The Untouchables

Season 4 Episode 16

Jake Dance

Aired Thursday 9:30 PM Jan 22, 1963 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • The gimmick of Ness allowing a suspect to escape in this episode in order to crack a case is a repeat of what he did in Season One's Doreen Maney Story.

    • The team of Dr. Victor Garr & Dr. Daniel E. Gifford had previously worked together in episode # 94 Bird in the Hand.

  • Quotes

    • Garr: (to Gifford) What are you doing? The roof's falling in on these people.

    • Ness: (about the stolen hair tonic) Doesn't sound like anybody'd wanna drink it.
      Contine: Not unless they have a cast-iron stomach.

    • Ness: If you'd put up a fight, we'd be looking at you in the morgue right now.

    • Froelich: You two had some sort of trouble in Wichita?
      Garr: Just some sort of intramural collision.

    • Garr: (about the stolen hair tonic) Maybe we better start looking for 23,000 hospital beds.

    • Iggy: You contact the Feds?
      Contine: Yeah, they're very worried about my health.

    • Mrs. Spencer: When I was your age I could go and go and go.

    • Mrs. Spencer: Why are you making such a big deal out of it for?
      Garr: Mrs. Spencer, I'm afraid I'm going to have to ask you to be quiet.

    • Garr: Do you work, Mrs. Spencer?
      Mrs. Spencer: Not at the moment.
      Garr: Then why don't you take her place at the steam table?

    • Gifford: You didn't tell me the truth.
      Mary Kay: Well, I told you all I'm going to.

    • Hobson: The longer you work in this business, the madder you get. Don't use it all up at once. There's a lot more of these cockroaches.

    • Mary Kay: What do they serve at this restaurant?
      Gifford: How would you like your pheasant?
      Mary Kay: Medium-well, please.

    • Froehlich: (about the map with pins showing cases of Ginger Jake poisoning) If this keeps up we'll run out of pins.

    • Garr: What did you do--take perfume to the girl?
      Gifford: Do you know a better way to apologize?

    • Ness: Dr. Garr, meet Nicholas Contine. He makes poison for a living.

    • Dr. Garr: Dan, you better grab half a dozen bottles of this stuff, we'll need it for quantitative analysis.
      Dr. Gifford: Statistics, Dr. Garr?
      Dr. Garr: Statistics, Dr. Gifford.

    • Dr. Garr: I'm trying to teach him to be a doctor, instead of a statistician... somebody's got to shake him out of his textbooks.
      Dr. Froelich: Maybe you are a little too much doctor, and he is little too much scientist. Maybe you two should sort of meet in the middle.

  • Notes

    • This episode operates as a companion piece of sorts to Season Two's Jamaica Ginger Story in that both describe the battle against the distribution of rotgut Jamaica Ginger alcohol.

  • Allusions