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Season 3 Episode 6

I Pagliacci

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Aired Friday 10:30 PM May 12, 2008 on CTV
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I Pagliacci
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Geoff and Stanley's relationship is just getting back on solid ground, when they have a surprise house-guest who throws a monkey wrench into the works.

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    • TRIVIA (3)

      • The opera tickets that Stanley shows Geoff are for I Pagliacci, there is no date on them, however; the tickets simply read "Saturday at 7:30" and both tickets show the same seat number: (section) OrchLC, (row) 22, (seat) 32. The Vancouver Opera put on this opera from Nov. 10th - 17th, 2007; both the 10th and the 17th were Saturdays.

      • Stanley: (to Geoff) We're just remembering where we were when we heard Karen Carpenter died.

        Karen Carpenter died February 4, 1983; she was one-half of the popular singing duo, The Carpenters, with her brother, Richard.

      • The I Pagliacci poster outside the theatre advertises the opera as "all perfomances at 7:30 p.m., Queen Elizabeth Theatre, In Italian with English subtitles". It lists the Vancouver Opera Ticket phone number as (604)-683-0222.

        This is the real phone number for the Vancouver Opera Company; they put on this opera on November 10, 13, 15, and 17, 2007 in the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, with all performances at 7:30 p.m., in Italian.

    • QUOTES (11)

      • Geoff: You know you're always invited.
        Stanley: You know I hate the club scene.
        Geoff: Oh, look, a dead horse! Let me get my whip, so we can flog it.

      • Stanley: Too many of us in one place, I get homophobic.
        Geoff: I think you mean 'claustrophobic'.
        Stanley: Yeah, that too.

      • (Sault and the Tans are complaining about water problems in their apartments)
        Chuck: All these water problems, I'm starting to have a 'Nam flashback.
        Geoff: You were in the Vietnam war?
        Chuck: Nope... N.A.M., National American Miss Pageant. Yeah, I was the host one year, and the water main burst. All those young ladies with no appropriate water supply... I tell you, it was chaos! Wonderful, jiggly, chaos.

      • (answering the door)
        Geoff: Sault! I don't remember inviting you.
        Sault: It's okay, it's not your fault. You're old and forgetful.

      • (at dinner)
        Sault: Was Stanley a draft-dodger?
        Frances: Um, no.
        Sault: Did he need his citizenship?
        Stanley: I was born in Canada.
        Geoff: Sault, enough.
        Stanley: (to Frances) She's wondering why you married me.
        Frances: Well, that's simple. I married him because I loved him.
        Stanley: The feeling was mutual.
        Geoff: You guys met at Queen's University, right?
        Sault: (snorting with laughter) Queen's!
        Frances: Yeah, back in '78.
        Sault: '78... Geoff, were you still in diapers?

      • Fred: I sent you raisins in an envelope. You were like the father I never had.
        Chuck: Oh, I'm sorry, I... your dad's dead, huh?
        Fred: No, he's good.

      • Chuck: It's not like the old days, you know, where I'd show up at a mall and there'd be thousands of screaming kids there, and... There'd always be a couple of them, they'd get so excited, they'd pee on my lap.
        Fred: I did that!
        Chuck: You did?
        Fred: Winnipeg, 1982... I was yea-tall, blond, I told you (holding up a sock puppet) 'If you ever need another Wallaby...'
        Chuck: That was you?
        Fred: Yes!
        Chuck: What do you know about that? Hey, 'cause I'll tell you the truth, ever since that Super left, I been longing for ol' Wallaby.
        Fred: (still using the sock puppet) You have?
        Chuck: I have. I could use a faithful sidekick right now. You know, someone that could talk to the animals for me. And by 'the animals', I mean the tenants.

      • (offering to go with Geoff to the Seattle PRIDE parade)
        Stanley: I can still tell her 'no'.
        Geoff: Don't be silly, stay. Go to your opera... reminisce about when Lincoln was shot and all that.

      • Sault: Why is there a note on the owner's door directing all complaints to you?
        Fred: (in his 'Wallaby' voice) Because I'm Walla... (going back to regular voice) ...Present of the Tenants' Association.
        Sault: We have a tenants' association? Since when? Who voted for you?
        Fred: It was more of an appointment.
        Sault: Whatever. Fix my taps!
        Fred: I'm on it; I made a spread sheet, see? It's got all of the complaints on it, and you're number three.
        Sault: Just do it. (she leaves; Grandma Tan comes out of the store and taps Fred on the shoulder)
        Fred: Yes, water pressure... you're number seven on the spread sheet.
        Grandma Tan: (in Cantonese) Snack? (offers him a plate of pastries and smiles)
        Fred: (in Cantonese) Ah, thank you.

      • Frances: How are things with you two?
        Stanley: Oh, same as always. I love him, he loves me. He's young enough to be my son.
        Frances: Still bothers you, huh?
        Stanley: Because it's real. Some things you can work on, change, but this... Geoff wonders why I don't like to go clubbing with him. The last time we went, I was having a great time; I look behind me, I see this chubby old guy, shaking his 'thang' out there on the dance floor, and I think, "Ew, that's a tad pathetic." ...And I realized it was me; I was looking into a mirror.

      • Stanley: It's not like you haven't had your own transgressions.
        Geoff: That's different, and you know it!
        Stanley: How is that different?
        Geoff: Because with you and Frances, there were feelings involved. I look at you together, and I'm jealous, Stanley. You two have a history, a deep connection that maybe you and I will never have.

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