Episode no. Season 1
Episode 13
Written by Javier Grillo-Marxuach and Hans Beimler
Directed by None (comic book)
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Pop Culture ReferencesEdit


  • The Middleman's first mention of his secret love for Raveena Rao was in "The Obsolescent Cryogenic Meltdown", when he said "Make no mistake, I've loved and been loved". He hinted to her more clearly in "The Vampiric Puppet Lamentation" by saying, "[Lacey]'s not the only woman I love".
  • This "episode" finally reveals the true name of the current Middleman (Clarence Colton).
  • The Middleman's love was originally conceived as an African-American named Tamara Tarlow, but was changed to the Indian Raveena Rao due to character and coloring choices in the comic book process.
  • This "episode" contains the second and third times in the series that the Middleman has cursed; the first was in "The Pilot Episode Sanction", when Spanky escaped into a gorilla preserve.
  • The persnickety desk clerk of the Underworld, appearing first in "The Accidental Occidental Conception", returns in a cameo when the Middleman invokes the power of Chac-Mol.
  • This "episode" reveals another Middle-Code. "Code 7" is used by Middleman allies to send a distress call to the Middleman.


  • As this "episode" is presented in comic book format, no music was included. However, at a table read performed by the cast at ComicCon 2009, Javier Grillo-Marxuach played the Middleman theme song.


"Sweet cripsy won-tons, Dubbie!"

  • The Middleman

"In a gadda da vida!"

  • The Middleman

"You best un-Hulk yourself, Roxy..."

  • The Middleman, to the enraged Roxy Wasserman, who has assumed her true, demonic succubus form

"Mother of Hello Dolly!"

  • The Middleman

"Prophecies of Orac! A polyditetrahexamonotrioctalon?"

  • The Middleman

"You have to admit, my plan is sheer elegance in its Draconian complexity."

  • Manservant Neville

"There's something that was once said to a very great man. "There must be no regrets, no tears, no anxieties...Just go forward in all your beliefs, and prove to me that I am not mistaken in mine." Good-bye, Wendy."

"You take care of Clarence."

"The great thing about Clarence is, he'll take care of all of us."

  • Wendy Watson and Raveena Rao

Characters and LocationsEdit

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