The Class

Season 1 Episode 4

The Class Blows The Whistle

Aired Unknown Oct 09, 2006 on CBS
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Episode Summary

When Duncan starts hanging around with Yonk, talking about video games and football, Nicole realizes that her worst nightmare is coming true---they're becoming buddies. Kat tries to help Ethan recover, so she sets him up with one of her friends. Holly becomes obsessed with trying to get her daughter Oprah in Kyle's school, so she starts interrupting Kyle and Aaron all the time, and drives them crazy. After their last date turned out a total disaster, Richie and Lina try to go out on a second date.moreless

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  • Nicole Realises Duncan And Yonk Are Becoming Friends,Richie And Lina Go On A Second Date, Kat Sets Ethan Up With One Of Her Friends And Holly Is Obsessed About Getting Oprah Into Kyle's School And She Constantly Annoys Kyle.moreless

    Nicole Realises That Yonk & Duncan Are Becoming Friends When She Hears Them Talking About Football And Video Games.

    After Their DISASTROUS First Date, Richie And Lina Attempt To Go On A Second Date.

    Kat Helps Ethan Get Over Joanne By Setting Him Up With Her Friend, Molly, Whom Ethan Rejects Because Her Ears Are Too Big.

    Holly Wants To Get Her Daughter Oprah Into Kyle's Prestigious School So She Constantly Pesters Kyle And Aaron On How To Get Their Daughter Into The School.

    A Good Episode, It Has Many Great Quotes, And I Loved The Storylines! They Were Interesting, Especially The Kat Setting Ethan Up Storyline!moreless
  • Great episode.

    I thought that this was a great episode of The Class, although I thought it was a little odd that they named it The Class Blows the Whistle even though that was only mentioned like once in the entire episode. But still, it was awesome.

    Also, because this is quite a while after the fact, and we now know who Fern is and what she is like, it was interesting to see when we are first introduced to her, how she seems so nice and innocent. It seems to put a little negative spin on Richie because he lies, but at this point, she could still be his sister, or something, and not his wife. Although we pretty much assume that. But she doesn't sound mean, or anything, like she does in later episodes.moreless
  • "Good ep."

    After the last episode blew me away, I didn't know what to expect next----if "The Class" will continue being good, or go back to square one. Well, the episode was great. Yet another great episode.

    I always love to see the Kat/Ethan scenes, they're just to hilarious. Kat is the character with most of potential. Anyway, their story was pretty good---the "easy" woman was great.

    At the beginning, Lina and Richie didn't have much of screentime, just a bit of dinner, and then at the end, I was shocked. Who is that woman? And who is Richie? He's definately not the man we thought he was. That may be the reason he wants to kill himself from time to time.

    Nicole, Duncan and Yonk very not that great, it seems to me like they are becoming boring. Duncan is an interesting character, and so is Yonk, but Nicole is the normal character. She doesn't have much personality, and it would be great if we'd get to see some of that too in the future. And I wonder, if Duncan's mom was given a regular status, then why doesn't she appear?

    And at the end, the Holly story was the best (hmmm, second best). The way she was torturing Aaron and Kyle is great. They will go nuts with her one day. Anyway, I can't wait to see more!moreless
  • Big ears, "Darlene's" husband is cheating, and the man I lust after is best friends with my husband!!!

    Watching Duncan bond with the husband of the woman he lusts after is hilarious. Duncan is a lovable dope unlike, as I have mentioned before, the dolt Joey from \"Friends\". I thought it was so funny when Duncan was elated that Yonk had called him a "douche". I have never been a fan of David Keith so I could just do without the Yonk character.

    Jason Ritter as Ethan is as talented as his late father. He is starting to be my new Johnny good, I will watch him in anything. His chemistry with Lizzy Kaplans Kat is wonderful. I am assuming they will eventually get together and I hope when they do they remain the same people. Too many times I have seen 2 people get together on a show and their whole chemistry changes. I would like to see Kat spew her sarcastic obnoxiousness at Ethan even when they get together.

    Erin's inability to understand Aaron is absolutely priceless!!! Seeing Sam Harris as her obviously gay husband is amusing. The scene when Erin calls Kyle on his home phone and he and Aaron refuse to answer it had me side was hurting as Kyles cell phone rang and then Aarons as he exclaimed, "How did she get my number?!"

