Do Not Disturb

Season 1 Episode 1

Work Sex

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Aired Wednesday 9:30 PM Sep 10, 2008 on FOX
5.8
out of 10
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65 votes
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Episode Summary

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An article about the sexual exploits of the staff of The Inn while on the job is run at a local New York magazine, causing Rhonda to take action and Neal to try to act on his best behavior. Meanwhile, Molly helps Nicole with her modeling career, and Gus helps Larry with his love life.moreless

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  • An ok episode, good enough for watching, but hopefully the next will be better.

    9.0
    Before writing this review I watched the episode again. It was better than I remembered it. Nicole was hilarious, seriously, she is probably my favourite character. Larry was good too, especially at the beginning. Gus was funny, Neal was played by a good actor, Rhonda was, well... She had some awesome lines. Billie was just... weird. The way he came on to Rhonda.... I think that I didn't exactly like the main plot of this episode, which was Neal and Rhonda sneaking around. It was kind of funny, but I didn't like it much. I'd rather have more Nicole and Larry on screen.

    A good episode. It's up to you if you want to watch it, but I liked it.moreless
  • Do not watch.

    4.0
    Niecy Nash is pretty much the only reason this episode got a 4, because well, it was pretty bland, and didn't have much of anything in it to make me want to watch it anymore. The main plot of sex and making out and whatever at work was okay, but unoriginal. The comedy seems forced though, and the characters are mostly boring. Nicole is just a shallow b****, Neal is pretty soul-less and a stereotypical sex-addicted lamer, then there's the "fat girl" and the gay guy." Only Niecy (Rhonda) stood out really.



    There of course were a few really funny lines, but they were too few and far between to make the episode worth watching. If the Pilot was bumped back to put in this "better" episode, then I fear that this series won't get much (if any) better in the future, and it doesn't quite make the cut for me. Sorry Niecy, you can't hold up the whole show on your own. Cancelled before November sweep starts.moreless
  • Do not disturb??? Should definitely be rename Do NOT Bother!!!

    1.2
    What a crock! Boring Boring Boring!!! This is SO like SO many other ordinary sitcoms that have hit the screens over the years! Except this one is probably ten times worse than the rest! With maybe ... and that is a HUGE maybe ... the exception of Jerry O'thingy ... the rest of the actors are dire! Where did they dig them up from? There were SO many pathetic scenes it is hard to pick the best of the worst!!! The coffee house scene with the so-called flirting ... which ends up being a friend of his boyfriend ... I mean ... hello ... seriously??? Thankfully with the new season of proper series re-starting ... this is not one I will ever have to bother with again ... phew ... just a bit cross I wasted twenty odd minutes watching in through to the end ... in the hope that it would get better ... sadly ... a big disappointment!moreless
  • I didn't think this was anything spectacular but I did find some humor in it throughout.

    6.2
    I thought that this was underrated, and compared to another FOX sitcom 'Til Death, this is comedy gold. Personally, I somewhat enjoyed it. I think Jerry O'Connell played the same exact role as he did on Carpoolers, the wild bachelor. I also enjoyed Niecy Nash's character as well. Although it was nothing amazing and groundbreaking, nothing that hasn't been done before, it was pretty entertaining and it sustained itself through the episode. It wasn't hysterical or original, but I found myself laughing occasionally throughout the episode. I think Jason Bateman did an excellent job directing. But, it does need some tweaking to make it better or it will get the boot. I found the fat-model storyline dullsville and the one where he tried to hook the gay guy up deflated. Basiclly, the whole Niecy Nash/Jerry O'Connell plotline is what saved the episode, and the show, the supporting players are dullsville.moreless
  • Could go either way.

    5.0
    Due to reviews and comments that have been written on this site, I wasn't expecting much from this show. However, after seeing the first episode I was pleasently suprised. I found myself chuckling on a few occasions, but probably only at about half the jokes.

