Season 2 Episode 2

Goofy Ball

Aired Tuesday 8:30 PM Sep 26, 1995 on NBC
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Joe who mistakenly thinks that Dave needs a date introduces him to several beautiful models that are in the building for a photo shoot. Bill worries that a stalker is after him and Jimmy introduces the staff to goofy ball.

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (9)

      • Joe (about the stun gun): I call it the Stalker Shocker.
        Bill: Yes, I see you've written it here in Magic Marker.

      • Joe (to Dave): She told me she thinks you're sexy, which is obviously not true, so she must really like you.

      • Catherine: Bill, should I tell the stalker you're armed with a $300 garage door opener?

      • Joe gives Bill a homemade stun gun
        Bill: It looks like a garage door opener.
        Joe: That's what it used to be; an old garage door opener, some diodes and resistors from a busted mixing board, one reconditioned doorbell button, and one big ass battery.

      • Dave: Beth, I'm getting pretty sick of hearing you shriek at that damn ball.
        Matthew: Sorry Dave. That was me. Sorry.

      • Matthew: Can you make it say other things?
        Mr. James: It's a Goofy Ball Matthew not a supercomputer.

      • Jimmy: Back in the service we used to have a saying: You can't expect the troops to salute you if you're sleeping with the sergeant.
        Dave: What branch of the service were you in, sir?

      • Lisa: What do you think people would say if they found out I was sleeping with you?
        Dave: Way to go Dave?

      • [Joe shows Bill a homemade stun gun]
        Bill: How do I know it works
        Joe: You could test it out.
        Bill: Good idea. Matthew!

    • NOTES (4)

    • ALLUSIONS (4)

      • Stalker: Now where was I? Oh right, the note in Vince Foster's briefcase.

        Vince Foster served as White House counsel during the Clinton administration. He was found shot dead in a park in Washington in 1993. He had a single gunshot wound to the head and a note in his briefcase that was either a resignation letter or a suicide note depending on who you ask. His death was ruled a suicide but some conspiracy theorists insist he was murdered because he knew too much damaging information about the Clintons.

      • Beth: Houston, we have a problem.

        "Houston, we have a problem" was Tom Hanks' famous line from the movie Apollo 13. It became a widely-used catchphrase.

      • Dave: I don't think people are scrutinizing us as much as you imagine.
        Lisa: I'm sure that's what the Rosenbergs said.

        Julius Rosenberg and his wife Ethel were executed in 1953 after having been convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. The extent of their espionage has been disputed in recent years. Some people think the death sentence was too harsh and that the government may have been influenced by anti-Semitism and anti-Communist paranoia.

      • Jimmy: Don't mess with a man with a Wayback Machine, Dave.

        The Wayback Machine is a time machine and was a feature of Peabody's Improbable History, a regular segment of The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle. Mister Peabody was a hyperintelligent dog who would take his boy Sherman on trips to historically significant incidents from the past in order to educate him. They always ended up having to restore history to its proper course. Interestingly, in the very first episode Mr. Peabody built a Wayback Machine that took travellers to a factually accurate past, but both Peabody and Sherman found this dull and so rebuilt the Machine to take them to a much more entertaining past inhabited by idiot versions of historic figures.