Season 5 Episode 20

Freaky Friday

Aired Tuesday 8:30 PM Apr 20, 1999 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Lisa: You're going to prison.
      Beth: Might I remind you that your husband is in prison?
      Lisa: Yes, but at least what he stole wasn't worthless.

    • Matthew: I'll have a virgin banana daquiri, easy on the virgin.

    • Randy Stark: (reading Beth's aliases) Wolfman Jack, Tokyo Rose, Your Mama...
      Beth: That's one of my favorites.

    • Jimmy: I got my first scoop right here.
      Dave: But how do you know these companies are merging?
      Jimmy: I told them to.

    • Jimmy: I forgive you.
      Matthew: Thank god, Mr. James, 'cause I was so afraid that you weren't ever going to... Can't breathe. Everything going black.
      Lisa: Mr. James, I don't think his ribcage can take that much forgiveness.
      Jimmy: Oh, I think it can.
      Joe: Mr. James I found out what the freak did with your money.
      Jimmy: Don't care. Still forgiving him.

    • Jimmy: I was thinking of maybe starting a new business. Something I was really interested in. Put my nose to the grindstone and build it from the ground up. Get enough money to buy myself a new speargun. Hunt down Matthew.
      Dave: Sir, you don't want to kill Matthew.
      Jimmy: Oh, sure I do.
      Dave: Yes, we all want to kill Matthew, but what good would it do?
      Jimmy: It would make him dead.

    • Jimmy: I have made you, look at this, almost two hundred dollars trading online in your name.
      Matthew: Ah, that's funny because I was just online trading in your name.
      Jimmy: You couldn't do that, son. You couldn't access my account. You don't know my secret password.
      Matthew You mean "Marianne"?
      Jimmy: How'd you know that.
      Matthew: It's Dave's mom's name so I figured.
      Jimmy: Matthew, son.
      Matthew: Yes, sir.
      Jimmy: How much did you lose?
      Matthew: All of it.
      Jimmy: How much?
      Matthew: Seven billion dollars. You're welcome to borrow that two hundred if you like.

    • Matthew: This is just like that movie, Freaky Friday, except you're the mom.
      Jimmy: And you're Jodie Foster.
      Matthew: Finally.

    • Matthew: Permission to leave the office to spend the day at the zoo.
      Dave: Oh, gee, uh, no.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Title: Freaky Friday

      The title is borrowed from Mary Rodgers' novel of the same name (1972) which was first made into a movie in 1976 starring Ellen Burstyn and Jodie Foster. The story is about a teenage girl and her mother whose minds are implanted in each other's bodies and leading to a day in which each experience life from the other's point of view. The movie was wildly popular and opened the door to a rash of body-swapping comedies in the late 70's and 80's. A remake of the film starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan was released in 2003.

    • Matthew: Global Thermonuclear War

      Matthew, on Mr. James's computer, begins to try to play solitare, and the computer responds "Would you like to play a game?" Matthew proceeds to type (and say) "Global thermonuclear war," which is a reference to the 1983 movie War Games. A potentially intentional coincidence is the actor from the movie was Matthew Broderick, which can spell Matthew Brock if you subtract a few letters.

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