The Enterprise comes to the assistance of Captain Thadiun Okona when his ship malfunctions. Okona is a quick-witted and charming rogue who entertains everyone with his humor and is vastly popular with the ladies. While the Enterprise crew rebuilds the parts he needs to continue his journey, they are approached by the leaders of two planets accusing Okona of being a thief, or worse, and demanding that Picard turn him over to them. One is particularly incensed as he has accused Okona of impregnating his daughter. Not all is as it seems however. Data meanwhile tries to better understand humor. He seeks advice from Guinan and on the holodeck also gets advice from a stand up comic. Written by
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According to some sources, Jerry Lewis
was invited to play the holodeck comic. The role eventually went to Joe Piscopo
who included a Lewis impersonation. See more
Data is summarizing the Comic's joke about Thomas P. 'Tip' O'Neill
and the briefcase that looks like a fish by stating, "So the juxtaposition of gender and an amphibian briefcase..." Data should know the difference between fishes and amphibians. See more
You, pal, are a tough room.
Lt. Cmdr. Data
[accesses his data bank
Lt. Cmdr. Data
Ah! A colloquialism, meaning a severe, rigid, close-minded audience. I understand. I will attempt to be an easy room.
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more