Help Me Help You

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 13

    Moving On

    Aired

  • S 1 : Ep 12

    Boxer

    Aired

  • S 1 : Ep 11

    Working Women

    Aired

  • S 1 : Ep 10

    The Sheriff

    Aired

  • S 1 : Ep 9

    Perseverence

    Aired 12/12/06

  • Cast & Crew
  • Ted Danson

    Dr. Bill Hoffman

  • Jere Burns

    Michael

  • Jim Rash

    Jonathan

  • Suzy Nakamura

    Inger

  • Darlene Hunt

    Darlene

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  • Help Me Help You take a bunch of people who are all really messed up in different ways and put them in a room together to try and help each other out. he group leader, Dr. Bill Hoffman, is probably the craziest and most self-obsessed of all, but his patients would never know it because he hides behind his very respectable celebrity image as a bestselling author of phenomenally successful self-help books. The series explores the comical side of group therapy as members of the group apply the good doctor's advice to the real world with enthusiastic effort, until they begin to realize maybe Dr. Bill should be doing the heavy lifting along with themmoreless

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  • Quotes (48)

    • (Bill beats his car with a golf club. There isn't one single dent. Only the air bag opens.) Bill: Boy this car is well made.

    • Bill: I displayed my subconscious desire to be here. Anne: Your subconscious is a jackass. That is why I am divorcing your subconscious.

    • Darlene: Oh I love Oprah. I always wished she was my mother. Michael: Me too. My mother was a castrating drunken freak show from hell. Darlene: So was mine.

    • Bill: I have 12 degrees on the wall, Dave. I'm pretty sure I know what I'm doing.

    • Darlene: Bill, how did you know it was all actually about the girl? Bill: Well Dave mentioned opening her window wide. You don't have to be a Freudian to think that's pretty sexual.

    • Bill: You seem sad, Dave. Are you sad? Dave: I guess I am sad. Bill: You're not sad, Dave. You're angry.

    • Bill: Nobody starts therapy because their life is perfect.

    • Bill: Life is messy. We can't control life and we don't like that.

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    Notes (9)

    • Featured Music: - "Last Chance" by Jet - "You Can Call Me Al" by Paul Simon

    • Featured Music:

    • "Alone Again (Naturally)" by Gilbert O'Sullivan
    • Featured music:

    • "Wild Thing" by The Troggs
    • "Too Hard" by Mark McAdam
    • Featured Music:

    • "Just Go" by Just Off Turner
    • Featured Music:

    • "Get Down Tonight" by KC & The Sunshine Band
    • The song playing during Kevin's boxing match is Knock on Wood by Amii Stewart, but the close captions show the lyrics to L.L. Cool J's Mama Said Knock You Out.

    • The episode was originally planned to air on November 7, 2006, but was moved to November 28, because of the 2006 US elections.

    • Bruce Altman receives the "And" credit.

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    Trivia (5)

    • On Bill's car, the front license-plate number is 4EVRJUNG.

    • Darlene's ads on the New York City bus reads "I'm Darlene, and I can move your unit"

    • The sticker on Jonathan's t-shirt reads "North Bronx Animal Shelter FUN RUN 032 Participant"

    • On Bill's apron is wrote "Shrinks do it on the couch."

    • Jane Lynch plays the character Raquel Janes, a fellow therapist in Bill's own therapy group. She also has the recurring role of Joanna Monroe on ABC's "Boston Legal", Alan Shore's sexual surrogate and another therapist of sorts.

    Allusions (9)

    • The Producers Jonathan: (...) I paid 350 for The Producers and that was with Broderick and Lane (...) The 1968 film, The Producers, was adapted as a critically acclaimed Broadway musical by Mel Brooks in 2001. Its first run starred Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick. It won 12 Tony Awards, breaking the record held for 37 years by Hello Dolly! which had won 10.

    • World Of Warcraft Inger: World Of Warcraft World Of Warcraft (commonly abbreviated as WoW) is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed by Blizzard Entertainment. World Of Warcraft has almost seven million active subscriptions worldwide as of September 2006.

    • The Dark Side of the Moon Bill: Thanks for coming with us to "The Dark Side of the Moon". "The Dark Side of the Moon" (titled in the 1993 CD release as "Dark Side of the Moon") is a 1973 concept album by Pink Floyd.

    • Pink Freud The name of Bill's band "Pink Freud" is a combination of the name of the popular space rock band "Pink Floyd" from the 1970s and Dr. Sigmund Freud, the father of modern psychology.

    • Grey's Anatomy Jonathan's Wife: I saved Grey's Anatomy Grey's Anatomy is an Emmy Award-winning American primetime television medical drama. It debuted on ABC as a midseason replacement on March 27, 2005 immediately following, the immensely-popular Desperate Housewives. The story revolves around Dr. Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo), a surgical intern at the fictional Seattle Grace Hospital in Seattle, Washington.

    • Bosom Buddies Darlene: I didn't hate him in Bosom Buddies Bosom Buddies was an American sitcom starring Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari created by Robert L. Boyett, Thomas L. Miller and Chris Thompson. It ran from 1980 to 1982. The series was rerun on NBC in 1984 due to the success of the Tom Hanks film "Splash".

    • Cast away Michael: (...) you weren't moved by Tom Hanks in Castaway Cast away is a 2000 film by 20th Century Fox and DreamWorks about a FedEx employee who is stranded on a deserted island after his plane goes down over the South Pacific. The plot is very loosely based on the novel Robinson Crusoe.

    • The Da Vinci Code Darlene: Have you read The Da Vinci Code The Da Vinci Code is a mystery/detective novel by American author Dan Brown, published in 2003 by Doubleday. The novel is based on the controversial premise that there is a conspiracy within the Roman Catholic Church to cover up the true story of Jesus. According to this premise, the Vatican knows it is living a lie, but continues to do so to keep itself in power.

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  • Fan Reviews (7)
  • The worst show EVER!

    By TvFreak7, Oct 30, 2006

  • "Becker" meets "Dear John".

    By skaizun, Nov 29, 2006

  • With some adjustments this could be a really funny show.

    By iareally, Nov 20, 2006

  • Ted Danson is back!

    By UtenaShiori12, Nov 08, 2006

  • Hanging on by a thread

    By bestec, Nov 07, 2006

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