T. Bag And The Rings Of Olympus Episode 2: Bandits

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Episode 1The Rings Of Olympus
Episode 2Bandits
Episode 3The Yukon
Episode 4Rum Barbara
Episode 5Vampires
Episode 6Exit With A Puff
Episode 7Rats
Episode 8Leonardo
Episode 9Torture
Episode 10Return To Olympus

UK Air Date14/01/1991, 4.20pm
Repeat Screening14/06/1993, 4.00pm
Copyright Year1991
VTR Date20/08/1990
Fremantle Archive Ref50923
Consecutive Episode Number65
IMDB LinkEpisode page

T. Bag (Tabatha Bag)Georgina Hale
T. ShirtJohn Hasler
Polly-ZenaNatalie Wood
El MoustachioAnthony O'Donnell
PedroAlex Bartlette

Studio Production ManagerJulian Meers
Video Tape EditorNick Ames
Make UpCarlene Gearing
CostumeRaymond Childe
Lighting DirectorClive Gulliver
Stage ManagerTeresa Joselyn
Production AssistantGill Thomas
DesignerJohn Plant
ProducerCharles Warren
DirectorGlyn Edwards
Written ByLee Pressman
Grant Cathro

El Moustachio, a bandit, steals the next ring and all his takings from the barber Pedro. Polly makes a deal with Pedro to get his money back in exchange for the next Ring of Olympus.
The High-T Website synopsis
Next week Polly finds herself down Mexico way. Why is T-Bag so hot under the collar? Find out in next week’s hair-raising episode of T. Bag and the Rings of Olympus.
Next week preview (from previous episode)
This week, Polly finds herself down Mexico way. Who is the maniac with the monster moustache? Can Polly find the next gold ring? Stay tuned to T. Bag and the Rings of Olympus.
Stay tuned preview (from start of episode)
Will those Gold Rings ever be found?
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Shortback and sides for my scruffy sidekick

T-Shirt: He's not here, let's go.
T-Bag: He's got to be here somewhere. Shop. Shop, shop, shop, shop, shop, shop.
Pedro: Sí.
T-Bag: Sí sí.
T-Shirt: He's not wearing the ring thingy.
T-Bag: Sí sí. It's got to be here somewhere, you distract him while I hunt for it.
T-Shirt: Distract him, how?
T-Bag: Oh hopeless, hopeless, Ah barber you, shortback and sides for my scruffy sidekick.
Pedro: Heh.
T-Shirt: What?
T-Bag: Ah shut up, get in the chair.
Pedro: How would you like it amigo?
T-Bag: Oh hack it all off.
T-Shirt: A trim will do.
Pedro: Ah, sí señor.

Added: 04/04/2017

A piece of paella

T-Bag: Ok, here's the plan. Once I get in with that old moustachio character and ingratiate myself.
T-Shirt: Sounds painful.
T-Bag: Oh once I've gained his trust he'll be a piece of paella.

Added: 04/04/2019

A million times before

T-Bag: Oh look at me, I'm soaking, and look at my hair, what a mess. I'll have to go and see that old bimbo, the barber, I suppose. What am I going to do about getting in with that chilli bean, fuzz-faced fool of a bandit.
T-Shirt: Let me go Amigo.
T-Bag: Ohhhh, well you know what has to be done.
T-Shirt: Yeah, yeah, yeah, pal up with him, get the ring, I've done it all a million times before.
T-Bag: But never successfully.
T-Shirt: That's rich coming from you.
T-Bag: Ohhhh go and don't come back without that ring.
(T-Shirt disappears).
T-Bag: Ohhhhh.

