Jack of All Trades

Season 2 Episode 1

A Horse of a Different Color

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Aired Unknown Oct 07, 2000 on
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A Horse of a Different Color
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When her champion horse is stolen and thought to be on Palau Palau, Catherine the Great comes to the island and threatens to wreak havoc unless her horse is returned within 24 hours.

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • Nitpicks: Catherine the Great is depicted here as having a Russian accent. However, the real empress grew up in the German kingdom of Prussia. If she had any accent, it would be a German one, not Russian. Also, Catherine died in 1796, but the show is set in 1801!

    • QUOTES (3)

      • Jack: (when Emilia slips in the stable and falls on top of Jack) Emilia, if you wanted a quick roll in the hay, all you had to do was ask!
        Emilia: Oh, I don't feel like looking for a needle in a haystack, but I do appreciate the thought.

      • Jack: (flirting with Empress Catherine) You know, speaking of which, I've been told that I have certain... horse-like attributes.
        Emilia: Indeed, it's true. Mr Stiles is known to all for his striking resemblance to a horse's arse!

      • Croque: The way you straddle that magnificent creature and ride her like there is no tomorrow is simply fabulous.
        Brogard: I imagine you must get terribly sore.
        Jack: I don't know how you perform in front of so many people- I could use some tips!
        Emilia: Frankly, I find it rather disturbing that you can make so much money doing it.
        Jockey: I'm sorry you feel that way, my dear, but it's the one career where the little guy has the advantage.

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    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • Two of the horses in the race are named for famous equines, "Mister Ed" from the show of the same name and "Trigger", Roy Roger's steed.

      • Catherine the Great was alleged to have died while having intimate relations with a favorite horse. According to the apocryphal story, the sling supporting the horse broke and Catherine was crushed when it fell on top of her. This story is alluded to when Croque brings everyone into the stables to see his new horse, only to see the silhouette of a woman in what appears to be a very compromising position beneath a horse, though when the curtain is pulled it's shown to be a rocking horse rocking above Catherine as she ties her shoes.

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