Samantha Who?

Season 2 Episode 10

My Best Friend's Boyfriend

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Aired Monday 9:30 PM Mar 26, 2009 on ABC
6.9
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Episode Summary

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Andrea and her boyfriend Tony Dane, go on a double date with Todd and Sam. Sam causes trouble in Tony life when she thinks he's up to no good. Todd doesn't like being just the roommate anymore. Dena has a new penpal in Iraq, but she wonders if it means she's cheating on Chase.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Okay

    6.0
    I guess this show was okay. I don't watch it that often but when I do I usually like Christina Applegate. I think she's very funny and no matter how good the writing is or who the guest actors are, she always seems to really give it her all. I heard this show is only coming back for five episodes. I will probably watch this again and see how the next episodes compare to this one. I really like Jean Smart and hope she will act in many more sitcoms if this one doesn't last. I like Billy Zane too.moreless
  • Samantha and Todd believe Tony Dane might be gay

    7.6
    It has been a long time coming for Samantha Who's return. Paired with new series In The Motherhood I was nervous about ABC's opinion on the show, but was certainly surprised to find out that both shows put up decent numbers.



    This was an enjoyable return to boot as well. It featured some genuinely funny moments that were worthy of being top-notch shows like 30 Rock. I am also glad that we finally got to see Tony Dane as the Frasier/Cheers style of humor with one character's significant other never appearing on screen does not really work with this show.



    I wish they gave Samantha's parents more time, but few complaints here. This was a solid episode that intertwined all the characters into the plot.moreless
  • Tony Dane is gay

    8.5
    There were quite a few funny moments in this episode; but most important of all, the storyline was flawless. The parallel storyline involving Dena, Regina, and the Soldier was also decently funny. Jean Smart role though short was pretty awesome.



    We finally get to see the Tony Dane character in this episode. And Sam manages to setup a double date for Andrea to make the encounter less weird, and ropes in Todd for the same. I simply love Andrea's acting, and the scene where she meets Tony and finds it hard to say Hi was hilarious. We also have an overused gay storyline yet again, but nevertheless - it was well scripted and was pretty funny after all.



    Good return for Sam Who?moreless
  • I loved this episode!!

    10
    I think this episode really set up future episodes with the whole Tony Dane and Andrea just being friends thing and Todd with a new girlfriend (again!). I thought the episode was clever and I really liked Dena and Howard's interaction. We haven't really seen them speak to each other in the show so it was nice to see them in some scenes together and Jean Smart as Regina is just hilarious! I thought that the whole thing was great from the writing, the directing,the acting and the jokes were funny! A very funny and a great episode and I am excited for the next one to see how well it will involve this episode's plot (Todd GF, Andrea and Tony Dane) CAN'T WAIT!moreless
  • Season 2, Episode 10.

    9.5
    Very entertaining episode. I haven't seen SAMANTHA WHO? in a while. Although the show isn't necessarily funny, it is still fun. Andrea is hot, on a side note. Plus, Samantha looked like Carrie Bradshaw in this episode, which is why I loved the Sex and The City reference. Plus, I really enjoyed the ending to this episode, with Andrea being in the spotlight, Dena's penpal showing up, and Sam with the wine. I loved the whole episode. It was extremely entertaining, but the A plot with Sam and Andrea was way more entertaining than the B plot with Dena and Regina.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Samantha: (opening monologue) Being single is completely underrated. You can use up all the hot water for long baths. Not share popcorn. And hog the remote to flip through 500 channels. This is helpful if you have amnesia. You can fill in decades of info in the time it takes your nail polish to dry.

    • Dena: I should have stopped writing Capt. Randy. Sam said it was okay, but now the poor guy's sending me major appliances. I mean, I have to get out of this. It's tearing me apart. I can't keep living two lives.
      Regina: Honey, I don't think you're living one.

    • Dena: I can't break up with this soldier. I have a 'Support the Troops' sticker on my car.
      Regina: Oh, then let me do it, please? I haven't broken up with anyone for so long, it might make me feel like a teenager.
      Dena: No, it's my responsibility. I'm just gonna go and do it now.
      Regina: Fine, leave, but don't come back.
      Dena: Excuse me?
      Regina: No. Please don't. Don't make this any harder than it needs to be. We had our chance... People change. So just walk away. And always remember the times that we had.
      Dena: (about to cry) Oh-oh-oh! Wooooh! You are so hired.

    • Regina: I can't do it. He needs me. I might be the only one that's keeping him alive at night.
      Howard: Who are you keeping alive at night?
      Dena: My soldier.
      Howard: Oh, I'll break up with him. I fire people all the time. No problem. But nobody buys my wife a stove.
      Regina: Including you.
      Howard: Damn right.

    • Samantha: (referring to Tony Dane) I think you should have sex with him.
      Andrea: What?
      Samantha: Yeah. Right now. Just try. And then observe what happens, you know? If he says he's not in the mood, then you tell him to get in the mood or explain why not, k?
      Andrea: That sounds kinda hot.
      Samantha: Yes, it is kinda.
      Andrea: But I like him. I really do. I think I kinda wanna take it slow with him. (deep breath) Oh my God! Maybe some of the new you is rubbing off on me.

    • Samantha: Andrea hasn't called me back for two days. Todd's avoiding me. He leaves before I can get up.
      Dena: Did you do something to make him mad? Like ask him to oil up and seduce Tony Dane.

    • Samantha: (in the closing scene) I saw this thing on the discovery channel or something about the theory of matter, that matter exists in different forms. I think the same thing applies to love. Love is like liquid; it can flow outward and bring life to a dessert... Love can be a gas, light as air, and assuming the shape of its container... And like matter love can't be created or destroyed it's always there, even if you can't see it, even if it's right there in front of you.

    • Samantha: Hey, hey Seth you work for Tony Dane right?
      Todd: Towel boy!
      Seth: Mock if you will my friend, but if it weren't for me he'd always be wet!
      Samantha: Yeah well you know, I don't like the way that he is treating Andrea. I mean does he, why is he stringing her along? I mean does he not like her or something? I mean what, what is he afraid of commitment? Like what's the deal?
      Seth: Well I don't know? I'll ask him about his feelings next time we get our nails done!

    • (flashbacks of Samantha briefly left alone with Andrea's dates)
      Samantha: (to first date) You guys make a great couple. Yeah. Andrea must be really happy if she's going to try and go off her meds again.
      Samantha: (to second date) You work out, huh? That would be helpful when Andrea's husband gets out of prison.
      Samantha: (to third date) Seriously? You don't recognize her from her 'film career'. No?

  • NOTES (1)

    • International airdates:
      Latin America: April 20, 2009 on Sony Entertainment Television (aka Canal Sony)
      Finland: March 14, 2010 on Nelonen

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