Season 2 Episode 10

How to Pick Up Girls

Aired Friday 9:30 PM Nov 20, 1991 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Robbie's got the hots for a young attractive female dinosaur named Caroline Foxworth. But his plan to woo her fails, so he turns to Spike for some help. Of course, Spike's help isn't always the most law-abiding, and the two almost end up going to jail. Luckily, the police send Robbie and Spike home. Upon their arrival, Earl and Fran start to argue over the boys' methodology. But what Earl doesn't realize is that Spike confesses that the females are causing a lot of trouble with the males. Then Fran punishes Robbie until further notice. Later, Robbie finds out that Spike's been dating Caroline, which makes him confront him after all the trouble he had from him. But Caroline isn't pleased and rejects Robbie.moreless

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  • A love tale when Robbie tries to woo Caroline's love is the reference to a 1949 Disney Short from Pluto called "Canine Casanova". I think this would be a "Dinosaur Casanova".moreless

    Looking at this episode, I remember a 1949's cartoon (which happened long before I was born) when Pluto tries to woo Dinah the Dachshunds love in an episode called "Canine Casanova". This one is a classic episode of a love tale when Robbie tries to get the hots for Caroline but when Spike gives out some ruin hints its a bad spot for Robbie to bein trying to woo the female dinosaurs love. Out of all the episodes, this one is a true love tale classic.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Baby: How come you're the baby-sitter?
      Robbie: Because I got grounded.
      Baby: I'm your punishment?
      Robbie: Yep.
      Baby: I like that.

    • (referring to Robbie)
      Fran: Earl, I think he may need a father-son talk.
      Earl: How come I always have to do those?

    • (After Robbie and Spike are arrested)
      Earl: Fran, let me handle this. Uh... officers, my wife doesn't understand the intracacies of the criminal justice system. I'm sure there's some sort of arrangement we could come to... (he winks)...just between us, that's to everyone's mutual benefit.
      Cop 1: Are you trying to bribe us?
      Earl: No!
      Cop 2: Because we think you should
      Both Cops: Yeah.
      Earl: Oh. So, what, I just hand you the cash?
      Cop 2: Right.
      Cop 1: And we hand you these tickets to a charity event that was never held.
      Earl: Thank you. I'm sure I had a good time. Good night. Bye! (door slams) Crooks.

  • NOTES (2)


    • There is a scene where Robbie fantasizes about saving a girl where a villian throws a hat at him. This is a direct reference to the James Bond film, Goldfinger (1964), and the villain "Oddjob", played by Harold Sakata.

    • Earl and Robbie watch a show on the television titled "Love Confession". The host of the show is named Chuck and this is a parody of Love Connection hosted by Chuck Woolery which ran 1983-1994 for more than 2,000 episodes.

    • Canine Casanova:

      This episode is a cultural reference to the 1949's Disney Sort with Pluto in Canine Casanova, where Pluto tries to woo Dinah's love.