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Season 5 Episode 6

Let Them Eat Cake

Aired Unknown Oct 31, 1995 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Let Them Eat Cake
Tim, Jill, Al and Ilene are at an awards banquet and hope to win an award for Tool Time. The award usually goes to "Cooking with Irma." At home, Brad throws a Halloween party for some of the "new crowd" from school.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Angela Paton

Angela Paton


Guest Star

Adam Consolo

Adam Consolo


Guest Star

Lea Moreno

Lea Moreno


Guest Star

Debbe Dunning

Debbe Dunning


Recurring Role

Sherry Hursey

Sherry Hursey

Ilene Markham

Recurring Role

Jarrad Paul

Jarrad Paul


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • When Randy gets thrown by Brad's guest, you can clearly see the turf move beneath him, since the show is filmed indoors.

    • When Brad's girlfriend Bridgett sneaks past Tim and Jill, she heads towards the door, but when she reaches the door, she turns to the left and heads towards the stairs...where did she go?

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Tim: When you did something wrong and you parents punished you, did you learn anything?
      Jill: No. Except to try harder not to get caught.
      Tim: Well, same with me. This is the point in my life my mother was just waiting for.
      (He mimics his mother)
      Tim: One day I hope you have a little boy just like you!
      Jill: My mom said the exact same thing. I can't believe it's actually come true.
      Tim: So what do we do?
      Jill: Oh, I guess we just keep trying to be the best parents we can be. Have a little faith. And hope that one day he has a kid--
      Tim and Jill: --Just like him.

    • Jill: I see you're still clutching that award.
      Tim: I didn't realize I had it with me.
      Jill: You took it in the shower this morning!
      Tim: You know, it took me a long time to get this. It really means a lot to me.
      Jill: I know, honey. And I think it's real cute. I just hope we don't have to sleep with it again tonight.
      Tim: No. I'm gonna make it a little bed.

    • (Tim, dressed like Lancelot, finds Jason and Page in the closet)
      Jason: Mr. Taylor! Hi! Page and I were just in here... looking for the vacuum. Is this where you keep it?
      Tim: Get out here, Jason. I want the truth and I want it right now, one chance to come clean: Are you or are you not a Tool Time fan?
      Jason: I've never seen the show in my life.
      (He and Page leave)
      Tim: Now I know I have a heart, because it's broken.
      (He taps on his armor by his heart)

    • Brad: Great, why'd you tell them we would stay here alone?
      Jason: Brad, let me do the math for you. No parents, plus you and Senator Jason, equals party!
      Brad: No, my parents would kill me if they found out I had a party.
      Jason: Brad, I know you're just a measly freshman, but stick with me... and you'll be a measly freshman who threw one great party. And wait until you meet my friends Page and Bridgett. HELLO!
      Brad: You're starting to make a lot of sense, Senator.

    • Mark: My ear hurts. I think I have pus.
      Jason: You're fine.
      Mark: How would you know?
      Jason: I'm a doctor.
      Mark: You're in high school!
      Jason: I see patients during recess.

    • Jill: I called home. There was a lot of noise, and Jason was tickling Brad. Maybe we should go home.
      Tim: If Jason's tickling Brad, I don't want to go home!

    • Jill: Where's Brad?
      Randy: Well, I don't want to get Brad in trouble, but check over there by the beer cans and the cigarette butts.

    • Al: (dressed as a mouse) When I started out in this business, well, I lived in a hole in the wall. Well, I want to say, did I give up? Did I run away with my tail between my legs?

    • (after Brad hands up the phone)
      Bridgett: Your parents aren't coming home early, are they?
      Brad: No, no. My mom was just calling and asking about my little brother's pus.
      Bridgett: My Little Brother's Pus, I love that band.

    • (after going up to accept award)
      Irma: This award makes thirteen! Or as we like to say in my business, a baker's dozen.

    • Mark: But how am I going to get any candy?
      Jill: Well, when Randy goes out, he could just ask for extra candy for his sick brother.
      Randy: Mom, I try that every year. It never works.
      Jill: I'll give you a note.
      Randy: Oh, won't I be cool.

    • Irma: Hi, boys!
      Tim: Hi, Irma.
      Irma: So, who's looking forward to tonight's Cable Awards?
      Tim: Well, since you win everything, every year, I'm guessing you.

  • NOTES (1)


    • Tim: (dressed up as the Tin Man) Now I know I have a heart, because it's broken.

      This is a nearly exact quote from the classic family film The Wizard of Oz. At the end of the movie, the Tin Man says, "Now I know I have a heart, because it's breaking."

    • The episode title is a reference to the words Marie Antoinette said during the French Revolution. There was a shortage of bread, and she said 'Let them eat cake,' which made a lot of people angry.