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Season 1 Episode 3

Alarmed and Dangerous

Aired Wednesday 9:30 PM Nov 10, 2004 on CBS
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Alarmed and Dangerous
A panic-stricken widow pesters Barnett Security constantly, but when Tommy is assigned to the case, he sees a little more of the woman than her alarm system.

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • In the teaser, when Kate is talking to John, one of the male extras can be seen turning around and walking past her in the background, to talk to another woman. When the camera cuts from a long shot to a medium shot, the extra is back where he started, turning around and walking towards the woman again.

    • QUOTES (15)

      • Tommy: Anyway, uh, it took me a while, but I finally realized that, uh... I couldn't live with myself if I let a woman come between me and the family business.
        Marge: "The family business?" Who are we, the Sopranos?

      • Marge: I think it's romantic. A man gives up his career for the love of a woman. You did say she was wealthy, right?

      • Art: I'm on your side, John. You can't mix business with pleasure. You get paid or you get laid.

      • Art: He was doing so great at work. What happened?
        John: You remember that wealthy female client he was handling?
        Art: Uh-huh.
        John: He was actually handling her.

      • John: He doesn't work there anymore. He quit.
        Marge: He quit?! And you accepted his resignation?!
        John: It's not a Cabinet post, Mom.

      • Sharon: Will you give Tommy his job back?
        John: I didn't fire him.
        Sharon: I know. But he's completely lost right now. He won't eat or sleep. He's been crying all day...
        John: He's crying? Over this?
        Sharon: Well, no, it's... it's probably because I broke up with him. Oh, I should have mentioned that first.

      • John: Please sit down. Uh, first of all, I have to apologize for my brother's behavior.
        Sharon: Oh, no, you don't.
        John: Yes, I do. When our employees are on the clock, this is not how they're supposed to behave.
        Sharon: Oh, please, Mr. Barnett, don't think that your brother seduced me. He was an absolute gentleman. Except in bed, where... he was a very, very bad boy.

      • Sharon: I'm sorry about yesterday.
        John: Please, uh... You know, it could have been a lot worse. You could have been at the door, and I could have been in the stockings.

      • Tommy: Look, John, the first time I went over there, I just wanted people's respect. And then, I admit, I made a mistake. Then I went over there again, and I made... two more mistakes. And before I knew it, we were making mistakes all over the house.

      • Kate: Well, I can't believe she answered the door in a black garter belt. Then again, she is in mourning.

      • Radio V.O.: Patrol two. Patrol two. We have a situation.
        Tommy: Uh, copy that, but my shift is over. Over.
        Radio V.O.: This particular client specifically requested you. Mrs. Singleton.
        John: Singleton? Damn it.
        Tommy: Copy that. I am on my way.
        John: Boy, I knew this was too good to be true.
        Tommy: Don't worry, John. I can handle it. There's plenty more left in the Tommy tank if that's what she needs.

      • Carl: John, we just got another call from the Singleton place.
        John: That lady's driving me crazy. Every time she hears a noise, she calls. The last time she called, I sent a guy to sit in a car outside of her house. And then she called and said there was a guy sitting in a car outside of her house.

      • Tommy: I'll tell you what I'd prefer. I'd like to be assigned to the undercover unit.
        John: We don't have an undercover unit.
        Tommy: I know you have to say that.
        John: I don't have to say it. We're a small security company, not 21 Jump Street.

      • Art: What's wrong with you? Can't take a little razzing?
        Tommy: Well, it's enough already, Dad. Ever since I started there, they treat me like some sort of charity case, like I only got the job 'cause I'm John's brother.
        Art: You did.
        Tommy: Okay, but they act like I would have fired by now if it weren't for John.
        Art: You would.
        Tommy: Is this your idea of a pep talk?

      • Miles: Uncle Tommy, don't worry about it. They're only making fun of you to cover up for their own insecurities.
        Tommy: Thanks, Miles. Hey, where'd you hear that?
        Miles: From the other kid who got thrown in the cafeteria dumpster. We had to talk about something until the lunch lady found us.

    • NOTES (3)

      • Two additional episodes and six additional scripts were picked up the day after this was originally broadcast. The scripts were never written, but two did receive a story treatment -- and both involved John's struggles to lose weight.

      • Guest star David Hornsby was a regular cast member of Eric and Kim Tannenbaum's previous series, The Mullets.

      • Music: "Baby I'm-a Want You" (Bread), performed by John Goodman

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • Kate: He should be embarrassed. He opens and closes with "The Piña Colada Song."
        "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" was a #1 hit for Rupert Holmes in 1979.

      • John: "Come Sail Away"... "Baby I'm-a Want You"
        "Come Sail Away" was a #8 hit for Styx in 1978. "Baby I'm-a Want You" was a #3 hit for Bread in 1971.