In order to find some control in her hectic life, Emma suggests that she and Manny go on a vigorous diet and exercise program, but Emma starts taking it too far. Mr. Simpson tries to win Spike's affection back.
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Emma: You think it's funny to point at the tub or lard? It's not. I know what's wrong so you can stop pointing it out!!
Manny: When was the last time you ate?
Emma: Couple of days ago. But I feel fine.
Manny: But you look sick!
Emma: Hunger is a feeling, Manny. Thin is a skill.
Emma: (approaching the scale) Now for the moment of truth.
Manny: Could I...go to the bathroom first? That's gotta be half a pound.
Manny: It can't be healthy to be this full.
Emma: We could get rid of it.
Manny: How, by barfing?
Emma: Desperate times call for desperate purging.
Manny: It's not called purging, it's called Bulimia.
Emma: (smelling the Mousakka) Oh my God, Ricotta.
Manny: (smelling it as well) Cream and butter and everything else I've seen in my dreams.
Emma: ... Mom, management.
Manny: That should burn a few calories.
Emma: I sincerely hope so.
Manny: You're a stick, and you're insane.
Emma: Look around! Crisis is an epidemic!
Manny: My thighs are an epidemic and they're taking over the world!
Emma: Do you know how much fat is in just one chip? I brought you celery. Celery has negative calories, because you burn calories while you're chewing. And, this. (hands notebook to Manny)
Manny: I'm not eating paper, no matter how many calories it burns.
Emma: What are you doing?
Manny: Baby pedicure.
Manny: (Talking to the rotating pizza) Please stop saying my name, stop....Manny...Manny.
Emma: This is just so typical Manny, giving up when the going gets tough.
Manny: It's one slice of pizza, Em!
Emma: It's starch and fat and grease! Why not just pour poison down your throat!
Manny: Okay, there's a little too much crazy in here! (Manny leaves the bathroom and enteres the hallway. Emma tries to follow but grows dizzy and faints)
Paige: Twigs and berries. You girls practicing to be on Survivor?
Emma: It's called a diet.
Paige: Totally wishing I had your will power. When bathing suit season comes around prepare to be hated by a jealous me.
Manny: Suddenly I'm stuffed. When are we running that mile? Or five?
Manny: Crisis down here
Emma: Look around you crisis is actually an epidemic
Manny: My thighs are an epidemic and they're taking over the world
Manny: Em you are offically my lifestyle guru, like Bob on Oprah!
The Nelson-Simpson family are sitting down to a family dinner to celebrate Spike's and Snake's reunion.
Mr. Simpson: I have an annoucement to make.
Emma: You're going to, finally, stop calling each other by your high school nicknames?
Mr. Simpson: Not a bad idea, but no!
Deanna Casulace (Alex), appears in this episode, but does not have any lines.
This episode marks the last appearance of Pat Mastroianni (Joey).
Sarah Barrable-Tishauer (Liberty), Ryan Cooley (J.T.), Jake Epstein (Craig), Stacey Farber (Ellie), Jake Goldsbie (Toby), Aubrey Graham (Jimmy), Jamie Johnston (Peter), Shane Kippel (Spinner), Andrea Lewis (Hazel), Mike Lobel (Jay), Stacie Mistysyn (Caitlin), and Adamo Ruggiero (Marco), do not appear in this episode.
This episode, along with Part 2, aired on CTV during the National Eating Disorder Awareness week. At the end of the second episode, viewers are urged to visit the website for NEDIC (National Eating Disorder Information Centre) or call Kids Help Phone (1 800 668 6868).
This episode was shown as a special screening at Lauren Hill High School in Montreal before being shown on CTV.
During the scene where Snake woos Spike in the mall. A La Senza can be seen. La Senza is a lingerie store that was founded in Canada.
Paige looks at Manny's and Emma's lunch and comments about "twigs and berries. Trying out for Survivor?"
Survivor is a popular tv show where the contestants often end up eating less than 500 calories a day, often in the form of wild berries
The title of this two-part episode is the same as a song by The Go-Go's from their 1981 album "Beauty and the Beat".
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