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Gargoyles: The Gathering (2)

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Episode Info


Episode number: 2x45
Production Number: 065
Airdate: Tuesday April 30th, 1996



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Guest Stars
Brent SpinerBrent Spiner
voiced Puck
Recurring
Kate MulgrewKate Mulgrew
voiced Titania
Recurring
Peter ScolariPeter Scolari
voiced Preston Vogel
Recurring
Robert CulpRobert Culp
voiced Halcyon Renard
Recurring
Terrence MannTerrence Mann
voiced Oberon
Recurring
W. Morgan SheppardW. Morgan Sheppard
voiced Petros Xanatos
Recurring
Main Cast
Keith DavidKeith David
voiced Goliath
Salli RichardsonSalli Richardson
voiced Elisa Maza
Jonathan FrakesJonathan Frakes
voiced David Xanatos
Edward AsnerEdward Asner
voiced Hudson
Jeff BennettJeff Bennett
voiced Brooklyn / Owen Burnett
Bill FagerbakkeBill Fagerbakke
voiced Broadway
Thom Adcox-HernandezThom Adcox-Hernandez
voiced Lexington
Brigitte BakoBrigitte Bako
voiced Angela
Episode Notes
For syndication, Toon Disney cut out the shot where Petros's iron arrow penetrates Oberon's chest.

This episode explains why Owen looks so much like Preston Vogel.

Shakespeare's influence: once again the play A Midsummer Night's Dream is mentioned, this time very subtly by one of its own characters (see Cultural Reference).



Episode Quotes
Brooklyn: Why are we risking our necks to help Xanatos?
Goliath: I know the pain of being separated from my child. I would not wish it on my worst enemy.

Petros: I thought those creatures were your enemies.
Xanatos: Never look a gift gargoyle in your mouth.

Preston: We can't take much more of this!
Halcyon: We'll take what he throws at us and come back for more, if it'll help my grandson!

Petros: We haven't always seen eye to eye, David, but I've never been prouder to be your father.
Xanatos: Thanks, pop.

Oberon: You dare attack me?
Puck: Don't interrupt! I'm on a roll.

Puck: I've got a sunny disposition and I'm always kind to animals.



Cultural References
Xanatos: Never look a gift gargoyle in your mouth.

This is a pun on the proverb "don't look a gift horse in the mouth" which means that you should not question the value of a gift.

Puck: Here's... Puck!

This alludes to the famous introduction to The Tonight Show, spoken by Ed McMahon, which has been parodied many times in movies like The Shining.

 Oberon: The humans will awaken in the morning, and this will seem naught but a midsummer night's dream.

Once again Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream is mentioned, this time in Oberon's speech.



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