The New Adventures of Old Christine

Season 4 Episode 8

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Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Nov 12, 2008 on CBS
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When a talent scout recruits Ritchie to audition for a commercial after seeing his standout performance in the school play, Christine is thrilled, but Richard refuses to allow it.

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  • Christine tries to get Ritchie to do a commercial.

    7.5
    Great hour of comedy this Wednesday by CBS and it started off with The New Adventures Of Old Christine. While this was quite amusing the show needs to work on its spacing and timing as almost all the best jokes were burned out in the first 10 minutes. Richard running down the reasons why the play would be awful including being in Scotland and based on a poem, New Christine thinking a child talent agent was a child that was an agent and Matthew hitting on an incredibly young girl.



    By the time we got to the actual commercial the viewers were left waiting for the payoff, but being disappointed with what they got. The standards were set too high as this had potential to be a Christine series classic, but by the end turned into more of the same that we have come to expect from the show.moreless
  • Season 4, Episode 8.

    9.5
    When a talent scout recruits Ritchie to audition for a commercial after seeing his standout performance in the school play, Christine is thrilled, but Richard refuses to allow it.



    Christine: This isn't a uniform! This is from TJ Max!



    Hehe. Not bad. I love Christine so much. Haha, I missed the first half of this episode, unfortunately. It's the first episode I've seen since October 22, 2008. Christine: Didn't you ever hear that saying?! Tie goes to the mother!



    Yay! They picked Richie! Richie never got picked first. Not even last! A chair got picked before him in dodgeball! Haha, great episode, definitely.moreless
Barry Livingston

Barry Livingston

Director

Guest Star

Amy Tolsky

Amy Tolsky

Heidi

Guest Star

Elaine Loh

Elaine Loh

Receptionist

Guest Star

Lily Goff

Lily Goff

Ashley Ehrhardt

Recurring Role

Marissa Blanchard

Marissa Blanchard

Kelsey

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Marly: There's a child talent agent in the audience.
      New Christine: Who would let their child be a talent agent?

    • Christine: Do you remember the last time [Ritchie] got picked first for anything?
      Richard: He was never picked first for anything. He was never picked last for anything. A chair was picked before him in dodgeball!

    • Richard: Oh, God, look at this. It takes place in Scotland. Oh, God, in 1849. Oh, God, it's based on a poem.
      New Christine: Richard, come on, he's only a little boy. It's not so hard to show our support. What, he's the lead? They gave him lines? What the hell were they thinking?

    • Christine: Richard, I know you're mad—
      Richard: "Mad?" Mad doesn't begin to describe how I feel.
      Christine: Happy?

    • Christine: There's no worse sin than wasted talent.
      Matthew: What about murder?
      Christine: What about murder, Matthew? You know why people become murderers? Because they didn't get encouragement from their parents. Don't make Ritchie a murderer, Matthew!

    • Matthew: I thought you and Richard were going to let Ritchie decide.
      Christine: I know, but I was up all night and came to a realization: kids are stupid.
      Matthew: I know it was okay when Dad said that out loud, but today I don't think you're supposed to.

    • Christine: I made this all about me. How does that always happen? This is all your fault!
      Richard: How does that always happen?

  • NOTES (4)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Marly mockingly refers to Ritchie as, "The Little Engine That Couldn't," antonymically playing off the American children's tale, The Little Engine That Could.

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