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Season 1 Episode 2

I Don't Do Well In Parent-Teacher Conferences

Aired Sunday 11:00 PM May 03, 1999 on Adult Swim
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Episode Summary

Paula doesn't want to go to the parent-teacher conference, after discovering Brendon has been slacking off all year.

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    This episode is fantastic! It's pretty much the exact reason why I watch the series! The home movie in the episode was hilarious! This might be the best episode that aired on UPN before the show was taken under the wing of Adult Swim! This episode is a classic from the series! I think you'll feel the same way, too!
Paula Poundstone

Paula Poundstone

Paula Small (1999)

H. Jon Benjamin

H. Jon Benjamin

Jason Penopolis, Coach John McGuirk, Perry, Various

Brendon Small

Brendon Small

Brendon Small, Dwayne, Walter, Ken & Junior Addleburg, Various

Melissa Bardin Galsky

Melissa Bardin Galsky

Melissa Robbins, Various

Loren Bouchard

Loren Bouchard

Josie Small, Phone Voice, Various (Uncredited)

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Loni, whose featured in the episode Yoko, has a cameo appearance ribbing Brendon with other classmates after his first public speech in class.

    • "In the second scene, we see behind Melissa's head a homework assignment written on the board. It says "Pages 35-48 Questions 1-5, 7-9, 1-3, 8-8." No, that is not a 3, it is 8-8. Does this lesson plan make any sense to anyone?"

      Well, it's fourteen pages, so it could be like 1-5 on x amount of pages, 7-9 on a different set with 6 in between 5 and 7 of course, then starts over on another few pages with 1-3, with 4-7 on there also but not assigned. Then 8-8 is just number 8. That's a possible explination, anyway...

    • More on the lesson plan, it continues to stay on the board for the next two school days. That must be a long lesson.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Coach McGuirk: You can tell me whether you're being condescending to me whenever we speak and, if you say "yes", I'm going to beat you up right here in the faculty lounge. And if you say "no", I'm going to say "fine".
      Mr. Lynch: Ok.
      Coach McGuirk: All right. Are you being condescending right now?
      Mr. Lynch: Hmm.

    • (They are acting in a movie. Jason is being "shot".)
      Jason: Ahh! Maybe you should look at yourself before you take it out on me. I'm just one monster and when I'm gone, you'll remember me! Ooow! Oww! And then, you'll have to look at yourselves, and own up to what you've done. For isn't every man a monster?
      Brendon: I guess he's right! I guess we're all--
      Jason: You're damn right I'm right!
      Brendon: Yeah, yeah. I know!
      Jason: Stop shooting!
      Brendon: Ok! Hey guys!
      Jason: Don't you realize that if you stop now I might be able to get surgery?!
      Brendon: Uhh, yeah I'm going to tell them hold on.
      Jason: Tell the guy that's shooting to stop shooting!
      Brendon: Who's shooting?!
      Jason: Oh for God's sakes, tell 'em to stop!
      Brendon: I'm trying!
      Jason: I mean hello!
      Brendon: I know!
      Jason: Do you have any control of your people?!
      Brendon: Who's shooting?!? Please stop!
      Jason: Ah, forget it, leave me alone. I'll just die!

    • (A girl is lying on the soccer field.)
      Coach McGuirk: Get up, Diane!
      Brendon: That's not Diane.
      Coach McGuirk: What's her name?
      Brendon: That's Cindy.
      Coach McGuirk: (to Brendon) Sorry.
      (to the girl) Cindy, get up!
      (to Brendon) We have a Diane on our team, right, Brendon?
      Brendon: Uh...I don't know. I think so.
      Coach McGuirk: Well, Diane and Cindy, come on in. (to Brendon) It's the only way to find out.
      Brendon: I know.
      (The girl walks over to them.)
      Coach McGuirk: I see Cindy coming. I guess we don't have a Diane.

    • McGuirk: Come on, ref! I sent the kid in to get the other kid out.

    • Paula: I get off on a bad start, and then I get off to a bad middle, and eventually I go to a bad end."

    • Brendon: Hey, he's using telekenesis!
      Jason: That's right! I'm using telekenesis! I'll burn you all up and make you crispy!

    • Melissa: I had eczema once but thats not contagious.
      Jason: I have eczema! Where do you have it? I have it on elbow, knee, crotch, underarm, and I also have head eczema which is called Cradle Cap.

  • NOTES (6)


    • Brendon: Where did you hear that? Jason: Martin Scorsese's book.
      A funny reference to the Martin Scorsese book "On Filmmaking."