Season 1 Episode 2

Pilot (2)

Aired Unknown Mar 22, 1995 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • Quinn not only hands the bum regular cash, but some of the communist cash as well.

    • The t-shirts the rebels wear show the Statue Of Liberty holding an M16 instead of a torch.

    • Attorney Ross J. Kelley's ("I will fight for you!") phone number is 1-800-555-1948.

    • Several scenes were removed from the second half of the show, including a trip through the Communist Museum where they claimed to have invented everything from the telephone, the car, baseball and several other items.

    • When the two men in trench coats get into the car with the older woman, the man in the back seat's trench coat is hanging outside the door when he closes it.

  • Quotes

    • Wilkins: I trust you slept well.
      Arturo: Yes, I always sleep comfortably with my hands tied above my head, you blistering idiot!

    • Rembrandt: (Surrounded by armed guards at the toll booth) Do you all need exact change? Is that it?

    • Rembrandt: (The Russian Anthem is playing on the radio) Wait a minute, that don't sound right. Must be playin' a Canadian team.

    • Reporter: Now the defendant is on his way out of the courtroom. Mr. Brown, if I could ask you a quick question? Obviously, Commisar Wapner didn't believe a thing you had to say. How does that make you feel?
      Rembrandt: How do you think I feel, fool? I am never watching this show again. Small claims my (bleep).
      Reporter: Well, thank you very much.

    • Llewelyn: The defendant dubiously claims that he is not of this earth, and therefore shouldn't be expected to abide by the laws of civilization.

    • Commissar Wapner: I sentence you to fifteen years in the Alaskan Gulag, without the possibility of parole.
      Rembrandt: Fifteen years?!
      Commissar Wapner: Fifteen years.
      Rembrandt: Don't you mean fifteen dollars?

  • Notes

    • The red Lenin money was printed specially for this episode, to give the look of real money. Since then, the show has had to rely on plain paper.

    • During the end credits, the video of Rembrandt and the Spinning Topps performing "Cry Like A Man" is played.

    • This episode was originally played as a two-hour television movie, just before The X-Files. It was the highest rated premiere of 1995.

  • Allusions