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Negotiation

Season 2, Ep 8, Aired 11/28/95
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  • Episode Description
  • Dave gives Matthew a in-name-only promotion to coordinating producer. Lisa's search for new career opportunities lands her a gig on MTV News. Meanwhile, Jimmy begins a search for a new wife.

  • 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)

    • Mr. James: You know that Mrs. Fields, the cookie lady? Dave: I believe she's married. Mr. James: Well that would explain the Mrs. I better cross off Mrs. Paul, the fish stick lady while I'm at it.

    • Mr. James: How much do I pay you? Beth: Not enough. Mr. James: It will be corrected.

    • Joe: Would you buy a house you hadn't been in? Mr. James: Yes. Joe: What if you weren't rich? Mr. James: Then no.

    • Bill: Is Matthew superior to me? Dave: Do you mean genetically? Bill: No, I mean in this office. Dave: No. Bill: Good. What about genetically? Dave: Well he is ambidextrous. Bill: Freak.

    • Lisa: I just want to feel like I'm making some kind of progress. That's all. Dave: You know progress isn't all it's made out to be. Lisa: Says who? Dave: The Unabomber.

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    Notes (2)

    • "Super karate monkey death car" is said for the first time.

    • The thrash metal band Anthrax appeared on this episode.

    Trivia (3)

    • Beth tells Lisa to ask if MTV VJ Kennedy's glasses are real or fake like singer Lisa Loeb's. According to Lisa Loeb, her glasses are not fake. In an April 1995 interview with Seventeen magazine, she said, "If you can't see and you can't wear contacts, then you wear glasses. My glasses are a normal and real part of me. They're not an act."

    • Mr. James' wife candidates: Faye Dunaway, Mrs. Fields, Mrs. Paul, Catherine Duke, and Melanie Saunders (who comes to look at the ad revenue).

    • When Lisa is telling Dave about how sucessful her brothers are, she accidentally tells him that two of her three brothers are named Greg: one who is 23 and invented the game 'Super Karate Monkey Death Car' and one who is 27, the chief press-liaison for the governer of Pennsylvania.

    Allusions (2)

    • Jimmy: Bobby Woodward owes me a favor from way back. Matthew: What, were you like Deep Throat or something? Suspiciously, Jimmy doesn't answer this question. This is the longest running gag in the series implying that Jimmy was indeed the famed Watergate informant. Deep Throat was the nickname given to Woodward and Bernstein's inside source during their investigation of the Watergate scandal. Woodward was frequently asked the identity of Deep Throat, but he said that he had promised not to reveal his source while the person was still alive. In 2005, Mark Felt, the Deputy Director of the FBI during Watergate, came forward to say that he was Deep Throat. Woodward confirmed this.

    • Lisa: My agent says that's what I want to do. Dave: How long have you been represented by Sun-Myung Moon? Reverend Sun-Myung Moon and his wife Hak Ja Han Moon are the leaders of the Unification Church, which many people consider a cult because of its strict control over the lives of its members, who are known as "Moonies."

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