A mortally wounded, one-legged messenger from King Richard flees Locksley Manor pursued by Gisborne's men and ends up in the arms of Robin. With his dying breath, he tells Robin that the King needs him to return to fight in the Holy Land, and utters the word "Lardner".
Did You Know?
The title of this episode is a play on the name Ring Lardner Jr.
. A blacklisted writer in 1950s Hollywood, Lardner was one of the original writers of the original The Adventures of Robin Hood
(1955) TV series. He would go on to win the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for MASH
(1970). See more
Before riding off, the Sheriff says to Guy, "Don't let them escape before I get back," and Guy replies, "They'll be dead by then." At this point both the Sheriff and Guy think that only Robin is in the tree and won't find out until later that Marian is there as well. Therefore they should have said "him" rather than "they" or "them". See more
I'll make some predictions and then I'll make them come true. Someone in this room will bare their buttocks to the Sheriff tonight.
Sheriff of Nottingham
Take that man to the dungeons now.
Look, hang on, prediction two. Sir Guy's joint will rise from the dead.
Guy of Gisborne
What's that supposed to mean?
Your woodcock, sir Guy. I can bring it back to life.