Ironside: If I fail in this, who are you going to get to help me?
Commissioner: If you fail in this, there'll be a new commissioner here. Let him worry about that.
Ironside: Looks as if they've come up high and dry.
Ed: Unless they missed something.
Ironside: Doubtful. When John Breen started in auto theft, some cars ran on steam.
Ed: He looks a little as if he did too.
Ironside: Are you brother and sister, husband and wife, or do you just cross-pollinate?
Alfred Dunne: That--that's very funny. Actually I use the name Dandelion and my sister uses the name Pretty Weed. We belong to a group of people that wishes to emulate the flowers of the field.
Ironside: Meaning that you do not spin and neither do you weave?
Rosemary Dunne: May we go now? There's a party this afternoon and we're sponsors.
Rosemary Dunne: Anti-police brutality.
Ironside: Why doesn't anybody ever give an anti-brutality-to-cops party?
Alfred Dunne: Is there such a thing as brutality to a policeman?
Ed: Do you think he was born in a wheelchair?
Ironside: That's the trouble with volunteers. They quit when the going gets tough. can't be much worse than working for me here, is it?
Mark: That's like asking if I prefer being hit on the head or poked in the eye with a stick.
The episode featured an early version of the directional microphone, but when they pointed the device at an area with a high magnetic field, feedback interfered with reception. However, at that point the device is detection sound; it has yet to convert this into electrical energy for amplification and replay. Magnetic fields do not interfere with the propagation of sound waves.