Dharma & Greg

Yes, We Have No Bananas (or Anything Else for That Matter)

Season 2, Ep 10, Aired 11/25/98
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  • Episode Description
  • A gently surreal episode whose humor derives from escalating skewed logic in the Preston Sturges mode: Greg's hostile secretary Marlene (at last the wonderful Yeardley Smith returns!) is offended by her annual staff evaluation as "Satisfactory," while Greg is overjoyed by his "Superior" rating until he learns Pete got the same rating. When Greg confronts his boss, he is driven to desperation by the man's apparent complete inability to discriminate between similar items (Tahiti vs. Buffalo as a honeymoon destination, freshly baked bread vs. moldy supermarket bread), and almost unhinged by the boss's decision to put Pete in charge while he is in medical leave. At the same time Greg must deal with Dharma's impulse decision to open a store without first deciding what she will sell, and the fact that the place quickly becomes packed with people who find Dharma's environment strangely soothing and establish a barter economy amongst themselves. There is of course only one "logical" conclusion: despite the fact that Dharma is losing money, she makes a profit when she is bought out by Starbucks. (We leave her contemplating a "drive-through" version of her non-store.) Meanwhile, Larry tries to persuade Edward to buy a drug-running friend's power yacht, and the four-in laws find themselves held prisoner by an aggressive sea lion who climbs on board and won't leave.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Thomas Gibson

    Greg Montgomery

  • Shae D'Lyn

    Jane Deaux

  • Alan Rachins

    Larry Finkelstein

  • Joel Murray

    Pete Cavanaugh

  • Mimi Kennedy

    Abby O'Neil

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Larry: (after being taken hostage by a sea lion for an entire day and ending up on an inflatable boat) What do you say Ed? If you buy a boat we can do this every weekend!

    • Kitty: (seeing a sea lion) He looks remarkably like the little European man that tunes our piano.

    • Marlene: (to Greg) You do know the day when I snap and come back here with a gun, you're first?

    • Dharma: You never Xerox your ass, I'd put that on the fridge. You should make a whole bunch of them and we could color them in.

    • Dharma: So now a store that sells something is automatically better than a store that doesn't?

    Notes (1)

    • This episode's end titles has Chuck Lorre's Vanity Card #21.

    Trivia (1)

    • 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.

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