Season 3 Episode 11

The Trainer

Aired Tuesday 8:30 PM Dec 19, 1996 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Near the end, when everyone is admitting stealing office supplies to Dave, an unknown person is standing by Bill, face partially blocked.  The next scene shows a wide-shot and the person is no longer in the group.

    • Andy Dick was a cast member of the short-lived "The Ben Stiller Show" in the early 90's.

    • Dave Foley is indeed actually Canadian. So is Phil Hartman.

  • Quotes

    • Jimmy: You poor, misguided, Canadian bastard.

    • Lisa: You're Canadian?
      Jimmy: I am?
      Lisa: Not you, sir. Him.
      Jimmy: Oh no. Dave? He's from the Midwest, the heart of America where the real Americans live. You're as American as apple pie, aren't you Dave?
      Dave: Yeah.
      Lisa: Then what is this all about?
      Dave: What's what all ab- uh What's what?
      Lisa: You're afraid to say it, aren't you.
      Dave: No.
      Lisa: Yes, you are.
      Dave: No.
      Lisa: Yes, you are. If you have nothing to hide say "about".
      Dave: No.
      Lisa: Say it.
      Dave: No.
      Lisa: Say "out".
      Dave: No.
      Lisa: House. Pouch.
      Dave: Your honour, I plead the fifth.
      Lisa: I don't know if you have that right.
      Dave: I do too, eh.
      Jimmy: Oh my God.

    • Jimmy: You don't get it, do you?
      Dave; No. But I've gotten used to that.

    • Dave: Well, you've got me, alright? Yes, yes, I'm Canadian. And I'm actually 46 years old, I'm secretly married and have two children living in New Jersey and at night I patrol the streets of Gotham City in my customized Davemobile.

    • Dave: I hardly remember Canada. I have a vague recollection of very clean state-run daycare facility and that's about it.

    • Jimmy: Dave, make-believe is for little girls and mental patients.

    • Matthew: Hey, what part of Africa you from?
      Catherine: Shut up.
      Matthew: No, seriously, say something in African.
      Catherine: Shut the F...

  • Notes

    • After eating some ten day old doughnuts, Bill reports they taste just like the ones his mother used to make. This is a call back to the Arcade episode where Bill's addiction to stale sandwiches is linked to growing up eating month old sandwiches made by his mother.

    • Ben Stiller is the fifth SNL alumni to be on this show.

  • Allusions