Election

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (11)

  • Tenant: That's only 36. Who didn't vote? Grace: Me! I didn't vote! I win! Will: You voted, you banana.

  • Grace: So I try to light a fire and the next thing I know, the entire apartment is full of smoke. Will:Did you check the flue? Grace: Yeah. Will: Did you use dry wood? Grace: Yeah. Will: Did you know that your fireplace has been sealed shut, effectively rendering it non-functional? Grace: No! Will: Might be your problem.

  • Rosario: Dogs, rapping, strange boys calling in the middle of the night. When I prayed to the Madonna for a husband, maybe I should have been more specific. Jack: Oh, my god. You pray to Madonna, too?

  • Grace: How come your fireplace works? Will: Because I'm sleeping with the president of the tenants' association. Grace: That's you. Will: Yes, and I'm tender but rough when I need to be.

  • Mrs. Pressman: I'd like a fire, but he won't let me. Mr. Pressman: You want heat? Here's an idea: light your mother on fire!

  • Grace: I'm a tenant with an issue! Will: You're a tenant with a LOT of issues.

  • (Jack weeping after the loss of Guapo) Karen: Oh honey, what can I do? Do you want another bird? Jack: No..how can you even ask me that?? If my grandmother died, would you bring me another racist dowager with a purse full of diabetic candy??

  • Karen: Sometimes bad thing happened to good people and sometimes bad things happened..to you. Jack: I'm not following... Karen: Oh screw it, bird is gone. Jack: Guapo? Something happened to Guapo?? (Removes the cloth off the cage) Arrghhh..!!!

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Trivia (5)

  • One tenant complains that her missing umbrella closely resembles the one belonging to "Tim Kaiser in apartment 12-B". Tim Kaiser was a producer of the episode.

  • Goof: When Grace gets in the elevator with her election materials, there are several rolled up posters in the top box. As the scene progresses, the position, number and condition of these posters changes constantly. Also at the end of the scene, as Grace is at her door, she balances the boxes on her hip whilst searching for the keys in her bag. Then when she finds them, there is a shot of Will then back to Grace and the boxes are on the floor by the side of her door. She certainly didn't have time to put them down.

  • Will has been the tenant board president for four years.

  • Klaus Von Puppy and Guapo both appear in this episode.

  • The black soot on Grace's face changes as they change camera shots. Plus, Grace manages to change clothes and have a shower just before the meeting, and that all happens in just a few minutes.

Allusions (5)

  • Will: All right, all right. Put your pompoms down, Tiffani-Amber-Annoying. I concede. A nod to the annoying character played by Tiffani-Amber Thiessen on Saved By The Bell.

  • Will: That's Mr. French to you. A quick nod to the famous character in the CBS show Family Affair.

  • Jack (to Guapo, the parrot): You again? Oh, my god, I'm Tippi Hedren! A funny reference to actress Tippi Hedren, who starred in Alfred Hitchcock's movie The Birds.

  • Title: Election The title and the premise of the episode are in reference to the 1999 movie of the same name, Election.

  • Jack: You're like notorious D.O.G. A quick nod to famous rapper Biggie Smalls.