Season 3 Episode 6

Germ Warfare

Aired Friday 9:30 PM Nov 06, 1992 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Earl gives Baby a dirty pacifier, which in turns makes him very sick. The Sinclairs visit a doctor who charges a lot of money for medicine that doesn't work. Grandma Ethyl insists they take Baby to Zabar, the man in the woods.

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  • QUOTES (8)

    • Earl: Hey listen, Ethel. Don't get sick, 'cause if you do, I swear I'm taking you to the doctor.
      Ethel: Don't threaten me, fat boy.
      Earl: It's not a threat. It's a promise.

    • Earl: (after watching the Baby go from cold to hot and thirsty to nauseous) He's not getting any better, Fran, sell the house!
      Fran: We're not selling the house to buy medicine that doesn't work.
      Earl: But the medicine that doesn't work is our only hope! Oh Fran, our baby is sick, and if we can't make him better and the doctor can't make him better, then what other alternative is left for us in the entire planet?
      Ethel: I don't know if I mentioned it before, but there's this guy in the woods...

    • Earl: (reading how much the new medicine will cost) Fran, we need this much.
      Fran: That's even more than the last time!
      Doctor: Oh Mr. and Mrs. Sinclair, can you really put a price on your child's health?
      Fran: Well you just did!

    • Earl: We're at the doctor's, little guy, how are you holding up?
      Baby: Daddy, I love you.
      Earl: Fran, he's delirious!
      Baby: You're my favorite, daddy. Daddy.
      Earl: Oh Fran, we're losing him!

    • Fran: I don't trust the doctor.
      Earl: Why? Just because everything he said has been wrong?

    • Earl: Water and power? Do we need both?

    • Earl: Whoa, whoa, whoa. These childhood illnesses always look worse then they really are. Remember, Robbie? He had exactly the same thing. (Fran glares at him) I mean, not the spinning head.

    • Fran: It's the phone bill and it's just a little more then I expected. Earl: 4,563,000 dollars! Fran: That's our phone number..

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    • The Exorcist:

      The baby's head spinning around and speaking in a demonic voice refferences the horror masterpiece The Exorcist.

    • Penicillin:

      Zabar: He must eat... moldy bread!

      This is probably a reference to the antibiotic medicine known as penecillin, which was discovered growing in mold.