Season 2 Episode 22

Slave to Fashion

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

Charlene wants to make a fashion statement with a very expensive new coat, but the coat can speak for itself (really), and it leads her into a vain attempt to achieve status.

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (7)

      • Fran: Earl, our daughter is turning into a social-climbing snob.
        Earl: They grow up oh so fast.

      • Fran: Earl, did you hear that? Charlene's coat just said we're bad parents.
        Earl: Charlene who?

      • Earl: Let me tell you something little girl. You don't need fancy clothes.
        Charlene: Oh, please.
        Earl: Look at me. All I have is this one shirt, and I command respect wherever I go.
        (Ethyl runs into Earl with her wheelchair)
        Earl: Ow!
        Ethyl: Out of my way, you worthless sack of fat.

      • Fran: Girls, I know you're disappointed, but I think you'll find stuffing yourselves won't make you feel any better.
        Charlene: So you're saying we need TV too?

      • (Ethel gives Charlene the $500 she needs to buy a coat)
        Charlene: Oh Grandma! Do you mean it?
        Ethel: I was saving it for your college education, but a voice inside my head said 'the only way she's going to college is inside a cake at a frathouse party'.

      • Earl: Who took my credit card? Tell me.
        Baby: Can't make me talk.
        Earl: Jeez!
        Earl: I'll give you a cookie.
        Baby: Charlene! Charlene's the one! Charlene took it! She's the one you want! Charlene! I saw her take it. I saw her do it. Charlene, she took it. I watched her.
        Fran: Earl, what's going on in here?
        Earl: Charlene took my credit card.
        Baby: Didn't hear it from me.
        Earl: She snuck in here while I was sleeping and stole it. We've raised a common criminal, Fran. I gotta call the credit card company. She could be out there buying stereos and boats.
        Fran: Earl, you have a $50 limit.
        Earl: Yeah, well, it's a good thing I'm such a credit risk.

      • Charlene: I gave up my best friend for you.
        Coat: They all do.

    • NOTES (1)

      • This episode mainly dealt with teen peer pressure to become popular by buying expensive clothing just to be noticed, something that still goes on to this day.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Lynyrd Skynyrd:

        When Robbie receives a phone call for Charlene, we can see he is watching DTV (Dinomusic Television) which features an interview with Lyzzard Skyzzard's guitarist.

        This is a take on one of America's greatest rock bands, Lynyrd Skynyrd.