The Pretender

Season 1 Episode 3

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Aired Saturday 9:00 PM Oct 19, 1996 on NBC
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ARIZONA - Sydney and Miss Parker travel a wind farm in Baja, CA where Jarod was last seen testing aerodynamics. Jarod is now flying jets for Skyvionics, which is testing a defense contractor's new computer system. He's really trying to figure out why a test pilot died during one of the tests. Jarod also befriends Mr. Hollis, a conspirator who was involved in the Manhattan Project.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
    Terence Knox

    Terence Knox

    Thomas Matthews

    Guest Star

    Robert Cornthwaite

    Robert Cornthwaite

    Mr. Hollis

    Guest Star

    Ray McKinnon

    Ray McKinnon

    Lawson

    Guest Star

    Jon Gries

    Jon Gries

    Broots

    Recurring Role

    Alex Wexo

    Alex Wexo

    Young Sydney

    Recurring Role

    Ryan Merriman

    Ryan Merriman

    Young Jarod

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (6)

      • In the scene where Jarod is riding the bicycle (and walking around) in the scrap yard, he has a rubber band holding his left pant leg. The rubber band should be on his right leg--to prevent his pants from getting caught between the chain and the sprocket. However, even this is unnecessary, as the old-style bicycle has a full chain guard.

      • Jarod identifies several stereo-graphs (3D images that you look at and un-focus to see) as a penguin being somewhere near the pyramids in Egypt. Pausing the DVD you note that thay are actually a dinosaur scene and a car.

      • Jarod Discoveries: Silly Putty, bicycles, paper airplanes, Pez candy, Virgin Marys, & universal remote controls

      • Jarod's Pretends: Jet pilot & orchestra conductor

      • Jarod hints that he invented the (modern) stereographic photo, commonly referred to as 'The Magic Eye.'

      • This is the first episode that guest stars Jake Lloyd, who played the dead pilot's son, and who later went on to play young Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. Jake returned to The Pretender, where he portrayed Timmy/Young Angelo.

    • QUOTES (5)

      • (After learning that he can now communicate with Jarod face to face over the computer.)
        Sydney: I don't want Miss Parker to find out about this.
        Broots: Uh, wait...wait a minute. Uh, you want to play political Parcheesi with the Ice Queen, you go...go right ahead, but I'm not dancing in the minefield. No way.
        Sydney: (laughing) You are afraid of losing your job!
        Broots: I'm afraid of losing my life.

      • Lawson: Put yourself in my shoes.
        Jarod: I already have.

      • Bartender: What's your poison?
        Jarod: Excuse me?
        Bartender: What's your drink?
        Jarod: Uh, I was raised on optimized nutritional supplements: hearts of palm, wheatgrass, asparagus mixed with tomato.
        Bartender: Virgin Mary, celery garnished.

      • Jarod: You can stretch it, bounce it, and copy newsprint with it, and it comes in its own plastic egg.
        Store Clerk: Yeah. See, the egg is like a symbol of this stuff's birth, you know? Its being. It's not just putty. It's whatever you want it to be.
        Jarod: Oh. Well, why would they call something this versatile silly?
        Store Clerk: Would you buy something called Versatile Putty?

      • Jarod: (on flying) This is so cool.

    • NOTES (1)

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

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