Episode number: 9
The King is Back
First Aired: 05/10/95
Production number: SL-109
Previous Episode: The Weaker Sex
Following Episode: Luck of the Draw
SummariesRembrandt plans to assume the life of his double, the king of rock and roll, on an Earth where the Sliders are treated like royalty. -Fox
It looks like "The King is Back" when Rembrandt is mistaken for a long-deceased rock legend, but an old enemy would like to see the Crying Man disappear again--permanently. -TV Guide
17. Law and Order EarthOn this world, the crime of spray painting a freeway overpass carries the death penalty. Not only that but, due to Proposition 199, the "Instant Justice Initiative", the appeal process only takes a moment--long enough for the judge to say "Request denied." Sliders visiting this world are advised to keep off the grass.
Since Quinn is convicted of this crime based on eyewitness and fingerprint evidence, I think it's safe to assume that this world's Quinn is a bit of a criminal, or at least a rebel. It's also worth mentioning that the judge who sentences Quinn bears an uncanny resemblance to Judge Lance Ito.
18. Crying Man's EarthRembrandt "Crying Man" Brown was the King of Rock and Roll on this Earth until a tragic sponge fishing accident in the Gulf apparently ended his life at the peak of his career. Now, years later, there are Crying Man impersonators and a shrine to his memory in Memphis. Imagine this world's surprise when the Sliders arrive.
19. Ice Cream EarthAll we know of this world is that Quinn and Rembrandt got jobs as street venders selling ice cream (King brand ice cream of course!)
- I had never heard of the Del Rupio Triplets before this episode aired. Those of you brave enought to want to learn more about them are encouraged to visit the Del Rubio Triplets Wonderland! web site which bills itself as the Official Site for the Del Rubio Triplets. Get ready to Whip It...REAL GOOD!
CreditsWritten by: Tracy Torme Directed by: Vern Gillum Music by: Mark Mothersbaugh Guest Starring: Chuck McCann as Captain Jack Brim Clinton Derricks-Carroll as Alternate Rembrandt Tom Pickett as Maurice Fish Special Guest Appearance by: Eadie Del Rubio Elena Del Rubio Milly Del Rubio as The Del Rubio Sisters Co-Starring: Janet Kent as Lawyer Michelle T. Carter as Penny Jensen Sheri-D Wilson as secretary Featuring: William Sasso as Gomez Calhoun Judith Maxie as Charmange Nicholas Harrison as Nick Peter Hanlon as Expert Analyzer Richard Ihara as Judge Tyler Van Blankenstein as First Kid