The Class

CBS (ended 2007)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 19

    The Class Goes Back to the Hospital

    Aired 3/5/07

  • S 1 : Ep 18

    The Class Rides a Bull

    Aired 2/26/07

  • S 1 : Ep 17

    The Class Springs a Leak

    Aired 2/19/07

  • S 1 : Ep 16

    The Class Has a Snow Day

    Aired 2/12/07

  • S 1 : Ep 15

    The Class Eats Moroccan Chicken

    Aired 2/5/07

  • Cast & Crew
  • Andrea Anders

    Nicole Campbell Allen

  • Lizzy Caplan

    Kat Warbler

  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson

    Richie Velch

  • Sean Maguire

    Kyle Lendo

  • Jason Ritter

    Ethan Haas

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  • show Description
  • In this CBS comedy created by David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik, the writers of such hits as "Friends" and "Mad About You," a group of twenty-somethings who were third-grade classmates are reunited at a surprise party 20 years later. What will happen when they find out what each other's lives are like now? The cast includes Jason Ritter as Ethan Haas, a man who planned the reunion of his fellow classmates, and who is crazy about his fiancĂ©e, but his life will turn around when his fiancĂ©e leaves him. Heather Goldenhersh plays Lina Warbler, a woman who truly believes in love, although she doesn't have that much luck in it; Lizzy Caplan is Kat Warbler, Lina's twin-sister, a cynical and sarcastical person; Jon Bernthal is Duncan Carmello, a man who still lives with his mother (Julie Halston); Sean Maguire is Kyle Lendo, a man that every girl had a crush during high school, but now he is living with his boyfriend, yes, boyfriend, Aaron. Jesse Tyler Ferguson portraits Richie, a unhappy man who's life hasn't treated him well since high school. Lucy Punch plays Holly Ellenbogen, a married woman who wants to have her revenge on Kyle. She's married to Perry Pearl (Sam Harris), who is also gay although Holly doesn't realize. Andrea Anders plays Nicole Allen, Yonk Allen's (David keith) trophy wife, who was once in a long relationship with Duncan.Now that they finally met again, the relationships will bring back "The Class," and lots of fun is guaranteed.moreless

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  • Quotes (385)

    • Holly: (To Kyle) I just wonder what I'm going to tell my daughter when she's in high school and she asks me, Mommy, what was your prom like? I guess I'll just say, well sweetie, I went with this very cute boy who was a wonderful dancer... and then we went to a party at your Aunt Marcy's house and later that night I walked into her bedroom and there he was... with this other boy from our Spanish class doing all the things I was finally prepared to do with him! (pretends to strangle him)

    • Lina: (To Joanne) Oh, uh, I-I-I'm sorry... but everything you just said sounded really, really nice. I mean, seriously, if I had someone doing amazing, extravagant things for me everyday I think I'd just shut up! I mean, you call these problems?! (mockingly) Oh, it's horrible, someone wrote in the sky for me... I'd kill to find a little note in my diaphragm case! Oh... but that's just me.

    • Lina: Kat was expelled for telling Mr. Dubban he looked like a penis. Richie: He did; he kinda looked like a penis. Lina: Yeah... and the turtlenecks didn't help.

    • Nicole: So, where're you living now? Duncan: I'm still in Narberth. Nicole: Oh? Where? Duncan: Oh, uh, Montgomery Street. Nicole: Doesn't your mom live... oh... Duncan: Yeah.

    • Ethan: (about Joanne) When we met it was like fate brought us together. Now what's it doing? Kat: I'm not really a big believer in fate. Ethan: Yeah well, I hate fate! Kat: Let's not make it mad though!

    • Duncan: Hey. What are you doing here? (Nicole grabs his face and kisses him) Good enough! Nicole: I don't know what this is. Duncan: I don't care.

    • Nicole: So, anyway... it was really great to see you again. Duncan: Yeah... yeah, you too. Nicole: And you're happy? Duncan: Yeah. Like you said, it's all good. (pause as they look at each other) It's just kinda hard knowing that I'm not even thirty and the greatest thing that will ever happen to me already happened.

    • Duncan: Hey. What are you doing here? (Nicole grabs his face and kisses him) Good enough! Nicole: I don't know what this is. Duncan: I don't care.

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    Notes (40)

    • Julie Halston (Mrs. Carmello), Sam Harris (Perry) and David Keith (Yonk) will be receiving the "Also Starring" credit, and will be listed during the ending credits.

