Greg the Bunny

Season 1 Episode 9

Piddler on the Roof

Aired Wednesday 7:30 PM Jul 28, 2002 on FOX



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Greg: (Voiceover) So no one likes to be the bad guy. Well, alright, except for skilled character actors like Alan Rickman. But the point is, you know, if you're the one calling the shots, well, then there's always going to be some people who get, well, pissed. But there are also always going to be people who will look out for you, and make sure that they've got you covered no matter what comes down.

    • Warren: You know about my movie.
      Alison: Your agent called. See you bright and early in the morning, Professor Ape.
      Warren: I don't think so. Because I quit.
      Alison: You can't quit. We treasure you here, Warren. Plus, you're contractually obligated.
      Warren: Force me to appear, and my performances will be soulless, unimpassioned and sterile.
      Gil: Good. So everything's back to normal.

    • Warren: ...I'm thrilled, sir! I am honored! I, um, well, you know, Gary, I--I would like to talk to you about, uh, you know, some, uh, clunky writing there in the second act.
      Gary: But... it's Shakespeare.
      Warren: Yeah. Yeah. Alright, I'll make it work.

    • Gary: When you're ready. Um, we've, uh, we've got a lot of people to see.
      Warren: Oh, yes. Well, of course you do. Uh, many fine choices out there... if you're looking to put the "Ham" in "Hamlet."

    • Alison: Yeah, well, I can't act. And I can't sing. I--I tried to write. I-I tried writing a--a script for Full House. It was really, really horrible.
      Dottie: Well, that's okay. Most scripts don't get anywhere.
      Alison: No, they made it.

    • Warren: Alright, listen. Uh, sometimes when people drink a little too much, they tend to... hallucinate.
      Greg: Yeah, they also tend to urinate, which is what I saw you doing last night.

    • Blah: Gary Oldman. You ever see his Dracula? Bad hair.

    • Greg: ...You know, you made her cry, man. You hurt her feelings.
      Warren: Oh, please. She is a network robot, okay? They didn't program her model with feelings.

    • Dottie: 'Cause she always seems so sad.
      Blah: Don't you mean cranky, blah?
      Dottie: What about Cranky? We invited him.
      Cranky: Yeah, well, I ain't comin', ya bastards!

    • Greg: Being in a position of authority rarely makes you popular. In high school, I thought my service as a hall monitor might have gotten me elected homecoming king. But instead, it made me the football team's favorite toilet brush.

    • Warren: Of course. Of course. Well, let her know that I would be willing to do a monologue on the show tomorrow. Perhaps Claudius' angst over the murder of his brother might be fun for the kiddies.

    • Gil: Okay, uh, who's the comic genius who took a whiz in Alison's car last night?
      Dottie: Oh, my God. That's horrible.
      Warren: Uh, well, I can't believe it. Who could be so immature?
      Jack: Well, at least she has, uh, bucket seats.
      Gil: Look, I'm serious. Whoever did this, you're in big trouble.
      Blah: You said "urine," blah.

  • Notes

    • The outtakes tag for this episode was not broadcast by FOX. It was replaced with a promo. In this show, four outtakes are shown during the closing credits: four different takes of Count Blah attempting to take his sunglasses off and screwing up in some way -- in the last take, he accidentally rips off an eyebrow.

    • Due to music rights hell, the use of Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" was removed from the DVD release and replaced with incidental music. Since Greg was singing along with the music in the original cut, his dialogue had to be dubbed over, as well. On the DVD version, he says, "Ha ha, look at me! Hey! Hi!"

    • The closing credits note that the mural in Harry's Bar was done by Al Hirschfeld of The Margo Feiden Galleries Ltd.

    • Originally scheduled to air on May 1, 2002. The series was slated to run the first two weeks of May sweeps, but declining ratings (and a lack of network support) led FOX to yank it for all of sweeps, filling the gap with reruns of The Bernie Mac Show instead. This left Sarah Silverman, a scheduled guest on the May 1 episode of Late Night with Conan O'Brien, in the cold, since she now had nothing to promote. To fill that gap, Silverman talked about tiny vaginas on Barbie dolls instead. Six days later, she appeared on Last Call with Carson Daly, and had even less to say about her show. (Of course, since she later openly revealed her contempt for the show, it's likely she wouldn't have wanted to discuss it even if it were on the air at the time.) "Piddler" was then rescheduled to air on May 28, but got ditched from that airdate as well. July 28 marked the third time it was scheduled. In a twisted bit of irony, FOX replaced the Tuesday first-run episodes of Greg with reruns of Andy Richter Controls the Universe -- including one episode written by Jennifer Celotta

    • Music: "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor, with vocal accompaniment by Greg the Bunny

  • Allusions

    • Alison: I tried writing a script for Full House. It was really, really . . . horrible.

      Airing for 8 seasons, Full House was an ABC sitcom about a large family living in one house.

    • Episode Title: Piddler On The Roof

      This a reference to the play Fiddler On The Roof.