Agatha Christie's Poirot
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The Tragedy at Marsdon Manor - S3-E6

Samuel Naughton: Was the accomodation all right?
Hercule Poirot: No, monsieur Naughton. The accomodation was all wrong.
Samuel Naughton: Oh...
Hercule Poirot: The duck-feather pillows. It feels as if the duck are still in them.

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Wasps' Nest - S3-E5

[Poirot is stung by a wasp]
Hercule Poirot: The open air! It should be closed during the summer!

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Double Sin - S2-E6

Chief Inspector Japp: The professional private detective, ladies and gentlemen, is not the glamorous figure of fiction. He's a man who, failing in more worthy walks of life and being of meddlesome and troublemaking disposition, finally comes to rest in a dingy office over the chip shop, where he plies for hire in the sordid world of petty crime and divorce....Except, I have to say, for one. I have been fortunate in my career, in that many, indeed perhaps most of my cases, have been shared with the most extraordinary of private detectives and, if I may borrow a word from his own native tongue, that "doyen" of the Belgian police force, Monsieur Hercule Poirot. I think I may say without fear of contradiction that Hercule Poirot has one of the most original minds of the 20th century. Intelligent, brave, sensitive, devastatingly quick, Hercule Poirot stands head and shoulders above any other detective of my considerable experience. (00:37:25)

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The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim - S2-E5

Hercule Poirot: And please, do not fraternize with that creature. I am still training him.
Captain Hastings: It's only a parrot.
Hercule Poirot: I was talking to the parrot.

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The Cornish Mystery - S2-E4

Hercule Poirot: A doctor who lacks doubt is not a doctor. He's an executioner. (00:14:40)

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Problem at Sea - S1-E7

Miss Henderson: It was a cruel, dirty trick you played, Monsieur Poirot.
Poirot: I do not approve of murder. Mademoiselle.

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The Adventure of Johnnie Waverly - S1-E3

Miss Lemon: [proudly showing her filing system] Type of case: Abduction. Addiction. Adultery - see also under marriage. Bigamy - see also under marriage. Bombs...
Hercule Poirot: See also under marriage?

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Murder in the Mews - S1-E2

Hastings: Where's Mrs. Japp tonight, then?
Inspector Japp: She can't abide fireworks.
Poirot: Ahhh, the noise disturbs the delicate sensibilities of many ladies...
Inspector Japp: Maybe, maybe. I think it's more that she doesn't like to see people enjoying themselves.

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The Adventure of the Clapham Cook - S1-E1

Hastings: It's a wonderful day. Just fill your lungs with that air!
Poirot: No, my poor friend, this sort of air is intended for birds and little furry things. The lungs of Hercule Poirot demand something more substantial: the good air of the town!

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The Incredible Theft - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: Poirot is holding up a letter in an envelope. He turns it to show the front to Lady Mayfield. The flap of the envelope appears to be tucked in. The shot cuts to a close-up, but now the back of the envelope is facing Lady Mayfield and the flap is sealed. He then turns the envelope to show her the front. (00:44:20)

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Problem at Sea - S1-E7

Trivia: Poirot in the ship's lounge is reading the actual May 1st 1935 issue of Bystander (recognizable by the cover and with the correct page order, does not seem to be a simple movie prop), roughly consistent with the time frame of the first season and a contest taking place on the 14th. (00:07:50)

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