Dan For Mayor

Season 1 Episode 1

The Blind Spot

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Aired Monday 8:30 PM Mar 01, 2010 on CTV
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After hearing that his ex-girlfriend is now engaged to another man, Dan tries to impress her by saying that he's running for mayor. Stuck with his lie, he now has to start a campaign. Unfortunately, he's new to the politics business, and has a lot to learn.moreless

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    • TRIVIA (2)

      • The outside shots of Fern's Bar are actually the Huether Hotel, at the corner of Princess Street and King Street in Waterloo, Ontario. Wessex City Hall is actually Kitchener City Hall at King and Young Streets in Kitchener, Ontario.

      • (watching the tv weather report)
        Dan: What do you suppose that guy makes?

        The weatherman that Dan is referring to is Canada AM's Jeff Hutchenson.

    • QUOTES (12)

      • Dan: Hey, Fern, you want to tell Charlie I'm her supervisor, and she should check her attitude?
        Fern: You're not her supervisor.
        Dan: I know, but could you tell her that?

      • Claire: This wedding is getting too big. Where do you want to do the invites?
        Mike: Swifty Copy!
        Claire: Swifty Copy? Not Swifty Copy.
        Mike: They have the best price, and they're swift. I mean, if they're not swift, it would be ballsy with that title.

      • Anita: We fix anything.
        Dan: Even Pac-Man? Well, Ms. Pac-Man; it's like Pac-Man, only she's a girl, so she's got a bow on her head. Well, it's not really her head, she's a circle.
        Anita: I know what Pac-Man is and she's not a circle; she's a pie.

      • Jeff: You and Mike are getting married? That's great, congratulations.
        Claire: Thanks.
        Jeff: Dan never told me.
        Claire: Probably because he got distracted, or because I didn't tell him.
        Jeff: You didn't tell him?
        Claire: I meant to, I'm going to, please don't tell him. I will.
        Jeff: I don't know; it's kind of hard to keep something like that from a guy.
        Claire: No, I've been doing it for a while; it's surprisingly easy.

      • Dan: I didn't think anybody was running against you.
        Mayor: Well, they aren't.
        Dan: So I don't have a choice.
        Mayor: Nope.
        Dan: So you're just walking around, knocking on people's doors for no reason?
        Mayor: I admit, it's not as productive as sitting around drinking beer and playing video games.
        Dan: Well, for your information, I'm out of beers and this video game's broken!
        Mayor: Touché!

      • Jeff: Did you just say you were running for mayor?
        Dan: Yeah, somehow, I thought it would be more dramatic, but it just seemed...
        Jeff: Stupid?

      • (looking at the newspaper with the headline: Entry Fee Weeds Out Joke Candidate)
        Dan: I said action shot! And this caption makes us look bad.
        Jeff: I hate it when they do accurate captions.
        Dan: I suppose all ink is good ink.
        Jeff: What about that stuff octopuses spray on your face?
        Dan: On land, all ink is good ink.

      • Dan: I'm not a joke candidate.
        Jeff: No, I know, because to be a joke candidate, you need a thousand dollars.

      • Claire: You guys are still the same, still playing the same arcade game...
        Jeff: Whoa, whoa, whoa, I wasn't playing.
        Claire: Surrounded by empties...
        Jeff: It's his place; I'm married!
        Claire: When are you two going to grow up?
        Jeff: I've got a kid; I've got digital cable! Okay, there's a bit of a drop-off between the first and second thing.

      • Jeff: Who's going to drop a grand on Ms. Pac-Man?
        Dan: I don't know... there's some sucker out there. You want to buy it?
        Jeff: You need to work on your pitch.

      • Jeff: You sure you want to do this?
        Dan: You know what? I picked the goal, I made the sacrifice, now nothing's going to stop me! (to the receptionist) There's no GST, is there? (she shakes her head) Then nothing's going to stop me!

      • Mike: I can't believe they spelled 'nuptials' wrong. That is the last time that we go to Swifty Copy for wedding invitations.
        Claire: Uh, hopefully.

    • NOTES (1)

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Jeff: (to Charlie) Yeah, we get it; you're younger than us. (to Dan) I don't trust anybody born after Jedi.

        Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983) was the third in the original Star Wars trilogy.

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