Season 2 Episode 19

Down The Drain / Let Them Eat Cake

Aired Daily 2:00 PM Feb 07, 1993 on Nickelodeon



  • Trivia

    • Since Ben is Didi's younger half-brother, that means that either Boris or Minka (her parents) are either previously divorced or widowed. Since Boris and Minka are currently her parents, one of them is not her natural parent.

    • Goof: In "Let Them Eat Cake", when Charlotte is talking to Mr. Yamaguchi, she says "Moshi Moshi Yamaguchi san desu ka?" That's not correct Japanese; it doesn't translate out well. "Desu Ka" is not a complete sentence. It needs the word "nan" which means "what".

    • Goof: When Chuckie handed Tommy the clay bottle, the lid popped off when Tommy dropped it. However, when we saw it on the tub, the lid is still on.

  • Quotes

    • Drew: I remember Didi's baby brother since he was running around in diapers.
      Stu: He was; remember the bachelor party yesterday?

    • Charlotte: I have to go, Jonathan; I'm at a friend's merger, er, wedding.

    • Chuckie: (Cutting the middleman by explaining that Tommy will explain why they should look for the cake) Why don't we just skip it this time and give it a go?

    • Angelica: Don't let them tell you "You can't get sucked down the drain", 'cause you can... big time! (After leaving Chuckie's room) Ha, ha! Suckers!

    • (After Cynthia is accidentally flushed down the toilet after Angelica "turned on the bubbles" for Cynthia, while playing "Jacuzzi")
      Angelica: It's true! It's true! You can get sucked down the drain!

    • Chazz: The water's not scary; the water's your friend. Actually, it's a collection of randomly-collected molecules that...

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Let Them Eat Cake:

      Tommy's Uncle Ben is about to marry his wife-to-be Elaine. The couple's names are very much the same as the two characters of the 1967 Mike Nichols film, The Graduate. Coincidentally, the plot of the episode focuses on the wedding couple's fear of commitment to one another, much like the characters of the movie.

    • Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica: Let's fill it up with clay-doh. Too bad the play-doh didn't work.
      Obviously, clay-doh is play-doh. But, they make a mistake where Angelica says 'Too bad the Play-doh didn't work' which is a mistake.