Joan of Arcadia

The Boat

Season 1, Ep 4, Aired 10/17/03
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  • Episode Description
  • Helen fears Joan is becoming eccentric when she enthusiastically tackles her boat-building project; Will encourages Kevin to join a wheelchair basketball team.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Joe Mantegna

    Will Girardi

  • Michael Welch

    Luke Girardi

  • Mary Steenburgen

    Helen Girardi

  • Amber Tamblyn

    Joan Girardi

  • Jason Ritter

    Kevin Girardi

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • A boat!

    By krazy4crack, Oct 30, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (13)

    • Grace: The very words "homework assignment" suggest a fascist hierarchy. They assign us a task? No discussion, no explanation? What is that?

    • Adam: Wait, what's the new dude? Grace: Try saying "yo" at the end of a sentence. Adam: (to Joan who picks up a wallet with a lot of money in it) We're stinkin' rich, yo.

    • Adam: (about his prior ability to play any instrument) No, no. Not anymore. Mr. Price sits me down at a piano and says, "Okay, Mozart, play." So, I do, and I really lean into it, you know? I'm holding down that loud pedal, and I'm hitting the low notes with my elbow - bong, bong, bong! Grand finale... I lift the piano lid thing, and I strum the strings with my shoe. When I was finished, Mr. Price says, "You have got to be kidding." Since then, I...I can't play a thing. I can't even whistle. Joan: I'm no expert, but, uh, if you are playing with your elbows...

    • Adam: Jane!
      Joan: Go away, Adam.
      Adam: How did you know it was me?
      Joan: You're the only one who calls me "Jane."

    • Joan: (to Luke) No, I'm in the zone, dogboy! I can't do wrong! Luke: Dogboy?

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    Notes (2)

    • Music featured in the episode includes: "Gentle Go The Hours" by Morella's Forest "Beautiful Day" by Mellowdrone "Beautiful" by Pocket For Corduroy "Remains of the Day" by Say-So "Things Behind the Sun" by Nick Drake "All Who Are Weary" by Sherri Youngward "World Inside the World" by Rhett Miller

    • New Gods: Old Lady God, Naval Officer God, and God on the Radio.

    Allusions (2)

    • God: Last time I asked someone to build a boat it turned out to be something big like, you know, saving the world. This refers to the Biblical story of Noah and the flood, found in Genesis 6:8-8:17

    • Will: The Green Goblin figured out what car was mine... Villain from the Spiderman comic books and the main villain in the first movie. Pretty much appropos of nothing we see here except the letters are kinda in green.

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