Remington Steele

Season 4 Episode 14

Santa Claus is Coming to Steele

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Feb 18, 1986 on NBC



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      The guy cuts his mother into little pieces, gift-wraps her, sends the packages to his uncle, and he walks away after eight months in a mental institution? Is that it?


      *Mildred says, "It"s the same leg he broke when that guy who was killing all those bachelors ran him down." [In "Steele Eligible", Steele ended up with two broken legs, so Mildred is not that much off here. Still, when Victor Janoff run him down, Remington broke his right leg, and when he fell down the elevator shaft, he broke the left one.]

      *In this episode, Laura, accusing Steele of sending her the watch, tells him, "You told me you were on your way to buy me a gift when..." and then he starts improvising about a watch. The original script for "Dancer, Prancer, Donner and Steele" had Steele calling Saks and asking if they still had that watch and then heading right over there to purchase it. But of course, he never even got out of the office...

      *When Laura sees Dancer at her doorstep, she recalls him saying, "I'd love to splatter that pretty face all over this room." The line was used in "Dancer, Prancer, Donner and Steele", only Dancer didn't say it to her, he said it to Steele after his unsuccessful attempt to take control over the gun. Laura couldn't possibly see Dancer at the angle she remembers him - from the floor.


      Does Mr. Steele always brush his teeth in the middle of a conversation in his office? Or is it just a way to avoid talking to Laura? And he either doesn't use any toothpaste or doesn't rinse after brushing.

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