McMillan & Wife

Season 4 Episode 2

The Game of Survival

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Oct 20, 1974 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • While tailing Rachel, Mac's car is nearly forced over a cliff by a Mustang, in a proficient night exterior marred at the climax by a rapid tracking pan that produces the same "strobe" effect found in Losey's The Sleeping Tiger, for example. In each case, it may be assumed that the production budget or the shooting schedule (or both) prevented re-shooting.

  • Quotes

    • Mac: (To Rachel.) Ewing persuaded Silverio Gonzales to impersonate him, didn't he?

    • Sgt. Enright: Oooh, I was afraid of that.
      Mac: Afraid it would open?
      Enright: No, afraid it would creak. That scares the hell out of me, if you must know, Sir.
      Mac: Me too.

    • (Mildred agrees with Mac)
      Mac: (To Mildred) You're a wise, rational, mature woman.
      Sally: You're a wise, rational, mature woman. (To Mildred) You're a wise, rational, mature fink!

    • Mac: What happened to your new hairdo?
      Mildred: Oh, I'm too familiar to be distant.

    • Mac: Do you know how much it hurts to be hit over the head with whatever I was hit over the head with? It's the most unredeeming experience of all time.

    • (Telephone report.)
      Mac: Something wrong, Charlie?
      Sgt. Enright: I... lost her.
      Mac: Something's wrong, Charlie.
      Sgt. Enright: I would say so, Sir.

    • Rachel: (To Sgt. Enright.) You know, you're just not sneaky enough to be a good cop.

    • Rachel: Your father used to think I was the most interesting toy of all.
      Walter: Did you really think my father was going to leave everything he had to a Vegas chorus girl and her tennis pro?

    • Mac: (To Sally.) You're just prejudiced where green-eyed tennis pros are concerned.

    • Walter: Those "drab things" are Ming dynasty and worth a fortune. Rachel's idea of a work of art is a thousand-dollar bill.

    • Ted: (To Astrov.) You play around with his wife, and he's a Nazi?

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Bobby Riggs: Who'd you expect, Billie Jean King?

      Allusion to the infamous tennis matches and feud between Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King.