Season 2 Episode 13

In Through the Out Door

Aired Tuesday 8:30 PM Feb 04, 1996 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Bill helps Dave overcome a fear of speaking when Dave has to do an introduction at a local broadcaster's function. Meanwhile, Matthew tries to learn how to small talk with guys from Joe.

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

    • QUOTES (6)

      • (Dave is looking over his speech with cards, obviously looking nervous.)
        Lisa: What are those?
        Dave: Cards, just--just cards.
        Lisa: Oh, are you a little nervous about your big speech tonight?
        Dave: No, no, no.
        Lisa: No? Are you sure?
        Dave: Yeah, yeah, I'm--I'm cool.
        Lisa: You're cool?
        Dave: Yeah, I'm--I'm cool with it. I mean, I'm just hanging--I'm just hanging with it. I'm just, uh...chillin'.
        Lisa: Uh-huh. Well, word to your mother.

      • Beth: So, you're going to a lesbian banquet, huh, Dave? Listen, Dave, if I put a plastic bag in your jacket, will you bring me back some leftovers?
        ...I coulnd't find a plastic bag. All I had was a condom, ok? So just get me like, a handful of breadsticks, ok?

      • Lisa: Joe, tell Matthew he doesn't owe you any money.
        Joe: No! He said he wanted to learn about gambling and now he's learning.
        Lisa: He owes you $10,240!
        Joe: Well maybe he can pay me in installments. You know like a dollar a day for the rest of his life.
        Lisa: No, not the rest of his life but maybe the next 28.055 years.
        Joe: You don't impress me.

      • Lisa: What is [Dave] doing in there? He never locks this door.
        Joe: He's probably in there doing it with Lisa. (Lisa turns around and glares) Oops. Sorry force of habit.

      • Matthew: I dabble in the horsies from time to time.
        Joe: You mean the ponies.
        Matthew: Yeah, anyway I'm looking at the old racing form here and I just can't figure out where the smart money is going, you know?
        Joe: Well the smart money is not going anywhere near somebody using a racing form from 1993.

      • Bill: You've got to do well, Dave. You've just got to. I mean nobody cares how beautiful the souffle is if the appetizer is turds in a blanket.

    • NOTES (2)

      • Joe Rogan had a hard time keeping a straight face during the pencil in his hand bit. Part of the reason was because Andy Dick was sniffing him.

      • Episodes 20-28 are named after albums by Led Zeppelin. The sitcom "That 70's Show" did something remarkably similar to this by naming episodes after Led Zeppelin songs.

    • ALLUSIONS (4)

      • Dave: You want me to practice in front of a mirror and imagine people naked? That's like something out of Silence of the Lambs.

        Dave compares Bill's speech preparation techniques to the deviant behavior of the serial killer Buffalo Bill in the Oscar winning film Silence of the Lambs (1991) directed by Jonathon Demme, starring Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster.

      • Dave: This is really starting to resemble an episode of Fame.
        Bill: You want fame? It starts right here!

        Fame was a hit movie of 1980 directed by Alan Parker. It tells of three years in the lives of students at the New York High School for the Performing Arts. It was made into a TV series in 1982 and again in 2003. It was adapted into a Broadway musical in 1995. The quote is actually from the original TV series and was spoken by Debbie Allen during the opening credits. The original quotation is "You've got big dreams? You want fame? Well fame is going to cost. And right here is where you get it. With sweat."

      • Jimmy: What's the story, Morning Glory?

        Jimmy greets Dave using the title of Oasis' acclaimed second album of 1995. The title was likely inspired by Gordon Lightfoot's song Morning Glory which contains the quotation as a line in the song.

      • Matthew: It's just like that song, isn't it? You gotta know when to fold them, know how to hold them, don't you?

        Matthew was trying to quote from the chorus of Kenny Rogers' well-known song The Gambler, but he got the words wrong. The actual words are, "You gotta know when to hold them, know when to fold them."