Dharma & Greg

Season 2 Episode 4

The Paper Hat Anniversary

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Aired Unknown Oct 14, 1998 on ABC
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The Paper Hat Anniversary
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It's traditional to fight on your first anniversary (even if Hallmark doesn't have a card for it): Dharma and Greg stage an argument to escape their parents' planned celebration, but in concocting the excuse Greg says Dharma was being "flighty," and the gloves come off. While they drive out of the city, Dharma retaliates by calling Greg a "stick in the mud," and soon their car is stuck in the mud when he tries to demonstrate how impetuous he can be. (Not very.) They hike to a diner, but find it closed because of a death in the owner's family; just as Greg breaks a pane in the door in order to use the phone, a highway patrolman happens by and the young couple get caught in a charade of being the replacement cook and waitress. There's a nice unspoken continuity with the first season episode in which Greg really did become a short order cook, and it's nice to see him sharing Dharma's role-playing game, even if unwillingly. But Dharma looks tense and unhappy even before Greg accidentally insults her. Are we to infer a further continuity with the stress from the loss of the baby?moreless

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      • Linda: A lot women throw their panties at Tom Jones.
        Dharma: Yeah, but Maude didn't take hers off!

      • Dharma: (After Greg breaks the window) Do you have anything between fuddy duddy and criminal?

      • Dharma: Oh, Honey, listen. My parents called and instead of taking us to lunch tomorrow for our first anniversary they thought we should all go out and plant trees together.
        Greg: Why?
        Dharma: Because the first anniversary is the paper anniversary.
        Greg: Ok?
        Dharma: Paper comes from trees.
        Greg: So...by replenishing the source of paper other couples have dimished, we're balancing our karmic debt with the planet.
        Dharma: Wow! A year ago you would have thought that was just crazy.
        Greg: Yeah. Look at me grow.

      • Larry: So, Abby's parents had no idea what I'd planted in the corner of their farm. All they know is the cows are grazing their brains out and acting all paranoid.

      • Dharma: ...I'm not doing backflips about having dinner with your parents at Café Snooty.
        Greg: Actually, Café Snooty was booked, but they got us a table at the Pompous Room.

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