When Things Were Rotten

Season 1 Episode 6

The Ultimate Weapon

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Oct 15, 1975 on ABC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Friar Tuck: The only person who would be interested in such a weapon would be a despicable, deceitful, revolting coward.
      Sheriff of Nottingham: (scene shifts to castle) I'll take it!

    • Prince John: How can you be so sure?
      Otto Bahn: Does a river bend? Does a willow weep? Does a Forrest Tucker?

  • Notes

    • This episode is the third of only three episodes currently available, on VHS tape from Paramount. The other two episodes are "The French Dis-connection" and "The Wedding Bell Blues".

  • Allusions

    • When the weapon destroys Gibraltar, a messenger brings Prince John all that's left of it, a fist-sized chunk. Prince John says he "always wanted a piece of the rock," alluding to Prudential Life Insurance's slogans and ads, which feature the Rock of Gibraltar.

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