Season 3 Episode 4


Aired Tuesday 8:30 PM Oct 23, 1996 on NBC
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Beth replaces the sandwich vending machine in the office with an arcade game. Lisa and Dave retake the SAT, but the arcade game keeps Dave up the night before the test. Bill falls apart when he can't get his favorite sandwiches.

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Dave: Maybe you should lay off those sandwiches.
      Bill: No, that's just it. I finished the last one at 12:41 last night. Ever since, things have been happening to my body.
      Dave: Would it be impolite at this point in the conversation to just run away from you?
      Bill: I think my system got used to its hourly fix of artificial preservatives. My body has started to age incredibly rapidly.
      Dave: No it hasn't.
      Bill: Yes it has. We're running out of time, look! Help me, I'm begging you!
      Dave: You actually dyed you hair grey to convince me to bring back the sandwich machine?
      Bill: Yes, I did! Now do you understand how important this is to me?
      Dave: Only if you dyed all your hair grey to match.
      Bill: I did!

    • Dave: I really don't understand how you can eat those things.
      Bill: Well they aren't what you would call conventionally tasty. I guess they just remind me of the sandwiches my mother used to make for me.
      Dave: Your mother made you sandwiches like that?
      Bill: Yes, she made a month's worth of sandwiches at a time, then she'd leave them for me in a box on the porch. She was quite a woman.
      Dave: I'll bet she was.
      Bill: Of course now I'll have to ration these like a squirrel burying a precious bone.

    • Lisa: Dave, there are supposed to be five differences between these two pictures.
      Dave: You know what, they've actually changed the IQ test. Puzzles on the back of cereal boxes don't weigh as heavily in the overall score anymore.
      Lisa: Yeah, I can only find two.
      Dave: The dog's hat is tilted the other way.
      Lisa: Yes, well duh.
      Dave: And there's two frogs in this one.
      Lisa: Got that.
      Catherine: Cowboy's boot's bigger.
      Joe: Balloons are missing.
      Matthew: Balloons hadn't been invented back in cowboy times.

    • Bill: They're an acquired taste. Like a good wine or cheese, a sandwich needs to be properly aged. In the olden day, a country squire would age his pheasants for weeks before they were deemed fit for consumption.
      Lisa: In the olden days, people used to die of ptomaine poisoning and blamed it on ghosts.
      Bill: All this talk about aged lunchmeat and ghosts has made me peckish. I'll be at the sandwich machine if I'm needed.

    • Dave: It's been a long time Stargate Defender.(In robot voice,speaking as the machine)"Indeed it has, Dave".

  • NOTES (1)


    • Dave: I wish I was big.

      Dave standing in front of the fortune telling machine and wishing he was big reproduces a pivotal scene from the movie Big (1988).

    • Jimmy: What's the buzz? Tell me what's a-happening.

      Jimmy enters the room quoting a line from the musical Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice.

    • Dave: Hey, I didn't just sign for a stolen jeep did I, Radar?"

      Although Beth thinks Dave is referring to Star Trek, he is actually referencing M*A*S*H. In the TV series, company clerk Radar O'Reilly was always an accomplice to the highjinks orchestrated by Hawkeye and the gang, and would often help his pals by slipping in official forms and clearances for approval by the clueless Henry Blake. Interestingly, in the 1970 movie the first thing we see Hawkeye do is steal a jeep. A crime eventually covered up by Radar. Gary Burghoff, who played Radar, is the only cast member to appear in both the movie and TV series.

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