Season 1 Episode 16

There's Nothing Worse Than a Pantsuit

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Feb 11, 2013 on ABC Family



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • (The Oyster Bar's fundraising night has a very limited menu.)
      Jeff: (to Carl) Did you go next door and buy those burgers and bring them in here?
      Carl: Yes, I did.
      Jeff: You can't do that. I'm your waiter!
      Carl: You wouldn't bring them.
      Jeff: I'm not supposed to. It's a theme night, dammit. Wh— Why can't anyone understand that?
      Carl: Dude, if I tip you to go away, will you?
      Jeff: A good tip, post-tax?
      (Carl hands him a folded bill.)
      Carl: You have got to get some sort of life.
      Jeff: I know.

    • (Ginny watches Sasha text and flirt with Roman while Boo and Carl continue to make out.)
      Ginny: So this is how it's gonna be at prom.
      Melanie: What?
      Ginny: Boo's gonna be with Carl, Sasha's gonna be with that guy, and you and me are gonna be by the punch bowl watching handsies and thumbsies make out all night.
      Melanie: Sounds great.
      Ginny: What?
      Melanie: Prom is awful. We won't have to buy a dress or pay to have our hair done or rent a limo. We can go in jeans, and we can eat 'cause we won't care if we look like pigs or if anyone's gonna try to touch our bloated stomachs or worry if we're gonna have to give it up for a lobster dinner. We can just chill, or not even go. That's even better.
      Ginny: That sounds awful.
      Melanie: Why?
      Ginny: Because, I kinda wanna consider giving it up for a lobster dinner.

    • (Michelle lets slip she knew about the TAFTPOKIRIP meeting about the amphitheater.)
      Milly: You knew about this?
      Michelle: Sort of.
      Milly: You knew about this, and you didn't call me?
      Michelle: We— I was with the tutus.
      Milly: Always. Always call me. The minute anything happens that can't be answered by reading a Judy Blume novel, call me!

    • (Roman eases Sasha into making their relationship public.)
      Roman: I figured, since driving to school and walking up the steps went so well, that we should take it a step further.
      Sasha: What's a step further?
      Roman: Lunch.
      Sasha: What?
      Roman: These really are not super-foreign concepts.
      Sasha: I eat with my friends.
      Roman: So we'll eat as a group. I like your friends. I think. If they're as nice as Ralph.
      Sasha: You're north quad. We're south quad.
      Roman: I'll get a passport.

    • (Cozette tries to buck up Ginny after she bombs asking Frankie to hang out with her.)
      Cozette: Here is the bright spot. Frankie actually loves awkward. He thrives on it. It's comfortable that he has a problem with. So you've just made some serious headway.
      Ginny: Why are you talking to me?
      Cozette: Oh, I was just—
      Ginny: I-I didn't ask your opinion. I didn't ask you to come over here, and I don't know what gave you the impression that I did.
      Cozette: I was just trying—
      Ginny: Don't! Don't try anything. Go take your massive wardrobe and your oh-so-cool attitude and find another person to bother.
      Cozette: Hey, Heidi? It doesn't really matter to me whether we're friends or not, but just to clarify, my family is tight—Zappa tight. So if you want a chance with the brother, you're gonna have to be cool with me.

  • Notes

    • The song that Ginny practices to, and Michelle takes over, is "It's a Perfect Relationship" from the Tony award winning 1956 Broadway musical Bells Are Ringing.

    • Crew Additions and Clarifications: Salli Newman (Produced by), Lisa Nash Jones (Department Head Make Up Artist), Doreen F. Schultz (Department Head Hair Stylist), Sherry Whitfield (Music Editor), Mike Marchain (Supervising Sound Editor), Level 3 Post (Post Production Services), Todd AO (Post Production Sound), Marat Daukayev School of Ballet (Production Assistance Provided by), California Film Commission (filmed on location in the State of California with assistance from the)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Norway: July 18, 2013 on FEM

  • Allusions

    • Frankie: There are things known, and things unknown, and in between are the doors.
      Ginny: What does that mean?
      Frankie: Go in!
      Frankie uses a quote attributed to Jim Morrison when he nudges Ginny past her dithering. The quote, however, belongs to Doors co-founder Ray Manzarek who said in a November 6, 1967, Newsweek article that profiled the Doors: "There are things you know about, and things you don't, the known and the unknown, and in between are the doors—that's us."

    • Michelle: There should be no hacking going on. Rebekah Brooks. Rebekah Brooks.
      Michelle references the News International phone-hacking scandal that began in July 2011 and consumed the first part of 2012 as the United Kingdom's Leveson Inquiry investigated the allegations that one of the company's newspapers, News of the World, used private investigators to hack cell phones of celebrities, royals and crime victims to scoop gossip. Rebekah Brooks was editor of the paper during the hacking period, and subsequently resigned her position as Chief Executive Officer of News International July 15, 2011—two days before she was arrested on charges related to the hacking.

    • (Sasha texts industriously on her phone.)
      Ginny: You writing the great American novel?
      Sasha: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…"
      Ginny: Sorry, that's taken.
      Although she has the country wrong, Sasha uses the first part of the opening sentence from Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities to riposte Ginny.

      "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way— in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only."

    • Michelle: (to the bickering Sam and Sal) Oi! Tony, Carmela, I'm teaching a class over here.
      Michelle names Sal and Sam for Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) and Carmela Soprano (Edie Falco), the estranged spouses at the heart of David Chase's HBO show The Sopranos (1999-2007).