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Robson Arms

Season 3 Episode 13


Aired Friday 10:30 PM Jun 30, 2008 on CTV
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Episode Summary

The tenants of Robson Arms are divided into factions over the question of turning the building into condos.

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (5)

      • The cheque that Bobbi received from Bobby is dated 14/11/2008 and is drawn on SBBC (Secure Bank Inc. of B.C.), and shows Bobby Briggs' address as:
        2223 7th Avenue East, Vancouver, B.C., V5N 1S8.

        In Prince of Nigeria (season 3, episode 7), Ramon Garcia gives Hal a cheque for $20,000; Ramon's address on the cheque is the same one as used for Bobby Briggs here.

      • Alicia: How about Mirror, Mirror?
        (more discussion)
        Fred: How about City On The Edge Of Forever?

        While Fred and Alicia are discussing which episode of Star Trek to watch, Fred picks up a box set of one season of the show. The container he picks up is red, which was the colour of the box for season 3 of the original series. However, neither episode mentioned is from season 3; the episodes they mention are Mirror, Mirror, which was in season 2 (episode 4), and City on the Edge of Forever, which was in season 1 (episode 28).

      • Fred: (to Yuri) Anyway, didn't you try to evict a single mother a while ago?

        Yuri had to serve Bobbi Briggs with an eviction notice in Gila Monster (season 3, episode 1).

      • When Fred goes to see Chuck, you can see that the apartment number on the door across the hall from Chuck & Trixie's is #108; this means that Chuck and Trixie should be in either apartment #107 or #109. However, in Gila Monster (season 3, episode 1), Trixie told Hal that she and Chuck lived in #105. Also, in Wrong And Wronger (season 3, episode 8), we can see that Carol Goldstein lives in apartment 108, which is at the end of the short hallway where the mailboxes are; there is nothing across the hall from her doorway.

      • The music used in this episode was:
        Things Have Changed (2000) by Bob Dylan.

    • QUOTES (5)

      • Hal: A while ago, the landlords came around, they wanted me to sign this lease thing.
        Nick: And I married a crazy Belgian.
        Hal: And she signed it, so now it's in her name.
        Nick: So, technically, our place is her place.
        Hal: Yeah, which means we don't have any say in this condo deal.
        Fred: She'll have to sign it back over.
        Hal: She says she already sent a letter.
        Nick: And she wants me to drop dead.
        Hal: So, we just want to have a say, you know, get involved.
        Fred: Okay, well, I'll look into it. In the meantime, if you guys want to get involved, there's a tenant's meeting which starts in... (he looks at his watch and then looks up; Hal and Nick have left)

      • Fred: Which episode are we going to watch?
        Alicia: How about Mirror, Mirror?
        Fred: With 'Evil Spock'?
        Alicia: He wasn't evil; he was a Vulcan trapped in a morally ambiguous universe.
        Fred: Hmmm... he had a goatee. Goatee means you're evil. How about City On The Edge Of Forever? Kirk sacrifices the woman he loves to save the world.
        Alicia: I never forgave Kirk for that.

      • Bobbi: And I felt okay cashing Bobby's cheque because until recently, I truly believed he was Robbie's father. I had no idea that Yuri...
        Grandma Tan: (in Cantonese) I think I saw this on Coronation Street last week.
        Bobbi: You're right... I have to tell Bobby the truth.

      • (getting in to a cab on her way to Las Vegas)
        Tabitha: Fred, give the man my suitcase! I don't want to miss my flight.
        Fred: Of course, I just wanted to be certain, see, the condos...
        Tabitha: No, but he can't take it unless you let go of it.

      • Chuck: So great news, everybody; Robson Arms is going condo! Well, 'night, everybody.

    • NOTES (0)

    • ALLUSIONS (3)

      • Alicia: I was thinking of green...
        Fred: I love green. Olive green, sage green, soylent green.

        Soylent green is not a colour; Soylent Green is a movie released in 1973; soylent green was a food source in the dystopian future depicted in the movie; at the end of the movie, the main character discovered that "soylent green is people!"

      • Alicia: Carol from downstairs has been giving me the pink-eye.
        Fred: There will always be people standing in the way of progress. The majority of tenants are on-board, and the needs of the many...
        Alicia: ...outweigh the needs of the few.

        The quote "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few (or the one)" is from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982); Spock says it to Admiral James T. Kirk, most notably in the scenes near the end of the movie when Spock is sacrificing himself in order to save the ship and everyone on it.

      • (Fred tells Alicia that he's just gotten the final signature needed for the building to go condo)
        Alicia: Congratulations, Mr. President! (she takes out her retainer)
        Fred: What, it isn't Wednesday.
        Alicia: Oh, I'm feeling all 'pon farr'.
        Fred: Ahead, warp factor one! (they kiss) Engage!

        The term 'pon farr' is from the Star Trek episode Amok Time (season 2, episode 1). It is the blood fever that Vulcans experience once every seven years (once they reach adulthood) that leads them to mate.