Dharma & Greg

ABC (ended 2002)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 5 : Ep 24

    The Mamas and the Papas (2)

    Aired 4/30/02

  • S 5 : Ep 23

    The Mamas and the Papas (1)

    Aired 4/30/02

  • S 5 : Ep 22

    Tuesday's Child

    Aired 4/23/02

  • S 5 : Ep 21

    The Parent Trap

    Aired 4/16/02

  • S 5 : Ep 20

    The Tooth Is Out There

    Aired 4/9/02

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jenna Elfman

    Dharma Finkelstein Montgomery

  • Thomas Gibson

    Greg Montgomery

  • Mimi Kennedy

    Abby O'Neil

  • Alan Rachins

    Larry Finkelstein

  • Susan Sullivan

    Kitty Montgomery

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  • show Description
  • Dharma & Greg was an unusual cross-generational situation comedy created by Chuck Lorre & Dottie Dartland. Dharma Finkelstein-Montgomery (Jenna Elfman) is a free-spirited yoga instructor with an incredible knack for looking on the bright side. Raised by hippie parents, she was taught to shun convention, trust her wildest instincts, and find the joy in everyday life. Her husband, Greg Montgomery (Thomas Gibson), is a conservative, Harvard-educated attorney and the yin to Dharma's yang. Married on their first date, they have remained committed to each other from day one, despite the obstacles presented by the world around them.Among those obstacles are Dharma's counterculture parents, Abby (Mimi Kennedy) and Larry (Alan Rachins), who recently brought another bohemian bundle of joy - baby Harry - into the world. On the other side, literally, are Greg's uptight, blue-blood parents, Kitty (Susan Sullivan) and Edward (Mitchell Ryan), who've slowly but surely come to accept the fact that their son married outside the country club boundaries. Executive producer Chuck Lorre made minor television history by taking advantage of the fact that many fans didn't see the show at the time of its broadcast: for those who videotaped the show, each episode's end credits reveal a special message from Lorre on a vanity card. These are currently being added and can be found under the "Notes" section for each episode.moreless

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (464)

    • Dharma: Silly, you don't sleep in the rain, you make love in the rain! Greg: Ahhh! What if there's lightning? Dharma: Then you get to be on top!

    • Dharma: Don't call me! Greg: You don't have a phone!

    • (in the car) Dharma: Let me out. Greg: I'm not letting you out. Dharma: I said, let me out! Greg: Fine. Get out. Dharma: You're really kicking me out? Greg: We're here... Dharma: Oh.

    • Kitty: So how long have you two been dating? Greg: Actually we're not dating. We're married. Kitty: Pardon? Edward: He said they're... Kitty: I heard him! Greg: I know it's a big surprise, but I need you to trust me on this. I love this woman and I've never been happier in my life. (Kitty and Edward look at each other) Dharma: So do you guys just hate me?

    • Abby (to Greg): Give me your hand. Ok... Long life line, that's good... What am I doing? You two probably wanna have sex.

    • Greg: You lost me... Dharma: I know. But that was another lifetime and I promise I won't let it happen again.

    • Dharma: You deserve a reward. Greg: What did you have in mind? Dharma: Do you like blueberry pie? Greg: Uhhh, sure. Dharma: C'mon! Greg: But the Giants are winning! Dharma: Who?

    • Dharma: God, that's so sweet! Nobody has ever intimidated someone for me before. Thank you.

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    Notes (135)

    • This episode receives several award nominations: James Burrows was nominated for the 1998 Emmy Award for "Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series" for this episode, and for the 1998 DGA Award for "Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series" for this episode. Also, Dottie Dartland and Chuck Lorre were nominated for the 1999 WGA Award (TV) for "Episodic Comedy" for this episode.

    • At the end of each episode, a message appeared on the screen for a brief moment, so that it is readable only to those who record the program and pause it. These "vanity cards" were written by producer and show co-creator Chuck Lorre, and express his personal views on a variety of subjects.

    • This episode's end titles has Chuck Lorre's Vanity Card #1. This was the very first Lorre production to include a Card.

    • This episode's end titles has Chuck Lorre's Vanity Card #1 for the second time.

    • Joel Murray (Pete Cavanaugh) does not appear in this episode.

