Season 2 Episode 8


Aired Tuesday 8:30 PM Nov 28, 1995 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Beth tells Lisa to ask if MTV VJ Kennedy's glasses are real or fake like singer Lisa Loeb's. According to Lisa Loeb, her glasses are not fake. In an April 1995 interview with Seventeen magazine, she said, "If you can't see and you can't wear contacts, then you wear glasses. My glasses are a normal and real part of me. They're not an act."

    • Mr. James' wife candidates: Faye Dunaway, Mrs. Fields, Mrs. Paul, Catherine Duke, and Melanie Saunders (who comes to look at the ad revenue).

    • When Lisa is telling Dave about how sucessful her brothers are, she accidentally tells him that two of her three brothers are named Greg: one who is 23 and invented the game 'Super Karate Monkey Death Car' and one who is 27, the chief press-liaison for the governer of Pennsylvania.

  • Quotes

    • Mr. James: You know that Mrs. Fields, the cookie lady?
      Dave: I believe she's married.
      Mr. James: Well that would explain the Mrs. I better cross off Mrs. Paul, the fish stick lady while I'm at it.

    • Mr. James: How much do I pay you?
      Beth: Not enough.
      Mr. James: It will be corrected.

    • Joe: Would you buy a house you hadn't been in?
      Mr. James: Yes.
      Joe: What if you weren't rich?
      Mr. James: Then no.

    • Bill: Is Matthew superior to me?
      Dave: Do you mean genetically?
      Bill: No, I mean in this office.
      Dave: No.
      Bill: Good. What about genetically?
      Dave: Well he is ambidextrous.
      Bill: Freak.

    • Lisa: I just want to feel like I'm making some kind of progress. That's all.
      Dave: You know progress isn't all it's made out to be.
      Lisa: Says who?
      Dave: The Unabomber.

    • Dave: Matthew, your promotion doesn't really put you in charge of Lisa.
      Matthew: Embarrassing I see. We're more like equals then.
      Dave: No, it's more like she's still your superior.
      Matthew: So the title's more like a figurehead thing then. (Dave nods head in agreement) Oh what are you going to do next? Make me Queen of England.
      Dave: No, I was thinking more like Marquis de the Supply Closet.

    • Lisa: Coordinating Producer? You promoted Matthew to Coordinating Producer? Why?
      Dave: He's been working here for four years. It was either give him a gold watch or a meaningless title.

    • Jimmy James: Melanie, I'm single, you're single, what do you say we get married?
      Melanie Sanders: Well, I'm glad you finally decided on the direct approach.
      Jimmy James: Well, I'm a businessman at heart.
      Melanie Sanders: As am I? What's your offer?
      Jimmy James: Single rich male seeks matrimony>
      Melanie Sanders: Primary residence?
      Jimmy James: Westchester County.
      Melanie Sanders: Would you be open to considering a secondary residence in Manhattan?
      Jimmy James: Central Park West?
      Melanie Sanders: South.
      Jimmy James: Done. Time spent together?
      Melanie Sanders: 8 hours, 5 days a week.
      Jimmy James: 7 hours, 12 hours weekends.
      Melanie Sanders: 55 hours aggregate, specifics to be determined later.
      Jimmy James: I'm amenable to that. Children?
      Melanie Sanders: One.
      Jimmy James: Three.
      Melanie Sanders: Two.
      Jimmy James: Done. But, one of them has to be male.
      Melanie Sanders: I'll see what I can do. Vacation?
      Jimmy James: December, Hawaii.
      Melanie Sanders: June, the Vineyard.
      Jimmy James: June, fine, but Hawaii.
      Melanie Sanders: Nope, the Vineyard.
      Jimmy James: Is that a deal breaker for you?
      Melanie Sanders: I'm afraid it is.
      Jimmy James: Me too. Well, we gave it a shot.
      Melanie Sanders: I'm sure you'll find a better match.
      Jimmy James: Thanks for the time.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Jimmy: Bobby Woodward owes me a favor from way back.
      Matthew: What, were you like Deep Throat or something?

      Suspiciously, Jimmy doesn't answer this question. This is the longest running gag in the series implying that Jimmy was indeed the famed Watergate informant. Deep Throat was the nickname given to Woodward and Bernstein's inside source during their investigation of the Watergate scandal. Woodward was frequently asked the identity of Deep Throat, but he said that he had promised not to reveal his source while the person was still alive. In 2005, Mark Felt, the Deputy Director of the FBI during Watergate, came forward to say that he was Deep Throat. Woodward confirmed this.

    • Lisa: My agent says that's what I want to do.
      Dave: How long have you been represented by Sun-Myung Moon?

      Reverend Sun-Myung Moon and his wife Hak Ja Han Moon are the leaders of the Unification Church, which many people consider a cult because of its strict control over the lives of its members, who are known as "Moonies."