    Only problem with this is that some of the characters aren't funny at all. Infact most of the jokes I laughed at were scenes with Larry and Gus. Since Fox has a tendancy to cancel great programs, something average like this hasn't got much chance of making it to a second season. It would be a shame, because it has the potential to be quite good. Have to wait and see.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (17)

    • Nicole: I'm not a department head.
      Molly: You're the front desk supervisor.
      Nicole: Ew, when did that happen?
      Larry: oh, God, three months ago. You know, back when Sarah was fired after she walked up the stairs and we all saw her penis.

    • Rhonda (after discussing the voting about who the article is about): Ok, that's enough of this and you all have work to do and-- what, I only got two?
      Larry: Yeah, which is... five more than I got. That's right, three people actually took the time to say: "I don't know who it is, but it's definitely not Larry.". Thank you, thank you all! (waves)

    • Nicole: I told you, I don't do voracious. It's like "I'm already drunk and naked, what more do you want?".

    • Larry: "My superior lifted me onto the room service cart and kissed me deep. The most thrilling part was knowing a coworker could discover us."
      Rhonda: Larry, what is this nasty filthiness you're reading and are there pictures?

    • Nicole: Why are we having a sex-at-work seminar?
      Rhonda: Because when our dirty laundry makes it into a magazine, it's the HR director's job to make sure you department heads are toeing the line.
      Nicole: Then why am I here?

    • Neal: I get it, you all think I'm some lecherous horndog boss running around with my fly open. Well, I'm gonna prove to each and every one of you that I'm in complete control of my sexual urges.
      Molly: Your fly is actually open.
      Neal: I thought I was getting a massage.

    • Rhonda: We all need to exercise a little more self-control. Do you understand me... Neal?
      Neal: Again, we're not sure this is about me.
      Everyone: Of course we are!

    • Larry: I have seen the smarmy, "I'm Neal Danner" intro that he always does.
      Molly: And flipping his business cards..
      Rhonda: Yeah, yeah! (imitating Neal) "I'm Neal Danner, general manager of The Inn. (pulling out a card) This is my private number."
      Neal: I don't know what's so funny, it's worked on at least two people in this room!

    • Neal: Why is this all about me? When I speak to women at this hotel I am respectful and decent.
      (Everyone starts laughing)

    • Rhonda(after watching a video): Ok, while I realize that not every workplace romance ends in murder suicide, I think it's clear that once the ball gets rolling, it's difficult to stop.
      Neal: Wow, wow, I don't know about you guys, but I am scared straight. Thank you Rhonda! Thank you for that informative and time-consuming meeting!
      Rhonda: See? That's what makes me think I'm not getting through to you.

    • Neal: This better be another intervention for Nicole!
      Nicole: Again?

    • Nicole: This is my side-job, not my career. When am I supposed to model when you have me basically running the hotel?
      Rhonda: Honey, you're not running anything! You fill out one shift report a night!
      Nicole: Not everybody does that report?! How have I climbed up so far this ladder?

    • Neal: I can't talk to you, you don't get me.
      Rhonda: Neal, I need to know that you're hearing me, otherwise I'm gonna have to find another way to make myself clear!
      Neal: I wonder what she's gonna make me for breakfast tomorrow...
      (Rhonda hits Neal on the head with the magazine)

    • Gus: Yo, Neal, the new girl Tasha is killing me. I think it's time I make my move...
      Neal: Too late, squirt, "the move" is being made. (waves to Tasha)
      Rhonda: I ought to hit you in the snout with this! (waves a magazine) And what are you doing, Gus?
      Gus: Just letting Neal take my scraps.

    • Rhonda: Besides, we all know it's Neal who's throwing people on food service carts.
      ( sits down)
      Larry: And apparently that table.
      ( Everyone stands up)

    • Larry (about voting): Ok, so so far we've got Neal in the lead with 11 votes, we've got Nicole with 1 vote.
      Molly: I voted for her.

    • Molly: I'm a model... I model.
      Nicole: I don't think you're using that word right.

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