Grosse Pointe

Season 1 Episode 6

Mommie Dearest

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Aired Friday 8:30 PM Oct 27, 2000 on The WB
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Hunter gets her mother, Helena, a small role on the show to reward her for staying sober for 90 days. Helena soon manipulates Hunter into helping her land a more substantial part. Quentin finds Helena extremely attractive, and is more than happy to see their characters paired romantically. Rob and the network love Helena's performance and decide to give her a three-episode story arc. Hunter is tired of having her mother ride her coattails. She sincerely expresses her concerns to Rob, but he assumes that she is putting on an act. Hunter tries to trick her mother into leaving; Helena declares that Hunter ruined her career twenty years earlier (presumably by being born), and will not stand in her way again. Marcy hosts the WB Beach Party, where Johnny and Courtney square off against Leslie Bibb and Carly Pope of Popular in a volleyball game. Courtney single-handedly carries the team to victory after Johnny proves to be terrible. Dave makes some money by dancing around in a Michigan J. Frog costume at the event. Rob announces that Hope has left the show.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
    Al Santos

    Al Santos

    Johnny Bishop/Brad Johnson

    Irene Molloy

    Irene Molloy

    Hunter Fallow/Becky Johnson

    Kyle Howard

    Kyle Howard

    Dave May

    William Ragsdale

    William Ragsdale

    Rob Fields

    Lindsay Sloane

    Lindsay Sloane

    Marcy Sternfeld/Kim Peterson/Lynn

    Bonnie Somerville

    Bonnie Somerville

    Courtney Scott/Laura Johnson

    Leslie Bibb

    Leslie Bibb

    Herself

    Guest Star

    Carly Pope

    Carly Pope

    Herself

    Guest Star

    Shareen J. Mitchell

    Shareen J. Mitchell

    Helena Sarkissian

    Guest Star

    Nat Faxon

    Nat Faxon

    Kevin

    Recurring Role

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    • QUOTES (6)

      • Quentin: Man, look at her. She looks like my mom's friend who used to 'forget' sometimes and come to our house wearing a slip.

      • Johnny: I'm stoked to meet that blonde chick from Popular. I wouldn't mind being her lead-in, if you know what I mean.

      • Johnny: I thought you guys were supposed to be in bikinis.
        Carly: The WB doesn't pay us enough for that.

      • Courtney: Grosse Pointe will donate five grand to breast cancer research if we win.
        Johnny: I'm for anything that benefits breasts.

      • Rob: Let me ask you something. If a vital employee threatened to quit unless you fired an innocent person and hired their relative, you would do it, right? Especially if that innocent person was pretty low on the totem pole?
        Kevin: Am I fired?

      • Johnny: There are no small parts, just small actors.
        Dave: Dude, don't say stuff like that.

    • NOTES (2)

      • The stars of Popular make a crossover appearance on this episode on a night where their show is pre-empted for sitcom repeats. Johnny attempts a lascivious comment about being their "lead-in," referring to Grosse Pointe's placement before Popular in the WB's Friday lineup. However, Grosse Pointe moved to Sundays at 9:30 after this airing. Repeats of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch filled the Friday time slot.

      • The closing credits included this message: "For a good time call Helena Sarkissian (818) 980-9111"

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Episode Title: Mommie Dearest

        Mommie Dearest is a memoir and exposé written by Christina Crawford, the adopted daughter of actress Joan Crawford, that was published in 1978. Presented by its author as non-fiction, the book depicts Christina's version of her childhood and her relationship with her mother.

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