Sonny with a Chance

Season 2 Episode 8

Random Acts of Disrespect

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 16, 2010 on Disney Channel
out of 10
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Episode Summary

When Grace, an elderly woman, wins the "Be So Random for a Day" contest, the "So Random!" cast ends up planning an "old geezer" sketch that not only offends Grace and her entire retirement home, but all elderly people. After an on-air apology makes things worse, Grace and her friends turn the tables and play a practical joke on the cast. Meanwhile, Chad attempts to help a group of kids with their fear of clowns and ends up looking like one himself.moreless

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  • poor

    the cast offends all elderly people with their newest sketch, after they have an old viewer named Grachy appear. To get back at them, primarily Sonny and Tawni, Grace and her friends pull a prank on them. Chad tries to help children with their fear of clowns, but is he the right man for this job?

    It was alright, but I think grandparents telling kids what to watch/not to watch is dumb, unless the kids lived with them... it's more of a parents decision in what their kids can/can't watch, not really grandparents IMO, unless the oarent feels the same way as the grandparent.moreless
  • 208

    This episode has been getting some bad ratings but the truth is, they're undeserved. Sure, this wasn't the most realistic story line. But what on Disney Channel truly is realistic? I have just learned to deal with it, and just sit back and relax no matter how ridiculous the story line may be.

    In this case, the Sonny with a Chance group make an offensive sketch to the elderly which results in them pulling a prank on the cast. Maybe this episode was just more enjoyable because Zora was absent, but I found myself laughing at a few parts. From Sonny realizes they robbed a bank to the parallelism of the characters and the elderly. Overall, we did get some few gags here, but this episode wasn't very realistic, and Chad was just utterly predictable.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Grady did the same "Pat Mahini" gag in the episode "Sonny in the Middle".

    • The seniors Grace, Edith, and Buddy are like older versions of Sonny, Tawni, and Chad. The on/off friendship thing with Grace and Edith mimics Sonny's relationship with Tawni, while Grace and Buddy's love/hate relationship mimics Sonny and Chad.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Chad: (to the cast of "So Random") Yeah, my grandma called me. She told me not to watch your show. I said "it's okay. I already don't."

    • Edith: Beauty before age!
      Grace: Can you believe I have to share a room with her?
      Sonny: Why don't you just switch rooms?
      Grace: I'd miss her too much.
      (Edith and Grace hug, and Sonny is touched and tries to hug Tawni)
      Tawni: What are you doing?
      Sonny: I'm trying to hug you.
      Tawni: Maybe in sixty years.
      Sonny: We're going to know each other in sixty years? (touched) Oh, Tawni!

    • Sonny: Look at us! Starved, battered, hated by kids and their grandparents everywhere! We have to do something. We have to apologize.
      Tawni: Okay, I'm listening.
      Sonny: Not to you!

    • Sonny: You guys really did rob the bank?!
      Edith: Correction, we all robbed the bank.
      Sonny: We did?!
      Grace: (pointing her can at Tawni) Now drive Roots!
      Tawni: Are my roots showing?!

    • Sonny: You're afraid of losing your hair? But you're seventeen.
      Chad: Buddy was seventeen, and like that, was melon!
      Sonny: Melon?
      Chad: MELON I SAY!

  • NOTES (0)


    • Grace tells Edith to "stifle", meaning "stop talking". On the 1970s television series All In The Family, Archie constantly told his wife Edith to "stifle herself" in order to get her to stop talking.

    • Episode title: Random Acts of Disrespect

      This is a parallel reference to "random acts of kindness", which is a selfless act performed by people who wish to assist or cheer up an individual, purely for the happiness of another.

    • Chad riding and falling off the small tricycle refers to Arte Johnson on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In.

    • The Benny Hill Show

      The episode closes with the cast chasing each other around in fast-motion to a knock-off of the song "Yakety Sax", which was the theme song to the The Benny Hill Show. The song would accompany various comedic chase scenes on the show.

    • Chad's clown hair has him resembling Larry from the The Three Stooges.

    • During the "Golden Walker of the Year Award" sketch, the nominees 'Weezers of Waverly Place', 'That's So Graven', and 'Nana Montana' are clear references to Disney Channel shows Wizards of Waverly Place, That's So Raven, and Hannah Montana.