Kyle: They are actually going to tear down the Showboat club.
Regine: The Showboat? Is that that old jazz club you keep rattling on about?
Kyle: (to Big Max) I will not walk through a door marked "whoopee" unless it's into a bungalow marked "marriage."
Zelda: I remember after that horse kicked me in the head. Things looked bleak...for a while. But then my dog started giving me some really good advice. Yes, he did! Yes, he did! Yes. Yes, he did!
Claire: Hello there. Keep drinking and you'll burn in hell. How are things? Oh, I see. You can't talk. Busy sucking down your damnation.
Big Max: Leaving me in the lurch like this. I'll put a bullet in your ear!
Kay: Hey, hey! You only kill men, remember?
Big Max: Damn.
Regine: You know, the Jazz Age is very much like me. Fascinating. Fabulous. Glamorous. Shoot, if I had lived in the '20s, I would've been a real diva, like Josephine Baker.
Max: You would have been deluded like you are now.
Claire: The last thing the cause needs is your dirty liquor money.
Hooch: No, this is not my dirty liquor money. (Pulls out wad of bills.) This right here is.
Regine: Shoot, if I had lived in the '20s, I would have been a real diva, like Josephine Baker.
A reference to the singer/dancer/actress who came to fame in Paris in the 1920s.
Pianist: Edward Ellington. But everybody calls me Duke.
Big Max rejects an audition by legendary jazz pianist/composer/bandleader Duke Ellington.
Synclaire: Why don't we bombard the planning commission with telegrams? The only reason Baretta is on the air today is because I sent hundreds of them to the network.
Synclaire is in denial about the fate of the 1970s series starring Robert Blake.
Episode Title: A Raze in Harlem
The title is a play on the title of the 1991 film A Rage in Harlem, starring Forest Whitaker and Danny Glover.
Kyle: (singing) Yes sir, that's my baby...
In the '20s flashback, Kyle sings "Yes Sir, That's My Baby," a 1925 hit for Ace Brigode, which was later recorded by artists such as Frank Sinatra and Ricky Nelson.
Big Max: Before I let a busboy on stage, I'll let my milkman Sammy Davis put his kid up there.
A reference to legendary singer/actor Sammy Davis, Jr.
Big Max: Three hours of auditions and nothing but bums. Ethel Waters. Jelly Roll Morton. Eubie Blake. Lou Gehrig?
Big Max rejects auditions by the blues, jazz and gospel singer/actress; the jazz pianist; the composer, singer and lyricist of ragtime, jazz and popular music; and the Hall-of-Fame 1st baseman for the New York Yankees.
Claire: Just because you have a spiffy Daddy Warbucks 'do doesn't mean you're going to rattle my tambourine.
Claire compares Hooch's bald head to that of the character who takes in Little Orphan Annie in the comic strip series.
Kyle: Do you know "Sweet Georgia Brown"? How about "Ain't Misbehavin'"?
In the flashback, Kyle tries to get the band to play either the hit composed by Ben Bernie and Marco Pinkard in 1925 or the song recorded by Fats Waller in 1929.
Officer O'Keefe: Say, do you know "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling"?
In the flashback, the officer about to arrest Kyle agrees to let him sing if he can perform the song written by Chauncey Olcott and George Graff Jr. in 1912.