My So-Called Life

Season 1 Episode 14

On The Wagon

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Dec 08, 1994 on ABC
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Rayanne has been sober for 33 days. To start getting her life back together again and to spend more time with Angela, she joins Jordan's band. But after a case of stage fright and a glimpse at what being sober really means, she goes back to the bottle.moreless

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • When Rayanne and Patti are talking in the car, Rayanne takes off her seatbelt twice: once in the beginning of the conversation, and once after Rayanne says: "I guess we have something in common, huh?"

    • QUOTES (3)

      • Counselor: Rayanne, you've been sober for over a month! It's time you get a support system in place.
        Rayanne: I already have a support system!
        Counselor: Really? Who?
        Rayanne: Well, Rickie. Angela.
        Counselor: This, this Angela? Isn't she the one you said you feel distant from these past few weeks?
        Rayanne: Well, she got herself a guy, but it's nothing to worry about.
        (pulls out sucker)
        Rayanne: Lolly?

      • Amber: You don't have to go to school today.
        Rayanne: No, I want to. Poor Rickie probably had, like, 40 heart attacks

      • Rayanne: I can take care of myself, okay?! So just LEAVE ME ALONE!
        Angela: What's wrong? I thought she gave up drinking?
        Rickie: She's drunk.

    • NOTES (1)

    • ALLUSIONS (5)

      • Rayanne: Like Andy Garcia.
        Angela: Oh, my God. In that movie where that girl is, like, blind?

        Andy Garcia is a famous Cuban-American actor. The movie Angela is referring to is Jennifer Eight a 1992 thriller about an L.A. cop and a young blind woman.

      • Rayanne: Is James Dean an Italian?

        James Dean was an American (not Italian) actor known for his role in Rebel Without a Cause.

      • Amber: Karass is a group of people who kind of get mixed up in each other's lives in order to do God's will. It was in Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut.

        Kurt Vonnegut, an American novelist, was known for his unique blending of science fiction, black comedy, and satire. His novel Cat's Cradle explored the issues of technology and religion, and did indeed explain the karass.

      • Amber: Even more than when I served that B.L.T. to Bobby Dylan. He said I could call him Bobby.

        Bob Dylan, a famous American musician, has won a Grammy Award, Golden Globe, and Academy Award and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

      • The television show playing in Amber and Rayanne's apartment is Sesame Street, a widely popular educational children's show.