Reba

Season 5 Episode 18

The Blonde Leading the Blind

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Aired Unknown Mar 24, 2006 on The CW
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Episode Summary

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After the family makes fun of Reba's poor eyesight, she secretly gets laser eye surgery, which leaves her temporarily blind. Barbra Jean insists on helping Reba post-surgery while the rest of the family is away. Later, thinking she is talking to Cheynne, Reba badmouths Barbra Jean, only to find out she's been talking to Barbra Jean the whole time. Overwhelmed with guilt for the hurtful things she said, and with Brock's help, Reba finally tells Barbra Jean how thankful she is for their friendship.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Reba gets eye surgery and Barbara Jean try to help her

    10
    I love this episode it was awsome. I loved it it was so funny. I could watch it everyday. I love how Barbara Jean trys to help Reba out but she is really messing things up. I love to see the way Barbara Jean and Reba interact. This is a flarious episode. I love the kitchen seen when Barbara Jean trys to help Reba with out her knowing. It is one of my favorite episodes in the season. This is an awsome show and I love the characters. I wish that it had not been cancelled. This was a great episode.moreless
  • Reba damaged Van's car because she wasn't wearing her glasses (which we've never seen her wear). Reba had laser eye surgery, only telling Cheyenne who tells Van. Van gets back at Reba by telling Barbara Jean. BJ secretly helps Reba. The rest is hilarious.moreless

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    In this episode, Barbara Jean stands out with excellent physical humor. Reba has laser eye surgery, and is determined to take care of herself afterwards, despite her eyes being covered. It starts out badly for Reba as she pours water to drink in what she thought was a cup and ends up drinking a plant. Then, BJ comes and saves Reba from eating a peanut butter sponge. BJ is great as she picks up the bread Reba unknowingly dropped on the floor, gets peanut butter from the jar with her fingers and slaps it onto the bread... then jams the peanut butter bread into Reba's mouth to save her from eating the sponge.



    After Reba discovers Barbara Jean's presence, BJ pretends to leave but Reba has it figured out either by smelling the peanut butter on BJ's hands or by saying "Marco" and BJ (unintentionally) answering "Polo."



    Although I've never seen or heard reference to Reba's wearing glasses in other episodes, this episode was hilarious. The whole episode was good, but the physical humor just made it exceptional. This showed a whole new side to BJ's portrayer's skills and talents.moreless
  • I really think that this was one of the best episodes that I have seen of Reba. It was just too funny watching BJ shove that peanut butter sandwich into Reba's mouth.moreless

    10
    I really think that this was one of the best episodes that I have ever seen of Reba. We all know how much BJ gets on Reba's nerves, and the entire time she's there trying to help Reba in secret. Because Van had to open his mouth and tell BJ about Reba's laser eye sergery. And this was just one laugh after another. From Reba trying to drink a plant to putting peanut butter on a sponge and BJ shoving a sandwich into Reba's mouth. The end did get serious kind of because of course Reba ended up hurting BJ feelings. But never fail all is well and still funny.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (6)

    • Throughout the episode, when Reba is facing towards the camera, her glasses can be seen reflecting the lights, crew, and set of Reba.

    • Jake says that he needs a poem written on a fifth grade level for school, however, in Invasion, he said he was eleven. This would put him well into the 6th grade.

    • Barbra Jean reads from the book Oliver Twist. It was written by Charles Dickens and published in 1838. It has been performed on the stage. The line that B.J. did read is one of the most famous quotes from the book/play.

    • Reba joked in a interview that she did all of her own stunts.

    • Van's poem "Rhonda" went like this:

      "Rhonda, Rhonda, Rhonda.
      The car I was so fond-a.
      I wish I could fix you with a magic wand-a
      Now I gotta go out and rent a...Honda!"

    • When has Reba ever needed glasses to drive? She's never worn them before.


      Interestingly, another WB show Living With Fran, had a plotline this season revolving around the main character desperately needing glasses, which were never seen or mentioned again in subsequent episodes.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • (to see if Barbra Jean left)
      Reba: Marco.
      Barbra Jean: Polo.
      Reba: Barbra Jean!
      Barbra Jean: Ahhh!

    • Reba: I hate my glasses, they make me look like a Grandma.
      (Everyone looks at her confused)
      Reba: Zip it!

    • Barbara Jean: (to blind Reba) Okay, since you can't watch TV, I thought that for entertainment, I could read to you!
      Reba: Read? Why, just to prove you can?
      Barbara Jean: I chose a classic, "Oliver Twist". Let's see... (flips through the pages) Boring, boring, boring, blah, blah, blah, orphan, orphan, orphan. Ah, Ok, here we go. (In an English accent) Please sir. I want some more. (in a deep, distorted voice) MORE?!
      Reba: Are you still readin' or did you just pass gas?

    • Brock: (After Reba takes off the dark glasses) So, how's your eyesight?
      Reba: It's pretty amazing. (Looking at Brock) Whoa, you've gotten old!

    • Cheyenne: So are you just getting the eyes done or are you getting the bags too. (Reba gives her an evil look.)
      Reba: Can they do that?

    • Reba: Van, I'm sorry!
      Van: (Almost crying hysterically) Get away from me you car wrecker.

  • NOTES (5)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • The title of this episode is an allusion to the saying, "The blind leading the blind." It means that no one is a subject matter expert in the group.

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