Joan of Arcadia

Queen of the Zombies

Season 2, Ep 13, Aired 1/14/05
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  • Episode Description
  • God instructs Joan to try out for the school play; Adam builds the sets for the play; Grace becomes jealous of Luke and Glynis.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Amber Tamblyn

    Joan Girardi

  • Joe Mantegna

    Will Girardi

  • Michael Welch

    Luke Girardi

  • Mary Steenburgen

    Helen Girardi

  • Christopher Marquette

    Adam Rove

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (14)

    • Johnny Broadway: Elizabeth, this isn't about your aunt – it's about THE PROCESS!!

    • Helen: (seeing what Will is reading) My catechism book? Will: I feel like I just got caught with porn.

    • Grace: I'd love to... I just gotta go... jab a railroad spike into my head.

    • Glynis: So why don't you do everyone a favor and take the giant stick out of your butt! Grace: You are way more intense than I ever knew.

    • Johnny Broadway God: Nothing of value comes without a little struggle. Some of the most beautiful flowers in the world only grow after a forest fire. Literally out of the ashes, they blanket the ground with color. Joan: Yeah, but you could make that happen without the fire. People would like you more. Johnny Broadway God: They'd just find something else to blame me for.

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    Notes (2)

    • Music featured in this episode included: "Paper & Plastic" by The Rosenbergs "Nice Day" by The Salteens "It's The Sound" by Tracy Spuehler "I Shall Be Released" by Bob Dylan

    • New God: Johnny Broadway God.

    Allusions (6)

    • Joan: Who's Ryan Seacrest? Ryan Seacrest is a host of the reality TV series American Idol.

    • Luke: It was like watching 'Fear Factor'... Referencing the popular reality-TV show Fear Factor, where people do stupid stunts for big money.

    • Elizabeth: It wasn't like this in Godspell...
      Referring to the 1971 musical Godspell by Stephen Schwartz relating the last days of Jesus as told by a troupe of hippies. Based on the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, it was adapted as a movie in 1973.

    • Friedman: He was in Rent...
      Referencing the Tony-winning AIDS-centric rock 1993 musical Rent about roommates in an apartment in the East Village of New York City.

    • Joan: Are we going to become drunks now? That's so Osbournes... Referencing the reality TV series The Osbournes, which centers around heavy metal music star Ozzy Osbourne's eccentric family.

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