The New Adventures of Old Christine

Season 1 Episode 6

The Other F Word

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Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Apr 10, 2006 on CBS
6.5
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Wanting to expose Ritchie to diversity, Christine champions the admission of a black child to Westbridge, only to discover blacks can be prejudiced, too.

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  • Hilarious!

    9.5
    This episode was extremely funny and smart!



    What a perfect role for Louis-Dreyfuss. Her facial expression when she finds out the black family she sponsored is homophobic was priceless...as was the face she made when the gay couple turns out to be anti-semitic.



    I don't think Christine is a racist. I just think she's overly anti-bigotry...to a point where she will seem like she has something to hide. I'm more like her husband. Everything around me just seems so natural, I barely notice it.



    It's too bad the kid will grow up thinking creed is an accent though...



    Love it, love it, love it!!!moreless
  • Louis-Dreyfus shines.

    8.0
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus proves the "Seinfeld curse" is over with this great instlamment of her latest vehicle "The New Adventures of Old Christine", CBS' highest rated comedy next to Charlie Sheen's "Two and a Half Men."



    The episode focused on Christine reading about Ruby Bridges to her son's class, a brave girl who stepped up to the challenge and became the first in her state to be intergrated in the schools. Christine realizes her son's class has no diversity and decides to sponsor a black family to get in the school, but she soon realizes that family is homophobic and brings in a gay couple, who also have problems with a certain group.



    Overall this episode was very enjoyable and highly recommended.moreless
  • Christine is concerned when Ritchie's school has not black people, so she decides to sponser a couple trying to get their son into the school.

    9.0
    Excellent. There were 2 major reasons why I really enjoyed this episode



    *First, this episode really showed what a great mum Christine is. She really tried hard to make sure Ritchie did not become racist. She tried hard, but of course (in typical Christine fasion) it doesn't really work out. At least she tried....



    *The other major reason why I liked this episode was the return of my favorite charectors. Christines friend, Barb, made her 2nd appearance and was funnier then in her first. Of course, the stand out best charectors were the 2 rich parents. This is the 3rd episode they have been in and they were just as good as the 1st two times



    Of course, there has to be a reason why I give this a 9 and not a 10. While the story was excellent I throught it was not as funny as previous ones (except for the last couple of scenes). The writers seemed to have used all their Ritchie jokes, and he seems less funny than he has been in other episodes. The same applies for Matthew. Both the actors who play Matthew and Ritchie were excellent, but were given less funny lines than previously.



    Besides this, it was still a great episode. We are now at the half way point of the first season and I see know signs of it slowing down any time soon. Can't wait for more!!!!moreless

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  • QUOTES (10)

    • Barb: You want me to WHAT?!
      Christine: I just want you to help me find some black people for Ritchie's school.
      Barb: Why? What are they gonna do to 'em?

    • Matthew: Maybe you heard [Frank] wrong. Maybe he said their old school had too many… flags.
      Christine: "Flags?" That doesn't make any sense.
      Matthew: Well, have you ever tried to have a conversation outside the United Nations on a windy day? You can't hear yourself think!

    • Christine: It's exhausting being a do-gooder.
      Barb: What good did you do?
      Christine: Excuse me? What good did I do? I... single-handedly brought hate into the school!

    • Christine: Frank said the F word right at the dinner table!
      Richard: So? You said that word three times before breakfast.
      Matthew: You should've heard her on the ride home. It was practically sponsored by the letter F.
      Richard: You're upset because someone cursed?
      Christine: No, the other F word. The gay one.
      Richard: Fabulous? Flamboyant? France.

    • Christine: I'm going to do something about this!
      Barb: Chris Rock is already married!
      Christine: Well, then, I'm going to do something else!

    • Richard: Here we go with your racist conspiracy theories.
      Christine: I have no racist conspiracy theories!
      Richard: Well, let's think of some of the things you think are racist: the news, people who name the hurricanes, the winter Olympics. Maybe you're the racist.
      Christine: I'm not racist! I drive a Prius!
      Richard: I'm not sure you know what that word means.

    • Richard: What are you doing?
      Christine: Looking for a black kid in the school brochure.
      Richard: Wow. Like a really offensive "Where's Waldo?"

    • Richard: (dressed like a contractor) Hey, Christine.
      Christine: Oh, looks like the village is missing one of its people!
      Richard: You know, I've been a contractor for 20 years, and you've never not made that joke when I come in dressed like this.

    • Matthew: What's going on?
      Christine: Nate just said the "F" word.
      Matthew: So? You say that word all the time; you said it three times in the car on the way over here.
      Christine: No, the other "F" word—the gay one.

    • Frank: What are the families like?
      Christine: Great families—very involved.
      Frank: But would you describe them as having good values?
      Christine: "Good values?" Oh, definitely, great values, I mean just like us.
      Frank: Good, cause our last school had way too many fags.

  • NOTES (4)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • After Christine mentions sponsoring, "an African-American family at Richie's school," Richard sarcastically says, "Way to go, Rosa," referring to to Rosa Parks, who is often accredited as the catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement after she refused to give up her seat to a white man on December 1, 1955.

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