Added: 04/04/2015

Nice poncho, Honcho

El Moustachio: OK girl, you're one of the boys now.
Polly: Great.
El Moustachio: Go into the cave and get yourself a gun, it's time we did some bandit business, no, eh. Ariba, ariba (he laughs).
(Polly walks off into the cave, T-Shirt then appears dressed as a Mexican with a big moustache).
El Moustachio: Santa Lucia, where did you spring from?
T-Shirt: The name is Figaro Miguel Rodriguez Gonzales Topo Gigo Enricho Salvador Jose de Shirt but you can call me Honcho.
El Moustachio: Nice poncho, Honcho.
T-Shirt: Gracias.
El Moustachio: And I love the moustache.
T-Shirt: Ah, is nothing.
El Moustachio: How long it take you to grow? Mine took me seventeen years.
T-Shirt: Ha! Seventeen minutes this took, I was clean shaven when I left home this morning.
El Moustachio: No, ci?
T-Shirt: Ci.
El Moustachio: Wow, I always say judge a man by his moustache. And yours my fine friend is a masterpiece, ha, ha, what a man.
T-Shirt: Hey Amigo, any chance of joining your gang?
El Moustachio: Hey, with whiskers like those Amigo you can lead the gang. El Moustachio stands down before a superior forest of facial follicles.
T-Shirt: Eh? Oh nice one El (laughs).
(Polly comes out of the cave).
Polly: T-Shirt!
T-Shirt: Oh.
El Moustachio: Hey girl, come and meet our new leader, El Honcho.
Polly: Honcho? Who are you trying to kid? He's just out to con you.
T-Shirt: Me, trying to con you, what do you think she's trying to do?
Polly: Don't listen to him, he's a little liar.
T-Shirt: She's the liar, kick her out.
El Moustachio: Uh?
T-Shirt: Who's the leader here, who's got the biggest moustache?
El Moustachio: You have Honcho.
T-Shirt: Exactly and I say kick her... (Polly rips off T-Shirt's fake moustache) ... owwwwwhhhh!
El Moustachio: Torremolinos.
T-Shirt: Oops.
El Moustachio: Why you lying, fibbing, two-faced little...
T-Shirt: Adios.
(T-Shirt disappears).
El Moustachio: Wha... Grrrr.
Polly: What you looking at me like that for? What have I done?
El Moustachio: If I ever find out that you've been lying to me... (actions to slit throat as he puts his hat back on that squelches with the beans). What?
Polly: Er.
El Moustachio: So, yuuuurghh.

Added: 04/04/2015 | Updated: 04/04/2017

A close shave

El Moustachio: I will never be able to show my face in this town again.
Pedro: Ohhhhh, what a pity, hee hee. Adios Amigos.
(El Moustachio leaves).
Polly: Can I really keep this ring Pedro?
Pedro: Ohh, sí, señorita and muchas gracias for all your help.
Polly: Supposed you could say it was a close shave.
Pedro: Keh? Oh (laughs).

Added: 04/04/2020

When El Moustachio finds Polly at his secret hideout and he approaches Polly with his rifle telling her to 'get out of here' the side of the set on the left side can be seen.

For more mistakes from other episodes, please see the Nitpicker's Guide

  • When El Moustachio walks into the Barber's he quips 'It's a very good bank in this town, it's the bank that likes to say ci', a reference to a slogan used by Lloyds TSB bank: 'the bank that likes to say yes'.
  • According to the Fremantle Archives this episode was titled 'Mexican Bandit'.
  • Alex Bartlette appeared in Spatz which was also written by Lee Pressman and Grant Cathro. Alex Bartlette appeared in the episode 'Time and Efficiency' (#2.3, 24/01/1991) as Mr. Pashby.
  • Alex Bartlette also wrote several episodes of Mike & Angelo alongside Lee Pressman and Grant Cathro.
  • Anthony O'Donnell appeared in The Tomorrow People which was also written by Grant Cathro. Anthony O'Donnell appeared in episodes two, four and five of 'The Rameses Connection' as Red Rainwear.
  • Anthony O'Donnell appeared in Mike & Angelo which was also written by Lee Pressman and Grant Cathro. Anthony O'Donnell appeared in the episodes 'Snookered' (#9.2, 16/01/1997) and 'War And Pizza' (#10.9, 05/03/1998) as Dan Sharkey.
  • Anthony O'Donnell appeared in Spatz which was also written by Lee Pressman and Grant Cathro. Anthony O'Donnell appeared in the episode 'Loot' (#2.11, 21/03/1991) as Danny Bunce.

  • This isn't the only episode to feature a barber, this happened in T-Bag Strikes Again.
    (T-Bag Strikes Again, Episode 5: Ali Barber)
  • After eating something too hot, T-Shirt has to help T-Bag cool off, which this time he does with an extinguisher. T-Shirt also had to this in Wonders in Letterland.
    (Wonders in Letterland, Episode 5: Debbie In The Land Of P)
  • Alex Bartlette, who plays Pedro, appears in two episodes throughout the nine series of T-Bag. This is his first of his two appearances.
    (Take off with T. Bag, Episode 2: Thief Of Baghdad)
  • T-Bag uses her purse in this episode, this purse is also used in the previous series.
    (T. Bag and The Pearls of Wisdom, Episode 9: Play It Again, Sal)
  • T-Bag’s catchphrase of ‘Curse and blast and double curse and blast again’ is said in this episode. This is used several times, three times by Tallulah Bag and once by Tabatha Bag.
    (T. Bag and The Revenge of the T. Set, Episode 3: Lost In Space)
    (T. Bag and The Revenge of the T. Set, Episode 10: The Ceremony)
    (T. Bag's Christmas Carol)
  • This is only one of two episodes from this series which has a credit for 'Studio Production Manager'.
    (T. Bag and The Rings of Olympus, Episode 3: The Yukon)
  • This is only one of three episodes from this series which has a credit for 'Video Tape Editor'.
    (T. Bag and The Rings of Olympus, Episode 3: The Yukon)
    (T. Bag and The Rings of Olympus, Episode 6: Exit With A Puff)