Yes, Dear

CBS (ended 2006)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 6 : Ep 15

    Should I Bring a Jacket?

    Aired 2/15/06

  • S 6 : Ep 14

    The Limo

    Aired 2/1/06

  • S 6 : Ep 13

    The Guinness World Record

    Aired 1/25/06

  • S 6 : Ep 12

    Quitters Never Dance

    Aired 1/18/06

  • S 6 : Ep 11

    Christine The Spy

    Aired 1/11/06

  • Cast & Crew
  • Mike O'Malley

    Jimmy Hughes

  • Jean Louisa Kelly

    Kim Warner

  • Anthony Clark

    Greg Warner

  • Liza Snyder

    Christine Hughes

  • Joel Homan

    Dominic Hughes (season 2+, recurring previously)

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  • show Description
  • Yes, Dear is a comedy about two young couples and their outrageously contrasting views on parenting. First-time parents, Greg and Kim Warner struggle on a daily basis to become perfect at the job. Kim (Jean Louisa Kelly) is a neurotic, stay-at-home mother, and although her husband, Greg (Anthony Clark), is a success in his career, his more difficult job is keeping his wife calm as they raise their year-old son, Sam. While Kim is determined to be the perfect mother and perfect wife and to raise the perfect son, her sister, Christine Hughes (Liza Snyder), a very down-to-earth mother of two [Dominic and Logan], continually reminds her that life will never be perfect. Christine's husband, Jimmy (Mike O'Malley), is unemployed and unconcerned and feels compelled to share with his brother-in-law his philosophy about being a husband and a parent while still remaining a man. (CBS press release) "(1, 2, 3) You got a wife and kid in love with you (Yes, dear) You traded golf and poker for the zoo (Yes, dear) And you live your life the best you can (Yes, dear) 'Till your family screws up the plan (Yes, dear) But family is family is family (Yes, dear) Family is family is family - yes, dear (Yes, dear - Yes, dear)" Theme song "Yes, Dear (Main Title Theme)" (seasons 1-3 on CBS; all seasons in syndication) written by Rick Marotta "Family Is Family" (season 4+ on CBS and TBS) written and performed by Bill Janovitz Yes, Dear is produced by Amigos de Garcia Productions / Cherry Tree Entertainment / CBS Productions, in association with 20th Century Fox Television Broadcast History ----------------- Oct 2000-Aug 2001, Mon 8:30-9:00 Aug 2001, Mon 9:30-10:00 Sep 2001-Dec 2001, Mon 8:30-9:00 Dec 2001, Mon 9:30-10:00 Dec 2001-Mar 2002, Mon 8:30-9:00 Mar 2002, Mon 9:30-10:00 Apr 2002, Mon 8:00-8:30 Apr 2002-Jun 2003, Mon 8:30-9:00 Jun 2003-Dec 2003, Mon 8:00-8:30 Dec 2003, Mon 8:30-9:00 Jan 2004-Jun 2004, Mon 8:00-8:30 Jun 2004-Sep 2004, Mon 8:30-9:00 Feb 2005-Apr 2005, Wed 9:30-10:00 Apr 2005, Mon 8:00-8:30 May 2005-Jul 2005, Wed 9:30-10:00 Aug 2005-present, Wed 8:30-9:00 Special Presentations ----------------- Oct 2001, Fri 8:00-8:30 Dec 2001, Fri 8:00-8:30 Dec 2002, Sun 8:30-9:00 Jun 2003, Fri 8:30-9:00 Mar 2004, Wed 9:30-10:00 Apr 2004, Wed 9:30-10:00 Jun 2005, Mon 8:30-9:00 First telecast: October 2, 2000 Show type: Multi-Camera Sitcom Number of episodes: 131+ Media: 35mm film/24p Tapemoreless

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  • Quotes (443)

    • Greg: (to everyone in the casino) You are EVIL! That's right, this whole damn place is EVIL!

    • (Pretending to be his wife in order to feed his son.) Greg: My son's drinking from my breast! I tell ya, I feel a little odd.

    • Jimmy: I love these massage chairs. I tried to get Christine to have sex with me on one of these chairs once, but she wouldn't. She had to be a prude about it. Christine: Jimmy! Kim: A prude? That doesn't sound like Christine. Jimmy: I know, the mall was practically empty.

    • Dominic: Daddy, someone went to the bathroom in the slide. Jimmy: Was it you? (Dominic nods "yes") Jimmy: Did anyone see you? (Dominic shakes his head "no") Jimmy: Go play on the swings.

    • Don: Look, Greg... you're tapdancing down jackass alley.

    • Greg: I'm just saying, when I see two sisters who I know love each other fight like this, it makes me sad. Kim: Uh oh. (sniffing) I think I better change Sammy. (more sniffing) Oh, no, he's fine. Funny. Thought I smelled a load of crap.

