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.
Did You Know?
There is a scene when the alien ship locked lasers on the Enterprise and Picard comments that lasers wouldn't penetrate the navigational deflectors. When this episode originally aired, the scene went slightly differently. Picard asks if the lasers could penetrate the shields and Worf responds that the lasers wouldn't penetrate the navigational deflectors. The scene has since been changed to how it is now. See more
When the computer is listing comics for Data, he says "that one" and the computer starts clearing the other names before Data can identify the one that he meant. See more
Lt. Cmdr. Data
Then, there was the one about the girl in the nudist colony, that nothing looked good on.
Referenced in Star Trek: First Contact
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more