* BlandNameProduct: Several of the products sponsoring or trying to sponsor Fraser's show fall here, but most prominently is Hi-Spot, which -- being a dark-coloured, heavily marketed popular soft-drink with a unique and secret taste that is not to everyone's fancy, which a gourmet like Wolfe would distinctly turn his nose up at and [[spoiler: which can be visually substituted with coffee]] is pretty clearly supposed to be Coca-Cola.
* ImplausibleDeniability: When Wolfe discovers that the President of Hi-Spot is keeping a secret from him as a result of an obligation to one of the suspects, he gathers the suspects, and asks, each of them, one by one, to hypothetically release him from any such promise. The wham line comes form the first person to refuse to do. After two people do do this, hypothetically when the third (the actual person that promise had been made to) refuses, [[spoiler:his]] weak, nervous claim that it is merely a matter of principal and don't actually reflect on whether or not [[spoiler:he]] was the one that promise was made to fall pretty flat.
* InsufferableGenius: Professor Savarese, a statistician and another guest on the show, is a [[MotorMouth overly talkative]] man who, despite his earnest nature, is constantly rattling on about the laws of probability and how he could apply them to things (like Wolfe's detective work and horse racing) to the point where it's 20-30 minutes after he arrive at the office before Wofle can get a word in.
* InsufferableGenius: Professor Savarese, a statistician and another guest on the show, is
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