The Loop

Season 1 Episode 4

Trouble in the Saddle

Aired Wednesday 12:00 AM Mar 30, 2006 on FOX
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Episode Summary

On his way to an important business meeting at Russ's ranch, Sam stops off at home to put on some ranch attire.

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  • My first episode and I just don't get it.

    Maybe this episode would have made more sense if I had seen the earlier ones, but I flipped onto the channel and it was just on so I thought I'd watch it.

    While I did sit there and watch this episode, it really wasn't for me. The comedy was funny at some points, but at other times it is overdone and borders on crude to me.

    This episode had moments when it was funny, a very different storyline and one really horrible costume for Sam (bet he was glad when the filming was done for this one). Entertaining, but not enough to make me watch the next one.moreless
  • Haha!!!

    Lizzy is so funny, throughout the whole thing, stupid people can be so damn funny sometimes, its stupid humour, I love stupid humour! Lol. I can't believe he didn't tell Piper, actually I can but you know, whatever. This episode is awesome, I love it when Sully tries to pretend that he hit himself, and then Lizzy figures it out and says she won't 'do it' and then the Indian guy is like to Sully "I'll do it". That was hilarious lol, and what was up with the dog at the end, that was just random but you know, whatever.moreless
  • I was laughing the whole way through.

    I really don\'t know why I love this show so much - it\'s utterly ridiculous and doesn\'t even begin to approach the level of intelligence that \"The Office\" has. But this show has charm and this episode was funny.

    While going down this wire thing to get to a food stand, Sam does some damage to his groin area, and burns his hands. The doctor refuses to let him leave the hospital until he achieves an erection to make sure he\'s okay down there.

    Piper offers to help him, but Sam freaks out and says he wants Lizzie to do it. Piper gets offended and leaves, and Lizzie helps him and Sam rushes off to a meeting, where, like in every episode, he manages to win and this time settles a negotiation.

    This episode featured awesome performances from Bret Harrison, Sarah Mason, and Mimi Rogers (the slutty secretary). I still don\'t like Sully much.moreless
  • getting there

    lets be blunt the first 2 episodes were bad, real bad

    if you make a show with lots of fysical humor it still needs to be original and have a good story (just check scrubs)

    last weeks one was better and this one is original (getting your nuts squashed by a mobile food cart )

    I'm still not sure why sam has a brother (other as a vehicle to getting him in trouble) or why (other than her name) mimi rodgers is there

    the 2 girls roles are getting better though, lizzy is shown to be more than the "blond to look at" she was in the first episodes

    so what's next, well as a mid seison series you don't have that much time to get settled, so they need to define the characters more, otherwise it is the end


Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • When Sam is trying to tell Piper why he got Lizzy to "help" him, the tassles on his top go from being messed up - to neat - and back again between camera shots.

    • In the scene near the end when Sam and Piper are sitting in the living room talking, first the phone is not visible, then it appears out of nowhere, then it is turned around so that you can see the antenna, then it turns back around again.

    • Featured Music:
      Chris & Tad - "Going On"
      Chris Ballew - "Hungry Animals"
      Hot Hot Heat - "Goodnight Goodnight"
      KT Tunstall - "Suddenly I See"

  • QUOTES (5)

    • (After it was decided that Lizzy would be the one to help Sam test his "equipment")
      Lizzy: (cracking her knuckles) Do you want riverboat style or regular?

    • Sully: Sam, you took that shwarma right in the playmate are you okay?
      Lizzy: (to Sam) What's my name?
      Piper: Lizzy shhhh!
      Sam: (rolling on the ground holding his groin) Hossspitttall!

    • Meryl: It took me five years to get invited to that ranch, and three weeks for my ass to recover.
      Sam: From all the riding?
      Meryl: Riding?

    • Sam: Just out of curiosity, why are we going to the ranch?
      Russ: The ranch is the closer. I have never not closed a deal at that ranch, including one with a certain Lady Bird Johnson... who I call "Dirty Bird Johnson".
      Sam: Wow...

    • Russ: Thesis, glad I caught you. We're going up to the ranch today.
      Sam: Wh-, today? I thought the negotiations were tomorrow.
      Russ: Yeah, well I thought my son'd marry a woman too. Cold wake-up call for both of us, huh?

  • NOTES (0)


    • Meryl: (to Sam, who is dressed in "western attire") Come on Brokeback Mountain!

      Brokeback Mountain is a 2005 movie that depicts a romantic relationship between two men in the American West from 1963 to 1983.