Season 4 Episode 3

The Public Domain

Aired Tuesday 8:30 PM Oct 28, 1997 on NBC



  • Allusions

    • Jimmy: I think Mr. DeVille is ready for my close-up or whatever the hell I'm saying.

      Jimmy mangles a quotation from Billy Wilder's movie classic Sunset Boulevard (1950). The correct quotation, as delivered by Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond, is "I'm ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille". The Mr. DeMille referred to is Cecil B. DeMille, the legendary director whose career stretched back into silent movie days. In fact he is credited as the first movie director to shoot a movie in Hollywood. Today he is best known as the director of Biblical epics such as The Ten Commandments (1956).