Back to You

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Quotes (45)

  • Chuck: Hey, Marsh. Marsh: Hey. Kelly back? Chuck: No, but don't worry. She'd wade through a pool of piranhas to get in front of a camera. Marsh: Remember when she did that? Hell of a Sweeps Week.

  • Kelly: Look, listen, I'm going to make this easier for you and believe me it comes out of love; you would suck as a father. You are self-centered, you're dismissive and if you're not chasing after the next job it's because you're chasing after the next woman. Chuck: You know I might point out here that your daughter could benefit from a strong masculine figure in her life but I see she already has one.

  • Chuck: I know we don't always get along but we've got chemistry. Kelly: Oh pshaw. Chuck: Oh we do. On screen and off. The audience felt it, we felt it, and at least one occasion that ottoman felt it.

  • Montana: Ten year old girls can be so cruel. Especially if you develop early which is why I just hung out with male teachers.

  • Chuck: Mimi, you look fantastic. Mimi: Listen I'd love to get together and catch up. Chuck: You free tonight? Mimi: All I have is yoga. Chuck: Good and you're flexible.

  • Chuck: (to Kelly) Good lord, cut your nails. It's like a falcon landed on my wrist.

  • Kelly: So where are you living? Chuck: Back at the Dorchester. Kelly: Still livin' in hotels, huh? Chuck: What can I say? I like a relationship where they want me to leave me towels on the floor.

  • Montana: Hello, I'm Montana Diaz Herrera. Chuck: Oh you're the weather girl. Nice to meet you. Or do you prefer weather woman? I never know which. Montana: Actually, I prefer meteorologist. Ryan: But you're not a meteorologist. Montana: But I prefer it. It makes me seem like a professional. Gary: Trust me, that skirt alone makes you seem like a professional.

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Notes (56)

  • International Show Titles: Czech Republic - Zp├ítky do studia (Back to the Studio)

  • This episode was nominated for the 2008 Art Directors Guild Award for Excellence In Production Design - Multi-Camera Television Series.

  • Kelsey Grammer and Fred Willard also worked together in the episode "Analyzing The Laughter" of Frasier.

  • Patricia Heaton and Fred Willard also worked together in several episodes of Everybody Loves Raymond.

  • The character of Gary Crezyzewski was apparently included as a nod to Pittsburgh's relatively large number of residents of Eastern European descent, most of whom are descended from immigrants who came around the turn of the 20th century to work in Pittsburgh's steel and coal industries.

  • Bernard Vyzga and Rich Rohrer were nominated for the 2008 Excellence in Production Design Award for "Television - Multi-Camera Television Series" for this episode.

  • Original International Air Dates: Australia: January 23, 2008 on Network 10 India: March 6, 2008 on Zee Cafe Denmark: April 4, 2008 on TV3+ United Kingdom: June 11, 2008 on More4 Thailand: July 14, 2008 on True Series Latin America: August 10, 2008 on Canal Fox Israel: October 28, 2008 on HOT3 Czech Republic: April 1, 2009 on Prima COOL

  • The roles of Ryan Church and Montana Diaz Herrera were originally cast by Paul Campbell and Aimee Garcia, respectively.

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Trivia (10)

  • The panoramic view of Pittsburgh used as the background for the newsroom set was taken by Pittsburgh freelance photographer Roy Engelbrecht.

  • WURG is supposedly Channel 9, and Kelly mentions that she has an offer from Channel 7. In fact, Pittsburgh has neither a channel 7 nor a channel 9. The VHF stations in Pittsburgh are Channel 2 (KDKA, CBS affiliate); Channel 4 (WTAE, ABC affiliate); Channel 11 (WPXI, NBC affiliate); and Channel 13 (WQED, PBS affiliate).

  • Beginning with this episode, the opening scene is accompanied by a voice-over saying "Back to You is recorded in front of a live studio audience".

  • It's revealed that Marsh is 60.

  • Charisma Carpenter (Brooke)'s son in this episode is named Xander, which was also the name of her character's boyfriend on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

  • Craig St. Claire mentions a "Monroe's" on Liberty Avenue. Liberty Avenue is a main thoroughfare in Pittsburgh that connects Downtown to the eastern neighborhoods of the city. It was once famous (or infamous) as being the city's sleaze center, although it has mostly been cleaned up by now. Although there is no "Monroe's" on Liberty Avenue, people working in Downtown offices might very well go to a restaurant located on the street.

  • It's revealed that Kelly's middle name is Marcia.

  • Continuity goof: At least twice in this episode it is mentioned that Chuck went to Minneapolis after leaving Pittsburgh. However in the pilot episode, he says that he went to Denver, then Minneapolis.

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Allusions (4)

  • Kelly: (Referring to Xander whom she threatened) Did you see his eyes when he left? They were dead eyes, like a doll's eyes. This is a line from the 1975 film Jaws spoken by the character Quint (played by Robert Shaw) in his description of tiger sharks.

  • Ryan: I think my face is gonna melt... like at the end of Raiders. This is a reference to the 1981 movie Raiders Of The Lost Ark which stars Harrison Ford as the archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones. Near the end of the movie, Belloq and the Nazis (who are the villains of the piece) suffer the fate Ryan mentions.

  • Chuck: (looking at a picture) So, who's this? Gracie: Miley Cirus Chuck: Oh, one of your little friends at school? Gracie: Yeah, I go to school with Miley Cirus. Zack and Cody are in our class, too. This is an allusion to Disney Channel stars Miley Cyrus and Dylan and Cole Sprouse, who star in Hannah Montana and The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, respectively.

  • Chuck: Actually I bought it. Saw it. Liked it. Bought it. This is a reference to a famous phrase by Julius Caesar: Veni, Vidi, Vici: I came, I saw, I conquered.