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Season 3 Episode 19

On the Job (2)

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Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM May 14, 1981 on ABC
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On the Job (2)
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A temporary layoff causes the gang to find other jobs. They meet in Mario's to exchange stories.

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    Michael McGuire

    Michael McGuire

    brokerage boss

    Guest Star

    Dana Halsted

    Dana Halsted

    Ms. Lang

    Guest Star

    Clint Young

    Clint Young

    Security Guard

    Guest Star

    TJ Castranova

    TJ Castranova

    Tommy

    Recurring Role

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    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (4)

      • Bobby: And now kids, the Easter Bunny has a special surprise for you! The Easter Bunny will now preform a scene from the play 'Who's Life is it Anyway?'. You see, kids, the Easter Bunny is also a serious actor. Ok, now kids, for this scene you have to pretend that the Easter Bunny is paralyzed from the waist down....

      • Jim (Trying to remember Alex's name when he's the last to tell his story): That, uh, leaves the guy in the yellow sweater.

      • Mr Grey: You make noises when you eat.
        Louie: Everyone makes noises when they eat!
        Mr Grey: Everyone makes EATING noises when they eat. Yours are not EATING noises. Yours are not HUMAN noises!

      • Louie: I don't believe I've had the pleasure.
        Woman: Oh yes, we've met.
        Louie: That's not the pleasure I was talking about.

    • NOTES (3)

      • Goof - Even though he used it a few minutes earlier to check a stock quote, Louie manages to pick up and take the desktop computer out of the room without unplugging it.

      • Louie's unconventional introduction of himself to Mr Grey somewhat mirrors Danny DeVito's first audition for the part of Louie. DeVito walked into the producer's office, threw down his copy of the script for the pilot episode on their desk, and bellowed "Before we begin, I just wanna know one thing...who the hell wrote this piece of s--t!". The producers knew they found their Louie DePama.

      • Guest star Al Lewis is best known as Grandpa Munster on the 60's sitcom "The Munsters."

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • My Grey's line "I didn't know 'Guys and Dolls' was in town." refers to a Broadway show that has been revived numerous times (the latest being in the 90s with Nathan Lane in the lead role). The show, a parody of gangster movies, features actors dressed in cliched garishly colored costumes, much like the red shirt/white tie combo Louie wears.

      • Take this Job and Shove It
        Latka's line to Tommy at the end of the episode - "Take this job and shove it" - is the title a country song by David Allen Coe, which was released in 1976.

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