Ted Callender's show is titled Overkill and is performed at the Theatre de Lys.
(the hoosegow for Ted Callender)
McCloud: Let's go.
Ted Callender: Lead on, MacDuff. You know, I'm going to make you a star!
McCloud: Oh, you bet y'are.
Ted Callender: (to McCloud) There's not a lawyer in the land that can do to that jury what I can do, mate. I can mesmerize 'em.
(Chief Clifford explains that some actors are "physically unstable")
McCloud: For them, it's not "all the world's a stage," it's "the stage is all the world."
Chief Clifford: (with mild appreciation) Uh, you read Shakespeare in the bunkhouse?
McCloud: I thought that was Zane Grey.
(speaking to McCloud, who is at Ted Callender's mod cocktail party, via telephone)
Chief Clifford: How do things look there?
McCloud: Like Halloween.
Chief Clifford: Well, now you know what a showfolk hoedown looks like.
(Chris Coughlin wants to know how her article on "The Marshal from Manhattan" went over with Chief Clifford.)
McCloud: It hit him about like a three-day case o' prairie chiggers.
McCloud: Chief, I didn't ask to come to New York, but since I'm here, I'd like to feel that I'm useful.
Chief Clifford: So would I. But you can't have everything.
(McCloud is to make himself scarce from here on)
Chief Clifford: Do I make myself clear?
McCloud : Comin' in like a bear in December.
Chief Clifford: McCloud, I don't even wanna know what that means.
Diana Muldaur is billed as a Special Guest Star in the opening credits.
Based on Characters Created by: HERMAN MILLER
Titles & Optical Effects: UNIVERSAL TITLE
Christina Sinatra is the youngest daughter of legendary singer Frank Sinatra.
I thought that was Zane Grey
Refers to Zane Grey (1872–1939), a popular American author best known for novels and stories of adventure which presented the rugged Old West in an idealized image.
Lead on, MacDuff
The origin of this phrase is the Shakespearean play Macbeth. In actuality, it is a misquote as Macbeth's actual line in the play is "Lay on Macduff, and damn'd be him that first cries, 'Hold, enough!'"
All the world's a stage
The origin of this phrase is the Shakespearean play As You Like It. The context of the quote is:
All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts.