10 Things I Hate About You

Season 1 Episode 5

Don't Give Up

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Aug 04, 2009 on ABC Family
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Kat tries to break the stereotype of girls doing everything a boy can do by joining a class to fix cars. Bianca and Joey become lab partners. Chastity makes a deal with Bianca for the top spot as a cheerleader provided Joey passes his Chemistry paper and plays for the team.moreless

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  • Enjoyable.

    Cameron shows up wet & shirtless to Bianca's house, I thought that was hysterical! Especially when Joey answered the door. I like how Joey wanted to dream, and Bianca was encouraging him. The Dream Book was a great plot. Then Bianca picked both ways, she impressed Chastity, without hurting Joey. Kat fixing teh car was also enjoyable to watch. Then it finally works in the end, after Patrick and the boys have been making fun of her! That was great. Well she got some help with a little help from her dad. Sucks for Cameron that Bianca thinks he is gay Oh well, can't wait for the next episode!moreless
  • Season 1, Episode 5

    This show is defintely great and its really addicting. All the characters are great and have great chemistry together. This episode explored more of Parick and Kat, Cameron and Bianca, and defintely explored Joey more. I love how Kat tried to make her car into a bio-diesel and Patrick was in the body shop too, it was kind of predictable i mean obviously Patrick was going to be there. lol. I loved how all the guys were betting against Kat that she couldn't do it and give up. It was great when she didn't give up and really did make her car into a bio diesel car. I love the Bianca - Joey - Chastity storyline this episode. Great Episodemoreless
Leslie-Anne Huff

Leslie-Anne Huff


Guest Star

Jack Salvatore, Jr.

Jack Salvatore, Jr.


Guest Star

Ted Lyde

Ted Lyde

Mr. Reeble

Guest Star

Kyle Kaplan

Kyle Kaplan

Michael Eckman

Recurring Role

Jolene Purdy

Jolene Purdy


Recurring Role

Chris Zylka

Chris Zylka

Joey Donner

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The oil spill on Patrick's chest goes from a big black spot, to a small black spot, to barely there progressively from shot to shot.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • (Walter arrives at the school auto shop to find that Kat has disassembled many pieces from her car)
      Walter: Why didn't you call me earlier?
      Kat: This is a car, not a uterus.

    • Walter: Kat, I'm sure somewhere on the internet, there's a manual on how to deliver a baby. But it doesn't mean you know your way around a uterus.
      Kat: Why can't my dad just be an accountant?

    • Mr. Reeble: You're just like my wife. After watching some show on HGTV, she tried to rewire an antique lamp. Almost electrocuted herself.
      Kat: Maybe it was a botched suicide attempt.

    • Chastity: (to Bianca) Listen, Joey has the attention span of a Cheerio, so keep him focused, OK?

    • Joey: (to a shirtless Cameron) Man, I really admire you for busting stereotypes. I'm actually trying to do the same thing. I wanna show the world that straight guys can be models, in the same way that you're trying to show the world that-- that gay guys don't have to have six-pack abs.

    • Bianca: (to Joey about her dad) I'm sorry. He has some sort of disease that makes him cranky. I think it's man-opause.

    • Joey: (places his hand over Bianca's forehead) Wow! You know, most people have a four-head. You've got a five-head. Five! I mean, that's what all the big agencies are looking for.

    • Joey: I got to go tell the coach before he gives my jersey away.
      Bianca: Um, don't worry. It has your name on it.
      Joey: I know, which is why I don't want him to give it away! Duh?

    • Cameron: (referring to Bianca) You know what? I don't want to get over her. I want to be the guy in the movie who never gives up and eventually gets the girl.
      Michael: Yeah. I don't watch those movies... unless there's nudity.

    • (watching Kat working on her car)
      Ray: Twenty says she quits by the end of the day.
      Brad: Oh, come on if everyone bets against her, there's no point in having a pool.
      Ray: Patrick?
      Brad: Do you wanna bet on her?
      Patrick: Not while she's anywhere near power-tools.
      (Kat looks up and gives them all a dirty look and walks over.)
      Kat: I'll bet on myself.
      Brad: Careful, that money could buy you a bunch of tampons. (Brad and Ray bump fists and walk away laughing.)

    • Walter: So, what's distracting you from setting the table?
      Kat: I'm turning my giant carbon footprint into a cute little baby foot - by converting my car into a biodiesel.
      Walter: Huh, by yourself?
      Kat: You think a woman can't do it?
      Walter: Sure she can if she's a mechanic. You do realize that this is your only car and if you destroy it I'm not getting you another one.
      Kat: Relax Dad, I printed a comprehensive instruction manual off the internet. It got nine out of ten stars.

  • NOTES (2)


    • Brad: Did you remember to recalibrate your flux capacitor?

      Brad references the famous piece of equipment that allowed the DeLorean time machine to function in the Back to the Future trilogy (1985, 1989, 1990) staring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd.

    • Kat: How can I call myself an environmentalist when I'm single-handedly exterminating polar bears with my Chernobyl-mobile?

      In April 1986, an explosion in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine directly resulted in the deaths of 56 people and the exposure of several thousands more due to the nuclear fallout. The Chernobyl accident is considered to the worst nuclear power plant disaster in history.

    • Mandella: (to Kat) I'm the Marcie to your Peppermint Patty.

      Marcie is the dark-brown-haired, bespectacled best friend of Peppermint Patty in Charles M. Schulz's comic strip creation, Peanuts.

    • The episode title refers to a song of the same name Don't Give Up by Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush for Gabriel's album So The song describes the frustration of a man who feels that the economic system has no place for him.

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