Season 1 Episode 5

The Prince Of Wails

Aired Unknown Apr 12, 1995 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • The BSA Today newspaper is dated early February. However, the Casual Talk: The Recorder of the Nation paper has the date of 24 March.

    • When Quinn and Wade slide through the vortex, an Eaton's sign can be seen in the background. Eaton's is a popular department store in Canada, and the first two seasons were filmed in BC, Canada.

    • A boom mike can be seen in the shot near the top of the screen as the sliders are entering their new hotel room.

  • Quotes

    • Arturo: And remember, the reason the sun never sets on the British Empire, is because God doesn't trust the British in the dark.

    • Prince Harold: And I am not Prince Harold, and this is not my game reserve.
      Arturo: (to himself) And you are not long for this earth.

    • Soldier: This is a restricted area. Stay exactly where you are!
      Rembrandt: Now this is like downtown Oakland.

    • Quinn: You mean the French Revolution never happened? The Russian Revolution? The Chinese Revolution?
      Wade: What about the Sexual Revolution? (Quinn stares) It's always been my favorite.

    • Quinn: How many times can I say I'm sorry?
      Rembrandt: Just keep saying it, and I'll tell you when to stop!

    • Rembrandt: Why couldn't you have pointed that thing up? It could have taken your mama with you instead of me, an innocent celebrity.

    • Arturo: What's the Sixth?
      Rembrandt: "Equal rights for all, regardless of race, religion, or musical preference."
      Arturo: It is not!

    • Rebecca: What does it say?
      Prince Harold: (opens paper that Rembrandt gave him) We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and James Brown is acknowledged as "The Godfather of Soul".
      Both: Who's James Brown?

    • Wade: I can't believe this Prince Harold guy. What an idiot! He only likes women "under 20 or over 60." And look at this. He's quoted as saying that poor people have "chosen to be poor, because otherwise, they'd be rich."

    • Arturo's Double: As part of my contract with America, I have enacted a middle-class tax cut. Starting today, you middle-income commoners will only have to pay 74% of your gross earning to my government, a generous 2% decrease.

    • Wade: Yeah, well forget about the war in France. This is the good stuff. (reads from newspaper) "The Playboy Prince Caught in a Love Nest with Teenage Vixen and Her 80-Year-Old Grandmother".

    • Driver: Perhaps you'd allow me the honor of making it up to you. Our entire hotel is at your disposal. Why don't I take you to the royal suite?
      Arturo: Well, the royal suite is probably a little more than we can afford.
      Driver: (laughs) A "little more" than you can afford? Oh, you kill me, sir. You kill me. I meant that as a pun, of course.

    • Rembrandt: (After seeing Arturo's double on television) What's gonna happen when they find out, that he ain't him?
      Arturo: I don't know. But I, for one, am certainly not sticking around to find out.
      Wade: Yes, but, for the moment you are still the sheriff. There's no sense in leaving empty handed.
      Arturo: ...Sometimes Miss Wells... you frighten me. (Picks up telephone) Yes my good man. I want a car sent around immediately. I want the trunk filled with the finest cheeses and fresh fruit that you have. I want every single contemporary periodical and newspaper... and I want all the cash from your register.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Rebecca: Look who's wandered into Raider territory.
      Rembrandt: Raiders? You're not the Oakland Raiders?
      The Oakland Raiders are a professional American Football team based in Oakland, California. They were founded in 1960.

    • The episode itself is a reference to Robin Hood.
      Robin Hood--being Quinn and his band of "merry men"--the Oakland Raiders
      The misrule of Richard's brother John--Prince Harold while Richard was away at the Third Crusade--King Thomas missing in French War
      The Sheriff of Nottingham is widely considered to be the principal villain of the Robin Hood stories--Arturo's double

    • Quinn: Rob from the rich and give to the poor!

      A reference to Robin Hood, who is known in popular culture for robbing from the rich to provide for the poor.

    • Rembrandt: And all because the junior Nutty Professor ...

      The Nutty Professor (1962) stars Jerry Lewis as a socially inept college faculty member who invents a serum that turns him into the extremely smooth, girl-chasing hipster Buddy Love. A remake of the film was made in 1996, starring Eddie Murphy.

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