The Pilot Episode

Season 1, Ep 1, Aired 1/4/05
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  • Episode Description
  • Nate is set up to go on a blind date with Susan, only when he goes to pick her up, he picks up Marni, who was set to go on a different blind date. After talking through dinner, they realize they are perfect for each other, but also realize that they are on the wrong dates.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Josh Cooke

    Nate Solomon

  • Jennifer Finnigan

    Marni Fliss

  • Darius McCrary

    Bowie James

  • Tom Poston


  • Tammy Lynn Michaels


  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • it's about two people who accidental think they were each other blind date and they have a good time until they found out that they picked up the wrong person

    By tvrev, Aug 06, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • Marni: (sees the milk sitting on the counter) You didn't put your milk away, Clown! (walks to the closet door) Clown! (bangs on closet door) I know you're in there! How many times to I have to say it? Put the damn milk away! (pause) And I know you've been juggling my fruit!

    • Nate: It just sucks! You know? I finally meet this girl who's the perfect mix of sincerity, wit, and nice lips and there is no way I'm ever going to see her again. (Marni walks in the door) Oh no! That's her! (Nate runs into the back room, followed by Bowie) Bowie: What the hell are you doing? You finally meet a woman you like who may actually like you and run? You do this crap, it makes me want to stab you!

    • Marni: My online therapist says you can't live your life in fear. Nate: Your therapist is online? Marni: (nods) Budda88. He also sells shampoo.

    • Nate: So you ready to go? Marni: Yeah. Could you just hold my purse? (walks to the door without him) Nate: Uh, wait! I thought you needed to do something. Marni: No, I just don't like holding my purse.

    • (The clown walks out of the closet and plugs in an extension cord) Nate: Who was that? Marnie: Nobody... just you know a dying clown. You were saying? Nate: I'm sorry... a dying clown? Marnie: Yeah, he's a clown, he's dying, it's not that interesting of story.

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    Notes (2)

    • Evan and Jaron's song "Crazy for this Girl" plays twice throughout this episode.

    • The premiere had 10.11 million viewers. It was third in its timeslot behind the Orange Bowl on ABC and the second half of CBS's Amazing Race.

    Trivia (1)

    • In this pilot episode, Marni tries to get a date to sing "Mahna Mahna" with her. In later episodes, it turns out to be her cellphone's ringtone.

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