Gimme a Break!

Season 4 Episode 25

Julie's Birthday

Aired Unknown May 11, 1985 on NBC
out of 10
User Rating
11 votes

By Users

Write A Review

Episode Summary

Julie's Birthday
On Julie's 18th birthday, Nell has a plan to get her and Jonathan back together after they broke up. She keeps ordering pizza, and when Jonathan keeps showing up, Julie hides in the closet, only to have Nell tell him to deliver the pizza there. The Chief however is happy that Julie and Jonathan broke up, because he thinks he is a ditz. In the end, Nell tells Jonathan to go for it and tell her how much he loves her. The two run out of the house, and in the morning, Nell asks Katie where Julie is. Katie tells her she never came home. Nell thinks Jonathan has kidnapped her, goes into the kitchen, and Julie and Jonathan walk through the door and say they were in Las Vegas. Nell is angry and thinks that they gambled, but Julie shows her a ring and says they got married. While they are in the kitchen, Nell hears the Chief say "Is that Julie in there Nell?", as she screams no! Because she knows the two have some explaining to do to him.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

No results found.
No results found.
No results found.
Dolph Sweet

Dolph Sweet

Chief Carl Kanisky [ seasons 1-4 ]

Telma Hopkins

Telma Hopkins

Addy Wilson [ seasons 3-6 ]

Howard Morton

Howard Morton

Officer Ralph Waldo Simpson [ seasons 2-5; episodes 113-114 ]

John Hoyt

John Hoyt

Grandpa Stanley Kanisky [ seasons 2-6 ]

Lauri Hendler

Lauri Hendler

Julie Kanisky Maxwell [ seasons 1-5; episodes 113-114 ]

Nell Carter

Nell Carter

Nellie Ruth "Nell" Harper

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The Chief is only seen several times in this episode. Mainly walking in one room and into another, shaking his head because he thinks Jonathan is an "Idiot Pizza Delivery Boy" as he had put it.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Carl: (reading from a birthday card.) "To my daughter Julie on her 18th birthday, from Dad." Do you think that's too mushy?

    • (Nell walks into the kitchen as Julie and Jonathan walk through the back door.)
      Nell: Oh, Julie, honey, where...I was worried sick...They said you weren't upstairs. Where were you? Where've you been?
      Jonathan: Las Vegas.
      Nell: You didn't tell me he gambled!
      Julie: We got married this morning.
      Nell: (Looks at the ring) Better you should gamble.
      Jonathan: This is no gamble, it's a sure thing.
      Nell: What about your father?
      Jonathan: Well, my father thinks 19 is old enough to be on my own, that's why he threw me out of the house when I told him we got married.
      Nell: Not your father! (Nell points to Julie) Your father! The one in there, the one with the gun! What are you going to tell him?!
      Julie: The truth.
      Nell: The truth?
      Jonathan: It's like you said Nell...
      Nell: I said?
      Jonathan: ..."Be brave young lovers and follow your hearts".
      Julie: Yeah, so we took your advice Nell...
      Nell: My advice?
      Julie: ...and got married.
      Carl: Is that Julie in there Nell?
      Nell: Noooooo!

  • NOTES (5)

    • "To be continued" appears at the conclusion of this episode which means that this originally was written as a two-part-er. However, we can only gather that the second part was never made due to Dolph Sweet's death. At the end of the first episode of season five "Joey's Train," as the cast is reminiscing about Carl, Julie talks about how she and Jonathan broke the news of their eloping to Las Vegas to Carl and how he reacted with love and how he grounded both of them.

    • According to the E! True Hollywood Story, prior to Dolph Sweet's death, producers told him that since his health was declining they offered to either write him off of the script or have him appear in telephone scenes (which they did do on an episode earlier that season). However, he decided to work, which is what he loved to do, since it kept him busy. Also, according to the E! True Hollywood Story, Nell Carter was actually with Dolph Sweet at his bedside when he passed away. At the funeral service, Nell delivered the eulogy.

    • Grandpa sings a verse of "Amore".

    • Luigi's Pizza truck, which Jonathan drives when delivering pizzas has the tune to "Amore", whenever it stops at a house that orders pizza.

    • This is Dolph Sweet's last episode.


    • Nell: Be brave, young lovers, and follow your heart. Cling very close to each other tonight. I've been in love like you.

      When Nell this to Jonathan, to try to get him to get back with Julie. These are actually lyrics from the song "Hello, Young Lovers" from the soundtrack of "The King and I"

  • 8:30 pm
    Judge Judy
  • 9:00 pm
    What Would You Do?
  • 10:00 pm