    Watching Richie and Lina begin a new relationship that started with him running over her feet is nice. Until the end when he goes home to Sara Gilberts Fern, his wife and we realize he is married. I will have to reserve judgement on this only because I do not know what the state of their marriage is....there was not enough info to figure out what is going on in their relationship. I really like Lina and Richie together.

    While I did not find this episode as funny as \"The Class learns about hurricaines\" it was still funny. I\'m still trying to figure out how to watch the first 2 episodes I missed (I\'m a dolt). Anyone know where I can watch these?? Even if I have to pay for it, nothing outrageous but I\'m willing to pay up to $1.99 for it...please send me a PM!moreless
  • "The Class" is headed in the right direction!

    I'm loving that Duncan & Yonk are bonding, whats more powerful. lust or friendship??? It would be tough having your sports legend befriend you & also be romantically involved with the wife! 2 guy fantasies butting against each other.This plot could get really interesting! Is Richie a louse or just sharing his digs with a friend? Great cliffhanger ending to the episode, who doesn't want to know whats happening there? Holly was even tolerable in this episode & the gay guys are pretty funny! Who would have guessed that Perry has more common sense when it comes to child rearing?

    Ethan & Kat, again funny! The highlight of the episode!

    After 4 weeks I finally know all the main characters names. I see "the Class" developing as a kind of soap opera/comedy hybred. Its becomming a favorite of mine & I look forward to Monday night each week.moreless
Ben Falcone

Ben Falcone


Guest Star

David Keith

David Keith

Yonk Allen

Recurring Role

Sam Harris (VI)

Sam Harris (VI)

Perry Pearl

Recurring Role

Sara Gilbert

Sara Gilbert

Fern Velch

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (23)

    • Nicole: Yeah. You're right, he's Yonk Allen. I know how much it meant the first time he took me to a game. I just hope you don't thank him the same way I did!
      Duncan: I guess that depends on how good the seats are.
      Nicole: They're pretty good.
      Duncan: Uh-oh.

    • Nicole: You know, I actually thought you might care enough not to come tonight.
      Duncan: Look, I'm sorry. I know this has gotta suck for you and I would feel really bad except I'm going to the Eagles game with Yonk Allen!
      Nicole: And his wife! (she closes the door behind her) Am I alone in this? Isn't this gonna to be hard for you to be with me and him?
      Duncan: You know, it would be, except I'm going to the Eagles game with Yonk--
      Nicole and Duncan: (simultaneously) Allen...

    • Kyle: I made the whole black thing up.
      Aaron: No way.
      Kyle: Pembridge doesn't have a diversity policy!
      Aaron: (as he gets up from the couch) So, you lied?
      Kyle: Yeah... and I pulled her application.
      Aaron: Oh, my God! I've never loved you more! (he grabs Kyle and hugs him)

    • Kyle: (Talking about Oprah's admission to Pembridge) Okay, uh, apparently, when they met her, they couldn't help noticing that she's not black.

    • Ethan: Then why did you set me up with her?
      Kat: Because I was hoping that maybe you were a better person than I am.
      Ethan: Well, I'm not.
      Kat: See? This is why I don't set people up. Because now I have to call her and I have to make up an excuse, and it's like this whole giant mess.
      Ethan: I'm sorry. So, you got anyone else? Someone smaller here (he motions to his ears) bigger here (he motions his chest)... I'm just saying.

    • Kat: What's wrong with her?
      Ethan: Nothing. She's awesome.
      Kat: But...
      Ethan: Her ears are a tad large.

    • Busboy: You ruined my life you son of a bitch. I hope you're happy!
      Richie: I have good days and bad days.
      Busboy: I lost everything because of you. Do you even know how many lives you destroyed? I hope you die. I hope you die a slow, painful death, you miserable bag of crap! Carl will be your server! (busboy walks away)
      Richie: (to Lina) Okay, please let me explain.
      Lina: You don't have to, you know, sometimes busboys make death threats. It happens.

    • Lina: (Trying to decide what to choose from the menu( I don't know, uh, sometimes I just close my eyes and wherever my finger lands, that's what I get.
      Richie: Okay, let's do that. (they both close their eyes and pick on the menu) What did you get?
      Lina: I, I'm having a side of beef.
      Richie: I'm having executive chef Jerome Bennett. Maybe we just look.

