Better With You

Season 1 Episode 15

Better with a Shamrock

Aired Wednesday 8:30 PM Feb 23, 2011 on ABC
Better with a Shamrock
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Episode Summary

Ben is desperate to get his name posted on the wall of his favorite bar, but complications arise when he learns that the new owner of the bar is no other than Nick Swisher who Ben has a complicated past with. Maddie and Mia are reluctant to accompany Vicky to a charity event, so they discuss in their own private language.moreless

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    Good episode of Better with You yet I noticed some problems on tonight's episode. Like as of late, we've been getting a lot of the same material. Something that was endearing at first with the comparison of the three couples, but it's already getting kind of old. Also using material from last week's episode? Are you serious? Maybe if they didn't drag the whole scene out, it would have been good, but it just seemed like the writers were drawing at straws for an idea, and thought they'd use a recycled one.

    Mia and her pregnancy cravings were pretty funny, as was Maddie & Mia's "secret language." I really didn't expect that emotional scene in the end with Debra Jo Rupp's character feeling left out, it worked quite well, this episode showed that this comedy can master emotional scenes as well, and Debra Jo Rupp did a fantastic job as usual. My only complaint is that the episode just seemed too familiar with a couple of other episodes, and nothing really stood out.moreless

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  • QUOTES (6)

    • Nick Swisher: Hey, everyone, this gay Escalade salesman is getting his shamrock!

    • Maddie: Let's just let mom decide. We'll go over there right now and she can pick who she wants to spend time with - her first born, the one whose middle name is the same as her beloved mother.
      Mia: Or the one who is carrying her grandchild.
      Maddie: (to Ben) I am really starting to not like that kid.

    • Mia: That was my favorite movie growing up. Mom and dad used to always call me Ariel because I looked like a little mermaid because I have red hair.
      Maddie: They called me Ariel!
      Mia: No, they called you Sebastian the Crab.
      Maddie: (annoyed) I had a sunburn that summer and I had to walk sideways because of a volleyball injury!

    • Mia: I mean, who uses a pickup line like "Hey, you look just like my dead wife?"
      Casey: That is good. I've got to remember that.
      Mia: Casey!
      Casey: Don't get mad at me, you're the one that died.

    • Casey: That secret language is weird.
      Ben: Yeah, but I started to figure it out. I think they're talking about Wolf Blitzer's hair.

    • Casey: What's the Shamrock?
      Ben: It's my favorite bar. I have been going there for years. Everybody knows my name. When I walk in they all yell "Ben." Actually, they yell "Ted." That's what they thought my name was at first and correcting them at this point just seems kinda awkward.
      Joel: They're not wrong. He's often seemed more like a "Ted" to me. Or a "Clive." And when you wear that weird trench coat I think of you as a "Susan."
      Ben: For the last time it is fitted, it is how Europeans wear them.
      Joel: Yeah, European women.

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