Fired Up (1998)

Season 2 Episode 2

Truth and Consequences

Aired Thursday 9:30 PM Sep 29, 1997 on NBC
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Truth and Consequences
Gwen and Terry are hoping to land a big account, Roberta York Cosmetics. But when they meets with Roberta, there's a problem. It seems that at her previous job, Gwen blamed Terry for her being late for a meeting with Roberta. Gwen doesn't remember what she said, but whatever it was makes Roberta very reluctant to work with Terry in the present. Later at the loft, a perturbed Terry jogs Gwen's memory: she told Roberta that she had to bail her assistant out of jail after a smash-and-grab jewelry store robbery! Terry and Gwen tell Roberta the truth about what happened. Roberta is willing to forgive a troubled youth's past action, but she won't forgive Gwen's lying about it. So the women reverse their stoiries once again. But Gwen also forgot that she also told Roberta that Terry was mentally ill and needed medication. Terry's actions now convince Roberta that she's off that medication. Fnally Gwen talks Roberta into letting them work for her by pointing out the whole cosmetics industry is based on deception. Also, Ashley's one-man drag show is savaged by the critics. He's so depresssed by the reviews that he decides to give up "show business" and work at his dad's bar. But he's so unhappy with the job that his father Guy looks up his idol, Donnie Rhymer, and has him pay a visit to Ashley to encourage him to follow his dream.moreless

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    Dennis Lipscomb

    Dennis Lipscomb

    Donnie Rhymer

    Guest Star

    Mary Page Keller

    Mary Page Keller

    Roberta York

    Guest Star

    Leigh-Allyn Baker

    Leigh-Allyn Baker

    Janet [as Leigh-Allyn Baker]

    Guest Star

    Mark Davis

    Mark Davis


    Recurring Role

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    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (2)

      • Ashley: They savaged me, Daddy...and not in a good way!

      • Gwen: Terry, executives always blame their assistants when they need to! It's like a Secret Service agent taking a bullet for the President.
        Terry: Yes, but those guys don't usually get shot in the back--by the President!

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    • ALLUSIONS (5)

      • Ashley: All right, Mr.DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up!
        Ashley quotes the famous line spoken by Gloria Swanson as Nora Desmond in the classic film Sunset Boulevard (1950).

      • Donnie: Your father tells me you do Helen Reddy without doing 'Delta Dawn.'
        Austrailian singer Helen Reddy had an impressive string of pop hits in the 1970's. "Delta Dawn" reached #1 on the charts. Another chart-topper, "I Am Woman," became an unofficial feminist anthem.

      • Ashley: I even have 'Donnie and the Chieftains!'
        The Chieftains are the world's best-known and most revered purveyors of Irish traditional music. They have been together, with a few member changes, since 1963.

      • Guy: For God sakes, this morning he [Ashley] was wearing Dockers!
        Dockers are casualwear pants made by Levi Strauss. They were heavily advertised and targeted toward the "regular guy" type.

      • Danny: Where was Channing? Where was Streisand? Where was Liza with a "Z?"
        Singers Carol Channing, Barbra Streisand and Liza Minelli are all icons to male drag queens and are frequently portrayed by them in their stage acts. Liza with a "Z" was a televison special aired in 1972 that featured a performance by Minelli taped at the Lyceum Theatre in New York. The show won an Emmy and spawned a top 20 album of the same name. (Danny is quoting from a newspaper review.)