My So-Called Life

Season 1 Episode 15

So-Called Angels

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Dec 22, 1994 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Juliana Hatfield was a prominent female rock musician in the early 1990's. She plays the role of Joy in this episode and her music is featured.

  • Quotes

    • Rayanne: Boy, people get swept up in this Christmas thing, huh?
      Angela: You mean you don't?
      Rayanne: Yeah, but my mom and I like to wait… for stuff to go on sale.

    • Patty: Oh, a Christmas card from the Levettis?
      Graham: So?
      Patty: Well, I finally took them off the list! We haven't laid eyes on them since Danielle started solids, and now out of nowhere they send this?
      Graham: Patty, it's a greeting card, not a dead fish.

    • Danielle: It's not fair. Angela got a new bike when she was eleven.
      Graham: What do you do? Keep like running tally of everything we bought for Angela?
      Danielle: Well, yeah.

    • Danielle: Do we have to keep talking about religion? It's Christmas.

    • Sharon: Krakow, this is when people need the helpline, okay? People get so stressed over this holiday stuff, they experience actual symptoms of depression, or whatever. Like, total helplessness and despair. And, like, loss of appetite, or whatever.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • The program Danielle is watching on the television is Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol, a musical cartoon adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

    • Graham: Who are you, Spike Lee?

      Spike Lee is an Emmy Award-winning director who runs his own production company entitled "40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks."

    • Rayanne: Maybe he's at some Sal Mineo film festival.

      Sal Mineo, an American actor from the film Rebel Without a Cause, was murdered because he was bisexual.