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Season 2 Episode 20

The Best Defense

Aired Unknown Mar 14, 2003 on The CW
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Episode Summary

A burglary scare causes Reba to suggest that she and her daughters take a self-defense class, which leads to her squaring off with Barbra Jean. Meanwhile, the cost of home-security systems makes Brock decide to install one himself, but he makes the mistake of letting Jake choose the password.moreless

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  • So funny!

    When Van and Cheyenne hear a noise they think someone's trying to break in. They find that it was just a tree branch. The next day, Reba asks Brock to get her an alarm installed. When the company asks for too much money, he, Van and Jake install it themselves. Meanwhile, Reba, Chheyenne and Kyra take a self defense class. When BJ walks in, Reba gets mad. When the instructor tells everyone to pair off and spar, Reba picks BJ. Reba beats her silly. But when she calls BJ a name that she was taunted with as a little girl, BJ gets angry and beats Reba too.moreless
  • This was the BEST episode of this whole series. It is so great. If my friends are new to Reba I will tell them to watch this episode.

    Reba, Cheyenne, Barbra Jean and Kyra end up taking a self defense class, were Reba and Barbra Jean fight. While at the house Brock, Van and Jake install a security system. This episode was great, I can't say it enough times. The part when Barbra Jean and Reba get into a fight is hilarious. All I can say is this is excellent. Bottom Line: WATCH THIS EPISODE!!!!!!!!
Tangie Ambrose

Tangie Ambrose

Self-Defense Instructor

Guest Star

Pete Staloch

Pete Staloch

Alarm Installer

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • In the scene that follows the theme song, Jake comes into the living room holding an orange juice. Then in the next shot we see him holding a long red stick of what looks to be a freeze pop. Then, after that, he goes back to holding the orange juice.

    • Barbra Jean was called Blondzilla while she was a child.

    • Brock and Van install an alarm system. This is the only episode where we see the system panel next to the door.

    • When Reba, Cheyenne and Van are in the kitchen in the first scene, when it is just ending and Reba says: Let that be a lesson to you Van. That's what you get for not doing your chores. And then she walks out, of the room, holding a glass of Milk and some powder, and while she is going out, it looks like she is taking a bite of it.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • (Talking about what she was called as a child)
      Barbra Jean: Hey, Blondzilla, why don't you go tip over a bread truck!

    • Reba: I didn't know winning a fight could be so painful!
      Barbra Jean: Oh you didn't win...I won.
      Kyra: Technically, you can't win unless you make the other person cry, like I did to Cheyenne!
      Cheyenne: You did not make me cry! You hit me in the nose, your eyes water automatically!
      Reba (to Barbra Jean): I actually feel closer to you Barbra Jean, I wouldn't mind seeing you if I could pound on your head once in a while!
      Barbra Jean: You aren't the first person to say that to me.
      Cheyenne: I feel closer to you too Kyra.
      Kyra: Don't worry it'll pass!
      Cheyenne: Wanna go pick on Van with me???
      Kyra: Sure! You hold him down and I'll give him a wedgie!
      Cheyenne: Sweeeet!

    • Cheyenne (about Reba and Barbra Jean fighting): I'm gonna stop this!
      Kyra: No's too late, there are fights breaking out everywhere!
      Cheyenne: Really where?!? (looks around)
      Kyra (punches Cheyenne in head)
      I'm a lil' tougher than Van huh?
      Cheyenne (punches Kyra in side): That is for my dollhouse! (punches in stomach) That is for my favorite dress! (punches her head) And that....well that was just for fun! (pushes Kyra) I think I've made my point!
      Kyra punches Cheyenne in head a second time and Cheyenne falls to floor

    • Cheyenne: I was voted most lethal and peppiest!
      Reba: You took one class and you can take a man down like that??
      Cheyenne: Oh yeah Mom, there are tons of things you can do to take down a guy! Van come here, I wanna show Mom!
      Van (limps away): No way, leave me alone! Go pound on your mother!

    • Van: It was like.....Hick-Hick-THUNK....Hick-Hick-THUNK!
      Cheyenne: Yea (nods)
      Reba: Oh My Gosh!!!
      Cheyenne: What?!?!
      Reba: There's a monkey with a peg-leg in the kitchen!

  • NOTES (1)


    • When Barbra Jean asks Reba if she can smell what she's cooking, its a reference to The Rock. The Rock, AKA Duane Johnson, is a famous wrestler who's catch phrase was 'Can you smell what The Rock is cooking?' He has since crossed over into movies.

    • Barbra Jean's nickname "Blondzilla" is a parody of Godzilla.

    • The title of this episode is an allusion to the sports saying, "The best defense is a good offense."