Completely strapped for cash and stuck for six weeks, the four look for work in a matriarchal society. The men find few takers, but Wade gets a plum job working for the Mayor. Outraged at the state of his gender, Arturo spouts off in front of a political reporter and is recruited to run for mayor. This causes a schism between the men and Wade, who takes some delight in the role reversal. Despite ridiculous odds and many early missteps, the campaign gains enough traction to earn Arturo a debate with Wade’s boss. An assassination attempt convinces him that this truly is a terrible idea, and he attempts to throw the debate by breaking down and crying. The move backfires, and the race grows tighter than ever. Elsewhere, Rembrandt is emasculated by a conniving executive who promises to take him to the top.
A world where woman are in a position of power while men are relegated to second-class citizens.
The Sliders stay here for a nice vacation, with sun, sand, surf and a resort hotel full of boat drinks.
“Ignorant bovine!” — to an unreceptive female shopper at the mall.
In the park, there is a news stand run by Bernie, the sign says Bernies — with no apostrophe. It should read Bernie’s.
It seems that on Feminist World hundreds of years ago females got fed up with the fact that their men were going off to war to kill each other. So, thanks to the Great National Plebiscite, they came together to take control over the country. Unfortunately, the may have gone too far and now the male population is relegated into second class citizen status. It’s an arguably better arrangement, with no wars and limited physical violence, but with millions of men whose greatest aspiration in life is to be a nanny or a nude model, some might find the glass ceiling not so appealing.
According to a 1995 almanac, the U.S. Congress and the board of directors for many large corporations and religious leaders in America are women. Newscaster Jane Pauley is Pope of the Roman Catholic (Pope Jane Pauley I), and Hillary Rodham Clinton is president of the United States.
When this episode originally aired on Fox, it was as part of the network’s “Countdown to Summer” promotion. The episode was introduced by actor-comedian David Alan Grier (who, incidentally, was up against Cleavant Derricks in the 1982 Tony Awards) riding a jet-ski flanked by two beautiful women. “Sliders is coming up next,” Grier said during the promotion.
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Rembrandt’s scene with Serena Braxton having a candle-lit dinner was filmed on March 9, 1995.
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The Jane Pauley photograph was supplied to Sliders by UPI/Bettmann.
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This episode’s writers, Dawn Prestwich and Nicole Yorkin, went on to become producers of Chicago Hope, for which they won a 1996 Golden Globe award.
|Written by||Dawn Prestwich & Nicole Yorkin|
|Directed by||Vern Gillum|
|Music by||Mark Mothersbaugh|
|Edited by||Alan Shefland|
This is a comedic tour de force – it’s outrageously irreverent. John Rhys-Davies shines with the spotlight on his character and the writing is crisp and cutting. I almost pity the episode that follows.
Arturo finds himself in a potentially deadly mayoral race in a world where men are treated as "the weaker sex" and women hold the positions of power and influence.