Joan of Arcadia

St. Joan

Season 1, Ep 9, Aired 11/21/03
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  • Episode Description
  • God wants Joan to score an "A" on a test about French saint Joan of Arc. As the teen hits the books, she draws comparisons to the life of the young heroine who claimed to hear divine voices and was burnt at the stake. Helen finds her daughter's newest obsession troublesome and urges Will to have the entire family visit a therapist. Meanwhile, Will is unjustly raked over the coals for shutting down a crack house.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Joe Mantegna

    Will Girardi

  • Michael Welch

    Luke Girardi

  • Mary Steenburgen

    Helen Girardi

  • Amber Tamblyn

    Joan Girardi

  • Jason Ritter

    Kevin Girardi

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • St. Joan

    By krazy4crack, Nov 23, 2006

  • My favorite.

    By hpstarz128, Mar 14, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • Sammy: Joan, I have a Masters' degree in English Literature. I could have done a number of things with my life. (Joan looks at him doubtfully) ...At least three things, but I chose to open a bookstore, because I believe in the power of knowledge... Which comes from books. You want to learn something? Read.

    • Joan: Okay, the whole metaphor thing is a real pain. Is there some kind of Divine Law against being direct? Gardener God: Get an A on the exam.

    • Grace: Any time you deviate from the norm, the fascists call you crazy. I consider it a badge of honor.

    • Terry Ann: Grace, my feet hurt. Grace: Did I ask you to dress like a Republican?

    • Joan: Wait, we're gonna have assignments? I can't have ANY more assignments... a-a-are you a therapist... or are you, YOU?... (whispering) blink twice if you know what i mean... (winks... everyone looks at her like she's crazy) I'm not crazy!

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    Notes (3)

    • Music featured in the episode included: "Everything" by Zilch "It's Going Down" by Cross Movement "Clarinet Concerto No. 1" by Mozart "Stick 'em Up" by Quarashi "I Want Something Else" by The Strines "Time Has Come Today" by Joan Jett "Big Blue Car" by Scott Ellison "War" by Katherin Shorr

    • New Gods: Gardener God, Domestic Worker God, and Painter God.

    • Adam calls Joan, "Joan" rather than "Jane", for the first time in the series.

    Allusions (1)

    • Grace Polk: Recalls are very popular these days.
      The quote references the recall of California Governor Gray Davis in a special election during the autumn of the same year (2003).

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