7th Heaven

Season 9 Episode 5

Vote

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Oct 11, 2004 on The CW

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  • Trivia

    • A running gag in this episode is that the constant lectures about politics (amongst other things) are not heard by anyone, as all they hear is "blah-blah-blah-blah-blah..."

    • At the end of the episode all of the cast of the show each says on screen "Vote for Me" for the characters under 18, and to "Vote" for the characters over 18.

    • Lorenzo Brino (Sam) uses sign language while saying to "Vote for Me".

    • Martin tells Ruthie that he hopes to be a politician when he grows up.

    • When Annie and Eric are looking at the TV commercial over the presidential campiagn the man in commercial looked neither like Pres. George W. Bush or Sen. John Kerry from the back.

    • In this episode, it is mentioned that Eric never got around to voting the last election, but then why did he give Robbie such a hard time about it back in season 5 when Eric didn't do it himself?

  • Quotes

    • Ruthie: Are you feeling ok? Is it your heart?
      Eric: I feel fine.

    • Eric: We haven'd had a night like that since Raegen defeated Carter.
      Annie: Don't forget the night the governor was elected.
      Eric: Oh yes, Terminator Night.

    • Lucy: You just lied to me and your daughter.
      Lucy: So I'm your excuse?
      Lucy: Well we think you're just as stupid!

  • Notes

    • This episode ended a little shorter than its usual run---approximately two minutes short, even with the ending credits included. This is most likely because at the end all the characters said to vote or vote for them.

    • The entire "Vote" episode is about the 2004 election, but within the entire show neither Kerry or Bush is mentioned by name, it's either "him" or "the President" and even "the candidates".

    • Behind the scenes footage of this episode was shown on Entertainment Tonight in early September as Carlos Ponce (Carlos) who works as a reporter for the TV entertainment magazine documented his guest appearance.

    • This episode aired less than a month before the 2004 Presidential Election between competitors Sen. John Kerry and current Pres. George W. Bush. This episode was made specifically to encourage more people to vote.

    • Jessica Biel (Mary) and David Gallagher (Simon) do not appear in this episode.

  • Allusions

    • Annie: Don't forget the night the governor was elected.
      Eric: Oh yes, Terminator Night.

      This is a reference to California's governor, and former Terminator star, Arnold Schwarzenegger.

    • Martin: Stupid is as stupid does!

      When Martin and Ruthie are arguing about who's "stupid", Martin says "Stupid is as stupid does". He is referring to a famous quote made by the character Forrest Gump in the 1994 movie Forest Gump.

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