Yes, Dear

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Quotes (442)

  • 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 (246)

  • 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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