On the Air

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (9)

  • Ludwig: I'm not accustomed to being so ill-used! Feeny: Yes, well, you're young yet.

  • Amy: Why are we getting Aircraft Maintenance magazine? Eric: That's mine! Yep, yep, yep; Eric Matthews. Excellent, I've been waiting for it and finally it's here. (throws the magazine in the trash) What else we got? (looking at the next magazine) Botswana Today!

  • Cory: It's you and me Shawn, just us. If we're gonna get back on the radio we're gonna have to do it by ourselves. Shawn: I agree...but we're gonna need a lot of help.

  • Cory: Come on, Mr. Feeny. Don't you believe in what you teach us? Mr. Feeny: Mr. Matthews, the rights of the constitution were intended for those with a sense of responsibility. Shawn: Well, if it doesn't apply to us then why do we have to learn it?

  • Mr. Feeny: What you two said over the air-waves was inappropriate. Shawn: Well according to this here constitution, uh uh!

  • Eric: My dreams are just a little bit different than that, Dad; cause here in America Robin Leach can still show up at your door and hand a regular guy like me a bunch of money he didn't earn. That's a dream worth dreaming.

  • Cory: Weren't we just pulled off the air because of what we said? Shawn: Yes we were. He says one thing and then he does another. He's being a hypochondriac.

  • Shawn: We gotta get back on the air, man. How are we gonna get back on the air! Cory: Okay I'm thinking, I'm thinking. I got it! Shawn: What? Cory: We gotta get back on the air! Shawn: You're a genius! Cory: I know. Shawn: That's why we make such a good team.

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Trivia (2)

  • Shawn and Cory interview Sarah on the radio. When we saw her "Pairing Off" she was credited as Samantha; and when she returns in "The Happiest Show on Earth", her name is Kristin.

  • In this episode, on top of a small stair case is the radio broadcast room. In all other episodes that room is just a regular closet.

Allusions (3)

  • Feeny: Yes, and my Papa was a rolling stone. A reference to a motown song made popular by The Temptations.

  • Shawn: Oh Cory, I dreamed we were doing the most painfully boring radio show in the world. And you were there! and you...oh! This is a reference to the scene in The Wizard of Oz when Dorothy wakes up from her dream.

  • Eric: There's a little voice in my head. You know what it's saying? Amy: "Life is like a box of chocolates"? This is a famous line from the movie Forrest Gump. Amy of course implying Eric is a bit dim-witted.