    • Jason Ritter and David Keith also worked together in the movie "Raise Your Voice."

    • In the original pilot, the part of Yonk Allen was played by Eric Allen Kramer. However, the writers wanted the character to have more lines, so they hired David Keith to take over the role, and they made him a regular. In a few scenes you can see Kramer walking around, but he remains uncredited for his appereance.

    • The show is filmed at Warner Bros. Studios, in Burbank, California, the same studio where creator, David Crane's first success, "Friends," was filmed.

    • This episode was CBS's first best premiere monday rating in the 8:00 PM time period since 2003.

    • The pilot was filmed during March 2006.

    • Original International Airdates: Canada: September 18, 2006 on CTV Latin America: November 10, 2006 on Warner Channel

    • Originally scheduled to air at 8:30 PM, but later switched timeslot with "How I Met Your Mother."

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    Trivia (23)

    • TRIVIA: Each of the main characters is dressed at the party in the outfit they are wearing in the opening credits, Holly is the only one who does not follow this trend. In the credits, her pant-suit is a periwinkle color, yet in the actual episode it's a peach color. It is the same colour as the dress she is wearing in the unaired pilots opening credits.

    • TRIVIA: The show is set in Philadelphia.

    • TRIVIA: The main characters all attended Woodman Elementary School, and attended Mrs Klinger's class. The class were in 3rd grade in 1986.

    • TRIVIA: Jason Ritter's character Ethan Haas shows significant change from the previous episode which takes place during the same night. His hair has grown tremendously from the first episode. This is mostly because the pilot was shot months before this episode.

    • TRIVIA: Kat notes that her sister Lina was born 6 minutes after her, which makes Lina the younger twin sister.

    • TRIVIA: First episode to feature the Previously On segment.

    • GOOF: Richie shoots the nail gun. All nail guns have a safety switch which makes it impossible to fire a nail gun in mid-air. They need to be pressed up on a surface in order to operate.

    • GOOF: When Lina finally got the file out of the cabinet, in the first shot it is open, then the angle changes and it is closed.

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    Allusions (16)

    • When Lina a phone call at the diner, her ringtone is the theme from a 1939 classic drama/romance movie hit Gone With The Wind starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh.

    • Perry: Say it one more time! Aaron: Welcome to Fantasy Island. This is a reference to a popular science-fiction series Fantasy Island, which ran for 7 years on ABC.

    • Kyle: I think Oprah could go pretty much wherever she wants. She's Oprah. Kyle mistakes Perry and Holly's daughter Oprah for the famous talk show host Oprah Winfrey, one of the most richest women ever.

    • After her misadventure with an umbrella in the hurricane, wheelchair-bound Lina remarks that she felt like Mary Poppins the famous character from the 1964 musical film of the same name starring Julie Andrews. Mary Poppins traveled by magical umbrella when the need arose.

    • Kat: (about Joanne's stuff) ...don't fold it like you work at The Gap. For those who don't know, The Gap (or just Gap) is a clothing retailer founded in 1969 by Donald Fisher and Doris Fisher; a United States-based fashion chain, named for the generation gap.

    • Richie: It's like Silkwood. The movie Richie mentioned is a biography drama movie from 1983 starring Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell and Cher.

    • Kyle: Even Oprah couldn't get Oprah into that school. Holly: Well, that's not true. Kyle: I know, she can do anything. Yet another allusion to the famous talk show host Oprah Winfrey, one of the most richest women ever.

    • Andrea Anders (Nicole) and Ben Falcone who guest stars in this episode as Busboy, both starred in NBC's short-living sitcom "Joey." Falcone played a recurring character Howard; Anders was a regular. But they didn't appear in the same scene together in this episode.

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  • Fan Reviews (155)
  • An unexpected and refreshing sit com that really pushes the envelope.

    By englishsherpa, Jan 01, 2009

  • The Class is available on YouTube!

    By sdituri, Dec 03, 2008

  • The Class is one of the best sit-coms for the 00's.

    By verbaldaggers, Nov 22, 2008

  • Third grade classmates reunite.

    By Wanted23, Jul 29, 2008

  • The Class is a sitcom written by David Crane (Friends) and Jeff Klarik (Mad About You) about a group of 28 year olds who shared a third grade class back in the day! It has just finished its first season and has been rejected for a second.

    By xxsitcomsxx, Jun 18, 2008

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