although Twanky was thrilled. The final showdown with Gekkus on stage was perceived by the audience as part of the show. Cupcake helped Autolycus and Salmoneus overcome Gekkus, who was hauled away as the king's killer.

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  • In this entirely Hercules and Iolaus-free story, Salmoneus and Autolycus are framed for murdering a rich king, and hide out as female dancers in Widow Twanky's all-girl dance troupe. One of the weaker episodes of the series, saved only by a few laughs...moreless

    6.8
    This episode is one of several hurriedly written for the second half of the fourth season to cover for the absence of Kevin Sorbo, who had suffered injury.



    The episode is a notable first for featuring neither Hercules OR Iolaus (Michael Hurst does appear, but as Widow Twanky).



    The episode features two of my favourite recurring characters from the series, Salmoneus and Autolycus. So on that basis alone, I should like it. Unfortunately, it feels like a rushed mess, and is one of the thrown together episodes that hamper the second half of the fourth season.



    Strangely, Hurst (as Edith Sidebottom) and Robert Trebor receive special guest star credits for this episode, whereas Bruce Campbell gets standard guest star billing.



    As mentioned above, Michael Hurst returns as the Widow Twanky, first seen previously in the season in '...And Fancy Free'. I kind of liked his / her appearance in that episode as a one-shot joke, but I wasn't so sure about bringing her back, especially so very soon after - at least wait until next season!



    I also found it hard to warm to Cupcake, and couldn't care in the least what happened to her.



    On the flip side, the episode does feature some good efforts from Campbell and Trebor. I wouldn't say it is their absolute best in the series, but they make the best out of a bad situation.



    Other than a few laughs here and there, I don't really like this one much.moreless
Lacey Kohl

Lacey Kohl

Cupcake

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Michael Hurst O.N.Z.M.

Michael Hurst O.N.Z.M.

Widow Twanky

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Peter McCauley

Peter McCauley

Gekkus

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Bruce Campbell

Bruce Campbell

Autolycus

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Robert Trebor

Robert Trebor

Salmoneus

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