Joan of Arcadia

Double Dutch

Season 1, Ep 16, Aired 2/20/04
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  • Episode Description
  • God tells Joan to learn to jump rope with a group of inner-city teens, one of whom Joan discovers is homeless. Kevin goes on a date, but not with who you think.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Joe Mantegna

    Will Girardi

  • Michael Welch

    Luke Girardi

  • Mary Steenburgen

    Helen Girardi

  • Amber Tamblyn

    Joan Girardi

  • Jason Ritter

    Kevin Girardi

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (30)

    • Joan: If I was a Viking, they'd put me on the flaming raft and send me out to sea. Grace: You did the history reading! Joan: That's how desperate I am.

    • Joan: Ask Romeo. Will: "Romeo?" Luke: It's a crude attempt at irony. Ask me what?

    • Mascot God: I asked you to jump. All you've done so far is fall. Go back and jump, Joan.

    • Grace: Why are we stopping? We should be fleeing in horror. It's bad enough we had to come all the way downtown to the library to research Viking footwear. Joan: I kinda like this song…

    • Joan: One good thing about Mom's new job – neverending junk food.

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    Notes (8)

    • This episode marks the final appearance of Rebecca Askew (Sydney Tamiia Poitier) on the series.

    • This episode briefly addresses autism. Joe Mantegna has an autistic daughter, Mia Mantegna.

    • Marquette was billed as a "Special Guest Star."

    • The song Street Guitarist God is singing is Joan of Arcadia's theme song, Joan Osborne's "One of Us."

    • Music featured in this episode included: "Beat 'Em" by Roxie 77 "Street Credibility" by DJ Ma "Shave" by Enon "I Wish" by Raze "Nothing Gives Me Pleasure" by Josh Rouse "UBU1" by Raze "Bent" by Matt Nathanson "I Can't Wait to Meetchu" by Macy Gray

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    Trivia (2)

    • When Kevin is talking to Michelle Turner at the cafe, he says "Well, I've got everything I need," but his lips aren't moving.

    • Location: The location is suppose to be Arcadia, but they neglected details of where they shoot the episodes. In the beginning, Grace and Joan walking down the alley, the Metro Train and a Long Beach Transit (California) bus rolls by behind them. Second, Joan and Casper talking at the park and a Long Beach Transit bus with it's name clearly seen on the side drives by behind them.

    Allusions (4)

    • CSI Tech: Captain, my Captain.
      The tech is refering to the famous poem which was written by Walt Whitman, to express his grief at the death of then President Abraham Lincoln.

    • Casper: Her pop is 5-0.
      Referencing the TV series Hawaii Five-0.

    • Grace's book cover.
      After the first jump-roping scene, we can see Grace at school reading the mystery novel "Hit List," by Lawrence Block.

    • Will: Hey, you want to check it out? It's like the Bat-cave down there.
      Will is equating the police department's C.S.I. lab to the headquarters of Batman in the super hero stories. The Bat-cave is the underground base that houses all of Batman's gadgets, crime fighting gear, and the infamous Bat-mobile.

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