    • This episode's end titles has Chuck Lorre's Vanity Card #1 for the third time.

    • This episode's end titles has Chuck Lorre's Vanity Card #1 for the fourth time.

    • This episode's end titles has Chuck Lorre's Vanity Card #1 for the fifth time.

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    Trivia (20)

    • This episode begins with a flashback to Dharma and Greg encountering each other as children on the subway, thus implying that they are "fated" to be together. The New York-style set, however, is not the San Francisco MUNI system it is supposed to be.

    • There is a major "authenticity" goof regarding the San Francisco subway scenes. These were shot in the historic Forrest Hill Muni station, but the train "line" they were riding - the "N-(Judah)" - goes nowhere near Forrest Hill. The lines that do go that route are K-L & M lines.

    • When Dharma and Kitty are out driving, Dharma turns the steering wheel for a hard left turn but the car appears to turn right. Additionally, Dharma and Kitty look to be affected by forces indicating a left turn despite the image of the car turning right.

    • Jane is said to be Canadian.

    • They name the baby Daniel Fergus Sting Thundercloud Monterrey Manray Finkelstein Montgomery.

    • Pete's leg is supposed to bent at an odd angle, but it's really just a fake leg. You can see his foot hanging down underneath the wheelchair.

    • Early in the episode, Dharma mentions that one of her jobs was dancing with the rock band ZZ Top. In real life, Jenna Elfman was one of ZZ Top's Legs girls. She was a dancer early in her career and worked with the band in 1994.

    • Dharma and Jane uses Lisa Simpson masks, to disguise themselves. Ironically, Yeardley Smith (who plays Greg's secretary, Marlene), is the voice of Lisa Simpson on The Simpsons.

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    Allusions (48)

    • Guy at baseball game: Hey, Gidget, shut up. Gidget was the eternally-cheerful title character of a book, movie series, and TV show.

    • Pete: So I hear we're playing with Jerry Garcia today. Pete is identifying Larry, who Edward has just called an "old hippie buffoon", with the late Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia, one of the most visible "hippies" of the 1960's Haight-Ashbury scene.

    • Edward: (to Larry) Get in the cart, Ms. Fonda. Since Larry had been arguing a pacifist position on the Vietnam War, Edward was comparing him to actress Jane Fonda, who was very outspoken against the war in the 1960's and early 70's. In 1972 she made a highly-publicized and controversial visit to Hanoi, the capital of Communist North Vietnam.

    • Larry: You're talking to a man who watched Fantasia three times without a buddy. You're not the only one who has flashbacks, pal. The 1942 Disney movie Fantasia was re-released in 1969 and found a new audience among psychedelic-drug users. "Flashback" is a term for the reputed after-effect of taking LSD, in which the user is said to experience the drug's effects unexpectedly as long as years after taking it. This has later been shown to be more likely a psychiatric disorder rather than solely a drug effect.

    • Dharma: (to Abby, who is wearing a dress with lots of flowing fabric) Look at you! Thunder only happens when it's raining. Dharma is quoting the Fleetwood Mac song, "Dreams", written and sung by Stevie Nicks, who usually wore flowing lacy garments on stage.

    • Abby: Forget it Kitty, it's Chinatown. Paraphrase of the famous line from the 1974 Jack Nicholson movie Chinatown: "Forget it Jake, it's Chinatown."

    • The episode title is a nod to The X Files, a television show where the tagline is "the truth is out there."

    • Marlene: I'll scurry on down on my stubby little legs 'cause I'm just your li'l personal Oompa-Loompa. Marlene, sensitive about her height around the much taller Dharma, is referring to the dwarf-sized helpers in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

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  • Fan Reviews (34)
  • Use to love this show.

    By gracielove, Nov 07, 2012

  • Dharma and Greg

    By Jaykeson, Oct 22, 2012


    By ecpjll, Feb 22, 2012

  • Dharma & Greg were a couple who met and married on the same day. Their ups and downs with beliefs, in-laws, and so on kept viewers laughing and rooting for them to make it.

    By Simbrat, Sep 29, 2009

  • "Dharma, I can't believe what a free spirit you are!" That pretty much sums up the entire series. How can you base a whole series on such a stupid premise?

    By coreyb42, Aug 08, 2005

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