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Season 4 Episode 4

Jim Joins the Network

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Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM Oct 29, 1981 on ABC
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Jim uses his psychic powers to predict television ratings.

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • In this episode Jim states that his favorite show is "Star Trek." Three years later in 1984, Christopher Lloyd would star as a Klingon Commander in the movie Star Trek III: The Search For Spock.

    • QUOTES (3)

      • Mitch Harris: Jim...if you had had this chance a few years ago....you could have saved "Star Trek."
        Jim (turning around, in awe): Star Trek...
        Mitch Harris: What do you say, Jim? Shall we boldly go where no man has ever gone before?
        Jim: Louie, I'm gonna need the afternoon off. I'm gonna go save television.

      • Mitch Harris: Remember me? I'm the guy in television.
        Jim (in awe): Raymond Burr!

      • Alex: Anyone know why there's white powder around Louie's cage?
        Elaine: I think it's rat poison.
        Alex: Won't work, he brings his lunch.

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    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • Jim: It wasn't the actor's fault, they just gave him things to say that no Romulan would ever say.
        Jim is referring to the original Trek episode "Balance of Terror."

      • The episode of "Star Trek" Jim refers to is "Balance of Terror." The actor he refers to is Mark Lenard, the only actor to portray all three of the original Star Trek's major alien races: a Romulan in the above episode; a Vulcan, Sarek, Spock's father, in episodes "Journey to Babel" and "Yesteryear," as well as movies Star Trek III: The Search For Spock and Star Trek IV; and a cameo as the Klingon Commander in Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

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