Season 2 Episode 5


Aired Monday 8:00 PM Jul 03, 2011 on CTV
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Stan adds hypnotism to his skills as a life coach, and attempts to use it on Millie, but is unsure whether he succeeded or not. At Anna's suggestion, Joyce adds an aquarium to the office decor, but has difficulty with which fish can play nicely together.

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  • Hypnofish

    I really enjoyed this episode of Hiccups. All of the characters delivered tonight. Joyce did a great job as the angry boss against the idea, then for it, then sort of against it again. The cutaway scenes worked tonight too, which is something more often than not I cannot say about this show.

    And the Stan and Millie storyline actually worked tonight too, something that also has rarely been the case as of late. The hypnotist, the devil metaphors by Anna, everything just clicked in this episode. Tonight Hiccups made the leap from average sitcom to having one of the best half hours of TV period this week.moreless

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    • Millie: Now, don't take this the wrong way, Doc, but we really don't seem to be getting anywhere with this life coaching.
      Stan: What? What're you... what? Sure we are! You're making terrific progress! How long has it been since you had any kind of...
      Millie: 9:30 this morning.

    • Stan: We were just hoping that you could maybe help Millie with some (about to sneeze) behav... beha... behavioural issues.
      Millie: Plus, if you could make me quack like a duck, I can make it worth your while.

    • Shazeen: Now then, Millie, keep your eyes on the pendulum.
      Millie: I can't with that thing on your head! Is it glued? Stapled? Taped? Does it stay on in the wind? Does it spin when you're surprised? Do you think you're fooling anyone? (takes a deep breath) Woo! I'm glad that's out. Okay, where were we? Pendulum, right.

    • Stan: I'm going to take a course in hypnosis; get inside her head, tinker around a bit.
      Anna: Hypnosis is nothing to tinker with.
      Stan: Well, not really tinker; it's more of a therapeutic type of a therapy.
      Anna: You're messing with forces beyond your control, Stan. Dark forces.
      Stan: I think maybe "hypnotism" means something different in Mexico. Are you thinking of Voodoo?
      Anna: I don't want any part of this.
      Millie: I didn't think about Voodoo; we should try that.

    • Shazeen: Anyone can be hypnotized, with these exceptions: drunks, children, and (looking at Millie) mental defectives.

    • (asking if Joyce has seen "Little Sheila" the fish)
      Anna: Big Sheila looked everywhere, even under Mount Joyce, but [Little Sheila] was nowhere to be found.
      Joyce: Does Sheila know you call her "Big Sheila"? I don't think she'd like it. And while we're on it, I'm not crazy about "Mount Joyce" either.

    • (watching everyone else successfully complete the hypnotism course)
      Stan: Look at them all up there, getting their fancy certificates.
      Millie: They're not that fancy. He just photocopied them during the break.

    • Millie: Sorry I wasn't hypnotized; it's just that you looked so discouraged. Big, sad, droopy face, just hanging there, all sad and droopy... and big. I just wanted to make you feel better.
      Stan: Well, I was discouraged. That's the only thing I've ever failed at. Well, that's not true. But it's the stupidest thing I ever failed at.
      Millie: So you failed at something stupid. Doesn't that make you not stupid?
      Stan: Hm, there may be some logic to that.

    • Anna: See how bright and happy life can be when you're not locked in the fiery embrace of the evil under-lord?
      Stan: I'm going to get that put on a t-shirt.

    • (end voice-over)
      Millie: Missy Grumpaloo loved to pretend. One day, she pretended she was a giant mindless robot being controlled by an evil scientist. Missy didn't want to attack the city, but the scientist made her do it anyway; that's how she knew he was evil. Plus, good scientists don't usually have a rat carcass on their head.

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