    • Nicole: (Talking about Yonk) Now you're friends with him??
      Duncan: I wouldn't call us 'friends'... unless – why? Did he say we were friends??

    • Holly: (slowly) Hi, Aaron... is Kyle there?
      Aaron: Uh, yes... but you should know, we're about to sit down for dinner.
      Holly: I got like the first three words...
      Aaron: Kyle!
      Kyle: Who is it? (Aaron strangles the phone and then gives it to Kyle)

    • Ethan: How do I look?
      Kat: (sighs) The pants...
      Ethan: What about them?
      Kat: You know, don't worry. If I know Molly, they're off by 9:15. (Ethan leaves)

    • Kat: You're having sushi at Kenzu in nine minutes... and possibly sex in ninety; she's pretty loose. (Talking about his date and hands him a paper with the address to Kenzu)
      Ethan: (as he takes the address) That's my type.
      Kat: Great. Uh, put something over that. (he's wearing a black t-shirt)
      Ethan: Why?
      Kat: It's a little nippley...

    • Richie: Okay, as requested, we've got a tuna sandwich, we've got Entertainment Weekly, People and... Wheelchair Living... who knew? And a pair of knitting needles for uh, for scratching.
      Lina: Give 'em! (she takes a knitting needle and uses it to scratch one of her legs) Oh, that's the stuff...

    • Holly: (talking about Oprah's dress) No. This is so much better! It says she's stylish, she's sophisticated...
      Kyle: It says she's a tiny whore.

    • Ethan:You know, start over, meet someone new...
      Kat: ... get laid...
      Ethan: Mostly that. (he clears his throat) So, uh, you know anyone?
      Kat: Oh, I don't fix people up.
      Ethan: At all?
      Kat: Nope. Nothing in it for me. Besides, when it doesn't work out, the people always blame you.
      Ethan: Yeah, but if it does work out, you got two more happy people in the world.
      Kat: Am I one of them?
      Ethan: Well, no, but you have the satisfaction of knowing you brought joy to – you know as I say it, it doesn't sound like you.

    • (Richie is explaining to Lina about a medication)
      Richie: It was a sleep aid but it turns out it had some pretty serious side affects.
      Lina: Like what?
      Richie: Well um death. Also dry mouth and frequent urination but really the death thing was the issue.

    • Ethan: Hey, what happened to you not setting people up?
      Kat: Yeah, I know, but I was on my way to meet Molly for dinner and I realised that it just be me sitting there listening to her whine about how she can never meet a nice guy. And then I remembered all your whining, so I figured---two losers, one stone.

    • Lina: It's been so long, I was afraid you were never gonna ask.
      Richie: Hey, I ran you over. Some women are turned off by that.

    • (Kat is waiting for Ethan in his apartment; Ethan enters the place)
      Kat: How did it go?
      Ethan: You're still here?
      Kat: Hey, it takes a while to go through somebody's stuff.

    • Aaron: Holly, what a pleasant surprise. Kyle didn't tell me you were coming over.
      Holly: Aaron, I'm sorry. I don't even have time to pretend I understand what you're saying.

    • (Kat is sleeping, the phone rings, she answers it)
      Kat: Hello?
      Lina: Hey, hey it's me.
      Kat: How did it go? Did he run you over again?
      Lina: Stop. It was one time.

    • Aaron: (To Kyle) Have you seen my glasses?
      Perry: No, but we've seen your beach picture. Bravo!

    • Yonk: Hey kid, you know anything about video games?
      Duncan: Ahm, I'm 27 years old. I still live with my mother. So, yeah I say I know a little something about video games.

  • NOTES (3)


    • Richie: It's like Silkwood.
      The movie Richie mentioned is a biography drama movie from 1983 starring Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell and Cher.

    • Kyle: Even Oprah couldn't get Oprah into that school.
      Holly: Well, that's not true.
      Kyle: I know, she can do anything.

      Yet another allusion to the famous talk show host Oprah Winfrey, one of the most richest women ever.

    • Andrea Anders (Nicole) and Ben Falcone who guest stars in this episode as Busboy, both starred in NBC's short-living sitcom "Joey." Falcone played a recurring character Howard; Anders was a regular. But they didn't appear in the same scene together in this episode.