Aliens in America

Season 1 Episode 5

Help Wanted

Aired Monday 8:30 PM Oct 29, 2007 on The CW



  • Trivia

    • Raja gets a job, but is later fired.

    • Gary loses his job in this episode.

    • The text of the End of Employment card:
      "You see, INSERT EMPLOYEE NAME, in today's economy, it is sometimes necessary to make some tough decisions. This is one of those times. We're sorry to have to let you go, but I do believe that the true measure of a man/woman is in the darkest of times, when it looks like all is lost. Because life is like a rolling river, EMPLOYEE NAME. It's our job to just ride that current and hold on tight."

  • Quotes

    • Justin: (Voiceover) Everyone is defined by what they do. Raja prays, my sister texts, and my mom moms. As for my dad, well, I've never really been sure what my dad does. He's some kind of middle manager for a big company

    • Franny: (after finding out that Suzanne's husband was fired) I just cannot imagine what Suzanne is going through. I mean, they have two kids close to college! Not that they're exactly college material, but they're sweet kids, despite their size.

    • Franny: Gary, they're teenagers. School is their job. Raja gets straight A's, but Claire really needs to get that history grade up, and Justin - he needs work on his physics...
      Justin: Yeah.
      Franny: skills...
      Justin: What?

    • Franny: I made you an Omelette.
      Justin: I...I said I just wanted toast...
      Franny: You're 16! You don't know what you want!

    • Justin: Why are you so calm about all this?
      Claire: Dude, have you met Raja? Of course he's not gonna sell kids beer. He closes his eyes when the married couple kisses in that diamond commercial.

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Volné místo (Vacant Position)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Latin America: October 10, 2008 on Warner Channel
      Turkey: October 7, 2009 on CNBC-e
      Czech Republic: January 31, 2010 on Prima COOL

    • Music featured in this episode:
      "All In All" by Lifehouse
      "Feels Good" by Peter Lee
      "For The Very First Time" by Stephen Phillips and Tim P.
      "Getting Richer Now" by Stephen Phillips and Tim P.
      "It's What I Said It Was" by Stephen Phillips and Tim P.
      "Jobless" by The Coctails
      "Lo Boob Oscillator" by Stereolab
      "Love Train" by Wolfmother
      "Naked Heart" by Stephen Phillips and Tim P.
      "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, And Understanding" by PJ Olsson and Salman Ahmad
      "She Would Rather Be" by Stephen Phillips And Tim P.
      "So Long" by Rilo Kiley

  • Allusions