The Prey
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I

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Matt 

in a Hat!!!!

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Guest Stars
David Kincaid [ Simon Asher ], Abbie Nayor [ unknown ], Sidney Liufau [ Master Ika ], Joshua Richards [ Lord Henry ], Patrick Leech [ Mr. Fox ], Wayne Federman [ Jester ], Maxwell Meltzer [ Thomas ], Phyllis Franklin [ Mrs. Turnbull ], Jon Paul Beauregard [Spotter #1 ], Christopher O'Brien [ Craps dealer ], Eric Streit [ Servant ]

Aired: Aug 9-97 Episode: 19 Written by: David Sloan & Cornelia Gink Director: Joe Coppoletta


  

Laydee Laura's Misguided Tour
The Prey
(or Starring Matthew Porretta, and His Hair.)


Someone just could not stop playing with Matthew¹s hair in this episode.   It's in a ponytail, then it's loose, then it's tied back again, then it's loose and curling every which way, then it's loose and straight again.  Matt must have been thrilled to wear a hat in the first scene so he could avoid the hairdresser.
  WE HAVE SUNK TO AN ALL TIME LOW:
 Ladies Mud Wrestling becomes Mud Orgy when the referee gets involved.  We really didn't need to go there.

 PENALTY BOX:
 The Comedian really deserves several Groaner Fouls for his lousy jokes.  The penalty is he has to apologize to the audience.

 SECRET IDENTITY:
 Robin is disguised as a waiter.  Wait a minute, that's not a disguise, that's his day job.  And Little John is dressed as a Puritan?  Considering he gets all the women in this season,  I think that's a little odd.

 AFTER MINSTREL:
 I looooooove Martyn as Derek Clapton.  He must have had so much fun doing it.  However I do not envy the entire can of Industrial Strength Aqua Net hairspray they must have used to get his hair to stick up like that.

 RUNAWAY:
 Robin does a nifty knife twirl and runs away.  Hey wait a minute, come back!  I wanna see how nice you look in those tight black pants.   That's probably why he's running; he wants to get out of them as quickly as possible!

 THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY:
 It looks like tryouts for Outstanding Bad Guy:  3 men, only one can be the worst.

 I PROMISE TOO:
 Robin wrings a promise out of Marion to  rescue Friar Tuck no matter what happens.  If Robin looked at me like that just once I'd promise him the Moon, the Stars, and Gaia's Throne!

 PUBLIC TELEPHONE:
 Simon--  "Your public loves you; give 'em a wave!"  Forget the wave, give them your phone number!  (just kidding.)

 NECESSITY OF INVENTION:
 Fawkes' weapon looks like the first semi automatic crossbow.

 AIRHEAD:
 Simon's Bimbo-to-be-named-later should be tied down.  Her head is so full of helium she just might float away if he's not careful.

 RIBBIT:
 Not only does the tree climbing look really bad, but the tree jumping is absolutely ludicrous.  The jumping does bring up the interesting possibility that Robin Hood is a tree frog related to our own Amphibian Queen, Froggie!!!!  Whaddya say, Froggie?

 DRESSED TO DISTRESS:
 Marion complains about the smallness of her dress.  That dress isn't nearly as confining as the corset you wear on a daily basis, Girlie.

 HAVE A NICE TRIP:
 Robin almost walks into the trip wire:  look at his left eye (not our left, his.)  Looks like Matthew had another accident, because he's got a little bruise inside his eye.

 JACK OF DIAMONDS BE NIMBLE:
 WOW!  2 backflips and an over-the-other-guy flip.  Robin is looking in mighty fine shape this episode!  But it takes a stuntguy with no eyebrows to fall against a styrofoam boulder.

 WHILE THE GETTING¹S GOOD:
 Robin (to Sir Henry)-- "Come and get it!"  Honey just tell me when and where, and I'll be there!

 WHICH WAY DID HE GO?:
 The Spotters must have maps to know where to find Robin.  Why don't Fawkes and Eka grab one of them, or just follow the Spotters?

 PRETTY PEAS?:
 Tuck's last meal is a bowl of mushy peas?  How depressing.

 LIVING ON THE EDGE:
 Eka and Fawkes knock Robin off his tree branch and over the cliff, but I never saw Robin actually grab the Queen of Diamonds, did you?

 BACK TO YOUR ROOTS:
 Robin is all out on his own stunts this episode we see him as he clings to the tree roots and pulls himself up.  There was probably a safety wire hidden among those roots though.

 PROOF POSITIVE:
 The spotter declares Robin is dead, yet no one has verified the kill yet as proof.

 PIECEMEAL:
 Robin-- "I'm still in one piece!"  I don't think that was in the script, I think it's genuine amazement on the actor's part! LOL  The man in the water looks like Matthew, but is it?  Matt would be smart enough to push his wet hair out of his face, so it has to be a stuntguy in a wig.

 DRYGOODS:
 Robin has removed his wet tunic, but don't you think he'd remove his wet glove and gauntlets too?  And his boots, and his pants?  Go on, take it all off, I won't look, I swear (fingers crossed.)

 BINFORDS AT THE READY?:
 WOOOOP WOOOOP WOOOOOP!!!!!   BATTLESTATIONS!  It's the Arrowmaking 101 scene!  Gratuitous semi nudity.  Firelight glistening on those rippling muscles, hair loose, unkempt, and wild.  He looks like he belongs on the cover of a romance novel.

 IN-TENTS:
 Why was Fawkes the only person sleeping in that tent?  You'd think that Simon, his Bimbo-to-be-named-later, and Master Eka would be sleeping in there as well.  If it was Fawkes' personal property, Simon would have taken it for part of Fawkes' debt.

 NOTEWORTHY:
 The man who brings Robin's note to Simon was Rast in Ultimate Army.  Has he switched sides now and gone to work for Simon?  Maybe this is just his summer job.

 STOP DRAGGING YOUR FEET:
 I didn't realize that the clay they encased Tuck's feet in was also fired and glazed.  Regular green clay would still be very fragile unless it was fired.

 UNEVEN ODDS:
 Here comes Eka, Master of Death, armed to the teeth against an "unarmed" man.  Now that's not fair, is it?

 LAST "DANCE":
 Last fight scene of the episode  Robin stabs Eka in the gauntlet, where there's enough padding so no one actually gets hurt.  Eka hits Robin in the chin, and a dust cloud flies.  Guess Robin needs another bath.  Robin had an opportunity to grab a throwing spike from the tree trunk, but decided not to.

 SHOWDOWN AT SHERWOOD CORRAL:
 Eka faces Robin with his spear, and Robin faces Eka with his bow, arrow nocked to the string.  I wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of that murderous glare Robin is giving Eka.

 BLONDE AMBITION:
 There is a blonde woman who keeps showing up on camera in this episode.  She was in the crowd when the rules of the hunt were announced, she witnessed Robin sneaking into Fawkes' tent and shared a wink with him.  Now she is rather conspicuous in the scene of Robin's return in triumph.  Who is she??

 HUG AN OUTLAW:

 Robin and Marion get to hug??  Guess they had to throw us romantic fans a bone 
before we got fed up.

 ANGEL FACE:
 The Outlaws emerge from the castle, and Robin's face is suddenly clean.  He must have taken a moment to wash off all the dirt that had been airbrushed on during the hunt.



 FINAL SCORE:
 This has to be one of my favorite episodes.  Nothing like an hour-long chase scene to get your blood pumping!


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