Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (158)

  • Maya: Girl, you lied about sex? You're just like a dude. Joan: I wanted you guys to be proud of me.

  • Toni: Hey Maya. Hey William. William: Hey Rock 'em Sock 'em.

  • Joan: Toni, I need you. You are the b*tch I have always wanted to be. Toni: Awww, you're just saying that.

  • Marcus: What are you doing in here? Joan: I was looking for the bathroom. Marcus: Did it occur to you to try the one with the toilet?

  • Joan: (after giving Sean her card) We got to go home, put a cute message on my machine, ha ha, 'cause someone's gonna be callin' me!

  • Yvonne: William! William: Yvonne! Yvonne: What are you doing here? William: Looking at art. Just looking at the art. Yvonne: Well, don't touch it, 'cause they told me I could use my billy club.

  • Toni: I want you. Greg: But, you want me rich? Toni: I think we just made a breakthrough.

  • Greg: Sorry ma'am, I'm here to serve the client not service the client. Toni: Then you're fired. Greg: Too late, I quit five minutes ago.

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Notes (85)

  • Randy J. Goodwin and Golden Brooks both starred in the Showtime series Linc's.

  • The singing group Boyz II Men was supposed to have a cameo appearance in this episode, but never appeared.

  • Both Persia White and Rhonda Ross Kendrick were regulars on the soap opera Another World.

  • Rhonda Ross Kendrick and Tracee Ellis Ross are sisters who are both the daughters of Diana Ross.

  • Guest star Kelsey Grammer is the executive producer for the show, which is produced by his Grammnet Productions.

  • Guest star Kara Brock is the sister of series creator Mara Brock Akil.

  • Shar Jackson crosses over in her role from Moesha. Earlier that evening, Golden Brooks appeared as Maya on an episode of Moesha.

  • Khalil Kain replaces Flex Alexander in the recurring role of Darnell Wilkes.

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Trivia (35)

  • When Charles comes back to Joan's house in order to reconcile, as they are talking, the collar on his shirt switches from being inside his jacket to resting on top of his jackets lapel collar.

  • Maya tells Joan that she was 17 when she had Jabari, but in the season 3 episode Secret and Eyes, she said she was 16 when she gave birth to Jabari.

  • Parts of Clay's house would later serve as William's house (season 2) and the J-Spot (season 5).

  • This is the first and only episode where Toni finally gets Jabari name right.

  • William's middle name is Jerome.

  • In the first season, Joan celebrated her birthday in September (in the premiere), but in the second season her birthday takes place in an episode broadcast in November.

  • Aside from William's mother not being at the wedding, William's sister isn't there nor mentioned.

  • During the wedding scene, Joan comes down the aisle in a red suit. After commercial, when Joan is shown again, she has on a long white gown!

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Allusions (18)

  • William's response "Hey Rock 'em Sock 'em", to Toni's greeting, is a reference to a popular child's toy, the Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots.

  • This episode title is a reference to Mr. T. "I pity the fool" is his trademark quote. Mr. T is best known as one of the stars of the TV series, The A-Team.

  • The episode title is a reference to the 1993 period piece "The Remains of the Day."

  • This episode title is a reference to the Oscar Wilde play "The Importance of Being Earnest."

  • The episode title is a reference to Spike Lee's 1986 film "She's Gotta' Have It."

  • Lynn (to Vosco) If four Jamaicans can race a bobsled, you can get out of the kitchen in four seconds. The first Jamaican Bobsled Team made history when they competed in the 1988 Winter Olympics held in Calgary, Alberta.

  • The episode title, "Runaway Bride," is a film starring Julia Roberts.

  • The episode title is a take-off of the theme song of Cheers, the series that featured executive producer Kelsey Grammer before he moved on to Frasier.

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