10 Things I Hate About You

Season 1 Episode 4

Don't Give a Damn About My Bad Reputation

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Jul 28, 2009 on ABC Family
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Episode Summary

Kat learns that first impressions aren't everything when she makes a shocking discovery about Patrick. Meanwhile, Bianca decides that it's time to rid herself of her squeaky clean persona. To do this, she starts a rumor about her recent conquests with an older guy. After hearing all of the rumors, Cameron's feelings are instantly hurt.moreless

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  • Season 1, Episode 4

    This episode was the best episode yet. i laughed so many times. Bianca tells Chastity that shes dating an older man so she looks cooler and Chastity thinks the older guy is Mr. Ross a teacher when she sees Bianca and him alone in his classroom. Bianca decides to go along with this rumor and it gets out of control when the principal gets involved and Bianca must meet with the school shrink (played by Leslie Grossman, Lauren from "What I Like About You". It was so fun seeing her.). It turns out that Mr. Ross was with another student. haha. And Kat gets her and Patrick detention where she injures Patrick. haha. this was such a funny episode. Writers keep doing what your doing cuz its working.moreless
  • Cameron's gay innuendo begins.

    I'm not really liking where Bianca's arc is going. She will do almost anything to get on the cheerleading team. Even spread a rumor, that she had an affair with at teacher! Hence the title. The end when Bianca thinks Cameron is gay was hilarious, the whole time he was trying to impress her. Then they arrested the teacher, but it turns out he really did have an affair with a teacher. Kat's plot was sort of dry, she looks through Patrick's backpack, and something very dear to him falls out. Well it was sort of a filler. Yes, we knew Patrick has feelings. Yes yes, and medicine. Okay episode.moreless
Zoë Hall

Zoë Hall


Guest Star

Tania Pilar

Tania Pilar

Sophia Lamersick

Guest Star

Ladell Parks

Ladell Parks



Kyle Kaplan

Kyle Kaplan

Michael Eckman

Recurring Role

Leslie Grossman

Leslie Grossman

Ms. Tharp

Recurring Role

Ally Maki

Ally Maki


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Principal: Tell me what happened.
      Kat: (about Patrick) He littered.
      Patrick: Which apparently triggered some sort of psychotic break.
      Kat: Right, right, because I'm a woman. I'm emotionally unstable. Way to stereotype.

    • Walter: What's a Pussycat doll?
      Kat: They're multi-hyphenates. Strippers... who sing.

    • Principal Holland: Patrick Verona has spent more time in this office than I have.
      Kat: For what?
      Principal Holland: Here, let me get his file. (opens folder) Oh, wait a minute. It says here it's none of your business.

    • (after Patrick gets his bag from Kat)
      Patrick: Did you take a peek?
      Kat: Ooh, I was going to, but my hazmat suit is at the cleaners.

    • Bianca: Kat! Can we get out of here? I just wanna go home and watch crazy people on reality TV so I can be normal again.

    • Bianca: Thanks for being there for me. I don't know what I'd do without you. (Bianca hugs Cameron) I'm so lucky to have met you. You're my first GBF.
      Cameron: Wha', GBF?
      Bianca: Gay best friend. See you tomorrow!

    • Cameron: Are you sure girls like seeing the guys' nipple imprints?
      Michael: I think your nipples are too young and baby-smooth to attract Bianca.

    • Bianca: I have a big fat favor to ask.
      Chastity: Ooh, I don't respond to fat.
      Bianca: Okay, a small skinny favor then.

    • Bianca: Cameron, you know me. What's the one thing I want more than anything else in the world?
      Cameron: Beyoncé to perform at your sweet sixteen.
      Bianca: In the real world.
      Cameron: Oh. To be popular.

    • (Patrick is lying on the grass and throws something but misses the litter bin)
      Kat: Pick it up.
      (Patrick just looks at her)
      Kat: Oh. (mocking) Do you have trouble hearing?
      (Patrick just keeps staring. Kat picks the litter up, but then he throws something else)
      Kat: Real mature. (Kat picks it up again)
      Patrick: I just like watching you bend over.
      Kat: Oh, that's nothing. You should watch me do this.
      (Kat kicks the litter bin and throws all the litter over Patrick. People gasp.)
      Kat: Now you know how the Earth feels!

    • (Kat and Mandela are chatting while having lunch. Patrick is lying on the grass and throws something but misses the bin)
      Kat: You missed.
      (Patrick looks at her and continues sleeping)
      Kat: He's not going to pick that up. (She stands up)
      Mandela: Don't mess with him, he'll kill you. Literally.
      Kat: That's what he wants you to think.
      Mandela: Kat, he comes from a long line of criminals. I heard his dad's in prison for skinning a man alive.
      Kat: Ok. Well, his gene pool gives him an excuse to kill. Not litter.

  • NOTES (2)


    • Kat: It was hard to understand anything he said after he Christian Baled me.

      It was reported that on the film set of Terminator Salvation, lead star Christian Bale went on a profanity-filled verbal tirade against Shane Hurlbut, the movie's director of photography.

    • Kat: That is a major crisis. Ranks right up there with the global recession and the collapse of arctic shelf. Let's turn on the radio and see if Bono wrote a song about you.

      Bono, the lead singer of the Irish rock band U2, is known for his humanitarian work across the globe. He has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and was Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2005.

    • Bianca: Dad, we're in California now. Home to medical marijuana, the Kardashians, the pantyless crotch flash.

      The Kardashians is the popular Hollywood family that has their own reality TV series called Keeping Up with the Kardashians. As of 2009, Sisters Khloe and Kourtney are actually in Miami, Florida filming their own TV show. Britney Spears, a famous celebrity often hounded by paparazzi, is notorious for her photo alighting a car without any underwear.

    • Michael: All the celebrity dudes are doing it. Brad Pitt, Justin Timberlake. Even that Mormon guy in the Real World.

      Michael was referring to Chet Cannon, the hip Salt Lake City native known as the "punk rock Mormon" on The Real World: Brooklyn, which is the 21st season offering of MTV's reality show The Real World.

    • Principal Holland: Are you representing him now, Ms. Dershowitz?

      American attorney and political commentator Alan Dershowitz is known for taking on high-profile legal cases and is the youngest person to become a law professor in Harvard University.

    • Bianca: Remember bricks are strong and sturdy? They are the only thing you can't huff and puff down.

      In the children's tale The Three Little Pigs, the big bad wolf succeeds in blowing down the houses made out of straws and sticks, but fails to blow down the third pig's house, which is made of hard bricks.

    • Ms. Tharp: Think of me as your cool aunt, or your B.F.F., or all those ladies from The View rolled into one.

      She is referring to The View, a daytime ABC talk show that has a panel of women hosts that currently include Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Sherri Shepherd and Barbara Walters.

    • Mandella: Did you watch Dateline last night? I can't believe they still haven't ran out of predators.

      She is referring to the NBC news series Dateline: To Catch A Predator. The reality show involves several hidden camera investigations that lure men to meet with a decoy under the claim of sexual contact. The probes are led as an undercover sting operation with the help of online watchdog group Perverted-Justice.

    • The episode title is a lyric from the 1981 Joan Jett song Bad Reputation, which was also featured in the original 10 Things I Hate About You.