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* GeniusBonus: Also a CMOF. Picard has to convince a Ferengi he is in love with Lwaxana Troi, who he actually finds extremely overbearing and annoying. So, Shakespearean actor Patrick Stewart starts reciting sonnets. Specifically, the first lines of [[https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/56227/sonnet-147-my-love-is-as-a-fever-longing-still sonnet 147]], "I am going crazy because I fell in love with someone who turned out to be awful, [[https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/50276/sonnet-141-in-faith-i-do-not-love-thee-with-mine-eyes sonnet 141]], "you're ugly, your voice is annoying, and you smell bad, but I still love you, and [[https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/shall-i-compare-thee-summers-day-sonnet-18 sonnet 18]], which isn't a love poem at all, it's Shakespeare bragging about how great his poems are. Then she suggests that he'll shoot down the Ferengi ship if he can't have her, even with her on it, so he pulls out a line from [[http://nfs.sparknotes.com/othello/page_270.html Othello's]] speech right before he kills his wife for cheating on him before finishing up with some [[https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/45336/in-memoriam-a-h-h-obiit-mdcccxxxiii-27 Alfred, Lord Tennyson]]

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* GeniusBonus: Also a CMOF. Picard has to convince a Ferengi he is in love with Lwaxana Troi, who he actually finds extremely overbearing and annoying. So, Shakespearean actor Patrick Stewart Creator/PatrickStewart starts reciting sonnets. Specifically, the first lines of [[https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/56227/sonnet-147-my-love-is-as-a-fever-longing-still sonnet 147]], "I am going crazy because I fell in love with someone who turned out to be awful, [[https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/50276/sonnet-141-in-faith-i-do-not-love-thee-with-mine-eyes sonnet 141]], "you're ugly, your voice is annoying, and you smell bad, but I still love you, and [[https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/shall-i-compare-thee-summers-day-sonnet-18 sonnet 18]], which isn't a love poem at all, it's Shakespeare bragging about how great his poems are. Then she suggests that he'll shoot down the Ferengi ship if he can't have her, even with her on it, so he pulls out a line from [[http://nfs.sparknotes.com/othello/page_270.html Othello's]] speech right before he kills his wife for cheating on him before finishing up with some [[https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/45336/in-memoriam-a-h-h-obiit-mdcccxxxiii-27 Alfred, Lord Tennyson]]



* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Lwaxana Troi was described by some critics as like a dentist drill in her first few appearances, with both "Haven" and "Manhunt" cringeworthy episodes (like most of the first two seasons) and her overbearing personality contributing to that. Starting with this episode, she became a lot more tolerable, even sympathetic while also being quite funny.

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* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Lwaxana Troi was described by some critics as like a dentist drill in her first few appearances, with both "Haven" "[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E10Haven}} Haven]]" and "Manhunt" "[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS2E19Manhunt}} Manhunt]]" cringeworthy episodes (like most of the first two seasons) and her overbearing personality contributing to that. Starting with this episode, she became a lot more tolerable, even sympathetic while also being quite funny.


* GeniusBonus: Also a CMOF. Picard has to convince a Ferengi he is in love with Lwaxana Troi, who he actually finds extremely overbearing and annoying. So, Shakespearean actor Patrick Stewart starts reciting sonnets. Specifically, the first lines of [[https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/56227/sonnet-147-my-love-is-as-a-fever-longing-still sonnet 147]], "I am going crazy because I fell in love with someone who turned out to be awful, [[https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/50276/sonnet-141-in-faith-i-do-not-love-thee-with-mine-eyes sonnet 141]], "you're ugly, your voice is annoying, and you smell bad, but I still love you, and [[https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/shall-i-compare-thee-summers-day-sonnet-18 sonnet 18]], which isn't a love poem at all, it's Shakespeare bragging about how great his poems are. Then she suggests that he'll shoot down the Ferengi ship if he can't have her, even with her on it, so he pulls out a line from [[http://nfs.sparknotes.com/othello/page_270.html Othello's]] speech right before he kills his wife for cheating on him before finishing up with some [[https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/45336/in-memoriam-a-h-h-obiit-mdcccxxxiii-27 Alfred, Lord Tennyson]]



* WatchItForTheMeme: Picard pretending to be a Shakespeare-loving jealous lover of Lwaxana's is often considered by fans to be '''the''' reason to see this episode.

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* WatchItForTheMeme: Picard pretending to be a Shakespeare-loving jealous lover of Lwaxana's is often considered by fans to be '''the''' reason to see this episode.episode.
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* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Lwaxana Troi was described by some critics as like a dentist drill in her first few appearances, with both "Haven" and "Manhunt" cringeworthy episodes (like most of the first two seasons) and her overbearing personality contributing to that. Starting with this episode, she became a lot more tolerable, even sympathetic while also being quite funny.


* MemeticMutation: Like "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E13DejaQ Deja Q]]" did for the {{Facepalm}}, this episode provides the source image of the [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/annoyed-picard Annoyed Picard]] meme. His seemingly exasperated expression is actually due to the HamAndCheese delivery of his Shakepeare lines.

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* MemeticMutation: Like "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E13DejaQ Deja Q]]" did for the {{Facepalm}}, this episode provides the source image of the [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/annoyed-picard Annoyed Picard]] meme. His seemingly exasperated expression is actually due to the HamAndCheese delivery of his Shakepeare lines.lines.
* WatchItForTheMeme: Picard pretending to be a Shakespeare-loving jealous lover of Lwaxana's is often considered by fans to be '''the''' reason to see this episode.

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* MemeticMutation: Like "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS3E13DejaQ Deja Q]]" did for the {{Facepalm}}, this episode provides the source image of the [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/annoyed-picard Annoyed Picard]] meme. His seemingly exasperated expression is actually due to the HamAndCheese delivery of his Shakepeare lines.

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