Season 1 Episode 16

Greg, Schmeg

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM May 06, 2008 on The CW



  • Trivia

    • Vessel: A Nerf gun

    • Trivia: This is the first episode that does not have an escaped soul.

    • Granted, their conversation in the staff room when they discuss Sam being sensitive isn't too revealing. However, they mention that the Devil is involved quite loudly, despite the fact that other employees are present.

    • When Sam hides from the chainsaw killer under the shelving unit at the Work Bench, the "dart" from the vessel is missing from the barrel of the gun. In the next shot, the dart is clearly seen in the barrel. In the subsequent shot, the dart is again missing from the barrel.

  • Quotes

    • Sam: See, the thing is the Devil gave Greg this Jedi mind trick power. Here's the plan. You've gotta get Greg out of your head. You can't see him, you can't talk to him.
      Andi: But he knows where I work.
      Sam: Then we'll get new jobs.
      Andi: But he knows where I live.
      Sam: Then we'll run away together. Do you like Buffalo? He'll never find us in Buffalo.

    • Greg: Sam, I've got some advice for you. Walk away. You're never gonna win Andi back. I've got the Devil on my side.
      Sam: That's the thing, Greg. The Devil isn't on anyone's side. The Devil is on The Devil's side.
      Ben: There's always a catch.
      Sam: The Devil made Andi love you right? Did you ask him to make her stop loving me?
      Greg: She still loves you? So if Andi still loves you, then that means we'll never be happy together and I gave away my soul for nothing?
      Sock: See. He isn't that dumb.

    • Ben: Next time I'm marrying for money, I'll charge triple.

    • Gladys: I'm going to Acapulco next week, and I need someone to watch over my cat.
      Sock: Okay, by cat do you mean cat, or do you mean some kind of dragon?

    • Devil: (to Sam) When are you going to learn? The only person playing by the rules is you.

    • Sam: The chainsaw-guy is a soul, and he's trying to kill me!
      Devil: Seriously? Weird...

    • Sam: I've got a car.
      Sock: Yeah, you have a hybrid, which is fine for saving the earth. But if you wanna make the earth move…

    • Ben: Was his face made up of human skin like in The Texas Chainsaw?
      Andi: Ben, everybody's face is made of human skin.
      Sock: That is so true.

    • Devil: You know what I've been thinking about lately, Sam? Trust, honesty, integrity… I don't like those words, not one little bit.

    • Devil: I show you this because I care… and also I kind of enjoy it.

    • Ben: Think about it, Sam. Women don't always tell you when you screw up. They like to give non-verbal clues.
      Sock: i.e., making out with another dude.

    • Sock: Chicks do not want sensitive, okay? They want a bad boy. They want someone who is going to break all the rules. Someone who will bang them on the back of a motorcycle and then not do the dishes.

    • Ted: I would like to start the staff meeting on a happy note. We have a little bit of exciting news.
      Sock: You finally moved out of your mom's house.

    • Sara: Esteban is much more discrete and responsible. He's the catcher on the trapeze.

    • Sock: Oh, you know what? I'm a little relieved that Sara's bun didn't come out of my oven, if you know what I'm talking about.
      Ben: How could it possibly be yours?
      Sock: Well, Ben, let's just say I had a very vivid dream and leave it at that, okay?

    • Sam: You keep vessels in mini storage?
      Gladys: This is a portal to Hell.
      Sam: Really? It doesn't look that evil.
      Gladys: There are 13 bodies hidden in these units alone.
      Sam: Okay.

    • Sam: No matter what Greg does to Andi, he can't stop her loving me. I just have to remind her of that, I can't lose.
      Sock: Back up. Andi loves you?
      Sam: Well of course she does.
      Sock :She said that?
      Sam: I… not in words.
      Sock: Okay, 'cause no offense, really, but I've known you for what, 14 years, and I only sort of like you. You can be pretty irritating. I'm sorry, but… see, 'cause I love these shoes. Love is a complicated emotion, Sam. Full of tingly feelings and frustration and anger.

    • Devil: Come with me if you want to live. Seriously, you're screwed here.

    • Ben: I'm not cut out to be a hit man. I saw my grandmother one time snap the neck of a chicken. I cried myself to sleep for a whole month.

    • Greg: Dad was right. I make one boneheaded move after another. I failed my driving test 17 times.
      Ben: Hey, everybody makes mistakes.
      Greg: I sent money to six Nigerian princesses and I've never met one of them.
      Sam: You're… you're trusting.
      Greg: I made a pass at my stepmother!
      Sam, Sock, Ben: Ewww…

    • Greg Look, just let it come. I'm pathetic.
      Sam: No you're not. L… l… look, you have a trophy
      Greg:Yeah, it's for attendance!

    • Ben: If you're free to date in this marriage, I am too. If you're free to get pregnant… good for you.

    • Sam: Pretty proud of yourself.
      Devil: Heh heh. Pride is my favorite cardinal sin. You know what you have to do.
      Sam: Kill Greg.
      Devil: Ooh, say that again. Only this time use a Russian accent.

  • Notes

    • For this episode, Colby Johannson was nominated for the 2009 Leo Award for Best Guest Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series.

    • International Airdates:
      Spain: July 28, 2008 on AXN
      Denmark: August 1, 2008 on Kanal 5
      Latin America: October 3, 2008 on Universal Channel
      Czech Republic: October 25, 2008 on AXN
      Norway: Saturday, April 18, 2009 on TVNorge
      Germany: August 10, 2009 on ProSieben
      Australia: June 16, 2010 on 7TWO

    • Colby Johannson starred in Freddy Vs. Jason, about a masked serial killer. Now, he's playing one.

    • Music:

      Buffalo Gals (Lubly Fan, 1844)
      Goodbye Mr. A (The Hoosiers, 2007)

    • Andrew Airlie and Valarie Rae Miller are credited but don't appear.

  • Allusions

    • The Devil on the sidewalk, whistling:
      Alludes to It's A Wonderful Life, including the mansion in front of which George serenades Mary in the movie.

    • Gladys: A few too many years spent down in the ninth circle, if you know what I mean. This is reference to Dante Alighieri's poem called The Divine Comedy. In the first part of the poem called Inferno Dante writes about the structure of Hell which is built out of nine circles. The last circle, the ninth, is reserved for the worst sinners: the traitors.

    • Sock: Was it bolted to his wrist like Ash from Evil Dead?
      Referencing the Evil Dead movies, directed by Sam Raimi and starring Bruce Campbell as Ash. In the second movie Ash is forced to cut off his demon-possessed hand and replaces it with a chainsaw.

    • Ben: Was his face made up of human skin like in The Texas Chainsaw?
      Referencing The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974), directed by Tobe Hooper. The film tells the tale of a sadistic family of cannibals. The iconic figure of the movie is Leatherface, a man who wears a mask made of human skin and wields a chainsaw.

    • Devil: Kind of a Jedi mind trick.
      Referencing the mystical order of warriors of the Star Wars universe. Due to their mastery of the Force, the Jedi can manipulate the weak-minded and force them to do their bidding.

    • The Devil: Come with me if you want to live.

      Referencing James Cameron's Terminator franchise. The line has been spoken, by various characters, in all three movies, as well as The Sarah Connor Chronicles TV series.

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