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“The Outrageous Okona”

Episode Number30 (2.04)
Production Number130
Season2
Stardate42402.7
Original Airdate12-Dec-1988
TeleplayLes Menchen, Lance Dickson & David Landsberg
DirectorRobert Becker
Picard gets to the bottom of Okona's story
Synopsis

The charming captain of a cargo freighter is accused by the leaders of two neighboring planets of theft and philandering. Data tries to understand humor with the help of Guinan and a comic.

Guest Cast

Whoopi Goldberg (Guinan)
William O. Campbell (Captain Thaduin Okona)
Joe Piscopo (The Comic)
Douglas Rowe (Debin)
Rosalind Ingledew (Yanar)
Kieran Mulroney (Benzan)
Albert Stratton (Kushell)
Teri Hatcher (Lt. B.G. Robinson)

Notes
  • William O. Campbell was the runner-up for the role of Commander Riker. (He later starred as The Rocketeer.)
  • Teri Hatcher ("Lois and Clark") plays transporter technician Lt. Robinson.
  • "The Comic" was originally to be Jerry Lewis (!) until a scheduling conflict prevented him from appearing.
  • Pulaski does not appear in this episode.