Season 1 Episode 3

Madams and Madames

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Oct 07, 2009 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • The business card of Darryl Van Horne's divorce lawyer reads:
      66603 East York, Blvd. New York, NY 10021
      o: 212-555-0158 t: 212-555-0188
      Ivanka Sokolav, ESQ
      Divorce Attorney

    • News Headlines on Sebastian Hart:
      • Millionaire Death Remains a Mystery
      • Local Millionaire Drowns
      • Town Council Debates Sale of Lenox Mansion

  • Quotes

    • Roxie: (talking to Kat and Joanna) I'm trying to summon the ghost of Gus so I can ask him what he wants. I got these ghost-summoning tips off the internet. If the temperature in this room suddenly changes, that's how you're supposed to know he's here. Now would you like to drive me to the mental institution yourself, or should I take my own car?

    • Joanna: Who are you and why did you come here?
      Darryl: You don't want to know.

    • Kat: What's this?
      Darryl: (hands her a business card) My personal attorney, as promised. She will guide you through the divorce, and when she's done with Raymond, he will need your permission to scratch his own ass.

    • Darryl: I've been thinking about you.
      Roxie: Let me guess. Naked and covered in some kind of cooking oil?
      Darryl: Mm, canola, yes.

    • Darryl: You believe in a lot of weird and crazy things.
      Roxie: I don't believe in ghosts.
      Darryl: Why do you think you keep seeing one?
      Roxie: I don't know. Psychotic break, acid flashback, early Alzheimer's?

    • (talking about the ghost of Gus)
      Darryl: Seek him out. Ask him what he wants. If you can figure out why he's here, you can probably figure out how to make him leave.
      Roxie: Does that same logic apply to you?

    • Penny: (looking at pictures of Will taken by Joanna) Stalk much?

    • Roxie: (looking at Kat in a hot dress) I just got lady wood.

    • Roxie: (making a toast) To a successful evening for each of us. May I put my ghost to bed. (to Joanna) May you put your story to bed. (to Kat) And may Raymond put you to bed.

    • (Joanna and Will start making out on a desk)
      Will: No, wait. I want to do this right.
      Joanna: Oh, we can do it all kinds of ways.

    • Roxie: What the hell do you want?!
      Gus: You know what I want. Say it.
      Roxie: I have no idea what you want.
      Gus: Two little words, Rox, and I'm gone forever.
      Roxie: Screw... you.

    • Darryl: 'And I will execute great vengeance on them with wrathful rebukes. They will know that I am the Lord when I lay my vengeance on them.'
      Roxie: Pulp Fiction?
      Darryl: No, Ezekiel. Twenty-five, seventeen.
      Roxie: I wouldn't have pegged you for a Bible thumper.

    • Roxie: I'm going to hell, aren't I?
      Darryl: I can think of worse places to spend eternity. Los Angeles, for instance.

    • Kat: (to Joanna) I can't believe you went to a whorehouse.
      Roxie: (to Kat) I can't believe you had sex in a public pool!

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Joanna suggests to Penny that they call their stakeout "Operation Estevez". Estevez played the role of Detective Bill Reimers in the 1987 action-comedy film Stakeout opposite Richard Dreyfuss (Detective Chris Lecce).

    • Joanna: I'm going on a stakeout. And I need something like Boris and Natasha.

      Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale are spies working for Fearless Leader, head of the nation of Pottsylvania, in the '60s animated TV series The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show.

    • Joanna: (staring at Kat in a hot dress) If we were in college, a little Indigo Girls on my iPod, you wouldn't stand a chance.

      Indigo Girls, composed of Emily Saliers and Amy Ray, is the openly-gay folk rock duo famous for songs such as "Closer to Fine", "Galileo", and "Power of Two".

    • Josh: You were right, not to get all Holden Caulfield on your ass, but those mourners are just a bunch of phonies.

      Holden Caulfield, lead character and narrator in J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye, is known for his cynical and jaded views, most likely resulting from the death of his dearly-loved brother Allie when Holden was thirteen.

    • Roxie: To err is human, to forgive is divine. All that crap.

      This is an oft- quoted line from Alexander Pope's poem, "An Essay on Criticism".

    • Kat: Well, that was before Raymond turned into Ike Turner.

      American musician Ike Turner, late husband of rock icon Tina Turner, was portrayed as a wife-beater in Tina's 1986 biopic What's Love Got to Do with It?. He repeatedly denied the allegations, but later admitted to slapping and punching his wife as revealed in his 2001 autobiography.