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A Happy Refrain 

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Claire's personal life takes an unexpected turn; Gordon makes an unusual grooming suggestion to Bortus.

Director:

Seth MacFarlane

Writers:

Seth MacFarlane (created by), Seth MacFarlane
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Seth MacFarlane ... Capt. Ed Mercer
Adrianne Palicki ... Cmdr. Kelly Grayson
Penny Johnson Jerald ... Dr. Claire Finn
Scott Grimes ... Lt. Gordon Malloy
Peter Macon ... Lt. Cmdr. Bortus
Jessica Szohr ... Lt. Talla Keyali
J. Lee ... Lt. Cmdr. John LaMarr (as J Lee)
Mark Jackson ... Isaac
Chad L. Coleman ... Klyden
Mike Henry ... Dann
Chris Johnson ... Cassius
Norm MacDonald ... Yaphit
Kai Wener ... Ty Finn (as Kai Di'Nilo Wener)
BJ Tanner ... Marcus Finn
Blesson Yates Blesson Yates ... Topa
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Claire's personal life takes an unexpected turn; Gordon makes an unusual grooming suggestion to Bortus.

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

While Dr. Finn is speaking with Commader Grayson in Grayson's office, at 11 minutes and 12 seconds into the episode, a framed copy of Journey's Escape album can be seen to the left of the door as Grayson is standing at the drink synthesizer machine. See more »

Goofs

Isaac says "Reset table" while in the holodeck, but fails to ask the computer to do it, so how would the computer know he's talking to it? See more »

Quotes

Klyden: Bortus, I wish that you would remove that thing.
Lt. Cmdr. Bortus: What thing?
Klyden: The strip of hair above your lip.
Lt. Cmdr. Bortus: The mustache; why?
Klyden: Because it is foolish looking and people are staring at us.
Lt. Cmdr. Bortus: They are not. And if they are, it is with admiration.
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Connections

References Singin' in the Rain (1952) See more »

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Singin' in the Rain
(uncredited)
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
1) Played by the Union Symphony Orchestra in the shuttle bay
2) Sung by Gene Kelly [from the movie soundtrack of the famous "drenching rain" scene]
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So much fun
1 February 2019 | by lorne_mcinnesSee all my reviews

What a great episode. Very few shows that can get me to laugh out loud. Well done.


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