Tuesday, August 12, 2008


At one point during their investigation in tonight's episode ("The Obsolescent Cryogenic Meltdown"), 'The Middleman' and Wendy used the names Alexander Scott and Kelly Robinson respectively as their covers.

True believers recognize those names as belonging to the super-spy characters played by Bill Cosby and Robert Culp (again respectively) in the 1960s classic, 'I Spy'.

But it's not a Zonk.

After more than forty years, Kelly and Scott are legends among the espionage cognoscenti. In making up their pre-packaged identity cards for Bossman and Dub-Dub, I think it would be natural for Ida - who has access to the records of all the government agencies - to have a little fun and use Kelly and Scott's real identities.

Glad to be of service....

Toby O'B

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I don't know if you've seen it, but Javier Grillo-Marxuach posted a list of allusions/references from the past couple of episodes on The Middleblog (http://themiddleblog.livejournal.com/). It's pretty interesting.