The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Season 1 Episode 2


Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Mar 22, 2009 on BBC



  • Trivia

    • The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency Cases:
      • Case #1: The Frightened Shopkeeper
      • Case #2: The Two O'Clock Doctor
      • Case #3: The Possible Poisoner

    • The framed picture of the man on the wall of Ramotswe's detective agency office is that of Seretse Khama Ian Khama, the 4th president of Botswana, who assumed office in April 1, 2008.

  • Quotes

    • Tabitha: (to Mma Ramotswe) Tell me, if someone is very frightened and they live in fear of their life all day and all night, could you find out why?

    • Mma Ramotswe: Not a big disguise. I just don't want to be identified.
      BK: Well, can't do anything about your distinctive figure.
      Mma Ramotswe: There is nothing distinctive about my figure.

    • JLB Matekoni: You shouldn't have wasted your money on the aftershave. I'm quite happy smelling of Sunlight soap.
      Fanwell: But Boss, women prefer smart-smelling men.
      Charlie: And that is the path to heavenly pleasure!

    • Charlie: In America, a scientist proved that a man thinks about sex every seven seconds.
      JLB Matekoni: That can't be true. How did he measure that? Did he attach radio wires to people's heads?
      Charlie: (giggles) Maybe he attached them to... (looks down at his crotch)
      Fanwell: Somewhere else. (laughs)

    • JLB Matekoni: The people who run the ivory trade are more dangerous than any mamba. If threatened, they'll strike to kill. A woman in their world is like a fragile ship on a stormy sea, or an antelope in a desert full of lions.
      Mma Ramotswe: It's been a very long time since someone compared me to an antelope.

    • BK: Sugar babes, you are tired and worried and paranoid. Your brain has been under the dryer for too long. Relax. After that cup of tea, you'll feel better.
      Mma Makutsi: I am having a crisis, you silly man! And it will not be solved by a cup of tea.

    • Mma Ramotswe: (looking at the children playing) You know, when I see those children together, I can hardly believe there's anything wrong in the world.

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