Ned and Stacey

Accountus Interruptus

Season 1, Ep 13, Aired 12/18/95
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  • Episode Description
  • Ned pitches ideas to sexy CEO Jordan Haswell, who makes it clear after the meeting that sex will seal the deal, a prospect which Ned finds to his liking. Later at a party at Ned's, Jordan openly flirts with him in front of Stacey, who is outraged since Jordan doesn't know about her and Ned's arrangement. Stacey tells Ned that by acceding to Jordan's demands for sex, he's no better than her "punk." Later in Jordan's room, Ned is troubled by Stacey's words and has an uncharacteristic attack of morality, refusing to sleep with Jordan even if it means losing the account.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Debra Messing

    Stacey Colbert Dorsey

  • Thomas Haden Church

    Ned Dorsey

  • Greg Germann

    Eric Moyer

  • Nadia Dajani

    Amanda Colbert Moyer

  • Harry Goz

    Saul Colbert

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • Stacey: You know, after all I am your wife. Ned: Oh, fake wife. Not real. Think of yourself as wax fruit. I know I do.

    • Stacey: You’re not going to sleep with her, are you? Ned: Yeah, you know, I may just have to nail this campaign down. Oh, work, work, work, work.

    • Stacey: 'Wife Stacey's' been very good to you and she deserves better treatment than this! I'm not going to allow her to become the object of scorn and ridicule and sympathetic looks from all your co-workers! Ned: Stacey, you're getting those now!

    • Jordan: Ah, you know Ned, I'm sorry if I was a little rough today at the meeting. Ned: Ahh, you must mean the way you spat bile on my every utterance and thought. Don't be silly! Jordan: Come on, I wasn't that rough. Besides, you look like a strong guy, you can take it. Ned: Damn my Marlboro Man exterior!

    • Stacey (to one of Ned's clients at a party): Tom! Love your Purina campaign! Chow chow chow! Wow wow wow! Amanda: What, are you downing the stuff yourself?

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    Notes (2)

    • The end credits are shown over stills from this episode.

    • Ned's fixation with the TV show Mr. Belvedere, which will be showcased in the episode "Saved by the Belvedere," is mentioned here for the first time. Eric tells Ned, "I haven't seen you like this since Mr. Belvedere got cancelled." Later Stacey tells Amanda she can watch one of Ned's Belvedere tapes.

    Trivia (1)

    • Ned’s ‘girlfriend’ counter: #7 Jordan (the client who wants Ned to sleep with her)

    Allusions (3)

    • Eric: Ned, I haven’t seen you like this since Mr. Belvedere got cancelled. Ned: it’s not cancelled. It’s just sleeping. Mr. Belvedere is a sitcom that ran from 1985 to 1990 on ABC. The premise of the show was that a middle-class family hires an English butler (Christopher Hewett) to help take care of the family.

    • Ned: I’ve tired of these friends. Can others come out to play now, Sybil? Ned is referring to the title character in the book and then movie Sybil, which is based on a true story of a young woman who suffers from multiple personality disorder.

    • Stacey: Ok. Ok. You ask me one. Amanda: All-right, all-right. Would you rather be at this party, or… have sex with Ross Perot? Stacey: (to one of Ned's clients at a party) Bob, congratulations on the salsa boy account. Good for you…. (turning to Amanda) Ross Perot. Ross Perot is a billionaire businessman from Texas who is best known for running and for a short while actually leading in the president race of 1992 against the then incumbent George Bush Sr. and the eventual winner Bill Clinton. Perot is often made fun of because of his squeaky Texas drawl, short stature and big ears.

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