Season 4 Episode 5

Girls Ain't Nothing But Trouble

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Feb 25, 2008 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • When Allison is in the shower arguing with Joe, she pulls the curtain back to yell at him. For a brief moment the wrap on her upper body, used to hide her body from the crew, can be seen.

  • Quotes

    • Joe: (knocks on Ariel's door) Ariel!
      Ariel: (removes headphones) Dad, don't you knock?
      Joe: I did knock.
      Ariel: Yeah, well, you're supposed to wait until I say "Come in."
      Joe: I would have, but then there's this whole issue of life expectancy to deal with.

    • (Allison knocks on the door of Devalos' new office)
      Devalos: (opens the door) No, no, no, no, this won't do.
      Allison: What won't do?
      Devalos: We have a problem - you're better dressed than I am.
      Allison: If you don't open that door I'm going to kick it down.
      Devalos: You've been warned.

    • Larry: (to Allison) After our client is declared innocent, you wanna be a Girl Scout and go tell someone about his daughter go ahead. But for now, take his money and pay your bills.

    • Allison: We have to tell someone!
      Larry: Tell 'em what? I mean no disrespect. Where did you get this? Fortune cookie? Burning bush?

    • Allison: Now, what was your thing?
      Joe: Ah no, that's not fair, I can't possibly follow your dilemma.
      Allison: What are you talking about?
      Joe: You've got this like, seven-course meal of a moral quandary going on. I got this little fast-food burger of a problem.

    • Allison: Thank you for feeding everybody and bathing everybody.
      Joe: They're my kids too, you know.

    • Larry: The guy is paying you good money and he is innocent. This is as close as you get to a straight flush in the defense attorney business.

    • Bridgette: I never actually had a sloppy joe before, except I really like them. This kid named Brett told me the sandwich was actually made out of the guts of some guy named "Joe" who was really sloppy, but I don't believe that. Do you believe that, Mom?
      Allison and Joe: (in unison) I really need to speak with you.
      Allison: (a bit later, inside the house) You first.
      Joe: No, you first.

    • Joe: I just think it's funny that you not only want to get paid, but you wanna be on the side of right as well.
      Allison: Doesn't everybody?
      Joe: Honestly, not everyone has that luxury.
      Allison: Well, right now, I do, so please, stop raining on my parade.
      Joe: Yes, ma'am. All rain will hereby promptly cease and desist.
      Allison: Well, it'd better. Are you laughing?

    • Allison: Larry Watt for the defense.
      Larry: It's okay, Mrs. Dubois. I'm not goinna bite. It's been a long time.
      Allison: I recognized your pitchfork.

    • Bridgette: Hey Mom, can we have Sloppy Joes for breakfast sometime?
      Allison: (not paying attention) Sure babe.
      Joe: Allison, put the phone down.

  • Notes

    • International Air Dates:
      The Netherlands: March 16th, 2008 on Net 5
      Sweden: May 8th, 2008 on TV4
      Australia: June 9th, 2008 on Network 10
      Norway: July 1st, 2008 on TV2
      United Kingdom: October 1st, 2008 on BBC1
      Czech Republic: March 25th, 2009 on Prima
      Finland: October 28th, 2009 on Nelonen

    • The original broadcast of this episode on NBC was promoted in the closing credits of the season premiere episode "And Then". It was then delayed for unknown reasons.

  • Allusions

    • Episode Title: Girls Ain't Nothing But Trouble

      This is also the title of a song by Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff from their 1987 debut album Rock the House.