    • Jimmy: Christine, ya can't keep avoiding them, okay? We live in their guest house. Why don't you just go inside and talk to her? Christine: Why don't you just get a job so we can find our own place? Jimmy: I can't talk to you when you're like this.

    • Kim: Okay, well, how about this? I have a nickname for the kind of mother that Christine is: "Lazy Duke." (everybody looks at each other and Kim, quiet and confused) Kim: As in Daisy Duke? From the Dukes of Hazzard! (pregnant pause) Oh, like "Ghengis Mom" was so funny!

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    Notes (247)

    • In early drafts of the script, Mike O'Malley's character was called Mike Hughes.

    • In their "38 New Shows - Fall Preview [1] 2000" issue, TV Guide gave Yes, Dear a grade of 1/10. They said that it would " cancelled after two airings."

    • According to Alan Kirschenbaum and Greg Garcia, the Draut triplets were replaced after the pilot because they had a growth spurt during the summer, and wound up looking different from each other. The Merkovich twins were subsequently replaced after this episode, because Joel Homan was more obedient.

    • Joel Homan takes over the role of Dominic. (He took it over in "Father-in-Law" actually.)

    • CBS picked up the series for a full 22-episode season after this broadcast.

    • An additional two episodes were ordered by CBS after this broadcast, bringing the first season up to 24.

    • Music: "Come on Eileen" by Dexy's Midnight Runners

    • This episode features clips from Blue's Clues, and provided ample cross promotion for that series -- which, due to a CBS-Viacom merger, began airing jointly on Nickelodeon and CBS this season.

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    Trivia (69)

    • Christine tells Greg he should build the jungle gym outside the guest house so she can watch the kids play and watch Ricki Lake at the same time without getting out of bed. On the episode before, Christine was complaining about how there isn't a TV in the guest house.

    • In the scene Greg where starts building the jungle gym, we see Jimmy come out, wondering what Greg is doing. When Jimmy enters the yard, he closes the door behind him. In a later shot, the door is now ajar, then at the end of the scene, the door is closed again.

    • In syndication, about 11 or 12 minutes into the episode, Christine's sleeve (which is rolled up) continues to fall down, and Christine keeps rolling it back up. At the part where Kim and Christine yell "Fine!" to one another, Christine's sleeve is down, but becomes rolled up again between shots.

    • After Greg and Kim get home from the corn maze, Kim thanks Greg for being so good about the trip. While she is talking, a baby cries in the background. The sound is like an echo in a big open space. It didn't come from Sammy, who is in the same room and when they cut to Jimmy and Christine out in the backyard, Logan is sitting quietly on Christines lap while she reads a storybook. The cry was out of context with the whole scene.

    • When Greg and Christine are sitting on the couch, the front door was left open. When Greg stood up, it was closed. Later, when Greg, Christine and Kim are talking, the door alternates between being open and closed.

    • In future episodes it is established that both Greg and Sam are allergic to peanuts and never have any in the house. Why then would there be peanut cookies in the house?

    • When Jimmy is up to bat Christine is on first base, but Christine just hit a home run.

    • When Greg takes Jimmy and his friend to the game, Greg has the better seat but then offers it to Jimmy's friend so he can sit by Jimmy. Then Jimmy notices there are two good seats so he goes to sit with his friend and gives Greg a bag of peanuts, which Greg starts eating. It's been made clear in other episodes that Greg is allergic to peanuts.

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    Allusions (58)

    • The title is a play on Amy Heckerling's 1989 film Look Who's Talking.

    • Greg comments on "Corporal Klinger" showing up, referring to the cross-dressing character from M*A*S*H who wore woman's clothes to hopefully get out of the army.

    • The episode title is a play on American Express commercials, which proclaimed, "American Express: Don't leave home without it."

    • The episode title is a play on the Cyndi Lauper song "Girls Just Want to Have Fun."

    • The title of this episode is a spoof of the popular musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, written by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

    • This episode was named after the 1940s comedy act done by Abbott and Costello.

    • Guess Who's Not Coming to Dinner The title is a spoof of the the 1967 movie "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" about an interracial couple.

    • The plot is almost exactly like the 1995 movie Man of the House.

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  • Fan Reviews (120)
  • awsome show

    By sremnes, Nov 20, 2014

  • Love this. Wish this was on DVD

    By AshleyHolmes84, Mar 03, 2014

  • Nothing Special... But worth watching at least once!

    By ehughe19, Dec 09, 2012

  • Good show

    By gracielove, Nov 10, 2012

  • I think this show is a great family show. I even watch the show in syndication.

    By Sunshine_53, Jul 21, 2005

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