Dharma & Greg

Season 1 Episode 5

The Ex-Files

Aired Unknown Oct 22, 1997 on ABC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Dharma: Eating should be a communal experience. Like bathing.

    • Dharma: I can see why you went out with her.
      Greg: How -- how did you know that?
      Dharma: Oh, Greg, women know these things. It's partly the way she looked at you, and then partly the way you bent your spoon when I asked her to join us.

    • Abby: (to Dharma) He thinks the government is listening to us through the V-chip.
      Larry: No, no. They're watching us through the V-chip. They're listening to us through the smoke detectors.
      Abby: I should have never let him get on the Internet.

    • Larry: So, Greg, it must be hard for you Federales to cover up your conspiracies now that all those secret documents are floating out there on the Internet.
      Greg: Who do you think puts them on the Internet, Larry?
      Larry: Of course. Brilliant.

    • Abby: What is the first thing we do to get rid of negative feelings?
      Dharma: I already did all that. I said, "Hello, jealousy. I embrace and acknowledge the message you are bringing me."
      Abby: Good. And what did jealousy say?
      Dharma: He just looked right at me and went pththththth!

    • Larry: So, Ed, how goes the exploitation of the working classes?
      Edward: It's actually ahead of schedule.

    • Abby: (searching in her voluminous bag) It's, uh -- it's in here somewhere.
      Kitty: I'm sure it is, along with the Holy Grail and the Lindbergh baby.

    • Dharma: (about Greg's ex-girlfriend) She's perfect for you.
      Greg: Fine. Dharma, it doesn't matter if there's somebody out there who, on paper, is perfect for me, because I love you.
      Dharma: Yeah, well, a dog can love a chicken. But eventually he's gonna want another dog, 'cause chickens don't chase cars, and all the love in the world won't change that.

    • Pete: Say, there's your wife talking to your ex-girlfriend.
      Greg: This can't be good.
      Pete: Gee, I wonder if your name's come up?

    • Dharma: (to Barbara) Take Pete, here. A handsome young attorney on the fast track. Say something, Pete.
      Pete: (to Barbara) My apartment is completely soundproofed.
      (Barbara makes a face at Dharma)
      Dharma: Okay, let's go hit on these guys over here. (She and Barbara leave)
      Greg: Has that line ever worked?
      Pete: No. But when it does, it's gonna be worth it.

    • Sid: I'm Sid.
      Dharma: Hi, Sid.
      Sid: Actually, it's Siddhartha.
      Dharma: Ooh. Parents hippies?
      Sid: Yeah. Grew up in a genuine commune.
      Dharma: Shut up! Me too! Well, until my dad found this Indian tribe that was taking on new members.
      Sid: Did you get an Indian name?
      Dharma: Yeah. "Crazy Man's Daughter".

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Abby: Forget it Kitty, it's Chinatown.
      Paraphrase of the famous line from the 1974 Jack Nicholson movie Chinatown: "Forget it Jake, it's Chinatown."

    • The episode title is a nod to The X Files, a television show where the tagline is "the truth is out there."