Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (217)

  • Kathy : Don't sue me; I don't fucking have anything.

  • Kathy: Are you ready for me to say some things that are so horrible that I can never take 'em back?

  • Kathy: I was raised right, I talk about people behind their backs.

  • Kathy : I'd like to be positive, I just don't have the time.

  • Kathy : Nothing makes me more uncomfortable than white people who talk black.

  • Kathy: It's sort of funny to me that Barbra Streisand thinks she has a good side.

  • Kathy : Who knows comedy more than Vogue magazine?

  • Kathy: Nicole Kidman is not even a person; she's a hanger with a head.

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Notes (6)

  • Just before this episode aired, it was revealed that the series had been nominated for an Emmy Award as "Outstanding Reality Program" for its first season.

  • In this episode, Kathy makes reference about trusting her husband, Matt, as her accountant. This is ironic since a few months after this episode was taped Kathy filed for divorce from Matt because he stole $72,000 from her.

  • Although in this episode Kathy states that she and Matt are back together, the reality is that they are not. This episode was taped before her divorce was filed and her and Matt were trying marriage counseling.

  • Later, as a result of her jokes involving Barbara Walters and personal lubricant, Kathy Griffin was banned from appearing onThe View.

  • This comedy special got Kathy nominated for an Emmy.

  • This episode was dedicated to the memory of Kathy's father, John Patrick Griffin 1915-2007.

Trivia (5)

  • Kathy reveals that her assistant, Jessica, is now a lesbian.

  • Kathy received a second award at the Gay Porn Awards: A Naked Swordsman.

  • The paparazzi photo of Kathy falling out of the taxi was discussed on an episode of The View when Kathy co-hosted.

  • The brunette woman who is quoted and unidentified after Kathy's concert in the UK is Emma Pierson, a British television actress.

  • Kathy Griffin's CD was released on June 17, 2008.

Allusions (5)

  • Desperate Housewives
    Kathy compares Tony to one of the Desperate Housewives after he says, "I ordered a little booze. I work with children, Kathy! I drink."
    The reference to the popular ABC soap-comedy is used here because the women of the series, while seeming innocent, do scandalous things when they think no one is watching.

  • Pulp Fiction
    Kathy: "He's got the zipper-mask like Pulp Fiction with the ball in his mouth."
    She is referring to an infamous scene from the Quentin Tarantino film that involves bondage.

  • Murder, She Wrote
    Tony: "We need to get Angela Lansbury on the case."
    He is referring to the show, in which Angela Lansbury plays a detective.

  • John Hinckley, Jr.
    Kathy mentions that one of the attendees to her learning annex appearance stared at her "with the intensity of a John Hinckley, Jr." This is the man that attempted to assassinate President Reagan in 1981 in order to impress actress Jodie Foster.

  • The Wizard of Oz
    The title of this episode is a parody of the famous line from the film, "Lions and tigers and bears...oh my!"