Caroline in the City

Caroline and the Bad Trip (1)

Season 2, Ep 23, Aired 5/6/97
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  • Episode Description
  • Caroline and Annie are overjoyed to learn that Caroline's agent has arranged for her to promote her new book on the Jay Leno show; then Annie reminds Caroline that she will need an entertaining story to tell. Enter Richard's mother Natalie, carrying a jacket that belonged to Jerry Garcia and revealing that the dead rocker was Richard's real father. But Richard, hiding in the stairwell until his mother leaves, isn't impressed: there's hardly a celebrity that Natalie hasn't maintained fathered him. While Caroline and Annie fly to Los Angeles, Del tries to teach Richard how to pick up women during Happy Hour at Remo's and Charlie goes in search of his father, whom an adoption agency locates instantly: a bumbling waiter in a fashionable restaurant who is overjoyed to meet Charlie, even though their reunion gets him fired two weeks before his retirement. While waiting to appear with Leno, Caroline is warned that she may have been contaminated by the stash of LSD in Garcia's coat, and frantically tries various conflicting remedies: orange juice, coffee, antihistamines and wine; when she finally gets on camera and Leno asks for her story, neither her nor the audience are quite prepared for what Caroline brings up. Meanwhile, still at the restaurant, Richard finally approaches a woman dining alone - who turns out to be the long-lost love of his life, Julia.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Amy Pietz

    Annie Viola Spadaro

  • Lea Thompson

    Caroline Duffy

  • Eric Lutes

    Del Cassidy

  • Malcolm Gets

    Richard Karinsky

  • Andy Lauer

    Charlie

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Notes (2)

    • Guest Ashley reprises her role as Richard's mother.

    • A quibble: the story Doc tells Charlie about losing him in a department store when young Charlie "zoomed away" on a new pair of roller skates makes no sense: how could there then be a legal adoption record?

    Trivia (1)

    • Richard: I'm not sure I can do that. I mean, be happy for a whole hour.

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