- "Don't mess with Lew Wasserman, is the moral of that story. We didn't even know we were messing with him."
- —Bob Gale
After Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale stopped working for Universal in protest of a payraise for filming Back to the Future Part III, Wasserman called Zemeckis personally and "scared the bejeezus" out of him, a thing that according to Gale would never happen because no one ever heard from Wasserman. Wasserman's presence forced the Bobs back to work, and without the payraise.