The Loop

Season 1 Episode 7

Rusty Trombone

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Aired Wednesday 12:00 AM Apr 13, 2006 on FOX
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A last-minute brainstorming meeting forces Sam to bail on his date with Piper and rescue her from sleazy Derek.

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    • TRIVIA (3)

      • Derek said "¿Te gusta mi boletas?". The correct way to say this would be "¿Te gustan mis boletas?.

      • This episode features an explicit product placement:
        Piper says "God I look great in this Old Navy skirt" then a subtitle reads (product placement) and she continues, "Thanks, Old Navy" followed by the sound of a cash register ringing.

        In the end credits: promotional consideration paid for by old navy

      • Featured Music:
        Bangles - "Eternal Flame"
        Chris & Tad - "Going On"
        Greater Good - "Hold On"
        Madjukt - "Getting Pretty Good"
        Sunday's Best - "Indian Summer"
        Wisely - "Please Don't Talk About Me (When I'm Gone)"

    • QUOTES (7)

      • (Speaking to Sam on the phone)
        Meryl: Some day I would like to crawl inside that computer brain of yours and hump your hard drive dry.
        Sam: (Looks puzzled and disgusted)
        Meryl: Sam?
        Sam: Yeah?
        Meryl: Could you just breathe for me? Just breathe... that's it... breathe...

      • (Speaking to Sam who is on the toilet)
        Russ: Come on boy we don't have all day! Bomb the harbor! (Slaps the toilet stall wall)

      • Russ: Good news peeople, KLM has agreed to merge with us. I guess the Dutch have taken a break from the hasheesh pipe long enough to figure out that it's going to take more than tulips and live sex shows to keep them in wooden shoes.

      • Meryl: You're drunk!
        Sam: What? No, no, no I'm, not!
        Meryl: Yes you are. You smell like Carroll O'Connor. Do you want to slap me across my face and call it "Scene Study"?

      • Sam: Hey Darcy, what are you doing here on a Saturday?
        Darcy: Catering. Believe it or not, being your assistant doesn't pay off my student loans. I'm also a clown. And sometimes I dress up as a giant hot dog and hold an arrow.

      • Meryl: (on the phone with Sam) You sound like you're having fun. Are you at a gay bar?

      • Russ: I know this is date night, but the only thing getting porked around here are your plans.

    • NOTES (2)

      • For this entire season, Phillip Baker Hall (Russ) was nominated for the 2006 Satellite Award for Best Actor In A Supporting Role In A Series, Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television.

      • Last appearance of Lizzy (Sarah Wright) and Piper (Amanda Loncar).

    • ALLUSIONS (3)

      • Meryl: (to Sam) and you want to fill that opening don't you John Thomas?

        In the United Kingdom, John Thomas is sometimes used as a euphemism for the penis.

      • Russ: Go, and take Mother Jugs and Speed with you!

        Mother, Jugs & Speed was a 1976 comedy film starring Bill Cosby, Harvey Keitel and Raquel Welch who are all employees of a low-budget ambulance service in Los Angeles.

      • Sam wore a shirt that said "I love Clay Aiken". Clay Aiken was the runner-up in season 2 of FOX's other show "American Idol".

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