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Lily's Boyfriend

Season 1, Ep 7, Aired 12/15/04
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  • Episode Description
  • Everyone seems to love Lily's new boyfriend... everyone except Lily, that is. Meanwhile, when Tommy looks for someone to take his extra Bulls ticket -- that Lily's new boyfriend gave him -- he's a little imperceptive to his co-worker's love of the game.

  • Cast & Crew
  • John Goodman

    John Barnett

  • Diedrich Bader

    Tommy Barnett

  • Jean Smart

    Kate Barnett

  • Edward Asner

    Art Barnett

  • Melinda McGraw

    Lily Barnett Manning

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • John: Yeah, yeah, I am nervous. I feel like I'm being accused of something I didn't do, you know? I mean, I'm not here to be defensive. I'm not here to make excuses. I'm here to make things better. But I didn't do nuthin'. Lily: This isn't about blame, John. Dr. Foster: Lily, remember, in here, you're a patient. This isn't about blame, John.

    • Dr. Foster: Well, I'll just get my notes, and we'll get started. John: You got notes? Whoa, you got a whole book on me? Dr. Foster: It's interesting you would ask that. John: Don't write that down. Come on, it was a joke. I didn't even know we were on the clock yet.

    • Dr. Foster: John, I want all my clients to feel this is a safe place to talk about your feelings and let out your emotions. John: In my world, they call that a bar.

    • John: Well, gee-whiz, I mean, I thought we always had a great relationship. Lily: Mm-hmm. John: I--I want us to have a great relationship. Lily: Oh, me, too. John: Well, what do I have to do for us to have a great relationship? Lily: Come to therapy with me. John: How about a good relationship?

    • Lily: I am so sorry that I got upset and I left you there with Ted last night. John: It's okay. It's been so long since I've broken up with a man.

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    Notes (4)

    • Terry Rhoads is credited as playing Dr. Foster, but no character name is ever given on-screen.

    • Six degrees of separation: Melinda McGraw and guest star Terry Rhoads appeared together in the 1998 FOX sitcom Living in Captivity. Writer Alan Kirschenbaum produced the show which aired after it, Getting Personal.

    • Originally scheduled to air on December 1, 2004.

    • CBS' promos attempted to pass this off as a Christmas episode. It isn't a Christmas episode. They didn't make a Christmas episode.

    Allusions (2)

    • Kate: Oh, I don't know. When did Loggins and Messina break up?
      Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina, a pop-rock duo who had a string of hits in the mid-'70s (the biggest of which was "Your Mama Don't Dance"), broke up around 1977, after which both went solo.

    • Lily: In that case, why don't you guys come with us to see B.B. King on Thursday night?
      Widely recognized as the king of blues, B.B. King's guitar work is an obvious inspiration for the blues music that Rick Marotta writes for the show.

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