George Lopez

Season 5 Episode 1

George Gets a Pain in the Ash

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Oct 05, 2005 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Disaster strikes when George's mom forgets about a lit cigarette. Carmen is determined to marry her boyfriend Jason and have a baby, much to George and Angie's dismay.

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    George Lopez is an incredibly funny person, and it's so good to see him bounce back from his surgery this year. The Season Premiere last night was absolutely hysterical. I was laughing my head off the entire time. The entire episode was so well written, and even the annoying moments were dealt with and cut off before it got to be too much (like watching 7th Heaven).

    Most of the episode focused on Carmen and Benny. First Carmen. She decides to bluff and tell her parents she's pregnant so she can marry Jason before he moves to GA to play baseball. After her parents and Benny force the truth out of her, she starts talking with a southern accent that's REALLY funny. She uses funny southern expressions and slang and George asks Angie to please tell him she had an affair with Garth Brooks because this girl was not his child. lol.. After a couple days of discussion, Carmen thinks that the only way she can be with Jason is to really get pregnant, so she decides to tell him the "good news".. lol.. You can tell he's obviously freaked out and the next morning we learn that he woke up early, packed his stuff and moved out! Carmen spends most of the episode in denial (and quite brilliantly done I might add) and really does believe that he's just "getting it out of his system" before they get married. George sits down with her and breaks apart the letter Jason wrote her telling her it was over. I was a little disappointed with the crying that Carmen tried to express... but considering the show is a comedy I think it's ok to let it slide. They handled this plot and storyline very well, especially since Carmen getting pregnant or leaving the show would really kinda screw things up a little. It was much better than the Season Premiere of Hope and Faith.. but that's another story for another time.

    Benny's house catches on fire and we learn that she had 53,000 saved in her mattress because she thought insurance and banks were for suckers. lol... She loses everything and George and Angie tell her she can live with them. After George finds out that Benny gambled (or tried to gamble) all the money away that George had gotten for her, he gets sick of being walked on and tells her she has to leave. She refuses to move into an apartment and use the money that George gave her (which is what he gave it to her for) and decides to live in her car in their driveway. Near the end of the episode Angie comes running in and says Benny's car is on fire. We learn that she had put the additional money that George gave her in the glove box, so now she has nothing at all, including the money George gave her. It's really really funny the way they wrote this episode and the banter between George and Benny was so funny.

    It was just great and I'm looking forward to the rest of the season, cause it was started out perfectly.moreless
  • Very...interesting....lots of problems going on at once

    It seems as though there are a bit too many problems going on in the Lopez house in this episode...what with Carmen's pregnancy and her boyfriend leaving her; then Benny's house burning down, and eventually her car from the same reason...they have problems here. So they take Benny into their home, and she drives her son up a wall, as she always does...and then they try to tackle Carmen's problem, but she remains in denial about the whole fact that he has left her for good and will not be coming back. Overall, this episode really extends the plot deeper.moreless
  • Who thought this would happen?

    This was an awesome episode. It had some funny parts and it had some boring parts. The writers did a great job comidicly because the quotes were really funny and the actions were awesome. They put in drama with comedy which is what I like in George Lopez. They had lots of very funny quotes and lots of very funny scenes. This was one of George's best appearences and absolutly one of his funniest. I watch this series to find episodes like this. Funny, dramatic, crazy, and down right hilarious. I hope FOX or whatever station showed this changes their minds and brings back this hilarious seriesmoreless
  • Carmen's crazy side is released.

    Wow, I've never seen Carmen go that crazy. I can see why Jason left, 'cause of Carmen's crazyiness and hyperness, etc. about having a baby over a year before they were gonna get married. Unbelievable. I mean, setting special dates for "making" a baby? Just weird!! If I were Jason, I wouldn't care about hurting Carmen, she was acting crazy! And I know she was saying all that stuff on purpose, but still, thats a little unrealistic and wild. Max also has some funny lines in this little "two parter" episode from the next episode, too. And remember when Ernie came in and he got all those notes practically saying the whole neighborhood thought Benny was a jerk? That was soooo hilarious!moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • George says that you could dress Benny in a tuxedo and leave her at the North Pole and she could fit in as a penguin and polar bears would not be able to tell her apart. This is wrong because penguins are not found in the North Pole. Penguins are only found in the southern hemisphere.

  • QUOTES (17)

    • Max: Everything happens for a reason? That's what you said when my hamster died.
      George: Well what were we supposed to say? Mr. Fluffy died because a selfish boy got a skateboard and forgot to feed him? Bet you wish I had a cliche now don't ya?

