The Jane Show

Global (ended 2007)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 2 : Ep 13

    Who's Got Spirit?

    Aired 5/2/07

  • S 2 : Ep 12

    Till Beth Do Us Part

    Aired 4/25/07

  • S 2 : Ep 11

    It's All Relative

    Aired 4/18/07

  • S 2 : Ep 10

    Walton Returns

    Aired 4/11/07

  • S 2 : Ep 9

    The Chosen One

    Aired 4/4/07

  • Cast & Crew
  • Kate Trotter


  • Darren Boyd


  • Patricia Zentilli


  • Hardee T. Lineham


  • Teresa Pavlinek

    Jane Black

  • show Description
  • Billed as The Office meets Sex and the City. Produced by Shaftesbury Films, the new, half-hour Canadian comedy stars Second City alumnus Teresa Pavlinek as Jane, an ordinary office worker on some not-so-ordinary adventures. Patricia Zentilli stars as Jane's too-perfect best friend Susan, and together they deal with issues many women can relate to, including dating, job stress, love, and their oddball coworkers. The Jane Show had its original pilot on Wednesday 15 Dec 2004 on Global Television. Afterwards, the show was retooled and largely recast. A new 13 episode season premiered on Thursday 1 June 2006.moreless

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (40)

    • Nick Walton: (to Iggy) I'm not talking to you scissorhands!

    • (Stella interviewing Jane for the job) Stella: You're an artist so you must need health coverage. (Pointing to her teeth) See these? Jane: They're quite lovely! Stella: Health coverage bought me these. I ground my own down... I watch my back in this place, I sheared the enamel clean off.

    • Jane: Hi... Carey: (Making balloon animals) I'm adapting a scene from MacBeth for next week's office talent show... it's the second witch.

    • Bowling counter guy: Rough night? Jane: Only if you consider experiencing shock, rage and utter disillusionment a rough night... Bowling counter guy: How were the shoes? Jane: Shoes were good!

    • Stella: It is important to establish a sense of trust in the workplace wouldn't you agree Jane? Jane: Oh yeah totally... Stella: My door's always open. (slams door behind Jane)

    • Walton: Do you mind Dracula... in the middle of something! Iggy: I was looking for my clotted cream... Walton: I know that's a shot!

    • Jane: You have lipstick on your teeth. Susan: Don't look at me! (Hides her mouth and runs away)

    • Walton: Somebody is not familiar with the leader principle! Jane: (...looks perpelexed)

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    Notes (14)

    • Parts of this pilot episode were filmed at 207 Cowan Ave, Toronto on 19 September 2004 from 7am to 11pm.

    • Teresa Pavlinek and Kate Trotter are the only actors who have returned to the series from the original pilot.

    • The song heard in the end montage is "Sweet City Woman" by The Stampeders.

    • Teresa Pavlinek (Jane) as well as John Hemphill and Robin Duke (who play Jane's Mom and Dad in this episode) are all alumni from Second City Toronto.

    • This episode aired on a Wednesday night right after the premiere of Rock Star: Supernova on Global.

    • Although Darren Boyd (Walton) is listed in the opening credits for this episode, he does not appear in this episode.

    • Although Darren Boyd (Walton) is listed in the opening credits for this episode, he does not appear in this episode.

    • Although credited, Darren Boyd (Walton) does not appear in this episode.

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    Trivia (5)

    • Jane Black's unpublished novel, the story of a "little Czech girl", was titled Sasha and Blinka.

    • The liquor wholesaler where Jane finds a new job is named Spirits Brokerage.

    • The song on the CD that Stella asks Carey to play in her office at the end of the episode is Go For Soda by Kim Mitchell.

    • Music featured in this episode is Hot Child in the City (1978) by Nick Gilder.

    • This is supposed to be in Toronto, but when she is standing on the street you can see an HSR (Hamilton Street Railway) bus stop.

    Allusions (4)

    • The scene at the "Nellie McClung Club" is an allusion to the Stanley Kubrick movie Eyes Wide Shut, where Tom Cruise's character visits a secret society that also meets in a large mansion, the visitors wear masks, and the same piano music is used in the score.

    • During the music montage scene, Jane drops a cigar on the sidewalk and Walton picks it up with his cane. This is an allusion to a similar scene in the opening credits of the television show The Odd Couple.

    • Iggy: Why don't we all wear brown shirts? In defiance of the dress code, Iggy suggests "brown shirts". In fact, "Brownshirts" was the nickname of the Nazi German Sturmabteilung (Storm Troops), who were the the private army of the German Nazi party. The name was derived from the colour of their uniform.

    • Richard: Did you know The Hilarious House of Frightenstein was shot in Hamilton? The Hilarious House of Frightenstein was a "campy" Canadian made 1970s children's television show starring Billy Van and Vincent Price.

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • This show is just so Canadian it hurts!

    By maxpower144, Jun 14, 2006

  • Terrible terrible terrible

    By johnjohnsemails, Jan 25, 2011