Season 2 Episode 1

The Stars Align

Aired Unknown Oct 10, 2001 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Phil buys a pony before he goes to New York. Later in the episode, he uses it to bribe the health inspector that wants to shut down Stuckeybowl.

    • $10 Bet: Mike bets Ed to kiss a garden gnome in a neighbor's lawn - while the neighbor is watching.

  • Quotes

    • Carol (to Ed): I'm not afraid of you being my boyfriend. I'm afraid of you being my ex-boyfriend.

    • Ed: I'm kind, considerate, punctual. I have excellent hygiene.

    • Phil: I remember a time when television used to entertain us with the craftsmanship of writing, acting, directing. Now they just try to shock us with the drek of sensationalistic sewage.

    • Warren (on camera, drunk at a party): Would you like to buy a goose?

    • Carol: This kid, he's thick!

    • Warren: Oh my god, my record! Oh my god! What college is gonna want an ex-con in their freshman class? Oberlin? I don't think so!

    • Warren: I knew it! I knew it! I'm going upstate. Oh my god. I'm going upstate to visit some guy with a name like Ice or Big Daddy. He's gonna make me his bitch and he's gonna trade me for a carton of cigarettes or a girlie magazine!

    • Mark (on his ability to drink a lot of beer): God blessed me with a hearty constitution.

    • Warren (in the liquor store): I don't give a rat's ass what the chancellor said. You, my friend, are not working for the chancellor. You're working for me!

    • Warren: Let's spend another Friday night in my basement, eating my mom's zucchini bread and watching Battlebots.

    • Molly (about the new prinicipal): I thought he was more of a tool.

    • Mike: It would have been a much better story if you, Bonnie, and Carol all started kissing each other.

    • Ed: You're interrupting a conversation between Carol and I about raisins... they're nature's candy.

    • Phil: I declined to audition.
      Shirley: Why? What was it?
      Phil: Nothing more than an idiotic and mean-spirited ripoff of Candid Camera. A total embarrassment to the airwaves.

  • Notes

    • Phil says that he turned down a hidden camera show that he called a "mean-spirited ripoff of Candid Camera." This is a reference to the hidden camera series that Michael Ian Black did for NBC called Spy TV.

    • Wendy Long, who played Mrs. Cheswick in this episode, is Justin Long's mother.

    • The second season opened with a new theme song. Clem Snide's "Moment In The Sun" from their cd "The Ghost of Fashion" replaced The Foo Fighters' "Next Year" from their cd "There Is Nothing Left To Lose".

    • Featured Music:
      "Killing Me Softly (instrumental)" by Roberta Flack
      "Baby Grand" by Billy Joel
      "When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman" by Dr. Hook
      "Great Day" by Paul McCartney

  • Allusions