The Pretender

Season 1 Episode 14

Ranger Jarod

Aired Saturday 9:00 PM Feb 15, 1997 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • When Big Bob's pig shows up, he calls it "Little Bob", or "he". But when they show the pig's belly, you can see it's teats, meaning it's a female.

    • Jarod's Pretend: Search & Rescue worker

    • Jarod's Discoveries: The Three Stooges, Star Wars, sex

    • Young Jarod officially meets young Miss Parker for the first time. (Though she did appear in earlier flashbacks/DSAs.) Miss Parker also tells Jarod her first name, but the audience never hears it.

    • This is the first pretend that Jarod does on impulse instead of researching his role, which explains the hastiness of figuring out his last name.

  • Quotes

    • Jarod: What did you mean when you said 'I don't want to disappear'?
      Nia: I said that?
      Jarod: Twice. In Spanish.
      Nia: You must be mistaken.
      Jarod: No. Hablo Español muy bien.

    • Jarod: I need to talk to you. About women.
      Sydney: And why might that be?
      Jarod: Because I met one.

  • Notes

    • Since Jarod sent Miss Parker, Broots, and Sydney a doctored video tape with them transposed as Larry Fine, Moe Howard, & Curly Howard, the Centre trio has been called The Three Stooges by many Pretender fans. They're also known as the Scooby Gang for their 'dogged' pursuit of the mysterious Jarod.

  • Allusions