Season 3 Episode 17


Aired Tuesday 8:30 PM Feb 19, 1997 on NBC
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While Dave and Bill are snowed in at the St. Louis airport airport temporary boss Lisa is ordered by Jimmy to break up Joe and Catherine's office romance. Meanwhile Beth and Matthew pay a visit to Bill's bachelor pad.

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    • QUOTES (10)

      • (after being rude to several people at the airport)
        Bill: This is just the beginning.
        Dave: Really? What's next? Are you going to knee-cap an old woman for her cocktail peanuts?

      • Lee: There's really nothing I can do about the 18 inches of snow on the ground outside.
        Bill: Well, what about the 36 inches of BS inside? Anything you can do about that?

      • Dave: (to Bill) I just...I wish you could be here long enough to get the full Midwestern experience.
        Bill: Maybe another time.
        Dave: That would be great, 'cause I think a good hunting accident would really open up your mind.

      • (after Dave calls Matthew about Bill and him being stuck at the airport and Matthew believes his mother is there)
        Dave: (to Bill) Bill, what makes you assume that everyone from New York is automatically smarter than everyone from the midwest?
        Bill: Oh, come on, Dave, you know it's true.
        Airline Voice-Over: (over an intercom) Paging Matthew Brock's mother. Will Matthew Brock's mother please pick up the white courtesy telephone?
        Bill: ...The exception that proves the rule.

      • Bill: You're like one of those trained police attack dogs they set loose in the wild and then goes all soft and gets eaten by a deer or something...

      • Dave: Bill, haven't you ever heard the expression, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade?"
        Bill: Dave, haven't you ever heard the expression, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, and then throw it in the face of the person who gave you the lemons until they give you the oranges you originally asked for?"

      • Dave: Bill, don't make a scene. We're not in New York.
        Bill: Really? We're not? You don't say! And I almost mistook the Museum of Yarn for the Guggenheim!

      • Dave: Have you ever heard the expression that you can catch more flies with honey than you can with vinegar?
        Bill: Have you ever heard the expression that only a hillbilly sits around figuring out the best way to catch flies?

      • Lisa: Why didn't you back me up with them?
        Jimmy: Dave would never ask me to back him up.
        Lisa: Okay, is this some sort of weird test to see if I can handle being a boss?
        Jimmy: No. Wait a minute, is it? (pause) No. Wait a minute. (pause) Dave would never ask me if this was some sort of weird test.
        Lisa: Okay. I am not Dave.
        Jimmy: Dave would never say that.

      • Bill: Don't try to confuse the issue with a lot of half truths and gorilla dust.
        Dave: I have no idea what that means either.

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      • Catherine: Jimmy, do you have a problem with Joe and I seeing a movie together?
        Jimmy: Only if it's the movie where John Travolta plays an angel, boy did that suck.

        John Travolta played an angel in the 1996 Nora Ephron film Michael. Jimmy first saw the movie via remote control radio box in Complaint Box Episode #42.