Quark's mother and the Grand Nagus show up on DS9, announcing a new amendment to the Bill of Opportunities he has instituted on the home planet of Ferenganar, and then follows up with the ... See full summary »

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Quark's mother and the Grand Nagus show up on DS9, announcing a new amendment to the Bill of Opportunities he has instituted on the home planet of Ferenganar, and then follows up with the announcement, that, due to the new amendment, chaos has followed and he has been deposed. Written by Moviedude1

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In retrospect, Ira Steven Behr sees this episode the biggest disappointment of his entire time at Star Trek; "If you look through the list, "Profit and Lace" was really the last Ferengi show. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Emperor's New Cloak (1999) is a mirror universe show, and the Ferengi portion of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Dogs of War (1999) is only the A-story or the B-story, depending on how you look at it. So this was the nail in that coffin." See more »

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When Nilva is chasing Lumba and say to Lumba "marry me" Lumba says "I don't think your wife would approve" Nilva says "Who cares he hasn't touched my lobes in months"

Nilva ts upset when he finds out "Lumba" is male. If he was in a same sex marriage he would be OK with that. See more »

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Ishka: [to Quark] You may be a lousy son. But you made a wonderful daughter.
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References Some Like It Hot (1959) See more »

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Main Title
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Written by Dennis McCarthy
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Pushing Ferengi humor to nearly the breaking point.
24 January 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Profit and Lace" is considered by some to be the worst episode of "Star Trak: Deep Space 9". While I wouldn't go that far, I would agree that it's sub-par and I can EASILY understand why folks wouldn't like it. It IS dumb. I laughed at some of the dumb and feel it is poor but there are many worse episodes.

When this Ferengi episode begins, the Grand Nagus has been removed from office and evil Brunt has taken his place--at least temporarily. This is because his fellow Ferengi assume the Grand Nagus has lost his mind, as he's out cavorting with Quark's moogie-- a woman who wears clothes and earns profit! The ex-Grand Nagus and Moogie soon arrive and are full of bluster, but Quark knows that it will be a very, very difficult fight to get the Grand Nagus' job back at the upcoming election.

So far, the show is a bit silly. But it shifts into warp drive silliness when Moogie has a heart attack when Quark is yelling at her. The plan HAD been for Moogie to wow one of the most powerful Ferengi leaders and convince him that there is profit to be made by treating females better. So what will they do? Yep, give Quark a sex change and have him handle the difficult meeting. It's all very embarrassing and I am sure that it must have also been uncomfortable for the actors. Even with the laughs the show provides periodically, the sheer weirdness and ickiness would probably make many viewers blush. Overall, I don't think it was awful but it sure could have been handled better...and without the sex change. Mega- weird, that's for sure!


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