Robson Arms

Season 1 Episode 9

The Lonely Passion of Mr Tan

Aired Friday 10:30 PM Jul 15, 2005 on CTV
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The Lonely Passion of Mr Tan
Bao's twentieth anniversary is approaching him, but he faces a ugly wake up call when the symphony position he's wanted for the longest time falls through. Only through his wife's support, can he find the way to reach his fantasies. Bao also helps his wife fulfill one of her dreams as well.moreless

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    Ken Surges

    Ken Surges

    Trombone Player

    Guest Star

    Geoff Leader

    Geoff Leader

    French Horn Player

    Guest Star

    Claire Riley

    Claire Riley

    Symphony Chair

    Guest Star

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (6)

      • (holding out a piece of paper)
        Bao: Do you know what this is?
        Hal: It's a phone number.
        Bao: It's a dream come true! The Chair of the Symphony wants to see me today!

      • (reading a quiz question from a magazine)
        Toni: If your love life was a car, would it be, (A) a Ferrari, thrilling and exciting; (B) a Volvo, solid and dependable; (C) a Pacer, fun in the past, but totally out-dated.

      • Bao: You're with the marketing department, right?
        Carol: With? Darling, I ~am~ the marketing department!

      • (Bobbi is buying pickles, fruit, chips and candy bars)
        Grandma Tan (in Cantonese): Someone's got a bun in the oven.
        Ricky: Mother says congratulations, you're eating for two now.
        Bobbi: I'm not pregnant.
        Ricky (in Cantonese): She's not pregnant.
        Grandma Tan (in Cantonese): Then she's a pig. Tell her. She's going to get fat. (stretching her arms wide apart) Like a beluga.
        Bobbi: What is she saying?
        Ricky ("translating"): She says she must be mistaken; you just seem... (stretching his arms wide apart) ...radiant and glowing.

      • Ricky: You're in for it.
        Bao: What? Why?
        Ricky: You've been gone all day; like, Mom's just been freaking.
        Grandma Tan (in English): You're up shit creek, Sonny Boy.

      • Bao: If either of us is going to have an affair, it wouldn't be me.
        Toni: What's that supposed to mean?
        Bao: I saw the magazine in your store. A Pacer?

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