The Pretender

Season 2 Episode 16


Aired Saturday 9:00 PM Apr 04, 1998 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Jarod supplies his own 'Discovery stash' of toys for Nicky, including Mr. Potato Head, Slinky, Magic Eight Ball, & Wheel-O.

    • Jarod's Pretend: DEA agent/Child Psychologist (Psychological Reconstructionist)
      Jarod's Discovery: chocolate milk mix

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • While shooting the episode Andrea Parker (Miss Parker) had to hurl a heavy wooden chair against a breakaway wall--that didn't break. She broke her finger instead. Still, she went on working till the end of the day, then drove herself to the emergency room.

  • Allusions

    • Jarod's Surname: Leary (referencing drug guru Timothy Leary)

    • Agent Bingham: Listen, Freud...

      Dr. Sigmund Freud, a famous and influential psychiatrist, is sometimes used in a mocking manner to suggest a person is behaving overly analytical. Here the label is applied to Jarod.

    • Miss Parker: What's Marmaduke up to this week?

      Marmaduke, a canine character in a syndicated comic strip, is a large and good natured dog who happens to find himself in unusual situations day after day.

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