- Catbird seat (Words, Sayings, and Slogans)
"You appear to be in the proverbial catbird seat."
The "catbird seat" is an idiom based on the Australian catbird, which is known for the great time and effort male birds put into building nests to attract mates. The phrase was popularized by the sportscaster Red Barber, who would use it to describe athletes in enviable positions, such as a batter with three balls and no strikes. Mercer, the dorm-room casino head, congratulates Logan on his fortune as Logan appears to have a great blackjack hand. However, the dealer gets 21, and Logan then equates the "catbird seat" with the toilet, which is where he is after losing...and then having his girlfriend walk in.
- 3.03 "Wichita Linebacker"