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  • S 4 : Ep 24


    Aired 7/13/98

  • S 4 : Ep 23

    Cybill in the Morning

    Aired 7/6/98

  • S 4 : Ep 22

    Don Gianni

    Aired 6/29/98

  • S 4 : Ep 21


    Aired 6/22/98

  • S 4 : Ep 20

    Farewell, My Sweet

    Aired 6/15/98

  • Cast & Crew
  • Christine Baranski

    Maryann Thorpe

  • Cybill Shepherd

    Cybill Sheridan

  • Alicia Witt

    Zoey Woodbine

  • Alan Rosenberg

    Ira Woodbine

  • Dedee Pfeiffer

    Rachel Robbins Blanders

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  • show Description
  • Cybill Shepherd stars as Cybill Sheridan, a woman who has it all: two spiteful daughters, two clingy ex-husbands, an outrageous best friend, an unstable future ,and a house on an eroding LA hillside. But with humor and determination, Cybill braves each new challenge that comes her way, while having the time of her life discovering that life after forty is anything but downhill. CBS Broadcast History January 1995-September 1995----Monday----9:30 September 1995-April 1996----Sunday----8:00 April 1996-February 1997----Monday----9:30 March 1997-December 1997----Monday----9:00 March 1998-April 1998----Wednesday----8:30 May 1998-June 1998----Monday----9:00 June 1998-July 1998----Monday----9:30moreless

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  • Quotes (83)

    • Zoey: People with cute nicknames should be used for food.

    • (practicing her imaginary award acceptance speech) Cybill: I accept this Oscar on behalf of topless women prisoners everywhere.

    • Cybill: (to Maryann)Isn't it enough just to be a good actor? Maryann: (to the waiter) I'll have another cappuccino, and would you bring my friend a clue?

    • Cybill: It was a steady job, good money. I was even starting to get recognized. Yesterday a woman at the mall called me a worthless tramp! Maryann: Are you sure she's not just somebody from your highschool?

    • Ira:(to Cybill): You were my wife. He was my shrink. Between the two of you, you know enough to destroy me! Cybill: Yeah, that was the plan. Go to dinner, have a little wine and then we're gonna get ya!

    • Cybill: Zoey, go to your room. Zoey: Why? I'm already emotionally scarred.

    • Maryann:(about making friends with her ex-husbands new girlfriend without her knowing who she is) It's brilliant. She tells me everything, where he goes, what he does. Makes it so much easier to stalk him!

    • Maryann:(about why she doesn't want to go on the date) What if this Phil and I actually like each other? What if we start dating, going away on weekends, then we'd wanna live together, get married? Next thing you know, we'll get divorced, and I'll have to start stalking him.

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    Notes (15)

    • The episode won an Emmy Award for¬†Outstanding Art Direction for a Series.

    • At the beginning of this episode we hear the song Walkin' the Dog. That song was recorded on the album Talk Memphis To Me (1998), then sung by Cybill Shepherd.

    • This is the first of several guest appearances by series writer Linda Wallem.

    • Guest Bogdanovich famously discovered star Shepherd and pursued a personal and professional relationship through several films, most notably her debut in The Last Picture Show.

    • While Cybill and Maryann are chanting in the desert, they start singing My Baby Does The Hanky Panky by Tommy James & The Shondells.

    • This unusual plot device necessitated a credit noting that Van Patten was in fact alive and well.

    • The episode won an Emmy Award for¬†Outstanding Costuming for a Series.

    • This episode mirrors the situations around Cybill Shepherd's 1980's series Moonlighting. Like "Lifeforms" Moonlighting was also a mystery noir about a couple of detectives who fought and argued. Cybill tells Jack that if they sleep together they'll lose the chemistry, this is a reference to the fact that after Shepherd and Bruce Willis's characters Maddie and David slept together Moonlighting's ratings started to fall dramatically. Also, much like Jack, Bruce Willis was also considered the bigger star of Moonlighting and the show would often center around him rather than Shepherd.

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    Trivia (11)

    • This episode features Jack Blessing and Curtis Armstrong, who used to play employees of Blue Moon Investigations in the show Moonlighting, where Cybill Shepherd played their boss.

    • Morgan Fairchild, who is a guest star in this episode, was one of the girls considered for the role of Jacy Farrow in the movie The Last Picture Show from 1971. Cybill Shepherd ended up getting the part.

    • Goof: Kirsten claims her name is "Swedish, like the meat balls". Kirsten is not a Swedish name.

    • Goof: When Cybill is repeating the name of one of "Granny's Snack Cakes," she calls it 'Big Banana Fudge Swirlcake' instead of 'Swirl Fudgecake.'

    • Goof: When Cybill and Ira fight at Cybill's house, you see Cybill's purse on her left shoulder, after she bangs the door she she is holding the purse with her right hand. In the next shot, the purse is again on her left shoulder, and in the next shot the purse is nowhere to be seen!

    • Goof: As Rachel is leaving Cybill's house to meet with the auto mechanic, Cybill makes an attempt to call after her. Instead of calling out "Rachel" she calls out "Zoey" and then quickly corrects herself.

    • Denver Pyle guest stars in this episode. He also starred with Tom Wopat in The Dukes of Hazzard as uncle Jesse, while Tom played good ol'boy Luke Duke.

    • When on the phone with the restaurant, Kevin says that his name was Manning. But his last name is Blanders.

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    Allusions (25)

    • Hart to Hart In the end credit scene, Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers appear as Jonathan Hart and Jennifer Hart and Cybill plays a murder victim. This is a reference to the 1979 film "Hart to Hart".

    • The episode title is an allusion to the CBS daytime drama As the World Turns.

    • The episode title is an allusion to the movie Look Who's Talking starring John Travolta and Kristie Alley.

    • The episode title is an allusion to the "Dick and Jane" series of Learn to Read children's books.

    • The title and plot are an allusion to the movie Sybill starring Sally Field.

    • The episode title is an allusion to the shows theme song. The theme song contains this title in its lyrics.

    • The title of this episode is a play on the title of the 1969 film "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?".

    • The episode title is an allusion to the 1970's ABC series The Odd Couple.

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  • Fan Reviews (8)
  • "Cybill" - the first show on CBS that used a word "labia"

    By Edie70, Mar 22, 2012

  • A hilarious show about an actress who doesn't receive many acting jobs as she deals with life being surrounded by two ex-husbands, two daughters and one crazy friend. **SPOILER ALERT**

    By Angelic_Anime, Nov 06, 2007

  • This is a show about an actress who is not getting any younger, which makes her having to struggle more to get gigs.

    By jkalen81, Sep 09, 2006

  • First of all...

    By pablobiglia, Sep 04, 2006

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