Season 1 Episode 5

Mr. Dragon Goes To Washington

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Oct 21, 1999 on FOX
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Peter tries to clean up his image. Adam gets a new hotshot agent.

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    Wow, how awesome was Peter's rant in front of the Supreme Court? And it was true as well, not that this made any sense (why was Peter randomly called to speak on violence in movies) but it was really entertaining television. This episode was not the best installment of Action yet to air, but it was still a fine, fine example of how to do a single-camera sitcom.

    This show is the quintessential example of character-based humor and really was before its time. If it was on now in 2009 with Entourage and Californication, it would not only hold up over time and still be a critical darling, but it would be a ratings hit as well for any cable network. But like Sports Night and Aliens in America, some shows are just too good for TV and Americans' low attention spans.moreless

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    • Senator Powell: Mr.Dragon you have a young daughter do you not?
      Peter: Let's not go there.
      Senator Powell: Her name is Georgia, she's about ten years old I believe.
      Peter: Don't do this.
      Senator Powell: Has little Georgia seen your film entitled 'Rip Cord'?
      Peter: She can't get in Senator, it's Rated R.
      Senator Powell: Which contains 357 acts of violence, 175 profanities and 4 scenes of lesbain sex. She proud of her daddy for that one?
      Wendy: We should just go.
      Senator Powell: How can you look that sweet little girl in the eye?
      Peter: I manage. I never vetoed to substadise the growing of tabacco while turning my back on food programs for starving kids. I never vetoed a gun control bill, all my guns are fake, Senator! I've never rushed to the defence of Kuwaiti oil fields while ignoring genocide in Africa, because big oil companies that line your fat pockets aren't concerned with black Africa. Those are all productions of your company Senator, this company right here.
      Senator Powell: Now you are periously close to being sited for contempt, Mr. Dragon.
      Peter: I'm already in contempt. I'm in contempt of all of you old whores and hypocrites. At least I'm giving the American people what they want.
      Senator Powell: And just exactly what is it that YOU think they want?
      Peter: I'll tell YOU exactly what they want, Senator. They want chase scenes and car crashes. They want firm breasts and tight assed Latino men. They want the cowboys to be strong and silent. They want the cops to bend the rules to get the job done. They want the boy to get the girl. They want the alien to be killed unless he's cute. They want the good guy to win. They want the bad guy to die, hopefully in the biggest explosion the budget will allow. But most importantly Senator they want to walk into a theatre and for 90 minutes forget the fucking mess that you have left of this nation.
      Senator Powell: You, sir, are a melignancy on America.
      Peter: I'm a melignancy well if I'm a melignancy and my movies are cancer I hope the whole damn country gets cancer, how's that?

    • Adam: I understand Matt Damon is a very big fan of my work.
      Irwin: Matt Damon? Who is Matt Damon?

    • Adam: Matt Damon won an Oscar.
      Peter: Yeah, that was probably the first sign of the apocalypse.

    • Peter: I'll buy the cornholders for 50,000 dollars, 50,000 dollars for the kids, huh?!
      David Hasselhoff: Uh, Peter, we are raising money for Alzheimers.
      Peter: Kids with Alzheimers, huh?! They can hide their own easter eggs!

    • Peter: And these aren't ordinary measles, people. These are German measles. German. We all what that means: they are highly organized, they're efficient, and they're brutal.

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