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Season 2 Episode 15

Zoso

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Aired Tuesday 8:30 PM Feb 25, 1996 on NBC
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Beth hopes that her new hat -- based on the one Donald wore in "Fat Albert" -- is a business opportunity that Don Green (George Hamilton) can't refuse. Jimmy gives Beth some negotiation tips, but Lisa finds that they don't work so well on Dave when she asks him for a raise. Bill's relationship with his new girlfriend is complicated by the fact that she thinks he's British.moreless

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    • TRIVIA (2)

    • QUOTES (4)

      • Dave: Tell you what, I'll have a word with Dave-the-Boss, but his hands are tied.
        Lisa: You know, I was thinking about trying that with Dave-the-Boyfriend sometime.
        Dave: Oh, really?
        Lisa: Yeah, but now I'm starting to think that Dave-the-Boss and Dave-the-Boyfriend might make a better couple.
        Dave: Well, they have had their tender moments.

      • Lisa tries some of Mr. James' negotiation tactics
        Dave: What are you guys doing in there?
        Lisa: What does it look like we're doing in there?
        Dave: What?
        Lisa: What what?
        Dave: Is this about the raise?
        Lisa: Is what about the raise?
        Dave: Why are you answering every question with a question?
        Lisa: Why not?
        Dave: You got me stumped. Congratulations.
        Lisa: Thank you.

      • (Lisa has switched clothes with Beth)
        Lisa: Beth, I don't know how you do this every day. I feel naked!
        Beth: I know, isn't it the best?

      • Dave: Dave the boss can be mean and unfair sometimes, but Dave the boyfriend is all about love.
        Lisa: What about Dave the doofus who talks about himself in the third person?

    • NOTES (3)

      • The character of Beth was based on Paul Simms' sister.

      • The role of the mobster was originally written for Dana Carvey but he was unavailable. Also the network didn't want the mobster to be Italian because they were afraid that it was going to be offensive. That's why his name is Don Green.

      • Although it is later well established that Lisa's parents did not allow her to watch TV as a child, in this episode she is inexplicably very well acquainted with all the characters from 70's kids' show Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids.

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • Jimmy: I think this is going to go through the looking glass.

        This is an obvious reference to Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, but there's also a very similar line in Oliver Stone's 1993 film JFK; Jim Garrison (Kevin Costner) tells his staff that they have gone through the looking glass while he's explaining his Kennedy assassination conspiracy theory.

      • Episode title is named after a Led Zeppelin album. Technically the album is titled Led Zeppelin IV, but many people call it the Zoso album based on the cover art.

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