    • George: Carmen, I'm going to tell you something we weren't going to tell you until you turned 18. If you get pregnant, you'll die.
      Angie: George! That's horrible... to just blurt out the truth like that! (To Carmen) You have a rare baby allergy. You getting pregnant would be like putting a grenade in your cookie.
      Carmen: Okay, you guys can't keep my from Jason anymore than you can keep a hungry bow weeval from a field full of cotton.
      George: Well if you think you're getting married, you're crazier than a gravy covered cat in a barn full of bloodhounds! (To Angie) It's hard, you try it!

    • Angie: You have your whole life ahead of you. If you get pregnant now, you'll always regret it.
      George: She's right. Not a day goes by I don't regret having children. You think your mom and I had these worry lines before you were born?
      Angie: George!
      George: Well, damn it, Angie! We were beautiful!

    • (when Benny enters)
      George: Hey, check it out. It's the ghetto Mary Poppins. (Benny gives him a look)
      George: Come on, Mom. I'm just trying to cheer you up, you dirty little Oompa Loompa.

    • (after Jason leaves)
      Carmen: I said "Baby, date whoever you want, but just get it out of your system by June 17th because that's when we're getting married." But then, he must've gone into a tunnel because the line just cut off, so I'm gonna wait a couple of minutes and then call him back.
      George: Yeah, take your time, sweetheart. You know that tunnel leaving L. A.'s pretty long.

    • George: There's no way you're gettin' married.
      Carmen: Fine, then I'll just get pregnant and move to Georgia (breaks into a southern accent) cuz I don't need y'all's consent down there.

    • George: (about Carmen) Angie, tell me you had an affair with Garth Brooks and that she's not mine!

    • (Carmen is threatening to get pregnant if George and Angie don't let her marry Jason)
      George: I decided I wanna be called "pappy" instead of "grandpa." Now what would you prefer: "granny" or "nanna?"
      Angie: I am not a nanna. (points to her butt) This is not the butt of a nanna.

    • Vic: You're screwed, Granny! And I know that sounds mean, but you put me through the same thing. You married without my approval. The difference is that, unlike you, Carmen will be running off with a smart, wealthy man, with a future.
      Angie: Daddy, when are you gonna give up on that? George turned out great.
      Vic: Well, even a blind squirrel finds a nut eventually.
      George: (wielding a golf club) Stay right there and I'll find two more.

    • (George blows out the candles on his cake and Vic comes in)
      Vic: George, Ernie's on the phone. Your mother's house is on fire!
      Angie: George!
      George: I used my wish on Carmen! I swear.

    • George: Carmen you're 16! How can you be pregnant?
      Benny: Whoa, deja vu. I remember having this same fight with my dad except he chased me through the neighborhood with a machete. Back then they let you be parents.

    • George: Carmen, the doctor told me something the day you were born. I didn't want to tell you until you were older but... if you get pregnant, you'll die.

    • Carmen: Let's do it tomorrow night, it'll be so romantic, I'll rent a hotel room for us, buy a sexy new outfit...and I'll bring Mr. Snugglebear.
      Jason: You're going to bring your Mr. Snugglebear?
      Carmen: Yeah! ...Does it bother you that he's a boy bear?

    • Angie: What do we do about Carmen?
      George: I remember when we talked about having kids. A girl for you and a boy for me we said. Well mine is upstairs asleep, GOOD LUCK with yours.

    • George: Your house burnt down.
      Benny: That's not funny.
      Angie: It's no joke. THAT's why we thought you were dead.

    • Carmen: How could Jason just leave without telling me? Unless he wanted to surprise me by buying our dream house in Georgia.

      Max: Or maybe he went to his other girldfriend's house. You know, the one with the brain.

    • Jason: Carmen, a baby? If you breast feed I'll be fighting my own baby for second base.

  • NOTES (4)

    • Final apperance by Bryan Fisher.

    • The 1-hour fifth season opener for ABC's "George Lopez" posted a dominant victory in its time period, beating its closest competition by 1.3 million viewers (9.6 million vs. 8.3 million - NBC's "E-Ring") and by 24% in Adults 18-49 (3.6/10 vs. 2.9/8 - Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance" finale).

    • In viewers and young adults, "George Lopez" marked its highest-rated season premiere in 3 years - best since its second season premiere on 10/2/02.

    • Guest star Jack Diamond is a popular radio personality in Washington, D.C., and had been invited onto the show by George Lopez during a radio interview. Diamond was on a plane almost as soon as the invitation was offered.