Sit Down, Shut Up

Sunday 8:30 PM on FOX
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  • Developed for American television by Mitchell Hurwitz (Arrested Development), Sit Down, Shut Up is based on the Australian show of the same name. Featuring animated characters against non-animated backgrounds, the show focuses on the lives and quirks of nine staffers of small town Knob Haven High School in Florida.

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  • S 2 : Ep 9

    High School Musical Musical

    Aired 11/21/09

  • S 2 : Ep 8


    Aired 11/14/09

  • S 2 : Ep 7

    Math Lab

    Aired 11/7/09

  • S 2 : Ep 6

    Helen and Sue's High School Reunion

    Aired 10/24/09

  • S 2 : Ep 5


    Aired 10/10/09

  • Cast & Crew
  • Rob Paulsen


  • Tom Kenny


  • Tress MacNeille


  • Henry Winkler

    Willard Deutschebog

  • Jason Bateman

    Larry Littlejunk

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • Sue: I want everyone to show his or her support and by at that game. Teachers and students. Any questions? Willard: Does that include teachers? Sue: Yes, Willard, it does. I should have mentioned that.

    • (Ennis spots Willard who is trying to remain inconspicuous at the football game.) Ennis: Deutsche. Deutschebog. Deutsche-Willard-bog. Filthy buyer. Willard Deutschebog who bought the filthies and he didn't want anyone to-- Willard: What!?

    • (Stuart discovers that the pills he had been taking were female hormone replacements.) Stuart: So if I stop taking the pills, these hideous breasts will go away? Sue: That's right. (Pause as Stuart thinks it over) Stuart: Then I'm going to stop taking them. Andrew: Damn it!

    • Sue: It was a horrible way to go. Stuart: Horrible...way to go, George!

    • Stuart: Sue, I wanted to edit a newspaper since the moment you started talking about it.

    • Willard: Just being called a male is an honor!

    • Stuart: Yes, Happy. If we pee, we die.

    • Andrew: Willard?! The guys like a hundred! He got like one working kidney!

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    Notes (10)

    • This episode was later recycled into a one-hour season premiere of the second season The Bruno Show, airing on The Hub.

    • Larry Littlejunk name was at first set to be Larry Slimp.

    • This whole episode was later recycled into the third episode of the second season of The Bruno Show (Sit Down, Shut Up's second season).

    • This whole episode will be recycled into the fifth episode of The Bruno Show.

    • After its cancellation, it aired reruns on Comedy Central. Now it stopped airing. But the revival will air on the Hub network turning it into a kids show.

    • This was originally the series finale until Sam Register acquired the series with creator Hurwitz to revive the show with another season with students and making it a kids show to air on the Hub network.

    • Season finale.

    • Ennis' line "You're watching Sit Down, Shut Up on FOX" is either being altered to "You're watching The Bruno Show on the Hub Network" or being removed since FOX no longer airs the show.

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    Trivia (2)

    • Knob Haven High Teacher Bios: Name: Ennis Hofftard Subject: English Teacher Catchphrase: "Catchphrases are for losers." (small print) TM MMIX Ennis Hofftard Name: Muhannad Seabeeh "Happy" Fa-ach Nuabar Subject: Custodian Catchphrase: "I'm fond of America." Name: Andrew LeGustambos Subject: Drama Catchphrase: "Speak up." Name: Helen Klench Subject: Librarian Catchphrase: "Quiet down!" Name: Willard Deutschebog Subject: German Catchphrase: "If I believed in reincarnation, I'd kill myself tonight." Name: Miracle Grohe Subject: Science Catchphrase: "Babies are gifts from God. Drummers are creeps." Name: Larry Littlejunk Subject: P.E. Catchphrase: "Why can't someone else teach P.E.?" Name: Sue Sezno Subject: Acting Principal Catchphrase: "No." Name: Stuart Prozakian Subject: Ass. Principal Prior Job: Prison Clown Catchphrase: "I need a catchphrase."

    • Bumper stickers spotted on Miracle's car: --The Lord is my co-pilot. --If you can read this bumper sticker, I hope you have accepted Jesus into your life. --God Will Protect Me. Warning: God works in mysterious ways. And Posters spotted at school: --Don't tempt a teacher! It could cost them their job! --It won't be a great time when you wind up on Dateline! --I might seem worldy, but I'm really quite poor! --In case of choking: 1. Relocate victim off of school property. 2. Call taxi for victim. 3. Return to school and resume normal duties. --McCain/Palin Election bumper sticker.

    Allusions (9)

    • Mr Bananagrabber: During Willard's second Hindenburg flashback a banana riding a segway can be seen briefly. This is Mr Bananagrabber, a cartoon character created by G.O.B. Bluth in Sit Down, Shut Up creator Mitchell Hurwitz's previous show Arrested Development.

    • Back to the Future: Miracle says her boyfriend gets a car for each movie he does a soundtrack for and one of the cars he has is labeled Back to the Future, after the movie.

    • Pinapple Express: Miracle says her boyfriend gets a car for every movie he does a soundtrack for and one of the cars he has is labeled Pinapple Express, after the movie.

    • In the Mood The "Whoop-De-Do Kid" is an allusion to Ellsworth Clewer "Sonny" Wisecarver Jr., who as a young teenager in the 1940s, became became notorious as the "Woo Woo Kid" for having affairs with older women. In 1944, at the age of 14, Wisecarver ran off with a married mother of two. A year later, he ran off with another adult woman, Eleanor Deveny, who was arrested and charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Wisecarver's scandalous affairs were the basis for the 1987 film, In the Mood.

    • Happy Days On Willard's wall of people he doesn't like, you can see that Fonz from the series Happy Days is on it.

    • Free Willy Andrew calls Willard "Free Willard" because he is as big as a whale. This is an allusion to the 1993 movie Free Willy.

    • Snickers The lunch lady folds her candy bars in bread and calls it a "Health Wrap". The candy bar is named "Snuckers" which is a parody of the candy Snickers.

    • Andrew: OMG, Miracle. I never knew you could sing like that. It's like you could be the lead in Wicked. Kristin Chenoweth played the lead role of Glinda in the Broadway musical Wicked.

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  • Fan Reviews (21)
  • Quite possibly the worst of Fox.

    By cheese1994, Sep 13, 2013

  • Get Up, Tune Out

    By JaneKnight, Feb 01, 2013

  • its really that bad

    By damonster0004, Aug 14, 2010

  • A decent show

    By ThaPesky, Jul 27, 2009

  • Just doesnt seem that well thought out.

    By syrusfan, May 11, 2009