A Penny Saved
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- Do you have friends who need extra protection?
- How can you show that you love them?
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- This is a main episode in The Green Ring Conspiracy (Saga).
- The title of this episode is half of the expression "A penny saved is a penny earned". The expression would be completed in #697: “A Penny Earned”.
- Detective Polehaus said "All hail the conquering heroes!" which could be a reference to the expression from the chorus of Handel's oratorio Judas Maccabaeus, the 1944 film, or the University of Michigan's fight song.
- In this episode, Officer Penrose tells Penny that she can't park in McAlister Park because it is against city ordinance. However, Whit became the owner of McAlister Park in #637: “The Forgotten Deed”. This means that the park is now private property. Even if Whit declared overnight parking to be trespassing that would not be a city ordinance violation.
Don Polehaus: I couldn't be happier with the verdict. Well, actually I could be, but to do that would involve reintroducing the kinds of punishments used back in the middle ages. Good times.
Ted Humphries: Wooton Bassett, also from Odyssey and personally involved in the case, gave us his take on the verdict.
Wooton Bassett: Thanks Ted. Did you see the size of the judge's gavel? That thing was huge! I'd love to have one of those at home.
Ted Humphries: About the verdict?
Wooton Bassett: Oh yeah, the verdict. That was a good call, and the jury foreman had good diction when he read it out. Very Shakespearean.
Wooton Bassett: I have left more messages than I had words to say in them. Which means there's a lot of dead air on her voice mail.
Professor Bruce: Oh yes. And you testified against Dr. Trask too.
Wooton Bassett: Yeah, but that was only because he kidnapped me and locked me in a train car with the counterfeit money. But I got out when the train crashed!
Connie Kendall: Well, we have to find a way to help her.
Wooton Bassett: You mean find a way to find her so that we can then find a way to help her.
Connie Kendall: Oh, stop that.
Wooton Bassett: I'm only using frivolous humor to mask my deep, unbridled worry for her.
Connie Kendall: Really? Good mask.
Wooton Bassett: Thanks.
Penny Wise: Oh, that's weird. I never noticed this button before. I wonder what it does? <click and thump> Ha! Ah! Officer! Look! I opened the back! I opened the trunk! Now I can get to the spare gas can!
John Whittaker: So, what's everyone having?
Connie Kendall: My usual.
Don Polehaus: I'll have my usual too.
Wooton Bassett: And I'll have both their usuals with extra whipped cream and a side of licorice.