Sam leaps into the body of Jeffrey Mole, a 1970s rock musician and member of a band that has as its trademark heavy makeup. Al tells him that in two nights time, a crazed fan will stab and kill him. The fan in question, 16 year-old Philip Silbart, is emotionally disturbed and has run away from several foster homes. Strange things begin to happen however - like a stage prop falling on his head - which leaves Al and Sam wondering if someone other than Philip may be out to get him. Sam begins to suspect the band's business manager of fiddling the books but it also turns out that Jeffrey is probably Philip's father. Written by
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King Thunder is largely a parallel to the band KISS. Some pictures of King Thunder seen in Phillip's room were similar to the cover photo of KISS's self titled debut album. There are also references to KISS songs. The episode was set in Detroit, and one of KISS's more popular songs was titled Detroit Rock City. In addition, Detroit was one of the earliest cities where KISS became popular. Also, the name King Thunder combines the name of the 70's era KISS songs King Of The Nighttime World and God Of Thunder. See more
When singing the lyrics to "Fate's Wide Wheel", "close" is mispronounced as an adjective (klohs: being in or having proximity) when it should be pronounced as a verb (klohz: to come together, unite) to rhyme with "goes" (gohz). This error is also on the soundtrack CD. See more
We have more money than Croesus, ha-ha! We're gonna make The Beatles look like ants, huh-huh, yeah. Aren't we? He-he.
Dr. Sam Beckett
I don't remember.
Dr. Sam Beckett
I m-, I mean, uh, that's what people're gonna be saying, about The Beatles: "I don't remember them", you know, when we get really big. I mean, The Beatles, they're like an insect infestation!
Yeah! And we're the bloody exterminators!
References The Naughty Nineties
Rock the Redhead
Performed by Scott Bakula
as Tonic with King Thunder See more