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Season 5 Episode 4

The Politics Of Puffy Pants

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Aired Weekdays 7:00 AM May 08, 2004 on The History Channel
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The Politics Of Puffy Pants
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This episode focuses on the Great Terror in France in 1793. The sketches focus on how the many conflicting ideas during the time after the French Revolution led to many deaths and paranoia everywhere.

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    Bob Bainborough

    Bob Bainborough

    Various Characters

    Rick Green

    Rick Green

    Host/Various Characters

    Ron Pardo

    Ron Pardo

    Various Roles

    Janet Van De Graff

    Janet Van De Graff

    Various Characters

    Teresa Pavlinek

    Teresa Pavlinek

    Various Characters

    Danny DiTata

    Danny DiTata

    Various Characters

    Jack Mosshammer

    Jack Mosshammer

    Various Characters

    Guest Star

    Eric Lunsky

    Eric Lunsky

    Various Characters

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    • TRIVIA (2)

      • For the Hollywood Squares sketch, the two contestants have their real first names on display in front of them. ( Duncan and Teresa, respectively)

      • The date of reference for this episode ( inferred from TV listings and host's opening) is November 19, 1793.

    • QUOTES (1)

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    • ALLUSIONS (4)

      • Batman
        The animated sketch for this episode features a figure dressed very much like the superhero portrayed in comics and movies known as Batman. The most visible difference is there is a symbol of a cross, not a bat, on the figure's chest.

      • WHAT'S ON at 10:00 lists the following films/shows: ' France's Most Wanted ', ' Pantaloon Junction ', ' Fresh Prince Of Behead ', ' As The Blade Falls ', ' The Young And The Headless ', Movie: ' Agnes Of Supreme Being ', ' Just Guillotine Me ' and Movie: ' The Supreme Being Must Be Crazy '.

        These titles refer to the following films/shows (in order):

        -' America's Most Wanted '
        -' Petticoat Junction '
        -' Fresh Prince Of Bel Air '
        -' As The World Turns '
        -' The Young And The Restless '
        -' Agnes Of God '
        -' Just Shoot Me '
        -' The Gods Must Be Crazy '

      • WHAT'S ON at 10:00 lists the following films/shows: ' Buffy The Counter-Revolutionary Slayer ', ' Behead Of The Class ', ' Petty-Bourgeois Junction ', ' The X-ecution Files ', ' Star Lautrec ', ' Much More Chamber Music ', Movie: ' The Birdman Of Bastille ' and Movie: ' Guillotine's Island '.

        These titles allude to the following films/shows (in order):

        -' Buffy The Vampire Slayer '
        -' Head Of The Class '
        -' Petticoat Junction '
        -' The X-Files '
        -' Star Trek '
        -' Much More Music '
        -' The Birdman Of Alcatraz '
        -' Gilligan's Island '

      • WHAT'S ON at 10:00 lists the following film/shows: ' Dr. Quinn, Enemy Of The Revolution ', ' Court TV: Live Executions ', Movie: ' Singin' In The Reign Of Terror ', ' Everyone Loves Maximillion ', ' Everybody Hates Louis ', ' The Robespierre Files ' and Sports: Guillotine Finals.

        These titles allude to the following film/shows (in order):

        -' Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman '
        -' Court TV '
        -' Singin' In The Rain '
        -' Everyone Says I Love You '
        -' Everybody Loves Raymond '
        -' The X-Files '
        -generic reference to sports themed show.

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