Season 3 Episode 19


Aired Thursday 9:00 PM May 02, 2005 on The WB
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Episode Summary

Jake's visiting accountant brother Brian (guest-star Tom Parker) from LA says he sees no future for Jake and Nina, prompting Jake to seek advice from Andy. Also, accepted at Princeton, Amy assumes that her father secretly sent in her application. Lastly, health issues create tension between Rose and Harold, but the tension turns to fear when Harold finds out that Rose has a 3-centimeter long tumor.moreless

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    John Beasley

    John Beasley

    Irv Harper/ Narrator

    Anne Heche

    Anne Heche

    Amanda Hayes

    Debra Mooney

    Debra Mooney

    Nurse Edna Abbott Harper

    Tom Amandes

    Tom Amandes

    Dr. Harold Abbott Jr.

    Gregory Smith

    Gregory Smith

    Ephram Brown

    Scott Wolf

    Scott Wolf

    Dr. Jake Hanson

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (4)

      • Goof: In the scene where Amy and Ephram are walking down the street talking about where Amy is going to college, the lighted red sign in the background alternates on and off as the camera angle changes.

        The distance that they have walked in relation to the signs is also inconsistent as the shots change.

      • The inside of Ephram's locker has a sticker of The Ataris, a punk rock band originally from Indiana.

      • Jake's brother Brian is an accountant.
        Amy's friends for her senior year are Susie Clark (Haley McCormick) and Pippi, who is uncredited, but who is played by Annie Burgstede, who appeared previously in the episode "Complex Guilt," (3x11).

      • Given Amy's grades last year, there's no way that Princeton should have accepted her.

    • QUOTES (4)

      • Hannah: And I'll always be happy to take care of your kids for you when you and Ephram need a little nookie time.
        Amy: Hannah!
        Hannah: What I've heard the stories about your grandparents.
        Amy: Ok, you've officially lost your maid of honor status.

      • Brian: (to Jake) Pin an ear back now and then. Do a little lipo. . . . You could buy a Lexus just starting with the chicks I saw last night in a bar. They were actually watching wrestling on TV, swear to God!

      • Hannah: I just think you and Ephram should start off with more of a bang.
        Amy: Yes, but we're not technically starting. It's more like, we almost got cancelled and then everyone decided that they loved us, so we got picked up for another season.

      • Amy: You know what it is? It's that this whole time, you've been thinking about me. Always making sure that I'm okay, no matter what.
        Ephram: Is that…is that wrong?
        Amy: No, no. It's just that I was always thinking about us.

    • NOTES (4)

    • ALLUSIONS (12)

      • Harold: (To Rose) To want another child at our age? I don't know... Geena Davis seems to be doing okay.
        A movie actress whose hit films include Tootsie, Beetle Juice and Thelma & Louise, Geena Davis gave birth to her first child in April of 2002, when she was 46 years old.

      • Nina: He's (Andy) no Vince Vaughn, but he's the best we can do out here (in the sticks of Colorado).
        Vince Vaughn is the movie actor whose films include Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story and Old School.

      • Hannah: (To Amy) If you can get through this,this was like a Greek tragedy, it should be easy peasy from here on out.
        The word tragedy is defined as: any dramatic, disastrous event. Tragedy as an art form was written, developed, and produced in ancient Athens, the capital of Greece.

      • Amy: (To Hannah) Damn, girl, three days with Topher and suddenly you're Paris Hilton.
        Paris Hilton is the socialite heiress featured on the reality TV show The Simple Life. She frequently uses the expression That's hot on the program.

      • Brian: (To Nina) But, for some reason I love cooking shows, can't get enough of that Iron Chef. I like watching Oleg do it, but I feel no need to try it myself.
        Iron Chef is the gourmet cooking program shown on the Food Network.

      • Rose: (To Harold) I was all ready for the empty nest syndrome. I never expected to be breast feeding again at my age.
        Empty nest syndrome is a feeling of depression experienced by some parents after their children have grown and left home. It has become a useful phrase for identifying the feelings of sadness and loss that many women experience when their children no longer live with them, or need day-to-day care.

      • Brian: (To Jake) Nina is a divorced waitress who's never been outside the red states.
        Red States refers to those states that vote Republican in U.S. presidential elections. Most red states are located in the conservative heartland of America, including Colorado and other Rocky Mountain states.

      • Jake: Wine Spectator gave it (the wine) a 96.
        Wine Spectator is a magazine (and also an e-zine) whose wine ratings are widely used as a buying guide by consumers.

      • Pippi: (To Amy) So exciting! It's (Princeton's) like the best school, except for the New Jersey part, lotta Mafia, you should totally bring mace with you.
        The Mafia is a secret criminal organization of Italian origin operating in the United States and engaged in illegal activities such as gambling, drug-dealing, and prostitution. Princeton is the ivy-league college located in New Jersey, a favorite locale for Mafia business deals.

      • Nina: (To Andy) I'm calling it (meeting Jake's brother) threat level orange.
        Nina is referring to the United States Homeland Security Advisory System, which is composed of five color-coded categories: Severe (red), High (orange), Elevated (yellow), Guarded (blue), and Low (green).

      • Andy: (To Nina) What's with you today? You're like Howard Hughes without the milk bottles!
        Andy is referring to the movie The Aviator (2004), the biopic of the early years of legendary director, aviator, and billionaire Howard Hughes. One scene in the film depicts the eccentric Hughes urinating into a sterilized milk bottle, with dozens of milk bottles in the background that Hughes had urinated into earlier.

      • Bright: (To Ephram) Yeah, but you don't want to be a high school dropout. Pretty soon you'll be watching NASCAR with a six pack of Milwaukee's Best laying across your gut.
        NASCAR is the acronym for the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, America's most popular racing series. A caricature of a NASCAR viewer is a redneck who wears a baseball cap and sports a large beer belly.