Season 5 Episode 7

Have Your Cake

Aired Unknown Nov 04, 2005 on The CW
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Episode Summary

Realizing that his wife, Barbra Jean (who was pregnant in real life at the time this episode was taped), has taken up eating as a hobby and gained quite a bit of weight as a result, Brock consults Reba on how best to handle the delicate situation. Ultimately, Cheyenne is the one who confronts Barbra Jean about her food addiction, suggesting that she and Reba go on a diet with her.moreless

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  • A great episode

    This was a hilarious episode. I especially like the part when Reba, Cheyenne and Barbara Jean try to get the chocolate bar from Jake. I also like the scene when Cheyenne catches Reba cheating on her diet. Another favorite part was when Reba came from the beach all sunburned. You should definitely not miss this episode.
  • This episode was extremely well written and absoultly hillarious!!!! A++++ to the writing staff for this one.

    This episode was absolutly fabulous!!!!! I enjoyed very much. It was super funny yet it dealt with a serious topic that faces both women and men on a daily basis: weight control. This episode was also a fine example of character development as well. It took Barbara Jean's character to an all new level. I really hope the quality of the episodes this season keeps up. I have really enjoyed them. Except for the season premiere (which we all know was bad because of the contract dispute between 20th Century and Reba) and it was written and filmed on the fly.

    PS. I hope they do something special for the BIG 100!!!!moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • When Cheyenne is using the peanut butter, the "S" in Skippy has been blocked off. Also, in one take, she has it in her hand and in the next one, it is back on the table.

    • You can tell Barbra Jean is pregnant and not just fat in this episode because an obese person's stomach isn't perfectly round...

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Cheyenne: Van! You do not talk about Barbra Jean's weight behind her back like that!
      Van: You just made a joke about it the other day!
      Cheyenne: (slaps him again) Van, you don't rat me out.

    • Barbra Jean (to Cheyenne): When your mom comes in, don't say a word
      (Reba walks in completely sunburned)
      Reba She was supposed to wake me up!
      Barbra Jean: Well I was making a sand sculpture of you. It's easier if you lie still.
      (Barbra Jean takes off Reba's hat and sunglasses showing her sunburn lines)
      Barbra Jean: Aww, my little Reba racoon.

    • Barbra Jean: ... And my husband doesn't think I'm attractive. That's why we haven't had "boom chicka boom boom" in the bedroom lately.
      Reba: Okay. I'm going to address the issue of your's and Brock's "boom chicka boom boom" only once and then I'm going to go take a shower. We'll never talk of it again.

    • Cheyenne (to Van): You had pizza? then kisses him Mushroom & Sausage!
      Barbra Jean: Oh I want some of that! then Barbra Jean kisses Brock You had Veal Piccota with a side of Rotini!
      Brock: Barbra Jean! I only had a salad. I swear!

    • Reba: (talking about Barbra Jean) Did you just give her permission to come over to my house 24/7, day or night?
      Cheyenne: Mom, knowing the support is there, is crucial at a time like this. I should know, that's how I got over my dependency on alcohol.
      Reba: Alcohal. Good idea.
      (Barbra Jean pops through the front door)
      Barbra Jean: Hey guys! I just got this great idea - matching sweatshirts.
      Reba: Alcohol and a lot of it.

    • Brock (to Brock): Why don't you ask Mrs. H. to talk to Barbra Jean? She doesn't mind saying mean things to her.
      Reba: I'm in.
      Brock: You don't even know what we're talking about.
      Reba: Doesn't matter, if it's about Barbra Jean and it's mean, I'm in.

    • Reba: Hey Brock! You know I got the house in the divorce so I could say things like this - get out.

  • NOTES (4)


    • The title of this episode is an allusion to the saying, "You can't have your cake and eat it too." In other words, you can not have it both ways. For Brock it should be, "You cannot have your Barbra Jean and Reba too!"

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