The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.

Season 1 Episode 5

Socrates' Sister

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Sep 24, 1993 on FOX



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Bowler: Help, Brisco, I can't swim!
      Brisco: Try standin' up!

    • Bowler: What happened to Grave's End? Who put a dang lake here?
      Brisco: Dam.
      Bowler: All right, damn lake.

    • Iphigenia: Shouldn't we be doing something?
      Brisco: Randolph's gonna be 50 feet down. What do you want me to do, go out there, and wrestle him in some underwater life and death struggle? Me desperate for air and him behind glass - smiling in an oxygen-rich environment? No thanks! I'll wait until they get back on shore; then I'll get Randolph and the plates.
      Iphigenia: ...seems sort of anti-climactic...

    • Wickwire: This is a momentous day, gentlemen - I've never field-tested this before.
      Pete: What?
      Wickwire: Nope! Never deeper than a water trough. That plumb line we dropped over showed over 60 feet of water. That's two atmospheres of pressure. This should be very interesting.
      Jack: (who can't hear anything) What's he saying?
      Pete:(smiling) He thinks you're gonna drown!

    • (Brisco tosses darts at a target)
      Ellie: Nice form.
      Brisco: Ah, throwing darts is easy.
      Ellie: Who said anything about darts?

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Headline: Weird Science
      Jack Randolph shows Pete a newspaper, whose story about Wickwire's "inner space suit" is titled "Weird Science". This is an allusion to the EC Comics of the early 1950s, which presented science-fiction (of the 'pulp' variety) stories, and from which the 1985 movie also took its title.

    • Pete Hutter: You're dead, Mr. Wizard!
      Pete is speaking to John Astin's character, Professor Wickwire -- a scientist -- and is alluding to the children's show Mr. Wizard which featured science.

    • Chapter title: Get The Drop, Tie 'Em Up, Shoot 'Em Dead, Rawhide
      Taken from the Rawhide TV show's theme song.

    • U.S. Attorney Breakstone: Theme music and appearance
      U.S. Attorney Breakstone bears a strong resemblence in dress and general appearance to James West of the TV series The Wild Wild West. The musical "theme" that introduces him also bears a strong similarity to the Wild Wild West theme.