The Pretender

Season 2 Episode 9


Aired Saturday 9:00 PM Jan 17, 1998 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Broots: People think spontaneous combustion is a myth. I don't. I wouldn't be caught dead with a book of matches in my pocket.

    • Jarod: I carved the design for what later became the AMC Pacer out of a bar of soap. Wasn't my best work

    • Jarod: I built the Empire State Building once.

    • Jarod: Sometimes the destination isn't as important as the journey.
      Miss Parker: Well, where on your journey...did you find that surveillance tape?
      Jarod: In one of your mother's safe deposit boxes.
      Miss Parker: Like her wedding ring and her medical file?

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Jarod's surname: Lugosi (referring to famous horror film star Bela Lugosi)

    • Mr. Connelly:: Now, doesn't that beat talking frogs?
      During the 1997 Super Bowl, Budweiser aired commercials with three frogs that simply said 'Bud', 'wise', and 'er'. The frogs were such a hit that they continued to be used in the commercials (in some form or another) for next few years.

    • Jarod:: Like Pavarotti.
      Luciano Pavarotti is an Italian singer. The launch of his career was in a production of La Fille du Regiment at New York's Metropolitan Opera. Responding to Pavarotti's aria containing nine effortless high Cs, the audience erupted in a frenzied ovation, and the young tenor's reputation soared into the stratosphere. His recordings are consistent best sellers, and include collections of arias and recital programs, a live concert from Carnegie Hall, and anthologies of Neapolitan and other Italian songs.