Joan of Arcadia

Season 1 Episode 20


Aired Friday 8:00 PM Apr 30, 2004 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • In the scene where Joan is talking to Helen in the kitchen about her photographs, the Hershey's syrup Helen takes out of the bag is in one place in the first shot and then another when they shift back and forth between Joan and Helen in the scene.

  • Quotes

    • Friedman: (to Luke) I'm Jewish, dude. Neurotic really is a part of the deal.

    • Grace: You're totally into that whole whisper, giggle thing.
      Joan: What?!
      Grace: You know... you get some lame little secret, and you whisper it to each other, and then push your heads together and do that moron giggle thing.
      Joan: [giggles] No, we don't.
      Grace: Trust me, dude. Today, in chemistry! I mean, sitting behind Friedman is enough to make me wanna hurl. I don't need the extra help.

    • Iris: Very Titanic.

    • Adam: It's cool what you can do with a camera. Catching moments in time. And freezing life.

    • Grace: (to Joan) I fell asleep when she (Iris) started talking about fruit.

    • Joan: It's more of a calling.
      Adam: Huh, I didn't know.
      Joan: There's a lot of things you don't know about me, Mr. Rove.

    • Joan: I'm really just digging around in the garbage, trying to, find something that matters.
      Adam: That's what I love about you Jane.

    • Adam: If there's something wrong, Jane. Whatever it is, you can talk to me.

    • Luke: You got carpal tunnel from unhooking a bra? You'd have to do it, like, 10,000 times.
      Friedman: It's more kind of a strain.

    • Joan: Hey, I can color Ronald MacDonald and not go out of the lines. Which is a lie.

    • Joan: Hey, we're talking about me here!
      Grace: Yeah, I got bored.

    • Joan: It's always been my dream to be part of a book… that's about a year.

    • Helen: That (picture) looking up the tree is very interesting.
      Joan: That's me, falling!

    • Luke: You used your mom's bras?
      Friedman: I'm Jewish, dude. Neurotic really is part of the deal.

  • Notes

    • This episode marks the final appearance of Iris (Misti Traya) and the first appearance of Brian Beaumont (Jared Hillman) on the series.

    • Grace's poem...

      Sewer Walking

      You and me, we used to talk
      Like a river underground, the sewer where we used to walk.
      The hole at the end empties out to the pier
      Where paperboats disappear

      Me, I try to send this note,
      Float it like a paper boat,
      But paper sinks and words are weak.
      I try but I don't speak

      Join together in the silent snow
      Turn our faces up to see
      Not endless night, but day
      A pier
      And you and me, talking.

    • Christopher Marquette was billed as a "Special Guest Star."

    • Music featured in this episode included:
      "Get Up" by Superchick
      "My Girl" by Gandalf Murphy & The Slambovian Circus of Dreams
      "Remind Me" by Fisher
      "You Put A Spell On Me" by Souleros
      "Mystery" by Barbara Hall
      "Special" by Wilshire
      "Trust Me" by Bleu
      "Holiday" by Ariel's Worm
      "Love and Hope" by 4 Way Street

    • New Gods: Custodian God and Old Man Walker God. While Student God, who appears in this episode, is the same God as Computer Girl God from the "State of Grace" episode.

  • Allusions

    • Iris: Very Titanic.

      The quote is not about the boat, but about the movie Titanic. In the movie, there is a scene where the character, Jack, sketches a nude portrait of Rose. This quote comes right after Adam asks to sketch Joan on the rooftop.