Ned and Stacey

Season 1 Episode 18

Friends and Lovers

Aired Monday 9:30 PM Feb 12, 1996 on FOX
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Friends and Lovers
Stacey and Amanda bump into Janine, an old schoolmate of Stacey's who she still resents for stealing her boyfriend and the lead in the school production of West Side Story. Right away it's obvious that Janine is still into one-upsmanship as she brags about her husband (the old boyfriend), their jobs and their lives. Amanda agrees to be her realtor in a search for a New York residence and Janine comes over to Ned's one night while everyone is there. Stacey tries to make her life sound wonderful to make Janine jealous. She sits in Ned's lap telling the (fictional) story of how he proposed to her. Ned, who's been on a sexual losing streak, gets aroused, to everyone's acute discomfort. Later Janine and Ned share a cab. Janine comes on to Ned, who resists briefly, then succumbs. When Stacey finds this out she's truly hurt by it, as she sees Janine taking something from her again. In order to make it up to Stacey, Ned brings Janine to the apartment and tells Stacey they had an affair, but he was only doing it to get back at Stacey for having her own affair--with JFK, Jr.! Janine leaves distrught and complaining about her sham of a marriage. Amanda, as always, loses her real estate commission.moreless

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (5)

    • QUOTES (7)

      • Ned: I have to go, I have to pick my date up from shul.
        Stacey: You're going to have sex with a rabbi?
        Ned Dorsey: Hey, she's a rabbinic student. And yes I am!

      • Ned: Hey, it's your fault. You're the one that told me to go down and get her a "cab."
        Stacey: Oh, is that how you get someone a cab? Next time, watch our doorman. He does it without getting naked.
        Ned: Then he's not doing it right.

      • Ned: What is it Stacey?
        Stacey: It's just this friend of mine, from high school is coming over tonight. I need you to pretend to be my husband.
        Ned: Well, that is just sick.

      • Ned: Good evening to you, Mrs. Porter
        Mrs. Porter: My, Mr. Dorsey, you're in high spirits tonight.
        Ned: Well, yeah, going to have me some sex!

      • Ned & Stacey's breakfast conversation:
        Ned (squirming uncomfortably): I need to have sex.
        Stacey: Well. don't look at me.
        Ned I wasn't looking at you, I was looking at Mrs. Butterworth. And might I say she's lookin' damn busty this morning!
        Stacey: "So what's the trouble, Ned? Are your charms wearing thin on our city's video store clerks and other assorted bimbi?
        Ned I am chock full of charm, darlin', don't you worry your purty little head about that. It's just that, everyone hits an occasional barren stretch of highway. Look who I'm tellin'.
        Stacey: Look Ned, if you're so 'uncomfortable,' why don't you know.
        Ned You'd like me to go blind, wouldn't you?

      • Stacey: I should have played the lead in West Side Story, but no, Janine got to play Maria! I was stuck playing Girl with Switchblade!

      • Eric: So what's bothering ya?
        Ned: Oh, it's Stacey. She's...not talking to me.
        Eric: Just last week you said you'd give your left--
        Ned: Hey! Hey! I know what I said. But, now that it's happening--dammit, I miss the sound of her voice! I tried putting silverware down the disposal, but it wasn't the same.

    • NOTES (1)

      • End credit sequence: Ned is once again in the cab with Janine, and the devil and angel of his conscience also appear again, encouraging him to have sex with her. They drop down out of sight behind the seat, the cab driver's excited voice is heard babbling in a foreign language, followed by the sounds of a car crash.

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