|Charles and Henry start using a word that they don't know the meaning of. They soon discover that it's not so much the words that they use, but the intent behind them that cause problems.
This was the last episode that Hal Smith recorded before he died.
Really I thought the secret Keys of Disapline was.
You're both wrong. "It Began With a Rabbit's Foot" was the last episode Hal Smith recorded before he died. This was the last episode of their first day of recording. All the actors went to a hotel or went home if they were close enough. Hal Smith died that night sitting in his reading chair while listening to his favorite radio show. Because "It Began With a Rabbit's Foot" and "It Ended With a Handshake" Was kind of like a two-part episode, they had Whit running errands in the next show and in the next season,(Wish You Were Here!)they explained that Whit had gone on an expedition to the Middle East to cover for Whit until they found a replacement actor for Hal Smith.
- Christian A.
Actually in the complete guide it does say that the War of the Words was Hal's last episode. Hal died in between It Begain with a Rabbits Foot and it Ended with a Handshake but they must have not been recorded in order. The Secret Keys of Disapline was the last episode with Hal in it to air however the episodes must not have been aired in order of the recording.
In this episode, Eugene comments on calibrating the amount of Nitrogen in the earth's atmosphere. He says he changed it to 3% instead of 4%. In reality, Nitrogen composes 78% of the earth's atmosphere. ;) Poor Eugene isn't as smart as we all thought.
The title of this ep is a play off the title of the story War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells.
Connie: Have some fun for once!
Eugene: I have my share of fun.
Connie: You don't know how.
Eugene: This entire conversation is worthless as it is quite obvious that the word fun is relative and completely dependant on one's own defenition.
Connie: All right then. What do you consider fun? What's the last thing you did JUST for fun?
Eugene: Hmmm. Ahhh. Actually, just last week, I recalibrated by barometer to study what the effect would be if the earth's atmosphere were made up of 3% nitrogen instead of 4! (chuckles) And would you believe it! The relative humility went up- HA! HA! HEE! HEE! HO! HO!-5 percentage points!(starts laughing hysterically)
Connie:(sarcastically) What a hoot.
- Christian A.