Special Sub-Topic: "Semper Spy"
|In this episode, Ed is going on vacation! Straight after Ed leaves, Danny is in Ed's office, with his feet on Ed's desk. Sam and Nessa come in for a quick chat. Danny seems quite happy with the fact that he's in charge till Ed gets back.
As he is taking over from Ed, what does he refer to himself as?|
Big Danny. Sam - "Do you really think you should have your feet up on Big Ed's desk?"
Danny - "Big Ed's probably at a luau right now patting down Don Ho....but don't worry ladies, Big Danny is here"
Nessa - "Oh...my....god."
|A visitor has come to the casino by the name of Frank. He claims to be on the worst streak of his life.
When Mike helps him out of his cab to the front door, what unfortunate events happen to him?|
He bonks his head when leaving the cab, steps in gum and drops a wad of money on the ground. Poor Frank is on a bad streak. He mentions to Mike that he's on the worst streak...and after Mike hands him his wad of money back, he believes Mike has turned his luck around. He then uses Mike as his human good luck charm.
|Danny takes a walk down on the casino floor for the first time since ed has goes on vacation. And his luck would not be believed as a group of people are standing around one single slot machine, as the person at the machine uses a cheating device. This cheating device is a rod that goes up the payout slot, forcing the machine to start spitting chips.
What is the name given to this device?|
Monkey Paw. Monkey Paws are also known as 'Monkey Plums'. A group of guys are around a slot machine, covering any views for the user being spotted. Security gives chase...but the thieves get away.
|This doesn't seem to be Danny's day. Not only did the cheater get away with the money using the cheating device. But now there's a problem within the hotel.
400 people have been locked out of their rooms due to a card key glitch. We later find out that it was in fact Ed who had done this. he put a card key scrambler device into the programming system so that everyone's key cards opened different doors. Much amusement was taken from this.
|Frank's luck has changed. His extreme bad luck has turned into extreme good luck! He believes it's because of one of our main characters, who gave him a quote to stand by.
Who is Frank's new good luck charm?|
Mike. Mr Mike Cannon is the lucky man. Frank believes that after he touched his wad of money, it was his lucky hands that made him win. Mike is bemused, until the money is offered to him to be his 'human good luck charm'!
|Danny has figured out that it's Ed who was behind the hotel problem. Danny decides it's time for a bit of revenge.
Using one of his many contacts, what's his first vengeful act that lead to an embarrassing situation for Ed?|
Having his Hummer towed. Danny uses a contact of his at the Tow-Away clinic to have Ed's hummer towed. Danny makes a call directly after to ask whether everything is going well, full knowing that Ed's just lost his ride.
|It's time for Ed to release the next part of his plan. This one involves a bunch of old people in wheelchairs to cause complete and utter havoc in the casino.
What dreadful name does Ed give to this operation?|
Operation Desert Swarm. In the blooper reel for the series... a scene is shown where straight after James Caan says this, he then proceeds to say "My god...I can't believe I actually said that". The actual sequence with these trouble makers is a beauty. they put Vaseline on the tables, one man gets in the "Win this car" car and starts driving, they kick out all the emergency doors so that alarms are going off, they put dog poop on tables, whoopee cushions, super glue, multiple balls in the roulette wheel..the list goes on. And all done to an upbeat version of Ballroom Blitz to boot!
|Another subplot in this episode includes the Warners. A husband and wife whale from Chicago. Sam tends to these two whales throughout the episode. The Warners make Sam take them to a local restaurant and make her eat one of the items there....Gorilla Style!
What type of eatery are they at?|
Burger joint. Unfortunately for Sam, these whales aren't actually whales. They are just regular patrons who happened to have the same name as the Warners. At the Lucky 7 burger shop, Sam and the fake Warners get their gorilla style burgers.
|Ed, now back from his holiday, is telling Danny about it in the car as they wait for some thieves. Ed of course wasn't in Hawaii where he said he was, he was in a motel down the road. Fill in the missing word from this dialog that shows Ed's slip-up.
Danny: "So I thought you'd still be in Hawaii?"
Ed: "Well...I decided to come home early"
Danny: "Nice time?"
Ed: Yeah, you know...10 minutes of looking at the ocean, 10 minutes of looking at the sand...and two days watching this troupe of _______ steal coconuts from this tree outside of my room there."
Danny: You know Ed....there are no _______ in Hawaii..."
Ed: "... ... ... Shut Up."|
Monkey & Monkeys. Indeed there are no native monkeys in Hawaii. A nice catch-out by Danny.
|This episode ends with a great scene. After figuring out that Ed wasn't in Hawaii at all, what surprise does Danny give an unsuspecting Ed?|
Decking out his office with palm trees, sand and beach chairs. As Ed heads up to his office, Danny quickly runs to his desk to watch Ed's surprise as he sees his whole office transformed into a Mini-Hawaii. He has set up many monitors with an Hawaiian girl dancing, with the words 'Wish you were there' written! The words are promptly cleared by an image of Danny towing Ed's Hummer. This scene made me laugh more than any other in season one. Brilliant.
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