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Season 5, Ep 9, Aired 12/9/98
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  • Episode Description
  • Dave tries to tape a message for students at his alma mater; Lisa tries to cure her speech impediment.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Maura Tierney

    Lisa Miller

  • Stephen Root

    Jimmy

  • Dave Foley

    Dave Nelson

  • Andy Dick

    Matthew Brock

  • Vicki Lewis

    Beth

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • Max: Hey, how's that speech comin'? Dave: Get lost Max. Max: No, listen I have some wonderful advice for the kids. Dave: What is it? Give up? Life sucks? Get cancer early and often?

    • Beth: Here's my problem. I don't have carpal tunnel syndrome. There's nothing wrong with my hands. I made it up. Joe: That's stupid. Beth: If you could act a little more like a girl. Joe: No. Effeminate man's my limit. Beth: Okay fine let's go with that. Joe: Honey, why'd you do such a silly thing as that?

    • Matthew: Does your mother talk like that all the time? Lisa: What? Matthew: You know, ugly, like the way you're talking. Does she do that ugly talk all the time? Lisa: Can we not bring my muthah into this, please? Matthew: No, no I'm not. I'm just thinking, what if your mom talked like that? You must be embarrassed every time she opens her mouth. Lisa: Matthew, I have a wicked shoht fuse today, okay? Matthew: No no no, I was just thinking I guess I'm lucky because everyone in my family talks like normal people. I guess we can't all be that lucky though, right? Lisa: Okay, yes, my muthah talks like this, and so does my fathah and so do all my bruthahs. And guess what, they're tons smahtah than you. Matthew: I'm sorry, I didn't understand a word. Could you repeat? Lisa: Matthew. Do you like apples? Matthew: Sure. Lisa: (knocks bag of popcorn out of Matthew's hands) You spilled your popcorn. How do you like them apples?

    • Matthew: Popcorn, I see. Good choice. Dave: Thank you. Matthew: So how's that ol' speechwriting coming along, huh? Dave: Swimmingly. Couldn't be better. Don't need any advice. Thank you. Good bye. Matthew: Are you sure 'cause I think I do have some advice for the wee ones. Dave: Please, no. Matthew: Why not? Dave: Why not? Because so far today your cohorts have convinced me to tell the kids to fit in, give up, aim low, and never ever follow your heart. Matthew: That's the exact opposite of what I was gonna tell them. Dave: Oh yeah? Matthew: Yeah, I was gonna tell them to aim high. You know, keep trying! Dare to be different, and just do whatever it takes to make your dreams a reality! Dave: Well, yeah. Those aren't such bad rules to try to live your life by, are they? Matthew: No sir. What do you think got me where I am today? Dave: Oh I should have known.

    • Dave: So you're in the seventh grade, right? Beth: And my parents decide I should go to a private school. So I got the whole uniform. You know, the plaid skirt and the white tights. so I show up at school on the first day and I'm the only person wearing a uniform. Turns out this particular school does not require uniforms, so everyone's laughing at me. Dave: Oh god, please stop. Beth: And I just wanted to cry, you know. But I didn't, I just went right along with them and laughed like it was some big joke, you know. And then the next day I wore the uniform, and that became my "thing". "The girl who wears the wacky outfits". Ha ha ha! Dave: Which you continue to do to this day. Beth: Yes Dave, because once you start you can't stop, or people will think you're chickening out. Of course, then nineteen years go by and you're a full grown woman who dresses like a... Oh my god I don't even know what the hell I'm supposed to look like anymore. I mean, you know? Dave: Thanks, that was uplifting. Beth: Tell the kids, Dave. Conform. Don't stick out. Fit in. Go along with the crowd, okay. No one should have to end up like this, Dave.

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    Trivia (1)

    • To explain the recurrence of her accent, Lisa tells Max that she grew up in Hyde Park, just outside of Boston, which is actually where Maura Tierney was raised.

    Allusions (1)

    • Lisa: How about them apples? Lisa quotes the 1997 movie Good Will Hunting. The Academy Award winning film was set in Boston and featured a multitude of characters speaking in the distinctive Boston accent.

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