Ghost Whisperer

Season 3 Episode 16

Deadbeat Dads

Aired Friday 8:00 PM May 02, 2008 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Professor Payne meets Elliot, the brilliant son of one of his old girlfriends. When Payne discovers that the boy is almost 10-years-old, he realizes he may be the boy's father. This angers his deceased wife. After watching Payne, Elliot, and the boy's mother, Melinda tells Jim she wants to have a baby. Melinda meets with Carl, a detective she hired to trace her father's whereabouts after he left Melinda and her mother. Carl stops by the house to give her the little bit of information he collected on her father and something strange happens to him while he talks to Melinda.moreless

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Alexander Folk

Alexander Folk

Older Gentlemen

Guest Star

Nikki Cox

Nikki Cox

Nina Haley

Guest Star

Rachel Shelley

Rachel Shelley

Kate Payne

Guest Star

Christoph Sanders

Christoph Sanders

Ned Banks

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Professor Payne: Are you crazy I told you I never want to see her again.
      Melinda: That's why I put you in a moving car before I told you.
      Professor Payne: Wait a minute, this is where Kate died. I hate this place, why would you bring me here?
      Melinda: Trying to kill two birds with one ghost.

    • Professor Payne: I don't want to get girly here but I've only been in love twice in my life and only one of them is still around. Granted she's a little Payne-shy right now, I figure why not just loosen her up with a good 'ole fashioned foursome.
      Melinda: What?
      Jim: A foursome?
      Professor Payne: Dinner! A foursome is dinner you dirty birds!

    • (Some books fall)
      Professor Payne: Wow. Come on Kate! Is that the best you've got??
      (The bookcase almost falls on top of him.)
      Professor Payne: All right. Getting better!

    • Melinda: So are you gonna tell me what happened?
      Prof. Rick Payne: Well, I was drunk. I came home. I decided to plow through my own bookcase, swing from the chandelier, then me and the piano rolled around on the floor--alright I got in a fight with Kate.
      Melinda: Yeah. She's obviously trying to tell you something.
      Prof. Rick Payne: Right. It's like ghost charades but with props.

    • Melinda: Payne, where are you?
      Prof. Rick Payne: Here's something I never thought I'd say--I'm here under the piano.
      Melinda: Oh, my... Are you okay?
      Prof. Rick Payne: Well, not to be Captain obvious, but not really. There's an 800-pound baby grand on my back.
      Jim: (grunts)
      Prof. Rick Payne: Ow!
      Jim: Can you feel anything?
      Prof. Rick Payne: Ahh! Yes, Jim, I can feel everything. Thank you.

    • (Electric crackling)
      Prof. Rick Payne: Honey, I'm home. Oh, boy, how many times have I told you about leavin' your shoes in the foyer, Kate? You know, Kate, the scientist in me is very intrigued, but the human being in me has hair standing up in places that I didn't even know that I had hair.

    • Melinda: Why don't you want kids? Do you mind me asking?
      Prof. Rick Payne: I do mind, actually, but I will answer. It's your porch. Kids are a huge responsibility, and, uh, I'm selfish. What's your excuse?
      Melinda: I'm afraid of juggling, you know, the--feeding and the diapers while dead people harrass me.
      Prof. Rick Payne: You win.

  • NOTES (3)


    • Melinda: Trying to kill two birds with one ghost.

      This is a pun to the well known English Idiom, Kill two birds with one stone.