Liz befriends a female comedy writer from the 1960s who was one of her idols, until she realizes how pathetic the woman's life is now. Meanwhile, Jack has to find a way to talk Tracy out of taking up dog fighting.
Did You Know?
When Liz meets Rosemary (Carrie Fisher) at her book signing, Liz exclaims, "You are great! I grew up wanting to be you!" and Rosemary responds, "I grew up wanting to be Samantha Stephens on Bewitched. But the closest I got was being married to a gay guy for two years." This is a reference both to the behind-the-scenes private life of Dick Sargent (the second actor to play Darren Stephens on Bewitched) and to the fact that in her real life, for a few years in the early 1990s, Carrie Fisher's romantic partner was the Hollywood agent Bryan Lourd (father of Fisher's only child, her daughter, Billie) before Lourd left her for a man. See more
Toward the beginning of the episode, when Liz has having a flashback to a Laugh-In episode that featured Richard Nixon, the actor portraying the former president walks onstage saying, "Pardon me," several times to which one of the cast responds, "You were already pardoned." This is an anachronism because Laugh-In went off the air May 14, 1973, President Ford's pardon of Nixon did not come until Sept 8, 1974 16 months that show's finale. See more
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References Miami Vice